Not even 4 months into the 110th Congress, CAPITULATION to Bush on the open-ended Iraq occupation funding bill reveals the Democratic leadership's dirty little secret: Democrats did not so much EARN the majority vote in November 2006, as they fell into the majority due to the tide of one Republican scandals breaking, one after another, into the evening news and morning papers.
And many of those scandals, we now know, were the LAST GASP of an INDEPENDENT federal criminal justice department. The LIBBY CONVICTION, the CUNNINGHAM CONVICTION, the BOB NEY CONVICTION, even the Jack Abramoff SERIAL BRIBERY CONVICTIONS - ALL of those convictions MAY NEVER HAVE HAPPENED, had the current crop of Bush-loyalist US Attorneys been in office when those cases were first brought up for investigation and later prosecution. THEY WOULD HAVE BEEN SMOTHERED by the Bush-loyalists US Attorneys - just as the FIRING of US Attorney CAROL LAM _short-circuited_ the aggressive prosecution of Dusty Foggo and other Republicans linked to the Cunningham BRIBERY CONVICTION.
The Democratic Leadership - ENABLERS of FRAUD, CORRUPTION, and MASSIVE VOTER DISENFRANCHISEMENT.... COMPLICIT with Republican CRIMES, even those that target the Dems OWN VOTING BASE and campaign activists.