Obama Corruption: Buying Obamacare votes with judgeships?

Of course we all know now that Obama and the Democrats are full steam ahead on ramming Obamacare through with an improper use of “reconciliation“. 

Using reconciliation to push a $1Trillion healthcare bill complete with multiple and onerous new laws and regulatory bodies onto the American people is simply a corrupt, cynical, and unprecedented move.

Of course, we are no longer surprised by Obama and Democrat corruption. 

First it was Mary Landrieu’s bribe called the new “Louisiana Purchase“.

Then it was Ben Nelson and the Cornhusker Kickback bribe.

Then it was Joe Sestak being offered a federal job not to run against Arlen Specter.

Now it’s Jim Matheson in Utah.  Matheson is being “persuaded”, perhaps Chicago-style, by Obama to vote yes on healthcare on the same day he announces that Matheson’s brother, Scott, is being nominated for a judgeship on the US Circuit Court of Appeals.

As Dan Riehl put it…..question the timing.

From The Weekly Standard:

Tonight, Barack Obama will host ten House Democrats who voted against the health care bill in November at the White House; he’s obviously trying to persuade them to switch their votes to yes. One of the ten is Jim Matheson of Utah. The White House just sent out a press release announcing that today President Obama nominated Matheson’s brother Scott M. Matheson, Jr. to the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.

Co-ink-ee-dink?  I highly doubt it.  Michelle Malkin says NO way:

Let us consider the possibility, for a brief moment, that it is merely coincidence.

Is the White House so fantastically blind and tone-deaf that it failed to detect the blood-red flags and blaring alarm bells that Scott Matheson’s judicial nomination would raise coming on the very day President Obama is wooing his brother, Jim?

Incorrigibly corrupt or incorrigibly stupid. Take your pick.


Consider Congressman Matheson’s record on the health care bill. He voted against the bill in the Energy and Commerce Committee back in July and again when it passed the House in November. But now he’s “undecided” on ramming the bill through Congress. “The Congressman is looking for development of bipartisan consensus,” Matheson’s press secretary Alyson Heyrend wrote to THE WEEKLY STANDARD on February 22. “It’s too early to know if that will occur.” Asked if one could infer that if no Republican votes in favor of the bill (i.e. if a bipartisan consensus is not reached) then Rep. Matheson would vote no, Heyrend replied: “I would not infer anything.  I’d wait to see what develops, starting with the health care summit on Thursday.”

How is it possible that a Congressman who voted NO twice against this bill now says he is “undecided” and looking for bipartisanship?  Hello? 

There is no bipartisanship and never has been on this bill.   NOTHING has changed in a positive way to make a two-time “No” vote go “undecided”.  If nothing else, it is clear, by judging the contempt the American people have for this bill and the clear Democratic partisanship that “no” has been the correct vote all along.

But then again….when Obama bribes….corrupt Demcrats listen.

Disgusting….Call your Senators and Reps NOW….Tell them “no” is the only vote.

(H/T: RedState.com)


10 Responses

  1. This is absolutely no coincidence. In reality it is a two pronged attack on this Congressman and a warning to others. The Congressman is in a no win situation. If he suddenly votes “yes” after voting against it twice then the voters will more than likely throw him out of office and his political future is bleak. If he stands by his morals and remains steadfast then his brother, because of this blatant “payoff” will lose either his appointment or his reputation is tainted forever.

    Although many of these men and women in Congress might be able to bloviate about honor they aren’t used to actually doing difficult things because of it so maybe they can grasp prudence. The only way to deal with these thugs is to stand up to them. If they don’t then they’ll be reduced to lapdogs in the eyes of their constituents and their own families. These unwilling “prison queens” will live with that shame forever.

    The Congressman and his brother should stand up to them. The brother should openly state “thanks, but no thanks” and exclaim loudly and openly that any attempt to corrupt his brother is offensive and he refuses to accept. The Congressman should do the same. In fact, this is his opening for much bigger and better things. He and his brother can be viewed as courageous or as political hacks and cowards. In case they don’t know which way to go maybe they should review what happened in Massachusetts.

  2. RECONCILIATION? HOW MUCH WILL OBAMACARE COST? HOW WILL IT BE PAID? Since 2006, we have had a Democratic House and Democratic Senate. Now, we have a Democratic White House, extreme left-leaning media and still they are unable to govern effectively and appropriately. I have never seen our country in such a state of uncertainty. The election of an inexperienced, young, incompetent President has divided us like never before. Obama and this corrupt administration are not capable of running this country unless “into the ground” counts. WE NEED TERM LIMITS!

  3. Dave B —
    Well said. I especially like your suggestion on how Scott and Jim Matheson should respond. Excellent.

  4. Carolina–

    You are correct about the uncertainty. And I would add that we don’t just have an incompetent President, but one who is a Marxist, anti-American at heart.

  5. “I approve of that nomination. Scott is a very fine fellow,” said Sen. Orrin Hatch, a Utah Republican and former chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee. “He is well equipped and I think very learned for that position.”

    Hatch said he would help shepherd Matheson through the Senate confirmation process.

    Steve Owens, president of the Utah State Bar, said Scott Matheson would make Utah proud. “I can tell you I’ve heard of no other names being raised” as potential candidates, Owens said. “He was sort of a consensus guy. The job was made for him and him for the job.”

  6. Dbl –
    You didn’t leave a source for those quotes, but I’ll assume them to be accurate.

    The issue is not the competency of Matheson, but the bribery by Obama.

    Even if Matheson is qualified for the job, the issue is Obama putting pressure on his brother in Congress to change his “no” vote to “yes”.
    It is very likely that Matheson was nominated now just for that purpose.

    But let’s just assume that this is all innocent and Obama is just nominating Matheson because he is the “consensus guy”……Of course, nothing with Obama seems to be “innocent”…and neither is this incident…but I’ll play your game….
    So, why on earth is Obama incompetent enough to nominate Mr. Consensus on the same day he was trying to coerce his brother into changing his vote? If all is innocent in this nomination, which I doubt, it still APPEARS as though it is a bribe.
    In politics, that is called stupid.

    Worst case – bribe; best and most unlikely case – stupid.

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