Skip to comments.GOP Rep. Chabot a "Useful Idiot" (my title)
Posted on 09/20/2006 9:33:01 AM PDT by JTR1888
. . . Useful Idiot. In 1999, the Clinton Administration settled a black farmer lawsuit against the government by agreeing to a demonstrably corrupt settlement that has since cost taxpayers well over $1 billion for claims that were virtually all phony. (Harvest of Lies, a book detailing this fiasco, is available from Representative Government Press, see page 23.) That was not sufficient for Rep. Steve Chabot (R-OH), who has held a series of shamelessly slanted hearings over the past two years to promote the idea that the government should pay out another $4 billion for over 70,000 mostly phony new claims (there are fewer than 30,000 black farmers in the U.S.). Chabot took this stand not because any injustice has been done, but because his district is 30 percent black and he thought he could con those constituents into voting for him. In June, he filed a bill that supposedly would open the lawsuit up for additional billions in payouts. Once he did its bidding, the National Black Farmers Association quickly damned Chabot as a jerk who disrespected black farmers, and demanded that the congressman publicly apologize for the disrespect and trouble that he caused the organization. The NBFA also linked its website to a site advocating the election of his Democratic opponent. Although too few pols will get the message, this demonstrates that selling out doesnt always pay off . . . .
(Excerpt) Read more at MANews.com ...
Chabot... Isn't he the GOP congressman who's a little "light in the loafers"?
Regardless, he is obviously a pandering scumbag. Nice work handling other people's money, Steve.
Being that your link is to a Website that is shut down for an overhaul I guess we'll have to wait till tomorrow to read the rest of the article?
My apologies -- the correct website for this news source is MAnews.org -- not .com
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