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

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    lc purple raider says:

    You forgot a Mr. Roland Burris, who was solicited for campaign/defense funds by Blago, lied about it to the state senate, and then went ahead and made a contribution.

    $10,000, I believe.

    No word whether it was unmarked bills.

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    readerjp says:

    Freeman was also a paid shill for the Chinese Government. Congressmen were troubled by his connections to 2 countries that after all, are our enemies.

    But the NY Times yesterday ran ON THEIR FRONT PAGE the following HEADLINE”

    ISRAEL BACKERS TORPEDO FREEMAN’S APPOINTMENT.

    The verb may not have been “torpedo,” but it was “blame the Jooos” all over again.

    Sulzberger chooses to ignore the fact that if Hitler were alive, Sulzberger would be killed for having Jewish grandparents. He thinks he’s a Presbyterian.

    And now, for the truth, we turn to other sources.

    [b]U.S. Intelligence Pick Pulls Out after Objections – Randall Mikkelsen[\b]

    Former U.S. Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Charles Freeman, named to head the National Intelligence Council which produces formal U.S. intelligence assessments of security issues, withdrew on Tuesday amid congressional objections over his past criticism of Israel and ties to China and Saudi Arabia. Freeman was president of the Middle East Policy Council, a Washington think tank that received funding from Saudi Arabia. (Reuters)

    See also What Was Behind the Freeman Fight? – Eric Fingerhut

    Lawmakers who led the successful campaign against the selection of Charles Freeman said their concerns always [b]had less to do with his criticisms of Israel than his financial ties to Saudi Arabia and a Chinese oil company with business dealings in Iran. Freeman had lashed out at his critics Tuesday, releasing a statement blaming “the Israel Lobby.” Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va.) focused on Freeman’s ties to the China National Offshore Oil Company and China’s purchase of oil from Sudan throughout the Darfur genocide, as well as his use of the term “race riot” to describe a protest in Tibet.[\b] Rep. Steve Israel (D-N.Y.), a member of the Select Intelligence Oversight Panel of the House Appropriations Committee, said Freeman is “entitled to be a strident critic of Israel and be a strident defender of China. He is not entitled to hold those opinions and make judgments on intelligence matters.” (JTA)

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    readerjp says:

    No preview, edit, or Bold/Italic buttons?

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    LCBrendan says:

    Every screwup held up to the light

    Every incompetence, every mistake, every gaffe. Every time he opens his mouth, he shoves both feet in it…when, of course, he isn’t using his TelePrompter.

    Ol’ JugEars has been in office less than three months, and he is already the idiot you claimed Pres. Bush was.

    I will hear no more from you about Pres. Bush’s military career.
    Obama never served.
    Obama is a coward.
    Obama is a liar, has lied, will continue to lie.
    Obama can’t get one member of a cabinet without them being liars, crooks, tax cheats or with enough skeletons in their closet to make up a chorus line.
    Obama is incompetent.

    Petard. Hoist.

    Payback’s a BITCH.

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    Tallulah says:

    If Monster Billy Ayers gets charged with murder, can we show up in force and pelt the bastard with stinking garbage, lock him in the pillory for weeks of public abuse, and then stone him to death?

    Nothing’s too good for that guy.

    Or we could use an old Arab form of execution: stake him spread-eagled to a fire-ant hill, cut off his wedding tackle and stuff it in his mouth, and drizzle honey over him so the ants will eat him alive.

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    LC Wil, S.C.E. says:

    Brendan:

    If I may, two points:

    1) While I have the occasional problem with him, I believe that NObama found one homest man. Senator Judd Gregg arguably proved himself not to be one of the political asskissers of which D.C. seems to have such a plethora.

    2) In your first comment – think for a moment, prithee, sirrah. If NObama is removed from office, would Joe Biden be an improvement?

    [minor quibble # 2a) Is it really de rigueur for the Author of a post to make his own first? Just askin . . . ]

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    Shaitana says:

    Obama will never get impeached… or if he does he will not get thrown out of office. Haven’t you guys noticed? When a Republican gets caught, he is ostracized by his party. When a Democrat gets caught, they all close ranks to protect him damn the consequences…. (Unless Queen Pelosi decides she is tired of the little house negro, that is…)

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    LC Wil, S.C.E. says:

    Cassandra says the first official calls for NObama’s impeachment will come from the political far left moonbats.

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    LCBrendan says:

    [minor quibble # 2a) Is it really de rigueur for the Author of a post to make his own first? Just askin .

    You will notice I didn’t. 😀

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    Cheryl says:

    Was just settling down to my first cup of morning coffee when I heard a snippet on the radio from a speech by Teh One in which he stated: “I’ve always been in favor of the free market.” Mheheheheheheheheh! Is He-Who-Will-Not-Be-Criticized actually so dense as to think anyone other than one of the drooling morons voted for him will believe Lie #2,793? Or perhaps he was so spooked by a New York Slimes reporter taking a break from nuzzling Bambi’s shriveled sweaty scrotum long enough to ask him if, gasp, he were a socialist. Why would anyone ever think that?

    Also heard on Monica Crowley’s show yesterday that Obambi put forth a plan to have injured veterans pay for their own care through their private insurance-them that has any. I haven’t read about it anywhere else and can’t verify. But if it’s true, oh, that will really go over well. And if it is an underhanded attempt to push his gov’t health care plan, it’s going to backfire on him bigtime.

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    SeniorD says:

    The Caliph will never be impeached. The House Madam will just instruct her Congrestitutes to roll over and continue using another orifice.

    Have to wait till 2010 at a minimum to get close.

    Besides, William Jefferson Clinton had far more serious legal charges against him and walked. Does anyone really think The Loser will tolerate any stain on his personal empire?

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    LC hilljohnny says:

    OT.
    [BELFAST, Maine — James G. Cummings, who police say was shot to death by his wife two months ago, allegedly had a cache of radioactive materials in his home suitable for building a “dirty bomb.” ]

    http://www.bangordailynews.com/detail/99263.html

    someone has been sitting on this since early december.

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    Eyas says:

    It Begins.

    From the Wall Street Journal:

    “Obama’s Poll Numbers Are Falling to Earth”

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB123690358175013837.html

    (sorry, I can’t seem to post a link for some reason. You’ll have to cut & paste)

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    Eyas says:

    Nevermind. link worked automatically. (when did that start happening?)

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    T says:

    No way Buckwheat’s gonna be impeached. To quote Biden – “We remember who brought us to the dance” – translation: We a buncha bought prostitutes, and as long as the massa be payin’ the cash (You notice how the story of the 700 Mil that buckwheat and company spent on the election got lost – now where did that money come from?) wes’ gonna stay BOUGHT. And now these pricks have placed the teat directly on the federal treasury, so they gonna be suckin that money outta there faster than Lewinsky could drop to her knees. Besides, Reid and Pelousy like having their very own house nigger – they can do what the hell they want, Buckwheat says “this is flawed, but I’ll approve it now, just wait till Next Year” and the taxpayer gets shafted again with everyone pointing fingers at everyone else. Of course, with the MSM lapping up buckwheats manna like a thirsty dog at a waterbowl even those in the public who MIGHT otherwise have a brain cell or two functioning remain ignorant.

    I can’t wait until this summer when this years’ bunch of college students who supported the magic negro come out here to find jobs. (You have NO IDEA how much I would love to say in the interviews I conduct: You voted for this asshole? Guess why we aren’t hiring right now? Can you put the connection together???)

    I wish I knew a better endgame to this, but the old saying that “Those who rob Peter to pay Paul may always count on Paul’s support” (and right now, it looks like the 52’ers are Paul) is coming viciously true.

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    Cricket says:

    Quick question here: What is a 52er? Is there a Rottie Lexicon? As to the college grads: Don’t bet on it that they will connect the dots. Deductive reasoning is not taught anymore because otherwise the whiners would connect the dots and trace the trail back to the left winger. Articles of Impeachment? Sure. They will be about as effective with Obama as they were with Clinton.

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    The LC formerly known as Ziske68 says:

    OT but interesting

    I was reading up an Israeli hyperinflation last night because of a thread at PW and in one of the articles I found this little tidbit..

    ‘No one could foresee that the annual rate of inflation would soon exceed 800% a year. Fixed rate mortgage payments became laughably easy to make as inflation shot up to 800% a year. That is because salaries more or less kept pace with inflation, in a wage-price inflationary spiral, a typical phenomenon in high inflation economies.

    The coup de grace came when I received a notice from Bank Tefahot canceling my secondary mortgage, because the cost of record-keeping it had become more costly than the value of our monthly payment. Yes, inflation had eaten away at the value of our monthly payment to such an extent that the mortgage bank wrote off the mortgage.’

    From here: http://www.ohav.org/travel/experience/inflation.html

    Anyone know if SEIU and UAW wages are indexed to inflation? Welfare bennies? Unemployment?

    Food for thought anyway.

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    LC Gonzman says:

    A 52er is part of the “From 52 to 48” brigade of tilty-headed asswipse who put up a site of “D’awwww – we’ve abused you and called you names for 8 years, but now we’ve won this election, so please don’t do to our guy what we did to yours, m’kay?”

    Fuck them. Fuck them all. Fuck them long, hard, and with Satan’s own barbed and unlubed member straight up the ass.

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    LC Anniee451 says:

    These are the “52” assholes, who can all get fucked exactly the way gonzman described. From both ends in fact. http://www.zefrank.com/from52to48withlove/

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    LC Anniee451 says:

    I forgot how nauseating that site is. I feel dirty now.

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    Cricket says:

    Obama is a dollar short regarding private health insurance for veterans. Here is why: If most veterans have Tri-Care Prime or Standard, as well as another private health insurer, the private health insurer is ALWAYS primary, and Tri-Scare is secondary, UNLESS the veteran does NOT have supplemental health insurance and Tri-Care is primary. Next, in any scenario where anyone has two health care insurers, regardless of who they are, they always duke it out as to who will pay first.

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    Cricket says:

    Sorry to be so lame on the 52 question. Thank you for the clarification.

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    Cheryl:
    READ READ READ!!!!

    For those of you that retired from military service.
    Subject: VETS – Heads UP!!! BETTER READ!!! Date: Mon, 16 Feb 2009
    06:12:22 -1000

    Vets sacrifice again! Our President and his party thinks it’s more
    important to provide better health insurance to the uninsured and
    illegal aliens; than it is to keep promises made to soldiers that
    serviced there country in very difficult times. Change is coming… The
    promises from recruiters
    (agents of our government) told us if we served 20 years in the
    military? (FREE MEDS FOR LIFE AND THAT INCLULED DENTAL AND VISION)!!!!
    Change is about all we will have left…..

    Bill Thacker CSM Ret 1988 Drafted 1962

    “Another benefit subject to change is V.A. medical benefits. Everyone
    who is receiving a benefit from the V.A. for a service related injury
    will have to be re-assessed and the proposal states this will affect
    “90% of vets receiving V.A. benefits and will save the government $53
    Billion dollars over 10 years.”

    I guess that we will all pay for the poor judgement of others.

    About Obama’s Heath Care proposal on Active Duty Military Families and
    Veterans.

    Everyone, My office just got word today that our new President Obama has
    proposed a plan to cut military health benefits! This is great news for
    the
    99.9% Veterans and Active Duty members who are currently using health
    care benefits. The Congressional Budget Office has made public a
    proposal stating that Veterans (you know the men and women who have
    fought in wars and spent 20 plus years in the service) are now going to
    be paying up to 50% of their medical bill. That’s a big jump from paying
    nothing for the past 30 some odd years.

    The biggest kicker is Active Duty Military (yep, I said Active Duty)
    will now be paying 10% of their total bill. They will now be billed for
    their kids visiting the doctor. Again, a big jump from being free!

    Another benefit subject to change is V.A. medical benefits. Everyone who
    is receiving a benefit from the V.A. for a service related injury will
    have to be re-assessed and the proposal states this will affect “90% of
    vets receiving V.A. benefits and will save the government $53 Billion
    dollars over 10 years.”

    Needless to say, today is the first time I have heard from the few Obama
    supporters in my office say “if this gets passed they will not continue
    to be a supporter”.

    Isn’t this the candidate that just a few months ago was preaching to get
    healthcare coverage to ALL! Isn’t it ironic and moronic to steal $53
    Billion from vets and active duty military families so the Crack Head
    down the street will receive free medical coverage.

    GREAT NEWS!!

    If you’re as upset as I am then write your elected officials so
    hopefully some of the dummies running this country see the light and
    would never ever dream of taking away a penny from a military member!
    Here are some links to article.

    http://soldiersmind.com/2009/01/07/proposed-tricare-cuts-could-cause-pro
    blems-for-military-families-and-retirees/

    http://www.veteranstoday.com/modules.php?name=News&file=print&sid=4305

    Feel free to Google if you’re in dis-belief.

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    Damnit! Where’s the edit button? Need to blockquote pieces, and all sortsa shit.

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    LC Anniee451 says:

    I can never edit anyway – clicking edit crashes my browser every time. That’s why I end up with a couple comments in a row.

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    Cheryl says:

    Thanks for the explanation, Cricket. I did not know that. However, it’s Obambi’s business to know that fact. His advisors should be prepping him before he opens his yap. Collision insurance works that way when you rent a car and use your credit card insurance for collision coverage. If you have your own auto insurance, the coverage defaults to that in most states if a claim is put through.

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    Ogrrre says:

    Brendan, Shaitana and SeniorD are correct. Obama is a Democrat. There is no way in hell that he will be impeached until the House has a solid Republican majority and the Senate has at least 60 conservative Republicans.
    Bubba was impeached by the Republican controlled House, but the Senate refused to listen to the evidence against him. The charges and evidence were presented, but not listened too. So, Bubba skated. It wasn’t until after he was out of office that the Supreme Court of the State of Arkansa convicted him of perjury and disbarred him.
    Comrade Bubba blatantly committed criminal acts of perjury and suborning perjury, and he walked. Obama so far has only been incredibly stupid. He has violated the Constitution and ignored the voters, but those acts do not rise to the level of “high crimes and misdemeanors” necessary for impeachment. Being a communist is not illegal in this country. So, as of now, there are no grounds for impeachment. And, if at some date in the future, Teh One does commit impeachable offenses, he will not be removed from office.

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    GamerFromJump says:

    *Warning! Non-PC-itude ahead!*

    You know, if I were a black person, I’d be offended at the implication that Obama is the best we can do. I can think of at least one right off the top of my head who’d be light-years ahead. He was, as of 04, the CSM of Fort Benning’s 192nd BCTB, honored by the Air Force for his joint work, and overall a highly-educated and motivated Soldier.

    Rivers in ’12!

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    Marinia says:

    Umm, I think Gary Coleman would be a better President. Least he served as a security guard.

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    Cricket says:

    Cheryl,
    That is the overall simplicity of it, however, for veterans who have been wounded, oftentimes the *only* place they can get care is at a VA hospital, often entailing costly travel. Therein lies the Catch-22 of the system, because it is the *only* option many vets have. I would be willing to pay for private coverage if they didn’t have that stinking war clause.

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    Shaitana says:

    I am a veteran yet my insurance is always hit first already because I do not have a service connected disability. That is ok because I have insurance at the moment. Now my friend, who has terminal cancer, was medicalled out of the army years back, is 100% service connected disabled…. He can’t work and sure as hell can’t get medical insurance. So I guess his years of service were ‘thanks but see ya sucker’…. Gotta love this Lawn Jockey’s ideas…. NOT.

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    You forgot : Hired Lobbyists after he said he wouldn’t, including his latest pick for Commerce Secretary, Gary Locke, who is very freindly with the Chinese.

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    Terrapod says:

    IMHO our sitting so called presidente has already committed impeachable offences with regards to national security, economic destruction and other blatantly unconstitutional acts. If any of our representatives were truly such, impeachment proceedings would already be in process and motions up on the floor of both houses to reverse all decisions and legislation signed to date. Of course, not likely to happen. If things get worse on the economic front and if word is certain that we are giving any recourse to China and other borrowers that allows U.S. territory, physical or intellectual property as guarantees it should not take more than 90 days from the date the news breaks. Otherwise, I think we are stuck with the communist bastard until 2012 and longer if Acorn is not outlawed.

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    AyUaxe says:

    Especially not in a mirror!

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    Hopefuly one of you can clear up something for an ignorant furriner here.

    Just how hard is it to pass the selection hearing. Is it purely on the proffesional level or can private matters be raised to embarass people?

    I get the impression most of Obies picks have had tax/criminal reasons for being disqualified, is this normal? Would the average “Joe on the street” get through one of these processes?

    Did Bush have this much trouble during his first term?

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    LC Anniee451 says:

    I can’t clear it all up for you, but I can tell you this much – I don’t recall any president from Carter on up through now that EVER had a problem like this. Though a lot went hidden in Clinton’s time, so who knows – a lot of them are coming from that camp.

    And I had thought that these people were undergoing a rigorous application process BEFORE they got to that stage, allegedly anyway, which ought to have eliminated this sort of thing beforehand. It’s pathetic. The fact is that Obama doesn’t have any honest colleagues or friends and never has.

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    Thanks for that, it seems to be my impression as well. I would have thought a lot of them would have rulled themselves out before their names got public, unless Obies own arrogance made them think theyd get “special” treatment.

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    LC Subotai Bahadur says:

    #37 thefrolickingmole

    I assume that you are a Brit, so yeah, we do things a bit differently. Traditionally, confirmation hearings usually are simple affairs at the beginning of a term; generally under the assumption that the new president has the right to have his own team. There were exceptions, if the individual nominated had been politically active and opposed to the majority party in the Senate or if they had criminal problems [extremely rare because there is a vetting process before the name is made public], but in the main they were largely pro-forma.

    Starting in 2000, things changed a bit. Bush took office in January 2001. At the time of the 9/11 attack, he did not have his cabinet totally in place. Not because he did not have nominees, but because the Democrats in the Senate were deliberately stalling the hearing process. The 2004 confirmations went much better, but most of the team was already there.

    Now this current process resembles [as does the entire administration] a dozen monkeys attempting simultaneous carnal relations with a football [American style football, not Brit style]. The President, if he has half a lick of sense, has a background investigation done on prospective appointees similar to that used for a security clearance. It is amazing either how incompetently the investigation was done, or that apparently it was not done at all. Or there is a third option, that they knew about the problems of the nominees, but did not care.

    When they are preparing to start nationalizing major parts of the economy, taxing the wealthy into submission [they claim only a couple of percent, but the only way they can pay for what they said they would do with the money involves massive increases approaching confiscation]; it is impolitic to put it mildly for several of their nominees to not have bothered to pay taxes for years. It also is an insult to those who do pay their taxes for the nominees to be allowed to only pay the back taxes, only back to the statute of limitations, and NOT have to pay either interest or penalties. Normally the interest and penalties would add up to several multiples of the amount owed. The blatant rubbing of our faces in the fact that there really are two systems of law and justice in this country does not go well. Politicians and those related to them in one way or another are exempt from penalties for whatever they do. Those of us who are not can be railroaded by the State at will. It may be one reason that more and more Americans are taking comfort in ammunition stockpiles.

    Add in the ones that are under criminal investigation for various forms for bribery, the ones who have ongoing ties with hostile foreign powers, and in the case of the Treasury, the ones who would be funnelling trillions of dollars to their employers and themselves; and it would not be surprising if there were difficulties. Actually, it has been going more smoothly than one would expect in a rational world. Because if it had been Republicans up for nomination, the media branch of the Democratic party would have been all over it 24/7/365. As it stands, it is the blogosphere, Limbaugh, Hannity, and to some extent FOX News that has spoken out against the crooks.

    So no, this is not the norm, and it will not be beyond this cycle. Because either we will have dealt with this regime and its criminal members, or they will have seized power so completely that legality will not be a factor in governance.

    LC Subotai Bahadur

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    LC Anniee451 says:

    Wow. I knew someone would explain it fully. All I had to go on was my memory – and I must have blocked out temporarily how they were **blocking** George W. Bush’s appointments. Fuck. That was a nightmare.

    THAT was why Carville told all those reporters on 9/11 – “We don’t want George W. Bush to succeed”. Minutes before the plane hit. Then when they hit, he yelled at them not to publish it and they never did.

    I wonder once in a while if we would feel that bad when and if an even more destructive attack takes place here with jugears in place…but our consciences are clear. He has curried favor with the Islamic world, and is trying to appease our enemies, aiding and abetting Hamas while spitting DIRECTLY in the face of our allies (England, Israel)…and his own veep said it would happen. No, I can’t imagine bearing the slightest guilt. We tried like hell to wake people up BEFORE the election to what this guy was and what would happen.

    At any rate, thanks, Subotai, for all that info. I concur fully with your conclusion that in 4 years it will either have been dealt with or they will have seized power. I wouldn’t have been able to say it so well, though.

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    Thanks for the replies, it clears it up a bit for me.

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    LC Gonzman says:

    How appropriate is Mark Steyn’s observation today that the difference between Jesus and Obama is that Jesus knew how to build a cabinet.

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    dramboozie says:

    BO better stick to picking his nose boogers because he sure as hell can’t pick a cabinet to prop him up. I thought he had some really good eagles around him like Rham Emmanuel and Axelrod. With friends like them who needs enemies. I give Obama until midsummer before his shit starts to stink up DC, by then no one is going to want to be on his cabinet. Anyone that wants a job in the future political arena will consider BO poison sooner or later.

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    LC SmokeyBehr says:

    Why is it that all I hear when mentions of the problems with Obummer’s cabinet picks is “Culture of Corruption”. Wasn’t Daschle one of the ones parroting the “CoC” line with the rest of the Lefties when talking about the Bush Administration?

    How long do you think it’ll be before real Articles of Impeachment get filed against Obummer for real crimes against the Country?

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    LC Gunsniper says:

    How long do you think it’ll be before real Articles of Impeachment get filed against Obummer for real crimes against the Country?

    Don’t hold your breath.

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    readerjp says:

    The first time I can remember it being REALLY outrageous is with Bork. In fact “borking” became a verb. That was when Ronald Reagan wanted to appoint him to the Supreme Court. He was a distinguished legal scholar and a federal appellate judge.

    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, not the other way around. Of course, Thomas played the race card “This is a lynching” and so got in. With only 2 years on the bench. A foreshadowing of what was to come.

    Then there was that series Clinton appointed for AG. Zoe Baird? Lani Guinier? Remember Kimba Wood? (I couldn’t believe a judge had a porn star name). They were rejected because they hired immigrant workers and paid them off the books and Uncle Sam didn’t get his share.

    Not getting positions because you didn’t pay taxes on a nanny – doesn’t that seem positively quaint now? So sweet.

    Now we’ve got a Secretary of the Treasury who doesn’t pay taxes. I mean, we’re in Marx Brothers Land here!

    Which of Obama’s idiotic changes will push this country over the brink? What will be the straw that breaks America’s back?

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    LC Anniee451 says:

    I was furious about the Bork thing – it was so ridiculously hypocritical. But I think the left deliberately BLOCKING all the Republican’s choices out of spite is a different matter than Obama’s all turning out to be desperately dishonest crooks.

    I really like Clarence Thomas, though.

    The straw that breaks our backs permanently or for the longterm could be in the judicial appointments or in ratifying a UN treaty. IMAO of course.

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    LC Gunsniper says:

    …or in ratifying a UN treaty.

    That’s the genuine threat right now given the current balance of power in the senate.

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    LC Anniee451 says:

    Agreed. And with how close the Convention on the Rights of the Child has been for a long time, and with Hillary in something of a driver’s seat? Holy hell.

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