Category Archives: Americans for Prosperity

Conflict of Interest

               Uncle Thomas Strikes Again

As revealed by Al Sharpton last night, Supreme Court Justices Clarence Thomas and Anthony Scalia once again showed their dedication to bipartisanship by attending a fundraiser  held by the Federalist Society. The Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies is a conservative legal group whose focus is to redefine law by reinterpreting the Constitution.

Why is this relevant?  Because the Supreme Court had just announced that it would hear a case concerning the constitutionality of Obamacare.  Guess who was sitting between the two judges? … Paul Clement.  Clement is the lead attorney arguing the case against Obamacare that the Supreme Court will be hearing!

Also, Uncle Thomas’ wife Virginia is a vocal lobbyist for conservative and tea party groups.  Earlier, the Supreme Court decided  (Citizens United vs. FEC ) that corporations are people, therefore allowing them to contribute unlimited funds to political campaigns in anonymity .  Virginia was a prominent voice in the lobby for this outcome.

To me, this looks like a clear conflict of interest. Should the judges not have to recuse themselves from the case for merely the appearance of a conflict of interest? Do conflict of interest rules apply to everyone but the Supreme Court?  After watching the story, I had only one question:  What had I done to Al Sharpton, and why is he yelling at me?

– L. Morales

Crack Koch Cain

      Who said things couldn’t get worse?  The Cain campaign is now being investigated for campaign finance “irregularities”.  My ass.  A Koch brothers funded non-profit  gave the Cain campaign money for expenses; which is in violation of campaign finance law.

Could this be the sledgehammer to an already cracking foundation of the Cain house that Koch built?

* to hear it live, tune in to Stephanie Miller
 – L. Morales

Critical Cain

                          Is Herman a Munster?

     Herman Cain’s political campaign may need life support soon enough.  The spotlight on the Republican front runner seems to be getting brighter.  Having ten days to prepare before the sexual harassment revelations came out, his team apparently dropped the ball by not preparing a direct and cohesive response to the allegations.  Now, one of the women wants to speak about her experience with Cain.  All that is required is her gag order be lifted.  What are the odds?

     Will his campaign survive the scandal?  Will he persevere and become the first Negro Republican candidate for the U.S. Presidency?  Will his campaign spontaneously combust  and crash in a flaming ball of contradictions?  Will he go back to making God-awful pizza? Will Pippa wear paisley? … who knows.

– L. Morales

The Koch Brother’s New Front Runner

Koch Cain

Herman Cain’s campaign manager and a number of aides have worked for Americans for Prosperity, or AFP, the advocacy group founded with support from billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch, which lobbies for lower taxes and less government regulation and spending. Cain credits a businessman who served on an AFP advisory board with helping devise his “9-9-9” plan to rewrite the nation’s tax code. And his years of speaking at AFP events have given the businessman and radio host a network of loyal grassroots fans.

WAR!

       It’s Good for Revolution

     There is a war going on.  A brazen, full frontal, take no prisoners, all out assault against the enemy.  Unlike other illegal wars the United States has perpetrated, this one is fully sanctioned by a majority of the Congress.  This is a war against the U.S. constitution, democracy, and the middle class.  “We the People” are the enemy.
– L. Morales Continue reading
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