The United States of Chicago

Dinesh D’Souza has run afoul of the Obama Administration:

Conservative author Dinesh D’Souza was indicted Thursday on federal charges of violating campaign finance laws by using straw donors to funnel money to a U.S. Senate candidate.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York announced the grand jury charges in a statement Thursday. D’Souza is expected to be arraigned Friday in U.S. District Court in Manhattan.

I’m sure this would have never happened if, after the 2008 election, the FEC got to the bottom of the foreign money being donated to the Obama Election Campaign:

By Obama’s own admission, more than half of his contributions have come from small donors giving $200 or less. But unlike John McCain’s campaign, Obama won’t release the names of these donors.

For example, Obama has numerous donors who have contributed well over the $4,600 federal election limit. Many of these donors have never been contacted by the Obama campaign to refund the excess amounts to them.And more than 37,000 Obama donations appear to be conversions of  foreign currency.

According to a Newsmax analysis of the Obama campaign data before the latest figures were released, potential foreign currency donations could range anywhere from $12.8 million to a stunning $63 million in all. With the addition of $150 million raised in September, this amount could be much more.

 

Does anyone recall how that was resolved? Oh. That’s right. That election is over, let’s move on.

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell , who reportedly told federal authorities last year thanks but no thanks to a plea deal, pleaded not guilty Friday to federal corruption charges for allegedly accepting gifts, vacations and loans.

His wife, Maureen, entered the same plea.

The McDonnells were indicted earlier in the week on a 14-count indictment that included charges of conspiracy, wire fraud and providing false statements in connection with the McDonnells’ relationship to Jonnie R. Williams, Sr., chief executive of nutritional supplements maker Star Scientific Inc.

Their jury trial has been set for July 28.

The Washington Post reported people familiar with case said the former governor rejected a plea deal that would have avoided charges for his wife. The paper said McDonnell would have had to plead guilty to a felony charge that “had nothing to do with corruption in office.”

“Before Lois Lerner took us before the federal judge, her last offer was for me to promise to never run for office again. That was always part of their demands,” Salvi said. “Before that last offer, another FEC representative that reported to Lerner wanted $200,000 and a promise not to run.”

I am stunned at the ‘prosecutorial discretion’ as it applies to the different political parties.

Charlene Lamb, cited for failures in leadership from the Department of State’s own Accountability Review Board report, has been promoted to Regional Security Officer. We’ve heard rumor that she’s slated for international duty in Canada. She started the security officer training last week, much to the dismay of many within the State Department.

For those not keeping track, Charlene Lamb was in charge of the office that denied extra security personnel to the U.S. Ambassador in Libya before the Sept. 11, 2011 attacks.

In the early days of this administration we all laughed about The New Black Panthers being found guilty of intimidating Hillary voters and then Attorney General Holder asked the judge to drop the charges. Never before had a judge been asked to reverse a guilty verdict by the highest law enforcement official in the Federal Government. It was unprecedented.
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The First Amendment does not protect humanitarian groups or others who advise foreign terrorist organizations, even if the support is aimed at legal activities or peaceful settlement of disputes, the Supreme Court ruled Monday.
In a case that weighed free speech against national security, the court voted 6 to 3 to uphold a federal law banning “material support” to foreign terrorist organizations. That ban holds, the court said, even when the offerings are not money or weapons but things such as “expert advice or assistance” or “training” intended to instruct in international law or appeals to the United Nations.
The court’s majority said it was not abdicating its role in protecting constitutional freedoms but acknowledging that Congress and the executive branch are better situated than the judiciary to decide what kind of restrictions are needed to keep Americans safe in a post-Sept. 11 world of terrorist threats.

Search warrants, subpoenas and documents show that the FBI has been interested in links between the activists and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine and Hezbollah.

 

In the early morning of Sept. 24, 2010, agents raided homes in Chicago and Minneapolis, issued subpoenas to 14 activists, and tried to question others around the country, including prominent antiwar organizers in North Carolina and California.

At 7 a.m., according to documents and interviews, about a dozen armed federal agents used a battering ram to force their way into Mick Kelly’s second-floor apartment, which sits over an all-night coffee shop in a working-class neighborhood of Minneapolis.

Kelly, 53, a cook in a University of Minnesota dormitory and a member of the Teamsters, said he was at work and his nightgown-clad wife, Linden Gawboy, was slow to answer the door.

In Chicago, the raid at the home of Weiner, 49, also targeted her husband, Joe Iosbaker, 52, a University of Illinois-Chicago office worker and a union steward for his SEIU local. The couple are among the grassroots activists close to the world once inhabited by Barack Obama who have been caught up in the investigation.

That was four years ago. Where are the court dates? I don’t even hear the cricket chirping.

Standards are good, double standards are not twice as good.

Mitt Was Half-Right About Last Week’s Loss, But Still Clueless

The denizens of the 24/7 nuthouse, which I watch so you don’t have to, MS-NBC, and other fellow travelers in the Lame Stream Media, are feigning outrage over Mitt Romney’s recent post-election statements, in which he blamed his campaign’s failure to rescue our country from the clutches of the Chicago Mafia on the “gifts” the One has bestowed on his supporters. As I told you here, there certainly were answers to Obama’s argument “Vote for me! I’m giving you free stuff!” Mitt failed to make them because he is not a conservative. Unlike Ronald Reagan, who spent decades reading, writing, analyzing and honing his conservative message, a message he understood in his bones, Mitt tried to speak conservatism as a second language, which is why the obvious answers weren’t there, and why he is left throwing up his hands saying “what am I supposed to do? I can’t compete with free stuff!” Wrong, but you need to articulate a clear message about free people, free markets, and prosperity, and why government dependency starts out as a cozy, comfy little hideaway from cold, cruel reality, and ends up being an inescapable prison.

So, there is no-brainer answer to the Obama stash appeal, which the Romney campaign failed to deliver, even though Mitt himself admitted that “tax the makers to give to the takers” has been the democrats’ playbook for at least 75 years. That failure is only half the problem, though.

As former Senator Phil Graham famously stated, when you rob Peter to pay Paul, you are guaranteed the vote of Paul. That’s the Cook County vision that Barack Obama has for the whole country. In addition to not understanding the need to respond to the “free stuff” appeal with the alternative, freedom and prosperity, by explaining it to Paul, Romney missed the need to appeal to Peter. When Mitt says that the takers were incentivized to turn out, he is correct. What about the makers? What about the 3 million voters that turned out for John McCain, but not for Mitt Romney? Could it be that the Romney campaign didn’t make it clear to them what was at stake, which is basically America as we know it? Paul was ready to show up, and did. Peter didn’t think it made any difference because those responsible for making the case to him didn’t do it, so he stayed home.

Now the Left has gone into their feigned outrage mode, hoping to silence any discussion of the dirty little secret; that is, there ARE takers, and the democrats DO confiscate wealth and income from the productive to buy their votes. They want to make that subject off limits because if we talk about it, the people might actually learn the truth.

Delusional Democrats on Parade: Today on the Teri O’Brien Show

We find ourselves in fascinating times. With five months until the 2012 election, the economy continues to stagnate, as last Friday’s abysmal job numbers demonstrated again. Team Obama has responded with an endless agenda of taxpayer-subsidized campaign fundraisers. Bashar Assad continues to slaughter his people, while the American administration that freely sent firearms into Mexico to arm drug kingpins carrying on their own bloodbath, claims that it can’t arm the Syrian opposition because they don’t know where the guns might end up. Militant homosexual activists continue their relentless assault on traditional marriage. There’s a lot going on. Still, last week left many scratching their heads, pondering one question; specifically, who is more delusional, Barack Obama or John Edwards? The former, continues to refuse responsibility for the unfortunate situation we’re in, preferring to whine incessantly about the parade of horribles that he “inherited” which prevent him from keeping his lofty 2008 campaign promises. The latter, after successfully avoiding time in the slammer, subjected us to a bizarre, cringe-inducing performance on the courthouse steps, apparently oblivious to the fact that, while God may not be done with him, we certainly are. In addition to sharing an affinity for narcissistic disconnect from reality, they also have another thing in common. Their cheerleaders in the Jurassic media obsess about their hair. Sadly, it’s not what’s on the outside of their heads where the focus needs to be, but rather with the jumbled up mess that’s on the insides. This morning, George Will nailed it when he compared the One to a famous communist.

The Romney campaign has found its voice, and its message, one that is guaranteed to resonate with a public fed up with lies, broken promises and fixes that never solve problems. This line of attack is brilliant, and now that Romney has signaled that, unlike McCain, he actually intends to run a campaign, there is panic, and also a fair amount of delusion, in Chicago. You won’t believe why they think they can win, and the issue that they think will carry them across the finish line.

In the performance of lifetime, Michelle “Mom-in-Chief” Obama conducted a non-stop media blitz, masquerading as a cross between Martha Stewart and Donna Reed in an effort to appeal to low-information, emotionally-driven female voters

On Tuesday, Gov. Scott Walker will win his recall election to the surprise of no one except MS-NBC’s Ed Schulz and the several hundred people who watch his train wreck of a show.

Tune in today for the rest of the story.
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Barack Obama’s Easy Peasy Three Step Victory Plan

Step 1: Shut Up, GOP! Romney is Your Nominee

As all the experts and brilliant media analysts have been telling you bitter clingers for months, Romney is the only electable alternative. Everybody, at least everybody smart, knows it. He is moderate enough to attract independents just like John McCain. Oh wait …forget about that. That won’t happen again. Romney’s your guy. Move on.

Step 2: As Any Fool Can Plainly See, Romney Sucks!

As soon as the inevitable has happened and the Republicans have rubber stamped the intelligent choice, destroy him as (1) a Wall Street fat cat who gleefully killed millions of jobs while getting filthy rich  (2) the originator of Obamacare and (3) a hollow flip flopper who can’t be trusted to hold the same position about important issues for more than 5 minutes, all of which you been endlessly repeating about him months before he was formally chosen. Covertly use his Mormon faith to raise doubts about him with evangelical and African-American voters.

Step 3: Party Like It’s 1999!

Marvel at how many times you can run the same routine on an allegedly smart group of people. Invite Matthew Dowd, Karl Rove and George Will over to the White House early in your second term.

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