Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Go. Tell Your Friends.

Taking Robola's admonition to heart, here is a link to his well-written summary of the Abramoff spin and anti-spin machine. No matter how hard some on the right attempt to smear the entire Congress with the detritus of this scandal, the simple fact remains that Jack Abramoff was a Republican fund raiser. Nevermind that some of his clients may have found it in their interests to donate to both parties. Jack Abramoff only gave his money to Republicans.

Robola orders his points and expands on them as he offers quotes from other sources.

From Bloomberg:

Between 2001 and 2004, Abramoff gave more than $127,000 to Republican candidates
and committees and nothing to Democrats, federal records show.

Abramoff’s tribal clients continued to give money to Democrats even after he
began representing them, although in smaller percentages than in the past.

And from the LA Times:

According to an analysis by the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics, 210
current members of Congress have received contributions from Abramoff, his
Indian tribe clients or SunCruz Casinos since 1999. Most received less
than $10,000, but 25 lawmakers received $21,500 or more. Twenty were Republicans
and five were Democrats, but none of the Democrats received money directly from

Wishing cannot make it so for the defenders of the DeLay/Abramoff cabal. This is a Republican scandal. As Robola says, "Go. Tell your friends." Don't let the repeated lie become the common knowledge again.


Anonymous said...

Truths and Half Truths


The republicans did take money, but so did the Democrats.
What is the difference between a Truth and a Half Truth?
Dan Rather says he has a job for you.

Anonymous said...

If I gave say lobbyist A $100,000 to give to a democrat Congressman that would be better than me giving the $100,000 to the Congressman directly?
That is what you imply by saying "but none of the Democrats received money directly from
Abramoff." Direct association is required for guilt? There is a former Enron VP that would like to hire you are his lawyer.