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Bribery: It’s What’s For Dinner

By Wyatt Earp | March 4, 2010

Well, at least it seems to be on the White House menu – and it’s listed above the wagyu steak! Today’s shenanigans concern the president, a senator who doesn’t support Obama’s disastrous health care bill, and the senator’s brother, who just received a huge gift.

Read this and tell me if it passes the smell test:

There are no coincidences in Obama world, I’ve joked many times on this blog. This one looks like a quid pro quo, smells like a quid pro quo, and quacks like a quid pro quo:

“Tonight, Barack Obama will host ten House Democrats who voted against the health care bill in November at the White House; he’s obviously trying to persuade them to switch their votes to yes. One of the ten is Jim Matheson of Utah. The White House just sent out a press release announcing that today President Obama nominated Matheson’s brother Scott M. Matheson, Jr. to the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.”

Let us consider the possibility, for a brief moment, that it is merely coincidence. Is the White House so fantastically blind and tone-deaf that it failed to detect the blood-red flags and blaring alarm bells that Scott Matheson’s judicial nomination would raise coming on the very day President Obama is wooing his brother, Jim?

Incorrigibly corrupt or incorrigibly stupid. Take your pick.

Can I choose “C: All of the above?” If anyone out there thinks this is merely a coincidence, I’ll listen to your arguments.

Topics: Politics | 15 Comments »

15 Responses to “Bribery: It’s What’s For Dinner”

  1. Randal Graves Says:
    March 4th, 2010 at 1:09 pm

    So it’s basically just another typical day in Washington.

  2. Sully Says:
    March 4th, 2010 at 2:04 pm

    Can’t wait to see how Matheson responds…. This was so obvious and blatantly stupid that he loses either way.

    Epic dumb.

  3. Dave B Says:
    March 4th, 2010 at 2:18 pm

    Sully: I think that was the idea. They were sending a message to other Democrats more than bribing Matheson by using his brother. If he decides to become their “bitch” and go along then that’s just an added bonus. They’re counting on the fact that Matheson and his brother won’t stand up to them. There hasn’t been a George Washington or Samuel Adams in our political system since it became a full time career for these guys.

  4. Crusty Says:
    March 4th, 2010 at 2:42 pm

    Dealing out bribes to Nebraska, Flordia, Unions etc is bad press. When money doesn’t work you have to woooooooo them baby. Shikra taught him that but she did me somebody’s brother

  5. Crusty Says:
    March 4th, 2010 at 2:48 pm

    TYPO, Sorry! (did not mean somebody’s brother.)

    By the way What has happened to the captured Somali pirate?

  6. Wyatt Earp Says:
    March 4th, 2010 at 3:46 pm

    Randal – Sadly, yes. I’d respect these bastards more if they admitted they were bribing each other for votes, though.

    Sully – If he’s smart, he won’t change his vote, and attend his brother’s swearing in with a smile on his face.

    Dave B – Correct. There are no more heroes left in Washington.

    Crusty – It is bad press if the media calls Obama on it. They haven’t, and they won’t.

  7. Rick Says:
    March 4th, 2010 at 3:49 pm

    If he was smart he would not be a DemocRat

  8. Wyatt Earp Says:
    March 4th, 2010 at 7:54 pm

    Rick – But, but, he’s the smartest man in the room. Brian Williams and Chris Matthews told me so!

  9. Jon Brooks Says:
    March 4th, 2010 at 11:28 pm

    This is pure rubbing it in the face of the people that oppose them daring them to do anything because he thinks he is so untouchable that they won’t, or they are so powerless now that they can’t. It’s the Chicago Don doing anything he wants.

  10. bob (either orr) Says:
    March 5th, 2010 at 2:29 am

    Change? Keep the ****** change, you Chicago weasel!

  11. Wyatt Earp Says:
    March 5th, 2010 at 8:52 am

    Jon – Wait a minute, Chicago politics are not chock full of corruption! Heh.

    Bob – The gall of this toad to try and ram through a plan two-thirds of America doesn’t want.

  12. Dennis Petty, aka MUD Says:
    March 5th, 2010 at 9:58 am

    I’ll keep my dollars and you can keep the change. Quack!

  13. USAdmiral Says:
    March 5th, 2010 at 10:56 am

    Nothing about him surprises me. What does surprises me is the speed at which he is doing these things.

    He must really want only one term.

  14. BobG Says:
    March 5th, 2010 at 12:11 pm

    I’d be surprised if Matheson caves in to pressure; he doesn’t do things that way. He has been in office quite a while in what is predominantly a conservative state, and tries to go along with what his voters want. I’ve met him on occasion, and he doesn’t give in that easily. If he decides to vote for/against something, it means he actually believes in what he’s doing.

  15. Wyatt Earp Says:
    March 6th, 2010 at 10:31 am

    MUD – I kind of like America the way it is. Maybe it’s me.

    USAdmiral – He is completely ignoring the polls . . . to his peril.

    BobG – That’s good to know. He sounds like a good man, and hopefully, he’ll stand fast.