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#42677 Jun 24, 2012
Do Democrats care? I think not.
In a letter made public yesterday to Marilyn Tavenner, acting administrator of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid, senators Orrin Hatch, R-UT, and Tom Coburn, R-OK, were joined by Rep. Peter Roskam, R-IL, said they fear billions of tax dollars are being lost annually as a result.
Earlier this week, federal officials in Miami charged Oscar Sanchez in connection with a criminal operation that resulted in an estimated $31 million going to Cuban banks.
“Prosecutors say Oscar Sanchez, 46, was a key leader in a group that funneled $31 million in Medicare dollars into banks in Havana — the first such case that directly traces money fleeced from the beleaguered program into the Cuban banking system,” the Miami Herald reported Monday.
“Most of the money moved through an intricate web of foreign shell companies before ending up in Cuba, to avoid being detected in the United States, said investigators,” the Herald said.
#42678 Jun 24, 2012
Op-Ed column describing Obama's Presidency
By Matt Patterson (columnist - Washington Post, New York Post, San Francisco Examiner)
Government & Society:
Years from now, historians may regard the 2008 election of Barack Obama as an inscrutable and disturbing phenomenon, the result of a baffling breed of mass hysteria akin perhaps to the witch craze of the Middle Ages. How, they will wonder, did a man so devoid of professional accomplishment beguile so many into thinking he could manage the world's largest economy, direct the world's most powerful military, execute the world's most consequential job? Imagine a future historian examining Obama's pre-presidential life: ushered into and through the Ivy League despite unremarkable grades and test scores along the way; a cushy non-job as a "community organizer"; a brief career as a state legislator devoid of legislative achievement (and in fact nearly devoid of his attention, so often did he vote "present"); and finally an unaccomplished single term in the United States Senate, the entirety of which was devoted to his presidential ambitions.
He left no academic legacy in academia, authored no signature legislation as a legislator. And then there is the matter of his troubling associations: the white-hating, America-loathing preacher who for decades served as Obama's "spiritual mentor"; a real-life, actual terrorist who served as Obama's colleague and political sponsor. It is easy to imagine a future historian looking at it all and asking: how on Earth was such a man elected president?
Not content to wait for history, the incomparable Norman Podhoretz addressed the question recently in the Wall Street Journal: To be sure, no white candidate who had close associations with an outspoken hater of America like Jeremiah Wright and an unrepentant terrorist like Bill Ayers, would have lasted a single day. But because Mr. Obama was black, and therefore entitled in the eyes of liberaldom to have hung out with protesters against various American injustices, even if they were a bit extreme, he was given a pass. Let that sink in: Obama was given a pass - held to a lower standard - because of the color of his skin.
Podhoretz continues: And in any case, what did such ancient history matter when he was also so articulate and elegant and (as he himself had said) "non-threatening," all of which gave him a fighting chance to become the first black president and thereby to lay the curse of racism to rest? Podhoretz puts his finger, I think, on the animating pulse of the Obama phenomenon - affirmative action. Not in the legal sense, of course. But certainly in the motivating sentiment behind all affirmative action laws and regulations, which are designed primarily to make white people, and especially white liberals, feel good about themselves.
Unfortunately, minorities often suffer so that whites can pat themselves on the back. Liberals routinely admit minorities to schools for which they are not qualified, yet take no responsibility for the inevitable poor performance and high drop-out rates which follow. Liberals don't care if these minority students fail; liberals aren't around to witness the emotional devastation and deflated self-esteem resulting from the racist policy that is affirmative action. Yes, racist. Holding someone to a separate standard merely because of the color of his skin - that's affirmative action in a nutshell, and if that isn't racism, then nothing is.
And that is what America did to Obama. Not one original idea has ever issued from his mouth ï¿½ it's all warmed-over Marxism of the kind that has failed over and over again for 100 years.
And what about his character? Obama is constantly blaming anything and everything else for his troubles. Bush did it; it was bad luck; I inherited this mess. It is embarrassing to see a president so willing to advertise his own powerlessness, so comfortable with his own incompetence.
But really, what were we to expect?
#42680 Jun 24, 2012
There are some cercumstances where Bush had noth9ng to do with your decision to blame him for what was done:
1.Bush did take us into a War and spent this nation into debt.Many of us did not agree but remember the entire Congress approved
2.Congress was democratic controled.Frank and Dodd refused to control Banks ,particular the Freddie and Fannie.Congress would not go along with the Vush warnings of lack of control.Not his fault.
5.Yes,hindsight would be wonderful,we all have that,what about foresight?None have it.
6.Bush was correct about Ben Laden.Have any seen change with the Al Quiada with his death?Have they gone away.?Bush said"we will get him one day".They did.
7.Yep,they tried to let guns go into Mexico,it failed,they saw that and quit.Then Obama`s administration started it back,why?Now we have them covering up who did what,don`t we.Open gov`t is not what we have,but were promised.
You blame the one you wish,some of us will blame the current resident in the White House.He was unprepared to be in office in the U.S.He has been a failure on every venture,the Medical Care is a big bust as well.He has tried to turn this Country into Europe style we do not want.
#42681 Jun 24, 2012
Forgot spell check.Will do better.Just get frustrated when someone is so apparently lacking in any vision at all.Just blame Bush!
#42682 Jun 24, 2012
You might also want to investigate the U.S. debt that Bush left us.Along with this investigation please explain the debt Obummer has given our Nation!!Some 3 times what Bush left!Where has all the loans and stimulus money gone to?Where has the jobs and manufacturing gone to?Where has all the secure Border gone to?Why has Obummer sent so many illegals home but we have more than ever now?Why give amnesty for the third time and expect a different result from the first two times??This could go on and on but you get the point,(maybe)?
#42683 Jun 24, 2012
As usual, our resident Baboon is adding his two cents of dog shit! The ATF ran a whole series of "gunwalking" sting operations between 2006 and 2011 starting in Tucson and then moving the operations to Phoenix under the supervision of William Newell who later started operation “Fast and Furious’. It started small, to the objections of many involved in it, as it grew bigger and bigger with each new operation. The goal was to track the firearms as they were transferred to higher-level traffickers and key figures in Mexican cartels, in theory leading to their arrests and the dismantling of the cartels. Firearms "walked" by the ATF have been found at violent crime scenes on both sides of the Mexico–United States border ever since its inception in 2006, including the deaths of hundreds of Mexicans and at least one U.S. federal agent. Eventually dissenting ATF agents came forward to Congress in response to having become increasingly controversial in both countries, and diplomatic relations have been damaged as a result. Curiously, the very Gov’t official who finally put an end to the highly questionable program is now being prosecuted for it – is this a great country or what?!
There are rumors of "gunwalking" in at least 10 cities in five states. The most widely known and controversial operations being the ATF's Phoenix AZ field division.
“Speaker of Mountain Wisdom....”
Since: Jan 10
#42685 Jun 24, 2012
Sorry ... Not in the slightest what happened....
The first program was called Wide Receiver... That program was to track a specific group of gun runners... Each gun had a tracking device in the weapon, each weapon was tracked by helicopter and ground, The Mexican law enforcement was informed of the program from the start and every time a weapon crossed the boarder... There were about 1400 weapons put into play ... At some point a few of tracking chips were found by the gun runners and removed... Since they were being individually tracked as soon as this happened the program was ended, that was in 2007... And the Mexican along with US law enforcement raided the cartels operations and 1,200 arrests were made and 1250 of the 1400 weapons were recovered and destroyed...
2 years after the Wide Receiver program was ended. those that remember the News Media stories at the time will remember there were a bunch of reports of American guns going to Mexico by the media but it was also reported that the vast majority were coming from south America.. The several ATF offices started Fast and Furious.. over 2,200 weapons were sent... Not a single weapon had a tracking device installed, Not a single gun runner was under surveillance... When several gun shop called ATF to report people trying to buy lots of guns the AFT told the shops to sell them anyway.. When local law enforcement became aware of the gun sales the ATF stopped them from making arrests... The ATF also contacted boarder crossings to make sure the shipments were not stopped... And at no time did the ATF or DOJ ever tell any Mexican law enforcement of the program or a single shipment of guns into Mexico...
Of the 2,200 weapons sent into Mexico the only weapons recovered were those found at crimes scenes and murders... of those 2,200 weapons 1,400 plus are still unaccounted for and will be killing people for decades to come... And there is no doubt that some of those guns will cross back into the US and kill Americans on US soil in the future. So far those guns have been traced to the deaths of 2 American Agents as 400 Mexicans..
My personal view is that the DOJ did this for one purpose.. To flood Mexico with weapons so that when they are found it can be used as a talking point to tighten US gun laws and get the Assault Weapons ban reinstated... They did not think that someone would blow the whistle blowers which is how this came to light.. Someone in ATF leaked memos and the program was stopped After it was leaked that it even existed....
#42687 Jun 24, 2012
Tosh Plumlee could clear things up for you!
#42688 Jun 24, 2012
I don’t mock President Bush’s name even though I do believe he made a number of mistakes, especially starting wars that he not only did not fund, but also cut taxes, political wars that resulted in needlessly wasting American lives that he justified as appropriate reaction to 911.
Nor do I blame President Bush for all problems in America, which of course would be ridiculous, even though it is true that President Obama inherited wars and an economic depression that were a direct result of some of his policies, including the above mentioned an others, most notably financial deregulation.
I dont think the issue is that Democrats want to “get even,” we’ve just been recovering.
Finally, I believe it is at least sexist to mock the name of MSNBC to imply that it would have anything to do with PMS, even though you appear to disagree without exception with its progressive advocacy.
#42689 Jun 24, 2012
Thanks for a civil response, not used to seeing many.
Bush abandonded the fiscal conservatism that brought me to the republican party several years ago. He was in way over his head and was a major disappointment at the least.
I just wish the election would come down to policy rather than posturing, but I suppose that will come with the debates.
Sorry about the p on msnbc, was just a response to others that cannot post without wingnuz or faux news because thats all they have and lack any logic. Like I said, I watch Morning Joe to get that perspective, and don't really have a problem with Rachel & crew, but people that hate fox usually eat her up. Can't have it both ways.
#42691 Jun 24, 2012
Nothing what you're saying is based in fact - it is your opinion and it wrong
#42692 Jun 24, 2012
Now here is a perfect example how right-wingnuz propaganda operates, this Matt Paterson character isn’t a columnist for any of the news paper. Matt Paterson is a rabid right-winger who puts Rush Limbaugh to shame with his mountains of lies and fabrications. The man is a piece of walking human garbage!
Go ahead google Matt Patterson and here is his site. Seriously, go see it.
Matt Patterson Online: http://mattpattersononline.com/welcome/Home.h...
And here is his contribution as a ‘columnist’ to The Washington Post. A single online letter to the editor from 2009
Now, Google Matt Patterson Washington Post August 18, 2011 and guess what you get? Hundreds of conservative sites linking to this ‘remarkable’ article. But what you won’t get is any evidence that the article every actually ran in The Washington Post.
In fact, if you go to www.washingtonpost.com and search for Matt Patterson, you get nothing.
This is an example of what is remarkable about the right-wing echo chamber and its puppet followers ...
#42694 Jun 24, 2012
Why don't you ever stay on topic, FRANK?
Your failed attempt to sound intelligent only demonstrates how low your IQ really is.
#42695 Jun 24, 2012
Why can't you stop lying and making shit up? I will call you on it every time you do it - you are a poor excuse for a human being ...
Since: Dec 10
#42697 Jun 24, 2012
Let's start with I think you're lying when you say you're "a soldier."
Then, let's talk about the content of the post. You didn't answer any points. How about you try again, and this time put some content into your post.
I'll help you. Here's the post again:
You Dummycrat dupes will avoid any fact to hide your criminal behavior.
Bush Wide Receiver - The number of guns used in the operation from the beginning until the end of the operation was 300.
Obama Fast & Furious - The number of guns used in the operation from the beginning until the end of the operation was 2,000.
Bush Wide Receiver - Guns were traced with miniature GPS devices inserted inside the gun.
Obama Fast & Furious - No tracking devices were used.
Bush Wide Receiver - ATF agents were ordered to follow the gun smugglers from the gun store to the US/Mexico border.
Obama Fast & Furious - ATF agents were ordered to stand down and not follow the gun smugglers after they left the gun store.
It becomes obvious Bush intended to investigate and gather intelligence, while Obama and Holder intended to run guns for the Mexican drug cartels.
Now, tell us what in the above post is inaccurate....
Since: Dec 10
#42698 Jun 24, 2012
... talk about clueless idiots.
Let's start with Bush inheriting the dot-com bust. Then, the Arabs start a global war with the United States. That had a cost.
Now, let's talk about what the cost was to bribe the dummycrats so they wouldn't do what they did throughout the Cold War and sabotage the United States during a time of war. To get the dummycrats to not sabotage the country, the Republicans gave them their lunatic subprime housing mortgage underwriting program with virtually no oversight. Ultimately, the Democrats' idiotic subprime loan program collapsed the economy.
But, humor me. Please tell all of us what Bush did to start two wars, and who were the two different enemies in these supposedly different wars?
#42699 Jun 24, 2012
What is it about you don't understand that those were quotes from your Nancy Pelosi?
Why don't you try calling her on her stupid remarks?
Maybe you don't because you support this psycho libtard so much like yourself!
#42700 Jun 24, 2012
The ATF ran a whole series of "gunwalking" sting operations between 2006 and 2011 starting in Tucson and then moving the operations to Phoenix under the supervision of William Newell who later started operation “Fast and Furious’. It started small, to the objections of many involved in it, as it grew bigger and bigger with each new operation. The goal was to track the firearms as they were transferred to higher-level traffickers and key figures in Mexican cartels, in theory leading to their arrests and the dismantling of the cartels. Firearms "walked" by the ATF have been found at violent crime scenes on both sides of the Mexico–United States border ever since its inception in 2006, including the deaths of hundreds of Mexicans and at least one U.S. federal agent. Eventually dissenting ATF agents came forward to Congress in response to having become increasingly controversial in both countries, and diplomatic relations have been damaged as a result. Curiously, the very Gov’t official who finally put an end to the highly questionable program is now being prosecuted for it – is this a great country or what?!
There are rumors of "gunwalking" in at least 10 cities in five states. The most widely known and controversial operations being the ATF's Phoenix AZ field division.
Since: Oct 08
#42701 Jun 24, 2012
Repetition, repetition, repetition,,, I'm getting sleeeeeepy,,, hurry, and tell me more bullshit before I wake up. Ha! What a dupe! See what I mean about the wingnut extremists and their insatiable desire for repetition?
Prosecute the bush cartel/crime family!
#42702 Jun 24, 2012
You should know, I believe you wrote the book(Prosecute the Bush cartel/crime family)
The Ignorant Regurgitator
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