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‘Democrat Ethics’

Posted on | April 11, 2013 | 23 Comments

You seldom see those two words in the same sentence, except when a Democrat is convicted of ethics violations or — as occasionally happens — pleads guilty to felonies. The Democratic Party is the most successful criminal organization in American history, and the amazing thing is that they haven’t yet stolen everything that’s not nailed down.

But have patience, they’re trying as hard as they can.

Anyway, the bungling dimwits thought they’d uncovered a Republican scandal, namely Mitch McConnell’s discussion of the fact that Ashley Judd is as nutty as a Snickers bar, information they obtained by means of electronic eavesdropping by a couple of “progressive activists,” which phrase is apparently a Kentucky synonym for criminals:

According to the version of the story now being told by local Democrat official Jacob Conway, two activists with Progress Kentucky “bragged to him about how they recorded the meeting” at McConnell’s campaign headquarters, using an iPhone to record it from the hallway.
A Democrat National Committee official LOLed at calls to denounce the secret recording, and accused McConnell of “trying to distract” from the fact that Republicans considered making an issue of ”a woman’s decades old mental health issues.” Except that it wasn’t “decades old.” Judd sought help for her mental illness as recently 2006 . . .

Read the whole thing. You can’t make this stuff up.

UPDATE: Didn’t I say you can’t make this stuff up?

UPDATE II: The rats are fleeing the sinking ship:

Jacob Conway, the Jefferson County Democratic Party’s executive committee member who originally accused Progress Kentucky of making the recording, told NBC News he was on his way to talk to the FBI about the allegations. And the group’s treasurer confirmed he had quit his position after the audio was published.
“At this time based on advice of both friends and counsel, I will be not be making a public statement available until everything has been reviewed by an attorney at this time,” Douglas L. Davis told NBC News. “I have resigned my position as treasurer and did not and do not condone any allegations of illegal activity that might have taken place.”

Remember: This started when David Corn of Mother Jones thought he was exposing a Republican scandal.

Oh, those awful, awful “secret recordings”!



23 Responses to “‘Democrat Ethics’”

  1. jsn2
    April 11th, 2013 @ 7:02 pm

    Laughing inside – “The Democratic Party is the most successful criminal organization in American history”

  2. Bob Belvedere
    April 11th, 2013 @ 7:38 pm

    Stacy wrote: The Democratic Party is the most successful criminal organization in American history, and the amazing thing is that they haven’t yet stolen everything that’s not nailed down.

    These days they just confiscate it.

  3. Poteen
    April 11th, 2013 @ 8:08 pm

    If I got this right, McConnell discussed, privately, using Judd’s past mental health issues and wacky statements against her in a political campaign.
    Progress Kentucky recorded the conversation, released it and saved McConnell the trouble?

    Bright move./

  4. Proof
    April 11th, 2013 @ 8:26 pm

    ‘Democrat ethics’ and other oxymorons…

  5. Garym
    April 11th, 2013 @ 8:49 pm

    Its only stealing if you get caught………… or something.

  6. WJJ Hoge
    April 11th, 2013 @ 8:53 pm

    Careful, McCain. This post come perilously close to defaming Snickers bars.

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  8. Modern Comments
    April 11th, 2013 @ 11:35 pm

    Judd also publicly discussed her mental health issues in a book she wrote…but suddenly it’s not fair game? Yeah, I’ll remember that the next time some liberal reminds me Laura Bush killed a guy in a car accident when she was a teenager.

    The fact is this: Democrats can get away with this B.S. but if a Republican parks 9′ and 3/4″ from a fire hydrant, they are criminals of the worst degree. My cynical side says the idiots who tapped this information will not face serious charges.

  9. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    April 11th, 2013 @ 11:49 pm

    Mother Jones may be criminally liable? David Corn may have to borrow Ashley Judd’s comfort dog…

  10. Adjoran
    April 11th, 2013 @ 11:53 pm

    It’s true – they aren’t as nutty as they used to be!

    But then again, you never see a Snickers Bar with a Psychological Support Dog . . .

  11. Adjoran
    April 12th, 2013 @ 12:00 am

    Shoot, Bill Clinton is treated like some senior statesman, and he was not only a serial abuser of women, but a perjurer who lied to avoid having an avalanche of similar actions which would have ended his presidency and future prospects, and involved in any number of shady transactions along the way.

    There is “Democratic ethics” in a nutshell. It’s how a guy who was intimately associated with Blago, Tony Rezko, and Jesse III, all of whom are in prison on felony convictions, is nonetheless regarded as pure enough to be President.

  12. ChandlersGhost
    April 12th, 2013 @ 12:18 am

    Would Ashley Judd’s puffy face pass a background check?

  13. jakee308
    April 12th, 2013 @ 1:25 am

    After bragging about it and trying to boot strap themselves up the chain of theft, they now have fallen back on the “no crime was committed, If there was, I wasn’t there and two other guys did it.” defense.

    Too late. That’s why lawyers always tell you to “not say anything to anybody”. They went to law school and they ought to know.

    They’ll just get a hand slap. At worst some probation or community service and then they’ll quietly go to work for some Democrat donor somewhere out of sight, out of mind.

  14. jakee308
    April 12th, 2013 @ 1:26 am

    They’ve got a bigger rathole to squeeze through than dumb and dumber have so they’ll probably get a pass. Unless Ol’ turtle face decides to sue them.

  15. Moose
    April 12th, 2013 @ 9:11 am

    And you can’t get caught if you’re the ones supposed to be doing the catching.

  16. Jason Rushton
    April 12th, 2013 @ 9:46 am

    Why bother to confiscate it when deficit spending does the job without a fight? No one has said they are spending my 401k, IRA, social security or Medicare, but in 12 years when I am 65 there will be no other options to service the debt being created today.

  17. Kay DeLoach
    April 12th, 2013 @ 10:00 am

    All thing aside IF finding out things on your opponent or future opponent is a criminal act they must go back and charge a whole lof of democrats. You would have to build a new jail house to house them all.

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  19. Ed Wallis
    April 12th, 2013 @ 5:06 pm

    “It’s not the crime. It’s the cover-up.”

  20. bullet2354
    April 12th, 2013 @ 5:42 pm

    I did not know Judd was a mental case. Depression, suicide, ‘un-balanced’ episodes. WTF.

  21. Connor
    April 13th, 2013 @ 12:00 am

    I was unaware that depression made you “nutty as a Snickers Bar.” Perhaps the author of this “article” would be aware of that if they spent their time obtaining more than an archaic understanding of psychology, rather than spouting eye-searing rhetoric about how Democrats = Satan’s brother-in-law. The fact that progressives are being blamed for McConnel’s brazen and flagrantly offensive comments by their release of the clip is not only absurd, but intellectually dishonest, and alienating to anyone beside the most extreme right-wingers.

  22. Poteen
    April 13th, 2013 @ 12:16 am

    Eloquent. But completely misses the point and betrays a juvenile understanding of politics. Did your big sister write that for you?

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