Obama can’t find an honest man….even in a mirror

h/t Andrew Bolt for the list.

Sir,you rock.

The list of award winning screwups continues

Charles Freeman, nominee as chairman of the National Intelligence Council: quit after criticism of his attacks on Israel and support for dealings with Hezbollah and Hamas, as well as of his financial ties to Saudi Arabia.

Republican Sen. Judd Gregg, commerce secretary nominee: quit over Obama’s stimulus package and centralisation of power.

Tom Daschle, Obama’s nominee for Health and Human Services: quit for failing to pay taxes.

Ron Kirk nominated as U.S. Trade Representative: picked despite owing an estimated $10,000 in back taxes.

Timothy Geithner, Treasury Secretary: picked even after failed to pay taxes

Bill Richardson, Obama’s first nominee as Commerce Secretary: quit after being investigated over financial irregularities, campaign contributions and construction contracts.

Nancy Killefer: Obama’s new chief performance officer: quit for failing to pay taxes

And let’s not forget some politicians he didn’t pick but inherited or worked with:

Rod Blagojevich, Illinois Governor: sacked after trying to sell Obama’s Senate seat..and then impeached.

Chris Dodd: given cheap mortgages by Countrywide, one of the lenders he oversaw as chair of the Senate banking committee, and received donations from the now collapsed Fannie Mae.

Charlie Rangel, chairman of the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee: failed to pay taxes.

and now this

Obama official on leave after FBI raids

“An aide to President Barack Obama is on leave from his White House job after the FBI raided his old District of Columbia government office Thursday, arresting a city employee and a technology consultant on corruption charges, a White House official said.

The charges were lodged against the two men at a federal court hea ring as the FBI finished searching the city’s technology office, which was led until recently by Obama’s new computer chief, Vivek Kundra.”

Last…but definitely not least, Bill Ayers may find himself up on murder charges…very very soon.

Now taking bets on how long before Obama throws him, like everyone else, under the bus.

At this time, there has been no comment from the First Sasquatch.

Some kind of denial / complaint/ claims of racism / lies / evasions / claims of VRWC conspiracies are expected from She who is Entitled™.

Meanwhile, on a ranch far far away from Washington…somewhere in Texas, former President Bush is watching this unfold.

And killing himself laughing.

P.S Also taking bets on the earliest date for impeachment articles to be filed. I say 12 months from now.

Any bids?

EDIT AND UPDATE

Add H. Rodgin Cohen to the ever growing list of people who don;t want to be part of Mr Hopeychange’s express lane to socialism

March 12 (Bloomberg) — H. Rodgin Cohen, chairman of New York law firm Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, has withdrawn his name from consideration to become deputy Treasury secretary, according to a Democratic official.

Cohen pulled out of the running during the final stages of the vetting process, the official said on condition of anonymity.

The withdrawal leaves Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner without any Senate-confirmed senior aides since the Obama administration took office seven weeks ago. Former Securities and Exchange Commission member Annette Nazareth last week also pulled herself out of consideration for the No. 2 post.

Tsk tsk tsk….

Cohen has ties to numerous firms that have been shuttered, bailed out by federal regulators or acquired during the financial crisis. Among the companies he has represented are Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc., Goldman Sachs Group Inc., JPMorgan Chase & Co., Fannie Mae and Wachovia Corp.

56 comments

  1. 51
    Joseph says:

    dramboozie (#45),

    I agree that it will be about 60-90 days before the talent starts refusing or abandoning Obama’s administration. No one wants to board a sinking ship, and Obama started making excuses and getting defensive since his second week. Not only does Obama not have a clue, his advisors don’t seem to know what they are doing either. Just hope the professionals in the gov’t can keep things going the next 4 years.

  2. 52
    LC Anniee451 says:

    “Obama started making excuses and getting defensive since his second week.”

    I seem to remember angry defensiveness since before the election. The guy can NOT brook criticism or dissent in any form. He is an angry, angry, vile little man.

    “Not only does Obama not have a clue, his advisors don’t seem to know what they are doing either. Just hope the professionals in the gov’t can keep things going the next 4 years.”

    Could we just, for fucking once, get the professionals and everyone else OUT of the government for a little while?

    Does anyone else remember the time that Newt and Company defied Clinton and Clinton managed to get the government SHUT DOWN for a while? THAT’S what we fucking need. I remember saying “YES! Shut down? Good! STAY the fuck shut down. Let us recover FFS”

    Reagan knew this, and whatever, anyone can say whatever they want about me wanting a return to the past (frankly I’d like a return to a government LONG preceding Reagan, but whatever) and Will Rogers knew this (when government doesn’t DO things it doesn’t HURT people – it’s when it’s DOING stuff that it hurts people) and lots of people have known this, but we seem to want them to DO stuff now.

    Fuck it. I’d settle for a fuck of a lot LESS right about now. And would have for the last couple decades.

  3. 53

    ReaderJP sez:

    “How about Clarence Thomas and Anita Hill? I do believe she was honest about what happened to her, if only for the reason that they came to her,”

    I didn’t believe her for a moment. A smart woman who is TRULY being harassed DOES NOT follow her alleged tormentor from job to job to job. She did.

    Joseph sez:

    “Not only does Obama not have a clue, his advisors don’t seem to know what they are doing either.”

    This is a first-rate argument for why a SENATOR should NEVER be elected president. They don’t have a clue about how to run things, about how to govern. He didn’t really even know how to be a senator, really. Being president means actually DOING something; you don’t get to vote “present.”

  4. 54
    LC Anniee451 says:

    “This is a first-rate argument for why a SENATOR should NEVER be elected president. They don’t have a clue about how to run things, about how to govern. He didn’t really even know how to be a senator, really. Being president means actually DOING something; you don’t get to vote “present.””

    Agreed, but give him this much credit – he’s DOING stuff now! He’s REALLY doing stuff. It’s like he saved it all up for the Cloward-Piven/Alinsky tactic of burn it all down from the inside. Don’t bomb, OCCUPY.

  5. 55
    LC Anniee451 says:

    Anybody else hear that news about Carville and the reporters on 9/11? Minutes before the plane hit, he told a group of reporters (as they purposely blocked his appointments to cripple his administration) “We certainly don’t want Bush to succeed.” Then the plane hit, and he screamed, “Don’t report that! This changes everything!”

    And those sonsabitches were gonna take it to their graves! It’s only NOW coming out, NOW that **HE** is leading the barking moonbats in their crusade against Rush (when they know full well what he said). That absolute sonofabitch hypocrite scumbag.

    For your pleasure, I made a LOL out of him: http://mine.icanhascheezburger.com/view.aspx?ciid=3663356

  6. 56
    LC Anniee451 says:

    I’m sorry, no edit button…Skye, I totally agree about Thomas. Hill was a liar, IMO, trying to bring down a really good justice. Can you imagine if we didn’t have him on the court now? As it is it’s 5-4 all the time! And all that going on while the president, Clinton, was a true sexual predator (I don’t mean Monica, who consented, but Jones, Willey, Broaddrick, and that former Miss America who had to go into hiding for 20 years because the Bimbo Eruption Squad threatened her family) – I really hate men who think it’s a seduction tactic to whip out their penises on unsuspecting women. I hated Clinton as soon as all that came out.

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