86 results for tag: Abuse of Power


Hillary’s email server “wiped clean”

Before turning anything over to Congressional investigators, Hillary Clinton wiped her email server clean, forever deleting emails that she sent during her tenure as Secretary of State. And just like that, the Hillary email scandal reached a whole new level. Or did it? Shockingly, Hillary has plenty of defenders in the Washington, D.C. bubble. But that should be part of the scandal, too. The revelation came in response to a subpoena issued by the House Select Committee on Benghazi, which asked Clinton to turn over all emails and documents relating to the 2012 terrorist attack. When Clinton World finally responded to the subpoena, their answer ...

Trust and transparency in the age of Hillary

The results are in [1],and they’re not surprising. A new survey shows that Americans’ trust in government is at all-time lows. Only 11 percent, for example, have any confidence in the executive branch. The survey’s findings underline the latest scandal enveloping Washington: Hillary Clinton’s private emails. Keep in mind this is far from a political scandal. Rather, it cuts to the heart of everything that’s wrong with the DC elite: the absolute avoidance of accountability and the unwillingness to abide by the same set of rules imposed on average Americans. As Secretary of State, Hillary conducted official business on a private server ...

5 Times the Obama Administration found itself on the wrong side of the law

The Obama Administration does not have a stellar track record when it comes to getting affirmation for its radical agenda in the U.S. court system. Unfortunately, when the President of the United States isn’t blatantly ignoring the law, he’s looking for ways to at least sidestep or tweak it. Thankfully, he’s been pretty unsuccessful once challenged in court. 1. National Labor Relations Board v. Noel Canning. When the president tried to do some improper recess appointments. Yeah, that didn’t work out so well. 2. Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. When the president tried to tell private companies they had to violate their religious ...

President Ignores Midterm Election Mandate

Atlanta, Ga. –Following President Obama's 2015 State of the Union address, Jenny Beth Martin, co-founder of Tea Party Patriots, issued the following statement: "The President obviously watched a different set of mid-term elections than the rest of the country did. He said that every single one of his policies was on the ballot; the American people rejected them – and him – overwhelmingly. "It’s amazing that after such a repudiation of his policies and programs, his first instinct is to pick a fight. Three hundred billion dollars in new taxes? He knows there’s no chance of such a bill passing either house of Congress – he’s simply ...

There’s no excuse for violating the Constitution

On Thursday night, President Obama will do what he thinks he does best: take his message directly to the people. In a televised address to the nation the president will make his case for amnesty for illegal immigrants and attempt to rationalize excessive executive actions. The liberal media will probably use all sorts of rhetorical gymnastics to excuse a president who willfully exceeds his Constitutionally-derived powers simply because he has some policy disagreements with Congress. They will argue that it’s Republicans’ fault for stymieing action on Capitol Hill. They (and the president) will probably also offer some convoluted variant of an ...

Jenny Beth Martin: Obama’s game of high-stakes postelection policy poker

President Obama has been largely mum on details for his agenda after the 2014 Midterm Election. But that doesn’t mean Americans don’t know what to expect. In a new op-ed for The Washington Times, Tea Party Patriots co-founder Jenny Beth Martin writes that even though President Obama keeps hidden details about his priorities, from Eric Holder’s replacement as Attorney General to immigration reform, the president’s past leaves little to the imagination. “When it comes to his plans for the next two years, though,” writes Martin, “Mr. Obama has provided the American people with plenty of ‘tells,’ which betray the strength or weaknes...

Lois Lerner’s taxpayer-funded pension

In a recent media interview[1], ex-IRS official Lois Lerner “broke her silence” about the conservative targeting scandal, proclaiming her innocence- yet again. But what was more revealing was the news that the former bureaucrat is still receiving a $100,000 a year, taxpayer-funded, government pension. Let that sink in for a moment. Lois Lerner, who says she’s already had to fork over hundreds of thousands of dollars in legal bills, is still getting a government pension. Maybe it’s time she thank the American taxpayers for chipping in with the lawyer fees – unless she’s too busy pleading the Fifth and hiding the truth from the American ...

Tea Party Patriots Details Priority Issues for Next Attorney General

Nominee Must Be Committed To Justice, Cleaning Up Eric Holder’s Messes   ATLANTA, GA – Today, Tea Party Patriots Co-founder Jenny Beth Martin laid out the 10 most important questions for the Senate to ask President Obama’s nominee for U.S. Attorney General when confirmation hearings begin. “The next attorney general will have the unenviable task of cleaning up the messes created by his predecessor,” said Martin. “Eric Holder’s stewardship of this position was an absolute disgrace, and it’s critically important for the nation that whoever replaces him next year be committed to the administration of justice, not politics....

President Obama Disrespects Marines…Again

President Obama made headlines and stirred up lots of controversy yesterday when disembarking from Marine One, the helicopter that he often uses for official travel. Yesterday, Obama was photographed saluting the two Marines standing guard with a coffee cup[1] in his saluting hand. The incident was recorded on the official White House Instagram feed[2]. This is a major breach of protocol and a sign of disrespect to the Marines whose duty it is to protect his life. It is also not the first time President Obama has broken with protocol while riding Marine One. Back in 2013, President Obama walked past a saluting Marine to board Marine One without ...

America Needs More Than Just Words from a President

More than six years ago then-Senator Barack Obama captured a nation with his promise of “hope and change.” In what became a defining stump speech, he told a crowd in Des Moines, Iowa: “I chose to run in this election — at this moment — because of what Dr. King called ‘the fierce urgency of now.’ Because we are at a defining moment in our history. Our nation is at war. Our planet is in peril. Our health care system is broken, our economy is out of balance, our education system fails too many of our children, and our retirement system is in tatters.” [1] Rattling off a list of so-called accomplishments as an Illinois state and US ...