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Jobs Report Keeps Congress Busy During Break

The Department of Labor announced today that the U.S. economy lost 62,000 jobs in June, and the fact that the House and Senate are in recess this week hasn't stopped lawmakers from both parties from weighing in on what Congress should do about it.

An employment report like today's is akin to a political Rorschach test; politicians of all stripes see in it what they want to see, and nearly every pressing policy matter can be morphed into a "jobs issue."

So Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), for example, used the news as a hook to criticize "the failed economic policies of the Bush administration" and call for Republicans to help move the housing bill that's currently stalled in the Senate. "We again call on our Republican counterparts to join us in addressing the economic problems facing our nation. We must address the housing crisis, reduce energy prices and make America affordable again," Reid said.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) chose to look backwards, bragging about all the things the Democratic-led Congress has already done, like pass an economic stimulus bill and an increase in car fuel efficiency standards (see, that's about jobs too).

House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio), on the other hand, divines from today's jobs report "the clearest evidence yet of the destructive impact the Democrats' economic policies are having on American jobs." The real culprits, according to the House's top Republican, are high taxes, "corrupt trial lawyers" and -- of course -- the lack of new domestic oil drilling. Health care reform is also key to fixing what ails the American worker.

"We have introduced a comprehensive 'all of the above' plan to help reduce gas prices by unlocking America's natural energy resources, encouraging greater conservation and efficiency, and promote the use of nuclear energy and alternative fuels. ..." Boehner says. "And later this month, we will roll out health care reforms that will expand access to quality and affordable care, put patients and doctors back in charge, and promote individual freedom."

What will actually get done when Congress returns? Probably that housing bill and perhaps more energy measures, if the two sides could ever agree on anything. And there has been vague but persistent talk from Democrats of a possible "second stimulus package," though that would be tough to assemble in any bipartisan fashion since the two parties have radically different views of what constitutes "stimulus." The economy may be shedding jobs, but there's plenty of work to be had on Capitol Hill. Particularly if you know how to write a good press release.

By Ben Pershing  |  July 3, 2008; 12:35 PM ET
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The pressing jobs issue is that Congress isn't doing theirs. One thing has become crystal clear - failed leadership is a core value of today's legislators. Thats the only bipartisan common ground in Congress today. Failed leadership.

Posted by: Patrick Huss | July 3, 2008 3:01 PM | Report abuse

one nation, undivided? how can this be so when there's two parties blaming the other for failures that are caused by both's inability to agree?
these politicians cannot relate to the common worker's problems, instead focused on agendas that are based on greed rather than kindness...
america has a long way to go, especially since we're currently headed in the wrong direction...

Posted by: jd | July 3, 2008 3:11 PM | Report abuse

I can summarize the problem with the economy in three words: Oil, Oil, Oil.

I can give you a solution in three words: Drill, Drill, Drill

I can tell you in three words why Americans continue to suffer: Congress, Congress, Congress

I hope they are having a good vacation!

Posted by: RJH | July 3, 2008 3:22 PM | Report abuse

TROUBLED WATERS AHEAD - OBAMA COULD LOSE

As of today, there are troubled waters ahead for the probable Democratic Party Nominee for President. Obama could lose. BUT, the addition of Hillary Clinton could make a difference. Please read on.


Further, I believe only a Democratic Party President even understands the above "jobs" problem.


From www.realclearpolitics.com for July 2nd, they are showing for a November General Election for "Gallup Tracking" nationwide only a plus 4% margin for Obama over McCain.


Continuing, please read an article written by a Harry Siegel posted on Politico.com dated June 19th titled: "Obama Could Win Vote, and Lose Election".


Then let me add Charles Krauthammer here in the Washington Post, with his brilliant article dated June 27th titled: "The Ever-Malleable Mr. Obama".


Then go to one more, "The Two Obamas" by David Brooks in the New York Times for June 20th, 2008.


We have now exposed what many of us knew for a long time, Mr. Obama is an absolute "flip-flopper", and thinks we don't see it. And this is a person who when he was a State Legislator in Illinois, voted "Present" 130 times only to avoid taking a position. And now he wants to be our President.


That being said, I say let's move ahead now with Mr. Obama out front as the Presidential nominee, and "orator-in-chief". No problem.


However, I believe if Hillary Clinton were invited to be on the ticket as the Vice Presidential candidate, and offered to head up some new important task force in a new administration, I am sure our chances of electing a Democratic Party President in November would be greatly improved, and I believe there are 18 Million other voters who also agree. These are the 18 million voters who just recently stood with Hillary Clinton in this primary contest we just concluded.

Posted by: CommonSense12 | July 3, 2008 3:24 PM | Report abuse

Couldnt agree more with all, the current sleeze bags in office must go! All of them!!!

Posted by: mlinder | July 3, 2008 3:55 PM | Report abuse

Two years ago the Democrats made promises they couldn't keep, just to get rid of the Republicans. Two years later what do we have? Oil skyrocketing. Look in your neighborhood at the foreclosures. Look at the cost of food and utilities. Look at the job loss of just two years with a Democrat majority.

Now they want us to vote in a Democrat with baggage up to his eyes. Look at Obama's district before he came into office and look at it now. This is the change we're supposed to want? This is the face of the the new Democratic party?

In '96 Obama ran in Chicago under the new party ticket. As well as the Democratic ticket. Communist, Marxist, Socialist. The New Black Panthers play a key role in the New Party. Now tell us all again he never knew in '96 what was being preached in his church? Yet his stayed, till it effected his campaign.

He's a strong supporter of women's rights? He has less women on the payroll than McCain, and pays them less then the men. McCain has more women and pays them more.

Most his votes affecting our rights are present, except for the one Reid held up for him and abortion. We women are much more than just one issue! Roe V Wade. Fearmongering! Roe V Wade is going NOWHERE. He's voted against, or present on every issue that affects our children!

He's voted for criminals. He voted in favor of those that stalk, domestic violence, crimes against children. Rapist.

The younger generation better open their eyes and see. Or they may have more than Roe V Wade used against them. If they think for one minute their mothers, grandmothers, aunts, fought for just one issue...They know nothing about history or how far we women have come. He voted against simple software which protects our children from predators at school. We won't even talk about the 6 times he pushed the wrong button!

Look what is being done to Larry Sinclair. I "NEVER" believed this man. Now I believe every word. Or why would they be going out of their way to silence him? Denying him legal counsil? False arrest? Delaware is denying him his civil rights! "Joe Biden" has sat back and allowed it to happen. Or has he been in on it? I don't hear Joe speaking. Civil Liberty groups are where??? Oh that's right Obama is not a Republican. They've taken away the man's Social Security, the only means he had to support himself! They've arrested him. Not a lawyer in Delaware will represent him. Yet he's still standing by his story. That speaks a plethora of who is telling the truth in this case. They should have let it go, very few were listening. Now they've brought it to the attention of so many with their persecution of this man. Where's the MSM coverage on this? Even if they don't believe what the man is saying. What's being done to him should be covered!!

This is just a few examples of what you won't see in the MSM. There are hundreds. Like the law he passed extending health care to our troops. He didn't write it, he didn't sponsor it, he didn't co-sponser it. He didn't even take the time to vote on it!! The silence from the MSM when he ran the ad on television was deafening. Just as it is on all of the above. Where are the real reporters??

Posted by: Diana | July 3, 2008 5:23 PM | Report abuse

Diana. That was quite a diatribe. It as nice that you took a balanced approach to make your points.

"He's voted for criminals. He voted in favor of those that stalk, domestic violence, crimes against children. Rapist. "

Wow. Not only should he not be president, he apparently should be arrested for aiding and abetting child molesters and hung from the gallows.

Posted by: jon | July 3, 2008 7:44 PM | Report abuse

Funny how oil prices have increased nearly six-fold since Bush took office and tripled since the Iraq war.

And the Rupubs want to blame this on the Demos?

The repubs bought by big oil have blocked every measure for the last thirty years to develop renewable energy yet the y think that drilling for more oil at home which would take at least ten years to develop will solve our needs.

F'in greedy sold out repukes have gotta go.

Posted by: JR | July 3, 2008 8:23 PM | Report abuse

There are three characteristics of Obama, integrity, competence and independence. If there is a lengthy attack without documentation of how the material is known, I have to conclude that this is mud slinging. If you want to be believed choose one criticism and document it. The attack does not seem credible but I am willing to consider a reasoned criticism.

Posted by: Gator-ron | July 3, 2008 8:39 PM | Report abuse

This double dip recession has been brought to you by the letter "W" and the Republican Party. When will you "R's" (that means people like you, Diana) get a clue that the Republican economic strategy is a strategy of failure. Blame yourselves and not the Democrats. You gripe about high taxes but then you want your home to be rebuilt on the back of the taxpayer when it gets flattened by a tornado, fire or flood. You want your roads pothole free so you can drive your gas guzzling monstrosities but you don't want to pay for upkeep and repair. You don't have a clue that your constant blocking of reasonable fuel efficiency standards is one element that drives demand for fuel and thus higher gas prices. You want more domestic drilling but you ignore the fact that this is not a solution to the many problems that our oil based economy has generated (although you and your leaders seem to think that it is the only solution). You want criminals locked up permanently but you don't think it is fair to pay taxes to support police departments and you won't allow prisons near to be built near your homes. Do some reading! Keep an open mind! Learn about the many factors that impact the economy! Stop thinking with your "gut". The non-"R's" can plainly see where that has gotten your beloved president Bush. This double dip recession clearly brought to you by the letter "W" and your own blind stupidity in electing him...twice!

Posted by: mattr | July 3, 2008 9:38 PM | Report abuse

Nancy Pelosi is an Idiot Harry Reid needs a piece of duct tape over his mouth (wonder what he has to say about Obamas flip) next week when the come back to DC every last democrat will be for the WAR gotta follow the leader eh. I voted democrat and put in some of these idiots but I will not be fooled again!
Oh and by the way Obama did not flip on the war today, that statement was the one his first lady to go under the bus said on the BBC!! WORD for WORD!! This was his stand from day one but then he was running in the primaries and had to make him self the new coming. Now we the people know what change he is talking about HIS MIND.

Posted by: No way Obama | July 3, 2008 9:41 PM | Report abuse


I have been following the Larry Sinclair story, too. What made up my mind was the review of the polygraph test. Apparently David Axelrod paid Whitehouse.com to "fix" a polygraph test to quell the rumour that Larry Sinclair had put on UTube. Whitehouse.com hired a guy that has phony credentials. Larry Sinclair had this review of the polygraph. This is a complex story. Interesting and worth reading. Do we really want a President in office who smokes crack cocaine?

http://larrysinclair0926.wordpress.com/


http://larrysinclair.org/download/maschke.pdf

Posted by: Lindy | July 4, 2008 9:23 AM | Report abuse

Our elected politicians are liars and deceivers. When talking about the price of rising fuel, they all want to blame the "speculators" or consumption.

They all know what the cause of the rising fuel costs are.

It is the falling value of the dollars as well as added world wide consumption.

But every time the dollar goes up in value the price of a barrel of goes down. Every time the dollar goes down the price of goes up.

So my point is, we have elected, either a bunch of idiots, or a bunch of liars.

Which is it? I think both. They idiot liars, basically puppets to the Corporate monopolies.

Our elected politicians cant tell the truth even in media spots. They are so used to hiding the truth from the people that they have become habitual liars in all walks of their lives.

When was the last time a law was passed that only benefited the people? Every law that is passed has some advantage for some corporate entity. No laws that I am aware of, have been passed that concentrated on the helping of the "PEOPLE".

We need to vote all these criminals out of office and make a stand for Government of the PEOPLE by the PEOPLE.

Posted by: Dave | July 4, 2008 10:55 AM | Report abuse

To Linda that commented at 9:23 AM. I totally agree with you about Larry Sinclair and that story. Once you have really taken the time to listen to it and read it and understand it - it is true. Obama is certainly a bad person. I can't stand to look at the man on television anymore. I don't watch any of the news channels at all but Fox on occasion. I certainly hope this finally comes out. Now they think Biden is even involved!

Posted by: Fae | July 4, 2008 12:37 PM | Report abuse

Larry Sinclair has been a liar, a fraud, and criminal his whole life. His arrest on an outstanding Delaware arrest warrant issued months ago was perfectly legal and he so he has yet another case of theft through deception (using fake money orders) to answer for. He will go to trial and have a chance to prove his innocence.

It's also nonsense to say that his civil rights were violated. All that happened was that a lawyer he hired dropped him like a hot rock after hearing about his bizarre campaign against Obama. He hired another lawyer the very next day -- so big whoop.

After almost six months of ever increasingly bizarre claims about Obama, Sinclair still has to provide a single shred of solid evidence for any of his claims. Always promising major revelations within a few days, he hasn't come up with anything new since day one. Meanwhile he's been living in luxury hotels ($500/night) and renting expensive limos ($900 in 3 days) on money scammed from his supporters whose only interest is in seeing that a black man doesn't make it to the White House.

Sinclair is a pathological liar, and has been his whole life. He certainly has a winning smile and tell people what they want to hear -- but that makes him the perfect con man. There is plenty of evidence (through arrest reports and criminal complaints) that he has left a long trail of innocent victims in his wake, and not *once* in *any* of his writings or interviews has he shown the slightest bit of remorse for the damage he's done to people's lives.

So, my friends. Those who say they "believe" Larry. You are being conned by a master conman. If you don't like Obama, that's fine -- it's a free country -- but don't make the mistake of hiding behind Sinclair's lies and deceptions as an excuse for not voting for him. Sinclair is no patriot or hero, he is a self-serving conman who has already netted over $50,000 this year from his scam.

For a man whose never put in an honest day's work in his whole life, (and who's claimed to be terminally ill for at leat 4 years) that's not bad going.

Posted by: Mike | July 5, 2008 2:09 PM | Report abuse

Diana, what are your sources for that information about Sinclair?

Please indicate where you received your information so that it can be researched in a logical and unbiased manner by others.

Posted by: TerryH | July 6, 2008 2:09 PM | Report abuse

I really encourage everyone who has any questions whatsoever, to go to this Sinclair's website (larrysinclair0926 dot wordpress dot com) and spend a few entertaining minutes trying to find any proof with any merit whatsoever.

Now that might sound like it's about as much fun as a nailgun to the nutsack, so let me just reassure you that it's VERY entertaining to read what these cult members say, and I can confidently promise you that you won't be coming after me asking for that hour of your life back.

After you fail to find anything legitimate, as I'm sure you will if you have any understanding of what constitutes reasonable proof, please please please try to ask for more details or a confirmation on some point (any point), or just try to engage Sinclair in any conversation whatsoever.

And then, you will see with completely clarity, that this guy is nothing more than a nutcase running yet another (though somewhat incomprehensible) scam on those without sufficient mental defenses to screen out such nonsense.

Posted by: JohnM | July 6, 2008 2:11 PM | Report abuse

Larry Sinclair has thus far failed to produce a single viable piece of evidence, yet is continuing to take advantage of every media outlet and communication medium in an attempt to extort money from Senator Obama. He has staged phoney press conferences, started numerous blogs, contacted all mainstream media outlets with his flimsy and fundamentally unverifiable accusations. Is it any wonder nobody in the mainstream media wants to risk their career and credibility covering this farce?

Legally and morally, the burden is on Sinclair to prove his allegations, not on Obama to disprove them. Larry Sinclair knows this, but he is banking (quite literally) on the fact that the court of public opinion operates quite differently than a court of law, and isn't making any substantial effort to prove his accusations.

He knows that it's hard to prove you DIDN'T do something, and is rallying the ignorant under this pretense to send him contributions (and any other number of other 'fundraising' activities of questionable legality).

Posted by: Larry S | July 6, 2008 2:12 PM | Report abuse

It ridiculous how Sinclair sends his minions to spam every article about dems these days. He isn't in the news so they insist on making him present in the comments on the msm blogs.

And they always pretend to be someone who "never believed before" lol


give it up okay?

The Department of Labor announces that the U.S. economy lost 62,000 jobs in June, and you want to talk about larry sinclair? a man who doesn't even work for a living? Is he going to offer us all jobs as nut bread bakers and salesman?

geesh


Posted by: chickaboom | July 6, 2008 2:18 PM | Report abuse

When I first saw the Larry Sinclair stories in the Enquirer and the Globe, I was skeptical. Then I heard Larry Sinclair on several talk radio shows in Washington, D.C.,Webster Tarpley, Jeff Rense, Roger Fredinburg; so I began to investigate the story. Odd thing is, I could not find this story on Sen. Obama's "Fight the Smear" page. As this story gains momentum and the public is made more aware of Sinclair's allegations of cocaine use with Obama in 1999, perhaps their is one investigative reporter left who will dive into this story. Seems suspecious that "someone" would go to such trouble to arrange a "false" arrest warrant for Sinclair, just as he was giving a press conference at the National Press Club. Seems more suspecious that someone who go to the trouble to file "false" earnings with Soc. Sec. to have his disability cut off. Seems VERY SUSPECIOUS that our F.B.I., investigated a very real death threat against Sinclair, his mother and his attorney Montgomery Sibley and then refused to arrest the 22 yr. old when they found him. Something stinks more than usual in Washington, D.C.

Posted by: Heidi | July 6, 2008 4:32 PM | Report abuse

Larry Sinclair cliff notes for the curious...

Larry (admitted ex-con) claims that he did cocaine and had sex with Barack (who was a state politician in Illinois at the time) in a limo and a hotel room in Nov 1999. After recognizing Barack on tv giving a speech at the `04 Democratic convention...quickly followed by a Barack run for the Presidency...Larry claims that he contacted the Obama campaign to confront the man about his lies concerning his drug use (but didn't mention the sex). Larry believes that he was phoned on several occasions not long after by Donald Young (on behalf of Barack), who was the openly gay choir director of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago (Barack's ex-church) shortly before Mr. Young was murdered (sill UNSOLVED) around Christmas last year. Larry reports that he gave his telephone numbers from that time frame to the Chicago PD and has also recently disclosed them (and the limo driver's name) at the National Press Club in D.C. Larry has posted some receipts and records on his homepage at WordPress and claims that the Chicago PD now have telephone records too. Larry is currently fighting a felony theft charge in Delaware which allegedly occurred during the same time period. He suspects that team Obama is out to silence him at any cost...and that the MSM and Obama are ignoring him because they cannot refute him.

Maybe an intrepid reporter somewhere will phone the Chicago PD and find out if there's any truth to these allegations?

Posted by: Joe S | July 6, 2008 7:09 PM | Report abuse

Diana

Preaching to the choir... Dem's have been in for long time and no action... and as other's have said, this Sinclair thing... well, the MSM NOISE IS DEAFENING... I'll never trust them again.

Thanks for your words.

Posted by: mrje | July 6, 2008 7:19 PM | Report abuse

Lets shed some light on the elected. Lets see if we can put this trouble we're having in or government under a light. We are at fault, as the voters. You look at the past, we say we want change, but in return we take the same crooks, or inapt people and place them back in or appoint them to another elected office. So who are the fools, we are. If you have gang-green you don't just put a bandaid on it, you get rid of that part. As you can see, by the way you live things are getting out of control due to our inapt actions. KK in Detroit, GRAN-HO and him work together in the past, his mom and dad are both in or have been in office. So the apple dosen't fall far from the tree. Look at the hole Detroit is in. M.C. her hubby, elected person in our Government, I'm sure he is no better then her, just not cought, will the FBI start looking in to him as well, I trully hope so. But, lets go on, Gran-Ho, has been in goverment for who knows how many years, and was working with them, and she followed the same path, empty promisees, and continued failing economy, with no change. We took that CLOWN and put him in the WHITE HOUSE twice, after he came from Texas, and WE elected another person from one office to another, our fault again. Gran-HO, Im sure has her EYES on another post in our GOVERNMENT and as stupid as we are we're going to put her in, so she can screw us some more. How many favors has she done to ensure her that she'll get a spot in Congress, or House. We are just following that old saying, THE GOOD OLD BOY PATH.

Now we need to change the path we have been destroying ourselfs with. Lets get off the path by saying NO MORE, THIS IS NO LONGER EXCEPTED. You know how we change this, I can tell you.

First, No more then one elected spot, for anybody. This will stop the you vote for this and I'll vote for that. NO ONE holds office , ANY OFFICE IN OUR GOVERNMENT for more then 4 years. You keep the same person in the same spot for a long time he makes a lot of friends, and he owes them this and that, they owe him this and that, GOOD OLD BOY CRAP AGAIN. This will stop that crap cold. Along the same thought, if you keep electing the same people you never get any new ideas, as with most people once they think their idea is the only good they fight for that and never look beyond that thinking. No new ideas ever reach the forefront, and we keep following the same DESTRUCTIVE PATH.

You have several key indicators what this is happening to us in AMERICA today. 1. You have no one making any real changes over the last 20 years, they are wasting millions on stupid things, hearing on BASEBALL, how much did that cost us, OIL hears that did NOTHING but waste time and money. ECT.. 2. As the AMERICAN people are losing JOBS to other COUNTRIES you have people in office saying, MORE FREE TRADE, and as we are facing the prospect of more, or higher unempoyment then in the last 20 years they say allow more illegal immigrants in and let them become legal. Why would I let someone that broke the law to start with stay here, knowing he'll brake it again. Even if he doesn't brake it again we open the door for more of the same by condoning the actions of the last guy we said, it's OK our laws don't mean anything anyway. BRAIN-LESS BUSH on the 4th went to a really and said wecome to new AMERICANS. What are these JOKERS doing, and I might ask JUST WHO IS PAYING THEM, can't be the people that put them in office, they'ed be looking out for us,RIGHT. 3. For anyone to approve the change to NAFTA that our GOVERNMENT did allowing our AMERICAN COMPANIES to leave the UNITED STATES, and make there products with FOREIGN labor and SHIP them back for the AMERICAN people to BUY, JUST ISN"T AMERICAN, HOW MANY JOBS WHERE LOST FOR CORPORATE PROFIT. How much MONEY did these guys make of this CRAP, I might also ask how much money changed handes for this to pass through our government, and what will it cost to buy the politicians back to help the AMERICAN people that employ them, (remember they all have a price just more for some then others) 4. As I read lately, some state is trying to lease one of there bridges to some foreign company for 75 years, Detroit selling or leaseing the tunnel for 50 or 75 years. I was unaware that the infrastructure of the UNITED STATES was up for sale, for any amount of money, but really a foreign country, or company, nor did I know that these fools had the right to sale it, or even lease it out. I do beleive that is the property of THE PEOPLE of the UNITED STATES, there taxes paid for it, more money, because I might file a suite myself and ask for Detroit to pay for my LAWYERS. This is like me selling the city of Warren to Japan, even if I don't own it. Budwiser, turns down and offer to buy the company (there board) and this FOREIGN company is taking them to court, or asking them to be removed, what is this crap.

I could go on for weeks writing this kind of stuff, HOWEVER WE NEED TO STOP THIS TREACHERY NOW. We need to stop our government from killing off its own people. Their power has gone to there heads and pockets, these people feel they can do what ever they want and it's is KILLING US, they need to be kicked to the curb. We could really do as Detroit is. Go after these people in office for FAILURE TO FULFILL THEIR OATH IN OFFICE TO REPRESENT THE PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATES, MISREPRESENTATION, FRAUD AND A WHOLE HOST OF OTHER CHARGES. Because if we continue to wait we are going to be sold to the highest bidder, do to these clowns in office. We can know longer sit and wait to see what happens your, mine, our, GOVERNMENT is killing us off and selling of the AMERICAN way of life and dreams for whos best interest not ours, theirs and their pockets.

WE NEED TO STEP UP AND PROTEST AND MAKE THEM ACCOUNTABLE FOR THERE BAD DECISIONS, AND RECKLESS ENDANGERMENT OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE AND OUR WAY OF LIFE.

STEP UP OR LOSS IT ALL PEOPLE

Posted by: R. fisher | July 7, 2008 1:07 PM | Report abuse

The incovenient facts about Sinclair's arrest in Washington D.C. you won't hear from his supporters:

1. A criminal complaint was filed by a Delaware hotel proprietor about Sinclair to the police long before Sinclair went public with his accusations about Obama.

2. The grand jury indicted Sinclair of theft totaling $2400 (using forged money orders) just two weeks after he made his first YouTube video.

3. On the same day (Feb 4th) a warrant was issued for Sinclair's arrest, including authorization for extradition of up to 250 miles from the courthouse. That was five months before Sinclair arrived in Washington for the second time.

4. Washington D.C. is just over 100 miles from where Sinclair was indicted. If he had stayed home and not traveled to D.C. he would have been safe from arrest. It was his own fault he was arrested.

5. The U.S. Marshall's warrants dept. was informed by a blogger that a man with a valid and legal Delaware extradition warrant was in their jurisdiction. A location and description of Sinclair was supplied and the police did their duty. (Would you prefer that the police not arrest wanted criminals off the street??)

All this can be confirmed by the legal documents Sinclair posted on his *own* blog. So, what's the problem Larry supporters? Are you accusing Obama of having supernatural powers of E.S.P. now? How was anyone supposed to know five months ago that Sinclair would travel to Washington D.C.? Sinclair didn't even know that himself!

Anyone who thinks Sinclair's arrest was preplanned is delusional. Sinclair could have stayed home or gone to somewhere like L.A. for his press conference. His choices and his (allegedly) criminal actions were the *only* reasons he was arrested in D.C.

That's the problem with Sinclair. Nothing adds up. His supporters see conspiracies everywhere when the painfully obvious truth is that you are being sold a parcel of lies by a lifelong thief and conman. He's already pocketed $50,000 of their money even though he's living on welfare checks. How much more are they going to waste on him before they realize that they have been taken?

Posted by: Mike | July 7, 2008 1:57 PM | Report abuse

Nothing will change until term limits are put in place for Members of Congress. They are initially elected and try to do the right thing. After a term, they are about the business of "enriching" themselves. Term limits will give us new blood and eliminate the greed associated with multiple terms.

Posted by: Clarence Robinson | July 7, 2008 7:47 PM | Report abuse

iT ALL BOILS DOWN TO ONE VERY SIMPLE THING "POLICIES AND CORRUPTION OF THE BUSH ADM." This Adm. has tried every trick in the book to establish the extreme rich and the extreme poor for this country. They know the middle class will never vote Republican and the extreme poor are at the mercey of the extreme rich.

Posted by: Buckeye | July 8, 2008 7:48 PM | Report abuse

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