Let's see: the Justice Department under Eric Holder has just obtained a multi-count indictment of a prominent California state senator:
Known for navigating the state Capitol's backrooms and this city's complicated political landscape, state Sen. Leland Yee now is accused of consorting with notorious felons, accepting money for his cash-strapped political campaigns in exchange for favors and promising undercover FBI agents he could deliver connections to international gun runners.And the mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina, also a Democrat, is also being brought to justice by the feds:
In a stunning development that almost certainly torpedoes Yee's quest for statewide office, the San Francisco Democrat wound up glum and disoriented in a federal courtroom Wednesday. The politician who introduced anti-gun-violence legislation is now charged with trafficking in firearms and public corruption in an FBI undercover operation that could land him in prison for years.
...Yee is depicted in a startling, 137-page FBI affidavit of repeatedly offering to broker illegal firearms sales in exchange for campaign contributions. He allegedly took part in dealmaking meetings with undercover agents....
Patrick Cannon, who rose from public housing to become mayor of North Carolina's largest city, was arrested Wednesday by the FBI and accused of accepting tens of thousands of dollars in bribes – including $20,000 in cash delivered in a briefcase last month to the mayor's office.Over the past three years? that would take us back to ... 2011, right? Who was president then? What party did he belong to? And who was attorney general then?
Cannon, a 49-year-old Democrat who took office only four months ago, was scheduled to show up at a luxury apartment in SouthPark for yet another payoff from what he thought were businessmen needing his influence in city matters, the affidavit says.
But after arriving, Cannon learned who they really were, a source confirmed: undercover FBI agents who'd been recording their meetings over the past three years....
But in case you think this means that President Obama and Attorney General Holder pursue justice without regard to party, Michelle Malkin wants you know that you're totally wrong:
Why is Obama's FBI publicizing all of its raids/probes on Democrat politicians now? Answer: Clearing the decks before midterms.— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) March 27, 2014
Prediction: Obama/Holder's DOJ is saving up FBI goods on GOP corruptocrats for release right before election for maximum distraction/damage.— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) March 27, 2014
There's always an ulterior motive w/Obama/Holder DOJ. I see right thru this latest round of Corruption Crackdown Kabuki Theater. Don't you?— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) March 27, 2014
#QuestionTheTiming It's Chicago on the Potomac, people.— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) March 27, 2014
That's right: arresting fellow pols on corruption charges is proof of corruption. The fact that the arrestees are fellow Democrats is proof of naked partisanship. Ruining these people's political careers and probably sending them to prison for many years is "Kabuki theater."
Now, you and I might think that truly corrupt, partisan Democrats would just completely ignore Cannon and Yee's corrupt activities. But this is much, much more evil. Why? Because ... um, I'm not sure why. But if Michelle Malkin says it is, then it is, dammit!
UPDATE: Whoops -- sorry, now I get it. A Malkin fan explains the true evil of all this:
.@michellemalkin You gotta hand it to them. Cleans house prior to '14 and distracts from 31 March "deadline"— Noah Wehrman (@NoahWehrman) March 27, 2014
That's right -- the whole point of these multi-year investigations and arrests was to distract us from Obamacare this week! It all makes sense now!