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‘Eee is a wag, inn’ee?

Blame the US supreme court for the Bob Menendez scandal
David Sirota
The high court has been telling politicians that flagrant corruption is now perfectly legal

Simply absurd argument. But then Sirota maeks those with a straight face. He was the one telling us all that Chavez was doing great in Venezuela, wasn’t he? To ribald jeering even at the time.

The problem is that supreme court justices have for years been legalizing – and personally engaging in – similar kinds of corruption.

No, really, they ain’t.

8 thoughts on “‘Eee is a wag, inn’ee?”

  1. Menendez and his wife stand accused of accepting “cash, gold, payments toward a home mortgage, compensation for a low-or-no-show job, a luxury vehicle, and other things of value”. The indictment alleges that in exchange, Menendez passed non-public US government information to Egyptian officials; used his position as chair of the Senate foreign relations committee to facilitate and “sign off on” weapons sales to that country; plotted to disrupt a criminal investigation into one of the businessmen; and persuaded the Biden administration to install a new prosecutor whom he believed he could influence on behalf of another businessman.

    This is literally how come every long serving US senator (salary: $174,000 per annum) has multiple mansions and lives like a king.

    Menendez has denied the charges against him, depicting himself as a victim of a “smear campaign” by those who “simply cannot accept that a first-generation Latino American from humble beginnings could rise to be a US senator and serve with honor and distinction”.

    Bob Menendez is whiter than the Milky Bar Kid but the race card is always worth a try.

    Then came all the news of supreme court justices and their family members secretly accepting luxury gifts from billionaires and payments from law firms and conservative groups with business before the court. Taken together, those revelations suggested a self-protection motive in the court’s ongoing crusade to complicate, reduce and ultimately halt the prosecution of corruption in every level of government.

    “The reason why Democratic politicians are taking bribes is because those dang Republicans have a majority in the Supreme Court, amirite fellow white people?”

  2. Presumably the Menendez case provides a figleaf for Democrat lawfare. “Never mind, Trump, we go after all corrupt politicians”…

  3. “Bob Menendez is whiter than the Milky Bar Kid”: I do hope you’re not suggesting that white men shouldn’t speak Spanish. This would come as particularly unsettling news in Argentina, for example.

  4. This is literally how come every long serving US senator (salary: $174,000 per annum) has multiple mansions and lives like a king.

    Some, possibly, might just stick to honest-to-goodness insider trading.

    The curious thing about Menendez is that despite lots of previous for some pretty brazen corruption (which he got away with legally by the skin of his teeth) is why he was then made Chair of the Committee on Foreign Relations, which must be one of the the most corruptible* jobs going. It’s like someone wanted another crack at him. On the face of it it seems implausible that he’d be so stupid as to have his illgotten gains spread all over his house (including personalised windcheaters bulging with cash . . .) but if people keep records of their dog shagging crimes at their own scene of crime hut, who knows?

    *guess which famous senile world leader was Chair of the Committee on Foreign Relations right up to becoming Vice President of the United States of America.

  5. PJF – On the face of it it seems implausible that he’d be so stupid as to have his illgotten gains spread all over his house (including personalised windcheaters bulging with cash . . .) but if people keep records of their dog shagging crimes at their own scene of crime hut, who knows?

    I think it’s entitlement rather than stupidity. For example, we know Hillary Clinton is a high ranking criminal who has vastly enriched herself by selling access to the US federal government and using her “charity” to launder the money.

    You know it, I know it, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation knows it. That’s why the Federal Bureau of Investigation invested so much time and energy in ensuring the investigations into her went nowhere, to the point of deliberately misrepresenting the law in order to justify no action against Clinton. Rather than being ashamed, Hilldawg was visibly outraged that anyone would dare question her criminal activities.

    Laws only apply to these people when they fall out of favour with the powerful.

  6. When they start going after the “Wise Latina” for her book deals with a publisher with business before the court, then maybe I’ll listen.

    Also, no mention of Senators Cruz and Rubio as Latinos. They are considered the brown face of white supremacy.

  7. Dennis, Pointing Out The Obvious

    Sirota is D-List political “commentator” and Bernie Sanders whore. As such, he isn’t be taken seriously as anything other than a left-wing political pornographer.

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