The Speaker, already one of the richest members in Congress, has become far richer through investment maneuvers in Big Tech, as she privately chats with their CEOs.
"Can even the hardest-core Democratic partisan loyalist justify this blatant conflict of interest and self-dealing?"
Why actively deny it when you can simply passively ignore it? It's not like the MSM will be all over this. Too busy with hard hitting stories on our dementia-ridden President selecting a flavor of ice cream.
More evidence that our federal government is a wholly corrupt deep state shit hole in bed with our media oligarchy.
Biden's calls to break up / crack down on Big Tech are merely the DNC signaling that Silicon Valley needs to cough up some more donations and insider info. It's humorous that people think the corporations are in charge here. Money follows power, and the power to tax, to regulate, to prosecute, to imprison or even kill is a hell of a power.
The Pelosis and their pals live a lifestyle that 99% of Americans cannot even imagine. Nearly every night powerful politicians attend lavish parties paid for by various lobbying groups (i.e. paid for by taxpayers). Pelosi has commandeered military jets for her personal travel. Politicians stay at publicly funded magnificent residences on America's most beautiful public lands, residences that are off limits to the rest of us. If Americans knew the truth about our political elites, imo, there really would be a revolution.
OK, at least now we know why the companies cited in the article destroyed Parler and banned all mention of Hunter’s laptop. Private convos with Pelosi.
Remember when the Democrats used to screech about too much money in politics and self-enriching politicians? If there were any lingering doubts that the Democrat party is now firmly in the camp of the elites, this should settle it. For sale to the highest bidder.
It's such a dangerous period in the US.
There is a fusion of ideological extremism (far left Marxism, led by Obama) and eye-watering corruption/criminality by the two main establishment parties, but in particular the Democratic Party. Together their allegiance forms an elite.
The two groups appear to have struck a Faustian bargain. One group is addicted to money. The other, to power. Both despise the concept of the US Constitution, as it restrains them from pursuing their goals. Essentially, they need each other to survive/prosper.
The institutional corruption has always been there, especially the bi-partisan rot in the US Congress (a thoroughly corrupted institution), however the true extent of it was not visible to most citizens until Trump was elected in 2016.
The thing that frightens them the most is that they now know that their criminality and corruption cannot be hidden. It is now known by millions of citizens, Trump's 75 million voters being a very good example.
What concerns me - as Glenn's article demonstrates, and Psaki's frightening comments about goveenment targeting of speech on social media seems to confirm - is the arrogant and brazen way that this elite is exploiting power. They do not appear to understand the reality of their situation - they are exposed and being watched, daily, by millions of extremely angry and disgusted citizens.
There does not appear to be a calm voice in the room, a mafia consiglieri if you will, pointing out that intimidating and threatening a citizen body that large (at least 75 million, many heavily armed) and in such a brazen and arrogant manner, may create a situation that the crooks cannot control, and which risks threatening their money and power.
Without that calm voice, history shows us what can happen when criminal gangs and ideologues take over nation states. Anyone who thinks it can't happen in America is delusional. It IS happening, right now, in front of our eyes.
The American Republic is an experiment , precisely because it was designed to prevent crooks and power hungry tyrants taking over. Sadly, the current gang in DC is the historical norm, not an exception. Xi's CCP is by history's standard, entirely normal. As was the Roman Imperial hegemony. That's what so many people fail to understand.
The Republic cannot survive on its own steam. It is not a normal creature.
America needs a miracle. That miracle is the dismantling of the elite alliance that I have referred to above. How that happens, I cannot tell. But it needs to happen fast and soon, or the lights will go out in America quickly. Once that happens, we don't enter unknown territory. In fact, we revert back to the historical norm, a dystopian nightmare of centralised power,.state intimidation and worse, as well as enforced citizen subservience.
Sorry for the long post, but like many, the unravelling situation in the US is very worrying and I needed to share my thoughts.
Stay safe out there, folks.
And they made Martha Stewart the scapegoat, who is a saint by comparison
Pelosi has no shame. With all her money, she should get a better plastic surgeon.
The only time the MSM, an arm of the Democrat party, ever cares about legislators illegal, unethical, or questionable, stock trading is when those legislators have an "R" after their name. Case in point: Senators David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler just before the runoff elections in Georgia. https://www.ajc.com/politics/a-timeline-of-investigations-into-perdue-loeffler-stock-trading/L6TU65WK5JBFXKDC4YWBKGGNPU/ The only stories Glenn cites concerning Pelosi's stock trading are from Fox Business and Bloomberg, no exactly the most widely read media. Can you imagine 60 Minutes doing an expose' on the Pelosis? Neither can I.
Another great article by Glenn. Anyone who can't see four inches in front of their face (or excuses it in the name of "proper politics") is going to get what they deserve. Pelosi is scum.
I'm weary of the whole government elitists ( all of them) and frankly tired of reading about this every day, but wondering WHO in power is addressing the issues. Certainly there is no evidence of anyone trying to clean up the swamp. So do we just keep talking or is there a solution ever?
"the trades cannot be declared illegal unless it can be proven that either Pelosi acted on non-public information"
Nancy talks to tech CEOs while her husband trades tech stocks. Nancy can be trusted not to pass inside information to her husband because Nancy is a liberal and liberals are infallible. It is misogynistic and dangerous to question her behavior. Leftist bootlickers will soon be soon be squealing for big tech to censor people who do it.
Yeah people gotta stop voting for the "lesser of two evils". You are admitting that people like Biden, Pelosi and Schumer are super evil, which they are. These people do not deserve your vote.
Within hours of the AZ Senate announcing a hearing expected to provide a significant update to their forensic audit, we get this from the corporate press:
This lie is really getting tiresome.
"Let them eat ice cream."