Observations in Defense of the Obvious
To be fair, you should probably mention how the Tea Party received extensive funding from the Koch Brothers, who were illegally doing business with Iran. Tea Party is funded by a member of the Axis of Evil.
That has been disputed. See:http://www.horowitzfreedomcenter.org/2011/10/13/damning-the-koch-bros/Who knows if that's true? The only thing I can add is, if what they were doing was illegal, where are the indictments?It's hard to believe the Obama-Holder Justice Dept. is refraining from issuing them because they are ideological sympathizers with the Koch brothers.
Lee,It has not been disputed that while the Trading with the Enemy Act prohibited American companies from trading with Iran because to trade with an enemy would be treacherous the Koch brothers were trading with not only companies in Iran but the Iranian government itself through its foreign subsidiaries act. While the Koch brothers may have found a loophole in the way the act was worded, they certainly were just as treacherous as a company that violated the letter of the law as well (they just had better lawyers).Are you comfortable with the fact that the people funding the Tea Party were trading with Iran, an enemy of this country, through its foreign subsidiaries at a time when federal law prohibited American companies from doing so? Are you comfortable with the fact that money that went to the Tea Party could be traced to the Iranian government?And you seem to be under the delusion that to determine whether an incredibly wealthy, politically connected company is breaking the law we should look whether they have been indicted. That is incredibly naive. Koch industries has publicly admitted paying bribes to foreign officials in contravention of federal law, and the Justice Department didn't do a thing. Spending hundreds of million dollars lobbying Washington buys considerable influence.
> While the Koch brothers may have found a loophole in the way the act was worded, they certainly were just as treacherous as a company that violated the letter of the law as well (they just had better lawyers).If there's one thing I know about the Left, it is the beauty of selective outrage. Unless you can specify the loophole and the treachery, we'll just have to leave it at that.
Lee,So the Tea Party being funded by Iranian money is not a problem for you? Got it.
> So the Tea Party being funded by Iranian money is not a problem for you? Got it.Where did I say that?
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