So, how is the most transparent administration in history working out so far? We witnessed Obama’s brand of transparency during the health care debates. We witnessed Obama going over 300 days without a press conference. Now we are witnessing Obama’s brand of Chicago-style politics which is fraught with lies, bribes and cronyism.
Remember Rod Blagojevich? The poofy-haired, Elvis impersonator who got into trouble for allegedly trying to sell Obama’s empty Senate seat. Who spoke to Rod? Obama’s favorite 9 1/2 fingered ballerina, Rahm Emanuel. Blago’s trail is right around the corner and many are speculating this is the reason Obama skipped laying the wreath at Arlington National Cemetery and opted to ‘vacation’ in Chicago. Wonder if Blago got a phone call?
You see, Rahm and Obama wanted the senate seat to go to Valerie Jarrett. The same Valerie Jarrett that now works inside Obama’s administration as a crony. Folks are saying Obama, and several of his cronies, are on these F.B.I. tapes. I’m sure none of these outstanding individuals offered Blago anything. This is illegal and we know this administration would never do anything illegal.
Then there is the job bribery scandal involving Andrew Romanoff. Yes it looks like Obama’s Chicago-style of politics gone wild. The Obama White House offered Romanoff a job in exchange for not running against Obama-backed Sen. Michael Bennett (D-Colo).
Now we are witnessing the Obama White House spinning the job offer to Joe Sestak (D-Pa). They trotted out Bill Clinton and claimed he offered Sestak a federal job, via Rahm Emanuel, should he not run against Obama-backed Arlen Spector (D-Pa). It should be noted that it took Sestak only a few seconds to admit the job offer. It has taken the White House 10 weeks to answer the charge.
Can you say corruption?
The Obama White House is claiming that nothing illegal happened but 18 USC 600 states otherwise…
Whoever, directly or indirectly, promises any employment,position, compensation, contract, appointment, or other benefit, provided for or made possible in whole or in part by any Act of Congress, or any special consideration in obtaining any such benefit, to any person as consideration, favor, or reward for any political activity or for the support of or opposition to any candidate or any political party in connection with any general or
special election to any political office, or in connection with any primary election or political convention or caucus held to select candidates for any political office, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than one year, or both.
Now wouldn’t a real constitutional scholar know this little law? The White House already acknowledged that there was a job offer. Case closed right?
Hardly. Attorney General Eric Holder will not investigate these claims at all. Hell, the man wouldn’t even charge the Black Panthers with voter intimidation even though he had video evidence. The corruption continues.
Hey Obama-zombies. How is that transparency working out for you? A better question is “How is Obama’s Chicago-style politics working for you?” An even better question is “Are you ashamed yet?”