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Monday, November 14, 2011

Audio: Andrew Breitbart calls for Republican to Resign from Congress

Look for this to get significant play for a long while. Rep. Spencer Bachus (R-AL) is a Republican whose resignation Andrew Breitbart is calling for. As you'll hear in this exchange, Breitbart doesn't do that very often, if at all; he didn't even do it with Anthony Weiner this past summer. So what did Bachus do? If you watched the most recent installment of 60 Minutes, you will understand. Breitbart is alleging that Bachus was in a meeting with Ben Bernanke and Hank Paulson just before the 2008 market crash and was given insider information that he then acted onHe's not the only guilty party in this egregiously scandalous culture in Washington but it appears that his actions may be among the most obvious.

Via Breitbart:

Read more about Bachus HERE.

Additionally, here is an ad that calls for the resignation of Nancy Pelosi for similar infractions.

Watch the 60 Minutes piece HERE.

Debbie Wasserman-Schultz very Vulnerable in 2012

Before she became DNC Chairman, Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz could tell lies and still wallow in relative obscurity, unless she really said something outlandish. Since taking the job, however, she has demonstrated very little difference between herself and Jay Carney, for example. She mouths the same talking points while using the same non-existent logic that is explained only by political hackery. In 2010, her race for reelection was much closer than she expected. Her opponent then was a woman named Karen Harrington.

Her opponent in 2012? Karen Harrington.

Via Hot Air:
Meet Karen Harrington, the Republican challenger who, in 2010, nearly beat Debbie Wasserman Schultz in a 2:1 Democratic district. Accustomed to comfortable margins of victory, Wasserman Schultz was surprised a year ago when Harrington pulled in nearly 40 percent of the vote. Debbie Downer is liable to be still more surprised in 2012 because Harrington has mounted a second campaign against the Democratic National Committee Chairwoman — and she’s ready to do definitively what she nearly did last time.

“We are more than sure we can win,” Harrington said yesterday in a private conversation at BlogCon2011.

When Harrington treks door to door through Florida’s 20th district, her potential constituents often ask two things: (1) Is she a politician? and (2) Is she a lawyer? Harrington is neither. Voters are happy to hear it. They’re even happier to hear what she is: a small-business owner, wife and mother of three children. She also happens to be a three-time cancer survivor — but that crops up in conversation only if an adroit question elicits it.

She’s lived in South Florida ever since her parents moved to the Sunshine State from Massachusetts in 1969 — and her family and she have been in business for themselves for almost as long — 37 years. Today, at the helm of three homestyle restaurants, she and her younger sister employ about 100 people. That means she knows firsthand how government helps or hinders the efforts of job creators.
Being the chairman of the party you represent does give one name recognition but being the chairman of a party that asks you to lie about practically everything gives you the wrong kind of name recognition.

Look for Wasserman-Schultz chairmanship to be more of a liability in 2012 for that very reason.

Just look at Jay Carney. He was more liked when he was less known.

More from Tina Korbe at Hot Air.

Video: Excellent Piece of Journalism at 60 Minutes

If you missed this segment on 60 Minutes, please take some time to watch. At issue here is the ability of elected officials in Congress to act on non-public information and make stock purchases off of it. If your representative sits on a committee that is making decisions that affect the market, he/she has access to very powerful information; some call it 'Insider trading' information. However, when a private citizen does it, he goes to jail. When a congressman does it, it's legal.

For example, Peter Schweizer, Editor in Chief at Big Peace, tells Steve Kroft that just prior to the 2008 financial meltdown, a large number of public officials were getting out of the market. One of the men who benefited greatly from closed-door meetings with Bernanke and Paulson before the crash was Rep. Spencer Bachus (R-AL), who coincidentally made a lot of money on decisions that more than conceivably could have been made based on the content of those meetings.

It's not just good optics in this piece to showcase this behavior on the part of both Democrats and Republicans (Pelosi and Boehner were both challenged on their financial dealings); it's also the right thing to do.

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