Aug 21, 2008 3:34 pm


This is the house where Barack Hussein Obama lives courtesy of his good friend and convicted felon, Tony Rezko who clearly spared no expense in insuring that the Obamas lack for nothing including a house worth two million dollars. He may have even secured him a discount:

Before he bought his South Side mansion in 2005, Sen. Barack Obama took his friend and fundraiser Antoin"Tony" Rezko on a tour of the premises to make sure it was a good deal, Obama's campaign revealed Monday. . . .

Obama was able to buy the house for $300,000 less than the listed price while Rezko, in his wife's name, paid the full $625,000 asking price for an undeveloped side lot. . . .

It's not clear why Obama had not previously divulged Rezko's tour of the house with him.

It is clear that Rezko is a much better friend than Barack is a brother. This is the house in which George Hussein Onyango Obama lives on one dollar a month. Imagine how much better his life would have been on $5 a month.

But perhaps I am being unfair. Barack could not be expected to keep in touch with a brother he only met twice, even though he used to be a"beautiful boy with rounded head:"

He has only met his famous older brother twice - once when he was just five and the last time in 2006 when Senator Obama was on a tour of East Africa and visited Nairobi.

The Illinois senator mentions his brother in his autobiography, describing him in just one passing paragraph as a"beautiful boy with a rounded head".

Of their second meeting, George Obama said:"It was very brief, we spoke for just a few minutes. It was like meeting a complete stranger."

Let's be realistic. A man who has no qualms about calling the grandmother who raised him a"typical white (racist) woman, could not be expected to behave more generously towards his complicated African family.

Obama, what a brother!

Oh, yes, he told Pastor Warren that his favorite bible verse is:

Verily, I say unto you, inasmuch, as you have done it unto the least of my brethren, ye have done it unto me.


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Jonathan Dresner - 8/22/2008

I've bought houses for less than the list price -- it's quite common in US real estate, to the point where it's the norm, not the exception. Two of my three homes were under list (the third one was, I think, a great deal as is; priced to move, as they say in the real estate business) but I didn't have any political connections to speak of.

Non-partisan people who have looked at the house they bought with money earned from books -- rather than inherited -- have said that the Obama house was a perfectly normal deal. They've also said that the bit of land Rezko sold them was entirely reasonably priced, not a bargain or a favor, really.

Why don't you focus on policy, or history, or something that isn't immediately refutable?

Ralph E. Luker - 8/22/2008

How many houses do McCain and his wife own? If you know, you should let him in on it.