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Another One Bites the Dust

Courtesy of your party of morals. Again. Jeez, people. This ain’t monopoly. Pssst! That whole get out of jail free card thing — it’s not real.jail.jpg

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11 Responses to “Another One Bites the Dust”

  1. Nothing to do with party affiliation. All you have to do is google Whitewater or Tony Rezko

  2. Yep. It’s power that corrupts, not party affiliation per se. And I believe I’ll wait a while before condemning the man…like until he’s been tried and convicted. The words “Innocent until proven guilty in a court of law” still ring in my head ever since former prosecutor, Mike Nifong, tried to railroad a bunch of Duke lacrosse players into a bogus rape charge.

    If the man’s guilty, I’m glad he’s been caught and I hope he’s punished in a way that discourages others in his position from doing this but…I believe I’ll wait a while…

  3. The GOP is thoroughly instutitiona lly corrupt. This was yet another example of that corruption in action. All their core “values” are corrupt. All their plans and proposals, laws and regs - all corrupt. The GOP is the party of corruption.


  4. Hmmm, a couple of Dems show up here, it’s really well populated by the moral mandate crowd. Also, as to Renzi, 31 indictments? He may be innocent until proven guilty Craig, but when you throw that much stuff at a wall, generally some of it sticks.

  5. Jet,

    I give up. So what’s at the link that you posted? I can’t get it to come up.

  6. Jet,
    A couple of quotes comes to mind.

    “Tyranny is yielding to the lust of the governing.”

    “In this world of sin and sorrow there is always something to be thankful for; as for me, I rejoice that I am not a Republican.- H. L. Mencken

  7. It’s working for me, Craig. I’m no t sure why it won’t for you. Here’s the link, try pasting it instead:
    http://www.t alkingpoints ndolddocket. php
    It’s a summary of transgressio ns put together by Talking Points Memo.

    Great quotes, Rube.

  8. Thanks, Jet. I’m not sure what the problem was before.

  9. Rube the only ones that are lusting is the dems. They’ve proven it time and time again for the last 8 years. Don’t doubt that if the republicans were as organized as the left in this country they could surely pull out plenty of dirt as well.

  10. As one person I know says, “Democrats screw around and Republicans steal. I know which one I’d rather have managing the economy.”

    Actually, both parties have more than amply demonstrated that given too much power, they will get very corrupt, although over the last century the Republicans have managed to do so much faster. It looks more as if the problem is in what the system has become. The Contract On America and Tom Delay’s fusing of the Republican establishmen t with K Street’s lobbyists just carried it to a level that hadn’t been seen for a while.

    Lincoln saw this coming when the Union had to deregulate corporations to ramp up military production for the Civil War; he wrote, in a letter to (Col.) William F. Elkins on Nov. 21, 1864,
    “We may congratulate ourselves that this cruel war is nearing its end. It has cost a vast amount of treasure and blood. . . .
    It has indeed been a trying hour for the Republic; but
    I see in the near future a crisis approaching that unnerves me and causes me to tremble for the safety of my country. As a result of the war, corporations have been enthroned and an era of corruption in high places will follow, and the money power of the country will endeavor to prolong its reign by working upon the prejudices of the people until all wealth is aggregated in a few hands and the Republic is destroyed.
    I feel at this moment more anxiety for the safety of my country than ever before, even in the midst of war. God grant that my suspicions may prove groundless.”

    Of course, today Lincoln would be accused of being a raving socialist, wanting the terrorists to win, and being a wimp because he thought too much.

  11. whitewater was over 10 years ago and

    Rezko has raised funds for many politicians, both Democrats and Republicans. These include prominent Democrats [6], such as Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich,  [7] Lt. Gov. Pat Quinn, Attorney General Lisa Madigan, U.S. Senator and Presidential Candidate Barack Obama, former President Bill Clinton, Comptroller Dan Hynes, former Cook County Board President John Stroger, and Cook County Board President Todd Stroger.[cit ation needed] Rezko has also raised money for former Illinois Governor Jim Edgar, a Republican, and he co-chaired a megamillion- dollar fund-raiser for President George W. Bush in 2003.[8]

    Surely you can do better than that.

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