Are you tired of hearing about corruption or do you just ignore it? It’s like we’re in denial or something. Ironically, I'm literally sitting here at a hotel in Chicago as I write this. It was just a matter of time before we’d hear some behind the scenes details about intimidation from the new kids in the White House. In an interview earlier this week, Democratic Congressman Eric Massa talked about his first experience with Chicago politics saying, “I was in the congressional gym, and I went down and I worked out and I went into the showers…I’m sitting there showering, naked as a jaybird and here comes Rahm Emanuel not even with a towel wrapped around his tush, poking his finger in my chest, yelling at me because I wasn’t going to vote for the president’s budget...what the heck is he doing in the Congressional gym?" We may never know why Massa resigned, whether it was for health reasons, ethics issues, or if he was forced out. If stuff like this happens in the gym showers, what’s going on behind closed doors? In other Corruptocrat news that you barely heard about in the media, New York Gov. David Paterson, under scrutiny for interfering in a domestic violence investigation, announced that he would end his re-election campaign, and veteran Rep. Charles Rangel (D-NY) was forced to resign as chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee because of numerous ethics violations. Do you remember, this was the party that promised to 'clean up Washington'. Headline from this week: “The Passage of Obamacare Rests on Pelosi’s Power of Persuasion”. What? Not the will or the power of the people?
The liberal media have never seen a big-government program they didn’t like. That's why they omit and distort the news in favor of Obamacare but refuse to cover stories that reflect negatively on it. Are Republicans the party of ‘no’ or are American citizens the people of ‘no’? Sometimes ‘no’ is just what this administration needs to hear. When it comes to more borrowing, the answer is no. When it comes to more spending, wasted stimulus and bailouts, the answer is no. And when it comes to a government takeover of health care, the answer is no. I'll also add that the answer is NO when it comes to: abortion, tax-payer funded abortion, sex education involving gay and lesbian indoctrination in schools (funded by our taxes), global warming ("green" or "climate") technology regulations, gay marriage, illegal immigration reform, political correctness in the war on terror, hate crimes legislation (censoring Christians), and the Fairness doctrine (censorship of conservatives). Most of us recall Obama campaigning on transparency in government but just sort of laugh it off as the Democrats hold meetings behind closed doors on health care and who knows what else. The Washington Times reported today that Obama “has rolled back rules proposed by the Bush administration that expanded the financial disclosure statements required of labor unions and their leaders.”
Where are the checks and balances in America, and who represents the majority of we the people? Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning. November is right around the corner, and our votes will matter. There are huge Democratic majorities in both houses; unchallenged liberal dominance of our media, our courts, public schools, universities, and our executive and legislative branches. Thomas Jefferson said, "The people are the ultimate guardians of their own liberty." Is anyone surprised that Tea Parties are breaking out all over America? Jefferson also said, “I wish, therefore, to see maintained that wholesome distribution of powers established by the Constitution for the limitation of both; and never to see all offices transferred to Washington, where, further withdrawn from the eyes of the people, they may more secretly be bought and sold as at market." I noticed another headline, “Is the Declaration of Independence Still Relevant?” Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council writes, "Every new year, pastors urge their flocks to rise above setbacks and discouragement to embrace the future with wholehearted Biblical faith. But Americans face extreme uncertainty. Few understood just how radical the new President and liberal Congress would be! Few believed the President could appoint the kinds of extremists he has chosen to impose his agenda of change upon the people. Never have our values been subjected to such a frontal assault by those in government."
I agree with Townhall contributor Matthew Vadum, who lays out the ugly truth about a far-Left organization proving that abortion is big business, and revealing that Planned Parenthood, America's foremost abortion provider, has found that killing babies--especially in minority communities--is good business. And their political friends in Washington are keeping the taxpayer money flowing. Here's another breaking news story you won’t hear about on the networks, CNN, or the Times. Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced today that it has obtained documents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) detailing federal investigations into the alleged corrupt activities of Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN). The documents reference serious allegations of corruption and voter registration fraud by ACORN as well as the Obama administration's decision to shut down a criminal investigation without filing criminal charges. I find this peculiar since there are stories all over the country about charges against ACORN. In my state of Wisconsin, there are now five more criminal counts of voter fraud from the November 2008 general election. It appears that multiple voter registration applications for the same individuals were submitted, and also were part of a scheme in which they and other (special registration deputies) registered each other to vote multiple times in order to meet voter registration quotas imposed by ACORN. Milwaukee is not very far from Chicago.
Flashback: Immediately after the Democratic National Convention in Colorado, the Boston Globe published a letter from David Alinsky. He boasted about how Barack Obama had made effective use of his training in the methods of David's late father, the famous Chicago radical, Saul Alinsky. David Alinsky gloated: "I am proud to see that my father's model for organizing is being applied successfully beyond local community organizing to affect the Democratic campaign in 2008. It is a fine tribute to Saul Alinsky as we approach his 100th birthday." He wanted a radical change of America's social and economic structure, and he planned to achieve that through creating public discontent and moral confusion. "Change" was Alinsky's favorite word. What he called change meant an alteration of our socioeconomic structure; what he called organizing meant pursuing confrontational political tactics. A new 2010 “Hall of Shame” report by the Better Government Association details the nearly 150 county officials who have gone to jail for corruption in Barack Obama’s Cook County. John Adams said, “We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Avarice, ambition, revenge, or gallantry, would break the strongest cords of our Constitution as a whale goes through a net.” Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.
Morning in America is near and it's always darkest before dawn. November is coming, and then in 2012 we'll have a chance to vote again to clean out the White House. “In selecting men for office, let principle be your guide. Regard not the particular sect or denomination of the candidate - look to his character.” –Noah Webster. Millions of Americans will have the chance to do just that in November, but for right now, I can’t wait to get out of Chicago and get home.