Wednesday, September 28, 2005

DeLay Indicted

Well the big news today is that Tom DeLay was indicted on conspiracy charges. Apparently his successor as Majority Leader is still up in the air. Hastart chose Drier, but Blunt might be the one instead. With DeLay gone, there is some question as to how well the Republicans will hold together, whether party discipline might fail. That is all still up in the air. We will learn more over the next few days.

This indictment brings out the culture of corruption that has become the Republican party's style of government. From DeLay to Frist to Plamegate to Abramoff, there are just too much criminal activity in the Republican leadership to describe. The Democrats will be forging a broad front strategy to highlight this rampant corruption in upcoming campaigns.

I also have to say that there is a striking contrast between having people in government, like the Clinton administration, who believe in government and having people, like the current or the Nixon administration, who despise government. It took eight years of continuous investigation of every rumor and innuendo, plus $75 Million, to find out that Clinton lied about oral sex. But with these Republican administrations the mere existence of any police or courts will quickly turn up conspiracy, bribery, fraud, murder, burglary, hush funds, and every other form of corruption. Let's return to putting people in authority who believe in the job that they are hired to be do.

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1 Comments:

At 6:20 PM, Anonymous jrcjr said...

you're exactly right.

when your political philosophy is based entirely on selfishness and getting your own while the getting's good, it will be more than a little difficult to resist the temptation of corrupt behavior.

"The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness." (Prof. John Kenneth Galbraith )

 

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