ELDER PATRIOT – The Democrats new darling in the presidential sweepstakes is Martin O’Malley. Yes, the former mayor of Baltimore. His claim to date is perpetuating the policies that brought us to the riots of the past week. Seriously, you can’t make this stuff up. After 48 years of Democrat policies that promised to fix the problems of inner city blacks, the community finally exploded into violence last week. The definition of insanity is continuing to do the same thing over again and expecting a different result.
“We haven’t had an agenda for America’s cities probably since Jimmy Carter … We have left cities to fend for themselves. … Martin O’Malley to NBC’s Chuck Todd
With that simple statement O’Malley served to indict himself. Admitting to no federal interference, O’Malley who served as Baltimore’s mayor from 1999 to 2007 and then as Maryland’s governor from 2007 until 2015 may be the man most responsible for the current conditions that have caused this unrest.
When it comes to ethics why do we expect so little of our politicians? When I worked for IBM during the 1970’s we were constantly being scrutinized by the Department of Justice for being too big. We were provided with a book outlining acceptable behavior when meeting with customers. Any appearance of impropriety was forbidden and could be punished by immediate dismissal. For politicians the standard is plausible deniability. For the Clinton’s it is whatever they say it is.
Many people forget (most weren’t even born yet,) that Hillary Clinton was a Watergate prosecutor. The standard of plausible deniability first came from her committee. During the ensuing years the Clinton’s have used that standard too many times to count.
Whitewater, The missing FBI files, Vince Foster, Benghazi, The Clinton Global Initiative, etc., etc. When questioned on Benghazi, Hillary responded, “What difference does it make now?” I guess nothing to the sycophantic supporters that continue to follow her like lemmings.
Everything you ever needed to know about New Jersey Governor and presidential pretender Chris Christie is on display with “Bridgegate.” To those of us who have seen this vindictive bully up close, there is no doubt that he ordered the lane closures. No one under his authority would have the cojones to unilaterally order it without his approval. Throwing those who carried out his orders under the bus shows Christie doesn’t care who he has to sacrifice as long as it’s not himself.
Congressman Paul Ryan is another politician whose motives should be questioned. The Republican champion of the balanced budget made robo calls during the 2012 primary for fellow representative Leonard Lance of the seventh district of NJ. Lance is widely recognized as a free spending liberal Republican. Lance voted to raise the debt ceiling 3 of the last 4 times it was raised. This mattered little to Ryan whose support of Lance may have made the difference in the closest primary race in NJ. Sadly, Ryan had the opportunity to support a true fiscal hawk but chose not to.
HERE IS A LIST OF EVERY SINGLE TIME OBAMA COMMITTED AN IMPEACHABLE OFFENSE THAT DEMS & MEDIA COVERED UP
“Impeach!” It’s been more than eight years since Democrats uttered that word – long enough for anyone to wonder if it was still in their vocabulary, considering the deafening silence through the dozens of serious scandals during President Obama’s administration – but now that President Trump is the man in the White House, it’s back with a vengeance.
Democrats everywhere are wildly slinging the “I” word, hoping to nail Trump for high crimes and misdemeanors after the New York Times claimed a memo written by former FBI Director James Comey said the president urged him to end the federal investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn.
Some members of Congress are getting in on the action. They include Reps. Maxine Water, D-Calif., and Al Green, D-Texas. Even a Republican, Rep. Justin Amash, claimed Wednesday there are grounds to impeach President Trump. House Oversign Committee Chair Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, asked for the alleged Comey memo and other documents. Chaffetz tweeted that he is prepared to subpoena the information. And Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., invoked “Watergate.”
Now the Democratic Party is reportedly poll testing impeachment as a 2018 election issue. More than 1 million people signed a petition calling on Congress to impeach Trump.
Wasting no time Wednesday, the mainstream media sprang into action, enthusiastically echoing the left’s impeachment calls. MSNBC launched a Watergate ad implying Trump is America’s new Richard Nixon.
“Watergate. We know its name because there were reporters who never stopped asking questions,” says MSNBC host Chris Hayes, who hinted that Trump is next on the impeachment chopping block. “Now, who knows where the questions will take us. But I know this: I’m not going to stop asking them.”
Meanwhile, some overzealous members of the left plastered fliers around Washington, D.C., demanding all White House staffers resign Wednesday.
The posters read: “If you work for this White House you are complicit in hate-mongering, lies, corrupt taking of Americans’ tax money via self-dealing and emoluments, and quite possibly federal crimes and treason. Also, any wars will be on your soul. … Resign now.”
But constitutional scholar Jonathan Turley, who voted for President Obama, warned “impeachment” enthusiasts not to get ahead of themselves with President Trump. Why?
At this time, there’s no evidence Trump actually committed a crime.
“The criminal code demands more than what Comey reportedly describes in his memo,” Turley wrote in a May 17 opinion piece posted at the Hill. Turley explained:
For the first time, the Comey memo pushes the litany of controversies surrounding Trump into the scope of the United States criminal code.
However, if this is food for obstruction of justice, it is still an awfully thin soup. Some commentators seem to be alleging criminal conduct in office or calling for impeachment before Trump completed the words of his inaugural oath of office. Not surprising, within minutes of the New York Times report, the response was a chorus of breathless “gotcha” announcements. But this memo is neither the Pentagon Papers nor the Watergate tapes. Indeed, it raises as many questions for Comey as it does Trump in terms of the alleged underlying conduct.
A good place to start would be with the federal law, specifically 18 U.S.C. 1503. The criminal code demands more than what Comey reportedly describes in his memo. There are dozens of different variations of obstruction charges ranging from threatening witnesses to influencing jurors. None would fit this case. That leaves the omnibus provision on attempts to interfere with the “due administration of justice.”
However, that still leaves the need to show that the effort was to influence “corruptly” when Trump could say that he did little but express concern for a longtime associate. The term “corruptly” is actually defined differently under the various obstruction provisions, but it often involves a showing that someone acted “with the intent to secure an unlawful benefit for oneself or another.” Encouraging leniency or advocating for an associate is improper but not necessarily seeking an unlawful benefit for him.
. Obama’s Iran nuke deal
Obama knew about Hillary’s private email server
Obama IRS targets conservatives
Obama’s DOJ spies on AP reporters
Obamacare & Obama’s false promises
Illegal-alien amnesty by executive order
Operation Fast & Furious
5 Taliban leaders for Bergdahl
‘Recess ‘ appointments – when Senate was in session
Appointment of ‘czars’ without Senate approval
Suing Arizona for enforcing federal law
Refusal to defend Defense of Marriage Act
Illegally conducting war against Libya
NSA: Spying on Americans
Muslim Brotherhood ties
Solyndra and the lost $535 million
Cap & Trade: When in doubt, bypass Congress
Refusal to prosecute New Black Panthers
Obama’s U.S. citizen ‘hit list’