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    1 2.13%
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  • Im a right leaning American, they are exactly the same as Republicans.

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    Re: Are Democrats more corrupt than Republicans?

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    What a crock.
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    Re: Are Democrats more corrupt than Republicans?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    What a crock.
    Really? Want to compare achievements, standards of living or technological advancements of leftist leaning countries to others? Oh, wait, there are no others left, the us has turned leftist and is failing.
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    Re: Are Democrats more corrupt than Republicans?

    Quote Originally Posted by DVSentinel View Post
    Really? Want to compare achievements, standards of living or technological advancements of leftist leaning countries to others? Oh, wait, there are no others left, the us has turned leftist and is failing.
    Every single liberal democracy in the West today is "leftist leaning" in an historical sense. They're also far more successful than the monarchic systems they superseded.

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    Re: Are Democrats more corrupt than Republicans?

    Quote Originally Posted by DVSentinel View Post
    Really? Want to compare achievements, standards of living or technological advancements of leftist leaning countries to others? Oh, wait, there are no others left, the us has turned leftist and is failing.
    Ah. Someone who is so black and white that he believes that only communism or socialism are left leaning. Well, since we've never actually seen a pure communist or socialist government (they all become authoritarian, a right wing ideology) your premise about their failure is correct, but about them being left leaning is not.
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    Re: Are Democrats more corrupt than Republicans?

    I think both parties are tied for that award.

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    Re: Are Democrats more corrupt than Republicans?

    Quote Originally Posted by Brouwer View Post
    Every single liberal democracy in the West today is "leftist leaning" in an historical sense. They're also far more successful than the monarchic systems they superseded.
    Except that the US was not a Liberal democracy up until FDR and didn't fully transition until Kennedy/Johnson.
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    Re: Are Democrats more corrupt than Republicans?

    Quote Originally Posted by TeleKat View Post
    I think both parties are tied for that award.
    Of course. Anyone with a lick of sense or who is not wedded to their partisan hackery knows this.
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    Re: Are Democrats more corrupt than Republicans?

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    Ah. Someone who is so black and white that he believes that only communism or socialism are left leaning. Well, since we've never actually seen a pure communist or socialist government (they all become authoritarian, a right wing ideology) your premise about their failure is correct, but about them being left leaning is not.
    Actually, there are quite a few who are only left leaning and not fully socialist. Mexico, Panama, Philippines, etc, etc. Or lets see, how about Sierra Leone who has a 70% poverty rate and cannot even provide it's own doctors and specialist to treat a minor epidemic.
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    Re: Are Democrats more corrupt than Republicans?

    Corruption tends to happen in situations where one party/person has absolute power and chances of loosing it are slim. This is seen in most democratic countries. Take Spain, here local towns and counties have been full of corruption historically because it has been one family that has been in charge for generations... basically because there was no opposition. The flip side is places like my home country of Denmark, where corruption in the traditional meaning is damn hard to do, since there is always someone from another party who is willing to cut you down when you do something wrong. A good example happened about a decade ago, when a local mayor was suspended because the town had bought stationary from a company that was owned by his son or wife. After an investigation it was concluded that he had no influence on the purchase at all and in fact did not know about it.. then he was reinstated.

    Hence as large parts, if not a majority of places are dominated by Republican politicians and they have gerrymandered their districts so that the chance of loosing the seat are slim to none... that means at the moment it is the Republicans that lead the "corruption index" hands down. But the corruption has become so everyday that most people dont realize that it is corruption. Signing bills to benefit an industry seems normal, until you realize that the bill was written by the biggest donor to the man signing the bill.. that is corruption and happens way too often. Texas and so called "tort reform" is the poster child for open corruption.

    That does not mean the Democrats dont have their own corruption issues by any means, since they dominate certain areas now and historically.. /wave Chicago. Again their corruption is in the areas where they basically cant loose.

    Even in Congress there is plenty of corruption, but no one talks much about it since both sides are doing it and this comes down to lack of transparency, accountability and "secure" seats coming from the states, where the locals have corrupted the political system to benefit themselves and their allies.
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    Re: Are Democrats more corrupt than Republicans?

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    Of course. Anyone with a lick of sense or who is not wedded to their partisan hackery knows this.
    Well we have plenty of those types on DP.

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