The Virginia’s 8th Congressional district is solidly Democratic in the person of Congressman Jim Moran. I’m no fan of Mr. Moran as the ascendance of President Obama has provided context for Mr. Moran to give full voice to his true hard Left inclinations.
But wait; James O’Keefe has struck again. Mr. Moran’s son and Campaign Field Director was caught on tape providing advice on how to commit voter fraud.
This, however, is prelude to the point.
What story there is, for me, was my reaction to this news happening in my neighborhood. When I first received the story my reaction to the e-mail was a sarcastic; “shocking”!
I grew up in Massachusetts, I remember politicians being re-elected as they sat in a jail cell; the rationale? “He’s OUR Crook!”
It is tragic that corruption is so easily dismissed, expected, winked at and accepted so long as there is a point of direct deniability. Did Rep. Moran directly participate in providing a roadmap for voter fraud? Common sense would dictate that Moran’s son would operate within the context of his father’s definition of acceptability. Common sense says of course it was okay with Rep. Moran. However, direct evidence of fraud will likely not touch Moran. He will be content with “the son paying for the sins of the father.” Character issue anyone?
The voters of the 8th Virginia Congressional district will re-elect Jim Moran. The voters of the 8th Congressional will put their stamp of approval on corruption because “He’s OUR Crook!”