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A Whole Lotta Democratic Corruption Going On
Townhall.com ^ | March 28, 2014 | Michelle Malkin

Posted on 03/28/2014 4:49:26 AM PDT by Kaslin

Has Nancy Pelosi seen a newspaper lately? (Pro tip, hon: Like the Obamacare monstrosity, you have to read it to find out what's in it.) I'd love to see her face in the wake of the veritable epidemic of Democratic corruption now sweeping the country. Pelosi's blink count must be off the charts.

I'm going to make it easy on Pelosi and put all of the latest cases in one handy rogue's gallery reference list. But let's not be naive. It's clear to me that the Barack Obama/Eric Holder DOJ is clearing the decks before the midterms. Prediction: The FBI's GOP corruption shoe will drop right before the elections for maximum distraction and damage. For now, let's take stock of the jackassery:

--The Dirty Democratic Mayors' Club: Charlotte, N.C., Mayor Patrick Cannon, who bragged about partying with the Obamas to help grease the wheels for city projects, was arrested this week on federal corruption and influence-peddling charges. He's accused of accepting gobs of cash payoffs and Las Vegas trips.

The bust follows former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin's conviction in January on corruption charges; former Trenton Mayor Tony Mack's February conviction on cash bribes for a downtown parking garage; and former San Diego mayor and serial groper Bob Filner's disgraceful resignation after conviction on sexual harassment-related charges; former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick's conviction on extortion, bribery and conspiracy charges; and former Birmingham, Ala., Mayor Larry Langford's corruption and bribery conviction.

--California state Democratic Sen. Leland Yee, gun grabber by day, alleged arms-trafficking gangsta by night: Yee made a decades-long career out of sanctimoniously demonizing gun owners and railing against the Second Amendment. He was arrested this week on corruption charges after an FBI sting found probable cause to believe Yee had conducted wire fraud and engaged in a conspiracy to deal firearms without a license and illegally import firearms. The Chinatown pol went so far as to discuss "details of the specific types of weapons" with a prospective donor. Yee is currently a candidate for California's secretary of state office.

--Pennsylvania state Democratic Sen. LeAnna Washington, party animal: This week, a judge ruled that the Keystone State could proceed with a trial against Washington, who reportedly forced her legislative staff for eight years to use taxpayer time and money for an annual birthday party whose proceeds were diverted to her campaign account. She is charged with felony theft of services and felony conflict of interest. More than a half-dozen former employees blew the whistle. "I am the f---ing senator," she screamed at one staffer who objected. "I do what the f--- I want, and ain't nobody going to change me."

--Rhode Island state Democratic House Speaker Gordon Fox, multiple-raid target: The powerful Democrat, beloved by the left for his gay-marriage activism, announced last weekend that he is stepping down from office after FBI raids on his home and work office. Fox is the target of several criminal investigations by the U.S. attorney's office, FBI, IRS and state police. Mum's the word so far on the nature of the alleged criminal activity involved.

--California state Democratic Sen. Ronald Calderon, all in the corrupted family: Calderon is on a paid leave of absence after being hit with a 24-count federal indictment for bribery and corruption. His brother also was charged with multiple counts of money laundering and influence peddling. Prosecutors allege the legislator accepted nearly $100,000 in bribes, plane trips, gourmet meals and golf games in exchange for political favors. He also is accused of paying his daughter $39,000 for a phony office job and paying $40,000 in "consulting" fees for a campaign website that didn't exist.

--California state Democratic Sen. Roderick Wright, lying liar: Also on paid leave, the entrenched Los Angeles-area politician is now fighting his January conviction on felony perjury, false declaration of candidacy and fraudulent voting charges. Wright claimed to live in a rented room in an Inglewood home within his district, but the jury found his true residence was outside the district in upscale Baldwin Hills. The jury found he lied on candidacy declarations and voter registration documents and fraudulently voted in five elections.

--New York state Democratic Assemblyman Bill Scarborough, shady jet-setter: The FBI and state authorities raided his home and offices as part of a probe into his travel voucher practices. He blamed a "tabloid hit job" by the New York Post over questionable per diem claims totaling $60,000.

--Illinois state Democratic House Rep. Keith Farnham, child porn probe suspect: After sponsoring two bills to increase penalties for child porn possession, Farnham was the subject of state and federal raids last week on his home ... for possession of child porn. Over the weekend, he resigned his seat citing "serious health issues." There's a euphemism.

Remember: Nancy Pelosi famously promised to "drain the moral swamp" and end the "culture of corruption." She cast herself and her minions as America's political clean-up crew. But once again, the culture of corruption boomerang has swung back around to smack Democrats in their smug mugs. The cynical Swamp Drainers just hope you forget it all by election time. Don't.


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1 posted on 03/28/2014 4:49:26 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

and right before the November elections the democrats and the media will report the soon to be uncovered Republican corruption.

Bank on it!


2 posted on 03/28/2014 4:56:36 AM PDT by Dacula
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To: Kaslin

Michelle is the real swamp drainer! What a filthy party the Democrats are and always have been.. Think of Louisiana politics, Illinois politics, NY politics etc.
Think of the Democrat’s agenda. Satan would be a Democrat.

The question should be asked: Can you be a Christian and a Democrat?


3 posted on 03/28/2014 4:58:17 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: Dacula

The republicans don’t even have to be guilty...just accused and arrested


4 posted on 03/28/2014 5:00:04 AM PDT by Josa
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To: Kaslin

Just RICO the Democratic Party.


5 posted on 03/28/2014 5:03:24 AM PDT by Politically Correct (A member of the rabble in good standing)
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To: Kaslin

I blame the main stream media. Our founding fathers gave “the press” protection in the constitution so that they could be the watch dog.

There would be less government corruption if everyone knew that they would eventually be exposed. However, the current media has gone from watch dog to lap dog. They will investigate any real or perceived bad behavior from Republicans and conservatives ( I separate the two since the Republican elite are not conservative). While at the same time providing cover for the Democrats (and the left).

As the saying goes, power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely. For the most part socialist Democrats can do and say anything without fear of it harming them. They have no “brakes” on their behavior other than their conscience (and I do not believe you can be a socialist Democrat where the ends justifies the means and have a conscience).


6 posted on 03/28/2014 5:04:24 AM PDT by CIB-173RDABN (I do not doubt that our climate changes. I only doubt that anything man does has any effect.)
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To: Kaslin
Prediction: The FBI's GOP corruption shoe will drop right before the elections for maximum distraction and damage.

Let's see if it is as pervasive and egregious as this laundry list of Democraps appears to be. I say go and get the corrupt GOPe crowd. Get 'em off the ballot so that we can repeat the Scott Wagner Pennsylvania write-in victory all across the country.

This list of Democrat career criminals is just the tip of the iceburg. Let's see if the FBI has the fortitude to continue the roundup of Democrooks and/or get them to flip on their bosses.

7 posted on 03/28/2014 5:15:52 AM PDT by Tonytitan
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To: Dacula

Anyone here remember the ‘06 mid-terms when the Democrats retook the House? The national media ran with Pelosi’s ‘Culture of Corruption’ theme based on Tom Delay’s
‘crimes’ and Mark Foley’s overly-fond emails to male House pages. That election put the current decline on fast forward.


8 posted on 03/28/2014 5:21:40 AM PDT by dogcaller
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To: Kaslin
Prediction: The FBI's GOP corruption shoe will drop right before the elections for maximum distraction and damage.

Because the media will not cover up GOP wrongdoing the way they hide Democrook malfeasance, there may not be anything new to expose and prosecute. GOP wrongdoers are generally quickly exposed and dealt with. The GOP "Culture of Corruption" is really nothing more than a Nancy Pelosi talking point.

9 posted on 03/28/2014 5:24:12 AM PDT by Tonytitan
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To: Josa
The GOP will sit quietly while they are being roasted over the coals by these rats and do nothing! Criminal beget criminals
10 posted on 03/28/2014 5:24:59 AM PDT by ronnie raygun (Im missing a jumbo jet with 235 passengers has anyone seen it?)
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To: Kaslin
Bttt.

5.56mm

11 posted on 03/28/2014 5:27:37 AM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: Dacula

Yep. Get out these scads of Democrat corruption cases (that got caught) before the elections, waaaaaa-y before. Then bring on the Republican accusations in October some time.


12 posted on 03/28/2014 5:44:39 AM PDT by Twinkie (John 3:16)
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To: Tonytitan
Because the media will not cover up GOP wrongdoing the way they hide Democrook malfeasance, there may not be anything new to expose and prosecute.

Oh, please. Because of the Democrat/MSM complex, there need not be any actual corruption and malfeasance to explore and prosecute. All the Justus Department need do is announce investigations of a batch of Republicans and allow the videotaping of boxes of files being carried out of the alleged perps' offices about three weeks before the election. CNN and the rest of the alphabet networks will instantly go into all-GOP-corruption-all-the-time mode in the same manner we saw with the Christie Bridgegate explosion. A few weeks after the election, when the damage has been done, most of the charges will begin to crumble.

13 posted on 03/28/2014 5:47:58 AM PDT by Spartan79 (I view great cities as pestilential to the morals, the health, and the liberties of man. Jefferson)
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To: Kaslin

“Show me the jewelry”


14 posted on 03/28/2014 6:33:36 AM PDT by kiryandil (turning Americans into felons, one obnoxious drunk at a time (Zero Tolerance!!!))
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To: Kaslin

Democratic Corruption = Normal


15 posted on 03/28/2014 6:41:05 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: txrefugee

And the answer is obvious. Dimmocrats are fond of calling God a liar about almost everything. The delusional “Christians” of Matthew 7:21-23 come to mind.


16 posted on 03/28/2014 6:49:37 AM PDT by afsnco
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To: txrefugee
Peace, txrefugee,

The question should be asked: Can you be a Christian and a Democrat?

Yes, you can be. I am a devout Catholic and a Democrat. Just because some Democrats are corrupt doesn't mean we all are. The solution to the problems within the Democratic Party is the election of honest citizens who will step up and demand answers to the corruption within their own party.


James R. McClure Jr.
Jeffersonian Anti-Federalist Democrat candidate for IN09

17 posted on 03/28/2014 7:12:50 AM PDT by James R. McClure Jr.
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To: txrefugee

“Can you be a Christian and a Democrat?”

Millions of American Catholics seem to think so and reliably vote Democrat in election, after election, after election, ad nauseum. And what’s more, they think it’s hip, cool, smart and brilliant.

IMHO


18 posted on 03/28/2014 7:25:33 AM PDT by ripley
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To: CIB-173RDABN
"I blame the main stream media.?

I blame the GOP so-called leadership who refuse to go on the offensive. Spineless, gutless and lacking those important two items down below. Professional Losers!

19 posted on 03/28/2014 9:51:05 AM PDT by I am Richard Brandon (center)
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To: James R. McClure Jr.

The Democrat philosophy is, in itself, corrupt. Its implementation is always corrupt, and its devotees are corrupt.


20 posted on 03/28/2014 9:53:35 AM PDT by I am Richard Brandon (center)
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To: Kaslin

21 posted on 03/28/2014 4:37:20 PM PDT by 4Liberty (Optimal institutions - optimal economy.)
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To: Kaslin
The Kilpatrick cronies in Detroit are still falling.

Ex-Ficano aide used funds for needy to bankroll new home, Caribbean vacation, hair plugs
22 posted on 04/09/2014 6:03:54 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: James R. McClure Jr.

Only the respective parties can really clean up their own houses.

Obviously criminality must be punished equally but the housecleaning has to take place from within. That’s why I’m glad to hear Mike Lee speaking out on cronyism within the GOP.


23 posted on 04/09/2014 6:07:32 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks Kaslin. From late March.


24 posted on 04/09/2014 8:56:31 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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