Monday, February 07, 2011

One Less Jew In Congress: California Congresswoman Jane Harman To Resign, And The L.A. Times Comments Section Looks Like A Stormfront Thread

The number of declared Jews in the United States Congress is about to shrink from 39 to 38. On February 7th, 2011, California Congresswoman Jane Harman (D-Tel Aviv) announced her intent to resign her U.S. House seat barely three months after she was re-elected, although she did not give a specific date. Primary local story published by the Los Angeles Times; national stories by the Washington Post and CNN. Discussion thread on Stormfront.

Notwithstanding my snarky little reference above, Harman actually represents California's 35th Congressional district, encompassing an area from Venice to El Segundo to Redondo Beach to Torrance. There'll be a special election to replace her; already, prospective successors are staking their claims, including California's newly-minted Secretary of State Debra Bowen and L.A. City Council member Janice Hahn, who posted her announcement HERE. Politico speculates that a third person, Marcy Winograd, may jump in as well. Governor Jerry Brown has two weeks to set the date for the special election to fill Harman’s seat, and the general election must be held within 135 days.

Although the sudden resignation, so soon after her re-election, has raised some suspicions of chicanery on her part, Rep. Harman is set to succeed former Rep. Lee Hamilton as head of the Washington-based Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Rep. Harman notified her constituents of her decision by e-mail, saying in part "This is an excruciating decision because the distinction of representing the smartest constituents on earth will never be surpassed – nor will my relationships with my exceptional staff and colleagues in Congress. But shaping and leading the Wilson Center is a thrilling new challenge."

Harman, 65, has held the seat for all but two years since 1992. She gave up the seat to run for governor in 1998, losing a primary to Lt. Gov. Gray Davis. Two years later, she ousted the man who had replaced her in Washington, Republican Rep. Steve Kuykendall. Harman's district has grown to be a reliably Democratic seat. President Obama won the district in the 2008 presidential race by 30 points, which implies that a Democrat will be favored. Harman had a reputation for being a Blue Dog centrist Democrat, although she was a hawk on Israel.

In 2009, Rep. Harman became embroiled in a scandal which broke out when it was revealed was overheard on an NSA wiretap telling a suspected Israeli agent that she would lobby the Justice Department to reduce espionage-related charges against two officials of the American Israeli Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), the most powerful Jewish lobby in Washington. Harman was recorded saying she would “waddle into” the AIPAC case “if you think it’ll make a difference,” according to two former senior national security officials familiar with the NSA transcript. In exchange for Harman’s help, the suspected Israeli agent pledged to help lobby Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), then-House minority leader, to appoint Harman chair of the Intelligence Committee after the 2006 elections, which the Democrats were heavily favored to win. Furthermore, back in October, 2006, Time reported that the DOJ and FBI were investigating whether Harman and AIPAC  "violated the law in a scheme to get Harman reappointed as the top Democrat on the House intelligence committee" and "the probe also involves whether, in exchange for the help from AIPAC, Harman agreed to help try to persuade the Administration to go lighter on the AIPAC officials caught up in the ongoing investigation." 

Looking at the comments section of the L.A. Times story, it almost looks like a discussion thread on Stormfront. I can't remember so many people naming the Jew in a mainstream media story before. I commend the L.A. Times for refusing to censor them. Here's a sampling (after the jump):

irving at 9:01 AM February 7, 2011
Poor Jane is in a rush to find another appropiate Zionist who will channel top secret intelligence to our "ally" Israel. Good riddance to this hypocrite.

another view at 9:28 AM February 7, 2011
Maybe she can go to Switzerland in GW's place to get her reward for serving the "Jewish Charities" all these years, then hit all the Military/Industrial Complex lecture tours as well. Time to build that retirement fund, Jane! The biggest bribes of government officials is always paid after they leave the relatively low-paying public service. $150,000 per speech for GW Bush and Condie Rice. Bill Clinton even higher. Slime balls.

lanceman at 9:49 AM February 7, 2011
I understand that Harman will keep her seat in the Knesset.

deliberate at 10:24 AM February 7, 2011
She must have gotten caught blatantly passing secrets to our "ally" israel. I'm sure top Democrats arranged it so she could have a graceful exit, even though she is a traitorous Israeli dual national slimeball, who deserves to be hung in a public square so all dual national and israeli sympathizers who put that armpit of "state" ahead of American interests, can see what's coming for them when the rest of America wakes up!

Rick DeLano at 10:28 AM February 7, 2011
Perhaps one of the five or ten most egregious Representatives from Israel.

Her constituents are certainly hopeless, having returned this agent of a foreign power to Congress even *after* she was caught on tape!



lkfarwell at 11:23 AM February 7, 2011
Now if the voters would select someone who puts the USA first, instead of Israel, we could be proud of our new Representative.

USAFIRSTLASTALWAYS at 11:45 AM February 7, 2011
Perhaps Ms. Harman feels that she can better promote the interests of Israel in the Woodrow Wilson "Center for Scholars", than in congress. It will be kind of like a Jewish "madrasa". This is one Madrasa that will certainly promote terrorism (killing innocent people with tanks and drones is still terrorism)

Captain Howdy at 11:50 AM February 7, 2011
I don't know if it's fair to blast her for her support of Israel when one sees illegals driving all around LA with Mexican flags in their windows, etc. Isn't it natural to support one's homeland? Although she was deeply corrupt and treasonous in passing military secrets to Israel, so, yeah, she should be given the death sentence for treason.

elkumati at 12:50 PM February 7, 2011
Given that she knew about the torture and was one of the people who supported it and then lied about it, all I can say is good riddance. Maybe we will get someone who doesn't put the interests of Israel first.

lanceman at 7:30 PM February 7, 2011
Israel has:

* Conducted terrorist attacks against the US and Britain in Egypt.
* Attacked the USS Liberty
* Sold US secrets to the USSR
* Provided US military technology to the Chinese
* Spied on US citizens

With allies like these....

upwinger at 1:13 PM February 7, 2011
Jane Harman was caught spying for Israel!

pat davis at 2:52 PM February 7, 2011
Would going before Issa be that much on her mind? Frankly I don't know if we have the real reason she's going, we may not ever know it, but it does seem weird she stood for reelection and so soon after wants to leave.

I used to think she was a good civil servant, but the tales of her and Israel make me think we could do better. Given the flux of the mideast right now, it is high time we had a more honest broker in the peace talks (such as they are).

It would be nice for her to pay for the special election herself. Fat chance though.

Personanongrata at 6:11 PM February 7, 2011
U.S. Rep. Jane Harman (D-Venice) has sold the US out to foreign nations her entire term in office, she is a traitor and should be held to account for her actions/in-actions using the full-force and power of the US justice system if only it weren't totally politicized and corrupt itself.

bismarkia52 at 7:12 PM February 7, 2011
Jane Harmon should be deported to Israel where she can openly serve the nation for whom she's always worked.


Anonymous said...

Whats the DIFFERENCE - they're ALL crypto judeo-capitalist kikes in spirit in any case. I can 'understand' a jew acting like a JEW - its the goyim, race-traitors that rot my socks! For White WORKER Power! 88!

Anonymous said...

I like the American Nazi Party!