Democrat corruption, that is. Never mind Pelosi’s pledge to be the most ethical Congress in history, there are way too many goodies to be had for those willing to bend and break the rules a bit.
First off, let’s look at gerrymandering. That’s basically the practice of modifying voting districts to give the advantage to the incumbent party. It’s legal, but slimy. Of the 20 most gerrymandered districts in the country, guess how many of them are Democrat districts?
Now let’s move on to the actual legal problems:
Mayor Sheila Dixon was indicted Friday on charges that she accepted illegal gifts during her time as mayor and City Council president, including travel, fur coats and gift cards intended for the poor that she allegedly used instead for a holiday shopping spree. …
Prosecutors said the gift cards were to be distributed to needy families, but were instead used by Dixon to buy electronics–including an Xbox, a PlayStation 2 and a camcorder–clothes and other merchandise and also handed out to members of her staff.
The mayor of Racine, Wis., has been accused of attempting to sexually assault a child and possessing child pornography.
The state Department of Justice says Mayor Gary Becker was arrested Tuesday night at a Brookfield mall on tentative charges of attempted second-degree sexual assault of a child, child enticement and possession of child pornography. Other allegations include exposing a child to harmful materials, using of a computer to facilitate a child sex crime and misconduct in public office.
Racine County District Attorney Michael Nieskes says he expects to file formal charges late Wednesday or Thursday.
Becker was held Wednesday in the Kenosha County Jail on a $165,000 cash bond.
Although it was not mentioned in the report for some strange reason, Mayor Gary Decker is a democrat.
AWR Hawkins suggests that the Dems are, in fact, a culture of corruption:
The Democratic Party holds to three major rules concerning politics in this country:1. Democrats make “mistakes,” Republicans commit crimes.2. Republicans are not allowed to harp on Democrat “mistakes” but Democrats are free to confront Republicans over the slightest “moral discrepancy” whenever and wherever they choose.3. If Republicans do somehow muster the courage to point out a Democrat “mistake,” as they did with the great perjurist-in-chief Bill Clinton, they are to be charged with using “the politics of personal destruction.”But now, with internet sites and cable channels alike carrying the news of Friday’s indictment of Baltimore’s Democrat Mayor Sheila Dixon for perjury and the impeachment of Illinois Democrat Governor Ron Blagovich after he tried to sell a Senate seat to the highest bidder, can’t we finally gather the courage to ignore the Democrats politically correct guide to political confrontation and throw down the gauntlet?It’s clear from here that the Democrats represent the politics of personal corruption.
Uh…yeah, I’d say so. But the list isn’t anywhere close to being done:
[W]e could include New York Democrat Mayor Elliot Spitzer’s fling with a prostitute, Jesse Jackson’s mistress and subsequent lovechild, New Jersey Governor McGreevy’s homosexual affair, and the news that the Senate Subcommittee on Military Construction, of which Senator Diane Feinstein was a member, had awarded a “number of defense contracts…to Perini Corp. and URS Corp, both of which [Feinstein’s] husband Richard Blum has ownership in.” (Feinstein resigned from the subcommittee when news of this surfaced.)Sure we should also include Bill Clinton’s 1998 impeachment, and mention the fact that the only two presidents in American history to be impeached were Democrats (Andrew Johnson being the first). We could even go back to Senator Ted Kennedy’s famous Oldsmobile in the Chappaquiddick trick that cost Mary Jo Kopechne her life. (If a Republican had done that it would have been called “manslaughter.”)Notice, I haven’t touched on Barrack Obama ties to Pastor Jeremiah Wright or Williams Ayers — the former damns America instead of blessing her, while the latter wishes he’d committed more terrorism toward the U.S. than he did back in the day.
The media, of course, does everything possible to shield Dems from problems while relaying negative reports on Reps whether they’re true or not. It’s a giant double standard that exists today, and it’s got to stop.
And where are the Republicans through all of this? Practicing their quiet bipartisanship. Well, you know what I think of bipartisanship, and this is a systemic problem for the GOP. Until they learn to stop playing nicey-nice and start trying to win, they’re going to doom themselves to political obscurity. They’ve got to push the message to the American people that it is the Democrat party that embodies the culture of corruption. There’s plenty of evidence to support it, but they mysteriously refuse to even attempt this effort. Idiots.
In the meantime, do the Democrats really present hope and change?
There’s my two cents.