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Old 06-19-2009, 07:08 AM
 
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Default Another Phoney Scandal

I think the nay-sayers need to look someplace else for a scandal. This one holds as much "water" as a busted pipe.


An Obama "scandal" as phony as Whitewater | Salon

An Obama "scandal" as phony as Whitewater

The right finds a fake martyr in Gerland Walpin, a Bush holdover and right-wing ideologue fired by President Obama

By Joe Conason

June 19, 2009 | To Barack Obama's most excitable adversaries, the firing of the Americorps inspector general that the president ordered last week is an incipient scandal, as loud and thrilling as Whitewater once was.
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Old 06-19-2009, 08:04 AM
 
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Tell that to people who lost their life savings in Whitewater.. I'm sure they will think its a big deal.. And the ONLY reason why this is a "story" is because Democrats made such a huge issue out of the Bush firings. hypocrits, thats all they are in Washington
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Old 06-19-2009, 08:07 AM
 
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Hmmm. Compare the life's savings lost in the Whitewater wipeout to those lost in the Bush administration wipeout. By the way, Bush actually was at least tangentially involved in the Bush administration...
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Old 06-19-2009, 08:16 AM
 
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Hmmm. Compare the life's savings lost in the Whitewater wipeout to those lost in the Bush administration wipeout. By the way, Bush actually was at least tangentially involved in the Bush administration...
hmmmm, compare the life savings lost during the Democratic Congress to the money made during the Republican Congress.. oooh no.. cant do that...
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Old 06-19-2009, 08:25 AM
 
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Tell that to people who lost their life savings in Whitewater.. I'm sure they will think its a big deal.. And the ONLY reason why this is a "story" is because Democrats made such a huge issue out of the Bush firings. hypocrits, thats all they are in Washington

Whitewater? Oh, please. Do tell us about how many people lost their life savings in Whitewater? Please, please, share some of that information.
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Old 06-19-2009, 08:29 AM
 
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Whitewater? Oh, please. Do tell us about how many people lost their life savings in Whitewater? Please, please, share some of that information.
Thats your response? That the number of people that lost their life saings wasnt high enough to matter? I NEVER said there was alot of them, I said ask them.

p.s. I didnt bring up WhiteWater, the OP did..
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Old 06-19-2009, 08:43 AM
 
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Thats your response? That the number of people that lost their life saings wasnt high enough to matter? I NEVER said there was alot of them, I said ask them.

p.s. I didnt bring up WhiteWater, the OP did..
I'm wondering if anyone lost their life savings?
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Old 06-19-2009, 08:46 AM
 
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I'm wondering if anyone lost their life savings?
Numerous individuals did, many filed bankruptcy, 14 were found guilty of crimes, and if I recall it took down several companies including a bank and an insurance company..
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Old 06-19-2009, 08:56 AM
 
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Numerous individuals did, many filed bankruptcy, 14 were found guilty of crimes, and if I recall it took down several companies including a bank and an insurance company..
Really? Seems like lots of banks were failing in the early 80's. I vaguely recall a nationwide savings and loan crisis. Nobody lost their life savings when the Madison Guaranty bank failed; the FDIC covered those savings just like it did at all the other bank failings. Who were all those investors in Whitewater Development? You mean the four people, the Clintons and McDougals, lost their life savings?
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Old 06-19-2009, 09:15 AM
 
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I think the nay-sayers need to look someplace else for a scandal. This one holds as much "water" as a busted pipe.


An Obama "scandal" as phony as Whitewater | Salon

An Obama "scandal" as phony as Whitewater

The right finds a fake martyr in Gerland Walpin, a Bush holdover and right-wing ideologue fired by President Obama

By Joe Conason

June 19, 2009 | To Barack Obama's most excitable adversaries, the firing of the Americorps inspector general that the president ordered last week is an incipient scandal, as loud and thrilling as Whitewater once was.
Section 3 of the 2008 IG Reform Act requires the President to notify Congress in writing at least 30 days before removing or transferring an IG. This provision strengthens the IG Act, which previously only required the President to notify Congress of the reasons for such action. The IG Reform Act leaves that requirement intact.

These latest strings of action by 0bama are not the first time he has decided that the laws, and even the executive orders he signs himself, do not apply to him or his administration.
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