Attacks on any elected leader who isn’t a liberal are nothing new—Democrats meme better than mockingbirds on a warm summer night. In North Carolina, Republicans now have a target on their backs as liberal groups pledge “to weaken our opponents' ability to govern by crippling their leaders…”
Entries in Democrat scandals (8)
Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) has been going through a rough patch. The latest headache for the man expected to become the chairman of the powerful Senate Foreign Relations Committee involves allegations about teen prostitutes in the Dominican Republic.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation has raided the offices of a Miami doctor who is a friend of Menendez and who donated to the senator's campaign. The allegations involve trips that the senator allegedly took with the doctor.
For four years, I’ve attempted to get something across to Republicans, libertarians and other small government supporters.
We are in a political war and we are losing it. We were warned publicly by a leading Democrat activist-blogger. In 2008, the founder of Daily Kos declared war on conservatism. Few media paid attention although some conservative bloggers made note of it. I first wrote about this in 2008, shortly before the presidential election.
It’s a standing rule if you read a lot of political content. If a politician gets snared in a corruption probe, the reporter will usually name the party only if the politico is a Republican.
Now that The Washington Post has investigated Romney a half century into the past, maybe we should ask ourselves a question. What was the paper doing 50 years ago?
Among other things, the newspaper helped neutralize rumors alleging John F. Kennedy’s marriage to Jackie was actually his second.
“It’s clear that there is no path to compromise that goes through the tea party. We urge Speaker Boehner to push ahead without them. We are ready to work with him if he is willing to buck the extreme element of his party.”—Sen. Chuck Schumer to Associated Press, March, 2011
From the moment the grassroots tea party movement began to sweep the nation, tea partiers were maligned, defamed and attacked by most of media who advocate for the Left and by many politicians, mostly Democrats.
Those who formed local groups had some things in common. They wanted a smaller, more efficient government. They did not want tax increases. In general, they wanted a lesser role in their daily lives for the federal government. These aspirations were refueled on multiple occasions, including the government’s takeover of healthcare via a backdoor bill most Democrats admitted they didn’t even read.
Rarely have we witnessed such excesses and scandals in our government.
As North Carolina Democrats watch a meltdown sparked by scandals related to top party officials, in neighboring South Carolina, a scandal is also rocking Democrats.
Media have reported the arrest of Christopher Lykes. A state employee, Lykes also served on the executive committee of the party in an influential county.