Tag Archive for "Dirty Money Politics"August 9, 2012
Joe Sopic, the laid-off steel worker who publicly blamed Mitt Romney for his wife’s 2006 death after a company Bain Capital owned went bankrupt years after Romney left Bain, chose not to insure his wife at his next job as a custodian.
Failed President Barack Obama’s phone call to check the well being of 30-year old liberal activist Sandra Fluke after Rush Limbaugh joked that Fluke was a “slut” for wanting everyone else to pay for her birth control has press abuse victim Bristol Palin wondering “Where’s my phone call?”
Cha-Ching. The tally of tainted Patrick Murphy money keeps piling up.
There’s another $14,000 of questionable campaign funds keeping disgraced Congressman Charlie Rangel’s contributions company in Murphy’s coffers. Murphy received $14,000 from groups associated with Democrat leader Rahm Emanuel and from Emanuel’s campaign according to challenger Tom Manion.
Emanuel has been implicated by ABC News in trying to cover up the sex and hush money scanadal of Florida Democrat Tim Mahoney, fearing revelations about Mahoney would harm his reelection chances.
Secretary of State spokesman Bob Walsh says ACORN is accused of submitting multiple voter registrations with false and duplicate names.
ACORN has deep and long-standing ties to Barack Obama, and is blamed by many for strong arming banks into giving loans to people who could not afford to pay them back, causing our current financial crisis.
Republican Tom Manion, challenging accidentally elected PA-8 Democrat Congresskiddie Patrick Murphy, has released a new commercial. Since I was less than enthusiastic about Manion’s first commercial, I thought it only fair to point out how enthusiastically in favor I am of this most recent commercial.
Manion’s commercial points out the appearance of impropriety in Patrick Murphy accepting $14,000 in donations from accused tax-cheat and ethics abuser Congressman Charlie Rangel and then voting a $2,000,000 earmark in Rangel’s direction.
30 seconds isn’t enough time to outline the full swirl of charges against Rangel or how Murphy has chosen to look the other way when it comes to Rangel, but I think Rangel’s ethical problems are pretty well-known by now.
The commercial is below.
Obama’s community organizer colleagues in the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) have organized us right into the current financial crisis by using frivolous lawsuits and strong-arm tactics to force lenders into making sub-prime loans and Fannie Mae to buy up the bad loans.
And, in return for ACORN’s hard work toward crushing our economy by forcing you to support those living beyond their means, the Obama campaign has paid the radical organization nearly a million dollars and Congressional Democrats attempted to write an ACORN slush fund into the financial bailout legislation.
The Democrat Illinois Attorney General is investigating a $100,000 earmark grant Barack Obama awarded to a former campaign volunteer for a botanical garden that never got built.
[S]tate records obtained by the [Chicago] Sun-Times show $65,000 of the grant money went to the wife of Kenny B. Smith, the Obama 2000 congressional campaign volunteer who heads the Chicago Better Housing Association, which was in charge of the project for the blighted South Side neighborhood.
Smith wrote another $20,000 in grant-related checks to K.D. Contractors, a construction company that his wife, Karen D. Smith, created five months after work on the garden was supposed to have begun, records show. K.D. is no longer in business.
Add disgraced former Fannie Mae CEO Franklin Raines to the “thousands of people” Barack Obama kind of sort of knows but absolutely has no ties to.
Two months ago, the Washington Post revealed that Raines was advising the Obama campaign, taking calls from the campaign when they were “seeking his advice on mortgage and housing policy matters,” to no protest from the campaign. Now that it’s come to light just how deeply into Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s pockets Obama was, and how complicit he and the other Democrats in Congress were in the situations that caused the two mortgage giants to collapse on themselves, John McCain released an ad about the relationship and Obama quickly denied the Post’s two-month-old report.
Credit Card companies Visa and US Bancorp (US Bank) are set to throw a party for freshman House of Representative Democrats like Congressman Patrick Murphy in Denver this afternoon that seems to flout the intent of recent campaign finance laws.
A quick look Patrick Murphy’s fundraising this election cycle shows “Lawyers/Law Firms” as the number one industry contributing to Li’l Pat’s campaign by double the next highest group. Pat’s votes serve his big money benefactors in the lawsuit industry well. The thousands of small businesses in Pennsylvania’s Eighth Congressional District that are among those he’s supposed to be representing in Washington? Well, not so much. A recent example is, Li’l Pat’s “Aye” vote for the dubiously named “Paycheck Fairness Act.”