Politicization the US Census … Obama Administration Power Grab of Counting Americans



There can be no good reason for this.

So this is the change that Barack Obama was really talking about during the Presidential election? An Executive branch politization and power grab of the US Census and counting Americans. What does this mean? A yet to be named director of the Census Bureau will report to the White House rather than the Commerce Secretary as has previously been the case.

“Any attempt by the Obama administration to circumvent the census process for their political benefit will be met with fierce opposition as this ill-conceived proposal undermines a constitutionally obligated process that speaks to the very heart of our democracy,” California Rep. Darrell Issa wrote in a letter to President Barack Obama. The letter was co-signed by North Carolina Rep. Patrick McHenry.

“Requiring the census director to report directly to the White House and placing responsibility for administration of the Bureau outside the Department of Commerce may even violate federal law,” the letter stated. “According to Title 13 of the U.S. Code, the Bureau is to be administered ‘within, and under the jurisdiction of, the Department of Commerce.’ According to U.S. Code, the Executive Branch is limited to providing support for the Bureau in the form of information and resources.”

So the question is put forth as to why Barack Obama would take control of counting Americans away from a US Government Agency. Could you only imagine if former President Bush had done the same? The hue and cry throughout the MSM would be deafening.

What can we expect from Obama and the US Census now … maybe something that reflects the acts of ACORN signing up potential fraudulent voters. With the voter registration fraud that took place with ACORN, can we only imagine what the politization of counting Americans will look like?

Posted February 9, 2009 by
Barack Obama, Scandal | 30 comments

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    30 Responses to “Politicization the US Census … Obama Administration Power Grab of Counting Americans”

    1. scott on February 9th, 2009 9:39 am

      More Socialism folks. They are going to redraw the districts so that they can somewhat ensure a majority Democratic Congress for years to come. This on top of the all the social engineering programs in Obama’s, oops, I mean President Pelosi’s SPENDULUS package. This also on top of more government control of our lives, the re-enactment of the Fairness Doctrine.

      The Socialism train can NOT be denied by liberals now. It’s on the tracks coming full steam, only those bums and leeches that do not pay income taxes will be getting a free ride.

    2. Richard on February 9th, 2009 10:01 am

      What is the justification for this? Perhaps the fact that another Census is coming up … so the White House will be in charge of handing out payola (oops, sorry, I mean ‘stimulus’ funds) to this program. Doubtless that will make it work better.

    3. txchic on February 9th, 2009 10:04 am

      just the beginning of an america run by acorn.

      anyone else notice that the jobs that will be created with the stimulus package are specifically geared towards men? we couldn’t get enough american male construction workers as it was… this is just a step for more illegal immigrants.

    4. Richard on February 9th, 2009 10:05 am

      Or who knows … maybe, as part of our campaign to grovel at the feet of (oops, I meant “improve relations with”) the Islamic world, there will be special efforts made to ensure that the upcoming Census is “all-inclusive.”

      My own idea is that if anyone needs to change image, it’s the Islamic world itself. Guess I still remember yesterday’s news, like 9/11.

      But we’re in a “new enlightened” era now, where holding out the hand of friendship and proclaiming our good intentions erases the past.

      Or so some would have us believe….

    5. dennisintn on February 9th, 2009 10:49 am

      so obama doesn’t trust the person he appointed to be in charge of the commerce dept. to be crooked enough make the census go his way? now obama will be able to make sure that acorn workers get paid as census takers in addition to the multi-millions of dollars he and pelosi and reid have all ready directed their way. there’s just nothing in the world like chicago style politics.

    6. Rusty Bridges on February 9th, 2009 10:54 am

      It’s good to be the King!

    7. super dave on February 9th, 2009 11:09 am

      this is just pre reparation in progress. in other words, pure ignorance.

    8. caesu on February 9th, 2009 11:58 am

      Obama Has Upper Hand in Stimulus Fight

      Obama’s 67% approval rating on the stimulus is more than twice that of Republicans

      by Frank Newport

      PRINCETON, NJ — The American public gives President Barack Obama a strong 67% approval rating for the way in which he is handling the government’s efforts to pass an economic stimulus bill, while the Democrats and, in particular, the Republicans in Congress receive much lower approval ratings of 48% and 31%, respectively.


    9. BUN on February 9th, 2009 12:05 pm

      I am beginning to realize how very lucky I have been to have grown up during America’s “hey day” before socialism and also to have worked in the space program before it fell out of favor.

    10. buster on February 9th, 2009 1:38 pm

      Bun what did you do in the space program ??? Click on my link please !!!

    11. Vote Present For the Stimulus on February 9th, 2009 1:55 pm


      So, are we going to make decisions based on polls….or on doing it what is right.

      Unfortunately we are seeing the end of Democracy. When people realize they can vote for someone to take from the Treasury (in loans from future generations, no less) and give it to them, the system breaks.

      We see requirements that all projects under the ‘stimulus’ must be done by unions. Unions take dues, unions use dues to buy politicians, politicians give overpriced spoils back to the unions. This is just one example of what is going on in the ‘stimulus’ bill.

      If you asked me in a poll if I would support the government giving me $100,000, I would answer absolutely as would 98% of America. Does this mean that our politicians should act on it without any serious thought to how and who pays for it?

      Throughout the 90′s, America was governed – not by leaders – but by trumped up poll numbers.

      Sorry, but Republicans need to send an overwhelming message that this is wrong for America by voting ‘present’, rather than even providing a “no” vote. The result would be the same but the message would be sent that no bipartisan thought went into the bill and this is Obama’s hairshirt to wear.

    12. super dave on February 9th, 2009 3:23 pm

      obama’s popularity today is around 39%. his rating will be lower than bush’s before his first year is up.

    13. BUN on February 9th, 2009 3:37 pm

      Buster….I wonder if you worked in space program? Basically I went up and down at NASA and the best thing I did was provide comic relief in very tense situations!!

    14. buster on February 9th, 2009 5:27 pm

      Bun I believe that the space programs of today are in private peoples garages and small business like Scaled Composites.

    15. bob on February 9th, 2009 6:46 pm

      Hello Kenyan Socialist Obama–Goodbye US constitution. It’s PC to call Obama what he is–a socialist. But it’s not PC here to call MLK what he was–a communist.

    16. txchic on February 9th, 2009 8:54 pm

      #8 caesu, pray tell… what has the chosen one done to warrant such ratings? NOTHING!!! a bunch of freakin’ sheep who think he’s some sort of rock star. people felt the same about jfk & the truth about him finally came out. i suspect the same will happen with your messiah.

      i’m still praying that his ignorance won’t lead to an enemy attack on our soil (yes we do have an enemy).

    17. Dolf on February 10th, 2009 1:47 am

      this reminds of the republicans during elections…trying to block whole groups of voters.

      btw…to all the fools who claim democracy is over…..maybe you should learn how it works…next pres. election in 4 years

    18. Dolf on February 10th, 2009 1:49 am

      wait..i already have the repblicun slogan:

      Tax Cuts!!!
      Look out for the others
      Fea Fear Fear

    19. scott on February 10th, 2009 7:12 am

      Dolf – are you even an American? I doubt it. Commie Rat ******!

      It has never been proven that republican groups like ACORN were guilty of VOTER FRAUD. That’s absolutely FALSE…

      Obama is the one preaching FEAR you dope! He keeps warning of a CATASTROPHE.

      Elections have nothing to do with a FREE DEMOCRACY. Maybe you need a history lesson because elections are held in all types of socialistic and communist societies.

      The moves Obama, Emanuel and the left of Pelosi and Reid are geared towards SOCIAL ENGINEERING and if you are too STUPID to see that, then its your own damn fault and there is no help for you.

    20. BUN on February 10th, 2009 8:20 am

      Just heard stimulus package rations health care to seniors. Need to cover the illegals and let the old ones that worked for the country die early. Thanks!

    21. Dolf on February 10th, 2009 9:08 am

      wait…Acorn…didn’t you blame Obama for that (bs thing)

      and scott, my dear facist friend, how can i take you serious when you call me a commie rat.
      last thing i am is a communist (but no matter, shout you baseless crap, i am used to it from you)

      and the catastrophe Obama is warning about is happening (wait, let me guess…in the republican world there is no crisis)

      btw. don’t need help from ppl like you.

      not much help, unless your willing to be an ignorant bastard, then you posts make more sense

    22. super dave on February 10th, 2009 9:30 am

      we as taxpayers will never know how much of this stimulus money went to crooked dealings within the democratic party. so obama does like pork , contrary to popular belief.

    23. scott on February 10th, 2009 10:13 am

      Ah wait, I was not saying ACORN was republican you doofus. Facist? Hello Obama supporters! Get a clue what a facist is my loser friend. You probably have a nazi flag flying in your room.

      There is NO catastrophe. There is a big mess thanks to Bill Clinton and friends. I wouldn’t expect less from pu**ified dirt bag such as your self. Instead of doing something about it and take responsibility you want the government to “HOLD YOUR HAND.”

      Shouldn’t you be in line at your local head start office to get your free hand out from Obama and friends?

      Nice stimulus btw, disregarding the elderly in a big way, rather giving health care to illegals. Wow!

      Right, ACORN is BS. Why then is Obama set to give them billions in the stimulus? Why do you think Obama and Emanuel are moving the census out of Commerce? Wipe the dog shit out of your eyes!

    24. LouiseVargas on February 10th, 2009 8:19 pm

      The third post above derailed the topic by changing it to the stimulus. This topic has to do with the 2010 Census and that Obama wants a director of the Census Bureau to report to the White House rather than to the department of Commerce. I find this disturbing. The whole Census Bureau operation is somewhat corrupt. I worked for the 1980 Census Bureau in downtown Los Angeles for four months. I was a census form editor. If the forms were illegible, they were tossed out and not counted. We phoned some people to verify their data and if they were not home, we tossed their forms. And there was more which I won’t go into now. My point is that I have seen the corruption in the Census Bureau and perhaps that is the reason Obama wants to change from the Department of Commerce to a Director who reports to him.

    25. Dolf on February 11th, 2009 8:50 am

      dear scott, here is a quote of yours (from the post above)

      “Ah wait, I was not saying ACORN was republican you doofus. Facist? Hello Obama supporters! Get a clue what a facist is my loser friend. You probably have a nazi flag flying in your room.”

      and this 1, from your post above this 1.

      “It has never been proven that republican groups like ACORN were guilty of VOTER FRAUD. That’s absolutely FALSE…”

      Doofus was the word???

      now, besides that you first call me a commie rat and now a nazi (shows your intellect and class)
      and no hand outs for me: a) I am Dutch, b) have a job c) hate to hold my hand up

      tried to look for something valid in your “writing” but its basicly name calling and shouting that the others are to blame (very republican)

      the only “good” thing I saw you copied from Bun.
      thats about the elderly ppl getting shafted.
      Really nice if you worked all your life.

    26. scott on February 11th, 2009 11:47 am

      dolf – grand…we have a arrogant Dutchwoman posting about United States problems. Unreal. Worry about your own corruptness from wherever you come from, a ditch in the Netherlands OR are you a friend of Joran Van der Sloots.

      You want to talk about semantics when you can’t even spell correctly. I worded my sentence wrong. You claim the Reps try to persuade people not to vote. I disagree as it has NEVER been proven UNLIKE the Democratic oiled ACORN, who committed voter fraud.

      Why am I wasting my time on a Dutchwoman anyways?

      You don’t know the goings on in our country so why should you have a say in OUR problems, NOT YOURS!

      You are not American so bug the F OFF!

      We would never want you in our country!

      Any Americans out there? I’m tired of talking to a mental challenged Dutchwoman.

    27. scott on February 11th, 2009 11:50 am

      Nope…anybody with a brain knows what caused this economic downturn in OUR country…housing! Pure and simple. The Democrats, i.e. Bill Clinton, started this mess. Bush and McCain wanted to reel in FM and FM, but were shot down. Those are FACTS! It’s republican to point out the truth while the liberals bend and hide from the truth!

    28. Dolf on February 12th, 2009 2:06 am

      keep posting and dismissing yourself scott.

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