Liberal Group Puts Two Democrats on Its 'Most Corrupt' List

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    http://www.cnsnews.com/ViewPolitics.asp?Page=\Politics\archive\200509\POL20050926a.html

    Liberal Group Puts Two Democrats on Its 'Most Corrupt' List
    By Susan Jones
    CNSNews.com Senior Editor
    September 26, 2005

    (CNSNews.com) - A liberal watchdog group has listed what it considers the "13 most corrupt members of Congress," and while 11 of them are Republicans, two are Democrats.

    Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) says the "most tainted Members of Congress" include Democrat Reps. William Jefferson of Louisiana, who is under investigation for alleged misuse of his office; and Maxine Waters of California, whose relatives reportedly made lots of money doing business with people and businesses that Waters has helped.
     
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    And?
     
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    Carpro,

    I gotta go with Daisy on this one. If the report had said there were 11 corrupt officials and it highlighted that two of them were Republicans we would be howling at the slant against the GOP.
     
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    It's a liberal group. You would naturally expect the list to be loaded with Republicans. It is.

    The fact that two democrats made the list is , to me, indicative of the egregious nature of their corruption. It would be good to note who they are and remember.

    It is also worth noting that one of them comes from a state that is requesting the federal government just hand over $250 billion to them. Doesn't instill confidence in the state's ability to handle it properly.

    Of course, Louisiana as a whole, is arguably the most politically corrupt state in the nation. IMO
    But that's another subject, I believe.
     
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    actually, carpro, i believe mississippi holds that, er, distinction.
     
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    This group, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), considers itself to be mainstream rather than liberal. I suppose to some people, not conservative translates to liberal with no middle ground possible.

    From their About Us: Background page (linkie):
    As they consider themselves mainstream and non-partisan, they have included corrupt officials from both parties. That the list includes more Republicans than Democrats can be attributed to the Republicans currently being in power - mere opportunity.
     
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    They consider themselves "mainstream". Their actions and their positioning on issues literally screams "liberal".

    Another liberal group trying to pass themselves off as moderates or "mainliners". Hardly new. I'm not surprised you buy into it.
     
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    Anyone know what their beef is with Santorum? I'm just curious.
     
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    You mean besides the fact that he's a conservative Republican? [​IMG]

    "Rick Santorum (R-PA) is a second-term United States Senator, representing the people of Pennsylvania. Sen. Santorum’s ethics issues stem from the manner in which he funded his children’s education and the close timing between the Senator’s introduction of a weather service bill benefiting for-profit weather companies and a donation from a private Pennsylvania weather company to Sen. Santorum’s political action committee."
     
  10. Daisy

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    Well, now that I've looked at their legal actions....

    (btw, please look up "literally" [​IMG] (pet peeve)).

    Monergist,

    They didn't specify what against Santorum. Could be that he wants to prevent the National Weather Service from collecting and disseminating for free information that certain campaign contributors, such as AccuWeather, would like to sell. Trashing a vital agency like the NWS is bad, doing it for money is worse, but surely it's not one of the most corrupt acts....
     
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    Santorum appears just to be icing. The cake is Tom DeLay. They want him destroyed really bad.
     

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