Obama Critic Dinesh D’Souza Pleads Guilty to Campaign Finance Violation

Obama Critic Dinesh D'Souza Pleads Guilty to Campaign Finance Violation

Obama Critic Dinesh D’Souza Pleads Guilty to Campaign Finance Violation

Staunch Obama critic Dinesh D’Souza pleaded guilty on Tuesday to a campaign finance law violation. He avoided going to trial on the charge. He pleaded guilty to one felony count, which carries a maximum prison sentence of two years. His lawyers reached a plea deal with the government calling for a sentence of 10 to 16 months.

D’Souza, who is behind the discredited film “2016: Obama’s America,” pleaded guilty to a charge of illegally contributing to a New York GOP candidate’s Senate campaign in the names of other donors. It should be noted that many Republican lawmakers and several Fox News personalities dismissed the charges as political retaliation for his constant criticism of the Obama administration.

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) was among the many Republicans who rushed to defend D’Souza, slamming the charges as “an abuse of power.” He joined with Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Mike Lee (R-UT) and Jeff Sessions (R-AL) in sending a letter to FBI director James Comey Jr., quoting Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz in claiming politics had something to do with the indictment.

Media Matters also reports that Fox News’ Sean Hannity went to bat for D’Souza, claiming he was the “latest victim to be targeted” and put on President Obama’s “enemies list.” Gee, I wonder what they have to say now that he pleaded guilty? Obama made him do it?

The fact is, the prosecutors had incriminating evidence D’Souza knew that he was breaking the law. They had recordings made by the husband of one of the straw donors that showed his wife discussing plans with D’Souza in the event that the illegal donations were uncovered.

Dinesh D’Souza told the court on Tuesday, “I knew that causing a campaign contribution to be made in the name of another was wrong and something the law forbids. I deeply regret my conduct.”

Sean Hannity: Cliven Bundy’s Comments on Blacks and Slavery “Beyond Repugnant”

Sean Hannity: Cliven Bundy's Comments on Blacks and Slavery "Beyond Repugnant"

Sean Hannity: Cliven Bundy’s Comments on Blacks and Slavery “Beyond Repugnant” (Credit: Wikipedia)

Nevada cattle squatter Cliven Bundy’s strongest advocate, Sean Hannity, vehemently expressed his disgust at his remarks about slavery. Hannity said Bundy’s comments “are beyond repugnant to me. They are beyond despicable to me. They are beyond ignorant to me.” This is coming from the same person who had no issues with Bundy’s pals pointing weapons at federal agents.

Of course, he also blamed Democrats who would use Cliven Bundy’s comments to attack Republicans. Um, gee, really? Not even 48 hours ago they were calling him a hero. That’s as if conservatives would jump all over Democrats who support someone who made such a blunder.

Hannity railed, “They want to say that conservatives are racist. Conservatives hate women. Conservatives want old people to die, granny over the cliff. They want the young people to fend for themselves. They want to poison the air and poison the water.” Um, yeah….there are racist conservatives and some who hate women, etc.

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Brit Hume: GOP on ‘Suicide Missions’ by Taking Cue from Rush Limbaugh & Conservative Radio Hosts

Fox News' Brit Hume: GOP on 'Suicide Missions' by Taking Cue from Rush Limbaugh & Conservative Talk Radio

Fox News’ Brit Hume: GOP on ‘Suicide Missions’ by Taking Cue from Rush Limbaugh & Conservative Talk Radio

Fox News’ Brit Hume told Bill O’Reilly that conservative talk radio hosts are causing the Republican Party to go on “suicide missions.” Hume said the party is unable to govern that it’s taking its cues from conservative talk radio hosts such as Rush Limbaugh.

While he wouldn’t go so far as to say conservative radio hosts are “calling the shots” in Congress, he did say that they have used their “real influence” to promote primary challengers against what they view as insufficiently conservative incumbents. “Keeping radio talk show hosts off their back” Hume said, “is one way” for members of Congress to avoid that fate.

As Bill O’Reilly summed up Hume’s point, “You believe that in Congress, if somebody has to run every two years as they do, and they get on the wrong side of a powerful radio voice… they can really do them bad damage if they promote the other guy.”

The first person Mr. Green Eggs and Ham Sen. Ted Cruz ran to after his ridiculous 21-hour-19-minutes fake filibuster was Rush Limbaugh. Hume forgot to include fellow Fox News personality Sean Hannity to the mix. He has made it his duty to attack President Obama every chance he gets. Even when it makes absolutely no sense whatsoever.

Joe Scarborough: Right Wing Talkers on TV, Radio Tell Voters Only Whites Welcome in GOP

Joe Scarborough: Right Wing Talkers on TV, Radio Tell Voters Only Whites Welcome in GOP

Joe Scarborough: Right Wing Talkers on TV, Radio Tell Voters Only Whites Welcome in GOP

MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” host Joe Scarborough tore into the Republican Party saying they are focusing on the wrong issues in their efforts to assemble voters that can win a presidential election. He lambasted the party leadership for pandering to talk radio and cable news that communicate one message to voters — if you’re not white, you’re really not welcome in this party.” Amen.

There’s more.

Scarborough said that Republicans are overly antagonistic to members of the LGBT community who care about gay marriage, or Latinos who care about immigration issues, or African-Americans who care about discrimination issues.

“You take Trayvon Martin, it would have cost republican leaders absolutely nothing,” Scarborough said to Ed Rendell, “absolutely nothing, to just show a little respect.”

“It doesn’t cost you anything to stay off of talk radio or prime time cable news shows where you get in the middle of this divisive debate and send a message to African-Americans and other minorities you don’t care,” he continued.

“These people on talk radio, these people on cable news that are saying these things that are driving off the very swing voters we need to get elected to the White House again,” Scarborough concluded. He advocated for high-profile politicians to publically castigate Republican talkers in cable news and on talk radio to win back minority voters. Source: Mediaite

There you have it in a nutshell, the reason why I won’t ever vote for a Republican presidential candidate. The denigration of the black and LGBT communities are just the tip of the iceberg. What people like Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Michael Savage, and others are saying, we can insult you, but still want you to vote for our guy. Um, like SNL’s George H. W. Bush character (played by Dana Carvey) would say, “not gonna happen.”

I would encourage all my readers, if you haven’t registered to vote, please do so now. Every vote counts. We have to stand up and fight. There is strength in numbers. The Republicans would like nothing better than for us to stay home on election day, so any moron they present as their presidential nominee will win.

MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough Rips Sean Hannity for Trayvon Martin Weed Comments

MSNBC's Joe Scarborough Rips Sean Hannity for Trayvon Martin Weed Comments

MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough Rips Sean Hannity for Trayvon Martin Weed Comments (Atrribution Unknown)

I have always considered Sean Hannity a self-righteous POS and naturally, I am estactic when someone on the right goes after him for his hypocrisy. Enter Joe Scarborough on ‘Morning Joe’ Monday morning when he ripped Sean Hannity for trying to link President Obama and Trayvon Martin for smoking marijuana. Scarborough wondered if this is “the new standard” and then asked if white kids on college campuses are “fair game” as well?

The reality is the first time I ever saw a bong, was courtesy of a white kid, named Heath, who smoked marijuana frequently. Nobody stereotyped him or tried to crucify him for his drug habit. Heath was one of many college kids lighting up, so for Sean Hannity to call out President Obama and try to link him with Trayvon Martin is just despicable.

Hannity made his remarks on his Friday radio show, in quick response to Obama’s speech on the Martin shooting:

“Now the president’s saying Trayvon could’ve been me thirty-five years ago. This is a particularly helpful comment. Is that the president admitting that—I guess because, what, he was part of the Choom Gang and he smoked pot and he did a little blow? I’m not sure how to interpret that, because we know that Trayvon had been smoking pot that night. I’m not sure what that means.”

Joe Scarborough wasn’t too pleased and slammed Sean Hannity:

“It’s straight out of Reefer Madness,” Scarborough said. “‘I hear he had marijuana in his system.’ You’ve seen Reefer Madness. You know what happens. Really? Really? In 2013, Sean? Come on! Whatever excuse there is to say this young black man had it coming to him, that is the defense. Because there is no defense for shooting down a young black man, in a middle class neighborhood, armed with Skittles.”

“The vultures are going to continue to circle around this young teenager’s body,” Scarborough concluded. “They continue to try a young man, and try to destroy his reputation for doing nothing more than walking through a neighborhood. It’s making it all too evident that too many people out there in the media and politicians are calculating and callous in their commentary. It’s nothing short of depressing.”

Sean Hannity also claimed Trayvon Martin smoked weed the night he was killed. There is no evidence that was the case. The medical examiner didn’t make that determination. As usual Sean Hannity was peddling bullsh*t. I wouldn’t expect Hannity to know what happens on college campuses since he never bothered to seek higher education. My grandmother always said ’empty barrels make the most noise.’ That’s exactly what Sean Hannity is an empty barrel.

Right Wing Freak-Out Over Obama’s Statement on Trayvon Martin, Called Racebaiter-in-Chief

Right Wing Freak-Out Over Obama's Statement on Trayvon Martin, Called Racebaiter-in-Chief

Right Wing Freak-Out Over Obama’s Statement on Trayvon Martin, Called Racebaiter-in-Chief

The right wing freak-out hit a fever pitch Friday after President Obama gave an impromptu speech during a press briefing in which he said “Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago.” It’s amazing and telling that not one Republican lawmaker has come out and offered any sympathies to Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin for their loss. The conservatives seem to be putting George Zimmerman on a pedestal for all the wrong reasons. Can’t wait for the 2016 presidential election.

The Republican Party’s granddaddy of racist rhetoric Pat Buchanan describes the outrage over Trayvon Martin’s death as “The result of all this ginned-up rage that has produced vandalism and violence is simply going to be an ever-deepening racial divide.” Where’s the vandalism that the right wing predicted on a grand scale? Where’s the violence? He claims Black America’s real problem isn’t white racism nor is it racist white cops.

Here are some of the reaction from the right wing, who is still tone deaf when it comes to race relations:

Fox News’ Greg Jarrett: “Is The President Reducing Racial Tension Or Stoking Racial Tension?” Fox News host Greg Jarrett responded to the remarks by speculating on whether the president was “stoking racial tension.” He later wondered, “Doesn’t the president now run the risk that he is going to provoke even more demonstrations, and let’s hope not, but potential violence?” From the July 19 edition of America Live:

[Fox News, America Live, 7/19/13]

Sean Hannity: Did Obama Compare Himself To Trayvon Martin Because “He Did A Little Blow?” On his radio program, Sean Hannity talked about Obama’s remarks and wondered if Obama compared himself to Martin because “he smoked pot, and he did a little blow”:

[Premiere Radio Networks, The Sean Hannity Show7/19/13] Source: Media Matters

Here’s the reaction on Twitter:

Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson, Frequent Sean Hannity Show Guest, Says Mistake Giving Women Right to Vote in America

Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson, a  frequent Fox News guest, drew widespread condemnation for saying women should have never been given the right to vote. Um, Jesse Lee Peterson is one of Sean Hannity’s frequent guests and sits on the board of his organization. He said women are leading the United States down a path of wickedness because they have too much political power. Here’s another so-called civil rights leader who has gotten it all wrong.

Watch the video:

Pat Buchanan Blames “People of Color,” “Militant Gay Rights Groups” for Pending MSNBC Termination

Pat Buchanan blames “militant gay rights groups” and “people of color” for pending termination from MSNBC. Really Pat? Could your continued association with white supremacist groups be the straw that broke the camel’s back? Well, Pat Buchanan attacked gay rights and civil rights groups for pressuring MSNBC network president Phil Griffin to fire him after the release of his latest book, Suicide of a Superpower.  His appearance on racist The Political Cesspool radio show may have played a role in their decision as well. We reviewed the book, ” Suicide of a Superpower,” which we found to be racist and just plain disgusting, particularly the chapters entitled “The End of White America” and “The Death of Christian America.” Why any one published this book is beyond me, but people will do crazy things in the name of profit.

Pat Buchanan told Sean Hannity, “Look, for a long period of time the hard left, militant gay rights groups, militant — they call themselves civil rights groups, but I’m not sure they’re concerned about civil rights — people of color, Van Jones, these folks and others have been out to get Pat Buchanan off T.V., deny him speeches, get his column canceled.”

“This has been done for years and years and years and it’s the usual suspects doing the same thing again. But my view is, you write what you believe to be the truth.” Buchanan said he has not received a “formal notification” of his termination from the network, although executives have hinted that he will not return to the airwaves. Source: Think Progress

Not to worry, Fox News would probably welcome Pat Buchanan with open arms. I have been blogging about Pat Buchanan’s vile racist rhetoric for years. The chickens have come home to roost.

Listen to Pat Buchanan being interviewed by Sean Hannity:

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NC Pastor Bob Ritter Tells Sean Hannity President Obama "Treats God Like a Spare Tire"

Pastor Bob Ritter of Eastside Baptist Church in NC, tells Sean Hannity, President Obama “treats God like a spare tire.”

Pastor Bob Ritter, who leads the Eastside Baptist Church in Nebo, NC, says President Obama treats God like a “spare tire.” He recently met with the president as he traveled through North Carolina, but uttered the comments on Sean Hannity’s show:

“Well, they call this the Bible Belt, and sometimes I question that [when] we don’t act much like it…But this president’s treated God like a spare tire. And honestly, a lot of government does that.”

But what exactly does Ritter mean saying the President treats “God like spare tire”? Pastor Ritter explains to Hannity:

“When a crisis comes, we pull God out of the trunk and we call for pastors to come to schools when there’s been a shooting; we called for prayer after 9/11…But then the sad thing is when it all works and God gives our country peace of heart and protects us, since 9/11 we’ve put God back in the trunk…God’s not a spare wheel…He’s supposed to be the steering wheel.” Source

Wow, another right wing evangelical spewing hypocrisy. I wonder how he viewed former presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton’s treatment of God?