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Friday, June 16, 2006

Dems panic and do the right thing

As Dems see the November election beginning to pull away from their grasp, they went into panic mode. When a Dem is in panic mode you never know what they are going to do. Sometimes they are in such a state the right thing. The crowning jewel of their November strategy was the GOP culture of corruption. Then we began to see that corruption is not limited to a single party. The Dems have their fair share of it, too.

When Rep. William Jefferson was video-taped (allegedly) taking a $100,000 bribe and $90,000 was found hidden in his freezer we could audibly hear a big "sucking sound" as the Dems' strategy went down the drain. Then all kinds of good economic news keeps coming out: low employment, tax receipts rising causing deficit to go down, the trade deficit is going down, etc. Then Zarqawi is killed and a treasure trove of documents are found. Iraqi forces are joining and even leading raids to kill and capture insurgents. Murtha is really looking bad on this Haditha thing both by rushing to judgement on it and then announcing his desire for majority leader (if the Dems take it). He seems to have a habit of counting chickens before they are hatched. Finally, Rove not going to be charged for any non-crime of leaking the name of a non-covert agent.

They tried to get Jefferson to step down but both he AND the black caucus said no. Politicians of color must transcend petty things like ethics. So Pelosi has been wringing her hands for some time now but the full panic mode set in yesterday. They have voted Jefferson off the House Ways and Means Committee. 58 of 157 (37%) Dem votes thought it a fine idea to keep a man with $90,000 of bribe and untaxed money as the chairman. Then after dragging their feet to do the right thing, with a lack-luster vote to do the right thing Pelosi begins to beat her chest and preach to others according to NewsMax:
The three-hour closed door meeting marked the culmination of a drive by the Democratic leader, Rep. Nancy Pelosi of California, to take action. "This isn't about proof in a court of law. This is about an ethical standard," she told reporters.

"I wish the White House would follow our lead on this," she added. Democrats have vowed to make ethics a cornerstone of their campaign for control of the House this fall and have repeatedly accused Republicans of presiding over a "culture of corruption."

Isn't that always the case? How many people do you know who take years to make the right decision (maybe to stop smoking or start exercising). Suddenly they are an evangelist to others to do the same thing. Sorry, but there is a big difference between being caught with the goods and simply being accused of something with no proof.

The funny thing is that the Dems are brazen enough to think that this move will give the "all clear" sign to start back on the GOP culture of corruption. Little do they realize how foolish they will look if they try it. However, don't let me stand in the way of Democrats trying to make fools of themselves. They do it so well and so often.


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