Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentElections · 1 decade ago

Can someone explain why Republicans were so critical of Democrats who did in fact pay their Taxes in the end?


[Cross-posted at my DKos diary.]

Does it seem like there's a new Republican scandal in the news every single week? Well, that may be because there is:

January 23, 2007: Republican radio personality Scott Eller Cortelyou of Denver arrested on suspicion of using the Internet to lure a child into a sexual relationship

January 29, 2007: Republican former Jefferson County, Colorado, Treasurer Mark Paschall indicted on two felony charges "in connection with an allegation that Paschall solicited a kickback from a bonus he awarded one of his employees"

January 31, 2007: Republican Congressman Gary Miller is named by Republicans as ranking member of oversight subcommittee of House Financial Services Committee despite the FBI's investigation into his land deals

February 14, 2007: Major Republican fundraiser Brent Wilkes and former CIA executive director Kyle "Dusty" Foggo are indicted by a grandy jury for corrupting CIA contracts

February 16, 2007: Major Republican donor Abdul Tawala Ibn Ali Alishtari, aka Michael Mixon, is indicted in federal court on charges of providing material support to terrorists

March 5, 2007: Ethics complaint filed against Republican Senator Pete Domenici for his role in the Attorney Purge scandal

March 6, 2007: I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, former chief of staff to Vice President Dick Cheney found guilty of obstruction of justice and perjury

March 8, 2007: Republican former U.S. Congressman and Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich admits to extramarital affair

March 23, 2007: Former Deputy Interior Secretary J. Steven Griles, an oil and gas lobbyist who became an architect of George W. Bush's energy policies, pleads guilty to obstructing justice by lying to a Senate committee

March 27, 2007: Criminal charges filed against Republican Pennsylvania State Senator Robert Regola in connection with the death of a teenage neighbor who was shot with the senator's gun; he is accused of three counts of perjury, allowing possession of a firearm by a minor, recklessly endangering another person and false swearing

March 27, 2007: Ronald Reagan's budget director, David Stockman, "indicted on charges of defrauding investors and banks of $1.6 billion while chairman of Collins & Aikman Corp., an auto parts maker that collapsed days after he quit"

March 28, 2007: Robert Vellanoweth, a Republican activist and appointee of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, is arrested on suspicion of gross vehicular manslaughter and felony driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, after a crash that killed three adults and one child

April 18, 2007: The FBI raids the home of Republican Congressman John Doolittle, investigating his ties to Jack Abramoff

April 19, 2007: The FBI raids a business tied to the family of Republican Congressman Rick Renzi, as part of an investigation into his business dealings

April 23, 2007: The FBI questions Republican Congressman Tom Feeney about his dealings with Jack Abramoff

April 23, 2007: Federal auditors find repeat violations of federal election law from the 2004 Senate campaign of Republican Senator Mel Martinez

April 26, 2007: David Huckabee, son of Republican Presidential candidate Mike Huckabee, is arrested at an Arkansas airport after a federal X-ray technician detected a loaded gun in his carry-on luggage

May 4, 2007: Bruce Weyhrauch and Pete Kott, former Alaska state Republican legislators, were arrested and accused of soliciting and accepting bribes from the corrupt VECO Corporation

May 4, 2007: Republican state Assemblyman Michael Cole is censured and stripped of his leadership position after the married father of two spent the night at a 21-year-old intern's apartment

May 11, 2007: A field coordinator for Republican Congressman Patrick McHenry is indicted for voter fraud in North Carolina

May 12, 2007: NBC News breaks the story that the FBI is investigating Republican Nevada Governor Jim Gibbons for suspicion of accepting bribes in exchange for securing government contracts

May 15, 2007: Connecticut Republican Party Chairman Chris Healy is arrested for drunk driving (he pled no contest on June 1, but didn't publicly disclose the event until June 11)

May 18, 2007: Republican former South Dakota State Representative Ted Klaudt is charged with eight counts of second-degree rape, two counts of sexual exploitation of a minor, one count of sexual contact with a child younger than 16, two counts of witness tampering and one count of stalking against two foster children in his care

May 21, 2007: Republican state Senate candidate Mark Tate is indicted on nine counts of perjury and two counts of election fraud by a grand jury

June 11, 2007: Republican Senator Larry Craig is arrested for lewd conduct in the men's bathroom of an airport

June 19, 2007: South Carolina Republican state Treasurer and South Carolina Chai



20 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    WOW!!! It appears that both the Republicans and Democrats are running a match of wits with their corruption! Who holds the highest statistics of corrupt government? Hmmmmm LOL!!!

    Source(s): Look for the most broken glass....LMAO!
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  • 4 years ago

    Actually, Adlai Stevenson was the most left wing liberal candidate in U.S. history, followed by Franklin Roosevelt (who was elected with more than 80% of the electoral college FOUR times). I am a socialist. Senator Obama is not. The bail-out measure is not socialism. It is a care package to the banks. It will not help the people; foreclosures will continue. You can bet on it. And the banks will have their profit. Obama would not dare propose a socialist share-the-wealth solution because he knows that the people of the United States will not support it. This is not wealth distribution. This keeps the fat cats rich. Foreclosures will not stop for a moment as a result of this legislation. By the way, this whole thing that is going on helps me immensely. I have no debt. I own my home with no mortgage. I have cash. I am going to make a lot of money off this meltdown. The American people just got royally screwed, and I am going to make a killing. Thanks everyone for making this socialist a lot richer! I'll gladly pay the taxes on the money all you capitalists gave me this week...

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Nice rant. Pretty weak with things like:

    March 8, 2007: Republican former U.S. Congressman and Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich admits to extramarital affair

    "April 23, 2007: The FBI questions Republican Congressman Tom Feeney about his dealings with Jack Abramoff."

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  • KarK
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    1 decade ago

    The list could easily be compiled (just by listing Obamas Cabinet Choices & Closest Chicago Cronies) For example -Check out Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon and Democrats on her council. The list of democrats nationwide could be endless. Note: Larry Craig shouldn't count at all since Barney Frank is the Pride & Joy of the Democrats. I WON'T however take your $1000 because it will probably be the "now worthless" Money Printed by Obama or a personal check. And everyone knows anything put on paper by a Democrat is worthless.

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  • 1 decade ago

    January 2001: on the day before leaving office, Clinton agreed to a five-year suspension of his Arkansas law license as part of an agreement with the independent counsel to end the investigation. Based on this suspension, Clinton was automatically suspended from the United States Supreme Court bar, from which he then chose to resign

    There is a fun fact for you liberal Bias..... Its both ways buddy. Politics is full of corruption!!!

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  • 1 decade ago

    "Cross-posted at my DKos diary" ??? That says it all. And who the hell are these people? Scott Eller? Brent Wilkes? These are no names scattered about the country - why not making a laundry list of Obama's cabinet members in Washington? It is much more interesting, and much more relevant.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Talking points from The Daily Kos! Typical liberals rag. 2007 is over. Get over it.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    If a person tries to get away without paying taxes, and later he is caught and pays those taxes, are you saying then that everything is okay? Don't you think there should some type of penalty? What are you retarded? You try not paying YOUR taxes once and when your caught just tell them it was an honest mistake. See where you end up.

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  • 1 decade ago

    What a nice little (?) lead in to a rant.

    To answer your supposed question: I assume you are talking about all the tax evaders Obama has rewarded with high level positions?

    Buddy, if that was you or me, we would have been UNDER the jail, by now.

    As far as "living in glass houses".....wasn't it you Obama supporters who ragged on Joe the Plumber for owing....what?....thirteen hundred dollars in property (not federal income) taxes?

    Can you hear the glass breaking?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    They had to be chased down they did not want to pay their taxes in a timely manor which ended up offsetting the balance of time for the economy and pissed off the poor people.

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