Sunday, October 01, 2006

The Law And Order Party? Uh, No ...

Over the last 12 months (less, actually), House Republicans have made criminal defense attorneys in Washington very happy.

-- Duke Cunningham (R-CA) resigned in disgrace and went to jail.

-- Tom DeLay (R-TX) resigned in disgrace and is facing a criminal trial.

-- Bob Ney (R-OH) has already pleaded guilty to corruption charges and will leave Congress in disgrace.

-- Mark Foley (R-FL) has resigned in disgrace and may face criminal charges of his own.

That's just one party in one chamber in one year. In the Senate, Bill Frist (R-TN) has been the subject of a criminal probe. In the states, Kentucky Gov. Ernie Fletcher (R) was indicted and Ohio Gov. Bob Taft (R) has been convicted. In the executive branch, Scooter Libby (R) has been indicted, Claude Allen (R) has been convicted, David Safavian (R) has been convicted, and DHS spokesman Brian Doyle (R) pleaded guilty to cyber-sex charges and faces jail time.

And then, of course, there's many more Republicans facing investigations for other scandals, including the New Hampshire phone-jamming scandal, the MZM scandal, and various friends of Jack Abramoff.

I'm not saying Dems are pure as the driven snow — William Jefferson and his freezer come to mind — but damn. For Republicans, all of this has to be embarrassing.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

The bodies are starting to pile up on the GOP side for a change ...

Of course it is a mere nothing when compared to the US soldiers who have died, the innocent Iraqis who have died, those who died in the WTC 9-ll events, and the list of the bodies that have piled up go on ....

4:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As long as we have MSM airheads like Katie Couric dropping lies like (dah doyeee) "DeLay corrupted Democrats as well as Republicans", like she did on the Today show a few months back, a conflicted middle America comes to the conclusion that, "oh well, both parties must be corrupt."

12:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why is it Republicans always resign when accused, yet Democrats dont?

8:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe because the Republicans know they're guilty, and by staying in office they'll only hurt the party more?

9:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So you are saying Democrats are never guilty of anything? Shall I draw up a list? Or is it you are so blinded by your partisanship?

10:09 AM  
Anonymous Charles said...

The Republicans were listed, but where are the names of the sexual pretators who happen to be Democrats? Let me help you.

---Barney Frank, (D) is still in office 20 years after scandals involving a homosexual prostitute.

---Gerry Studds (D) retired in 1996, years after his griminal sexual relations with a 17 boy in 1983.

---Daniel Inouye (D) sexually molested a female hair dresser in 1992, and sexual harrassed at least nine other women, but remained in office.

And the biggy---
---William Jefferson Blythe Clinton (D) raped and/or sexually molested and sexually harrassed several women while in office as governor of Arkansas, and as president of the United States, but remained in office.

No remorse has been displayed by any of the sexual perpetrators, and no apology has been forthcoming. NONE of the Democrats resigned the office which they held and had brought shame upon.

11:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ney was found guilty, but still hasn't resigned. The Republican leadership may have known for five years that Foley had a problem -- at least one page is saying that -- but did nothing.

The Republicans resign when the news hits the press.

11:25 AM  
Anonymous rob of wilmington, del. said...

Charles comparison isn't very good.

a) The examples are over a 20-year period. The examples JABBS provides are over, what, a 1-year period?

b) The Clinton example includes a mix of fact and fiction. With regard to the facts on Lewinsky, Democrats joined Republicans in condemning Clinton.

With regard to the crap dredged up by the Richard Mellon Scaife-funded Arkansas Project, objective sources have not proven any of these conservative myths to be true.

11:43 AM  
Anonymous Widget said...

rob, what a shame Gennifer Flowers had an abortion due to Clinton's intimidation. Chelsea would have had a little brother running around Arkansas. Bill would have had ason to carry on his 'legacy' No myth there. DNA tests do work.

As for 20 years of examples. Is that all? In the early 1960's John Kennedy had sexual laisons while he was in office too. Another Democrat president.

Further back, FDR was with his girlfriend in an adulterous relationship when he died at Warm Springs in 1945. Also a Democrat president.

As for Clinton the fiction is being supplied by Hillary, who is desparately trying to clean up his dishonorable image so he doesn't prove a roadbloke in her dash to get back home to the White House. Was something left to steal last time?

12:07 PM  
Anonymous rob of wilmington, del. said...

rob, what a shame Gennifer Flowers had an abortion due to Clinton's intimidation.>>

That's a conservative myth driven by the Richard Mellon Scaife-fund Arkansas Project.

Objective sources have investigated the rumor, and found it to be nothing more than politically driven speculation.

1:12 PM  
Anonymous rob of wilmington, del. said...

As for 20 years of examples. Is that all? >>

Charles' examples date back 20 years. The examples JABBS provides date back about 1 year.

Reading comprehension is not your strong suit.

As for presidents and their affairs, please. Just about every president had an alleged mistress, including George H.W. Bush. Do we really need to go to this debate in order to try to defend Mark Foley, Bob Ney or Duke Cunningham?

1:14 PM  

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