Is there a federal war on Republican governors? South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley is the latest targeted by the U.S. Dept. of Justice.
The sole source for allegations that have spread like fleas on a barnyard dog is a South Carolina blog written by a guy who worked for the online news site of a Columbia TV station.
The blogger relates allegations Haley’s father in connection with a Sikh worship center in the capital city. The blogger primarily posits leading questions before sharing this:
“The feds are also looking into whether Gov. Haley used her political influence to convince wealthy potential donors to give money to the temple, which is where her role in the investigation comes into play.”
Say what? If that’s going to occupy DOJ, it’d be a great idea for Attorney General Eric Holder to take a very hard look at President Barack Obama’s well-heeled donors.
The blog entry is based on attributions to unnamed sources.
A cursory stroll through other stories on the blog suggests the writer swings to the left, but that’s just my opinion. For all I know he could be part of the GOP camp that gave Haley fits during her primary campaign. Read the story at The Daily Caller—I chose not to link to the blog that started the rumor.
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has been under Holder’s microscope for quite some time on the immigration law the state legislature passed. Sen. Chuck Schumer attempted to distract Brewer. Chairman of the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Immigration, Refugees and Border Security, the limelight-loving Schumer, said The Tucson Citizen, “asked Brewer to defend herself and the state’s tough immigration law on April 24, one day before the nation’s highest court is to hear arguments on the federal lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of SB 1070.”
Schumer couldn’t be more obvious—his move is as notable as a catsup stain on a white necktie. Brewer didn’t back down—she told the New York Leftwinger no.
What most don’t realize is that many of our current problems with the open border and illegal aliens are a direct result of Schumer’s actions. Schumer helped write, and more importantly, helped broker the Amnesty bill of 1986. You know, the one where Democrats promised President Ronald Reagan the bill would fix things once and for all?
Schumer’s latest achievement is asking the Saudis to sell us more oil to keep prices down because Leftwing Democrats have obstructed U.S. energy resources like oil for decades. They’ve basically handed our energy policy over to the eco-lobby.
Speaking of lobbying, Gov. Scott Walker comes to mind. He’s been under attack for a long time now from the labor and teachers’ unions. They’ve been working on recalling him because he had the audacity to attempt to bring Wisconsin’s financials to a sound level, and he dared to ask some government employees to pay a very small amount for matters like health insurance. Hopefully Wisconsin voters are smart enough to recognize sleazy politics directed towards someone whose greatest sin is being a fiscal conservative.
The great state of Texas has had a battle going with Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency over air quality standards. Thing is Gov. Rick Perry won that round. Perry’s been battling the EPA for years.
I’ve often said it’s time to haul the EPA before Congress and examine the science applied to forcing Americans’ electric bills to record levels (they’ll go higher still). Americans, however, appear content to have full tummies and have mostly bowed to the EPA gods. Once again, let us praise the governor running the great state of Texas.
Here in Florida, Gov. Rick Scott has his hands full with the DOJ attack on changes in voting procedures. Florida re-arranged the early vote schedule to save money. DOJ took it personally.
There you have it—six Republican governors under attack for what? Trying to do their jobs and do right by the citizens who elected them. Those are foreign concepts to the Left controlling the DOJ, EPA, and numerous other sectors of government and our economy at present.
Funny thing is Obama's pal former N.J. Gov. Jon Corzine still can't find that client money he was responsible for. Will IRS go after Corzine? Don't hold your breath.
(Analysis by Kay B. Day/March 30, 2012)