Judicial Watch List of Washington’s “Ten Most Wanted Corrupt Politicians” for 2011

KRSOne

Registered User
Dec 8, 2011
13,253
3,068
293
Sunnydale
#1
Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, today released its 2011 list of Washington’s “Ten Most Wanted Corrupt Politicians.” The list, in alphabetical order, includes:





Attorney General Eric Holder: Attorney General Eric Holder now operates the most politicized and ideological Department of Justice (DOJ) in recent history. And revelations from the Operation Fast and Furious scandal suggest that programs approved by the Holder DOJ may have resulted in the needless deaths of many, including a federal law enforcement officer.

Fast and Furious was a DOJ/Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) “gun-running” operation in which guns were sold to Mexican drug cartels and others, apparently in hopes that the guns would end up at crime scenes. This reckless insanity seems to have resulted in, among other crimes, the murder of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, who was killed in a shootout with Mexican criminals in December 2010. Fast and Furious guns were found at the scene of his death.
The Fast and Furious operation by itself should have resulted in Holder’s resignation, but it is the cover-up that has prompted serious calls for Holder’s ouster.

On May 3, 2011, in a House Judiciary Committee hearing chaired by Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX), Holder testified: “I’m not sure of the exact date, but I probably heard about Fast and Furious for the first time over the last few weeks.” Newly released documents show he was receiving weekly briefings on Fast and Furious as far back as July 5, 2010. It appears Holder lied to Congress. (Judicial Watch sued the DOJ and the ATF to obtain Fast and Furious records. The Judicial Watch investigation continues.)
Unfortunately, when it comes to Holder corruption and abuse of office, Fast and Furious is just the tip of the iceberg.

On February 23, 2011, Attorney General Eric Holder announced that DOJ lawyers would no longer defend the constitutionality of Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), as applied to homosexual couples. DOMA had passed Congress by a vote of 85–14 in the Senate and a vote of 342–67 in the House. President Clinton signed the act into law on September 21, 1996.

Judicial Watch filed two Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuits against the DOJ (including one on behalf of the Family Research Council) for records related to this pro-homosexual marriage decision. This failure to defend this federal law is unprecedented and raises serious questions as to whether President Obama and Eric Holder are upholding their oaths of office and following the Constitution’s command to “take care that the laws be faithfully executed.”

The DOJ continues to stonewall the release of information regarding Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan’s participation in Obamacare discussions when she served as Solicitor General. In addition to forcing Judicial Watch to file a lawsuit to obtain this information, Holder’s DOJ thumbed its nose at Congress by failing to release this material to the Senate Judiciary Committee during Kagan’s judicial confirmation hearing. Holder continues to personally resist requests from Judicial Watch and Congress for additional information on this controversy. Kagan’s role in these discussions is especially significant now that the U.S. Supreme Court has announced it will consider challenges to the constitutionality of Obamacare in Spring 2012.

New revelations emerged in 2011 about the DOJ’s Black Panther scandal. Judicial Watch uncovered evidence that the liberal special interest group National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) may have had an inappropriate amount of influence on the DOJ’s decision to drop its voter intimidation lawsuit against the New Black Panther Party for Self Defense. This comes on the heels of sworn testimony that the Civil Rights Division of the Holder DOJ makes enforcement decisions based upon race.

Most recently, Judicial Watch obtained shocking documents suggesting the Holder DOJ is conspiring with scandal-ridden Project Vote (President Obama’s former employer and ACORN front) to use the National Voter Registration Act to increase welfare voter registrations. One former ACORN employee (and current Project Vote Director of Advocacy), Estelle Rogers, is even helping to vet job candidates for the Justice Department’s Voting Rights Division! (ACORN and Project Vote have a long record of voter registration fraud.)

Seeming to affirm ACORN’s hijacking of the DOJ, Holder recently said in a speech that he plans to use “the full weight” of the agency in 2012 to attack states that are enforcing laws that protect against fraud in the voting booths. This speech ended the pretense that the DOJ is independent from the Democratic National Committee and the Obama campaign – as it repeated almost verbatim the partisan arguments made by the Democratic Party against voter ID laws.
Holder must go. Pick your reason – Black Panthers, race-based decision making, abandoning the Defense of Marriage Act, Fast and Furious killings and lies, or turning the DOJ into an arm of the radicalized left – but Holder must go.



President Barack Obama: President Obama makes Judicial Watch’s “Ten Most Wanted” list for a fifth consecutive year. (The former Illinois Senator was also a “Dishonorable Mention” in 2006.) And when it comes to Obama corruption, it may not get any bigger than Solyndra. Solyndra was once known as the poster child for the Obama administration’s massive “green energy” initiative, but it has become the poster child for the corruption that ensues when the government meddles in the private sector.

Solyndra filed for bankruptcy in September 2011, leaving 1,100 workers without jobs and the American taxpayers on the hook for $535 million thanks to an Obama administration stimulus loan guarantee.
Despite the Obama administration’s reticence to release details regarding this scandal, much is known about this shady deal. White House officials warned the president that the Department of Energy’s loan guarantee program was “dangerously short on due diligence,” nonetheless the Obama administration rushed the Solyndra loan through the approval process so it could make a splash at a press event. The company’s main financial backer was a major Obama campaign donor named George Kaiser. While the White House said Kaiser never discussed the loan with White House officials, the evidence suggests this is a lie. And, further demonstrating the political nature of the Obama administration’s activities, the Energy Department pressured Solyndra to delay an announcement on layoffs until after the 2010 elections. Despite the public outrage at this scandalous waste of precious tax dollars, President Obama continues to defend the indefensible and has refused to sack anyone over the Solyndra mess.
President Obama continues to countenance actions by his appointees that undermine the rule of law and constitutional government:

  • Despite a ban on funding that Obama signed into law, his administration continues to fund the corrupt and allegedly defunct “community” organization ACORN. In July 2011 Judicial Watch uncovered a $79,819 grant to AHCOA (Affordable Housing Centers of America), the renamed ACORN Housing which has a long history of corrupt activity. In absolute violation of the funding ban, Judicial Watch has since confirmed that the Obama administration has funneled $730,000 to the ACORN network, a group that has a long personal history with President Obama.In 2011, JW released a special report entitled “The Rebranding of ACORN,” which details how the ACORN network is alive and well and well-placed to undermine the integrity of the 2012 elections – evidently with the assistance of the Obama administration.

  • Barack Obama apparently believes it is his “prerogative” to ignore the U.S. Constitution and the rule of law when it comes to appointing czars. According to Politico: “President Barack Obama is planning to ignore language in the 2011 spending package that would ban several top White House advisory posts. Obama said this ban on “czars” would undermine “the President’s ability to exercise his constitutional responsibilities and take care that the laws be faithfully executed.” In other words, Barack Obama believes he must ignore the U.S. Constitution to protect the U.S. Constitution. Many Obama administration czars have not been subject to confirmation by the U.S. Senate as required by the U.S. Constitution. In 2011, JW released a first-of-its-kind comprehensive report on the Obama czar scandal, entitled “President Obama’s Czars.”

  • In an historic victory for Judicial Watch and an embarrassing defeat for the Obama White House, a federal court ruled on August 17, 2011 that Secret Service White House visitor logs are agency records that are subject to disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act. U.S. District Judge Beryl Howell issued the decision in Judicial Watch v. Secret Service. The Obama administration now will have to release all records of all visitors to the White House – or explain why White House visits should be kept secret under the law. The Obama White House continues to fight full disclosure and has stalled the release of records by appealing the lower court decision.(Judicial Watch gave Obama a “failing grade” on transparency in testimony before Congress in 2011. (Read the testimony in full as well as additional congressional testimony during a hearing entitled “White House Transparency, Visitor Logs and Lobbyists.”))

  • In 2011, the Obama National Labor Relations Board sought to prevent the Seattle-based Boeing Company from opening a $750 million non-union assembly line in North Charleston, South Carolina, to manufacture its Dreamliner plane. Judicial Watch obtained documents from the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) showing this lawsuit was politically motivated. Judicial Watch uncovered documents showing NLRB staff cheerleading for Big Labor, mouthing Marxist, anti-American slurs and showing contempt for Congress related to the agency’s lawsuit against Boeing, including email correspondence attacking members of Congress. And it starts at the top. Obama bypassed Congress and recess-appointed Craig Becker, who is connected to the AFL-CIO, the SEIU and ACORN, to the NRLB.

  • Obama’s corrupt Chicago dealings continued to haunt him in 2011.Obama’s real estate partner, campaign fundraiser and Obama pork recipient Antoin “Tony” Rezko was finally sentenced to jail this year as was former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich, who is now set to serve 14 years for attempting to sell Obama’s former Senate seat to the highest bidder. The FBI continues to withhold from Judicial Watch documents of its historic interview of then-Senator Obama about the Illinois corruption scandal. The FBI interview was conducted in December, 2008, about one month before Obama was sworn into the presidency.
 

Lord Zero

Viciously Silly
Aug 25, 2008
54,320
13,009
438
Atlanta, GA
#2
Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption
Special interest groups don't prosecute shit. Investigate? Yes. Prosecute? No.
 

Konstantin K

Big League Poster
Aug 25, 2010
15,776
3,875
273
#3
I think all these people are just misunderstood. What ever happened to second chances?
 

Ballbuster1

In The Danger Zone...
Wackbag Staff
Aug 26, 2002
104,104
17,061
919
Your house, behind the couch
#5
Corrupt politicians? Pretty much everyone that's in office.

They're all liars and thieves in it for whatever they can get out of it.
 

Begbie

Wackbag Generalissimo
Jul 21, 2003
18,174
5,550
838
Wilmington, NC
#7
I don't know how both Rangel and Pelosi don't make the top ten.

And what have they got against John Edwards? I mean, yeah, the guy is a dickhead and he was indicted in 2011 for what happened years ago...but he hasn't served public office in over 6 years. Or is it, "once a politician, always a politician?"
 

Josh_R

Registered User
Jan 29, 2005
5,847
458
578
Akron, Ohio
#9
Special interest groups don't prosecute shit. Investigate? Yes. Prosecute? No.
.
Definition of PROSECUTE

transitive verb
1: to follow to the end : pursue until finished <prosecute a war>
2: to engage in : perform
3a : to bring legal action against for redress or punishment of a crime or violation of law
b : to institute legal proceedings with reference to <prosecute a claim>
 

Party Rooster

Unleash The Beast
Apr 27, 2005
40,284
7,456
438
The Inland Empire State
#10
And what have they got against John Edwards? I mean, yeah, the guy is a dickhead and he was indicted in 2011 for what happened years ago...but he hasn't served public office in over 6 years. Or is it, "once a politician, always a politician?"
They're taking about that other philandering Senator who tried paying hush money to his mistress. :action-sm

 

CougarHunter

Lying causes cat piss smell.
Mar 2, 2006
10,625
2,581
566
KC Metro
#12
4 out of 5 politicians should go against a wall and be shot for treason. Top to bottom, and letting that 1 go is being generous.
 

Plunkies

Registered User
Jun 28, 2006
6,051
2,804
543
#13
A fish gotta swim.
 

Neckbeard

I'm Team Piggy!
Donator
Oct 26, 2011
24,929
15,342
338
#16
Rangel is a dirty motherfucker. One of the people on the list should be bumped off for him.
 

Party Rooster

Unleash The Beast
Apr 27, 2005
40,284
7,456
438
The Inland Empire State
#18
I realize Pelosi's a cunt, but I'm wondering where everyone thinks she's "corrupt." Was it the insider trading thing? 90% of Congress is doing it since there's no laws against them from doing it.

The group's afraid of being accused of bias, so they threw two less deserving Republicans on the list.
A little late for that. I think they don't really hide the fact that they're a conservative organization. They're the right version of CREW. Say what you want about CREW, at least they had the sense to include Rangel on there. :action-sm

 

Norm Stansfield

私は亀が好きだ。
Mar 17, 2009
15,949
4,075
328
#19
No governors? I'd like to nominate Cuomo.
 

KRSOne

Registered User
Dec 8, 2011
13,253
3,068
293
Sunnydale
#20
I realize Pelosi's a cunt, but I'm wondering where everyone thinks she's "corrupt." Was it the insider trading thing? 90% of Congress is doing it since there's no laws against them from doing it.


A little late for that. I think they don't really hide the fact that they're a conservative organization. They're the right version of CREW. Say what you want about CREW, at least they had the sense to include Rangel on there. :action-sm
There are no laws against insider trading? Someone should have told Martha Stewart's Lawyer about that.

She also pushes the man made global warming scam with her buddy Newt. Just another thing to get more money out of the tax payer.
 

Party Rooster

Unleash The Beast
Apr 27, 2005
40,284
7,456
438
The Inland Empire State
#21
There are no laws against insider trading? Someone should have told Martha Stewart's Lawyer about that.
They're exempt silly. They were going to fix that, but a Democrat introduced the bill so everyone hated it.
http://www.wackbag.com/showthread.p...ill-on-Insider-Trading-by-Members-of-Congress

She also pushes the man made global warming scam with her buddy Newt. Just another thing to get more money out of the tax payer.
Don't confuse support for ideology you're against as corruption.
 

KRSOne

Registered User
Dec 8, 2011
13,253
3,068
293
Sunnydale
#22
I see so the people have to follow one law and the gods in congress don't. That sounds like corruption to me.

Lets pretend man caused something that was going on before we even existed. How are higher taxes going to stop it?
 

Party Rooster

Unleash The Beast
Apr 27, 2005
40,284
7,456
438
The Inland Empire State
#24
Lets pretend man caused something that was going on before we even existed. How are higher taxes going to stop it?
Let's not pretend like you definitely know the answer to whether humans have had any affect on climate.

It was a joke. Obviously if they engage in using non-public information to attempt to make money on a stock, that's securities fraud. But if we're just talking about them benefiting from pending legislation, that's considered a gray area.
 

Begbie

Wackbag Generalissimo
Jul 21, 2003
18,174
5,550
838
Wilmington, NC
#25
I realize Pelosi's a cunt, but I'm wondering where everyone thinks she's "corrupt." Was it the insider trading thing? 90% of Congress is doing it since there's no laws against them from doing it.
Oh! So that makes her okay in everybody's book then.

Thanks for solvin that one for us.

:haha7: