Corruption, Cover-Up, Just Wrong, Politicians
Dems Accuse Cuomo Of ‘Intentional Criminal Wrongdoing’by Tammy on February 17, 2021
It took 15,000+ unnecessary deaths and a patronizing, smug attitude from the man responsible, but at least Democrats will step up, at last at this point in time, in the most egregious moments. It’s only nine right now, but it’s a start. Via Fox News. Nine Democratic New York State Assembly members signed a letter to their colleagues accusing Gov. Andrew Cuomo of obstruction of justice and asking that lawmakers set aside political loyalty and oppose him. The letter comes after an aide in Cuomo’s administration admitted that data regarding nursing home coronavirus deaths were intentionally withheld from state lawmakers. Cuomo has been accused of contributing to the high number of nursing home casualties due to a March 2020 directive...
Flashback: Obama-Biden Incompetent ‘Response’ to H1N1 Virusby Shifra on August 24, 2020
There were so many lies, er, untruths, at the Democrats’ Trump Derangement Syndrome Telethon, er, Amateur Hour, er, Orange Man Bad Show, er, convention, that it was hard to keep track. But along with their absurd claims that President Trump was somehow responsible for COVID-19, and that the amazing economic recovery of the past three years was thanks to Obama (um, no!), there were also many lies of omission. Yes, it would have been nice if someone had acknowledged the reality of the violence in (Democrat-led) cities. But here is something else they conveniently omitted: the Obama-Biden Team response to the H1N1 virus, as Kimberley Strassel reminds us: Via Wall Street Journal. (Do click through for the full commentary) …Team...
China Claims ‘Victimhood’ As Lawsuits Seek Trillions For COVID-19 Outbreakby Shifra on April 22, 2020
Chinese Commies, please cry us a river. As Marc Thiessen notes: China can’t be ‘scapegoated’ if it’s actually guilty. Via Fox News. China on Monday played the victim card, calling on the United States to stop blaming the country for the global COVID-19 crisis, as pressure increased over Beijing’s mismanagement of the novel coronavirus that has infected more than 2.4 million people worldwide. China’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said during a press briefing that COVID-19 is a “common enemy of all mankind.” He added that China was “also a victim,” and that the global community should work together instead of seeking a single source to blame…. One lawsuit, filed last month by a personal injury law firm in Boca...
Biden Campaign Blasts NYT For Coverage of His Ties To Ukraineby Shifra on October 10, 2019
Apparently, according to the Democrats, any mention of the Bidens’ involvement in the Ukrainian gas company while Joe was VP is a “conspiracy theory.” And an attempt at a “smear campaign.” But when President Trump wakes up in the morning…it’s an impeachable offense. Via Fox News. The deputy manager of Joe Biden’s 2020 presidential campaign slammed The New York Times on Wednesday in a letter to the newspaper’s executive editor — blasting the paper’s coverage of the former vice president’s involvement in Ukraine. The letter, written by Kate Bedingfield to Dean Baquet, criticizes the paper for “giving top billing” to “Clinton Cash” author Peter Schweizer in a Wednesday op-ed titled, “What Hunter Biden Did Was Legal – That’s the Problem,”...
Warren Doubles Down On Debunked ‘Victim of Discrimination’ Storyby Shifra on October 8, 2019
For a smarty-pants Harvard law prof, this is a really dumb move. How about “I’m sorry I misspoke” ? Then we would not be talking about yet another of her invented stories. Or maybe she could just explain that she was only 1/1,024th discriminated against. Via Daily Caller. 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren doubled down on her claim that she was fired from a teaching job for being pregnant Monday. The Massachusetts senator said Monday in an exclusive interview with CBS News that she stands by her previous statements that she was pushed out for being pregnant in 1971…. However, Warren recounted the same story in 2007 but said she did not have the proper credentials to continue...
Obama’s Netflix Film On Factory Closing Omits His Role In Forcing Its Closureby Shifra on September 17, 2019
Apparently, the filmmakers omitted Obama’s role in the drama. Were they hoping no one would remember? Kudos to Rep Mike Turner (R-Ohio) who reminds us of these not-so-little details of the story. Via WSJ. Higher Ground, the production company formed last year by Barack and Michelle Obama in conjunction with Netflix, recently released its first film. “American Factory” is a documentary about a General Motors plant in Moraine, Ohio, a suburb of Dayton. The plant closed in 2008 and was reopened by a Chinese auto glass manufacturer in 2015. The film follows the lives of both the laid-off American workers and the Chinese workers brought in to run the new plant. It’s a fascinating and at times moving film. What’s...
AOC’s Chief of Staff Resigns, Feds Probe Possible Campaign Finance Violationsby Shifra on August 4, 2019
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s suddenly-former Chief of Staff, Saikat Chakrabarti, was called a “snot-nosed punk” by Rahm Emanuel. And the Dems are probably thrilled at his departure, as seen in a now-deleted tweet: Chakrabarti says he is leaving so that he can focus more on promoting the Green New Scam Deal, which, he admitted, is not really about climate change, but about transforming the USA into a socialist country. Via NY Post. The Feds are looking into possible campaign finance misdeeds by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s chief of staff and lead rainmaker, who suddenly resigned Friday, federal sources told The Post. The inquiry centers on two political action committees founded by Saikat Chakrabarti, the top aide who quit along with Ocasio-Cortez spokesman Corbin...
Participants in Ocasio-Cortez ‘Fun Run’ Unaware They Were Donating To Campaignby Shifra on April 28, 2019
Many of the four hundred participants didn’t realize their $30 registration fees were going directly into Ocasio-Cortez’s campaign funds. But, as Sandy told us, people seem “more concerned” about her being “factually correct” than “morally right.” They thought they were running for the Green New Deal. They just didn’t know they were running for some “green”…for her campaign. Via Fox News. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez held a 5k in Queens Saturday that she billed as “a Family Fun Run supporting U.S. Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal on the Saturday following Earth Day.” But many of the 400 runners didn’t realize their $30 registration fees were going directly into the lawmaker’s campaign coffers. “We’re getting together for our own health, for...
Donald Trump Jr. Trolls Obama in *Epic* Tweetby Shifra on April 11, 2019
Slap Chop! 🙂 Via Twitchy. Attorney General Bill Barr’s testimony to a Senate committee yesterday that he suspects the Trump campaign was spied on ahead of the 2016 election has triggered Dems like Chuck Schumer and many others. Barr’s comments sparked an old Barack Obama tweet to start making the rounds again:…. And that caught the eye of Donald Trump Jr.: Yes, it appears that you do… https://t.co/EBaeLljU8r — Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) April 11, 2019 Democrats furious over Barr’s ‘spying’ comments
Ocasio-Cortez’s Top Aide Accused of Funneling $1M+ in Campaign Funds To His Companiesby Shifra on March 4, 2019
Didn’t Ocasio-Cortez run on “total transparency” and a refusal to accept PAC money? If the complaint goes further, I guess we can expect her to accuse FEC attorneys of “cat-calling.” Or something. Via Washington Examiner. Two political action committees founded by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s top aide funneled over $1 million in political donations into two of his own private companies, according to a complaint filed with the Federal Election Commission on Monday. The cash transfers from the PACs — overseen by Saikat Chakrabarti, the freshman socialist Democrat’s chief of staff — run counter to her pledges to increase transparency and reduce the influence of “dark money” in politics. Chakrabarti’s companies appear to have been set up for the sole purpose...
After Election, Muslim Democrat Now Admits She Supports Anti-Israel BDSby Shifra on November 15, 2018
The anti-Israel BDS (Boycott, Divest, Sanction) Is a Leftist, Jew-hating movement that appropriates the language of civil rights and “social justice” to spread the vicious lie that Israel oppresses Palestinians in the same way that South Africa oppressed black S. Africans with apartheid. It is nothing more than “old” anti-Semitism repackaged as anti-Zionism and hatred of Israel. Here’s a memo to pro-Israel Minnesotans who voted for Omar: The next time you see a tweet like this one, believe it. Via Forward. ….Rep.-elect Ilhan Omar, a Democrat from Minneapolis and one of the first Muslim women elected to Congress, quickly met up with some of her fellow trail-blazing colleagues like Rashida Tlaib and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. But back at home, many of...
CNN Report Omits Key Details on Man Who Vandalized Brooklyn Synagogueby Shifra on November 4, 2018
If the alleged vandal had volunteered for the Trump campaign, CNN would have blasted this out, 24/7, for the next month. Via Daily Wire. CNN failed to report key details on Saturday about the man who allegedly vandalized a New York City synagogue with anti-Semitic messages, leaving out his ties to Democratic leaders and his work on combating hate crimes. “And a Brooklyn man has been arrested and charged with a hate crime for anti-Semitic messages found in a New York synagogue on Thursday,” CNN’s Fredricka Whitfield said. “James Polite is also charged with criminal mischief and making graffiti.”…. Whitfield failed to report that Polite was a Democratic activist, volunteered for former President Barack Obama’s presidential campaign, and previously worked...
Flashback: Obama Accused of Offering ‘Hush Money’ to Jeremiah Wright. MSM Silentby Shifra on August 24, 2018
If you follow MSNBC and CNN, you would think the Michael Cohen “hush money” story is the crime of the century, with the two cable networks mentioning “impeachment” 222 times in one day. But back in 2008, then-candidate Barack Hussein Obama was reported to have offered his pastor, Jeremiah ‘G.D. America’ Wright, $150K to stay out of the limelight until after the election. And the story was, of course, ignored by most of the MSM. Via PJ Media. ….Barack Obama also offered an individual hush money “for the principal purpose of influencing the election,” but you probably never heard about it. It wasn’t to silence a mistress though, it was to silence his former pastor, Jeremiah Wright. Wright’s inflammatory, anti-American...
DOJ to Release ‘Fast & Furious’ Documents Withheld by Eric Holderby Shifra on March 7, 2018
Last week, Obama had the audacity to claim, again, that his administration was scandal-free. Yeah. No. And maybe now we can finally get the details of the Obama Administration’s obscene ‘Fast and Furious’ scheme. Via The Hill. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Wednesday that the Department of Justice (DOJ) will provide documents to Congress on the Obama-era program dubbed “Fast and Furious” that allowed criminals to purchase guns in Phoenix-based gun shops in order to track them into Mexico. The Justice Department, then run by Eric Holder, declined to provide documents on the program to Congress in 2012 and was held in contempt of Congress. Today’s decision ends six years of litigation with the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee....
Did DNC Deputy Chairman Keith Ellison Lie About His Involvement With Farrakhan?by Shifra on February 11, 2018
Don’t hold your breath waiting for liberal news sites to call out the CBC’s shameful association with vicious hate-monger Louis Farrakhan. Via WSJ. When Rep. Keith Ellison ran for Democratic National Committee chairman, he faced questions about past associations with the Nation of Islam and Louis Farrakhan. On MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” in December 2016, Mr. Ellison angrily accused his critics of a “smear campaign” for “talking about something that happened in 1995,” when Mr. Ellison was 32. It turns out Mr. Ellison—who lost his bid but is now the DNC’s deputy chairman—wasn’t telling the full story. In 2006, during his first run for Congress from Minnesota, Mr. Ellison conceded he had worked with the Nation of Islam for 18 months...