Tuesday, June 17, 2014

PUBLISHER'S PEACE

Preserving Our Liberties

The defeat of Eric Cantor this week proves that big money politics means nothing once the people have decided to change course. This is being called one of the, if not the biggest upset in recent political history. The leader of the Republican Party was dethroned by a relativity unknown Tea Party member. How could it happen when big business supported Cantor, and the party loyalist gave him the thumbs up?
Well, it's simple. And it should be a lesson for all elected officials. But from talks in Congress, locally and nationally, most politicians don't think it can happen to them. I beg to differ... And I hope that voters get excited about the possibilities of unseating an elected official that does not conform to the ways of community building through economic development. How to build corporations and employ thousands of adult men and women who are mentally ready and skillfully competent should be issue NUMBER ONE!
And now after seeing this historic denouncement of Cantor, Chicago's Mayor Rahm Emanuel had better watch out as this fresh and smart young woman, Amara Enyia is creeping up his mayoral coattail. And since Canter's lost after spending more dollars than his opponent, 10 - 1; Bruce Rauner's money will mean nothing if the people really see his loot as a distraction. And Governor Pat Quinn had also better step up his game and start delivering on his promises to Blacks and Latinos. Also, other elected operatives had better be very careful how they vote their political positions while ignoring their constituents.
VOTERS everywhere, this is the time to preserve and protect our civil liberties, and voting is the way to assure that each of us have a voice on who leads our communities towards progress.
TBTNews will present a column called SPEAK THE TRUTH, appearing Tuesdays and Thursdays each week giving community leaders an opportunity to express themselves through a question & answer segment discussing national and local politics and business. The column will consist of questions like 'who will win the Illinois Governorship and Mayoral election? And 'what's wrong with local politics that continue to ignore black business building?' And Mr. Robert Dale, founder of RJ Dale Advertising will be the premiere business leader giving his two cents.
Who wants to lead this movement to take back cities across this country from mayors who continue to ignore and disrespect minority communities? This is the time! The people can win! So get upset and get even. Show your power and leverage; vote your interest for progress, prosperity and freedom to control and build your communities. Peace and One Love.
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Thursday, April 3, 2014


POLITICAL POINT OF VIEW

May the Best Man Win

Contributing Correspondent: CDW
Way before the primary election last Tuesday, it was evident that the Republican Party, well, not really the party, just billionaire Bruce Rauner was seriously courting the black vote. Even as polls showed that Rauner most likely was going to buy his way to the nomination for Governor, he still was constructing a game plan that would assure him major black support come November.
Pat-Quinn 2This was Rauner's single goal: Steal or purchase as many black electorates from Governor Quinn as possible, so come the general election, Pat would be missing large numbers of his core base of voters. And it looks like Bruce and his new black friends have helped him do just that.
From every possible angle, Quinn is wounded. Yes, he beat Tio Hardiman handily in the primary, but it'll be a different horse race come November. And maybe most people don't see or hear it now, but the chatter has started in barbershops, beauty salons and coffee houses, as well as kitchen tables in black households that Rauner... 'is the man!'
The loot he's spreaded around has made some influential friends in high and low places. And his money is long enough to secure many more friends before election time later this year. But lets be clear... the chatter coming from people thus far are individuals where voting is not on their menu most times. But for them, it makes good conversation, and everyone loves to appear knowledgeable about politics and other subjects when in the company of their peers.
These are not the professional voters who are also business men and women who've been aligned with Quinn - for better or worse. And realistically, their worse is more than the barber shop patrons better. So therefore, these professionals are Quinn loyalist and will not take a chance backing a horse like Rauner.
But also, lets be clear... there are some progressive black voters abandoning their Democrat roots for the Republican candidate for governor of Illinois. This scenario has been talked about many times before in private and now that a billionaire has really taken an interest in the black agenda, the whispers have come to the forefront.
This is a crush with the new face on the block who can buy his way onto the dance card. And some black leaders find that a very interesting party to attend. It also indicates a weak spot in the current Governor's armor. Quinn has fooled a few people and he's obliged some others. That's politics, so no one is really tripping on that. But what's really happening is the grass has shown to be greener on the other side for some folks. And these are people, who from all accounts, march to their own beat and have no problem stepping out with Rauner to harvest the growing green grass.
When activist Bob Israel says he sees construction development with few or no black workers, he looks at Democratic politicians and their devotion to unions. "Yes, I'm blaming the Democratic Party! They're controlled by the unions and that's why blacks are not working. We've been drinking the Democratic Kool-Aid for 40 years and I don't see no change," says Israel,
Newspaper publisher Hermene Hartman says the black community's high unemployment and lack of economic development caused her to vote Republican for the first time. "We've got a one-party system in Chicago and Illinois. We've got to break it up," said Hartman.
Even loyal Democratic black pastors have also endorsed Rauner. Reverends like James Meeks, Marshall Hatch and Stephen Thurston have joined the seeding of new green grass. "I'm not looking at the party, I'm looking at the issues that are there," Thurston said.
But just remember people, Rauner is carefully aligned with Chicago's present mayor, who has done very little for the blight of blacks in Chicago thus far. He talks a great game, but where are the (new) millionaires who've been erected under his administration? And most south and west side communities look the same since before he was handed the mayoral seat by President Barack Obama.
And Bruce says he has major issues with Emanuel's style of governing. But believe you me, they're on the same page when it comes to taking down Governor Quinn. And let no one tell you different, Emanuel is behind closed doors making deals that will send the current governor on an extended vacation.
It's mentioned in circles that the fix is in for Quinn. If so, than other Democratic operatives had better take note. Because this may be the start of a long romance between the Republican Party and black folks. Especially where it seems that all that matters is who shows the money. And Bruce has plenty of it.

TBTNEWS REPORT

Democrat Money Man Pleads Guilty

Special Correspondent: John Hayward

“This is probably why Harry Reid’s been going after the Koch Brothers so much,” muses Instapundit’s Glenn Reynolds as he delivers news of top Democrat money man’s guilty plea for campaign finance violations. It sure does sound like a gigantic case of projection, which has always been a major component of Democrat psychology – they love to cast their own sins at their enemies.
If you don’t spend any time in the left-wing fever swamps, you might be surprised at how large the demonic Koch Brothers loom in their mythology, and probably thought it was a bit odd for Senate Majority Leader Reid to rail against these private citizens from the Senate floor. One reason for Reid’s conduct is that hurling his slander from the Senate floor immunizes him against legal retaliation. Another might be that he knew the story was brewing, and wanted to ratchet up the Koch hatred to cushion its impact.
Here, as the Washington Free Beacon reports, a major Democratic donor and District of Columbia businessman Jeffrey Thompson, who federal prosecutors say financed a “shadow campaign” for D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray in 2010, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to violate campaign finance laws. Thompson claimed some of the candidates, including Gray, were aware of the illegal fundraising.
According to prosecutors, Gray decided to invent a phony name for Thompson, “Uncle Earl,” to protect his identity. It evidently didn’t work. Gray’s people deny that he had any knowledge of Thompson’s illegal activities… which would make his use of the pseudonym more than a little odd, wouldn’t it? Is Gray really going to make the case that he didn’t notice almost half a million dollars pouring into his campaign? Is Hillary Clinton going to try the same “Vote For Me – I’m Oblivious!” strategy in 2016?
Today’s developments present an immediate crisis for Gray, who’s going into a fairly crowded primary in a couple of weeks as he seeks re-election to the mayor’s office. Thompson in pleading guilty reportedly admitted to channeling hundreds of thousands of dollars into a campaign operation for somebody identified in court papers as “Mayoral Candidate A,” in the 2010 mayoral race in the District.
According to the document, Thompson, the former owner of a well-connected accounting firm, funded illicit campaign activity for Clinton, Gray and seven other candidates for local office in the district. All told, the efforts were valued at more than $2 million. Prosecutors also said Thompson exceeded contribution limits by using straw donors and funneling money from his corporation through intermediaries. Thompson contributed more than $500,000 to local candidates and more than $250,000 to federal candidates and political-action committees over a six-year period, according to the 10-page document.
Thompson also ran a $278,000 shadow effort for a mayoral candidate in 2006, the document shows. Prosecutors are reportedly also investigating what might have been a quid pro quo for Thompson’s shady campaign support, as detailed by the Washington Post.
Investigators have been looking at the city’s decision to pay Thompson’s health-care company $7.5 million to settle a dispute over reimbursements. Investigators have explored what role, if any, Gray and his deputies played in the 2011 deal.
The mayor has said that Thompson never asked him for any favors, and city officials have defended the Chartered settlement as aboveboard and equitable.

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