January 2, 2015
The Associated Press reported a story December 31, 2014, called “Protests break out after conviction of Putin foe.” The article explained that “Vladimir Putin’s chief political foe was convicted along with his brother on Tuesday in a fraud case widely seen as [political] retribution by the Kremlin …” But lest we feel too morally superior to these resurrected Soviet thugs, we should bear in mind the political thugs who abuse their official power to persecute opponents here in the U.S.
Judges had to step in and end campaigns of political harassment by Democrat prosecutors against former Republican House Majority Leader Tom DeLay and Wisconsin’s Republican Governor Scott Walker. Democrat prosecutors are now trying to prosecute Texas’ Republican Governor Rick Perry for reducing funding for a left-leaning state agency.
The Obama IRS misused its regulatory authority to improperly withhold non-profit status from multiple conservative, pro-life organizations, calling their members a**holes for opposing Obama policies.
And the Obama Justice Department has declared that New Black Panther Party members standing at largely white polling places in military fatigues with clubs in hand is not voter intimidation but asking black voters for photo IDs is.
Democrat political operatives attempt to silence any and all criticism of this sort of corruption by accusing all critics of America’s first black president as racially motivated. That charge is, in-and-of itself, blatant racism.
But the absurdity of that pathetic allegation is masked every time some bone-headed Republican gives Democrat race-baiters an opening to renew the accusation. That’s just what happened when McClatchy news service reported December 31, 2014, that U.S. House Republican Whip Steve Scalise admitted speaking at a 2002 meeting of a white supremacist organization. The story used terms such as “Ku Klux Klan” and “hate group” to describe the organization and its supporters. Worst of all, the headline read “Top House Republicans show support for Scalise.” Scalise lamely denied he knew the group was racist and by not voluntarily relinquishing his leadership post, he forced Republican House Speaker John Boehner and Republican Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy to fire him or defend him. To the delight of gleeful Democrats, Boehner and McCarthy chose friendship over statesmanship and now seem to be trivializing racial hatred. Of course the Democrats don’t want Scalise to go. By remaining in leadership he helps Democrats reinforce the liberal narrative, parroted by Louisiana Senator Mary Landrieu during her failed bid for reelection, that Republicans hate people of color. Nevermind that the NAACP is a black supremacist group whose objectives are at least as racist as equally repugnant white haters. At the heart of their twisted ethos is a demand for reparations – a word most will carefully avoid. They prefer the euphemism “Affirmative Action” – the idea that today’s white people owe today’s black people compensation for injustices done to long-dead black people by long-dead white people during slavery and Jim Crow. This wildly exaggerated sense of entitlement contributes to an African American abortion rate – almost entirely funded by taxpayers – which is the highest in the country.
West Virginia U.S. Senator Robert Byrd was forgiven by Democrats for his membership in the Ku Klux Klan but Democrats, of course, play by two sets of rules. In the new congress, Republicans are off to an inauspicious start – already playing defense.