Saturday, July 13, 2013

Conservative Criminals Are Above The Law

"Study: 90% of Criminal Corporations Are Republican," an article by Eric Zuess at lends even more evidence of the criminality of Conservatives, represents our first direct criticism of one of the President's cabinet officials - Eric Holder - as well as Lanny A. Breuer, Obama’s appointed head of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, an indirect criticism of the President, and answers those who have accused us of having an anti-capitalistic (read: "communist") bent.  We conclude with a "shortlist" of Conservative criminals, most who have escaped arrest, much less punishment, and warn any Sheeplets objecting to the list: We have a much longer one:

"Ninety percent of the corporations that were criminally convicted between 1989 and 2000 donated overwhelmingly to the Republican Party in 2012.

"A study by the Corporate Crime Reporter, Russell Mokhiber, found that, 'Ten out of the current top 100 donors to the 2012 political campaign have ple[a]d guilty to crimes.' The criminal-convictions file that was considered in his study included convictions during the ten years between 1989 and 2000.

"An examination of this list, by the present reporter, indicates that nine of these ten big-donating criminal firms gave far more to Republican political campaigns than to Democratic ones. Only one firm, Pfizer, donated more to Democrats; and they contributed only slightly more to Democrats than to Republicans. By contrast, each one of the nine big-donating Republican criminal corporations – Honeywell, Lockheed, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Boeing, GE, Northrop, Koch Industries, Raytheon, and Exxon – donated far more to Republicans than to Democrats; and the most lopsidedly political criminal firm of them all, Koch Industries (which organized the “Tea Party” starting when Obama first entered the White House), donated a whopping 98% to Republicans.

"At least according to this measure, criminal firms prefer Republican politicians overwhelmingly. It is rare, almost unheard of, to find a population that is so lopsidedly favorable to one Party over the other, as this one is: 90% vs. 10%.

"Mokhiber provided the donation-figures, for each of these ten convicted firms, based on federal filings.

"Another and related Mokhiber study, which was published on 3 April 2012, was titled 'No Fault Corporate Crime,' and he quoted there the first-ever statement that Attorney General Eric Holder had made as the U.S. Attorney General that had employed the phrase 'corporate crime.' In this statement, Holder expressed himself as being against prosecuting corporate crime, because he felt that only individuals should be criminally prosecuted. Holder has, however, also opposed criminal prosecutions of top corporate executives as individuals: not a one of them has been even prosecuted, during his term, much less convicted. Mokhiber pointed out that Holder came to his federal office from the elite corporate law firm of Covington & Burling, which defends corporations against criminal prosecutions. Mokhiber also noted, 'And he’s going back to Covington & Burling.' So: Holder’s future income will be derived from corporations that will be hiring C&B to defend them from prosecutions for crimes, and from other legal charges against them. In other words: President Obama, when he had hired Holder, was actually hiring a career defender of corporations; and this person, Holder, has been continuing in this very same capacity while on the federal payroll, during his four-year hiatus from his career, as a professional corporate defender. Holder is, in other words, doing what is in his long-term personal career interest: protecting big-corporate criminals.

As the U.S. Attorney General, Holder’s policy regarding corporate criminality has been to seek what is called “deferred prosecution agreements” (basically agreements not to prosecute) instead of outright criminal convictions, against criminal firms. This policy has been carried out by Lanny A. Breuer (also from C&B), Obama’s appointed head of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division. Breuer’s chief argument for 'deferred' (or actually non-) prosecutions, has been that after the accounting firm Arthur Anderson & Co. was almost put out of business by being criminally convicted in the 2001 Enron case, the Obama-Holder-Breuer team don’t want to hurt another criminal corporation, in a similar way.

However, a study that will be published in the Spring 2013 University of Pennsylvania Journal of Business Law will headline 'Arthur Anderson and the Myth of the Corporate Death Penalty: Corporate Criminal Convictions in the Twenty-First Century.' Its researcher, Gabriel Markoff, says there: 'No one has ever empirically studied what happens to companies after conviction. In this article, I do just that.' He summarizes his core finding: 'The Department of Justice’s policy of preferring DPAs [deferred prosecution agreements, as opposed to criminal prosecutions] is insupportable.' In other words: Markoff finds that Obama has, essentially, been hiding behind a bogus argument, in order to protect executive crooks from being prosecuted.

Furthermore, Obama’s selected Treasury Secretary, Timothy Geithner, has similarly refused to support criminal prosecutions of the mega-bank executives who had created the incentive-systems that produced the enormous fraudulent MBS(mortgage-backed-securities)-marketing bonuses for themselves, and that crashed the U.S. economy in 2008. Geithner, like the other key Obama appointees, comes from a background in which he has served, virtually all his life, the aristocracy that runs the Wall Street firms, and that invests in them; and those executives and investors were bailed out of their 'toxic assets' by the U.S. Treasury, and by the Federal Reserve (i.e., by future U.S. taxpayers). Geithner, as the President of the New York Federal Reserve, had served the Wall Street banks back then, even prior to his being selected by Obama as Treasury Secretary.
"As a consequence, corporate criminal prosecutions have been even fewer under President Obama than they were under the overtly Republican President, George W. Bush – and those convictions were already at historic lows.
"So, if criminal corporations are still donating overwhelmingly to the Republican Party, one might wonder what can possibly be the reason, given that those executives have been getting such a terrific deal from Obama, who (at least nominally) is a Democrat? Perhaps they think that Republican politicians give them an even better deal. For example, Wall Street donated overwhelmingly to the Republican Romney campaign, against Obama, and Romney was (even publicly) promising them the moon.

"When Obama, on 27 March 2009, in a private White House meeting with Wall Street CEOs, had told them 'My administration ... is the only thing between you and the pitchforks,' and he thus analogized those crooked billionaires to the poor Blacks who had been hunted down and lynched by the KKK in the deep South a hundred years earlier, this seems not to have persuaded them, even though Obama actually did follow through on this secret promise he made to those financial elite that day. And Obama-Geithner-Holder-Bernanke and team did also follow through, and they completed George W. Bush’s bailout of them, and of their top crony investors.

"Perhaps what Mokhiber’s study, and others, are indicating, then, is that America’s public is simply spoiling its financial elite, who feel that there is no limit to the privileges that they deserve. Staying out of prison, and even being bailed out by future U.S. taxpayers, isn’t already enough to satisfy them. They want the moon, which Romney promised them. And they almost got it. In the popular vote, at least, Romney lost by only a 2.5% margin. There were evidently lots of Americans who wanted to give the moon to these elite executives.

"Investigative historian Eric Zuesse is the author, most recently, of They’re Not Even Close: The Democratic vs. Republican Economic Records, 1910-2010, and of CHRIST’S VENTRILOQUISTS: The Event that Created Christianity."

A few years ago, The BigotBasher wrote a shortlist of GOP criminals in his article in the Daily Kos, "GOP Crimes" that illustrates the ability of Conservative criminals to escape punishments for their horrendous activities, and therefore makes the public believe that "no harm, no foul":

"Nothing like good old Christian values GOP Politicians telling you how to live your life, while busy robbing and shagging everything going. Incest, paedophilia, mules, boys, girls, women, you name it, the Party of Good Old Christian Tradition has done it.  Add in fraud, corruption, and drugs, the GOP certainly knows how to Party. Kind of takes the edge of UK politicians for their expenses scandal.

S.C. Governor Mark Sanford – Disappeared for a week without telling anyone, including his wife and State Law Enforcement Division, which provides security for him. Later Sanford’s spokesman told the press that Sanford was hiking the Appalachian Trail. After returning to duty, he admitted he had actually been in Argentina having an affair.  (Subsequently elected to Congress by the blind South Carolinian Sheeplets. - Joyce, Jnr.)

John McCain – Left his first wife after she had been severely injured in an car accident for a rich former rodeo queen 18 years his junior. Investigated by the Senate Ethics Committee for attempting to influence federal regulators investigating Lincoln Savings and Loan, owned by Charles Keating, McCain’s friend and a campaign fundraiser. Between 1984 and 1986, McCain failed to disclose over $15,000 worth of trips and gifts from junk bond king Charles Keating on his financial disclosure forms, and only reimbursed Keating after the scandal broke. The Senate Ethics Committee cleared him for stupidity.

Cindy McCain – Stole drugs to feed her drug habit, including Percocet and Vicodin, from the American Voluntary Medical Team. An AVMT employee, who had discovered her illegal drug use, tipped off the DEA. McCain had to pay the costs of the investigation.

George W. Bush – Convicted of drunk driving. Lied to Congress and US citizens about Iraq’s “Weapons of Mass Destruction” to justify an illegal war. Covered up Saudi aid to 9-11 hijackers. Allowed the Bin Laden family to leave the US on 9/11. Lied on a juror form about hisarrest record, a felony in Texas. Christian book writer Margie Schoedinger had claimed in a law suit that Bush raped and harassed her. She was found dead of a gunshot wound 9 months after filing the lawsuit.

Neil Bush – Fined for his “ethical disability” in Silverado savings and loan investigation. A scandal that cost US taxpayers $1 billion dollars. The Bush family got of without financial penalty as the $50,000 fine was paid by banking deregulation lobbyists. Has admitted to using prostitutes in Hong Kong.

Jeb Bush – Defaulted on a $4,56 million loan from Broward Federal Savings in Florida. After regulators closed the S&L board down, the $4.56 million was reappraised by the regulators to $0.5 million, which Bush and his partners paid. Leaving the taxpayers with a $4 million LOSS.

Columba Bush – Smuggled $16,000 worth of clothes and jewellery into the US after a trip from France.

George P. Bush (yeah there is another George Bush) – Broke into ex-girlfriend’s house and drove circles in her front yard with his car during a fit of rage.

John “Jebby” Bush – Caught by the police with his pants down in a parking lot, having sex with a teenage girl.

Noelle Bush – Arrested for prescription fraud. Ordered by a judge to attend a rehabilitation program. During her time at the facility, Bush was found in contempt of court twice – once after being accused of stealing pills from a nurse and then after she was caught with cocaine.

Barbara and Jenna Bush – Arrested at an Austin restaurant, Jenna for trying to use a fake ID and Barbara for being in possession of alcohol. Jenna had received a citation in April 2001 for possessing alcohol. Her boyfriend was jailed in March, 2001, and was released to the Secret Service.

Dick Cheney – Convicted at least twice for drunk driving. Received five draft deferments from serving in Vietnam because he “had other priorities in the sixties than military service.” Sent 1000s of Soldiers to die in an illegal war. His former company, Haliburton, was awarded no bid contracts in Iraq worth $millions.

Tom DeLay – Had to resign in disgrace as House majority leader after a Texas grand jury indicted him on a conspiracy charge stemming from campaign finance investigations.

“Scooter” Libby – Indicted on five charges related to the CIA leak probe: one count of obstruction of justice, two counts of perjury and two counts of making false statements. He was convicted of perjury and obstruction of justice. He obstructed a grand jury investigation of the outing of a CIA operative Valerie Plame. The trial also implicated Karl Rove and Dick Cheney for their personal attempt to discredit her husband, retired diplomat and Iraq war critic Joe Wilson.

Paul D. Wolfowitz – Served as U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense for George W Bush. The architect of the Iraq War. Nominated by GW Bush for president of the World Bank, where he became involved in a relationship with World Bank Senior Communications Officer (and Acting Manager of External Affairs) for the Middle East and North Africa Regional Office Shaha Ali Riz. World Bank employment policies strictly forbade this. So Wolfowitz promoted her to a job at the State Department under Liz Cheney, the daughter of the Vice-President. She got a $60,000 raise, as well as guarantees of future increases, more than double the amount allowed under State Department rules. Despite all of this – Wolfowitz kept her on the World Bank payroll as well.

Larry Craig – Idaho’s homophobic Republican Senator was found to be not so homophobic after getting caught soliciting gay sex in an airport toilet in June 2007.

Glenn Murphy Jr. – Chairman of the Clark County Republican Party and president of the Young Republican National Federation attempted to perform oral sex on two men while they slept.

David Vitter – A “family-values far-right conservative” Senator from Louisiana, had an affair with a prostitute in 1999. He was then outed by the so-called “D.C. Madam” in 2007 forcing him to admit to a “serious sin” after his telephone number was disclosed by her. Lost a lawsuit for assaulting a woman at a town hall meeting. Had a pact with the racist David Duke to suppress the black vote.

John Ensign – Another “good Christian Conservative” admitted he had an affair with a member of staff after the threat of being blackmailed.

Republican Congressman Mark Foley abruptly resigned from Congress after “sexually explicit” emails surfaced showing him flirting with a 16-year old boy. The legal age of consent in the States concerned are 17 & 18. In addition Mark Foley was at the time heading up the House Caucus on Missing and Exploited Children.

Ted Haggard – Adviser to George W Bush on “spiritual matters”. Another homophobe who also found himself to be not so homophobic after being forced to admit to having a three year affair with a male prostitute and using methamphetamine. He resigned as Leader of the National Association of Evangelicals and stepped aside as Pastor of his church

Bob Allen, another homophobic Florida Republican a member of the State House of Representatives was arrested in November 2007 for solicitation after tried to solicit an undercover male officer inside a public toilet, offering to perform oral sex for $20. Representative Bob Allen sponsored a bill that would have tightened the State prohibition on public sex. He campaigned for amending the state constitution to ban same-sex marriage and opposed a bill to curb the bullying of gay students. He blamed his arrest on a fear of African Americans.

Coy Privette, the president of The Christian Action League, a North Carolina ultraconservative Christian political group based in Raleigh, was arrested in July for soliciting prostitution after paying for his prostitutes with cheques and then reporting then stolen. Privette served as a Republican in the North Carolina Legislature from 1984 to 1992 and has been a member of the board of commissioners in Cabarrus County since 1998.

Philip Giordano, Republican mayor of Waterbury, Connecticut., was convicted of paying a crack addict prostitute to bring her 8 and 10 year old daughters for sexual encounters in 2000 and 2001. He was sentenced to 37 years in prison for sexually abusing the two girls.

Matteo Fontana – Department of Education official under George W Bush, the regulator of the student loan industry, was put on leave after it was disclosed that he owned at least $100,000 worth of stock in a student loan company.

Philip Cooney – admitted to a House committee that he edited three government reports to eliminate or downplay links between greenhouse gases and global warming. He was a former oil-industry lobbyist who became Chief of Staff for the White House Council on Environmental Quality under George W Bush. He left the government in 2005 to work for Exxon.

J. Steven Griles – The Deputy Interior Secretary under George Bush was convicted as a result of the fallout from the Abramoff scandal. He pleaded guilty to obstructing justice by lying to a Senate committee about his relationship with Abramoff. Abramoff repeatedly sought Griles’ intervention at Interior on behalf of Indian tribal clients.

Darleen Druyun – was an Air Force procurement officer under George W Bush. She served nine months in prison in 2005 for violating conflict-of-interest rules after she leased Boeing refuelling tankers for $23 billion. Pentagon studies showed the tankers were unnecessary. After making the deal, she quit the government to join Boeing.

David H. Safavian – lied to government investigators about his links to Jack Abramoff. A former White House aide for George W Bush he now faces an 15 year prison sentence.

Claude Allen – pleaded guilty to theft in making phony returns at discount department stores. He was George W Bush’s domestic policy advisor. He was sentenced to two years of supervised probation and fined $500.

“Jeff Gannon” – was a pseudonym for a James Guckert — who worked for fake news agency Talon News. He obtained “daily passes” from the Secret Service and FBI allowing Guckert access to White House press briefings and to parse questions to President George W. Bush. Guckert was later exposed as a gay prostitute.

John Doolittle, a Deputy Whip for the Republican party in the House, had to resign from the Committee on Appropriations in response to a raid by the FBI who were investigating his involvement with Jack Abramoff. His wife worked for Abramoff and was paid via a company called Sierra Dominion Financial Solutions, founded just after Congressman Doolittle gained a seat on the Appropriations Committee and based from his North Virginia home. The firm employed only his wife.

Rep. Ken Calvert (R-CA), was caught by police with a prostitute in a parked car in California. Subsequently, Calvert repeatedly tried to cover up the incident for nearly a year, publicly denying that it ever occurred.

Republican Congressman Dan Crane had sex with minor aged girl working as a congressional page.

Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist – a particularly evil Republican who adopted cats from animal shelters so he could kill them.  He is under investigation by the Justice Department and the Securities and Exchange Commission about the sale of his hospital company one month before its price fell sharply. He accepted over $23,000 from tobacco lobbyists, even though he is a doctor.

Randall Harold “Duke” Cunningham – Pleaded guilty to federal charges of conspiracy to commit bribery, mail fraud, wire fraud, and tax evasion. He resigned from the House after pleading guilty to accepting at least $2.4 million in bribes and under-reporting his income for 2004. He was sentenced to eight years and four months in prison and ordered to pay $1.8 million in restitution.

Bob Dole – another good family man Republican, cheated on his first wife, his mistress became his current wife Elizabeth Dole (also another “good family Conservative” who ran vicious and fake Christian right wing smear campaign against her opponent – she lost her seat).

Newt Gingrich – left his ex-wife while she lay in a hospital bed getting cancer treatment. While sitting in judgement of President Clinton he was screwing his aid. He resigned as Speaker of the House. While claiming to be a “fiscal Conservative”, he funnelled hundreds of millions of dollars to his campaign donors. His district received more taxpayer’s money than any other district in America.

Gov. John Rowland – Had to resign after it was disclosed he illegally accepted gifts from state contractors. Plead guilty to federal charge of criminal conspiracy.

Rep. Bill Janklow – a habitual speeder and reckless driver was convicted of manslaughter.

Jack Ryan – Forced his wife to perform sex acts in front of strangers, the public outcry caused him to drop out of a Senatorial race.

Jeanine Pirro – was subject to a Federal investigation as a result of being caught on tape asking Bernard B. Keriks security consulting firm to investigate if her husband was having an affair, the same firm she ordered a grocery chain hire in 2004 to settle charges brought by her office.

Bernard Kerik – the NY police commissioner had more than one affair at a time starting with Judith Regan, the publisher of his recent memoir, and a City correction officer.  He also accepted unreported gifts of thousands of dollars in cash and other items from associates at a New Jersey construction company and was Ordered to pay a conflict-of-interest fine for using 3 Police Officers to do research about his mother for his autobiography.

Rush Limbaugh – Cheated on at least two of his four wives. He used his maid as a drug runner. He accepted a plea agreement to avoid charges of prescription fraud. He was put on probation with mandatory drug screening. He avoided draft during Vietnam by saying he had an anal cyst.

Rudolph Giuliani does not keep his vows. He has been married 3 times so far. His first marriage was to his second cousin. While married to his first wife he lived with the woman who became his second wife. His second wife found out he was leaving her after he announced it at a Press Conference. His second wife, through that Press conference found out Giuliani was leaving her for his assistant who he had having an affair with. His son Andrew and his daughter Caroline are estranged from him.  (Like others on the list, Giulani only committed a moral crime here, but adultery is a crime in the Bible that Conservatives love to thump. - Joyce, Jnr.)

Richard A. Delgaudio – A major Republican Party findraiser on the National scene, plead guilty to producing child pornography after paying two under age teenage girls to pose for sexual photos in a Baltimore hotel.

Nicholas Elizondo – Director of the “Young Republican Federation” was sentenced to six years prison for molesting his 6-year old daughter.

Earl “Butch” Kimmerling – A Republican anti gay activist who campaigned to “save an 8 year old girl” from being adopted by a gay couple, then molested her. He was sentenced to 40 years in prison.

Rep. Bob Barr – Used Anti Abortion campaign money to get elected and then forced his wife to have an abortion. He has cheated on all three of his wives.

Rep. Dan Burton – Had at least six adulterous affairs. In 1990, Burton introduced legislation that would require the death penalty for drug dealers. “We must educate our children about the dangers of drugs,” Burton said, “and impose tough new penalties on dealers.” In 1994, son Dan Burton, Jr. (Danny) was arrested while transporting nearly eight pounds of marijuana from Louisiana to Indiana. Just five months later, while awaiting trial in that case, police raided his Indianapolis apartment and Danny was arrested again for growing thirty marijuana plants. Police also found a shotgun in the apartment. Under federal law, Danny faced a mandatory minimum sentence of five years in prison just for the gun, plus up to three years in prison under state law for all the marijuana. Federal charges were never filed, and Indiana prosecutors got his charges dismissed. In Louisiana, he wound up receiving a mild sanction: a term of community service, probation and house arrest.

Rep. Robert Bauman – Another not so homophobic homophobe Congressman charged with soliciting sex from a 16-year old boy he picked up at a gay bar. He also admitted that he had been the victim of an extortion scheme by a man who had a sexual relationship with him.

Sen. Strom Thurmond – Proves you do not have to be young to cheat, he cheated on his fourth wife at the age 88. His history goes right back. Thurmond fathered an illegitimate baby back in 1925. The mother was his “maid”. Thurmond, icon of the Bible-bashing, family-values-promoting right, not only contradicted his segregationist credo by impregnating a young Carrie Butler in 1925, the mother was at most 16 at the time of birth.

Gov. Kirk Fordice – Got so “excited” up by his mistress that he crashed his car.

Beverly Russell – The Christian Coalition coordinator and Republican activist molested his stepdaughter Susan Smith, who later killed her own children.

Gov. George Ryan – Was found guilty by a federal jury of all 18 counts of corruption charges against him.

Rep. Donald “Buz” Lukens – Found guilty of having sex with a minor and sent to jail.

Rep. Sue Myrick – a woman this time, ableit another bible basher, cheated on her husband and left him for another man.

Bob Livingston – Who had a failed attempt at becoming the GOP Speaker cheated on his wife Bonnie – with at least four women.

Michael Huffington – The Former GOP Congressman who cheated on his wife Arianna – with other man.

Oklahoma Lt. Gov. Mary Fallin – Had an adulterous affair with her a state trooper who also worked as her security guard.

Edward Schrock – was caught searching for sex on a gay telephone service, he resigned from Congress.

Rep. Helen Chenoweth – Attacked President Clinton for the “sordid spectacle” of an extramarital affair and aired campaign advertisements in which she said “personal conduct and integrity does matter”. She then went on to admit that she had engaged in a long-term affair with a married man.

Rep. John Schmitz – Extreme right-wing Republican fathered two children by a mistress, a former student named Carla Stuckle whom Schmitz taught when he was a professor at Santa Ana College. His daughter, Mary Kay LeTourneau, made national headlines when as a school teacher, she was arrested twice for having sex and producing two children with an underage student of hers. The affair started when the boy was 13.

Rep. John Boehner – Distributed money from tobacco industry lobbyists on the House floor to members who had voted to support tobacco interests.

Gov. Bob Taft III – Plead no contest in Aug. 2005 to charges that he violated state ethics laws, becoming the first governor in the history of his State to be convicted of a crime.

Spokane Republican Mayor Jim West – a Homophobic mayor admitted to meeting men online for sex – as well as offering gifts, he gave a City Hall internship to a young man for sex.

West Hartford Republican Mayor Philip Giordano is serving a 37-year sentence for sexually abusing 8- and 10-year old girls.

Edison Misla Aldarondo – A Republican legislator was sentenced to 10 years in prison for raping his daughter while she was between the ages of 9 and 17.

Donald “Buz” Lukens – Republican Congressman was found guilty of having sex with a female minor and sentenced to one month in jail.

Neal Horsley -Republican anti-abortion activist admitted to having sex with a mule.

Matthew Glavin – President of the GOP linked Southeastern Legal Foundation, which sought to have President Clinton disbarred in Arkansas; resigned in shame after he was charged with public indecency for fondling himself and a park ranger in Georgia’s Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area.

Republican Pastor Mike Hintz, commended by George W. Bush during his 2004 presidential campaign, surrendered to police after admitting to a sexual affair with a juvenile girl.

Pat Robertson – the bastion of Christian Conservatives impregnated a girl and refused to marry her until her parents threatened to contact the press. He owns interest in gold mine in Liberia and supported the dictator there to ensure his mine was protected.

Lou Beres – Republican chairman of the Oregon Christian Coalition confessed to molesting a 13-year old girl.

Richard Nixon – Forced to resign the Presidency in disgrace. Covered up Watergate. Pardoned by Gerald Ford for “for ANY and ALL crimes” that he might have committed while President.

G. Gordon Liddy – Convicted of conspiracy, burglary, and wiretapping for his role in Watergate.

Spiro Agnew – Forced to resigned the Office of Vice-President after pleading guilty to tax evasion.

Ronald Reagan – Star of Republican hearts, whose hstoric budget and trade deficits got dwarfed by GW Bush, dumped Jane Wyman by cheating on her. He sold weapons to terrorists and enemy nations.

Oliver North – While guest host on the Rush Limbaugh show he advocated the assassination of President Clinton. Lied to congress. Sold arms to enemy States of America. Guilty of obstruction of justice, shredded Iran Contra documents, ordered his secretary to smuggle out incriminating evidence in her panties."
Looking for anyone prosecuted for their crimes in the list above is like looking for Where's Waldo.  The Rule of Law for the "law and order" Conservatives: We are above the law.  Neither law-breaking Conservatives or their law-breaking children need ever fear being punished for their crimes.

And while there have certainly been Democrats who have broken the law in the past, we suggest that the ratio of criminal Republican to Democrats is in the order of 100 to1.

It has been pointed out that the President, a protege of Joe Lieberman in his short Senate stay, has never painted himself as a Liberal; his policies are more in line with the DLC/Blue Dog Democrats when it comes to protecting corporate interest, and we hope that in the remaining years of his term that his legacy will not be that of protecting the worst criminal elements in the financial industry.

It is just as important that Blue Dog Democrats and other quislings be booted out of office to make way for those Democrats who know about the criminality of the Conservatives as it is to vote for progressive candidates...we have suffered enough and we are reaching the tipping point of the Conservatives' relentless pursuit of the New American Feudal Society.


"The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are
full of doubt."

Bertrand Russell