Sunday, January 15, 2006
Our Newest Op Ed
- By Michael M. Bates
Put me down as one of those disappointed with Tom DeLay's decision to give up his House leader job. No, not just because the guy takes a terrific mug shot, which he obviously does.
It's true he's under the gun for taking money from firms associated with lobbyist Jack Abramoff, but he could have played a grand game of gotcha for quite a while. Congressional Democrats, including all but a handful in the Senate, have accepted millions from the same special interests.
With the heavy cloud of corruption hanging over his head, Mr. DeLay bit the bullet. He did what he thought was best for his party.
Liberals are justifiably buoyed. Getting a conservative Republican scalp is always sweet, but this one is all the sweeter because Tom DeLay had once been - how do you say this in polite company? - a working man. How common.. ....................
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Zero. Nada. Nil.
That makes the talking point that Democrats took Abramoff's money, ya know, a lie. You wouldn't repeat a lie would you? Wait. You just did.
The FEC Abramoff file is available here. Please read it and identify the Democrats.
Here is a partial list of Dems he gave to:
Democratic Senatorial Campaign Cmte $298,980
Democratic Congressional Campaign Cmte $243,500
Patty Murray (D-Wash) $40,980
Democratic National Cmte $40,300
Charles B. Rangel (D-NY) $32,000
Patrick J. Kennedy (D-RI) $31,000
Harry Reid (D-Nev) $30,500
Byron L. Dorgan (D-ND) $28,000
Tom Daschle (D-SD) $26,500
Brad R. Carson (D-Okla) $18,300
this is jsut a small segment that I bothered to type up for your education. See the FULL list of dozens and dozens, here
Keep pretending being a Democrat can still mean you can be a real American.
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