Monday, February 22, 2010

Something's In The Air

QUESTION: When is a shitstorm not a shitstorm?

ANSWER: When it is brewing right under the nose of the MSM.

Oh yes. There is something nasty in the air. It leaves a greasy tang inside your nostrils if you walk through the foul mist emanating from the White House. Maybe Obama's gotta cut back on Michelle's sewer-enriched collard greens.

From Jeffrey Lord in the American Spectator:

A bombshell has just exploded in the 2010 elections.

For the second time in five months, the Obama White House is being accused -- by Democrats -- of offering high ranking government jobs in return for political favors. What no one is reporting is that this is a violation of federal law that can lead to prison time, a fine or both, according to Title 18, Chapter 11, Section 211 of the United States Code.

The jobs in question? Secretary of the Navy and a position within the U.S. Agency for International Development.

If it gets any worse they'll have to hose down all the tourists walking by the White House. The press corps will be forced to wear HazMat suits. On second thought, never mind about the press. They're part of the stink.

The favor requested in return? Withdrawal from Senate challenges to two sitting United States Senators, both Democrats supported by President Obama. The Senators are Arlen Specter in Pennsylvania and Michael Bennet in Colorado.

On Friday, Pennsylvania Congressman Joe Sestak, the Democrat challenging Specter for re-nomination, launched the controversy by accusing the Obama White House of offering him a federal job in exchange for his agreeing to abandon his race against Specter.

There's the one senate race in PA the White House tried to fix. But our bad boy wasn't done. There's another load he was grunting out across the country in Colorado.

[...]In the Colorado case, the Post reported that while Romanoff refused comment on a withdrawal-for-a-job offer, "several top Colorado Democrats described Messina's outreach to Romanoff to The Post, including the discussion of specific jobs in the administration. They asked for anonymity because of the sensitivity of the subject."

The Post also noted that the day after Romanoff announced his Senate candidacy, President Obama quickly announced his endorsement of Senator Bennet.

The discovery that the White House has now been reported on two separate occasions in two different states to be deliberately committing a potential violation of federal law -- in order to preserve the Democrats' Senate majority -- could prove explosive in this highly political year. The 60-seat majority slipped to 59 seats with the death of Senator Edward Kennedy, a Democrat, and the election of Republican Senator Scott Brown. Many political analysts are suggesting democrats could lose enough seats to lose their majority altogether.

That's one hell of a job you're doing there, Skippy. And from Our Big Giant Book of Federal No-No's, here is the money quote:

18 USC Sec. 211

Bribery, Graft and Conflicts of Interest: Acceptance or solicitation to obtain appointive public office

"Whoever solicits or receives … any….thing of value, in consideration of the promise of support or use of influence in obtaining for any person any appointive office or place under the United States, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than one year, or both."

One subpoena, two subpoena, three subpoena, four...


Snarky Basterd said...

I'm from PA, pal. I intereviewed that spastik fuckwad Sphincter once for a newspaper I wrote for. It took every ounce of me not to punch the bastard in the face.

What Obama doesn't get is that he'll have a better chance of keeping that Senate seat if Sestak WINS the Democratic nomination. Sphincter has absolutely no chance against Pat Toomey. And how ironic it is, since Sphinicter switched back to the Zombiecrats because he thought it would guarantee his victory of Toomey.

ChiTown said...

Can you imagine if Blago states singing?  He could take BO and a whole bunch of others with him. 

Angel said...

Hussein and his ilk corrupt?..say it aint so! :)

Tess said...

We read about this a few days ago.  Congressman JOE SESTAK was offered a high position
in OBAMA's Administration if he would drop out of the race against Senator Arlen Specter of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  You see, OBAMA really owes Senator Specter 'big time' for changing parties at an important time.

          In any other administration the briber (in this instance it is OBAMA) would
          have been arrested and would be currently standing trial.  However since
          OBAMA has bought off Holder in the Justice Department - he will not have
          to face that trial.  It seems that OBAMA was buying out everyone with big
          time bribes.

It must be remembered that his bribe to Mary Landrieu is still viable.  Yes, she
will get her load of money for the State of Louisiana because she voted (against her better
judgment) to pass OBAMA's crooked HealthCare.

Now who was that other

silverfiddle said...

The bomb squad (the MSM) will defuse these...  Nothing to see here folks!  Move along!

Disgustingly amusing picture, btw!

sig94 said...

I really shouldn't blog when I am that pissed off.


MK said...

Nothing like them lefties weaseling and rigging politics to favor them eh. Funny how it's the very thing they constantly accuse their opponents of.

Snarky Basterd said...

Dude ... that's NOT pissed blogging. This, however, is:

Anonymous said...

Obama owes Specter the support for moving back to his Democrat roots.  It was probably the big bribe to get him onboard.
:) money is on Toomey taking the seat and that would be a good thing.

The Conservative Lady said...

I'm sure Obama backing the opportunist Specter in the Senate race was the bribe to get Specter to turn Dem (again).  So why not try to bribe Sestak to drop out of the race?  Bribery worked for Obama before.
My bet is on Toomey winning the seat and that would be a good thing. :)

Woodsterman said...

Welcome to Chicago !

Bunni said...

when on earth will treason proceeding begin?  Oh, duh, I forgot, jihad loving holder is in charge of justice.   crapweasel.

Infidel de Manahatta said...

Remember, it's not wrong when the lefties do it.  They know what's best for us.  Now if you excuse me I have to vomit.

HoosierArmyMom said...

The Shit Pixie is a nice touch.  Holy Cow the nerve of this elitist White House is only slightly less than Obozo's ego!  :-E

HoosierArmyMom said...

Hope you didn't interview him after lunch!!!  If so, I'm sure there was potential for a HUGE MESS!!!

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