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Issa to Emanuel: Back Off!
COMMITTEE ON OVERSIGHT AND GOVERNMENT REFORM ^ | August 4, 2009 | Congressman Darrell Issa

Posted on 08/04/2009 8:50:29 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner

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To: Old Retired Army Guy

My Grandma called it “short person’s disease”.


51 posted on 08/04/2009 9:50:58 AM PDT by peridot
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To: Hoosier-Daddy

I am surprised that no one has calculated all the money we are paying those Czars and all their staffs and expenses ...

Taxpayers are paying those bills after all. I bet it’s in the billions.


52 posted on 08/04/2009 9:53:17 AM PDT by eCSMaster
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

Nothing like a little sunshine. These abuses need to see the light of day. Great work, Issa.


53 posted on 08/04/2009 9:55:18 AM PDT by Albion Wilde ("Media: quit making things up." --Sarah Palin)
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To: sarasota
Any ideas on offense strategy? Anyone?

If we had them, we should not post them in public.

54 posted on 08/04/2009 9:59:23 AM PDT by Albion Wilde ("Media: quit making things up." --Sarah Palin)
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To: Hoosier-Daddy
“Issa needs to grow a spine .......”

Say what? You obviously subscribe to the axiom that no good deed goes unpunished.

55 posted on 08/04/2009 10:03:33 AM PDT by billhilly
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To: Joann37

Yeah, baby!!!


56 posted on 08/04/2009 10:17:26 AM PDT by leekay
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To: Old Retired Army Guy

Rahm reminds me of this guy:

http://www.uiowa.edu/~c016003a/napoleon2.jpg


57 posted on 08/04/2009 10:24:21 AM PDT by moose2004 (Stand up, speak out and stop Obamacare and GE)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

Tell them loudly! I believe the repubicans have found their set and are now starting to use them.


58 posted on 08/04/2009 10:55:59 AM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: Just mythoughts

“Rahm survive the wrath of the copresident Hillary Clinton, and there are very very few who can make that claim. “

Of course. I have no doubt Rahm could handle himself in a B*tchfight.


59 posted on 08/04/2009 10:58:17 AM PDT by autumnraine (You can't fix stupid, but you can vote it out!)
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To: All
Obama/Rahm are puposefully antagonizing large conservative groups in middle America in an effort to cause civil unrest. This would give them an excuse to declare Martial Law........and ACORN is ready (and federally financed) to silence the populace and march us to reeducation camps.

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Americans need to be very vigilant: Obama and his loathsome COS staff Rahm ("Uriah Heep") Emanuel are very calculated in their use of power. As dissent among the populace grows, they are capable of plotting staged events to boost their advantage. If these two arch-manipulators perceive there isn’t measurable fear in the hearts of the people, they will create that fear to solidify their power. They know people will succumb to fear and will relinquish their God-given liberties when they are fearful.

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HOW DID RAHM "URIAH HEEP" EMANUEL GET THE COS JOB? Keep in mind Pres Obama campaigned on installing a “Civilian Security Force” on US soil. Rahm surely got the top White House job as Obama’s COS based on his Israeli training on how to organize a “Civilian Security Force.” ahm has been trained to organize a civilian security force as a volunteer for “Sar’el”——the three-week Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) training program to train civilians. CIRCA 1991 Rahm volunteered for “Sar’el”——a three-week Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) training program (like US boot camp) where civilians are trained to assist the Israeli military.

Civilians like Rahm lived on an IDF military base to get the proper training. s a civilian volunteer, Rahm assisted the IDF during the 1991 Gulf War, repairing truck brakes in one of Israel’s northern bases. Pres Obama campaigned on installing a “Civilian Security Force” on US soil. Looking at ACORN’s activities, and the BILLIONS Obama has given them, ACORN is primed for (and is already acting as) a “Civilian Security Force.”

"I love this president. Under Obamacare's "Funds for F*****s"......I can get a high-tech penile implant----the Penis-a-Go-Go. Has microscopic cameras and remote video relays to wide screens in Planned Parenthood offices....to make sure Americans are using sanitary sexual organs....will save zillions on STD medical costs.

60 posted on 08/04/2009 11:13:35 AM PDT by Liz (When people fear govt, we have tyranny; when govt fears the people, we have freedom.)
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We are witnessing the emergence of a new government dictatorship...on American soil. History tells us that the rampant corruption, fed by cronyism, are the nuts and bolts of dictatorships.

Dictatorships are almost always governed by groups of friends and associates who appoint each other to government positions and use governmental power and authority to protect each other from accountability.

CASE IN POINT --- HERE'S WHAT OBAMA SAID Obama "said" in the FOIA memo (below), “The Government should not keep information confidential merely because public officials might be embarrassed by disclosure, because errors and failures might be revealed, or because of speculative or abstract fears.” Obama added later that “In responding to requests under the FOIA, executive branch agencies (agencies) should act promptly and in a spirit of cooperation, recognizing that such agencies are servants of the public.”

HERE'S WHAT OBAMA DID Freddie Mac records exempt from FOIA (Obama Admin Denies Request)
Sunlight Foundation | 03/26/2009 | Bill Allison
FR Posted 03/27/2009 by BuckeyeTexan

Journalists Bob Secter and Andrew Zajac of the Chicago Tribune report that, while researching what went at Freddie Mac during the period White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel served on the government sponsored enterprise’s board of directors, they were unable to get minutes of board meetings and other information. The Obama administration rejected a Tribune request under the Freedom of Information Act to review Freddie Mac board minutes and correspondence during Emanuel’s time as a director.

The documents, obtained by Falcon for his investigation, were “commercial information” exempt from disclosure, according to a lawyer for the Federal Housing Finance Agency. Freddie Mac executives cooked the books, mismanaged the firm, and ultimately drove it into the ground, costing taxpayers billions of dollars. The “commercial information” exemption is reserved for private companies–Freddie Mac is by no means a private company anymore.

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BACKSTORY Rahm Emanuel was director when Freddie Mac board was tipped to fraudulent BONUS schemes. "On (Rahm) Emanuel's watch, the board was told by executives of a plan to use accounting tricks to mislead shareholders about outsize profits the government-chartered firm was then reaping from risky investments. The goal was to push earnings onto the books in future years, ensuring that Freddie Mac would appear profitable on paper for years to come and helping maximize annual bonuses for company brass.

The accounting scandal wasn't the only one that brewed during Emanuel's tenure. During his brief time on the board, the company hatched a plan to enhance its political muscle. That scheme, also reviewed by the board, led to a record $3.8 million fine from the Federal Election Commission for illegally using corporate resources to host fundraisers for politicians. Emanuel was the beneficiary of one of those parties after he left the board and ran in 2002 for a seat in Congress from the North Side of Chicago.

The board was throttled for its acquiescence to the accounting manipulation in a 2003 report by Armando Falcon Jr., head of a federal oversight agency for Freddie Mac. The scandal forced Freddie Mac to restate $5 billion in earnings and pay $585 million in fines and legal settlements.

It also foreshadowed even harder times at the firm. Many of those same risky investment practices tied to the accounting scandal eventually brought the firm to the brink of insolvency and led to its seizure last year by the Bush administration, which pledged to inject up to $100 billion in new capital to keep the firm afloat. The Obama administration has doubled that commitment."

61 posted on 08/04/2009 11:17:37 AM PDT by Liz (When people fear govt, we have tyranny; when govt fears the people, we have freedom.)
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To: roses of sharon

I know I have.


62 posted on 08/04/2009 11:18:45 AM PDT by Niuhuru (The internet is the digital AIDS; adapting and successfully destroying the MSM host.)
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To: csmusaret

CA-49th

1800 Thibodo Road
Suite 310
Vista, CA
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63 posted on 08/04/2009 1:00:51 PM PDT by kinsman redeemer (The real enemy seeks to devour what is good.)
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To: sarasota

Exactly. Chicago style politics writ large on the national stage. Needs to be pounded home. Rahm is such a weenie.


64 posted on 08/04/2009 1:48:17 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: Liz
bttt
65 posted on 08/04/2009 2:18:30 PM PDT by Just mythoughts (Bama and Company are reenacting the Pharaoh as told by Moses in Genesis!!!!!)
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To: OnTheDress

He looks like Dr. Frank’N’Furter!


66 posted on 08/04/2009 4:50:36 PM PDT by GenXFreedomFighter (God help us.)
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To: Liz

No report released on the mysterious Freddie exec death.


67 posted on 08/04/2009 5:04:51 PM PDT by FreeStateYank (I want my country and constitution back, now!)
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To: GenXFreedomFighter

except, that was “a jump to the right”...


68 posted on 08/04/2009 6:01:43 PM PDT by Cyber Ninja (His legacy is a stain OnTheDress)
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