June 5, 2008 12:00 AM
For an untouchable change agent, Obama certainly has a lot of questionable associates.
By Stephen Spruiell
Rezko now faces sentencing on 16 of 24 counts, some of which carry punishments of up to 20 years in prison.
Obama is guilty of maintaining a close relationship with Rezko long after it had become clear that Rezko's primary business was buying and selling political influence for personal gain.
...he entered into a real-estate deal with Rezko after the Chicago papers had run over 100 stories about the clouds gathering over Rezko's head.
It's hard to believe that Obama could be so clueless about Rezko's character, just as it's hard to believe that Obama sat in Jeremiah Wright's pews for 20 years and had no idea that the man was a radical black nationalist.
The points are valid with qualifications. "Radical black nationalist" doesn't mean the same thing to all people or all Blacks. I don't hold with nationalism, period. The family in flesh and the family in spirit can be the same thing (can overlap). The family in spirit is the true family. That's the relationship we are to have with God regardless of flesh.