Skip to comments.Payback: Obama Nominates Major Campaign Fundraiser to Head Homeland Security (Surprise? Not.)
Posted on 10/18/2013 11:31:25 AM PDT by Kaslin
Now that former Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano is on the west coast fulfilling her new duties as the president of the University of California, President Obama has nominated major campaign donor Jeh Johnson to take her place.
Federal campaign finance records show that over the past decade, Johnson has contributed more than $100,000 to Democratic candidates and groups.
During the 2008 presidential campaign, Johnson donated more than $33,000 to Obama's campaign, federal records show. Obama's campaign website listed Johnson as a member of the then-candidate's national finance committee and an adviser to Obama's foreign policy team during the 2008 election.
Like most of Obama's nominees, Johnson comes with controversy. In a statement Friday morning, Texas Senator John Cornyn slammed Johnson as someone who has little experience when it comes to border security and framed the nomination as a payback for fundraising to get Obama elected.
"Rather than selecting someone who knows the unique dynamics of our Southern border, the President has tapped one of his former New York fundraisers. Senator Cornyn slammed the President, saying that Texans need someone at DHS who knows how to secure our border, not dial for dollars, a statement on Cornyn's website said. "With this Administrations failure to secure the border, Texans expect a nominee with serious management and law enforcement experience not a liberal Money Man being rewarded for helping Barack Obama win the White House.'"
Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions also released a statement about Johnson's nomination, saying he is unfit to run one of the most mismanaged departments in the federal government.
DHS is the most mismanaged department in the federal government. Department policies have collapsed enforcement and destroyed the morale of our officers. Immigration officers have been forced not to perform their duties. ICE officers even filed a federal lawsuit against DHS in an effort to regain their ability to enforce the law. It would appear that the President plans to nominate a loyalist and fundraiser to this post. This is deeply concerning. This huge department must have a proven manager with strong relevant law enforcement experience, recognized independence and integrity, who can restore this department to its full capability, Sessions said.
Last year, a House subcommittee looked into major violations of DHS ethics policies and allegations of corruption.
Johnson's nomination comes just as President Obama wants immigration reform back on the table for debate.
..AND SINCE he is a Pentagon lawyer that we’ve heard so much about lately(shutting down memorials)...anyone wanna bet he led the discussion and this is payback for a job well done.
Odungo does the sort of BS.
Goofy looking mug.
It’s only fair:
“You’re doing a helluva job, Brownie.”
Double standards need not apply.
as long as the military and govt pensions are so lucrative, we're going to get the lowest common denominator in leadership positions.
ODUNGO has his spies everywhere....EVERYWHERE
just the guy to carry out orders from the Adolf obozo to use weaponized drones on Americans (Tea Party Patriots) on US soil. Adolf obozo might also consider the hildahag or Janet Reno to run the DHS. They've demonstrated they have no problem murdering little children re Waco TX. Certainly either would favor murdering any patriotic constitutionalist Americans.
Another Halfrican? Whoda thunk it?
Johnson is a career lawyer. Who better to devise clever “legal” ways to persecute the political opposition?
The GOP lapdogs in the Senate could block it, but McConnell is too senile and there are too many RINOs.
Jeh? Seriously, Jeh? What’s his middle name, Duh?
If you even notice this guy’s color, you’re a racist. Of course, Obeyme picking this guy because of his color isn’t racist at all.
DHS = America’s version of the KGB! Nothing else needs to be said.
Its the CHICAGO WAY kiddies. Always has been. Probably always will be.
If I had one mole on my body I’d be blacker than that guy. In fact, I have quite a few. Maybe I need to look into what kinds of freebees might be available for me.
When you have that many spies in any organzation eventually one of them is going to go turncoat on you ...
....been waiting for years
I think that Jeh Johnson is perfect to head Homeland Security. He’s a shyster lawyer who was a fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers. When TSHF, we want a liberal lawyer to be the commander of 200,000 fat, 70 IQ morons with 1.6 billion rounds of glock cop-killer ammo. He can train them to shot their glocks sideways. That’s one-third of Buckwheat’s civilian army dead.
I love the pick. Confirm him.
> ....been waiting for years
Eventually one will get away that won’t have a fatal car wreck / heart attack that will tell all...
I guess real-world accomplishments and qualifications don’t mean anything in the government world.
We will never recover from what Obambi has done and is doing to our country.
You are correct, the Republicants will never undo 90%+ of what Bambi has done
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he exihibits the same strange sort of expression around the mouth and jaw that one has grown accustomed to seeing on The Great Leader. oddly enough...
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