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Posts Tagged ‘Democrat’
Are the Democrats offering government jobs to other Democratic candidates that drop out of important primary races? Evidence is mounting. First, Fox News reports that Representative Joe Sestak, who is aggravating Democratic leaders by challenging Specter for the Senate nomination in Pennsylvania, said last month that the White House dangled a federal job in front of him last summer in an attempt to drop out of the state’s Democratic primary.
If that is true, Rep. Darrell Issa, the top Republican on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, believes it was criminal. Issa wrote a letter to the White House counsel on Wednesday demanding information on Sestak’s claim.
“While the White House may think this is politics as usual, what is spectacularly unusual is when a candidate – a U.S. Congressman no less – -freely acknowledges such a proposal,” he wrote to White House counsel Robert Bauer. “Almost always candidates keep quiet about such deals, and for good reason – they are against the law.”
Did you know that before he got into politics, Senator Jim Bunning (Kentucky) was a major league baseball pitcher. He played for 17 years, pitched for several teams including the Detroit Tigers and Philadelphia Phillies. He pitched a perfect game in 1964 and was elected to baseball’s Hall of Fame in 1986.
Mr. Bunning has taken a lot of heat recently for his refusal to pass the 30 day extension bill for unemployment and other federal programs. Some people claimed he was an obstructionist and didn’t support the extension. He did support the extension. His issue had to do with the Pay-Go legislation Congress had passed only a month earlier. Pay-Go forces Congress to pay for programs without adding any more to the national debt. Apparently Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid submitted this extension knowing full well it was in violation of Pay-Go. Jim Bunning protested by not voting for the measure. Yesterday USA Today published his side of the story.
Forcing Congress to adhere to Pay-Go is not obstructionist. It’s the duty of our elected officials to follow the laws they’ve created. Even though Jim Bunning is retiring at the end of this term it still took a lot of guts to stand up and tell Congress to live within it’s means. Thank you Senator Bunning for stepping up to the plate!
Fox News is reporting that Democratic Senator Evan Bayh (Indiana) has announced that he will not seek re-election this November. During the press conference, he said, “I love working for the people of Indiana,” he said. “But I do not love Congress.”
Classic comment! Supposedly his decision is personal, not political. It seems to me that two terms would be enough for just about anyone.