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… I have Heard of Stupid [#DemoCrap Misconduct]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,October 7th,2016

.. but this is beyond outrageous …

.. congressional oversight is an important part of Congress ‘ job . Besides the making of law and the changing of law , understanding and investigating what is going on in the government at large is damned important . However , Congress is only one part of a 3 – part system of government …

.. Congress relies on the separation of powers . Congress can issue a subpoena , but it relies on the other two branches to enforce a subpoena . The judicial branch will clearly enforce one , but what about when the executive branch is clearly failing to do its job ….

….Right now , I believe the Executive branch is failing in its duty . They should be acting to enforce a Congressional subpoena . However , right now , they are not doing so . They are actively working to obstruct the work of Congress by failing to do so . Worse is the conduct detailed here …

.. [h/t — LegalInsurrection.com]..
.. [link] to the news article …

… from Investor ‘ s Business Daily [ and Legal Insurrection.com]…

DOJ Working With Elijah Cummings To Protect The IRS

An aide to the attorney general accidentally calls the office of the House Oversight Committee chairman, asking for help in spinning the defense of the agency whose head just said they obey the law when they can.

We have commented many times of the all-too-cozy relationship between the IRS and Democratic members of the House and Senate, with members writing to the agency demanding that specific conservative groups and political action committees they find particularly irritating be subject to the “special scrutiny” that the Tea Party and other conservative and religious groups were subjected to in the ongoing scandal.

Of particular interest to us has been Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., ranking member on Rep. Darrell Issa’s House Government Reform and Oversight Committee, who has made every effort to keep the committee from finding out the true extent of IRS corruption and abuse of power in its targeting of conservatives…

Now we have Brian Fallon, a former aide to New York Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer and a communications aide to Attorney General Eric Holder, who mistakenly called Issa’s office thinking it was the office of Cummings and asked for help in leaking documents to selected reporters for the purpose of creating media spin before Issa and his committee could make them public.

As Jonathan Strong reports at Breitbart News, now the subject of an IRS audit, a letter sent by Issa to Holder about the call “describes Fallon as ‘audibly shaken’ when he realizes his request to leak documents to help get ahead of news stories about them was mistakenly made to the very office he was seeking to undermine.”

.. The Executive is actually acting in concert with the House minority to obstruct the investigative acts of the House majority . They are leaking news stories through to the House DemoCraps , who then leak them to so – called ” friendly ” members of the LameStream media . They do it to try to get ahead of a news story in order to manage a news cycle …

.. it is , to say the least , not what they should be doing . They should be co – operating with the House and the Senate , fairly and equally , no matter who runs the place . Conspiring with one side against the other helps to damage our system of government and helps to endanger our rights …

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… How do We Reform the Budget Process [#politics]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Sunday,October 2nd,2016

.. there are several things that can be done …

.. [-] elect a GOP President , preferably a conservative . It will make things a great deal easier to reform the process when His Lordship is out of the Oval office …

.. [-] do away with the filibuster in the Senate — The Dems will know that the ” handwriting is on the wall . ” They will then fight any possibility of budget reform with every tooth and nail at their disposal . As a result . It will be time to say bye – bye to the filibuster …

.. [h/t — Newsmax.com.com]..
.. [link] to the blog post gnus …

.. return to a zero – based budgeting process . This will help a ton …

.. have programs automatically sunset after a period of time . No exceptions . The most popular programs [and the most necessary ones] will survivie . The fights will come over the far more debatable ones …

.. [-] a massive overhaul of government is in order . Yeah , our Government is waaaaay to big . It needs to be chopped back down to a far more manageable size ….

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… Why Hide the Side Agreements ?? [#Iran Nuclear Agreement]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,August 8th,2016

.. why ? ..

.. to hide the real details of the agreement from the party that needs to know it most : the U.S. Congress ..

.. the French Parliament is not voting on it . Neither is the British House of Commons . nor is anyone else …

.. [h/t — InvestorsBusinessDaily.com]..
.. [link] to the blog column ..

.. however , the U.S. Congress is voting on it , both Houses , not just one . It is being voted under the terms of the Corker – Cardin bill , which provides that the action is treated as an executive agreement . It thereby goes ahead unless a resolution of disapproval is vetoed , and the veto is overridden ..

.. Fred Fleitz is right . The Corker – Cardin bill is a fraud . It perverts the United States Constitution , which should be treating this thing as a treaty . Due to His Lordship ‘ s [Obama ‘ s] legal and extralegal pirouettes , it is being treated as an ” executive agreement . ” Which , in this case , has it backwards . POTUS should be seeking votes to approve a treaty  . He is not . He is seeking support , instead , to sustain an expected veto …

.. What is  going on now is even more cowardly . POTUS is seeking even more support  . The question brings up the point : Why is he doing this ? His Lordship has , in effect , lied  to each and every member of the U.S. Congress , in addition to the P5 + 1 group , and , even , ironically , Iran . The added support would allow POTUS and the DemoCraps to filibuster the resolution of disapproval . It is a cowardly act , thus avoiding a full and free vote …

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… Congress must intervene in the Iran Sanctions process [#oversight]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,May 11th,2016

.. given the ObamaCraps actions regarding Iran , Congress should and must intervene …

.. the large mass of the sanctions are statutory . Congress enacted them , and POTUS has no lawful right to waive them . it is Congress ‘ position to defend its turf , and it needs to do so …

.. [h/t — DebkaFiles.com]..
.. [link] to the intelligence report …

.. Congress must act , whether POTUS likes it or not . At a minimum , Congress should and must pass a new sanctions bill . It would be one that would give the body the power to review any final deal on sanctions with Iran . Yes , POTUS will veto it , but that does not matter . Congress must step in and override his veto …

.. that is only a starting point . The overall sanctions regime must be reviewed , and then must be tightened . Iran must be educated and made to understand that the United States cannot and will not back down …

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… What If [#POTUS][#gitmo closure plan]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,February 26th,2016

.. What if POTUS goes ahead with the closure plan by executive action ?? ..

.. [h/t — Newsmax.com]..
.. [link] to the blog post ..

.. we could really well see the spectacle of an impeachment balltle in an election year . An impeachment inquiry , at the very least ..

.. any possible impeachment and trial would be held , potentially ,after the November election ..

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… You Can Never Tell [#campaign issue][#campaign 2016]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,January 15th,2016

.. yeah , sure , I want ObamaCrapCare gone . Dead and Buried . But , will it ?? ..

.. campaigns have a habit on their own of determining what issues seem important . Some issues come to the fore that people would never expect to be important .Yet , other issues , like the economy , are ” old reliables , ” and are always a part of the campaign debate …

.. [h/t — newsmax.com]..
.. [link] to the blog post ..

.. so be patient . Also , expect the unexpected …

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… This was One that I did not Predict [#us house — NY 1]

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,November 4th,2014

.. to be honest , I predicted a wash in New York …

.. Elise Stefanik is going to pick up one seat for the GOP [NY 21] . However , I think that Micheal Grimm may well be one of the only losers [NY 19] on Tuesday night …

.. [h/t — Newsmax.com]..
.. [link] to the blog news …

.. this one would be great . An Army Reservist , a businessman , and a lawyer , Lee Zeldin …

.. will he win ? .. given John Gizzi ‘ s news [and the poll] , a very strong maybe ?!?! ….

.. if Grimm hangs on , and Dan Maffei [suburban NYC] gets knocked out , then that would make it +2 or maybe even +3 for the GOP in the  Empire State …

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… Interesting Compromise [#Unaccompanied Kids]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Sunday,August 17th,2014

.. this one comes from Tx Senator John Cornyn and Congressman Henry Cuellar ..

.. so , what happens ?

.. it does maintain a fair bit of the basis of the 2008 anti – sex – trafficking law , but , maybe , makes it work a whole lot faster …

.. I have a suggestion . Add on a provision to ban D.A.C.A . D.A.C.A. is a gross abuse of power …

.. [h/t — HotAir]..
.. [link] to the story …

.. also , now people are ” awake , ” and they are starting to understand why border security is so important . Courtesy of stupidity like D.A.C.A. , we have a tragedy and a mess on the border . People are actually paying attention . So , His Lordship cannot play sneaky with this and sneak this stuff over on us …

.. I would not be surprised if this became a base plate for a bill to deal with this mess . Not on the spending , of course . That is going to be one hell of a donnybrook , and will take a while . This one deals with the underlying policy muck – up , and hopefully begins to straighten it out . Some spending might be tacked on , but not much …

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… Go Get ‘ Em Carl [DeMaio] !! …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,June 2nd,2014

.. Carl DeMaio is one tough customer .

.. He is a candidate for US Congress from California ‘ s 52nd Congressional District . He will stand for election on Tuesday in the state ‘ s ” jungle ” primary , where all comers stand for election . Only the top two vote – getters move on to the general election on November 5th …

.. He made the news again this week . Unfortunately , it was of the not-so-good kind . His campaign headquarters in San Diego was vandalized and totally trashed by parties unknown . Given the tactics of the current campaign , people suspect the campaign of his opponent , demoCrap Representative Rob Peters or gay rights interest groups in the Greater San Diego area . How foolish would that be , especially just before the election …

.. [h/t — m.NationalReview]..
.. [link] to the article…

.. DeMaio is a Republican , is openly gay . He is very heavily expected to advance to the general election without much trouble . He has had more grief from gay – rights groups on the left than from the DemoCraps or from his own party .

.. Tuesday will be an interesting night . There will be primary elections in California and 8 other states . It will mark the halfway point in the 2014 primary election season . In this race , the important thing will be , first , who gets through [likely deMaio and Peters] . Second , is what vote totals that they get . So , why is the vote important ..

.. between the dirty tricks by the gay – rights crowd and the antics by now – jailed ” filthy ” Bob Filner , both scandals are having an effect on San Diego politics . Now , the question is how much in the congressional race , which , ironically , is for ” Filthy ‘ s ” old congressional seat , more or less . The better a candidate does in the primary , the better that they are positioned for the general election …

.. it would especially be important for deMaio to finish first , or a close second . If he finished a strong first , then he becomes a favourite in the general election ..

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… Astonishing — Roast POTUS on a Spit [VAgate]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Saturday,May 31st,2014

.. Obama has to be kidding ?!?! ..

.. he actually defended Eric Shinseki at a White House Press Conference ? ..

.. what he should have done is fired the bastard . He needs to go , and he is not the only one . The Department of Veterans Affairs needs a thorough reorganization and housecleaning . Like yesterday …

.. [h/t — hotair]..
.. [link] to the USHouse floor speech …

.. David Scott is no shrinking violet , nor a conservative . The fact that he took to the House floor to tear the cover off of both POTUS and SecVetsAff is really something . Scott is a member in good standing of the Congressional Black Caucus , and I would think that he would have let his C.B.C. colleagues , at the very least , know about what was coming …

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… Elijah Cummings is in Deep Trouble [#IRSGate]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,April 25th,2014

.. if we were having an honest and thorough investigation of the IRS affair involving Lois Lerner …

.. it may take years , and it may rely on an executive branch screwup to appoint an Independent Counsel . But eventually , I believe , justice will be done …

.. [h/t — theGatewayPundit]..
.. [link] to the blog news ..

.. even more pressure will be applied once the DemoCraps get their butts kicked in November , and these scumbags lose the Senate . Then , it will be interesting to see how many seats the GOP picks up , and how close that they can get to the magic number of 67 (to remove Obama & Biden) …

.. Cummings playing footsie with True the Vote ‘ s IRS info and its IRS file both are felonies . Once Lerner and others break , it will be interesting to see how high up IRSGate goes . I do not think that it will reach into the ObamaCrap White House , but it is possible …

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… Bravo , Trey [Gowdy] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,March 19th,2014

.. Trey Gowdy is one hell of a congressman .

.. he is undoubtedly due to move on to bigger and better things .

.. but while he is in the U.S. House , representing the great state of South Carolina , he made one hell of a floor speech representing the Enforce the Law Act …

.. [h/t — RealClearPolitics]..
.. [link] to the floor speech …

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… There is Good Reason Why ??

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,March 18th,2014

.. those idiots do not know who has paid for their health insurance plan , and who has not …

.. they are waaaaay late in building the back end of the ObamaCrapCare [HealthCare.gov] website . Because of that , they cannot know who has paid . The insurers do know who has paid , and who has not , however …

.. believe you me the insurers are complaining to H.H.S. over the lack of people paying for their plans . They know the true enrollment numbers . With their contacts at the various insurers , they know the enrollment and payment numbers far better than the government does . Even with their contacts also at the exchanges , they will also know roughly how many people are getting what through where …

.. they will know how much a mess things are and how big a disaster things are right now …

.. [h/t — theRightScoop]..

.. [link] to Congressman Price ‘ s interrogation of Sebelius . She keeps trying to hem and haw , and he nails her on the head …

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… Has Pelosi Lost Her Mind ?? …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,March 17th,2014

.. I would say so , to pop off something like this …

.. [h/t — theGatewayPundit]..
.. [link] to the video segment ..

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… So , Lois Lerner has been talking …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,March 13th,2014

.. but to the Department of InJustice , not to Congress .

.. it really makes you wonder what is going on at Main InJustice …

.. god help the DemoCraps if they lose the Senate . Especially if they lose by big numbers . It does not take going from the low 50s or the mid 50s to 67 all that hard once the case is made in public …

.. [h/t — theRightScoop]..
.. [link] to the video segment ..

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… What a Crybaby [Elijah Cummings] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,March 12th,2014

.. Elijah Cummings is a Congresscritter .

.. he is not even close to being an honest broker .

.. he is also in the minority . He should be acting to seek the truth . What he has been doing is obstructing justice , and running political interference for the ObamaCraps …

.. because he refuses to do his job , the Committee Chairman (Darrell Issa) shut him down in the committee . When he went into a tirade , Congressman Issa shut off his microphone , which is the chairman ‘ s right , as well as his duty . Issa needed to do it , given Cummings ‘ misconduct and obstruction …

.. [h/t — theGatewayPundit]..
.. [link] to the video segment ..

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… What Is Jim Sensenbrenner Thinkingg?!?! …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Sunday,March 9th,2014

.. John Boehner should and must put a stop to this , immediately .

.. Project Veritas (that is Jim O ‘ Keefe , again) caught Sensenbrenner in the act of making a political ass of himself . The U.S. Supreme Court had sound reasons for ruling the way that it did in Shelby County v. Holder . The information that the Department of InJustice was using was from 1965 , for God ‘ s Sake . The bail – out provisions in the law were grossly unjust . There was no practical way for a covered jurisdiction to escape coverage , if Main InJustice did not want them to . There was no procedural or substantial due process at all …

.. And , now  , Jim Sensenbrenner wants to give this power back to Main InJustice . Especially to this administration ‘ s Department of InJustice . What is this idiot thinking ? Those idiots in Eric Holder ‘ s InJustice Department are a bunch of radical leftist racists . They would run wild with this power and grossly abuse it , like they have already …

.. No thank you …

.. [h/t — NationalReview]..

.. [link] to the investigative videos  ..

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