Nine State Attorneys General Write Memo Detailing Obama Administration Law Breaking

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A group of state attorneys general – including Attorneys General Tom Horne, Arizona; Pam Bondi, Florida; Sam Olens, Georgia; Bill Schuette, Michigan; Scott Pruitt, Oklahoma; Marty Jackley, South Dakota; Alan Wilson, South Carolina; Greg Abbott, Texas; Ken Cuccinelli, Virginia – have come together to produce a memo detailing what they think is law breaking by the Obama administration.

Here’s a report from Fox News:

You can read the entire memo here, including the list of complaints. It’s a portrait of an already bloated and overreaching federal government far overstepping its constitutional bounds.

We need more of this sort of push-back from the states. One key to restoring the health of our republic is restoring the principles of federalism.

Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com. In 2011 he was a finalist for the Watch Dog of the Year from the Sam Adams Alliance and winner of the Americans For Prosperity Award for Online Excellence. In 2013 the Washington Post named SAB one of the nation's top state-based political blogs, and named Rob one of the state's best political reporters. He writes a weekly column for several North Dakota newspapers, and also serves as a policy fellow for the North Dakota Policy Council.

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  • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

    Of course we know of the GOP’s prosecutors track record of breaking the law in attempt to root out government corruption; finding none and only breaking the law in the process themselves:

    “This is a huge victory for good-government people and people who believe that prosecutors should be accountable for misconduct.”

    …The disciplinary panel ruled that harsh punishment was fitting because the former prosecutors together pressed unwarranted criminal charges, obtained indictments, filed a federal racketeering lawsuit and initiated investigations against Thomas and Arpaio’s political enemies from 2006 to 2010, when Thomas resigned as county attorney to run for state attorney general.

    Presiding Disciplinary Judge William O’Neil referred to the public expense of their activities, noting in a 247-page order: “Respondents Thomas and Aubuchon joined hands to inflict an economic blizzard on (the) public and multiple individuals which is paled only by the intentional infliction of emotional devastation their icy calculated storm left in its wake. That harm is irrefutable, yet still finds Respondents without a shred of remorse.”

    O’Neil referred to the prosecutors as incompetent, blinded by a misguided belief that they were rooting out government corruption when they were instead persecuting political
    rivals without probable cause.

    http://realitybasedbob.sayanythingblog.com/2012/04/12/az-supreme-court-disbars-sheriff-joes-attorney-for-doing-bad-bad-things/

    • Bat One

      Sigh!  A totally predictable attempt to avoid the questions/issues raised by attacking the competence, credibility, or character of those raising them.  It is perhaps the liberals’ second most common “defense” when cornered, surpassed only by accusations of racism, both of which are more habitual than substantive.

      And as it happens, coincidentally of course, this is also a microcosmic preview of Left’s campaign strategy to get Obama reelected… a campaign which has already, desperately, started.  For example: Mr. Romney is a millionaire, a one per-center.  What could he possible know about the struggles of the other 99 percent who need the federal government to tell them what to do, when to do it, how to do it, and to hold their hand doing it!  Or this one: Mr. Romney got rich – filthy rich – firing other people, so what could he know about fixing the economy and creating jobs.  Or this recent example of really stupid personal attack:  Mrs. Romney never worked.  What would she know about women’s struggles and women’s issues!

      Its a childish sort of treachery really, combining personal attack meant to discredit the opponent while diverting attention from and avoiding any substantive discussion of issues and positive policy alternatives. But the ploy does divert attention as noted, and does avoid mention of Obama’s three years of policy failures and lack of any sort of substantive approach to correcting his failure to live up to his 2008 campaign promises.

      Similarly here, we are meant to infer that because the state Attorneys General come from Republican states the points they’ve raised and the misdeeds they point to couldn’t possibly be real and couldn’t possibly be worthy of serious attention.  It’s all petty partisanship, goes the implicit suggestion.  Nothing to see here.  Move along.

      Of course, that’s the very same “defense” used when the Attorneys General of 26 states, a clear majority – filed suit in federal court to overturn Obamacare, wasn’t it?  And despite liberal wishful thinking to the contrary, that kerfuffle has gone all the way to the US Supreme Court, with current polls indicating that between two our of three and three out of four Americans believe that the Obamacare mandate is indeed unconstitutional.

      The Team Obama legal misdeeds are pretty well known, including specifically ignoring the orders of a number of federal judges, despite the the wishful denials and outright petty excuses, such as this one, from those on the Left.  But the extra publicity can’t hurt.  And what the courts and our legal system don’t manage to correct, the voters can fix come November.

      • $8194357

        All these 9 states need to do is go back to before Barry was the 2008 Democratic nominee and check into his Soros and UBS banking contacts to see how before he was even in the White House this crook broke every finance contribution law ever written…Dual citizen asshat of the world…

        Quote:

        http://www.canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/4088

        The skeleton in Obama’s money closet….

        From 2007 before the 2008 election..

        Quote:

        In his floor statement, Representative Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) urged the FEC in its regulations, “to maximize the disclosure of contributions that have been bundled by lobbyists. This will bring much needed sunlight to the intersection of bundling and public policy, and hopefully, will serve as a `disinfectant’ to clean up any undue influence brought to bear by the use of third party contributions by lobbyists.” (Cong. Rec. at H9209.)From Attack of the Global Pirate Bankers, ˆ”In 2001, UBS had signed a formal “qualified intermediary” agreement with the US Treasury. Under this program, it agreed either to withhold taxes against American clients who had Swiss accounts and owned US stocks, or disclose their identities. However, when UBS’s American clients refused to go along with these arrangements, the bank just caved in and lied to the U.S. government. Eventually, it concealed 19,000 such clients, partly by helping to form hundreds of offshore companies. This cost the US Treasury an estimated $200 million per hear in lost taxes.”Of the high fliers in the “utterly unprincipled global private banking industry”, Henry concludes: “They wield enormous political influence even without paying taxes, merely by making contributions, threatening to withhold them—or better yet, threatening to abscond with their capital unless certain conditions are met. In a sense, this is the ultimate libertarian pipe dream: representation without taxation. But it is a nightmare for the rest of us, and we must design and organize our way around it.”Meanwhile, the calendar tells us it’s now less than four months to November elections.The mainstream media owes it to the American public to let in Rep. Van Hollen’s yet to materialize sunshine and disinfectant when it comes to Barak Hussein Obama and his groupie friends.

      • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

        It’s evident by Rob’s post, which happens to lack any effort to discuss these accusations, that it’s merely another attempt to attack Obama before the campaign starts. 

        The evidence I provided, which you obviously ignored, shows how far the GOP will go in their partisan methods, up to and including breaking the law, to dishonestly persecute their political rivals.

        Really, there is no reason why anyone should have to refute claims made by partisan hacks, but instead a duty for them to prove guilt.

        • Bat One

          Your so-called “evidence” is worthless drivel and has nothing to do with  what the various states’ attorneys general have stated.  It is, however, exactly what I described above, another petty attempt to avoid the issue and divert attention by assaulting the character of your/Obama’s critics.  You have nothing tied to any of the specific attorneys general referred to in the post, and nothing to even suggest that any of them was in any way personally involved in what you have tried to cite as “evidence.”

          To use your own flimsy innuendo as a template, I could just as well charge that all liberals are liars since using a dozen or more sock puppets as you have is clearly an act of blatant dishonesty.  And since you are an avowed liberal, by your own convoluted “logic” all liberals must be liars too.

          • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

            You didn’t use logic, you used libel.  There wasn’t sock puppet’s, just another vicious attempt by Poofy to contact my employer to stop me from blogging, so a name change had to occur, but Poofy kept searching for IPs to prevent a name change by calling them “sock puppets”, and not what they were….new names.

            Just more obfuscation and attempts to distract from the fact that the accusations coming from the GOP have been proven to be false and now illegal.  Why should we believe anything a GOP prosecutor has to say, they have to prove their claims, Obama doesn’t have to prove his innocence.

          • Todd

             ” There wasn’t sock puppet’s”

            Who said that? Larry is that you? Or is Edd, Joe6pack, Bloggerman, Willhunt or Guest? Come on, who said that?

          • Bat One

            Libel???  Well then, get yourself a a lawyer, kid, have him get a hold of me, and I’ll be glad to give him the name of my personal attorney.  Meanwhile

            Why should we believe anything a GOP prosecutor has to say, they have to prove their claims, Obama doesn’t have to prove his innocence.

            WE???  You got a gerbil in your back pocket, Lil Feller?  Try this on for size:  Did the Obama administration ignore and disobey lawful orders from federal district court judges?   Or is Obama above the law and exempt from following a court-ordered directive? 

            A simple “Yes” or “No”  shouldn’t prove too awfully taxing.

  • mikemc1970

    It’s what FDR did. Don’t look at whether it is legal or not for the federal government to do, just do it anyway and ignore/suppress any dissent.

  • Camsaure

    You can surely bet that Stenchgem would not be on board whith those nine states attorney generals. But that is what one would expect from such a RINO.

  • $8194357

    So why isn’t N Dak on this list?

    • borborygmi

      Because they aren’t Conservative Asshats.  jab, jab, poke

      • $8194357

        Because they don’t want to “throw stones” when they live in glass houses..

        duck, duck, weave …

        “RIGHT” hook….knock out !!!!

        God bless now, Hear, gurgle?

        • borborygmi

          He has thank you

          • $8194357

            Your welcome…

  • mickey_moussaoui

    It’s all falling apart for obama, one state at a time. This assclown is destined for the ashbin. move over Jimmy, there’s a new loser in town

    • Bat One

      Move over Jimmy is right.  There’s plenty of room at the bottom of history’s barrel.

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