Democratic House Ethics; Welcome To Pandora’s Box


Democrats in Washington, DC crying “ethics” abuse is as laughable as the fox doing good in the hen house. For that matter any politician in Washington pointing the finger at another is as hypocritical as it gets. Everyone outside the beltway knows that it is not a matter that whether politicians breech ethical standards, its a matter of whether they have been caught.

The Democratic Party in their rabid behavior to get a victory somehow or to create another Newt Gingrich or another John Ashcroft went after TX Representative Tom DeLay with both barrels but just forgot one thing. They forgot their skeletons and the fact that they are just as guilty of the ethics violations. If there ever were any.

Drudge is reporting:

14 Lawmakers Now Under Scrutiny In Travel Scandal

The scandal over Congressional travel continues to grow, with at least 14 Members, as well as numerous Capitol Hill staffers, are now under scrutiny because of the sources of funding for domestic and overseas trips they took.

ROLL CALL reports: Although House Majority Leader Tom DeLay is by far the most high-profile lawmaker caught up in the scandal so far, to this point, more Democrats than Republicans have found themselves the subject of news reports outlining potential violations of House ethics rules for taking trips funded by registered lobbyists or lobbying firms.

The number is sure to rise as researchers for both parties, as well as reporters and political activists, continue to dig through tens of thousands of pages of travel documents on file with Congress.

Democrats were privately taken aback that two of their more prominent members, Reps. James Clyburn and Bennie Thompson, had become embroiled in the political furor surrounding lobbyist Jack Abramoff.

Democratic sources said they expect Clyburn and Thompson to face an ethics inquiry given all attention surrounding DeLay and his overseas trips.

But House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Wednesday that Democrats cannot be considered in the same category as Republicans when it comes to ethics problems. Rep. Pelosi said, “It is not an issue of members of our Caucus having the same sort of a problem. Make no mistake – there is a drastic difference between the timing of reporting things and ethical behavior.”

Now how ridiculous do Democrats appear? Democrats get caught up in the very scandal that they accuse Tom DeLay of but some how it is different for them according to Nancy Pelosi. So Democrats are more ethical than Republicans according to Ms Pelosi. Really? I never knew it was a qualification to get into the Democratic Party. If so Nancy, you guys better start sending a lot of people home this afternoon.

How much more hypercritical can the Democratic party get. Their own plan blows up in their face as it implicates Democrats as well, buts that’s different. Just forget about those ethics violations and only go after DeLay. They may have occurred in the old days when you ran the Congress, but not anymore. Nancy, Welcome to the 21st century.

Posted May 5, 2005 by
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