January 09, 2006

GOP selling U.S. to 'highest bidder'

Corruption may be worst in Congressional history.

O-boy some more bullshit coming out of Washington, lyres’ lyres’ lyres’. You lying gangster politicians can talk the talk but you cannot walk the walk. You gangster Democrats are just as bad as the gangster Republicans, so don’t think you are home free. You lying gangster politicians are trying to tell me you’re going to do something about the gangster lobbyists in Washington who have been lining your pockets in return for political favors for years? BULLSHIT.
We don’t need you Democrats or Republicans to clean up Washington.
We need to hire a Sheriff to clean up Washington and put you lying gangster politicians in jail where you belong.
"Unfortunately, the recent scandals have caused some to question whether we have lost our vision and whether the faith they have placed in us is justified," Blunt wrote in a letter to the conference.
"While I have no doubt that it is, it will be difficult to move forward with our platform until we regain the trust and confidence of our constituents by enacting new lobbying reforms and enhanced penalties for those who break the public trust."
Boehner, in a letter to the Republican conference Sunday, seemed to offer a theme for his campaign. He said he was focused on "renewal. Renewal in spirit, renewal in principles, renewal in commitment."
Political fallout
Leaders on both sides of the aisle plan to announce efforts to combat corruption in the coming days, as each side jockeys to come across as the party cleaning up Washington before the November elections.
"We Democrats stand for change, not only in trying to clean up this lobbying and corruption, but on the meat-and-potato issues like energy costs and prescription drugs and health care," he said.
Anti-corruption initiatives are expected to be announced in coming days.
Hastert issued a statement Sunday saying, "I intend to move forward aggressively and quickly to have the House of Representatives address lobbying reform."
Meanwhile, Schumer said Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid "next week" will unveil a plan "to clear up the corruption, particularly with lobbyists in Washington."
An old Indian Chief sat in his hut on the reservation, smoking a ceremonial pipe and eyeing two US government officials sent to interview him. "Chief Two Eagles” asked one official, "You have observed the white man for 90 years. You've seen his wars and his material wealth, seen his progress, and the damage he's done. The Chief nodded that it was so. The official continued, "Considering all these events, in your opinion, where did the white man go wrong?" The Chief stared at the government officials for over a minute and then calmly replied, "When white man found the land, Indians were running it. No taxes, no debt, plenty buffalo, plenty beaver, women did all the work, medicine man free, Indian man spent all day hunting and fishing, all night having sex." Then the Chief leaned back and smiled, "White man dumb enough to think he could improve system like that!"
~ BackyardPit