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Duncan Hunter next on the corrupt Califonian Congressmen list?
June 9, 2006 9:24 AM   Subscribe

Randy Cunningham, Jerry Lewis... Duncan Hunter?
Is Duncan Hunter - the California Congressman who staged the cynical pull out of iraq vote/stunt last spring, the next powerful washington insider to be implicated in the growing list of corrupt or questionable California Congressmen?
posted by specialk420 (13 comments total)

 
Yet again. Another stinking Republican who thinks the American Way is to demean fellow citizens and brand doubters treasoners is caught screwing the pooch.

If these fuckers are true Americans then I'm Winnie the Pooh. They have systematically stolen our rights while calling us names. They have sold our credibility down the river while lining their own pockets. They've talked a big game while doing their best to hide what little pussies they really are.

If there were any real justice, they'd be deemed the enemy combatants they are and sent to Gitmo (or, better yet, one of the nice facilities we don't even know about).
posted by Benny Andajetz at 9:55 AM on June 9, 2006


So, at what point can you call a political party a criminal organization and shut down the whole affair? (I kid... I kid)
posted by edgeways at 10:01 AM on June 9, 2006


Let's get too far out in front of the news cycle again!

That always works out so well.
posted by fugitivefromchaingang at 10:16 AM on June 9, 2006


Please come back when that question mark turns into a period.
posted by absalom at 10:19 AM on June 9, 2006


Let's get too far out in front of the news cycle again!

That always works out so well.



That's really kinda the point, isn't it? Justice rarely comes to these guys. Weaseling out of these situations is relatively easy for rich, well-connected white guys, thanks to our new and approved Laws Are Only For The Working ClassTM system.
posted by Benny Andajetz at 10:33 AM on June 9, 2006


Corrupt Congressman is so redundant and repetitive it's not even funny or humorous.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 10:36 AM on June 9, 2006


A Dem controlled House would devastate the crooks in Congress, since they'd have subpoena power. And sorry Tony Blankley, but almost all of the K Street Project was a Republican slush-fund, Jefferson notwithstanding.

Remind yourself of that when you vote in November. And that the Republicans are using transparency as an argument against voting Democrat, because they view the Federal coffer as their private trough, and interfering with their largesse would be un-American.
posted by bardic at 10:39 AM on June 9, 2006


"So, at what point can you call a political party a criminal organization"
Seems that there has already been enough organized criminal activity uncovered to invoke RICO, although I wouldn't be surprised to learn that RICO was written in a way that would exclude members of congress.
posted by 2sheets at 10:43 AM on June 9, 2006


I think it's a safe bet that there is more to the Duncan Hunter story that has yet to be told. Pull up an arm chair and enjoy the demise of one of the most loathsome members of congress and one of the biggest cogs in the Military, Industrial, Congress complex Eisenhower warned about.

shame on these creeps.
posted by specialk420 at 10:54 AM on June 9, 2006


A Dem controlled House would devastate the crooks in Congress, since they'd have subpoena power.

Sounds nice, but it's not likely to happen. If a number of Democrats are somewhat corrupt (and I think only party hacks doubt this), going through with a scorched-earth policy will only open the door for reprisals the next time that the Republicans control the House. There are probably enough people with skeletons in their closets who will be thinking of this if they win come November, and so the more likely outcome is a big, showy trial of some very obvious wrongdoers -- there is the "Culture of Corruption" thing going -- and some reforms that amount to a slap on the wrist for the rest. This satisfies the need to be seen doing something about the corruption issue. The notion that the Democrats will act radically given power seems to me a liberal fantasy.

Both parties are corrupt and sold out.* Voting for the Democrats won't create a great wave of reform in Washington; it'll just teach the lawmakers to keep to the legal bribery (i.e., lobbying) system they have set up.

*Yes, right now, the Republicans are more corrupt than the Democrats. This is 90% a function of them being in power for 12 years, and 10% genuine difference between the parties. Corrupt Dems just don't have the opportunities that corrupt Republicans do.
posted by graymouser at 12:05 PM on June 9, 2006


Military Industrial complex...What a surprise another currupt politician from San Diego - for in depth background see Under the Perfect Sun. They've had years of practise.
posted by adamvasco at 12:10 PM on June 9, 2006


it'll just teach the lawmakers to keep to the legal bribery (i.e., lobbying) system they have set up.

Points taken graymouser, but at least it's a start. Just the visual of "Texan" Tom Delay walking out of the capitol and getting into a limo to be driven to his Northern Virginia mansion is important symbolism.
posted by bardic at 12:36 PM on June 9, 2006


I'll vote for any candidate that promises criminal investigations of the Republicans. I haven't heard that from any Democrats, yet. And I don't expect to. But if I do, I will vote for em.
posted by overanxious ducksqueezer at 11:57 AM on June 14, 2006


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