The RNC chairman’s balls are as big as Blagojevich’s

I understand calling for Rod Blagojevich to resign.  That’s politics.  And I will support it once additional information comes out.  I also would support impeachment hearings if Blago is found guilty and refuses to resign.

But to immediately tie Blago with President-elect Barack Obama is disgraceful. 

The chairman of the Republican National Committee (RNC) said Tuesday afternoon that President-elect Obama’s comments on the arrest of Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich do not go far enough addressing the relationship between the two men.

Hours after Blagojevich was arrested by federal authorties [sic] for an array of corruption charges, including an effort to see profit in exchange for Obama’s recently vacated Senate seat, Obama told reporters that he has had “no contact” with the troubled governor and he was unaware of what was going on.

RNC Chairman Robert “Mike” Duncan said in a statement that Obama’s “comments on the matter are insufficient at best.”

“Given the president-elect’s history of supporting and advising Gov. Blagojevich, he has a responsibility to speak out and fully address the issue,” Duncan said.

The RNC pointed out shortly after the governor’s arrest that Obama has, in the past, had high praise for Blagojevich and advised the governor’s first run for office.

Despite Obama’s insistence that he has had no contact with Blagojevich about who might fill his open Senate seat, ABC News reported Tuesday that in late November, Obama senior adviser David Axelrod said he knew Obama had “talked to the governor and there are a whole range of names, many of which have surfaced, and I think he has a fondness for a lot of them.”

 

First, to consistently dodge reporters queries over every questionable action by the Bush administration over the last 8 years and then play these games against Obama BEFORE he is even sworn in is absolutely pathetic.

The Bush administration consistently refused to address issues involving the outing of Valerie Plame, Abu Ghraib, WMD’s, etc, etc, etc.

Second, it is clear that anytime anyone in Illinois breaks the law the Republicans will immediately question that person’s ties with Obama.  This was so [expletive] predictable. 

We are going to have a long 4 or 8 years if the Republicans are going to continue to play these games.  Distraction politics is something that we do not need.  We have to repair many domestic problems (economic, infrastructure, etc) and foreign policy issues (2 wars, Pakistan, economic, etc) and the Republicans are going to focus on Obama’s birth certificate, every shady person Obama has spoken with and Joe the [expletive] plumber.  (Sorry but Blago’s expletive laden phone conversations have carried into this post.)

The problem also is that Mike Duncan (his first name is Robert – what are you hiding?) would have said that Obama’s ‘comments on the matter are insufficient at best’ unless Obama had come out and said “Blagojevich and I are planning to sell the Senate seat in order to take care of us, our families and Illinois.”

Until the Republicans start providing answers to the questions of the last 8 years, I am going to give Obama a break on guilt by association. 

Blago has me so pissed off but this [expletive] judgmental Republican bullshit has me livid.  It’s a pure case of ‘Party before Country’ and if they can not [expletive] grow up, they need to get out of government. 

Finally, shouldn’t Duncan worry about preparing for the 2010 election since his party hasn’t done that well in 2006 and 2008? 

In other words, Mike Duncan – shut the [expletive] up!

Source:

RNC: Obama’s statement on Blagojevich ‘insufficient’ – The Hill – 09-DEC-2008

 

 

 

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6 responses to “The RNC chairman’s balls are as big as Blagojevich’s

  1. I don’t think it matters what statement PEBO makes it will never be enough. AG Fitzgerald stated there was no link to PEBO in anything they found yet they are still trying to connect him. They want to know who, what, how much and for how long anyone talked, called, emailed, or even thought about doing any of the above to Blago from anyone connected to PEBO. So good grief if someone called the governors office about something completely unrelated and it is found out they will jump on it.

    He gave an interview to a newspaper and stated he really couldn’t talk about it because it was an ongoing investigation. So I am wondering if he has been told to not talk much about it. Maybe something more will come out today in the news conference he is giving. I am sure they will be asking questions about it.

    Great write ups on your site. You do a good job here. Thanks for your perspective.

  2. Thanks, Annette.
    I agree with all of your points. Blago’s own words clear Obama of any wrongdoing. He said that “They’re not willing to give me anything except appreciation. [Expletive] them.”

    I like your use of PEBO.

  3. Bush never has to answer to the right wingers. He often would make a joke or insult the questioner instead of answering the question during new conferences and there would be no complaints by the media. Instead, the right wingers are all over Obama about the Blagojevich case as if he is somehow involved. Obama is way too busy working on building his cabinet and filling other staff positions to be involved with someone like Blagojevich.

  4. Yes, but it’s not just the right wingers. Even some of the MSMers are going nuts over it. I mostly watch MSNBC and they have just been crazy, even Chris Matthews is just about foaming at the mouth over it. It’s disgusting. I don’t know what more he can say or do.

    And you are right. Bush never had to answer for anything. If he had answered half the questions PEBO has already answered we wouldn’t be in near the messes we are in. We sure wouldn’t be in Iraq. But that’s one of the biggest differences between the 2 of them. We were promised openness and transperency and I believe we are seeing it in action.

  5. The beautiful thing about openess and transparency is that it makes it harder for the opposition to claim Obama is hiding anything. They’ll do their best, I’m sure.

  6. i’m hoping Blagojevich will inspire Congress to finally grow a pair and start doing what’s best for the people they represent (by putting this guy away for a long time)