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(The Daily Caller)   News: Top Obama staffer violates Hatch Act. Media: Ohhhh look over there, Romney said something. Quick, to the protectionmobile   (dailycaller.com) divider line 86
    More: Followup, Office of Special Counsel, cabinet secretary, Kathleen Sebelius, Health and Human Services, Human Rights Campaign  
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2012-09-19 12:21:33 AM
Yeah, gosh, nothing there. Well, except:

NY Post

Washington Post

CNN

Chicago Tribune

Hell, even Huffington Post
 
2012-09-19 01:36:52 AM
According to investigators, the Department of Health and Human Services promptly reclassified the event as a political activity and reimbursed the U.S. Treasury for the expense.

History's greatest monster.
 
2012-09-19 03:24:51 AM
Quick! To the DeflectionMobile!
 
2012-09-19 08:12:29 AM

PreMortem: Quick! To the DeflectionMobile!


Sorry, it's a little busy right now with 75 different people trying to use it to launch 75 different stories to try to change the topic.
 
2012-09-19 09:57:14 AM
This is the final nail in Obama's coffin! We've got him now.
 
2012-09-19 09:58:12 AM
Now brag about how foxnews is #1 and nobody watches lib msm medias.
 
2012-09-19 09:59:18 AM
"If it were a Republican official who had done this, the outrage would be continued and loud and would have been on the Sunday talk shows beyond Benghazi and anything else," Clarke said.

*rolls eyes*

Seriously, a Daily Caller link?

/Moar coffee nao!
 
2012-09-19 09:59:38 AM
Or...maybe people don't give a shiat about what she said, since it didn't completely insult 47% of the American people.
 
2012-09-19 09:59:40 AM
Yeah... I heard a NPR story about Hatch act enforcement and investigations, like, a month ago.

To be fair, they plainly said that Dems do the same thing when a Rep is in office.
 
2012-09-19 10:00:04 AM
IT'S NOT FAIR!

There should be some mechanism by which the portion of public outrage is regulated to ensure equal results for all parties.
 
2012-09-19 10:00:30 AM
So, Rmoney is automatically President?

/Kemosabe, many neocons riding like the wind.
//There will be butthurt.
 
2012-09-19 10:00:30 AM
i.chzbgr.com
 
2012-09-19 10:04:07 AM

Skleenar: IT'S NOT FAIR!

There should be some mechanism by which the portion of public outrage is regulated to ensure equal results for all parties.


But that would mean regulation, which means killing jobs, which is antithetical with the GOP platform. Are you suggesting that we put onerous regulations on our job creators just so we can all be equally outraged? That's an outrage!
 
2012-09-19 10:04:28 AM
Reporting on what Romney says is completely unfair!
 
2012-09-19 10:06:10 AM

pslong009: But that would mean regulation, which means killing jobs, which is antithetical with the GOP platform. Are you suggesting that we put onerous regulations on our job creators just so we can all be equally outraged? That's an outrage!


You're over your right wing outrage quota, citizen. Now you have to watch "Bowling for Columbine" WITHOUT ANY POPCORN.



/evil laugh
 
2012-09-19 10:06:37 AM
Yeah, a minor civil servant making an "oops, my bad" mistake, being called on it, and apologizing versus someone running for a position that can literally set national policy for the entire US federal government implying that he has no intention of serving almost half of the US population and following it up with an outright racist remark about citizens of central/south american ancestry.

Wow, I can't think why the media would think that the latter might merit wider coverage than the former. What a mystery.
 
2012-09-19 10:09:14 AM
Okay, and what pray tell is the proscribed penalty? A fine, a public reprimand?

Oh, and 'staffer' is not the same as 'Secretary of HHS'.
 
2012-09-19 10:11:30 AM

skinnycatullus: According to investigators, the Department of Health and Human Services promptly reclassified the event as a political activity and reimbursed the U.S. Treasury for the expense.

History's greatest monster.


This_is_an_outrage.jpg
 
2012-09-19 10:12:03 AM

Jim_Callahan: Yeah, a minor civil servant making an "oops, my bad" mistake, being called on it, and apologizing versus someone running for a position that can literally set national policy for the entire US federal government implying that he has no intention of serving almost half of the US population and following it up with an outright racist remark about citizens of central/south american ancestry.

Wow, I can't think why the media would think that the latter might merit wider coverage than the former. What a mystery.


I believe she deserves to be let go, she violated the law, so okay, goodbye. She also made it a non story by owning up to it publicly.
 
2012-09-19 10:12:08 AM
"Honey, why are you always talking about me farking that other woman? Margret's husband forgets to replace the empty toilet paper rolls. They are totally the same thing."
 
2012-09-19 10:12:34 AM
THIS IS OBAMA'S KATRINA
 
2012-09-19 10:12:43 AM

Cinaed: Okay, and what pray tell is the proscribed penalty? A fine, a public reprimand?

Oh, and 'staffer' is not the same as 'Secretary of HHS'.


I'm not going to do your f--king homework for you. I will say that the penalties scale up in accordance with how gross a violation it was.

And it's not a easy thing to navigate. Say you take a trip to Denver for government work. You have a weekend there, so you speak at a friend's house for a fundraiser. But the government paid for the plane ride there. But it's on your entirely free private citizen weekend time.

And that's why they have a hotline staffers can call.
 
2012-09-19 10:15:01 AM

quatchi: "If it were a Republican official who had done this, the outrage would be continued and loud and would have been on the Sunday talk shows beyond Benghazi and anything else," Clarke said.

*rolls eyes*

Seriously, a Daily Caller link?

/Moar coffee nao!


I distinctly remember the media frenzy when Karl Rove violated the Hatch Act.

Sorry, I didn't mean "media frenzy". I meant "deafening silence".

/Rove didn't repay the Treasury or apologize, either
 
2012-09-19 10:16:03 AM

pslong009: Skleenar: IT'S NOT FAIR!

There should be some mechanism by which the portion of public outrage is regulated to ensure equal results for all parties.

But that would mean regulation, which means killing jobs, which is antithetical with the GOP platform. Are you suggesting that we put onerous regulations on our job creators just so we can all be equally outraged? That's an outrage!


Despite the stereotypically Republican rhetoric, your outrage does nothing to further the goals of the Excellent Venerable Organization, therefore you are a RINO and have to play in the corner with the party's last presidential candidate.
 
MFL
2012-09-19 10:16:19 AM
Uh OH....Mitt Romney just lost the election again!!!

bbbbounce? where?

this is bad news.....for Romney 

Shiney object where are you!!!
 
2012-09-19 10:17:05 AM
Jesse Jackson violated the Logan Act for the 2nd time too with his recent trip to Gambia. Logan Act
 
2012-09-19 10:18:04 AM

TimonC346: I believe she deserves to be let go, she violated the law, so okay, goodbye.


*shrug* it's an extremely minor violation of the act (clearly a personal opinion), and she admitted to it as soon as she was aware of the violation and reimbursements have been made. I have little problem with a slap on the wrist - the intent of the Hatch Act is to stop shiat like the Secretary of HHS from telling people that in their professional opinion that a vote for Republicans is a vote for a zombie plague.
 
2012-09-19 10:18:06 AM
From reviewing what they say the violation is it sounds like it should just be a slap on the wrist. Pretty minor offense to say that the President should be re-elected when giving a speech about human rights. Especially considering the Republicans records on human rights....
 
2012-09-19 10:20:44 AM
Come on, nobody under this administration has to obey any laws. Media Matters will probably retain their non-profit status in spite of their monkey business with Holder, Schmaler, and the gang.
 
2012-09-19 10:22:17 AM

MFL: Uh OH....Mitt Romney just lost the election again!!!

bbbbounce? where?

this is bad news.....for Romney 

Shiney object where are you!!!


What's funny is that the article you posted has a link to an article saying that the dems are boosting economic confidence.
 
2012-09-19 10:25:34 AM
A cabinet secretary is hardly a "minor civil servant".
 
2012-09-19 10:25:55 AM

armoredbulldozer: Come on, nobody under this administration has to obey any laws. Media Matters will probably retain their non-profit status in spite of their monkey business with Holder, Schmaler, and the gang.


Meanwhile, GOP-owned and operated FNC is just fine. Nothing to see here. Move along.
 
2012-09-19 10:25:58 AM
You smell like desperation, Subby...
 
2012-09-19 10:26:24 AM

armoredbulldozer: Come on, nobody under this administration has to obey any laws. Media Matters will probably retain their non-profit status in spite of their monkey business with Holder, Schmaler, and the gang.


When churches - most notably the LDS - start losing their tax-exempt status for political activities, you can talk about Media Matters.
 
2012-09-19 10:26:41 AM

Podmore: Yeah, gosh, nothing there. Well, except:

NY Post

Washington Post

CNN

Chicago Tribune

Hell, even Huffington Post


Story has been out there at least a week.
 
2012-09-19 10:27:02 AM

GoldSpider: A cabinet secretary is hardly a "minor civil servant".


"staffer" != "Secretary of HHS"
 
2012-09-19 10:27:17 AM

armoredbulldozer: Jesse Jackson violated the Logan Act for the 2nd time too with his recent trip to Gambia. Logan Act


That's something that has been violated by both parties many times over the last several years. Do you get outraged when your party does it? No? Then STFU. Also, it's Jesse farking Jackson, so I doubt you'll find many people to defend him.
 
2012-09-19 10:27:38 AM

armoredbulldozer: Come on, nobody under this administration has to obey any laws. Media Matters will probably retain their non-profit status in spite of their monkey business with Holder, Schmaler, and the gang.


Your posts are now in a nice salmon tint with the byline "teatarded."

/TMYK
 
2012-09-19 10:28:14 AM
A review of transcripts by The Daily Caller indicate that no questions have been asked by the reporters who cover the president about Sebelius during official White House briefings or gaggles since Sept. 12, when the U.S. Office of Special Counsel said in a report that the cabinet secretary violated the Hatch Act earlier this year.

Oh FFS, it's not like there was anything ELSE going on at the time that about eleventygagillion times more important going on.
 
2012-09-19 10:28:51 AM

dinch: armoredbulldozer: Jesse Jackson violated the Logan Act for the 2nd time too with his recent trip to Gambia. Logan Act

That's something that has been violated by both parties many times over the last several years. Do you get outraged when your party does it? No? Then STFU. Also, it's Jesse farking Jackson, so I doubt you'll find many people to defend him.


And it's Gambia. They're not exactly a major player in US foreign affairs.

Eric Cantor making trips to Israel to promise Netanyahu that Congressional Republicans will interfere with the Administration's conduct of foreign policy, on the other hand...
 
2012-09-19 10:29:04 AM

keylock71: You smell like desperation, Subby...


is this gonna be the excuse for every misstep from here until the election?
 
2012-09-19 10:31:19 AM

Podmore: Yeah, gosh, nothing there. Well, except:

NY Post

Washington Post

CNN

Chicago Tribune

Hell, even Huffington Post


Funny. The media is not depicted as I was told it would be.
 
2012-09-19 10:33:33 AM

qorkfiend: GoldSpider: A cabinet secretary is hardly a "minor civil servant".

"staffer" != "Secretary of HHS"


I saw this reference up thread and I'm not getting it. Sebelius gave the speech in question, did she not?

I'm not saying this is in any way a big deal, I'm just interested in this detail. I did a Ctrl+F for 'staffer' in TFA and it is not found. What are you referring to?
 
2012-09-19 10:34:25 AM

theknuckler_33: qorkfiend: GoldSpider: A cabinet secretary is hardly a "minor civil servant".

"staffer" != "Secretary of HHS"

I saw this reference up thread and I'm not getting it. Sebelius gave the speech in question, did she not?

I'm not saying this is in any way a big deal, I'm just interested in this detail. I did a Ctrl+F for 'staffer' in TFA and it is not found. What are you referring to?


I...don't know. I was also going off the reference upthread.

I'll turn in my membership card on my way out.
 
2012-09-19 10:34:44 AM

skullkrusher: keylock71: You smell like desperation, Subby...

is this gonna be the excuse for every misstep from here until the election?


As missteps go, this one didn't even stub a toe.
 
2012-09-19 10:35:41 AM

Podmore: Yeah, gosh, nothing there. Well, except:

NY Post

Washington Post

CNN

Chicago Tribune

Hell, even Huffington Post


But, the liberal MSNBC is covering it up too... Oh wait, What's this?

Oh, then MSNBC did not have that on the front page and that is proof that the liberal media is tryign to cover up their liberalness.

/Yes, I know, the website is nbcnews.com
 
2012-09-19 10:36:15 AM

skullkrusher: keylock71: You smell like desperation, Subby...

is this gonna be the excuse for every misstep from here until the election?


Who's making excuses?
 
2012-09-19 10:38:09 AM
The Office of the Special Counsel on Wednesday announced it was citing Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius for illegally making political comments at an official event, which is a violation of the federal Hatch Act.

Really? That's the violation? I thought it was tax fraud or illegal investing in something. There's not a lot you can run with this.
 
2012-09-19 10:39:19 AM

qorkfiend: I...don't know. I was also going off the reference upthread.


Upthread was someone telling off subby for saying staffer instead of secretary.
 
2012-09-19 10:39:35 AM

AngryTeacher: Podmore: Yeah, gosh, nothing there. Well, except:

NY Post

Washington Post

CNN

Chicago Tribune

Hell, even Huffington Post

But, the liberal MSNBC is covering it up too... Oh wait, What's this?

Oh, then MSNBC did not have that on the front page and that is proof that the liberal media is tryign to cover up their liberalness.

/Yes, I know, the website is nbcnews.com


But see, you guys aren't getting it... the damned librul media didn't ask any questions about it at the white house since the story broke. Yea, sure, all those liberal media outlets reported the story, but not one reporter asked Obama or his spokespeople about it since september 12th. The fact that it broke at the same time as the libya consulate attack where 4 americans including an ambassador were killed is totally irrelevant. Why weren't the lib media asking about an obscure speech by Sebelius that happened 7 months ago? Why? Because of their bias, of course.
 
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