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Moran’s criticism of Obama draws fire from Democrats

October 8, 2009

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U.S. Rep. Jerry Moran, R-Hays, says President Obama has too many “czars.” The Kansas Democratic Party says Moran is trying to please right-wing voters.

On Thursday, Moran, who is running for Senate, said he introduced a resolution calling on Obama to stop appointing “czars.”

“The Obama administration’s excessive ‘czar’ appointments exemplify the ever-expanding federal bureaucracy and big government that Kansans and Americans have grown tired of,” Moran said.

But Kenny Johnston, executive director of the Kansas Democratic Party, said, "For eight years Jerry Moran said nothing as Bush made a record number of executive appointments.

“To speak up now is nothing more than an attempt to court far-right primary voters.”

Moran faces U.S. Rep. Todd Tiahrt, R-Goddard, in the GOP primary for the Senate seat being vacated by U.S. Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kan., who is running for governor in 2010.

Johnston pointed to an analysis done by FactCheck.org, a non-partisan, non-profit group that analyzes U.S. political issues and claims for accuracy.

The group said “czar” is a label mostly used by the media as shorthand for long titles of people who advise the president. And it said that President Bush’s administration had more “czars” than the Obama administration.

Moran has also sponsored legislation to prohibit playing the salary of “czars” who haven’t been confirmed by the Senate.

Comments

M. Lindeman 5 years, 10 months ago

Just about every president since Franklin Roosevelt had "Czar" appointees in their administration. Bush had a total of 36 positions (many temporary) filled by a total of 46 different individuals over the years, of which 21 were confirmed by the U.S. Senate.

The number of 46 is still highly objectionable, as some of the alleged czars were only nicknamed czars by media outlets. For instance the Director of National Intelligence was a position created by Congress, that required President Bush to fill. The Homeland Security "czar" was a temporary position until the Dept. of Homeland Security was formally created and funded. At least two other czars were appointed to serve emergency and temporary positions; Federal Coordinator of Hurricane Katrina Recovery Effort, and Special coordinator to respond to health effects of September 11 attacks

I think some of the problem, is this administration in the last eight months has something like 36 czars. As it looks none of these positions are temp jobs and they have just way too much power. No matter what side of the isle you may fall on, that should worry us ALL.

Richard Heckler 5 years, 10 months ago

No republican administration to date has reduced the size or cost of government.... these RINO's have been saying this same old crap for the past 30 years.

Well Mr. Jerry Moran why did you not advise the american people of the Bush/Cheney home loan scandal so it could be prevented?

Jerry Moran why did you not advise that GW Bush was wandering about the country lying to the people about social security and investing in Wall Street?

What were you doing?

Your party has some quite colorful history:

The dollar may be trouble in fact it may be deemed worthless in many circles. Jobs jobs jobs is the central issue. Reagan/Bush began the big push of shoving jobs beyond our borders. Consequently millions upon millions lost jobs that have yet to be replaced.

FACE IT the USA needs 20 million new jobs with NEW INDUSTRY as the source.

Hey the Kansas legislature has not been real good at new strong economic growth or public school support which is important to new economc growth.

For the new administration it is about how Bush/Cheney wrecked the economy. Bush/Cheney managed to put 8 million people out of work.

This RINO party is neither fiscally responsible nor socially responsible. RINO's have taken over our city,state and federal governments. RINO's represent Reaganomics = Wreckanomics by way of tax favors, war and financial scandals.

It's about the NEW RINO party that first entered the scene in 1980 which has cost the nation 15-20 million USA jobs.

This is the problem:

  1. The Reagan/ Bush Home Loan Scandal http://rationalrevolution0.tripod.com/war/bush_family_and_the_s.htm

  2. The Bush/Cheney Home Loan Scandal http://www.dollarsandsense.org/archives/2009/0709macewan.html

  3. What did Bush and Henry Paulson do with the bail out money? http://www.democracynow.org/2009/9/10/good_billions_after_bad_one_year

  4. Why did the RINO Lie About Social Security? http://www.dollarsandsense.org/archives/2005/0505orr.html

  5. Reagan/Bush Iran-Contra Secret Weapons Deal

  6. http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/nsa/publications/irancontra/irancon.html
  7. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/reagan/peopleevents/pande08.html

  8. Reagan/Bush - Bush/Cheney Weapons Deals

  9. http://www.commondreams.org/views04/0208-05.htm
  10. http://www.inthesetimes.com/article/4120/we_arm_the_world/

  11. Nixon Watergate Spy Scandal http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/politics/special/watergate/index.html

  12. Bush/Cheney PNAC foreign policy document, "Rebuilding America's Defences," openly advocates for total global military domination. Many PNAC members held highest-level positions in the George W. Bush administration. http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Project_for_the_New_American_Century

  13. $9 Billion Lost In Iraq http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2006/02/09/60minutes/main1302378.shtml

  14. Thousands of Weapons Lost In Iraq May be Going To Taliban http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/02/11/AR2009021103281_pf.html

Richard Heckler 5 years, 10 months ago

By the way czars are not an issue but a distraction. YOUR party ALWAYS wants to avoid the issues.

Wreckanomics and bank robberies destroyed the economy...an item you want to avoid obviously.

bondmen 5 years, 10 months ago

How dare a politician of an opposing political party criticize the sitting, standing and often traveling POTUS Barry Hussein Obama! There will be NO more criticisms permitted of this POTUS as they are all based on some form of racism or prejudice. Lists of names of those who speak out will be kept and remedial actions will be taken when determined appropriate. We have a messiah leader and he should be allowed to implement his hope strategy and change agenda uninterrupted and undisturbed by liar criers and teabaggers.

BlackVelvet 5 years, 10 months ago

Republicans..............Democrats................seems anymore they're all liars and cheats. They'll say whatever they can to further their own agenda all the while accusing the "other side" of doing dastardly deeds.....things they themselves did .....

How about we fire all of them and see if we can find someone honest to fill their positions? guess that would be asking too much....................

puddleglum 5 years, 10 months ago

Did_I_say_that (Anonymous) says…

A cut and paste for Mr. Cut and Paste:

Merril - I think President Bush and Vice-President Cheney have retired. Why don't you see what you can find out about the new guys and get back to us. at least the cut and paste bot has something to back up his point of view, rather than crummy personal attacks and the good ol' "hey, our president isn't president anymore-so you can't bring up all the laws He broke, nor talk bad about the economic crimes Him & Cheney are responsible for."
love it.

Yawnmower 5 years, 10 months ago

They elect themselves. You have no control over the process. Even a Moran can get elected.

jayhawklawrence 5 years, 10 months ago

Careful. Tiarht is a lot worse than Moran.

If you are going to be stuck with one or the other, I prefer Moran.

Flap Doodle 5 years, 10 months ago

In the headline "Moran's" could be replaced with "Any".

ralphralph 5 years, 10 months ago

Seemingly lost in the debate over whether the GOP or the DEMs are bigger whores, is the fact that they are ALL whores. If you want to make the country a better place, focus on that.

FarmerBoy 5 years, 10 months ago

It looks like whoever needs media attention and help just needs to imply or say something negative about Obama. They can't seem to get any people to pay attention to them so that have to try to publicly bash him. Not a good look for that guy. He definitely isn't getting my vote.

lctchr1 5 years, 10 months ago

Bond--You lost all credibility before the end of your first exclamation point. Gawd.

Term limits. . . campaign finance reform. Throw them all to the curb, take back our government.

Jim Fisher 5 years, 10 months ago

If you want to blame job loss to China on someone, blame Henry Kissinger. I agree with MichaelJ, re-elect nobody.

texburgh 5 years, 10 months ago

Did_I...

He's running for Senate. That's the whole state. Please read your civics/American Government text.

lounger 5 years, 10 months ago

Obama has appointed Czars because he is doing SOMETHING about our government. Bush did a whole lot of Nada< nothing!! Oh yes dont forget the duct tape.....

BigPrune 5 years, 10 months ago

I take these cut and pastes VERY seriously.........

26 September 2009 at 4:26 a.m.

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yourworstnightmare 5 years, 10 months ago

We are witnessing the descent of a conservative congressman into the Hades of the right wing craziness of the base of the GOP.

Moran is better than Tiarht, but must he become Tiahrt to beat him? The Devil's choice.

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