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Akin's Rape Remark Draws Tea Party Pressure: Will Akin's Comment Cost Romney Missouri's Electoral Votes?

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Mainstream media has dog-piled on senatorial candidate Congressman Todd Akin (R-MO) for his comment about "legitimate rape." Akin has apologized for his comment, but the media will not let it pass, which has caused many Republicans and Tea Party members to put pressure on Akin to drop out of the race.

Some polls suggest that Akin's comment may adversely affect Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney in Missouri. Voters may show up to vote against Akin and Republicans may not show up to vote for Akin. Both of these actions could increase the votes for Obama and give Missouri's electoral votes to Obama.

"I've really made a couple of serious mistakes here that were just wrong, and I need to apologize for those," Akin said. Do you think Akin's comments will give Missouri's electoral votes to Obama -- and hurt Romney in the process?

ABCNEWS.GO.COM reports:
Pressure mounted on Rep.Todd Akin to quit his Missouri Senate race today despite his repeated refusals to step down over his incendiary comments about rape.
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  • KoAm 2012/08/22 06:09:13
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    KoAm
    +17
    Romney is ahead in Missouri by at least 7 points in many polls ... and I seriously doubt this one particular incident, as regrettable as it is, is going to significantly change that. Especially in an election that will be predominantly about jobs.

    In today's 24-hour news cycles, a lot will happen between now and early November that will push this whole Akin thing off the radar.

    The liberals' attempts to score political points from this will not succeed. Is what Akin said any more despicable than what Biden said about Republicans wanting to re-enslave black people?

    I don't think so. It was an atrocious accusation, and it was much worse than what Akin said.

    Akin was just being stupid, and he's apologized for what he said. Biden was being absolutely hateful, and he hasn't apologized at all. Let's remember that, everyone.

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  • william... Lee 2012/08/25 23:36:12
    william keegan
    Your first comment about: “The horrible economy left to Obama, …”

    During the run-up to the 2008 election Obama claimed he would get the economy under control, that he would half the unemployment rate and balance the budget! Let’s see what has Obama accomplished? There are fewer people working today than when he took office, yet he claims he is creating thousands of jobs every month. If you count all those that have just given up or are under employed the unemployment rate would be pushing 15%! The national debt has reached heretofore unheard of heights and he continues to run deficits in the trillion dollar range and there is no chance as long as he remains in power of ever getting it under any semblance of control. His so called stimulus package that he pushed through his sycophant congress in 2009 was nothing more than a payoff to his union buddies. The thing that Obama is totally unaware of is the fact that it takes the taxes paid by from 10 to 20 private sector workers to pay the salary of one government employee, so when he claims he created 10,000 government worker jobs; he is actually putting the country so much further into the hole.

    Regarding constitutional government, Art. 1, Sect. 8 provides a list of the proper functions of the federal government, if the federal gov...

    Your first comment about: “The horrible economy left to Obama, …”

    During the run-up to the 2008 election Obama claimed he would get the economy under control, that he would half the unemployment rate and balance the budget! Let’s see what has Obama accomplished? There are fewer people working today than when he took office, yet he claims he is creating thousands of jobs every month. If you count all those that have just given up or are under employed the unemployment rate would be pushing 15%! The national debt has reached heretofore unheard of heights and he continues to run deficits in the trillion dollar range and there is no chance as long as he remains in power of ever getting it under any semblance of control. His so called stimulus package that he pushed through his sycophant congress in 2009 was nothing more than a payoff to his union buddies. The thing that Obama is totally unaware of is the fact that it takes the taxes paid by from 10 to 20 private sector workers to pay the salary of one government employee, so when he claims he created 10,000 government worker jobs; he is actually putting the country so much further into the hole.

    Regarding constitutional government, Art. 1, Sect. 8 provides a list of the proper functions of the federal government, if the federal government were to keep it’s activities restricted to what it is constitutionally authorized to do, the entire country would be much better off.

    Our DOI specifically states that we are endowed by our creator with certain unalienable rights including LIFE, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. And that governments are instituted for the purpose of securing these rights. The murdering of innocent children is not a right that is granted in any of the founding documents in this country. If a woman does not want to give birth to a child all she has to do is not get pregnant, it is as simple as that! If she does get pregnant she does not have the right to murder her child!
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  • Lee william... 2012/08/25 23:50:20 (edited)
    Lee
    +1
    What have Obama and the Democrats done for this nation's economy?

    Well they prevented the nation from slipping into another Great Depression.

    . . . . You're welcome.

    As for the Constitution, it means EXACTLY what it says.

    This is important:

    The Constitution means EXACTLY what it says.

    Got it yet?

    A tiny fish-like fetus is not much more human than one of your sperm cells.

    . . . And just think of how many trillions of them you flushed down the toilet.

    . . . MURDERER !!!
  • william... Lee 2012/08/25 23:53:06
    william keegan
    You obviously are as learned in human biology as you are in political science.
  • Lee william... 2012/08/26 00:15:59
    Lee
    +1
    Just keep your hands off your d*ck, and quit killing Babies.
  • william... Lee 2012/08/26 06:32:45
    william keegan
    Now that is a typical lib response. No ideas, only vulgarity.
  • Lee william... 2012/08/26 10:44:29
    Lee
    +1
    No . . . I was just illustrating a point.

    Sperm cells are not babies.

    And neither are tiny little fishlike fetuses.
  • william... Lee 2012/08/26 21:17:20
    william keegan
    If you can get past your lib prejudices and understand how life begins you will realize your error. Sperm alone and ovum alone are not life, but when they come together at conception they become a human fetus (not a fish fetus). At the moment of conception the human fetus contains all that it needs to live its life until its natural death, its sex, its hair color, its eye color, is eventual height and body type etc. The only thing required externally is an environment and nutrition conducive to its growth and development. The optimal environment and nutrition will change throughout his/her life, regardless of his/her residence, whether in the womb or not. And it is an individual life, separate from its mother, deserving protection and has done nothing that would justify its murder!
  • Lee william... 2012/08/26 21:57:07 (edited)
    Lee
    Or really?? You have declared a zygote to be human being.

    How do you know that? Did God tell you?

    Abortion was NEVER a political issue until Reagan's people realized it could be utilized to propagandize the minds of simple-minded but faithful Christians.

    Jesus never said that aborting a fetus was wrong.

    Ronald Reagan did.

    Yes a zygote contains all the genetic information of a complete human being. But so does a skin cell. And so does a hair follicle.

    But skin cells, hair follicles, and zygotes are not human.

    And now this anti-abortion nonsense has become a plank of the Republican Party.

    Now Republicans want Government to FORCE women to have children against their will.


    The dictator of Gemany, Adolph Hitler, a Right Wing Extremist, banned abortion and forced women to have children against their will.

    The dictator of Romania, Chauchesku, a Left Wing Extremist, banned abortion and forced women to have children against their will.

    And now America's Modern Day Republican Party (the Latter Day Republicans) which has degenerated into a collection of Extremists, want to ban abortion and force women to have children against their will.

    But when these children are born, the Republican Party will abandon these tiny little unwanted infants to fend for themselves.

    Latter Day Republicans have as muc...

    Or really?? You have declared a zygote to be human being.

    How do you know that? Did God tell you?

    Abortion was NEVER a political issue until Reagan's people realized it could be utilized to propagandize the minds of simple-minded but faithful Christians.

    Jesus never said that aborting a fetus was wrong.

    Ronald Reagan did.

    Yes a zygote contains all the genetic information of a complete human being. But so does a skin cell. And so does a hair follicle.

    But skin cells, hair follicles, and zygotes are not human.

    And now this anti-abortion nonsense has become a plank of the Republican Party.

    Now Republicans want Government to FORCE women to have children against their will.


    The dictator of Gemany, Adolph Hitler, a Right Wing Extremist, banned abortion and forced women to have children against their will.

    The dictator of Romania, Chauchesku, a Left Wing Extremist, banned abortion and forced women to have children against their will.

    And now America's Modern Day Republican Party (the Latter Day Republicans) which has degenerated into a collection of Extremists, want to ban abortion and force women to have children against their will.

    But when these children are born, the Republican Party will abandon these tiny little unwanted infants to fend for themselves.

    Latter Day Republicans have as much in common with the Party of Lincoln as Saint Mitt Romney has in common with a real Saint.

    Lincoln would be aghast to see how his once Grand Old Party has degenerated into a collection of simple-minded ideologues and Extremists who cannot even think for themselves.
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  • william... Lee 2012/08/27 03:06:56
    william keegan
    Michael Savage has a book out titled "Liberalism is a Mental Disorder"; I never really understood what he meant until my encounter with you. You are so far out of touch with reality it cannot be measured.

    Point by point.

    Abortion became a political issue when the SCOTUS found some emanations of a penumbra of the COTUS and ruled on Roe v. Wade in 1973 and continues to be an issue.

    Jesus never said speeding through a school zone was wrong either. So according to you it is OK to speed at 75 MPH through a school zone because Jesus didn't say it was wrong!

    If you cannot recognize the difference between a zygote and a skin cell, there is no hope for you!

    I am not aware of any Republican that has voiced an opinion that woman should be forced to have children against their will. If you have this information could you share it with us?

    Also re Hitler and Ceausescu, I have never heard that they forced women to have children against their will. Not having been there I cannot say one way or another, they may have forced some women to perform sexual relations repeatedly until they became pregnant, but I haven’t heard about that either!

    The real extremists in the political spectrum today are the Democrats. Obama and the Democrat Party is hell bent on destroying the country. Obama is constantly de...
    Michael Savage has a book out titled "Liberalism is a Mental Disorder"; I never really understood what he meant until my encounter with you. You are so far out of touch with reality it cannot be measured.

    Point by point.

    Abortion became a political issue when the SCOTUS found some emanations of a penumbra of the COTUS and ruled on Roe v. Wade in 1973 and continues to be an issue.

    Jesus never said speeding through a school zone was wrong either. So according to you it is OK to speed at 75 MPH through a school zone because Jesus didn't say it was wrong!

    If you cannot recognize the difference between a zygote and a skin cell, there is no hope for you!

    I am not aware of any Republican that has voiced an opinion that woman should be forced to have children against their will. If you have this information could you share it with us?

    Also re Hitler and Ceausescu, I have never heard that they forced women to have children against their will. Not having been there I cannot say one way or another, they may have forced some women to perform sexual relations repeatedly until they became pregnant, but I haven’t heard about that either!

    The real extremists in the political spectrum today are the Democrats. Obama and the Democrat Party is hell bent on destroying the country. Obama is constantly denigrating personal achievement! Obama cannot grasp that his leftist liberal/progressive ideology can possibly be the wrong track. He thinks that the only solution to any problem is government. He cannot embrace the idea that government produces nothing, that in order to do anything government must take from the producers first. He is causing dollars to be printed at an alarming rate when the GDP cannot possibly sustain the influx of these printed dollars. There is no possible way he can continue to spend the funds he does not have and have the country continue to succeed, in another year or so Greece will be considered a stable economy relative to the US. I believe that is exactly what Obama wants! He wants to destroy the American economy, in so doing he will destroy the American heritage and way of life. On the ash heap that is left, Obama wants to build his dreamed of socialist state with the government running everything!
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  • Lee william... 2012/08/27 12:46:36 (edited)
    Lee
    Sorry Pal, but you are totally full of sh*t, and so is Michael Savage. I sometimes enjoy listening to that idiot, just to marvel at the stupidity of Right Wing Nut Jobs.

    Refusing a woman the option to have an abortion is in fact forcing her to have an unwanted child . . . Against her will.

    Chauchesku made abortion illegal in Romania, and thereby compelled women to have children against their will.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...

    Hitler made abortion illegal for Aryan women.

    In fact Hitler even went so far as to set up "stud-farms called Liebensborn ("Fountain of Life") in which Aryan-type SS men would impregnate young "Aryan" German girls (including very young girls) in order to increase the amount of "pure Aryans" among Germans. Abortion for these young single girls (who usually never knew the men who impregnated them) was absolutely forbidden."

    Hitler, like Latter Day Republicans, thought is was right to force women to have children against their will.

    http://www.angelfire.com/mo/b...

    As for the rest of your ridiculous blah blah, it is way too stupid to deserve a response.


    By they way, isn't it Wonderful how Obama and the Democrats prevented this nation from slipping into another Great Depression?

    . . . You're Welcome.
  • william... Lee 2012/08/27 18:21:04
    william keegan
    Your response is as typical as could be expected from any liberal/progressive.

    The liberal/progressive cannot see humanity for what it is. They feel that humanity is incapable of independent thought and requires constant guidance from the liberal/progressive elite in order to be able to live their lives from day to day. The libs cannot envisage a human as an intelligent creature of God, but as a simple animal who must conduct their lives as if guided only by instinct. That all women must conduct themselves in such a manner as to blindly engage in sexual intercourse regardless of their surroundings and that they do not have the capacity to make any free and individual choices regarding their own personal morality. Therefore the libs see abortion as the only form of birth control available. The concept that a woman could choose not to engage in sexual activity is completely absent in the lib mind!
  • Lee william... 2012/08/27 18:32:08
    Lee
    As a Moderate, I can't speak of Liberals, but I'm in a good position to see the tremendous damage wreaked upon this nation by Right Wing extremists.

    As for independent thought, it's not may fault Liberals are more far sighted and more intellectually capable than you.

    As for sexual intercourse, it's not my fault you can't get any.

    And because you're so outraged, now you want the government to force women to have children against their will.

    You have a lot in common with Hitler and the Nazis.
  • william... Lee 2012/08/27 19:19:14
    william keegan
    You keep dancing around the issue, just exactly who is advocating having the government force women to have children against their will?

    I have never seen or heard of anyone advancing that idea!
  • Lee william... 2012/08/27 19:58:09
    Lee
    So called pro-lifers . . . Those people who want to make abortion illegal are forcing women to have children against their will.

    Since Roe V Wade, women have the freedom of choice.

    So called pro-lifers want to rob women of that freedom of choice . . . . the choice to have a baby or not.
  • william... Lee 2012/08/28 00:38:36
    william keegan
    Again I ask you: Can you give me the name of someone who is advocating the government to require any woman to have a child against her will?

    If abortion is illegal how does that force a woman to have a child? J-Walking is illegal does that force drivers to kill pedestrians? Can you possibly energize enough brain cells to understand cause and effect? Getting pregnant is what causes children to be born, not a law outlawing the killing of children!
  • Lee william... 2012/08/28 19:45:53
    Lee
    RWNJ's are trying to overthrow Roe V Wade.

    As a matter of fact, it's a plank of the Republican Party.

    You want a name?

    Lets start with william...
  • william... Lee 2012/08/29 13:07:08
    william keegan
    Excuse me! My desire and effort to overturn Row v. Wade does NOT mean I want to force women to have children against their will.

    If a woman doesn't want to have a child all she has to do is not have sexual relations with a man, pure and simple! No law about abortion has anything to do with her decision as to getting pregnant or not.

    What you appear to be claiming is that men and woman are not capable of controlling their sexual activities. That people can not be held responsible for their own activities. I totally reject your assumptions on this matter.
  • Lee william... 2012/08/29 13:32:02
    Lee
    It absolutely DOES mean that you want to FORCE women to have children against their will.

    And guess what. A lot of people have sex for FUN, not for procreation.

    It's not up to you regulate anybody's sex life.

    Who do you think you are?

    The Emperor of the Universe?

    Sure, YOU can't get any . . . But that doesn't mean everyone should have to share your misfortune.
  • william... Lee 2012/08/29 18:47:24
    william keegan
    Please explain how a law outlawing the murder of children has anything to do with regulating anyone's sex life?

    I don't care if or why anyone wants to engage in sexual activities. But if in the process they procreate a child they shouldn’t be able to deprive that child of its life without due process as guaranteed by our COTUS.

    You seem to think that just because the child is in its mother’s womb it is just another part of her body, it is not. That child is an individual person, with all of the rights that any other individual person has, and should not, just because of where he/she happens to live be deprived of his/her right to life! In your way of thinking if you visited me in my home, I would have the right to murder you because you were in my house and I wanted to enjoy my right to privacy!
  • Lee william... 2012/08/29 18:58:19
    Lee
    Outlawing the murder of children has nothing to do with anyone's sex life.

    However, outlawing a woman's right to choose does.

    Zygotes and fishlike fetuses are not people.

    But of course they have the potential to eventually be people, as do my billions of sperm . . . But they are not people.

    You demand that lives be brought into this world, but as soon a baby is born, you completely abandon that UNWANTED little infant to fend for itself at the most helpless time in its life.

    Face it, Right Wingers are America's Enemy Number ONE.

    They're just too dumb to know it.
  • william... Lee 2012/08/30 07:02:00
    william keegan
    You certainly take it upon yourself to make unfounded claims about me! What have I written that makes you believe I would abandon a helpless child?

    You seem to think that a woman has some sort of special attribute that allows her to be granted some sort of special authority to be able to choose to kill her child. Why is this authority granted only to women, that seems to be un-American, granting a privilege to one group and not to another.

    And, what you don't know about human biology would fill a library! Please give me your estimate as to the number of zygotes that are aborted each year in the US?
  • Lee william... 2012/08/30 23:12:14
    Lee
    Come on, if you fools abolish abortion, it means that millions of helpless and UNWANTED infants will be born to face a cruel world alone.

    You won't be there to help them.

    And they WILL suffer.

    IDIOT
  • william... Lee 2012/08/31 19:09:25
    william keegan
    So your answer to people that have problems to face is to murder them! Who is the mental midget?
  • Lee william... 2012/08/31 19:38:03
    Lee
    That's easy.

    You are the mental midget.
  • william... Lee 2012/09/01 01:59:36
    william keegan
    Well, I glad you finally admitted it, you prefer murder of innocents to life, I guess you are a true liberal/progressive.

    I, on the other hand believe in the dignity of every human being created in the likeness of our god, and each and every one, including you, deserve the life, liberty and pursuit of happiness promised by our Declaration of Independence.
  • Lee william... 2012/09/01 02:07:13
    Lee
    No, I prefer to protect people from the idiocy of Right Wing Nut jobs.

    By the way, why is your fearful leader, Mitt Bundy, so terrified of releasing his tax records?

    What do you think he's hiding?
  • william... Lee 2012/09/01 19:02:49
    william keegan
    Do you ever have an original thought of your own; all you seem to be able to do is spout the current MSM or Democrat Party line.

    There is no requirement to provide the public with ANY personal tax information. Any disclosure is at the convenience of the person involved.

    On the other hand, constitutional requirements do compel disclosure of a candidate’s citizenship documentation. The present occupant has not provided documentation that would provide that constitutional requirement. He claimed he was a foreign national when he applied for tuition assistance to attend college. When and under what circumstances did he all of a sudden become a natural born citizen? He will not disclose what country’s passport he used when he traveled to Pakistan as a youth, or what country’s passport he used to return to the US from Indonesia. He has spent millions keeping personal information from the public eye; he released a photo shopped bogus birth certificate, I wonder just what it is he is afraid of disclosing to the public?
  • Lee william... 2012/09/01 22:13:44 (edited)
    Lee
    " constitutional requirements do compel disclosure of a candidate’s citizenship documentation?"

    Good. Let's see your boy's Birth Certificate.

    Obama gave us his. Where is Shifty Mitt's? And where are his college transcripts? Come on . . . Let's see them. Little Mitt is hiding something, isn't he?

    Obama also gave us 12 consecutive years of Tax Records.

    http://www.taxhistory.org/www...

    But your leader is too AFRAID to release even 5 years of his tax records.

    Obama has disclosed a LOT more to the public than Saint Mitt has. Let's see Shifty Mitt catch up.

    Why is your leader so intent on hiding his past?

    You would have to be a fool to vote for Mitt Bundy.
  • Butterfly Lee 2012/08/26 03:24:11
    Butterfly
    • The democrats and obama have put this country in chains. Then Harry Reid. Something wrong with your thinking, you sound like a nutjob. Time for your meds. Are you another Holmes? Sounds like it. You believe all the left propaganda, hook line and sinker.
    Democrats cause the deficits. The spenders.
  • Lee Butterfly 2012/08/26 10:45:36 (edited)
    Lee
    +1
    Wrong Dear.

    The Constitution does mean exactly what it says.

    You don't have to like it.

    And let's not forget that Reagan TRIPLED the national debt, and GW Bush more than DOUBLED it again . . . and left Obama with two ongoing wars to pay for and our nation's economy in such a shambles that we've had to spend trillions just to keep from sinking into another Great Depression.

    Thank Goodness for the good sense of the Democrats.
  • Guru_T_... Butterfly 2012/08/26 20:01:58
  • Butterfly Lee 2012/08/26 03:27:52
    Butterfly
    "The Constitution is the template of this nation's government. It was written to give us good governance."
    Well, obama is NOT following the constitution. He is corrupt. Your issue is with obama. Check out site for corrupt politicians.


    The Judicial Watch Organization. It lists the "Ten Most wanted corrupt Politicians for 2010". 8 dems and 2 republicans.
    Obama on the list since 2006.
  • Lee Butterfly 2012/08/26 10:50:21
    Lee
    +1
    Oh really? How specifically is Obama not following the Constitution?

    And I really don't care what your Right Wing Nut Job web sites have to say.
  • Butterfly Lee 2012/08/26 03:30:36
    Butterfly
    6. President Barack
    Obama: President Obama makes Judicial Watch’s “Ten
    Most Wanted” list for a fifth consecutive year. (The former Illinois Senator was
    also a “Dishonorable Mention” in 2006.) And when it comes to Obama corruption,
    it may not get any bigger than Solyndra. Solyndra was once known as the poster
    child for the Obama administration’s massive “green energy” initiative, but it
    has become the poster child for the corruption that ensues when the government
    meddles in the private sector. Solyndra filed for bankruptcy in September 2011,
    leaving 1,100 workers without jobs and the American taxpayers on the hook for
    $535 million thanks to an Obama administration stimulus loan
    guarantee.

    Despite the Obama
    administration’s reticence to release details regarding this scandal, much is
    known about this shady deal. White House officials warned the president that the
    Department of Energy’s loan guarantee program was “dangerously short on due
    diligence,” nonetheless the Obama administration rushed the Solyndra loan
    through the approval process so it could make a splash at a press event. The
    company’s main financial backer was a major Obama campaign donor named George
    Kaiser. While the White House said Kaiser never discussed the loan with White
    House officials, th...



































































    6. President Barack
    Obama: President Obama makes Judicial Watch’s “Ten
    Most Wanted” list for a fifth consecutive year. (The former Illinois Senator was
    also a “Dishonorable Mention” in 2006.) And when it comes to Obama corruption,
    it may not get any bigger than Solyndra. Solyndra was once known as the poster
    child for the Obama administration’s massive “green energy” initiative, but it
    has become the poster child for the corruption that ensues when the government
    meddles in the private sector. Solyndra filed for bankruptcy in September 2011,
    leaving 1,100 workers without jobs and the American taxpayers on the hook for
    $535 million thanks to an Obama administration stimulus loan
    guarantee.

    Despite the Obama
    administration’s reticence to release details regarding this scandal, much is
    known about this shady deal. White House officials warned the president that the
    Department of Energy’s loan guarantee program was “dangerously short on due
    diligence,” nonetheless the Obama administration rushed the Solyndra loan
    through the approval process so it could make a splash at a press event. The
    company’s main financial backer was a major Obama campaign donor named George
    Kaiser. While the White House said Kaiser never discussed the loan with White
    House officials, the evidence suggests this is a lie. And, further demonstrating
    the political nature of the Obama administration’s activities, the Energy
    Department pressured Solyndra to delay an announcement on layoffs until after
    the 2010 elections. Despite the public outrage at this scandalous waste of
    precious tax dollars, President Obama continues to defend the indefensible and
    has refused to sack anyone over the Solyndra mess.

    President Obama
    continues to countenance actions by his appointees that undermine the rule of
    law and constitutional government:

    • Despite a
    ban on funding that Obama signed into law, his administration continues to fund
    the corrupt and allegedly defunct “community” organization ACORN. In July 2011
    Judicial Watch uncovered a $79,819 grant to AHCOA (Affordable Housing Centers of
    America), the renamed ACORN Housing which has a long history of corrupt
    activity. In absolute violation of the funding ban, Judicial Watch has since
    confirmed that the Obama administration has funneled $730,000 to the ACORN
    network, a group that has a long personal history with President Obama.In 2011,
    JW released a special report entitled “The Rebranding of ACORN,” which details
    how the ACORN network is alive and well and well-placed to undermine the
    integrity of the 2012 elections –- evidently with the assistance of the Obama
    administration.
    • Barack Obama
    apparently believes it is his “prerogative” to ignore the U.S. Constitution and
    the rule of law when it comes to appointing czars. According to Politico: “President Barack Obama is planning to
    ignore language in the 2011 spending package that would ban several top White
    House advisory posts. Obama said this ban on “czars” would undermine “the
    President’s ability to exercise his constitutional responsibilities and take
    care that the laws be faithfully executed.” In other words, Barack Obama
    believes he must ignore the U.S. Constitution to protect the U.S. Constitution.
    Many Obama administration czars have not been subject to confirmation by the
    U.S. Senate as required by the U.S. Constitution. In 2011, JW released a
    first-of-its-kind comprehensive report on the Obama czar scandal, entitled
    “President Obama's Czars.”
    • In an
    historic victory for Judicial Watch and an embarrassing defeat for the Obama
    White House, a federal court ruled on August 17, 2011 that Secret Service White
    House visitor logs are agency records that are subject to disclosure under the
    Freedom of Information Act. U.S. District Judge Beryl Howell issued the decision
    in Judicial Watch v. Secret Service. The Obama
    administration now will have to release all records of all visitors to the White
    House – or explain why White House visits should be kept secret under the law.
    The Obama White House continues to fight full disclosure and has stalled the
    release of records by appealing the lower court decision.(Judicial Watch gave
    Obama a “failing grade” on transparency in testimony before Congress in
    2011.
    • In 2011, the
    Obama National Labor Relations Board sought to prevent the Seattle-based Boeing
    Company from opening a $750 million non-union assembly line in North Charleston,
    South Carolina, to manufacture its Dreamliner plane. Judicial Watch obtained
    documents from the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) showing this lawsuit
    was politically motivated. Judicial Watch uncovered documents showing NLRB staff
    cheerleading for Big Labor, mouthing Marxist, anti-American slurs and showing
    contempt for Congress related to the agency’s lawsuit against Boeing, including
    email correspondence attacking members of Congress. And it starts at the top.
    Obama bypassed Congress and recess-appointed Craig Becker, who is connected to
    the AFL-CIO, the SEIU and ACORN, to the NRLB.
    • Obama’s
    corrupt Chicago dealings continued to haunt him in 2011.Obama’s real estate
    partner, campaign fundraiser and Obama pork recipient Antoin “Tony” Rezko was
    finally sentenced to jail this year as was former Illinois Governor Rod
    Blagojevich, who is now set to serve 14 years for attempting to sell Obama’s
    former Senate seat to the highest bidder. The FBI continues to withhold from
    Judicial Watch documents of its historic interview of then-Senator Obama about
    the Illinois corruption scandal. The FBI interview was conducted in December,
    2008, about one month before Obama was sworn into the
    presidency.
    https://www.judicialwatch.org...
    (more)
  • Lee Butterfly 2012/08/26 10:51:25 (edited)
    Lee
    +1
    Judicial Watch is just one more Right Wing Nut Job website . . . a Propaganda outlet designed to influence the weak minded.

    Obviously it works.
  • Butterfly Lee 2012/08/26 03:30:40
    Butterfly
    6. President Barack
    Obama: President Obama makes Judicial Watch’s “Ten
    Most Wanted” list for a fifth consecutive year. (The former Illinois Senator was
    also a “Dishonorable Mention” in 2006.) And when it comes to Obama corruption,
    it may not get any bigger than Solyndra. Solyndra was once known as the poster
    child for the Obama administration’s massive “green energy” initiative, but it
    has become the poster child for the corruption that ensues when the government
    meddles in the private sector. Solyndra filed for bankruptcy in September 2011,
    leaving 1,100 workers without jobs and the American taxpayers on the hook for
    $535 million thanks to an Obama administration stimulus loan
    guarantee.

    Despite the Obama
    administration’s reticence to release details regarding this scandal, much is
    known about this shady deal. White House officials warned the president that the
    Department of Energy’s loan guarantee program was “dangerously short on due
    diligence,” nonetheless the Obama administration rushed the Solyndra loan
    through the approval process so it could make a splash at a press event. The
    company’s main financial backer was a major Obama campaign donor named George
    Kaiser. While the White House said Kaiser never discussed the loan with White
    House officials, th...



































































    6. President Barack
    Obama: President Obama makes Judicial Watch’s “Ten
    Most Wanted” list for a fifth consecutive year. (The former Illinois Senator was
    also a “Dishonorable Mention” in 2006.) And when it comes to Obama corruption,
    it may not get any bigger than Solyndra. Solyndra was once known as the poster
    child for the Obama administration’s massive “green energy” initiative, but it
    has become the poster child for the corruption that ensues when the government
    meddles in the private sector. Solyndra filed for bankruptcy in September 2011,
    leaving 1,100 workers without jobs and the American taxpayers on the hook for
    $535 million thanks to an Obama administration stimulus loan
    guarantee.

    Despite the Obama
    administration’s reticence to release details regarding this scandal, much is
    known about this shady deal. White House officials warned the president that the
    Department of Energy’s loan guarantee program was “dangerously short on due
    diligence,” nonetheless the Obama administration rushed the Solyndra loan
    through the approval process so it could make a splash at a press event. The
    company’s main financial backer was a major Obama campaign donor named George
    Kaiser. While the White House said Kaiser never discussed the loan with White
    House officials, the evidence suggests this is a lie. And, further demonstrating
    the political nature of the Obama administration’s activities, the Energy
    Department pressured Solyndra to delay an announcement on layoffs until after
    the 2010 elections. Despite the public outrage at this scandalous waste of
    precious tax dollars, President Obama continues to defend the indefensible and
    has refused to sack anyone over the Solyndra mess.

    President Obama
    continues to countenance actions by his appointees that undermine the rule of
    law and constitutional government:

    • Despite a
    ban on funding that Obama signed into law, his administration continues to fund
    the corrupt and allegedly defunct “community” organization ACORN. In July 2011
    Judicial Watch uncovered a $79,819 grant to AHCOA (Affordable Housing Centers of
    America), the renamed ACORN Housing which has a long history of corrupt
    activity. In absolute violation of the funding ban, Judicial Watch has since
    confirmed that the Obama administration has funneled $730,000 to the ACORN
    network, a group that has a long personal history with President Obama.In 2011,
    JW released a special report entitled “The Rebranding of ACORN,” which details
    how the ACORN network is alive and well and well-placed to undermine the
    integrity of the 2012 elections –- evidently with the assistance of the Obama
    administration.
    • Barack Obama
    apparently believes it is his “prerogative” to ignore the U.S. Constitution and
    the rule of law when it comes to appointing czars. According to Politico: “President Barack Obama is planning to
    ignore language in the 2011 spending package that would ban several top White
    House advisory posts. Obama said this ban on “czars” would undermine “the
    President’s ability to exercise his constitutional responsibilities and take
    care that the laws be faithfully executed.” In other words, Barack Obama
    believes he must ignore the U.S. Constitution to protect the U.S. Constitution.
    Many Obama administration czars have not been subject to confirmation by the
    U.S. Senate as required by the U.S. Constitution. In 2011, JW released a
    first-of-its-kind comprehensive report on the Obama czar scandal, entitled
    “President Obama's Czars.”
    • In an
    historic victory for Judicial Watch and an embarrassing defeat for the Obama
    White House, a federal court ruled on August 17, 2011 that Secret Service White
    House visitor logs are agency records that are subject to disclosure under the
    Freedom of Information Act. U.S. District Judge Beryl Howell issued the decision
    in Judicial Watch v. Secret Service. The Obama
    administration now will have to release all records of all visitors to the White
    House – or explain why White House visits should be kept secret under the law.
    The Obama White House continues to fight full disclosure and has stalled the
    release of records by appealing the lower court decision.(Judicial Watch gave
    Obama a “failing grade” on transparency in testimony before Congress in
    2011.
    • In 2011, the
    Obama National Labor Relations Board sought to prevent the Seattle-based Boeing
    Company from opening a $750 million non-union assembly line in North Charleston,
    South Carolina, to manufacture its Dreamliner plane. Judicial Watch obtained
    documents from the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) showing this lawsuit
    was politically motivated. Judicial Watch uncovered documents showing NLRB staff
    cheerleading for Big Labor, mouthing Marxist, anti-American slurs and showing
    contempt for Congress related to the agency’s lawsuit against Boeing, including
    email correspondence attacking members of Congress. And it starts at the top.
    Obama bypassed Congress and recess-appointed Craig Becker, who is connected to
    the AFL-CIO, the SEIU and ACORN, to the NRLB.
    • Obama’s
    corrupt Chicago dealings continued to haunt him in 2011.Obama’s real estate
    partner, campaign fundraiser and Obama pork recipient Antoin “Tony” Rezko was
    finally sentenced to jail this year as was former Illinois Governor Rod
    Blagojevich, who is now set to serve 14 years for attempting to sell Obama’s
    former Senate seat to the highest bidder. The FBI continues to withhold from
    Judicial Watch documents of its historic interview of then-Senator Obama about
    the Illinois corruption scandal. The FBI interview was conducted in December,
    2008, about one month before Obama was sworn into the
    presidency.
    https://www.judicialwatch.org...
    (more)
  • Lee Butterfly 2012/08/26 10:52:24
    Lee
    +1
    . . More RW Propaganda that only idiots believe.

    . . . Pathetic.
  • Butterfly Lee 2012/08/26 03:15:59
  • Lee Butterfly 2012/08/26 10:52:41
    Lee
    +1
    . . . Yawn.
  • Guru_T_... Butterfly 2012/08/26 20:03:42
    Guru_T_Firefly
    2008? You actually like being lame, don't you?

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