By Kevin “Coach” Collins
California Democrats have learned a hard lesson about trusting Democrats. An unfolding investigation has revealed the Party’s favorite campaign treasurer Kinde Durkee is a thief. The scorecard of this woman’s damage makes her an attractive candidate as featured speaker at the next Orange County Lincoln Day Dinner – provided she can raise her own bail money.
The list of victims Durkee has swindled reads like a who’s who of the most destructive enemies of freedom the Golden State has sent to Washington in recent years. “Money bags” Dianne Feinstein lost a reported $4.7 million, the phony Sanchez sister got stung as well. Linda Sanchez lost $322,000 and Loretta Sanchez who used absentee ballots from Mexico to unseat Bob Dornan lost $125,000. A third Congresswoman, Susan Davis “donated” $160,000 to the greedy Durkee.
Reasons to rejoice
There are several reasons to be happy about this news. These three are all knee jerk liberals who have been destructive forces in our lives since their first days in Congress. Dianne Feinstein has a lifetime American Conservative Union (ACU) rating of 8.5%. Susan Davis has a 4.8% ACU lifetime rating and the Sanchez sisters are at 8.8% for Loretta and a minuscule 3.13% for Linda.
These numbers aside, the real benefit to freedom in this swindle is that these Congresswoman who will likely face little or no opposition next year will not have the money to play Santa Claus to other money starved liberal Democrats.
Feinstein could actually be personally damaged by Durkee’s theft. She could be facing Michael Reagan at a time when the TEA party movement has revitalized the conservative reverence for President Ronald Reagan.
Perhaps the most damaging part of the Durkee rip off is the problem of finding honest competent campaign treasurers for next year’s election campaigns.
Those who have not been involved in the inner workings of a political campaign can’t fully appreciate how important the position of treasurer has become over the last several cycles. As evidence of this dilemma, as of two weeks ago fully 53 California Democrat federal political committees still listed Durkee as their treasurer.
Obviously even though they know Durkee is a crook they can’t replace her. Moreover with the size of this scandal all California Democrat federal campaigns and political committees will be easy targets for those nettlesome “finance and reporting” complaints Democrats have thrown at Republicans for so many years.
This is will be fun to watch.
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