Obama’s Chicago Politics: Selling Judgeships To Buy Health Care Votes?

You would think that with all that has gone wrong for Obama over the past year and after all the revelations of corruption in his cabinet and “czar” appointments that Obama would be more careful about things like appointing the brother of an undecided House Dem to the bench on the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals.

From John McCormack of the Weekly Standard:

Tonight, Barack Obama will host ten House Democrats who voted against the health care bill in November at the White House; he’s obviously trying to persuade them to switch their votes to yes. One of the ten is Jim Matheson of Utah. The White House just sent out a press release announcing that today President Obama nominated Matheson’s brother Scott M. Matheson, Jr. to the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.

You can find out who the ten Dems are here:

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Now, Scott Matheson may be very qualified to be a judge, but the timing of this appointment couldn’t have been any worse, even if Obama had tried to make it worse.

More:

Consider Congressman Matheson’s record on the health care bill. He voted against the bill in the Energy and Commerce Committee back in July and again when it passed the House in November. But now he’s “undecided” on ramming the bill through Congress.

Very suspicious looking. I guess you can take the boy out of Chicago, but you can’t take the gangster-style Chicago politics out of the Community Organizer.

Given all that has happened with appointees like Bill Richardson, Tim Geithner and other corruption tainted players, this looks (on the surface) like another “pay to play” scheme.

You can access the complete news story on-line here:

Obama Now Selling Judgeships For Health Care Votes?
John McCormack
The Weekly Standard
March 4, 2010

One Response

  1. What does the Constitution say about bribery?
    Why does he attempt to change America to a European style country? Why does he want to change our healthcare system to a government controlled system? Why is his own political party afraid to challenge him on his irresponsible spending? Why do he not divulge how he paid for his expensive Ivy Leaague education, his upscale lifestyle and housing with no visible signs of support? Why does he align himself with radical extremests who hate America and refuse to denounce these radicals who wish to see America fall? Why does he not listen to or even consider opposing points of view from intelligent people? Why does the media give him a free pass on everything he does? Why does he prefer to control rather than govern??

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