December 07, 2006

I Can't Help But Imagine

. . . that the Democrats quietly campaigned on something like, "vote for us; we're slightly less corrupt than the Republicans."

Now? Now they've changed the unspoken slogan to read: "oops; we meant that we are sligthly more corrupt. What a dreadful misundersanding; simply dreadful!"

Posted by Attila Girl at December 7, 2006 04:36 AM | TrackBack

I think they ran on a 'bait-and-switch' campaign. They ran on a 'we're not corrupt' platform and then switched to 'we're getting ours now'.

Two years of their lies should convince the people to at least give the senate back to the republicans.

Posted by: Jack at December 7, 2006 10:27 AM

When they complained about the culture of corruption, they weren't upset about the corruption per se, but about the fact that the gravy train didn't stop at their station.

Anyhoo, would a part that was all that worked up about corruption have Hastings in their midst?

Posted by: John at December 7, 2006 02:03 PM

Just curious, Joy... other than blind partisanship, on what do you base this statement?

Posted by: yazoota at December 8, 2006 08:19 AM


Nancy Pelosi backing two corrupt politicians to high posts.

A planed secret meeting of the senate.

Rejection of the 911 commision recomendations for oversite after demanding total capitulation from Bush.

Harry Reid and several other democrats taking money from Abramoff that the MSM has not covered.

And there are several other problems, yet they have not even been sworn in and taken office yet.

Now other than blind partisanship why do you keep drinking the kool-aid and accepting the party talking points.

Posted by: Jack at December 9, 2006 03:27 PM

Does the name "William Jefferson" mean anything to you, yazoota?

How about Jack Murtha and ABCSCAM?

Posted by: William Teach at December 10, 2006 12:38 PM

Jack and William... When the Republicans took over the House in 1994 they said they would be "more ethical" than the Democrats. By not including in your laundry lists the likes of Duke Cunningham, Claude Allen, David Safavian, Ted Stevens, Bernard Kerik, Mark Foley, Tom DeLay, etc., and by neglecting to note that Murtha was never indicted for ABSCAM (yeah, I know, I've heard Limbaughannity too), you have proven my point. There's plenty of corruption on both sides of the fence... and apparently plenty of Kool-Aid too. Drink up.

Posted by: yazoota at December 11, 2006 08:38 AM

So, Yaz--anything happening these days? ;) Same old, same old?

Posted by: Attila Girl at December 11, 2006 01:17 PM

Well, on the work front, we just got sold and bought again... I believe that works out to five and a half different corporate entities in the last 10 years. On the home front, if it weren't for the 2 more years of college plus grad school looming I'd be retired and working in the garden right now. And you?
We should have lunch or something next time you're down this way.

Posted by: yazoota at December 11, 2006 02:46 PM

So unethical behavior by Democrats is OK with you, Yaz?

Posted by: William Teach at December 11, 2006 03:55 PM

Glass houses, glass houses!

The whole system is full of filth, and frankly it disgusts me. I expected better of the Republicans.

Although it is abundantly clear that Republican dirt gets *way* more air time than Democrat dirt, which goes a long way toward skewing opinions.

Posted by: Desert Cat at December 11, 2006 04:32 PM

Yup, Yaz--heard about the sale, of course. I understand each owner has been progressively worse, but I'm hard-pressed to see that you had anywhere to go but up this time around. Lunch for sure. And I think I owe you ten CDs, accounting for interest . . .

Re: Politics--I'm less heartbroken when someone I perceive to be an "ordinary politician" get caught with his/her hand in the cookie jar than I am when I really thought so-and-so was a reformer, and had started to get my hopes up that he/she was "different."

Overall, I think it's going to be tight in the next two years: the two parties are neck-and-neck.

Posted by: Attila Girl at December 12, 2006 04:41 AM


The 'we will be more honest' was all they ran on. Yet they seem to be ignoring that and they haven't even been sworn in yet.

Posted by: Jack at December 12, 2006 02:34 PM

On the other hand, so far the Dems suck less in terms of pork reduction/earmark reform.

Posted by: Attila Girl at December 13, 2006 08:01 AM

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