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Thread: Obama Dismisses IG - Justified?

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    Obama Dismisses IG - Justified?

    President Obama has recently dismissed the Inspector General of AmeriCorps, Gerald Walpin. [1] The dismissal proceeds an investigation conducted by Walpin in which Kevin Johnson (the mayor of Sacramento and political ally of Barack Obama) and the St. HOPE Academy (a non-profit education group led by Kevin Johnson) were found using government funds for personal and political reasons; Johnson even used some of the funds to have people wash his car. In light of these findings, Johnson and the St. Hope Academy were forced to repay half of the $847,000 in grants they received from AmeriCorps.

    By law, the President must provide the Congress with an explanation for the dismissal an Inspector General, Fox News reports:

    In the letter, White House Special Counsel Norman Eisen wrote that Walpin was "confused" and "disoriented" at a May board meeting, was "unduly disruptive," and exhibited a "lack of candor" in providing information to decision makers. [2]

    But, for some reason, none of Obama's defenders at DP seem concerned with Mr. Walpin's mental status (they havenít' really mentioned it), instead they're more interested - if they're even interested at all - in Walpin's political motivations, despite the fact that he wasn't dismissed for this reason.

    So, was Obama justified in firing Walpin or has he committed yet another wrong his loving supporters are loathe to defend?

    I, for one, am shocked. Not shocked that Obama is continuing the culture of corruption and cronyism in Washington - that's a given - just shocked that he could do it so blatantly and with so little criticism or scrutiny.

    Before you vote, be sure to read the previous discussions concerning Obama's firing of Walpin:

    http://www.debatepolitics.com/us-pol...-doing-so.html (Obama fires IG for investigating supporter, breaks law in doing so.)


    [1] - Ousted AmeriCorps watchdog defends waste probe
    [2] - Fired IG Calls White House Explanation 'Baseless,' Says He's Being Targeted - Political News - FOXNews.com

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    Re: Obama Dismisses IG - Justified?

    Hello!? Anybody there? I guess government cronyism and corruption isn't worth discussing while the Messiah resides in the Oval Office...

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    Re: Obama Dismisses IG - Justified?

    I don't have enough information at this point in time to make a call one way or the other.

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    Re: Obama Dismisses IG - Justified?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    I don't have enough information at this point in time to make a call one way or the other.
    I can respect that. What information would help you better understand the situation?

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    Re: Obama Dismisses IG - Justified?

    looks pretty disgusting from where I'm sitting.

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    Re: Obama Dismisses IG - Justified?

    Quote Originally Posted by ARealConservative View Post
    looks pretty disgusting from where I'm sitting.
    The utter silence or the corruption?

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    Re: Obama Dismisses IG - Justified?

    ..just waiting for the noose to tighten and the board to fall out from under our feet at this point.

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    Re: Obama Dismisses IG - Justified?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ethereal View Post
    The utter silence or the corruption?
    the corruption. The silence should be more disturbing, but sadly, I've grown accustomed to that.

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    Re: Obama Dismisses IG - Justified?

    So Obama fired someone who caught his friends with their hands in the cookie jar? Does that about sum it up?
    "He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)

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    Re: Obama Dismisses IG - Justified?

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    So Obama fired someone who caught his friends with their hands in the cookie jar? Does that about sum it up?
    That and Obama is trying to assassinate Walpin's character by impugning his mental faculties, but Iíve seen no evidence that Walpin is incapable of performing his duties.

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