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Political earthquake strikes Pennsylvania Dems with indictment of their union boss

https://www.americanthinker.com

By Thomas Lifson

February 4, 2019

 

 

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Tick, tick, tick: President Trump's Democrat enemies in the key swing state of Pennsylvania (and in D.C., too) have got a lot to worry about, though the national media would rather focus attention elsewhere. It is hard to overstate the importance of a 159-page indictment last Wednesday of the top Democrat political boss in the state of Pennsylvania. Politico acknowledges that he is:

 

... the man who orchestrated the Democratic takeover of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.

 

That court radically redrew the state's congressional map last year, leading to the Democratic pickup of a handful of congressional seats in November.

 

Philly.com reported last week:

 

In a wide-ranging indictment unsealed Wednesday, federal authorities portrayed the region's most powerful labor leader, John J. Dougherty, as an unscrupulous kingpin who enriched himself on the backs of union members and exerted his influence to steamroll opponents and corruptly bend the government of Philadelphia to his whims.

The chief weapon in his arsenal, prosecutors said, was City Councilman Bobby Henon, whom Dougherty helped propel into office in 2011 on a tide of union money, then allegedly used as a tool to leave his mark on pressing legislation facing the city.

Together, they are charged – along with six other members and allies of Local 98 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers – as codefendants in a sprawling criminal case that threatens to upend the landscape of politics and organized labor across Pennsylvania.

 

The allegations detailed in the 116-count indictment range from the typical fare of white-collar cases – claims that Dougherty and others embezzled more than $600,000 between 2010 and 2016 to fund personal shopping sprees, restaurant dinners, and annual trips – to staggering claims of corruption and political vindictiveness.

 

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Coach

Pester them to death.

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Taggart Transcontinental
In a wide-ranging indictment unsealed Wednesday, federal authorities portrayed the region's most powerful labor leader, John J. Dougherty, as an unscrupulous kingpin who enriched himself on the backs of union members and exerted his influence to steamroll opponents and corruptly bend the government of Philadelphia to his whims.

Oh look the definition of all union leadership. Scum the lot of them. I have been picked up by a non-union airline and I keep watching a thread where moron's keep pushing for it to unionize. Obviously they need to look at the threads of other airlines who are complaining about their contracts etc. Unions do nothing but take your money and give it to their political ally's for later use against the citizens. Time we stopped this stupidity.

 

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corruptly bend the government of Philadelphia to his whims.

 

What a basket of French fries and mayonnaise can get you these days.

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Bookdoc

What a basket of French fries and mayonnaise can get you these days.

:biglaugh:

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