This is a continuing pattern in Obama's campaigns. He did this to his leading opponent in the Democratic primary race for the Illinois Senate in 2004. He did it again in the general election against his GOP opponent. Obama and Axelrod peddle dirt about the marriages of his opponents as a matter of course, but just let anyone step forward and raise questions about Obama's own infidelities and the Obama crowd rains down on them with cries of racism and stop at nothing to destroy those who would speak the truth. The mainstream media won't touch sex and drug allegations against Obama, but it will peddle anything handed to it by the Obama organization meant to discredit his opponents. This is how it is for anyone who runs against Barack Obama.
Meanwhile, back home in Chicago, the Sun-Times provides yet another story of Obama's politics as usual aptly entitled, "Obama's Field of Broken Dreams." Read it and learn about a wasted $100,000 grant Obama secured from the State of Illinois for a useless botanical garden promoted by a campaign contributor in a burned-out neigbhorhood in his district. The campaign supporter blamed Obama's failure to get the other $1 million he promised to deliver from the government for the utter failure of the project. Taxpayers got one of those wooden gazebos you can pick up at Home Depot for a few thousand dollars and a patch of weeds for their hundred thousand dollar investment. True to form, a spokeman for Obama blamed someone else for the mess. He blamed the Democratic governor and his Republican predecessor. The spokesman said:
"It is clear that Englewood residents have not been able to benefit from a completed community garden," Obama spokesman Ben LaBolt said. "Sen. Obama will. . . do everything he can to ensure that the Englewood community gets the resources it needs to provide its residents with a livable neighborhood."
But the Sun-Times haunts Obama with his own words from 2000. "On Jan. 14, 2000, Obama and Smith announced the Englewood Beautification Plan at Englewood High School. Obama promised to help raise $1.1 million," the Sun-Times reports. "He was running then to unseat U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush, but lost in the Democratic primary." Nothing is ever Obama's fault, is it? I guess that personal responsibility he likes preaching to fathers doesn't apply to him. It's something you should know about him, and there's plenty of evidence of it. But the mainstream media's love affair with Obama won't let you hear about it now, will they?