Yeah, me neither, but we may have no choice:

Congressional Black Caucus Chairman Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.), who is facing a lawsuit for failing to pay down a 2002 Bank of America loan that he used to buy a car wash in Missouri, could have a good chunk of the $1.5 million he owes paid off by taxpayers.

According to the Kansas City Star, the Small Business Administration (SBA) backed about three-quarters of Cleaver’s 2002 loan, which means that if the loan goes bad, the SBA could pay off $1.1 million of that debt.

Cleaver once said “there is no reason for us to go in there and bail out George Bush,” but I’m sure he’ll find 1.5 million reasons taxpayers should bail out Emanuel Cleaver.


15 Responses to “Who Wants to Bail Out Rep. Emanuel Cleaver?”

  1. maladroit on April 11th, 2012 4:08 pm

    Right now? I wish I could spit on him.

  2. Doug on April 11th, 2012 4:11 pm

    According to his staff I think you already might have.

  3. Truesoldier__ on April 11th, 2012 4:30 pm

    If only he could have found the video of it he could have taken Breitbart up on the $100k reward and used that to pay on the loan.

  4. Truesoldier__ on April 11th, 2012 4:31 pm

    I say that we should garnish his wages until the full amount is paid back.

  5. Marshall_Will on April 11th, 2012 4:50 pm

    I like that almost as much as your suggestion various Gov. agencies have their BUDGETS reduced by the Boodle Amount they rubber stamped for Obama cronies.

    ( That made too much sense also )

  6. SignPainterGuy on April 11th, 2012 8:06 pm

    Oooh, good ideas and add in a cut in pay for all congress-critters for unbalanced budgets and failure to pass budgets !

  7. ChapBix on April 11th, 2012 9:35 pm

    All are excellent ideas! Perhaps we could add the forfeiture of his congressional office until the loan is repaid.

  8. Marshall_Will on April 11th, 2012 10:08 pm

    Personally I see no other path for TP types and Conservatives. And if Romney doesn't dig it, then FINE. We'll find someone else w/ the b@lls to confront these willing Obie tools in short order.

    Want to find out how Bammie felt after (1) term? Keep pretending these are 'viable' agencies w/ zero accountability.

  9. SignPainterGuy on April 11th, 2012 10:09 pm

    If he used his position to get the loan, yes, but otherwise, he`s just a delinquent and should be forced to comply with the rules of the loan agreement; forfeiture of whatever he put up as collateral, or whatever the court can get from him.

    To see him lose his office would be schadenfreude, wrong and delicious !

  10. Marshall_Will on April 11th, 2012 10:55 pm

    Interesting, and WHY I think BofA went thru w/ collection proceedings:

    2008 Presidential election

    During the course of the Democratic Presidential Primary, Cleaver endorsed*Hillary Rodham Clinton* Cleaver claimed that African American superdelegates who supported Clinton were subjected to harassment, threatened with primary opponents and called “Uncle Tom.” He said they were told, “You’re not black if you’re not supporting Barack Obama. … It's ugly.”[5] On March 30, 2008, he was interviewed on The Sunday Edition on CBC Radio and said he realized he was on the losing team: "Even though I don't expect the Kansas City Chiefs to beat the Indianapolis Colts, I cheer for the Kansas City Chiefs." [6] According to,[7] U.S. Representative Jesse Jackson Jr. of Illinois asked Cleaver, “If it comes down to the last day and you’re the only superdelegate? … Do you want to go down in history as the one to prevent a black from winning the White House?" “I told him I’d think about it," Cleaver explained. Cleaver said during the course of the primary he'd be shocked if Obama wasn't the next President but made it clear he still supported Clinton until she suspended her bid.

  11. SignPainterGuy on April 11th, 2012 11:30 pm

    Hmmmm, Cleaver has some integrity !

  12. Marshall_Will on April 12th, 2012 12:03 am

    Never know when JASF ( Just Another Slam Fest ) can turn thought provoking. Isn't this the same brand of skin deep politics Michelle gets lambasted for on a weekly if not daily basis?

    I can't speak to EC's 'integrity' nor business ethics, but I serve on the church's finance comm. ( United Methodist actually ) and it's -always- a struggle. This small M&P biz he started is easy enough to poke fun at. But often ( like fin. planners ) your home crowd needs to know you're invested in the local community too. It was a simple car wash, not some nickel millionaire home builder, mortgage co. or strip club.

    And this is the very reality a great many former coerced 'supporters' are finding themselves in! Doing just fine in their governmental lives, but facing disaster everywhere else. Now they're even being threatened to be replaced on that front as well. The reason I kind of identify w/ the guy is HIS career and Bammie's were on a collision course decades before either met. Now EC is being thrown under the bus for not being a True Believer out of the gate.

  13. Obama_Blows on April 12th, 2012 12:55 am

    I'm wondering more and more lately.. at what point do they march these enemies of our country occupying the gov currently off to the gallows? When is enough finally enough?

  14. Marshall_Will on April 12th, 2012 1:17 am


    As is the case w/ 'records' set during seasons when the pro's were on strike, during the War Years when scrubs and scabs were used to fill dugouts and sidelines, sober historians will treat The Soft Coup w/ an asterix and special notation GALORE.

    Virtually every aspect of this Administration will be treated so differently and distantly as to have not been part of U.S History at all but a separate event wholly divorced from the balance.

  15. SignPainterGuy on April 12th, 2012 1:59 am

    Hmm, interesting thought !

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