Ft. Lauderdale, Fl USA
I like to believe what I see with my own eyes Mike -- but, it is a matter of perspective -- most of the time we just see what we expect.
I see. So we expected to see videotapes of bribe-taking and cash in the freezer and VIOLA! There they were! Amazing how that works, no? If you want to speak of things out of context, your example given sets the bar. I like to see with my own eyes, too, LR, but I was busy the night OJ went berzerk or when Dahlmer went on his feeding frenzy. Sometimes we have to rely on facts in evidence and common sense, which is becoming increasingly less common. Speaking of OJ, what was that about tainted juries again? Yes, the jury pool would be probably be tainted......with evidence The tapes with Jefferson in the lead role could indeed make a juror suspicious, as could pictures of the frozen ninety grand.....but, then, no one actually saw him put it in there, did they? Who's to say someone else didn't break into his office and stash the cash or maybe, like the tooth fairy, there's a Frigidaire Fairy, who leaves money when one loses a tv dinner?
Not really - the CBC defended him -- that is true -- but the majority of the Dems in Congress pushed him off the Ways and Means Committee instantly. I doubt that I would want him on the Homeland Security committee either -- but, Katrina did hit his home district -- where all those people voted him back into the Congress. If you keep him on the bench it seems that a whole lot of people aren't in the game.
Apparently you didn't understand the question so let me repeat it...where has any Democrat called for action against Jefferson? You speak of taking him off a committee and keeping him on the bench? Where is the call to have him tried for felonies?? Where is the call to action and venom-spewing that would have occured had Jefferson been a Republican? You make it sound like kicking a child molester out of the PTA or banning him from the Friday night poker game would show that you were serious about this man paying for his crimes. Maybe they should just take away his freezer????
But, if politicos were pressuring those U.S. Attorneys to prosecute where there was no merit or to lay off prosecution where there was merit - then that is a criminal matter Mike -- don't you think so?
Is it? I really don't know, LR. If your boss says, "Know that I can fire you for any reason at any time I want" and then fires you for a reason other than the one he gives you, is that against what he said to you, since ANY reason is within his power? I agree with you that it would be a bad day for law enforcement and the country should that happen.......but did it? The Democrats make the claim that lawyers were fired for going after Republicans. I read in the paper that, in at least two cases, fired attorneys had been targeting and prosecuting Democrats. What then? I know.....let's have an INVESTIGATION! That's the only thing this is all about......another investigation on the front pages concerning this blasted administration. That has been the Democrat game plan for a few years now alnog with help from the press. Investigate Cheney, investigate Gitmo, investigate Haliburtin, investigate surveillance tactics, investigate Hastert, investigate Bush's military service record,,,,,,,,,,,it doesn't matter if the investigation reveals nothing. They get days or weeks of headlines out of it and the average citizen on the street thinking "Sure seem to be a lot of investigations going on." That's what they care about - nothing to do with Truth, Justice and the American Way. They have an "investigation of the day" game plan with eyes squinted open on the lookout for anything that could provoke the next one.
Hillary, in one of her brilliant speeches, said the other day "Our standing and reputation in the world matters!" Oh, really? They flood world news with accusations and investigations against the administration, give the impression that the country is run by corruption and lawlessness and then speak of our "reputation". I'll tell you what our reputation is. I read a blog the other day about the towelhead who confessed to mastermining 9-11 and the overwhelming responses from Europeans ran along the lines of...."Who can believe the Americans? Everybody knows that they torture and beat the prisoners at Guantanamo. Anybody would say anything to get them to stop." That's our reputation in the world. Did anything come out of the Democrat investigation of gitmo? Nope...so what? They accomplished their mission. If it hurt the country, so what? What is bad for a Bush-led America is good for them. They could care less about how the country is viewed by the eyes of the world. Checks and balances are good. Dissent with policies is also good. One does it, though, in the proper way. You sit down with the other side and say "We disagree with you and want to discuss our difference." The Democrat way, however, is to call the newspapers and get their dissent across the front pages first. They ran investigation after investigation to get Senate control. Now that they have it, they are still running invrestigation after investigation to set the tone for the next elections. We are seeing the only reason they wanted to win......they are, and have been, out to get Bush with more investigations after investigations. Their hatred of the little rooster who dismisses them is too overwhelming to stop. If they were to put one tenth of the effort they put into going after Bush into actually doing something beneficial for the country, things would get accomplished. Calling for unending investigations serves the purpose of camouflaging the fact that they are NOT doing anything beneficial for the country.
By all means, have another investigation........what else have they got to do?