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Santos Arrested to Aid the Democrat Establishment?
Kevin McCarthy has been doing a very good job as Speaker. He is building political power from a tiny knife-edge of a majority. From this point of weakness, he is building strength. However, the arrest of Santos, just as the Biden corruption investigation reaches new levels, makes me question the action and the timing of the DOJ. What a handy way for them to chip away at the Republican’s slim majority. Especially as suspicions about Biden’s corruption are being buttressed with new, ever-uglier evidence coming to light.
The events of the past 10+ years make clear that the “law enforcement” and spy agencies of the federal government are only too happy to put their thumbs on scales to benefit their fellow Democrats. I have no opinion on Santos personally one way or the other, but is it a conspiracy to believe the DOJ is engaging, yet again, in (illegal) partisan acts? Especially in light of their track record, including (in)action against known behavior of certain Democrat members of Congress?
We are in an increasingly dangerous time, because the conspiracy theories are increasingly becoming true. Even seemingly outlandish ones turn out to be a reasonable approximation of reality. Not all of them, but enough to make you go “hmm.”
This is another sign that we are not a serious country now. Much of the West that won the Cold War is no longer serious. They are serious about their grift, and implementing their socialist fever dream, and green weather goddess pagan religion, but that’s it.
I do believe we will recover, but the question is how long will it take and how much damage will be done in the interim? In the meantime, the Establishment of my generation and the one following are creating a mountain of problems by believing that “this time it’s different.”Published in Domestic Policy
What crime(s) has he been charged with?
I had no idea what you were talking about until I put “Santos arrested” into Google. This is the least slanted source I could find. A quote that disturbs me greatly:
“Derek Myers, a former aide for the congressman, tweeted that he had been working as a ‘confidential informant and human asset’ for the FBI. He told NewsNation that the Justice Department’s charges are ‘just the start’ of an ‘avalanche’ of problems for the Republican lawmaker.”
An asset for the FBI in a congressional campaign for a member of the opposition? This is more stunning and disturbing than anything the congressman may or may not have done.
Being a Republican in a Democrat district :-)
Actually, it’s not clear. Supposedly check fraud?
Yes. The “law enforcement” agencies seem to be really focused on infiltrating the regime’s domestic enemies.
Having said that, I have no opinion what Santos may or may not have done. However, I wouldn’t be so skeptical if similar scruples were shown by them regarding the Democrat leadership corrupt dealings with BLM and other real insurrectionists during 2020’s “mostly peaceful” “Summer of Love”.
I just looked it up and there are number of crimes mainly involving lying about where donations to his campaign would go. Heck, I’ll bet there are dozens of congresscritters who use and have used campaign donations for all sorts of nefarious things – for example one would be Maxine Waters whose misuse of this sort of money is well known but since she’s 1) a Dem, and 2) black it’s not an issue. That said, Santos really is a piece of work.
Top of the news, of course.
Along with the absolutely ridiculous E. Jean Carroll verdict that even THIS liberal journalist thinks is ridiculous.
But you gotta admit, it pushed Comer’s announcement off the front page. (As if that was ever going to make the front page anyway.)
Yep, but I don’t have to like him to recognize the double standard employed by the DOJ.
Santos arrest buries this inconvenient news:
As some were joking after the campaign, Santos’ trouble was that he needed to pace himself. It took Biden forty years of being a politician to accumulate the level of lies Santos has.
Did he misuse campaign funds? Because we have what happened to others who did the same like here and here.
I’ve worked on a couple of campaigns, so I can say with certainty that the laws are a minefield. If someone doesn’t like you, . . .
A book worth reading that speaks to the subject: Harvey Silverglate’s Three Felonies a Day: How the Feds Target the Innocent. Some of his subjects are not sweet-fuzzy innocent, but all of the Federal cases against them were wildly overblown. Well worth reading. The link is to an article about the book at the Foundation for Economic Education. The book is available on Amazon, etc.
Just because the FBI has policies on the political effect of the timing of indictments in some cases doesn’t mean that the political effect of the timing of this indictment even crossed anyone’s mind at the FBI.
They’re not even serious about their green weather goddess pagan religion (nice turn of phrase). That’s just the latest bogeyman employed to enact more socialism.
Lefties make up fake evils so they don’t have to get serious about real ones.
Psst. They are the real ones.
Yeah, perhaps they wanted to show that they can bestir themselves against a political target. “OK, we sat on the Hunter Biden investigation, but we can move quickly now!”
They do, but I think a significant number of them (especially the young) believe the carbon-fueled apocalypse is nigh upon us. And if they throw enough (figurative) virgins into the volcano, Mad Mama Earth will burp and be placated. The older dim ones – ie. John Kerry – also believe it and view it as their noblesse oblige to save the peasants from their own stupidity. (I would have put the proto-shaman Al Gore into this latter group, except that he’s seen how large he can live while preaching the bad news, and is probably just focused on his platinum rice bowl.)
That’s exactly how they do it. It’s how they handled the issue of access to historical presidential archives.
That’s the good stuff!