On Tuesday, a House Judiciary Committee released a document compiled by the Congressional Research Service revealing that between 2008 and 2011, the Obama administration declined to deport more than 36,000 illegal aliens, despite previous arrests for major criminal offenses. Some of these individuals later murdered 19 Americans and committed 142 sex crimes.
How this could happen is explained by the travail of a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent who arrested a 35-year-old illegal immigrant in Newark, Delaware. Despite this individual’s 10 traffic violations and lack of a driver’s license, supervisors ordered his release because he was not a “priority target” under Obama’s rules. The agent protested, but threatened with a three-day suspension he released the illegal. A spokesperson for the Newark Police Dept. told Fox News that an American citizen stopped under the same circumstances would have been jailed.
These are all potential Obama voters – given the administration’s use of the Department of Justice to invalidate voter ID measures.
As Captain Renault said in Casablanca – “Shocked I Tell You – Shocked…”
On Friday the House Energy and Commerce Committee released emails indicating that concerns about the viability of Solyndra were shared with then White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley six months before the company imploded. The emails provide a link to the White House regarding the fast tracking of the $535 million Solyndra loan guarantee. The likely application of political pressure was reinforced by the release of an email showing the former CEO once referred to the aid as “The Bank of Washington.” The report said that Obama donor George Kaiser, whose foundation was heavily invested in Solyndra, was “closely involved” in decisions on the loan.
It appears that the only thing “shovel ready” about stimulus job creation is the manure the president has been spreading about it.
Remember Fast & Furious – Meet Slow & Disgusting
Thanks to a suit brought by Judicial Watch, a federal judge ruled that political appointees were involved in the dismissal of the 2008 Black Panther voter intimidation case. Judicial Watch sued for attorneys’ fees incurred due to DOJ stonewalling the release of documents pertaining to the case.
Judge Reggie B. Walton of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ruled:
“The documents reveal that political appointees within DOJ were conferring about the status and resolution of the New Black Panther Party case in the days preceding the DOJ’s dismissal of claims in that case, which would appear to contradict Assistant Attorney General Perez’s testimony that political leadership was not involved in that decision.”
Followers of the New Black Panther Party case won’t be “shocked.” Walton’s ruling confirms what was suspected.
Get Out The Vote – Out of the Election If Likely to be for Romney
“Obama for America,” the U.S. president’s re-election campaign committee, sued two Ohio officials over a law providing three additional days for members of the armed services, their families and civilians overseas to cast their ballots, compared to early voting deadlines for all other Ohio residents. The disparity is claimed by the Obama campaign to be “unconstitutional.”
That would be funny, if not for the injustice to our military and their families. Since when has Obama worried about the Constitution?
It turns out that these tactics are nothing new for the Democrat Party. In the 2000 close election between Bush and Gore, and in 2008 McCain vs. Obama, Democrats actively sought to suppress the votes of men and women in the military.
Defense sequestration cuts that take effect on January 2 are likely to result in large layoffs among Pentagon contractors. Under the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act, employers are required to notify workers at least 60 days in advance of potential layoffs expected to hit at least 500 employees. Contractors must notify their employees by November 3 – which happens to be three days before the 2012 elections.
On Monday the Department of Labor released a fact sheet informing Pentagon contractors that it would be “inappropriate” for those notices to go out in November, since Congress may be able to avert sequestration cuts. However, regardless of congressional action, employers are required to abide by current law, and current law stipulates the cuts will occur.
The administration is already suffering from a surfeit of bad news and any more might be lethal to Obama’s reelection.
Another Typical, Fun-filled Week in Obama Land
Can anyone remember what happened the week prior to this one? Let’s see, was that when King Obama unilaterally repealed welfare reform legislation passed during the Clinton administration? He decreed that it is no longer necessary to be seeking work to qualify for welfare. Or was that the week it was revealed that, despite a $14 trillion deficit, the US Department of Agriculture dedicated $5 million to actively recruit people for the food stamp program (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) – emphasis on senior citizens?
The USDA advised its local offices to: “Throw a Great Party. Host social events where people mix and mingle. Make it fun by having activities, games, food, and entertainment, and provide information about SNAP. Putting SNAP information in a game format like BINGO, crossword puzzles, or even a ‘true/false’ quiz is fun and helps get your message across in a memorable way.”
Memorable at least to Election Day when they vote for their benefactor.
When Obama rammed Obama care down the nation’s collective throats, widespread outrage followed. Now each new abuse of power merely causes a roll of the eyes and an attitude that says: “So what else is new?” For many Americans, struggling to stay afloat in a stagnant economy, the noxious news emanating from Washington is tuned out after awhile.
Researchers say that an excess of violence on television and in the movies desensitizes viewers to aggression. Does it follow that repeated violations of the rule of law and the Constitution are politically desensitizing? If so, we need an antidote.