Friday, July 31, 2009

Democrat corruption and traditional values

In an article on Townhall today, Michelle Malkin writes:
The Beltway swamp is teeming with Democratic corruption scandals -- Pennsylvania congressman John Murtha's earmark factory and tax-subsidized airports and radars to nowhere; New York Rep. Charlie Rangel's rent-controlled apartment scams and tax scandals; California Rep. Maxine Waters' business ties to a minority-owned bank that received $12 million in TARP money under smelly circumstances, for starters. But Dodd's career epitomizes the most fetid aspects of Washington's culture of corruption. It's a textbook case of nepotism, self-dealing, back scratching, corporate lobbying, government favors and entrenched incumbency.
If you voted Democrat, you asked for it.

Ah, but Democrats will protest that Republicans have scandals too. True enough, but 1) generally speaking, when Republican Congresspersons are shown to be corrupt, the other Republicans usually don't circle the wagons and rise to their defense and 2) When Republicans are involved in scandal it seems to be the exception. Scandal seems to be woven into the fabric of the Democratic party!

Perhaps that has something to do with the fact that as "progressives" more Democrats have adopted a philosophy of relativism and they are not as concerned with "traditional values" as most conservatives.

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