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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
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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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