Why is Washington playing this game? Both sides of the aisle are to blame here. Charles Rangel should be in jail for tax evasion – yesterday. Right now, behind closed doors, a committee is trying to decide if Rep. Rangel should be ousted from his position as Chairman of the Ways and Means Committee. Is this really debatable? Only in the corrupt Washington muck is this a debate. “Plastigirl” Pelosi should have asked for his resignation months ago. Not just from the chairmanship, but also from the House.
The Politico reports:
It’s unclear what the secretive ethics panel will say, but the committee has been conducting a wide-ranging probe of the veteran New York Democrat. The committee is looking into Rangel’s use of rent-stabilized apartments in a Harlem luxury building, his fundraising on behalf of the Charles B. Rangel Center for Public Service at City College in New York, a tax provision for a million-dollar donor to the center and his failure to pay taxes on a vacation home in the Dominican Republic. Rangel has also been pulled into a parallel investigation into lawmaker trips to the Caribbean. A special investigative subcommittee is looking into whether five members of the Congressional Black Caucus took trips in 2007 and 2008 paid for by the Carib News Foundation, and there are questions whether the trips were improperly paid for using corporate funds. Rangel, 79, has denied any wrongdoing, but he recently submitted revised financial disclosure reports showing hundreds of thousands of dollars in personal assets that he had never previously declared. On Wednesday, he survived a Republican attempt to oust him from the Ways and Means Committee.
It is truly amazing how these politicians can claim that they have done nothing wrong. In actuality, I believe this highlights how corrupt Washington has become. They do not even feel the pangs of guilt from ethical violations. And I believe “Plastigirl” Pelosi promised that this Congress would be the most honest and transparent. What a joke they have become. Unfortunately for them, we are not laughing about this. They just continue to add fuel to our fire. November 2010 cannot get here fast enough!
Today, the trial of former Alabama Circuit Court Judge Herman Thomas begins. This bottom-of-the-muck-barrel individual is facing 103 counts that include sodomy, kidnapping, sexual abuse and extortion. The ex-judge stands accused of forcing male inmates to participate in oral and anal sex and paddling with Thomas promising to take time off their sentences if they cooperated. There are fifteen victims that have come forward thus far.
The NY Daily News reports:
He was once a revered judge, an African-American Democrat repeatedly elected in an Alabama county that was predominantly white and Republican. But then came the scandal – and Herman Thomas’ world turned upside down.
Herman Thomas maintains that he is innocent. Is that why he retired early when the allegations started erupting? Once again we find a Democrat steeped in corruption. Now we all need to know why this man was moved up through the Judicial system. These allegations started to surface in 2001 and yet he was still on the bench until 2007. Was this man moved up because of race? Is this like Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor being moved up through the ranks finally ending up at the Supreme Court merely based on her race? It is a fact that she had the experience for the Supreme Court position, but certainly was not qualified based on her personal opinions about a Latina judge making better judgements than a white judge and that formulating policy from the bench is appropriate.
So I wonder if Herman Thomas’ idea of “mentoring” male inmates really worked? What was the recidivism rate of these inmates? Did fear of another Thomas spanking keep them on the straight and narrow?
The trifecta of corruption, insider community organizing and crime is oozing towards the surface of an Alinksy/Chicago government thugocracy like pus drawn from a wound. Our initial worries over some unholy alliances of candidate Obama with the likes of Bill Ayers, Frank Marshall Davis and Jeremiah Wright were just the beginning of what we would discover after Obama became president. We did not pay as much attention to the groups that Obama associated himself with and worked for, nor the groups that filled his campaign coffers. Or should I say that mainstream America did not pay attention. Now they must after several tapes have surfaced via Glenn Beck and Andrew Breitbart’s BigGovernment.com of an undercover operation within ACORN proving that this community organization has more than just voter fraud charges to worry about. Currently five offices from several different states in America have been taped offering advise in how to engage in criminal activities like money laundering, tax evasion and underage prostitution.
ACORN has flown under the radar for decades. The Presidency of Barack Obama has brought an illuminating light over the inner workings of ACORN. During the 2008 Presidential Campaign, allegations of voter fraud surfaced as dead people were registered to vote and even cartoon characters like Mickey Mouse. ACORN had sent out young people to get people registered to vote and they threw those young people under the bus claiming they were rogue employees when the allegations came to light. The media quietly dropped the story and everyone moved on. The Obama administration would later reward ACORN for all their hard work in getting him elected with putting them in charge of the government 2010 Census. No mainstream media made mention of the voter fraud charges again although nine states have charged ACORN employees with crimes and convicted thirty of them.
Now that FOX News and Brietbart have aired the undercover videos over the past week, the country is paying attention to ACORN again and has become outraged. Mainstream Media elite like Charlie Gibson continue to ignore the story, pretending they no nothing about the story even as the Census Bureau has ripped away the census count from ACORN and the Senate voted 83 to 7 to de-fund ACORN and the House is expected to do the same thing. Any promised Porkulus funds have been stopped. It is important to note that of the seven morally bankrupt Senators who voted to continue funding ACORN, two of them are from Illinois. It is also important to note that President Obama is from Chicago, Illinois and worked as a lawyer for ACORN and trained their employees. The President has made no comment himself about these new allegations, but the Spokesmoron Gibbs has stated “Obviously the conduct you see on those tapes is completely unacceptable. The administration takes accountability extremely seriously.” Are these just more rogue ACORN employees? At what point do we stop considering these people rogue and assume that this is how these people are trained; Trained by people like Barack Obama; Trained to follow the Alinsky, Rules For Radicals?
Then there is the matter of the labor unions and their connections to all of this. Obviously, unions are Democrat financiers and they heavily padded Obama’s campaign fund. Obama spoke before ACORN and the unions before his inauguration promising them that they would be brought to the table to help plan his agenda. One of those agenda pieces is ObamaCare and ACORN has lobbied heavily for Obama on that. Obama speaks regularly before the unions, most recently on Labor Day and also yesterday. He spoke before the United Auto Workers this week as well. The SEIU turned out at August townhalls to push ObamaCare. The former head of ACORN, Dale Rafke who had to leave the organization in 2000 after embezzling one million dollars from it, now is the head of the SEIU. His brother Wade Rafke still heads up ACORN. The SEIU and ACORN share the same headquarters in New Orleans. And the AFL-CIO works with ACORN as well pushing other charitable community organizations like the United Way.
There can be no doubt that ACORN, the unions and Obama are heavily linked to each other. Many people that are part of the Obama administration are linked to these groups as well. The Communist former Green Jobs Czar, Van Jones, now works for the SEIU. Hard working, middle class Americans pay dues to these unions who turn around and screw these same employees via the government. No country can mix these groups and have anything but corruption and cronyism as the result. It is no surprise that freedom is eroding and government intrusion is growing. The job of community organizations is to follow the Marxist plan of taking from those that have to give to those that do not have and will not work to attain it. They want their own idea of social justice. And because so many Americans walked blindly into the polling booth and pulled the lever for “history”, we find ourselves in an epic battle that will be hard to win. All of these groups are heavily funded. ACORN alone has received $53 million dollars in federal money over the years and responded unconcerned over Congress’ move to de-fund them replying they receive plenty of private funds. And since they work hand in hand with unions who bilk laborers heavily, there will be funds available there as well.
We must also keep in mind that ACORN is just one piece of the puzzle. The New Orleans headquarters houses hundreds of organizations all working under the umbrella of ACORN, but hidden in plain sight. We must clean out the corruption in Washington! We have dealt a blow to ACORN, but it will rise again. We must continue and we must call on the White House and Congress to investgate. Not just these organizations though. We want our representatives investigated as well. Who else is connected to all this muck? I believe we should start with Illinois and Vermont. All four Senators from these states voted in favor of ACORN and we must know why. We must also call out the media. Stop watching and reading until they decide to start telling us the truth and investigating instead of bloviating with their biased agendas.
Posted in Barack Obama, General Politics
Tagged ACORN, ACORN undercover tapes, AFL-CIO, Barack Obama, Breibart, conservative, corruption, Glenn Beck, Obama and ACORN, politics, prostituiton, Saul Alinsky, SEIU, sex trade, unions
Shocking isn’t it that an Illinois politician would be caught in a scandal. If there was one thing that should have given voters pause before election day, it should have been the fact that Obama comes out of Chicago. It should give one even more pause as they see him give his Chicago cronies places in his cabinet and advisory teams. There is no doubt that Chicago and Illinois politics is corrupt and today the nation received confirmation of that with the arrest of Illinois Governor Blagojevich, Blago from here on out. It seems that Blago was trying to sell President-elect Obama’s recently vacated Senate seat and the FBI caught him. Blago was looking for either money, a powerful position in Obama’s administration or running a 501 organization for the union Service Employees International Union or SEIU.
According to transcripts released by the FBI, Obama’s team had told Blago that if he appointed someone that Obama favored for the seat that he would have Obama’s gratitude. This would indicate that President-elect Obama was not involved in the corruption by offering anything to Blago. Or does it? What was meant by “gratitude”? And most importantly, who talked to Blago from Obama’s team? As Blago indicates in the transcripts, he talked to somebody. Did that somebody report Blago and if not, why not?
And an important development was covered by ABC’s Jake Tapper late today. Obama said during a press conference today, “Obviously like the rest of the people of Illinois I am saddened and sobered by the news that came out of the US attorney’s office today. But as this is a ongoing investigation involving the governor I don’t think it would be appropriate for me to comment on the issue at this time.” When a reporter asked if he had any contact with the Governor’s office Obama answered, “I had no contact with the governor or his office and so we were not, I was not aware of what was happening.” But is that the truth? Apparently not.
On November 23, 2008, Obama’s senior adviser David Axelrod made an appearance on Fox News Chicago and said, “I know he’s talked to the governor and there are a whole range of names many of which have surfaced, and I think he has a fondness for a lot of them.” Now Obama’s team is saying that Axelrod misspoke during this appearance. Give me a break! Axelrod ran a seamless campaign for Obama, so there is no way he misspoke here. Obama is hiding something – why? He could have taken care of this easily by making sure Blago was reported when he started wheeling and dealing (hopefully Obama’s team did report him) and by admitting that he had given the Governor names of ideal candidates, but never with any promises. Then I could give him the benefit of the doubt. But when people start lying and covering, you know there is more to the story.
Based on Obama’s connections, most of whom come right out of Chicago, I really have no trust for this man. This is where he cut his political teeth. These are the people he hung out with. We even have Jeremiah Wright back in the news screeching from the pulpit again. What a great man of God, calling Elizabeth Hasselback a “dizzy broad”. And Ayers is all over the place as well promoting books and denying his terrorist ways. Why are they coming out of the woodwork now? Because Obama doesn’t have to hide them anymore.
What else will Obama pull out of his closet now that he can?
Definition of farce: A ludicrous, empty show; a mockery. That is what the media has become. I cannot believe that any Americans give the mainstream media any credibility. One of the first things a dictator/fascist/Big Brother government takes control over is the media because then it can control whatever the people think. Great examples of just such a thing exist today in North Korea and China among other places. Don’t think it can ever happen in America? We are already witnessing this happen to our mainstream media. Of course, it has been happening for years, but this presidential campaign has shined a light on the situation. Just yesterday, this story came out from the AP. The media has grabbed on to any tidbit to slur Gov. Sarah Palin (ie; Pregnant teenage daughter, Troopergate, clothing and travel expenses, etc.) and this new one has to do with the Alaskan pipeline project. All of a sudden the media loves big oil and is angry that Sarah may have made it easier for smaller companies to compete in the bidding. And -oh my God – the woman helping run this pipeline effort was a lobbyist for the winner. And it may take forever to build the pipeline so Sarah shouldn’t claim it as a victory.
Where the hell are you guys on the crap with Obama? Corruption has become this guy’s middle name. Whether it is his connection to ACORN and funneling them money or going back on his word to use public finance for campaigning so he can “buy” the election (I’m sick to death of the stupid ads popping up on every internet page about voting early and voting for Obama) or his connections to Marxists and terrorists or his ideas of “spreading the wealth” and then skewering the middle class Joe the Plumber who I thought he was fighting for or the lobbyists that are working for him or the corrupt CEOs from the housing fiasco working for him or the fraudulent donations his website accepts or even accepting funds from international groups like the Palestinians, the media is not covering it or glosses over it.
I fear that Barack Obama just may get this one despite all the efforts of the truth-seeking, freedom-loving people out here fighting against the coming socialist state. Our voice just isn’t as big as the media. The people will make their grave and then have to lie down in it. I just don’t care to join them in the graveyard.
Posted in The Media
Tagged Alaskan pipeline, Barack Obama, corruption, liberals, mainstream media, media bias, politics, presidential campaign, Sarah Palin, state run media, terrorist connections
As Obama continues to put himself and his campaign first by holding a rally today with Joe Biden instead of going back to Washington, John McCain has flown back to do his duty. I guess Obama forgets that he is a Senator first. The truth of the matter is that he is a big chicken just like the rest of his criminal cohorts who call themselves Democrats. Despite the fact that the Dems can push through this plan, they still wait for the Republicans so that they can all take the fall together. But as revealed in the above video, the Democrats are the ones really to blame here. The Republicans should have been more forceful, but the Dems let this happen and looked the other way. Oh wait, they didn’t look the other way when they were filling their pockets from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. And now they want to eat at the trough of public funds that we will have to cough up. Ted Nugent was on Fox News this afternoon saying that we should do the patriotic thing and vote Congress out. I couldn’t agree more. And have you heard that the Dems tried to include money in this bill for ACORN which is under investigation in several states including mine for voter fraud. Hmm…sounds a bit fishy doesn’t it? What do you want to bet that all the fraud favors Democrats in registration. What happened to this party? They once had principles, but when JFK died so did the Democratic party.
Ugh, Biden is spouting off at the mouth on television. Listen moron, get your asses back to Washington D.C. and do your job working for the American people!