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Alaskan Republicans Love Their Crooked Senator (Or, Why The GOP Is Rotten To The Core)

August 28th, 2008 | by Ken Grandlund |

Alaskan Republican voters must really hate America and the whole concept of honor, since they overwhelmingly supported indicted Senator Ted “Internet is a series of Tubes” Stevens, giving him 63% of the votes against a field of six other republican challengers in that states recent primary election.

Really? Were none of those other six candidates crooked enough for the Alaskan GOP? Not enough bribes under theie belts? Not enough willingness to fleece American taxpayers out of tax revenue so another stupid bridge over an ice field could be built? Is this the best the Alaska GOP has to offer to the U.S. Senate?

Or maybe this is just indicitive of why the GOP in general is so rotten to the core. See, instead of opting for a clean start and gaining back some credibility as a party that wants to work FOR America, the GOP in Alaska prefers to try to hold on to their senatorial seniority so someone can keep bringing the pork back home.

The GOP is ripe with rotten fruit, and Stevens is just the lowest pit on the branch today. It would have been pretty easy to tell the old codger to take a hike and turn the page towards a better, more honorable representative, but the GOP will do anything to keep the Democrats from gaining a solid majority, even if that means holding on to a federally indicted bribe taker through the election.

Odds are that Stevens will be brought to justice sooner than later. But for the GOP, holding on to a loser is a way of life. One need look no farther than the White House to see how resistant the GOP is to saying, “We were wrong.”

What’s next? McCain-DeLay ‘08 Bumper Stickers?

(cross posted at Common Sense)

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  1. 9 Responses to “Alaskan Republicans Love Their Crooked Senator (Or, Why The GOP Is Rotten To The Core)”

  2. By manapp99 on Aug 28, 2008 | Reply

    We got Stevens, you got Jeffrerson:

    “U.S. Representative William Jennings Jefferson is now serving his ninth term as a Member of the United States House of Representatives.”

    “Then came the allegations last August that Jefferson had orchestrated a corruption scheme. Federal investigators are targeting the Democratic congressman, 58, for allegedly demanding cash and other favors for himself and relatives, in exchange for using his congressional clout to arrange African business deals. A former aide recently pleaded guilty to bribing Jefferson and is cooperating with authorities, and sources familiar with the case say a plea agreement with the lawmaker is being explored.”

    Why not quit the partisan BS and come together to get rid of all of them.

    It should be us against them instead of us against us.

  3. By Lisa on Aug 28, 2008 | Reply

    It should be us against them instead of us against us.

    Good point Mann

    It’s also them against them but they want to drag us into their immature little squabbles.
    But if you ever notice how the dems like to pin Americans against each other just like Hitler did to the Jews.

  4. By Ken Grandlund on Aug 28, 2008 | Reply

    At least the Dems stripped Jefferson of his committee chairs. And we here at BIO have railed at the crookedness of Jefferson, myself included.

    A crook is a crook and should be tossed into jail, kind of like Cunningham was in CA.

    Nice job turning to Hitler so quickly Lisa- talk about going as low as you can get. Seems as if maybe YOU are the one doing the worst demonizing here.

  5. By Lisa on Aug 28, 2008 | Reply

    well Ken that’s what he did class warfare. That’s what the dems do constantly. And you guys do it too.

  6. By Lisa on Aug 28, 2008 | Reply

    And the ironic thing is the dems who demonize rich people are all rich,go figure.

  7. By Craig R. Harmon on Aug 28, 2008 | Reply

    They want their bridge to nowhere, dammit. Stevens promised them a bridge and they’re holding him to it. Seriously. I think it’s mostly about Pork. If nothing else, Stevens was an effective pork-barreller. Everyone rails against pork-barrelling by every public official except their own. They in their district and state, on the other hand, are getting less than HALF what they deserve. As in Chicago, they don’t care about corruption. What they care about is, can the guy deliver.

  8. By Craig R. Harmon on Aug 28, 2008 | Reply

    By the way, this seat is one the Republicans deserve to lose.

    At least his Democratic opponent favors gun ownership rights and opening up ANWR to drilling for oil. If I were an Alaskan, I’d vote against Stevens. I’d still vote for McCain, though.

  9. By Craig R. Harmon on Aug 28, 2008 | Reply

    Then again, Marion Barry was elected Mayor of Washington, D. C. and then to their City Council after not only being indicted but convicted on drug charges so it’s not like Republicans are alone in this morass. People can rationalize and justify anything if they think it sufficiently in their interest.

  10. By Lisa on Aug 28, 2008 | Reply

    And Barney Frank was running a male prostitue ring out of his apartment but of course he knew nothing about it.

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