Did Democrats participate in Republican-Abramoff "culture of corruption"?


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Stellar post

Truly exceptional reporting...


I wondered why the Bloggers4Pay convention was being held in NV since the majority voted against that location... and now all of a sudden Reid (d-NV) has decided to keynote ... I guess to pump up the ATM and surround himself with pay2play noisemakers...

Have you read the new "rulz" ... thou shalt not talk bad of Dems...even if they are stinking crooked sell outs... paving the way to stifle dissent.

Parker's picture
Posted by Parker (not verified) on 4 January 2006 - 6:26am
MG, fantastic round up piece

Thank you...(only 3/4 way thru...) a lot of work. ;)

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Posted by Marisacat on 4 January 2006 - 12:52pm
This is getting confusing...

What I am noticing is a lack of fundamental information from both the left and the right and each are referencing "their guys" data but neither are telling the basic facts... like what do they consider an Abramoff fund and what is not.

They can keep making "their" list until the cows come home but they are all meaningless unless they pinpoint what PACs they are counting (or excluding)... then it is a simple transparent exercise of looking at the FEC database.

I highly doubt that no Dems are recipients of Abramoffs largess considering that the Blog Sugar Daddy NDN happily takes money from well known GOP PACs like Koch who are just one degree away from and an equal opportunity donor to the Republican Majority Fund as well as Tom deLay and Gene Taylor...

Parker's picture
Posted by Parker (not verified) on 4 January 2006 - 3:01pm


After watching and reading today's EXTENSIVE coverage of the Abramoff scandal from coast to coast(what a tangled web!)and watching CSPAN's coverage last night, which was relatively comprehensive COMPARED TO THE FLUFF THE PRINT MEDIA IS OFFWERING, I wonder why there is so little mention of Bush's meeting with the President of Gabon?

Are all you media guys trying to avoid this part of the story, which is no doubt the consumate corruption story in all of the Abramoff intrigue?

I keep the photo of Bush shaking hands with Bongo handy, I may even make it a desktop background for one of my computers, the one I blog around from. There is is in full color and all smiles, Geeorge the Immune shaking hands with Bongo the Bully.

When will the public realize this is the biggest scandal of the whole Abramoff story. Everything else pales in comparison.

Because no matter how many other flies get eaten up in the Abramoff spider web, the biggest one of them all is Bush, and whoever on his staff made and kept the Abramoff wing of the White House open and available for jack to offer to the highest bidders, should be put under your media microscope. But they seem to be getting a blanket pass.

Abramoff was selling the White House just like he was selling Congress, and none of the current coverage sems to even mention that particular, apparently trivial part this story.

WHAT ABOUT THE $9 MILLION HANDSHAKE? Who set it up and who made it happen?

Until the press is willing to overcome this stone all the way to the top of the montain, they'l just be telling the half-truth they have become so adept at under the NEW K-Street guidelines.

Get some guts, guys, do your job. You'll dodge bullets embedded with the troops, but you won't take on BuscCo in your own homeland.

And all any one of you has to do is to make the connections that are already out there more public and put them on the chart with Ddelay and Doolittle and Ney and the rest of Abramoff's extended tag team of ultimate corruption, and expose the whole lot of them.


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Posted by John Edward (not verified) on 4 January 2006 - 5:37pm
Didn't your mother ever tell you...

that two WRONGS don't make a right.

So what are you trying to say that Reid and other Democrats should be forgiven because Bush is corrupt and was selling the WH to the highest bidder anyways...? Or do you want to get into the pedantic discussion on how Reid didn't really take money from Abramoff but from his clients... like that makes a big difference.

Frankly, I am relieved that no Dem was stupid enough to take money directly from Abramoff...but as everyone knows money in Washington behaves like rain on the sidewalks and finds every crack and crevice to flow through... just like Kerry and Co funded a fly by night 527 through their bagman Torrecelli to take out Dean in the primaries... no one wanted the funding traced back to them...

Personally, I find it more repulsive that Democrats took money from such a sleezebag... who did they think they were ...Republicans. I couldn't give a rats ass what Republicans do amongst themselves... my interests and concerns are about how Democrats conduct themselves as my representatives.

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Posted by Parker (not verified) on 4 January 2006 - 6:04pm