New allegations raise suspicions concerning the near-miraculous election of Nancy Pelosi as House Minority Leader in the 2011 Congress, which is set to take office in January, leading to the question, did Pelosi blackmail the White House to get the post?
Pelosi had been considered an albatross around the necks of the Democrats in light of the historic drubbing they took by Republicans on November 2. Party leaders expected a new leader, given that the Speaker had become the face of the Democrats’ unpopularity. She rates only 8% in public approval around the country.
And a campaign was launched by less radical Democrats to oust her from leadership. Rep. Heath Schuler of North Carolina challenged Pelosi for the Minority Leader position, and many Democrats believed the Party would seek new leadership in the House.
It was not to be.
Despite the historic losses the Party sustained in the House, House Democrats in the end voted to retain Pelosi, which means that in spite of her removal as Speaker of the House she will become the Minority Leader of the Democrats in the new Congress.
Why would a Party that is still reeling from a catastrophic, embarrassing loss retain the very person who represents one of the primary reasons Americans by the millions turned against the Democrats? The move is sure to hand over to the Republicans a great gift on a silver platter which they will once again use in 2012 to blast the Party of Leftwing extremism.
Is it lack of courage, perhaps, that led to the Democrats’ questionable move? Or is there a more sinister reason? One person suggests blackmail. And the charge is not too far-fetched.
Ulsterman reports today that White House sources have alluded to information Pelosi has on the President–information that could be so damaging to Obama that his Presidency would be sent into a tailspin. So determined was Pelosi to keep her position of leadership in the House that sources suggest she used that information to put pressure on the White House, which then put pressure on House Democrats to vote in favor of Pelosi for Minority Leader.
The reason that such an allegation is not too far-fetched is that during the Democratic Presidential primaries of 2008, the Clintons also hinted at disturbing information that would bury Obama if made public. Although Obama went on to win the nomination, Bill and Hillary suggested on the campaign trail that there are problems beneath the surface concerning Obama.
And it was widely known that bad blood existed between the Obamas and the Clintons, particularly with Michelle Obama. Obama had considered asking Hillary to be his Vice-Presidential running mate, but the problems with such an arrangement were insurmountable. Obama was clearly concerned about the power the former President would wield should his wife become Vice President of the United States.
It was widely reported that Michelle Obama was the one who succeeded in getting the whole idea nixed.
Nonetheless, Hillary is the one Obama chose to become Secretary of State–a position Hillary demanded behind the scenes.
So why would Obama acquiesce to such a demand when both he and Michelle had serious misgivings about any role the Clintons would play in his Administration? Was this a case of blackmail too? Or perhaps Obama didn’t need to be blackmailed. He already knew the Clintons had damaging information and wished to de-fang the wolves by offering them a position that would place them out of the White House and often out of the country.
Does this damaging information revolve around Obama’s birth certificate? Or his citizenship? Or the fact that all of his vital records, including college and law school transcripts, are tightly sealed from public view?
Maybe and maybe not. But one thing is becoming apparent–the Clintons and Pelosi have information they are holding over Obama’s head. And it is not hard to believe that others also have this information, including some highly influential news outlets that are presently seeking to determine how best to present such information, or if such information should be made public at all.
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