Florida Republican Representative Trey Radel pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of cocaine possession. I don’t particularly care what legal level the charge Rep. Radel should immediately resign from office. A regular citizen would be sitting in the slammer right now.
Instead he will be taking a leave of absence from Congress while donating his salary to charity. How noble. Not really, the noble thing would be to leave office and allow someone without a criminal record, a non-drug user to fill the rest of his term in the US House of Representatives.
Currently the Democrat Party is committing political suicide over Obamacare. OOPS, excuse me, Obama and his Democrat Comrades have scrapped the use of “Obamacare” for Affordable Care Act which is not going to provide care nor is it affordable. But you’ll probably find yourself on welfare, i.e. Medicaid when the cost hits you.
But I digress, the issue here is credibility and the GOP has little of it with weak leadership and only a few Conservatives towing the Constitutional lines. What will “leadership” in the House do about Rep. Radel? Apparently nothing, he can remain as a Representative, go to rehab and everyone will sing kumbaya when he returns. In the mean time Radel’s Florida district will not be represented and the GOP will look inept in my opinion.
Radel is taking the standard apology line:
“I’m owning up to my actions. I’m taking responsibility. I’m taking it very publicly.”
As if he had a choice in the matter. Did he think, as a Republican, the press would leave this alone? Democrats commit crimes and remain in office, Republicans should take the high road, admonish Radel publicly on the House floor and ask him to resign. However, the silence is deafening.
Radel said he’s struggling with addiction. My question is, why did you get started when you knew it was illegal and addictive? Are you above the law or merely feel the law is for others not an elected official? He said he’s been dealing with his addiction for years. Really?
Not to worry, he’ll be absent but his team will continue to work hard for you. Give me a break, these prima donna politicians are worried about one thing – their next election. Radel has opened the door to lose his reelection to a Democrat.
Where’s John Boehner on this one? Where’s the leadership calling for Radel to do the right thing – leave office permanently and immediately.
Radel got caught by law enforcement. If this didn’t happen we’d have one more Republican using drugs undercover. But he got caught and received a slap on the hands with a plea agreement.
Now we hear that Radel has a “disease.” This was self-inflicted by years of poor judgment not contracted like the common cold.
We have enough problems in the country and in the GOP, we don’t need a Representative who is addicted to a controlled substance. He needs to resign and the GOP needs to make resigning an easy decision for him.
Some who know Radel and have supported his election feel the same way I do.
Barack Obama is a pathological liar, where a day never goes by when he doesn’t lie to the American people en masse.
It has now come to light that Obama did in fact know that millions of people would lose their health care coverage and it wasn’t just a few individuals who shop for their own insurance but small businesses as well.
Obama’s “if you like your health care plan, you can keep it” is by far the biggest lie coming from his mouth during his term in the White House and this one has been going on since the inception of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) known as Obamacare.
Obama believes in the old advertising adage that if you repeat the message enough times people will ultimately internalize it and believe it, hook, line and sinker.
In this case Obama has been caught red-handed as I will demonstrate below. He is caught with his lie that isn’t just recent but has been ongoing every time he uttered how you can keep your insurance and doctor if you like them. Obama would have you believe that “only” 5% of the insurance market was going to be affected by the Obamacare scheme.
The Federal Registry is the daily publication for Rules, Proposed Rules, and Notices of the Federal Government. This includes all laws and regulations passed.
Worthy of billboards across the nation is the June 17, 2010 chart shown below which demonstrates the administration was well aware that 51% of all “employer plans”, a middle estimate, would be cancelled with 69% of all employer-sponsored plans the high estimate: (click to enlarge, back button to return to article.)
In the video below watch the exchange between reporter Major Garrett and Obama if you can stomach hearing “The One’ repeatedly lie:
In the end Garrett allowed Obama to get away with his lie instead of pressing the issue and comparing it to the Federal Registry information which he is sure to be aware of.
Ultimately, Obama lied and lied about the Obamacare scheme and his “fix” is illegal by all legal standards. He can’t create legislation from the Oval Office or a press conference, it takes the legislative body in Congress to do that and President John Adams concurs:
“The legislative department shall never exercise the executive and judicial powers, or either of them: The executive shall never exercise the legislative and judicial powers, or either of them: The judicial shall never exercise the legislative and executive powers, or either of them: to the end it may be a government of laws, and not of men.”
No problem, Barack Obama thinks he’s above the law, and his supporters believe that too.
Alas, Obamacare aka “Affordable” Care Act is nose diving with few signups, few enrollee’s, a website that most likely can’t be fixed and so Barack Obama came out and provided his own “fix” for his signature disaster.
As usual Obama skipped the legislative process for a law voted on along party lines and designed in the smoky backrooms where transparency is non-existent and visibility less than six inches.
There is a thing called the Federal Registry. A short description is this:
The Federal Register (the daily newspaper of the Federal government) is a legal newspaper published every business day by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA).