Tonight, Barack Obama will host ten House Democrats who voted against the health care bill in November at the White House; he's obviously trying to persuade them to switch their votes to yes. One of the ten is Jim Matheson of Utah. The White House just sent out a press release announcing that today President Obama nominated Matheson's brother Scott M. Matheson, Jr. to the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.
Business as usual - He tried the Cornhusker Kickback and Louisiana Purchase under the table deals last time. So he is now selling judgships and who knows what else. Like to take trips then see Rangel. Like to have you own liquor stocked Air Force 757 then see Pelosi. Like to duck taxes then see Obama's cabinet.
They love him overseas too: <<JAKARTA, Indonesia – Scores of Islamic students staged protests outside Jakarta's parliament and in at least three other major Indonesian cities on Friday against President Barack Obama's upcoming visit to this predominantly Muslim country.
The students carried banners branding Obama as an enemy of Islam and an imperialist in downtown Jakarta as well as in the provincial capitals Padang, Yogyakarta and Surabaya.
They also threw shoes at large pictures of Obama's head. An Iraqi journalist was sentenced to a year in prison for throwing his shoes at U.S. President George W. Bush during a news conference in Baghdad in 2008.
Protest organizer Ahmad Irhamul Fikri, spokesman for the Coordinating Board for Campus Proselytizing Institute, said bigger rallies will be staged next Friday in more Indonesian cities ahead of Obama's March 20-22 visit.>>
It doesn't surprise me at all. The only people defending this corrupt thug anymore are the people getting the backroom deals and the weak of mind. The problem is that the kool-aid drinkers get their news reports from MSDNC, where the latest breaking story is 'Blame Bush', 'No WMDs', 'Michele is Pretty', 'Sasha and Malik got a new puppy', Sarah Palin has a Retarded son',etc.
The corruption in this Dem'RAT administration runs deep. Scott Matheson should decline this nomination. His brother should be voted out of office. How much of this corruption, back room deals and bribery can this country handle? Matheson's constiuents must be outraged!
>>Scott Matheson should decline this nomination.<< Only if Representative Matheson plans on voting for the HC bill. If he votes against it, there is no appearance of a conflict of interest on the part of the congressman; neither is the judicial nominee responsible for the possible ulterior motive of his nominator. It is not Representative Matheson's week to watch Obama, nor is he his brother's keeper.
As House Speaker Sam Rayburn once said to a freshman congressman (and fellow Texan) Lyndon Johnson in 1938, "If you can't go to their parties, eat their food, drink their liquor, take their money, screw their women, and vote against them in the morning, then you don't belong in this town." The key phrase is "vote against them." >>Matheson's constiuents must be outraged!<< Why? He hasn't voted for it yet nor has he yet indicated that he will. His constituents have him by the short hairs on this one and they should be overjoyed.