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Afternoon Delight

One of the advantages of being retired is that you can take a nap any time you want to. I enjoyed my weekly breakfast with my uncles this morning and felt like lying down for a bit when I got home. Woke up a little while ago and saw on Facebook a dear friend who lives in Florida plans to ride out the storm. Still praying.

It’s late, but maybe the folks who visit here early can catch this in the morning. I want you to know how much I appreciate all of you.  [CtH: Back atcha, Pete!]

Tim Kaine: ‘I Don’t Know Enough About Antifa’


THIS CLOWN COULD HAVE BEEN OUR VICE PRESIDENT. LET THAT SINK IN.

Virginia Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine says he does not know much about members of so-called “anti-fascist” groups but says it is unfair to paint them with a broad brush.
Kaine’s son, Linwood, was arrested back in March at a pro-Trump rally at Minnesota’s state capitol on misdemeanor charges in connection with lighting smoke bombs.

[CtH: Democrats never let a little thing like ignorance stand in the way of their having firm opinions about stuff.]

http://dailycaller.com/2017/09/07/tim-kaine-i-dont-know-enough-about-antifa/

Hurricanes Irma, Harvey are nature’s ‘wrath’ for Trump victory, Jennifer Lawrence claims

THE CLIMATE CHANGE NITWITS ARE BESIDE THEMSELVES

“You know, it’s this new language that’s forming. I don’t even recognize it. It’s also scary to know that climate change is due to human activity, and we continue to ignore it, and the only voice that we really have is through voting.”

http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2017/09/08/jennifer-lawrence-says-hurricanes-may-be-natures-wrath-for-trump-victory.html

Hillary Accuses Matt Lauer of ‘Pointless Ambush’ in NBC Forum

Recalling the event in her self-serving account of the campaign, Clinton ranted: “Lauer had turned what should have been a serious discussion into a pointless ambush.” Why was she so upset with the morning show host who usually provided her a friendly forum? Apparently he asked too many questions about her e-mail scandal.

[CtH: Oh, the inhumanity!]

SHE JUST CAN’T LET IT GO.

https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/kyle-drennen/2017/09/07/

Kid Rock Gives EPIC ‘Stump Speech’ at Grand Rapids

Despite YouTube reportedly removing various copies of Kid Rock’s epic ‘stump speech,’ during his concert in Grand Rapids, TGP has obtained a copy of it. The rockstar goes on a fiery tirade against his critics, the KKK and deadbeat dads.

Rock said the issue of single parenthood was near to his heart, but that America should not reward women who can’t take care of themselves, but keep having “kid after f*cking kid.”

“Of course we should help them out, I don’t want to sound like a jerk,” he added. “But let’s help them out with childcare, job creating, and put their goddamn asses to work!”

I HAD A YOUTUBE COPY, BUT THEY’VE ALL BEEN REMOVED. THEY DON’T WANT YOU TO SEE IT. THERE IS A COPY EMBEDDED AT LINK. SO SICK OF THIS CRAP.

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/09/must-see-kid-rock-gives-epic-stump-speech-grand-rapids-concert-video/

Sanders: I Understand Clinton’s Upset for Losing to the ‘Most Unpopular Candidate in the History of this Country’

THIS SORRY OLD BASTARD MAY BE HAPPIER THAN ALL OF US THAT SHE LOST.

[CtH: I think he’s a tad confused about how “Most Unpopular” is determined.  To my way of thinking, the woman who LOST should get that trophy. ]

Limbaugh: If Ryan and McConnell would Work with Trump “for Just 3 Months” to Pass His Agenda, “Dems wouldn’t have a Prayer for 25 Years”

But they have not listened to Trump. They have not enacted his agenda. They have fought him every step of the way. It’s totally insane. They don’t want Trump to get credit for anything. They would rather see the entire Trump agenda fail. But they may be about to find out Trump can get things done without them.

DoJ makes “shocking” flip in SCOTUS religious liberty case

JUST THINK…A PRESIDENT WHO DOESN’T DESPISE CHRISTIANS

In a major upcoming Supreme Court case that weighs equal rights with religious liberty, the Trump administration on Thursday sided with a Colorado baker who refused to bake a wedding cake for a same-sex couple.

The Department of Justice on Thursday filed a brief on behalf of baker Jack Phillips, who was found to have violated the Colorado Anti-Discrimination Act by refusing to created a cake to celebrate the marriage of Charlie Craig and David Mullins in 2012.

https://hotair.com/archives/2017/09/08/doj-makes-shocking-flip-scotus-religious-liberty-case/

Bannon on 60 Minutes: Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnell ‘Trying to Nullify 2016 Election’

Former White House Chief Strategist Stephen K. Bannon believes Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) are trying to “nullify” the 2016 election because they do not believe in the economic nationalist agenda that got President Donald Trump elected.

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/09/08/bannon-paul-ryan-mitch-mcconnell-trying-to-nullify-2016-election/

When Is A Scandal Not A Scandal? When There’s A Democrat Involved

Corruption: A sitting U.S. Senator is currently on trial for bribery, and if he’s found guilty it could have major political ramifications. Haven’t heard about this case? That’s because the Senator in question is a Democrat.

A CNN story this week about the opening of the trial against New Jersey Sen. Robert Menendez noted that “Democrats are eager to avoid the subject of Menendez’s bribery trial.”

The New York Times wrote an entire piece without identifying Senator Menendez as a Democrat from New Jersey, only later admitting that Menendez is a Democrat in updated version of the story two days later.  AP and NBC both tweeted out a story that Bob Menendez is a Republican.

http://www.investors.com/politics/editorials/when-is-a-scandal-not-a-scandal-when-theres-a-democrat-involved/

Trump’s Justice Department Lets Lois Lerner Off The Hook

IT’S NOT WHETHER OR NOT SOMEONE’S GUILTY, BUT CAN YOU PROVE IT?
HOW I LOATHE THIS ARROGANT BITCH

The Justice Department says it will not prosecute former IRS executive Lois Lerner for targeting conservative groups during the 2010 and 2012 elections.

“After this process, the Department determined that reopening the investigation would not be appropriate based on the available evidence,” Boyd wrote Texas Rep. Kevin Brady, the chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, and Illinois Rep. Peter Roskam, the chairman of the subcommittee on tax policy.

http://dailycaller.com/2017/09/08/trumps-justice-department-lets-lois-lerner-off-the-hook/

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National Day of Prayer

The media whined and screamed during his entire reign of terror that Obama was a CHRISTIAN!

He showed what he was on several occasions by cancelling the day of prayer, but never, not once, missed celebrating a Muslim holiday. Everybody knew it; they just wouldn’t admit it.

Trump To Sign Executive Order That Allows Churches To Endorse Political Candidates

Donald Trump will mark the National Day of Prayer by signing an executive order that scales back the restrictions placed on churches that prevent them from being politically active in order to maintain their tax-exempt status.
BEING POLITICALLY ACTIVE HAS NEVER BEEN A PROBLEM FOR BLACK CHURCHES. THEY GET AWAY WITH ANYTHING.

The order directs the Internal Revenue Service to use “maximum enforcement discretion” over the amendment, but it also gives religious organizations “regulatory relief” from an Obama administration mandate that required them to provide their employees with health coverage that included contraception.

Trump promised repeatedly throughout the campaign to “destroy” the Johnson Amendment because he believes it threatens the freedom of religion. However, it would require an act of Congress to completely repeal the amendment.

“I will get rid of and totally destroy the Johnson Amendment and allow our representatives of faith to speak freely and without fear of retribution,” Trump said just days after he took office at the National Prayer Breakfast.

http://dailycaller.com/2017/05/04/trump-to-sign-executive-order-that-allows-churches-to-endorse-political-candidates/

OF COURSE, FAITH IN GOD IS NOT IN THE DEMOCRAT PLATFORM

Dems tout Day of Reason as alternative to National Day of Prayer


Democratic Rep. Ted Lieu (Calif.) is pushing a resolution to designate May 4 as the National Day of Reason as a response to the National Day of Prayer.

Lieu thanked Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) and Reps. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.), Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) and Humanists for Climate Action on Twitter for supporting his resolution to recognize “the importance of reason in the betterment of humanity.”

TED LIEU IS THE ANTI-GUN ZEALOT WHO WAS INVOLVED IN GUN-RUNNING WITH A VIOLENT CHINESE GANG

The resolution encourages people to use the day to focus on “the employment of reason, critical thought, the scientific method and free inquiry to the resolution of human problems and for the welfare of humankind.”

“There is no doubt that emotions and passions play an important role in American politics,” Lieu said in a statement linked to the tweet.

http://thehill.com/regulation/other/331908-dems-support-alternative-to-national-day-of-prayer

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Maybe because it’s a felony?

Chris Matthews said, “That would be a good leak. Somebody at the IRS just leaking. I thought they were all liberals over there. Why doesn’t somebody just leak it?”

Pursuant to 26 US Code Sec. 7213, disclosing an individual’s return information is “a felony punishable upon conviction by a fine in any amount not exceeding $5,000, or imprisonment of not more than 5 years, or both.”

Howard Fineman suggested that IRS people haven’t leaked because “they might actually believe in the ethics of their job.”

Matthew just laughed.  Cuz, hey, what’s a felony or two if it would hurt a Republican president, right?

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Another Obama Scandal Hots Up

On April 4, 2017, Judicial Watch released 695 pages of new documents from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) that contain admissions by IRS officials that the agency used “inappropriate political labels” to screen the tax-exempt applications of conservative organizations.  

Other records reveal that the IRS was going to require 501(c)(4) nonprofit organizations to restrict their alleged political activities in exchange for “expedited consideration” of their tax-exempt applications.

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No wonder the Obama IRS has been hiding these records.  The new smoking-gun documents contain admissions by the Obama IRS that it inappropriately targeted conservative groups … [and] that the abuse continued – as the Obama IRS tried to force conservative applicants to give up their First Amendment rights in order to finally get their applications granted,” said Tom Fitton, Judicial Watch President.

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So much news!

I was adding these to the comments section of Pete’s 2/16 post, but it’s gotten too long and is taking forever to refresh.  So, starting with what I posted after midnight …

Highlights from Trump’s presser.

https://www.conservativereview.com/commentary/2017/02/8-must-see-moments-from-the-most-trump-press-conference-ever


WOW!! The IRS will no longer require that people prove they have health insurance!

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/feb/14/irs-weakens-enforcement-obamacare-individual-manda/


Third arrest resulting from Project Veritas undercover expose of group planning to disrupt inauguration day.

http://www.breitbart.com/tech/2017/02/16/third-arrest-made-planned-arrest-attack-deploraball/


“Rep. Jason Chaffetz, chairman of the House Oversight Committee, sent a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions today asking Sessions to consider convening a grand jury or bringing charges against Hillary Clinton’s former IT guy, Bryan Pagliano. Pagliano was subpoenaed to testify before the committee last year but refused to appear on two occasions. After the second refusal, the Oversight Committee voted to hold Pagliano in contempt.”

http://hotair.com/archives/2017/02/16/house-oversight-chairman-chaffetz-refers-bryan-pagliano-to-doj-for-charges/


This is why the big unions and their Democrat lapdogs fight so hard against Right to Work laws.  The unions have become the evil they were originally founded to combat and workers know it.

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-boeing-machinists-idUSKBN15V04Q


Weeks after the House Minority leader blasted President Donald Trump for pledging to investigate voter fraud, a federal appellate court has ruled that a Peruvian immigrant can be deported from the U.S. for illegally voting in a federal election.

http://www.judicialwatch.org/blog/2017/02/fed-appeals-court-immigrant-voted-illegally-can-deported/


Michelle Malkin on Fox


Arkansas just outlawed dismemberment abortions! YES!

http://liveactionnews.org/new-law-arkansas-bans-gruesome-de-abortions/

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18 Major Scandals in Obama’s ‘Scandal-Free’ Presidency

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They’re saying “Obama’s presidency was scandal-free” but that don’t make it so.  Here’s a short list from Breitbart of the many scandals Team Obama would like us to forget:

The great “stimulus” heist: A trillion dollars wasted on economic “stimulus” spending that created virtually zero private-sector jobs.  A great deal of that money apparently vanished into thin air.

Operation Fast and Furious: The Obama administration’s insane program to arm Mexican drug lords resulted in the deaths of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry and Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agent Jamie Zapata, plus hundreds of Mexican citizens.

AG Eric Holder held in contempt of Congress: Holder was the first sitting member of any president’s cabinet to earn this distinction.  Of course, Democrats closed ranks behind Holder, the White House protected him, and the media allowed him to spin the contempt vote as mere “political theater.”

ObamaCare: Everything about ObamaCare is a scandal, from the President’s incessant lies about keeping your old plan if you liked it, to Rep. Nancy Pelosi’s insane statement “We need to pass it to find out what’s in it.”

Spying on journalists: Establishment media came about as close to falling out of love with Barack Obama as ever when his administration was caught spying on journalists.

The IRS scandal: A highly politicized IRS admitted to selectively targeting conservative groups, then brazenly lied about not having backups of relevant computer data.

Benghazi: Libya was a disaster after Obama’s unlawful military operation. Ambassador Christopher Stevens was sent into a known terrorist hot zone without sufficient security. And the Obama administration knowingly told a false story during the first few weeks after the attack.

Hillary Clinton’s secret server: She perpetrated her email offenses while working as Obama’s Secretary of State and he knew about it.

The Pigford scandal: The abuse of a program meant to compensate minority farmers for racial discrimination exploded under Obama.

NSA spying scandal: Snowden’s pilfering of sensitive National Security Agency data was a debacle that damaged national security. President Obama and his administration made many false statements as they tried to contain the political damage.

Bowe Bergdahl:  The prisoner swap that freed him from the Taliban and its allies was riddled with lies, illegal activity, and bad judgment.

Iran nuclear deal and ransom payment: Everything about Obama’s dealings with Iran has been scandalous, beginning with his silence while the Green Revolution was brutally put down by the mullahs in 2009. The Iran nuclear deal was pushed with lies and media manipulation. The infamous pallet of cash that wasn’t a ransom has become symbolic of Obama’s mendacity and penchant for breaking the rules, when he thinks following them is too much trouble.

Polluting the Colorado river: The Environmental Protection Agency managed to turn the Colorado River orange under this greenest of green Presidents. Of course there was a cover-up.

The GSA scandal: The General Services Administration was caught wasting ridiculous amounts of taxpayer money on lavish parties and silly projects.  Of course there was a cover-up.

The VA death-list scandal: Veterans were put on secret death lists while executives handed in phony status reports and signed themselves up for big bonuses.

Solyndra: Billions of taxpayer dollars were wasted financing companies with absurdly unrealistic business models, because the owners had supported Obama’s campaign.

Secret Service gone wild:  Agents hiring hookers in Columbia, a fence jumper penetrating the White House, and tipsy Secret Service officials driving their car into a security barrier.

Shutdown theater:  Obama hit the American people hard during the great government shutdown crisis of 2013, doing everything he could to make American citizens feel maximum pain – from using “Barry-cades” to keep war veterans away from their memorials, to releasing illegal alien criminals from detention centers.

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http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/01/02/18-major-scandals-obama-presidency/

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In the Top of the News… It’s Winter… It’s Cold

As my dear Honors English teacher, Mrs. Gladys Ford, used to say, “Your powers of observation are exceeded only by your affection for the obvious.” I sure loved that woman. Most kids hated her because she made them think or she flunked them.

D.A. Refusing to Prosecute Planned Parenthood Selling Baby Parts Was Defeated, Replacement Fires Her Staff
You may remember Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson, the faux “pro-life” Republican who refused to prosecute accused neck-twisting Houston abortionist Doug Karpen. She also later flipped a grand jury that was supposed to investigate Planned Parenthood, but instead indicted pro-life journalists David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt.
Daleiden and Merritt’s charges were later dismissed after it was revealed that Anderson had violated the law to indict them.
Illustrating that old adage — “What goes around comes around” — Anderson was soundly defeated in November.
But it gets better.
Her replacement has notified 40 prosecutors that their services are no longer needed.

MORE BAD NEWS FOR BABY KILLERS
Texas officially kicking Planned Parenthood out of Medicaid
Texas health officials on Tuesday delivered a final legal notice to nix the funding Planned Parenthood receives through the Medicaid program
In a move that could affect thousands of low-income women, state health officials on Tuesday delivered a final legal notice to defund the organization from the Medicaid program through which it provides family planning and women’s health services to the poor. Planned Parenthood had previously received $3.1 million in Medicaid funding, but those dollars will be nixed in 30 days, according to the notice which was obtained by The Texas Tribune.

Walker urges Trump to restore power to the states
MADISON, Wis. – Gov. Scott Walker is offering President-elect Donald Trump some Tenth Amendment advice on governing.
Walker, whose ambition for the White House was run over early by the Trump train, urges the incoming Republican president to restore state control and ease “incessant federal overreach.”

Can Republican senators get to 60 seats in 2018?
Nevertheless, the Senate already bears watching — not to see whether Democrats can retake the body in 2018, which seems unlikely now, but to see whether Republicans can strengthen their hold on the Senate and strengthen the hand of President Trump.

Scarborough Warns: Republicans Will Be ‘Wiped Out’ in 2018 if They Go Too Far Right
Scarborough drew the analogy to the 1994, and more specifically to the 2010 midterm elections, when Dems suffered cataclysmic losses after an emboldened Obama admin governed from the left in its first two years.
Scarborough misses an important point, in the view of this Insurrectionist. Dems didn’t get punished in 2010 because of the abstract notion that they governed too far to the left. They lost because their liberal policies failed. The economy remained in the doldrums. And people could see that Obamacare was heading for failure.

[CtH: A poll I saw yesterday supports the author, not Scarborough. NONE of the top issues for voters were social issues, like abortion, climate change, and gay marriage. The top ones were the economy and national security.]

Andrea Bocelli Backs Out of Trump Inauguration Performance After Backlash

The Italian tenor had reportedly been courted by Trump in person last week after a performance at Madison Square Garden in New York, and was said to be pondering the offer.
Trump is known to be a huge fan of the blind singer, and has previously booked Bocelli to perform at a private party at his club in Florida.
However, under pressure from a backlash by his fans on social media, Bocelli has now stepped back from the proposed performance.

[CtH: I’m sorry to hear he’s decided to be a spineless wimp. It only emboldens these leftist bullies to keep on doing this garbage.]

Trump Team: ‘No Decision Yet’ on IRS Commissioner
I’D BE TICKLED PINK TO SEE THIS ARROGANT SLUG AND HIS CO-CONSPIRATOR, LOIS LERNER, TRIED AND CONVICTED

FedEx offers group discount to NRA. Predictable liberal freakout follows
First the good news for all of you NRA members. (I include this because I didn’t even know about it, so perhaps you didn’t either.) Federal Express is offering a shipping discount for all of us! That’s really nice of them. It’s one of only many partnership deals you can receive.

The Art Of Mackin’ — Author FREAKS When Tucker Carlson Reads Passages From His Own Book
Nasheed — who writes on a variety of subjects including picking up chicks and the subversive nature of systemic racism — tweeted that Trump’s nominees include members of “a white supremacists [sic] sect that literally throw up Nazi salutes.”

I SAW THIS LAST NIGHT. CARLSON DESCRIBED HOW THIS RACE-HUSTLING SCUM WROTE ABOUT TELLING WOMEN ANYTHING IN ORDER TO CON THEM INTO LAYING DOWN AND SPREADING THEIR LEGS. HE ALSO USED THE TERM ‘ALT-RIGHT’ AT LEAST 20 TIMES DURING THE INTERVIEW. APPARENTLY HE HAS TO DEPEND ON HIS TALKING POINTS LIKE MOST LEFTARDS DO.  HE ALSO CLAIMED HIS SEDUCTION TIPS WERE “COMEDIC.” HE REITERATED THAT AT LEAST 5 TIMES.

“You say, ‘the number one lame thing men say to get sex? I love you.’ You describe this as the ‘bold lie approach,’” he continued. “And then you say this, ‘if a woman isn’t ready for sex you 1) question her maturity 2) minimize the significance of sex and 3) tell her what you want to hear.”

Pantsuit Nation members revolt after operator cashes in with book deal
IT WOULDN’T SURPRISE ME IF THIS WOMAN PLANNED ALL ALONG TO PLAY THESE IDIOTS FOR THE SHEEPLE THEY ARE.

Members of an underground pro-Hillary Clinton Facebook group are livid after the operator announced she would be cashing in on the page with a book deal.
News that Pantsuit Nation founder Libby Chamberlain would be putting out a tome next May based on comments from the popular page — which has some 4 million members — prompted a flood of angry comments calling the Brooklin, Maine, woman a sellout.

Christians Slam ‘Blasphemous’ Ornament Featuring Two Gay ‘Josephs’

THE DEMOCRATS CAN’T ACCEPT THAT THEY WERE SOUNDLY DEFEATED, IN PART, BECAUSE WHITE CHRISTIANS ARE SICK OF HAVING THIS KIND OF CRAP SHOVED IN OUR FACE AT EVERY TURN.
The ornaments either had two gay Josephs or two lesbian Marys kneeling before baby Jesus.
‘They blasphemously portray the Lord Jesus being parented by a homosexual couple. What depths will the LGBT lobby stoop to in order to try and normalise their behaviour?” Andrea Williams, chief executive of Christian Concern, a group that fights for the return of Christianity to the United Kingdom, said in the statement.

[CtH: So much for all that “tolerance” and “respect for others’ traditions” that they talk about so sanctimoniously.]

This was deleted once for violating Youtube’s policy on bullying. What it is is a spoiled brat badly in need of an ass-whoopin’.

Students of Color Conference turns into ‘oppression Olympics,’ leads to fights, canceled sessions
THIS WAS PREDICTABLE… THERE WERE NO WHITE PEOPLE INVITED TO SCREAM AT, SO THEY TURNED ON EACH OTHER

The crux of the debate centered around the conference theme: “Fighting Anti-Blackness.” Apparently it was not communicated to students that the conference would have a particular theme this year. At the event, held at UC Irvine, students of different minority groups began arguing when it became known that the conference would focus almost exclusively on discrimination against the African American community.

Trump team asks State Dept. what it spends on international environmental efforts
BILLIONS IN TAXPAYER MONEY HAS ALREADY BEEN THROWN AT THIRD WORLD TINPOTS TO “FIGHT CLIMATE CHANGE’ WHEN, IN REALITY, THAT MONEY GOES INTO NUMBERED ACCOUNTS FOR THE DICTATORS. I HOPE TRUMP STOPS FUNDING THE U.N. COMPLETELY.

As part of the Paris climate agreement reached a year ago, the United States pledged to donate $3 billion over four years to the Green Climate Fund, a multinational fund aimed at helping poor nations adapt to the most severe climate impacts and develop renewable sources of energy. So far, the administration has provided $500 million to the fund.

YOU THINK YOU’VE SEEN THIS, BUT YOU HAVEN’T. IT IS AN EDIT OF THE ORIGINAL CELEBRITY WHINE-A-THON INTO A POSITIVE TRUMP MESSAGE.

A Message for Donald Trump to Unite For America

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[CtH: Ummmmmm … isn’t wearing bright orange supposed to make you easier to see?  ::coughcough::]

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2013: Obama is at Two Dozen Scandals and Counting

Reprinted from White House Dossier
http://www.whitehousedossier.com/2013/08/01/obama-dozen-scandals-counting/
Posted on August 1, 2013, 9:25 am by Keith Koffler

President Obama claims that Republicans are busy probing “phony scandals.” But the sheer number of scandals suggests that misbehavior, abuse of power, and possibly corruption are not something being dreamed up by the GOP, but a defining characteristic of the Obama administration.

Here is a full list of the administration’s most egregious scandals. The ones we know about, at least. I’ve added four since the last time we ran the list – an increase of 20 percent!

1. IRS targets Obama’s enemies: The IRS targeted conservative and pro-Israel groups prior to the 2012 election. Questions are being raised about why this occurred, who ordered it, whether there was any White House involvement and whether there was an initial effort to hide who knew about the targeting and when.

2. Benghazi: This is actually three scandals in one:

The failure of administration to protect the Benghazi mission.
The changes made to the talking points in order to suggest the attack was motivated by an anti-Muslim video
The refusal of the White House to say what President Obama did the night of the attack

3. Watching the AP: The Justice Department performed a massive cull of Associated Press reporters’ phone records as part of a leak investigation.

4. Rosengate: The Justice Department suggested that Fox News reporter James Rosen is a criminal for reporting about classified information and subsequently monitored his phones and emails.

5. Potential Holder perjury I: Attorney General Eric Holder told Congress he had never been associated with “potential prosecution” of a journalist for perjury when in fact he signed the affidavit that termed Rosen a potential criminal.

6. The ATF “Fast and Furious” scheme: Allowed weapons from the U.S. to “walk” across the border into the hands of Mexican drug dealers. The ATF lost track of hundreds of firearms, many of which were used in crimes, including the December 2010 killing of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry.

7. Potential Holder Perjury II: Holder told Congress in May 2011 that he had just recently heard about the Fast and Furious gun walking scheme when there is evidence he may have known much earlier.

8. Sebelius demands payment: HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius solicited donations from companies HHS might regulate. The money would be used to help her sign up uninsured Americans for ObamaCare.

9. The Pigford scandal: An Agriculture Department effort that started as an attempt to compensate black farmers who had been discriminated against by the agency but evolved into a gravy train delivering several billion dollars in cash to thousands of additional minority and female farmers who probably didn’t face discrimination.

10. GSA gone wild: The General Services Administration in 2010 held an $823,000 training conference in Las Vegas, featuring a clown and a mind readers. Resulted in the resignation of the GSA administrator.

11. Veterans Affairs in Disney World: The agency wasted more than $6 million on two conferences in Orlando. An assistant secretary was fired.

12. Sebelius violates the Hatch Act: A U.S. special counsel determined that Sebelius violated the Hatch Act when she made “extemporaneous partisan remarks” during a speech in her official capacity last year. During the remarks, Sebelius called for the election of the Democratic candidate for governor of North Carolina.

13. Solyndra: Republicans charged the Obama administration funded and promoted its poster boy for green energy despite warning signs the company was headed for bankruptcy. The administration also allegedly pressed Solyndra to delay layoff announcements until after the 2010 midterm elections.

14. AKA Lisa Jackson: Former EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson used the name “Richard Windsor” when corresponding by email with other government officials, drawing charges she was trying to evade scrutiny.

15. The New Black Panthers: The Justice Department was accused of using a racial double standard in failing to pursue a voter intimidation case against Black Panthers who appeared to be menacing voters at a polling place in 2008 in Philadelphia.

16. Waging war all by myself: Obama may have violated the Constitution and both the letter and the spirit of the War Powers Resolution by attacking Libya without Congressional approval.

17. Biden bullies the press: Vice President Biden’s office has repeatedly interfered with coverage, including forcing a reporter to wait in a closet, making a reporter delete photos, and editing pool reports.

18. AKPD not A-OK: The administration paid millions to the former firm of then-White House adviser David Axelrod, AKPD Message and Media, to promote passage of Obamacare. Some questioned whether the firm was hired to help pay Axelrod $2 million AKPD owed him.

19. Sestak, we’ll take care of you: Former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel used Bill Clinton as an intermediary to probe whether former Rep. Joe Sestak (D-Pa.) would accept a prominent, unpaid White House advisory position in exchange for dropping out of the 2010 primary against former Sen. Arlen Specter (D-Pa.).

20. I’ll pass my own laws: Obama has repeatedly been accused of making end runs around Congress by deciding which laws to enforce, including the decision not to deport illegal immigrants who may have been allowed to stay in the United States had Congress passed the “Dream Act.”

21. The hacking of Sharyl Attkisson’s computer: It’s not clear who hacked the CBS reporter’s computer as she investigated the Benghazi scandal, but the Obama administration and its allies had both the motive and the means to do it.

22. An American Political Prisoner: The sudden decision to arrest Nakoula Basseley Nakoula on unrelated charges after protests in the Arab world over his anti-Muslim video is an extraordinarily suspicious coincidence. “We’re going to go out and we’re going to prosecute the person that made that video,” Hillary Clinton allegedly told the father of one of the ex-SEALs killed in Banghazi.

23. Get rid of inconvenient IGs: Corporation for National and Community Service Inspector General Gerald Walpin was fired in 2009 as he fought wasteful spending and investigated a friend of Obama’s, Sacramento Mayor and former NBA player Kevin Johnson. The White House says Walpin was incompetent.

24. Influence peddling: An investigation is underway of Alejandro Mayorkas, director of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, who has been nominated by Obama for the number two post at the Department of Homeland Security. Mayorkas may have used his position to unfairly obtain U.S. visas for foreign investors in company run by Hillary Clinton’s brother, Anthony Rodham.

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