Im a right leaning American, yes.
Im a left leaning American, yes.
Im not American, yes.
Im a right leaning American, no.
Im a left leaning American, no.
Im not American, no.
Im a right leaning American, they are exactly the same as Republicans.
Im a left leaning American, they are exactly the same as Republicans.
Im not American, they are exactly the same as Republicans.
I love reading crime statistics.
A few years back I read a 190 page big report on mafia involvement in Italian politics. From voter fraud, diverting public money, black mailing officials, rackerteering, bribery and even murder of non-cooperative Italian politicians.
The result, of all the governments that Italy had ever had, from conservative to very liberal to liberterian and whatever, more that 50 governments since 1945. All of them had gotten their hands dirty together with the Italian mob.
There was only one Italian government that didnt. and that was the social democratic government that ran on cracking down hard on the mob in the 1990s. (Who are seen as heros in Italy since they managed to give the biggest blow to the mob in the 20th century and many public officials were murderd doing that work)
Which doesnt suggest that the center left is mob free in Italy, since previous center left governments in Italy had also goten their hands dirty.
Crime simply doesnt know ideology, crime itself is the embodiement of oppertunism. People almoust never commit crimes because of their beliefs, but because they think they can get away with it.
Which is clearly shown by a different statistic I read on crime in politics. Which showed that politicaly releated crimes like corruption are most likely to occure in party strongholds.
A republican official is more likely to commit a crime in Texas and a democratic official is more likely to commit a crime in California.
Because they think that they can get away with it.
I would say both are equally dirty.
"Half full or half empty doesn't matter. What matters is, you've only got half a glass...so what are you going to do about it?" - Me
On an individual basis, either side could have more corrupt individuals at a given time.
Ideologically, Leftism is morally, intellectually and humanly corrupt, deceitful and evil. It is the greatest danger to the advancement and longterm survival of the species.
Be sure to work hard and get lots of overtime. People on welfare want more steaks and free upgrades to smart phones with unlimited data packages.
"Never fear. Him is here" - Captain Chaos (Dom DeLuise), Cannonball Run
Mace Windu: Then our worst fears have been realized. We must move quickly if the Jedi Order is to survive.
There will always be corruption on both sides. But it's not really the parties that are corrupt. It the system that allows corruption. It's rigged.
"There is a lot of talk coming from CitiGroup about how Dodd-Frank isn't perfect, So let me say this to anyone listening at Citi —I agree with you. Dodd-Frank isn't perfect. It should have broken you into pieces." -- Elizabeth Warren