WISTBBB Part 17: Dianne Feinstein Edition

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Oct 262010

It sucks so bad to be Barbara Boxer that the NRSC – the idiots that recruited a whole bunch of squishes to run for Senate Nationally are actually spending money on behalf of a Conservative in California.

I have no love lost for the NRSC or the NRCC because their recruiting has been horrific in the past.

Carly appears to have busted that mold and there is a brilliant ad by the NRSC to address the Carly-is-an-extremist-attack from the left wing extremist Barbara Boxer.

A Conservative in California? I thought the moderates told us a Conservative can’t win statewide?

Dianne Feinstein seems to think so.

Feinstein was at a campaign event for Sen. Barbara Boxer in San Jose, and was asked by KTVU’s Randy Shandobil how things were going, and she replied, “bad.”

Now, that really sucks for Barbara Boxer.

CNN – the Clinton News Network joined in the hit parade… they were crying in their beer over the sad state of affairs for the socialists nationwide.

In this YouTube clip, the CNN anchor acts as if Carly Fiorina is some new revelation to him in the course of talking about massive Democrat losses in the upcoming election – my advice to CNN, get used to it – you’ll have at least 12 years of Carly to deal with.

Oct 242010

What if I told you that Green Pioneer Barbara Boxer owned stocks in companies that reemed California during our energy crisis?

What if I told you that Green Pioneer Barbara Boxer owned stock in offshore drilling companies?

Read it and weep – It sucks to be Barbara Boxer, because for the first time in her life she is getting held accountable for getting her fingers SLAMMED in the cookie Jar:

Currently, 2.2. million Californians are unemployed; nearly 600,000 jobs have been lost since the passage of the so-called stimulus in February of last year.

However, Barbara Boxer doesn’t want to talk about her three decades of support for job-killing policies and failure to deliver the “help” and “hope” she promised with the taxpayer-funded stimulus.  No, today, it appears she will be doing an event focused on off-shore drilling.

This is interesting, because it turns out Boxer invested up to $150,000 of her family’s money in a company called… Diamond Offshore Drilling. This is just one of the many controversial stocks she held before the media called her out on her hypocrisy. Today, her assets are carefully hidden away in a blind trust.
Boxer Put Her Stocks In A Blind Trust After The Media Criticized Her For Investments In Energy Companies, Including Offshore Drilling Companies:
2001, Boxer Put Her Stocks In A Blind Trust After She Received Criticism For Owning Shares In Energy Companies After Accusing Those Same Companies Of Overcharging Californians For Electricity. “Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., put her stocks in a blind trust after catching some bad publicity last year for owning shares in some of the same energy companies she accused of overcharging Californians for electricity.” (Doug Abrahms, “Boxer Sells Stock Of Energy Companies She Criticized, Places Other Shares In Blind Trust,” Gannett News Service, 6/15/02)
Halliburton And Diamond Offshore Drilling Were Included In Boxer’s Stock Portfolio. “Boxer sold off a number of energy stocks — including El Paso Energy Corp., Halliburton Co. and Reliant Resources — over the past year, according to her financial disclosure report for 2001 released Friday.” (Doug Abrahms, “Boxer Sells Stock Of Energy Companies She Criticized, Places Other Shares In Blind Trust,” Gannett News Service, 6/15/02)
In 2000, Boxer And Her Husband Owned Between $15,001 And $50,000 In Diamond Offshore Drilling Stock; She Also Held Between $50,001 And $100,000 In Diamond Offshore Drilling Stock In A Retirement Account. (Sen. Barbara Boxer, U.S. Senate Public Financial Disclosure Report, Filed 5/15/01)

Why it sucks to be Barbara Boxer Part 8 – Countrywide Mortgages, Campaign Cash and Her Majesty

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Oct 132010

Barbara Boxer got caught omitting some facts about her own relationship with Countrywide.

Quoting the Daily Caller:

A watchdog group is questioning whether Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer could have been more transparent over a year ago in voluntarily disclosing the extent of her past mortgages with the company Countrywide.

But one watchdog group says she wasn’t disclosing enough. According to extensive research provided to The Daily Caller by the non-partisan Foundation for Ethics in Public Service, Boxer conducted business with Countrywide on another property too — as co-signer of a house with her son. The group argues that if you add up all the transactions, including re-finances, on those three properties, Boxer has actually signed for at least seven Countrywide mortgages.

— From 1993 to 2006, Boxer and her husband made four mortgage transactions (including re-financings) on a home in Marin County, Calif.
— From 2001 to 2007, the Boxers had two mortgage transactions on a condo in Washington D.C.
— And from 2002 to 2003, Boxer and her husband co-signed a mortgage for their son’s house in Alameda County, Calif.

And she is overseeing hearings in to Countrywide which just re-started. Nice.

Why It Sucks to Be Barbara Boxer Part 7 – Staffer Inside Trading Deals?

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Oct 122010

Rudy Guiliani lit up Barbara Boxer:

“In the case of Barbara Boxer, she wears us all down.  I mean, it is time for a change. Gosh o’ mighty, hasn’t it been long enough that she’s been doing ruinous things to the state of California and the United States of America? Insulting some of our military heroes – shame on her for doing that. Who does she think she is that she can insult someone that puts their lives at risk for our country? So, it’s about time to end a career that has been enormously harmful to the state of California, just look at the results. If you like what’s going on in California today, if you like 12% unemployment, if you want to see it go to 15%, then re-elect Barbara Boxer.  If you’d like to see that unemployment rate go down, if you’d like to see policies like a great governor of California, Ronald Reagan, did for California; if you’d like to see that, well then you vote for Carly Fiorina.  I think the choice is pretty clear.

But – Carly Fiorina unloaded one of the biggest campaign bombshells to date:

“Barbara Boxer has become a part of the Washington buddy system.  She has become an insider who profits from her position, who profits from her access, and her family members have profited as well. … Barbara Boxer herself has profited from access to at least five IPO’s, her family member’s have benefitted from her service, she has become a multimillionaire while serving as a U.S. senator, she voted herself a 40% pay increase in the dead of night.  Barbara Boxer has profited handsomely from being a member of the Washington buddy system, but the people of California have suffered while she has been in Washington, DC.  And this, a senator who chairs the ethics committee, her behavior should be beyond reproach, and instead, what we find is that her behavior is like so many others – of both parties frankly – so many others who have been in Washington, DC for too long, and who take advantage of their position.”

Have a look at the expose’ the Wall Street Journal Did on Congressional Staffers Profiting from their positions

It slams Harry Reid – but according to the previous post (WISTBB #7) it looks like Barbara Boxer is up to her neck in slime again.

Why It Sucks to Be Barbara Boxer Part 6 – Corruption Expose’ Widens

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Oct 122010

How about a Native American moneybag for her non-Native American son?

As reported on Big Government Blog:

…Boxer, then in her second term as a U.S. Senator, carried legislation restoring federal recognition to a Native American tribe, the Coastal Miwoks.  At the time, the Miwoks claimed to be a “nongaming tribe.”  However, Boxer’s legislation, as signed into law by President Bill Clinton, allowed for a casino to be constructed– a result that would specifically have been blocked under similar legislation introduced by Rep. Lynn Woolsey (D-CA)…

…Less than a year after Boxer’s tribal bill was signed into law, Doug Boxer helped negotiate a casino partnership between the tribe and Station Casinos of Las Vegas.  Doug Boxer’s firm also acquired options on 2,000 acres of land that was later transferred to Station Casinos for an undisclosed price, but which some reports indicate could have been as much as $24 million.

In addition, Doug Boxer’s firm took a consulting fee for brokering the land deal.  The amount of that fee has also remained undisclosed, but in May 2003, tribal chairman Gregory Sarris told the Santa Rosa Press-Democrat that the consulting fee was “too much, more than I would like.”

If and when the casino does in fact open, Doug Boxer will profit then, too: According to Boxer campaign spokesman Matthew Kagen, Doug Boxer and the developer involved in the project are partners in a limited liability corporation that would financially benefit from such a move…

…Indeed, Boxer’s pursuit of the legislation and her son’s involvement in the casino negotiations have riled fellow Democrats.  In 2003, Sonoma County Supervisor Valerie Brown told the Los Angeles Times “when the son of a senator works with a tribe to negotiate with an investor from Las Vegas, I have some questions. … It just doesn’t look good.”  Moreover, Assemblyman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) told the Bee that although he would still vote for Boxer, the casino development “is going to have a profound adverse impact throughout my district.”

Critics of Boxer say this is not the first time that Doug Boxer will have extensively financially benefited from his mother’s position as a senator.  Last year, Boxer came under fire for having paid out nearly $500,000 in campaign contributions to Doug Boxer’s political consulting firm from 2001 to 2009.  Boxer’s diversion of campaign contributions to her son was also the subject of a Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington dossier regarding elected officials’ use of campaign funds to employ relatives.  Similarly, Common Cause has criticized the practices favored by Boxer, saying in 2000 that “[we] would hope that campaigns are run in a very above-board way and are not about enriching candidates or their families.”…

You know – one of the biggest knocks on Former Congressman Doolittle was that Julie was employed as a fundraiser. This Boxer Deal makes that look like Child’s Play.