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12/22/2008

‘Individual D’ Seeks Immunity — Is Obama Supporter

Filed under: Dog Trainer,General,Obama — Patterico @ 7:53 am



The L.A. Times reports:

A key figure in Illinois Gov. Rod R. Blagojevich’s alleged scheme to sell a U.S. Senate seat has sought immunity from federal authorities in return for his cooperation.

Businessman and political fundraiser Raghuveer P. Nayak is Individual D in the federal complaint, sources said. Individual D was being squeezed by the governor for campaign cash, according to prosecutors, in order to appoint Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.) to the Senate seat vacated by President-elect Barack Obama.

The article tells us a little about his donations:

Federal and state election reports show that Nayak, his wife and his businesses for the last decade have donated more than $779,000 and raised hundreds of thousands more for candidates ranging from the Cook County circuit court clerk to Obama.

He has contributed primarily to Democrats but also to Republicans.

Nayak has been a notable contributor and fundraiser for three state officials who have been among the governor’s harshest critics since the scandal broke — Atty. Gen. Lisa Madigan, Lt. Gov. Patrick Quinn and Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias.

Was he a “notable” contributor to Obama? Let’s look:

That may mean nothing, of course . . . but as long as we’re naming recipients, I thought I’d give specifics on the one whose name was only whispered by the L.A. Times.

And yes, it’s the same Raghuveer P. Nayak (there could be many, after all). The article says he “made his fortune in medical businesses” — even though Joe Biden was overheard saying he must have had a couple of 7-Elevens or Dunkin’ Donuts as well.

59 Responses to “‘Individual D’ Seeks Immunity — Is Obama Supporter”

  1. And the Dinosaur Media will yawn and we will hear the sound of crickets chirping….

    J. Raymond Wright (d83ab3)

  2. even though Joe Biden was overheard saying he must have had a couple of 7-Elevens or Dunkin’ Donuts as well.

    Seriously… If anyone besides a Dem said that, they would be freaking hung from the nearest tree.

    Scott Jacobs (a1c284)

  3. Aha! Playing the old “Guilt by Association” card!

    RACIST!!! BTW, did you hear that Rove is still murdering people for Bu$hco?

    /moonbat off

    Pablo (99243e)

  4. That’s Raghuveer P. Nayak, natural born citizen.

    Official Internet Data Office (8aa339)

  5. I should have been a pharmacist.

    Mike K (2cf494)

  6. As the worm turns, the festering muck rises up.

    Dmac (e30284)

  7. OMG!!!

    You mean an unethical Democrat is an Obama supporter???

    Stop the presses!!!

    Obama must be impeached before taking office if a bad man supported him!

    Oiram (983921)

  8. That you pretend not to recognize the argument, Oiram, is not a surprise. Its origins from Democratic mouthpieces evidently change it from something you ridicule to something you endorse in the blink of an eye.

    SPQR (72771e)

  9. You mean an unethical Democrat is an Obama supporter???

    Flag on the play. Redundant.

    JD (72d323)

  10. Dear Oriam:

    “unethical Democrat” is redundant.

    since Juggy himself is unethical, it only stands to reason that his supporters would tend be the same.

    (at least the one’s that aren’t simply ‘useful idiots’. %-)

    redc1c4 (27fd3e)

  11. Your grasping at straws SPQR. You know as well as anyone Chicago politics involves Republicans too.

    I’ll be the first to admit that Dems would of probably handled this thing the way you guys are if everything was reversed, but that doesn’t make it right.

    Anyways,
    What can I tell you, vote McCain if you don’t like Obama 😉 instead of still trying to find reasons to pre-impeach him………. or rather take him down a peg for 2012 in case he does right by our country :(

    Oiram (983921)

  12. Oiram writes:

    “You know as well as anyone Chicago politics involves Republicans too.”

    Do tell! As in, name some of them.

    Karl (f07e38)


  13. You know as well as anyone Chicago politics involves Republicans too.”

    Do tell! As in, name some of them.

    Yeah! Name, what… All three of them?

    Scott Jacobs (a1c284)

  14. or rather take him down a peg for 2012 in case he does right by our country

    Yeah, NOW you people worry about being “fair” to a president…

    Scott Jacobs (a1c284)

  15. Hey, Chicago had a Republican Mayor as recently as 1931.

    Karl (f07e38)

  16. Oiram, pointing out yet another manifestation of your hypocrisy is hardly “grasping at straws”.

    SPQR (72771e)

  17. And there is currently one GOP Alderman. He supports Mayor Daley.

    Karl (f07e38)

  18. #14 Yeah, NOW you people worry about being “fair” to a president…

    Nice one Scott……… we could re phrase the same sentence to fit you guys.

    I would phrase it this way:

    Yeah, NOW you people worry that what a president does to our nation needs to be “fair” and constitutional.

    What Dems have done to Bush over the last 8 years was based on decisions made by Bush and his current cabinet during his administration.

    Those were the straws we were grasping at SPQR and Scott.

    Oiram (983921)

  19. You know as well as anyone Chicago politics involves Republicans too.

    Please enlighten us. There should be a list a mile long of Republican officeholders in Cook County, right, Mario?

    JD (72d323)

  20. Comment by SPQR — 12/22/2008 @ 9:42 am

    It has been SOP for the Left to instantly tack on a wind-shift since the late 30’s when the public position of the Left in this country vis-a-vis Hitler’s Germany would change as relations between Germany and the USSR would change.
    In Spring-’39, Germany was described as a Fascist terror; after the Molotov-Ribbintrop Pact, they were Socialist allies; upon “Ruberosa”, they reverted to Fascist oppressors. Every description of Germany by the American Left in that time frame was scripted by the Comintern in Moscow.
    Some things never change, only their masters.

    Another Drew (95ea9a)

  21. What Dems have done to Bush over the last 8 years was based on decisions made by Bush and his current cabinet during his administration.

    Bullshit. YOu and your ilk started in on Bush on Nov. 5th, 1999, and never quit.

    Still waiting on those Cook County Republican officeholders.

    JD (72d323)

  22. Oiram writes:

    What Dems have done to Bush over the last 8 years was based on decisions made by Bush and his current cabinet during his administration.

    Sorry, in the real world, Dems were screeching that Bush’s election was illegitimate and stolen before he took office.

    Karl (f07e38)

  23. What Dems have done to Bush over the last 8 years was based on decisions made by Bush and his current cabinet during his administration.

    Though amazingly, apparently those decisions were not criminal. If they were, then the Dem congress has been quite negligent in their failure to impeach…

    Oh, wait…

    You see, much like everything that comes out of your mouth, simply because you say it is unconstitutional does not make it thus.

    Scott Jacobs (a1c284)

  24. I should have been a pharmacist.

    Comment by Mike K — 12/22/2008 @ 9:16 am

    The story is that Nayak ran his pharmacies in a manner which required $800,000.00 worth of political protection. Would you do that?

    nk (20403f)

  25. #21 Another Drew, Me and My Ilk? Or rather do you mean McCain my Ilk and Me?
    (What’s good for the goose (H. Clinton) is good for the gander)

    You might have to wait for Cook County.
    Sorry I meant Republicans in Illinois. We are talking about an Ill. Governor correct?

    Oiram (983921)

  26. mariO…
    Having a bit of dyslexia when it comes to reading numbers?
    I don’t recall typing comment #21.

    Another Drew (95ea9a)

  27. #23 You see, much like everything that comes out of your mouth, simply because you say it is unconstitutional does not make it thus.

    Fine blabbermouth, so I guess based on that, it makes it all right for a man to be guilty until proven innocent?

    Two wrongs now make a right.

    Why not put a stop to vendetta politics Scott?

    Oiram (983921)

  28. Mario is backtracking quicker than Baracky.

    JD (72d323)

  29. #27 Another, take it as a compliment that I got you mixed up with JD.

    Oiram (983921)

  30. #28 JD, “backtracking” or admitting mistakes?

    When was the last time you made a mistake and admitted it?

    I’ll save you the time and find it for you HERE

    I wonder why that link didn’t work?

    Oiram (983921)

  31. Comment by Oiram — 12/22/2008 @ 10:43 am

    Oh, Thank You, Great and Wise One!
    I shall cherish that compliment until…
    what were we talking about?

    Another Drew (95ea9a)

  32. Well done, Oiram. I admit it when I make a mistake. I have no illusions that I am right about everything. I am a flawed human. It is really those on your side of the aisle that have the illusion that they are infallible.

    JD (72d323)

  33. #32 My side of the aisle?

    Well you know I’m one on my side that admits at least some of our/my mistakes. (See above)

    Still waiting for you to own up to misunderstanding incorrectly/politically Obama’s (That’s baracky for the dyslexic impaired?) tax plan regarding his meaning of income.

    Oiram (983921)

  34. #31 Come on Another…….. “Oh, Thank You, Great and Wise One!”????

    You should reserve that crap for your contempt of Pres. Elect Obama.

    Perhaps I should take that as a compliment :)

    Oiram (983921)

  35. WTF? Would you please ignore the troll? This is a serious thread about political contributions protecting a racket RICO was designed to abolish. Some ______ violating every rule to make himself rich by selling God knows what adulterated and outdated medicines through unqualified personnel from substandard facilities.

    Don’t let the fucking troll change the subject!

    nk (20403f)

  36. mariO wouldn’t know a legitimate issue if it crawled up his a$$ and bit him.
    It still has issues over the lies it has been telling since last Summer.
    But, the Truth, as in all things, shall be revealed with the passage of time.

    Another Drew (95ea9a)

  37. Sorry nk, this troll could not ignore the fact that this “serious” thread is desperately and embarrassingly frantically trying to tie in our President Elect.

    Oiram (983921)

  38. #36 Another Drew

    Your Dyslexia saddens me :(

    Your accusations sadden me as well :(

    But, the Truth, as in all things, shall be revealed with the passage of time.

    But most of all I’m terrified by your hope in the above sentence :( :( :( :(

    Oiram (983921)

  39. Why would any rational person be afraid that the truth shall be revealed,
    or that someone would relish that revelation?
    If you are afraid of the truth, you should not trade in lies.

    Another Drew (95ea9a)

  40. Another, correct if I’m wrong, please.

    You are hopping that your truth will be revealed.

    If your telling me that you hope this post and all like it are wrong about Obama being tied in directly with Obama then I applaud you.

    Oiram (983921)

  41. Another Drew,

    It still has issues over the lies it has been telling since last Summer.

    Give me the lie I supposedly made on July 17, 2008 please.

    Or any date for that matter.

    Oiram (983921)

  42. Should be easy for you Another, I’m one of a small handful of liberals supposedly telling lies at this site.

    Don’t ask me to do the same for you. I get you mixed up with the thousands of spinners (not gonna call you liars) that frequent this site.

    Case in point, I get you mixed up with JD all of the time :)

    Oiram (983921)

  43. Oiram,

    Reading is a skill. Patterico quotes the following from the L.A. Times:

    Federal and state election reports show that Nayak, his wife and his businesses for the last decade have donated more than $779,000 and raised hundreds of thousands more for candidates ranging from the Cook County circuit court clerk to Obama.

    ***

    Nayak has been a notable contributor and fundraiser for three state officials who have been among the governor’s harshest critics since the scandal broke — Atty. Gen. Lisa Madigan, Lt. Gov. Patrick Quinn and Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias.

    Patterico is merely pointing out that the LA Times ignores Obama — whom the paper mentioned — when looking more specifically at the issue of contributions the paper itself raised. The paper mentioned the donations to Obama, but apparently did not deem them “notable” later, so Patterico gives you the data to judge for yourself. He’s no more tying Obama to anything than the three other pols the paper mentions in the “notable” paragraph.

    Of course, the alternative interpretation of the LAT story is that the three other pols are among Blago’s “harshest critics” — with the implication that Obama is not. Maybe you prefer that take.

    Karl (f07e38)

  44. Mario has assumed the ostrich position in ignoring the fact that Baracky is closely aligned will all of the corrupt Chicago pols (I know, redundant).

    JD (c29a13)

  45. chicago is a whorehouse

    and there are no virgins in a whore house….sorry.

    slizzle (4c3b4d)

  46. ” You are hopping that your truth will be revealed…”
    No, when the facts are revealed, we shall know the truth of the matter.
    It will not be my truth, nor your truth, but the truth.

    “Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but no one is entitled to their own facts.”

    Another Drew (95ea9a)

  47. “Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but no one is entitled to their own facts.”

    apparently, O didnt get that memo

    slizzle (4c3b4d)

  48. What Dems have done to Bush over the last 8 years was based on decisions made by Bush and his current cabinet during his administration.

    Those were the straws we were grasping at SPQR and Scott.

    Comment by Oiram

    It’s been pointed out already but it needs to be emphasized. The 2000 election tie, that’s what it was, resulted in the furious attacks on Bush from the day after the election. His appointees were delayed by Democrats in Congress and, as a result, he left some Clinton political appointees in place in DoJ, for example. That later came back to bite Scooter Libby.

    Those same delays in getting his administration staffed contributed to the 9/11 attack. Bush, of course, is now blamed for ignoring Clarke’s warning but the warning was not specific and his administration was still only half in place at the time of the attack.

    Pointing out Obama’s associations is far less damaging to the country than what happened with Bush on the part of the Democrats. I have been unhappy with many of his actions over the past 8 years but his administration was crippled the first six months by unprecedented interference by Congress and the Democrats.

    NK, I would not practice surgery in Chicago and once explained the miserable state of medical ethics in that city to my relatives. Chicago has been an ethical cesspool for over a century. Not just in politics, either. Obama came from a very questionable background. Given what the Democrats did to Bush, he has been handled with kid gloves, possibly because of his race.

    Mike K (531ff4)

  49. Comment by slizzle — 12/22/2008 @ 12:24 pm

    Yes, knowing about Sen Moynihan would be above his pay grade.

    Another Drew (83402d)

  50. #48 Mike, about the only sense you made was “The 2000 election tie, that’s what it was…..”

    The rest is just typical revisionist history from Anti Obamists/Pro Bushies.

    Oiram (983921)

  51. Oiram – I didn’t know you were a Miss Havisham Democrat!

    daleyrocks (5d22c0)

  52. Oiram, once again you are making up stuff. All that to cover your patent hypocrisy. How droll.

    SPQR (72771e)

  53. The 2000 election wasn’t a tie, Mike. Bush won.

    Official Internet Data Office (8aa339)

  54. “Individual D” sounds like a really geeky rapper name.

    MayBee (fd43fa)

  55. There’s a segue there:
    Individual D….Ind D…..Indian American
    Who says the Feds have no sense of humor?

    Another Drew (83402d)

  56. Meanwhile, we are seeing some reporting of the Rezko trial that was suppressed before the election. Turns out a witness against Rezko, also gave large donations to Blagojevich for favors, and is also a significant Obama contributor.

    These hands all washed each other, repeatedly.

    SPQR (26be8b)

  57. Lots of Democratic corruption congealing from the ooze. Rangel, Jefferson, Blagoeivoueyitch, Chris Dodd. Remember when Nancy Pelosi – special rules for her businesses in Samoa – said the Republicans had a culture of corruption?

    ALSO …
    Former Ohio Attorney General Marc Dann used his campaign account to bankroll home repairs and family vacations, according to a newspaper review of state investigative reports.” They don’t mention his party affiliation anywhere, but it turns out he’s a Democrat. A.P. should try using Google next time

    Probably some of my fellow citizens bought Nancy’s posturing. Dirty Dirty Democrats.

    red (f7470d)

  58. Oh – here’s an incoming crook. They are like flies…..

    But Ms. Kennedy, who has asked Gov. David A. Paterson to appoint her to succeed Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton — and who helped oversee the vetting process for Mr. Obama’s possible running mates — is declining to provide a variety of basic data, including companies she has a stake in and whether she has ever been charged with a crime.

    red (f7470d)


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