Posts Tagged ‘Broadway Bank
Make sure you head over to BigGovernment and read this article on Alexi Giannoulias.
In short, it highlights the weird tea dance Giannoulias is doing, desperately shaking his rump, trying to distract Illinois voters from the fact that he loaned $20 million to the mob and then aggressively checked up on his family’s investment. He’s now fan-dancing, giving the old razzle dazzle, and channeling some Obama audacity to claim he never really knew what was going on at Broadway Bank, his family’s bank — the MOB’S BANK. The story, today, is that he just came in every day, looked nice in his suit, smiled at people, pushed some papers around, spun around on his swivel chair for a few hours, barfed, then slap a few assistants on the ass and called it a day.
That’s not the story he told when he ran for Illinois Treasurer, when he said he was the genius behind the bank’s success and the place could not run without him.
That’s when he used his banking experience with the mob as justification for why he should be given the job of Treasurer — which, unlike with glee club or the Sherman Oaks Ladies’ Guild, has monumental responsibilities.
This is Illinois, so we the people who reside here are forever doomed with one corrupt buffoon after another, largely because the media is Leftist controlled and generally looks the other way in terms of Democrats’ corruption. Before anything’s reported, someone checks to see if there’s a (D) or an (R) after a person’s name. If the former, they can get away with just about anything save murder. They are even celebrated as weird, anti-heroes. If you are a Republican and so much as sneeze without excusing yourself, you’ll be excoriated nine ways to Sunday.
Illinois is a case study in how bad things can get when the media’s allowed to control the news so lopsidedly.
It’s stunning that more people don’t realize just how crooked and vulgar Giannoulias truly is, and how mobbed-up his entire family remains.
It does not help matters that Mark Kirk is running a shadowy campaign, doing who knows what who knows where, and being almost completely invisible in this race. Clearly, he’s being advised to stand back and allow Giannoulias to self-destruct. Perhaps he’s playing with an Easy Bake Oven and amusing himself with light bulb cooked brownies, Claire McCaskill-style. He sure as heck isn’t out there making the case against Giannoulias, or for himself in this race.
Odd strategy for a very odd bird.
It’s horrible to think Giannoulias could actually win this race and become our next Senator. Read the article above and pinch yourself, because you aren’t dreaming, or having a waking nightmare, though everything involved in this race is so bizarre we can easily see why you’d think it’s a John Grisham book sprung to life.
Here’s another story in the Tribune about efforts underway behind the scenes to force Alexi Giannoulias to abandon his Senate candidacy, since his whole family seems sure to go down with Broadway Bank’s failure. The assumption is that once the feds take over the bank, all of the Giannouliases’ crime connections will come to light, and the public will know the full extent of everything the Giannoulias Family did for the mob in Chicago.
The Tribune is largely written by interns and kindergarteners these days, so take it for what it is worth, but here’s the gist of what it says:
(1) Giannoulias is going to be dumped as the Senate candidate — which we’ve believed for some time will happen.
(2) Lisa Madigan will turn down a chance to run for the Senate — honestly, we don’t know enough about the Madigans to say whether that is true or not. She’s ambitious, but for whatever reason never seems to want to make any of the power moves people forever insist she’s plotting. Maybe she just loves the attention all this speculation gives her and all she wants is to be Attorney General. Or, maybe she wants Bill Brady to beat Pat Quinn for Governor in the fall, so that she can run for Governor herself in 4 years and that’s the only ambition she has. But, if she wanted the Senate nomination, her father the villainous Mike Madigan, Speaker of the Illinois House, would surely give it to her.
(3) The article says yet again that Rahm Emanuel could be the Senate pick — which we think is ridiculous. Giannoulias is not going to enjoy being pushed to the side, so if we were him, we’d do everything we could to tear down whomever replaced us. People in Illinois don’t like Emanuel to begin with, and Republicans especially can’t stand him…so there’s an awful lot about Emanuel that would come out in any campaign. It would not be like running for his Congressional seat. The stakes are much, much higher. Screaming at people naked in the showers is not the full extent of Emanuel’s nude adventures with men.
(4) Bill Daley, the imperial mayor’s brother, is the other candidate the Tribune thinks would take Giannoulias’ place. There’s no love for the Daley family in this state. Daley is a nice enough man, but he’s a buffoon a large part of the time. Good luck with that one, we say.
(5) David Hoffman is put down by the Tribune, even though we know for a fact his campaign staff from the primary has not found other jobs and is waiting to work for him again, for SOMETHING. The Tribune notes how shrill and childish Hoffman comes off in interviews, and we have to say we agree with that characterization. He is certainly someone we like on paper, and we like the people working for him, but there’s a reason we ourselves didn’t volunteer for his campaign. After we met him at an event, we realized what an ass he is in person. He’d probably make a great Senator, but life’s much too short to spend what little free time we have campaigning for an ass. Maybe he’ll get that under control someday. We hope so. If he was nicer to people, maybe he would have won the primary against Giannoulias in the first place.
(6) It’s a major slam against the lackluster Mark Kirk campaign that the Tribune thinks either Emanuel or Daley would mop the floor with Kirk in November, once either of them took Giannoulias’ place. Just think about that for a minute. The Tribune is saying Kirk’s campaign would lose to someone who has such a late start, coming in at the last minute after the Democrat candidate was forced out of the race under great scandal. And Kirk STILL can’t win, after all of that. This says a lot more about Kirk than it does about either Emanuel or Daley. His campaign is terrible. He lies to voters every single day about his Cap & Tax vote and what made him do that, not to mention how he’d vote in the future. He’s rude in person, and he uses his reserve service in the National Guard to deflect any question he doesn’t want to answer. Ask him something about Cap & Tax and he’ll start talking about what the food in Afghanistan is like instead. Try it. You’ll see. It’s shameless. He is a true caricature of a speaking out of both sides of his mouth, never telling the truth, shameless liar of a politician.
But, he’s still better than Giannoulias. He’s better than Rahm Emanuel too…better than Lisa Madigan.
Better than Hoffman or Daley?
We’re not so sure about that. At least we’d know where Hoffman and Daley honestly stand on issues…and neither of them pulls the “instead of answering your question, I’ll talk about being int he reserves” garbage.
We still bet all of this will be resolved by Easter, and Giannoulias will be forced to resign the nomination.
Just more political theater here in Illinois.
The rumor today in Chicago is that Alexi Giannoulias is going to be forced to step aside as the Democrats’ nominee for the Senate race to fill Roland Burris’ seat upon retirement. Not to “spend more time with his family”, as slimeballs like this usually say, but because the criminal enterprise his family runs, the mob’s bank, Broadway Bank, is collapsing.
It’s coming out the Giannoulias family siphoned more than $70 million from the bank, to pay their back taxes, and to pretty much recreating the HBO series “The Sopranos”, all around Chicago.
There is absolutely nothing good we can say about Alexi Giannoulias, except that it’s nice he’s not a twin, and great he’s fathered no children. Perhaps, dare we dream, his genes will end with him.
Former Senator John Edwards is going to be indicted soon, for misappropriation of campaign funds. We wonder if an indictment of the Giannoulias Family is all that far away: how can they just take $70 million out of a bank? That has to be illegal.
How can Democrats think they can run this man for the Senate when the mob bank his family runs is going under, and all its secrets will be revealed once the government seizes it?
Things sure will get messy, once taxpayers realize government funds will be going directly to Giannoulias, to bail his family out…with tax dollars also going to mobsters, since those are Giannoulias’ clients…and they will be the ones the government bails out when it takes over Broadway Bank.
Not only will the White House own General Motors, but it could end up running the Chicago mob, too.
How long will Giannoulias remain the Democrat nominee for the Senate?
From what we are hearing on the ground, we think there’s a good chance the guy could be gone by Easter, providing the missing-in-action Kirk campaign can effectively get all the information coming out on Broadway Bank to voters.
We’re not holding our breath, but here’s hoping.