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A Criminal Organization Masquerading As… Oh, You Know the Rest

April 10th, 2014 - 9:14 am
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Columbia, of course

The former student radical got up in Rep. Louis Gohmert’s grille the other day after Gohmert mentioned the the AG’s own contempt citation:

“I realize that contempt is not a big deal to our Attorney General,” Gohmert prodded, “but it is important that we have proper oversight.”

“You don’t want to go there, buddy!” Holder snarled in response. ”You don’t want to go there, OK? You should not assume that uh that is not a big deal to me. I think it was inappropriate, I think it was unjust, but never think that it was not a big deal to me. Don’t ever think that.”

This is the kind of belligerent defensiveness that has typified Holder’s appearances before the Congress. The man behind the shameful Marc Rich pardon that marred the end of the Clinton administration (please click on the link to Slate, to get an idea of Holder’s breathtaking corruption) should never have been nominated for the crucial post of AG — that, nearly alone, told you everything you needed to know about the character of the new Obama administration — nor should he have been confirmed by the Senate.

Rich was an active fugitive, a man who had used his money to evade the law, and presidents do not generally pardon people like that. What’s more, the Justice Department opposed the pardon—or would’ve, if it had known about it. But Holder and Quinn did an end-around, bringing the pardon to Clinton directly and avoiding any chance that Justice colleagues might give negative input. As the House Government Reform Committee report later put it, “Holder failed to inform the prosecutors under him that the Rich pardon was under consideration, despite the fact that he was aware of the pardon effort for almost two months before it was granted.”

Now, with Obama safely re-elected and well into his second term, the masks have slipped across the board, to reveal the true snarling heart of an administration whose sole purpose domestically is to hand out payback for all of Barack Hussein Obama’s grievances, whether real or imagined:

They’ve slipped because, in what now amounts to an openly gangster government (in Michael Barone’s famous phase), there will no penalties for anything, ever — not with the Democrats in firm control of most of the government and the mainstream media. As John Hayward notes in Human Events:

Congress has inconvenienced Holder a few times by obliging him to plod into a hearing chamber and testify that he doesn’t read his own mail and has no idea what the Justice Department is up to, but other than that, they haven’t affected his behavior in the slightest. Everyone knows there was no endgame beyond that contempt citation; the rest of Obama Justice is not going to prosecute Holder for anything, any more than Holder is going to prosecute anyone over the IRS scandal. We’re about to go through another ultimately meaningless contempt-of-Congress drama against IRS scandal superstar Lois Lerner – there’s a very good chance the vote will pass, and I assume she’ll get some sort of nastygram in the mail formally citing her for skulduggery, but that will be the end of it.

The people behind this political abuse of the IRS – one of the worst crimes ever perpetrated against the American people – always knew that would be the end of it.

Because thugs take care of their own. It’s what they do. It’s who they are.

You can find more evidences of Democrat corruption here and here, with ethics charges being bruited against former Black Panther and current congressman from the Chicago area, Bobby Rush; and the suspicious Medicare enrichment of a couple of doctors who just happen to be major Democratic Party donors and bundlers. The latter story is reported by, of all things, the New York Times:

Topping the list is Dr. Salomon E. Melgen, 59, an ophthalmologist from North Palm Beach, Fla., who received $21 million in Medicare reimbursements in 2012 alone. The doctor billed a bulk of his reimbursements for Lucentis, a medication used to treat macular degeneration made by a company that pays generous rebates to its doctors.

Dr. Melgen’s firm donated more than $700,000 to Majority PAC, a super PAC run by former aides to the Senate majority leader, Harry Reid, Democrat of Nevada. The super PAC then spent $600,000 to help re-elect Senator Robert Menendez, Democrat of New Jersey, who is a close friend of Dr. Melgen’s. Last year, Mr. Menendez himself became a target of investigation after the senator intervened on behalf of Dr. Melgen with federal officials and took flights on his private jet.

Another physician, Dr. Asad Qamar, an interventional cardiologist in Ocala, Fla., has sent at least $250,000 in donations over the last decade to the political campaigns of President Obama and other prominent Democrats; he has become the target of scrutiny related to cardiovascular treatment centers he runs in Central Florida.

Dr. Qamar was paid more than $18 million in 2012, making him and Dr. Melgen by far the largest payment recipients nationwide, according to the data.

And so at last we come to the end (for today, at least) of the sorry spectacle. And what better place to conclude than with…

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To paraphrase the great Mark Twain.

I never can think of the mafia without losing my temper. To my mind the mafia was nothing but a low down, dirty, premature democrat party.
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"No Justice, No Peace". Was never a demand from the left. It was a promise that they will never deliver justice and never allow anyone any peace.
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Which is why I refer to them as the Fascist-Democrat party from now on.
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Because John Rowland is such a national political figure...
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Came for the tu quoque, didn't leave disappointed.
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"Rev. Rat Fink Al Sharpton" -- take that back; don't you dare call him "Rev".
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I'm sure Holder deeply respects Gohmert for not being a coward when it comes to race in America.
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Oh yeah! This should be pounding national a national call, for barrages of RICOs by attorneys, the call by bloggers, in their own way, as for example this one by yours truly, and by themselves and in packs if they are attorneys: http://theological-geography.net/?p=5799
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We are being ruled by a criminal gang.
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"As I wrote in this space recently, it’s time to break out the RICO statute and break up the Democrats, for their own good and that of the nation."

But you know that will never work with demomafia still in charge.

If each man and woman does what they must
The criminal tyrants will be turned into dust
Our Lady of Justice must possess them in her breathtaking, hair raising bed
To tingle each spine as she captures each heart and each head!

They must gaze up at our Lady of Justice
With her shimmering, glimmering blade
Then she will kiss these criminal tyrants
As she sings them a last serenade
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I'm surprised that the 'Reverend' Sharpton has not yet been fitted with concrete shoes.
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A few years ago I would have dismissed the statement that the D party is the political equivalent of the Cosa Nostra as hyperbole. No longer. Behold the hideous face of Chicago gangster politics scaled up to the federal level.

It's not even about 0bama, contemptible pathetic narcissistic joker that he is. He's just the mouthpiece.
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What we are watching is what happens when the principles of affirmative action are applied to "the hideous face of Chicago gangster politics scaled up to the federal level."
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"The honorable gentlemen denies the charges." In the quote that follows that statement, I don't see a denial.
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I don't see any honor either.
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Dems were shocked that the natural order of things didn’t return in ’88 and that marks the beginning of their plunge into outright criminality; no longer were they just sneak-cheats, from that point on they would rub it in. Clinton certainly didn’t need help in going in that direction.

Fast forward to the present and just one of their many acts of criminal behavior takes the form of allowing Comrade O to use the USA as his ideological playpen, to run the economy down and trash the nation’s foreign policy into so many pieces that not even an army of Iranian fanatics could put it back together again.

Agreed, the dem party needs to be destroyed. But first find out why these people have the arrogant confidence of mafia dons knowing that the jury is rigged and the hearings are fixed. Start here and you will bring these bastards down for good.
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