Thursday, November 22, 2012

Corrupt World of African-American Politicians

In the early 20th century, Booker T.Washington said:
"There is another class of coloured people who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs, and the hardships of the Negro race before the public. Having learned that they are able to make a living out of their troubles, they have grown into the settled habit of advertising their wrongs - partly because they want sympathy and partly because it pays. Some of these people do not want the Negro to lose their grievances, because they do not want to lose their jobs."
Jesse Jackson Jr. (D, Illinois), was just re-elected overwhelmingly to Congress while mostly out of sight, no campaigning to speak of,  spending time in hospitals suffering from "bipolar depression," and under Federal investigation.  It is reported just after the election (of course) that he is seeking a plea bargain deal that will likely involve some jail time. See the story at CBS News.

Yeah, I guess the Federal investigation would depress me too. It's also depressing when his constituency overwhelmingly sticks with "their man" despite the FBI investigation. I know that there are better African American candidates than that!  Come on people!

The apple doesn't fall far from the tree.  Jackson Jr's father, the "so-called reverend" (who is not ordained) Jesse Jackson Sr., is famous for using complaints of racism against major corporations as a method of extortion and blackmail in order to reap millions for himself and his organizations.

Black politicians are routinely elected and re-elected regardless of record, regardless of qualifications, regardless of corrupt and criminal wrongdoings and regardless of criminal indictments and even jail time.  Just look at the sorry record of Black Democratic voters and the politicians they support in Washington DC and Detroit:

Corruption in Washington DC
Just look at Washington DC, a bastion of Black and Democratic voters who re-elected Marion Barry despite his crack cocaine addiction and arrest for cocaine possession by a FBI sting. He served 6 months in jail.   Nevertheless, he was eventually re-elected mayor.

The current mayor of Washington DC., Vincent Gray has his hands full with a rash of corruption.  From ABC News
Gray is running a city notorious for shady politicians. In the past four years half of D.C.'s top government officials have been under investigation by either federal authorities or the D.C. board of elections. Two have resigned, two have served prison time and two have been closely connected to staff members who pled guilty to felonies.
More from US News
The crisis of corruption in Washington's local politics reached a peak Wednesday night, with the resignation of D.C. City Council Chairman Kwame R. Brown hours after being charged with bank fraud.
Thursday, prosecutors in D.C. superior court filed a second charge against Brown for unlawful cash campaign expenditure, according to NBC Washington.
Brown's resignation came on the heels of others.  Last month, D.C. councilmember Harry Thomas, Jr. resigned after being charged with stealing $350,000 in city funds. Also in May, two former aides to D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray pleaded guilty in a probe of the mayor's 2010 campaign.
Corruption in Detroit
Now, let's go to Detroit, another city without a Republican and nearly without a white person (only 10% white).  Their current Mayor, Kwame Kilpatrick is facing jail time for extensive corruption.  From American Interest
The 41 year old Kwame Kilpatrick may well be the worst and most destructive American of his generation; his two terms as Mayor of Detroit are among the most sordid and stomach churning episodes in the storied history of American municipal corruption. Now under federal indictment for, essentially, running Detroit City Hall as a criminal enterprise, Kilpatrick reportedly turned down a plea bargain that included a 15 year prison term.

There is something profoundly wrong with an American political culture that accepts chronic misgovernment in major cities as OK. It is not OK; the people who do these things may call themselves liberal Democrats and wear the mantle of defenders of the poor, but over and over their actions place them among the most cold blooded enemies and oppressors of the weak.
Charlie Rangel: Poster Child For Corruption
Charlie Rangel, Representative from New York remains a Congressman despite his numerous ethics violations and obvious corruption. Get this, he's a avid supporter of Fidel Castro (like Maxine Waters), giving Castro a bear hug in 1992 while his African American audience gave them a standing ovation!  Like Jesse Jackson Sr, he has made a career of baseless charges of racism for political (if not financial) advantage. Idiots!  Among his many problems reported from 
  • In September 2008 the House Ethics Committee launched an investigation into Rangel's failure to report (and pay taxes on) $75,000 in rental income which he had earned from his beach property in the Dominican Republic.  
  • Rangel also owed back taxes for at least three years, and he was illegally renting four rent-subsidized apartments in New York City -- at less than half of their market value -- while claiming his Washington, DC home as his primary residence for tax purposes. 
  • In December 2008, reporters learned that Rangel had paid $80,000 in campaign funds to an Internet company run by his son for the creation of the congressman's Political Action Committee website.
  • On March 3, 2010, Rangel stepped down from his post as the Ways and Means Committee chairman under pressure from Republicans
  • On July 29, 2010, House investigators accused Rangel of 13 violations of congressional ethics standards
  • On the eve of Rangel's ethics trial in November 2010, it was reported that during 2009-10, the congressman had improperly used $393,000 from his National Leadership political-action committee to pay for his legal defense -- yet another breach of House ethics.   Apart from the $393,000 in PAC funds, records show that Rangel used $1.4 million from his campaign coffers in 2009 and 2010 to pay the firm Zuckerman Spaeder, his main legal-defense team.
  • On November 15, 2010, When Rangel appeared before a House ethics subcommittee and tried to delay his trial, claiming that he could not afford to hire an attorney after having incurred nearly $2 million in legal fees during the previous two years. Having said that, Rangel walked out of the proceedings. 
  • The next day, the ethics subcommittee convicted Rangel on 11 of the 13 counts against him, thereby setting the stage for a full ethics panel to hold a sanctions hearing, where it would recommend a punishment. 
  • On November 18, 2010, the House ethics committee voted 9-1 in favor of censuring Rangel and requiring him to pay any unpaid taxes on unreported rental income from his vacation home in the Dominican Republic.
  • On December 2, 2010, the full House of Representatives voted 333 to 79 in favor of censuring Rangel for financial misconduct, thereby making him the 23rd House member ever to be censured -- and the first since since 1983. 
Despite the censure, Rangel was able to defeat the Democrats who made a bid to take his House seat in 2012 and won his District's Democratic primary by a margin of 45.7% to 39.1 over his closest opponent, Adriano Espaillat.   Pathetic!

Black People Just Don't Get It
Obama was re-elected despite a very poor record and an agenda for "more of the same" during his 2nd term.  African Americans, suffering much worse unemployment than any other group under Obama's first term voted to re-elect him and "more of the same" by a margin of some 95% of the black vote.  Talk about depressing voter behavior.   Idiots!

As a group, they will fall off the cliff with their disastrous choices and then blame everyone else for their problems.   Apparently this will never change.  Meanwhile, educational standards for African Americans in Detroit and Washington fall to abysmal levels assuring that the next generation of African American voters will remain as clueless and hopeless as ever.

I'm fed up with this nonsense as anyone would be.   Black people are doing more than their part to ruin the US with their ignorance and "cultural baggage." The more "handouts" Obama gives them, the more he's assuring that no change will be required.  You can be assured of more stagnation under Obama, since he doesn't have a clue about pro-growth policies, which will surely keep down the weakest members of the society.  Obama voters only have themselves to blame.

Black people support their corrupt leadership until their leaders are put in handcuffs and put into jail---which happens all too often--but maybe not often enough.

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