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    Re: Rep. Aaron Schock will resign effective March 31st

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    Damn shame. I liked him when he was first elected. A fresh young face, attractive, excellent! But then he took total advantage of his power, and the lavish spending was out of control. Too bad, but the last thing we need are more unethical Congressmen. We already have enough.
    I liked him too. I had a feeling he could've gone very far in politics.
    It's too bad it had to end this way.

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    Re: Rep. Aaron Schock will resign effective March 31st

    I was pretty shocked to see the headline too; was just coming in to post it, but people have once again beaten me to it!

    The hubris he had - he was a newbie, why was he spending all that money and taking all those freebie flights? He should have been learning his job (which includes learning the ethics rules)

    Still, he was fun.... I'll miss having him to push around! At least we still have Cotton...

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    Re: Rep. Aaron Schock will resign effective March 31st

    Quote Originally Posted by Meadowlark View Post
    It's difficult to imagine a corrupt politician in this day and age, shameful!
    Charlie Rangel eats up enough of the "I'm corrupt but they protect me" space in Congress. Maybe when he's finally gone Shock can run again and take his position as Chief Corrupt.
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    Re: Rep. Aaron Schock will resign effective March 31st

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    Charlie Rangel eats up enough of the "I'm corrupt but they protect me" space in Congress. Maybe when he's finally gone Shock can run again and take his position as Chief Corrupt.
    I think old Charlie is going to live forever,

    it's a viable idea when opportunity knocks, perfect title 'Chief Corrupt'.

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    Re: Rep. Aaron Schock will resign effective March 31st

    Quote Originally Posted by Meadowlark View Post
    I think old Charlie is going to live forever,

    it's a viable idea when opportunity knocks, perfect title 'Chief Corrupt'.
    He may not live forever, but his constituents will certainly vote for him forever.

    I just saw that David Corn guy from Mother Jones on MSNBC talking about Shock. Talk about a seamy character. Ew.

    Well, back to Shock. Greed catches up to you. Part of Shock's appeal was his newness and freshness. Too bad. Talk about a great future pissed away.
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    Re: Rep. Aaron Schock will resign effective March 31st

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    Charlie Rangel eats up enough of the "I'm corrupt but they protect me" space in Congress. Maybe when he's finally gone Shock can run again and take his position as Chief Corrupt.
    Rangel's FAR from the only one. Go to the CREW (Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington) website sometime. You wouldn't believe what these ****ers get away with.

    CREW | Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington
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    Re: Rep. Aaron Schock will resign effective March 31st

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    Rangel's FAR from the only one. Go to the CREW (Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington) website sometime. You wouldn't believe what these ****ers get away with.

    CREW | Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington
    No can look. You do know about CREW, don't you? David Brock, Melanie Sloan, Mark Penn, Matt Corley, etc. CREW tosses a token Democrat under the bus for every 8 Republicans.

    Rangel isn't the only one. But he's the biggest and most famous of recent days. Corrupt to the core.
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    Re: Rep. Aaron Schock will resign effective March 31st

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    He may not live forever, but his constituents will certainly vote for him forever.

    I just saw that David Corn guy from Mother Jones on MSNBC talking about Shock. Talk about a seamy character. Ew.

    Well, back to Shock. Greed catches up to you. Part of Shock's appeal was his newness and freshness. Too bad. Talk about a great future pissed away.

    You're right, when the power of the office overwhelms - they do stupid stuff and get caught,
    it happens on both sides of the aisle.

    Sad they ruin a promising future.

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    Re: Rep. Aaron Schock will resign effective March 31st

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    No can look. You do know about CREW, don't you? David Brock, Melanie Sloan, Mark Penn, Matt Corley, etc. CREW tosses a token Democrat under the bus for every 8 Republicans.

    Rangel isn't the only one. But he's the biggest and most famous of recent days. Corrupt to the core.
    The most recent Most Corrupt List I could find from CREW was 2013, and it was something like 7 Rs and 5 Ds, plus two of each on the dishonorable mention list.
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    Re: Rep. Aaron Schock will resign effective March 31st

    Quote Originally Posted by Roadvirus View Post
    I liked him too. I had a feeling he could've gone very far in politics.
    It's too bad it had to end this way.
    I agree, from what I have seen he was denying everything... Then this! Innocent people don't resign. Very Troubling.

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