Topic: Democrat Watch
The Democrats are digging for all the dirt they can get, hoping to take over Congress three weeks from now. They have demanded that heads roll over the Foley scandal, adopting much higher standards than they exercised in the Democrat-controlled House of 1983, when they let Gerry Studds off with a censure. Massachusetts liberals continued to re-elect him until his retirement in 1996. Moreover, no one has dared blame these scandals on homosexuality, which was obviously a major influence.
Now an FBI investigation of Curt Weldon (R-PA) has been conveniently "leaked" to the media. "What I find ironic," says Weldon, "if there is an investigation, is that no one would tell me until three weeks before the election. This incident was 2-1/2 years ago." According to Weldon, there is no substance to the allegation that he helped his daughter win government contracts. The leak prompted a timely FBI raid of 4 locations.
Meanwhile, Democrat Majority Leader Harry Reid, lead critic of the Republicans and the Bush Administration, has been caught in a sweetheart land deal in which he grossed $1.1 million on land he had not legally owned for three years. Besides the nature of the deal itself, Reid did not properly report his profit to the Ethics Committee. In a separate scandal, also not as widely reported and sensationalized by the mainstream media as Conservative foibles, Reid was caught having paid Christmas bonuses amounting to $3,300 out of campaign money -- also an ethics violation. The money went to staff associated with his $750,000 condo at the Ritz Carlton.
Reid was quick to reflect the blame back to Conservatives, calling it the "latest attempt" of Republicans to win the upcoming elections. "I am reimbursing the campaign from my own pocket," Reid said, "to prevent this issue from being used in the current campaign season to deflect attention from Republican failures."
Either Reid is ruthlessly partisan, or the darkness in his own heart is so great that he assumes that his political opponents must have equally dark motives. As Jesus Christ said, "The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are good, your whole body will be full of light. But if your eyes are bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light within you is darkness, how great is that darkness!" (Matthew 6:23, NIV).
Furthermore, He said, "This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but men loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil. Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that his deeds will be exposed" (John 3:19-20).
[News Source: Associated Press]
Copyright 2006 Paul A. Hughes