“Yeah, leftists really do care about justice. Just like pedophiles care about children”
March 8, 2007
When asked to define pornography, Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart relied, ‘I know it when I see it.’
In reading and listening to the leftists shouting on the blogosphere like Glenn Greenwald, the brilliantly below average minds at Firedog Puddle and the assorted leftist apparatchiks at the Huffington Post and elsewhere, one would imagine that the possible pardon of Lewis Libby were tantamount to the legalization of porn and subsequent introduction into the nations kindergartens.
For the left, Libby is the tip of an (imaginary) iceberg of crimes and corruption so great that only prosecutions and convictions at the highest levels of government will rid the nation of evil.
In the same way that Bill Clinton pointing his finger at the camera means he is lying, the maniacal and frenzied outrage by many on the left when it comes to moral issues means the same thing. Their phony outrage is self serving hypocrisy and no more.
The Left doesn’t care about injured soldiers returning from the battlefield or Walter Reed Hospital any more than it cares patients or about dilapidated and run down County hospitals in far worse condition, serving a far greater population, all over this country. The leftists don’t care about VA facilities any more than they care about run down and failing schools that have produced generations and legions of poorly educated and illiterate students, notwithstanding the heightened ‘self esteem’ programs imposed on teachers by the leftist ‘agendistas.‘
The Leftists are attempting to define pornography- as the beliefs of anyone who disagrees with their agenda. Like the pedophiles that piously go to church, the leftists insist that they have a kind of moral authority that is unique to them.
Of course, that is poppycock. The leftists are uniquely unqualified to opine on political morality because they and they alone have promulgated the deviancy of corruption and deceit for decades.
The leftists were strangely silent as the pornographic images of real political corruption, deceit and hypocrisy played out.
Under the Clinton administration, Chinese ‘businessmen‘ acquired access to sensitive satellite technology. Once the transactions were completed, China refused to allow the US to follow up on just how that technology would be used.
(If the leftists were really concerned about justice, they would pursue the matter of Johnny Chung, who made 50 visits to the White House at times with Chinese ‘businessmen’ in tow. (Turns out Mr Chung gave over $300,000 to the DNC from questionable sources. The DNC reluctantly returned the funds.)
Unlike the Bush administration, it was the Clinton administration that set the standard for deceit and hypocrisy (which explains a lot of the attraction for the left). The following are some , but by no means all, of the benchmarks set by the Clinton administration:
Most number of convictions and guilty pleas by friends and associates*
Most number of cabinet officials to come under criminal investigation
Most number of witnesses to flee country or refuse to testify
Most number of witnesses to die suddenly
First president sued for sexual harassment.
First president accused of rape.
First first lady to come under criminal investigation.
Largest criminal plea agreement in an illegal campaign contribution case.
First president to establish a legal defense fund.
First president to be held in contempt of court
Greatest amount of illegal campaign contributions
Greatest amount of illegal campaign contributions from abroad
First president disbarred from the US Supreme Court and a state court
So let’s recap:
The number of individuals and businesses associated with the Clinton machine who have been convicted of or pleaded guilty to crimes: 47
The number of these convictions during Mr Clinton’s presidency: 33
The number of indictments/misdemeanor charges: 61
- The number of congressional witnesses who have pleaded the Fifth Amendment, fled the country to avoid testifying, or (in the case of foreign witnesses) refused to be interviewed: 122
If the left were really concerned about justice, they would be concerned about Hillary Clinton’s Rose law firm billing records, ‘lost’ for two years after they were subpoenaed by special prosecutors. They were found in the book room of the personal residence at the White House. Clinton say she has no idea how they got there.
Clinton also had no idea how over 900 FBI private files of Clinton ‘enemies’ found their way into her private office in the White House. For some reason, the left wasn’t concerned either, though they do have a great deal of trouble with the Patriot Act and the monitoring of calls between known Al Qaeda agents and US citizens.
If the left were really concerned about justice, they would consider Hillary Clinton’s performance during the Watergate Investigation.
Jerry Zeifman was the Democrats’ general counsel chief of staff of the House Judiciary Committee during the Watergate investigation. In a WSJ piece, reviewed and summarized Hilary Clinton’s performance as a staff member:
Hillary Clinton violated House and committee rules by disclosing confidential information to unauthorized persons.
More than a few of the legal procedures she recommended were ethically flawed.
In one written legal memorandum, she advocated denying President Nixon representation by counsel.
Ms Clinton proposed that the committee should neither 1) hold any hearings with or take the depositions of any live witnesses, nor 2) conduct any original investigation of Watergate, bribery, tax evasion, or any other possible impeachable offense of President Nixon. Instead, the committee should rely on prior investigations conducted by other committees and agencies.
Ms Clinton also advocated that the official rules of the House be amended to deny members of the committee the right to question witnesses.
Jerry Zeifman decided that he could not recommend her for any position of public or private trust.
If the leftists were really concerned about justice, fairness and the little guy, they would question why Hillary Clinton sat on the Walmart Board of Directors.
Yeah, those leftists really do care about justice. Just like pedophiles care about children.