In this era of trillion-dollar stimuli, nonexistent budgets and deficit packages unending it is easy to see how Pigford II could get lost. In fact, in light of the aforementioned it seems almost small potatoes. To paraphrase Willie Nelson: Five billion ain’t much, if you say it real fast.
One can readily understand Andrew Breitbart’s zeal in pursuing Pigford II; within hours of releasing former regional USDA official, Shirley Sherrod’s, scandalous NAACP tape last summer, the website purveyor found himself surrounded like covered wagons in a John Wayne movie.
Of course Big Government and Breitbart survived but, as we all now know, it was far from the end of the story. Big Drama. Breitbart went on to uncover the machinations of a plot that declasses Barack Obama from the ranks of the merely incompetent to those of the most corrupt presidents in our history.
By way of background, Oinkford II was a clever scheme hatched by Obama with the pro-Pigford, Black Farmers and Agriculturalists Association (BFAA), to deprive Hillary Clinton of the Democratic Party nomination for president and secure it for Obama; a scam to buy the black Southern vote.
But, with Obama’s ascension to the presidency, it has become far more. Pigford embodies the essence of Obama’s plan to “fundamentally transform” the United States from a democratic republic into a socialist democracy; it is emblematic of everything dangerous about this President and his ideals.
Even so, in this breakneck news environment, and with an administration that treats multibillion-dollar legislation like chump change, Pigford II could become lost.
Let’s face it, Pigford isn’t sexy; it doesn’t quite match up against a former president standing behind the White House rostrum with a Viagra flush, touting the benefits of a new $1 trillion stimulus. But then again what does?
But it must not be allowed die.
With the massive defeat in November of the Pelosi Congress, the Obama Administration must now shift, much like al Qaeda, to a “death by a thousand cuts” strategy. Heretofore Obama has moved swiftly to pass mammoth legislation in his quest for the widespread transfer of wealth, now he must chip away at the American economic infrastructure bit by bit.
Pigford is a thumb in the eye of every hard-working American. It is an Alinsky-esque maneuver to implement the Left’s long-sought-after desire to subsidize the poor on the backs of the middle class; and, as all such schemes, it is rife with graft and corruption.
It begins here, but it will never end if it is not stopped now, and the Left has no intention of letting that happen.
Short of killing this story, the Left will maneuver to defame the messengers with a series of smokescreens, the first of which (and it has already begun) will be the race card. We all remember last summer when Democrats and a frontloaded media charged that Tea Party members’ hurled racist slurs and spat at black congressmen.
Any congressional investigation of Pigford II must go beyond the repeal of this corrupt legislation, it must root out all of those who have profited illegally from it and see them prosecuted.
The conservative blogosphere and media must see that it happens.