More White House Bribery Revealed
In a previous post I revealed how this Obama White House was bribing fellow Democrats in an attempt to influence political decisions. Landrieu (D, LA) and Nelson (D,NE) both accepted the bribes, Sestak (D, PA) turned the White House down. Additionally, it seems that that Florida Senator Bill Nelson (D) was enticed to vote for ObamaCare after his state was given additional subsidies (now being referred to ad “Gatoraid”) and it appears that the White House may have offered NY Gov. David Patterson (D) a federal position to drop his re-election bid, rather than just asking him to step down.
Today’s Denver Post accuses the White House of making another such offer. Reportedly, Jim Messina, President Obama’s Deputy Chief of Staff offered Andrew Romanoff (D, CO) a position in the US Agency for International Development (USAID) if he dropped his challenge to sitting US Senator, Michael Bennett. Romanoff refused the bribe.
That is 5 instances of bribery in one year’s time, with 3 of them being directly linked to White House officials. Other than the bitter taste of bile that it leaves in our mouths, why should be be mentioning these acts?
“Whoever solicits or receives … any….thing of value, in consideration of the promise of support or use of influence in obtaining for any person any appointive office or place under the United States, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than one year, or both.” — 18 USC Sec. 211 — Bribery, Graft and Conflicts of Interest: Acceptance or solicitation to obtain appointive public office
This is not just an instance of the White House acting immorally, it is illegal behavior. What this country does not need at a time of financial uncertainty is a Major White House scandal, but like its Healthcare Bill, this White House seems to excel at attempts to force things on the American people that they do not want. Subpoenas and Special Prosecutors are right around the corner.