Obama discusses the world’s recent descent into chaos:
[T]he truth of the matter is, is that the world has always been messy. In part, we’re just noticing now because of social media and our capacity to see in intimate detail the hardships that people are going through.
Obambi’s carefully crafted weekend schedule of fundraisers and a celebrity wedding was interrupted:
In a last-minute change, Obama returned to the White House late Friday, interrupting his weekend trip. He had originally planned to overnight in New York before heading on Saturday to the wedding of Sam Kass, Obama's personal chef, to MSNBC host Alex Wagner. White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Obama himself made the decision to return to the White House and that it was unrelated to any current events.
Obama planned to travel back to Westchester County in New York on Saturday afternoon to attend the wedding.
The trips come as Obama considers how to respond to the Islamic State terrorist threat and Russia's apparent invasion of Ukraine.
Okay, so he spent tens of thousands of taxpayer dollars to fly home for one night, but it wasn’t related to a crisis. Huh? (Via Drudge.)
After Obambi announced yesterday that “we don't have a strategy yet” for dealing with ISIS, I thought I’d see what beclowning oneself felt like. It doesn’t feel good. He also doesn’t have a strategy worth a damn for Ukraine or anything else, but he’s getting pretty close to a decision on how to provoke a civil war by declaring an anti-constitutional amnesty for illegals.
A former Iowa state senator who was a key official in Rep. Michele Bachmann’s 2012 presidential campaign pleaded guilty Wednesday to illicitly concealing payments he received to switch his support from Bachmann to then-Texas Rep. Ron Paul.
In the plea agreement, Sorenson admitted concealing payments of $73,000 after secretly negotiating to switch his support. The payments came in monthly installments of roughly $8,000, according to DOJ.
The former lawmaker pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice and causing a campaign to falsely report expenditures. Sorenson could face up to 20 years in prison for obstruction of justice, and as many as five years on the second charge.
Yesterday the case came to a head when Sorenson pleaded guilty in federal court of switching sides, which is not illegal, but switching sides for cash. The total haul for the switch was $73,000, paid out at $8,000 per month laundered through two companies to hide the money from public disclosure. The two companies amounted to two counts. A third count was that Sorenson lied to an Iowa state ethics commission.
This raises an obvious question and whether the Justice Department is investigating. What was the role played by Ron Paul himself, since someone authorize [sic] the dispensation of the money to Sorenson?
If Paul the Elder gets shipped off to a federal pen, Paul the Younger will make sure it’s one where the guards don’t dress like soldiers.