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2/3/2009

Daschle Out; Chief Performance Officer Out; Remember Who Else Has Tax Liens?

Filed under: General,Obama — Patterico @ 6:31 pm



Daschle is out. And so is the Chief Performance Officer, who had tax liens.

Hey, remember who else had tax liens? Obama’s campaign treasurer. That’s right: his freaking campaign treasurer had tax liens.

That might have been a hint of things to come — but Big Media was far more obsessed with Joe the Plumber’s tax liens.

40 Responses to “Daschle Out; Chief Performance Officer Out; Remember Who Else Has Tax Liens?”

  1. They also don’t seem terribly interested in Dodd’s too – cute – by – half memo sent out today, regarding his most – favored loan status from scumbag business tycoon Mozillo. Keep in mind, this is the same hypocritical arse that’s been screeching about the evil bankers and their misuse of TARP funds, and btw let’s put all their top management on salary restrictions. This new administration and congress is quickly drowning in their rampant mendacity.

    Dmac (49b16c)

  2. Remember, this is only what Obama’s cabinet of lobbyists will admit to.

    Who knows what the hell else they’ve been up to. Hillary still refuses to disclose every contributor to her husband’s library. The reason is that the news is bad for her.

    Joco (4cdfb7)

  3. If Democrats are having trouble paying taxes

    Then why do they keep passing more?

    EricPWJohnson (806bed)

  4. Joe the plumber?

    imdw (e66d8d)

  5. OMFG. imdw calls out Joe the Plumber when Daschle and his ilk owe more in taxes than Joe has ever made. Thank you, imwd, thank you for being a douchenozzle.

    JD (a6482e)

  6. “douchenozzle”
    I would not be so charitable, or moderate in my language.

    AD (8486ab)

  7. JD – He’s Joe The Reporter now. I can’t wait for the Rick Sanchez cage match.

    daleyrocks (5d22c0)

  8. Or the All-Star Matchup:
    Joe, the Reporter vs. Keith, the Anchor!

    AD (8486ab)

  9. “Daschle and his ilk owe more in taxes than Joe has ever made. ”

    I know. He used to be on welfare. Now he talks to the GOP and is a war correspondent.

    imdw (1b8bcd)

  10. imdw has proven itself to be a troll worthy of nothing other than mocking and scorn. Point and laugh, people. Point and laugh.

    JD (5535b9)

  11. Apparently Bob Woodward was referring to all this when he said there’s ‘more to come.’

    On Meet The Press, if I recall.

    Vermont Neighbor (ab0837)

  12. Bill: I’m going to go off for a flight in my plane.

    George: You can’t do that. You’re drunk.

    Bill: You have no room to talk. You’re drunk, too.

    George: But I’m not going to fly, besides, I don’t have a pilot’s license.

    Ya follow?

    John Hitchcock (fb941d)

  13. Didn’t the New York Times demand Daschle withdraw himself?

    Where does Pat get that the media were harder on Joe the Fake Plumber/Reporter?

    Hax Vobiscum (23258e)

  14. Hax, are you from Ohio? I kinda doubt it. Joe the Plumber did not need special licensing to do his plumbing work. And you obviously did not understand my #12.

    John Hitchcock (fb941d)

  15. Where does Pat get that the media were harder on Joe the Fake Plumber/Reporter?

    Comment by Hax Vobiscum — 2/3/2009 @ 9:13 pm

    To the best of my knowledge, JTP was a private citizen, not a rent-seeking liberal pol looking to tax the hell out of average citizens. The media reported every detail that liberal Dem bureaucrats in Ohio sent their way.

    I don’t believe Daschle had any personal details disclosed beyond his law breaking. And those reports were the direct result of his application to run 17% of the US econamy.

    As I recall, Joe was standing on his lawn when Obama came onto his property and answered a pretty straight forward question with socialist diatribe.

    Chris (b886a5)

  16. That might have been a hint of things to come?

    Jim Johnson, former lobbyist, foreign agent and shady CEO of Fannie Mae was originally put in charge of vetting Obama’s Veep.

    Karl (2491e1)

  17. I would hate to think that at some point in the future, historians will rate the Harding Administration as more ethical than O-44.

    AD (f7a58e)

  18. If that happens, AD, it would mean someone from Illinois undercame another Ohioan.

    John Hitchcock (fb941d)

  19. Hax – If the media was going to rough up Daschle it would have brought up the tax issues he had during his 2004 reelection campaign. Thune beat him like a drum with those. Daschle is no stranger to tax evasion.

    daleyrocks (5d22c0)

  20. Who’s next? Well, we can start kicking Solis around!

    http://blog.heritage.org/2009/02/03/hilda-solis-the-next-tom-daschle/

    IdahoGal (3f3949)

  21. IdahoGal – Mere multi-year oversights on the part of Hilda which were promply corrected when the egregious nature of her ethics and conflict of interest violations were pointed out, which happened to coincide for her nomination for a position in H.I.M.’s cabinet as opposed to her election to Congress.

    daleyrocks (5d22c0)

  22. Except they don’t seem to have been corrected quite yet.

    John Hitchcock (fb941d)

  23. This is soooo tiring.
    Why, not even my dog pays taxes!

    Leona (6218df)

  24. How soon we forget.

    Bernard Kerik, for example.

    A little perspective, please.

    Add up Killerfer, Geithner and Daschle’s tax arrears and they look like a molecule next Kerik’s use of government apartments for trysts. He was so corrupt that taxes were just the tip of the iceberg.

    And then there’s Justice John “Do Over” Roberts.

    In an unprecedented maneuver, the Bush administration declined to disclose his tax returns, a screw-the-public stunt the Obama administration wouldn’t even consider for its nominees.

    I was disappointed with the selection of Daschle in the first place. I thought the story that Obama needed political muscle instead of wonk power was a little less than fully plausible, given the massive mandate the president himself wields. I would have been much happier with someone who’d had a career advocating for health care and persuasive enough to make it happen in the current environment — which doesn’t seem so Herculean to me.
    So I was doubly disappointed to find out Daschle’s a bit of a tax scofflaw, much like the average American.

    A little perspective, that’s all I”m asking for here.

    This idea that Obama is throwing up all these “corrupt” nominees is absurd. If these kind of tax pecadillos are the worst it gets — compared with the culture of corruption that grew up around K Street, Duke Cunningham, Tom Delay and Jack Abramoff, we’re doing just fine.

    Hax Vobiscum (edacf7)

  25. Hax:

    It just seems wrong that the people actively ignore the tax laws until they are found, and then all they have to do is pay the back taxes (without penalties/interest) and all is forgiven.

    Were that I could have such treatment.

    And I thought that sexual conduct was “no big deal” to the likes of liberals.

    Face it, BHO has screwed up and he got caught. Too clever ba half.

    Dr. K (f196bc)

  26. Hax rails against K-Street, but is probably ignorant of the abuses that went on pre-95, when it was common knowledge that legislation was being written by K-Street types and dumped into the Cmte hoppers by compliant CongressKritters.

    The whole point of Tom Delay’s “K-Street Project” was to replace all of the Dem lobbiests on K-Street with GOP lobbiests.

    Perhaps Hax should look into the backgrounds of some of the K-Street players such as Akin-Gump, and Williams & Connelly – good, old-time Dems who knew how to buy a politician, and keep him bought.

    the insomniac AD (6218df)

  27. Bill Richardson, Hax. And Joe “Mush Mouth” Biden.

    Perspective please.

    Pablo (99243e)

  28. Why aren’t any of you putting Charlie Rangel into this discussion? The tax cheat only paid up what he owed after exposure and then no penalties like losing his committee chairmanship.

    PCD (7fe637)

  29. So much bones for the dogs here. Woof! Woof! And it’s just two weeks.

    Emperor7 who wants DRJ back! (0c8c2c)

  30. PCD, because The One hasn’t appointed Rangel to anything…yet.

    Pablo (99243e)

  31. 30, Why not? Maybe Rangel needs a bigger felony exposed to make the cut for the Obama Administration?

    PCD (7fe637)

  32. This idea that Obama is throwing up all these “corrupt” nominees is absurd. If these kind of tax pecadillos are the worst it gets — compared with the culture of corruption that grew up around K Street, Duke Cunningham, Tom Delay and Jack Abramoff, we’re doing just fine.

    Comment by Hax Vobiscum

    This sounds like a high school kid who thinks US history began in 2001. I’m sure no one is interested in how the Clintons acquired 100 million since leaving office when they had never owned a home. They probably studied LBJ who was a schoolteacher before he went into politics. Having seen what college history courses have become, I can understand this ignorance even if I have trouble accepting that people this dumb have computers.

    Mike K (2cf494)

  33. So I was doubly disappointed to find out Daschle’s a bit of a tax scofflaw, much like the average American.

    You’re absolutely correct – after all, most average Americans I know have private limo services for any number of years, and also enable their spouses to accrue millions in lobbying fees, all because of the other spouse’s influence in critical areas of the government. Yes, no doubt about it, average Americans typically owe more than six figures on their income taxes, then conveniently forget to pay them. This kind of stuff happens every day around Main Street USA.

    Dmac (49b16c)

  34. This sounds like a high school kid

    You’re giving it far too much credit – more like 6th – grade reading and comprehension skills.

    Dmac (49b16c)

  35. “This idea that Obama is throwing up all these “corrupt” nominees is absurd.”

    Wait, someone else nominated them? Who knew?

    daleyrocks (5d22c0)

  36. This idea that Obama is throwing up all these “corrupt” nominees is absurd.

    Hey, check out your new HUD Deputy Secretary, Ron Sims!

    Pablo (99243e)

  37. This idea that Obama is throwing up all these “corrupt” nominees is absurd.

    C’mon! Obama’s a Chicago machine politician. I doubt he’s even aware that you aren’t supposed to be a corrupt, power-grubbing lunatic. He campaigned twice for Blagojevich, for example.

    Rob Crawford (6c262f)

  38. I think Obama’s tone deafness to the public’s reaction to nominees with tax issues stems from his Chicago roots. In Chicago, the failure to file returns for several years has not been a barrier to seeking public office and tax cheating is almost a way of life in some communities. It certainly has not carried the scarlet T that Obama is seeing now on the national stage and exposes him as the inexperienced leader we expected.

    daleyrocks (5d22c0)

  39. In Chicago, the failure to file returns for several years has not been a barrier to seeking public office

    And being in a coma also does not disqualify you for being re – elected to the Cook County Board Presidency.

    Dmac (49b16c)

  40. You are all being very rough on Barry. He needs some breathing room to figure out what he wants to do and who he is.

    So, be loyal and stop criticizing him. That’s un-American. Plus, it’s racist.

    steve miller (3381bc)


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