Stuff that democrats don't want you to know about.
Here then is the list of former Democratic members of Congress who were convicted or pleaded guilty to major offenses between 1992 and 1999:
Nick Mavroules, Massachusetts Democrat: tax evasion, accepting illegal gratuity (1992).
Albert Bustamante, Texas Democrat: racketeering (1993).
Carroll Hubbard, Kentucky Democrat: fraud and corruption (1994).
Carl Perkins, Kentucky Democrat: fraud (1994).
Charlie Rose, North Carolina Democrat: financial-disclosure irregularities (1994).
Larry Smith, Florida Democrat: tax evasion (1994).
Walter Fauntroy, District of Columbia Democrat: financial-disclosure misdemeanor (1995).
Gerald Kleczka, Wisconsin Democrat: arrested for DWI (1995 and 1990); convicted DWI (1987).
Mel Reynolds, Illinois Democrat: sexual misconduct (1995).
Walter Tucker, California Democrat: extortion (1995).
Charles Wilson, Texas Democrat: paid $90,000 fine to Federal Election Commission (1995).
Joe Kolter, Pennsylvania Democrat: fraud and conspiracy (1996).
Dan Rostenkowski, Illinois Democrat: mail fraud (1996).
Mary Rose Oakar, Ohio Democrat: financial-disclosure irregularities (1998).
Austin J. Murphy, Pennsylvania Democrat: vote fraud (1999).
As Mark Twain said, Congress is the American Criminal Class.
Geoff Metcalf listed these shining examples of the Clinton Administration Legacy
The only president ever impeached strictly on grounds of personal malfeasance
Most convictions and guilty pleas
Most Cabinet officials to come under criminal investigation
Most witnesses to flee country or refuse to testify
Number of individuals and businesses associated with the Clinton
machine who have been convicted of or pleaded guilty to crimes: 47
Number of these convictions during Clinton's presidency: 33
Number of indictments/misdemeanor charges: 61
Number of congressional witnesses who have pled the Fifth Amendment,
fled the country to avoid testifying, or (in the case of foreign
witnesses) refused to be interviewed: 122 (9/99)
Estimated number of witnesses quoted in FBI files misappropriated
by the White House: 18,000
Number of witnesses who developed medical problems at critical points
in Clinton scandals investigation (Tucker, Hale, both McDougals,
Problem areas listed in a memo by Clinton's own lawyer in preparation
for the president's defense: 40
Number of witnesses and critics of Clinton subjected to IRS audit: 45
Number of names placed in a White House secret database without the
knowledge of those named: c. 200,000
Number of women involved with Clinton who claim to have been physically
threatened: 5 (Sally Perdue, Gennifer Flowers, Kathleen Willey, Linda
Tripp, Elizabeth Ward Gracen)
Number of men involved in the Clinton scandals who have been beaten up
or claimed to have been intimidated: 9
Number of times Hillary Clinton said "I don't recall" or its equivalent
in a statement to a House investigating committee: 50
Number of times Bill Clinton said "I don't recall" or its equivalent in
the released portions of the his testimony on Paula Jones: 271
Number of times John Huang took the Fifth Amendment in answer to questions
during a Judicial Watch deposition: 1,000
Larry corrected this figure and says it has grown to 1934 and with more
testimony to come is expected to exceed 2000 and become "a new indoor
Visits made to the White House by investigation subjects Johnny Chung,
James Riady, John Huang, and Charlie Trie. 160
Number of campaign contributors who got overnights at the White House in
the two years before the 1996 election: 577
One liberal democrat I used to work with loudly proclaimed that the 1968 Tet Offensive was the result of President Nixon's warmongering policies in Vietnam. Nice try, but Nixon was elected in November of 1968 and didn't take office till January 1969. Tet occured on democrat President "Micromanage the War" Johnson's watch.
Another proud liberal demonstrated their ignorance of basic history with this statement: "The Selective Service draft was obsolete when that doddering fool Raygun reinstated it anyway." Once again, Nice try. Selective Service was reinstated in 1979 by democrat President James Earl "Jimmy" Carter III in response to the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. Notice how in addition to getting the facts wrong, this democrat managed to slip in multiple insults. So much for rational, reasoned debate...
Yet another example of a liberal democrat displaying their proud ignorance was a former co-worker claiming that the problem with the war in Afghanistan was that President George W. Bush went into Iraq first. There were US troops on the ground in Afghanistan, conducting combat operations in November 2001. By January 2002, there were elements of the 10th Mountain and 101st Airborne Divisions in Afghanistan. For more details check out the book Not a Good Day to Die.
Another example of sleazy democrats in action.
Jessie Jackson has added former Chicago democratic congressman Mel Reynolds to the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition's payroll.
Reynolds was among the 176 criminals excused in President Clinton's last-minute forgiveness spree. Reynolds received a commutation of his six-and- a-half-year federal sentence for 15 convictions of wire fraud, bank fraud and lies to the Federal Election Commission.
He is more notorious however, for concurrently serving five years for sleeping with an underage campaign volunteer.
This is a first in American politics:
An ex-congressman (a democrat) who had sex with an unaged subordinate won clemency from a president (a democrat) who had sex with a subordinate, then was hired by a clergyman (a democrat) who had sex with a subordinate.
His new job? Youth counselor. Is this a great country or what?
Don't forget that the so-called Rev. Jackson was paying his mistress hush and child support money (a 6 figure sum) out funds collected by his so-called "non-profit" organization.
There's a reason why this site always refers to Loyal Opposition as the "Democrat party" not the "Democratic party": They have become a profoundly anti-democratic entity over the last thirty years or so. No party that so persistently - and proudly - uses the courts rather than the legislative process to force its policy preferences on an unwilling public can legitimately lay claim to the title "democratic." No party that so consistently sells out ordinary working people for the benefit of self-appointed special interests deserves to be called "democratic." And no party that wails and moans about "counting every vote" while working feverishly to prevent military absentee ballots from being counted, or third party candidates from even appearing on the ballot, has any right to wear the "democratic" mantle.
Here is another fine example of a congressional democrat:
Former Rep. Frank W. Ballance Jr. of North Carolina, who cited ill health in resigning from Congress in June, was indicted on federal fraud and money-laundering charges yesterday in connection with a drug and alcohol counseling program he founded.
The 62-year-old Democrat was indicted along with his son, Garey Ballance, a state judge, who was charged with not filing a tax return in 2000, the Associated Press reports.
A stinging state audit last fall found that the John A. Hyman Foundation was riddled with conflicts of interest and had made $325,000 in questionable payments. The foundation has received $2.1 million in state money since 1994, thanks in part to the elder Mr. Ballance.
For fair play, I'll include an example of a democrat coming to his senses and being honest.
As a Democratic elected official in the 1980s I had a similar response to any of Ronald Reagan's initiatives. I can recall a sinking feeling as the stock market took off in late 1982, worrying that Reagan would get credit. Or being peeved that the Grenada invasion was so successful. Or that Reagan engineered the tax reform that Bill Bradley and Dick Gephardt had staked out. And conversely, when the Iran-contra scandal blew up I was delighted that Reagan would be brought down a peg (although Oliver North pretty much cleaned the clocks of the lawyers and congressional inquisitors in his testimony). The bottom line for us partisan Democrats back then (as now) was that if it was good for Reagan (even if also good for the country) we opposed, belittled, quibbled, nattered and otherwise sought to diminish.
It was only well after Reagan had left office that I began to see how successful and far-reaching his policies actually were. In the 1990s I began to annoy my leftist friends by stating the obvious, that Reagan was the most successful U.S. president since FDR. And it was only a relatively short ideological journey (helped along by Clinton's feckless policies and corruption) to embrace the policies of President Bush that are engendering freedom in places that have known only tyranny.
Senator Dianne Wilkerson has a spotty record with regard to money. She once served six months under house arrest for failing to file her state and federal income taxes. She's been sued over unpaid loans and bills. She's been fined for prior violations.
This time, though, the state looked at her campaign's books and are kinda curious about $80,000 her campaign's spent over the last two years. It looks like she's been spending contributions on such things as pizza, groceries, "consultant fees" to her sons, and about $18,000 in unspecified "reimbursements" paid directly to her personal bank accounts.
She has been subjected to a series of highly publicized financial problems: failure to pay federal and state taxes and her student loans; stiffing vendors, including her own attorneys, out of tens of thousands in fees; and violating a federal judge's order of house arrest in 1998. She has been re-elected to the state Senate six times.
Diane Wilkerson finally left the Massachusetts state senate after being arrested in a federal corruption scheme for taking bribes. She had to stuff the $100 bills the federal agent gave her in exchange for promised illegal actions on her behalf in her bra, since her purse was already full of $100 bills she had obtained in earlier "constituent meetings" earlier that day.
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