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|The Record of Republican Corruption :|
[ What kind of "Christian" imagines that
Jesus Christ would associate with
any part of this party? ]
This Page 1 deals with GOP Corruption at the National level
When we first created this page in the early 2000's, we thought that we could make Republican supporters ashamed of themselves for supporting a political party that was capable of producing so many corrupt and/or immoral politicians. Ever since the advent of Donald J. Trump, however, it has become obvious that the vast majority of the Republican Party's membership no longer has any shame. There is no lie and/or slander uttered by Donald Trump or their other leaders that these people will hesitate to applaud and repeat, nor any level of immorality that they won't condone by their silence.
Guess which has been
Jesus walked on water.
Bush and Trump walked on Jesus!
As the ruthless campaign manager and GOP chairman of the 70's and 80's, Lee Atwater did for Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan's and George Bush Sr's what Karl Rove did for George W. Bush. When he was stricken with brain cancer in 1991, however, he had a deathbed conversion and said :
"My illness helped me to see that what was missing in society is what was missing in me: a little heart, a lot of brotherhood. The '80s were about acquiring — acquiring wealth, power, prestige. I know. I acquired more wealth, power, and prestige than most. But you can acquire all you want and still feel empty. What power wouldn't I trade for a little more time with my family? What price wouldn't I pay for an evening with friends? It took a deadly illness to put me eye to eye with that truth, but it is a truth that the country, caught up in its ruthless ambitions and moral decay, can learn on my dime. I don't know who will lead us through the '90s, but they must be made to speak to this spiritual vacuum at the heart of American society, this tumor of the soul." (in a February 1991 article for Life Magazine )
"I was wrong to follow the meanness of Conservatism. I should have been trying to help people instead of take advantage of them. I don't hate anyone anymore. For the first time in my life I don't hate somebody. I have nothing but good feelings toward people. I've found Jesus Christ – It's that simple. He's made a difference."
One of the worst examples of the corruption of the administration of Bush II was the firing of many Republican federal prosecutors because they were not partisan enough and actually concerned with being just in their prosecution responsibilities. Here an excellent article about the most outspoken of these decent fired public servants : www.signonsandiego.com/news/features/20080623-9999-1c23iglesias.html.
Neil was director of Silverado Banking, Savings and Loan in Denver. After the S&L lent Bush and his partners over $200 million in loans for JNB Exploration, Neil's unsuccessful oil company, Neil's partners welshed on $132 million in loans, partly resulting in the failure of the S&L. Federal regulators determined that Neil was completely dependent on his partners for his income. The S&L's failure cost taxpayers $1 billion.
It is absolutely astounding how uninformed the American "information media" has been keeping the people of America. Else the Bush family would be trying to hide their connections to "George Herbert Walker" and "Prescott Bush", instead of keeping the memory of these scoundrels alive by proudly displaying their names within their own, ( as in "George Herbert Walker Bush" and "George Walker Bush" and Jeb's Son, "George Prescott Bush"). Read all about these business associates and supporters of Adolf Hitler, whose banking firm was seized and shut down during the course of World War II in order to stop its trading with (and supporting the NAZI) enemy of the United States! And unsuspecting Americans continue to imagine that the mainstream media is controlled by liberals!!!
"Bundy worked on the re-election campaign of Washington's Republican Governor Dan Evans. Evans was elected and he appointed Bundy to the Seattle Crime Prevention Advisory Committee. Bundy's political future seemed secure, when in 1973 he became assistant to Ross Davis, chairman of the Washington State Republican Party. It was a good time in Bundy's life. He had a girlfriend, his old girlfriend was once again in love with him, and his footing in the political arena was strong."
"He was a handsome, charming, urbane and extrovert graduate, who did charity work and campaigned for the Republican Party in the USA . Ted Bundy did not fit the bill as a prolific serial killer. And that was his great advantage. Friends, relatives and even detectives instinctively shied away from following up their suspicions about him. The women he killed also did not suspect a thing until it was too late" . . . from
It's not surprising that many Americans mistakenly believe that "both parties do it" because the so-called "liberal media" which is owned and operated by conservative corporations does so much to promote and reinforce that view, despite the lack of any evidence to support it. Here are many examples of this campaign of misinformation:
Several recent media reports have baselessly asserted in recent weeks that Republicans and Democrats equally engage in campaign "tricks" or smears. But to support their assertions, they typically provided only or predominantly examples of Republicans' activities, with scant or no examples of Democrats' actions:
For example, anchor John Seigenthaler Jr. introduced a segment on "dirty tricks" in political campaigns during the October 28 edition of NBC's Nightly News by asserting that "as the election draws near, this turns into the season when dirty tricks can come into play," but "[n]either Republicans nor Democrats can claim the high ground when it comes to these hardball tactics." But as Media Matters documented, the subsequent report by NBC News senior investigative correspondent Lisa Myers provided no evidence of Democratic "dirty tricks." Instead, Myers's report focused only on "Republican operative" Allen Raymond, who was convicted for his involvement in a criminal operation to jam state Democratic Party phone lines in New Hampshire on Election Day in 2002. Similarly, on the October 25 broadcast of ABC News' Nightline, co-anchor Terry Moran asserted that "both sides are playing a serious game of hardball" with "mudslinging" attack ads hitting "below the belt." However, as Media Matters noted, Moran's report provided no examples of Democratic-sponsored attack ads being aired that match the level of distortion and personal attack found in the Republican commercials – commercials that have garnered wide media attention and been broadly condemned, both for their inaccuracies and their ugly personal attacks.
Other media reports have attempted to fill the evidentiary void by asserting that, despite their lack of evidence of Democratic shenanigans, they're either going to do it (ABC News) or just haven't been caught yet (Slate's John Dickerson).
Also, as Media Matters noted, on the November 1 edition MSNBC's Decision 2006: Battleground America, MSNBC correspondent David Shuster invited viewers to vote on the "nastiest" campaign advertisement among the "the five nastiest ads" culled by Shuster. However, Shuster's focus on "nastiness]" obscured questions about the advertisements' accuracy. Though Shuster briefly discussed the context of the ads, he lumped accurate and inaccurate advertisements together in his top five. In fact, while Shuster suggested that two of the three Republican advertisements in his list of five contain misleading or baseless claims, he included them with two Democratic advertisements that are based on reported facts."
"A study by University of Missouri professor emeritus Donald Shields presented at last week's House Judiciary Committee hearings on selective prosecutions shows that Democrats have been investigated more than five times as often as Republicans since George W. Bush became president." (from www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601039&refer=columnist_carlson&sid=aV1t6kchthpM )
"Scientists and economists have been offered $10,000 each by a lobby group funded by one of the world's largest oil companies to undermine a major climate change report due to be published today.
Letters sent by the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), an ExxonMobil-funded thinktank with close links to the Bush administration, offered the payments for articles that emphasise the shortcomings of a report from the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)."
Nations with the
Funny how the world's most liberal countries
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|9||Australia & Netherlands (tied)|
|11||Austria & Luxembourg & United Kingdom (tied)|
|18||France & Ireland (tied)|
|20||Belgium & Chile &
the USA (under the GOP) (tied)
Democrats have succeeded over the years in helping many, though not all unfortunate Americans to escape their deplorable conditions, with programs such as WIC, child labor laws, public school education through high school, Medicaid, minimum wage laws, the G I Bill of Rights, Social Security, Tennessee Valley (power) Authority, Rural Electrification Act, SNAP, civil rights, Affirmative Action and the protection of all kinds of threatened minorities, Medicare and Social Security, as I have laid out at my Democratic achievements page , which shows how inspired by the teaching of Jesus that party has been over the past century.
But there's no guarantee that that huge number of benefits that liberal Democrats have achieved for the people of America will survive the kind of take-over of America's government that the country has not seen since the years that led up to the first great depression in the 1920's.
We have a new collection of web pages called "WhatWouldJesusThink.info", that shows how mis-informed and how truly un-Christian those so-called "Christian conservative" leaders are who have been supporting the greed-promoting Republican Party over the past century, instead of the generosity-promoting Democratic Party. If these leaders had ever read the bible they wave around so much, they would know what I lay out so clearly and forcefully at GodvsGreed and Jesus' challenge that both the Old and New Testaments are totally against greed. But instead of embracing and promoting what the bible teaches, they have been embracing and promoting the very opposite, and have now succeeded in enthroning in the most powerful political position in the world the very epitome of greed, Donald J. Trump!
They can give all the lip-service they like to Jesus Christ, but the beliefs that the leaders of the Republican Party follow and promote day in and day out come straight from the gospel of the mother of atheistic libertarianism, Ayn Rand, as I show at JesusChristvsAynRand.html. And Rand's overriding mission in life was the overthrow of the teaching of Jesus and the bible that the two greatest principles in life ought to be loving God above all else and loving our fellow man as much as we love ourselves.
The logical place to start might be at the top, namely corruption at the presidential level. But since it's corruption in Congress that is on people's minds these days, despite my view that it is a more serious matter than corruption of Congressmen, I've moved my section on corruption in the White House to the bottom of this page.
Unlike many of the other Republican Party corruption lists, I've taken pains to include only fairly significant and definite entries. And when it's brought to my attention that there are good reasons to remove some examples from the list, I don't hesitate to do so. While I cover both the federal and the state & local level, I devote this first page to the former, and a second page to the latter. I've distinguished between personal "immorality" and political "corruption", (which don't bother everyone equally). For those interested specifically in sexual misconduct, I've created a separate page featuring only the instances of "sexual immorality", ( as opposed to this page, which covers both corruption and immorality).
Click here to see other "Liberals Like Christ" pages achieving top billing by Google.
Before I present the myriad of examples of Republican corruption that I have collected over the years, please note the contrast between the type of evidence that you will see here and that offered by conservative critics of Democrats. Because there are so few examples of really serious malfeasance on the part of high-ranking liberal Democrats, when conservative spokespeople like Ann Coulter, Michelle Malkin, and David Horowitz try to produce lists to compare with mine, they have to resort to padding their list with relative "nobodies", i.e. low-ranking Democratic functionaries who are not at all representative of the party as a whole.
Note also that when these conservatives quote emails that they have supposedly received from "liberals" to supposedly prove how awful liberals are, they treat the public as too stupid to know that such emails prove nothing at all because #1) such emails could have been produced by anybody, including these very conservatives themselves and #2) a party can only be responsible for what its leaders and official representatives do.
What you will find here on my site, by contrast, are verified instances of public malfeasance by well-known public figures - not relatively insignificant members - of the Republican Party, people chosen by Republicans to represent, and perhaps even lead their party.
It took me so long time to assemble all of this information that I got tired of trying to update it all the time. But unless and until this party changes radically, it is likely to keep on choosing the same kind of people to represent it, and carry out its flawed agendas.
Corrupt members of the U.S. Senate :
Conservatives promote the idea that Democrats should hang their heads in shame over people like Larry Flint, a publisher of pornography, if they reveal that they vote Democratic. But political parties can't control or be responsible for those who vote for their party's candidates. What parties can control is whom they endorse to run under their banner for any public office. And the Democratic Party doesn't promote people like Larry Flint for public office. Contrast that to the kinds of people the Republican Party regularly selects for positions of leadership in their party, people like :
|and as Abe Lincoln once said, "Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power."|
|As Jesus of Nazareth taught, "you will know them by their fruits" (i.e. people give themselves away by their actions).|
Corrupt members of
Excerpts from |
"Ethics Cloud Over California Republicans (June 9, 2007)
For a great analysis of the vast network of Republican corruption involving Congress and those who fuel and benefit so much of that corruption, see the gop auction house site and click on the pictures of any of the principals that may interest you.
( as of Nov. 2007 ):
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| [ table by Ray Dubuque
based on data from http://moleprogressive.blogspot.com/ 2007/11/review-of-government-corruption.htm ]
Suffolk,VA – " previous commitment will keep a Suffolk man from traveling
to Washington, D.C., to accept a Republican of the Year award: He's
serving a 26-year state prison sentence.
Spokesmen for the National Republican Congressional Committee, an arm of the Republican National Committee that raises millions of dollars to elect GOP candidates to the U.S. House of Representatives, acknowledged Tuesday that convicted sex offender Mark A. Grethen was invited to accept the award at its Business Advisory Council's luncheon in March. U.S Rep. Tom Davis, R-Va., chairs the NRCC. . . The award was rescinded after the NRCC learned that Grethen, 44, a former businessman, was convicted last year of six sex crimes involving children – two counts each of forcible sodomy, aggravated sexual battery and indecent liberties. He is in the Deep Meadow Correctional Center, and his projected release date is Sept. 25, 2024."
See what the actual record shows – as opposed to all the flapping of conservative gums – about which party honors marriage by living up to its demands, and which dishonors it regularly by failing to do so. See what the data that I alone have compiled at the page below proves :
the Family-values party page.
Noteworthy corruption among Democrats :
This 1st page deals with corruption at the national level.|
See Page 2 for
GOP Corruption at the state and local levels,
and my separate page on GOP sexual immorality"