Saturday, May 12, 2007

Come On, Man-Up, Dems!

Democrats Choose Scandalmongering Over Agenda
By Matt Margolis & Mark Noonan

Last week, Rahm Emanuel, the chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, spoke to the Brookings Institution about corruption in government, using most of his 3,600-plus-word speech to harp on the so-called Republican “culture of corruption,” while implying Democrats hold the moral high ground on ethics.

After the Democrats won the majority last November, they promised to usher in two things: 1) an ambitious reform agenda of their own and 2) a new era of bipartisanship. Emanuel’s speech signals his party’s abandonment of both promises.

In the 2006 elections, the Democrats won their majority largely due to their campaign against the so-called Republican “culture of corruption” in Washington, D.C. Despite a lot of rhetoric about a “New Direction For America,” over 100 days have passed since their return to the majority, and they have little to boast about.

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21 Comments:

Anonymous Morris Less said...

broken link

7:50 AM  
Blogger VerityINK said...

Works fine for me...

8:07 AM  
Blogger VerityINK said...

I replaced the link. If it still doesn't work for you go to:

TownHall

http://www.townhall.com/

And scroll down to 'Your Opinion'--the article is near the bottom.

8:11 AM  
Anonymous Morris Less said...

Got it! works now.

1:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Democrats are Meanies!

Can you believe these lefties? What a bunch of meanies. I mean to go out and try to clean up the most corrupt administration in the last 70 years, just isnt fair. Why? There was no blowjob! Just consistent and pervasive corruption from the top (Scooter Libby, "Brownie", Abramoff, Secretary of Education (name escapes me but got caught padding the scores for NCLB), Halliburton no-bid contracts, (fingers growing weary) to the bottom; Duke Cunnigham, new governor of Nevada, Monica Goodling (poor Monica will be heading to the big house), Brent Scholzman, (fingers too weary to continue).

Not a single blowjob amongst them but those mean old Democrats just wont stop. I mean what is it with these guys? I know paybacks are a bitch but this just isnt fair.

2:30 PM  
Blogger VerityINK said...

ANON.--I might give you some credence--IF Sandy Burgler wasn't your handmaiden, if Jefferson was paying his parking tickets out of his freezer, if you all had played fair in regards to Libby--and I could go on and on.

You don't mention the Clintons robbing the White House, DiFi awarding contracts to her husbands company, Pelosi's water-benefits-hubby deal, Harry's duplicitous land deals, Kerry refusing to hand over his war records, Edwards hedge fund thingy and ambulance-chasing that ruined the practice of OB/GYN's in his state--and let's go check Ms. Sebelius's phone records; chances are a call DID come in at 5 a.m. the other day from Howard Dean.

Just because YOU say the GOPs are corrupt--more corrupt--doesn't make it so. It only seems that way to you because that's the only party you're looking at. The view from out here is MUCH different.

5:22 PM  
Blogger Russet Shadows said...

Let's dissect yet another leftist comwad's hyperventilating flatulence...

"I mean to go out and try to clean up the most corrupt administration in the last 70 years..."

In a comparison to Clinton's administration ("the most ethical in history" according to Al Gore), Bush's administration is by far more ethical. This will be demonstrated by a knowledge of history (google for Clinton scandals) and a refutation of your logic.

"Just consistent and pervasive corruption from the top (Scooter Libby"

Who was charged for what, exactly? That's right -- not outing a covert agent -- but for failing to remember who he talked to about the open secret.

"Brownie",

Who?

"Abramoff"

Not a member of Bush's administration, and as you'll recall (because you're so interested in the truth), Abramoff was a bipartisan scandal. Harry Reid of Nevada was a client of his, among others.


"Secretary of Education (name escapes me but got caught padding the scores for NCLB)"

Ok, as my memory serves this wasn't the secretary of education, but some guy who worked in the Education department. So you've got the wrong guy, but the right crime. Score one point.

"Halliburton no-bid contracts"

This is not corruption, either. It's customary to give no-bid contracts to companies who have previously completed government work and when the field of competitors is very thin. Halliburton really was the best company for the job, because of their track record.

"Duke Cunnigham"

Again, not a member of Bush's administration.

"new governor of Nevada"

What has this to do with Congressional politics? Red herring argument.

"Monica Goodling"

Interestingly enough, she was granted immunity by the House Judiciary committee in the Democrat-controlled House. So apparently the Democrats don't think that she is guilty of a crime.

"Brent Scholzman"

Even the mainstream media hasn't touched this one. The only info I could find was on rabid leftist blogs.

You know, for eight years of "widespread corruption", your list is incredibly short and 90% wrong. Keep trying.

5:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lets see, all of the Dem 'scandals' with the exception of Jefferson, are those half-truths made up by Rush, Drudge and others. Check your facts.

Clinton robbing the White House? Oh puhhhllleassssee! That is the phoniest of the phony scandals.

Brownie, try FEMA. Political hack put into position totally unqualified for.


bwahhhaaaahhaaaah. You guys are so funny. The last 10% of Americans who haven't come to the conclusion that everyone else has. It must be pretty darn lonely.

5:38 PM  
Blogger VerityINK said...

BRAVO--RussetShadows! He's now been nailed up there twice (and he STILL doesn't have the guts to be called anything besides 'anonymous'.) Spell that gutless wonder--and wrong.

5:40 PM  
Blogger VerityINK said...

P.S. ANON. et al Leftists--Don't use the term 'blowjob' on my blog--it's disgusting.

5:42 PM  
Anonymous bobcat said...

Anonymous - Your stupid sarcasm might carry a little more weight if, 1. it was remotely funny and, 2. if the Dimocrats weren't the worst liars, thieves, and con artists on the planet.

You and yours are a Brillo pad saying a sponge is too harsh...

6:54 PM  
Anonymous teller said...

Come on, Donal, the DEMOCRATS aren't going to man-up! They have nothing to man-up with.

7:09 PM  
Blogger VerityINK said...

Oh, Bobcat, I love your analogy!

8:13 PM  
Anonymous Red Stater said...

By my rough, conservative calculation — feel free to add — there have been corruption, incompetence, and contracting or cronyism scandals in these cabinet departments: Defense, Education, Justice, Interior, Homeland Security, Veterans Affairs, Health and Human Services, and Housing and Urban Development. I am not counting State, whose deputy secretary, a champion of abstinence-based international AIDS funding, resigned last month in a prostitution scandal, or the General Services Administration, now being investigated for possibly steering federal favors to Republican Congressional candidates in 2006. Or the Office of Management and Budget, whose chief procurement officer was sentenced to prison in the Abramoff fallout. I will, however, toss in a figure that reveals the sheer depth of the overall malfeasance: no fewer than four inspectors general, the official watchdogs charged with investigating improprieties in each department, are themselves under investigation simultaneously — an all-time record.


Those meany Democrats just won't leave us alone. We have less than 2 years to completely rape and pillage the economy so please stop.
Oh, and watch the gas prices. Cheney and his cronies know their time is running out so watch them go up and up until the election goes into full swing.

3:15 AM  
Anonymous Les Ismore said...

Hey Russet Shadows!
"In a comparison to Clinton's administration ("the most ethical in history" according to Al Gore), Bush's administration is by far more ethical. This will be demonstrated by a knowledge of history (google for Clinton scandals) and a refutation of your logic."

I love to start the day with a good laugh. I took your test and googled "Clinton Scandals". Wow, 1.9 million "hits". Mostly to places like NewsMax (HAHAHAHAHAHA, a real reliable source) and things like "Bill Clinton personally assasinated his political enemies". Please...that is really funny. But I took the challenge you laid out to Anon. Then I took your challenge one step further and googled "Bush Scandals". Uh oh.. 6.3 million "hits". Well, your simple and naive analyses sure proved one thing that the Repugs are better at, eh?

By the way, love the rascist symbolism of your icon.

3:52 AM  
Blogger VerityINK said...

LES--Russet Shadows is one of the smartest and most faithful posters I have. If you'd REALLY done your homework, you'd know how much time and energy the Dems have spent 'Google-bombing'.

They have purposely, intentionally, put ALL kinds of crap on Google that is negative towards any and all GOP candidates and the Bush admin. Their goal is, whenever anyone Googles GOP names, it shoots them to a negative article about them. They did this in the last campaign, in particular.

LOL I thought you were more savvy than that, Les, than to believe that nonsense that has been so carefully planted!

10:21 AM  
Blogger VerityINK said...

ANON.--You say lots of stuff isn't true, but you provide no evidence that it's not. We're certainly not going to take your WORD for it! LOL!

Proof-up!

10:22 AM  
Anonymous Les Ismore said...

Okay, here is a handy guide to all of the Repug scandals put together by Slate magazine. Pretty impartial.
Lets see everyone deny this!
http://www.slate.com/id/2165783/nav/tap1/

3:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Proof upped! See above

8:13 AM  
Blogger VerityINK said...

LIM--Hehehe Slate mag. is HARDLY impartial!

8:43 AM  
Anonymous Les Ismore said...

Lets talk about the facts.

9:25 AM  

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