"How did it come to pass that an opposition's measure of a president's foreign policy was all or nothing, success or "failure"? The answer is that the political absolutism now normal in Washington arrived at the moment--Nov. 7, 2000--that our politics subordinated even a war against terror to seizing the office of the presidency." - Daniel Henninger - WSJ 11/18/05
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Wednesday, January 04, 2006

CNN.com - Bush, congressmen�to donate Abramoff contributions - Jan 4, 2006

CNN.com - Bush, congressmen�to donate Abramoff contributions - Jan 4, 2006

President Bush, former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay and his successor Roy Blunt on Wednesday joined the list of officials shedding political donations from Jack Abramoff, the once- powerful lobbyist who has agreed to testify in a political corruption investigation.

Hey this is great!!! Why can't we trust the MSM? Why can't there report things the way they are? Do they just believe one side or person over another? If you read this article and/or any of those linked within at CNN you won't find any references to any Democrats. Why is that? I guess it's just that they're honest and this Republican Congress is "corrupt" in the words of House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi when she said Abramoff's confession in court was "not a surprise because this Republican Congress is the most corrupt in history and the American people are paying the price." Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid said on 'FOX News Sunday' 12/18/05, that this Republican-led Congress is "the most corrupt in history." Harsh words, but you wouldn't know from any of these articles at CNN.com that Reid is implicated as well.

This from the Washington Post back on 11/18/05 (better look all the way at the bottom, not that page A08 is the front page above the fold like it is for Repubs. Senate Democratic Leader Harry M. Reid (Nev.) sent a letter to Norton on March 5, 2002, also signed by Sen. John Ensign (R-Nev). The next day, the Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana issued a $5,000 check to Reid's tax-exempt political group, the Searchlight Leadership Fund. A second Abramoff tribe also sent $5,000 to Reid's group. Reid ultimately received more than $66,000 in Abramoff-related donations from 2001 to 2004.

See the idea is to scream bloody murder and decry the other guys. Since the DeMediacrats of the MSM have real short attention spans if anyone on the Left is implicated in any way.

Here, The Hill 12/8/05, chimes in on the Republican strategy to tie Dems to Abramoff, The National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) is planning a public-relations offensive tying leading Democrats to lobbyist Jack Abramoff in an effort to neutralize accusations that Republicans have been embroiled in a “culture of corruption.”

The campaign will zero in on Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.); Sens. Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin, both Michigan Democrats; and the Democratic Senatorial Committee (DSCC), among others, for taking money from Abramoff’s former clients.

According to a Democratic aide from the same article “political donations are part of the political process. There is nothing inherently wrong about receiving a political donation. It becomes an issue when it appears that services are being rendered for [it].” And "Reid’s spokesman Jim Manley dismissed any suggestion of ethical wrongdoing on the senator’s part, adding that Reid has a long history of fighting an expansion of Indian gambling."

The MSM must have read this stuff and realized Harry and the others aren't involved in anything bad or illegal.

According to the Captains Quarters back on 11/17/05 Haven't Heard About Abramoff In A While?, "After having had a turn as the favorite Democratic bogeyman on Republican corruption (Abramoff), the issue inexplicably slid off the radar as the Democrats instead talked more generically about the "culture of corruption." as it was noted around that time that Abramoff took a more bipartisan approach to donations/bribes.

Back to the 12/18/05 Fox News Sunday as quoted from ShortNews.com, "America can do better than what we've done," said Reid. "The most corrupt Congress in the history of the country. We have such significant problems with what's going on in this country."

See how honest Harry is being? The implication is on a Republican congress, although he is a part of that same congress. Saying it as quoted above allows for the slippery extrication from said comment. He can feel honest when he says the (whole) congress, but if asked to clarify I'm sure he wasn't included, nor any other Dems. So no lie yet.

Which brings me inexplicably back to the original story on CNN.com. Why just mention the Republicans? Because they're all members of the same party - DeMediacrats.


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