Monthly Archives: December 2008

When All Is Revealed

I fear that my blossoming career as a political prognosticator may be over.. Well, sort of..

I had thought that the first of the sempiternal scandals related to the Presidency (that still has thirty days worth of “down time” before continuing the Democratic avocation of sullying, soiling and otherwise defiling the Oval Office..) would be the direct correlation between the Obama campaign and the can of assorted nuts known as ACORN.

The ever complicit and “impartial” media decided that the multiple millions of “registered votes” cast by the deceased and any number of fictional cartoon characters were properly cast for Barack Hussein Obama, therefore there was no “scandal”. (For those who are somewhat curious, here is an incomplete list of non-fictional cartoon characters: Michael Moore, Dennis Kucinich, Nancy Pelosi..) You will note the absence of any of the previous cries of “voter fraud”, “voter irregularities” and “voter intimidation” as relates to the “complicated” machinery used for voting. Please note that these “scandals” always pop up in states that the liberals “need to win”, for example, Ohio and Florida, never Wyoming or North Dakota and these bellows only are only heard when the liberals LOSE. When the left’s patented chicanery elicits a WIN, all is right with the world..

I knew that there would be a scandal BEFORE the next liberal takes office. Little did I know that the scandal would be about the office that he left behind.. So I batted .500. That is better than your local weathercaster and it is considerably higher than any ridiculously overpaid New York Yankee..

Governor Rod Blagojevich, Illinois’ favorite liberal Chia pet, took a page right out of the Randy Cunningham political play book. Blagojevich all but put the vacant Illinois Senate seat on Ebay, hoping to cash in just in time for his Christmas credit card bills that will soon be hitting his mailbox. (I will also state that for the record, I believe that the Senate seat in question has been vacant since January 3, 2005..) The next liberal President chose as his Chief of Staff one Rahm Emanuel, who either on his own or with some prodding from his new boss, decided to put his weenie into this political campfire which I hope will soon become a political wild fire..

Now the Democratic dance of the “definition of ‘is’ is” begins.

Let’s fill in our scorecards. Rahm Emanuel succeeded Blagojevich in the House and he also served as a campaign adviser for Blagojevich. He “claims” that he spoke “just once” about Obama’s seat and he spoke “four times” to Blagojevich’s former Chief of Staff John Harris, who was himself arrested relative to this “scandal”.

“Change”, eh?

When applying “the totality of the definition of words” to any liberal statement, “just once” leads to a litany of contiguous questions.. How long was the “one” conversation? Just exactly what was said as well?

When the incoming President’s Chief of Staff says, for example, “We would appreciate your consideration of Valerie Jarrett” (a close Obama friend). The weight of those few words and their direct implications aren’t lost upon the liberal wonks within the state of Illinois, but they will no doubt become ridiculously vague when the “Clinton magic” is applied (app-lied) to either an impending impeachment proceeding or a federal prosecution or two.

The Obama team has conducted an “internal investigation” and the “facts” that they have unearthed were to be released during “Christmas week since it may mean it will be quietly forgotten..” What if Nixon had been allowed to “internally investigate” Haldeman and Ehrlichman? What if Clinton had been allowed to “internally investigate” himself pertaining to the litany of female victims who have stepped forward? It was funny when Nancy “727” Pelosi promised “the most ethical Congress in history” but Obama’s cacophony (caco-phony) of “Change” didn’t even make it to Inauguration Day. Isn’t there an old saying the goes, “the more things change, the more they remain the same”?

Joe Lockhart, a former Clinton press secretary who is well versed in the “Democratic dance of deception” said that Obama was “right to play it safe”, so that the Obama obfuscators could “make sure the accounting was complete..” The question here is who will be the Obama team’s Susan McDougal? Who gets to publicly walk the plank first while the Obama team “takes care of them” after the deed is done and the smoke has cleared?

Not only are there Obama cabinet VIP’s mired in all of this, but a “Democratic donor” named Raghuveer Nayek, who wanted Jesse Jackson Jr. to fill the Obama seat, seems firmly ensconced as well. “Democratic donor” in the world of Democratic alliteration, is another term for “Future felon” and this one wanted Jack$on’s kid to continue the procession of poltroons, otherwise known as “Illinois politicians”, otherwise known as “fabricated figureheads.” (Be careful with the spelling of that last word. Je$$e or $harpton, when he is not lunching with unqualified, inexperienced carpetbaggers, might become “offended”..)

Blagojevich’s former aide turned snitch, John Wyma, has a number of “clients” who contributed over $100,000 to Emanuel’s campaigns and “clients” who have forked over more than $445,000 to Balgojevich. All good liberal politicians should at least have a good banker and a good bail bondsman on retainer at all times..

It is no surprise that “money talks” with a campaign that thought that the idea of “raffling” a chance, at twenty-five bucks a crack, to spend election eve along side Obama, was a great idea. That “game of chance” is the appropriate analogy for a campaign that should have billed itself as “America’s ultimate gamble”..

Another disgusting element of this multi-layered Democratic scandal is the fact that the federal prosecutors are telling the Illinois House panel considering their Blagojevich impeachment proceedings that the House probe is “interfering with his (their) criminal investigation”.. My guess is that the federal prosecutors are singing for their supper.

Blagojevich doesn’t have any friends here, but the “wider implications” involving Obama staffers and possibly Obama himself, could cause the federal prosecutors to take “action”.. How much and what kind of “action” is a matter of conjecture..

The incoming President has the staffing of the federal prosecutor’s office as one of his concerns. “Adjusting” the line up at the prosecutor’s office becomes a “scandal” depending upon who occupies the office of the President. President Clinton fires ALL of the federal prosecutors, no scandal. President Bush fires eight prosecutors, therefore it is a scandal of mythic proportions. Surely the Obama team wouldn’t consider taking any “action” against any and all thorough and competent federal prosecutors that might discover or unearth any and all malfeasance on the part of any and all Obama staff members, would they?

Political consultant to Blagojevich Peter Giangreco, said that Emanuel and Blagojevich “only dealt with each other because they occupied the same political geography..” That “geography” is known to the rest of us as “the fetid swamp of Illinois politics” and the incoming President, hailing from the same political cesspool, has more than just a little of the noxious odor of “Illinois politics as usual” about him.

The “Champeen of Change” said that “when all is revealed, it will be clear that neither he nor his staff had any contacts with Blagojevich..” “When all is revealed”? To paraphrase his political predecessor, “It depends on what the definition of ‘is’ is..” In this case, it depends upon what the definition of “all” is and what the definition of “revealed” is..

 

Queen Trumps King

In the amazing world of New York politics, a new debutante/dilettante/tyro will be throwing their hat into the senatorial ring. Caroline Kennedy, with nothing more to add to the politics of New York other than her last name and the liberal provenance that it brings with it, wants the Senate seat once occupied by another political Lilliputian. From a carpetbagger to a sandbagger.. At least the Senate seat will be well broken in if Princess Caroline makes her move.

It would seem that “tangible political experience” is of no importance in the state of New York. Like Hillary, Kennedy has not held a full time job in years. Hillary, who had no idea that Bill was: decorating the blue dresses of cherubic interns and then later shilling for the country of Dubai, will now be in charge of “foreign affairs” when she couldn’t even keep track of Bill’s “domestic affairs”.. Her insignificant body of work in the Senate is almost as impressive as the incoming President from the state of Illinois. The politics of racial recognition on the left are now morphing into the politics of name recognition. Those with “experience” need not apply..

A few months back, another prominent New Yorker, Geraldine Ferraro said that Barack Obama wouldn’t be where he was were it not for his race. Now the state of New York, not known for its intellectual perspicacity inside of the voting booth, will be taking on another political opportunist based solely upon the surname and the ridiculously toothy grin that goes along with it.

Back in 2002, Caroline was tasked with awesome responsibility of “trying to get New Yorkers involved in the schools in meaningful ways..” Taking a page from her political mentor Hillary, Kennedy took a salary of one dollar a year, probably because that allowed her to pass on filling out the pesky “financial disclosure forms”, which she therefore did. By August of 2004, she had managed to “raise” more than seventy million dollars for an “academy to train reform-minded principals.” I believe that “reform” is the equivalent of “change” and that seventy million dollars hasn’t “changed” the New York schools position in the lowest echelon as far as performance standards goes. Another perfect fit for the Obama “Charade of Change” circa 2009.. More on that a little later..

Like her predecessor, she has no experience but she is unquestionably an “insider”. Those who weren’t mesmerized by this year’s tripe of “change” understand that “change” now means “the children of politicians past” or better yet: nepotism..

Her “experience” seems to consist of sitting on a number of “nonprofit (the mother of all oxymorons..) boards”. To name just a few, she sat on the American Ballet Theatre, the Commission on Presidential Debates and the JFK Library Foundation. Based on that, I will conclude that she believes that: anyone who can pirouette is OK, (Barney Frank is in then.) she chose such “impartial” media wonks as Jim Lehrer to “moderate” the debates and she knows how the Dewey Decimal System works..

Most recently her name appeared in the Democratic Vice Presidential search team. She apparently amazed folks like Representative Joe Baca, chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, who was hypnotized by her asking of such probing questions as, “Who? Why?” and even “How come?” Representative Baca doesn’t seem to grasp the fact that these types of insightful detail laden questions are the ones frequently asked by those with no experience or by unruly three year olds.. Baca added that, “She did most of the talking..” You will note that he did not say that “she had most of the answers”, or that “she added most of the important and relevant details”, she just filled the room with adjectives and pronouns..

All anyone can speak of is her being “down to earth.” For example, she carries “sensible shoes” in her bag for the walk home from the Tavern on the Green, a VERY “down to earth” New York establishment, (I will wager that it is a place that Bill likes to frequent, the Tavern on the Green just settled a sexual harassment lawsuit for over two million dollars..) she does not use her “gatekeeper the way so many not-so-famous people do” (how many down to earth-ers in your social circle have “gatekeepers”..) and she loves to play “Running Charades”. For those who don’t know, “Running Charades” involves dashing around the room after acting out a series of charades for your team. This must have been the red flag on the resume of Caroline Kennedy because not only was the Obama campaign an endless series of “Running Charades”, “Running Charades” will undoubtedly be what the typical Obama cabinet meeting will look like..

Caroline contacted New York governor David Paterson and inquired about the Senate seat during a “political event.” Paterson said, “She’d like at some point to sit down and let me know what her qualifications are.” As of late, what have “qualifications” had to do with the idea of being either elected or appointed? With Hillary as your New York template and Barack Obama as your national barometer, qualifications or experience are absolutely inconsequential.

This announcement came as Congressman Peter King (actual political experience.) said that “I don’t believe that anybody has a hereditary right to a Senate seat from New York State..” It seems that “entitlements” in the state of New York have gone beyond the handing out of ill gotten “benefits” to mendicants to the “benefits” of the “entitlements” of being a Kennedy..

Caroline apparently has the permission of Al $harpton who said that she had called him by phone. $harpton, sensing a paycheck in the air said, “What Peter King said about Caroline Kennedy is what they said about Hillary Clinton. That’s the one she’d be replacing, right?” Al, what “they said” was right and what Peter King said was right..

Even the “man on the street” interviews are all aglow with rapt reminiscing about “Camalot”. Lennette Blackshear of Tremont New York said, “I think she will be good if she follows in her Dad’s footsteps..” If I may interject just ONE moment of Kennedy history for both Al and Lennette, her Dad and his brother thought that it was a swell idea to not only wiretap but to have FBI surveillance on Dr. Martin Luther King. This is just one of the “footsteps” that are always being conveniently swept under the “Camelot” rug. Caroline may not use her gatekeeper but if she drives like her uncle, she had better consider using the chauffeur..

As far as the Senate seat goes and unfortunately for the citizens of New York state, the new Queen will trump the King, if she decides that she actually needs a job paying her more than a dollar a year..

 

The Jig Is Up

Logically, we should have heard the last sardonic salvos of “America is a racist nation” with the election of Barack Obama. The only problem is logic and the left doesn’t often merge with palatable results.

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