Daily Archives: January 31, 2009

Paul Begala calls Rush Limbaugh “corpulent drug addict”

Newsbusters reports with video:

CNN’s Paul Begala, in response to Friday’s announcement that former Maryland governor Michael Steele had been named Republican National Committee chairman, said, “The real leader of the Republican Party in America today is a corpulent drug addict with an AM radio talk show, Rush Limbaugh.”

And what does that make the leader of the democratic party, I wonder?  Here’s an interesting and quite funny video of some prominent democrats, including Barack Obama, falling all over themselves to tell us all about their drug use.

Mr. Begala also added:

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is “very bitter, and divisive,” “Obama is stylistically much more like Reagan,” and that George W. Bush was a “spectacularly lazy president.”

And how bitter and divisive is that?

But at least Gov. Sarah Palin and George W. Bush are public figures and in politics.  Rush Limbaugh is a private citizen practicing his profession, the one he has had now for about 20 years, and isn’t it a bit of a stretch to elevate him to the level of the “leader of the republican party?”

Posted: 01.31.09


Filed under Barack Obama, Human Interest, Media, politics, President Barack Obama, Sarah Palin, Uncategorized

Michael Steele to head Republican Party


The Republican Party chose the first black national chairman in its history Friday, just shy of three months after the nation elected a Democrat as the first African-American president. The choice marked no less than “the dawn of a new party,” declared the new GOP chairman, former Maryland Lt. Gov. Michael Steele.

Uh – who is this Rush Limbaugh that President Obama keeps talking about?

Posted:  01.31.09


Filed under Barack Obama, politics

Another tax evader in Obama Administration?

Unbelievable.  I thought Geithner was bad.  This is worse than Geithner.  And it makes me livid, especially the unreported $83,000 in consulting fees.  That can’t be an accident.  You can’t earn $83,000 and not know it, so this is blatant and deliberate.

He paid about $140,000 in back taxes and interest AFTER questions surfaced during the vetting of his nomination. Right.  The key word is after.  Reminds of a defendant who cries only after conviction.  The question is always asked, “Is he crying because of what he did or because he got caught?”

ABC News has obtained the Senate Finance Committee Report on Tom Daschle’s nomination to be Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, which indicates that Daschle’s tax problems were even more substantial than earlier reported.


The report indicates that Daschle’s failure to pay more than $101,000 taxes on the car and driver a wealthy friend let him use from 2005 through 2007 is not the only tax issue the former Senate Majority Leader has been dealing with since his December nomination prompted a more thorough examination of his income tax returns.

Mr. Daschle also didn’t report $83,333 in consulting income in 2007.

I guess this is just another hiccup to those who like to talk the talk but do not walk the walk.  Income tax evasion is a criminal offense and some have gone to jail for it.  I think we owe Al Capone and Wesley Snipes, among others, an apology.

Posted:  01.31.09

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