Yes, we do have a thug in the White House!
What, you did not know that?
Well, its true. And da thug is none other than the POTUS (President of the United States) himself, head thug, Dear Leader, Barack Hussein Obama.
Really, the Dear Leader, President Obama, and his handmaiden, chief of staff Rahm Emanuel, are taking their Chicago style politics to a new, odious level.
Yesterday, the Dear Leader, President Obama, had bankers over to the White House for some tea and crumpets. And those that could not attend were there in spirit, aka a conference call. Officially, the meeting was suppose to find ways that banks could get more money out in the economy in the form of loans. But, the Dear Leader, President Obama, told the truth in an interview with CBS News 60 Minutes this past Sunday evening.
This is what the Dear Leader, President Obama, had to say in the interview:
"I did not run for office to be helping out a bunch of fat cat bankers on Wall Street."
Really?! I am shocked, shocked I tell you.
But, that was just the beginning of a Chicago-style shakedown of many of the nation's leading banks.
In the meeting, the Dear Leader, President Obama had this to say:
Responsible actions they (banks) can take to get lending going again to small businesses, to deal with compensation practices that encourage risk taking, to make sure that responsible homeowners can stay in their home."
Well, that is code for relax the tight lending standards that have been in place since the financial market meltdown of 2008. That is what should be in place for people, business and government that can not live within its means and can not pay back extravagant loans made to these groups.
It is how the banks got into the mess in the first place. It is how the TARP scheme came into being.
In other words, it is attempting to twist arms the way that the political hacks in Chi Town do it.
It remains to be seen if the banks will cave into the demands of the Dear Leader, President Obama.
But in a naked political act that has permanent repercussions, da head thug, Dear Leader President Obama and Rahmbo Rahm Emanuel are putting blackmail on Nebraska Democrat Sen. Ben Nelson to make him the 60th vote for the so-called health-care "reform" scam.
According to Michael Goldfarb of The Weekly Standard, a senate aide told him that the White House is threatening to put the Orfutt Air Force base on the BRAC (Base Realignment And Closure) list.
Orfutt Air Force base is in the center of the United States, in Sen. Nelson's home state of Nebraska. It is the headquarters of the US Strategic Command and that is the successor to the Strategic Air Command. Orfutt Air Force base employs over 10,000 people in Southeastern Nebraska.
The reason for the strong arm thuggery of Team Obama?
Because they can not find any Republican willing to commit political suicide and sign on the the eventual massive take over of one-sixth of the American economy. And because of the stellar leadership of the Democrat senate majority leader, Sen. Dingy Harry Reid (D-Nev.), they are still at least one vote short of passage.
Sen. Nelson is a rarity. A pro-life Democrat. Without a doubt, Sen. Nelson is the most conservative Democrat in the senate. A lifetime American Conservative Union rating of 46%. And it was Sen. Nelson pursing a senate version of the House passed Stupak amendment that would ban and money used in the health-care scam to be used in performing abortions.
The amendment failed in the senate last week.
But, Sen. Nelson has said he can not and will not vote for a bill that allows any federal money used to perform abortions.
For Sen. Nelson's principles, he is being forced to possibly make a decision that does not look like a winner any way one slices it.
Sen. Nelson can vote against cloture thus insuring that the bill will die this year. He will rile the left-wing of his own party. Or Sen. Nelson can vote for cloture and making socialized medicine a real possibility of passing this time around. And he will potentially save 10,000 jobs in his home state. But he will raise the hackles of pro-lifers in the Democrat party and out side the party. Either way, Sen. Nelson could come out a loser.
But, Team Obama will employ the Chicago hard-ball tactics if it has to to pass this abomination.
Which should prove once and for all that all those who voted for the Dear Leader, President Obama, hoping he was a moderate and post-partisan were fooled.
The Dear Leader and his minions seem to think that Washington is just the Chicago city council writ large. That a lot of threats and arm-twisting will make some people roll over.
Here is hoping that the bankers and Sen. Ben Nelson stand up to the thuggery and da thug in chief, President Obama, once and for all.