Thursday, January 12, 2006

Not One Democrat Took Abramoff Money

Let's be clear on that. It's a Republican scandal.

The NRC is freaked out and determined to blow memos down every toilet hole they have into every pundit's talking point box, but the fact is - as Governor Dean pointed out when he blasted Wolf Blitzer:

"There are no Democrats who took money from Jack Abramoff," Dean answered. "Not one. Not one single Democrat. ... There is no evidence that Jack Abramoff ever gave any Democrat any money and we've looked through all those FEC [Federal Election Commission] reports to make sure that's true."
More analysis proves the statement true:
He's right, according to the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics, which keeps track of such things. Their analysis of election commission records shows that Democrats received about a third of the $4.2 million donated between 1998 and 2005 by tribes that had hired Abramoff to represent them in Washington, but none from Abramoff's own wallet.


Blogger Daniel Hoffmann-Gill said...

I saw Dean burning the flesh off that guy.


3:59 AM, January 12, 2006  
Blogger Balloon Pirate said...

I'm guessing Bushie apologists will try to link Dems to Abramof through the 'tainted' tribal money.

If any do, then I would ask them to explain why Boy George only returned six grand out of the millions of dollars that Abramoff raised for him? If the money's tainted because it was directed through Abramoff when it's sent to Dems, why isn't it tainted when sent to GOP #1?


4:32 AM, January 12, 2006  
Blogger Philip Morton said...

Dead on right again.

10:45 AM, January 12, 2006  
Blogger boni said...

They keep pushing the envelope on illegality.
And the American public keeps letting them.
It's disgusting.

4:28 AM, January 13, 2006  
Blogger Philip Morton said...

No accountability - no free press, no mandatory equal time of opposing points of view in the media so the Right's purchasing power and control controls the message. And the messasge is - the Pres. is fine. The GOP aren't really that bad. The Dems aren't worth listening to. That's what it comes down to.

6:43 PM, January 14, 2006  
Blogger mal said...

mmmmmm, do we know if he OFFERED the Democrats any money?

call me cynical *G*

9:42 AM, January 16, 2006  

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