Friday, June 29, 2012

Democrats Walk Out Of Eric Holder's Contempt Of Congress Vote

Terry's mom: Walkout is 'a disgrace'

Politico -- The mother of the U.S. Border Patrol agent whose death has been linked to the botched Fast and Furious operation called it “a disgrace” that Democratic lawmakers on Capitol Hill walked out of Thursday’s House vote to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress.

“I was like, totally shocked, but you know what? I think it was a disgrace to them and not to my son,” Josephine Terry, mother of Brian Terry, said Thursday night on “The O’Reilly Factor.”

In the most dramatic showdown yet, the House voted to hold Holder in contempt of Congress. Thursday over his refusal to turn over some documents in the ongoing probe of the failed gun-walking program. In a show of protest, dozens of Democrats walked off of the House floor during the vote. Brian Terry’s death has been connected to a gun that crossed the U.S.-Mexico border as a result of the Fast and Furious sting.

Josephine Terry was pleased by the House vote, telling Fox News, “I think what happened today was very good and I was happy about it. I think it’s a step forward to get justice for my son.”

Entire column...

Blog author's comments - The Democrats and the Congressional Black Caucus excuse what happened on the basis of party and race. Those who walked out of Holder's contempt of Congress vote insulted all who died because of the Fast and Furious sting.

These same Democrats and the MSM were quite outspoken on getting to the bottom of the shooting of Trayvon Martin in what the shooter George Zimmerman calls a “self-defense” situation.

But, they do not have a problem with the US Attorney General involved in thousands of weapons that were allowed to 'walk' to known drug cartels in Mexico that resulted in the death of U.S. border agent Brian Terry and hundreds of Mexicans, and also Eric Holder's cover-up of exactly what happened and who was engaged in this scheme.

When Holder was backed into a corner concerning the Fast and Furious documents by the House Oversight Committee, President Barack Obama used Executive Privilege to protect the documents that may show evidence involving Holder and others in the Obama administration.

The latest news on all of this -- is that Eric Holder will not be prosecuted for being held in contempt of Congress. In a letter to House Speaker John Boehner, the DOJ says that it will not bring the congressional contempt citation against Holder to a federal grand jury and that it will take no other action to prosecute the attorney general. Deputy Attorney General James Cole says the decision is in line with long-standing Justice Department practice across administrations of both political parties.

h/t: wapo

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Supreme Court Upholds Obamacare

Supreme Court upholds Obama's health-care law

Washington Post -- Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. on Thursday joined the liberal wing of the Supreme Court to save the heart of President Obama’s landmark health-care law, agreeing that the requirement for nearly all Americans to secure health insurance is permissible under Congress’s taxing authority.

Even as it upheld that central component of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, however, the court modified another key provision of the law, ruling that the federal government cannot withdraw existing Medicaid funding from states that decide not to participate in a broad expansion of Medicaid eligibility.

The court’s historic compromise, which will affect the health-care choices of millions of Americans, amounts to a major victory for the White House less than five months before the November elections, although the Medicaid decision sets new limits on the power of the national government.[...]

“The highest court in the land has now spoken,” Obama said. “We will continue to implement this law. And we’ll work together to improve on it where we can. But what we won’t do, what the country can’t afford to do, is refight the political battles of two years ago or go back to the way things were. With today’s announcement, it’s time for us to move forward.”[...]

Illustrating the divided nature of the ruling, Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, representing the court’s most consistent conservatives, read a scathing dissent, while Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, representing the liberals, issued a separate opinion supporting Roberts but differing with him on key aspects of the case.[...]

The high court rejected the argument, advanced by the Obama administration, that the individual mandate was constitutional under the commerce clause of the Constitution. But Roberts joined the court’s four liberal justices — Ginsburg, Sonia Sotomayor, Stephen G. Breyer and Elena Kagan — in ruling that a penalty for refusing to buy health insurance amounts to a tax and thus is permitted. Ginsburg favored going further and allowing the mandate under the commerce clause.

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Blog author's comments - The Supreme Court, to be more precise Chief Justice John Roberts, shoved the nation much closer to Socialism. Justice Roberts had the chance to save our freedom of choice when it comes to health care but instead found a way to save the Obama legacy.

I have no respect for Justice Roberts. The Obamacare balloon was his and he had the chance to burst it. Instead he handed it to Obama and the Democrats. This was an extraordinarily frustrating day. I had expected the entire Obamacare law to be struck down by the high court.

Roberts found the individual mandate was unconstitutional under the commerce clause but okay as a tax. It was not presented as a tax, he and the four liberal Justices gave the Democrats a victory. Hopefully this is a huge motivator to get out the conservative vote this fall.

So now as I see it the only way to remove this monster money-eating law is to fix this legislatively. January 2013 must see a Republican anti-Obamacare controlled House, a Republican Senate and Mitt Romney in the White House.

If this ruling did not show all thinking Americans what we are up against there is no hope for them or for our country. If Romney should win in November I hope he will do the right thing and repeal the Obamacare law.

In 2009 Obama Says Individual Mandate Is Not A Tax

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Obama - Cancels The Immigration Enforcement Program In Arizona

Gov. Brewer: Obama Shows 'Utter Disregard'
for Arizona in Canceling Immigration Enforcement Program

CNS News -- Hours after the Supreme Court upheld a key provision of Arizona's immigration law, President Obama "demonstrated anew his utter disregard for the safety and security of the Arizona people," Gov. Jan Brewer announced on Monday.

"Within the last two hours, I have been notified the Obama administration has revoked the 287(g) agreement," which allows Arizona police to partner with the federal government in enforcing immigration law.

It's no coincidence, Brewer said, noting that while 68 law enforcement bodies in 24 states have 287(g) agreements with the federal government, the only agreement eliminated on Monday was the one with Arizona -- "the state that happens to be on the front lines of America's fight against illegal immigration," she said.

"We are on our own, apparently," Brewer said in the statement posted on her website.

“I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised," she continued. "The Obama administration has fought the people of Arizona at every turn -- downplaying the threat that a porous border poses to our citizens, filing suit in order to block our State from protecting itself, unilaterally granting immunity to tens of thousands of illegal aliens living in our midst, and now this. Still, the disarmament of Arizona’s 287(g) agreements is a new low, even for this administration."

Entire column...

Gov. Jan Brewer Slams Obama Administration For
Abandoning AZ: They've Said 'Drop Dead And Go Away'

Blog author's comments - Gov. Jan Brewer is following the rule of law in an attempt to curtail the number of illegals who cross the border into Arizona. Barack Obama is making the situation in Arizona very difficult for both the Governor and law enforcement personnel trying to protect their state.

The president is upset because he did not get everything he thought he should have with the SCOTUS ruling on the Arizona illegal immigration case. So, he cancelled the Immigration Enforcement Program between Arizona and the government, which allows Arizona police to work with the federal government to enforce immigration law. The President of the United States does not want immigration laws enforced. It's just that simple.

Obama, if he wins a second term, will find a way to give the illegals amnesty and eventually citizenship, so they can vote for the Democrats. This is and has always been his ultimate goal.

If Obama and the Democrats are defeated this and many other problems his administration has promoted and created can be solved. I have no idea how the majority of the voters can support Obama in November. I also fear what the Obama administration will do to this country if he is in the White House four more years.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Your Daily Dose Of Drama

A Dramatic Surprise On A Quiet Square

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Blog author's comments - I received this from a good friend. I think it is a fun video and was well done and staged.

Friday, June 22, 2012

GOP Rep. Gowdy Comments On Nancy Pelosi's Defense of Holder

GOP Rep. Gowdy: Pelosi Is "Mind-Numbingly Stupid"

Real Clear Politics -- Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) on Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Cali.) accusing Republicans of attacking Eric Holder in order to further an agenda of voter suppression.

"You know my friend Allen West said the race card was the last card in the deck. I think former Speaker Pelosi has opened up a new deck and has found the 2 of clubs. I could not believe it when I heard her saying that. Is that all you have to come back with?" Rep. Gowdy said on FOX News tonight.

"Is that the best you can come up with, is that we got together in this grand scheme to suppress votes and I'm sure she didn't say southern states but that's what she meant," Gowdy said.

"It's really beneath the office of a member of Congress to say something that outrageous and the fact that she was once the Speaker is mind numbing. I honestly, and I have heard her a lot in my 16 years as a prosecutor, I couldn't believe the words coming out of her mouth. But keep in mind, Greta, this is the same woman who said she could have arrested Karl Rove any day she wanted. So I don't know what was wrong with her yesterday or today or whenever she said that, but I would schedule an appointment with my doctor if she thinks that we are doing this to suppress votes this fall. That is mind-numbingly stupid," he said.

Blog author's comments - Trey Gowdy, a GOP representative said aloud what everybody on the right should have been thinking when they heard Pelosi. Her comments were made in a desperate attempt to cover for Eric Holder. I did not hear her address the question of Fast and Furious or the border agent who was killed because of the Obama administration's scheme to damage our Second Amendment rights.

I certainly do agree with Rep. Gowdy's opinion of Nancy Pelosi’s character. What also bothers me is what this says about the voters who keep putting her and her kind in office.

Pelosi: House Contempt Vote Is Really About
Stopping Holder From Fighting Voter Suppression

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Obama - Protects Holder and Himself Over Fast and Furious

Issa pushes ahead with Holder contempt vote despite Obama intervention

Fox News -- Rep. Darrell Issa pressed ahead with a committee vote Wednesday to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress, despite an eleventh-hour move by President Obama to exert executive privilege over the Fast and Furious documents at the heart of the dispute.

The announcement touched off a caustic debate on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee that lasted into the afternoon, as Democrats accused Issa of prosecuting a "political witch hunt" and Republicans stepped up their criticism of Holder's "stonewalling" over the Fast and Furious probe. Even for Washington, the tone at the hearing was decidedly bitter and accusatory.

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee was first informed of the president's decision to exert executive privilege in a letter Wednesday morning, shortly before the contempt vote was scheduled.

Issa said committee staff are evaluating the letter but described the move as too little, too late as he and other GOP lawmakers questioned the basis for the assertion.

"This untimely assertion by the Justice Department falls short of any reason to delay today's proceedings," Issa said.

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Blog author's comments - Obama invoked executive privilege protecting the release of the Fast and Furious documents. The main reason Obama did this was to shield himself. This was a government program put together I must assume under the approval of Obama and AG Eric Holder. This program led to the death of border agent Brian Terry and hundreds of people in Mexico.

A huge number of guns were purchased in Arizona by 'straw' buyers and 'walked' across the border into Mexico with the intent to show the people in our country how easy it is for drug cartels to purchase guns in the US. This was done as an assault on the Second Amendment with hope that the American people would agree that more and tighter gun control laws were needed.

The reason Obama made his move today was because Congressman Issa planned to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress for not being truthful to the committee and refusing to provide them the documentation they had asked for months ago.

For Obama to use executive privilege so the documents do not have to be released should show everyone that not only Holder, but also Obama knew about the Fast and Furious scheme. Why else protect the documents or in this case evidence against the Obama administration?

Flash: House panel votes to place Holder in contempt of Congress.
Full House to vote next week.

In 2007 Obama Attacked Bush For Hiding Behind Executive Privilege

Monday, June 18, 2012

Former Yankee Acquitted Of Charges That He Lied To Congress

Jury Finds Roger Clemens Not Guilty On All Counts In Perjury Trial

CBS New York -- Roger Clemens has been acquitted on all charges by a jury that decided he didn’t lie to Congress when he denied using performance-enhancing drugs.

Jurors returned their verdict Monday after close to 10 hours of deliberation. The outcome brings an end to a 10-week trial that capped an expensive, five-year investigation into one of the greatest pitchers in the history of baseball.

The 49-year-old Clemens was charged with perjury , making false statements and obstructing Congress when he testified at a deposition and at a nationally-televised hearing in February 2008. The charges centered on his repeated denials that he used steroids and human growth hormone during his 24-year career.[...]

The verdict is the latest blow to the government’s pursuit of athletes accused of drug use.

Blog author's comments - I think this is good news. I have always been a fan of Roger Clemens and never doubted that he was innocent. This may make it difficult for Clemens to be voted into the baseball Hall of Fame the first year he is eligible.

If anyone should be there it is 'The Rocket'. Many of the sports writers who vote the MLB players into the Hall believed that Clemens was guilty of drug use and lying to Congress when this entire fiasco began.

Hopefully, the voting media will look at Clemens' record on the field and put him in the Hall of Fame where he belongs.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

West - On Obama's New Deportation Policy for Some Illegal immigrants

Rep. Allen West questions new Obama deportation policy as 'backdoor' right to vote

The Hill -- Amid the Republican backlash over the Obama administration’s new lenient deportation policy for some illegal immigrants, Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) called into question the new order's possible "backdoor" opportunity for illegal immigrants to vote.

"What is going to happen as far as their right to vote?” West said on Fox News Friday. "Is this one of those backdoor opportunities to allow people in the next five months to get the opportunity to vote? Will we see Janet Napolitano and the president come out with a new edict that says since we allow these people to be here legally, we’re now going to allow them to vote? How far down the rabbit hole will it go?"

Republicans are up in arms over Obama's new policy saying the new rules — which will prevent deportations for as many as 800,000 illegal immigrants brought to the United States as children — overstep the law in order to buy Obama support from Hispanics ahead of November's elections, in which the Hispanic vote will likely be crucial.

“This huge policy shift has horrible consequences for unemployed Americans looking for jobs and violates President Obama’s oath to uphold the laws of this land," Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas), chairman of the House Judiciary Committee said in a statement. "How can the administration justify allowing illegal immigrants to work in the U.S. when millions of Americans are unemployed? President Obama and his administration once again have put partisan politics and illegal immigrants ahead of the rule of law and the American people.”

West contended the president sidestepped bureaucracy in favor of appeasing Latino interest groups, suggesting the issue should have been put up for public scrutiny.

"I would be very interested to know how close are [Hispanic civil rights] groups like LULAC and [National Council of] La Raza to this decision that’s being made and what impact they had on this executive order and how it’s going to be handed out today," he said. "Why have we not allowed a national debate on this issue?"

GOP: New Obama deportation policy violates oath of office

Blog author's comments - Obama will do whatever it takes to win a second term whether it is legal or not. The Dictator-In-Chief will continue to issue executive orders and at this time there is nothing the GOP can do to stop him. This is the first step to an eventual path to citizenship for illegals. Of course Obama likes to think of them as future Democratic Party voters.

"Republicans are up in arms over Obama's new policy saying the new rules — which will prevent deportations for as many as 800,000 illegal immigrants brought to the United States as children — overstep the law in order to buy Obama support from Hispanics ahead of November's elections, in which the Hispanic vote will likely be crucial." And they are correct.

Existing laws and the Constitution mean nothing to the Obama administration. There are still five months before the election, who knows what else they will come up with to insure his reelection and the eventual destruction of the country. Each day Obama gives us more reasons to remove him from the White House.

At the same time Obama has his AG Eric Holder and the DOJ trying to stop states from implementing voter ID laws.

If Allen West retains his seat in the House and the GOP is still in control of the House after the election, Allen West would do well as the Speaker of the House. In my opinion, John Boehner needs to be replaced.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Obama - Romney Doesn't Think I'm Rich Enough To Be President

Obama: POTUS doesn't have to be rich, like Romney

Washington Examiner -- President Obama today suggested that Mitt Romney doesn't believe he is rich enough to be president, as he emphasized Romney's wealth at different times throughout the speech.

"[Romney ads will say] I didn't make a lot of money in the private sector and I don't understand it," Obama said in Ohio, or that "I'm in over my head . . . that's what the scary voice in the ads will say. That's what Mr. Romney will say."

Obama didn't let his blue-collar audience forget that Romney is wealthy. "I don't believe that giving someone like Mr. Romney another huge tax cut is worth ending the basic security we've always guaranteed [to the poor]," he said. The president argued that Romney's tax cuts for the wealthy will require spending cuts and tax increases on the middle class due to pressure to reduce the deficit.

Romney explained yesterday that Obama's millionaire tax increases will kill jobs for small businesses. "I don't want to raise the individual marginal tax rate from 35 to 40 percent; I know there are some who think that that's a great way to go after rich people," Romney said at the Business Roundtable yesterday. "Fifty-four percent of America's workers work in businesses taxed at the individual tax rate -- you raise that marginal tax rate from 35 to 40, and you kill jobs," he said.

Blog author's comments - Obama, a wealthy president who has never worked in the private sector complaining about a man who earned his wealth in the private sector and isn’t ashamed of having done so. From Obama we continually hear the same things - does he understand how tiresome he sounds playing his class warfare game?

“President Obama today suggested that Mitt Romney doesn’t believe he is rich enough to be president.” No, it’s not that Obama isn’t rich enough to be president, though he certainly is rich. It’s that he isn’t competent enough to be president. We have his record since he has been in office to prove it.

Mr. President, this has nothing to do with wealth. People are starting to be put off by rhetoric like this, especially when Obama spends a large amount of his time campaigning among “the rich.”

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

ACLU - Attempting To Help Obama Win November Election

Suit filed in purge of Florida voter rolls

Politio44 -- Good-government advocates have sued the state of Florida, alleging its purge of non-citizens from voter rolls has swept up too many legally-registered African American and Latino voters and is undermining laws that ensure fair access to the ballot box.

The state chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union, the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights and the local office of the international law firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP filed a federal lawsuit in Tampa, claiming that the state Bureau of Elections is breaking the law in its ongoing purge, designed to scrub voter registration lists ahead of the state’s August congressional primary.

Florida officials, according to the suit, are using outdated information and a badly-flawed process to conduct the purge, according to the suit. And the procedure, the advocates contend, requires lawful citizens and already legally registered voters to prove their citizenship or lose their ability to vote.

“Florida is flouting federal laws designed to protect voters from precisely this kind of action,” Bob Kengle, co-director, Voting Rights Project, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, said in a statement issued Friday. “The right of every citizen to have their voice heard at the ballot box is being threatened. The Lawyers’ Committee will continue to tirelessly fight any effort to make full-fledged Americans second-class citizens.”[...]

The Justice Department last month formally asked Florida to justify the move, warning that it might violate provisions in the Voting Rights Act and the National Voter Registration Act. In their response earlier this week, Florida officials insist the scrub is legal under both statutes, and would have happened much earlier in the election cycle if the Department of Homeland Security had allowed them to use a more expansive federal database for the comparison.

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Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) said he will sue DHS in voter registration battle

Blog author's comments - Why do the ACLU and the Democrats have such a problem with fair and transparent elections? What is it that they find offensive in this?

Liberals just hate to see their practice of trying to sway election results hampered. The law is clear, if you are not a citizen you can’t vote - it also requires that you be alive, seems fairly straight forward to me.

Has the ACLU ever done anything in favor of America? This is not a trick question. I have never heard of them doing anything that indicated a respect for America.

The Department of Homeland Security is also involved. (see link above) Florida Gov. Rick Scott said he will sue the DHS. Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner produced the lawsuit, filed in Washington, D.C. district court on Monday, shortly after, along with a statement.

“For nearly a year, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has failed to meet its legal obligation to provide us the information necessary to identify and remove ineligible voters from Florida’s voter rolls,” Detzner said. “We can’t let the federal government delay our efforts to uphold the integrity of Florida elections any longer."

Monday, June 11, 2012

Contempt Vote Against Holder Concerning Fast and Furious

House GOP schedules contempt vote against Holder

Washington Examiner -- House Republicans say they have run out of patience with the Justice Department over its withholding of documents related to the gun walking operation known as Fast and Furious.

The House Oversight and Government reform committee announced Monday that it will vote on a "contempt of Congress" motion against U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder "for his failure to produce documents" related to the department's knowledge of Fast and Furious, which the panel subpoenaed in October.

The announcement ends a brief detente between the two branches over Fast and Furious. House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, tried to stave off a contempt vote by pressuring the White House directly to turn over thousands of pages of documents, but the Justice Department has not complied.

Aides told The Washington Examiner that the committee’s statement could be a last-ditch effort to get Holder to cough up the documents. The statement includes this line: "If the Attorney General decides to produce these subpoenaed documents, I am confident we can reach agreement on other materials and render the process of contempt unnecessary."

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Chairman Darrell Issa says 31 Democrats Will Vote To Condemn Holder

Blog author's comments - This is how long it takes the GOP to lose their patience and do something about Holder? Mine was gone within the first month I found out about 'Fast and Furious.'

Seriously, I don't believe this will work. Eric Holder should have been gone months ago but I think he will survive and keep his job as the Attorney General. Obama has of course been no help, Holder knows too much concerning what Obama has done during his time in office.

The MSM will continue to protect the Obama administration and spin this as an out of control Republican House focused on trying to embarrass Obama in an election year.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Obama - The Private Sector Is Doing Fine

Romney Campaign Jumps On Obama's 'Doing Fine' Remark

Huffington Post -- Mitt Romney's campaign on Friday jumped on a comment by President Obama at a press conference that "the private sector is doing fine."

The Romney campaign sent out a statement from spokesman Ryan Williams:

"Today, President Obama inexplicably claimed that 'the private sector is doing fine.' But the 23 million Americans who are struggling for work are not 'doing fine.' Job creators and small businesses are not 'doing fine.' The middle class is not 'doing fine.' There is no denying that President Obama has been fundamentally hostile to job creators and his policies have prevented our economy from rebounding. America needs a president who understands the economy and knows how to get our country back on track."

Blog author's comments - Surely not even Obama can believe what he said about the private sector. Does he expect us to buy it? To fix a problem you have to understand the problem. Obama and his regime are a major part of the reason that our economy is in the shape that it is.

In 2008 all he needed were words and promises and "Hope and Change." The election of 2012 is now totally different. He has a record which he cannot defend or run on and continues to blame everyone but himself. Hopefully this will not be enough to keep him in the White House.

Via Real Clear Politics, Obama's answer to a question about his failed policies

"Doing Fine" by

Obama already doing damage control -- Obama: 'Absolutely clear' economy's not fine

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Case Against Maxine Waters Will Move Forward

Ethics committee says case against Waters to move forward

The Hill -- The House Ethics Committee announced on Wednesday that Rep. Maxine Waters’s (D-Calif.) rights were not violated in its investigation of her and its case will proceed.

Waters is next in line to fill Rep. Barney Frank’s (D-Mass.) position as the top Democrat on the House Financial Services Committee next year when Frank retires. An ethics conviction could jeopardize her ascension to the post.

In a letter to Waters, the committee wrote to inform the lawmaker that it had considered the 12 allegations of misconduct her lawyer had presented against the panel and found that none of them was in violation of House or committee rules.

“The outside counsel has concluded, and the Committee has unanimously found that you have been afforded notice and the opportunity to be heard,” wrote Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), the panel’s acting chairman on the Waters case, and Rep. John Yarmuth (D-Ky.), the committee’s ranking member.

"As such, there has been no violation of the due process rights to which you are entitled. Even when the allegations are considered in their totality, there is still no violation of the process which you are due, and the Committee is entitled to continue its consideration of your matter,” the lawmakers wrote.

For more than two years, the committee has investigated whether Waters violated House rules after allegations surfaced that she secured funding for a bank in which her husband own stock. Waters has maintained her innocence.

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Blog author's comments - Waters, no doubt, was heard to be yelling 'racism' uncontrollably. It only took the House Ethics Committee over two years to do what should have been done within a few months.

Waters has maintained her innocence. If she is found guilty of the charges there should be no 'reprimand' as punishment...she should be gone. Maxine Waters saw what happened to Rangel and is not worried.

Charlie Rangel should be in jail for his delinquent tax payments but instead, he got ‘high-fived’ by members of his own party after he was censured instead of being expelled!

The most astounding part of this sordid story is that Waters is next in line to fill Barney Frank’s position as the top Democrat on the House Financial Services Committee. The Hill said “an ethics conviction could jeopardize her ascension to the post”.

Even if she escapes conviction, the last thing in the world she should assume is leadership of this committee. Talk about putting the fox in charge of the hen house. But, it would not surprise me, even if she is found guilty, to only receive a reprimand and to be placed in the position of power.

Maxine Waters Off Her Meds and on a Rant

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Clinton - Accuses Romney Of What Obama Is Attempting To Do

Clinton: GOP, Romney have adopted Europe's 'crazy' policies

Politico -- It's usually Republicans accusing Democrats of wanting to turn the United States into Europe.

Not on Monday, when former President Clinton blasted the austerity policies of the Republican party and nominee Mitt Romney — accusing them of pursuing "crazy" economics.

"The Republican Congress and their nominee for President, Gov. Romney, have adopted Europe's economic policies," Clinton said at a fundraiser with President Obama at the home of a New York City hedge fund manager.

"Their economic policy is austerity and unemployment now, and then a long term budget that would explode the debt when the economy recovers so the interest rates would be so high, nobody would be able to do anything," Clinton said.

"So the politics is wrong on the Republican side, the economics are crazy," Clinton said.

Obama "has good politics, he's got a good record, he's made the best of a very challenging situation, he deserves to be reelected," Clinton said.

Clinton, who shied away from a full-throated attack on Romney's business record last week, went on the offense in New York City.

"The alternative would be in my opinion calamitous for our country and the world," Clinton said.

Blog author's comments - So Clinton does not have a clue that the "crazy" economics, policies and agenda of the Obama administration has created the many problems America now faces?

I do believe that the incompetent Obama campaign is floundering. With remarks like Clinton's, it sounds as if they are becoming a bit desperate. The only thing they have going for them is the collective ignorance of some of the liberals who put Obama in the White House in the first place.

Clinton actually said Obama "has good politics, he's got a good record, he's made the best of a very challenging situation, he deserves to be reelected." The economy will never recover as long as Obama is president.

Mitt Romney would be a welcome relief from who we currently have.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Obama - Don't Blame Me For The Unemployment Rate

White House blames Europe for unemployment rate increase

Washington Examiner -- President Obama's spokesman today blamed Europe for the rise in unemployment, though he noted that the economy did add some jobs.

"We're digging out of a very deep hole," Deputy Press Secretary Josh Earnest told reporters today. "We're also seeing continued instability in the Eurozone."

The unemployment rate increased in May from 8.1 to 8.2 percent due to news that only 69,000 people were hired in May and that 49,000 fewer jobs were created in the previous two months than the Labor Department initially reported.

"The longer term trends still indicated that we have an economy that is adding jobs," Earnest maintained, though he acknowledged that the job growth remains too slow.

Blog author's comments - Obama's spokesman said: "We're digging out of a very deep hole." The main reason the hole is so deep is for the first two years of Obama's term the Democrats also controlled the House and the spending was out of control. When you find yourself at the bottom of a deep hole, the first thing to do is stop digging.

How is it possible that President Obama thinks the American people believe or have any inkling that he is not responsible? This is the left and their character trait of 'self-denial of the obvious truth'. The Obama regime thinks that people will believe a big lie sooner than a little one, and if you repeat it enough times people will sooner or later believe it.

Blame Europe, blame Bush. There can’t be that many people left in this country who do not see this amateur for what he really is. He has not and will never take any responsibility for the shape we now find ourselves. If he wins a second term, it's only going to get much worse -- beyond anything we can imagine.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Pelosi - Quite Sure The Supreme Court Will Uphold Obamacare

Pelosi: Obamacare Will Be Upheld 6-3, 'Because I Know the Constitution'

CNSN News -- House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said the Supreme Court will uphold the constitutionality of President Barack Obama’s health care law, predicting a 6-3 decision because, as she remarked, “I know the Constitution.”

At a Capitol Hill press conference on Thursday, a reporter asked Pelosi, “Madame Leader, the Supreme Court is getting ready to rule in the next month or so on the health care bill, and you’ve expressed pretty high confidence – I think you said 6-3 – but I’m just wondering if Democrats and the Democratic leadership have had any discussions or meetings to plan for any sort of contingency plan given the possibility that the court could strike any provisions from the law or the whole law, I’m wondering if Democrats are having any meetings to discuss contingency plans?”

Pelosi, in reference to how the nine-judge court will rule, said, “6-3. That’s it. 6-3.”

She was then asked why she was so confident about her prediction, "Do you have a crystal ball or what is your confidence -- you wrote the bill but why do you have this confidence?"

Pelosi said: “Because I know the Constitution. This bill is ironclad. It is ironclad.”

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Blog author's comments - Pelosi is sure Obamacare will be upheld -- "because I know the Constitution." Does she also believe she is a Constitutional scholar? The Supreme Court's decision is going to come down within a few weeks -- it should be interesting.

Pelosi used this as a preliminary jab…setting the stage for calling the Supreme Court Justices ‘partisan activists’ who didn’t follow the Constitution if they rule against Obamacare. I will be both surprised and disappointed if the SCOTUS does not rule the entire Obamacare law unconstitutional.

Patrick Henry said: "The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people; it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government – lest it come to dominate our lives and interests."

Really folks, think about where we have gone -- just a few small steps at a time -- so that many people did not notice. But put them all together on a list and a large number of people would say, how did this happen? We’ve come a long way in the wrong direction. Now how do we get back? Certainly not with the crowd that’s running things now.

Nancy Pelosi On The Obamacare Bill