Tuesday, December 9, 2008

The Democratic Party corruption crime spree

The liberal Democratic Party and their lapdogs in the media love to scream that Republicans are corrupt and can't be trusted. Those charges seem confusing with the latest corrupt Democratic politician, Illinois Gov. Blagojevich, that was taken into custody today by the FBI amid allegations of seeking financial favors in the replacement of the Messiah-elect’s Senate seat.

Among the many allegations against Gov. Blagojevich which include him stating on a FBI surveillance audio, “if....they’re not going to offer anything of value, then I might just take it myself.” Governor Blago also goes on to state, “unless I get something real good for [Senate Candidate], shit, I’ll just send myself, you know what I’m saying.” Blago later stated, “I’m going to keep this Senate option for me a real possibility, you know, and therefore I can drive a hard bargain. You hear what I’m saying. And if I don’t get what I want and I’m not satisfied with it, then I’ll just take it myself.” Blago then stated the Senate seat “is a fucking valuable thing, you don’t just give it away for nothing.”

There are many more allegations against the fine Governor that read like a novel. The breadth of the corruption in this case is just amazing and it does not stop with this liberal Democrat. Just ousted Louisiana Rep. William Jefferson has been indicted for bribery and money laundering
that involves $90,000 of bribe money found by federal agents in Mr. Jefferson’s freezer. Jefferson is also accused of misusing his congressional seat to take bribes from African countries for special favors. Jefferson faces 235 years in prison if convicted on all charges and he has promised there is an “honorable explanation” for the money in his freezer. That is certainly comforting to know!

Not to be outdone in the corruption crime spree, current House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Rep Charles Rangel is under a cloud of suspicion with his lack of ethics. The House Ethics Committee was already investigating Chairman Rangel’s myriad financial disclosure problems, but the latest revelation from the New York Times that Rangel met with donors to the Charles B. Rangel Center at City College who also had a tax policy issue before Congress. There are calls for Rangel to step down from his Chairmanship post but I would suggest he resign from Congress altogether.

Other prominent Liberal Democratic players involved in corruption and ethic lapses are as follows:
NY Gov. Spitzer, resigned his office to avoid prosecution for his affairs with prostitutes and sex rings. Rep. Tim Mahoney (D-Fla) was ousted by voters for his extramarital affair with a staffer and promise to pay her $121,000 to avoid a lawsuit. This is the same Tim Mahoney that narrowly won in 2006 on a “faith, family and personal responsibility” platform after longtime Republican Mark Foley was forced out by the RNC for sexual messages to teenage pages. Jim Johnson, former Obama advisor and Fannie Mae Chairman presided over a $10 Billion financial scandal at Fannie Mae and has yet to face any repercussions for the scandal. It is worth noting that Mr. Johnson was paid $90 Million for his stewardship of Fannie Mae.

There are too many other liberal Democratic players in this corruption crime spree to mention and I do not deny that Republicans have their share of crooks. The difference between Democrats and Republicans is that we pressure our rats to step down. As Limbaugh likes to say, “corruption in the Democratic Party is a resume enhancer.” The AP story that I read about Gov. Blago never mentioned that he was a Democrat and in most if not all cases, when a Democrat is accused of corruption, you have to really search to find their party affiliation. When a Republican is accused, the media will highlight the Republicans party affiliation and make it is headline news.
To read the full FBI transcript of Gov. Blagojevich, go to

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