After bludgeoning Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney, Barack Obama's Hypocriteocrat Party (The Democrats) have been uncharacteristically silent on the Cayman Islands investments of Obama administration nominee Jack Lew.
There are many reasons for conservatives to oppose Jack Lew's nomination for Treasury Secretary and yet they are being accused of obstructionism and trying to derail Obama's financial policy of trying to turn the USA into Greece. The fact that Lew is known to have held a substantial, and entirely legal, investment based in the Cayman Islands is not one of them.
But shouldn't the Obama felchers of the left liberals be furious? Last year, the Obama campaign and its surrogates savagely attacked Mitt Romney for "betting against America” through his financial portfolio, which included foreign holdings — including some in the Cayman Islands. This ad painting the Republican nominee as an unpatriotic hypocrite was memorably unsparing on hyperbole. Observe the demagoguery for yourselves:
Now cast you minds back to the idiotic "Occupy movement" those dopehead rich kids in designer clothes who set up a campaign to occupy the streets (but went home to Mum for a shower and a hot meal when it got cold and dark) until all the personal wealth of 'The One Percent' (of rich Republicans)had been confiscated and given to ... erm ... somebody else, preferably somebody with dark skin.
You would think those people would be going crazy about rich Democrats using the same accounting techniques to avoid tax as the evil Republicans wouldn't you? After all the infinite moral superiority of Democrats, liberals and progressives as they like to style themselves, is said to make they love paying taxes. We're not the only ones to think so as this report from Buzz Feed shows:
President Barack Obama's reelection campaign famously trolled Mitt Romney for having bank accounts in the Cayman Islands throughout 2012, with campaign spokesman Ben LaBolt calling it proof that the Republican "bets against America.” It's a line that was echoed during the election by Governor Martin O'Malley, the Democratic National Committee, and several web ads on Obama's own YouTube channel, which featured at least 20 videos mentioning Romney's Cayman accounts. A search for Cayman Islands on the Obama campaign's website brings back more than 1200 results. But now that one of Obama's own cabinet nominees is defending his own Cayman account, Democrats are suddenly silent on the matter.
It's a safe bet that the Democrats will not be distributing mock Cayman passports to reporters in an attempt to torpedo the president's greedy, patriotism-challenged nominee (according to their own very recent standards). Marc Thiessen of The Washington Post digs deeper into the astounding but entirely typical double standard from the left of the political spectrum:
Just last week, during a "60 Minutes” interview before the Super Bowl, Obama declared, "When you look at some of these deductions that certain folks are able to take advantage of, the average person can't take advantage of them. The average person doesn't have access to Cayman Island accounts.” It's a recurring theme for the president. In a 2009 speech, Obama focused his ire on "a building in the Cayman Islands that had over 12,000 businesses claim this building as their headquarters” — a building called Ugland House.
Obama said, "And I've said before, either this is the largest building in the world or the largest tax scam. And I think the American people know which it is: The kind of tax scam that we need to end.” Well, guess who was involved in the "largest tax scam” in the world? Jack Lew. According to the New York Times, Lew's Cayman Islands fund was based in "the notorious Ugland House, a building whose mailboxes are home to nearly 19,000 corporate entities, many of them tax shelters.”
Well apart from revealing that Barack Hussein Obama is a mean spirited little shit who can't resist rubbing salt in people's wounds (but most of us were aware of that) what does that tell us about Obama's hatred of tax avoiders? nothing actually, because according to Team Obama, Lew's situation is totally different, you see, because he's a ... umm ... you know ... a Democrat.
It's also worth noting that the ad shown in the video above also slammed Romney for supposedly outsourcing American jobs while at the helm of Bain Capital. There is zero evidence to back up this false claim, which Team Obama leveled repeatedly. Every independent fact-checker including uber - lefties Snopes and Politifact debunked this ad and others like it, verdicts that did nothing to dissuade the Obama campaign from running the spots from coast to coast or the the creatures that feed from the bottom feeders' bottoms, i.e. the idiots who worship Obama (PBOH) as the second coming of Jesus chuffing Christ from believing it and parroting it's false claims.
Democrats they sacrificed all credibility by suggesting that Romney might be a felon … a sleazy, backdoor attempt to justify their original lies. They acused Mitt Romney of being responsible for the death of a woman who had died of cancer several years after her husband had been made redundant by Bain Capital, even though Romney's association with Bain at the time of the man's redundancy had only been that of shareholder. This escalation prompted another fruitless round of rebukes from fact-checkers. Senior professional turd hurler for Team Obama, Stephanie Cutter breezily still affirms that she harbors no regrets over her starring role in promulgating these lies that were aimed at discrediting a credible candidate for the US Presidency. And why would she? She's a shameless means-to-an-end bottom feeder, and her side won. Result. The end always justifies the means for the morally superior Democrats.
Little Nicky Machiavelli is a British blogger of course and you might well ask what any of this has to do with Britain. Well nothing, but it is entertaining to see how far, in just four years, the hypocrisy and mendacity of Barack Hussein Obama and his corrupt regime has taken the worlds most powerful economy towards banana republic status. And it may serve as a warning to the hand wringers, bleeding hearts and idle dole bludgers of where we will be heading if we ever put the Labour Party back in power. If you think the coalition are bad, you ain't seen nothin' yet.