Obama Picks Up the All-Important William Jefferson Endorsement

posted at 12:49 am on June 6, 2008 by Patterico

Barack Obama must already be trying to figure out how to walk away from this:

On a day that Sen. Barack Obama moved closer to clinching the Democratic presidential nomination, embattled Rep. William Jefferson, D-New Orleans, Tuesday became the first of Louisiana’s four Democratic congressional members to back his candidacy.

The news was announced yesterday — the same day that Obama pal Tony Rezko was convicted of 16 corruption counts, and Jefferson’s sister, brother, and niece were indicted on fraud charges.

The hope and the change — they are calling to me. Are they calling to you?


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I am constantly amazed at this freak show’s popularity. It must be hysterical blindness. There are enough 8oo pound gorillas in the Dem camp to start a wild life refuge.

Guardian on June 6, 2008 at 12:58 AM

Ouch.

So do you think most Obama supporters really know about his scandal filled past? Because if they do, I don’t think anything could shake them at this point.

kc8ukw on June 6, 2008 at 12:59 AM

Hows this thief not in jail…..hello McBribe!

dmann on June 6, 2008 at 1:00 AM

Hows this thief not in jail…..hello McBribe!

dmann on June 6, 2008 at 1:00 AM

He’s a Dem … they just get winked at.

ORrighty on June 6, 2008 at 1:04 AM

The Jeffersons are “Movin’ On Up”…to a deluxe apartment in the big house.

jgapinoy on June 6, 2008 at 1:09 AM

“The Frozen Black House”

This is going to be “The Dark Ages” all over again.

I believe in change.

I shower everyday and I change my clothes.

I can’t wait to see the Hussein’s voters a year from now.

I’ll have a field day.

I’ll laugh so hard, I’ll poop on myself.

He wants to be “The First Black President.”

I hope he gets it.

The presidency will come out of his mouth right down from his ass.

Indy Conservative on June 6, 2008 at 1:15 AM

Wow indy, that was uh…..great…….um, stream of consciousness……..stuff……!

Hey Patterico!

surrounded on June 6, 2008 at 1:26 AM

My Congressman!

Three of his siblings are in the paper today- indicted for corruption. But I also got the taxpayer paid “Jefferson Report” in the mail today. No mention of all the corruption, the upcoming trial, or frozen dollars but here’s what is going on…..

Jefferson pushes econmic stimulus measures-
Jefferson strengthens volunteerism legislation-
Jefferson also supports higher education.

highhopes on June 6, 2008 at 1:39 AM

Thanks Indy … I have’nt laughted that hard in a long time.

ORrighty on June 6, 2008 at 1:39 AM

That’s not the Willie Jeff I knew 20 years ago!

stonemeister on June 6, 2008 at 1:53 AM

This rasist-marxist punk surrounds himself with crooks, liars and criminals. Why am I not surprised. He is ENTITLED!

old trooper on June 6, 2008 at 2:07 AM

Endorse the candidate who is most likely to give you a pardon.

DAT60A3 on June 6, 2008 at 2:19 AM

I’ll laugh so hard,I’ll poop myself.
Indy Conservative on June 6,2008 at 1:15AM.

Indy Conservative: Meanwhile,back at Indy’s outhouse,
the biffy blues,Indy is stockpiling
his waste!

After a sizeable amount of do do is
ready,Indy plots his revenge for the
impending wrath,of oh what have the
voters wrought!

Curious note Indy,will this deadly
mixture incompass Camel do do!Ha ha :)

canopfor on June 6, 2008 at 2:48 AM

Jefferson’s freezer strikes again!

canopfor on June 6, 2008 at 2:51 AM

Sen. Obama could start by criticizing the Dem leadership and the CBC for letting Rep. Jefferson off easy just because of his skin color. That would be new and different.

daryl_herbert on June 6, 2008 at 3:01 AM

The hope and the change — they are calling to me. Are they calling to you?

Not sure I see the ironicality. I’m sure William Jefferson, D-LA, has plenty of change for Obama. In his freezer. And plenty of hope. That Obama will pardon him.

And besides, the felonious William Jefferson is not the William Jefferson that Obama knew.

misterpeasea on June 6, 2008 at 3:07 AM

Speaking for the voters in Jefferson’s district, I regret that I have but three votes to give for Hussein.

Imagine the creeps who are on the voter rolls in N’Orleans and on the voter rolls in Houston, Dallas, Atlanta or wherever “Katrina” victims moved after the storm.

When will this country join the rest of the third world and purge all voter rolls demanding registration afresh?

saved on June 6, 2008 at 5:30 AM

surrounded on June 6, 2008 at 1:26 AM

ORrighty on June 6, 2008 at 1:39 AM

canopfor on June 6, 2008 at 2:48 AM

It was just a small poem I wrote last night in the toilet to express my love for Hussein.

Indy Conservative on June 6, 2008 at 6:48 AM

It was just a poem I wrote…
Indy Conservative on June 6,2008 at 6:48AM.

Indy Conservative:And excellent at that,it descibes
a Katrina impending sh!t storm on
the political horizon come Nov.3,
hurricane Obama,category *6!!!

*(canopfor relizes there is no category 6,
however,with Obama it will be a 6!) ha ha:)

canopfor on June 6, 2008 at 7:02 AM

canopfor on June 6, 2008 at 7:02 AM

I’ll give Hussein a hurricane. My fart will blow his face away, he’ll be like a girl whose panties were stolen in public.

Indy Conservative on June 6, 2008 at 7:08 AM

Obama Picks Up the All-Important William Jefferson Endorsement

The democraps are truly a circus side show. What a crowd.

Zorro on June 6, 2008 at 7:11 AM

Honestly, what were you expecting, a mccain endorsement?

triple on June 6, 2008 at 7:20 AM

Chope!!

Hang!!!!1!!

For all!

wccawa on June 6, 2008 at 7:23 AM

I’ll give Hussein a hurricane.
Indy Conservative on June 6,2008 at 7:08AM.

Indy Conservative: In keeping with the theme,enjoy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQufxG1GcAk&feature=related

canopfor on June 6, 2008 at 7:52 AM

Nothing beats the freezer-burn smell of cold, hard cash.

whitetop on June 6, 2008 at 7:54 AM

Cold Cash Jefferson, did he make some cool donations to Obama

abinitioadinfinitum on June 6, 2008 at 8:19 AM

embattled Rep. William Jefferson, D- New Orleans,

The D was a strong clue that this was not a national news wire story, funny how that seems to work.

Gwillie on June 6, 2008 at 8:25 AM

Obama Picks Up the All-Important William Jefferson Endorsement—–Freezer on Obama’s plane chained and padlocked.

Rovin on June 6, 2008 at 8:37 AM

So do you think most Obama supporters really know about his scandal filled past? Because if they do, I don’t think anything could shake them at this point.

No and if they do, they will come up with rational for any Democrat wrong doing AND blame it on President Bush.

PatriotPete on June 6, 2008 at 9:15 AM

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

CP on June 6, 2008 at 9:21 AM

How many zeros are in a billion?

This is too true to be funny.

The next time you hear a politician use the
word ‘billion’ in a casual manner, think about
whether you want the ‘politicians’ spending
YOUR tax money.

A billion is a difficult number to comprehend,
but one advertising agency did a good job of
putting that figure into some perspective in
one of it’s releases.

A.
A billion seconds ago it was 1959.

B.
A billion minutes ago Jesus was alive.

C.
A billion hours ago our ancestors were
living in the Stone Age.

D.
A billion days ago no-one walked on the earth on two feet.

E.
A billion dollars ago was only 8 hours and 20 minutes,
at the rate our government is spending it.

While this thought is still fresh in our brain…
let’s take a look at New Orleans
It’s amazing what you can learn with some simple division.

Louisiana Senator, Mary Landrieu (D)
is presently asking Congress for 250 BILLION DOLLARS
to rebuild New Orleans . Interesting number…
what does it mean?

A.
Well… if you are one of the 484,674 residents of New Orleans (every man, woman, and child)
you each get $516,528.

B.
Or… if you have one of the 188,251 homes in
New Orleans , your home gets $1,329,787.

C.
Or… if you are a family of four… your family gets $2,066,012.

Washington, D. C

Are all your calculators broken??

Accounts Receivable Tax
Building Permit Tax
CDL License Tax
Cigarette Tax
Corporate Income Tax
Dog License Tax
Federal Income Tax Federal Unemployment Tax (FUTA)
Fishing License Tax
Food License Tax
Fuel Permit Tax
Gasoline Tax
Hunting Licen se Tax
Inheritance Tax
Inventory Tax
IRS Interest Charges (tax on top of tax)
IRS Penalties (tax on top of tax)
Liquor Tax
Luxury Tax
Marriage License Tax
Medicare Tax
Property Tax
Real Estate Tax
Service charge taxes
Social Security Tax
Road Usage Tax (Truckers)
Sales Taxes
Recreational Vehicle Tax
School Tax
State Income Tax
State Unemployment Tax (SUTA)
Telephone Federal Excise Tax
Telephone Federal Universal Service Fee Tax
Telephone Federal, State and Local Surcharge Tax
Telephone Minimum Usage Surcharge Tax
Telephone Recurring and Non-recurring Charges Tax
Telephone State and Local Tax
Telephone Usage Charge Tax
Utility Tax
Vehicle License Registration Tax
Vehicle Sales Tax
Watercraft Registration Tax
Well Permit Tax
Workers Compensation Tax

STILL THINK THIS IS FUNNY?

Not one of these taxes existed 100 years ago…
and our nation was the most prosperous in the world.

We had absolutely no national debt…
We had the largest middle class in the world…
and Mom stayed home to raise the kids.

What happened?
Can you spell ‘politicians!’

And I still have to press “1″ for English.

I hope this goes around the USA at least 100 times

What the heck happened?????

News2Use on June 6, 2008 at 9:40 AM

My Congressman!

Three of his siblings are in the paper today- indicted for corruption. But I also got the taxpayer paid “Jefferson Report” in the mail today. No mention of all the corruption, the upcoming trial, or frozen dollars but here’s what is going on…..

Jefferson pushes econmic stimulus measures-
Jefferson strengthens volunteerism legislation-
Jefferson also supports higher education.

highhopes on June 6, 2008 at 1:39 AM

you live in New Orleans?

funky chicken on June 6, 2008 at 10:03 AM

Honestly, what were you expecting, a mccain endorsement?

triple on June 6, 2008 at 7:20 AM

heh

funky chicken on June 6, 2008 at 10:05 AM

I question the timing.

This is a staged DNC op. Willie Jeff comes out with the unwelcome criminal endorsement. Corruption-sensitive Obambi comes out with the surprisingly bold – NY Times headline supported! – slapdown rejection of this corrupt nitwit from the bayou! Touché!

The lefty MSM falls all over itself congratulating Obama – “Oh, nicely done, sir, well done!”

Sister Toldjah.

Jaibones on June 6, 2008 at 10:08 AM

8oo pound gorillas in the Dem camp to start a wild life refuge.

Guardian on June 6, 2008 at 12:58 AM

Well, you just fell into the “bigot” trap…who you callin a gorilla?
You are now officially named a racist…according to the liberal dictionary of PC.

right2bright on June 6, 2008 at 10:43 AM

Well, if Obama has “Dollar’s” endorsement, the presidential election is a done deal!

Exit question: How much did the endorsement cost Obama?

GarandFan on June 6, 2008 at 10:54 AM

I hope Jeffersons campaign contributions will THAW OUT by the time Obama need it….

originalpechanga on June 6, 2008 at 12:07 PM

Original: If it doesn’t, Jefferson could say: “But Barry, i thought i thawed it!”

Christine on June 6, 2008 at 12:20 PM

This was probably a preemptive effort to secure that pardon after Jefferson’s convicted

E9RET on June 6, 2008 at 2:27 PM

“William Jefferson is not the man I thought he was…” – Obama

Kevin M on June 6, 2008 at 2:28 PM

I’m gonna have to go to a dental surgeon after this one…..my jaw has dropped to the floor so many times these past few weeks over what Obama’s been given a free pass, that I can’t keep my jaw closed long enough to even swallow any longer. If I keep following his campaign as it unfolds, my jaw’s gonna need serious wiring!

The latest Teflon technology must have been high on their campaign expense list, for sure. Otherwise, how would it be possible for Obama to interact with so many slimy political and related “interest” people for years, and not have a drop of ooze stick to him?

KendraWilder on June 6, 2008 at 3:52 PM

Imagine the creeps who are on the voter rolls in N’Orleans and on the voter rolls in Houston, Dallas, Atlanta or wherever “Katrina” victims moved after the storm.

When will this country join the rest of the third world and purge all voter rolls demanding registration afresh?

saved on June 6, 2008 at 5:30 AM

Just a guess…but are many of your voters there in Sleeziana Spanish speaking…despite their African American names?

landlines on June 6, 2008 at 7:21 PM