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Ed Koch Writes Around The Topic Of Corruption With A Neurosurgeon’s Skill

Posted on | October 31, 2011 | 11 Comments

by Smitty

One must admit, it’s quite a well done piece by Ed Koch in the Puffington Host to talk about corruption in the U.S. while mentioning no more than Dick Durbin in terms of Democrat corruption.

What this country needs is a Congress and a president who will investigate the corruption that Americans feel is rampant. The Occupy Wall Street crew, unfocused and inarticulate, unwashed and motley, nevertheless has captured support because of the uneasiness of Americans, conservative and liberal, that our lawmakers at every level of government have been compromised, if not purchased and that money not only talks, money rules, and the average American feels used and powerless.

Yeah, the Tea Party thanks you, man.

We look around us and see corporate America — particularly the banks and Wall Street securities firms — that were responsible for bringing us to our knees as a result of the Great Recession which they brought on, now richer, bigger and more powerful than ever. This, while 15 million Americans remain unemployed and many in their 60s and 70s knowing they will never work again.

But Having Only Blinded, Hubristic Ocular Bits Helps Only Boorish, Hateful #Occupiers.

Read the whole thing. Koch very carefully bemoans the overgrowth of the government at all levels, and the problems that breeds, and managest to recommend fertilizer in the form of more investigations to address the issue. As if Eric Holder and the Department of Injustice could ever do the right thing, except by pure accident.

Wake up, Koch, and realize that the people causing the problem are not a likely source for a remedy.

Or do you already know that?


11 Responses to “Ed Koch Writes Around The Topic Of Corruption With A Neurosurgeon’s Skill”

  1. Edward
    October 31st, 2011 @ 9:07 pm

    Do we really need to waste anybody’s time on Ed Koch?

    Whatever the guy says, writes or complains about the simple fact is that he is a Democrat.  Everything else is secondary to the guy.

    Meh.  Stamp “loser”, return to sender.

  2. Joe
    October 31st, 2011 @ 9:14 pm

    I like Ed Koch. 

    As a Democrat he speaks the truth to Democrats.  Since Zell Miller, who is left who does that?  Ed is worth noting just for that contrast he provides to the rest of the Democratic Party. 

    Plus I have written to Ed and he wrote back personal letters signed by him (not the autopen) and addressed to the issue I raised.  Ed does not know me.  Heck, I was not even a constituent when he wrote back to me.  Who does that anymore? 

  3. Joe
    October 31st, 2011 @ 9:15 pm

    Ed should switch parties, but frankly he does conservatism more good being a Democrat voice of reason on some of these issues. 

  4. Anonymous
    October 31st, 2011 @ 9:23 pm

    Really observant, Koch. And it was the astroturfing goofballs of OWS!? that provided you your justification to compose these complaints? IOW you were preempted by Marxists, communists, Progressives, global statists, Democrat hacks, and genuine idiots over the past few weeks when the Tea Party/small-gov conservatives railed about Statism and cronyism for years?

    Good Lord, Man. It’d be nice to say “Better late than never” to be kind, but your delay – timely such that it is – contributed to our collapse. You were there then, buddy… leading from the front as opposed to leading from behind after the crash.

    Blow it up your ass, you pinhead!

  5. Anonymous
    October 31st, 2011 @ 9:44 pm

    Democrats couldn’t find the truth if it assaulted them in prison.

  6. Anonymous
    October 31st, 2011 @ 9:49 pm

    I wonder if he’s aware that the Donner Party has been endorsed by David Duke, the Nazis and Akmahdinnerjacket. CAIR’s support may not concern him but it got my attention.

  7. Edward
    October 31st, 2011 @ 10:02 pm

    I’m not saying that he isn’t a nice person.  I’m saying that everything he does is colored with the lense of being a Democrat.  Consider how Obama has treated Israel, a signature issue for Ed Koch.  During the 2010 elections Ed Koch was all about punishing Obama.  Now it’s all sweetness and light.

    The simple reality is that Ed Koch may or may not support this or that.  That person or this.  This issue or that.  But if anything seriously threatened the Democrats and their power he would like up and shut up like a good little soldier.

    And frankly that’s just a waste of time for everyone.

  8. Anonymous
    October 31st, 2011 @ 10:20 pm

    I’m certain he is unless all he watches is the MFM. Then, who knows (/facetious)?

    Since I’m sure he knows, it proves exactly how worthless – no, disingenuous – his commentary. He is legitimizing the OWS’ arguments and participants, whatever and whoever they are, to protect the “Democrat” brand. He is and remains a committed Democrat; therefore, he must defend a brand that no longer exists even in the liberal condition it was less than a decade ago. So, he will spend political capital to find any silver lining of the Progressive/Marxist cloud and spin it like an alchemist.

    When he really could’ve mattered, he was still liberal. And now he belatedly gloms on to the spaghetti of activists while hoping one strand sticks – the populist, cronyism one – while ignoring all that falls away. His opinion, if not actually inconsequential now, may really be deceit.

  9. Anonymous
    October 31st, 2011 @ 10:50 pm

    This is why I don’t make any distinction between Democrats and Pol Pot.

  10. McGehee
    November 1st, 2011 @ 9:32 am

    Oh, but wouldn’t it be nice if it got that chance?

  11. Bob Belvedere
    November 1st, 2011 @ 9:45 am

    …that our lawmakers at every level of government have been compromised,
    if not purchased and that money not only talks, money rules….

    Duh!  It always has.  Take off the rose-colored glasses.

    The challenge is to put checks, balances, and [as Milton Friedman said] incentives in place to prevent as much of it’s influence as possible.