by Jeff Davis
Our long slog to the Third World just took another shuddering step forward. The dictatorship is now criminalizing political differences, one of the truest marks of an incipient Communist régime.
An article from TheHill.com reports: “Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) suggested Saturday that the Justice Department’s criminal corruption charges against Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) are political retribution against the New Jersey Democrat for opposing the White House’s negotiations with Iran.”
“Cruz made the allegations to a throng of reporters jammed into the corner of a tent outside the Iowa Ag Summit in Des Moines without even having been asked about the Menendez criminal charges. ‘The announcement this week by the Justice Department that they were bringing charges against Bob Menendez — I will point out that the timing seems awfully coincidental that … in the very week that Bob Menendez showed incredible courage to speak out and call out President Obama for the damage that his policy is doing to our national security … the Justice Department announces they’re moving forward with the criminal prosecution,’ Cruz said.”
“‘It raises the suggestion to other Democrats that if you dare part from the Obama White House, that criminal prosecutions will be used potentially as a political weapon against you as well,’ he added.”
The Democrats have always been insistent on lockstep “party discipline.” You won’t find a lot of Democrats who think abortion is murder or that Affirmative Action is bad because it steals jobs from Whites.
In Texas, Governor Rick Perry is still fighting bogus criminal charges brought against him by a Democrat D.A. for something he did while exercising his duties as governor, i.e. trying to fire a woman Democrat prosecutor who seems to be a deranged alcoholic. Even some of the more level-headed Democrats admit the charges against Perry are a crock.
This is why it’s important to keep the likes of Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton out of power so that we don’t have to worry about vindictive government harassment or the much more heavy handed leftist laws that criminalize gun ownership or using language which they want to categorize as “hate speech.”