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Memo to Dinesh D'Souza: THAT'S NOT RESPONSIBILITY.
So, shortly before going to trial, and after months of saying he was going to fight the politically-motivated prosecution of the Obama administration, known chronic rectal cyst Dinesh D'Souza pled guilty to charges of violating campaign finance reform by giving thousands of dollars to other people and having them donate the money to his friend Wendy Long, who didn't even win.
Pled guilty. Admitted guilt. Basically, D'Souza said "hey, they're only picking on me because I criticized Obama", the judge called that bullshit, and so D'Souza copped to what he knew they knew he'd done.
Now, I'm well aware that plea bargaining is a tool abused by prosecutors who know that poor defendants can't rely on the justice system or public defenders to actually get to the truth in less time than the plea-bargained sentence would take. But D'Souza has money and friends with even more money. And even post-plea, he admits he did it. Here he is talking with Megyn Kelly on Fox. ACTUAL QUOTE TIME!
"Her campaign was absolutely flailing, and I wanted to help her. And so I just chose the wrong and stupid way to do it. I shouldn't have done it. And I'm taking responsibility for it."
Oh, good. I guess we're done here! He did it, he got caught, he's taking responsibility for it. All his supporters can stop blaming Obama's jackbooted thugs for railroading his enemies with drummed-up charges. Sanity can prevail. I'm sure Megyn Kelly will treat D'Souza in much the same way Fox treats other confessed criminals.
"The Washington Times points out in editorial yesterday, that Mr. Obama's 2008 presidential campaign, was itself fined almost $400,000 in 2013 for failing to disclose millions of dollars in contributions and missing deadlines for refunding excess contributions. No one was threatened with prison. Is this about Dinesh D'Souza or is this about upholding campaign finance laws?"
Yeah, how come Obama got off with a different punishment when his people got caught with a different violation of campaign finance rules? I mean, if the single most discredited newpaper without a Bat-Boy on the cover says something's up, clearly there must be something fishy going on.
Ah, well. That's just Fox being Fox. Try to find some way to absolve D'Souza of his sins. Luckily for us, the guy sitting across from her is taking responsibility for it. I'm sure he'll set her straight.
"So for example, look at Harry Reid. There seems to be multiple campaign finance things with him. The last I read, he used money from his campaign finance to pay for his daughter's wedding. Then you look at numerous other cases and it seems that the Obama administration does not choose to push those. So that's really the issue. It's the issue of fair treatment. You know you don't want to have a country where lady justice has one eye open and she winks at her friends and then gives the evil eye to her enemies."
Now, that's what I call taking responsibility! Discovering a deep-seated inequality in the American justice system because you got punished, and a guy you read somewhere seems to have done some things gets off scot free! I would welcome Dinesh D'Souza's new fight for law enforcement equality if it weren't so clearly based around inequities to people named Dinesh D'Souza.