Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Democratic Culture Of Corruption

by Michelle Malkin - December 10th, 2008 - Creator's Syndicate

Democrats and the media can no longer rest on the old rationalization that Blago is an exception to the "we're cleaner than thou" rule. 2008 was the year of Democratic Reps. William "Cold Cash" Jefferson, Charlie "Sweetheart Deals" Rangel, and former Detroit Mayor Kwame "Text Me" Kilpatrick. It was the year Democratic Massachusetts State Senator Dianne Wilkerson got caught stuffing bribes from an FBI informant down her shirt. It was the year 12 Democratic leaders and staffers in Pennsylvania's state Capitol were stung in a massive corruption scandal involving cash, sex and abuse of public office. And it was the year of multimillion-dollar embezzlement scandals at Democratic satellite offices of ACORN and the SEIU.

How about Elliott Spitzer? And yet among the many articles that you find in the major newspapers and the coverage on TV we keep hearing quotes like CNN's Wolf Blitzer: "Most of the scandals ... have involved Republicans." If so it is only because the MSM covers up for corrupt Democrats and gloats over any hint of Republican scandal.

Leave it to the MSM to assure this embarrassment of Democrats (of likely the only state in America where Democrats are more corrupt that North Carolina) is used to launch an attack on Republicans. With such blatant bias by the MSM it is no surprise that most people erroneously think that Republicans are more corrupt than Democrats. The little problem that twice as many Democrats go to jail for corruption and even twice as many more get away with corruption that no Republican could hope to survive is simply ignored. Since it is never reported no one ever hears about it. Can't let a little thing like reality get in the way of a little slander of Republicans, now can we?

Even in this crisis, the MSM continues to be "in the tank" for Obama. On 11/23 David Axelrod said definitively about the vacancy, "I know [Obama]’s talked to the governor and there are a whole range of names many of which have surfaced, and I think he has a fondness for a lot of them." Obama said after this crisis surfaced, "I have had no contact with the governor or his office, so I was unaware of what was happening." One of them is lying. Axelrod came out quickly and said he "misspoke". The press just ignores the contradiction. This time, because it is Democrats, it is the press that is running the cover up.

I am curious why more are not speculating over the reason Fitzgerald announced this so quickly. Was this done to assure that his own imminent removal from office could not stop the effort to clear out some of the corruption that is so normal in the political arena from which our new President has come? Does Fitzgerald, perhaps, not trust our new President?


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