Former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell is about to be sentenced after being convicted of doing a relatively minor favor (making a phone call) to a sketchy businessman who showered the Republican governor and his wife with gifts of clothing, jewelry, and home improvements.
The Obama “Justice” Department brought the indictment, and the Obama “Justice” Department prosecutor is seeking ten years. Was the prosecution politically motivated? Absolutely. Was McDonnell guilty? Yes. Should he be punished? Yes.
Having stipulated that, it seems pretty obvious that if McDonnell should face time in the cold stony for making a phone call to a state agency after receiving a few thousand dollars in gifts, then what about Barack Obama steering billions of taxpayer dollars into businesses run by political cronies who donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to his campaign? Or, the Obama administration awarding key policy positions to executives from Goldman-Sachs after receiving hundreds of thousands in campaign contributions? Or how about Mrs. Hillary Clinton, bopping around the country giving speeches at $300,000 a pop that everybody knows are actually campaign contributions? What about MSDNC host and Obama Advisor Al Sharpton, who owes over $3 million in back taxes? I don’t see the Obama DoJ or IRS going after him.
As long as the Justice Department is staffed with Democrat hacks, they will continue to go after Republicans over small potatoes corruption, while ignoring the big corruption at the top of the Democrat Party. And the Democrat Party loyalists will be okay with this as long as those engaging in corruption support gay marriage and transgender rights, mouth all of the politically correct racial platitudes, and express unquestioning belief in the doctrine of global warming.
This is how Republics descend into despotism.