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Thursday, December 11, 2008

Impeach Barney Frank & Chris Dodd

The democrats have managed to sweep their part, the major part, of the financial crisis almost completely under the rug. And it nobody is calling them out on this. I know that O'Reilly and Frank had a heated exchange, and there have been some people blogging about this...big whoop. But I haven't seen anybody really holding these scoundrels accountable. Til now…

What should happen to Congressmen who take bribes - let's just call them what they are, allow the management teams of GSEs to take millions of dollars in golden parachutes, bilk the taxpayers out of billions in wasted funding, then drive the economy into the toilet? I say they should be impeached. Yet they haven't had so much as a wrist slap. Hmmm…

Meanwhile, Congress parades the pathetic Big Three automakers CEOs around Capitol Hill on leashes, wearing neck collars and leather thongs. Then they have them do their circus act and beg for money publicly, and from people, most of whom have never had the responsibility of a payroll in their lives, and most wards of the government, welfare recipients on a much grander scale.

The added insult to these soon-to-be government minions, dare I say slave CEOs is now the Democrats in Congress want to appoint a Car Czar over them, all in an effort to preserve the "little u" union. What kind of czar should we appoint over Congress, is what I would like to know?

The Democrats in Congress will try to act "stupid" on this issue…method acting of course. And it's because they are stupid. They are stupid if they think that we can't connect the dots between the campaign contributions, not limited to Frank and Dodd, and the buying of their influence by Fannie and Freddie. Do they think we are stupid enough to miss their squandering billions of taxpayer money, all leading to what could be the biggest financial crisis, second only to The Great Depression? Sure they do, because they live in Bizarro World.

So here is the contribution list from Fannie and Freddie in order of amounts paid:

  • Chris Dodd - $165,400
  • Barack Obama - $126,000+ (highest per capita bribes)
  • John Kerry - $111,000
  • Harry Reid – $77,000
  • Hillary Clinton - $76,000
  • Nancy Pelosi - $56,250
  • Barney Frank - $42,350
  • Dick Durbin - $23,750
  • Chuck Schumer - $24,250

Consider that Franklin Raines, the chief benefactor and ex-CEO of Fannie Mae and Obama campaign advisor received over $90M for his donations, and you can come to only one logical conclusion. These Congressmen sold us out for peanuts, walking around money, "chump change", pardon the pun. Not that I'm condoning bribery, but Dems don't sell us out so cheaply. I don't know about you, but I feel like a $2 whore on nickel night?

We continue connecting the dots continue with the video from 2004 on congressional meetings (see video on left column of the blog), where Republicans were asking the tough questions around Fannie and Freddie. They were requesting oversight on these organizations, and an accounting of the money. It is blatantly evident from these hearings that there were some shenanigans going on, and the word "collusion" comes to mind. And I promise you, I'm no conspiracy theory wacko, just observant.

The reason I believe the Democrats were in cahoots is because the Republicans' arguments all made sense. Yet the Democrats' responses were like listening to Mafioso wiretaps, "…Yeah so you want me to do dat ting? You know, for dat friend of ours." The Democrats spoke in "code" and "cya". The agenda was obvious. There was not going to be any oversight of Fannie and Freddie, if the Democrats had anything to do with it.

And unlike the Big Three CEOs who have allowed the unions to run their companies into the ground, the Democrats are non-repentant, and in fact, cocky. So much so that despite public outcry against the auto industry bailout, they have said "screw you", as I predicted, and are attempting to cram that down the throat of America. They are daring us to do something, I believe.

Well my grandmother didn't raise "prison booty", so I say let's look under the rug for this dirt, and let's hold these scoundrels accountable. Lord knows, if there was a Republican to fry, the Democrats would be having another public cook-off, just like the one for the Big Three auto execs. But this scandal is a scandal of Democrat creation, and like most wild animals, Democrats rarely eat their own, except in dire circumstances.

So let's give them those circumstances, by holding them to the same standards they would hold a Republican. Liberals are not bulletproof just because most lack morals, have no standards, and do not believe they are accountable.

Let's begin the holidays with the gift of congressional seats for the Republicans, and yet another scandal for the Democrats. And as Tony Montana would say, "Let's shine the light on these cocka-roaches".

Impeach Frank and Dodd!

That's my rant!

©2008 Kevin Jackson – The Black Sphere All Rights Reserved


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23 comments:

Anonymous said...

mmaine 18 minutes ago

"Impeach Frank and Dodd!"
What a great Christmas gift that would be!!

Thanks for another fantastic "rant" Kevin.

Kelly B said...

IMPEACH, IMPEACH, IMPEACH THEM NOW!!!

Pacaderm said...

The COUNTRY now has a new Czar and he will take the throne next month. So, the liklihood of any of this coming to light is nil, let alone lead to impeachment. In fact, some how all these connections will be spun to new "hope" and "change" and all these 'plah-as' will be championed as some kind of heroes for stamping out that nasty old Constitution... "Senate seat for sale! git yur Senate seat here-ah!" After all, the White House was bought for what? $650 mil. Milorad should have just held out for 15-gazillion dinar (1 Serbian dinar = 0.0173 U.S. dollars)then he could have bought Frank and Dodd get 'out of jail free' cards anyway.
"Impeach"- sounds like a fruit. We must tax that.
Kevin: Thank you for the rant! And sorry to have gone on and on!! This whole cherade happening before our eyes just burns me up!

Rose-Bud said...

They do need to be impeached, but I doubt it every happens.
Why? Because the 52% who voted for Pres.-elect Obama will still find a way to blame pres. Bush for the finance market meltdown. And the media will spin the facts so that the average American will think up is down, and down is up. Then again, the only way they could be impeached if an indepedent council seeks to do so. Where is the Ken Starr's in the world when we need them?

Patrick Mouton said...

I would read the following link...
http://www.opensecrets.org/news/2008/09/update-fannie-mae-and-freddie.html

It echoes much of what you are saying Kevin. I think you are on the mark.

I would expand you anger to both parties as when you read the link you will see that their was no shortage of GOP senators and congressmen on the take either.

I also do not recall a GOP filibuster to block the Democrats efforts.

We the people, need look the problem square in the eye and when we do, we will see that their has been lots of betrayal of public trust...throughout government as a whole.

Wake Up Conservatives said...

Kevin,

Indeed! Impeach them both!

Apparently Barney Frank had a intimate relationship (puke)with Herb Moses, who was Fannie’s assistant director for product initiatives. Moses worked at the government-sponsored enterprise from 1991 to 1998, while Frank was on the House Banking Committee, which had jurisdiction over Fannie.

You can read more about this here: http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,432501,00.html

Let's stay on it!

Lisa

Anonymous said...

Get a clue, folks. Only the voters in Massachusetts can RECALL Barney and the voters from Connecticut RECALL Dodd. that's how it works. look it up.

But I would think there is enough evidence in LA Times and other places to convince them to take that step. Only takes a certain percentage of voters to make it happen. The numbers needed can't be that high for Dodd.

The Black Sphere said...

Frankly, I don't care who it touches, Republican or Democrat. Let's get rid of all the scoundrels!

Pacaderm said...

The Constitution re: Impeachment(Art II, sec. 4) "The President, Vice President and all civil officers of the United States, shall be removed from office on impeachment for, and convictions of, treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors." Members of Congress are not "civil officers" so they can't be impeached (though there have been impeachment cases - ex: Senator William Blount of TN in 1797). But they can be removed from either house by 2/3 majority vote without recourse to the other house.
So, their states constituents can boot them out, or so can their peers (not likely!).

Biased Girl said...

How do this people continue to get elected?
It's astonishing.

Michael Payne said...

It's all about creative destruction. Let the Big 3 fail - if you indeed believe they will fail - and from their ashes a new American auto industry will be born.

One free of the leash of unions, one born of innovation in terms of fuel efficiency.

Mitt Romney actually wrote a good article on this topic. It was on RCP a few weeks ago... I'll see if I can find it.

The Black Sphere said...

Michael, please post if you find it. Also, they get elected, because there is no oversight, like what the CEOs are being made to do.

Michael Payne said...

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/19/opinion/19romney.html

Surprisingly he wrote it as an op-ed for the NY Times, of all papers.

Nikki said...

I agree...who cares what party they are from, throw the bums out! Nice article I like your blog...:)N

Anonymous said...

This really shows the depth of our country's intellect that we have people of this sort working for us.... they get re-elected every time.
It is discouraging.

I really enjoy reading your rants, Kevin. This is exactly the way I feel!
thank you!

~Rosemary


ps: my word verification is
fu stork LOL

The Black Sphere said...

Rosemary, didn't know you had such disdain for storks! :-)

Nikki, thanks for the visit, and I hope you continue to read the blog and bring friends for "coffee talk"! And yes, throw all the bums out, though I am proud of the Senate for voting down the bailout!

Anonymous said...

Thomas Drake

ahhh if only. I am so for term limits. Especially being from the peoples republic of MA!!

Anonymous said...

Brian Myers

These two clowns are sanctimoniously lecturing everybody else about greed, corruption, and deregulation. And it was these two that ignored attempts to reign in Freddie and Fannie when it suited them. It is hypocrisy of the first order, and yet few in Washington are really talking about it. Unbelievable...

Anonymous said...

From: Suzanne Moles
Date: December 15, 2008

Every time I see these two appear on TV I cringe. The biggest crooks of all telling us what should be done. How do these people get voted in, the electorate must be idiots! If they were republicans they would be out by now. There are two sets of rules and it does not apply for democrats as they are as pure as the driven snow! NOT!
Why aren't they being investigated about their association with Freddie & Fannie?

Anonymous said...

It's time to rid ourselves of thieves like Frank and Dodd. Impeachment is too good. They should be arrested for fraud in office.

Anonymous said...

Impeach?? Hang em high !! I'm so tired of watching the thieves that have destroyed this country for their agenda ,on your behalf....Where did Hank Paulson go after he "saved"this economy from collapse by stealing 100's of billions from the taxpayers.I could go on for days but luckily, unlike an ever growing number of Americans,I have to go to work.I will however remind you all this is not a partisan issue,the thieves are everywhere,and WE THE PEOPLE are responsible for OUR COUNTRY,and we better take that responsibility seriously.

HANG EM HIGH !!

Hank Paulson
Ben Bernake
Alan Greenspan
Chris Cox
Barney Frank
Chris Dodd
Nancy Pelosi

Anonymous said...

Get the petition going....I'll sign it. Both knew of the impending crisis back in 2004. They need to be made the example.

James said...

You may have been "just a poor kid", but you certainly have paid attention. I wholeheartedly agree with your assessment of the facts! Keep up the good work.