September 2, 2014

Moran voted no on funding for Israel’s Iron Dome

In August, Congress approved $225 million in aid to help fund Israel’s Iron Dome, an air defense system that has intercepted hundreds of rockets fired into Israel by Hamas terrorists. The vote was unanimous in the Senate and 395-8 in the House. Who was one of the 8 to vote against it? You guessed it – Jim Moran.

The Iron Dome has saved countless Israeli lives (it recently intercepted 15 missiles at the same time), so why would Jim Moran vote against it? Our only guess is that it’s because of his rabid anti-Semitic/anti-Israel views.

September 1, 2014

Of course, Jim Moran wants big money in retirement

Jim Moran has been just as reckless with his own money as he has with taxpayer money, so he’s just about broke. He made no secret to ARLnow that he wants to make big bucks in the private sector after retiring from Congress.

Rep. Jim Moran is 69 years old and thrice-divorced, with the last split leaving him nearly broke. Moran reported no assets or liabilities in his financial disclosure report in 2010, in the middle of his divorce with businesswoman LuAnn Bennett, according to The Washington Post. He took home his congressional salary and a $10,000 teaching fee from George Mason University.

No longer as strapped for cash, the former stockbroker says he has no plans to retire from working when he leaves Congress, and will seek a high-paying job.

‘It’s a little embarrassing that I don’t own my own home or even my own car,’ Moran says.

Jim Moran cites frustration with gridlock in Congress as his reason for retiring, but the real reason is pretty clearly just to cash in. We’ll see if he blows it all on the stock market again

August 29, 2014

“I wanted to get the money out of politics”

Update 8/31/2014 - In the third part of the series, Jim Moran said of 2014 8th District Democratic nominee Don Beyer, “I’m hoping he can raise enough money that he can move into the leadership.” Seems Jim Moran doesn’t actually believe what he says about money in politics. What a shocker…


 

“‘“I wanted to get the money out of politics,’ he says. “I still do, but it’s gotten worse. I wanted to be transformational, in my naiveté. I was surprised at the influence that various interest groups had, domestically and internationally.”

That’s what Jim Moran said in an interview with ARLnow.

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Let’s look at his record. Jim Moran raised millions of dollars in each election cycle, despite almost never facing a close race. He engaged in pay-to-play schemes in which he secured earmarks in exchange for campaign contributions for companies like the infamous PMA Group, which was shut down by the feds, and the corporations behind the Mark Center (which might as well be named the Moran Center). He used confidential insider information to get himself out of the stock market before it crashed in 2008. (Oh, and he tried to raise Congress’s pay.)

Jim Moran wants to get money out of politics? Please.

July 19, 2014

Russia bans Jim Moran

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Russia has apparently banned Jim Moran from entering the country.

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia has placed a U.S. lawmaker and 12 other people connected with the Guantanamo Bay detention camp and the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq on its list of those banned from entering the country.

In a statement Saturday, Foreign Ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich said congressman Jim Moran, a Democrat from Virginia, was banned in response to the July 2 U.S. ban on Russian parliament member Adam Delimkhanov. He said Moran had been repeatedly accused of financial misdeeds but didn’t elaborate.

Moran said he suspects the ban was due to his sponsoring an amendment to a defense appropriations bill approved by the House that bars the U.S. purchase of helicopters from Rosoboronexport, the Russian state arms dealer which he accused of being ‘the principal supplier to the Assad regime in Syria.’

Moran said he has no plans to travel to Russia.

Whatever their reasoning, they could just make up some misdeed or abuse and it would probably be true of Jim Moran, given his long and infamous record.

July 15, 2014

Moran says terrorist rockets into Israel are “fairly feckless”

Jim Moran’s well documented prejudice against Jews and Israel is causing him to be downright ridiculous. On MSNBC last night, he said that the rockets being fired into Israel by the terrorist group Hamas are “fairly feckless”.

[R]eally these rockets that have been fired from the Gaza Strip, they’re fairly feckless. I mean, they fall in land that is generally unoccupied, but nevertheless, they are a threat. And I suspect if Hamas could kill people with them, they certainly would.

(Transcript) Moran appears at 10:15, and the remark is at 11:00 -

Do these look feckless?

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Ask these civilians whose homes were destroyed how “feckless” the rockets were:

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These civilians taking cover obviously don’t think terrorist rockets are “feckless”:

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It’s clear that Jim Moran opposes Israel in any and every matter, including the current conflict. But he should not dismiss the suffering and danger being faced by Israelis from terrorist rockets.

(And by the way, an Israeli died today.)

June 16, 2014

Moran insults millions of Americans

In a bizarre interview with the Talk Radio News Service, Jim Moran said millions of voters in “the south and Appalachian states” didn’t vote for Obama because they are racists, and that gun owners are “insecure”.

Here are the strangest excerpts:

TRNS: Are some Republican lawmakers racist against the President?

I think some of the opposition to President Obama has been because he’s African American. I think that’s particularly the case in the south and Appalachian states, because these are not traditional Republicans. They tend to vote Democratic, but in many cases did not vote Democratic in 2008 and 2012, and I suspect the principle reason is because Mr. Obama is African American, and people in Congress are elected to represent their constituents, and I think they understand the reason for some of the opposition to President Obama. It’s more nuanced. I’m not accusing members of Congress of being racist. I think that they understand that race is still an issue in American society, and I do think that they were factors in the 2008 and 2012 electoral results.

TRNS: On gun laws: Will mass shootings stop when Americans are so desensitized they no longer care about them?

… The NRA has become an evil institution in terms of its motivation. It’s all about maximizing the sales of guns, because it’s funded by the manufacturers, and I think that it gets its political support from insecure men who feel that they need to arm themselves to protect themselves. I just find the whole thing repulsive. Men shouldn’t have to have a semi-automatic weapon to feel safe and secure and to be able to protect their families.

Moran made similar comments about race in 2011. Moran cites gridlock as the main reason for his retirement – has it ever occurred to him that he is helping to create the toxic political climate that is responsible for the gridlock?

Jim Moran needs to apologize.