Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Plutocratic Kleptocracy (a.k.a. Republican Congress)

Thanks to the Bull Moose for this take on Cunningham and the "congress of corruption."

"'The truth is, I broke the law, concealed my conduct and disgraced my office.'

Those may be the watchwords of ten years of Republican rule. Perhaps, the Moose is unfair - after all most of the House elephants are honorable men and women. But, they have allowed the Delayicans to corrupt their revolution that was ostensibly built on reform and smaller government. Instead, the Abramoff Congress is just a plutocratic kleptocracy up for grabs for the highest bidder. And, as we witnessed in the Medicare drug debate, ideology is no barrier to the furtherance of the payoffs to maintain power."

"Honorable men and women" fully willing to look the other way if by their silence and assent they can maintain their positions of power. That is not honor.