you have chosen not to do so
while you may disagree with my position, it is not that simple ... unless you believe that the (absence of) integrity of congressional leaders and their willingness to impose a double standard to achieve political objectives is something simple
it appears you hold the belief that those who have committed the most severe violations are the ones who are entitled to the least punishment
at least that is what appears from your defense of this "simple" action
My point is that a complaint comes into the Ethics Committee, and it MUST be investigated. I'm willing to wait to see what comes out of the investigation, as I trust the thoroughness with which these investigations are done. The COMMITTEE as a whole--both Democrats and Republicans vote on the outcome. I have a hard time thinking that bogus claims are successful.
On a serious note, this one doesn't pass the smell test. Sounds like that hardball Chicago style politics is coming into play. Massa sounds like a discourteous lout Until now, that has not been a disqualifying trait.
Last edited by Mick; 03-09-10 at 07:25 AM.
Given the supremely creepy way in which he's describing his own actions, I think it's safe to say that he's fallen into some deep water and is clutching at whatever he can to keep himself from drowning.
People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.
A complaint is filed by multiple sources and it MUST be investigated. There are no, "Well, Joe Shmo, this looks like a stupid complaint. Bye." No. The employees must investigate it and provide a report to the ENTIRE COMMITTEE made up of both Democrats and Republicans, who then vote as to what should happen with the complaint. It's not about appearances for either party.
massa is insane.
The House will consider a Senate version of the health-care bill later this month, and if all lawmakers voted as they did in the November vote on health care, Democratic leaders would have precisely 216 votes. But dozens are considering switching their votes -- some from no to yes and others from yes to no -- making it impossible to determine whether Massa's vote would have been "deciding."
Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:
These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.