Posts Tagged ‘S&L crisis’
by stuartbramhall in Electoral reform, Things That Aren't What They Seem
There is growing concern about the growing number of resignations from the Obama White House, another significant sign his administration is in deep trouble. Especially as seven of the resignations have occurred within the last six months. Both parties try to avoid major White House changes in the six months leading up to a midterm election. The instability jeopardizes voter confidence and greatly increases votes for the opposing party.
- Rahm Emanuel, chief of staff. Resigned effective October 1, 2010.
- Retired General James Jones, National Security Adviser. Resignation announced on October 8, 2010.
- Ellen Moran, Communications Director. Left in April 2009.
- Van Jones, special adviser for “Green Jobs.” Left in September 2009.
- Mark Lippert, deputy national security adviser. Left in October 2009.
- David Ogden, Deputy Attorney General. Resigned in February 2010.
- Greg Craig, White House Counsel. Craig was forced to announce his resignation in November 2009.
- Peter Orszag, Director of the Office of Management and Budget. Resigned in June 2010.
- Retired Admiral Dennis Blair, Director of National Intelligence. Resigned in May 2010.
- Christina Romer, chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers. Resigned in September 2010.
- Larry Summers, Director of National Economic Council. Resignation not to take effect until after November 2 election.
- Senior White House Advisor David Axelrod. Resignation planned for early 2011.
It’s widely acknowledged that Emanuel’s, Jones’ and Crags resignations – and possibly others – were forced, rather than voluntary.
Defense Secretary Robert Gates has also announced his decision to leave early next year. However it’s rumored Gates may move up his departure, owing to Jones’ dismissal. In addition there are recent reports that White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs has been asked to leave. As well as rumors Hillary Clinton may leave if the Democrats do poorly in the election, especially if Gates leaves early.
With Obama’s sinking approval ratings, it’s no surprise that Democrats in tough Senate and Congressional races are deliberately distancing themselves from the President (see http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/konrad-yakabuski/incumbent-democrats-distance-themselves-from-washington/article1756190/).
Enter Deep Throat 2
However according to investigative journalist and former intelligence officer Wayne Madsen – and “Deep Throat 2″ – a former Obama insider who has been spilling his guts to a mysterious blogger named Ulsterman – Obama is also in deep trouble personally. In fact Deep Throat 2 alleges he’s taking antidepressants, drinking to excess and manifesting Nixonian-style paranoia. (see http://theintelhub.com/2010/10/15/wayne-madsen-white-house-in-crisis/ and http://newsflavor.com/politics/world-politics/white-house-insider-what-the-hell-have-we-done/)
It has reached a point, according to Madsen and Ulsterman, that the President does little more than play golf and watch ESPN. With some top level Democrats talking about invoking Section 4 of the 25th Amendment – which permits the involuntary removal of the president from office. In Obama’s case, for health reasons.
The Awful Legacy of Caretaker Governments
However what I find most troubling is that, for whatever reason, Obama is no longer in charge. And once again, as under Nixon (term 2), Reagan (who never recovered after getting shot), and Bush II; the US is being run by a caretaker government – faceless appointees, who are totally unaccountable to American voters and feel free to engage in unconstitutional and blatantly criminal activities. This is clear from the legacy of past caretaker governments: illegal weapons sales to an enemy nation (Iran), CIA involvement in narcotics trafficking, the raiding of the federal workers’ compensation fund (I cover this in my memoir) and fraudulent S&L loans to fund covert mercenaries (directly responsible for the collapse of 29 savings and loan associations), 9-11, Guantanamo, torture, sodomy of teenage Iraqi prisoners, extraordinary rendition and the repeal of habeas corpus and other constitutionally guaranteed civil liberties.