I thought Dems were saints and never did anything wrong. I'm sure LABF was out there slashing tires. (Just kidding, LA)
Really though when guys like Inferno make post like the one on this thread it pisses me off. I'm not saying the Republicans are saints either, but Dems like to make themselves out to be the champions of fair play and bla, bla, bla and they are just as crooked.
Take the Tom Delay thing, Spider who I like, posted a thread about a lobbiest who was connected to Delay that got brought up on charges. He forgot though that a lot of Dems took some big time cash from the guy as well. See what I mean....
By Jeffrey H. Birnbaum and Derek Willis
Updated: 11:47 p.m. ET June 2, 2005
Lobbyist Jack Abramoff and an associate famously collected $82 million in lobbying and public relations fees from six Indian tribes and devoted a lot of their time to trying to persuade Republican lawmakers to act on their clients' behalf.
But Abramoff didn't work just with Republicans. He oversaw a team of two dozen lobbyists at the law firm Greenberg Traurig that included many Democrats. Moreover, the campaign contributions that Abramoff directed from the tribes went to Democratic as well as Republican legislators.
Among the biggest beneficiaries were Capitol Hill's most powerful Democrats, including Thomas A. Daschle (S.D.) and Harry M. Reid (Nev.), the top two Senate Democrats at the time, Richard A. Gephardt (Mo.), then-leader of the House Democrats, and the two lawmakers in charge of raising funds for their Democratic colleagues in both chambers, according to a Washington Post study.
Democrats are hoping to gain political advantage from federal and Senate investigations of Abramoff's activities and from the embattled lobbyist's former ties to House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-Tex.). Yet, many Democratic lawmakers also benefited from Abramoff's political operation, a fact that could hinder the Democrats' efforts to turn the lobbyist's troubles into a winning partisan issue.