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Rhode Island Speaker’s Work, Home Raided In Probe

 

 

 

 

 

” Law enforcement officials raided the office and home of House Speaker Gordon Fox on Friday as part of a criminal investigation by the U.S. attorney’s office, FBI, IRS and state police.

  Officials would not say who or what was being investigated, but authorities worked for hours inside the Democratic House speaker’s Statehouse office while state troopers stood outside.

  Authorities entered the office carrying an evidence bag and empty cardboard boxes Friday morning. Fox’s spokesman, Larry Berman, said state police had asked everyone working in the office to leave but he didn’t know why.

  Around 4 p.m., a dozen authorities exited Fox’s office carrying boxes and other items.

  Several news outlets reported that Fox returned to his home on the East Side of Providence on Friday afternoon, shortly after FBI agents removed boxes from it. He did not comment.

  A U.S. attorney’s office spokesman, Jim Martin, wouldn’t comment when asked whether the House speaker was being investigated. He said two federal search warrants had been executed, but he wouldn’t say whether they were connected to Fox.

  Fox is just the latest politician to be wrapped up in a criminal investigation in Rhode Island, a state with a long history of elected officials getting into trouble with the law. Former Independent Providence Mayor Buddy Cianci, one of the longest-serving mayors in U.S. history, went to prison in 2002 for racketeering conspiracy after a federal probe found he presided over widespread corruption in office. Former Republican Gov. Edward DiPrete went to prison in the 1990s after admitting he took bribes while in office.”

 

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Which Side Of The Barricade Are You On?

 

 

   We posted a piece earlier today regarding Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell’s desire to engage in an internecine war with the Tea Partiers and conservatives in his own party and how Mr McConnell felt that the activist (read principled) wing of the Republican party was destroying the brand . 

   This comprehensive article from Politico Magazine covers in great detail the tectonic shift that is taking place in the politics of America and how the old “two party” system just does not suit anyone’s , except the incumbents , needs and desires . While the article is particularly harsh on the right side of the aisle it does cover the lack of moral authority on both sides of the aisle and stands as a primer on what we see as a resurgence of the American spirit in the form of a desire for a more limited , effective government . 

   Below is one excerpt that very clearly identifies why Senator McConnell and his Establishment cronies are wrong on the issue of who’s to blame for the record decline in the Republican party . The entire piece is well worth your time and offers the hope , shared here at YouViewed , that the future could very well be one of a libertarian , back to our Founder’s roots bent .

   The author Doug Sosnik , while a Democratic strategist , pulls no punches and though he sees the trend as one of “populist” sentiment , we feel that is wishful thinking , as his idea of populism is more in tune with an activist government than a laissez-faire , invisible hand polity . We view the trend with the youth of America as having grown tired of the State and it’s failed policies both foreign and domestic , exhibiting a desire for more self-determination and less dependence .

 

 

 

The Sorry State Of The Republican Party

” It is difficult to add much to the current piling on about all of the challenges facing the Republican Party. The party has become narrowly defined as a congressional party controlled by the Tea Party movement. And Republicans continue to have enormous problems with women, young people, Hispanics, Asians and African Americans. It is clear that they will never become a majority party in an increasing multiracial society until they deal with their positions on the issues that have alienated these broad groups of voters.

Any effort the party makes going forward should factor in the following:

 1. The lack of a leader. The Republican Party is leaderless and will continue to be until it has a 2016 nominee. This nominee will either be the next president or the party will go back to being leaderless for four more years after losing its third presidential election in a row. 

 2. The repudiation of the party elders. There is no longer an establishment wing of the Republican Party. The failed leadership under President George W. Bush and the Republican Congress led to the enormous expansion of government spending and got the country into two wars that taxpayers are still funding. These actions alienated a majority of Americans and pushed the activist wing of the party to repudiate what used to be the establishment wing. The party should stop waiting for the ‘grownups’ to come to its rescue since there are no longer party elders that the activist wing is willing to listen to, much less follow.

 3. The demise of right-leaning think tanks. The political contamination of right-leaning think tanks has stripped away the party’s ability to develop a series of substantive ideas and policies to rebuild the party for the future. The intellectual foundation of Ronald Reagan’s election in 1980 began forming in the early 1960s through the ideas of National Review and other right-of-center organizations.

 4. The likelihood that the next Republican president will come from the states. The Republican Party is now perceived nationally as a congressional party, which is poisonous given how much most of America hates Washington. There’s a chance that the party might nominate a member of Congress, but it is highly unlikely that a nominee from the congressional wing of the party could be elected president in 2016.

 5. The party’s congressional wing cannot fix the image of the Republican Party. There’s little that Republicans at the federal level can do to help their party except to do no further harm. All of the burdens for redefining the party will fall on state leaders until Republicans nominate a presidential candidate in 2016.

 6. The lack of consensus on the reasons for Mitt Romney’s defeat continues to divide the party. Romney was the worst possible candidate to put up against Obama last year, particularly given Obama’s relative popularity in 2012, the bruising Republican primary in what is now widely considered one of the weakest fields in presidential history and the public’s perception that the economy was on the rebound. On top of all this, there’s the fact that Obama simply ran a vastly superior campaign.

  Given the vacuous nature of Romney’s campaign, there continues to be an ongoing debate within the GOP about the lessons learned from his defeat. Romney’s inauthentic efforts to position himself as a conservative led many to conclude that he ended up standing for nothing. The ascendant wing of the party concluded that Romney wasn’t conservative enough to win.

  The worst thing for Democrats would have been for former senator Rick Santorum to have won the nomination. If he had, Obama would likely have won the presidency in one of the largest landslides in history. This would have settled the open question about the viability of a Republican candidate from the right wing of the party. For now, the debate will continue to paralyze the party until 2016. If Republicans lose the next presidential election, this intra-party debate will continue for the rest of the decade.

 7. The Republican Party’s continued failure to adapt to the electorate’s views on social issues. It’s not hard to conclude that America has changed and that the Republican litmus test on social issues is out of step with the majority of voters. The party’s failure to change with the times is the principle reason that it has performed so poorly among younger voters for the past decade. Despite the party’s talk about becoming more tolerant and inclusive, it hasn’t done anything in the past year to deal with these issues.

 8. Angry, partisan and negative aren’t what the country is looking for right now. One of the core strengths of Ronald Reagan, the last successful Republican president, was his uplifting message of optimism and hope for the country and its people. He also conveyed a sense of mission and a willingness to work with the other side to get things done for the American people. Today’s Republican Party is seen as an angry force that is solely focused on scoring political points against the president rather than focusing on what’s right for the country.

The Democratic Party At A Crossroads With Challenges Of Its Own

  Compared with the Republicans, the Democrats are a vibrant party with favorable demographics and an edge when it comes to the Electoral College map. But the comparison masks several big challenges the Democratic Party faces in next year’s midterm elections, as well as a post-Obama future: “

  The author’s politics do show themselves to a reasonable degree . While he is considerably less harsh on the state of the Democratic party , there is no denying that he has identified a great deal of the problems associated with the lack of leadership and principles that is turning the GOP into the party of also-rans , at least at the national level . If only he offered such a rousing critique of his own Democratic party .

   Regardless of the less than even-handedness of the author’s treatment of the state of the American political parties there is wisdom in his words and the right should ignore him at their peril , just as ignoring the likes of Ted Cruz , Mike Lee and Rand Paul will cause the GOP no end of grief and doom them to a generation in the wilderness .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How They Got Away With It

FILE PHOTO TAKEN APRIL 18, 2012

” This time, it’s about sex. An all-too-detailed report on the Vito Lopez scandal reveals that the once-powerful assemblyman and Brooklyn Democratic leader harassed and humiliated his female staffers — demanding that they wear sexy clothes, playing with their hair, plying them with alcohol, luring them to hotel rooms and sticking his creepy hand up their skirts.

Perhaps most depressing of all was the reaction from Assembly Democrats when told their leader had turned a blind eye to despicable, potentially criminal behavior and put young women in harm’s way:

They excused him. They forgave him. They defended him. They praised his leadership.

Above all, they scoffed at the idea that the Manhattan Democrat’s 19-year reign as speaker should end.

The key to understanding all of this, as with so much of the corruption in Albany of late, is the corrosive culture of the Legislature.

And that begins and ends with the Democrat-controlled Assembly’s near-absolute boss rule.

As soon as they get elected, like it or not, Democrats forfeit virtually all of their power to Silver — who’s now been speaker for 19 years running — as their party leader and speaker.

Assembly members are independently elected, yes. They have their own ideas and their own duties to their districts and constituents.

But as soon as they cross the Capitol threshold, they basically become Silver’s employees.

He singlehandedly determines what laws his members can bring to the floor and pass, what committees they sit on, what hearings they hold and how much cash they’re allotted to hire staff and rent office space. He can even manipulate their salaries by awarding — or taking away — leadership posts that come with extra stipends ranging from $9,000 to $41,500.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

William Boyland Jr. Indicted Yet Again

 

 

 

 

” Assemblyman William Boyland Jr. just can’t catch a break.

Mr. Boyland, who was previously charged with soliciting bribes to pay his legal bills in an unrelated corruption trial, was indicted again last March for wire fraud charges stemming from alleged abuse of per diem requests. And he was just charged yet again today.

“Boyland engaged in a scheme to defraud New York State by steering public funds to a Brooklyn based non-profit organization (‘Non-Profit A’) and then directing that a portion of those public funds be used to pay for community events promoting Boyland and on goods such as t-shirts imprinted with the slogan ‘Team Boyland’ which were distributed at those events,” a press release from the U.S. Attorney’s office this evening declared.”

 

 

 

 

 

So Long Ed

RIP Ed Koch: Legendary NYC Mayor Dead At 88

 

 

 

 

” Former New York City Mayor Ed Koch died this morning after being admitted to the hospital earlier this week. He was 88.”

MO Democratic Bill Will Force Parents to Notify Schools If They Own a Gun

 

 

“This act requires a parent or guardian to notify a school district, or the governing body of a private or charter school, that he or she owns a firearm within 30 days of enrolling the child in school or becoming the owner of a firearm.”

 

 

 

Blacks Should Embrace NRA Gun Proposal

 

 

 

 

” What is the essence of freedom? Property and a gun.

I never met my grandfather, but that’s the lesson I took from his life. He was one generation out of slavery and bought property and guns.

It’s so predictable that today’s discussion on gun control is similar to the noise we hear from liberals every time there is a mass shooting. What is new this time is that the NRA, under the direction of Wayne LaPierre, David Keene and Asa Hutchinson, has put forth a concrete plan that most American parents should appreciate will keep children safer at school.

Why is it that liberals find it sensible to expand the reach of government each time a crisis arises, yet solutions that protect our freedoms and our ability to control our own lives they invariably find irrational?

Consider even the question of cost, which has been one point of contention regarding the NRA’s proposal to provide armed security for our schools. Does anyone believe there are not significant enforcement costs in expanding our gun control laws? ”

 

 

 

 

KKK Terrorist Arm of the Democratic Party

 

” On page 146 of his book, Professor Foner wrote: “Founded in 1866 as a Tennessee social club, the Ku Klux Klan spread into nearly every Southern state, launching a ‘reign of terror‘ against Republican leaders black and white.”  Page 184 of his book contains the definitive statements:  “In effect, the Klan was a military force serving the interests of the Democratic party, the planter class, and all those who desired the restoration of white supremacy.  It aimed to destroy the Republican party’s infrastructure, undermine the Reconstruction state, reestablish control of the black labor force, and restore racial subordination in every aspect of Southern life.” ”

 

 

 

History Of The Democrats And The KKK … (Why the Democrats Started The KKK )

 

” The original targets of the Ku Klux Klan were Republicans, both black and white, according to a new television program and book, which describe how the Democrats started the KKK and for decades harassed the GOP with lynchings and threats.

An estimated 3,446 blacks and 1,297 whites died at the end of KKK ropes from 1882 to 1964.

The documentation has been assembled by David Barton of Wallbu More..ilders and published in his book “Setting the Record Straight: American History in Black & White,” which reveals that not only did the Democrats work hand-in-glove with the Ku Klux Klan for generations, they started the KKK and endorsed its mayhem.

“Of all forms of violent intimidation, lynchings were by far the most effective,” Barton said in his book. “Republicans often led the efforts to pass federal anti-lynching laws and their platforms consistently called for a ban on lynching. Democrats successfully blocked those bills and their platforms never did condemn lynchings.”

Further, the first grand wizard of the KKK was honored at the 1868 Democratic National Convention, no Democrats voted for the 14th Amendment to grant citizenship to former slaves and, to this day, the party website ignores those decades of racism, he said.

“Although it is relatively unreported today, historical documents are unequivocal that the Klan was established by Democrats and that the Klan played a prominent role in the Democratic Party,” Barton writes in his book. “In fact, a 13-volume set of congressional investigations from 1872 conclusively and irrefutably documents that fact.

“The Klan terrorized black Americans through murders and public floggings; relief was granted only if individuals promised not to vote for Republican tickets, and violation of this oath was punishable by death,” he said. “Since the Klan targeted Republicans in general, it did not limit its violence simply to black Republicans; white Republicans were also included.”

Barton also has covered the subject in one episode of his American Heritage Series of television programs, which is being broadcast now on Trinity Broadcasting Network and Cornerstone Television. ”

 

 

Famous KKK Members

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Another Democrat Slimeball

” Democratic Rep. Tim Bishop (N.Y.) appears to have extorted a $5,000
donation from a wealthy constituent who needed help obtaining some government permits, according to Politico .

  The donor, Eric Semler, had wanted to celebrate his son’s Bar Mitzvah—the time when a Jewish boy enter manhood—by shooting off some heavy duty fireworks near his home. “

More tales of those most ethical dems

” House Ethics Committee investigators faulted Rep. Laura Richardson, D-Calif., for intimidating her staff, forcing them to “volunteer” for her campaign and obstructing their investigation
into her violations of House rules.
The bipartisan group of investigators “unanimously concluded that there was
substantial reason to believe” that Richardson violated House rules “by improperly using House
resources for campaign, personal, and nonofficial purposes; by requiring or compelling her official staff to perform campaign work; and by obstructing the investigation of the Committee and the ISC through the alteration or
destruction of evidence, the deliberate failure to produce documents responsive to requests for information and a subpoena, and attempting to influence the testimony of witnesses.” “

  American Power is all over Brett Kimberlin and has advanced the notion that Brett’s Charitable corp . may not be all that it seems .

” Is Convicted Terrorist Brett Kimberlin Abusing Tax-Exempt Status? Calling for Congressional Hearings on Continuation of Section 501(c)(3) Benefits “

HT/Instapundit

Update : Earlier Today I posted about the Brett Kimberlin story “Gaining Traction” . Now it seems that Fox News has broadcast on the SWATtings of Erick Erickson and Patterico .

The exodus begins . One can almost smell the fear . 

 

  “The defection of a prominent Pennsylvania Democrat to the Republican Party is raising some eyebrows.

Jo Ann Nardelli, a state committeewoman and founding president of the Blair County Federation of Democratic Women, has switched her political affiliation to the GOP, citing her Catholic faith and President Obama’s embrace of gay marriage as reasons.”

Can we sue the ” People’s Republic of Massachusetts ” for foisting this crook on us ? One more example of the culture of corruption bred by the career politician mentality . TERM LIMITS NOW … ONE AND DONE ..Go home and earn an honest living .