Chicago Thug Politics in Washington D.C.

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    Federal inspector generals were created to be free from political interference. Many of them serve through the terms of several presidents regardless of party affiliation. “Gerald Walpin, who as inspector general for the Corporation for National and Community Service investigated misuse of federal aid by Johnson and his nonprofit St. HOPE, was fired last week.”
    The President was “unhappy with his investigation into the misuse of AmeriCorps funds by Kevin Johnson, the former NBA star who is now mayor of Sacramento, California and a prominent supporter of President Obama.”

    “Walpin learned his fate Wednesday night. He was driving to an event in upstate New York when he received a call from Norman Eisen, the Special Counsel to the President for Ethics and Government Reform. "He said, ‘Mr. Walpin, the president wants me to tell you that he really appreciates your service, but it's time to move on,'" Walpin recalls. "Eisen said, 'You can either resign, or I'll tell you that we'll have to terminate you.'”

    “The method of Walpin's firing could be a violation of the 2008 Inspectors General Reform Act, which requires the president to give Congress 30 days' notice, plus an explanation of cause, before firing an inspector general.”
    No deniability for the President, since Eisen said, “the president wants me to tell you…”

    “President Obama's unexpected firing last Thursday of an inspector general looked suspicious. Now the story is getting worse.” Early reports on the firing focused on Mr. Walpin's work exposing serious irregularities in the use of AmeriCorps funds by Kevin Johnson, the Sacramento mayor who is a political supporter of Mr. Obama's.

    “The board chairman is Alan Solomont, a longtime top Democratic donor who bundled more than $800,000 combined for the Obama presidential campaign and Inauguration”. The quid pro quo, it appears, was $80 million in taxpayer funds to the Teaching Fellows Program, which, Mr. Walpin found the AmeriCorp funds “adds no service to the community which is not already provided by the Fellows Program." “…the president forced Mr. Walpin out within a week of his June 4 report on substantial waste at the New York program.”

    Recall this, from Slate.com: “Barack Obama promised to run the most transparent White House in history—disclosing donations, shunning lobbyists, and broadcasting important meetings on C-SPAN."

    Gerald Walpin speaks: The inside story of the AmeriCorps firing | Washington Examiner

    EDITORIAL: Obama's Walpin-gate problem - Washington Times
     
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    More proof that Obama will take care of you if you do something he doesn't like.... and this guy was just doing his job... scary stuff.
     
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    crickets,, i hear crickets.
     
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    What a nice guy this Obama is, eh? Our leader/dictator.
     
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    Things are getting worse, not better.
     
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    More Details Emerge In President Obama's Firing of Inspector General - Political Punch

    This guy has complaints against him by all kinds of people including Republican prosecutors. Sounds like this has been a long time coming for Mr. Walpin.
     
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    I thought you would be a bit more perceptive.

    Your post exhibits the stereotypical hatchet job on a whistle blower.

    Note that both"pay-off" candidates were huge Obama supporters.

    Further note that there is a statute, voted in the affirmative by Senator Obama, that specifies protocol for such a firing.

    To put a fine point on it, reverse the current administration with the previous, and tell me that you would be as 'judicious' in your chin-stroking.
     
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    Not taking sides. Just reporting the previous complaints against this guy by Republicans. There was bipartisan disapproval of the guy.
     
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    Aggressive sounds pretty much like what I'd want in an IG.

    Did you notice that there's $80 Million at stake at CUNY, and that Johnson has agreed to pay money back?

    How about taking sides.
     
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    I see. Republicans are not "with" Big Brother Obama on these stimulus and tax plans.

    Nonetheless, The democrats will silence them. First, there will be a new tax--the "Against Obama" tax, that will be levied against all conservative enterprises.

    2nd, the seizure of all properties owned by registered Republicans.

    3rd--the shut down of all communication outlets hosted by conservatives. That is right rush--you did not retire, we Fired you.

    Finally, a daily dosage of MSNBC on all airwaves. We feel that CNN is too conservative to our taste and must shut it down.

    Now conservatives must shut up and obey The Big Brother Obama. In order to make the transition easier for those conservatives , please repeat this mantra.

    "Obama is going to lead us.
    Obama is going to lead us.
    To a world filled with
    peace and happiness
    Obama is going to lead us. Yay"
     

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