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Sat Aug 25, 2018, 09:19 PM

"Both parties are corrupt", they say

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Reply "Both parties are corrupt", they say (Original post)
Jamaal510 Aug 2018 OP
sheshe2 Aug 2018 #1
spanone Aug 2018 #2
unblock Aug 2018 #3
Hortensis Aug 2018 #13
Cha Aug 2018 #4
JHan Aug 2018 #5
KentuckyWoman Aug 2018 #6
KelleyKramer Aug 2018 #7
Caliman73 Aug 2018 #8
ProudLib72 Aug 2018 #9
Caliman73 Aug 2018 #10
MineralMan Aug 2018 #11
gulliver Aug 2018 #12

Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Sat Aug 25, 2018, 09:29 PM

1. Thank you, Jammal

Nailed it!

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Sat Aug 25, 2018, 09:30 PM

2. K&R...

trump is going for the record!!!!!!!

he's waaaay ahead at this point

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Sat Aug 25, 2018, 11:20 PM

3. and the republican numbers would be worse without some unfortunate results.

poppy pardoned several of his iran-contra buddies, and north and poindexter's convictions were overturned on appeal due to the immunity granted by an overeager congressional investigation.

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Response to unblock (Reply #3)

Sun Aug 26, 2018, 12:23 PM

13. Yup. Beat me to it.

Republicans have a long, strong pattern of corruption. These are only those indictments under presidents.

We wouldn't hire someone who despised fast food joints and was sure our fast food franchise couldn't succeed to run our business. But conservatives have been sending anti-federalism people with a stake in proving that government is intrinsically inept and "everybody does it" corrupt to DC for pretty much forever. And it's gotten far worse as anti-government extremism has taken over and they opened the gates to flood vast sums of money into politics.

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Sat Aug 25, 2018, 11:24 PM

4. Mahalo, Jamaal!

Nice and easy for them to read in a Chart.

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Sat Aug 25, 2018, 11:25 PM

5. kick!

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Sat Aug 25, 2018, 11:27 PM

6. I gotta give credit to Poppie

If that graphic is accurate, GHWB was one heck of a master at keeping the bodies buried. You know darn well there were crimes aplenty going on.

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Response to KentuckyWoman (Reply #6)

Sat Aug 25, 2018, 11:43 PM

7. No, he issued a lot of pardons

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Response to KentuckyWoman (Reply #6)

Sat Aug 25, 2018, 11:47 PM

8. GHW was the director of the CIA

Granted, it was only one year or so, but I am sure he learned a few tricks. He gained the loyalty of the staff pretty quickly.

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Sun Aug 26, 2018, 12:04 AM

9. Poor Rump!

He is a long way behind Nixon.

Or is this game like golf where you want your points to be low?

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Sun Aug 26, 2018, 12:09 PM

10. There are and have been corrupt politicians from both parties.

With that you cannot argue, however, in the scale of corruption there is no comparison.

Democratic politicians can become corrupted ala Wiliam Jefferson or Rod Blagojevich etc...

The Republican party is a corrupt organization. They began the K Street project in which lobbyist had complete access and influence over the Congress. You have at least 4 Speakers of the House with corruption or criminal problems Gingrich had to resign. Hastert convicted child molester, De Lay - convicted of corruption, and Boehner - caught handing out tobacco lobby check on the floor of the House. They have cheated in at least 6 presidential elections 68, 72, 80, 2002, 2004, and 2016. At least 3 of the times that elections were influence by Republican dirty tricks, it involved conspiring with a hostile foreign power to undermine the government's efforts in foreign policy. Nixon met with North Vietnam to interfere with the peace process begun by Johnson. Reagan made a backroom deal with Iran (a nation that was holding American hostages & was on the terrorist watchlist) to sell arms illegally. Then in 2016 we have Trump working with Russia to subvert our democracy.

Again, politics can certainly corrupt people and having a D next to your name does not make you immune. However, there is only one party that easily, thoroughly, and collectively gives itself over to the most profound corruption, and that is the Republican Party.

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Sun Aug 26, 2018, 12:14 PM

11. An excellent, informative chart!

I'd like to see it on some newspaper front pages and featured on national TV news.

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Sun Aug 26, 2018, 12:15 PM

12. The corrupt always want to encourage the idea that everyone is.

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