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Time to Break Out the RICO Statute and Break Up the Democrats

Takin' out the trash Takin' out the trash

Ed has already reported on the perp walks of these rascals, so let me make a larger point: This is not aberrational. It is and always has been the norm for the criminal organization that calls itself the "Democratic Party." There's a place for a liberal party in a democracy, but this one isn't it. It's a crime family that uses electoral office to enrich itself and punish its enemies. Politics is just the means to the end, which is power. And until the Establishment Republicans, who in their tacit acquiescence are equally complicit in the corruption that goes by the name of "business as usual," finally decide they've had enough -- we're going to keep seeing stories like these.

When and if the GOP ever gets its act together and actually wins another national election, there are handy laws on the books that could enable them to deal with the Democrats: the RICO statute. That would be the Racketeer-Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, whose expressed purposed, according to the feds, is "the elimination of the infiltration of organized crime and racketeering into legitimate organizations operating in interstate commerce." That, of course, would mean a new attorney general:

Section 1961(10) of Title 18 provides that the Attorney General may designate any department or agency to conduct investigations authorized by the RICO statute and such department or agency may use the investigative provisions of the statute or the investigative power of such department or agency otherwise conferred by law. Absent a specific designation by the Attorney General, jurisdiction to conduct investigations for violations of 18 U.S.C. § 1962 lies with the agency having jurisdiction over the violations constituting the pattern of racketeering activity listed in 18 U.S.C. § 1961.

The Obama administration's penchant for politicizing every federal agency, from the EPA to the IRS to Justice, could very well come back to haunt it. And the Democrat apparatchiks like Harry Reid and Maerose Prizzi who enabled and abetted it certainly would deserve it.

Would a RICO prosecution of, say, the DNC, be unwarranted? On the next page, we'll take a look at the relevant issues according to federal guidelines.