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WH Calls Sebelius Lawbreaking 'Inadvertent Error' [law calls for Sebelius to be fired]
Fox News ^ | September 19 2012

Posted on 09/19/2012 1:55:36 PM PDT by grundle

ABC News' Jake Tapper asked White House Press Secretary Jay Carney about Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius violating the Hatch Act, at today's press briefing. Carney responded that Sec. Sebelius had made an "inadvertent error based on extemporaneous remarks."

The U.S. Office of Special Counsel claimed Sec. Sebelius had made “extemporaneous partisan remarks” during a speech in her official capacity earlier this year.

The Hatch Act prohibits employees (civil servants) in the executive branch of the federal government from engaging in partisan political activity.

The standard penalty for violating the Hatch Act is termination. According to OSC, any “employee who violates the Hatch Act shall be removed from their position, and funds appropriated for the position from which removed thereafter may not be used to pay the employee or individual.”

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TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: sebelius; sebeliuserror
Democrats are always talking about how they love the campaign laws. It's too bad these very same Democrats are against actually enforcing these laws.
1 posted on 09/19/2012 1:55:39 PM PDT by grundle
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To: grundle

FIRE SEBELIUS NOW!!!


2 posted on 09/19/2012 1:57:04 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: F15Eagle

That quote’s misleading. http://www.osc.gov/haFederalPenalties.htm

“An employee who violates the Hatch Act shall be removed from their position, and funds appropriated for the position from which removed thereafter may not be used to pay the employee or individual. However, if the Merit Systems Protection Board finds by unanimous vote that the violation does not warrant removal, a penalty of not less than a 30-day suspension without pay shall be imposed by direction of the Board.”


3 posted on 09/19/2012 2:00:29 PM PDT by socalgop
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To: grundle

Can this Congress do nothing?


4 posted on 09/19/2012 2:01:31 PM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: grundle

Ohhhhkay: So lets have some context. What did she say and How did she say it.

The story doesn’t say.

Just has an ugly picture of an ugly woman on it.


5 posted on 09/19/2012 2:02:00 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: grundle

The Obama regime sees themselves as above the law!

Why is the GOP not screaming about this?


6 posted on 09/19/2012 2:03:35 PM PDT by KansasGirl ("If you have a business, you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen."--B. Hussein Obama)
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To: grundle

There’s also a law that all males born after 12/31/59 have to register with Selective Service (aka “The Draft”) or be forever barred from federal employment, yet somehow Barry got around that.


7 posted on 09/19/2012 2:04:24 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: grundle

Were you or I be so careless as to ‘inadvertently’ commit an offense against established Federal Law, AND we were against the Obama adminstration, we’d be keel-hauled to court and sentenced to prison and/or heavy fine.

For an Obama crony, apparently ignorance of the law IS an excuse.

Oh to be a worker bee in a prosecutions office of a newly elected Romney administration ferreting our former Obama adminsitration officials’ violations and relentlessly prosecuting them until they are imprisoned. My new dream....


8 posted on 09/19/2012 2:06:23 PM PDT by Gaffer
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To: F15Eagle

Let’s fire the ENTIRE 0bama REGIME now!


9 posted on 09/19/2012 2:12:49 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty ("Get that evil, foreign, muslim, usurping bastard out of MY White House!" FUBO GTFO!)
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To: grundle
There sure are a lot of "inadvertent errors" with this administration.

Is that a term placed in use by Holder so they don't have to explain good old fashioned law breaking?

10 posted on 09/19/2012 2:14:46 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: freeangel

Of course they can. They can do nothing almost every day.


11 posted on 09/19/2012 2:15:17 PM PDT by Dutch Boy
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To: grundle
[Law calls for Sebelius to be fired]

Not any longer My FRiend. That was pre 2008. Since 2009 old things have passed away except when they pertain to Republicans. Courtesy of fools, idiots, American haters, and parasites, we are now living in a frightening [to me anyway] new world.And, as the old saying goes,"You ain't seen nothing yet"!. These young peolle who voted for him in 2008 and were having orgams that he was elected, have no idea what they inflicted upon themselves and do not have the intelligence to ever learn. They were born stupid, lived stupid, and when they die, will die stupid. And they put just the bastard in the White House that when their usefulness to him is over, will kill them.

12 posted on 09/19/2012 2:16:39 PM PDT by sport
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To: The Sons of Liberty

“Let’s fire the ENTIRE 0bama REGIME now!”

I like it - works for me


13 posted on 09/19/2012 2:16:39 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: grundle
This just got mentioned on Hannity...... by Tucker Carlson along with a list of other "Criminal acts" perpetrated by the communists working for the Obozo administration.....

ARRRGH! I'm really getting P!ssed off....what the hell!

14 posted on 09/19/2012 2:19:23 PM PDT by thingumbob (I'm a bitter clinger...I dare you to take my gun)
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To: grundle

Oh, that’s right! I forgot! It’s not really breaking the law if you don’t do it on purpose!


15 posted on 09/19/2012 2:23:51 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: sport
These young people who voted for [Obama] in 2008 and were having orgasms that he was elected, have no idea what they inflicted upon themselves and do not have the intelligence to ever learn. They were born stupid, lived stupid, and when they die, will die stupid. And they put just the bastard in the White House who, when their usefulness to him is over, will kill them.

This is a very great statement, thank you for making it.

But it all boils down to what will be allowed versus what won't be allowed. And if it won't be allowed - it WON'T be allowed.

"If those days had not been cut short, no one would survive, but for the sake of the elect those days will be shortened." - Matthew 24:22

16 posted on 09/19/2012 2:26:29 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: Venturer

Is this the ugly woman?

17 posted on 09/19/2012 2:27:35 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: grundle
inadvertent error

When the info leaked out, that is exactly what the Clintons called their possession of 1,000 + FBI files on insider DC elites and their political enemies. As far as anyone knows, the Clintons still have those files. And lets not forget Sandy Burger who inadvertently stuffed top secret files in his socks that contained damaging information on Bill Clinton's presidency. Basically, there is no controlling authority to enforce the law on political insiders in this country.

18 posted on 09/19/2012 2:27:53 PM PDT by drypowder
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To: grundle
Laws and rules are for little people...now go back to your hovels and eat dirt.

Obamao, First Emperator of America.

19 posted on 09/19/2012 2:31:31 PM PDT by stboz
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To: Dutch Boy

And they been “Takin’ care of bizness”


20 posted on 09/19/2012 2:32:09 PM PDT by jagusafr (Never apologize for speaking the truth)
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To: grundle

They called what Sandy Berger did an inadvertent error as well. The rules only apply to some.


21 posted on 09/19/2012 2:48:23 PM PDT by SueRae (See it? Hell, I can TASTE November from my house!)
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To: grundle

I'm noticing how the criminal elites in the federal government generally manage to skate.

22 posted on 09/19/2012 3:09:46 PM PDT by Amagi (Chief Justice John Roberts is a traitorous weasel.)
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To: grundle

I have instructed the lawyer I keep on retainer to respond to any and all questions as “inadvertant error”./s


23 posted on 09/19/2012 3:22:48 PM PDT by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners)
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To: grundle

To Be Clear:

They are not against enforcing these laws,

They are against enforcing these laws ONLY against fellow democrats.

With Republicans, they don’t even have to break any laws, they just try to get them to resign on their own, or go on fishing expeditions and get them on a technicality or the fact the charges were brought in the first place whether they are true or not, is bad enough the Republican needs to go one way or the other.


24 posted on 09/19/2012 3:24:13 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: KansasGirl
Why is the GOP not screaming about this?

Because, my FRiend, they are all in it together.

Don't doubt it for a second.

FMCDH(BITS)

25 posted on 09/19/2012 4:18:03 PM PDT by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: grundle
NOTHING has consequences when RATS do it... feh
26 posted on 09/19/2012 4:26:01 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Right Wing Assault

There is some resemblance, but this one has a more intelligent looking face.


27 posted on 09/19/2012 5:33:29 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Amagi

All those tendons and veins in her neck and the little slit of a mouth freak me out. She looks like she’s from another planet. Not Carville’s, though.


28 posted on 09/19/2012 6:16:17 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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