The Democrat Party wants you to think they are the intellectual party. The party that thinks of higher goals than the individual’s obsession with his own prosperity and happiness. They think the common good guides them and practically consider themselves saintly for it.
In truth we know they operate on emotions. Fear is one of them, false compassion is another. So it’s not surprising when their emotions get the better of them and they do crazy things. Think Anthony Weiner. Think David We, the Oregon congressman accused of sexual assault who liked to wear a tiger suit. Even his staff considered him unstable and wanted him to resign. Think Jesse Jackson Jr. who used campaign money to purchase a $43,000 Rolex. Or our own John Ford who also had a Rolex problem.
You can see that this necessitates a regular item on this blog.
Today’s example is New York State Sen. Malcolm Smith and New York City Councilman Dan Halloran. The New York Post reports that
they were arrested this morning on charges they were plotting to rig this year’s mayoral election through fraud and bribes.
The pols allegedly formed an alliance built on cash payments and fraud to get Smith — one of the state’s top Democrats — placed on the GOP mayoral ballot, sources said.
FBI agents arrested them both at their Queens homes shortly after 6 a.m.
“I have no idea,” Halloran, in handcuffs, told a Post reporter when asked if he knew why he was being arrested.
“I’m sure the truth will come out once I have an opportunity to find out what’s going on.”
Smith would not say anything as he was hauled off.
Halloran, meeting on Sept. 7 at a Manhattan restaurant with the government informant, allegedly made clear that it takes big bucks to bring government action in New York.
“That’s politics, that’s politics, it’s all about how much,” Halloran said, according to the criminal complaint.
“Not about whether or will, it’s about how much, and that’s our politicians in New York, they’re all like that, all like that.”
Halloran allegedly added: “You can’t get anything without the f–king money.”
The meeting ended with Halloran receiving $7,500 cash bribe from the feds’ cooperating witness, according to the complaint.