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‘A Criminal Organization Masquerading as a Political Party’

March 26th, 2014 - 7:08 pm

“Think of the Democratic Party as what it really is: a criminal organization masquerading as a political party,” my friend and fellow PJM columnist Michael Walsh wrote in 2009 in the guise of his leftwing alter-ego, David Kahane.

Certainly, at a minimum it’s safe to say that Democrats were rather active on the nation’s police blotters today. Since this is one narrative the MSM will never assemble (as they’re in on the fun), it’s up to the Blogosphere — so here we go.

First up, the password is Swordfish Shrimp Boy:

“BREAKING: Anti-Gun CA Senator Leland Yee Charged With Gun Running,” reports The Truth About Guns:

It what would surely place his likeness prominently on the Mt. Rushmore of hypocrisy if the allegations are proven in a court of law, famously anti-gun California state Senator Leland Yee has been charged with, in addition to bribery and public corruption…yes…gun running. Specifically conspiring with known organized crime lord Kwok Cheung “Shrimp Boy” Chow to illegally import firearms and sell them without a license . . .

The affidavit charges that the $2 million worth of weapons to have been secreted into the country from the Philippines included rocket launchers and machine guns, some of which Yee himself had fired while on Mindanao. A portion of the weapons Yee conspired to bring into the U.S. through New Jersey were to have been forwarded on to North Africa via Sicily.

At NRO’s Corner, Tim Cavanaugh adds, “California State Senator Leland Yee, a Democrat representing San Francisco, was arrested Wednesday by the Justice Department in an apparent sting that involves a famous Chinatown criminal, local media report“:

Yee is the third Democrat in the California state senate facing criminal charges. The other two are in Los Angeles County. Rod Wright of Inglewood is taking a leave of absence after being convicted of perjury and voter fraud related to charges that he lied about his residence when running for office in 2008. Monetebello’s Ron Calderon is also on leave while fighting 24 felony counts related to bribery in exchange for steering legislation.

The Democratic Party has 28 out of 40 seats in the state senate. Wright’s and Calderon’s absences have already left the Democrats without the two-thirds supermajority they often claim to need, presumably so they can stand up to Democratic Governor Jerry Brown, the Democratic-controlled State Assembly, and the Democrats who hold all statewide elected offices.

Like the Truth About Guns Website, Rush Limbaugh is also having a schadenfreude overdose:

The reason that I stopped everything to take your call — and clearly, folks, he didn’t call for this reason — is Leland Yee is the California politician who attempted to get me fired and disbarred and dismembered and dis-whatever else’d after I impersonated the ChiCom premier. The ChiCom premier was here and having a joint press conference with Obama.

I did an interpretation of the ChiCom premier speaking Chinese. (interruption) Yeah, it was one of my best shows. Leland Yee and these people had an absolute fit! They thought, “This is exactly the kind of racism and the bigotry and the insensitivity and what else” that I, El Rushbo, am known for.  And that’s why I took the call. So here this guy who wanted me thrown off the air for racism and bigotry is now having his offices raided by the “feebs” because of possible corruption while in office.  I just love it!

CALLER: (chuckling)

RUSH: These guys, they sit up there all majestically in their royalty, and they try to eliminate their opposition.  All the while their hands are in the till and they’re engaging in corruption I couldn’t even dream of.  So I’m actually glad, Chris, that you called, and I’m actually glad that you got through. ‘Cause otherwise Leland Yee’s name probably would not have come up today.

Beyond Yee, as I said, today was quite a day for Democrats and the police blotter. Democrat Charlotte NC Mayor Patrick Cannon resigned today after less than six months in office, “just hours after he was arrested and accused of taking more than $48,000 in bribes from undercover FBI agents posing as businessmen who wanted to do work with North Carolina’s largest city,” the Blaze reports:

Cannon submitted his resignation letter to city manager Ron Carlee and city attorney Bob Hagemann, Charlotte spokesman Keith Richardson said in an email. The 47-year-old Cannon is charged with bribery and public corruption. The Democrat took cash, airline tickets, a hotel room and the use of a luxury apartment as bribes and solicited more than $1 million more, according to a criminal complaint from the U.S. Attorney’s office.

Cannon said in his resignation letter that the pending charges “will create too much of a distraction” for the business of the city to go forward. He said it was effective immediately.

Keith Farnham, 66, a Democrat Illinois state rep, resigned today. In an article dated Monday, but updated to reflect Farnham’s resignation today, the Chicago Tribune reported:

Reports that federal agents were looking for evidence of child pornography when they seized computers from the Elgin district office of former state Rep. Keith Farnham shocked local officials who said the lawmaker was well-liked and active in the community.

“I couldn’t even fathom it. I was stunned,” said former Elgin Mayor Ed Schock, adding that Farnham always worked on the city’s behalf.

Farnham has not been accused of any crime.Federal agents were searching for documents “pertaining to the possession, receipt or distribution of child pornography” as well as computer files, copies and negatives of child pornography or any documents that depicted minors “engaged in sexually explicit conduct,” according to a search warrant released Friday.

And the hits just keep on coming.

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Two Republicans.
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When the FBI was running an undercover operation into construction corruption in New York & New Jersey in 1978, they ran into a man attempting to entice investors into a racetrack deal. It was entirely fictional, a con job, and the bunko artist, Mel Weinberg was busted. Desperate for a deal, he recalled how a town commissioner had solicited a bribe to allow the racetrack. Weinberg had declined (he didn't really intend to build, just collect investors' money) but offered to get the guy on tape for the FBI.

The commissioner offered Mel leads to other corrupt officials, including the Mayor of Camden. The FBI was lining up so many crooks they were ready give Weinberg his reduced sentence and shut it down so they could start making arrests - when one of the local Jersey officials casually inquired if a congressman could help with the deal.

That led to Abscam, where several members of Congress went to jail, and many more would have, had not Griffin Bell shut down the sting the minute he heard about it.

These stings could clear out a lot of crooks, if authorized.
35 weeks ago
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What surprises me is that they were arrested at all. The Dems, like the senior family in any crime organization, control the media and the police. These folks must have severely irritated the Don.

Orion
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34 weeks ago
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Very powerful.

34 weeks ago
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I have called the donks "A criminal enterprise masquerading as a political party" for years. I should have trademarked the term.

And RICO? C'mon.... what's going to break up the donks is when there's a "Million-American March" on DC, with said Americans wielding torches, pitchforks, tar and feathers. If they're smart, the donks will make a run for the Canadian border before the Justice League arrives.
35 weeks ago
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That's one way to get a secure border- have our neighbors do the deed on the threat that we are going to send our evil to them. You'd be surprised how quickly some robust fences would go up.
34 weeks ago
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Just tell the Canucks they're coming to steal their HOCKEY!
They'll never be heard from, again.
34 weeks ago
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When a few cases against repubs turned up during Bush (some of which turned out to be bogus, like Sen Ted Stevens and rep Delay), we heard constant stories from the MSM about the repub "culture of corruption". Now with far more numerous and far more serious cases against dems, where is the MSM on stories about the dem "culture of corruption".
35 weeks ago
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That underscores the criminal complicit of the mainstream media. A sizable chunk of the hypothetical revolution would need to be directed at them... not just the puppets in office.
34 weeks ago
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Let's not forget about the four Pennsylvania democrat state representatives caught on tape / film taking cash bribes to vote against Voter ID. The democrat attorney general is refusing to prosecute because all four are black, which she (Kathleen Kane) says invalidates the investigation because it was racist. The black Philadelphia district attorney has strongly refuted this allegation.
35 weeks ago
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Here is one leftist response to a Democrat in trouble:

http://www.newyorker.com/talk/2013/04/15/130415ta_talk_harvey

Corruption as high literary art. Get your barf bag ready.
35 weeks ago
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First, I thought Obama was using the government's powers to only go after Republicans. Maybe this is a trick to just throw the right wingers off his trail. I smell a conspiracy.

Second, it is so disingenuous to pretend only one party has candidates being arrested.

Republican Senator arrested

http://billingsgazette.com/news/state-and-regional/republican-senator-jason-priest-arrested/article_8e17b3a1-d8b4-5a44-aff2-3b8ce5ba08d6.html

Republican Rep Arrested
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/11/19/1256825/-Politico-Florida-Republican-Rep-Trey-Radel-was-arrested-last-month-for-cocaine-possession

Republican State Senator arrested for beating his wife
http://www.patheos.com/blogs/wwjtd/2014/02/family-values-republican-arrested-for-beating-his-wife/

Republican Party Chair arrested
http://www.orangeleader.com/local/x488693380/Police-arrest-O-C-Republican-Party-chair-candidate-on-assault
35 weeks ago
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And yet, California will continue to vote Democrat. (CA has had 3 arrests this year of state politicians)
Maybe people ARE too stupid to figure out the website; they keep voting in criminals. . .
35 weeks ago
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The thing I noticed as I viewed these news items on my FB feed was how well they play the "Name That Party" game. Not a single one said "Democrat" in the blurb that FB gives you.
35 weeks ago
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Gee, did a PJM columnist really say that about the Dems? Incredible!
35 weeks ago
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I've been saying -- and writing -- it for years, mostly over at National Review and now here at PJ Media.
35 weeks ago
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P778 is a Fascist-Democrat stooge.
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