Sunday, December 14, 2008

Rangel makes case for GOP Congress

The NYTimes' David Kocieniewski has been dogging Congressman Charlie Rangel for at least a month now. The question?

Did Rangel pull a Blagojevich and engage in a quid pro quo in which the House Ways and Means Chairman dished out a tax benefit as a result of a $1,000,000 donation to one of Charlie's favorite charities? (Similar to good ole' Dick Murtha).

I think Kocieniewski does a great job of cutting through the smoke'n'mirrors of the double-talk found all too often in elected officials - they say one thing in public, but their private efforts are quite different.

The next election is still two years away. And at this point, I see no reason for America to elect Republicans to office. But if Speaker Pelosi and soon-to-be-President Obama turn a blind eye to their party's "indiscretions" for the next two years, the GOP may have an easy time becoming a credible alternative... I'm still doubtful on that one though... at least with the GOP Senators that seems more hungup on bemoaning unions than dealing with America's underlying problems - irresponsible fiscal policy and negligient monetary policy.

Tim White

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

putting in Republicans would at least keep the Democrats from getting as sleazy and lazy as the Republicans were after 12 years in '06....let's flip Congress every 4-6 years to keep 'em honest

Anonymous said...

Are you not a R??

tim white said...

Yeah. But I'd vote for Feingold over Stevens anyday.

Good, clean gov't is more important than any party. I'm tired of all these wo/men who have been in DC for so long, they feel they're entitled to act with impunity.