Oh, those Democratic Attorneys General!

Attorney General Kathleen Kane (D-PA)

In the Keystone State, we have the amusing and sad spectacle of Attorney General Kathleen Kane (D-PA) squashing a sting and an investigation into bribery by some members of the Pennsylvania state legislature because, surprise! everyone caught has been a Democrat,1 an action so egregious that even the editors of The Philadelphia Inquirer complained.

And, of course, we have Eric Holder, the Attorney General for the United States, telling state Attorneys General that they do not have to enforce laws with which they disagree, specifically when it comes to the issue of gay marriage, but has also declined to enforce our immigration laws. Jack Conway, the Democratic Attorney General of Kentucky, announced that he would not defend the state’s laws and constitution concerning a ruling that the Bluegrass State must recognize homosexual marriages performed in other states.

Now, look what happened in Delaware, under the administration of Attorney General Beau Biden (D-DE):

Did Rapist Skate Due to DuPont Family Ties Only to Rape Again?
Filed in Delaware by on March 19, 2014 • 16 Comments

Sometimes, it takes a few hours to absorb a story. Such is the case here. And here. Go ahead and read. Seriously, I’ll wait.  You have only to read this excerpt from McJournal to get your blood boiling:

A du Pont family heir who received no prison time after pleading guilty to raping his 3-year-old daughter nearly a decade ago faces a lawsuit from his former wife that accuses him of sexually abusing his toddler son.

Robert H. Richards IV, 47, on probation after pleading guilty in 2008 to fourth-degree rape of his daughter, has never been charged with crimes against his son. The lawsuit filed Tuesday in Superior Court provides in-depth details about a child rape case that did not receive media attention and Delaware authorities never disclosed publicly.

And the alleged rapist?:

(Robert) Richards is a scion of two prominent Delaware families – the du Pont family, who built the worldwide chemical empire, and the Richards family, who co-founded the prestigious corporate law firm Richards Layton & Finger. Du Pont family patriarch Irenee du Pont is his great-grandfather. His father, Robert H. Richards III, was a partner in the law firm until his 2008 retirement.

Richards IV is supported by a trust fund and paid $1.8 million for his 5,800-square-foot mansion near Winterthur Museum. He also lists a home in the exclusive North Shores neighborhood near Rehoboth Beach as a residence, according to the state’s sex abuse registry.

So, he pled guilty in 2008 and got probation. For raping his toddler daughter. Let’s see…who was AG in 2008? That’d be Beau Biden, scourge of pathetic old men viewing kiddie porn on their computers.  The guy who has made keeping kids safe from predators his principal (only?) issue. How is it that a child rape case prosecuted by Biden’s office did not receive media attention and Delaware authorities never disclosed (it) publicly?  We get multiple press releases from Biden’s office every week proclaiming that they’ve arrested yet another (passive) degenerate for viewing stuff in the privacy of his own home. Yet, an heir to both the DuPont family fortune and the Richards legal empire gets probation (he pleaded guilty!) for raping a three-year old?

More at the link; emphases in the original. El Somnambulo’s original suffers in one regard: the alleged molestation of his son supposedly occurred between 2005 and 2007, which would place it before his 2008 guilty plea; that makes the article title, asking if Mr Richards raped again after being allowed to “skate” a problem. However, it certainly does ask the right question about how someone who pleaded guilty to raping his three year old daughter ever avoided a long, long prison sentence.

Attorney General Biden’s office sends out routine press releases, noting how vigilant they have been in cracking down on consumers of child pornography, and both the article author and some of the commenters have noted that the Attorney General has been harder on perverts looking at child porn and, it is assumed, masturbating to such than they have been on someone who actually raped a child . . . with the implication that such is the case because the child rapist is wealthy and well-connected. Of course, Mr Biden is running for re-election this year,2 but even if he drew Republican opposition, the denizens of the Delaware Liberal, as outraged as they were in the comments section, would still vote for Mr Biden, even if he was caught on tape taking cash from Robert Richards, before they’d vote for a [shudder!] Republican.

What we have is a rash of Attorneys General, both federal and state, not doing their jobs! It’s widespread enough that the conclusion has become inescapable: you cannot entrust Democrats to do something really radical like enforce the law!

  1. While concomitantly trying to investigate whether the state prosecutors took too long to charge Jerry Sandusky, while they were building their case against him, because Mr Sandusky was so well-connected. She is trying to blame Governor Tom Corbett (R-PA), who was Attorney General when the investigation into Mr Sandusky began.
  2. Despite Mr Biden’s health, which has been an issue recently.


  1. It is sad and pathetic that radical partisanship and dishonor have taken over and are running amuck in the Democratic Party. You know, even when I disagree with someone I would respect our Country, our Constitution and the Word of God Himself enough want honor and justice and equal treatment under the law for him. I cannot understand how a once-great party like the Democrats have allowed themselves to be taken over by such vulgar, un-American hacks. Then again, there’s Perry to prove the point.

  2. Hoagie wrote:

    I cannot understand how a once-great party like the Democrats have allowed themselves to be taken over by such vulgar, un-American hacks.

    I’d date that from the Vietnam War, when the McGovernite children took over.

    The Democratic Party used to be strongly pro-American, led by patriots who had fought for our country in World War II, and who understood that America was simply a better place and a better country than others.

    Vietnam changed that, replacing Democratic patriots like Henry Jackson and Sam Nunn and, yes, even Hubert Humphrey, with whiny kids who saw America as evil first, mental midgets who saw being rich and powerful as somehow wrong, somehow immoral, even as they took full advantage of our wealth and power. John Kennedy, who fought in the war and who stare down the Soviets in 1962, was replaced by Ted Kennedy, an appeaser pushing the idiotic nuclear freeze movement, bringing shame to an entire family.

  3. From The Philadelphia Inquirer:

    Kane hires Sprague to review ‘sting’ probe – and perhaps sue
    LAST UPDATED: Thursday, March 20, 2014, 7:29 PM

    State Attorney General Kathleen Kane has hired one of the most feared litigators in the region, Richard A. Sprague, to represent her in possible defamation suits arising from accounts of her decision to end an undercover investigation that taped at least five Philadelphia Democrats accepting cash or gifts.

    Sprague said he would launch an investigation into the conduct of the prosecutors who ran that sting operation, which began in 2010 before Kane took office. She has said the case was mismanaged, possibly tainted by racial profiling and far too weak for any prosecutions.

    Kane arrived at a Thursday morning meeting with Inquirer editors and reporters, flanked by a pair of lawyers, Sprague and his son, Thomas A. Sprague. The meeting began on an unusual note when the elder Sprague announced that Kane was his client – and that she would not speak.

    Her office had asked for the meeting in wake of the newspaper’s story last Sunday that disclosed the corruption investigation and her decision to halt it.

    “She would like to speak to you,” Sprague said Thursday. “Unfortunately, a mean ogre representing her is preventing it. So put the fault on me.”

    Asked if she agreed with her attorney’s advice not to talk, Kane answered, “I do.”

    More at the link.

    The Attorney General is going on the attack, not against the politicians caught taking bribes in the sting operation, but against the media who broke the story.

  4. Hoagie writes:

    “You know, even when I disagree with someone I would respect our Country, our Constitution and the Word of God Himself enough want honor and justice and equal treatment under the law for him. I cannot understand how a once-great party like the Democrats have allowed themselves to be taken over by such vulgar, un-American hacks. “

    Because Hoagie, as you already have shown you know, Country represents for them an outmoded emotional attachment, the Constitution an almost empty vessel they feel free to fill with their own whims, and they believe neither in God, nor in the concept of honor.

    Nor do they believe that “justice” – their tactical deployment of jabbering rhetoric about “justice” aside – is anything more than an expression of power relations. And of course, as we all also know if we think about it for a moment, they reject the notion that political “equality before the law” is either right or sufficient to get them where they wish to go; and instead believe like the convinced little Marxists they are at core, that even natural inequality must be socially adjusted for in order to realize their version of a “just society”. As the founder of their ideological feast said: “From each according to …[and] to each according to …”

    Their version of equality then, is the “equality” of social insects, not of free men.

    “Then again, there’s Perry to prove the point.”

    Certainly to at least demonstrate it.

  5. Two closely related observations:

    #1. I date the decline of the Democrat Party to the corrupt leadership of Lyndon Johnson. During his term as Senate Majority Leader (1955-61) LBJ was at the center of a web of kickbacks, blackmail, government subsidy swindling, murder, and military procurement fraud that only accelerated during his term as Kennedy’s Vice President but reached astonishing proportions after LBJ conspired with the CIA and the mob to assassinate JFK. Hoover’s FBI helped cover it up, then the Warren Commission tied a big bow on the most despicable lie ever perpetrated against the American people.

    Had LBJ’s CIA assassins not murdered John Kennedy there would have been no Vietnam War as we knew it. Before his assassination JFK had announced the withdrawal of US forces from Vietnam before the end of 1964 with the first 1000 troops home for Christmas 1963. After the assassination, the Democrat Party, national media, and the GOP looked the other way and pretended Kennedy was killed by a lone nut instead of by the most corrupt and bloodstained bastard who ever occupied the White House.

    #2. Kathleen Kane hired Richard A. Sprague to represent her. Back in 1976 Sprague was appointed Chief Counsel for the House Select Committee on Assassinations by Committee Chairman Thomas M Downing (D-VA), who was certain that Kennedy had been killed as a result of a conspiracy. Downing believed that the recent deaths of mobsters Sam Giancana and Johnny Roselli were highly significant. He also argued that the Central Intelligence Agency and the Federal Bureau of Investigation had withheld important information from the Warren Commission. Downing was not alone in taking this view. In 1976, a Detroit News poll indicated that 87% of the American population did not believe that Lee Harvey Oswald was the lone gunman who killed Kennedy.

    Sprague, long known as a tough prosecutor, came highly recommended, he was born in Philadelphia, received his B.S. from Temple University and his LL.B. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. After joining the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office in 1958, Sprague served as a Chief Assistant District Attorney, Chief of the Prosecution Division, Chief of the Trial Division and Chief of the Homicide Division. From 1966 to 1974, he was the First Assistant District Attorney of Philadelphia County. Sprague became a national figure when he successfully prosecuted Tony Boyle, President of the United Mine Workers for the murder of Joseph Yablonski. He also had a record of 69 homicide convictions out of 70 prosecutions.

    At the same time Sprague was appointed, Coretta Scott King was also calling for a more complete investigation into her husband’s murder. The family of Martin Luther King was unconvinced that another lone nut, James Earl Ray, was guilty of the crime. They suspected the same conspirators that assassinated JFK were involved in the murder of MLK and covered their tracks by pinning it on another fall-guy patsy. Since there was more chance of getting information out of secret government files if the two investigations could be combined. Henry Gonzalez (D-TX), and Walter E. Fauntroy (D-DC), joined Downing in his campaign and in 1976 Congress voted to create a 12-member committee (HSCA) to investigate the deaths of Kennedy and King.

    Gaeton Fonzi was to later say: “Sprague was known as tough, tenacious and independent. There was absolutely no doubt in my mind when I heard of Sprague’s appointment that the Kennedy assassination would finally get what it needed: a no-holds-barred, honest investigation. Which just goes to show how ignorant of the ways of Washington both Sprague and I were”.

    The CIA unleashed the attack dogs against Sprague and Downing. Newspaper men on the CIA’s Mockingbird payroll printed smear after merciless smear. George Lardner in the Washington Post, David B Burnham at the NY Times, and Jeremiah O’Leary at the Washington Star led the pack. Then other Congressmen in the CIA’s orbit piled on, Robert Bauman (R-MD), Richard Kelley (R-FL) later convicted of taking bribes in the ABSCAM scandal and did 13 months in federal prison, and Eldon Rudd (R-AZ) former FBI agent involved in the so-called investigation of JFK assassination did their best to discredit their fellow congressmen, undermine political and financial support in Congress, and mislead the public.

    When Sprague started getting too close to uncovering the CIA’s involvement in the phony sheep-dipping of Lee Harvey Oswald in the botched Mexico City incident Sprague was forced out with the demand he sign a non-disclosure contract the terms of which would have completely stymied the investigation and muzzled him in perpetuity. Consequently, the HSCA moved on to become just another failed attempt to reveal the rotten core of government sponsored murder and corruption behind the decline of America.

    So, we stumble from one lie to another with one two-faced liar in the White House after another. We watch the national media spew glaringly obvious propaganda at the same time it suppresses accurate information. Our elected leaders stumble around like drunken winos spending the nation into bankruptcy, tilting at windmills, and pretending to differ over the need for ID cards to vote, or whether it’s racist to enforce our borders. Our cherished institutions sink into perverted imitations of what the Founders intended and too few of us still give a damn.

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