Republicans vs. White House Corruption
If Republicans take back Congress after the November elections, investigations into possible corruption by the Obama White House is likely soon to follow.
Democrat President Barack Obama, while maintaining the outward appearance of a man enjoying the final month of summer while vacationing in the ultra-rich playground of Martha’s Vineyard, is likely a far more concerned and uncertain individual internally. Republican party leaders are already indicating a desire to launch investigations against the Obama White House following the November midterm elections, with an accompanying laundry list of potential political misdeeds centered around the Obama administration.
Obama was voted in upon oft-repeated promises of transparency in government. His critics are now declaring the Obama White House as among the most secretive and potentially abusive administrations of the modern American political era. At the top of the list of potential charges against the Obama White House would be its complicity in attempting alleged pay to play schemes involving Joe Sestak and Andrew Romanoff so they would step aside for Obama-approved political candidates. Both Sestak and Romanoff indicated the White House contacted them and offered government positions in exchange for removing themselves from their respective polical races.
Even more potentially damaging to the Obama White House are Republicans desire to investigate possible corruption surrounding the hundreds of billions of tax payer dollars that represent the AIG bailout, Freddie and Fannie bailout, the Obama stimulus bill, and the government bailout/takeover of GM and Chrysler. Critics claim the Obama White House overstepped its constitutional authority, and that monies were sent out more as a means of political favortism rather than actual economic need. Labor unions have enjoyed particular benefit from the Obama White House bailouts.
The possibility of such investigations has to be weighing heavily on President Obama as he prepares to now travel extensively across the nation in support of Democrat candidates hoping to be re-elected. Control of Congress is clearly not the only thing at stake – as the very survival of his administration could well prove in danger should Republicans gain the majority. For now, Democrat House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Democrat Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid have successfully thwarted any Republican attempts at inquiries into alleged misdeeds by the Obama White House. After November, Democrats may no longer be able to offer the Obama White House such political protection.