Sunday, April 01, 2007
Diane Feinstein War Profiteer
A common attack by Democrats against Republicans has been to tar them as "War Profiteers." Despite the extensive business the United States did with Haliburton under the Clinton administration, Haliburton has become an often repeated slogan in the arsenal of the Democrats.
But of course the reek of hypocrisy rises easily and quickly from the Democratic ranks. Michael Moore holds over 2000 shares of Haliburton stock. Not to mention Boeing and other defense contractors.
And Diane Feinstein, the fifth wealthiest Senator, with nearly 30 million dollars, conducted the appropriations of billions in defense contracts to her husband's companies. Even as Feinstein is busy calling for Gonzalez's resignation, she's the one who has resigned from the Military Construction Appropriations subcommittee and should be resigning from the Senate and being investigated as well. Nevertheless the media is typically refusing to cover the issue, though they've dragged Republicans through the mud for infractions that were penny ante compared to this.
The sheer dishonesty of the media is nothing new. No more than the open secret that while Democrats inveigh against the rich, they are the rich.
The five richest Senators are all Democrats. From the coffers of the wealthiest Americans from Bill Gates to Hollywood moguls to the Levi Family to the Kohl family (Senator Herbert Kohl is a Democrat) a river of money flows into the Democratic party coffers. The party fundraising secret isn't internet grassroots donations, much as the media will ply that tale, it's the patronage of the country's richest men who want cheap labor via open immigration, a weak foreign policy that makes for good trade relations and big government that throws plenty of contracts their way.
This is the real face of the Democratic party, the wealthiest paupers in America, the activists on behalf of global warming and the poor transported around the country in limousines and private jets. The sheer hypocrisy is sickening, almost as sickening as the media's tight grip on the truth, meant to keep the public from the fact that the very same people raising the price of groceries by banning plastic bags and forcing low flow toilets and showers into their homes and mandating that they separate their trash, are living the good life and letting their illegal Mexican maids do the dirty work.
(Note: Diane Feinstein is not Jewish. She is Catholic.)