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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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Sebelius gets a visit from the Irony Fairy

A fitting farewell to Kathleen: A page is missing from her buh bye remarks binder. Missing enrollment numbers, missing number of previously uninsured, missing speech page.

My fave tweets:

  • Sebelius actually bungled her FAREWELL SPEECH. This Administration is truly beyond parody.
  • Garbage In Garbage Out! Sloppy and slovenly from top to bottom.
  • If you like your speech, you ca
  • If I had a nickel for the number of times the Obamacare website has said “PAGE NOT FOUND”
  • Sebelius’ full speech has been delayed until next month.
  • Maybe she should have read it first to see what was in there, eh?

2014_04 11 Missing page

God has an awesome sense of humor. As governor, this vile woman continued to claim she was a good Catholic even as she partied with, accepted money from and legally protected the nation’s leading late-term abortion butcher, George Tiller. As SecHHS, she oversaw the legal and financial targeting of Catholic institutions, business and individuals. I take great comfort in knowing her real reward still awaits.

Source:
http://twitchy.com/2014/04/11/cant-breathe-sebelius-perfect-farewell-glitch-is-comedy-gold-video-photoshop/

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You may be exempt from the ZeroCare Fine-Penalty-Tax

Last week, the Administration quietly excused millions of people from the requirement to purchase health insurance or else pay a tax penalty, WITHOUT bothering to TELL us.

  • This latest political reconstruction of “settled law” received zero media notice, and the Health and Human Services Department didn’t think the details were worth discussing in a conference call, press materials or fact sheet.
  • Instead, the mandate suspension was buried in an unrelated rule inside a seven-page technical bulletin. And it doesn’t even say what it means. It just refers you to some OTHER rule in some OTHER technical bulletin that was issued last December.

When HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius testified yesterday in front of the House Ways and Means Committee, she was asked about the Wall Street Journal editorial “ObamaCare’s Secret Mandate Exemption” (March 12) that exposed the above. (Links below.)

  • Ms. Sebelius said she hadn’t read the editorial, but it was “not accurate”, except then she went on to explain that it was, in fact, accurate.
  • This is the number one person making all the rules and regulations about who can get what health care and how much it will cost.

Obama Sebelius Pelosi In charge but not responsible

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Four minutes to hack Healthcare dot gov

IN OCTOBER, we all saw the disastrous roll-out of the Obamacare website. IN NOVEMBER, we learned that Tony Trenkle (Chief Information Officer for Healthcare.gov) told his boss Marilyn Tavenner and her boss Kathleen Sebelius that the website could NOT be secured without another year of work. He recommended they delay the launch.

Tavenner and Sebelius buried Trenkle’s warning and launched the insecure site anyway, KNOWING it would put millions of Americans’ most personal information at risk.

2014_01 Sebelius and Tavenner launched insecure site

LAST WEEK, hacking expert David Kennedy testified before Congress last week that he had no trouble penetrating the site’s so-called security and gaining access to 70,000 personal records of Obamacare enrollees.

  • He said he could’ve gotten a lot more records, but he stopped at 70,000 because he’d set a 4 minute limit on his experiment.
  • He also said he didn’t need any special software. He got in using a standard browser.

“It’s not just myself that’s saying this website is insecure,” he told Congress. “It’s also seven other independent security researchers that also looked at the research I’ve done and came to the exact same conclusion.”

I refuse to even click on the site.

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Dec 31, 2013: The Øcare Bomb counted down to ZERO

According to a recent CNN/ORC national poll, support for Obamacare has declined over the past few months to only 35%, with 62% now opposing the law.

So naturally, Sebelius crowed about fake enrollments while the White House griped about SCOTUS taking sides with Catholic nuns over the HHS Mandate that would force them to add birth control and abortifacient coverage to their insurance policies.

2014_01 01 OBAMACARE Sebelius lies

Tweet responses to Sebelius:

  • “Newly” insured. As in, never had insurance before, or renewed or replaced my expiring policy?
  • Results, over 3 million people that use to have insurance but don’t now.
  • Millions minus one. Thanks to ACA, I can’t afford the new insurance.
  • I get my health insurance through my employer GROUP plan. I was told my rates would go DOWN $2500. They went UP 30%. Thanks.
  • Today there are millions with higher premiums, higher deductibles and a higher rate of stress as they try to decide: insurance, or groceries and clothes for the kids?

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If Øcare is so great, then why don’t they want it?

OBAMACARE Exempt

March 2010: Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA)

PPACA Section 1312(d)(3)(D) (enacted as public law 111-148) requires all members of Congress and congressional staff to get Obamacare.

(D) MEMBERS OF CONGRESS IN THE EXCHANGE-

(i) REQUIREMENT – Notwithstanding any other provision of law, after the effective date of this subtitle, the only health plans that the Federal Government may make available to Members of Congress and congressional staff with respect to their service as a Member of Congress or congressional staff shall be health plans that are:

I) created under this act; or

II) offered through an Exchange established under this Act (or an amendment made by this Act).

July-August 2013: President Obama, Members of Congress and Karen Archuleta – Obama’s appointed head the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) – meet in closed door sessions to discuss the troubling (to them) fact that under Obamacare, they would not only lose their gold-plated healthcare coverage, but they’d also lose the hefty percentage of the premiums that taxpayers kick in as “employer contributions.”

Sept 2013: OPM issued a 17-page document unilaterally overturning Section 1312(d)(3)(D) of the Obamacare LAW, so Members of Congress can stay on their cushy plans-with-benefits and not have to endure the odious high costs and rotten coverage that PPACA is forcing on the rest of us.

Do these people need taxpayers helping out with their premiums? Hmmmmm, let me think.

  • Annual salary for President Barack Obama (D) = $400,000
  • Annual salary for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) = $174,000
  • Annual salary for House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA): $193,400
  • (These amounts are ONLY their personal salaries. They do not include the additional moneys allocated for staff, travel and other perqs.)

Senator Vitter (R-Louisiana) responded to this OPM law breaking with Senate Bill 1497: “No Exemption for Washington from Obamacare Act.” Co-sponsors of the bill include Ted Cruz, Ted Inhofe, Michael Enzi, Ron Johnson, Dean Heller, Lindsey Graham, and Mike Lee.

  • In order for this legislation to be brought to the floor of the Senate, it must be approved by the Senate Majority Leader.
  • The current Senate Majority Leader is Senator Harry Reid (D-Nevada) who routinely blocks any bill presented by Republicans, even if they’ve been passed in the House by a bi-partisan majority and are popular with the people.
  • Senator Reid has refused to allow Vitter’s bill to even be DISCUSSED by the Senate, never mind brought to a vote. As long as the Democrats hold a majority of the seats in the Senate, this situation will not change.

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MØST MØRAL ADMINISTRATIØN? NØT EVEN CLØSE!

Here’s another one for the Most Corrupt and Incompetent Administration EVER file.

Remember the Project Veritas video I sent out showing ObamaCare Navigators telling undercover reporters to lie on their applications?

2013_11a Project Veritas - NUL You should lie

2013_11b Project Veritas - NUL I always lie

The National Urban League (NUL) received a federal Health Navigator Grant from the Department of Health and Human Services in August 2013.

  • The current president and CEO of National Urban League (NUL) is Marc Morial.
  • Morial was appointed by Obama to sit on the President’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability in 2012.
  • Morial’s wife, Michelle Miller, is a CBS News correspondent and occasional substitute news anchor.

2012_03 29 Obama Morial NUL CBS

More about the ObamaCare Navigators:

In early August, Gov. Bob Jindal (R-La.) exposed the lack of training required to become a navigator, the flimsy background checks for those hired, and the massive potential for identity theft.

“The ‘navigators’ will be required to take only 20 hours of online course training, which will apparently make them experts on the 1,000 page ObamaCare bill,” Jindal wrote in an op-ed published on Fox News. “To make matters worse, these ‘navigators’ are going to have access to all kinds of personal information that will make the whole program ripe for fraud.”

Last week, during the Senate Finance Committee hearing, Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius admitted there was no federal requirement for navigators to undergo a criminal background check before being hired and gaining access to applicants’ personal information.

When Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) asked her to clarify if a “convicted felon could be a navigator and could acquire sensitive personal information from an individual unbeknownst to them?”, Sebelius admitted, “This is possible.”

I supported Obamacare

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Who are you calling DUMMY?!

During what was billed as an “education and outreach” session in Memphis on Friday, November 1, 2013, Republican Tennessee State Senator Brian Kelsey gave Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius a book. She does not appear to be grateful. Or amused. Bwahahahahaha!

2013_11 01 Sebelius and Web Sites for DUMMIES

According to Herself, the real DUMMIES are those of us who stubbornly refuse to be “educated” about Øbamacare’s wonderfulness by all of their wonderful “outreach” (which doesn’t include a web site that works or any actual, you know, FACTS):

“There is no question there is still an extraordinary amount of misinformation. If 55 percent of the people understand a little more about how it affects them and their families, that means that 45 percent of the people still don’t have any idea, and may have believed that there is anything from death panels for Medicare constituents or something will happen to their health benefits or any number of things that continue to be said over and over again.”

Kathleen, I know EXACTLY how the Unaffordable Care Act affects me and my family. That’s why I oppose it with every fiber of my being.

Source:

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/11/01/tennessee-state-senator-presents-kathleen-sebelius-with-really-embarrassing-gift-and-she-doesnt-look-very-happy-about-it/

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I don’t know

Sebelius: “I don’t know” if we can identify which policies cover abortion

Unbelievable this woman considers herself a Catholic.

Fast Times at Ridgemont High: Truancy and “I don’t know” [2:59]

Conservatives feel a lot like Mr. Hand.

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HHS Briefing for DEMOCRATS ONLY

2013_10 23 Briefing for Dems only

Obama Says 8 Times During Campaign Healthcare Debate Would Air on C-SPAN and Now Breaks Promise [2:24]

His promises sounded good, but well … he didn’t mean any of them, except maybe the one about “FUNDAMENTALLY TRANSFORMING AMERICA” which, given the rest of his promises, a lot of folks thought meant “MAKE IT EVEN BETTER”, which it so did not.

Source:

http://weaselzippers.us/2013/10/22/unreal-top-hhs-officials-to-brief-only-congressional-democrats-on-obamacare-rollout-mess/

H/t: itooktheredpill

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