Tag: Left’s standards are a double standard
Sure, I can refer to this Washington Times editorial piece and stick to the fact that, again, the very asshole leftists that want to disarm the people so they can become even more horribly tyrannical in their ways, are violating the second amendment of the constitution, but in doing so I would be missing the forest for the trees. The big lesson here isn’t that these assholes exempted themselves from gun control laws they foisted on the plebes, but the following bigger problem:
The California state Senate voted 28-8 Wednesday to exempt itself from the pointless gun-control laws that apply to the rest of the populace. Legislators apparently think they alone are worthy to pack heat on the streets for personal protection, and the masses ought to wait until the police arrive.
This is just one of many bills Golden State politicians used this legislative session to set themselves apart from the little people, the ones who pay their inflated salaries.
And this double standards when it comes to the people vs. the political aristocracy doesn’t stop with the blue states like California, but is now central to the entire political machine of this country. Wherever you turn, blue state credentialed politicians have straddled the productive with draconian legislation and fiscal responsibilities, while exempting themselves from them. In many cases they have blatantly passed laws to specifically make this the case, but in most cases, what you have is them simply enforcing the laws against the little people and their political enemies while keeping themselves exempt from that.
What is my proof, you ask? Well, if the law applied equally to us all, Obama would have been indicted for doing what Nixon couldn’t – sick the IRS against his political enemies – and the woman running for president on the Demcoratic ticket would be doing it like this:
Once again Hillary’s been caught lying about her criminal mishandling of classified national security information. Recall that Ms. Clinton swears none of the emails which passed through her off-the-record email server system was ever marked classified.
Uh oh. Au contraire, madam, once again you are exposed as a liar.
Fox News gets the credit. In an exclusive report published June 11, Fox News revealed that one of Ms. Clinton’s emails had a “portion marking” that identified the specific information contained in the “portion” as being classified. That means the information was sensitive and was legally protected.
The information had the lowest level of classification, Confidential. It discussed a phone call with the president of Malawi, Joyce Banda. Fox News included an information-rich screen shot of the email.
I wonder how much of that stuff that was “accidentally destroyed” makes this all look like peanuts. Actually, no I am not. I know they got rid of it because it was incriminating, and playing this game where we give them the benefit of doubt is long pas its expiration date.
The proof of this sort of despicable behavior by the progtrads ample, but I want to come back to the whole rigmarole where millions of tax payer dollars were wasted on an investigation that they knew the leaker practically from the start and that the motive they produced was false, just to put Scooter Libby in jail, and all, because the left had a boner for Boosh and his people back in the day. Vallerie Plame, a nobody, was outed by Armitage, a democrat, and the left suddenly got all patriotic and concerned about national security. Kind of like they get concerned about deficit spending, military action, abuse of power, the right of states, and a slew of other such things, but then, only when a republican is in the WH. Now we have another such incident where national security was violated – for reeal this time – but because the guy in the WH is their man, they can’t be bothered.
The White House is adopting enhanced security procedures during foreign trips after the name of a CIA official was accidentally leaked to the press during President Barack Obama’s visit to Afghanistan late last month. However, no one was disciplined or fired as a result of the leak.
Deputy White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest announced the results of an investigation into the incident conducted by White House Counsel Neil Eggleston ahead of a fundraiser attended by the president in Massachusetts Wednesday evening. Earnest said Eggleston briefed White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough on the results of the investigation Tuesday. The president was also informed of the investigation’s findings Tuesday. Eggleston made three recommendations to prevent similar security breaches from occurring in the future.
The leak occurred when the name of the CIA’s station chief in Kabul was including on a list of officials who participated in a military briefing with Obama during his Afghanistan visit that was subsequently emailed to thousands of reporters on the White House press pool list. Business Insider has withheld the name of the station chief, which has not been widely reported in spite of the leak.
Earnest described the leak of the CIA station chief’s name as “inadvertent.” He said no officials were disciplined or fired.
“What this review was focused on was determining the nature of the release – in this case, they determined that it was inadvertent – and putting in place some process improvements that would make sure that this didn’t happen again,” Earnest explained.
So progtards investigate themselves, and find no wrong doing! Yeah, sure. Also note that they say that it is not a crime this time because it was an accident. If I recall correctly, the investigation on Plame found practically immediately that Armitage had revealed her name, by accident, but dragged on for over a year after that, because the left wanted blood. I wouldn’t be surprised that this was accidentally done. We are talking about progtard government types after all, and these fools take the prize for thinking they know shit when they are nothing but morons with authority. The point is the double standards. Again, if it was not for double standards, the left wouldn’t have any. Remember that time you hear these leftards accuse someone other side of criminal behavior.
Back during the Boosh days, Richard Armitage, a donkey, disclosed the identity of a woman that had once been a low level CIA desk jockey, and the left went bat shit about it because they figured they could use a pretense of caring about national security to nail evil Boosh and his gang. It went nowhere, but they managed to fuck over some guy – Libby – for not playing along nice with the witch-hunt. Well, now Obama’s own WH has revealed the identity of a real CIA station chief in a country we are at war in> How much do you want to bet that Holder and the left all tell us this is nothing to worry about and that this is just a manufactured scandal, huh?
Karma is a bitch you leftards. Do that dance. Squirm. Show us that the only standards you have are double standards. Line up to see the excuse making. This is going to be fun.
I can discuss the prevalent double standard about how the left and their cronies in the LSM handle news about scandalous behavior from their side or that of their opponents – and have no doubts that the left believes anyone not with them is the enemy – but that’s a waste of time. When it’s one of their enemies that is in potential trouble, they are swift to pass judgment, based on flimsy information, if not outright conjecture and emotional drivel. Don’t take my word for it. Research how often anyone that disagrees with King Obama or anything else the left uses to keep its hold on power, and you will find anyone being critical of them automatically being labeled as racist, sexist, homophobic, anti-science, being a terrorist, or against progress, for which of course, only they stand.
Even more important is how they will spin things, even when there are no facts to back the bullshit they peddle up, to create trouble for those they view as the enemy. If there is a way to make the enemy look bad, they go for the jugular. Nobody is spared. They will dig through the garbage of a member of the opposition they view as a threat, and make up shit if they find nothing. They will immediately accuse the enemy of having criminal intent, practically always based on flimsy or no evidence. When they do have evidence, they hammer the narrative home. They will report and accuse local or small potato members of the enemy of abuses, criminal behavior, or of not adhering to the PC standards the left created (but doesn’t hold its people to), while ignoring real crime, abuse of power, and despicable behavior by prominent members of the loyal leftocracy. If you have the wrong letter next to your political affiliation, you are assumed to be guilty, and condemned, even though they might pretend they are not doing that, whether there is something there or not. And if it is there, it is national news.
But when it comes to one of their own, the leftists, when they can’t just ignore the story, will obfuscate the facts and paint the whole thing in the most positive light possible, pretending, with all seriousness, that what they are doing is waiting for the facts to come out. The right thing to do is to not prejudge, and to wait for the whole affair to play itself out In the meantime, again unless they can just drop the story and hope it goes away, they will tell you that the blatant impropriety, abuse of power, or downright criminal activity one of their own was caught in, is all made up, and that the evil opponents of progress are just trying to make hay out of nothing. These things I mention can all be found in the lack of coverage and the continued cover-up of the now almost 2 year old IRS scandal.
What is now obvious is that the objective is to drag it out so they can tell the low information voter that the story is old. It’s why people like me have an immediate and visceral reaction whenever the left tells us we need to wait out the facts and the investigation when one of their own was caught. We have to wait for whatever is practically exhibit A for the fact that there is illegal or criminal behavior involved.
Every scandal that Team Blue is involved in seems to follow this process. The government’s role in the Fast-and-Furious (have you heard what’s going on with this anymore?) anti-second amendment scheme, the despicable cover-up of what went down in Benghazi to protect Hillary and King Obama, the IRS targeting political opponents of the left, The lies and chicanery around Obamacare, and countless other such stories all require us to wait for the facts, only to then turn into the left telling us “what does it matter now anymore”. Despicable.
If you get your news from the usual LSM outlets, I am sure you are going to be totally surprised about another politician being accused of despicable behavior. You can not fault them for having puerile posts like this one, even though the “NJ’s Menendez flees ho heat” title is catchy, which is incredibly light on facts and pretends this revelation is a recent development. There is one heck of a serious story of abuse of power and confidence going on here, but this story is now finally seeing the light, not because of the LSM, but because the blogosphere and the right not letting go of what should be a headline grabbing story. But the LSM could not be bothered.
In fact, the FBI had credible evidence that Menendez has made regular trips to the Dominican republic to engage in under age sport fucking because they had been investigating him long before the last election, but they, and the LSM, sat on that information until after the election. I am certain that was politically motivated, to make sure NJ kept that seat in the (D) column, but I am going to be accused of being a conspiracist for pointing out this is typical Chicago style politics, and it is Chicago style politicians that are in charge. How else can you explain that these leftists, like Hillary, can make confident claims that no matter how dispicable what they did is it will not affect their political ambitions, but that they believe they are protected from anything and everything they do, no matter how bad?
This is scandalous behavior. Menendez is a prominent democrat, chairs the foreign relations committee, and while I am willing to say that these are allegations against him, the mountain of evidence leads me to believe that it is actually only the tip of the iceberg. The left, because it only ascribes to a double standard as its standard, was content to ignore the fact this guy was doing all these things that would make leftists go bananas if the perp was not one of their own. Do you think Dingy Harry would have punted on Menendez if he had a (R) instead of a (D) next to his name? The left tried hard to keep this story out of the news. Now they are trying hard to manage how it gets reported, including hiding the role of both the donkey politicians and their cohorts in the LSM both before the story was forced on them, and as it plays out. If they had their way this guy wouldn’t even get a slap on his wrist.
This thing is going to be fun to watch play out. For perspective, imagine how the LSM would be preorting this if Menendez was not one of their own.