Obama Now Selling Judgeships for Health Care Votes?

BY JOHN MCCORMACK, The Weekly Standard

 Obama is wheeling and dealing to get healthcare through

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.

“Scott Matheson is a distinguished candidate for the Tenth Circuit court,” President Obama said.  “Both his legal and academic credentials are impressive and his commitment to judicial integrity is unwavering.  I am honored to nominate this lifelong Utahn to the federal bench.”

So, Scott Matheson appears to have the credentials to be a judge, but was his nomination used to buy off his brother’s vote?

The timing of this nomination looks suspicious, especially in light of Democratic Congressman Joe Sestak’s claim that he was offered a federal job not to run against Arlen Specter in the Pennsylvania primary. Many speculated that Sestak, a former admiral, was offered the Secretary of the Navy job.

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10 comments to Obama Now Selling Judgeships for Health Care Votes?

  • Ted Newtron

    This S.O.B. should be put in prison!!!!!

  • Millie

    It is no telling how far he will go! I agree with your comment. He better prove that he is even eligible even to be president of this great Country we call the
    United States of America.

    My dad fought in World 1, one brother in World War 2, and 2 brothers in the Korean Conflict. I am sure if they were still living they and I am sure many more would be right there in Washington now shaking their cage.

    • dinghy

      He is a black whore of the inth degree. It is he and those Jews and perverts in his administration that give their ethnic groups piss poor names…He is dumber than a box of rocks….but albeit a theif and usurper that deserves prison time….

  • Michele

    Obama should be removed from office ASAP!

  • scorch

    Get the tar and feathers ready,Didn't Blago get busted for selling Barack's senate seat?This Clown has to go.

  • anomynus

    Everything Obama has done since taking office has been illegal and destructive. He should be impeached immediately.

  • Roni

    There is nothing legal about him or what he does. How much longer are we going to set back and allow him to use the Chicago politics on us? I am sich and tired of all his under handed schemes. If he don't get his way about something he "buys' it. What kind of low-life scum bags have we got in our WH? How do you process impeachment. We need to impeach him before he does any more harm…like tomorrow. Everyday is something against the Constitutional values. I cannot believe he is in charge of our country.

  • Yedda: RE: Assessing the President…

    richard answered: re:Tell us how you think President Barack Obama has handled the economic crisis so far. What’s he done right? And what’s he gotten wrong?…


    What "OOO" trying to do is break the back of America economically.

  • I love AMERICA the way it is. I don't want AMERICA to be a Socialist Republic Wake up fellow Citizens lets join together and kicked out this illegal residence
    of the White House so with his cronies come 2010 and 2012