We as Democrats, we as Liberals, we as progressives, get angry when Republicans and conservatives call Democrats “Limousine Liberals”. But let’s face it, is there a better way to describe the filth in Washington that foisted Obama on the great Democratic Party than “Limousine Liberals”?
While Kentucky suffers without Big Media attention, Obama backslaps, rewards and laughs with tax cheats and parties on $100 a pound steaks.
Limousine Liberals celebrating while real Americans suffer. Not since Hurricane Katrina have Americans either experienced or witnessed such callousness.
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Kentucky, Hillary Country, suffers without attention, while Obama feasts:
Gov. Steve Beshear called up his entire Army National Guard on Saturday, tripling his troops with his state still reeling from a deadly ice storm that knocked out power from the Midwest to the East Coast.
More than half a million homes and businesses, most of them in Kentucky, remained with out electricity from the Ozarks through Appalachia, though temperatures creeping into the 40s helped a swarm of utility workers make headway. Finding fuel – heating oil along with gas for cars and generators – was another struggle for those trying to tough it out at home, with hospitals and other essential services getting priority over members of the public.
Where is Obama’s FEMA? Six weeks to get power restored in a brutally cold winter while Obama feasts. Twenty degree temperatures, thousands displaced, 536,000 homes/businesses in Kentucky alone without power, “surpassing the damage last year from the remnants of Hurricane Ike” – Obama feasts.
“We’re asking people to pack a suitcase and head south and find a motel if they have the means, because we can’t service everybody in our shelter,” said Crittenden County Judge-Executive Fred Brown, who oversees about 9,000 people, many of whom spent a fifth night sleeping in the town’s elementary school.
Local officials grew angrier at what they said was a lack of help from the state and the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
In Kentucky’s Grayson County, about 80 miles southwest of Louisville, Emergency Management Director Randell Smith said the 25 National Guardsmen who have responded have no chain saws to clear fallen trees. He said roads are littered with fallen trees and people shivering in bone-chilling cold are in need.
“We’ve got people out in some areas we haven’t even visited yet,” Smith said. “We don’t even know that they’re alive.”
Smith said FEMA was still a no-show days after the storm.
Limousine Liberal Chris Dodd, Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee:
Connecticut Sen. Chris Dodd says he’ll refinance two mortgages that he received through a VIP program from Countrywide Financial Corp.
Dodd told reporters Monday that the mortgages for his homes in Washington and East Haddam, Conn., will be refinanced with a different company.
Dodd has acknowledged receiving mortgages in 2003 through a VIP program at Countrywide, which was sold to Bank of America Corp. earlier this year and has been the focus of allegations that it gave favorable loan terms to lawmakers.
Limousine Liberal Tom Daschle:
Chairman Chris Dodd of the Finance Committee got a letter from tax cheat Tom Daschle:
Trying to salvage his nomination, Tom Daschle apologized Monday for delinquent tax payments as President Barack Obama and a top Senate chairman stood by him as the choice to lead the Health and Human Services Department.
Following a weekend of revelations about taxes and potential ethical conflicts, Daschle expressed remorse to the Senate Finance Committee, the panel that will decide his fate, saying he was “deeply embarrassed and disappointed” about failing to pay more than $120,000 in back taxes.
Obama “absolutely” supports tax cheat Daschle.
The letter, released Monday, sought to explain how he overlooked taxes on additional income for consulting work and the use of a car service. He also deducted more in charitable contributions than he should have.
Daschle recently filed amended tax returns for 2005-07 to report $128,203 in back taxes and $11,964 in interest. [snip]
Daschle was an early supporter of Obama’s presidential bid and several of Daschle’s former Capitol Hill staffers went to work for Obama after Daschle, then a South Dakota senator, lost his re-election bid in 2004. [snip]
A financial disclosure form Daschle filed about a week ago shows that he made more than $200,000 in the past two years speaking to members of the health care industry that Obama wants him to reform. [snip]
Among the health care interest groups paying Daschle for speeches were America’s Health Insurance Plans, $40,000 for two speeches; CSL Behring, $30,000; the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy, $16,000; and the Principal Life Insurance Co., $15,000.
Obama, Dodd, Daschle – Three Pigs In a Trough.