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Sleeping With The ... (Words fail me)
IBD Editorials ^ | December 20, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff

Posted on 08/20/2010 5:56:27 PM PDT by Kaslin

Politics: President Obama hit a new low in using a recess appointment to name Maria del Carmen Aponte as U.S. envoy to El Salvador. The radical has consorted with Cuban spies but will be taking no questions.

Dismissing three congressional holds on Aponte's ambassadorial confirmation as "playing politics," Obama used his vacation to slip Aponte through to represent the U.S. to the strategic Central American country, without a vote in Congress.

That gives Aponte, a campaign contributor aligned to the immigration lobby, access to top-secret information as a political reward.

But Aponte's past is one big red flag. From 1982 to 1994 Aponte lived with a man who worked closely with the Cuban Mission to the U.N. and allegedly was a spy.

Aponte claims her ties to the Cubans were just "social," but Cuban spies working in the surveillance hotbed of New York don't waste time on things "social."

They trawl left-wing community groups for potential agents of influence, seeking ideological affinity and common interests. That's how they recruited another Puerto Rican of similar background, Ana Montes, who was convicted of spying in 2002.

The FBI spotted this problem in Aponte's resume in 1994 when she made conflicting statements to the agency and refused to take a polygraph. As a result, she withdrew her nomination as ambassador to the Dominican Republic during the Clinton administration.

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TOPICS: Cuba; Editorial; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: 1982; 1994; aponte; cuba; cubanspies; cubanspy; democrat; democrats; elsalvador; espionage; impeachobama; mariaaponte; mariadelcarmenaponte; obama; polygraph; puertorican; spies

1 posted on 08/20/2010 5:56:28 PM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

He is a folkin embarrassment


2 posted on 08/20/2010 5:59:40 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heros have always been cowboys)
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To: Kaslin

It goes on and on. Wonder if and when anyone in press will pick up on this one?


3 posted on 08/20/2010 6:00:52 PM PDT by bushwon ("If you think healthcare is expensive now, wait till it is free"--PJ O'rourke)
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To: Kaslin

Treason is as treason does.


4 posted on 08/20/2010 6:03:27 PM PDT by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality Now: Islamo-Marxism is Evil.)
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To: bushwon

As long as the public pays for cable and sat TV - they are in control. TV controls america. And every network owns every channel and they ALL support Obama.


5 posted on 08/20/2010 6:04:58 PM PDT by Frantzie (Imam Ob*m* & Democrats support the VICTORY MOSQUE & TV supports Imam)
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To: bushwon

Hell will freeze over first. You can count on it


6 posted on 08/20/2010 6:08:59 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: yldstrk

This scumbag Impostor American President know exactly what he is doing.


7 posted on 08/20/2010 6:11:10 PM PDT by alice_in_bubbaland (Professional Politicians are a Threat to the Republic! Remove them on 11-2-10!)
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To: Kaslin

The hate for dear leader is palpable and growing. everything he does is hate inspiring.


8 posted on 08/20/2010 6:14:05 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (Nobody reads tag lines.)
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To: Kaslin

Why does this surprise anybody?


9 posted on 08/20/2010 6:16:35 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (''I don't regret setting bombs,I feel we didn't do enough.'' ->Bill Ayers,Hussein's mentor,9/11/01)
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To: Kaslin

This is only getting worse. This little peon doesn’t know what being AMERICAN even means.


10 posted on 08/20/2010 6:17:37 PM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: Kaslin

Congressman Billybob has died. Sorry to hit your post.
ACRU Mourns the Passing of John Armor
John Armor”John was a great American, a dear friend and a champion of liberty,” says Susan Carleson, CEO and Chairman of the American Civil Rights Union. “He will be sorely missed.”

On August 20, 2010, ACRU Senior Legal Counsel John Armor passed away in a North Carolina hospital, following cancer surgery. He had appeared to be in full recovery, so his death was a shock to family and friends.

Armor, a graduate of Yale University and the University of Maryland School of Law, had a long and distinguished career, practicing before the U.S. Supreme Court for 33 years and authoring eight books and hundreds of articles. His latest book, These Are the Times That Try Men’s Souls: America Then and Now in the Words of Tom Paine (ACRU 2010), is being released in early September.

“It was a blessing that he got to see it, hold it in his hands,” Carleson said.

These Are The Times That Try Men’s Souls
A favorite at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) and Tea Party events, especially in North Carolina where he lived, Armor dressed in colonial garb and impersonated Benjamin Franklin, explaining the origins of American liberties to 21st Century audiences. Some of his performances can be seen on YouTube.

“John was one of the first people that my husband Bob [Carleson] brought on board at the ACRU when there was no money, just great spirit,” said Carleson, who met Armor when they worked together on the National Commission of the Bicentennial of the Constitution in 1986. “He has been a delight to work with and will be sorely missed. This is a deep loss to his wife Michelle, to his children, his friends and his colleagues at the ACRU.”

Armor, who was one of the few attorneys to write an amicus brief in the presidential election case in 2000, was a well known legal scholar of American politics, particularly third party movements. He represented Eugene McCarthy during the Minnesota Senator’s challenge of Lyndon Baines Johnson’s presidency in 1968.

“John was also the first to figure out the constitutional basis of recalling federal officials,” Carleson said. “That led to the ACRU’s current campaign, RecallCongressNow.org, to educate Americans about the laws in 11 states that allow for recall as a way to ensure greater accountability.”

For the past several years, Armor wrote the weekly “ACLU Outrages” feature for the ACRU’s Website. “John had his finger on the pulse of the ACLU, tracking their misdeeds and writing amusing and disturbing accounts,” Carleson said. “He said he never worried about finding material, because the ACLU’s absurd stances came as reliably as ‘the rain falling on the fields of Ireland.’”

Susan Carleson, Chairman, CEO


11 posted on 08/20/2010 6:19:28 PM PDT by libbylu
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To: libbylu

Sad to hear..he was a great contributor..maybe it should have it’s own thread.


12 posted on 08/20/2010 6:23:20 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: Kaslin

“President Obama hit a new low in using a recess appointment to name Maria del Carmen Aponte as U.S. envoy to El Salvador. The radical has consorted with Cuban spies but will be taking no questions.”

Uh...the Resident in Chief has consorted with...
Uh...the Resident in Chief has revealed... to...
Horse left the barn about 2 years ago...


13 posted on 08/20/2010 6:24:33 PM PDT by Smokeyblue
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To: libbylu

OMG I am so sorry to hear that. He was a great Freeper. I enjoyed reading his columns. He will be missed. May the Lord grant him eternal peace


14 posted on 08/20/2010 6:25:08 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin

Where’s a McCarthy when you need him?


15 posted on 08/20/2010 6:26:14 PM PDT by Dogbert41
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To: Kaslin

How in hell did 0bummer get a security clearance? Anyone else with half his radical associations would be cleared for diddly squat. Or did one come automatically with the office of POTUS?


16 posted on 08/20/2010 6:27:33 PM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop Barry now. He can't help himself.)
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To: bushwon
Wonder if and when anyone in press will pick up on this one?


17 posted on 08/20/2010 6:28:20 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The Last Boy Scout)
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To: libbylu

I’m so sorry to hear of John’s death. He was a great Freeper and I will miss his words of wisdom.

Rest in peace, Friend.


18 posted on 08/20/2010 6:29:48 PM PDT by jch10 (Cry havoc, and let slip the dogs of war...)
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To: libbylu

Please post a separate thread on this (do you know how?)

If not I will do one for you.

He was a great guy


19 posted on 08/20/2010 6:30:32 PM PDT by DollyCali (Don't tell God how big your storm is...Tell the storm how big your God is!)
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To: UCANSEE2

Great graphic :)


20 posted on 08/20/2010 6:33:29 PM PDT by bushwon ("If you think healthcare is expensive now, wait till it is free"--PJ O'rourke)
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To: DollyCali

Oh, Dear Lord, please take John into your abode!

Dolly, just go ahead and do so. It needs to be in breaking news!


21 posted on 08/20/2010 6:35:49 PM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: DollyCali

Please post for me.


22 posted on 08/20/2010 6:43:03 PM PDT by libbylu
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To: luvbach1

folk, he doesnt have a security clearance are you folking kidding me? He couldn’t get one to be say an Army officer, they’d never give him one. But President? That beech Pelosi said ok, if it’ll get the Rats in power.


23 posted on 08/20/2010 6:46:18 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heros have always been cowboys)
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To: Jim Robinson
Oh dear God, we've lost one of the stalwarts in our hour of need! Jim have you seen this yet?
24 posted on 08/20/2010 6:49:05 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Dem voters, believing they cannot be deceived, it is impossible to convince them when deceived.)
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To: yldstrk
No security clearance but privy, one assumes, to all the nation's "secrets." Just think of who he could tell. This could be dangerous.
25 posted on 08/20/2010 6:50:12 PM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop Barry now. He can't help himself.)
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To: LucyT

Ping everyone! Prayers up for his family and friends. We’ve lost a treasure ...


26 posted on 08/20/2010 6:50:45 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Dem voters, believing they cannot be deceived, it is impossible to convince them when deceived.)
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To: libbylu

That is really sad news.


27 posted on 08/20/2010 6:50:45 PM PDT by Cacique (quos Deus vult perdere, prius dementat ( Islamia Delenda Est ))
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To: Kaslin
We are to pray for our leaders, but it's very, very hard to do with Øbama and his minions.


Runaway Slave

Apostle Claver tells the world how the real party of racism is the Democrats

28 posted on 08/20/2010 7:43:04 PM PDT by rdb3 (The mouth is the exhaust pipe of the heart.)
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To: Kaslin

He is truly an enemy of the United States. No one with half a functioning brain cell can deny it now.


29 posted on 08/20/2010 7:50:19 PM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: neverdem; SunkenCiv; kristinn; Alamo-Girl; betty boop; holdonnow; JohnHuang2; John Semmens; ...
*PING* to post 11 this thread.

Can anyone else confirm this?

Prayers *UP*.

g_w

30 posted on 08/20/2010 8:03:40 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: Frantzie

As long as the public pays for cable and sat TV - they are in control. TV controls america. And every network owns every channel and they ALL support Obama.

According to many here at FR the MSM is on a deathwatch....

I for one agree with you.


31 posted on 08/20/2010 8:35:27 PM PDT by stevecmd
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To: libbylu; Tigerized; JohnHuang2

Oh my God ... I met John in person at CPAC this year, after a couple of phone calls and many messages on FR over the years. He was indeed a great American.

God bless and Godspeed, John.


32 posted on 08/20/2010 8:44:54 PM PDT by bootless (Never Forget. Never Again. (PursuingLiberty.com))
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To: stevecmd

Thanks. People blast me and think I am a nut but TV has a hold on America. The 5 networks own almost all of the 200 or so cable channels. It is all pro-obama.

People think I am attacking mom and apple pie. I cancelled TV. I had to baby sit a few pets for a relative for two days. I picked up the clicker. It is like crack cocaine.

I turned it off after 30 minutes and never touched it again. I counted about 3 dumb white guy commercials in a row and that was it. I think every Fed Ex commercial is a dumb white guy ad. Odd cause Fred Smith of Fed Ex is a conservative. Ex-Vietnam pilot and business genius.


33 posted on 08/20/2010 8:45:56 PM PDT by Frantzie (Imam Ob*m* & Democrats support the VICTORY MOSQUE & TV supports Imam)
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To: Kaslin
and America takes another one in the........
rlmorel

34 posted on 08/20/2010 8:56:03 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Kaslin

Obama appoints another far, far leftist to an important position. And I am not supposed to assume he’s a socialist. Feh!


35 posted on 08/20/2010 9:21:39 PM PDT by driftless2 (For long-term happiness, learn how to play the accordion.)
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To: Kaslin

This is really, really one of the most “in your face” outrages yet. Jaw dropping.


36 posted on 08/20/2010 11:28:36 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder ("No longer can we make no mistake for too long". Barack d****it 0bama, 2009, 2010, 2011.)
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