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Sestak Reiterates White House Job Offer Claim, Issa To File Ethics Complaint

May 28, 2010 by  

Sestak reiterates White House job offer claim, Issa to file ethics complaintRepresentative Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), the top ranking Republican on the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, says he will file an ethics complaint against Representative Joe Sestak (D-Pa.) if he doesn’t provide details about an alleged illegal job offer from the White House.

Sestak, who recently defeated Senator Arlen Specter (D-Pa.) in the Democratic primary, said in February that the Obama administration offered him a high-ranking cabinet position if he dropped out of the race.

During an interview May 23 on NBC’s Meet the Press, Sestak reiterated his claim, but refused to provide specifics regarding the allegation.

"I was offered the job," he said. "Anything that goes beyond that is for others to talk about."

Meanwhile, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said during a separate interview on Meet the Press that the administration’s lawyers had looked into the claim, and found that "nothing inappropriate" happened.

"It is unacceptable for an administration that touts itself as the ‘most transparent’ in history to continue to stonewall a significant and potentially devastating accusation of political corruption," responded Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele.

Issa said that he will file a formal complaint with the House Ethics Committee if an investigation into Sestak’s allegation is not launched, Politico.com reports.

"Either he’s lying, or covering up felonies for political purposes," said Issa.

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  • http://naver samurai

    Impeach him now! Don’t wait till the 2012 elections! For God and country!

    • usmadgirl

      Samurai,

      My sentiments exactly!!! If we DON”T

    • usmadgirl

      Samurai,

      Sorry, I hit the “enter” key. What I was saying before I rudely cut myself off, if we DON’T do something NOW, we’re not going to have an opportunity to do anything when 30 or so million illegal immigrant Dumb-o-craps are given amnesty & possibly all of the new 51st state of Puerto Rico have millions more Dumb-o-crap votes. We’re screwed!

      This is just a Memorial Day Tribute that Tinwarble (he used to post on here all the time) did for my son’s band (Whiskey Brown) to honor our troops & our country on Memorial Day (while we still have the opportunity)! Please send this to all your family & friends! I think they’ll enjoy it. Thank You!

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRRXjk0mvcs

      • http://?? Joe H.

        usmadgirl,
        what happened to tinwarble? I haven’t seen him here in a long time! Miss his humor and his patriotism as well!

        • usmadgirl

          Hey Joe H,

          Tinwarble said he just got tired of it, but I think he just got tired of “beating dead horses”! I miss him being on here too even tho he was sitting a couple of feet away from me. I still read all of his comments & told him how many typos he’d made! I thought I was going to have to fire him & make him get a real job because I couldn’t keep him off of the site or looking up information to prove Liberals wrong! lol

          I got him a Seagate free agent theater “thingy” for Christmas & he’s been helping people on that site that were having problems figuring things out.

          Did you watch the video he did for my son’s band? I hope you’ll send it to everybody you can! Thank you!

          • http://?? Joe H.

            Usmadgirl,
            yes I did watch it and sent it to all the ones in my addresses! The music was top shelf and the layout was real well done as well. god bless them all!

  • Robin from Arcadia, IN

    I am not sure this is the right approach, but why isn’t there a grand jury investigation into this? Seems to me that Sestak is protecting somebody or is not telling the whole story because he has been threatened. Whatever it comes out to be, you can bet it is corrupt and probably starts at the top!

    • http://eachstateretaliate.blogspot.com/ Tea Party Tim

      Charges must be filed before a case can be reviewed by a grand jury in a criminal matter. I believe that this would be the responsibility of Atty Gen Eric Holder. It is highly unlikely that he will do this however without some pressure from the Senate or House of Representatives. Since Sestak is a sitting House member, it would seem logical that the House would conduct ethics hearings.

      The members of the House committe that would most likely need to make this happen are as follows; Ben Chandler (D)Kentucky, G.K. Butterfield (D)North Carolina, Kathy Castor (D)Florida, Peter Welch (D)Vermont, Mike Conaway (R)Texas, Charles Dent (R)Pennsylvania, Greg Harper (R)Mississippi, and Michael McCaul (R)Texas.

      I would suggest that if any of these are your representative that you contact them to support that the sub-comitted recommend a House ethics investigation.

  • Charles

    Please go forward with this complaint. I am so heart broken over the direction this White House is trying to take America, there are times I wish I could cry. May God give wisdom, grace, strength and honest hearts to all of us. Charles

    • Dave

      Maybe if you turn to your neighbor and look in the mirror instead of relying on G-d then you won’t be so upset. G-d has no problem with Barrack Obama or He wouldn’t have made him President of the United States. Maybe you’re the one who is offending G-d by questioning Him. Maybe G-d is tired of people perverting his name to perpetuate their own fears and agendas.

      • s c

        Your progressive check is in the mail, D. God does what He wants. He DOES NOT need mortals to see that things get done. It’s enough for most mortals to think that common sense is a part of government.
        If you’d take off those progressive rose-colored glasses and put Obummer to the test, you’d see that he is afraid of common sense. He tries to manipulate us the same way his masters manipulate him.
        Obummer tries to play the government game with a stacked deck. People like you sit back and smile, and try to tell the rest of us that we’re at fault. Bud, if the American people made decisions, Obummer would be GONE.
        Next time, try not to sound like a commercial for an apostate church. Politics and religion don’t easily mix because leadership can ALWAYS be bought. God, however, can’t be bought by ANY church or political group.

      • JeffH

        Dave…this sums up your position very well, although you seem to have a perversion to spelling GOD and yet you are a bit contradicting by saying: “G-d has no problem with Barrack Obama or He wouldn’t have made him President of the United States.”

        While I can’t agree that God made Obama POTUS, I’m more inclined to believe it happend because of a lot of ill-informed voters.

        • TIME

          Jeff,
          I agree with your last statment 100%. For all of you please read the works of the following persons and you will better grasp how we are where we are at now.
          Edward Bernays
          Walter Lipman
          George Creel

          When you better understand them – understanding whats going on now will become abundantly clear.

          But – If you just want to jerk someones chain then live in your little bubbles, just wait until your in a camp and awaiting your turn.

          People its now or never if your going wake up do it dam quickly.

          I have said it now countless times, we have about 38 months left and then you will be a citizen of the “NEW WORLD ORDER.”
          And we will be revisiting the era of the Nazi’s. Thank you.

          • usmadgirl

            Time,

            I couldn’t agree more! Do we even have THAT much time?

            Happy Memorial Day! We’d better enjoy it this year because we might not have the opportunity to thank our service men & women any longer!

            Here’s a Memorial Day Tribute that Tinwarble (he used to comment on here all the time) created for my son’s band (“Whiskey Brown”) to honor our troops & our country while we still can! PLEASE e-mail it to all your family & friends. We’re hoping that thousands of people across the country see it to remember what Memorial Day truly means! I think you’ll enjoy it! Thank You!

            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRRXjk0mvcs

        • http://?? Joe H.

          JeffH,
          his aversion to completely spelling God has me considering the distinct possibility that he is a Muslim!!!! Es Verdad???

          • usmadgirl

            Joe H,

            You’re probably right about being a Muslim. I haven’t been on here for awhile. My work has picked up some.

            I just wanted to wish everyone a “Happy Memorial Day” & to ask you to watch the Memorial Day Tribute video that “Tinwarble” created for my son’s band (Whiskey Brown). I hope you like it & ask that you please send it to all your family & friends. We want as many people as possible to see it & remember what Memorial Day stands for. Thank You!

            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRRXjk0mvcs

    • http://naver samurai

      Do you live in Florida?

      • http://personalliberty.com Jessica

        I live in Florida, but what has that got to do with the price of mushrooms in Moscow?

        • http://naver samurai

          He sounds like someone I might know. Anyway, if you want to stick to the item at hand, OK! The one thing I admire about Florida is that is was the first state to file an injuction in federal court dealing with “Osama”care. Anyway, let’s get what facts and evidence we need and kick him out. Not like a slap on the hand that Bill “Ladiesman” Clinton got.

  • James

    Neither Rep. Sestak nor the Obama administration violated any law, these kind of political deals go on all the time. Sestak was offered a high cabinet position if he would drop out of the race for a seat in the Senate, he has since won that Democratic primary race and Arlen Spector will vacate his Senate seat whichever party wins in November. If the Obama administration wanted Spector, as a senator, rather than Sestak, then Sestak is obviously the better man.

    • TIME

      James,
      Perhap you can tell us all where you got your degree in law from and when, and even what law firm you work for?
      I for one really would just love to hear all about it.

      You brought up the fact that what was done is 100% Legal so please do point out that law to us all, so we can bettter understand this view of yours on how what was done is legal, let alone ethical.

      Thanks TIME.

      • NM

        Sestak was offered the job, he did not apply for it and then got a better offer. He refused it. Last I heard, it is not illigal to refuse a job. It was illigal to offer it in the first place. BUT he REFUSED it.

        • TIME

          NM,
          No its not illeagl to turn down a job, (BUT it’s illeagl) to offer a Federal Job, in exchange for a favor. Thats called a Bribe.

          Its really no differant than the Mafia methods of doing biz.

        • Claire

          Nonetheless, it was illegal to offer the job.

    • http://naver samurai

      James it seems that anything this administration does is illegal, immoral, unethical, or unconstitutional. You say these things go on all the time, well tell us some that have. I’m waiting for your liberal based answer.

    • http://personalliberty.com Jessica

      The administration broke Constitutional Law, and the New Media is going to jump all over them for it. Deal with it.

      • http://naver samurai

        How true! Go answer and let’s keep up the pressure on these libs! They may eventually go away!

        • http://naver samurai

          I meant good answer.

    • Meteorlady

      So because “these type of political deals go on all the time” that makes it right? Gads – just like the young people of today – if everyone else does it it’s OK.

  • jan

    Our government is way too busy looking into steroid abuse by professional athletes to take the time to investigate the white house. Come on now, we know where the priorities are.

  • Luke

    What do you expect from a President who won’t give a copy of his birth certificate to his law firm.

  • PG Hall

    …and no college records of any kind. No one knew him in school. WHY WHY WHY would you want to hide your college records? Why are they sealed?
    I am sure W would have LIKED to have not had his bad grades exposed. But there are way tooooo many secrets with OBAMA.
    If we were to impeach him, maybe there is still time to save America.
    Maybe all the countless hundreds of thousands of men who gave their life for our liberty and freedom would not not appear to have died in vain…. but then maybe not……..
    Tragic.

    • Palin12

      Here’s my take on why Obama had his educational records sealed. From the age of 6 through age 10, he lived and went to elementary school in Indonesia, a predominantly muslim country. This much we know. In order to attend school in Indonesia, you have to become a citizen of that country. Indonesia did not allow dual citizenships. So then Obama became a naturalized citizen of Indonesia, and in doing so, gave up his US citizenship. For the next four years, Obama was indoctrinated in muslim thinking. There is no record of him repatriotating to the USA and even if he did that might not qualify him to be President of the US. Furthermore, in order to divert attention away from looking at Obama’s years as an Indonesian citizen, they created the birth certificate controversy to get us to look in the wrong direction.

      • http://?? Joe H.

        Palin12,
        I sure would like to see what those hackers did before they were aprehended!!!

      • Norm

        Palin12
        The only “wrong direction” is the way your mind operates.

        • http://naver samurai

          Norm, where is your mind going? Up your !@#? When I joined the military I needed my drivers license, birth certificate, high school records (college records and transcripts if you have any), social security card, police record check, verification that I signed up for the selective service when I turned 18, etc., now if I need these things just to enter the army, why can’t Obama bin Laden show us his? I know that you must show these things also to get a regular job, but is the president any different? He’s an elected official of the people and must obey all laws and go by what is written in the Constitution. Norm, please quick smoking the liberal crack before it fries your mind!

          • http://?? Joe H.

            samurai,
            When I was in Germany they assigned me to a hawk missile site for about a year and they did a top secret clearance on me. They contacted my schools, my neighbors, my relatives, even my friends! Now you think they would have to at least do that for a man to be president! Yet people he went to college with(supposedly) don’t remember him at all and they have the degrees to show they were there at the time and in classes that Obama says he was in. Since we CAN’T see his papers, then I am prone to believe them and not him!

          • http://naver samurai

            Joe H, thank you very much. I like having people with sense on this site.

        • Palin12

          Norm
          Can you dispute anything I posted? If you check his Indonesian school admissions document, which I am posting a link to, you will clearly see on Line #1 Name: Barry Soetoro, Line #3 Citizen of Indonesia, Line #5 Religion: Islam. You libs protect him even if you know he’s a fraud, because the ends justify the means.
          http://www.wnd.com/?pageId=72667

          • usmadgirl

            Palin12,

            No, they can’t dispute it but of course they’ll try to make up some lame fabrication!

            Happy Memorial Day! I’ve posted this all over this topic to the people I feel like I know!

            Please view this Memorial Day Tribute to our military men & women & to the country & please send it to all your friends & family! We want as many people as possible to see it to remember why we still have some of our freedom left & before we no longer have this opportunity. “Tinwarble” (who used to comment on here all the time) put this video together for my son’s band. I hope you like it! Thank You!

            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRRXjk0mvcs

          • Palin12

            usmad girl
            Thank you so much! I really enjoyed the video and music! I play keyboards also.

          • usmadgirl

            Palin12,

            Thank you!!! Glad you liked it & hope you’ll send it to everybody you know!

            That’s great (that you play keyboards)! I used to play the electric bass. I still have one but never seems to be any time to play. I played for my church choir for years & I had the church “rockin”! I’ve played every kind of music known to man except Opera & Rap!

            God bless you & our troops & country!

          • http://?? Joe H.

            usmadgirl,
            Please excuse my apparent lack of courtesy above. Have a safe and happy Memorial Day. I have a little trouble each year as I remember a few friends and fellow service members. Sorry if I seem a little out of sorts. Tell your son I very much enjoyed the tribute and their music is top shelf!!!

          • usmadgirl

            Joe H,

            Sorry, I leaped before I looked! Way up top, when you asked about “Tinwarble”, I replied to that, but also asked if you’d seen the video. Then I scrolled down & say this comment! Thank you for the nice compliment about the band!

          • http://?? Joe H.

            USmadgirl,
            the complament was well earned, believe me!!

  • Tony

    It amazes me that so many Americas will say: “This is the way things are done.” America is supposed to be a nation of laws. We have codes that specifically prohibit exactly this type of behavior or “business” by politicians. The reason that we are in such a mess now, is because WE have turned a collective blind eye to such practices by those in office. Our collective apathy has given them the message that it is OK. This country is rapidly turning into a Banana Republic, corrupt and unaccountable. It must stop! Read, study, do so introspection and reestablish your own moral compasses and then hold your elected officials to the same standard. The country you save will be yours.

  • s c

    If you live long enough, it’s not easy to be optimistic. The main problem with getting true JUSTICE with this crime-ridden, thug administration is due to the FACT that justice is just a word with those criminal bastards.
    It may take an act of God to get close to true JUSTICE. First, we need to get rid of Holder and everyone like him. Please don’t think that Holder will sit still for one minute and let his White House god suffer the indignity or humiliation of good, old-fashioned American justice.
    He can’t afford to expose career criminals to the whims of mortals who demand justice from those who are SWORN to do their job. The deck is stacked, and the criminals are running the casino.

    • usmadgirl

      s c,

      Couldn’t have said it better myself!

      Happy Memorial Day! I’ve posted this all over this topic to the people I feel like I know!

      Please view this Memorial Day Tribute to our military men & women & to the country & please send it to all your friends & family! We want as many people as possible to see it to remember why we still have some of our freedom left & before we no longer have this opportunity. “Tinwarble” (who used to comment on here all the time) put this video together for my son’s band. I hope you like it! Thank You!

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRRXjk0mvcs

  • ed

    man this administration is so crooked it is creepy!!!

  • Brian

    Just like the Lewinsky debacle, a politically correct power structure will have to be dragged kicking screaming to do their jobs. This is a serious charge which in the current political atmosphere cannot have been made casually or frivolously. Therefore, such a serious charge deserves a serious and objective investigation even if it leads into the White House, which clearly it must. The health of the republic and the Constitution is far more important than the agenda of an administration.

  • Norman

    I’m going on 70 years old and I’ve been hearing all my life “we must stop this corruption”. It continues and probably always will. People don’t want to be concerned with what the feds are doing. They don’t have time for this. Just continue to sit on the sidelines and you may be in a concentration camp. Ahh, that can’t happen. This is America.Hillary’s Small arms treaty is ready to take your firearms. Then what? Push for impeachment. Push, push push..

    • s c

      Norman, call me a pessimist, but I think it would be more than fair if and when a politician ‘retired,’ he or she would have to submit to being sterilized. It may not be equal to punishment for those who willingly aid and abet crime, but at least we’d know that we literally got a ‘piece’ of the scum. And, it would make people think long and hard about becoming ‘public servants.’

      • http://?? Joe H.

        sc,
        Good idea except we wouldn’t now have Rand Paul if his dad had retired!!!

        • Norm

          Joe H.
          No Rand Paul? What a pity.
          We need Rand to insure another Democratic victory in Kentucky, right under Mitch’s ignorant nose.

          • http://naver samurai

            What we need is for an official that will go by the Constitution and support the neglected people of America. Not the whims of a political party or spineless leaders in Washington. Norm, if you wish to say this load of BS every time you post, please just go out and get a job! It might be a mind boggling experience for you!

          • Norm

            samurai
            I retired from over 40 years of work. I would bet I made more money and paid more taxes than your ignorant,self assuming, ass ever did.

          • http://naver samurai

            I don’t know about that. Seeing having a tin cup and some pencils probably didn’t bring in that much money!

          • http://naver samurai

            Sarah Palin is also retired from work and I’ll bet she has made more and paid more taxes than you have. Jealous?

          • http://?? Joe H.

            samurai,
            funny how normie calls picking up a welfare check work!!! Of course walking to town for forty years to do it would be work. I doubt he paid any taxes for it though!!!

          • http://naver samurai

            Joe H. that’s very funny! You just made my day!

          • Norm

            I’ve been an Electrical Engineer for my working career, complete with BSEE and MSCS drgrees from New England colleges.
            You scum bags just love to shoot off your mouths without any facts. So typical of the neocon and teabag crowd.

          • Meteorlady

            So Norm do you enjoy seeing you Medicare benefits shrink? Do you enjoy not getting you SS cost of living even though it’s due to you buy law? Do you enjoy seeing you SS “Trust Fund” shrink because it’s going into the general fund and being spent on waste, fraud, corruption and the support of lazy jerks who won’t work for themselves? Are you going to enjoy your Medicare Advantage taken away? Are you going to enjoy the fact that you will be required to declare your medicare and supplemental insurance as income on your tax return?

          • http://?? Joe H.

            normie
            where’s your facts? Prove to me that you have what you say!! I could say I’m a billionaire but that doesn’t make it fact!!! more likely pencils and erasers!!! or welfare of forty years!!

          • Norm

            Joe H
            You are a true idiot!
            You actually think that I would lie to impress you? I guess when you live in a world of fantasy you trust and respect nobody.

          • http://?? Joe H.

            normie,
            Practically all libbies LIE!!!!

  • Dennis

    It would be good to have Obama impeached, but first things first. He certainly will not be impeached or stopped in any way with the current congress. It is crucial in November that the Democrats are removed from the majority in congress. Without that it will be two more years of the same corrupt government.

  • chuck b

    it sounds like bill clinton is going to take responsibility for the job offer to sestak, abc reported this morning. also at the same time they are claiming the coast guard is at fault for the delay in the governments action on the oil spill, barry has been on the job all the time we just didn’t know it.

    who needs a government when we have the media controlling everything. sound like the clintons are still in control, you have to admit bill is a master criminal followed by hillary.

  • WarriorH

    So now the story is that Rahm contacted Slick Willie and Slick Willie contacted Sestak about some obscure position on some waste of time panel and there was no compensation for this position. See nothing in this hand. Right!

    • http://personalliberty.com Jessica

      I think that the puppetmasters are now desperately looking for some heads to roll so that they can get out of this cluster —-. They can’t get rid of Rahm Emmanuel, because he’s too sharp and ruthless to throw away. But watch and see, in the next few days some low-level administration lackey is going to get publicly fired over this clear violation of Constitutional Law.

      • http://naver samurai

        I used to call it collateral damage.

        • http://?? Joe H.

          samurai,
          Now if only it could take away BOTH Clintons!!! You know, Crook and Ms. Crook!!!

          • http://naver samurai

            I hear what you’re saying!

  • http://victorbarney@embarqmail.com Victor L Barney

    Nothing can or will happen because it can’t! Watch!

  • bpbbie dee

    take the black man out, now. he is anti-american, anti-constitution, the ignorant citizen will only get it when their social security check, or their unemployment check is not in the mail.. the government will be broke and can not pay you….wake up america…

    • http://personalliberty.com Jessica

      And when that happens the belligerent underclass will riot in the streets, torch cars, set bankers on fire, just like in Greece, right? I don’t think so. Americans are made of stronger stuff than that. When the government checks stop coming, even the sorriest among us won’t panic. We are resilient, resouceful and strong by our very nature. It’s called American Exceptualism. We’ve been through at least half a dozen economic depressions since this country was founded, and we always came back bigger, badder and stronger that before. Don’t judge us by the standards of downtrodden European peasants.

      • Meteorlady

        What the heck are you thinking? Did you not watch the people that stayed in New Orleans after Katrina? Heck we have around 250,000 of them in Houston and they are yelling that the places they were provided aren’t good enough. They sit on their lazy as**s and wait for Texas officials to make arrangements for their welfare checks to catch up with them. The people of Texas wanted to do something nice to help out and all we got was around 300,000 welfare recipients that won’t go home. Did you see what they did to the New Orleans Dome? Where the heck do you live? If you cut these people off there will be hugh riots in the streets because they are “entitled” and have been taken care of by the government for so long they can’t or won’t take care of themselves or anyone else for that matter.

  • marvin

    bill cliton was sent to make a offer of a high profile job not to run and let spector win, now who was it that put clinton up to this old bill will do anything if he thinks their is some tail in it for him or money or both, bill has been thinking with his small head so long he and holder don,t have the IQ of a chicken,most likly the man that got the car out of the ditch and has the keys and is operating this train wreck that is about to happen, the can do no wrong king of slant[lie,s]OBAMA the i won so set down and shut up, wonder who is paying the bill for obamas wife to go try help reid in nevada get re elected the people or the demacrats we the people did not elect her and don,t need to pay the bill for her to be political

    • http://?? Joe H.

      marvin,
      Let’s hire Pamela Anderson to promise him some fun time for the name of the one that sent him! Slick willie will be drooling so bad he will tell her in a heart beat!! then watch the face when she tells him it ain’t about to happen! Look at what he’s been after in the past, Monica, the she witch hellary, and at last rumor, Martha Stewart. He would howl at the moon for Pamela!!!

  • ONTIME

    What better person to continue a blatant lie than the perjurer Bubba Clinton and why not just blame Sestak’s wife for coveying the offer and let his brother stand clear? This is more elite Deemer CYA tactics in action, grease the pig with vaseline, the folks didn’t like the lipstick.

    I feel certain that the EPA would make us all suffer should we actually be able to send a lying politician(s) to jail of a corner of hell…..it would be pollution.

  • NM

    OHMYGOSH!!!!! He refused the job, what ever it was, and got on with his life. He won, Thank GOD, and will do a much better job then the turn coat that was there. The white house is embarrased and he did the honorable thing. He told as much as he needed to tell. He is the offended party here. Leave him alone.

    • TIME

      NM,

      Why leave him alone, if his has information that will aid in a criminal prosciution, thats called withholding information.
      And thats too is a crime.

      Lets get the facts out on the table, enough of the smoke & rhetoric, or the dog and pony show from the BarryO play book, this is getting really old, and smells very strong and nasty.

    • JeffH

      NM, the bottom line must be satisfied and Sestak opened his mouth and therefore could be a party to an impeachable offense by the administration. He needs to come clean and speak honestly or pay the price of his admission. Justice must be served at the highest level as well as the lowest. If the administration did nothing wrong, then an investigation will exonerate them. If guilty, and an impeachable offense, then impeach. I think America deserves the truth for a change!

    • Norm

      NM
      The publicity will only make him stronger. People now
      know his name and that he has integrity.

      • http://naver samurai

        It’s impossible to have integrity if you don’t already have some of it. Integrity is like anything else good in people, it takes time, work, prayer, and has to be earned. You don’t get integrity just because you turned down a job from “Osama.” If he offered me a job and I said NO, would that mean I have a strong integrity? Think before you speak and don’t rant.

        • Norm

          samurai
          Sestack has integrity and now he has more name regognitation.
          You are obviously a little slow. Unfortunatly for you, stupidity can’t be cured. You have my sympathy.

          FYI:
          http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Sestak

          • http://naver samurai

            I’ll give your moron !@#$ some credit that he is probably more known than before, but what the !@#$ is good about it? People know him for purposely dropping out of an election because Obama bin Laden said to. Did he really have to do that just so one of “Osama’s” boy toys could get reelected? If you do something illegal for something else it is still ILLEGAL! Let’s see what happens over the next month or two. It could be very interesting.

          • http://naver samurai

            Not as slow as Obama bin Laden without his puppet masters pulling his strings!

          • Norm

            samurai

            Joe Sestak didn’t drop out, that’s the whole point. He defeated the 80 year old Republican turncoat in the primary and now he will defeat the Republican candidate in November.
            Joe is currently a member of the House of Reps. and is a former 3 star naval vice admiral. Any and all publicity is appreciated by the Dems.

          • http://naver samurai

            It’s still illegal and unconstitutional! If he didn’t drop out of the race, then we wouldn’t be sitting here calling for Obama bin Laden’s impeachment. Would we? We wouldn’t be calling for this man to testify against “Osama” would we?

          • Claire

            Sestak may have integrity–however, it is the principle of the issue at hand. He was approached and encouraged to drop out of the race. He did not. Now the issue is— who approached him, who was behind this? Apparently the issue is illegal, therefore heads should roll, regardless of party affiliation. Personally I am rather tired of the powers that be thinking they rule the world and can do anything they dang well please. If proven illegal, then yes, they should suffer the consequences and be held accountable.

  • Dean

    Gibbs says we don’t need “Checks and Balances”. The White House “Checks and Balances” itself!

    • TIME

      Dean,

      Thats funny, its the same thing John Gotti said when he went to trial.

  • marvin

    just a little to think about god gave man dominion of the earth [control]and all creatures, man sinned by allowing satan to tempt him/her now satan has control, but god gave man a free will choice to do right or wrong and make up his/her own mind and mostly stays out of are day to day lives you have the right to do good or do bad, not to say god won,t step in and does, he is still in charge but allows bad thing to happen to good people not for me to ask why,no one but two have ever got out of this world alive even mosse died at 125 years of strong mind and body what i am saying is that the people in charge now that would sell their soul to stay in power, if we don,t make them pay now they will pay later,what i am saying never give in to power and greed, and always hear and see what the powers that be are saying and doing, they will do or say anything to stay in power

    • http://personalliberty.com Jessica

      No matter where I go on the web, there’s always at least one bible-thumper hanging out there. Give it a rest, man.

      • http://naver samurai

        There’s nothing wrong with that. Besides, our laws are based on the 10 Commandments and our country was founded on solid christian principles. We were founded on the christian aspect of freedom and not this “do anything I want to” nonsense.

        • Norm

          samurai
          Jefferson was a big advocate of religious freedom, tolerence, and seperation of church and state.

          • http://naver samurai

            Read up on George Washington and James Madison, then we can talk.

      • usmadgirl

        And when you die, Jessica, you’ll wish you had “thumped a Bible” to find our what’s in your ETERNAL future!

      • Claire

        Jessica–Judging from your attitude it certainly wouldn’t hurt for you to listen to the Word of God. Why are you so bitter? Hate will get you nowhere but DOWN.

  • Steve

    Dear Bob Livingston:
    OK, let me see if I’ve got this straight. The W.H. admitted this morning that they used Slick Willie Clinton as a go between to offer Sestak the job, so “they” (the Obama administration) are therefore not guilty of any wrongdoing. How does using a “go between” absolve you of any wrongdoing when committing a crime??

    Isn’t this tantamount to a person asking a “go between” to offer a hitman the job of killing his wife, or a drug pusher to sell some drugs? Does using a “go between” absolve the criminal of guilt?
    What am I missing something here?

    Personally I would like to see Clinton fall on his sword, just as much as I would like to see O’Liar gone, because Clinton is just as big a Marxist/communist/socialist, as O’Liar and Rahm Emanuel are, but where does the guilt lie here?

    Sestak is just the lowest bottom feeder on this criminal food chain. WHY is the Oversight and Government Reform Committee filing an ethics complaint against him? Why aren’t they concentrating higher up the food chain WHERE THE REAL CRIMINALS ARE?

    • Right Wing

      Agree Steve; however I disagree on one small detail…Clinton does not have a sword to fall on. I believe he carries a walking stick made from a bull penis. If he fell on that then he would accomplish two good things: screwing himself and dieing.

      • Steve

        LOL, if only we could be so lucky ;-)

  • http://eachstateretaliate.blogspot.com/ Tea Party Tim

    It does not matter if Bill Clinton or Fred Rogers made the offer. The fact is there was still an offer that was instigated from the White House. It does not matter whether it was an unpaid advisory position or Secretary of Navy. It is still tampering with a Federal election and is still proscutable. The law is the same regardless of by whom the offer was made or for what compensation. We do now have an admission that an offer was made in exchange for political gain.

    • Palin12

      Good point, Tim. This really needs more looking into!

    • Norm

      Tea Bag Tim
      You can’t bribe someone without money or the promise of money involved.
      You make about as much sense as Sarah Palin.

      • http://naver samurai

        Why do you want to mention her for? Jealous because she’s a lot smarter and better looking than you?

        • Steve

          You’re right samurai,
          She’s also a lot more successful than ol normie. She works and is a productive member of society. Norm just collects his welfare check, and bangs away on his keyboard all day, everyday.

          • http://naver samurai

            True and very funny!

        • Norm

          samurai
          Better looking for sure. Wealthier too thanks to right air heads who actually take her seriously.
          Smarter, I doubt it.

          • http://?? Joe H.

            Shoot normie, if she had half a brain she would be twice as smart as you!!! You need to quit posting about your betters son!!!!

          • http://naver samurai

            100% agree!

        • http://?? Joe H.

          normie,
          hate to tell you but you are 100% WRONG!!! You can be bribed with anything. Tell a guy that if he doesn’t testify against you you will give him a nite with your best girl and see if the courts don’t call it a bribe as well as tampering with a witness! Tell a councilman that if he will fight to keep your neighborhood zoned single family dwelling you will use your influence as an employer to get people to vote for him. see if the courts don’t call that a bribe!!

      • Palin12

        Sarah makes a lot of sense to me and she’s going to be the next President of the United States and we’re gonna take back our country from the socialists buster!!!

        • Norm

          Palin12
          Hee Haw!

          • Steve

            abnormally Norm,

            F O

          • http://naver samurai

            I don’t know if she’ll be our next president, but I know she’ll do a better job that the terrorist we have now!

          • usmadgirl

            Samurai,

            AMEN!

      • TIME

        Norm,
        As per nearly all of your post your wrong again, “POWER” has far more value than money.

        With POWER one can get more money than any job will ever pay you as its all under the table gains, as in no one will ever be the wiser.

        But as your not all that experienced with either, as thats blantly obvious by your countless post that display not just your outright Bright GREEN envy issues.
        But as well your inability to grasp the lenght of the amrs that POWER can grant one, as well all the perks that come with POWER that money just can’t buy.

        So what else you got?

        • Norm

          TIME
          I live comfortably and envy noone.
          Don’t you bible thumpers know envy is a sin?
          It’s also bad for your health.

          • http://naver samurai

            Norm, don’t you liberals know that lying is also a sin?

          • Norm

            samurai
            Unlike you I have no need to lie or hide behind religion or other people’s lies.

          • http://?? Joe H.

            Except for BSEE’s and being retired after forty years as an engineer!!

      • http://eachstateretaliate.blogspot.com/ Tea Party Tim

        Dictionary.com defines a bribe as “money or any other valuable consideration given or promised with a view to corrupting the behavior of a person”. I believe that a political position would qualify as valuable consideration. Quite honestly, I fail to see how this any form has any connection to Sarah Palin. Nice job of trying to redifine the debate however.

  • http://gmail i41

    The veiw of moron libs that Sestak was offered a job, but never accepted it. That is called solication, other dirt bagged friends of Onumnut, going all the way to any democrat involved, there is some big legal problems for them. Omoron, no doubt came up with the Chicago MO idea, Rambutt Emanuel, Willie, and all of the other clowns were pimping for the Slick Obee. But I’ll be pretty surprised if anything ever happens. We have rules for elected federal officals losing their pensions for a felony convictions. Dachle, Giethner, Rangle, and any other crooks in Washington will skip any repurcustion, because they have such a frat boy attitude, they will not do a damn thing. Clinton lost his law licence and should have got knocked down, but gained in the National Socialist Democrat Party a wonder clown!!

  • Claire

    It sure would be nice to know the real truth on this fiasco. And just think of all the other politicians from both parties that have pulled this kind of crap.

  • http://kathleenfabiano@comcast.net Kathy

    I really hope Rep. Issa investigates with an independent Legal Team, then we will really get the Truth. The so-called bribe is not the problem, it’s the Cover Up that is a Federal Crime. It would have had to come from the President, because no one has the authority to “Offer” a High Ranking Position except the President. So Obama is up to his eye balls in this Cover-Up, and if found guilty, would have to do jail time, being a Federal Crime. Even Sestak, if HE doesn’t come “CLEAN” on what he knows, could face Jail time for not reporting the so-called bribe, knowing it IS a Crime, and covering it up. They both can’t be telling the truth and they both can’t be lying? Someone has to come “Clean” on this. The way this Administration has handled itself since Day 1? It would NOT surprise me if it was Obama that was lying.

  • Mutantone

    amazing how he used go betweens to distance himself from it we all know he was involved but it will all fall on Ron Emanuel and Bill Clinton while Obama scates free

  • charles w

    Since when did ” it happens all the time make a crime legal? Murder happens all the time. Rape happens all the time, People rob banks all the time. We are sinking in a sea of appathy,becasue it happens all the time.

  • Ted Crawford

    We can’t yet know why Sestak started this firestorm. Perhaps it’s just more puffery to make himself look more important or more moral, perhaps an offer of a job was,in fact, made. In either case it seems clear that the truth has yet to come out!
    An offer of a seat on a sub-committee to investigate… what?… cow udders? Would certainly not be expected to intice a candidate from a Senate seat!
    We deserve the truth of the matter, although I doubt we will ever recieve it! Issa is trying to get at it!!

    • http://?? Joe H.

      Ted,
      not that I think it possible, but there is always the slim chance that he himself offered to drop out for gain and they turned him down. This could be his way of getting even. Just playing devils advocate here. I still believe they tried to bribe him and it backfired on them.

  • Oldmgb

    Robert Gibbs saying that the White House lawyers looking into this matter and saying all is okay is akin to saying that Al Capone’s attorney has looked the situation over and nothing improper has been done. Whew. Gibbs wouldn’t know the truth if it bit him. It seems that one William Jefferson Clionochio has been involved too. We already know when Billy is lying…his lips are moving. Eric Holder will not investigate this situation either. He barely has a job and he won’t cross his boss.

  • Norm

    An offer was made for an unpaid job. No gain no pain. Nothing illegal occured, only politics as usual.
    Oddly, the more you right wing nuts push the issue, the better it is for Joe Sestak. His not bowing out of the primary shows moral character. He’s a good man and will be the next Penn. Senator.

    • http://naver samurai

      Dude, are you in need of a cranial rectumotomy? The man was asked to quit because Specter is one of “Osama’s” buddies and this guy would have to be trained on everything “Osama!” Obama bin Laden wants to keep the old ones in now because they support him. A new guy on the block may not be as inclined to do that. Obama bin Laden is just try to cover his own !@# and keep his hold on America. Both sides show no honor or integrity in this matter.

      • Norm

        samurai
        Obama wanted Arlen to keep his Senate seat and Joe to keep his House Seat. Just a matters of numbers.

        • http://naver samurai

          We’ll find out when the investigation starts. I this is true, then why did “Osama” ask “Slick Willie” to contact him, offer him a job, and to drop out of the race? Numbers has nothing to do with this illegal act. He just wanted one of his supporters, Specter, to keep his seat.

  • http://gmail i41

    Norm, as usual, a typical socialist response, The offer was made by Omoron, it is called solicitation, next Rahn “the fixer” is tied in for getting Willie involved, Willie is complecite for getting involved and asking, Gibbs is for lying. I realize Norm, democrats have a hell of time, when your muslim socialist get hung up breaking laws. The democrat party has alway condoned prostitution in one way or the other, Willie sent security officers to hunt for whores, which was socicitation. Onumnuts was hindering the election process, which is an impeachable offense. The apeish Panthers got off with no charges, even though they hung aound a voting precent, Willie and any other scumbag democrat involved, should lose their pensions and perks, as according to the law enacted in the 80′s. Convicted felons are to lose these perks as stated by the law. Of couse Omoron, likes Chicago style operations, lie, cheat, play by my rules, or I’ll ruin you or die and disappear. Blago is being taken to task for employing the same rules, as Omoron used. Also Norm, there was no takers, supposedly, Is Omoron getting a pass because he is a muslim and a “black”, and Blago is white?

  • chuck b

    norm

    this is really going to be interesting to see how bill and barry lie their way out of this one. of course, both are professional liars with a truck load of scumbag attorneys at their disposal so they will probably succeed in avoiding jail time.

    a lot of these bleeding heart liberals are starting to get a little squeamish seeing barry foul up so much, do you think they are seeing the real barry now?? even worse than jimmy carter, if thats possible!.

    joe sestak has already pounded a nail in his own coffin by going along with the lie, thats just as bad as telling it. i guess they will probably try to blame it on bush. lol

    • usmadgirl

      chuck b,

      Of course they’ll try to blame it on Bush, just like they’re trying to blame the oil rig & everything else that happens on him.

      To lighten things up, please view this Memorial Day Tribute. Tinwarble created this video for my son’s band (Whiskey Brown) for Memorial Day. It’s a tribute to our service men & women & to our great country! Hope you enjoy it & pass it on to all your friends & family. Thank You!

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRRXjk0mvcs

      • Claire

        usmadgirl— I watched the video and I thought it was awesome!! I loved it!!Hats off to your son’s band, Tinwarble and you!! My husband and son really liked it. You should be very proud.

      • TIME

        Mad Girl,

        Your sons band is very tight, is thier main venue Country?

        Oh and well done!

  • Tony

    This is the law figure it out yourselves
    18 U.S. Code 600
    Whoever, directly or indirectly, promises any employment,
    position, compensation, contract, appointment, or other benefit,
    provided for or made possible in whole or in part by any Act of
    Congress, or any special consideration in obtaining any such
    benefit, to any person as consideration, favor, or reward for any
    political activity or for the support of or opposition to any
    candidate or any political party in connection with any general or
    special election to any political office, or in connection with any
    primary election or political convention or caucus held to select
    candidates for any political office, shall be fined under this
    title or imprisoned not more than one year, or both.

    • Palin12

      Excellent sources as always Tony, keep up the good work.

  • Tony

    This will continue for the haul mark my words. this will not be let go. watch

  • Claire

    It better not be “let go.” It is high time these politicians get what is coming to them. They need to realize that they cannot go through life doing what they dang well please at the expense of all Americans and America.

    • TIME

      Claire, Wise words.

  • Norm

    Legal experts dispute claims that a crime was committed
    Bush ethics lawyer calls claim that a job offer is a bribe “difficult to support.” In a post on the Legal Ethics Forum blog, former Bush administration chief ethics lawyer Richard Painter wrote: “The allegation that the job offer was somehow a ‘bribe’ in return for Sestak not running in the primary is difficult to support.” Painter also wrote:

    The job offer may have been a way of getting Sestak out of Specter’s way, but this also is nothing new. Many candidates for top Administration appointments are politically active in the President’s political party. Many are candidates or are considering candidacy in primaries. White House political operatives don’t like contentious fights in their own party primaries and sometimes suggest jobs in the Administration for persons who otherwise would be contenders. For the White House, this is usually a “win-win” situation, giving the Administration politically savvy appointees in the Executive Branch and fewer contentious primaries for the Legislative Branch. This may not be best for voters who have less choice as a result, and Sestak thus should be commended for saying “no”. The job offer, however, is hardly a “bribe” when it is one of two alternatives that are mutually exclusive.

    • http://eachstateretaliate.blogspot.com/ Tea Party Tim

      Actually, it appears that it may be the easiest thing to support that this was a bribe in exchange for Sestak not challenging Spector in the primary. According to the press release, this was readily admitted. The dificult thing will be to get Atty Gen Eric Holder to act upon it with out a House or Senate investigation.

  • Norm

    5/28/2010
    The new Daily Kos/Research 2000 poll of the Pennsylvania Senate race has Democratic Rep. Joe Sestak, who defeated incumbent Sen. Arlen Specter in the Dem primary last week, jumping to a narrow lead over Republican former Rep. Pat Toomey.
    The numbers: Sestak 43%, Toomey 40%. The survey of likely voters has a ±4% margin of error. The previous R2K poll from two weeks ago, shortly before the primary, gave Toomey a lead over Sestak of 45%-40%. The only other post-primary poll, released last week by Rasmussen, had Sestak taking a lead of 46%-42%. The TPM Poll Average has Toomey ahead by the narrowest of margins at 39.7%-39.2%.
    Looking at the polling graph, it is interesting to note that Toomey’s support has stayed within a particular range, while Sestak’s support has been picking up since March. In some ways, this is similar to the way that Specter’s support stayed about the same in the Democratic primary, and how Sestak gained on him and ultimately overtook him by picking up undecided voters.

    • Steve

      Norm says:
      May 30, 2010 at 11:06 am

      5/28/2010
      The new Daily Kos/Research 2000 poll….blah blah
      ……………………………………………………………………………………………..

      Some how Normie, I think we all kind of knew in the back of our minds that the Daily Kos was where you were getting all your news lol ;-)

      • http://?? Joe H.

        Steve,
        Where else would someone like normie get his marching orders,whoops! I mean info from!!

      • Norm

        Steve
        The only other post-primary poll, released last week by Rasmussen, had Sestak taking a lead of 46%-42%.

  • chuck b

    norm

    if george bush happened to be the sitting president, i wonder if you would consider this as not being a bribe? you betcha!!

    • Claire

      I am not Norm, but if George Bush was the president I would expect the same investigation. Doesn’t matter who is president, they should be held accountable–all of them involved.

      • usmadgirl

        Claire,

        Happy Memorial Day! I’ve posted this all over this topic to the people I feel like I know!

        Please view this Memorial Day Tribute to our military men & women & to the country & please send it to all your friends & family! We want as many people as possible to see it to remember why we still have some of our freedom left & before we no longer have this opportunity. “Tinwarble” (who used to comment on here all the time) put this video together for my son’s band. I hope you like it! Thank You!

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRRXjk0mvcs

        • Claire

          usmadgirl–I have already seen it!! You sent it to chuck b and I seized the opportunity to watch it! Thank you for thinking of me, my family really enjoyed the video. I wish you and your family a wonderful Memorial Day!!
          Congrats to your son, Tinwarble and you!

          • usmadgirl

            Claire,

            Yeah, I know. I sent you a comment above to apologize for the “boo-boo”. I was probably typing you a note to tell you about the video while you were typing me one to tell me you’d seen it. Again, I’m glad you liked it & I appreciate your watching it!

  • chuck b

    usmadgirl

    great video, says it all, thank you

    • usmadgirl

      Chuck b,

      Thank you very much! Glad you liked it & hope that you’ll send the link to everybody you know! You guys are great!

      • JeffH

        usmadgirl…the video and the song are a sweet riminder of how lucky we’ve been, awesome and thank you…Never let freedom go…

  • Meteorlady

    So Clinton showed up, offered a job that was up there as far as prestige and fame, and he listened to the offer. Now he wants to tell a little bit of it, just a little bit. This smacks of politics and since he’s running for office, maybe he could sway some voters into believing he is an honest man trying to do the right thing. Only he won’t go any further so what’s up with that?

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