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Posted on 06/03/2006 12:37:19 AM PDT by JohnHuang2
Criticizing the Congressional Black Caucus for its defense of Democratic Rep. William Jefferson, a black minister is calling for the resignation of the Louisiana congressman, who is under FBI investigation for bribery and fraud. Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson says Jefferson "should bury his head in shame and resign from Congress." Continues...
Big Rodent fouls Donks' front porch with droppings
According to the New York Times, in recent weeks "a handful of once-safe Republican Congressional seats have come into play, and other Republican incumbents are facing increasingly stiff re-election battles, according to analysts, pollsters and officials in both parties. The change amounts to a slight but significant shift in the playing field, and a potentially pivotal change in the dynamics of this midterm election."
According to the Washington Post, a growing number of "once-safe (House) districts are turning into potential problems (for the GOP). Incumbent poll numbers have soften. Margins against their Democratic opponents have narrowed. Republican voters appear disenchanted. The Bush effect now amounts to a drag of five percentage points or more in many districts."
And, according to the Associated Press, "Republicans are three steps from a November shellacking." With less than six months to go, "most Democrats and Republican strategists say the first two elements are in place for now -- a national, anti-incumbent mind-set -- and all signs point to the third," the third being voters viewing the midterm elections as a referendum on President Bush and the GOP-led Congress."
To avoid looking one-sided, the AP titled the article, Democrats eye November landslide. Ron Fournier, an expert at counting chickens before they never hatch, wrote the piece. Even in a crowd, you can easily spot Ron Fournier. He's the one dressed up as Baghdad Bob.
So, Americans are disenchanted with Republicans over immigration, Iraq, and corruption scandals in Congress. So Americans just can't wait to turn the country over to the party of blanket amnesty for illegals, surrender in Iraq and exemplary political reformers like William Jefferson, Alan Mollohan, Maxine Waters, John Conyers. And blazing foreign policy intellects like Susan Saradon and Michael Moore.
Pollsters claim that about 70 percent of Americans think the country has swerved in the wrong direction, and want the party of Patrick Kennedy at the wheel.
And if the 'Crats seize control of the House this November, there'll be overwhelming pressure from the party's psychotic base to implement their bold and visionary 3-part plan to make America safe: (1) Impeach Bu$Hitler, (2) impeach Darth Cheney, (3) impeach Bu$Hitler.
Bush gets impeached for "spying" on al-Qaeda-Americans. Darth Cheney for having a hunting accident. And for the Iraq war. And for "outing" Valerie Plame, the domestic spy.
With Dumbya and Cheney locked up at a naval brig, no longer a threat to world peace, Pelosi becomes only the second woman president! (Geena Davis was the first, of course, but women-hating ABC network pulled the plug on her.) Yet, a funny thing happened on the way to Bush's impeachment: Freezergate.
Putting the kibosh on the donk 'strategy' of running against the 'GOP Culture of Corruption' to win back Congress, Democrat Rep. William Jefferson is now the poster boy for Washington political corruption.
Just when you thought the jails were already filled with Democrats. Which is why Hillary Clinton and John Kerry want to restore voting rights for felons. Expands the Democrat base.
The Louisiana Congressman was taking bribes from a technology company to help it obtain business deals in Africa. It's part of Jefferson's touching 'Leave no crooked tech company behind' plan.
He was videotaped by the feds last July accepting $100,000 in marked $100 bills in a sting operation. The FBI searched Jefferson's home a month later and found almost all of the cash there. The idiot had wrapped $90,000 in foil, pressed them into plastic food containers, then stuffed it all in his freezer. Of course, if the idea was to avoid jail and keep money and documents in a safe place, he could've stuffed them into Sandy Berger's pants. (In a related development, a search of Sen. Harry Reid's freezer turned up 90,000 ringside boxing tickets.)
The Justice Department subsequently issued subpoenas for certain documents, but Jefferson failed to produce them. The subpoenas were issued last September.
Armed with a warrant from a federal judge, an FBI team two Saturdays ago conducted a search of Jefferson's Congressional office. The media called it a "raid," with Dick Cheney storming in with guns blazing, backed by a fierce elite detachment of jackbooted Halliburton executives.
What the media called a "raid" consisted of several FBI agents dressed in suits calmly entering Dollar Bill's office. Upon learning of this unprecedented use of force, House Speaker Dennis Hastert and Rep. Pelosi expressed their "outrage," blasting the illegal invasion of Congress, demanding an immediate pull-out. Since the search wasn't completed in a few minutes -- it stretched on for hours -- the New York Times started calling it a quagmire.
Congress holds hearings to search baseball players' hair follicles, urine, saliva and blood for steroid use, but Congress claims Congress can't be searched. Against the Constitution. It's "outrageous" to treat a criminal suspect like a criminal suspect if the criminal suspect is a member of Congress. Everyone is subject to the rule of law, except lawmakers. Says so right there in the "Speech or Debate" clause. Apparently, it's there to protect us against the tyranny of one branch of government holding another branch accountable. Gives the legislative branch the independence to commit major felonies.
Funny -- my copy of the Constitution says House and Senate members "shall in all cases, except treason, FELONY and breach of the peace, be privileged from arrest during their attendance at the session of their respective Houses . . ." It's missing the part which says bribery, kickbacks, hiding incriminating evidence and ignoring subpoenas for months aren't felonies -- just part of official legislative business, protected by the "Speech or Debate" clause. I'll keep checking, though.
Will the distinguished gentlefelon from Louisiana yield?
No -- Jefferson insists he won't step down. But if he does, he'll probably cloak it in some moving statement like, 'I'm leaving to spend more time with my crime family.'
My Two Cents...
Have a safe weekend, y'all.
What a great article. It puts things in perspective, and is funny too!!
Have a great weekend John!
Maybe Omaha is really the next terrorist target, instead of course New York, Washington DC, Boston MA, etc. I am smart enough to see through the smokescreen, are you?
Big Rodent fouls Donks' front porch with droppings
All your base are belong to us! :)
No one is "excusing" anyone. The fact is that the dhimicrats have been screaching "culture of corruption" ad nauseum and now it has bitten them in the ass.
Cunningham resigned in disgrace and is doing jail time. What you're saying is that its o.k. to be a crook if the degree of crookedness is less than that of another crook? Perhaps its o.k. to be a crook if you're an africanhyphenamerican democrat because everyone knows they been oppressed for 455 years, is that it? Or, its o.k. to be a democrat crook if your name is Clinton or Kennedy (swimming or driving), or McKinney (as long as its a white cop you assault)? You need to go back to DU and crow about your enormous victory in logic here this morning. They're on the same wave length as you. Hell, you might be rewarded with some ringside seat tickets to a boxing event in Nevada.
Bump for later...
The secret to the November elections is whether or not Republicans are so thoroughly disgusted with their incumbent representatives that they will cut off their nose to spite their face.
Personally I dont think its gone that far, but they are a thoroughly disgusting bunch.
Sorry about this, but Ron Fournier is the former editor of Congressionl Quarterly and has a superb record of handicapping political races!
You and a few others here who want to blame life on the RINO's of the House and Senate, better reread John's article because you are playing a very dangerous game, and seem to be clueless about the impending result, which John has so brilliantly explained.
There are states that might just be called RINO states, they elect RINO congeressmen/women and the same goes for the Senate. It is the fault, if we are faulting, of those doing the electing, and the general political situation within the various states.
Even some states not on the political fence, like WY can occasionaly vote RINO out of lack of choice. It comes with the political territory, so instead of screaming RINO and using your vote as a hammer to bash the rest of the country for their stupidity, think about the results as so brilliantly explained in the lead to this thread.
Excepting presidential elections, you really only have RINO control within the state that you reside in, and if you are anywhere east of the Missouri River and west of the san andreas fault you too might be a RINO.
I don't know about him being the editor of the Congressional Quarterly. I do know Fournier was the reporter who covered Clinton in Arkansas, and when Clinton was elected somehow magically got promoted to AP's White House reporter. He's not exactly a dispassionate reader of polls.
The fact that YOU want to excuse a "paltry" theft of 100k is really telling of your present idea of crime.
Oh, sure, you're not "excusing" such theft--but neither is the writer of the article.
Read for content, not for an opportunity to spin.
If the Craps seaze control and impeach Bush, it'll be because of the Republicans and Bush, not the voters. Its not our fault we will not stand with a representitives that do not stand for their own party's core principles. Seems like the whole party is turning RINO before our very eyes!
RINOs don't get my vote.
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