Filed under: Culture of Corruption, Free Speech, Media Bias, Our Dear Leader, Politics, Taxes, Tea Party
Reality can crack the leftist spin central of HuffPo every once in rare while. Former MA congresscritter and far left extremist (yes, I’m being redundant) Barney Frank is shocked to discover that our Dear Leader lied to the American People.
Nobody should be shocked to find out that Lois Lerner, of the Obama IRS department, who deliberately, and illegally, targeted conservative groups for unwarranted IRS investigations in order to deny them their constitutional first amendment rights, called those she targeted “crazies” and “a–holes.” What is even less shocking is that the so-called “mainstream” media doesn’t care.
Texas democrat Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee lied to the American people on the floor of congress. OK, to be fair, given her track record of underwhelming intellectual performance, she may have just not remembered that she was the co-sponsor of a bill to impeach President George W. Bush, that the democrats in the House passed.
On the international front, Japan gives Vietnam six navy ships amid regional tension. To put it more bluntly, the Japanese government is giving something other than a twitter hash tag to Communist China. By doing so, Japan demonstrates that it has more balls than Barack Hussein Obama, who is mostly phoning it in these days.
Going back to the domestic front, is it a real ‘crisis’ or merely a leftist talking point the democrats can use to steal money from the gullible rubes who wouldn’t recognize real science even it gave them frost bite.
Truesbury, a “…satiric re-imagining of Doonesbury as it would be if the Washington Post and G.D. Trudeau had as much fire in the belly for illuminating the transgressions of a Democrat White House as they did for one run by the GOP.”
Filed under: Culture of Corruption, Our Dear Leader, Politics, Taxes
We can no more expect Mr. Holder to investigate this White House than we could have expected John Mitchell to investigate the Nixon White House.
Here’s — we know six things, Chris. We know first the targeting occurred.
Therefore, second, we know that this is worse than article two of the Nixon impeachment count, which said Nixon endeavored to use the IRS. The IRS back then resisted.
Third, we know that this became public in an act of deceit when Lois Lerner planted a question with a friend in an audience to try and get this out on her own terms.
Fourth, we know that she has taken the Fifth Amendment because she has a right to do this when she has a reasonable suspicion that there might be criminal activity involved.
Fifth, we know that from the timeline you put up today, that there has been 13 months of stonewalling on this.
And sixth, now we know that not only her hard drive, but six other people intimately involved in this suddenly crashed in an amazing miraculous coincidence. Religions have been founded on less, ten days after the investigation started.
That’s why we need a special prosecutor.
Of course, to the Obama cultists, this is a so called “phony scandal.” They have their collective panties in a knot over really serious political scandals, like traffic jams in New Jersey. I wonder how many of these all wee-weed up far left extremists have ever been on the Jersey Turnpike in rush hour?
Filed under: Barking Moonbats, Culture of Corruption, Media Bias, Politics, Taxes
Joe nails it. If the IRS targeting of specific political groups happened under a Republican administration, it would be on the front page of the NY Times for weeks. As one of his guests puts it, “Under a Republican, IRS Scandal Would be a National Obsession.”
Their hypocrisy knows no bounds.
“Almost everyday someone on MSNBC wets himself over the fact a free citizen somewhere is carrying a gun. Their proposed solution: the State should better enforce its monopoly on violence.”
– Jonah Goldberg
Obama’s favorite water carrier struck again on CNN’s State of the Nation when she actually had the gall to try to compare Bergdahl’s desertion with the capture and torture of John McCain at the hands of Vietnamese communists.
You may have missed this story from last month. It didn’t get much MSM/DNC coverage. Not very surprising given the story.
Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane shut down an investigation started by her predecessor. The investigation was an old classic, probably inspired by the recent movie American Hustle. Undercover operatives offered state politicians cash bribes. The bribes were made to both Republicans and democrats, but it was only democrats who took the money.
One of AG Kane’s first official acts was to shut down this operation, while playing the race card and several other victim cards.
It doesn’t take a deep understanding of Occam’s Razor to figure out that Kane did to protect the corrupt members of her party who were caught by this sting operation. It’s a partisan cover up of democrat fraud and corruption, pure and simple.
Filed under: American History, Culture of Corruption, Politics
If you depended on the MSM for your news, you probably never heard of Leland Yee. OK, he was on Piers Morgan’s show a lot, but given the ratings his recently cancelled CNN show had, I’ll stand by my statement. Leland Yee is a California State Senator, and like the majority of that body, a democrat. He was a very prominent and influential member of the California democrat party. He was running for the position of Secretary of State, and was considered a ‘shoe in’ for the position. He was also one of the state senate’s most vocal proponents for massive restrictions of the Constitutional rights of Californians.
Then he was arrested, along with numerous other democrat politicians, on charges of fraud and corruption. Leland Yee had an additional charge brought against him, gun running. This prominent California democrat, who was very vocal in his stance that law abiding citizens had no rights to legally own firearms, was trying to smuggle fully automatic firearms and shoulder fired missiles from Islamic terrorists, which he was then going to give to his contacts in the Tong (Chinese organized crime).
While this does look like typical leftist hypocrisy, Leland Yee’s actions are actually very much in the tradition of the democrat party. Remember that that the very first “gun control” laws in the United States were passed by democrats in southern states, right after the Civil War ended. The democrats didn’t like the new citizens, which they still considered property, shooting back, when the democrats para-military wing came to burn down their homes and hang them.
Mr. Yee wanted the law abiding citizens to be disarmed, while his friends the Tong had the firepower to destroy armored police vehicles. Mr. Yee’s actions were keeping with the established traditions of the democrat party. No wonder he was so popular with the heavily democrat California electorate.
Popular Mechanics has a story entitled:Who’s Packing What: The Weapons in the Leland Yee Scandal. Here is bit of information that shouldn’t be a spoiler. Yee didn’t want law abiding citizens to own any of the weapons listed in that article.
Found this delicious bit of spot on snark online:
In 2006, the Brady Campaign named Leland Yee [on their] Gun Violence Prevention Honor Roll.
Perhaps they should have done a background check first.
Yup, other anti-Civil Rights groups are crying because one of their shining stars was caught trying to smuggle massively illegal weapons from Islamic terrorists in order to sell to his Tong buddies. Wah!
Plenty of democrats in the news lately. Of course, the only way you can tell they are democrats is because the so called “reporters” failed to mention their party affiliation in stories detailing how they have been arrested for various charges of corruption and fraud.
First up, we have the Mayor of Charlotte, NC. The democrat mayor and former City Councilman Cannon allegedly accepted about $50,000 in cash, airline tickets, and use of a luxury apartment from undercover FBI agents posing as real estate developers, reports WSOC-TV. That includes a $20,000 payment made right in the mayor’s office last month, say the feds.”
Yeland Lee, a democrat state senator in California has been arrested on charges on bribery, public corruption, and gun running. Lee has been a strong and vocal opponent of the Second Amendment rights of California citizens, so he is pegging the hypocrisy meter here.
Two more California state senate democrats have been hit with charges of corruption. Rod Wright and Rod Colderon. Colderon personally is facing a whopping 24 felony charges!
In democrat controlled Rhode Island, Gordon Fox the Speaker of the House and, of course, a democrat, resigned his leadership post right after federal agent raided his home and office, and removed boxes of materials.
In an action that will get the reporter reprimanded, The New York Observer correctly identified NY Assemblyman Bill Scarborough as a democrat. His offices were raided by the FBI. Charges likely to follow.
The epicenter of democrat corruption, Illinois, home state of our Dear Leader, can’t be left out of this mix of criminal corruption. Keith Farnham, a state representative, and of course, a democrat, resigned while facing child pornography charges.
Ed Driscoll calls the democrats a criminal organization masquerading as a political party. The LA Times calls democrats in handcuffs “an image problem.” To those of us paying attention, it is business as usual for the party of corruption.
Update: From the Business Insider, we find that “Democratic Charlotte, N.C. Mayor Patrick Cannon allegedly promised he would use a meeting with President Barack Obama to press for streetcar project funding that was a major concern for someone who gave him multiple bribes, according to federal court documents.” Which leads us to this question. What did Obama know and when did he know it?
Filed under: Barking Moonbats, Media Bias, Politics, Progressives
Here is what you probably know, kid brings a shotgun to school (a “gun free zone”) and shoots another student before killing himself. The student he shot later died from her wounds inflicted by the kid who ignored the numerous victim disarmament laws in place.
Here is something you probably haven’t heard, because it doesn’t fit the media narrative. One of the law flaunting murder’s fellow students described him as “a very opinionated Socialist.” He also was, like our Dear Leader, a Keynesian.
He was also a strong proponent of so-called “gun control” laws. Yet, he decided to advance his political views through the barrel of a gun. Guess that makes him a good progressive.
Which is the message the “traditional” main stream media doesn’t want getting out.
Now imagine how they would have handled this story if this murderer had political leans anywhere to the right of center.
“There is a sense of unraveling that transcends the normal ideological disagreements that have roiled this nation to varying degrees throughout our history. Both sides of the ideological divide have endured presidents with whom they disagree, sometimes vehemently. Yet I’m getting the sense that millions of Americans of every stripe are now aware that we are in uncharted waters. We are being led by a man who is at once so very full of himself, even as virtually everything that goes wrong is either something he is unaware of, or someone else’s fault. It is remarkable that in the entire five years after this president promised to fundamentally transform the United States of America, not a single reporter has asked the ultimate question: Transform it into what, Mr. President? We have three more years to learn the answer. For millions of Americans, it doesn’t get any creepier than that.”
– Columnist Arnold Ahlert