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Thursday, February 25th, 2010

Excuse me, I was channeling Gary Trudeau there for a moment.

Congressman Charles Rangel, democrat from New York, has been found guilty of “knowingly accepted Caribbean trips in violation of House rules that forbid hidden financing by corporations.”

Now this is just the House “Ethics” Committee, not an actual criminal trial, so don’t expect much of anything to happen to Rangel.

Keep this in mind though. Rangel is also under investigation for repeated violations of the federal tax code.  Congressman Rangel (corrupt democrat from New York), is Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee. That is the Committee that is responsible for the bulk of the laws on the tax code.

Even given the findings of the House “Ethics” Committee, Rangel is not stepping down from his leadership position on the Ways and Means Committee.  That is pretty much all you need to know about the level of contempt the democrat party holds the American tax payer in.

Update: More at Michelle Malkin’s blog. My favorite from the comments:

I predict Rangel will be appointed “Ethics Czar” by the Obama administration.

Update: The democrats embarrassing, and hypocritical, double standard on ethics violations.

Update: Gay Patriot has details on the so-called “the most ethical Congress ever” and it’s mismanagement by Pelosi.

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Three examples of the left’s base

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

Let’s take a look at three separate incidents that point out just how out of touch with the average American the liberal left, which is the core of the democrat party, is.

First we have Congressman Charles Rangel (democrat – NY), who is “already beset by a series of ethics investigations,” failed to report at $1 Million of additional assets. No wonder Rep. Rangel is always calling for tax hikes, as a noted tax cheat, he probably doesn’t expect to pay them.

Next we have a major fund raiser/donor for both Hillary Rodham Clinton and our Dear Leader has been arrested for fraud.  Yup, shades of Norman Hsu, but this time there was a lot more money involved.

Hassan Nemazee, chairman of Nemazee Capital Corp. and a fundraiser for President Obama and Hillary Clinton, was arrested on charges that he tricked Citigroup Inc. into lending him as much as $74 million using phony documents.

Nemazee got the loan by telling Citibank that he held accounts with hundreds of millions of dollars which could serve as collateral, U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said today in a statement. He used fake addresses and phone numbers to mislead the bank, prosecutors said.

The accounts “either never existed or had been closed years before Nemazee submitted the documents referencing those accounts,” Bharara said in the statement.

To wrap up, the Jawa Report lists two left wing extremist bombers.
First, by way of Gateway Pundit, we have this bit of news you won’t see on MSNBC.

A federal search warrant obtained by the Post-Dispatch connects a former Democratic campaign strategist to a Clayton bombing last year that seriously injured an attorney

and then we have these folks who plotted to bomb the Republican National Convention.

A Texas woman faces trial this month in Austin on charges she threatened to kill a government informant who infiltrated an Austin-based group that planned to bomb the Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minn., last fall…

…Crowder and McKay were part of a group of activists that had gone to the Twin Cities to take part in street demonstrations. The FBI had infiltrated the group with Darby. Crowder and McKay built eight of the gasoline firebombs but didn’t use them, a fact law enforcement officials credited to Darby.

Yup, tax cheats, frauds, swindlers and violent criminals. The core of the democrat party base.

Update: Shining example of a leftist number 4.  Maurice Schwenkler was arrested for smashing 11 windows at the Colorado democrat headquarters.  Let us example Schwenkler’s political background.  According to the Denver Post, a Maurice Schwenkler “received $500 from a political 527 committee called Colorado Citizens Coalition for “communications,” according to campaign finance disclosures.

The accountant for the 527 appears to be the same woman who handles the books for many other Democratic-leaning political committees.

A Maurice Schwenkler also signed an online 2005 petition to free anti-war Christian protesters who were captured in Iraq.”

I’m betting that Schwenkler wasn’t with the Soccer Moms at the Tea Party protests.  This is looking like yet another case of leftist violence/vandalism committed so they can blame their political opponents.

HT to Ms. Malkin.

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