ITIN de facto amnesty empowers Obama IRS to buy votes
Outraged that illegal aliens claimed child-tax-credits, but no outrage that current tax law allows them to report income and pay taxes without threat of deportation? The power of a president to succumb to the temptation to use executive power for political purposes has always been available. That the current occupant of the Oval Office is so uniquely brazen in betraying the trust inherent in the | Read More »
Eric Holder’s Biggest Fan
The eruption of alleged malfeasance by the Attorney General of the United States Eric Holder should not be a surprise to anyone. This man was a deeply flawed candidate for the post and was cheered on by Democratic Senator Amy Klobuchar. This is not a tale of guilt by association or partisan sniping. This is a post about the questionable judgment exhibited by Klobuchar during | Read More »
Congressman Massa (D-NY) and Treason
The United States Constitution gives a good working definition, and the starting point of a good legal definition, of treason : Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort. In practice, treason is committed when a United States citizen either actively engages in war against the United States, or | Read More »
Obama at Waterloo
We have the power to stop Barack Obama on healthcare. We have the power to shut him down. Already, Democrats are recognizing the measure is coming apart at the seams. Nancy says she has the votes, but the markup of the bill in committee keeps getting cancelled. Tonight, Barack Obama goes on television to complain, beg, and cajole the American people to commit themselves to | Read More »
Former IG Walpin suing to get good name back.
You may remember Gerald Walpin. He was fired from his position as AmeriCorps Inspector General a few months ago for either: pushing an investigation against one of the President’s cronies; no particular reason; or diminished mental capacity. These three possible answers are, respectively: an assumption based on an acquaintance with objective (if cynical) reality; what the White House went with before Senator Grassley reminded them | Read More »
Will Mike Huckabee Take Back That Endorsement?
In my mailbox a few weeks ago, I received a fundraising letter from Mike Huckabee encouraging me to give money to Chuck Grassley (R-IA).The problem with that, of course, is Grassley has been cooperating with Democrat attempts to get a bi-partisan healthcare bill out of Congress.If Grassley comes out in opposition, I’m cool with that. He just might. But if he lends his name to | Read More »
Let us recap the Gerald Walpin situation.
We can begin with this video, which goes over the basic points: Short version: Walpin was investigating Obama crony’s involvement in an AmeriCorps-related scandal involving misappropriation of funding. Case was settled, to the mild detriment of crony*. Walpin disagreed with settlement. Complaint made against him. So far, this is all he-said, he-said.
“Demanding a better Senator for Iowa” is the motto of this site and it does the job well through posts like this one. Note that Grassley’s over-reliance on corn ethanol and his support for a tariff on imported sugar cane ethanol is much the same position as the one taken by his fellow Senator, Barack Obama. This comparison is not meant to be flattering.