Friday, October 13, 2006

Republican Corruption May Start at The White House, But It's a Party-Wide Attitude That Oklahoma Republicans Share

Ohio Republican Bob Ney pled guilty this morning in the influence-peddling scandal involving disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff that has already led former Majority Leader Tom DeLay of Texas to resign under a cloud of indictment. Ney faces up to 10 years in prison for corruption in the United States Congress.

The scandal has tainted both the Republican-controlled Congress and the White House. Just last week, a top aid to Karl Rove resigned after it was reported she'd also been a top aid to Abramoff and arranged meetings between the two.

Sadly, it's become obvious the Republicans care more about maintaining their political power than doing what's right for the rest of us.

Now we've learned that the whole faith-based initiatives that Bush touted in his first term was just a political ploy to keep the rabid right in line with his administration. He's even lying to his base. Can Republicans be trusted to govern? In 12 years as the majority in the U.S. Congress and nearly six in The White House Republicans have proven without a doubt that they cannot govern.

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