The Puerto Rico Aid Scandal is a Democrat/Media Scandal

Today’s Campaign Update
(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

Boy, here’s a shocker. Not. – The ratings are up for Fox News’s 3:00 p.m. news block. Up by 37%, in fact, according to a report in today’s Daily Caller.

That time slot got a new host this week in the form of Bill Hemmer, who has hosted a mid-morning program for the last several years. The 3:00 time slot had long been a sinkhole in the Fox News ratings while it had been hosted by the execrable leftwing jerkweed Shepard Smith. Yet, the news channel left him in that job for almost 15 years before he mysteriously resigned last October.

Hemmer is certainly no conservative, but he does try to be a balanced news presenter, something no one could have ever said about Smith without breaking into howls of self-mocking laughter.

So now we know what we always suspected: That Smith was basically a ratings repellent for Fox. Why he was left in that job for so many years with that truth staring everyone in the face will forever remain a mystery.

Did any of that hundred billion dollars worth of aid get delivered in Puerto Rico? – That is certainly beginning to look like a reasonable question to ask.

President Donald Trump created a media kerfuffle in 2017 when he referred to some countries around the world as “sh*tholes.” Well, that’s what Puerto Rico is, even though it is technically not a “country” but, regrettably, a territory of the United States.

The sad thing about it is that there is no legitimate reason for Puerto Rico to be a sh*thole, other than the utter corruption of its leftist government. Like so many of America’s big cities, Puerto Rico has been turned into a sh*thole thanks to decades of being governed by leftist politicians who are your basic, standard-issue graft-and-corruption Democrats. As a result, it has been turned into the island equivalent of Chicago or Baltimore or Detroit: A filthy, crime-ridden dump populated by the depressed and hopeless.

As I noted on Monday, we found out how right President Trump was about the corrupt Puerto Rican government over the weekend when we saw film of a massive warehouse filled with undelivered relief supplies the U.S. had delivered there following 2017’s Hurricane Maria. Unfortunately, that warehouse was apparently just the tip of the iceberg.

This morning, we wake up to this news:

As I pointed out on Monday, the blame for this despicable fiasco must not just be laid at the feet of Puerto Rico’s leftist thugs. Much of the blame must also be laid squarely in the bulbous laps of the leaders of the national Democrat Party and our corrupt news media, who conspired to mount a smear campaign against President Trump as he attempted to ensure U.S. officials would preside over the distribution of those supplies to a desperate population.

If I had any confidence in the U.S. Department of Justice, I’d suggest that now would be a great time to investigate the Democrats and media figures who screamed the loudest at the time, and audit their bank accounts for kickbacks coming from Puerto Rican addresses. People died because of what the Democrats and their compatriots in Puerto Rico did – or didn’t do – in response to the devastation caused by Maria.

Every time you get to thinking these people could not possibly be any more despicable than you already know they are, they fool you.

 

That is all.

 

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18 thoughts on “The Puerto Rico Aid Scandal is a Democrat/Media Scandal

  1. bc3b - January 22, 2020

    Keeping Shep Smith in that slot was the Murdochs way of giving conservatives “the finger.”

    1. Jimmy MacAfee - January 22, 2020

      Word has it that when Schlepp was fired, he was escorted out with great speed. I suspect that he had done things that caused some problems for the Murdoch brats, and it wasn’t just ratings.

  2. phineas gage - January 22, 2020

    I think initially Shep was there so Fox could make the argument that they provided balance. Later, particularly after Ailes was gone, he was kept there because the higher-ups (and an increasing number of other news presenters such as Chris Wallace) shared his ideology, or at least Never-Trump views.

  3. Gregg - January 22, 2020

    We should do to Puerto Rico now as we did to the Philippines shortly after WWII – grant them independence, but keep the military base at Roosevelt Roads, like we keep a base at Guantanamo (Gitmo) Cuba.

    And the result would be largely the same, but at least it would not be our problem any longer. All we need to do (like with the Philippines) is guard it from becoming a communist satellite state in our hemisphere like Kennedy allowed Cuba to become.

    To Puerto Rico I say goodbye and good riddance; it does nothing to benefit the US. It is another foreign entanglement brought to us by the original American Globalist “Progressive” Teddy Roosevelt

    1. Jimmy MacAfee - January 22, 2020

      Could turn into another Cuba. I think the current slate of arrests and prosecutions point to a different way: clean house, or don’t get any aid whatsoever. Same with everybody we “give” money to – they should expose the US politicians who have gotten kickbacks and arrest them, or file charges against them!

      I have no problem with Puerto Rico, but I want to see their corruption ended, their corrupters in jail or chummed for the local shark population (hyperbole, a bit.)

      1. Gregg - January 22, 2020

        Nice thought and I agree Jimmy, but Trump can’t even “clean house” in his own DOJ/FBI, or our corrupted dealings with the Ukraine “aid”. What makes anyone think the corrupt house of cards controlled by the Dems anywhere can be “cleaned up”?

        Trump would be “impeached” a la Ukraine, if he dared “withheld aid” to Puerto Rico, especially if it were to “hurt” some prominent Dem politician. “IMPEACH 45!!!” would be the battle cry all over again.

        I’m not saying he shouldn’t try to clean up Puerto Rican politics, but he and Barr and Durham must clean up the actual 50 states and the District of Corruption first. In the interim, give PR its’ independence since we are doing such a poor job (according to the media and their politicians); admit defeat as administrators, like in the Middle East, and leave. Make PR overthrow their corruptocrats by the imposition of what would be perceived as sanctions by removing the US teat; force them to come begging us for relief with the proviso that they clean up their act first. Then, maybe, Trump can negotiate a deal beneficial to both parties.

        1. Jimmy MacAfee - January 22, 2020

          You have a cogent argument.

  4. Jimmy MacAfee - January 22, 2020

    Oh, and by the way: criticism of politicians will soon be illegal in Virginia.

    https://bigleaguepolitics.com/virginia-democrats-push-legislation-to-make-criticism-of-government-officials-a-criminal-offense/

    I guess if we criticize Puerto Rico’s thugs, we’ll be arrested and charged? They can go suck a conch!

    1. Jimmy MacAfee - January 22, 2020

      Ҥ 18.2-152.7:1. Harassment by computer; penalty.
      If any person, with the intent to coerce, intimidate, or harass any person, shall use a computer or computer network to communicate obscene, vulgar, profane, lewd, lascivious, or indecent language, or make any suggestion or proposal of an obscene nature, or threaten any illegal or immoral act, he shall be is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor. A violation of this section may be prosecuted in the jurisdiction in which the communication was made or received or in the City of Richmond if the person subjected to the act is one of the following officials or employees of the Commonwealth: the Governor, Governor-elect, Lieutenant Governor, Lieutenant Governor-elect, Attorney General, or Attorney General-elect, a member or employee of the General Assembly, a justice of the Supreme Court of Virginia, or a judge of the Court of Appeals of Virginia.”

      Well, some of the bill penalizes threats. OK. Fair enough. But this section penalizes strong opinions (like my opinion that the author of this bill lives among T. Gondii oocysts, and has shat for brains. Language like that, Bourne? Have you lost your identity? Or have you gravitated to supremacy? Over us little feudal serfs, of course, which you and your ilk feel free to dismiss as “deplorables” and “unredeemable.”

      You should move to Puerto Rico, with no independent means of support, and live on handouts from the Methodist church or something. Or actually learn to work, instead of lording it over people and thinking you are the effing emperor!

    2. Jimmy MacAfee - January 22, 2020

      First they come for your guns; soon after, they go after your right to Free Speech. Predictable.

    3. Jonesy - January 22, 2020

      Tyranny is predictable isnt it?

      Take the guns, make you a criminal for speaking out against the government. Its like living in Orwell’s 1984.

  5. Jimmy MacAfee - January 22, 2020

    It was reported at the time soon after the hurricane (by legitimate news sources) that the aid was not getting to the people of Puerto Rico. I want to be clear: I’m not against the longsuffering people of Puerto Rico.

    But I think those who have intentionally added to their misery should be hanged or keelhauled (can you find a boat with barnacles sufficient for the job?) Or they should be turned over to the mobs of people who have been denied food and water because of the corruption.

    And by the way, Has-been Hillary should be left to Haitian mobs, to be dealt with in any way they see fit.

  6. njlamer - January 22, 2020

    Democrats WITHHELD AID to further their Political Gains.. Makes them Terrorists to be HANGED.

    1. Jimmy MacAfee - January 22, 2020

      You know, your argument is laudable. I was just thinking, after reading your comment, that those people who suffered harm as a result of this INTENTIONAL NEGLECT should be subjected to a class action lawsuit, and those parties might include any co-conspirators on the US mainland.

      RICO is part of the name of the island, but it’s also a racketeering term.

  7. D3F1ANT - January 22, 2020

    It’s astounding how staggeringly obvious it is that Democrats destroy every municipality (town, city, state, or nation) that they find themselves lording over.

    1. phineas gage - January 22, 2020

      Worse, they then migrate to neighboring states to escape the disasters they created and vote for the same policies.

      1. Jimmy MacAfee - January 22, 2020

        In the Lynchburg Council session on the 2nd Amendment Sanctuary designation, there were at least 3 from California and two (?) from New York; they all mentioned how they couldn’t stand what had happened to their states, and don’t want the same thing to happen here. So, yes, it does happen that people come to Conservative states and ruin them, but often the refugees are more Conservative than the locals. Like when two people from Eastern Europe spoke, they were eloquent about the reasons they left and the reason they settled here. All of these are a blessing!

        As for people who come to bring their jihadist ways – like to San Diego, to Dearborn, to Minnesota – they should leave if they want Sharia Law. And if a Leftie comes to Lynchburg, I have to ask why they’re here.

        What you speak of is happening in Texas, but it’s not a uniform principle.

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