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Thread: Is the Congressional Ethics Committee racist?

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    Is the Congressional Ethics Committee racist?

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    Rep. Clyburn seems to think that the Congressional Ethics Committee are unfairly targeting black house members. CNN this past weekend had Al Sharpton commenting on blacks being targeted and the Black Congressional Caucus complaining that african-american's are being unfairly targeted.


    Is the Black Caucus right?

    Here are White House Ethics Committee members


    Zoe Lofgren (D) California

    Ben Chandler, (D) Kentucky


    G.K. Butterfield (D) North Carolina

    Cathy Castor (D) Florida

    Peter Welch (D) Vermont



    Jo Bonner (R) Alabama

    Mike Conaway (R) Texas

    Charles Dent (R) Pennsylvania

    Gregg Harper (R) Mississippi

    Michael McCaul (R) Texas
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: Is the Congressional Ethics Committee racist?

    Possibly yes, possibly no.

    It could be that only black house members are corrupt at this time.

    But how likely is that?

    Oddly enough, I had Limbaugh's radio show on for a few mins earlier today, and heard his mention/comment on this.

    The theme was quite similar.
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    Re: Is the Congressional Ethics Committee racist?

    This poll isn't very useful except to cause users to vote in a knee-jerk way. How could we possibly know whether or not a committee is unfairly targeting African-Americans? Do we know what other investigations are in process? Do we have numbers indicating how many historically have been targetted as compared to their percentage in Congress?

    No, we don't. At least regards other investigations in process -- neither does Rev. Sharpton. When I noted that a second investigation of a black congressman was in the works, I knew it would just be a matter of 5-4-3-2-1. We're at 1. Ha!
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    Re: Is the Congressional Ethics Committee racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    This poll isn't very useful except to cause users to vote in a knee-jerk way. How could we possibly know whether or not a committee is unfairly targeting African-Americans? Do we know what other investigations are in process? Do we have numbers indicating how many historically have been targetted as compared to their percentage in Congress?

    No, we don't. At least regards other investigations in process -- neither does Rev. Sharpton. When I noted that a second investigation of a black congressman was in the works, I knew it would just be a matter of 5-4-3-2-1. We're at 1. Ha!
    Given the information you make a decision... if you find that decision ill advised given a lack of evidence, go investigate and report your findings. Otherwise, if it's not worth the trouble... ignore this thread.

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    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: Is the Congressional Ethics Committee racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    Given the information you make a decision... if you find that decision ill advised given a lack of evidence, go investigate and report your findings. Otherwise, if it's not worth the trouble... ignore this thread.

    Thankyou.
    We all post on Debate Politics in our own way. My post here was to point out that I didn't have enough information to make a decision -- and to say that I saw it coming several days ago.
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    Re: Is the Congressional Ethics Committee racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mark View Post
    Possibly yes, possibly no.

    It could be that only black house members are corrupt at this time.

    But how likely is that?

    Oddly enough, I had Limbaugh's radio show on for a few mins earlier today, and heard his mention/comment on this.

    The theme was quite similar.
    like it or not the percentage of black Politicians seems to be much higher than whites when it comes to proven corruption.

    without even trying hard we have Mel Reynolds (a Rhodes Scholar) who was convicted of stuff from statutory rape to extortion
    Cold Cash Jefferson in New Orleans. Cynthia "'scuse me while I punch this guy" McKinney, Maxine "the Moron" Waters, Rangel, etc

    John Conyers was implicated in various corrupt activities, Marion"snort" Barry, Harold Washington, Carolyn Mousey Braun, the list goes on.

    Ever read "No Longer at Ease by Chinua Achebe?



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    Re: Is the Congressional Ethics Committee racist?

    No. The Black Caucus is for the most part a corrupt organization. They make Tom Delay seem nearly legitimate.
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    Re: Is the Congressional Ethics Committee racist?

    I would say this is a topic with a double edge on it. It serves conservatives "reverse racism" agenda, but it also serves the liberal/African American agenda of "nothing will ever be equal". I say just back away from the topic slowly until you are out the door and then run for the car and speed away.

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    Re: Is the Congressional Ethics Committee racist?

    Congressional Ethics is an oxymoron.
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    Re: Is the Congressional Ethics Committee racist?

    The House Ethics Committee is five Republicans, five Democrats. No way would the committee send to trial senior members of the majority party simply because they were black, not with a mulatto president and the desperate need the Democrats have for support this election.

    Nope.

    Rangel and Waters are in trouble precisely because their activities were so egregious that action had to be taken.

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