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Old 10-06-2008, 05:40 AM
 
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Its mccain that's running for president, how stupid can one get.
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Old 10-06-2008, 06:07 AM
 
Location: NE Ohio
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This week’s indictment of Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens is the tip of the iceberg. Stevens failed to report more than $250,000 in gifts, including home renovations and a Land Rover, from the large Alaska oil field contractor VECO Corp.
Stevens is just the latest in a long and proud lineage of Republicans accepting bribes, particularly from defense and oil contractors.

The undisputed champion of Congressional corruption is Randy “Duke” Cunningham. The California congressman pled guilty to conspiracy and tax evasion in November 2005 after accepting millions in bribes, including cars, prostitutes, and trips in private jets. Cunningham earned the gifts by pressing more than $150 million in defense contracts. That kind of corruption takes a special kind of person.

Former House Republican majority leader Tom DeLay employed a multi-pronged approach to scumbagism; he was indicted for laundering federal campaign contributions and also took bribes from a much bigger criminal, Jack Abramoff. DeLay killed bills to help clients of Abramoff’s all-Republican lobbying firm. One of the most hypocritical incidents was the blocking of legislation that would have banned sex shops and sweatshops in the U.S. territory of the Northern Mariana Islands, in return for an Abramoff-funded family vacation there.

Human rights activists testified that the largely immigrant population was working 12-hour days for half of U.S. minimum wage and was kept behind barbed wire in shacks. DeLay, a devout Christian, called the island “a perfect petri dish of capitalism.”

Abramoff’s commitment to corruption seemed to know no bounds, and his reach touched many other heavy political players. Among them, former Ohio congressman and chairman of the House Administration Committee, Bob “Freedom Fries” Ney. Like Abramoff’s many other legislative puppets, Ney received all the same lavish gifts: expensive dinners, parties at the MCI skybox, and a $100,000 golf outing in Scotland.

Abramoff’s connection in the Senate was Conrad Burns of Montana, also the former chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on the Interior. “Every appropriation we wanted from Sen. Conrad Burns’ Committee, we got,” Abramoff told Vanity Fair in 2006. Burns received around $150,000 for his efforts. You may be thinking that these Republicans are incredibly easy to buy. But not everything in their culture of corruption is about money. A lot is about sex, too.

Idaho Sen. Larry Craig sputtered a number of weak defenses for his alleged attempt at a homosexual bathroom romp with an undercover police officer in the Minneapolis-St. Paul airport. After initially pleading guilty, Craig said he only did so under pressure from an Idaho newspaper. Craig helped enact the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” military policy, opposed gay marriage, and opposed a ban on discrimination based on sexual orientation.

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Yeah, you left out a few:

Chris Dodd (D), Mortgage scandal involving Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. He is a big player in this mess. Received thousands of dollars.

Barney Frank (D), Chairman of Financial Services Committee, also a huge player in the current banking and mortgage scandal. Received thousands of dollars from Fannie Mae.

Barak Obama (D) and Presidential candidate, another player in the mortgage scandal. Obama received thousands of dollars from Fannie Mae, and in a shorter period of time than Chris Dodd (how does that happen?).

Chuck Schumer (D) Another player in the mortgage scandal. Also received thousands of dollars.

William Jefferson (D) Found with $25,000 in a freezer (was that the ammount — I forget), still serving, no investigation as to where this money came from.

Franklin Raines (D) Former CEO of Fannie Mae, and adviser to Barak Obama, raked in piles of money from Fannie Mae also.

James Trafficant (D) In prison for a variety of things.

Harry Reid (D) Shady real estate transactions in his home state, in which he reaped millions of dollars.

Nancy Pelosi (D) I don't have a list in front of me, but her record isn't spotless and she and her husband hire illegal aliens to work in their vinyards. She has been implicated in a number of scandals.

This is a short list, and there are many others involved in the mortage scandal too. Most are Democrats. I don't have the list in front of me.

Anyone else see that Fox News special on this banking and mortgage scandal yesterday? Very informative. You must see it.

As for the posters list of Republicans, above, it should be pointed out that Tom Delay was guilty of nothing. That was a sham from the begining.
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Old 10-06-2008, 06:08 AM
 
Location: long island , ny
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On which network? The Bible network?
better than MTV
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Old 10-06-2008, 06:12 AM
 
Location: NE Ohio
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That's soooo cheap....I feel for ya' girl....I feel for ya if that's all you've got
Personal attacks are all they have.

Republicans are stupid.
Bush is stupid.
Bush is an idiot.
Haliburton, Haliburton, Haliburton
Sarah Palin is an imbecile
Haliburton

Well, you get the idea. They have no substance. They think personal attacks are an argument.
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