The government hierarchy is entrenched in scandal these days.
MSM could not wait to leap on the bandwagon to tar, feather and pillar anyone in the Republican party that they felt was doing wrong. The silence from them TODAY is deafening.
Perhaps they do not consider all of the scandal rife in the new political administration wrong?
The news is full of stories about how Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich attempted to sell Barack Obama’s Senate seat to the highest bidder.
Obama’s new White House chief of staff, FOB (friends of Barack) Rahm Emanuel, also has serious ethical shortcomings. Emanuel’s voice is on the tapes of Blagojevich and John Harris, Blagojevich’s recently departed chief of staff. Emanuel is heard representing Obama in the negotiations to sell the Senate seat. When approached by the governor, Emanuel didn’t contact authorities and turn in Harris or Blagojevich for pitching the deal. Remember, at least two players are required for the “pay to play” game. All of those who actively participated in the alleged negotiations to sell a Senate seat are just as guilty as Blagojevich.
There is little if any concern about the pattern of close Obama associates involved in scandal. Apparently the MSM can not connect the dots or never heard the old term BOAF (birds of a feather).
Then we have Eric Holder, FOB and Obama’s nominee for Attorney General, is also guilty of questionable entanglements, making it nearly impossible for him to fulfill his duties as the nation’s top law enforcement officer. Holder, on the last day of Bill Clinton’s presidency, worked on the controversial pardon of felon Marc Rich and a whole slew of others. Later, when in private practice, Holder represented the Chiquita company, securing them a sweetheart deal in the lawsuit against them for paying protection money to AUC, a Colombian terrorist group. AUC is responsible for horrific massacres in Colombia and plays a large role in the exportation of cocaine from the country. Court records reveal Holder wanted the Chiquita case dismissed, saying, “There is no clearly defined rule of international law prohibiting material support of terrorism.” The U.S. government designated the AUC as a foreign terrorist organization on September 10, 2001.
FOB Bill Richardson recently withdrew his name from nomination for Commerce secretary due to a grand jury investigation. He is accused of taking $100,000 from another FOB, David Rubin, president of the CDR Financial Products, Inc. “I have been an unabashed supporter of Democratic causes and public figures, especially those like Richardson, who support a liberal, inclusive agenda,” Rubin said.
The grand jury is looking into Rubin’s Beverly Hills, Calif.-based CDR, which received almost $1.5 million in fees from the New Mexico Finance Authority in 2004. This is after donating $100,000 to Richardson’s efforts to register Hispanic and Native American voters and pay for expenses at the Democratic National Convention in 2004. The New Mexico probe comes two years after the FBI searched CDR’s records as part of a nationwide investigation into whether banks and advisers conspired to overcharge local governments on financing deals.
CDR has also been the target of investigations by the Internal Revenue Service, Securities and Exchange Commission and Department of Justice into whether banks and brokers conspired to rig bids on municipal derivatives and profit from deals at the expense of U.S. taxpayers.
What the news has failed to cover is that Obama, too, received big money — $30,000 — from Rubin in September. Obama has raked in millions for his presidential campaign from donors with business before the federal government.
Then we have the brilliant Timothy Geithner as Treasury Secretary. He is a must have because he is the ONLY PERSON who can pull us out of the economic crunch the government has foisted our way. He is SO BRILLIANT he can not figure out his income tax using turbo tax. I have to ask how brilliant can someone be if they can not figure out a program set up for kindergarten children. How brilliant is someone who fails to pay their tax for 4 years. How exceedingly brilliant is someone who takes a check compensating for those failed tax payments? Can anyone spell CROOK except me?
If there is a silver lining in all of this it is simple … all of those silent PUNDITS are going down the tubes along with all of us little guys. Apparently these visionary’s can not see the writing on the wall they too will be standing in an unemployment line somewhere.
Yesterday I was drawn to the TV in order to watch the presidential inauguration … one of the more historic moments in my time.
A half black man was elected President of the United States of America. That in itself is a minor miracle to one who looks back 67 years in time.
I have to say this is the first time in my life I was interested enough to watch most of an inauguration of any past President. Barack Obama’s speech was one of the most inspirational I have yet to hear. It reminded me somewhat of a speech by John F. Kennedy where the famous “ask not what your country can do for you but what you can do of your country” was born. All of the ‘hope’ pieces directed at the populace were there … certainly something that the mass could cling to for ‘hope of positive change’.
So what if the moment was a little tarnished by an 87-year-old civil rights pioneer, Rev. Joseph Lowery, during the inauguration benediction when asking God to help mankind work for a day when “white would embrace what is right”.
Apparently Rev. Lowery is to old to remember where he came from and where he is today … ALL achieved by the majority of whites who worked so hard by the side of blacks in order to usher in that change. Otherwise Lowery and his issue might still be behind a horse drawn plow in some Louisiana cotton field of old.
So what if the occasion were further tarnished by those in the crowd chanting ‘boo’ to President Bush, his wife Laura, Vice President Chaney and his wife Lynn?
We must be reminded this bad behavior is indicative of the ‘warped character’ sported by a ‘minority left fringe’. Unfortunately this fringe would vote for Mickey Mouse … the silver lining was Obama was there instead.
What I found disappointing was Barack Obama snickered at (Rev. Lowery) and ignored the ‘boo chant’ of a fringe that he mistakenly thinks love him.
Obama missed the opportunity to stop EVERYTHING in its tracks and in reality be as great as a majority expects him to be. Instead he showed his own lack of character by failing to respond to ‘right is right’. We are lead by example not by words alone.
Do you think maybe ‘we the people’ should expect someone who ‘walks the walk’ instead of simply blathers on about ‘hope and change’?
For me what overshadowed this whole historic moment was when Barack Obama placed his hand on the Lincoln bible and swore to uphold the Constitution of the USA.
WHAT A CROCK!
What kind of light is shed on the character of a man who knows he does not qualify as a ‘natural born citizen’ (AS REQUIRED BY THE CONSTITUTION OF THE USA) but pretends he does anyway?
What does it say about the character of those who claim to love our nation and the Constitution (the foundation of this country) when they sit idle and say/do nothing?
We expect this man is capable to lead us where?
This commentary has NOTHING to do with politics … it has everything to do with character and ethics, which clearly is sorely lacking in our government today.
So ‘we the people’ are saddled for 4 years with someone who spouts “hope and change” while being void of character and ethics?
This is THE JOKE OF THE CENTURY!
Barbara Levy Boxer (born 11 November 1940) is the current junior U.S. Senator from the State of California. Boxer was first elected to the U.S. Senate in 1992, becoming one of the first of two female Jewish senators, along with Dianne Feinstein. Throughout her career, Boxer has been a vocal advocate for environmental issues, abortion rights, gun control, and medical research. She is generally classified as a progressive or liberal and is often in conflict with conservative groups. Her electoral margins have increased each time she has been re-elected.
In 1962, she married Stewart Boxer, and took his surname, and graduated from Brooklyn College with a Bachelor’s in Economics. She was a member of the Delta Phi Epsilon sorority, in the Phi chapter.
Boxer’s husband, Stewart, is a prominent attorney in Oakland, where he has always practiced. He mainly handles worker’s compensation cases (on the side of injured workers) and is known for keeping a very low profile, when it comes to politics. Many cases are referred to him by labor unions, including the Teamsters.
Early in Boxer’s political career in 1996 she came under scrutiny of the FBI for her strong support of China’s most favored nation trading status. Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer were targeted to receive payments according to the NSA/FBI intercepted communications of Chinese operatives. The intelligence ultimately would not show that the Chinese government intended to organize payments directly to U.S. campaigns. They suspect the money would have come from businesses with operations in China, including subsidiaries in Taiwan or Hong Kong.
One of the most liberal senators she has voted against anything that would strengthen America. She voted against the Iraq War. She supports socialized medicine via the “you get the same insurance coverage as I do” scam Obama is pimping. In education she will drain the country dry supporting any and all after, before and during school indoctrination programs for children. Spend the money and ignore the overwhelming fact that there is no correlation between education spending and per pupil and results. It’s all about special interest and brainwashing the masses.
She believes the federal government can increase jobs and supports Invest in the USA Act. Somehow she thinks taxing companies $24 billion, taking a bureaucratic cut, and then spending the remainder on American Jobs Creation Act will help the economy. Barbra the masses may be that stupid but your stupidity insults my intelligence. You want jobs to return to America? Cut corporate taxes to 15% and shut up. It’s all about power and screwing America for this lady.
The liberal opposes drilling for oil, spending money protecting the oceans, supports Global Warming theories and wants to take away the masses energy supplies from conventional sources, and supports subsidies to farmers who are green. Take away energy from the masses and tax them more is her basic philosophy. Then some brainwashing until they can’t tell what is happening.
She supports killing babies by any means available. Supports spouse abuse programs that get women out of marriage instead of marriage counseling. Anything to break up families right Barbara?
She opposes FISA intelligence gathering laws, supports gun control laws. I could go on but the pattern is pretty clear. She is strongly opposed to helping the masses and private businesses and strongly in support of Big Brother. She supports all this taxation and chaos for the masses but in her own life she is a traditional family person. One husband, two kids, no drama. This seems to be a patter with these liberals. One set of values for her family and one set of values for the gentile unwashed masses of pork eaters. No empathy whatsoever for the working men and women. What goes around comes around Mrs. Boxer. We got your drift, you getting ours?
It seems as time goes on those intent on corrupting our voting system get more bold. We have all heard of ACORN and others but today the most outstanding is Al Franken and his bid as senator of Minnesota.
It escapes me how out of thin air come enough ballots that were stashed elsewhere are allowed to be counted. The logical thing to do at this point is have all citizens vote again. This time showing they are legally registered voters. Probably Franken would LOSE in a landslide and we would be done with the whole mess.
What is most disturbing is the hypocrisy of the democrats who sit idle and refuse to leap up and scream about this situation. Clearly if the shoe were on the other foot we would see a rabid frenzy to right the situation pretty darn quick.
Apparently those who have lost their ethical way in lieu of the ME, ME, attitude so pervasive in politics today do not realize the tide is fickle and when it turns against them (and it will) they themselves will be screwed.
I have to wonder where are the good citizens who should also be pitching a major bitch over such antics? Do we simply sit silent and allow the ‘pond scum’ of the world take over and rule us all?
The latest from Republican National Lawyers Association:
Al Franken’s backers in Minnesota are so fearful of what we at the Republican National Lawyers Association (RNLA) are doing to demand a fair Senate election in Minnesota that they have even taken legal action against us at the Federal Election Commission to stop us.
But we won’t stop. We won’t be intimidated by Franken and his gang.
Make no mistake about it: Franken, Harry Reid, and the Democratic Party of Minnesota will stop at nothing to seat Franken in the Senate.
Before the “recount” was even done, Reid tried to seat Franken and declared: “Norm Coleman will never ever serve [again] in the Senate.“
How dare he? The official election is not over in Minnesota. In fact, as we speak, a new judicial panel is being empowered to review all of these funny ballots that went in Franken’s favor, giving him his alleged lead.
Don’t forget that, on election night in November, Republican Coleman was ahead by 725 votes.
Even Reid’s deputy, Sen. Dick Durbin, admitted that no senator has been seated without an election certificate since 1884.
Still, Reid claimed that Minnesota is a “different animal” and that he still would seat Franken.
But GOP pressure and the work of the RNLA, among others, prompted Reid to back down. For the moment.
Though he hasn’t seated Franken in the Senate, Reid has outrageously broken all tradition and sealed shut Sen. Coleman’s office, leaving Minnesotans without one of their senators.
One thing is clear: We — thanks to your help — have had a major effect thwarting Democratic efforts to seat Al Franken illegally in the Senate.
This is why we at the RNLA have been targeted by Franken and his friends in the Democratic Party. This is why they filed a false and frivolous FEC complaint to stop us.
Please help us continue our efforts to expose the truth about Al Franken’s attempt to hijack this Senate seat.
Please help us stop Harry Reid from breaking all the rules of the Senate.
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