Obama Nominates Unpatriotic People

The tax cheat that Barack Obama selected to be the head of Health and Human Services, Tom Daschle, has withdrawn from consideration for the office. It was learned that Daschle had not paid over 100 thousand dollars in income taxes. This revelation came on the heels of Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner’s failure to pay tens of thousands of dollars in taxes and the withdrawal of Nancy Killefer who would be the nation’s first Chief Performance Officer, whatever that is. She withdrew because, you guessed it, she failed to pay taxes for her domestic help. The help probably did not have green cards.

What does it say about an administration when its Performance Officer does not perform to well with regard to paying taxes?

So we have three people selected by Obama and all of them had trouble with paying taxes. This would have been a serious blow to his idea of having the most ethical White House but he blew that himself when he made exceptions to his new rules immediately after he signed them. He hired a lobbyist which is the exact opposite of what he promised when campaigning and what he wrote as an order.

While all of this was going on the White House press secretary was busy telling people that this was the most ethical White House in history. I heard it replayed on the radio and I could swear he said they had written down the most stringent rules for ethics of any president in history. Just because you write it down does not make it so. Writing the rules is one thing, following them is another…

So PMSNBC was in on the Daschle departure with Andrea Mitchell telling how she just got off the phone with Daschle and she thought he had been moved to tears. Boo fricking hoo. He is only crying because he paid all that money in taxes and still did not get the job. Newsbusters reports that Mitchell said that even if Democrats were concerned about Daschle’s failure to pay his taxes they supported him publicly. She indicated that the GOP would look like the ones who took him down and kept the president from getting who he wanted:

Later, while speaking to DeMint, Mitchell bristled at the South Carolina senator’s contention that Democrats were also skeptical of Daschle’s nomination. The journalist chided, “Well, Senator DeMint, you can say that the Democrats were uncomfortable as well, but they were all supporting him publicly.” She then lectured, “So, this does read to the public as though the Republicans went after this man, someone that the President very much wanted, and brought him down.”

Let me clear this up for the dimwitted Mitchell. The only person who brought Tom Daschle down was Tom Daschle. He failed to pay his taxes and this revelation comes on the heels of the news that Tim Geithner did not pay his taxes. The GOP did not take this man down, he took himself down.

This, of course, is a major problem with liberals. They do not understand personal responsibility. Daschle is responsible for what he does, or does not do. Many Democrats were not happy with the fact that Daschle did not pay his taxes since the number of them who don’t is rising and the American public is getting a first hand look at the hypocrisy that is the Democratic party.

They like to raise taxes because they don’t pay them…

And people said that Bush gave tax cuts to the rich. Looks like rich Democrats gave themselves tax cuts.

One other thing for Andrea Mitchell. We don’t care who Obama wants. If the person is of questionable character or is not qualified to do the job then that person does not deserve to be confirmed. In this case, Daschle neglected to pay his taxes.

The real issue that people should be focusing on is why is Obama nominating so many unpatriotic people to be in his administration? This is not the Flag pin patriotism (another flip flop now that I think about it) this is about real honest to goodness Joe Biden (he was the smartest man in the Senate you know) said so patriotism.

When discussing taxes during the campaign Joe Biden said:

Democratic vice presidential candidate Joe Biden said Thursday that paying more in taxes is the patriotic thing to do for wealthier Americans. In a new TV ad that repeats widely debunked claims about the Democratic tax plan, the Republican campaign calls Obama’s tax increases “painful.”

Noting that wealthier Americans would indeed pay more, Biden said: “It’s time to be patriotic … time to jump in, time to be part of the deal, time to help get America out of the rut.” Scared Monkeys [emphasis mine]

It is patriotic for Americans to pay taxes, especially the wealthy ones. Joe Biden said so.

Geithner did not pay. Daschle did not pay. Killefer did not pay.

These people, who were nominated by Barack Obama, are not patriotic according to the Joe Biden school of patriotism. And though he is not an Obama nominee you can add Charlie Rangel to the list of unpatriotic people because he failed to pay some of his taxes as well.

Is it OK to question their patriotism now?

As an aside, wasn’t it ironic that Joe Biden took a cheap shot at Chief Justice John Roberts for messing up the oath of office and then messed up while swearing in Hillary Clinton? Jammie Wearing Fool

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4 Responses to “Obama Nominates Unpatriotic People”

  1. Victoria says:

    Does anyone in the Obama adminstration so far know how to pay their taxes?

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  3. Melinda says:

    If you have the head of the IRS not paying his taxes, what does that say to the average joe on the street? We have all known about the do what I say not what I do, but I think Americans are seeing this just for what it is, on rule for them and another for us “common” folk.

  4. Carla says:

    You only have to pay taxes if you are nominated to a cabinet post