Monday, February 1, 2010

Obama Violated Another Campaign Promise

President Barack Obama

The U.S. State Department of all people, have confirmed, President Barack Obama, has violated another campaign promise, by awarding a lucrative government contract to a Democratic financial contributor, without bidding.

Democratic Party donor Vincent Checchi, who gave money to the President's campaign, was awarded a $24.6 million contract by the Obama administration. That does not look good.

The Judiciary Report does not approve of such conduct, as it is corrupt. When contracts are awarded without bidding, the taxpayers do not get the best value for their money, as another company could have offered the same services for less money.

A few weeks ago before this story came to light, I was informed by someone in the know that Obama is beholden to the people that paid to get him elected, via substantial contributions and this report regarding Vincent Checchi is confirmation the person was right.

President Barack Obama

The person made the comment in reference to my case, where Obama's FBI and DOJ have been fighting tooth and nail to unlawfully withhold incriminating Freedom of Information Act files I requested and am entitled to, especially under emergency circumstances, regarding the violation of my rights by Madonna and others affiliated with her, who are substantial Obama campaign donors.

One can raise all the money one wants to get in office, but if one's character is in question with the public, it is not conducive to reelection.

I'm very disappointed, as I expected more from the President after the promises he made to the nation and the world, while vying for office.

Side Bar: Isn't this the same thing the President publicly chastised the Supreme Court for last week during his first State of the Union address:

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State Dept. Official: Obama Violated Pledge

Sunday, 31 Jan 2010 08:50 PM - The recent awarding of a lucrative federal contract to a company owned by a financial contributor to the Obama presidential campaign -- without competitive bidding -- "violated" President Obama's many campaign pledges to crack down on the practice, a top State Department official told Fox News.

The contract, worth more than $24.6 million, was awarded on Jan. 4 by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to Checchi and Company Consulting, a Washington, D.C.-based firm owned by economist and Democratic Party donor Vincent Checchi. The deal called for Checchi's firm to train lawyers and judges in Afghanistan and thereby strengthen the "rule of law" in the war-torn country.

"You make a valid point. If you want to say this violates the basis on which this administration came into office and campaigned, fair enough," Assistant Secretary of State P.J. Crowley told Fox. A Fox reporter reminded Crowley that Obama had made many pledges during the 2008 campaign to crack down on the use of no-bid contracts. The president signed a memorandum last March instructing the Office of Management and Budget to curb the practice.

Crowley confirmed that the contract has been "terminated" because the circumstances under which it was awarded "violated the Competition in Contracting Act." Crowley said the contract was actually a renewal of a $44 million contract first awarded to Checchi and Company in October 2004 by the Bush administration -- after a competitive bidding process -- and will now be put out for competitive bids.

The existence of the Checchi contract was first publicly reported by Fox News on Jan. 25.

Axelrod: Alito's unusual outburst

January 31, 2010 - Categories: Bad behavior

White House senior adviser David Axelrod described Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito's reaction to the State of the Union address on Sunday as one of a growing number of "unusual outbursts" during speeches.

"In this weird political season we have become accustomed to unusual outbursts in the chamber during these speeches," Axelrod said on NBC's "Meet the Press."

Alito caused a stir by apparently mouthing "not true" when President Barack Obama criticized a Supreme Court ruling that the president said would open the floodgates to corporate money in elections.

Axelrod declined to say whether Alito's behavior was appropriate.