Coincidence? The Chicago Way, Obama Now Selling Judgeships for Health Care Votes (Scott M. Matheson, Jr.)


It’s the Chicago way … quid pro quo … selling influence and political appointments for votes … this seems way to much of a coincidence. Was this the hope and change that you were looking for America?

Wasn’t there a big deal made when Illinois Governor Blago tried to sell Obama’s former Senate seat? Wasn’t he impeached? Now we are presented from the Weekly Standard that the following looks an awful lot like the same, an appointment for a health care vote … the timing is a bit suspect.

Tonight, Barack Obama will host ten House Democrats who voted against the health care bill in November at the White House; he’s obviously trying to persuade them to switch their votes to yes. One of the ten is Jim Matheson of Utah. The White House just sent out a press release announcing that today President Obama nominated Matheson’s brother Scott M. Matheson, Jr. to the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.

How could this White House not think that this political nomination would not look like a quid pro quo? Just yesterday from the White House came the following comment, “do what ever it takes.”

“Whatever it takes to get health care done,” White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said of the president’s schedule.

America thought they were voting for hope and change, by the way America … “how is that “hopee, changee” thing working out for ya? The Obama Administration will stop at nothing to pass Obamacare. America might just want to ask themselves why a President and a political party is willing to destroy itself to do so.

As Red State says, if ya can’t beat em, BRIBE EM!

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    19 Responses to “Coincidence? The Chicago Way, Obama Now Selling Judgeships for Health Care Votes (Scott M. Matheson, Jr.)”

    1. super dave on March 4th, 2010 12:03 pm

      I would love to know why jobs takes a back seat to healthcare ? let’s all just quit work and sponge off the government and get free healthcare. when there’s no tax money to be stolen who will barry turn to ?
      there has to be a monetary reason that obama is rushing this bill. either that or the union has sent leg breakers to the white house for payback. it’s clear that he could care less if Americans are working or not.

    2. nun on March 4th, 2010 1:41 pm

      The absolute total disregard that this man has for the intellectual ability of the citizens of this country is reprehensible. He thinks that what he wants is so vastly superior to any ideas or wants of us, the poor, stupid unwashed masses. There is no fear in him that we can see through these corrupt bargains that he will make time and again to shove down our throats what he thinks we need.

      I feel like a two year-old being force-fed spinach and being told to shut up and like it because it is good for me!

    3. super dave on March 4th, 2010 1:53 pm

      well, criminals do buy and sell each other out. another secret meeting tonight i see. a pitiful example of a president having to bribe and cheat to even have anyone consider any of his agendas.
      i would still like to know the real reason for the frantic push on healthcare that is not really healthcare but some kind of hush hush crooked money deal or personal favor. i still say that this bill is catering to minorities and illegal aliens. let’s shut it down for good !!!

    4. Michelle Smith on March 4th, 2010 4:06 pm

      This is the most corrupt administration this Country has ever seen. They will stop at nothing to get their way. All I’ve been hearing about for over a year now is healthcare. The main agenda for this administration needs to be the economy, jobs. How do they expect people to buy healthcare without jobs?

      I never in my lifetime expected to see my Government filled with so many crooks and evil minded people. They do not care what the majority of this Country wants.

      And then you still have these mindless sheep that think Obama can do no wrong and when you call them on it they bring up Bush and start with the insults and personal attacks and play the racism card.

      What a bunch of worthless people.

    5. Buster on March 4th, 2010 4:49 pm

      If it smells like $hit
      Sounds like $hit (kerplunk) and every one hates it
      Then it must me $hit !!!
      Why would Dick Head push so hard for a turd ??? What other agenda could there be for this ??? Money ??? Control ??? I sure hope this crappy health care works if it happens because I am going broke with the economy the way it is !!!

    6. brie. on March 4th, 2010 5:03 pm

      Just who IS Obama working for, it certainly isn’t We The People….this is the last and final draw…he was elected to do a job, not to oppose what the American’s want…how many payrolls is he on…if he convinces these 10 Democrats to vote for his health care reform bill, well knowing they won’t be re-elected then we definitely know for sure that something is crooked….offering another position or making sure the remainder of their lives is lived out comfortably…either way it is bribery…issues with him need to come to a halt and there should be a complete and thorough investigation of Obama, he does NOT represent the American people…and what is the rush to get this bill passed, hook or by crook…something else is brewing and it is not just health care…He visits and always offends our foreign countries, his path of destruction..Now I understand he is trying to keep any tea parties or protests from the grounds of the Lincoln Memorial…I think he is a member of the terrorist party….We have a right to protest and the White House and it’s grounds do not belong to Obama, it belongs to the American people…BACK HIS PAGS…He is also concerned about making a mark in history, it will not be a mark in history but an Obama scar….

    7. NewGirlBoston on March 4th, 2010 5:22 pm

      Is Insanity A Pre-Existing Condition?

      How many more stories like this will it take for the O-Bots to realize their ObamaCare plan won’t work?

      For fiscal 2010 taxpayer costs [for RomneyCare in Massachusetts] are $47 million over budget, in part due to the recession, and while the $913 million Patrick requested for 2011 is a 5 percent increase over 2010, spending has grown on average 6.7 percent per year.

      **** Meanwhile, average Massachusetts insurance premiums are now the highest in the nation; since 2006, they’ve climbed at an annual rate of 30 percent in the individual market. Small business costs have increased by 5.8 percent. Per capita health spending in Massachusetts is now 27 percent higher than the national average, and 15 percent higher even after adjusting for local wages and academic research grants. [emphasis added]
      So costs are exploding, it already costs us almost $1 billion, we spend more than anyone else…and President Obama wants to extend this plan to the entire country?

      I thought insanity was “doing the same thing but expecting a different result.” In Massachusetts, the results are in. Too bad Obama & Washington isn’t paying attention.

    8. yoyo muffintop on March 4th, 2010 7:14 pm

      Speaking of mindless sheep Michelle Smith #4, care to back up your statement a few days ago when you said Obama has spent more than Bush did all in 8 years?
      Show use your proof sheep! Good luck. You won’t because you cannot. What a sheep you are.

      The above is a total smear without an ounce of evidence…yet you ate it up didn’t you? You must be a sheep. Propaganda peddling at its finest…and sheep like you believe it, right? haha

      You tell me if you think this guy is qualified. Btw, the 2 Republican Senators from Utah do:
      “Scott M. Matheson currently holds the Hugh B. Brown Presidential Endowed Chair at the S.J. Quinney College of Law, University of Utah, where he has been a member of the faculty since 1985. He served as Dean of the Law School from 1998 to 2006. He also taught First Amendment Law at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government from 1989 to 1990.
      While on public service leave from the University of Utah from 1993 to 1997, Matheson served as United States Attorney for the District of Utah. In 2007, he was appointed by Governor Jon Huntsman to chair the Utah Mine Safety Commission. He also worked as a Deputy County Attorney for Salt Lake County from 1988 to 1989. Prior to joining the University faculty, Matheson was an associate attorney from 1981 to 1985 at Williams & Connolly LLP in Washington, D.C.”

      This is just more republican/conservative/right wing/teabagger jackassery. We’ll put this one up with the birthers (such as yourself Michelle Smith), and all the other conspiracy theories that the republican/conservative/right wing/teabaggers invent (and you believe every one of them don’t you Michelle Smith).

      - Matheson hasn’t changed his vote yet, so if this was a bribe, we don’t have any reason to believe it worked…correct?
      - Bribing a person with your bargaining chip before they agree to your terms would be idiotic…correct?
      - Bribing a room full of nine people (not to mention any pages, interns, etc who accompany them) would be idiotic…correct?
      - Judge Matheson is qualified for the position…correct?

      What is one to think when a person, such as youself, just spews unfounded unamerican hatred? You know what people think – it’s because of the man’s skin color. It’s the only logical conclusion one can make. Here’s your test Michelle Smith: Do you believe poster #1 is a racist?

      Now back up or shut up Michelle Smith. Your turn. Ohhh, I cannot wait to hear your sorry excuse as to why you won’t respond.

    9. yoyo muffintop on March 4th, 2010 7:23 pm

      #6 – We all know why YOU do not like President Obama:

      brie on March 21st, 2008 2:51 pm
      Obama is a N~~~er! Certainly not someone qualified to lead the country….

      brie. on April 18th, 2008 5:02 pm
      Obama sucks…..if you can’t see it then your blind, deaf and dumb…..and you are nothing about what this country needs….he’s a racist just waiting for trouble…and will bring it on….he’s a n~~~er!!!!

      brie. on April 18th, 2008 10:32 pm
      Obama sucks!!!!!!!!!!!!!The biggest disappointment I have ever seen in the Democrat party……he’s a n~~~er!!!!!!!!!!

      brie. on April 19th, 2008 5:18 pm
      N~~~er at large…..!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      Ya, we get it Brie, you racist piece of cr$p.

    10. Buster on March 4th, 2010 9:21 pm

      Right when you think it’s safe yOyO makes it’s presence known !!!
      Hey yOyO Brie has more class than you ever will !!!

    11. Dawg1948 on March 5th, 2010 1:04 am

      Obama and his henchmen are political scum. Their entire idea of democracy is bribe the representatives and senators to vote for your ideas.

    12. super dave on March 5th, 2010 8:10 am

      #8&9:always full of propaganda from the communist left. it’s funny that you would bring up brie’s statements. your people are always saying that that word is a term of endearment for them. so evidently they like it.

    13. Scott on March 5th, 2010 8:22 am

      yoyo…why do you use the word “we” when bashing Michelle or brie or whomever…”we get it.” No doofus, don’t speak for we speak for yourself.

      And quit the racist bs. The absolute MAJORITY of people on this blog believe you to be a racist and a race baiter.

      You are too dumb and blind to see that the only way Obama can try and get his healthcare reform passed is through dirty tricks and buy-offs. Only real idiots such as yourself can’t see it was a pay-off for a vote…PERIOD. There is no conspiracy. It is what it is….If the shoe was on the other foot you would be screaming the same thing.

      Everybody knows you are a truther and are in the same wacked out bunch that shot two officers at the Pentagon this morning.

      As for your attacks on Michelle and your prove it statement…well…the proof is in the pudding your left wing moon bat…You are too damn stupid to see he already increased the federal discretionary budget the highest it has EVER been from 2008-2009; yet he’s going to freeze spending? LOL… Anybody with a fourth grade education can see that’s a trick.

      BTW…here are some facts for you regarding Obama’s spending vs. Bush’s:

      No go back to your momma’s house with your 12 family members and eat off your hot plate you leech of society, non-paying into the system, want a free handout liberal punk!

      Keep your race baiting for your friends that shoot police officers at the Pentagon!


    14. nun on March 5th, 2010 10:57 am

      #9 yoyo muffintop

      You are a bigot in the truest sense. You don’t know me or any of the others who post here, but you assume that our disagreement with Obama has to do with his skin.

      If an African-American disagrees with him, as some of us are, does that make “us” racist or realists?

    15. Michelle Smith on March 5th, 2010 5:04 pm


      I can post proof of the face that Obama has spent more money (wasted is more like it) in his first year than Bush spent in his 8 years but it will be lost on you because all you want to do is spew your hatred and play the race card. I really do not care what you think of me because you don’t have a clue who I am. You sir are just a hater. You cannot see what Obama is doing because you are so full of hate for anyone who doesn’t worship your messiah. Scott posted several links that prove Obama has out spent Bush but i’m sure you will find some way to spin it or play the race card as usual. Maybe I’m married to a black man. Ever think about that. You don’t, you just assume I’m a racist because I don’t like Obama’s policies when the majority of the people on this site do not care about the man’s skin color. The proof is right in front of your nose but you don’t see it because you have your head up Obama’s ass so far you can see his tonsils.

      Why don’t you crawl back into your hole where you belong. We are not interested in anything you have to say. You can’t even have a discussion without resorting to name-calling and hatred. Who would be the sheep? That would be you, blindly following a man who is not qualified to run a hot dog stand.

      How is that hopey changey thing working out for you? Did you get your reparations check yet? Did Obama pay off your mortgage and buy your gas? Oh wait! He can’t because you don’t have a house or a car. We probably don’t even have a job. Your a welfare case and your angry because your life is meaningless, that’s why you come here a post your crap.

      You do realize that you are the recipient of the tea-bagging right? You call us tea-baggers so that makes you the recipient. How does that feel?

      Does it feel as good as when Obama is bending you over without a reach around….ROFLMAO

      F**K OFF LOSER

    16. yoyo muffintop on March 5th, 2010 5:19 pm

      #13 – “The absolute MAJORITY of people on this blog believe you to be a racist and a race baiter.”
      Find one racist thing I have written. Just 1. You on the other hand #13 – you are a racist and have written as much on multiple occasions. Now go project your own racism on someone else shorteyes.

      #14 nun – Have you once denounced anyone on here for the racists things they type, such as poster #1? I do not believe so. Why do you choose to remaining silent when this ugliness occurs #14? Don’t be an enabler like most who sit silently by and do nothing. Disagreeing is one thing, but taking a baseless accusation, such as bribery, and believe it 100% real is another. Why would one do that #14? What could possibly be the motivation?

      #14 nun – please list the “corrupt bargains” that president Obama has personally made and will make in the future.
      SM: Yoyo, stop with the RACIST acquisitions or you will be banned permanently. I am sick and tired of you labeling people when you haven’t a friggin clue. Maybe its really you that are the racists seeing that you are so obsessed with it.

      Enough or you shall be given your walking papers.

    17. super dave on March 6th, 2010 3:20 pm

      damn! that must have hurt !

    18. nun on March 6th, 2010 6:40 pm

      yo yo,

      List? Are you crazy? I don’t want to develop carparal tunnel just to have you deny anything I write. Let’s just start with one of the first:


      I have lived in Chicago and bribery is the milk that politicians of that state are reared on.

    19. Scott on March 10th, 2010 7:21 am

      yoyo – BURN! EVERYBODY here besides your leftist liberal “buddies” KNOW you are a race baiter period!

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