Tuesday, April 24, 2007

When Bush Presidency Flounders, Corruption Continues

Despite efforts by the Bush Administration to block investigations into criminal wrong-doing by possibly the most corrupt generation of Washington Republicans since the 1920s, the investigations continue. Bush has been standing on a phony pedestal made of cheap construction materials and he's now paying the price. Karl Rove can't hide the obvious cracks anymore no matter how many photo op games he plays or how much bunting he lays on to hide Bush's tottering pedestal and what's going on behind.

American Pundit reminds us that we are now up to 11 Republicans just by way of the Abramoff investigations:
So far, eleven (11) Republicans have pled guilty to charges of bribery and fraud in the Abramoff case.


Last week, the FBI raided the home offices of two more Republican Congressmen: John Doolittle (R-Calif) and Rick Renzi (R-Ariz). They'd be searching Congressman Jerry Lewis' house as well, if Attorney General Gonzales hadn't fired US Attorney Carol Lam.

Former Congressional leader, Tom DeLay, who's a walking case of corruption all by himself, is now accusing Democrats of treason (sorry, pointing out an incompetent and flawed president and demanding accountability happens two or three times a year in corporate America; Bush, is after all the MBA president who never ran a successful corporation).

The reality is that DeLay never misses an opportunity to draw attention to himself with low blows. One of the scams that Jack Abramoff was involved in, apparently with the help of officials in the White House, was making it legal for sweatshop workers in Saipan to use the Made in USA label while avoiding US labor laws. Apparently, protecting the legitimacy of the Made in America label is for suckers, according to Tom DeLay who met with Jack Abramoff on the issue several times. Betraying the American worker seems to be a specialty of Republicans these days who wish to change the subject when their scams are exposed. There's no question that corrupt and authoritarian Republicans like Tom DeLay are going to braying loud between now and 2008 as a way to distract from the corruption and failures they have contributed to in recent years.

The Republicans will rebuild their party but let's hope they have the wisdom not use Newt Gingrich, Tom DeLay, Jack Abramoff, Ralph Reed, Duke Cummingham, George W. Bush or the host of characters who have made a shambles of today's Republican Party.

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