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    Re: Which major politic party has greater degree of corrupt tendencies in its cultur

    Quote Originally Posted by Smeagol View Post
    With the recent focus on data mining of Americans, many are making comparisons to the Nixon era Watergate scandal. In fact, it seems any political scandal involving the White House typically gets the suffix "-gate" added to the name often by whichever political party is the opposition to the White House at the time in order to associate the scandal with Watergate. I'm listening to a talk radio show right now chronicling the details of Watergate and its making me think, which of the two major parties has a greater level of corrupt tendencies in its culture, DNA and history?

    I hope this doesn't come across as implying either party overwhelmed by a lack of integrity but simply on the thankfully rare instances when corrupt behavior and tendencies do occur, is it more likely to be democrat or Republican.

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    Re: Which major politic party has greater degree of corrupt tendencies in its cultur

    Quote Originally Posted by Smeagol View Post
    I would define it as something that could get an elected official impeached or sent to jail at worse or is unethical at the least.
    Well, if we go by prison terms, in the recent years in the US Congress we had Frank Balance, Jim Traficant, William (Cold Cash) Jefferson on the Democratic side - with Jesse Jackson Jr. likely to join them shortly; and there was one Republican - Duke Cunningham.

    But I am pretty sure that if you factor in those demographics, and the length of tenures, and take a statistical sample of appropriate size, and all that, you will get a nice, flat 50:50.

    Quote Originally Posted by Smeagol View Post
    Interesting I've noticed a few replies that seem to define corruption as non-compliance with their political ideology.
    Well, I used to think that Democrats are more prone to corruption because many of them believe it is all fixed by the evil "business interests" anyway, and their mission is to re-rig the system in favor of the "underprivileged". And hey, if a little something settles in your pocket in the process - that's just a bonus for the extra effort.

    But this just doesn't seem to match the overall reality of American politics. On both sides, there are idealists, there are pragmatists who would go only that far, and there are crooks.
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    Re: Which major politic party has greater degree of corrupt tendencies in its cultur

    They are both corrupt and I hate them both.

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    Re: Which major politic party has greater degree of corrupt tendencies in its cultur

    Honestly I'd have to say corruption is a result of unchecked power. Go to any state where the legislature is completely controlled by one party or another for a long period of time and there is corruption.

    I guess...power corrupts and that's bi-partisan.
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    Re: Which major politic party has greater degree of corrupt tendencies in its cultur

    The only answer nobody can argue against:

    The other one.
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    Re: Which major politic party has greater degree of corrupt tendencies in its cultur

    Both, I think if we limited senators to two terms just like the President the power to lobby hence own congressmen would go away. I also think if our legislators had to submit to audits of their financial decisions much of the shadiness would stop.

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    Re: Which major politic party has greater degree of corrupt tendencies in its cultur

    While both parties are rife with tendencies towards corruption, the dems have the greater.

    That is because they represent the left and while the left may have good intentions, their methods of meeting those intentions is almost always based upon corrupt ideals. Leftism is by it's very nature a corruption of human nature and corrupting of human societies.
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    Re: Which major politic party has greater degree of corrupt tendencies in its cultur

    Politicians are politicians, it doesn't really matter on which side of the aisle you reside as far as personal integrity goes.
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    Re: Which major politic party has greater degree of corrupt tendencies in its cultur

    Republicans.

    The Democrat Party makes feeble attempts to have convictions, and every now and again stands up for them.

    Republicans barely even pretend the same.
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    Re: Which major politic party has greater degree of corrupt tendencies in its cultur

    Quote Originally Posted by Smeagol View Post
    With the recent focus on data mining of Americans, many are making comparisons to the Nixon era Watergate scandal. In fact, it seems any political scandal involving the White House typically gets the suffix "-gate" added to the name often by whichever political party is the opposition to the White House at the time in order to associate the scandal with Watergate. I'm listening to a talk radio show right now chronicling the details of Watergate and its making me think, which of the two major parties has a greater level of corrupt tendencies in its culture, DNA and history?

    I hope this doesn't come across as implying either party overwhelmed by a lack of integrity but simply on the thankfully rare instances when corrupt behavior and tendencies do occur, is it more likely to be democrat or Republican.

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    All political parties are corrupt.

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