I grew up reading comic books wanting to be a superhero. Comics taught me that those who speak the truth are heroes, all the rest are liars.

Saturday, January 28, 2006

GOP Corruption or DFL Ethics

MN GOP is making up their own reality...trying to involve the DFL in their corruption of taking Abramoff money but...

The American Prospect in 'You Don’t know Jack' has an analysis that shows:
- In total, the donations of Abramoff’s tribal clients to Democrats dropped by nine percent after they hired him, while their donations to Republicans more than doubled, increasing by 135 percent after they signed him up;

-Five out of seven of Abramoff’s tribal clients vastly favored Republican candidates over Democratic ones;

-Four of the seven began giving substantially more to Republicans than Democrats after he took them on;

-Abramoff’s clients gave well over twice as much to Republicans than Democrats, while tribes not affiliated with Abramoff gave well over twice as much to Democrats than the GOP -- exactly the reverse pattern.
“It’s very hard to see the donations of Abramoff’s clients as a bipartisan greasing of the wheels,” Morris, the firm’s founder and a former investigations editor at the Los Angeles Times, told The Prospect.

Maybe I'm naive but GOP spin is the same as an outright lie. Not one Democrat took money from Abramoff. NOT ONE! Yet they would have you believe 'everyboday does it' as a defense for criminal activity. Most moms taught thier children that excuse wouldn't work! Where did these people come from with their lack of ethics? And more importantly...Which party represents your values?

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