Dem state senator's husband busted while stealing GOP lawn signs

The Democrats have become the win-by-cheating party, so much so that the President of the United States jokes about vote fraud to a party rally, just as he joked about using the IRS to punish his political opponents. Just as a fish rots from the head down, so too does a political party that depends on the votes of ineligible aliens and that fights tooth-and-nail against the sort of voter identification measures common in other advanced (and not-so-advanced) democracies.

The ethos, one that predates Obama by a century or more, has filtered down to the local level, for instance a contest for the Delaware State Senate (hat tip: The Blaze). In the town of Middletown, GOP lawn signs bearing the slogan “Fix the Economy! Vote Republican”

had been disappearing, so GOP volunteers set up a surveillance operation and caught the miscreant, who happened to be the husband of an incumbent state senator, one Sen. Bethany Hall-Long.

The video, embedded below is hilarious, especially the thief’s denial that anyone owns them.  It is a classic good guys versus bad guy situation.

“We got you, brother! We got the license plate, your face, and everything,” one of the volunteers says in the video.



And based on the evidence, an arrest warrant has been issued for Dana Amon Long. Delaware Online reports:

Police identified the suspect as Dana Armon Long, of the 100 block of Saint Augustine Court near Middletown. Police confirmed he is the husband of the state senator, a Democrat. The warrant was issued for theft under $1,500.

Reached at his home, Long would not comment on the allegations. "I cannot at this point in time make any comments at the advice of counsel," Long said.

An investigation revealed that on Sunday, 28 signs were placed on Middletown Odessa Road at Silver Lake Road, and on the 700 block of Middletown Odessa Road, police said.

They were discovered missing on Monday, replaced, and once again removed. After the campaign signs were replaced a second time, campaign volunteers staked out the spot where the thefts were occurring during early morning hours on Wednesday.

Middletown police said the campaign officials observed "a vehicle pull off the roadway in front of the signs. An individual exited his vehicle and began removing the signs."

The crime carries up to a year in prison, and I hope he gets the maximum if convicted. Crimes against the democratic process are more serious than ordinary property crimes.