Thursday, March 27, 2014


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.

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....
And the mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina, also a Democrat, is also being brought to justice by the feds:
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.

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....
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?

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:

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:

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!


Jules said...

So does she want the DOJ to bust the GOP crooks now and save the Democratic ones for right before the midterms, or should it arrest everyone now or should it arrest no one?

Perhaps if we stick more cat turds on our tinfoil hats all will be revealed!

Victor said...

I just with I had found a way to grift Conservative sociopathic morons and rubes by coming up with fantasies and conspiracy theories and applying them to the news, and pumping them up, all while the gullible stooges contributed to me and my website.

But sadly, I'm the only Agnostic who believes he has something like a "soul."

Glennis said...

They really are insane, aren't they?

aimai said...

Great post Steve. In a great run of posts.

I'd like to add that the conviction that everything a Democratic politician does is to distract from something else they are failing to do/secretely doing goes back a long way. Clinton, of course, bombed Al Quaeda in order to distract us from Monica. Its when the phrase "wag the dog" entered popular discussion. But starting a war to distract people from something that might topple the government seems at least quasi legitimate as a strategy, compared to arresting sitting members of your own party to distract from...a pro forma extension of an administrative rule.

Steve M. said...


And, of course, the target in Clinton's alleged dog-wagging was bin Laden ... whom Clinton was later accused of ignoring.

Anonymous said...

And now they're calling Yee a hypocrite because he supported gun control while allegedly running guns. I don't see the hypocrisy. He could only make a profit if gunrunning was illegal. Meanwhile, they want to kill all limits on guns, so what he is alleged to have done should be perfectly fine by them.

Grung_e_Gene said...

The Right-Wing Wurlitzer of Outrage needs constant injections from the conservative internet fart bubble in order to churn out the it's always Obama's Fault!

Watching said...

This MALKIN woman is pretty spaced out. Wonder where she gets all of these goofy ideas?