Barack Obama’s buddy Eric Whitaker, who gave Michelle Obama a no-show $300,000 a year job at the hospital he runs, which coincidentally later received $6 million in grants from Obama’s HHS, offered controversial pastor Jeremiah Wright a $150,000 bribe to keep his mouth shut during the 2008 campaign according to a new book about Obama.
After Wright refused the bribe, he received a visit from Barack Obama, who basically asked him to do the same thing for free.
The book, “The Amateur,” doesn’t name the Obama friend who offered the bribe, but it’s author, Edward Klein, identified Whitaker on Sean Hannity’s radio show.
The more we hear about Hope and Change, the more it sounds like the “Chicago Way” without the Scottish accent.
As Ace notes, this is an absolute scandal, and would signal the end of any campaign the media reported this allegation against. However, we don’t have a media, we have a bought and paid for arm of the DNC with broadcasting licenses, so this information will have to reach the general public the new media way. We’re not going to win this election on channels 3,6,10 and 29, we’re going to have to win it on Facebook and Twitter, once set of persuadable acquaintance eyeballs at at time.
Probably equally scandalous is that, at least according to Wright, Obama described Wright’s incendiary, anti-American, antisemitic sermons as “the truth.”
“After the media went ballistic on me, I received an e-mail offering me money not to preach at all until the November presidential election,” Wright told Klein, according to the New York Post, which obtained the excerpts.
That’s when Obama himself got involved, Wright said, and made a personal plea to keep Wright out of the spotlight.
“Barack said he wanted to meet me in secret, in a secure place. And I said, ‘You’re used to coming to my home, you’ve been here countless times, so what’s wrong with coming to my home?’ So we met in the living room of the parsonage of Trinity United Church of Christ, at South Pleasant Avenue right off 95th Street, just Barack and me. I don’t know if he had a wire on him. His security was outside somewhere.”
Wright added that Obama seemed more concern about his political circumstances than Wright’s personal well-being.
“And one of the first things Barack said was, ‘I really wish you wouldn’t do any more public speaking until after the November election.’ He knew I had some speaking engagements lined up, and he said, ‘I wish you wouldn’t speak. It’s gonna hurt the campaign if you do that.’ … I said, ‘I don’t see it that way. And anyway, how am I supposed to support my family?’ And he said, ‘Well, I wish you wouldn’t speak in public. The press is gonna eat you alive.’”
According to Wright, he also received a short lecture from Obama on the necessity of sometimes stretching the truth.
“Barack said, ‘I’m sorry you don’t see it the way I do. Do you know what your problem is?’ And I said, ‘No, what’s my problem?’ And he said, ‘You have to tell the truth.’