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    Analysis: Democrats self-destructing over ethics

    Analysis: Democrats self-destructing over ethics

    The Associated Press: Analysis: Democrats self-destructing over ethics

    The political mess for the Democratic Party, however, isn't Burris' conduct alone; it's the pattern that has developed so quickly over the past few months.

    _The chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, Rep. Charles Rangel, D-N.Y., is the subject of a House ethics investigation. It's partly focused on his fundraising practices for a college center in his name, his ownership financing of a resort property in the Dominican Republic and his financial disclosure reports.

    _Federal agents raided two Pennsylvania defense contractors that were provided millions of dollars in federal funding by Rep. John Murtha, D-Pa., chairman of the House Appropriations defense subcommittee.

    _Blagojevich was arrested Dec. 9 on federal charges, including allegations he schemed to sell the Senate seat to the highest bidder.

    _Tom Daschle, the former Senate majority leader from South Dakota, abandoned his bid to become health and human services secretary and the administration's point man on reforming health care; and Nancy Killefer stepped down from a newly created position charged with eliminating inefficient government programs.

    Both Daschle and Killefer had tax problems, and Daschle also faced potential conflicts of interest related to working with health care interests.

    _Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner was confirmed after revealing he had tax troubles.

    _Obama's initial choice for commerce secretary, Bill Richardson, stepped aside due to a grand jury investigation into a state contract awarded to his political donors.

    _While the Senate voted overwhelmingly to confirm William Lynn as deputy defense secretary, Obama had to waive his ethics regulations to place the former defense lobbyist in charge of day-to-day operations at the Pentagon.


    Are the Democrats hurting themselves with this culture of corruption that Obama had promised to deliver us from?


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    Re: Analysis: Democrats self-destructing over ethics

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    Are the Democrats hurting themselves with this culture of corruption that Obama had promised to deliver us from?


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    The culture of corruption surrounding Democrats has always been in evidence; all one needs do is open one's eyes.

    This administration has already been strapped with numerous scandals just in the nomination process of Cabinet members; this is change, but it is not the change "informed" voters voted for.

    The American people definitely are getting what they asked for; it would be comedic if not so devastating to our future. The stock market has responded much as I believe the business community will be; DOWN.

    After four years of this crapola, Americans will be shaking their heads and telling us how much better the Carter years were; that is my prediction.

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    Re: Analysis: Democrats self-destructing over ethics

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    Are the Democrats hurting themselves with this culture of corruption that Obama had promised to deliver us from?


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    Since when has this been a problem for Democrats?
    It is often a benefit to their political career.

    Though Clinton screwed the pooch badly with his constant scandals, starting with the House Travel Office, people were fed up. This certainly helped Bush in 2000. The economy was going into recession due to the tech bubble, but had The Clintons been half-assed ethical, Gore would have won.

    I agree with the Carter comparison. You can only listen to this doom for so long. Add ingredients that stifle prosperity, punish prosperity and it's only a matter of time until the Aura wears thin.

    He's been in a month and it feels like a year so much Change has come down the line. And future "change" looks to be coming at us like a meteor.
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    Re: Analysis: Democrats self-destructing over ethics

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    Are the Democrats hurting themselves with this culture of corruption that Obama had promised to deliver us from?


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    Obama the Commander in Corruption, started this from Day One.
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    Re: Analysis: Democrats self-destructing over ethics

    I don't think either side understands the meaning of ethics.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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    Re: Analysis: Democrats self-destructing over ethics

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    Are the Democrats hurting themselves with this culture of corruption that Obama had promised to deliver us from?

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    Seriously did we have a change in rules? Why is an Op-Ed in the breaking news section?
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    Re: Analysis: Democrats self-destructing over ethics

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Seriously did we have a change in rules? Why is an Op-Ed in the breaking news section?


    Seriously, do you ever do anything other than bitch. It was in a news section. Where does it say OP-ED?


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    Re: Analysis: Democrats self-destructing over ethics

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Seriously did we have a change in rules? Why is an Op-Ed in the breaking news section?
    Troublemaker.
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    Re: Analysis: Democrats self-destructing over ethics

    For the Democrats this becomes the norm. They get power and then they shoot themselves in the foot and not just once they shoot themselves several times. Although Richardson still is somewhat a surprise because he seemed the most normal of the bunch.
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    Re: Analysis: Democrats self-destructing over ethics

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    Seriously, do you ever do anything other than bitch. It was in a news section. Where does it say OP-ED?


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