Saturday, January 07, 2006

Selective Memories

As Tom DeLay finally announces that he won't seek to keep his position as Majority leader (which in my opinion, he took too long to do), we have the left throwing their accusations of the Republican party being the party of corruption. Why is it that they are allowed to spout this when their party is just as bad, if not worse in some cases. Let's take a look at an example of what their selective memories have forgotten.

The first one, as usual, to throw out this accusation directly after DeLay's announcement. That would be Nancy Pelosi.
The House Democratic leader, Rep. Nancy Pelosi of California, contended DeLay had engineered a "culture of corruption" among majority Republicans "that a single person stepping down is not nearly enough to clean up the Republican Congress." Fox News
Okay, she is more than welcome to her opinion as we live in a free country, but let those "without sin" cast the first stone.
In its Complaint, NLPC (National Legal and Policy Center) alleged that Pelosi violated federal election law by operating two “leadership” political action committees (PACs) in order to circumvent contribution limits. Members of the Democrat and Republican leaderships in the House and Senate may legally have one so-called leadership PAC in addition to their own campaign committee. The purpose of leadership PACs is to make contributions to the campaigns of other Congressional candidates.

The Federal Election Commission (FEC) has fined two leadership PACs associated with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) in response to a Complaint filed by the National Legal and Policy Center (NLPC) on October 25, 2002. The FEC also has fined three campaigns that failed to return excessive contributions from Pelosi’s PACs within 60 days, as required by law.NLPC
Now you probably never heard anything about this story. Would it be selective memory of both the MSM and Nancy Pelosi? It gets so annoying to have her make these comments about the corruption of the Republican party. There is so much corruption on the left, that they really have no right to talk. Corruption isn't just about money, either...

Edward Kennedy (a)-Chappaquittick/Mary Jo Kopechne: "Senator Kennedy killed that girl the same as if he put a gun to her head and pulled the trigger" - George Killen ~ State Police Detective-Lieutenant

Robert Byrd (b)-Ku Klux Klan leader: "The Klan is needed today as never before and I am anxious to see its rebirth here in West Virginia" and "in every state in the Union." The ex-Klansman later filibustered the landmark 1964 Civil Rights Act.

Joseph Biden (c)-Plagiarism not only during his failed presidential campaign run in 2000 but also an incident while he was in law school.

Hillary Clinton (d)-Whitewater, health care scam: "The managed competition-style plan the Clinton's have chosen virtually guarantees that the five largest health insurance companies- Aetna, Prudential, Met Life, Cigna, and The Travellers- will run the show in health care." Patrick Woodall of Public Citizen. According to the evidence compiled by Judicial Watch in the last ten years, Hillary Clinton is among the most corrupt politicians in our nation’s history. (Bill is a whole other story!)

Harry Reid (e)-Abramoff contributions to his coffers of at least $68,941. (f)"In the last four years alone, their [Reid family members'] firms have collected more than $2 million in lobbying fees from special interests that were represented by the kids and helped by the senator in Washington."

John Kerry (d)-Secret FBI Documents Reveal Kerry Accepted Laundered Contributions (for his 2004 Presidential campaign) Let's not forget Swift Boat, either.

(a) YTedK
(b) Jewish World Review
(c) Washington Post
(d) Judicial Watch
(e) CNS News
(f) LA Times via Insignificant Thoughts

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