November 16, 2010
I know that schadenfreude is wrong and a symbol of moral failure, but I just can’t freakin’ help it.
New York Congressman Charlie Rangel has long been one of the looniest of loony Leftists in Congress yet has always managed to circumvent that with his jovial attitude and sharp way with a joke or a one-liner. Rangel comes across great on television: sharp, eloquent, funny. He is the anti-Barney Frank, while retaining all of Frank’s poisonous ideology. But beneath that facade is a stinking mass of corruption, pettiness, and entitlement so putrid that even his fellow Democrats can smell it.
Whether or not his fellow Dems will actually punish Rangel in a manner befitting his crimes (and they are crimes), is another matter. My guess is that they will recommend twenty lashes with a wet noodle or something equally serious and Rangel will take his seat in Congress, dutifully chastened and repentant, and then continue to wallow in the cesspool of corruption.
The Roundup: Michelle Malkin weighs in on cleaning the swamp. Hot Air claims that the “Otter Defense” was failure.
May 15, 2009
I wouldn’t say that Hell has frozen over, exactly, but I do actually agree with this New York Times editorial about the single most corrupt politician in Washington D.C.
The Times is, of course, worried that the “culture of corruption” charge will be used against the Democrats in 2010. They should be worried. From William Jefferson to Charlie Rangel to Nancy Pelosi to John Murtha, the current crop of kleptocrats makes the Republican bozos who cruised bathrooms and propositioned teenagers look like choirboys.
May 14, 2009
Now San Fran Nan is accusing the CIA of lying in their official memos about what and when she was told about waterboarding.
This has been a lot of fun but, seriously, it’s time to just admit the truth, Nan.
The truth is that you’re still a filthy, rotten, stinking liar. And maybe even smelly, too!
The truth is that you were told the Administration had legal opinions validating the use of waterboarding, that waterboarding had been used, and that it might be used again. The truth is that in a post-9/11 mindset, it was politically expedient for you to be hawkish and act really butch when it came to the interrogation of terrorists. The truth is that you said nothing and did nothing to denounce or prevent the use of waterboarding (i.e., it was just fine with you). The truth is that California rep Jane Harmon spoke to you about writing a letter denouncing waterboarding and you refused to sign it. The truth is that the politics changed and suddenly it became politically expedient to loudly decry the interrogation techniques that the former VP claims saved thousands of lives. The truth is that you are a liar and that it is not a seven-year-old memo but rather you, the Speaker of the House, who is lying to Congress and the American people every time you open your mouth about this subject.
Nan, you may think that you are somehow fighting the good fight and acting as a real profile in courage, but the truth of the matter is that you’re just a liar of the worst kind. In the Democrat Culture of Corruption, you are the cherry on top of the crap sundae.
May 14, 2009
In today’s Washington Post, George Will delivers the goods and is not afraid to use D.C.’s version of the “C-word” when describing the current administration.