By John W. Lillpop
Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) is generally recognized as one of the most liberal politicians in the United States Congress. That fact became too obvious last week when Schakowsky unleashed a bitter verbal assault against American citizens audacious enough to take part in the so-called Tea Parties held all across the nation on April 15.
For those who have not heard, one million American citizens gathered to protest the spending and tax policies of the Democrat-majority Congress and the equally liberal Obama administration.
Note, please, that the Tea Parties were peaceful, lawful expressions of free speech, as per the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
Nonetheless, Rep. Jan Schakowsky denounced the Tea Parties as "despicable and shameful" because said events were in opposition to Obama tax policies, which she sees as a "significant, honorable moment of American history."
Peaceful and lawful protests by We the People are "despicable and shameful"?
If the Gentle Lady from Illinois was in such an agitated state over peaceful protests, how incensed might she become if serious matters-- like tax violations and fraud--were involved?
Does the name Robert Creamer ring a bell, Representative Schakowsky?
If not, perhaps this partial clip from USA Today, dated August 31, 2005, will stir a memory:
"The husband of an Illinois congresswoman pleaded guilty Wednesday to tax violations and bank fraud for writing rubber checks and failing to collect withholding tax from an employee.
"Robert Creamer, a political consultant married to four-term U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky, could face four years in prison on the two felony counts when he is sentenced Dec. 21.
"In my heart, I know that these mistakes do not define or diminish this good man, or the good work that he has done over the last 40 years or that he will do in the future," Schakowsky, D-Ill., said after her husband's court hearing."
Isn't that just precious?
The Congress lady that ragged on patriots for exercising their First Amendment rights was perfectly willing to accept a convicted felon as a "good man."
As it turns out, Schakowsky's "good man" ended up going to jail as described, in part, at Wikipedia:
"On April 5, 2006, Creamer was sentenced to five months in prison and 11 months house arrest. Creamer served his 5 month incarceration at the Federal Correction Institute in Terre Haute, Indiana and was released on November 3, 2006."
It should be pointed out that Rep. Jan Schakowsky has never been implicated in her husband's felony.
Which is not to say that a five-month stint in a cold and smelly cell might not do a world of good for this unrepentant knot head from Illinois!