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Obama & Vera Baker: Is It Another “Lewinsky” Stunt?

Posted on 01 May 2010

NEW YORK: Former President Obama campaign’s finance director and political fundraiser Vera Baker is back in the news. Thanks to a report in National Enquirer today, Vera Baker is said to be in the middle of an Obama cheating scandal.

Published reports are citing sources close to both Vera Baker and President Barack Obama as saying they have “indisputable evidence” into

(On a side note: I just think it is interesting that this is in an overseas newspaper, and that thus far our major news media, here in the states, have been quiet thus far on this story… that their media star should be in a sex scandal?)

What about this story? Is there any truth to it?

I don’t know, but I think it certainly bears watching.

Question, could this be the betrayal in the White House that Kim Clement prophesied about?

Could this also be the reason why possibly there may be a spiritual change in direction forthcoming for Obama? We can only hope and pray it be so.

I’m not saying one way or another, I don’t even know if the story is true; but I’m just thinking out loud here. I do think that certainly we need to pay attention and follow this story, to see if it has legs.

This story was also reported in the Globe and also in the National Inquirer. There have also been several other publicized reports, regarding Obama in the past, in the Enquirer. Now if you are like most people, myself included, the National Enquirer would not be anything I would buy, or look to for any kind of story; but based on some information I have just read, I think we might want to rethink that opinion.The National Enquires’ reputation apparently has been changing lately; and I understand that they have even been considered for a Pulitzer Prize; and as an example, here are 7 times in the past when they got their story right, and were very accurate in their investigative reporting.

7 Stories The National Enquirer Actually Got Right
by Ethan TrexSome in the media have argued that The National Enquirer deserves Pulitzer Prize consideration for its investigative work into politician John Edwards’ affair with Rielle Hunter. Although it’s easy to dismiss The Enquirer as a tabloid collection of fabricated stories that offer little more than a distraction in the grocery store line, the weekly rag has actually broken some pretty big stories. Sure, headlines like “Stars with Cellulite!” and “Kirstie Alley: Only 4 Years to Live!” might not make anyone forget Woodward and Bernstein, but take a look at these Enquirer scoops:

1. Finding Ennis Cosby’s Killer

When Bill Cosby’s son Ennis was senselessly murdered on the shoulder of a Los Angeles freeway in 1997, The Enquirer took an odd step to help solve the case: it offered a $100,000 reward for information that led to the arrest and conviction of Cosby’s killer. Papers usually just announce rewards that other groups are offering, and to some this bounty seemed a lot like The Enquirer’s practice of paying its sources—a major taboo in mainstream journalism.

The reward worked, though. Witness Chris So learned of the huge reward and led police to the revolver used in the slaying by killer Mikhail Markhasev. The Enquirer also obtained copies of jailhouse letters that pointed to Markhasev’s guilt. Thanks in part to this evidence, Markhasev received a sentence of life without parole, plus 10 years.

2. Walking in O.J. Simpson’s Shoes

If you remember the O.J. Simpson murder trial, you surely can recall the infamous bloody footprint that was found at the crime scene. The print came from a Bruno Magli shoe, and the football star adamantly denied owning such a pair of kicks.

The Enquirer did some digging, though, and unearthed a photo of the Juice walking on the field at a 1993 Buffalo Bills game wearing a pair of Bruno Maglis. The paper then turned up a second photo of O.J. wearing the shoes. By the time his civil trial rolled around in 1996, Simpson was forced to admit, “I know I’ve had similar shoes.”

3. Jesse Jackson’s Family Tree Grows

In 2001, The Enquirer broke a story about Jesse Jackson fathering an illegitimate daughter with staffer Karin Stanford in 1999. Once The Enquirer scheduled its story on Jackson’s dalliances, mainstream media outlets around the country started picking up on the paper’s scoop. By the time The Enquirer’s issue made it onto newsstands, Jackson had already issued a statement confirming the facts of the story.

4. Bob Dole Was Once Frisky

This story never really got any traction, but during the 1996 presidential campaign, The Enquirer unearthed a scoop about Republican candidate, illeist, and future Viagra spokesman Bob Dole having once had a mistress. According to Meredith Roberts, a Washington trade publication editor, she had been Dole’s mistress from 1968 to 1970 during the candidate’s first marriage.

Even though Dole was using a family values platform to oppose Bill Clinton, most papers chose not to run with this story. (There were allegations that Elizabeth Dole personally called the Washington Post and begged for the paper to kill the story.) The Enquirer, however, interviewed Roberts and eventually published the story. In those pre-Lewinsky days, though, most editors seemed to think a 30-year-old affair wasn’t all that relevant, and the story never took off.

5. Gary Hart’s Political Ship Sails

“Follow me around. I don’t care. I’m serious. If anybody wants to put a tail on me, go ahead. They’d be very bored.” Colorado senator and presidential hopeful Gary Hart issued this bizarre challenge to the media in a 1987 New York Times Magazine profile, just before his career spectacularly imploded.

Murmurs of Hart having an affair had been circulating around Washington, and the Miami Herald ran a story linking the senator to a Miami woman. Nothing concrete emerged until The Enquirer published a photo of 29-year-old model Donna Rice sitting in Hart’s lap during a jaunt on Hart’s yacht, Monkey Business. (Look closely and you’ll see “Monkey Business Crew” written on Hart’s shirt.) A week after The Enquirer published the picture of Hart and Rice, Hart dropped out of the 1988 presidential race.

6. The Enquirer Catches O.J. Again

You probably remember the firestorm of controversy that surrounded O.J. Simpson’s “hypothetical confession” book If I Did It in 2007. The Enquirer actually broke the story of the book’s existence in October 2006, complete with the correct title. Simpson’s lawyers immediately denied that any such book project existed. Less than a year later, If I Did It hit bookstore shelves.

7. Rush Limbaugh Comes Clean

In 2003, The Enquirer ran a story in which conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh’s housekeeper provided Limbaugh with a steady stream of OxyContin to feed his painkiller addiction. Although some media outlets turned up their noses at the Enquirer’s scoop because the paper had paid housekeeper Wilma Cline for her story, law enforcement quickly confirmed that Limbaugh had purchased some 30,000 pills from Cline. Limbaugh then admitted on his show that he had a painkiller addiction and pledged to enter rehab.

They haven’t all been winners, though. Here are some stories The Enquirer got wrong:

• Carol Burnett was not drunk in public with Henry Kissinger in 1976, and she won a $1.6 million judgment against the paper.

• The male family members of kidnapping victim Elizabeth Smart were in fact not part of a gay sex ring.

• Cameron Diaz was not caught cheating on Justin Timberlake in 2005.

• Representative Gary Condit’s wife did not attack missing intern Chandra Levy before Levy’s 2001 disappearance.

• Similarly, in 2004, Condit himself settled a $209 million libel suit against American Media, The Enquirer’s publisher, for an undisclosed amount.

• Clint Eastwood won $150,000 from The Enquirer in 1997 when the paper referred to a syndicated interview with the actor as “an exclusive.”

• Last June, actress Brooke Shields reached a settlement with The Enquirer after a reporter and a photographer from the paper checked her mother, who suffers from dementia, out of a New Jersey nursing home to gather information for a story.

So I wouldn’t out of hand just dismiss this story, based on the Enquirer’s past reputation; but let’s just wait and see what happens.

As Christians, we all know that the Bible says that we all will one day have to stand before the Judgment seat of Christ; and for everyone else, it will be the White Throne Judgment!

In the Bible, it also says that it is Only Christians who are justified by Faith, by the Faith of Abraham (see Galatians. 3:6-9); and the point is made that we, as Christians, are justified by faith in Christ, and not by works!

Paul over and over again tells us in Galatians that it is by faith, and that it is not of anything we do; that we are definitely NOT saved by works, or by any works of righteousness, that we do.

No, the Bible is very clear on this, that we ALL are saved, justified, reconciled and redeemed by faith in Jesus Christ alone, because of His shed Blood on Calvary’s cross; and there can be no religious works, good deeds, or any human effort that can compete with what He, Jesus, has already done, for us; which must be received by faith.

Now with that said and understood, how ridiculous is it for any Christian, or anyone calling himself a Christian, to even imply that all roads will lead to heaven, whether through Christ, or through any other religion, even among atheists; just as long as they were good and moral people. Now if you will recall, both Barak Obama and former President George W. Bush have both said that this is what they believe to be true about the Bible, according to their faith, and what they believe about their faith.

Well, the problem is, it contradicts what the Bible says, and more specifically it contradicts what Jesus, Himself, said, when He said “I am the way, the truth, and the life, and no one may come unto the  Father except through me.” (John 14:6)

As Christians I think we all pretty much know this; but my point for bringing this up here, has to do with the warning Jesus gave, that in the last days there would be many people who would use His name, and claim to be Christians, who are no more than wolves in sheep’s clothing, and we need to be weary and not accept every spirit as though they are from God.

We can know them, the Bible says, by their fruit; and I believe also we can know them by what we hear them say.

On that note, whatever Obama and Bush believes to be true, any Christian knows that the very basis of the Christian faith begins with faith in Jesus Christ, and in the Blood of Christ, being the ONLY way anyone qualifies for entrance into heaven!

The Bible also warns us in Galatians 6:7, “For us not to be deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man sows, that shall he also reap;” and also we are warned in Luke 12:2-3, by our Lord Himself that, “There is nothing concealed that will not be disclosed, or hidden that will not be made known. What you have said in the dark will be heard in the daylight, and what you have whispered in the ear in the inner rooms will be proclaimed from the roofs.”

So God here is plainly saying that we won’t get away with our secret agendas for long; and that there is coming a day of reckoning, and for some it will happen sooner than others; and there is also come an ultimate reckoning as well, as I just discribed; and which one we each will appear before will depend on whether we knew Jesus as our personal Saviour and Lord.

So much for that, but my point is, even though we don’t know yet whether this story about Obama is accurate, not yet anyway; but on the chance that it is accurate, and that it did happen, perhaps, I think it would be in order that we, as Christians, instead of aligning with the world and condemning him, I think it would be more appropriate if we instead prayed that God would use this, to bring him to salvation; and I’d also like to see the same thing happen with Tiger Woods as well, with regard to his recent scandal, and that God would use these scandals to bring these men, including Barak Obama, into a saving relationship with Jesus Christ and that they would be born-again.

The Bible talks about how judgment starts in the household of God (1 Peter 4:17); and I believe that one way God may bring revival to our land is to reveal the corrupt and evil practices that are going on, and expose it to the light of day, and along with that I believe will come the opportunity for repentance and turning to God; but I also want to point out that the Bible makes it very clear that this process, this judgment of God, begins in the household of God.

This is just something more, I think, for all of us to think about and to be praying about… and I pray that in the end, God’s will is done, and that He is glorified.

I’ll just leave it at that, and as the man said: “We report, and you decide!


Skip Barland

From: Ed

To: Skip Barland

Sent: Sunday, May 02, 2010 12:14 AM


UPDATED: Reports out of Washington, DC:  PRESIDENT OBAMA in a shocking cheating scandal after being caught in a Washington, D.C. Hotel with a former campaign aide.

A confidential investigation has learned that Obama first became close to gorgeous 35 year-old VERA BAKER in 2004 when she worked tirelessly to get him elected to the US Senate, raising millions in campaign contributions.

Now, the investigators are searching for a hotel surveillance videotape.

While Baker has insisted in the past that “nothing happened” between them, reports reveal that top anti-Obama operatives are offering more than $1 million to witnesses to reveal what they know about the alleged hush-hush affair.

Among those being offered money is a limo driver who says in 2004 that he took Vera to a secret hotel rendezvous in a Washington hotel where Obama was staying.

An ENQUIRER reporter has confirmed the limo driver’s account of the secret 2004 rendezvous and has also learned that on-site hotel surveillance video camera footage could provide indisputable evidence to the investigation.



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