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Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson Calls Neal Cavuto’s Browbeating… Ignorant

Little Congresslady gets it right as Faux News Commentaro Neal Cavuto tries to talk over her and browbeat her into submission.  She was far more polite in identifying him as simply “ignorant” than the situation justified.

Cavuto is a complete ass.

 
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Posted by on April 14, 2011 in Faux News

 

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Eddie Bernice Johnson Scholarship Scandal

A burgeoning scandal on how certain members of the CBC are handing out scholarships to their own relatives, and to political allies. In the spotlight is Dallas Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson, who awarded $31,000 in Congressional Black Caucus Foundation scholarships to her grand children and nieces. Now, accusations have been made that she awarded a $1,000 scholarship to the son of a senior executive at the Dallas Airport who may have had some influence over her business interests.

Now – the money to the relatives was unquestionably wrong. However the accusation relative to the Dallas Airport official seems exceedingly thin. Especially in view of the amount of money involved – $1.000. here are Congressmen and Senators on the Hill who are being slipped tens, if not hundreds of thousands of dollars under the table by Healthcare, communications, and even hostile foreign governments. So the question is…

Why all this focus on small potatoes? Especially in view that some of the elected folks on the Hill are committing what amounts to treason… Some, if accounts are to believed, even accepting Communist Chinese money to fund election ads.

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Posted by on October 19, 2010 in Stupid Democrat Tricks, The Post-Racial Life

 

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Nepotism Award – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson

The biggest crime of the CBC Members seems to be…

Stealing small.

Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson Agrees to Repay Scholarship Money

Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Texas), who said she “unknowingly” broke Congressional Black Caucus Foundation rules by awarding thousands of dollars in scholarship money to four relatives and a top aide’s two children, will repay the money, the New York Times reports.

Members of the Black Caucus are given $10,000 every year to award scholarships. They must follow certain rules in awarding the privately raised money, including a requirement that winners not be related to caucus members nor live or study in the lawmaker’s district. According to the Dallas Morning News, Johnson provided 23 scholarships totaling $25,000 to two of her grandsons, two of her great-nephews and to an aide’s son and daughter, all between 2005 and 2009.

At first the Dallas lawmaker denied violating the anti-nepotism regulation, but later said in a statement she made a mistake and would work with the foundation to “rectify the financial situation,” The Associated Press reported. On Tuesday, Johnson’s press secretary, Dena Craig, said the nine-term congresswoman was recovering from surgery and would not be able to comment.

Rep. Donald Payne, (D-N.J.), who chairs the foundation, denounced the “self-dealing” move and vowed to prevent further violations of the scholarship rules.

Johnson, 74, is expected to win a 10th term in November over Republican Stephen Broden. It is unclear if her actions violate Congressional rules. Neither the House ethics committee nor the House Office of Congressional Ethics responded to questions Tuesday, the Times said.

 
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Posted by on September 2, 2010 in Stupid Democrat Tricks

 

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