Friday, September 29, 2006

Republican corruption, continued

In a follow up of sorts to yesterday's post, Republican Rep. Mark Foley, R.-Fla., resigned abruptly today after questions were raised about e-mails he sent to a former page.

The resignation leaves no Republican on the ballot just six weeks before the election, meaning a seat that was considered safe for the GOP may now end up Democratic by default.

Tempting as that might be for Democrats, in the interest of giving voters a choice the Republicans should be allowed to choose and field a candidate.

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3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is not corruption but something more than that , high morals to preach and nothing to practice.
Looks like the republicans are falling from the "tree" of high morals , down literally to the earth.
The voters of the district will have ample choice , How about two republicans on the ballot for "choice"?. Looks like Rep. Foley's name will remain on the ballot, along with who ever is nominated .
GK

9/30/2006 8:54 AM  
Anonymous Maxtrue said...

Hi Sean,
Glad to see you keeping up with the rush of events. As to the Foley mess, if it turns out that Republican leadership knew some time ago about creepy behavior, perhaps they should pay a price. I think the word on the street is that the DEMS might take a very slim margin of control of the House. If they abuse the bump up, it spells trouble for them in 2008. We all know issues like Iran, Iraq, Hizb"Allah, North Korea, Sudan will peak before then and the Democratic response will be telling. On the other hand, a better energy policy, immigration reform, judicial oversight of intel activities, redistributing tax cuts into security might actually be fostered by a small Democratic win.

I don't think Republicans are more prone to behavior like Foley's. It is ironic that a man leading the charge against the exploitation of teens by a Party most opposed to homosexuality, is caught perverting both positions. I am not one to care much about one does in private, but this is just a gift to Democrats. Let us see if they over reach again.

10/02/2006 8:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am so ashamed that I wasted my vote on a pathetic waste of skin like george warmonger bush. I am also ashamed of the republican party given their track record of producing presidents who are nothing more then the rich man's rich man. Bush has shifted this nation's economy back to the dark economic ages of reagan which were designed to screw over the middle and lower classes to benefit the rich. No, its worse then that. The dark economic ages of reagomics were simply the starting point for bush since he never really had any salient domestic or foreign polices that were in the best interest of the USA to begin with. And yes....9/11 did happen but that smoke screen is no justification for bushes poor decision making and lack of true leadership. None of bushes wasteful military spending has made this country any safer now compared to pre 9-11. Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Wolfowitz, Rice and the rest of the neoconservatives who have destroyed the soul of the republican party are nothing more then puppets of the Project for a New American Century. An organization that uses the spin of "promoting democracy in Islamic States" to promote their self serving unconstitutional agenda of imperialism. The USA is now the aggressor country engaged in oppressive imperialistic actions that our country's fore-fathers worked so hard to liberate us from. Apparently, our constition, protecting our borders, nation and people mean nothing when one sees the real agenda of this current presidential administration which is simply the puppet of the PNAC. I'll never make the mistake of voting republican ever again. Thanks for all the memories GOP. The republican party is not a party of, by or for the people. Those are more lies just like the lie of being for less government or less taxes. The only thing republican lawmakers are for is concentrating wealth to the richest few families in the country, wasting our national resources, murdering our sons and daughters along with innocent people in other countries in illegal wars while hiding behind the lie of conservative values and jingoistic patriotism. This country prospered under Bill Clinton and now it is on the brink of bankruptcy under Bush. Bush's cabinet is nothing more then a terrorist generation machine because that is all they know how to do. Thanks to this current generation of republican lawmakers, our children and grand children will be paying the price for the outrageou national debt that never had to happen. Conservative people do not conduct themselves the way this current generation of republican lawmakers have. If Christ Jesus himself were to pay us all a little visit incarnate he would have one thing to say to the president, his cabinet and the religious right wing of this nation..."Be Gone! I never knew any of you." Instead of Pharisees and San Hedrin to admonish...he would have a whole new group of hypocrites to admonish composed mainly of republicans and the religious right wing of the nation.

10/08/2006 6:07 PM  

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