Andrew McCarthy on the GOP’s Cave in on Loretta Lynch

So much for the midterms.

From his column at the National Review.

……So, in what we’re now to believe is a functional Congress, Loretta Lynch, the president’s nominee for attorney general, testified without compunction that she endorses and intends to facilitate the president’s lawlessness and constitutional violations. With that knowledge, senators then had to consider her nomination. If oaths mean anything, she should never even have gotten a vote. To repeat, the position of attorney general exists to ensure that the laws are enforced and the Constitution preserved; plus, each senator has taken an oath to uphold the Constitution. So this was not a hard call.

Yet, Republicans were up to their now familiar shenanigans.

In October, while courting conservative support for the upcoming midterm election, Senator Mitch McConnell declaimed that any nominee to replace Eric Holder as “the nation’s highest law-enforcement official” must, “as a condition of his or her confirmation,” avoid “at all costs” Holder’s penchant for putting “political and ideological commitments ahead of the rule of law” — including as it “relates to the president’s acting unilaterally on immigration or anything else.”

Turns out he was kidding.

Once the November election was safely won (including his own — McConnell won’t face the voters again for six years), the majority leader swung into action, laboring behind the scenes to drum up support for Lynch. He not only whipped for Lynch from the shadows; by voting for her confirmation, he mocked any conservatives who’d been naïve enough to take his campaign rhetoric seriously.

In this he joined nine others on the roster of Republican senators who took an oath to uphold the Constitution then supported an attorney general who had vowed to undermine the Constitution: Orrin Hatch (Utah), Lindsey Graham (S.C.), Jeff Flake (Ariz.), Susan Collins (Maine), Rob Portman (Ohio), Mark Kirk (Ill.), Thad Cochran (Miss.), Kelly Ayotte (N.H.), and Ron Johnson (Wis.).

That doesn’t begin to quantify the perfidy, though. In order to get Lynch to the finish line, McConnell first had to break conservative opposition to allowing a final vote for her nomination. The majority leader thus twisted enough arms that 20 Republicans voted to end debate. This guaranteed that Lynch would not only get a final vote but would, in the end, prevail — Senators Hatch, Graham, Flake, Collins, and Kirk having already announced their intention to join all 46 Democrats in getting Lynch to the magic confirmation number of 51.

So, in addition to the aforementioned ten Republicans who said “aye” on the final vote to make Lynch attorney general, there are ten others who conspired in the GOP’s now routine parliamentary deception: Vote in favor of ending debate, knowing that this will give Democrats ultimate victory, but cast a meaningless vote against the Democrats in the final tally in order to pose as staunch Obama opponents when schmoozing the saps back home. These ten — John Thune (S.D.), John Cornyn (Texas), Bob Corker (Tenn.), Lamar Alexander (Tenn.), Pat Roberts (Kan.), Richard Burr (N.C.), Shelley Moore Capito (W.Va.), Cory Gardner (Col.), Mike Rounds (S.D.), and Thom Tillis (N.C.) — are just as willfully complicit in Lynch’s confirmation and her imminent execution of Obama’s lawlessness.

This is not a Senate back to regular order. It is a disgrace, one that leads to the farce’s final act: On Monday, Loretta Lynch will ceremoniously take the oath to uphold the Constitution she has already told us she will undermine.

This is not about immigration, amnesty, health care, and the full spectrum of tough issues on which reasonable minds can differ. It is about the collapse of fundamental assumptions on which the rule of law rests. When solemn oaths are empty words, when missions such as “law enforcement” become self-parody, public contempt for Washington intensifies — in particular, on the political right, which wants to preserve the good society and constitutional order the rule of law sustains.

When the bitch picks up where corruptocrat Holder left off, send them a personal “thanks for screwing the country”.

Thugs Continue to Riot in Baltimore, Mayor Gives Them ‘Space to Destroy’

They’re on the rampage over someone named Freddie Gray, who died in police custody.

The Mayor, who was elected by the same human excrement now destroying the town, has decided to let them do it.

From Fusion.net.

Sometimes a protest is just a riot camouflaged in self-righteousness. It might not start that way, and the actors might not think that it is. But nonetheless, sometimes it is.

……So it makes sense, in a way, that facing a weekend of protests against the mysterious police-related death of resident Freddie Gray, that Baltimore authorities would be on edge.

What no one expected is what Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake admitted in a press conference on Sunday: that she asked the Baltimore Police Department to “give those who wished to destroy space to do that.”

“We work very hard to keep that balance [between free speech and destructive elements], and to put ourselves in the best position to de-escalate,” she said.

Like the animals who ravaged Ferguson, many of them are outside agitators who are more than glad to trash someone else’s neighborhood and join in on the ‘troof ta powa’ race riots.

FYI: More whites than blacks are killed by cops every year. Maybe we should take a flame thrower to our cities whenever that happens.

And oh by the way, in 2013 there were 5,375 murders committed by blacks who make up 13% of the population, while 4,396 murders were committed by whites, who make up 63% of the population.

This Rawlings-Blake is a real shitbag. I can’t remember any time in history when the mayor of a town deliberately allowed subhuman sewage to pillage and burn their town in the name of ‘free speech’.  It’s all race-based of course. If white people did this the media Proglodytes would be having aneurisms over ‘white supremacy’.

Related post:

https://sfcmac.wordpress.com/2015/04/22/black-author-i-want-to-see-a-cop-shoot-a-white-unarmed-teenager-in-the-back/

Mary Doyle Keefe, Who Modeled for Norman Rockwell’s “Rosie the Riveter”, Dies at 92

From The New York Post.

Obit Rockwell Model

……When Norman Rockwell asked Mary Doyle Keefe to model for the painting that would be the cover of the Saturday Evening Post on May 29, 1943, and come to symbolize women’s participation in the war effort, Keefe was a 19-year-old phone operator who was paid $5 for each of two sittings, which took place in Arlington, Vt.

The “Rosie the Riveter” painting (not to be confused with the “We Can Do It!” war bonds poster from the same time period, showing a woman flexing her muscles) would become etched in our national memory as a symbol of female empowerment.

So what did Mary Doyle Keefe think about becoming a symbol for a nation?

With that classic Greatest Generation flair for self-effacement and understatement, she didn’t make too big a deal of it.

“I didn’t really see myself as some epitome of the modern woman,” she told the Hartford Courant in 2012. “There was a war on, and you did what you could . . . I was proud that it helped the effort and that the Rosie poster went around the country to help sell war bonds.”

Keefe died this week at her home in Simsbury, Conn., at the age of 92, leaving behind four children, 11 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. (Her husband of 55 years, Robert J. Keefe, died in 2003.)

……“I did have to make you into sort of a giant,” Rockwell was said to have written to Keefe in a letter 24 years after she posed for him. “I really thought you were the most beautiful woman I had ever seen,” he said, referring to the fact that he dramatically embellished the petite woman’s arms and shoulders in the painting.

It’s impossible not to be moved by his painting, inspired by Michelangelo’s rendering of the prophet Isaiah in the Sistine Chapel, or at pictures of women working in the factories during World War II, assembling planes, welding, using blowtorches and putting together tanks.

……Then the war ended, and most of the women left the factories to go home and, in many cases, raise families, where they were doing something worthwhile — where they were needed. They were raising the generation of Baby Boomers, many of them daughters who would one day march into work and never look back.

As these ladies of the Greatest Generation leave us, it’s hard not to see them as giants. Giants who were women.

HOOAH! RIP, Ms. Keefe.

Muzzie Terrorists Who Joined ISIS Arrested in Minnesota and San Diego

From the New York Daily News.

Six men from Minnesota who tried to get to Syria to join Islamic State extremists have been arrested and charged with terrorism, the FBI said Monday.

Three of them were initially stopped in New York City, where they planned to use John F. Kennedy airport as their gateway to the jihadi life, the criminal complaint said.

All six were friends in Minnesota and plotted together to join ISIL fighters overseas, according to the feds.

They were U.S. citizens of Somali descent, authorities said.

They’re accused of conspiracy to provide material support and attempting to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization.

Charged are Mohamed Abdihamid Farah, 21; Adnan Abdihamid Farah, 19; Abdurahman Yasin Daud, 21; Zacharia Yusuf Abdurahman, 19; Hanad Mustafe Musse, 19; and Guled Ali Omar, 20.

……Mohamed Farah, Abdurahman and Musse were grabbed by FBI agents at JFK in November, after taking a Greyhound bus to the city from Minneapolis.

With them was 19-year-old Hamza Ahmed, who was also stopped by feds.

The agents were able to grab three of them as they boarded — but one actually slipped onto a plane and was hauled off just before it departed, authorities said.

All four were held and questioned but eventually allowed to return to Minneapolis — where they began plotting to try again, the complaint said.

They were let go. Just fucking brilliant.

……The Minneapolis area is home to the largest concentration of Somali immigrants in the U.S. Since 2007, more than 22 young Somali men have also traveled from Minnesota to Somalia to join the militant group al-Shabab.

One of the largest muzzie enclaves in the U.S. is Dearbornistan, has become quite a muslim extremist operating base , with Islamic jihad centers and mosques that are breeding grounds for terrorism.  The main mosque in Dearborn, the Islamic Center of America,  is run by Imam Sayed Hassan Al-Qazwini, who has considerable ties to Hezbollah, invited Nation of Islam’s lunatic Louis Farrakhan to speak, and openly advocates terrorism.

Looks like Minneapolis is headed that way, too.

Again,  there are reasons why they are confident enough to create a min-Islamic state in this country.  They’ve been given the green light.

Spread the Wealth: MSNBC Hosts Behind in Their Taxes

From The National Review.

Touré Neblett, co-host of MSNBC’s The Cycle, owes more than $59,000 in taxes, according to public records reviewed by National Review. In September 2013, New York issued a state tax warrant to Neblett and his wife, Rita Nakouzi, for $46,862.68. Six months later, the state issued an additional warrant to the couple for $12,849.87.
In January 2014, Neblett tweeted, “Regressive taxation & tax-avoidance & union crushing & the financial corruption of legislation has fueled inequality more than hard work.” In 2012, he also criticized Republican politicians, saying they were “all afraid to vote for a modest tax increase of people who can totally afford it.”

So far Neblett and his wife have avoided taxes to the tune of $59,712.55.

MSNBC’s hosts and guests regularly call for higher taxes on the rich, condemning wealthy individuals and corporations who don’t pay their taxes or make use of loopholes. But recent reports, as well as records reviewed by National Review, show that at least four high-profile MSNBC on-air personalities have tax liens or warrants filed against them.

Last month, New York filed a $4,948.15 tax warrant against Joy-Ann Reid, who serves as managing editor of theGrio.com and until earlier this year hosted MSNBC’s The Reid Report, and her husband, Jason. Reid has called taxes on the wealthy “a basic fairness argument,” also arguing for “smart spending and smart tax increases” to create economic growth.

Last week, the Winston-Salem Journal reported that Melissa Harris-Perry, who hosts an MSNBC show named after herself, and her husband, James Perry, owed around $70,000 in delinquent taxes, according to a federal lien filed in April 2015. Harris-Perry told the newspaper that she and her husband had made a $21,721 payment toward that debt on Tax Day. “We actually do better as a country when we spread the wealth around,” Harris-Perry has said.

Harris-Perry’s net worth is $40 million, not including her husband. You’d think she’d have no problem forking over $70,000.  Hey Harris-Perry: How in the fuck does it feel to be part of the ‘evil’ rich who avoid paying taxes?

She has also quoted Obama, calling income inequality “the fundamental threat to the American dream.” She called for Republican lawmakers to acknowledge that “the growing income disparity in America is, in fact, you know, a real thing,” adding that “they would have to decide if, ideologically, it’s an issue worth addressing, and if so, if it is the government’s problem to fix.”

If you want to give a fucking lecture on ‘income inequality’, start with Obama. Female staff in the White House are incredibly underrepresented and underpaid.

The ‘government’s problem to fix’? Well, like DemProg Jan Schakowsky said:

“You don’t deserve to keep all of it (your money) and it’s not a question of deserving because what government is, is those things that we decide to do together.”

The government keeps deciding to raise taxes and increase spending, in spite of our objections. It’s up to We the People to fix that shit.

Meanwhile, Al Sharpton’s tax problems have been the subject of extensive coverage by National Review and other publications. In November, the New York Times estimated that Sharpton and his entities owed as much as $4.5 million in taxes, penalties, and interest, a sum the MSNBC host disputes.

Rich democrats are some of the biggest goddamned hypocrites. They piss and moan about the wealthy ‘not paying their fair share’, but they avoid it themselves.

The DemProg politicians that the media tools are so fond of aren’t exactly poor either:

Despite popular stereotypes of Republicans as the party of the rich and Democrats as the party of the working class, the wealthiest member of the Senate (John Kerry of Massachusetts) and the wealthiest member of the House (Jane Harman of California) are both Democrats. Of the top six wealthiest senators, five are Democrats.

‘Social justice’ only applies to other peoples’ money.

Related article:

http://www.aim.org/guest-column/rich-liberal-hypocrites/

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