Democrats Neck Deep

The Jack Abramoff scandal has blown the lid off the corruption that takes place in Washington, DC. There are very few Democrats who are commenting on the situation though the MSM is touting this as a Republican scandal. Nancy Pelosi has told us, time and again, that the Republican led Congress is the most corrupt in history. I am not sure if this is true but one thing is for sure, the number of Democrats in the Senate who were on Abramoff’s payroll probably make it the most corrupt Democratic minority in history. Forty of forty-five Senators received Abramoff money Amazingly, Pelosi is not on that list which might explain why she is the most vocal critic. She has, of course, neglected to mention her fellow Democrats who appear to have their hands in the till.

As I have stated before, some donations to members of both parties might have been perfectly legal. If Abramoff or his clients donated money and received no special favors in return then it was probably a legal donation. I will, however, not believe that everyone involved, from either party, took only legal donations. There were a lot of favors given for the money that Abramoff spent. He is (was) a lobbyist and that is what they do. However, if our elected representatives acted illegally for the money they obtained by performing special favors then they need to be held accountable. Remember that while the MSM and Pelosi are touting this as a Republican scandal in an attempt to take back the majority, they have no credibility given this information reported by News Max:

• Senator Max Baucus (D-MT), who received at least $22,500 in Abramoff-linked cash.

• Senator Evan Bayh (D-IN), who received at least $6,500 in Abramoff-linked cash.

• Senator Joseph Biden (D-DE), who received at least $1,250 in Abramoff-linked cash.

• Senator Jeff Bingaman (D-NM), who received at least $2,000 in Abramoff-linked cash.

• Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA), who received at least $20,250 in Abramoff-linked cash.
• Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA), who received at least $21,765 in Abramoff-linked cash.

• Senator Tom Carper (D-DE), who received at least $7,500 in Abramoff-linked cash.

• Senator Hillary Clinton (D-NY), who received at least $12,950 in Abramoff-linked cash.

• Senator Kent Conrad (D-ND), who received at least $8,000 in Abramoff-linked cash.

• Senator Jon Corzine (D-NJ), who received at least $7,500 in Abramoff-linked cash.

• Senator Chris Dodd (D-CT), who received at least $14,792 in Abramoff-linked cash.

• Senator Byron Dorgan (D-ND), who received at least $79,300 in Abramoff-linked cash.

• Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL), who received at least $14,000 in Abramoff-linked cash.

• Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), who received at least $2,000 in Abramoff-linked cash.

• Senator Russ Feingold (D-WI), who received at least $1,250 in Abramoff-linked cash.

• Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA), who received at least $45,750 in Abramoff-linked cash.

• Senator Daniel Inouye (D-HI), who received at least $9,000 in Abramoff-linked cash.

• Senator Jim Jeffords (I-VT), who received at least $2,000 in Abramoff-linked cash.

• Senator Tim Johnson (D-SD), who received at least $14,250 in Abramoff-linked cash.

• Senator Ted Kennedy (D-MA), who received at least $3,300 in Abramoff-linked cash.

• Senator John Kerry (D-MA), who received at least $98,550 in Abramoff-linked cash.

• Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA), who received at least $28,000 in Abramoff-linked cash.

• Senator Pat Leahy (D-VT), who received at least $4,000 in Abramoff-linked cash.

• Senator Carl Levin (D-MI), who received at least $6,000 in Abramoff-linked cash.

• Senator Joe Lieberman (D-CT), who received at least $29,830 in Abramoff-linked cash.

• Senator Blanche Lincoln (D-AR) Received At Least $14,891 in Abramoff-linked cash.

• Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-MD), who received at least $10,550 in Abramoff-linked cash.

• Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), who received at least $78,991 in Abramoff-linked cash.

• Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL), who received at least $20,168 in Abramoff-linked cash.

• Senator Ben Nelson (D-NE) Received At Least $5,200 in Abramoff-linked cash.

• Senator Barack Obama (D-IL), who received at least $7,500 in Abramoff-linked cash.

• Senator Mark Pryor (D-AR), who received at least $2,300 in Abramoff-linked cash.

• Senator Jack Reed (D-RI), who received at least $3,500 in Abramoff-linked cash.

• Senator Harry Reid (D-NV), who received at least $68,941 in Abramoff-linked cash.

• Senator John Rockefeller (D-WV), who received at least $4,000 in Abramoff-linked cash.

• Senator Ken Salazar (D-CO), who received at least $4,500 in Abramoff-linked cash.

• Senator Paul Sarbanes (D-MD), who received at least $4,300 in Abramoff-linked cash.

• Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY), who received at least $29,550 in Abramoff-linked cash.

• Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), who received at least $6,250 in Abramoff-linked cash.

• Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR), who received at least $6,250 in Abramoff-linked cash.

That is quite an impressive list with none other than John Kerry weighing in at nearly $100,000 and Harry Reid, another vocal critic of the President, with nearly $70,000.

This scandal is going to cut deep and across both party lines. Even the Democrat’s anointed queen, Hillary Clinton, will have some explaining to do. Of course, given the way she slithered away from her illegal campaign contribution escapade, it is not hard to imagine she will find a way to come out smelling like a rose. Of course, Hillary’s people told us recently they have found $2000 of money tied to Abramoff and were donating it to charity. Where do you suppose the other $10 grand went?



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2 Responses to “Democrats Neck Deep”

  1. Laurie says:

    Cigars for Willy?

  2. […] The Federalist Patriot goes on to ask about a few people who have received some of the money. I wrote a post about this so if Howie wants to do a little research on the subject he can go here and get a list of the 40 Democrats who have taken Abramoff money. […]