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Thursday, February 25, 2016

Despicable Thing

Remember when Chris Cristi allegedly closed a few traffic lanes leading to the Washington Bridge? You'd think he had stonewalled the deaths of a US ambassador for political purposes, or sicced the IRS on his opponents, or cozied up to a leading world sponsor of terrorism. The main stream media provided us with unrelenting  24-7 coverage of Cristi's atrocity, week after week, until they were sufficiently convinced they has destroyed his national political ambitions.

Now Barack Obama, in what can only be called gansta politics, Chicago style, has cut funding war on terror related funding for New York City> Critics claim this is in retailiation for Democrat Senator Chuck Shumer's opposition to Obama's dispicable Iran "deal." After all, Barack Obama is no known for cutting federal funding for anything.

The Washington Examiner reports:
New York City's former top cop said Sunday that the Obama administration cut funding to fight terrorism in the city to retaliate against Sen. Chuck Schumer for opposing a nuclear deal with Iran.

"There's a certain amount vindictiveness on the part of Washington aimed at Sen. Chuck Schumer," Ray Kelly, New York City's police commissioner under former Mayor Michael Bloomberg, said in an interview with John Catsimatidis on AM 970 in New York.

"Apparently they remember very well that Sen. Schumer did not support their Iran deal," Kelly said, arguing the proposed cut "was aimed at getting a reaction from Sen. Schumer."

Schumer was the most senior Democrat in Congress last year to oppose an international agreement under which Iran agreed to give up its nuclear weapons program in exchange for relief from econonmic sanctions.

Schumer, a Democrat set to become the party's Senate leader, joined New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and the city's police and fire commissioners to blast a White House budget plan that would cut annual funding for the city's Urban Area Security Initiative from $600 million to to $330 million.

As the country's largest city and the only U.S. location repeatedly attacked by terrorists, including the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, New York officials have long sought extra consideration in allocation of federal anti-terror funds.

"New York is an enduring target," Kelly said. "It always will be."

Schumer statements drew a pointed White House response, an unusual reaction aimed at a key Democratic ally.

"At some point, Sen. Schumer's credibility in talking about national security issues, particularly when the facts are as they are when it relates to homeland security, have to be affected by the position that he's taken on other issues," White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said Wednesday.
Obama is a product of corrupt Chicago politics where sychophantic loyalty is rewarded and reasoned opposition is severely punished. He did it to Democrat Senator Robert Menendez, and now he's doing it to Chuck Schumer.

Obama's despicable behavior comes as no surprise to those of us who understand his essential character, but it is surprising that any president would put a major U.S. city as risk to make a pathetic political point.

And the main stream media? Almost no mention of this outside New York City. After all, closing a few traffic lanes is worthy of nation news when its done under a Republican Governor in NJ. But when a Democrat President of the United States puts 10 million NYC citizens at greater risk—crickets. Maybe that's the most despicable thing of all.