Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Even Heroes Are Humans With Feet of Clay

Many conservatives in America and around the world had pinned their reputations and hopes on the coat-tails of Dinesh D’Souza over these last several years going back to the beginnings of the George W. Bush campaign for the presidency.

D'Souza was a strong supporter of Bush and leaned even further right of the political spectrum than the former President, which as it has turned out, wasn't a very difficult thing to do since Bush turned out to be anything but a right-winged conservative Republican.

D’Souza’s meteoric rise within the ranks of conservative Republicanism became a thing of legend. With the publication of his bestselling book “The Roots of Obama’s Rage,” “What’s So Great About Christianity?” and the highly acclaimed, if not controversial film, “2016: Obama’s America,” many within the conservative ranks thought they had themselves a new superhero and frontman for the movement. He was appointed president of The King’s College in New York and became a columnist for Christianity Today.

However, it slowly became apparent that D’Souza may have been little more than a man in a straw suit with feet of dried-brittle clay. On Tuesday, May 20, 2014 D’Souza pleaded guilty in federal court to the charge of violating New York’s campaign finance law. By entering the plea he was able to forego what would have likely been a highly publicized trial that could have left him open to even deeper investigation, press scrutiny and speculation. His guilty plea allows the trial to be suspended with sentencing set for a later date. Currently D’Souza also is faced with a count of making false statements to the court but that is likely to be dropped in lieu of his guilty plea.

The illegal campaign finance charge stems from D'Souza’s campaign contributions to a certain New York Senatorial campaign in which D’Souza, who now admits by his guilty plea, was given with the intent of skirting established federal campaign contribution limits set on individuals.


 This public scandal comes on the heels of recent revelations about D’Souza’s troubled personal life involving the particulars surrounding the divorce from his wife while also engaged to another woman who was also married at the time of the affair.

All this controversy and scandal hasn't prevented D'Souza from his right-winged conservative political agenda. He will soon be releasing a new film and book titled “America: Imagine The World Without Her.”

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