October 19, 2009
-- by Dave Johnson
Take a look at the Campaign for America's Future blog, Blog for Our Future. There is a LOT there. Bookmark it.
Also, there is great thought-provoking stuff at the Commonweal Institute blog, Uncommon Denominator. Bookmark that, too.
And take a look at the names of the poeople posting at both of these sites - you'll be surprised.
Finally, if you are in California you will want to check out the Speak Out California site!
Posted by Dave Johnson at October 19, 2009 12:29 PM
Why are the Democrats protecting Countrywide Mortgage from investigation?
"Rep. Edolphus Towns (D-N.Y.) locked Republicans out of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee room to keep them from meeting when Democrats aren’t present.
Towns’ action came after repeated public ridicule from the leading Republican on the committee, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), over Towns’s failure to launch an investigation into Countrywide Mortgage’s reported sweetheart deals to VIPs.
For months Towns has refused Republican requests to subpoena records in the case. Last Thursday Committee Republicans, led by Issa, were poised to force an open vote on the subpoenas at a Committee mark-up meeting. The mark-up was abruptly canceled. Only Republicans showed up while Democrats chairs remained empty.
Republicans charged that Towns canceled the meeting to avoid the subpoena vote. Democrats first claimed the mark-up was canceled due to a conflict with the Financial Services Committee. Later they said it was abandoned after a disagreement among Democratic members on whether to subpoena records on the mortgage industry’s political contributions to Republicans."
The Justice dept is investigating.
If the Congress investigates it could compromise the Justice Dept's investigation and blow any criminal case. This is one way Republicans used to keep their people from being prosecuted.
So your next question is, does the Obama Justice Dept behave like the Bush Justice Dept and let people off because of their political affiliation? They are certainly letting people from the Bush admin off for crimes like torture, bribery, wiretapping citizens, etc.
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