What Have the Democrats Done Lately to Deserve the Black Vote?

By Noble Johns


WASHINGTON (BNW) —
What is the Congressional Black Caucus good for? Nothing! In fact, they give the term “Good for Nothing,” a bad name. Now that the Democrats control the House and Senate, you would thing that those Negroes up there would be working on social justice issues for the Black community.

No, that makes too much sense! What they are doing is trying to steal all they can along with lying to the Black community about what a good job they are doing. They got the whole Black community fooled, which is not hard to do.

However, the blame is not only with a do nothing Congressional Black Caucus, but also with you as a Black Democratic voter. Yeah, the problem is with you… the Black vote is the reason the Democrats took over the House and the Senate. Blacks voted on average 87% for the Democratic Party in the mid-term election, and as a result, the Democrats now control the Congress of the United States.

When you throw your weight behind a political party that controls the US Congress and that party thinks more about a bill for illegal aliens that Black people in this country, and you’re dumb enough to continue to support the Democratic party, you’re not only a dumb ass, but you're a damn “All Day Sucker!” A Lollypop!

Now what about the fool that hid the money in the freezer. How dumb can you get. He's up there running behind Nancy Pelosi... she needs to teach them dumb ass niggers how to steal. In court papers defending the 2006 search, investigators disclosed that they had found $90,000 in cash in the freezer of Jefferson's Washington home — part of a $100,000 payment delivered by an informant in the bribery probe, according to federal agents.

Yeah, I am glad a federal judge froze the assets of Rep. William Jefferson, the Louisiana Democrat who was indicted this week on charges of soliciting bribes. This Negro is a crook’s crook, and the Blacks down in New Orleans where he comes from re-elected him back to office, knowing he's a crook.

A forfeiture charge is among the 16 criminal counts Jefferson is facing. Prosecutors have already said they will seek to recoup hundreds of thousands of dollars from Jefferson that they believe he obtained illicitly by peddling his influence to help broker business deals in Africa.

Jefferson is scheduled to be arraigned Friday in U.S. District Court.

The restraining order issued this week by U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III lists two savings accounts with Dryades Savings Bank and Chevy Chase Bank with a combined value of more than $470,000, plus certain stock holdings that Jefferson is barred from liquidating.

Nearly two years after federal agents reported finding $90,000 in a freezer in his Washington home, U.S. Rep. William Jefferson has been charged with a global campaign to solicit bribes, obstruct justice and engage in racketeering, Justice Department officials said tis week.

The veteran Louisiana Democrat faces 16 criminal counts, said Alice Fisher, assistant U.S. attorney general in the criminal division.

"This case is about greed, power and arrogance," said Joe Persichini, director of the FBI's Washington field office, which led the investigation.

In addition to the racketeering and solicitation charges, Jefferson has been charged with money laundering, wire fraud, conspiracy and violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

"Congressman Jefferson is innocent. He plans to fight this indictment and clear his name," said Jefferson's attorney, Robert Trout. He said the "creative" indictment does not say Jefferson promised anyone legislative favors.

Jefferson is the first U.S. official ever charged under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977, which prohibits corporate bribery.

The charges are based on 11 schemes in which Jefferson allegedly solicited bribes for himself and his family from government and business officials in the United States, Nigeria, Botswana, Equatorial Guinea and Sao Tome e Principe, U.S. Attorney Chuck Rosenberg said at an afternoon news conference.

"Mr. Jefferson corruptly traded on his good office and on the Congress where he served ... to enrich himself and his family through a pervasive pattern of fraud, bribery, and corruption that spanned many years and two continents," Rosenberg said.

Jefferson sought millions of dollars in cash and company stock and received "somewhat less than $400,000," Rosenberg said.

Jefferson has denied wrongdoing, and won a ninth congressional term in a December runoff despite the allegations. But the probe already has led to guilty pleas by a Kentucky businessman and a former aide to the congressman.

Jefferson's homes in Washington and New Orleans were raided in August 2005. The following May, investigators raided his Capitol Hill office, sparking a furor among congressional leaders who argued the search violated the Constitution's separation of powers.

Rosenberg said some documents seized in that search support the case. Fisher called the search "necessary, appropriate and constitutional."

Jefferson will be arraigned and have the opportunity to enter a plea in federal court in Washington at 9 a.m. Friday, Rosenberg said. Conviction on all charges could bring a total of 235 years in prison.

"There will be no plea bargain," Trout said. Good!

Fisher and Rosenberg denied that Monday's announcement was in any way affected by recent controversy surrounding the Justice Department and the firings of federal prosecutors.

"Frankly, we don't give a damn about politics," Rosenberg said. "... We believe he broke the law. That's why we brought the charges. Period."

The allegations against Jefferson emerged in the heat of the 2006 congressional election season, when Democrats were castigating House Republicans for tolerating what they called a "culture of corruption." After the raid on Jefferson's office, House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi pushed Jefferson out of his seat on the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee.

But in February, Pelosi — now speaker of the House — agreed to place Jefferson on the Homeland Security Committee. The move drew criticism from Republicans, who accused Pelosi of backing away from promises to clean up Congress.

Pelosi said the assignment was appropriate, given the committee's jurisdiction over matters related to Hurricane Katrina. The 2005 storm devastated Jefferson's district.





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