Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Lessons Not Learned

It's not just Republicans who are upset about Charlie Rangel's rampant hypocrisy, as I reported recently ("Oh, Charlie"), but any American who works hard, pays his/her taxes, and follows the rules. Oh, and obeys the tax laws even though they haven't WRITTEN any of them. Rangel cannot say the same, and pressure continues to increase for him to step down:

Uh, yeah. I'm kinda wondering what's taken that Ethics Committee so long, too. That was my major field of study, and I'm pretty sure that it would not take me almost a year to come to a determination about this man's lack of ethical behavior (hypocrisy aside, just the ethical issues alone). Sheesh. This is not the first time Rangel has had "ethical" problems while in office. You might recall that he paid his parking tickets out of his campaign funds. Tsk, tsk - that's not allowed. You'd think he'd learn.

And speaking of not learning one's lessons, how about Obama appointing ANOTHER czar after his Commie 9/11 Truther guy had to resign (though through no pressure from Obama, who seemed A-Okay with keeping Van Jones close in the West Wing)? Yep - he wasted no time in thumbing his nose at Congress, and us, by elevating Ron Bloom to the position of Czar of Manufacturing Policy (so he uses the term, "Senior Counselor," but same difference). I might add, once again, it wasn't just Republicans who thought it was inappropriate to have a Communist working in the West Wing with the ear of the President, either. That's just a smokescreen to try to blame it on anyone else but Obama. But I digress.

You may remember Bloom from his previous job on the Task Force for the US takeover ofGM. Oops - I mean, Bloom was a member of the Auto Task Force. Again, same difference. And, Bloom was formerly with the United Steel Workers. I guess it shouldn't be a surprise that Obama decided to make his announcement before the AFL-CIO at a picnic, right? Didn't think so.

And I guess none of us should be surprised when Obama continues to thumb his nose at the process, at Congress, and more importantly, US. I suppose I should be grateful that Bloom isn't a Marxist Name Calling Fruit Loop, but still - this defiance, no, make that insouciance, by Obama is just a tad irritating, isn't it? I wonder what position he'll give Charlie?


Mary Ellen said...

Hi Rev Amy!

IMO, I don't think we really have an "Ethics Committee", what we have is window dressing so the voters THINK we have an ethics committee. It's just another way that the government appeases it's constituents, another false front.

Regarding Obama and his Czars...I'm beginning to think instead of playing "Hail to the Chief" when he walks in a room, they should be playing the Soviet National Anthem.

It just boggles the mind that the so-called "Progressives" are so silent on this czar thing when they would have been screaming at the top of their lungs if it were a Republican President doing the same thing. The hypocrisy of this progressive crowd is pathetic.

Charlie Rangal, Obama, Pelosi, Reid and the rest of those Bozo's are going to keep thumbing their noses at the American people because they can...because people like the Daily Kossack's let them do it.

(BTW- I answered your comment from over the weekend on my blog. Sorry it took so long, very busy weekend!)

Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy said...

OHMYGODDESS - I wish I could figure out a way to have that anthem play every time I mentioned Obama...That was freakin' AWESOME, ME!!!

Sadly, you are too right abt the Ethics Committee. It is infuriating, though, that the man who helps to write the tax laws can willfully break them and STILL not have any consequences for it!

Huffington Post is defending Dar Leader for the "Right Wing" attack on Van Jones. I'm sorry, but as lefty, socialistic (with a small "s" - like help people/animals/the planet out, help take care of one another - the whole biblical admonition thing) as I have been my entire life, having an avowed COMMUNIST in the White House is too much to take. That they are DEFENDING this guy speaks volumes as to how far off the rails the DailyKooks and HuffPo have gone. That is beyond the pale. Especially when they try to claim - once again- that it's abt racism. Uh, NO, it's abt the PERSON, his beliefs, and how he has conducted himself. They seem to be the only ones bringing up color...

And you know what I have said a number of times - if you expect LESS from someone because of the color of their skin, if you do not hold them to the same standards as everyone else, THAT is racist. That they continually want to let Obama and his posse off the hook for actions that would have gotten any other politician run out of town on rails for something comparable, is telling indeed...

Great comment, ME!!