ELDER PATRIOT – In recent years establishment politicians have come to resemble members of a criminal syndicate than the great statesmen of our nation’s founding.
There’s a scene in Godfather II that seemed to portray Harry Reid perfectly in the character of Senator Pat Geary. Perhaps you remember it:
Geary was a Nevada Senator who was shaking down Michael Corleone for approving a gaming license.
Senator: “I intend to squeeze you.” After bluntly telling Corleone that he considers him a criminal he still says, “I’ll do business with you.”
Michael Corleone: “Senator, we’re both part of the same hypocrisy…”
And, indeed they were both criminals in their own right.
Today in a case of life imitating art, The Salt Lake Tribune has exposed at least one aspect of the criminal activities of outgoing Senate minority leader Harry Reid:
“The $2 million cashier’s check was drawn at a St. George bank Nov. 5, 2010.
From there, it was sent by FedEx to a Los Angeles attorney who represented Ireland-based Full Tilt Poker.
“Made out to “Mail Media LTD” — a Full Tilt-owned entity used to launder online-gambling funds — the millions then were deposited at Basler Kantonalbank in Switzerland, where Mail Media had an account.
“And from there, Davis County Attorney Troy Rawlings is investigating whether it went into a Marshall Islands account in the name of Searchlight Holding Inc. to benefit, or even bribe, Harry Reid, the once-powerful majority leader of the U.S. Senate whom online poker companies had been courting to push a bill to legalize their gaming across the nation.”
Unfortunately this is just a small corner of the swamp that Donald Trump has promised to drain. Is it any wonder then that there have been moves to delegitimize Trump’s electoral victory, threaten electors to intimidate them into changing their votes, and as many now fear assassinate him.
Assassination??? Don’t we believe in the peaceful transition of power? Of course we do but only when it’s kept in the family:
Trump is not family. In fact Trump threatens the “family.” And, when that happens people get hurt. It’s nothing personal, just business:
Politicians and the mafia, all part of the same hypocrisy.