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    Boehner: Rangel And Waters Scandals Won't Have Major Election Impact


    Two ethics trials of high profile Democratic legislators? Not a big impact? That's news for some contributors to these forums. But contrast how Democrats address their scandals with how Republicans do. Dem's conduct public trials and Repub's do what? Mostly look the other way.

    Excerpted from “Boehner: Rangel And Waters Scandals Won't Have Major Election Impact” By Brian Beutler, Talking Points Memo DC, August 5, 2010, 6:17PM
    Democrats have been hoping to use Republican attacks on Democratic ethics against them, to remind voters of recent and ongoing GOP scandals. The Rangel and Waters ethics trials, they say, prove that Democrats have made good on their pledge to clean up the House of Representatives, where, in the past, Republicans sought to bury their scandals.
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    Re: Boehner: Rangel And Waters Scandals Won't Have Major Election Impact

    Quote Originally Posted by Chappy View Post

    Two ethics trials of high profile Democratic legislators? Not a big impact? That's news for some contributors to these forums. But contrast how Democrats address their scandals with how Republicans do. Dem's conduct public trials and Repub's do what? Mostly look the other way.
    Let's see, Rangle and Waters are both black and were elected in majority minority districts--per Section 5 of The Voting Rights Act.

    I hadn't thought about it, but Boehner's probably right. What with the fear of being called a racist, this won't matter much.
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    Re: Boehner: Rangel And Waters Scandals Won't Have Major Election Impact

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Let's see, Rangle and Waters are both black and were elected in majority minority districts--per Section 5 of The Voting Rights Act.

    I hadn't thought about it, but Boehner's probably right. What with the fear of being called a racist, this won't matter much.
    Affirmative Action for Congress, hmmmmm....interesting.
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    Re: Boehner: Rangel And Waters Scandals Won't Have Major Election Impact

    Quote Originally Posted by Chappy View Post

    Two ethics trials of high profile Democratic legislators? Not a big impact? That's news for some contributors to these forums. But contrast how Democrats address their scandals with how Republicans do. Dem's conduct public trials and Repub's do what? Mostly look the other way.
    Actually it's usually the Republicans going after Republicans that screw up, most republicans that do something really wrong end up "retiring" shortly thereafter.

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    Re: Boehner: Rangel And Waters Scandals Won't Have Major Election Impact

    Maybe they're busy worrying about the criminal probe and the Senate Select Committee on Ethics investigation into Sen. John Ensign’s extramarital affair with a campaign aide and the alleged irregularities that accompanied it.

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    Re: Boehner: Rangel And Waters Scandals Won't Have Major Election Impact

    Don't know one way or the other with Rangel, but I'm sure even the Democrats will be glad to see Waters go.

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