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PhotOH! The faces of GOP scandals that won't go away


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Republicans are positively out of control these days, aren't they? Why, it's almost as if GOP scandals are everywhere! That's because they are everywhere; if it's not one corrupt politician, it's another.

Here's a visual guide to some of the most recent culprits. Think of it as a pictorial road map that's so easy to follow, even a right wing nut job could understand it. And if I omitted any other obvious GOP Moments o' Disgrace that broke over the past couple of years or are currently rearing their ugly heads, please let me know. I'm still not myself yet, so the ol' brain is barely functioning:

chris christie schultz i know nothing

bob mcdonnell legal trouble gifts

rand paul plagiarist

liz cheney fishing license lie scandal

DARRELL ISSA: THE EARLY YEARSThe above should be considered scandalous.

Ken Cuccinelli gifts scandal

remember mark sanford

c street gang scandal

c street kill the gay bill scandal maddow

vitter depends


John Ensign: Sex, Lies and His "C Street" Family


Your daily dose of BuzzFlash at Truthout, via my pal Mark Karlin:

[T]here has been rather understated corporate media discussion of the role of the "C Street" family in the infamous sexual activities of Ensign. [...]

But as information emerged awhile back about the ongoing sexual relationship - amid charges of payoffs and other ethical violations and illegalities - evidence also strongly suggested the role of Ensign's "C Street" "Christian colleagues" in helping him cover up the affair.

Most notably, arch-conservative and "family values" "C Street" resident Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn... and then Rick Santorum...

Other members of the "C Street" house that is part of the cult known as "The Family" also played roles in covering up the Ensign sexual scandal. Included in this group were the sons of Douglas Coe, the guru founder of "The Family."

When those in power who belong to "The Family" believe that they have a divine mandate to lead the masses, it apparently gives them a license to participate in a cover-up of what appears to be, according to the Senate Ethics Committee, both illegal and unethical behavior of the most "disturbing" kind. [...]

Along with Ensign's hideous actions, we should not forget the sex, lies and alleged accomplices in the "C Street" family.

Please read the whole thing here.


Bart Stupak moves to K Street


Bart Stupak: From C Street to K Street.

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Maybe he just has a thing for letters with a hard "k" sound, as in "corporate".

Via Roll Call:

Former Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.) is heading to K Street. The nine-term Member will be a partner in the legislative and government affairs group of Venable, the firm announced Monday. [...]

“We are thrilled to welcome Congressman Stupak to our government affairs group,” said Venable managing partner Karl Racine in a press release announcing the hire. “Bart is known as a truly bipartisan leader who not only knows the legislative process, but who took the time to understand critical issues that affect all of us.”

Yeah right, being avidly pro-forced birth is so very bipartisan:

  • Voted NO on expanding research to more embryonic stem cell lines. (Jan 2007)
  • Voted NO on allowing human embryonic stem cell research. (May 2005)
  • Voted YES on restricting interstate transport of minors to get abortions. (Apr 2005)
  • Voted YES on making it a crime to harm a fetus during another crime. (Feb 2004)
  • Voted YES on banning partial-birth abortion except to save mother’s life. (Oct 2003)
  • Voted YES on forbidding human cloning for reproduction & medical research. (Feb 2003)
  • Voted YES on funding for health providers who don't provide abortion info. (Sep 2002)
  • Voted YES on banning Family Planning funding in US aid abroad. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on federal crime to harm fetus while committing other crimes. (Apr 2001)
  • Voted YES on banning partial-birth abortions. (Apr 2000)
  • Voted YES on barring transporting minors to get an abortion. (Jun 1999)
  • Rated 0% by NARAL, indicating a pro-life voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 100% by the NRLC, indicating a pro-life stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Prohibit transporting minors across state lines for abortion. (Jan 2008)

But back to Venable. Venable... Why does that have a familiar ring to it?

More at the link.

From C to K. I hope he minds his Ps and Qs.


Tom Coburn: "Question that'll be asked about every 4 anybody here having an affair?"


You all remember C Street, don't you? If not, here's a refresher course courtesy of Rachel Maddow:

 Note: Original video was pulled. I replaced it with this one.

"When you join this group you agree to give the other men in your prayer cell veto rights over your life."

I guess in the past, they failed to veto the extramarital affairs of the other residents. But that's all changing now... see?

Via Taegan:

The New Yorker runs an interesting piece on the "C Street house," the Capitol Hill townhouse where a group of Christian lawmakers live and pledge "to hold one another to a life lived by the principles of Jesus."

Despite a series of recent sex scandals by current and former residents -- Sen. John Ensign (R-NV) being the most recent -- Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) insists the "supper accountability session" will continue on Tuesday nights and "a question that'll be asked about every four weeks is, Is anybody here having an affair?"

Welcome to Jesus's frat house.