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Obama Appoints Another Criminal To His Cabinet! What's Up With This Guy?

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“Hate Is A Great Burden To Bear”

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#1 Feb 2, 2009
In addition to lending the prestige of his name, Mr. Daschle traveled to help raise money from investors for Mr. Hindery’s new venture, said Jenny Backus, a spokeswoman for Mr. Daschle. And in exchange, over the next four years the firm compensated Mr. Daschle with over $2 million, and Mr. Hindery lent Mr. Daschle the use of a chauffeured limousine in Washington.

Ms. Backus said that when Mr. Hindery was not in Washington he lent his car to Mr. Daschle as a favor to a friend.

The partnership has now come back to haunt Mr. Daschle, with the disclosure that he had failed to pay $128,000 in taxes on the car and driver Mr. Hindery’s firm provided him, threatening to derail his confirmation as secretary of health and human services.

Beyond the ramifications for Mr. Daschle’s ascent to the cabinet, the disclosures about Mr. Hindery and the many clients Mr. Daschle advised on public policy offers a new window into how Washington works. It shows how in just four years an influential former senator was able to make $5 million and live a lavish lifestyle by dint of his name, connections and knowledge of the town’s inner workings.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/28973945/

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#2 Feb 2, 2009
In all fairness, Daschle raised this question in June. Seems the ol' repubs don't want to recall that, though.

Not really a criminal in the sense of the word, BDT. Now, if you want to see a president who appointed criminals. look at this...

http://www.thenation.com/doc/20020311/corn

All those CONVICTED Iran/Contra people collecting welfare from my check during the corrupt Bush years.
Gilbert

Peterstown, WV

#3 Feb 2, 2009
Cookie_Parker wrote:
In all fairness, Daschle raised this question in June. Seems the ol' repubs don't want to recall that, though.
Not really a criminal in the sense of the word, BDT. Now, if you want to see a president who appointed criminals. look at this...
http://www.thenation.com/doc/20020311/corn
All those CONVICTED Iran/Contra people collecting welfare from my check during the corrupt Bush years.
BDT, for all his self-profess religious devotion ignores Matthew 7:3. In other words, he see a speck in his brothers eye while ignoring the log in his own.

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#4 Feb 2, 2009
Gilbert wrote:
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BDT, for all his self-profess religious devotion ignores Matthew 7:3. In other words, he see a speck in his brothers eye while ignoring the log in his own.
Consistently.

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#5 Feb 2, 2009
Here's an interesting article too.

http://www.isreview.org/issues/16/bush_cabine...

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#6 Feb 2, 2009
"Bush went into politics the same way he entered the business world--at the top. His very first elected office was governor of Texas, which he won in 1994, riding the coattails of the "Republican Revolution" that took control of Congress away from the Democrats.

From the start, Bush showed his talents for taking care of the rich. One of his first initiatives was "tort reform"--legislation that restricted people's ability to sue corporations. According to the Center for Economic Justice in Austin, Texas, insurance companies enjoyed extra profits of $3 billion thanks to Bush's law.

Bush got right to work on the environment, too. During his reign, not a single representative from an environmental or consumer group served on the state's Natural Resources Conservation Commission. When Bush decided to "reform" Texas pollution laws, his hacks on the commission got together with representatives of the oil and chemical industries to write legislation that allowed corporations to police themselves.

According to the Texas environmental group Public Research Works, the same companies that "helped" Bush rewrite the laws pumped $1.5 million into Bush's 1998 campaign for governor--and millions more into his presidential campaign. Meanwhile, under Bush's reign, Houston surpassed Los Angeles as the most polluted city in the country.

As at every stage of his life, Bush steered clear of hard work. He started most days at 9 a.m., took two hours for lunch, and was out of the office by 5 p.m.--and that still left time for afternoons of computer solitaire or video golf.

Fortunately for Dubya, the Texas constitution limits the powers of the governor--so he just didn't have that much to do. But there was one duty that he couldn't shake, as much as he tried to limit his attention to it: his role as executioner.

During his six years in the governor's mansion, Bush oversaw 152 executions--about one-fifth of all executions in the U.S. as a whole for the last quarter century. And for all his hot air about taking a careful look at death penalty cases, Dubya spent an average of about 15 minutes on every prisoner who was put to death on his watch.

By last summer, even the mainstream media was beginning to ask questions about Bush's killing machine. Dubya's courageous response was to blame somebody else. He claimed that he was powerless to stop an execution unless the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles voted for clemency. That was a crock. Bush filled the pardon board with his political appointees. "
Gilbert

Peterstown, WV

#7 Feb 2, 2009
And another

http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/features/200...

When presidents pick someone to fill a job in the government, it's typically a very public affair. The White House circulates press releases and background materials. Congress holds a hearing, where some members will pepper the nominee with questions and others will shower him or her with praise. If the person in question is controversial or up for an important position, they'll rate a profile or two in the papers. But there's one confirmation hearing you won't hear much about. It's convened every Tuesday morning by Rick Santorum, the junior senator from Pennsylvania, in the privacy of a Capitol Hill conference room, for a handpicked group of two dozen or so Republican lobbyists. Occasionally, one or two other senators or a representative from the White House will attend. Democrats are not invited, and neither is the press.

And Santorum's Tuesday meetings are a crucial part of that effort. Every week, the lobbyists present pass around a list of the jobs available and discuss whom to support. Santorum's responsibility is to make sure each one is filled by a loyal Republican--a senator's chief of staff, for instance, or a top White House aide, or another lobbyist whose reliability has been demonstrated. After Santorum settles on a candidate, the lobbyists present make sure it is known whom the Republican leadership favors. "The underlying theme was [to] place Republicans in key positions on K Street. Everybody taking part was a Republican and understood that that was the purpose of what we were doing," says Rod Chandler, a retired congressman and lobbyist who has participated in the Santorum meetings. "It's been a very successful effort."

And another

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/...

Republican lawmakers have become lobbyists at a faster rate than Democrats, a fact that reflects GOP control of the White House and Congress in recent years. Nearly 52 percent of Republican lawmakers who moved to the private sector since 1998 have registered as lobbyists, the study said. Only a third of departing Democrats took the same path.

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#8 Feb 2, 2009
I guess when you read these articles, it becomes quite clear that when it comes to government appointees, "criminals" come in all forms.
Gilbert

Peterstown, WV

#9 Feb 2, 2009
Sundog512 wrote:
I guess when you read these articles, it becomes quite clear that when it comes to government appointees, "criminals" come in all forms.
I've read and re-read the initial post and have yet to see where anyone was convicted of a "crime". Who is the criminal that Ole Hypocrite was refering to? Sounds more like a Faux headline, all hat, no cattle.

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#10 Feb 2, 2009
Gilbert wrote:
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I've read and re-read the initial post and have yet to see where anyone was convicted of a "crime". Who is the criminal that Ole Hypocrite was refering to? Sounds more like a Faux headline, all hat, no cattle.
I assume it has to do with Daschle's tax debacle, but I am not sure. We are probably going to start "income tax wars" now. There will be investigations galore wasting tons and tons of tax-payers money looking for tax cheats.
Veteran

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#11 Feb 2, 2009
Liberals are mentally Ill..."FACT"

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#12 Feb 2, 2009
Gilbert wrote:
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BDT, for all his self-profess religious devotion ignores Matthew 7:3. In other words, he see a speck in his brothers eye while ignoring the log in his own.
Gilberty, I'm simply pointing out the indisputable fact that Obama has now appointed to his cabinet two criminals guilty of tax evasion. There's nobdoy on this earth who can deny that fact. Why would I need to remove anything from my eye to recognize the truth? You just don't like the truth being revealed about your messiah, do ya, Gilbert?

BTW, could it be that you're judging me based on your own level of perverted depravity? Please don't do that, Gilbert! My honor and integrity are still intact. Yours hit rock-bottom shortly after you first chose to debut your sock on this forum. LOL!
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#14 Feb 2, 2009
Gilbert wrote:
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I've read and re-read the initial post and have yet to see where anyone was convicted of a "crime". Who is the criminal that Ole Hypocrite was refering to? Sounds more like a Faux headline, all hat, no cattle.
Wake up, Gilbert. Daschle admittes to not paying over 180,000 dollars in taxes and he even said his actions were "stupid." LOL! Understatement! Wouldn't you be in jail if you refused to pay your taxes, Gilbert? Sure you would and you already knew that. Is your comment what you're talking about when you mention, weasel-wording? If so, I now understand where you're coming from. LOL!

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#15 Feb 2, 2009
http://www.redorbit.com/news/health/250469/fr...

Frist was in hot water, too. Did it turn out to be a crime?
Gilbert

Peterstown, WV

#16 Feb 2, 2009
Ole BDT wrote:
<quoted text>Wake up, Gilbert. Daschle admittes to not paying over 180,000 dollars in taxes and he even said his actions were "stupid." LOL! Understatement! Wouldn't you be in jail if you refused to pay your taxes, Gilbert? Sure you would and you already knew that. Is your comment what you're talking about when you mention, weasel-wording? If so, I now understand where you're coming from. LOL!
Wide awake here. Again, you notice the splinter and ignore the log that was 8 years of Bush.
You mentioned "criminal", do you have court dates, sentence, anything resembling criminal conduct? No, all you have is the same partisan BS, something you're used to spreading.

“Hate Is A Great Burden To Bear”

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#17 Feb 2, 2009
Sundog512 wrote:
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I assume it has to do with Daschle's tax debacle, but I am not sure. We are probably going to start "income tax wars" now. There will be investigations galore wasting tons and tons of tax-payers money looking for tax cheats.
Once the investigation begins, I'm sure they'll eventually find about 535 tax evaders in the capitol building. They think they're above the law and when you consider the fact that Obama has already appointed two of the criminals to his cabinet, they must be right.

“Hate Is A Great Burden To Bear”

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#18 Feb 2, 2009
Gilbert wrote:
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I've read and re-read the initial post and have yet to see where anyone was convicted of a "crime". Who is the criminal that Ole Hypocrite was refering to? Sounds more like a Faux headline, all hat, no cattle.
LOL! You already know the truth, Gilbert. Stop your childish game-playing. It doesn't bode well for a supposedly adult individual.

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#19 Feb 2, 2009
Ole BDT wrote:
<quoted text>LOL! You already know the truth, Gilbert. Stop your childish game-playing. It doesn't bode well for a supposedly adult individual.
Well, I have to agree with him...who are you talking about and what crimes. I mean truthfully, you never mentioned it.

“Hate Is A Great Burden To Bear”

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#20 Feb 2, 2009
Gilbert wrote:
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Wide awake here. Again, you notice the splinter and ignore the log that was 8 years of Bush.
You mentioned "criminal", do you have court dates, sentence, anything resembling criminal conduct? No, all you have is the same partisan BS, something you're used to spreading.
FYI, it's called truth, Gilbert. It's has nothing to do with anything but truth. Get that straight, Gilbert! Now, that we've settled that matter, allow me to ask you a few questions, Gilbert.

Is tax evasion a crime, Gilbert? Has not the two violators already admitted their guilt, Gilbert? Who's responsibility is it to prosecute these already-proven crimimals, Gilbert?

Would that task fall on the current party now in control of Congress, Gilbert? Would that party in power happen to be the Democratic Party, Gilberty? Will you please call, write or email your representatives and demand they do what you know is right regarding these two criminals, Gilbert?

Will you do that, Gilbert? Or, will you continue wimping out on your responsibility and proceed with your silly-boy games, Gilbert?

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#21 Feb 2, 2009
Just proves my point once again....Liberals are mentally ill "FACT"

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