Jan 5, 2009 Political
Governor Bill Richardson of New Mexico has withdrawn his name from consideration as Obama’s Commerce Secretary. Richardson is involved in a grand jury investigation into how some people who donated money to him received a state contract.
Richardson says that he is sure that once everything is investigated he will be exonerated but that the lengthy process will detract from responsibilities at Commerce. He has vowed to serve Obama in any way helpful once this is all said and done.
Unless, of course, he is dirty.
First there was Governor Blagojevich and his pay to play scam with Obama’s Senate seat and now Richardson is caught up in a pay to play game in his home state. This one does not involve Obama in any way but it might demonstrate that his vetting process is not as complete as he believed.
The withdrawal will put a bit of a damper on the Obama Restructuring (stimulus) plan because now he will have to find a new Commerce Secretary.
This might be a blessing in disguise because Obama and the Democrats plan to spend around a TRILLION dollars on this recovery plan. It is estimated that the plan will be about 850 billion and the rest will be “goodies” attached to the bill. As if we are not already in dire straights, the Democrats plan on wasting more money on the stimulus and the pork that will surely be attached to it.
Obama is not in office yet and already two scandals have hit. One does not involve him and the other does but only in a peripheral sense.
I guess it is hard for Obama to associate with people who are clean when he has spent his entire political career dirty.
We are in for a long four years.
Apr 4, 2008 Political
Hilary Clinton found out the hard way that it is not a good idea to lie about something if there is credible evidence to the contrary. She stated that she went to Bosnia and was under sniper fire and she had to duck her head and run. This story was told several times until CBS aired a video of the trip that contradicts everything Hillary claimed. Despite her assertions that she was tired or that it was her first misstatement in 12 years or that she really was under fire but it was somewhere else (where was that exactly) the fact is she lied and she got caught.
It was reported earlier this week that Hilary Clinton and her First Husband in waiting have had conversations with the super delegates and have told them that Barack Obama cannot win the nomination. Hillary was asked if she had said that to Bill Richardson and she answered by saying that there was a lot of back and forth about who said what and that she did not discuss private conversations. When pressed by a reporter who asked if her answer meant “no” she said it did.
Most people would take that to mean the answer to whether or not she had told Richardson that Obama could not win was no but the Clinton campaign issued a statement later indicating that Hillary meant no to the issue of her discussing private conversations. Hillary, it seems, took the “is that a no” question to mean that she would not discuss private conversations, not that she ever told Richardson Obama could not win.
The conventional thinking is that Hillary (or at least her people) realized that Richardson could say that he was in fact told that by the Clintonistas. Richardson has more credibility than the Clintons and many are happy with him because he endorsed Obama. The last thing that Hillary needed was Richardson calling her a liar a week after she was caught in a whopper of a lie.
It appears as if Hillary is learning from her mistakes. But the sad thing is that Hillary lies so easily that the truth cannot come from her mouth. She lied about snipers and instead of just refusing to answer or perhaps trying something novel like telling the truth, Hillary lied about what was said. It is not good when your people have to explain what you meant to cover a lie. At least she did not defend the lie a million times only to have it bite her in the behind like she did with the Bosnia trip.
Her actions and the ease with which she lies should provide a stark reminder to people of what the Clintons are like and that a second Clinton administration would be no different than the first.
Mar 24, 2008 Political
Governor Bill Richardson endorsed Barack Obama last Friday in a move that was only surprising to the Clinton campaign. I suspect that Richardson waited until he was pretty certain that one or the other would at least get the pledged delegate win (Obama cannot lose that) and then endorse in hopes of securing a spot in that person’s administration, should that person win. It happens that Obama is in the lead so Richardson screwed his old pals the Clintons and joined in the Obamamania. James Carville likened Richardson to Judas by stating that the anniversary of Judas selling out Jesus for 30 pieces of silver was here and that it was appropriate that Richardson sold out the Clintons at this time (as if they are anything like Jesus).
When asked about the comment Bill Richardson said that he was not going to get into that kind of rhetoric:
“I’m not going to get in the gutter like that,” Richardson said of the comments from informal Clinton adviser James Carville. “And you know, that’s typical of many of the people around Senator Clinton. They think they have a sense of entitlement to the presidency.” Breitbart
It is interesting that Richardson would bite the hand that fed him for so long but what is more interesting is that he would fail to see that the Clinton and Obama campaigns are really not that different. They have both had people leave for saying the wrong thing and there has been mud thrown from both sides. I guess Richardson was not aware that an Obama adviser likened Bill Clinton to Senator Joe McCarthy. That is no more or less worse than being compared to Judas but it is mud slinging that does not seem to stoop the the level of gutter that Richardson equates to the Clinton campaign.
I do not disagree with Richardson that the Clinton campaign has a sense of entitlement. However, there is the same sense in the Obama campaign and among his supporters. There are those who believe that he is entitled because he is a black man and it is time for a black man to be president. There are those who are voting for him based solely upon the fact that he is black. So there is a sense of entitlement in the Obama camp as well. Richardson has ignored it because he is now in the Obama corner so he appears stupid when making such statements. If Richardson had endorsed Clinton we would see the same thing from the other side.
I am not surprised that an opportunist like Richardson jumped on the Obama bandwagon. He is looking for another job in government and figures Obama will win and give him one. I am also not surprised because Richardson is a big supporter of ILLEGALS and wants to allow them to flood in and take over and ruin America. He fits in well with a guy like Obama who attends the Trinity Madrassa with all its anti American, anti white, hate speech.
Richardson had better hope that the Super Delegates do not override the pledged delegates and pick Hillary because he will not get anything in a Clinton administration. Richardson will also be lucky to survive until the convention given the history of those who cross the Clintonista crime family.
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Jan 3, 2008 Political
The Iowa caucus process is archaic and cumbersome not to mention that it disenfranchises people who are unable to make it to the caucus sites. This might be an attempt to only have those who are serious be part of the process but it disenfranchises those who cannot leave their lives for a few hours to be part of the process. Since absentee ballots are not allowed members of the military, who protect the freedom to vote, are excluded from the process.
The caucus process involves a series of votes and candidates who do not carry at least 15% of the votes are knocked out of the process and their supporters may then go to another candidate. This process continues until the winner is selected. This process also involves some politicking as demonstrated this week when Dennis Kucinich told his supporters to support B. Hussein Obama if he [Kucinich] should fail to obtain the requisite 15%. This was an open request and does not appear to have been requested by Obama.
The other kind of politics are the back room deals that have candidates swapping votes in precincts where they lack support for votes in precincts where a person has overwhelming support. It is alleged that Senator Joe Biden has worked a deal with Obama to throw support his way in areas where Biden lacks the 15% and where it might be close for Obama in return for Obama sending votes Biden’s way in areas where Obama has a huge advantage. The same kind of deal is reported to have taken place between Governor Bill Richardson and Obama. I could have sworn Richardson was pandering to Clinton so he could be selected as her VP.
These kinds of back room deals serve many purposes. In this case it might mean that Hillary Clinton, the national front-runner, would get knocked down quite a few pegs and begin the rapid demise of her campaign. If Obama wins and Edwards and Hillary place much lower or with quite a few less votes then Obama might get a big surge in New Hampshire and nationally. This might also help the others who will most likely not be around by the time super Tuesday comes because a good showing will garner donations of cash to pay off campaign debt. These kind of deals also forge later alliances when a newly elected president, say Obama, needs to fill his cabinet.
This is politics as usual and it is not uncommon in a Iowa’s unusual caucus process. The problem is, it is politics as usual and Obama is involved in it. B. Hussein Obama has sold himself as the candidate of change. He claims that he is not a DC insider and has not lived Washington politics like his rivals, chiefly Hillary Clinton. He has told us that we cannot accomplish change by putting the same old people in the positions of leadership. It is his take on the definition of insanity; continually doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.
For a man who claims to be a different kind of politician, one who is not there to play politics as usual, it seems he is doing just that. Obama is working the back room deals like a seasoned DC insider and he is playing politics as usual. This is contrary to everything he says he stands for and it shows him to be no different than the rest of the politicians in the field. I wonder what Obama would say if all the deals were going in favor of Clinton. Would he say that she is playing the same old politics?
B. Hussein Obama is a fresh face in the crowd of has beens and 60s retreads from the Democratic Party and he is a symbol of hope for a lot of members of that party but he is no champion of change from politics as usual.
In reality he is another politician who will say and do what it takes to get elected, principles be damned.
For clarity, I realize these are allegations but they are all denying it. A sure sign that a politician is doing something is when he denies it.
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