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Friday, July 2, 2010


The names of two individuals from Chicago who now work in the White house - Valerie Jarrett and Rahm Emanuel - are heard being referenced repeatedly in recorded phone conversations being played for jurors in the Rod Blagojevich corruption trial. If you're following the trial, it becomes quite apparent when listening to the phone conversations, that both Jarrett and Emanuel were active and aware of what was going on.

Via Legal Info:
Now, two senior members of Obama’s administration, White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel and Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett have been subpoenaed to testify in the trial against Blagojevich. The outsted governor’s attorneys have also filed a motion to subpoena the President himself.

Obama has stated that he has not been involved in talks regarding his Senate seat, but according to the 10-page motion filed by lawyers for Blagojevich, another witness in the case has evidence to the contrary.
One of the interesting things to come out of those conversations was a discussion between Blagojevich and SEIU official Tom Balanoff. Blago can be heard telling Balanoff that Emanuel was pushing for Jarrett hard because he wanted her out of the White House. CLICK HERE for the audio.

h/t to the Blago Files


And you thought Deem and Pass died when it failed to be the driving force behind passage of the health care bill; ultimately, Stupak's gaggle of lying Democrats crossed over to vote for that which they promised not to. Now, deem and pass has been used in a House vote to get around the failure of Congress to pass a budget.

Via Human Events:
Last night, as part of a procedural vote on the emergency war supplemental bill, House Democrats attached a document that “deemed as passed” a non-existent $1.12 trillion budget. The execution of the “deeming” document allows Democrats to start spending money for Fiscal Year 2011 without the pesky constraints of a budget.

The procedural vote passed 215-210 with no Republicans voting in favor and 38 Democrats crossing the aisle to vote against deeming the faux budget resolution passed.

Never before -- since the creation of the Congressional budget process -- has the House failed to pass a budget, failed to propose a budget then deemed the non-existent budget as passed as a means to avoid a direct, recorded vote on a budget, but still allow Congress to spend taxpayer money.
Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) was on the front lines the last time Deem and Pass was tried. Not surprisingly, he's chiming in on this monstrosity as well.
“Facing a record deficit and a tidal wave of debt, House Democrats decided it was politically inconvenient to put forward a budget and account for their fiscal recklessness. With no priorities and no restraints, the spending, taxing, and borrowing will continue unchecked for the coming fiscal year,” Ryan said. “The so-called ‘budget enforcement resolution’ enforces no budget, but instead provides a green light for the Appropriators to continue spending, exacerbating our looming fiscal crisis.”
The behavior being exhibited by the Democrats reminds me of that infamous press conference given by Patrick Fitzgerald after the arrest of Rod Blagojevich. Like the pay to play schemes of Blago, they sped up when the heat and pressure to slow down rose. Americans are demanding congress stop spending and the Democrats are getting more reckless.
Fitzgerald: "You might have thought in that environment that pay-to-play would slow down. The opposite happened. It sped up. Government (sic) Blagojevich and others were working feverishly to get as much money from contractors, shaking then down, pay-to-play, before the end of the year."
Just substitute "spending" for "pay to play" and the Dems who "deem" are dead ringers for Blagojeviches.

h/t to Free Republic


Are you listening yet, Rick Perry? During a gun battle in Juarez, Mexico between drug cartels, seven bullets hit El Paso's city hall. One of the bullets even penetrated the office of the Assistant City Manager. This prompted Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott to write a strongly worded letter to the White House, demanding more troops.

Via the El Paso Times:
EL PASO - Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today demanded that President Obama send more troops to the Texas-Mexico border and used the shots that hit El Paso City Hall as an example of increased violence on the border.

Abbott said in a letter that the seven shots that hit City Hall in El Paso were an example of the violence that is plaguing the border area and that sending 1,200 National Guard soldiers to the entire U.S.-Mexico border is not enough.
Texas Governor Rick Perry has begun to step up the rhetoric in favor of border enforcement while staying away from the controversy in Arizona.

Via News 8 Austin:
"The idea that you would send 250 guard troops to a 1,200-mile border and think that is anything but an affront is beyond me," Perry said.
In light of these recent developments in El Paso coupled with Perry's frustration with the Feds, he should be standing with Arizona instead of trying to avoid overt support for their new law. The impact of Perry and Brewer standing shoulder to shoulder against the Obama administration's immigration stance would be far more powerful than Perry and Brewer fighting somewhat different battles. It is Brewer who has completely cast aside political correctness. Perry still doesn't seem to be willing to do that yet. He needs to.

Click HERE to read Abbott's letter to Obama.
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