Pelosi Demands Corruption Investigation (lying and thieving excepted)

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The despotic nature of the current GOP leadership has overshadowed the typical abuses of government excess and the Democrat’s complicity in the nation’s march into abject tyranny. Ensuring the veil won’t be raised, Nancy Pelosi has loudly brayed the distraction of Republican corruption, the AP reports:

House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi on Thursday said Republicans had created “one of the most closed, corrupt congresses in history” and urged the House ethics committee to investigate GOP lawmakers linked to lobbyist Jack Abramoff.

“It’s hard for the American people to understand how corrupt it is here,” the California Democrat said at a news conference.

Anyone with even a cursory understanding of the Constitution and natural law has little difficulty understanding “how corrupt it is” on both sides of the aisle.

In a letter to House Speaker Dennis Hastert, R-Ill., Pelosi said Democrats expect the ethics committee to look into the “alleged violations of criminal laws and the rules of the House” by former Majority Leader Tom Delay, R-Texas, and three other Republicans with ties to Abramoff – Bob Ney of Ohio and Californians Richard Pombo and John Doolittle.

This all-too righteous gimcrack will serve to widen the phantasmal chasm separating the two major parties. But even the imagined differences certainly lessen in number when Ms. Pelosi’s pretended concern for the rule of law is betrayed by her omission:

Pelosi’s letter did not ask the ethics committee to investigate an unrelated case involving Democratic Rep. William Jefferson of Louisiana.

A former aide to Jefferson, in pleading guilty to aiding and abetting bribery of a public official, said Jefferson had demanded bribes for promoting business opportunities in Africa, according to court documents filed Wednesday

Neither did she mention her own alleged troubles. She did, however make the following half-hearted allusion to what we may safely assume were slight oversights on the Dem’s side of the chamber that needn’t be investigated:

“we have said all along that, Democrat or Republican, anyone who doesn’t follow the rules or the law has to be held accountable. That’s the difference between us.”

No, Nancy, that’s the difference between us. We understand and respect the laws harmonious with the supreme law of the land, the United States Constitution. The difference you alluded to vanished many years ago when the power-lust consuming both parties gave way to an unholy copulation resulting in the hideous jackyderm.

Illegal activities by members of the single party masquerading as two should be investigated and the law applied. But it is difficult to imagine improprieties committed under the cover of darkness being any worse than the unceasing illegality perpetuated daily under the euphemism of legislation. The banditry and repression of Pelosi and the rest of the parliament of swine goes unpunished and all but unmentioned. Kidnapping, theft and other felonious activities are the norm in DC under the banner of “lawmaking.” Yet Nancy Pelosi intends to highlight some inconsequential rule violations so we can finally understand, despite the difficulty, “how corrupt it is.”

“…one of the most closed, corrupt congresses in history.”

We agree, but for very different reasons.

posted by artusregister
  • Stephen Gordon

    Artus,

    Welcome aboard.

    As you just illustrated, “There ain’t a dimes worth of difference…”

  • Artus Register

    Thanks, that’s even in by bio.
    I think we’re down to just a few cents…and very little sense, too.

  • Stephen Gordon

    I hadn’t known the bio was up, yet. Whiskey, huh?

    Sour mash man here.

  • Julian

    Well, how about them apples. Libertarians are able and capable of bashing the Democrats and the Republicans. This is what is needed, beat up both equally as both parties need to be chastised and defeated, albiet for different reasons.

    If the Libertarian Party is to ever have a chance to win big and implement its agenda, then it is imperative voters be attracted from both dominant parties. Sometimes I think Libertarians believe elections can be won with ghost voters who don’t really exist.

  • Stephen Gordon

    Julian,

    I’m pretty much an equal opportunity basher. The key issue is that the Repubs are in control of the executive branch as well as both houses of congress (and a good chunk of the judiciary), so there is just much more opportunity to beat up on them now.

    If Dems were in control right now, I’m sure many would be criticizing us for beating up on liberals too much.

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