Jerry Seinfeld once compared the IRS to the Mafia in a comedic bit because “they can take anything they want.” While this belief about government has always been partially true, a chuckle can be drawn from the bit because of the ridiculousness of comparing a free, representative republic to a secretive and violent gang of criminals.
The Mafia is known for its deep rooted involvement in unions, politics, businesses, and individuals in the communities they surrounded. The Mafia was and still is notorious for evading accountability, defense tactics and maintaining absolute control within the ranks of membership. This unyielding reign was feared and hated by law abiding citizens and governing officials, so much so that Robert Kennedy made it a primary mission to thwart their criminal activity as Attorney General. Although the Mafia’s heyday has certainly passed, it’s just getting started for the Democratic party.
Perhaps the most important concept one can derive from the Mafia mentality is that they get stuff done. Through the use of corrupt tactics like intimidation and bribery, the Mafia was able to regularly maintain this stronghold on people and entities to get what they wanted.
This method must have been so effective that the Democratic Party took note and started adopting these tactics. We’ve seen a political shift from the Democratic Party in Kennedy’s day to a party featuring the likes of Al Sharpton, Harry Reid, and Leland Yee; no strangers to corruption or criminal activity. The Democratic Party has become an organized crime unit which thrives, even delights, in bribery, extortion, and intimidation. True, Republicans are no angels and have certainly had their fair share of lies and scandals (hey, it’s politics!), but the level of criminal activity in the Democratic Party is that of a Martin Scorsese film. And no matter what the circumstances are or the proceedings that follow the crime, the Democrat either gets off scot free or merely receives a slap on the wrist (case in point: Nixon vs. Obama)