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Obama's Ambassadorial Nominee Receives Heavy Scrutiny

December 25, 2009 by  

Obama's ambassadorial nominee receives heavy scrutiny President Barack Obama has nominated Mari Carmen Aponte to become the next ambassador of El Salvador, a decade after she was forced to withdrawal her name from consideration for a similar post following concerns about alleged ties to Cuba, Newsmax.com reports.

A former FBI official told Fox News that Aponte’s 1998 nomination by president Clinton began receiving attention after the foreign relations panel questioned her about a past relationship with Roberto Tamayo, who was alleged to have "possible ties to the Cuban government" and made "repeated trips there."

Current White House spokesman Tommy Vietor responded, "as has been previously reported, the FBI fully investigated this issue in 1999, and Ms. Aponte received a thorough background check by diplomatic security as part of the nomination process this time around," quoted by the news source.

"Had there been any doubt, [President Obama] would not have nominated Ms. Aponte to this position," he added.

Meanwhile, the former FBI official told the news source that Aponte should not be nominated again after such a controversy.

"It shows a disrespect to the process," the official said. "Hopefully there’ll be somebody on the committee who takes a sober look at the record."
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  • http://aol Gilbert Kelley

    Everything Obama does needs close attention for deceit, look at his group of worthless czars and other Chicago mafia trash, wife ashamed of America, he surrounds himself with trash.I hope we can impeach him,and fumigate the whitehouse for someone deserving next time!!

  • realbigal

    This is another example that shows how important it is for us to keep pounding away on how blatant the Obama Administration is in its accelerated rush to socialism. The average person out there does not like this destruction of American ideals and traditions. We, the better informed people, must constantly point out what is happening so that others can be helpful in solving the problems rather than be sheep who are part of the problem.

    • Dennis

      For a very good explaination of the dangers of our freedom, please see http://www.expelledthemovie.com. The movie is also shoing on cable showtime2 channel. It is very interesting!

  • David A. Celaschi

    This so called government now in power shuts out everything good and opens the doors to every thing bad.what about the 39 muslim terroist camps operating in our country at this very moment.No one is looking into this! We need to get these people out of washington and get some in there that care about this country not just themselves. They should be tried for and covicted of treason and punished acorrding to the laws and the constitution!I can’t think of one person in office in the last 20 yrs. that had this country in mind,not one!

    • Larry Page

      Impeachment and treason are the two words that need to be considered but it won’t happen untill we regain control of congress after the next election. The current administration is well aware of it and I’m sure they have plans to pump up the dems votes by bringing in the illegals. This is ugly and getting worse by the day! We who love liberty have a fight on our hands. Support the constitution and stay involved in the system.

  • Tom Read

    I am very concerned about the things that are taking place. This President stated in his campaign that he was going to change the way that America was ran and people did not see through the darkness that surrounded him. I wonder more about Communism than Socialism and I am concerned that this are going to be put in place that can not be reversed. Harry Reid placed an amendment in the health care that it will take 2/3 of the House and Senate to change anything back to how it was. What I do not get is if this is the law they want to write that it should take that now. We all need to wake up and start getting involved or we are going to loose all of our freedom to this administration. Another sign of President Obama does not really have much good in him is the people that he surrounds himself with. All you have to do is know a person by the people that are around them. This speaks a great deal about this man. Merry Christmas to all.

    • s c

      Harry Reid must be watched 24/7. Back in the Old West, there was a quick cure for card players who ‘stacked the deck.’ It was fast, and it bypassed trial lawyers and paid-off juries. It’s entirely possible that old cures may have to be adopted, if only to let certain people know that their presence will not be tolerated.
      Somehow, Mr. Reid is not acquainted with the Constitution. Is it possible that Mr. Reid can’t read? If that’s the case, then the good people in Nevada have all the reason to teach him a lesson he’ll never forget (and I do NOT mean merely being ‘kicked out of office’). Time to pay the piper, Dirty Harry!

      • denniso

        You just can’t resist threats of violence…childish and stupid.

      • Rebecca

        How do you get rid of an evil dictator? Cut off his resources. Lets start with the Senate and State Representatives and keep climbing up.

  • Jackie Shubin

    Everything the current administration is doing is specifically designed to weaken America in order to further its agend of a one-world government. In order to achieve the goals of the progressive oligarchs, there can be no “super powers”. Everything that is happening now was predicted by the “militia nuts” decades ago. Are there enough Americans left who will stand up and fight for the Constitution or is it already too late?

    • c lee

      Maybe the people you called militia nuts were not so nuts after all maybe they are the True Patriots

  • Pardue211

    This is just another example of the mindset of Obama, a manchild figurehead who just doen’t get it!
    His entire apparatus is the process of the dismantling of America as we know it.
    Waiting four more years for a new election may be too costly and too long in riding ourselves of this sworn America hating idiot!

    Frankly speaking, I do not fault Obama as much as I do those stupid,ignorant, and hateful schmucks of Mr. Geo W. Bush who put him in office in the first place.
    Nevertheless, he’s in charge and will prove to be their worst nightmare in the coming days!

    Just hold on, you ain’t seen nothing yet! The worse is yet to come.

  • Dennis

    Here is the site you may be looking for its called goooh.com it stands for
    Get
    Out
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    Our
    House

    Check the site out i did and i joined just like you i want the trash out of our House

    Mission

    GOOOH stands for ‘Get Out of Our House’ and is pronounced like the word ‘go’. It is a NON-PARTISAN plan to evict the 435 career politicians in the U.S. House of Representatives and replace them with everyday Americans just like you.

    If you are tired of career politicians, GOOOH is for you. If you believe money has corrupted Washington, GOOOH is for you. If you believe politicians have too much power, GOOOH is for you. If you are weary of the death grip the two parties have on our government, and are ready to return control of our government to the people, then GOOOH is for you.

    GOOOH is NOT just another political party. It is a system that will allow you and your neighbors to choose, among yourselves, the person who can best represent your district.

    GOOOH is an evolving system and your input is requested. The questions are changing based on the feedback of members just like you. Participate in the forums, take the survey, and send us your thoughts. This is YOUR system. We will perfect it with your input.

    GOOOH is a new system that will allow “we the people” to select true representatives, not choose between a Democrat and a Republican. If we continue to elect career politicians who represent their party, the special interests that fund them, and themselves, nothing will change. GOOOH is a non-partisan process that will allow us to effect the change we all know we need.

    GOOOH will allow you to:

    1.Help select your Representative – while being considered yourself
    2.Hold your Representative accountable
    3.Replace career politicians – with true representatives
    4.Take the money out of the process
    The GOOOH process allows Americans of every political leaning to participate in the selection of their District’s Representative while being considered themselves. Through GOOOH’s Candidate Selection Sessions you and your peers will select the candidate in your district who best represents your district’s views. Even if you do not wish to become your district’s representative you will want to participate in the process and have a direct say in who is chosen to represent your district. GOOOH will fund a single national campaign to promote the 435 candidates (one from each district) who are selected to run against the party politicians. Because GOOOH is a process for selecting representatives (not an agenda-based party platform) we expect a person left of center to be selected in San Francisco and one right of center in Colorado Springs — but it will be up to the GOOOH members in each district to decide.

    For GOOOH to succeed we will need at least 500,000 participants. We will continue to build our base of supporters until we have the participation we need, at which time we will begin our effort to have the GOOOH party added to the ballot in the 50 states and to select our 435 nominees. There are many variables involved in reaching this level of support, but we believe it is only a matter of time.

    Originally, the founder of GOOOH proposed excluding lawyers, members of political families, and individuals with more than $11.5 million in assets (250 times the median income). They were not to be excluded because they are bad people, but because they are overly represented in government today and, generally speaking, no longer seem to represent the common man. However, based on input from our members, the Question Committee has voted to remove the exclusion of lawyers and the wealthy. Instead, it has been decided that members of these two groups must simply declare that they are a lawyer or have more than $11.5m in assets in each Selection Session in which they participate. It will be up to the participants in each pool to decide whether or not that is of concern. We believe this change is indicative of the continuing evolution of the GOOOH system.

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    • DaveH

      The only way we are going to be able to get this country back to the Individual Freedom, Individual Responsibility, and Limited Government that our forefathers envisioned is through the concentrated efforts of the only Political Party that champions those concepts – The Libertarian Party:
      http://libertarianparty.org/platform

      • Winghunter

        BS! You’re simply trading your own treasonous and/or untenable pipe dreams of an agenda for what we allowed to crawl in.

    • Claire

      I believe your message could/should apply to ALL politicans.

  • http://Beltleash.com Joseph R Carreiro Sr

    This is Christmas Day and all is supposed to be Merry and Bright but what is going on in Washington D.C. lately is putting the Christmas lights out. The American people can no longer tell the current administration what they want, they somehow have to find a way to show Washington what they want. Freedom is too precious to let swing in the current winds of Washington.

  • Douglas Dauntless

    What do people expect from Obama/Clinton admistration, they were all educated in racism and hate and destroy America and bring us to live in Communism. Obama/Clinton and all the Communist thinking Democrats and Republicans think the same

  • Michael Buenning

    I used to think that Obama was just wrong headed. Over the last year, I have come to the conclusion that Obama is not just wrong headed, but is the 1st American President who has the intention to destroy his own country. Nothing accidental about it.

    • http://Don'thaveone Sally

      You forgot one thing. IT IS NOT HIS COUNTRY – HE IS NOT EVEN A CITIZEN!!!!! AND DO YOU THINK FOR ONE MINUTE A KNOWN MUSLIM COULD GET ELECTEC!!!!. That is why the big front with Rev Wright. They couldn’t take us down by killing 3ooo+ at the twin towers, but they sure can do it this way. I just hope that we can vote without ACORN interference in Nov.

      • Larry Page

        Good luck with that. Acorn has many roots and have been in this fight for years. They know their business and congress is still supporting their efforts with our tax money.

        • Joe H.

          Larry Page,
          Let us get a conservative president in and see how long ACORN thugs last!!!!!

          • denniso

            You don’t know?? Bush funded acorn…you people will not get anyone as ‘conservative’ as him for decades to come,luckily.

          • Joe H.

            Hey denniso!!
            If you had half a brain you would know that Bush was not a conservative!!! He was a RINO!!!! But then we all know you don’t!!!

  • http://Don'thaveone Sally

    Absolutely Guys and Gals. I wouldn’t have expected anything else from Obummer. He doesn’t know any good people, as the old saying goes “birds of a feather, flock together” however, in this case it is more like “if you lay down with Dogs, you get up with fleas”

    • Bernie

      In addition to your analogical wisdom, ” A Blind Leading Blinds ”

      to destruction. I refuse think that the idiological USA word DEMOCRACY

      is being changed to Democrazy.

  • John Weaver

    Obama and his club of crimianals are an embarrassmemt to America, of course it’s by design.

    • denniso

      John…did you howl about the criminals including Bush in his administration? No??

  • Lydia List

    I am disgusted with this government and what is going on. Every day seems to get worse than the day before: Health Care Reform, closing Guantanamo Bay and moving prisoners to America, revealing our war techniques to the public, swine flu deception, global warming lies, governing running car dealerships and banks, Obama’s czars, tax evaders in Washington, bombing the moon, 9/11 masterminds trial in New York, starving farmers for fish in California, Cap and Trade, stimulus waste, and lack of concern for our soldiers. I never paid any attention to politics before but I was never scared for our country. This is just unbelievable. I never thought I would see anything like this in America.

  • valeeman

    Merry Christmas All,
    Change you can believe in .He is changing alright ,running the country into the ground .Homeland Security should be alerted!!!!!!!! With Obama at the wheel and Congress driving out of control,who needs outside terrorist

    • Ron Johnson

      this administration owns Homeland Security,,,Janet Napalotano, she has appointed 2 muslims to her staff

      • JC

        And the DHS is set up to answer only to the POTUS. No oversight whatsoever. I’m reminded of the Waffen SS. Mostly because of the unlimited and unconstitutional powers they have been given. Spying on Americans….making watchlists…of Americans. You know! Communist style tyranny.

        • DaveH

          I don’t know why this surprises so many people. We allowed both parties to grow government ever larger. Of course whoever is in power can use this machinery to their own advantage.

        • denniso

          Bush set up the DHS…he’s a repub.

          • Joe H.

            denniso!!!
            There’s that 1/4 brain working wrong again!! He was a RINO!!!!! just like you are an ABBO!!!!

          • DDC

            Like to get my hands on you for about 30 seconds to teach you some manners.

  • DiverDan

    I am disgusted with this communist in the white house. He virtually bankrupts our country, gives out bailout money in the MILLIONS to give huge bonuses to incompetent managers, then takes the family AND FRIENDS TO HAWII for Christmas, at the expense of the taxpayers to the tune of $ 4,000.00 PER NIGHT for two weeks, He places Soto Mayur on the Supreme court, a person known for not agreeing with the constitution, and I am sure basically a socialist at heart, apoints CZARS..to positions of power ……sounds pretty COMMUNIST TO ME, and Crams a health Care program down out throats that is flawed from the start and allows and additional 383 pages to be added at the last minute. I am all for a better health care program, BUT WITH NO PORK for Nebraska, and the other reps they bought with bribes. …..
    WHO IS GOING TO STOP THEM FROM RUINING OUR COUNTRY????

    • s c

      DiverDan, that woman must be on the reserve list, or she’d be another czar. She might be comrade obama’s new mary poppins (I’m sure he’s been looking for one).
      It’s nice to know the prez has the LUXURY of running off to Hawaii to ESCAPE the dangerous HEAT now baking the DC area. Aside from racking up yet another world-class CARBON FOOTPRINT, no doubt NOTHING good for America will come from this vacation (let alone WASTING money).
      Has comrade obama never heard of CALIFORNIA or FLORIDA? They’re much closer, and he could get someone to DRIVE him there. People, this guy is beyond CLUELESS. DiverDan, this is what to expect from an ultraliberal, progressive “mind.”

  • DiverDan

    Sorry, I pressed the wrong key, before I got to say ” TIME FOR IMPEACHMENT!!”

    • denniso

      Diver…did you favor impeaching Bush for lying to the country about Iraq??

  • JACK W BARNES

    SO; WHAT ELSE WOULD YOU EXPECT FROM THE MESIAH THAT HAS APPOINTED FELONS AND CROOKS TO OTHER POSTS THAT COULD EFFECT OUR NATIONAL SECURITY. I CAN HARDLY WAIT FOR NOV. 2010 TO CURB HIS POWERS AND THEN 2012 TO RID OUR NATION OF THIS CANCER. BEING 81 I HOPE I CAN LIVE LONG ENOUGH TO SEE IT HAPPEN

    • Ron Johnson

      That might happen January 26, 2010 when obama has to appear in an Orange County Superior court with an original birth certificate (which I for one do snot believe he has) to show his eligibility to be president.

      • c lee

        I for one hope this is true. Can you give me the info to get to the reference about the hearing where he is supposed to show his birth certificate. Also someone made refrence on here to a Associated Press story about proof being found that Commrad obamma was not born in the United States, can anyone tell me where I can find this story.

      • denniso

        When you run for national office, you have to show proof of citizenship…give it up,your spinning your wheels in your own mud.

  • Marilyn

    This is the first time in my life time that I recall a lot of American People involved and question what happens in Washington, DC. President Obama and his puppets have made Americans, Republican and Democrat, wake up. We became lazy – apolitical- and accepted whatever our representatives of the United States wanted to do with us. We trusted our politicians to do the right thing or we didn’t care UNTIL they voted to rob our pockets, stomp on our freedoms, allow terrorist groups to live on American soil, seat undesirables in important positions and make apologies to other countries for Americans’ lack of Christianity and Behavior!- Much more! With that said, the only way that we can retaliate is to clean house at voting time, every time. Keep seating fresh, good “minds” rather than re-electing the same old comfortable politicians each voting time. We have not had our voting privalges removed, yet.

    • c lee

      Are you sure about that. Are you sure our votes count for anything. Are you sure we can wait till 2012. Do we really have that long. I dont think so.

      • Marilyn

        Not just the President of the United States – ALL POLITICIANS. Clean house every chance we get. Senators, Representatives…the whole lot. Being a “Senator” for forty years does not impress me. It scares me. All political offices need term limits. If that will not be initiated, then we the people make the changes every chance we get by getting out and voting. Voting Americans put the politicians in office and we can remove them. As for disarming Americans, That will not happen without a huge uprising. NRA will see to that and I will support them all the way. If Obama thinks he can skirt around our Constitution, he has a big surprise in store.

        • denniso

          You people ‘love the constitution’ yet you want to ammend the sanctified paper again.

  • Princess Nkeiruka

    Judge others the way you want others to judge you.
    Whatever a man sow, you will reap. Leave your President alone:
    he is not your mate. Treat him the way you want others to treat you.
    No one is perfectand we all make mistakes in life. We can change from our mistakes. Give people an opportunity to correct their mistakes.

    • chuck b

      princess nkeiruka:

      not knowing what you are a princess of i would say by your philosophy your kingdom has been run over. this kind of thinking gets people enslaved, just ask many democrats.

      • Joe H.

        Chuck b,
        She is the most esteemed princess of the country of lack-a-sense!!!! Or was that Bizarroland????

    • c lee

      Whatever your smoking has got to be illegal. But just wait they also have some coolaid for ya.

      • Carol

        I wish that we would give BO some coolaide the sooner the better and that is a fact!!!

    • JC

      Umm Princess?…This a**hole is destroying the country and all we’ve worked for, and you want us to treat him as we’d treat ourselves…or those we respect? That’s some Magic Bong you’ve got there!

    • d allen

      Dear Princess Nkeiruka,
      My family and I have fought with our lives on the line for freedom. This President is not making mistakes, he is pushing his Marxist socialist agenda. If you are not aware of these facts you better open your eyes. When Obama took office the government controled 18% of the buisnesses in the U.S.A, now the government controls 71% of the businesses in this country. We ar quickly turning into the United States Socialist Republic (U.S.S.R.) Wake up and pay attention, quit drinking the liberal agenda cool-aide.

      • denniso

        Princess is correct..back off. And d allen, you’re lying about the % of biz controlled by the gov’t. Flatly wrong and absurd!

        • Joe H.

          yeah, denniso, you would know as the potus has been SOOOOO transparent!!!!

    • American Citizen

      Princess, if we treated him the way he is treating us, he’d be getting it in the tush.

  • http://personallibertydigest john baker

    The way history repeats itself is scary . This regime of socialist on capital hill are ONLY there for there own gain and to push FREEDOM down the drain . This is truly sad for many reasons , but check on how Hitler took power of Germany . THEN it gets VERY SCARY . WE have to remove Obama . Clinton , Reid and the rest of the gangsters A.S.A.P , strip them of the retirement plan , the cushy health care , ADD THEM to garbage THEY think is so great . They put Ted Kennedy up on a pedestal a COMMON murderer GOD HELP US

    • c lee

      Just remember one thing above all else, dont let them disarm us because if they do we loose.

      • jim

        Hi C Lee, Hitler got all of the private gun owners to register there guns and themselves under the reason of crime prevention. When he decided to become dictator, the Gestopo had all the names and addresses of all the people who could oppose him and knew who’s doors to kick in. We are being told the same ol story again. Crime prevention has nothing to do with it. Stay alert.

        • denniso

          Bush/Cheny were much closer to Hitler than Obama and you aided Bush in his moves toward fascism. Hypocrites all!!

    • Carol

      I couldn’t agree more with you if I tried and that is a fact.

  • Carol

    There is nothing that BO does is good he is a liar and cheat that is why he got into the White House in the first place so in other words he needs to lose his job TODAY and put into prison just like Madoff.

    Everything he does is ruin the UNITED STATES and that is a fact.

  • Geraldline Cobb Hannan

    I agree with GOOOH.com I want the trash out of our House.
    I mean all the trash!

    • denniso

      You sound like a racist….

      • Joe H.

        And you SOUND like an idiot!!!

  • Patriot from Indiana

    I agree, BO is a very real threat to this country. I recently watched a DVD by Pastor Lindsey Williams, called Secret Agenda 2012. Everyone needs to see this. He was told by one of the “Elite” that within 2 years we will not recognize America. There will be gradual inflation, then gas prices will spike after 2 years. They will close banks a few at a time and we will end up with only 9 major banks left. This is just a small sample of what he has to say. DVD can be obtained from ProphecyClub.com

    • denniso

      Do you swallow any crap that any scammer sells you?? Don’t be so blatant a fool.

      • American Citizen

        Keep ignoring the warning and you’ll wonder how you ended up as you did in a couple of years. The handwriting is on the wall.

  • DaveH

    I’m pleased to see so many people coming alive. Please look into the Libertarian Party, the only Party that understands the Individual Freedom, Individual Responsibility, and Limited Government that our founders advocated:
    http://libertarianparty.org/platform

    • chuck b

      Dave:

      in reading your comments i usually agree with most everything you say, however, the libetarian party has never won an election that i know of and the few people i know who have cast their vote with them did so because they were ticked off with the repubs. this time it is important that people stick together and do their best to get new people to run against the socialist democrats and the do nothing republicans and i just don’t see that many people excited by the libertarian party. there are parties springing up everywhere and we are going to end up with the same old socialist running the country into the ground. the tea party has drawn more people than all the rest
      and thats the only hope i see. if they gather enough and become a force to reckon with they could move into the repub party and force out the old and form a new party under that tent which is already established. its really late in the day and if someone doesn’t stand up and take the lead we are finished.

      • Joe H.

        chuck b,
        Agreed 100%!!! Split the vote and all you are going to do is hand the POTUS back to O-man for another 4 years!!!!

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