Democrats and Corruption; a Game of Hide not Seek

During the last couple of years the Democrats have focused on the Republican Culture of Corruption and have highlighted every instance where some Republican has done something unethical or illegal. I welcome these so that we can weed out the bad people and replace them with folks who have higher standards. The problem is, Democrats routinely ignore or dismiss their own corruption. Nancy Pelosi has vowed to clean up the Congress.

The Democrats have largely ignored the troubles of William Jefferson of Louisiana and were reluctant to remove him from his committee. Pelosi backed Jack Murtha who is corrupt and has a long history of back room deals. The fact that he was caught on a 57 minute tape trying to figure out how to take a bribe did not stop Pelosi from endorsing him as the Majority Leader, which he thankfully did not get. Now there is news that John Conyers has admitted to some wrong doing.

Conyers, who openly stated that he would seek the impeachment of the President, has admitted to using his staff illegally during the last campaign.

Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) has “accepted responsibility” for possibly violating House rules by requiring his official staff to perform campaign-related work, according to a statement quietly released by the House ethics committee late Friday evening. [emphasis mine] The Hill

Notice how the statement was released quietly, in order to avoid much press? Additionally, the release of the information will surely be overshadowed by news of Ford’s Funeral and Hussein’s Execution. This is how the Democrats clean up corruption; they ignore it or they release it quietly on a Friday and when it can be overshadowed by other events. Conyers, rather than being punished or indicted, has agreed to take additional steps to ensure this does not happen again. I do not know if the “it” is committing the crime or getting caught.

I have stated a number of times that there is corruption on both sides of the aisle and that whoever commits these crimes should be punished, regardless of political party. It would appear though, that the way Democrats will end corruption is to ensure they hide the corruption of the left rather than prosecuting it as they have called for in the case of Republicans.

If we want to put an end to this we need to call for term limits for members of Congress. They get into power and all have good intentions but after while the power and money go to their heads and we end up with corruption. Term limits will get them out before they can succumb to the lure of money and power.

Until we get term limits, it will be fun exposing the corruption of the left, at least, for the next two years.

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2 Responses to “Democrats and Corruption; a Game of Hide not Seek”

  1. Virginia says:

    Love this article. You always have it right on the button. Thanks