• Frank Ferina

    Nothing here – move along.

    Palin/Jindal ’08

  • Robt

    Ah yes- More of Obozzo protecting his slimy ilk. I certainly hope the white house plumbing system is fitted with industrial strength grease traps to handle the scum that comes off this low life, criminal, POS we call our President.

  • George Scott

    Just Chicago thug politics, now available on the national stage. Plenty to see here; look closely!

  • Chad3337

    I’d think the President would know the Constitution does not vest governmental authority in the First Lady, him being a Constitutional Scholar and all . . . Guess they want to make sure Americorps becomes an arm of ACORN so the “Party of Free Stuff” can expand their thugocracy.

  • Jack Kennedy

    DEMOCRAT CULTURE OF CORRUPTION

  • Independent60

    Obama is Chicago corrupt to the bone.

  • Mark Wallace

    Just making sure that Obamacorps stays well funded with OUR MONEY and obedient to their corrupt leader. Financial corruption is part of the Chicago Way!
    This has got to stop!

  • Sam-i-am

    A $6 billion annual budget by 2017? POS is exactly right…or I should say peices to include the angry and bitter beeaatch he married who is finally proud to be an American! The printing presses at the Treasury are going to meltdown before year’s end.

  • sunshine484848

    We’ve become the United States of Chicago.

  • ApplyCS

    No smoke and mirrors here, I can because “I Won!”
    Open for all to see and hear and for Obama to ignore and deny.

    NPD at its best for 4 more years. And we thought Hillary was arrogant.

  • Wally

    I can’t beleive the American public is going to put up with Obama’s political agenda reaching so far into government much longer. He is going to go down as the worst president in our history. Even more of a lawbreaker than Nixon.

  • Benjamin Wright

    Investigations by or related to Inspectors General can be more thorough today than in the past, thanks to the creation and retention of e-mail. http://legal-beagle.typepad.com/wrights_legal_beagle/2009/01/computer-records-in-academic-researchgrant-internal-investigations.html

  • Ben

    Chicago Politics at work… Get rid of those who prevent corruption…

  • BRENDA

    The first lady has no security clearance, so how is she making and discussing anything?

  • jamie

    AREN’T THE DEMOCRATS STILL INVESTIGATING BUSH FOR FIRING SOME ASST. AG’S?

    BUT OBAMA IGNORES THE LAW, (SETTING A PRECEDENT FOR FUTURE PRESIDENTS) AND THE DEMS DON’T CARE??

  • Sally

    OH Boy! There are none so blind as those who will not see the corruption and “payin ya back for helping me” club now running the country. Whoa Nellie!! After the next 4 years I hope there is enough of this country left to salvage. It really is becoming just like the novel “1984”, just a few years after. Scary stuff. Will Soilent Green be next?? We gotta feed the people somehow after the money runs out, which should be around 2010 1/2.

  • fantum

    So, Chewbaca is running CNCS?

    America has become a joke nation led by a joke president and a joke congress and soon the joke will be on you as you are taxed into oblivion. (to the tune of ‘Send in the Clowns’)

  • AmeriCorps-gate

    This is the start of AmericaCorps-gate.

  • avgjoe

    People people people wake up This will not affect obomie too much because most dumocraps watch mainstream media who are in his pocket and will cover for him no matter what he does.

    As for the comments aabout the dumocraps being upset over the firing of some of the asst Ag BUT the same biased partisan left wing lying mediaNEVER reported tha Clinton FIRED ALL the asst AG’s

  • Barry Soetoro

    The Inspector General is our watchdog. While it may be convenient for Obama to sweep him aside like trash for finding illegalities with Obama’s friends, is not legal.

    Under the law, Obama must tell congress specifically why he is firing the IG. Obama has not done that because he has no respect for our laws. Sadly, it appears Congress also cares little for the Constitution. It was their solemnly sworn duty to verify each candidate’s eligibility to insure a usurper could never take office in the first place.

    Article 2, section 1 of the Constitution states, “No person except a natural born citizen, or a citizen of the United States at the time of the adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the office of president; neither shall any person be eligible who shall not attained to the age of thirty-five years, and been fourteen years a resident within the United States.”

    So what is a ‘natural born’ citizen? The definition is simple anad clear: “…natural-born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens.” Emerich de Vattel, ‘The Law of Nations or the Principles of Natural Law’ (1758), § 212 – 215.

    Vattel’s ‘Law of Nations’ was so instrumental in the framing of our Constitution that is still relied upon even today by such noted Constitutional scholars as Supreme Court Justice Scalia. According to this much relied upon masterpiece of political philosophy by Vattel, the founding fathers, early congressional records and relative supporting case law, both parents must be US citizens!

    Becasue Obama’s Kenyan father was not a US citizen, Obama is not a natural born citizen. With this correct and clear understanding, there can be no genuine uncertainty by anyone that Obama is an illegal usurper!

    Under the full weight and measure of the US Constitution, Barack Hussein Obama II, not being natural born, is not eligible to serve as president. Therefore Barack Hussein Obama II, must be immediately removed from office and by the rule of law, all legislature that he has signed and all executive orders he has issued are null and void.

    By simply honoring the Constitution, Obama himself is conveniently swept away and America can be relieved of the very dangerous burden of enduring an ant-capitalist socialist usurper posing as president who embodies everything antithetical to the spirit of American of freedom and liberty.

  • Marvin Lee

    This person is a Marxist criminal. Have you looked at our country lately. The World is laughing at us. We are going to suffer from communism like you cannot believe.

  • Keyser Soze

    As long as the Obama voters feel that he is going to pay for their gas and pay for their mortgage, they will continue to support him. Hopefully their opinion will change sooner rather than later in time for the next election.

  • americanwatch

    “You ain’t seen nothin’ yet” as our erstwhile demo-fascist leader said at a recent fundraiser … truth is when they get done, there won’t be “nothin’ left to see” but the bare bones of a once great nation.

    They have us exactly where they want us … pitting left against right … a clever distraction, while they pick our pockets and corrupt our souls.

  • John West

    We the people here in Canada have been fearing our tax freak governments for forty years. Now you are feeling our pain with Obongo and his tribe of nation thieves.

    In Canada everything if free, but not available. The nanny state is one big lie.

    Conservatives … take back your country before it’s too late.

  • Cogs

    I’m convinced that Obama’s wife has been running the show all along. Obama is just the figure-head.

  • el polacko

    it’s all about race with the obamas, isn’t it? it’s not corruption and a mis-use of power if they are only trying to help out a ‘brother’. this firing needs to be fully investigated.. but will it? don’t hold your breath.

  • ks

    “The ideal tyranny is that which is ignorantly self-administered by its victims. The most perfect slaves are, therefore, those which blissfully and unawardedly enslave themselves. A truth’s initial commotion is directly proportional to how deeply the lie was believed. It wasn’t the world being round that agitated people, but that the world was not flat. When a well-packaged web of lies has been sold gradually to the masses over generations, the truth will seem utterly preposterous and its speaker a raving lunatic.”
    Dresden James (Author)

  • Mike

    What a load of blowhard comments there are. First the USA is not and will not become a “marxist” country. If that were the case youw ould all be in jail, you would all earn no real income and have no choices. So enough with the hyperbole.
    Second this removal is legal and appointees change with the administraion – basic fact of not having a permenant civil service like the UK.

    Obama and the administration have not broken any laws – where is your evidence?

  • Box

    Mike, stuff it. We haven’t YET become a Marxist country..just because we aren’t RIGHT NOW doesn’t mean we won’t be tomorrow. Mr. Frog..the water is getting hot..better get out.

  • Joe

    What has Obama done for us? Oh, yeah, take over our banking system, take over our automotive industry, quadruple our national debt in just 4 months time. But wait, “you aint seen nothin yet”. So, how’s that hope and change going for you? The only real change is what will be left in our pockets when Obama and congress are done with us.

  • dave

    Mr. Obama:

    I have had it with you and your administration, sir. Your conduct on your recent trip overseas has convinced me that you are not an adequate representative of the United States of America collectively or of me personally.
    You are so obsessed with appeasing the Europeans and the Muslim world that you have abdicated the responsibilities of the President of the United States of America . You are responsible to the citizens of the United States .

    You are not responsible to the peoples of any other country on earth. I personally resent that you go around the world apologizing for the United States telling Europeans that we are arrogant and do not care about their status in the world. Sir, what do you think the First World War and the Second World War were all about if not the consideration of the peoples of Europe ? Are you brain dead? What do you think the Marshall Plan was all about?

    Do you not understand or know the history of the 20th century? Where do you get off telling a Muslim country that the United States does not consider itself a Christian country? Have you not read the Declaration of Independence or the Constitution of the United States ? This country was founded on Judeo-Christian ethics and the principles governing this country, at least until you came along, come directly from this heritage. Do you not understand this?

    Your bowing to the king of Saudi Arabia is an affront to all Americans. Our President does not bow down to anyone, let alone the king of Saudi Arabia . You don’t show Great Britain , our best and one of our oldest allies, the respect they deserve yet you bow down to the king of Saudi Arabia . How dare you, sir! How dare you!

    You can’t find the time to visit the graves of our greatest generation because you don’t want to offend the Germans but make time to visit a mosque in Turkey . You offended our dead and every veteran when you give the Germans more respect than the people who saved the German people from themselves. What’s the matter with you?

    I am convinced that you and the members of your administration have the historical and intellectual depth of a mud puddle and should be ashamed of yourselves, all of you. You are so self-righteously offended by the big bankers and the American automobile manufacturers yet do nothing about the real thieves in this situation, Mr. Dodd, Mr. Frank, Franklin Raines, Jamie Gorelic, the Fannie Mae bonuses, and the Freddie Mac bonuses. What do you intend to do about them? Anything? I seriously doubt it.

    What about the U.S. House members passing out $9.1 million in bonuses to their staff members — on top of the $2.5 million in automatic pay raises that lawmakers gave themselves? I understand the average House aide got a 17% bonus. I took a 5% cut in my pay to save jobs with my employer.

    You haven’t said anything about that. Who authorized that? I surely didn’t! Executives at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will be receiving $210 million in bonuses over an eighteen-month period, that’s $45 million more than the AIG bonuses. In fact, Fannie and Freddie executives have already been awarded $51 million — not a bad take. Who authorized that and why haven’t you expressed your outrage at this group who are largely responsible for the economic mess we have right now.

    I resent that you take me and my fellow citizens as brain-dead and not caring about what you idiots do. We are watching what you are doing and we are getting increasingly fed up with all of you. I also want you to know that I personally find just about everything you do and say to be offensive to every one of my sensibilities. I promise you that I will work tirelessly to see that you do not get a chance to spend two terms destroying my beautiful country.

    Sincerely,

    Every Real American

  • John

    I expect this behavior from politicians. But, why does it always seem so much slimier and hypocritical when liberals do it? At least conservatives never pretend they stand for the people.

  • WorriedforAmerica

    Mike is obviously an Obamanite. He’s drank the Kool-Aid too. What everyone is saying is correct. She’s one angry b–c_ his wife. Ugly, nasty one at that. He’s a Marxist from the word go. This is all payback to his peeps

  • Kiana

    Excellent essay, Dave. I am so fearful that our great country won’t be able to recover from the garbage that Obama and his cronies (Congress, ACORN, etc.) are cramming down our throats while emptying our pockets and putting America in great danger. What can we do? Hit the streets in peaceful protest!

  • Brenda P

    What can you do? Find your regional, non-partisan tea party organization and check their calendar of events.

  • Mike S

    To Dave, WOW!! Most well written.

  • Tom F

    Obama, You are a Jerk!!!!!!!!

  • Craig

    This socialism stinks like a Chicago sewer!
    Change we can believe in!

  • Jim Stickann

    The popular media will ignore this. Politicians will dance around it, and, millions, perhaps many billions, will go down a sink hole. The Obamarama continues. He is a thief protecting theives.

  • BOB

    BARACK H. OBAMA IS A ROCK HARD MARXIST. DOUBT THAT CHECK OUT ALL OF HIS ASSOCIATIONS ALL OF HIS LIFE. MOTHER, GRANDMOTHER, GRANDFATHER, FRANK MARSHAL DAVIS, SAUL ALINSKY, WILLIAM AYERS, BERNADINE DOHERN, AND HIS ADMITTED GRAVITATION TO LEFTWING PROFESSORS. IN ADDITION HE IS NOT A NATIVE BORN AMERICAN CITIZEN AS ATTESTED TO BY HIS BLACK GRANDMOTHER SARA WHO ATTESTED TO THE FACT HE WAS BORN IN KENYA, AFRICA, AND SHE WAS PRESENT WHEN HE WAS BORN.THAT IKS WHY OBAMA HAS SO FAR SPENT $900,000.00 IN LEGAL FEES TO PREVENT HIS ACTUAL BIRTH CERTIFICATE, FROM BEING MADE PUBLIC, AND ALL OF HIS ACADEMIC RECORDS HAVE BEEN SEALED. INTERESTING! WHAT DOES THIS EMPTY SUIT HAVE TO HIDE? I REPORT YOU DECIDE AND DO YOUR OWN RESEARCH!

  • Yeeeech

    I guess that Mr. Obama thinks it is business as usual in the streets and wards of Chicago. This is (another) disgusting move by the Administration of Wreck and Ruin. And his “First Lady” has taken the lustre off the prestige of the office of First Lady, but I suppose based on her performance over the past two years we could not expect very much from this huckster-wife with a attitude that rivals Mount Helens. She has made hateful statements, she has acted inappropriately both in the White House and abroad, and of course, sat silent in a church that preached racism and hate for 20 years. As to the “Mayor” of Sacramento…..I am sure the NBA is hanging it’s head in shame at the criminal antics of their former player.

  • empi

    What a bunch of racists in here. Plus this story is bs. Here’s the real truth if you care

    http://tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com/2009/06/obama_removes_americorps_ig_who_clashed_with_ally.php?ref=fpblg

  • travlinman

    Thanks, empi, for bringing up the ‘racist’ charge. I knew it would not take long. Facts are not clouded by racism. They are what they are.

    BTW, excellent post Dave. You said what a lot of us are feeling about our current President.

  • Patti

    “Asked why the announcement of Walpin’s removal came late Wednesday from CNCS instead of the White House, Schmelzer of CNCS said it’s because Walpin – who serves at the pleasure of the president – is a corporation employee.”

    TOTALY FALSE the IG does NOT serve at the pleasure of the President. However, the IG can request a dismissal but must give 30 days notice and supply a reason for dismissal. Pres. Obama has broken the law. It is not surprising that the mainstream media is not covering this accurately. I repeat the PRESIDENT must give 30 days notice to Congress and NOT 30 days notice to IG to vacate position.

  • Roscoe

    Hey Dave, I got the email a few days ago also; you know…that email that had that text that you copied & pasted here…the email one that purported to be the letter from the Missouri teacher, addressed to Dope. Nothing original from you, but you fooled Kiana and Mike S.

  • jbaud

    The notion that the President must keep a Bush hack on the job is laughable. This is a guy who lived in New York and claimed to be telecommuting to work. He deemed exculpatory evidence coming out of his “investigation” irrelevant and was recommended for removal by Republican (yes Republican) and Democratic board members. I know Palin/McCain ’08 is on the look out for scandals but sure will be disappointed in this matter. Elections have consequences. All Republican partisan hacks will be replaced. Those wishing to serve the country without engaging in partisanship will be retained.

  • jbaud

    Dave:”Mr. Obama: I have had it with you…”

    Dave, you are a Republican hack who voted for McCain/Palin and we look forward to defeating your candidate in the next election. You were very happy with Bush/Cheney so I am not surprised at your disappointment which started immediately after your team was defeated. I look forward to you being disappointed even more.

  • H2H

    Simple – 1. Act like it’s a crisis only you can solve.
    2. destroy your opposition with personal attacks (add senile to the usual list of rascism and bigotry)
    3. control the flow of information
    4. blame the current problems on others
    Please if you support Obama ask yourself if this is what the current mode of operations looks like.
    This is not about standing up for your party or your voting choices – this is about being hoodwinked.

  • Marcie Swank

    Socialism; That is when you soon run out of other peoples money.