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Kil
Evil Skeptic

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Posted - 01/23/2007 :  10:08:38   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Kil's Homepage  Send Kil an AOL message  Send Kil a Yahoo! Message Send Kil a Private Message
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Mycroft:
It might fit in with a general theme of Republican bashing, but it doesn't offer any evidence towards your initial point.


Hmmmmm….A thread devoted to Republican bashing. There is definitely a part of me that could live with that.

Of course, as an administrator, I couldn't condone it.

Darn it.

Uncertainty may make you uncomfortable. Certainty makes you ridiculous.

Why not question something for a change?

Genetic Literacy Project
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beskeptigal
SFN Die Hard

USA
3834 Posts

Posted - 01/24/2007 :  16:56:59   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send beskeptigal a Private Message
I didn't know we were only discussing technical crimes. I thought ethics were relevant to the discussion.

Delay stretched a lot of campaign finance rules in Texas arguing they were legal. That's what he's been indicted for. (The Abramoff fingering of co-conspirators has not yet reached Delay. The investigation is ongoing.)Delay took money that wasn't collected legally for Texas races, and laundered it through the Republican Party.

The Republicans, elected with fraudulent financing, then gerrymandered the Texas Congressional Districts to shift the seats to Republicans. While both parties have had their share of gerrymandering, this case took it up 2 levels. The Republicans did it in between census years which wasn't the rule in Texas, and they literally rigged the seats to be all Republican where as most gerrymandering has been done to keep the status quo. The Republicans claimed they were undoing Democratic actions from the past but one look at the incredibly convoluted districts and all the recorded statements of Republican Party leaders about making their rule permanent by actions such as these (see also the K-Street shenanigans) and their argument is completely hollow.

Most people don't know it but the Texas gerrymandering had as much to do with the Republican majority in Congress as the elections actually did.

I would settle for more investigative journalism and more airtime in the news over the unethical Republican actions in lieu of a re-education camp. I think people would vote against these guys if they knew how corrupt the Republican Party has become.


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