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Abramoff: The Repubican Scandal

by RonChusid

Republicans have been trying to deflect criticism surrounding the Abramoff scandal by falsely claiming it is a bipartisan issue. Republicans have been able to confuse the issue since many groups represented by Abramoff, for obviously reasons, did donate to both parties. What is more significant is that 100% of money directly from Abramoff was donated to Republicans, and all money donated as part of illegal schemes of donating money in return for favors involved Republicans. Looking at the big picture, the K Street Project was purely a Republican scheme to misuse money from people like Abramoff in their attempt to achieve one party rule.

Capital Eye is one useful source to break down the contributions. Looking at the contributions directly from Jack and Pamela Abramoff, they report that 100% went to Republicans, with Tom DeLay’s PAC receiving the largest single contribution.

Howard Dean summed up how this is a Republican scandal:

Republicans Are Scared

“There are no Democrats who took money from Jack Abramoff, not one, not one single Democrat. Every person named in this scandal is a Republican. Every person under investigation is a Republican. Every person indicted is a Republican. This is a Republican finance scandal. There is no evidence that Jack Abramoff ever gave any Democrat any money and we’ve looked through all of the F.E.C. reports to make sure that’s true…I know the Republican National Committee would like to get the Democrats involved in this. They’re scared. They should be scared. They haven’t told the truth. They have misled the American people, and now it appears they’re stealing from Indian tribes. The Democrats are not involved in this.” (Video at Crooks and Liars.)

7 Responses to “Abramoff: The Repubican Scandal”

  1. You tell em Dr. Dean!

  2. Crooks and Liars blog has a film clip of Howard Dean demolishing Wolfe Blitzer’s allegations that Abramoff gave money to Democrats

    Go to http://www.crooksandliars.com dated Jan 8,2006. The story is entitled: Dean Issues Smack-down on Wolfie.

  3. Yes, I was just coming back to the site to add the link to the video to the post.

  4. Is it too early for a fat lady to sing for Tom?

    “Hit the road, Tom, and don’t you come back no more.”

    Have to keep in tune here. Think there’s going to be a lot of work for us big beautiful women 🙂

    Has anyone gone back to the ’94 elections and developed a list of the Democratic Scandals that the Contract with America was about? I have this problem of scale when people try to compare the two. Proportionality. I don’t like the power issues and hope we will someday figure out that in the modern world, it’s tough to maintain these little conspiracies for long. There are still differences.

  5. I did a search on JK and Abramoff yesterday out of curiousity and came up empty. The repub blogs have been pushing a long list of donations that they claim Dems got from Abramoff. The figures they claimed for JK were ludicrous.

  6. There were contributions from Abramoff clients to Kerry (as well as most, if not everyone in Congress) but no direct contributions from Abramoff to Kerry or any other Democrats.

    There’s also no evidence of favors in return for payments as is the case with many Republicans.

  7. I just now listened to Dean online and as I was listening, they ran it on air America. Go Howard! Wolf was left speechless. This just makes me so mad how the repubs are trying to spread their manure on the Democrats and the mainstream media play right into it.