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yurbud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-12-06 12:53 PM
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How Democrats can use "culture of corruption" to cripple GOP
Edited on Wed Apr-12-06 01:47 PM by yurbud
Edit: added bold-face


The GOP is not going to pass any meaningful anti-corruption legislation.

In addition to mentioning this, any Democratic candidate should go farther and pledge this, and dare their opponent to do the same:

  • When I leave office, I will not become a lobbyist for any business interest, financial institution, or industry.

  • I will not become the CEO, corporate officer, or trustee of any for-profit business, financial institution or industry.

  • If I start a business of my own, it will not do business with the government, nor use my contacts within government for commercial advantage.

  • If I do any of these things, I will forfeit my Congressional pension and change my name to Tom Delay, Jr.

  • As a legislator, I will fight to make this not just my pledge, but the law.


If candidates actually had to do this, it might seriously thin the number of people seeking office.
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blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-12-06 12:55 PM
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1. I actually agree with this 100%.
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BlueEyedSon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-12-06 12:55 PM
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2. Forget it, those rules need to be LEGISLATED
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yurbud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-12-06 01:48 PM
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3. see last bullet point:
  • As a legislator, I will fight to make this not just my pledge, but the law.
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BlueEyedSon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-12-06 02:07 PM
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4. Right, sorry!
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yurbud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-12-06 02:52 PM
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5. I went back and bold-faced it to emphasize point after your post
it is a critical point
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guruoo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-12-06 03:33 PM
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6. Man, talk about cruel and unusual.....
punishment!

'and change my name to Tom Delay, Jr.'

Come on, these are human beings we're talkin about here!

:wow:
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yurbud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-12-06 03:39 PM
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7. okay, change that to get plastic surgery to LOOK like him (PIC)
an albino lizard that drowned and floated in the river a couple of days before getting its picture taken.

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