A lot of Democrats have been making the news lately, and not in a good way. Of course, if you are not an obsessive news junkie, you could have missed it: newspapers (to say nothing of TV network news) tend to go easy on reporting criminal behavior by Democrats. Howie Carr provides an excellent roundup:
Last Friday, it was the speaker of the Rhode Island House of Representatives, Gordon Fox, who is (technically) black and who is definitely gay. Astonishingly, given the open racial-preference policies of the Obama regime, Fox’s Providence home and his State House offices were raided Friday by the FBI. He resigned Saturday. We still don’t know what the G-men have on him.
Next, the mayor of Charlotte, Patrick Cannon, another Democrat. He allegedly accepted $48,000 in bribes, some of which he took at the same Capitol Grill where payoffs were earlier accepted by jailbird ex-Speaker Jim Black. Black is not to be confused with ex-Speaker Jimmy Green, who likewise went to prison, for torching his tobacco barns.
Then there’s state Sen. Leland Yee of San Francisco. He used to go on Piers Morgan’s now-canceled CNN moonbat-fest and denounce the Second Amendment. He sent out tweets on the first anniversary of the Newtown massacre saying, “I’m still shocked & prepared to take steps to stop gun violence.”
Well, up to a point …
He, too, was arrested on Wednesday, for allegedly arranging deals to procure M16s and rocket launchers to be smuggled into California after being purchased from Muslim terrorists in the Philippines. Sen. Yee was working with a Chinese gangster named “Shrimp Boy.”
Two-gun Yee is the third Democrat state senator to be arrested in California this week. Earlier it was state Sen. Rod Wright (perjury) and then Ron Calderon (bribery).
What a crime wave, in less than one week. So guess what most of the networks led with on their newscasts last night? The 5-month-old story of Gov. Chris Christie’s Bridgegate. Because it has one thing going for it that none of these other stories had, the only thing that matters to the corrupt American media.
Christie is a Republican.
To that rogues’ gallery we can add Harry Reid. The great achievement of Reid’s long career in public life is that he has stayed out of jail. How, exactly, did Reid become a rich man on the salary of a public employee? Inquiring minds want to know, but there are no inquiring minds in the media. Most recently, Reid was caught slipping one of his granddaughters $31,000 in campaign funds. He covered up this bit of nepotism by mis-identifying his granddaughter on his FEC filing, calling her “Ryan Elisabeth” instead of “Ryan Elisabeth Reid,” which is her name.
Reid is now trying to hush the whole thing up by repaying the $31,000. That will probably solve the problem: after all, once the money is returned, there is nothing more to report, is there? Just like how the Christie bridge scandal went away when the lanes re-opened.
If you’re going to be a criminal, it helps to have a “D” after your name.
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