GOP Promises: Obama Investigations are Coming

Ben Johnson

As news has broken overnight that an Obama administration official may have perjured himself about the dismissal of the New Black Panthers voter intimidation case, Congressional Republicans have promised they will investigate Barack Obama’s crimes in the new year.

The Hill newspaper reports today Congressman Darrell Issa’s “Oversight and Government Reform Committee anticipate a ramp-up of investigations next year on bailout measures, the economic stimulus and healthcare.”

Jason Chaffetz, R-UT, who sits on the committee, told the paper, “No doubt about it, there needs to be a lot more examination of the TARP, stimulus and Fannie [Mae] and Freddie [Mac].” Committee aide Kurt Bardella added the GOP will take on “anyone [who] is misusing taxpayer dollars,” naming ACORN and General Motors, among others.

Many believe any honest inquest will inevitably turn from investigative hearings to impeachment proceedings.

If the committee has proven anything to date, it is that its members have much to investigate. It produced a 36-page report recounting the Obama administration’s use of tax dollars for covert propaganda, a potentially illegal — and hence, potentially impeachable — offense.

Congressman Issa is asking Americans across the country to send him pictures of the stimulus signs announcing that Obama and local functionaries are “Putting America Back to Work” with porkbarrel projects. Misappropriation of bailout funds, especially by entities Obama forced to take the funds, are sure to make the investigate docket in 2011.

As today’s news shows, not all investigations are limited to the misuse or misappropriation of funds. Allegations remain that the administration illegally offered Joe Sestak a job to drop out of his primary race against Arlen Specter. Bill Clinton’s recent words on the subject contradict the White House party line and could open the door to the president’s downfall. Rep. Issa has already promised to investigate. Issa’s colleague from New Jersey, Rep. Chris Smith, believes the administration’s lobbying for Kenya’s new, pro-abortion, pro-Shari’a constitution is illegal, and thus an impeachable offense, the State Department’s whitewashing notwithstanding.

Issa’s chairmanship, and the ascension of Rep. Chaffetz, will be necessary, not merely to restore honor and decency to the White House, but if Americans ever hope to drain the swamp of kickbacks and goldbricking D.C. insiders have raised to a new art.

Ultimately, only conservatives (and not merely Republicans) can end Washington’s corruption. As long as the federal government continues to dole out trillions of dollars in “stimulus,” businesses will try to obtain as many tax dollars as possible. As long as left-wing Democrats regulate every activity under the sun, they will hire lobbyists to protect themselves from Obama’s extortion racket. As long as the administration threatens to punish success with confiscatory tax rates, they will hire lawyers to exploit every loophole in the IRS code.

And they will hire Congressmen to write them.

The problem of corruption is an out of control government that exceeds any limits dreamed of by the Founding Fathers. Indeed, at times it seems the government exceeds the limits dream of by Thomas Hobbes.

The corruption is a symptom and necessary correlate of the welfare state. The long-term solution is to return the government to its constitutional limits and specifically enumerated functions. Only by shrinking the size, scope, cost, and reach of government — by depriving it of boons to hand out and selective punishments to impose — can corruption come to an end.

Until then, the best budget investment taxpayers can make is in Congressman Issa’s committee.

About Ben Johnson

Ben Johnson is the editor of several conservative websites. A seasoned journalist, he has broken a host of news stories of national importance and written sizzling editorials that started the nation talking. A former talk show host, he has been a guest on The Michael Savage Show, Nothing But Truth with Crane Durham, Crosstalk on VCY America, The G. Gordon Liddy Show, The Bob Dutko Show, and scores of local programs. The Managing Editor of FrontPage Magazine (2004-2010) and previously its Associate Editor (2003-2004), he is the author of three books. He maintains his own website,, which you can view here. You can contact him here.
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9 Responses to GOP Promises: Obama Investigations are Coming

  1. ultranana says:

    I am from Louisiana and I do not wish to impune swamps by implying that our current Administration crawled out of one in Chicago and dragged it's quagmire with him to DC. Let us agree that he crawled out of the QUAGMIRE of DIRTY POLITICS in Chicago, and brought them, lock, stock and barrel with him to DC so that an entire state that bore the brunt of his inefficiency and lack of interest and 53 days of inaction during the WORST ecological disaster so far, the BP OIL SPILL IN THE GULF, many locals of whom will never recover, as their means of making a living are GONE FOR GOOD, and Obama just let BP off the hook for $20 Billion (to help out the US TRADE AND INVESTMENT AGREEMENT WITH LIBYA) which ALSO HAS BP as a FOUNDING MEMBER OF THE USLBA!

  2. dannymprado says:

    The Obama admistration and the Congress controlled by Democrats have commited violations here and there and some of which are considered impeachables as far as the american people are concerned. From perjury, bribery, intimidations, election rule violations and ethics viiolations and also lying to the people about his father, that he(Obama) claimed fought during WW II. Also, that thousands if no millions claimed, Obama was born in Kenya and not in Hawaii, that disqualifies him to hold the highest government position in the USA.

  3. blm says:

    All I have to say, is if we the people do not get back some control of the freaks in DC this Nov blood will run in the streets of this country!!

  4. kenny1801 says:

    HANG tha BASTARD!!!!!!!!

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