Skip to comments.Scott M. Matheson Jr. Circuit Court Nominee: Obama Buying Healthcare Votes?
Posted on 03/04/2010 6:06:18 AM PST by La Lydia
President Obama has nominated Scott M. Matheson Jr. to the 10th circuit court of appeals; and in a completely unrelated event, Mathesons brother, Utah congressman Jim Matheson was among a group of 10 democrats who met at the White House to discuss their votes on healthcare with the President. Jim Matheson had previously voted against the House healthcare bill, now Obama wants to talk it over.
Of course the allegations of bribery and buying votes have already surfaced and one can only gather that the nomination of Scott M. Matheson Jr. to the US circuit court has a secondary motive behind it. Lets get the question out of the way. Did Obama nominate Scott Matheson to the US circuit court so his brother Jim will vote yes on Obamacare? There, I said it.
As the Weekly Standard points out, Congressman Jim Matheson voted twice against Obamacare; once in committee and again during the full house vote. Hes now considered one of the 10 undecideds who could make or break Obamas healthcare legacy.
The timing of Obamas nomination of Scott M. Matheson Jr. is nothing short of suspicious. This nomination appears to be dubious at best, downright unethical at worst. Sure theres no law against Obama nominating whomever he wants to the courts. He can nominate every democratic congressmans brother or sister or father-in-law to any federal job he wants; it just doesnt look good.
So who is Scott M. Matheson Jr.? He teaches at the College of Law at the University of Utah, he once taught at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard, he was also a US Attorney for the district of Utah; he attended Stanford, Yale and Oxford. Hes no doubt qualified to serve as a federal appeals judge. But thats not really the point is it? ...
This White House has proven time and time again that they will stoop to just about any level to get what they want. Obamas nomination of Scott M. Matheson Jr. to the 10th Circuit court of appeals raises more questions than it gives answers. Heres just a friendly prediction, Rep. Jim Matheson will miraculously see the error of his ways and cast a vote in the affirmative for Obamacare. Any takers?
Once I figure out where it is, I’ll be at this turkey’s office IN PERSON.
I’ve called his office no less than 30 times in the last few months to MAKE SURE he is voting no on any healthcare bill. Each and everytime I was assured the answer was “no.”
Suddenly, it’s “maybe?” We’ll see about that.
The addresses of his offices in DC and Utah are at the bottom of this page. Give ‘em hell.
I suspect Matheson demanded this appointment in exchange for his YES vote.
Contact Matheson and tell him to withdraw his name from consideration:
The article does not go far enough. Given that these two purportedly events, Cong. visit to WH and ‘Bro nomination happened on the very same day, possibly within hours or minutes of each other, shows a deliberate act to reward those that get along.
This is infuriating.
What do you think the “spin” will be on this? Pure coincidence? They cant possibly believe anyone is that stupid (no matter how many times they call us that).
This administration is so arrogant that they don’t even try to hide/deny the allegations of bribery and buying votes. People need to wake up and realize it is our money that they are using to accomplish their goals. Makes no difference if we are opposed to their plans.
Ask and you shall receive. When you do ask him where senior citizens are supposed to get more money to pay for MORE local, state and federal taxes IF they get no COLA raises for 3 years! Ditto for retired over 65 Military.
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If the Congressman changes his vote to yea, I predict that the good Congressman will be out of a job next election should he survive the pounding he will get from his constituents in UT.
And, if all comes true the way mr half white in the whole whitehouse wants it too, charges should be filed and impeachment prceedings begun, who am I kidding.
The lefties can do it and get away with it. In CT in 1991 the “independent” Gov Weicker was so hell bent on getting his income tax through that he offered legislators all kinds of goodies and a lot of them admitted it. Despite some mild criticism they got away with it.
The Tea Partiers will make mince-meat of any BribeTakers in 2010...maybe we should all take a closer look at tyranny and how impeachment could stop it.....
Too little too late.
When the press is in your pocket you can do as you wish.
Don’t get me more pissed off than I already am. I don’t want to wind up in jail!
But I’m plenty mad.And getting madder.
Not sure how this news will play around here; Matheson is LDS and so is his brother, obviously. As is the entire culture here in S. Utah. I suspect there are those who are happy that they’ll have a Mormon on the bench, regardless of how he got there.
Hence the reason I’m getting my affairs in order to relocate. Individually, there are no more decent and nice human being on the planet than Mormons; but taken as a bunch...it’s too much.
As smarmy as this whole thing looks, it might only resonate in non-LDS households like mine...Catholic.
OBAMANOMICS—TRICKLE DOWN DESTRUCTION of the economy
Bambi doesn’t keep his promises...so buyer beware!
SET THEIR LOCAL AND DC LINES ON FIRE!
PLEASE ASK THEM TO REPEAL THE BIG NEW FEES in TRICARE for Life, the retired Military over 65 secondary health ins. which they passed in a DOD bill. They promised our Military these benefits, and our Military have earned them.
Sen Scott Brown’s number is 202-224-4543
Capitol Hill switchboard is 202-224-3121
Lots of local demwit phone numbers on this thread
Rename, repackage, rewrite it a tad smaller, and sell another pig in a poke. NO COLAs for granny, retired Military or retired fed employees. BIG NEW fees for Tricare for Life retired over 65 Military’s secondary health ins. (DOD bill already passed, delayed but goes into effect 2011 NEEDS TO BE REPEALED!
OBAMAs WAR ON SENIORS http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2433867/posts/
New Dem mantra: Woof, woof eat dog food granny....ala let them eat cake.
Obama says slight fix will extend Social Security, http://townhall.com/news/us/2010/02/19/obama_says_slight_fix_will_extend_social_security
Health Care Rationing for Seniors Another Problem in New Obama Plan http://www.lifenews.com/bio3058.html
Medicare tax may apply to investment income (ObamaCare tax hike)
Obama: No reduced Medicare benefits in health care reform
Will healthcare reform mean cuts in Medicare for seniors?
Health Reforms Hidden Victims Young people and seniors would pay a high price for ObamaCare.
SOCIALIZED MED THREAD http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2463709/posts
MILITARY & retired Military
TRI CARE FOR LIFE This from a google search:
This option would help reduce the costs of TFL, as well as costs for Medicare, by introducing minimum out-of pocket requirements for beneficiaries. Under this option, TFL would not cover any of the first $525 of an enrollees cost-sharing liabilities for calendar year 2011 and would limit coverage to 50 percent of the next $4,725 in Medicare cost sharing that the beneficiary incurred. (Because all further cost sharing would be covered by TFL, enrollees could not pay more than $2,888 in cost sharing in that year.) http://www.cbo.gov/ftpdocs/99xx/doc9925/12-18-HealthOptions.pdf
Bill Would Restrict Veterans Health Care Options 11/06/09
Buyer and McKeon Offer Amendments to Protect Veterans and TRICARE Beneficiaries
Congress plans to block Tricare fee increases
By Rick Maze - Staff writer, Oct 7, 2009
Tricare fee increases imposed last week by the Defense Department will be repealed by a provision of the compromise 2010 defense authorization bill unveiled Wednesday by House and Senate negotiators.
The fee increases were announced on Sept. 30 and took effect on Oct. 1, but the defense bill, HR 2647, includes a provision barring any fee increases until the start of fiscal 2011.
Retired Army Maj. Gen. Bill Matz, president of the National Association for Uniformed Services, said the announcement of fee increases was shocking considering that the Obama administration promised earlier this year to hold off on any new fee Tricare fee increases until fiscal 2011.
President Obama and DoD assured NAUS and the entire military family earlier this year that there would rightly be no increases in any Tricare fees in fiscal 2010, Matz said. We took them at their word, and I cant believe that a co-pay increase like this was allowed to go forward, he added.
They don't care about stupid, they are not just stuck on it, but mired IN it.
Consider that IF a bill passes thru reconciliation (ie: wreckoncilation), that it has an auto sunset of 5 years. Thus, they have no such intention to come thru with wreckonciliation. They house will pass the senate bill, as planned. At that moment, before the senate gets to make one itty bitty reconciliation change, -14bama can sign the bill into law. Mere MINUTES after the next house vote.
“When the press is in your pocket you can do as you wish.”
You got that right. That is a real threat to our freedom too, while the other side rails on about how Tea Party people are the dangerous ones.
Michael Savage refers to the “government-media” alliance as being a dangerous thing and he is right.
Morning La Lydia.
You think if a pubbie were pres and tried this kind of b.s. there wouldn’t be dems screaming from the woof tops for his ouster?
Only way out I see, IF they pass (cram this down) this healthcare bill, is for our Governors and state legislators to step up and say HELL NO. Where are they? All I hear is crickets. I haven’t heard a peep out of Bob Riley.
You are so right. I think that they are going for the house vote while distracting us with reconcilliation. I guess they didn’t think anyone would notice Jim Matheson of Utah at the Whitehouse at the same exact time his brother was given a judgeship by no other than Obama. Again, how stupid does he think we are?
I never cared much for Barack Hussein Obama, but now I’m starting to detest him.
Before you move, you might want to take a swing past Matheson’s congressional office.
As smarmy as this whole thing looks, it might only resonate in non-LDS households like mine...Catholic.
It resonates plenty in mine, and I didn’t know either one of them was LDS until you mentioned it. See post 11. In addition, I do know Mr dingy harry is LDS, and that is about as offensive to me as anything, especially when that lying POS stands before the nation and attempts to tell me up is down, black is white, and poo tastes better than a big mac. I’m LDS.
Now on to another issue. You have an Ohio flag on your FR home page, but I discover today, apparently you are living in Southern UT. What’s up with that?
Ok, I guess it is none of my business.
PS, I should have remembered where you were from the weekly gardening thread.
Nothing will stop the communists takeover of America. Not 2010, not 2012 because the damage will continue for many years with no way to reverse it due to the weakness of millions of Americans that have lost their way and are slaves of the Federal Government one way or another. Impossible to take away the free "food" from their table.
UT strikes out: Matheson, Hatch, Bennett!
The truth the uninformed American people dispute; so many would be a willing slave to communism even as they deplore the chattel slavery of the Old South.
JUST NOW...”starting to detest him.”...YOU SAY. MOST OF US ARE WAYYYYYY AHEAD OF YOU MY FRIEND!
I don’t hate Mormons, not at all. They are salt of the earth folks. My posting history reveals that. But the Evil One is taking advantage of things by doing this. He KNOWS that LDS people are loyal, and stick together...more than others. When this news was announced, Senator Hatch was jumping up and down with joy, check it out.
I’m not blaming LDS people, I’m noting how the Evil One is making them cynical and conflicted.
If Matheson goes along with this, someone will have to scrape this FReeper off the ceiling. Seriously.
I keep wishing he gets a dose of food poisoning at one of these three times a week White House parties.
no problem at all for asking!
Ohio is “home” for me. Longsufferingtribebrownscavsfan. LOL I followed a sibling to St. George...for better weather and a better job.
I miss a million things about Ohio...except the weather and the economy. So I kept my Ohio flag up on my profile as a show of where my heart is. I go back every year for at least a month. Sometimes, I get homesick.
Thanks for asking, it gave me a chance to explain. :)
the Dems seem perpetually stuck in 1972....they think they can cut sleazy deals like this, and so long as Walter Cronkite does not mention it at 6:30 the public will never be the wiser. How stupid!
Pretty much. What happened?
You can give up and submit if you want to, but I refuse to do so.
It is not suspicious, it is confirmation of the bribery and corruption of this administration. Surely there is some sort of retribution for this behavior.
Conservative voices should speak loud and clear!
re: “we cannot stop the communist takeover. . .not in 2010, not in 2012. . .”
You know, I would not have wanted to be freezing next to you at Valley Forge in 1777 with your defeatest attitude. Most people thought it was over for the ragtag Continental American army at that time, too.
It’s only “over” if we give up. Don’t be what Thomas Paine called a “fair-weather patriot.
Even if this guy takes the bench, every decision he makes will be shadowed by the way his brother obtained the office for him. Both of them are a disgrace to their religion and their state. And the amazing thing is that everyone involved — this UNSCRUPULOUS AND POWER-GRABBING family and the corrupt BO administration — for some reason assumed this would never become public, or that, if it did, not one would see anything out of the ordinary. But then again, everyone involved is a Democrat. It will be interesting to see how the Utah newspapers treat this episode.
If you like green, St George wouldn’t be very high on your list OTOH Ohio would be pretty near heaven. Thanks for sharing. You sure you want to leave? You are just as likely to run into angering A.. H.... anywhere you move. Mind your blood pressure and stay cool.
Obama: I'll steamroll bill through Congress
Good on you, go get him!
What do you think the spin will be on this? Pure coincidence? They cant possibly believe anyone is that stupid (no matter how many times they call us that).
I called his DC office last night and it said his milbox was full. I then called his Salt Lake City office and gave him an earfull. For good measure I also e-mailed him this little message:
Dear Rep. Matheson,
I just read today that President Obama nominated your brother to the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.
Sir, you do understand that we Americans aren’t stupid...right? We know you’ve consistently voted against this healthcare nightmare that most Americans DO NOT WANT! If you now decide to vote for this under the reconciliation option, well know without a shadow of the doubt that President Obama’s nomination of your brother to the 10th Circuit was his payment for your affirmative vote!
Here’s a fact: If you vote for this healthcare nightmare, we Utahans will vote you out of office!
GO UTAHANS!!! That letter was awesome. Very much to the point. I hope he realizes that he is about to become the new Ben Nelson. I don’t know much about him, does he care what his constituents feel? Some of these guys obviously don’t, but he has to know that the people of Utah are not with him, especially with regards to abortion. Right?
Just called Rep. Matheson’s DC and got through, and spoke with an aid!
I asked her if he was planning on voting for this healthcare disaster and she said (paraphrasing): “Well, there’s no specific bill yet, and it would really be too early to specualte on if it will be something he will vote for...”
I then told her that we see what’s going on here, and we’re not stupid! I told her if he didn’t support it in the past, there’s no way in He** he could support it now, and if he does decide to support it now, we’ll know this was payment by Obama for his vote!
PLEASE CALL HIM!:
Rep. Scott Matheson (DC Office):
Some of these guys obviously dont, but he has to know that the people of Utah are not with him, especially with regards to abortion. Right?
Well, it’s a little weird here in Utah. Most of the State is very conservative (pro-life), but one of the counties/cities he represents is Salt Lake, which is very, very liberal! Not sure if you know, but the former Mayor of Salt Lake City was Rocky Anderson. This guy was a bigtime liberal nutcase that had wide support in Salt Lake City.
But still there might be hope. Matheson, for a Democrat, is still a fairly conservative guy. hopefully this will translate in to him continuing to reject this crap piece of legislation...notwithstanding his brother’s nomination to the 10th Cir. We just have to let him know that we see what Obama is trying to do!
By-the-way, thanks for the nice words about my e-mail to him!