Nancy Pelosi and Her Merry Band of Thieves

The Democrats in the House must have a Robin Hood complex. Steal from the future and give to the past. Nancy Pelosi and her merry band of thieves did not pass a stimulus package today but instead funded every pet project imaginable going back some 40 years. Just how stupid do they think we the voters really are. If you haven’t read the list of insults, The Wall Street Journal has the particulars. Read it and weep. Then remember it the next time you go to the polls and the next time and the next time and the…

More:

The Anchoress: “Stimulus” bill needs to die…
Amateur Economist: More “Stimulus” Tomfoolery
Commentary Magazine/Jennifer Rubin: Not Very Stimulating
TimesOnLine (UK): Cross-party support fades as Barack Obama rescue passes first test
Politico: Kerry: Ignore Republicans if they’ll vote no anyway

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Obama, Rush, and What Dems Can Expect

From Jennifer Rubin at Commentary.com

But insulting the Republicans at the White House with a Rush Limbaugh jibe isn’t the way to win adherents. It is noteworthy that the insult  leaked, suggesting the Republicans are getting ready to burst the bipartisan façade. For a fellow who is supposed to respect his opponents Barack Obama sure has a habit of demeaning their legitimate policy concerns. (”What the cynics fail to understand is that the ground has shifted beneath them — that the stale political arguments that have consumed us for so long no longer apply.”)

At this stage of things, Obama likely has amassed all the adherents he ever will. Certainly gaining more in Congress is unlikely. Being dismissive of or insulting to Republicans is more likely to feed ego or thrill the faithful. However, it reflects poorly on the source more than the target and is just part of the strategy to marginalize the opposition. So develop a thick skin, make a flap over it if you must, and move on. There are larger issues at hand.

It is wishful thinking to see this era as anything but partisan. Lofty concepts like post-partisan or bi-partisan will be given lip-service at best. There is very little Republicans can do except hold firm to what makes them different and remind voters at every turn.

Whatever failures accrue to the Democrats must be clear and unequivocally their responsibility. For each one they must be held accountable. Democrats did nothing less during the last administration and should expect nothing less in return.

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Obama Accepts Bogus Donos But Not McCain

With full coffers does Obama really need to accept donations from John Galt, Osama Bin Laden, Saddam Hussein and Bill Ayers? A Powerline reader reveals his “suspicious” credit card donations were accepted by the Obama campaign but not at McCain’s site.

Patrick Ruffini conducted his own test and discovered

The Obama campaign has turned its security settings for accepting online contributions down to the bare minimum — possibly to juice the numbers, and turning a blind eye towards the potential for fraud not just against the FEC, but against unsuspecting victims of credit card fraud.

Voter fraud (ACORN) and illegal donations should be a death knell for any campaign. But the ‘O’ faithful including the media are so mesmerized that they are willing to excuse such activities as either “no big deal” or Republican lies. This is surely a tainted election with unethical actions both accepted and excused. It is creating a culture of “the end justifies the means” along with making personal integrity a convenience rather than a creed.

Therein lies the real divide in this country, a difference in morals that transcends race, religion, and gender. The absence of leadership in this vital area means it must start at the bottom and work its way up. That leaves it to voters to demand better from the governing class or suffer the consequences.

More at CommentaryMagazine/Jennifer Rubin: Plenty To Worry About

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The Obama Camp, Election Fraud and Socialism

This report from Grizzly Groundswell shows the Obama campaign voter tampering charges are more significant than previously thought. In addition the efforts appear to be more closely connected to Obama than the “arms-length transaction” he would like us to believe.

There is no place in the American electoral process for the types of voter suppression, intimidation and harassment systematically engaged in by the Obama campaign, its allies and supporters. ~ Lyn Utrecht, Counsel, Hillary Clinton for President

Combine that with the suppression of the First Amendment and outright embrace of socialist principles by the Obama/Pelosi/Reid triumvirate, and we will have a brand new world as of January 20, 2009. Our system of checks and balances never looked so important as it does today.

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Don’t miss the must-read opinion piece at the D.C. Examiner titled “Guilty by Participation: Barack Obama’s radical associations and what they mean.”

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Obama rakes in foreign donations – FEC unconcerned

(Make your view known at Poll: Should the FEC and the MSM investigate Obama’s foreign donations before the election?)

Newsmax reported the questionable donations story on September 29th but it has to date gained little traction. The MSM can always ignore any inglorious story about Barack Obama so that is predictable. Maybe the new media was too preoccupied with the troubled economy and the VP debate to cover it. Now that we have a quiet weekend though, it’s time to take a hard look at something the Obama camp wants buried.

And then there are the overseas donations — at least, the ones that we know about.

The FEC has compiled a separate database of potentially questionable overseas donations that contains more than 11,500 contributions totaling $33.8 million. More than 520 listed their “state” as “IR,” often an abbreviation for Iran. Another 63 listed it as “UK,” the United Kingdom.

More than 1,400 of the overseas entries clearly were U.S. diplomats or military personnel, who gave an APO address overseas. Their total contributions came to just $201,680.

But others came from places as far afield as Abu Dhabi, Addis Ababa, Beijing, Fallujah, Florence, Italy, and a wide selection of towns and cities in France.

There’s more at The American Spectator in a piece by The Prowler called Obama’s Fishy $200 Million.

An auditor for the Federal Election Commission is attempting to have his bosses seek a formal investigation into the collection by the Obama for President campaign of more than $200 million in potentially illegal political donations, including millions of dollars of illegal, foreign donations, and has sought a request for assistance from the Department of Justice or Federal Bureau of Investigation. But the analyst’s requests have largely been ignored.

This looks like a juicy story but not one investigative reporter has tackled it. How hard can it be when a Google search turned up 297,000 results for the search terms “Obama foreign donations” in 0.42 seconds? The lack of coverage despite the wealth of data shouts “hot potato” loud and clear.

American Thinker’s Pamela Geller has written about the questionable donations since July 19th and has a comprehensive rundown at Atlas Shrugs.

So here an intrepid blogger finds a keg of dynamite of dirty dollar donations to Obama and what does the media do? They ignore it.

Indeed!

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