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Obama-Crats Had a Real Bad Week

While President Obama continued his absence of leadership in several key battles in Congress this past week, several Democrats faced an onslaught of criminal charges: abuse of power (Blagojevich), calls for impeachment for lying to Congress (Holder), possible future criminal charges for embezzling clients money (Corzine) and the call for immediate ethics charges for her veiled threats of disclosing forbidden Congressional investigative information about current GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich. (Nancy Pelosi)       

Now listen up you two, we can't afford another week like we just had, Blago goes to prison, Corzine may be next, Holder facing impeachment and Pelosi sticking her foot in her mouth again!

While the mainstream media would like to have people believe that Obama and company are riding a tidal wave of societal ignorance on their way towards another four years of false hope and change politics, informed Americans are not buying it.

This week is just the tip of the iceberg of Democratic corruption where Barack Obama’s presidency is concerned. There is still large back-log of investigations to come such as Maxine Waters (D- bank bailout fraud) ethics trial that Pelosi’s Democrats have managed to stall for over two years now, the Solyndra green cash to Democrat campaign coffers pay-to-play scandal, and now we have the newest corrupto-kids on the block, the DEA/ATF/DOJ mafia-style money-laundering and loan sharking scheme in which they acted like Al Capone’s accountants in laundering/doling out cash to Mexican drug cartels.

Chicago Democrat gets 14 years in prison for the attempted selling of President Obama’s former Senate seat, amid a slew of other Chicago mafia-style political racketeering charges.

Disgraced former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich will now be joining another former corrupt-crat from Illinois in state prison, ex-governor George Ryan (R-Ill), who heads the list of a total of 6 Illinois governors to be hit with criminal charges, with 4 of them receiving federal prison sentences related to corruption. Blago, whom a majority of the media today refuse to acknowledge, is a big-time, handpicked Chicago-Democratwith very close ties to current embattled DOJ Chief Eric Holder, convicted felon Tony Rezko, and current President Barack Obama. Yes, that Barack Obama.

Blago was convicted this past week on numerous Chicago-style pay-for-play charges, including trying to sell President Obama’s former U.S. Senate seat. Blago tried to get the judge to go easy on him by stating that his life is in ruins, and reminding the judge on numerous occasions that he has a wife and children to think about. Judge Zagel also gave Blago a miniscule $20,000 fine and rebuked Blago’s claims that it was his “staff that made him do it,” when he stated, ”Rod Blagojevich’s staff did not march him down the path of corruption,” Zagel said during his sentencing. “He marched them.” As they so often do in Chicago politics, Judge, as they so often do. See ya in 14 years Blago.

DOJ Chief Eric Holder’s Feet Held to the Fire in House Hearing on the Fast and Furious Gunrunning-to-Mexican-Drug-Cartels Fiasco

The Attorney General of the United States faced a dogged hearing up on capitol hill on Thursday which included Holder being told by Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI) that impeachment is an option if Holder does not “clean up this mess’ quickly.

This comes on the heels of the revelation that after Holder has claimed that he has complied with all Congressional requests for information concerning the Fast and Furious fiasco that cost Border agent Brian Terry his life at the hands of a Mexican drug cartel member wielding one of the guns illegally sold by Holder and company, all of that so-called compliance for information requests did not include one single piece of correspondence from Eric Holder’s email accounts. Not one.

That alone shows Holder’s refusal to comply with Congress in getting to the truth about this tragedy and his reluctance take responsibility for his incompetence/complicity in over 121 murders linked directly to the sale of these assault weapons to Mexican drug cartels. Much to the dismay of Eric Holder and the Obama administration, with thanks to Republican members of Congress, this criminal activity will not be swept under the rug. Also of note is how the entire Democratic party in Congress has been shown to be attempting to cover up this scandal with ridiculous claims of Republican partisanship and undefined agendas. The families of the murdered citizens on both side of the border deserve better than that, and it is the Republicans that are fighting for justice to be served here. The list of Democrats that have been shown to have no shame in attempting to protect Eric Holder here is too long to list. Shame on you people.

$1.2 Billion Dollars of Client’s Money Missing in MF Global Scandal. Democrat CEO John Corzine Deems it “Misplaced” during testimony up on capitol hill this past week.

USA Today/Money has a nice video on this Democrat, John Corzine saying he simply has no idea where all that money went. For those of you who have not been paying attention, John Corzine is a former Democratic U.S senator, former Governor of New Jersey, and former CEO of Goldman Sachs. With all of those titles and powerful Democratic connections, can the people expect to see Corzine to be held accountable for this blatant fraud? Don’t hold your breath. Corzine and Obama go way back.

“I simply do not know where the money is, or why the accounts have not been reconciled to date,” said Corzine, 64, in his first public comments since his resignation was announced four days after the bankruptcy filing. That is almost the exact same, lame excuse Eric Holder constantly uses when asked about F&F documents addressed to him. In an ironic example of the ramifications of Corzine’s fraud as he was the MF Global CEO when this money “went missing” Tim Johnson (R-Ill) summed it up pretty well: “People who live in the real world, as you do, a lot of people have suffered dramatically, and will suffer, because they won’t be able to buy seed, they won’t be able to buy equipment, they won’t be able to invest for the future year,” said Rep.Timothy Johnson, (R-Ill), “I’m concerned that a lot of individuals, all over the country are going to wind up holding the bag because of what is either negligence, and or commingling (of funds) and or abdication of your responsibility as a fiduciary.” Well said Congressman.

This is just the first of a three-part series of the investigation into the MF Global scandal that Democrat John Corzine will be called on the carpet to testify before Congress in the near future. Stay tuned. Meanwhile fellow Democrats such as Collin Peterson (D-Minn) chime with such harsh statements as, “It just seems pretty risky.” Way to really stand up there Mr. Peterson, for the thousands of farmers and assorted citizens who have seen their hard-earned dollars vanish into thin air simply because they trusted MF Global and Democrat John Corzine.

Ex-Democrat Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi Makes a Fool of Herself by Threatening to Reveal Secret “Dirt” on 2012 GOP Presidential Candidate Newt Gingrich, Then Backtracks

This prime example of Pelosi’s Leftist Linguistic Lunacy is summed up in a prior article here. She attempted to attack newt Gingrich and he promptly responded that the minute she illegally revealed Congressional investigative information, that she should be brought up immediately on House Ethics charges. Then Pelosi back-tracked, after apparently someone informed her of the consequences of doing what she originally promised the nation she would do. Nancy Pelosi’s attention-seeking attempt at trying to denounce Newt Gingrich back-fired big time. As the 2012 elections get closer, we can be sure to be inundated by more examples of Pelosi’s Liberal Linguistic Lunacy as she struggles to remain relevant as the Minority Leader in the House of Representatives. With these examples of proven rampant corruption within the Democratic Party across America just this past week alone, the U.S. Senate and the White House should certainly be within the reach of the GOP, regardless of who wins the nomination. 2012 just can’t get here fast enough!

Blago, Rezko & Obama







Former Illinois Governor Rod R. Blagojevich
Sentenced to 14 Years








Former Blago & Obama Adviser & Fundraiser
Millionaire Antoin ‘Tony’ Rezko
Sentenced to 10 Years












President Barack Hussein Obama
Wants 4 More Years









Blago Convicted, Asks “What Happened?”

It appears as though former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich may have just had the realization that he is not just waking up from a very bad dream! In fact, he seems to be having to face the fact that his life has become a nightmare.

From the beginning of this Chicago-style drama Blago has said the truth has come out. Indeed it has!

Before entering the courtroom to hear the verdict in his retrial, Mr. Blagojevich said:

“My hands are shaking, my knees are weak, I can barely stand on my own two feet,” Blagojevich said as he left his house. “It’s in God’s hands, now.”

The former governor was found guilty on 17 of 20 charges in his corruption retrial.

It’s interesting that now Blago seems to trust that God will save him from the consequences of his actions. With the mountains of recorded evidence against him, you would think he would realize that it has all caught up to him. However, that does not seem to be the case. It appears that Mr. Blagojevic was legitimately amazed that he would be found guilty.

Upon hearing that he was found guilty, he turned in bewilderment to his attorney and asked, “What happened?’

Well, Blago, that’s what we here in America call Justice! It suits you well!

Now if that same justice could be served to all politicians who have done the same thing! The reality is it is most all of them in one way or another. Blago’s downfall is those recording! He got caught! He just didn’t expect that the jurors would look past his exceptionally coiffed locks and see to the heart of the matter. He broke the law. Now he must pay the price.

It’s a good day in America!

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Source:
NBC Chicago

Entitlism in Practice: Favors Taken to Extremes

Bribery and CorruptionWe’ve defined Entitlism as basically gaining favor with the ruling class in order to get .. favors.  Now, do me a favor, quit asking for them .. from them.  We shouldn’t be dependent on them, they aren’t supposed to be doing them and no one believes that they are doing them for anyone but .. them.

Certainly performing acts of kindness for someone from whom you never expect a return is moral and good – even if it is a politician.  It gets dicey that when you do something expecting something or do something for someone important, to be made someone important.

Rod Blagojevish envisioned himself a President in 2016.  He had big plans and ideas.  In order to fill then Senator Obama’s seat in the Illinois legislature, Blagojevich wanted to make sure he gotObama and Blagosomething for giving something.  As he put it, “I’ve fot this thing and it’s f***ing golden .. I’m not just giving it up for f***ing nothing.”  Blago believed something was owed to him, he deserved it and was willing to do a favor for Obama to get it.

Of course, Blagojevich not only felt he deserved things he didn’t he also felt others owed him things they didn’t. He was working to shake down a Children’s hospital for campaign dollars  if they wanted their governmentdollars.  Maybe the hospital is starting to figure out what a lot of us already know – depending on the government for money will leave you just .. depending on the government.

Unless you’ve been under a rock, you are also aware of the offer to Sestak that rocked the media.  From MSNBC

Last summer, I received a phone call from President Clinton. During the course of the conversation, he expressed concern over my prospects if I were to enter the Democratic primary for U.S. Senate and the value of having me stay in the House of Representatives because of my military background. He said that White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel had spoken with him about my being on a Presidential Board while remaining in the House of Representatives. I said no. I told President Clinton that my only consideration in getting into the Senate race or not was whether it was the right thing to do for Pennsylvania working families and not any offer. The former President said he knew I’d say that, and the conversation moved on to other subjects.

The White House released a memo that supported this claim and Bill Clinton backed them up.  Then Slick Willie said he didn’t, while Obama said he did and now no one knows who said or did what.

Last we find that the Mayo Clinic has taken the return back scratch to a whole new level – they tried to give a man life itself.  Not any ordinary man, a man who had given them at least $1 Million as this article in the Dallas Morning News states.

In 2002, Baron was diagnosed with multiple myeloma. By October 2008, his doctors at the Mayo Clinic were telling him he had just days to live.

They also offered a glimmer of hope. Over the years, the couple had donated about $1 million to Mayo. The staff was especially diligent, Blue said. They tested an arsenal of drugs and finally discovered that Baron’s cancer responded surprisingly well, in the lab, to a drug called Tysabri.

Mayo had an ample supply, but the drug was – and still is – approved only for treatment of multiple sclerosis and Crohn’s disease. The manufacturer, Biogen Idec, refused to give permission, even under special “compassionate use” rules that protect a drug-maker from a black mark in case of an adverse outcome.

One can and should argue that Baron may not have given all that money in the hopes of getting special treatment in the end, but he certainly got it.  Guess who also jumped in to help:

Somehow – Blue (Baron’s wife) still isn’t sure how – Pelosi cajoled the FDA to find a legal justification that let Mayo administer the drug, even without Biogen’s consent.Pelosi and Rahm Emanuel

“Nancy figured out a way,” she said.

The drug beat back the cancer for a few days, but not enough.

Blue has no illusion that a typical family could pull such strings.

I’m fairly certain I can’t.  And that is disturbing.  These real-life instances of the ruling class deciding who gets what should be especially concerning.  If only the “deserving” are given the special things, the better goods, the privileged services, where will individual freedom be left?

Our elitist ruling class has taken even more power amongst itself with Health Care and Finance reform.  No more are all the decisions in our hands.  We will become dependent upon the grace of the aristocracy for things as common as Health Care.  We will soon become the less equal of the animals at Manor Farm.