Democrat Culture of Corruption

by Sal on March 13, 2009

in Media Bias,Politics

For the two years leading up to the 2006 mid-term elections, Democrats lambasted Republicans for the culture of corruption.  Yet whatever corrupt elements existed within the GOP (and there indeed were some), they pale in comparison to those being uncovered in the current Democrat Party.  To name just a few, let’s take three examples:

Sen. Christopher Dodd (D-CT): Dodd, one of the architects of the current mortgage mess, also received sweetheart land deals for his primary residence as well as a house in Italy.  He is now, thankfully, down in the polls in his re-election bid in Connecticut as people in his state are getting sick of the corruption, leading to a possible Republican gain in this deep blue state, unless Dodd decides to call it quits.

Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-NY): Congressman Rangel is another Democrat Tax Cheat.  The man who writes the tax laws has numerous tax violations, including not reporting income from a home he sold in Colorado, not reporting rental income, mysteriously changing valuations of his properties on tax returns, and more.  Yet he is allowed to continue his chairmanship, preparing to write a tax hike that will affect all Americans who do pay their taxes.  I’m surprised he has not been tapped for a cabinet position.

Re. Maxine Waters (D-CA): Congresswoman Waters is the latest Democrat to be suspected of political corruption.  She heavily lobbied for $12 million for a bank in which she has a personal stake, as her husband is both a stockholder and a member of the bank’s board.  And while Waters was lambasting bank CEOs for executive pay and being too capitalistic, the CEOs of her husband’s bank were driving around in Porches and at last report did not reduce their executive pay.  Special privileges for special friends.

This is only scratching the surface.  There are also the various tax cheats and those under investigation by the FBI in the Obama administration, and other Democrat Representatives and Senators (Jack Murtha, William Jefferson, and John Conyers to name a few).  If a culture of corruption exists, it surely exists in the Democrat party.  More scandals have surfaced among high-ranking Democrats or administration appointees in the last 50 days than surfaced during the entire Bush Presidency.  Will the drive-by media pay the same amount of attention to this as they did to the few corrupt individuals in the GOP during the Bush years?  I’m not holding my breath.

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