When Bobby Rush defeated Barack Obama (Bobby Rush called Obama “an educated fool”, Bill Clinton campaigned for Bobby Rush, which might explain Obama’s hate of Bill) for a congressional race, Michelle recognized what she was married to and Obama recognized what he was married to. We agree with Bobby Rush, Michelle, and Barack in their assessements:
“She was angry at his selfishness and careerism; he thought she was cold and ungrateful.”
That Obama/Michelle assessment by the people who know best is pretty much what we have been saying for a long time.
Barack Obama with his recent, never ending attacks on Bill Clinton has clearly never forgotten that congressional race he lost. It appears Bobby Rush has not forgotten that race either. On June 4, 2009 Bobby Rush struck. Michelle should be worried:
Bobby Rush, who beat Obama in his run for Congress, has a complicated relationship with his most famous constituent, and it’s not getting any warmer: The Sun-Times reports that he’s calling for an investigation of a hospital program closely linked to Michelle Obama and the president’s inner circle
The news must have sparked a new round of sleeve yanking by Michelle.
Rep. Bobby Rush has called for a congressional hearing into allegations that the University of Chicago Medical Center refused treatment to low-income, uninsured patients.
The issue has been a widespread problem in hospitals throughout the country, Rush said in the May 25 letter to Rep. Ed Towns (D-N.Y.), chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Rush said “the pervasive impact of patient dumping are felt especially in more recent times, when so many Americans suffer under extreme economic hardship and diminishing access to health care.”
At issue is the hospital’s Urban Health Initiative, which steers patients who lack private insurance — primarily poor blacks — to other facilities.
The move puts Rush at odds with several people in President Obama’s inner circle. First lady Michelle Obama, as an executive at the U. of C. Hospitals, helped create the program. White House adviser Valerie Jarrett signed off on the program when she was the hospital board’s chairwoman. White House senior adviser David Axelrod was hired to promote the program. And Obama’s buddy Dr. Eric Whitaker currently runs the program.
In February, the American College of Emergency Physicians said it was concerned that the policy was “dangerously close to patient dumping” and “reflected an effort to ‘cherry pick’ wealthy patients over poor.”
Healthcare advocates should consider that Obama-style “patient dumping” as a warning regarding Obama and health care (recall 15 Million Lies). Further, health care advocates should remember that,
Obama simply cannot be trusted. Obama cannot be trusted on any issue. Obama cannot be trusted by his friends. Obama cannot be trusted by his enemies. Obama cannot be trusted.
As soon as Bobby Rush called for an investigation, Michelle Obama started to circle the wagons:
First lady Michelle Obama has replaced her chief of staff with a longtime Chicago friend in a major shakeup of the East Wing Staff.
Jackie Norris, who bonded with Obama during the 2008 primary campaign, has been replaced by Susan Sher, who worked with Obama at the University of Chicago. Sher had been providing legal advice to the administration as well as working on health care reform. [snip]
In the same statement announcing the staff swap, Sher said: “Mrs. Obama and I have worked together for many years on issues that we both care deeply about and I appreciate the opportunity to be of greater service to her and this Administration.”
Patients, prepare to be dumped. Bobby Rush prepare to be stonewalled.
Imagine that, an investigation at the University of Chicago Medical Center is called for, and Michelle plucks cronys out of the line of fire.
Replacing Norris as chief of staff will be Mrs. Obama’s longtime friend Susan Sher. Sher joined the administration as an associate counsel to the president. Sher and Mrs. Obama worked together at the University of Chicago Medical Center.
As Obama enabler David Brooks for once wisely stated:
All smart analyses of the Obama administration begin with Chicago. That’s where the top members of the administration were tested and formed. The Chicago mentality is the one they take with them wherever they go.
Too bad Brooks and his Big Media pals preferred to pal around with unqualified Obama to polish their hip, not nerd, credentials, instead of vetting the Chicago politician with all those odd friends helping to pave and pay his way.
Now, some “journalists” are beginning to recognize what we spotted from the first. For instance, recall how we have stated repeatedly that the “stimulus” scam was about the 2010 elections, not the economy. Only now does that rather trite observation achieve credence with “journalist” “watch dogs”.
Since Congress passed President Barack Obama’s $787 billion economic stimulus bill in February, administration officials have traveled to at least 66 events across the country to tout the massive spending program or hand out stimulus cash to grateful local officials.
But a POLITICO examination of the travel reveals a distinctly political trend line: Top officials have hosted events predominantly in states that Obama won in 2008.
What’s more, the examination revealed that Obama officials all but avoided Southern states that Obama lost.[snip]
Still, the stimulus bill has the potential to be a publicity bonanza for the Obama administration for years to come — through the 2010 midterm elections and beyond. As of mid-May, the administration had spent only 6 percent of the money Congress allotted for the program, and the White House says officials will continue to travel the country until all of the money is spent.
Other administrations have trumpeted their largess for political benefit. But Obama has extracted trillions (not billions or millions), trillions from American taxpayers and run up the debt and deficit by trillions.
“It’s always great to play Santa Claus when the sack is bottomless,” said Jack Pitney, a professor of politics at Claremont McKenna College in California.
Trouble is, the sack is empty and borrowing more every day. The Obama scams however are bottomless.
Taxpayers, like car owners and consumer groups are learning every day about Chicago style shakedowns and sly thefts:
Leading national consumer groups late Tuesday appealed the decision of the federal bankruptcy court overseeing the Chrysler bankruptcy proceeding, asking the court to preserve consumer protection laws and the rights of victims injured by vehicle design flaws and defects to seek compensation from Chrysler.
With the stroke of a pen, the bankruptcy court exempted the new Chrysler/Fiat company that will emerge from bankruptcy proceedings from accountability to consumers who have suffered or will suffer injury or loss caused by defects.
Today’s appeal was filed on behalf of the Center for Auto Safety, Consumer Action, Consumers for Auto Reliability and Safety (CARS), National Association of Consumer Advocates (NACA) and Public Citizen.
“Even in the event of bankruptcy, consumers must be able to hold corporations like Chrysler accountable,” said Adina H. Rosenbaum of Public Citizen, lead counsel for the consumer groups.
Added Clarence Ditlow, director of the Center for Auto Safety, “The bankruptcy court is eliminating key provisions in 25 state lemon laws that consumer groups have worked for 30 years to get on the books. These crucial protections went out the door with the stroke of a pen in the Chrysler bankruptcy order.”
If the bankruptcy court decision for Chrysler is any indication of how General Motors’ bankruptcy will play out, more than a third of all vehicles on the road covered by lemon laws will
lose protection, said Ditlow.
If the ruling is allowed to stand, the new Chrysler will not be responsible for any of its vehicles on the road today after it emerges from bankruptcy. There will be zero liability for the new company for consumers who suffer injury or death due to egregious defects, nor will those with pending claims have any legal recourse against the new company.
The decision also will have long-lasting consequences for lemon laws throughout the country. Owners of Chrysler vehicles who seek refunds under state lemon laws will be left with severely limited remedies; the Chrysler/Fiat sales order approved by the judge contains language that would exclude it from certain civil penalties and other liabilities for defective vehicles.
The shakedowns and shakeups and shakes are just beginning.
American consumers and patients and taxpayers better get used to the Obama shakey or learn to fight back.