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Wednesday, July 28, 2004

Barack Obama - A Progressive?!! Follow the money!

Barack Obama is being hailed by many liberals and some conservatives alike (Thank you MWU! for revealing this scorecard).

A new star is born - a real mover and shaker!

Time to take a closer look - and follow the money trail...

A simple web search reveals some interesting facts:

Obama's major contributions were from the Finance/Insurance/Real Estate industries totaling over a million dollars ($1,061,279)!
Then came the lawyers, nearly eight hundred thousand dollars ($793,501)! With labor unions barely able to compete with these heavy hitters at $165,225

And like many congressional canidates (house and senate) the "pro-Israel" groups gave him a nice gift of $55,800.
Let's now take a closer look at just a few of Obama's major contributors

Henry Crow and Company comes in second at $65,500:

The firm had a significant stake in General Dynamics, a top national defense contractor, until General Dynamics sold many of its business units after Henry Crown's death in 1990; it now holds an 8% stake. The Crown family, worth an estimated $3.6 billion, ranks #132 on "Forbes" list of world billionaires.

Soros Fund Management
comes in third at $60,000

Soros Fund Management's perennially successful funds, including its flagship Quantum Endowment Fund, historically have had investment strategies based on macroeconomic trends, such as monitoring a nation's economic health to bet against its currency. (In 1992 Soros gained $1 billion worth of notoriety after investing against the British Pound.)

Next is Tejas Securities with $46,000 - But Tejas also gave George W. Bush $25,000 in 2000 (have they had a sudden change of heart?!!!)

And then there is this law firm of Kirkland and Ellis ($37,050) that proudly states on their website

The National Law Journal's survey entitled "Who Represents Corporate America" has ranked Kirkland & Ellis among the top five most frequently used firms by Fortune 250 corporations.

And the law firm of Mayer, Brown et al. ($30,500) who claim to be amongst the 10 largest law firms in the world - and who count amongst their Partners, this person Steven R. Selsberg, who proudly says on his website:

Represented Philip Morris and Lorillard in individual smoking & health cases in Texas, Mississippi, Alabama, New Mexico and Arkansas

Representing Corporate America, betting against currencies, billionaires, lawyers, financial, real estate industries?!!!! This is the Democratic Party's idea of "diversity?" -

Who are they trying to fool?!

YOU! That's Who! It is YOU who they are trying to fool!

This November, for yourself, for your family, for America,!

P.S. Compare with Sincere Politician: Barabara Lee And check out this update on Barack Obama, the hawk from Illionis.