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The Record of Republican Corruption :
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See Page 1 for GOP corruption GOP corruption at the national level.
Republican "Paragons of Virtue"
"Noe was found guilty of two theft counts, 18 forgery counts, four money laundering counts, four tampering with records counts, and one count of engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, the most serious crime. . .
The verdict marks the second time in less than two months that Noe was judged guilty.
U.S. District Judge David Katz sentenced Noe to 27 months in prison on Sept. 12 for violating federal campaign finance law. Noe illegally poured more than $45,000 into the re-election campaign of President Bush in 2003.
That same year Noe had secured a federal appointment as well: The Bush administration appointed him to the chairmanship of an important committee at the U.S. Mint."
April 24, 2003 "West Virginia state mining officials concluded Thursday that a fatal mine accident in January could have been prevented, placing blame on a huge coal company run by one of the country's biggest Republican donors, Don Blankenship, the chairman, CEO and president of the Massey Energy Company of Richmond, Va.
"Republican activist Richard A. Delgaudio, a longtime Northern Virginia–based fundraiser for conservative causes and personalities, was sentenced to two years' probation after pleading guilty to a child pornography charge. Delgaudio was charged with taking sexually explicit photographs of a 16-year-old girl. He paid the girl – a single mother and high school dropout – by the hour for photo shoots at the Deluxe Plaza Motel in Baltimore, according to court documents and Baltimore City Police Detective Randy Wynn, who investigated the case."
He has spent millions of dollars to promote Republican candidates and causes in this year's election.
The report on the fatal mine accident cites "168 notices of violations" in Massey Energy's Aracoma Mine that led to the deaths of two miners, according to the investigation issued by the West Virginia Office of Miner's Health, Safety and Training.
The scathing report came just days before Tuesday's election, in which Blankenship has played a major role.
In September and October alone, Blankenship has spent $2,041,510 of his own money to place television commercials, billboards and newspaper advertisements on behalf of Republican candidates in West Virginia, according to state election records reviewed by ABC News.
"Blankenship has a company that has killed people, hurts people and is using political power to try to line up friendly judges and a friendly legislature," says Norm Steenstra, the executive director of the Mountain State Education and Research Foundation, a non-profit group that advocates campaign reform measures.
Blankenship's extraordinarily large expenditures are legal under West Virginia and federal election laws because the money is steered through a non-profit group he established, "And for the Sake of the Kids."
Blankenship has backed more than 40 candidates in this year's election, almost all of whom are considered to be pro-business and in favor of revamping what is considered the state's "plaintiff friendly" environment."
"West Virginia state mining officials concluded Thursday that a fatal mine accident in January could have been prevented, placing blame on a huge coal company run by one of the country's biggest Republican donors, Don Blankenship, the chairman, CEO and president of the Massey Energy Company of Richmond, Va.
Here are still more, that I missed, from armchairsubversive.com :
Instead of going to prison, Republican politicians become conservative gurus on Radio or TV :
The New York Times published an article, Friendship and Business Blur in the World of a Media Baron about the Englishman (Canadian?) Lord Conrad Black, who has paid huge sums of money to "consultants" for one or two day attendance at annual conferences he has hosted for years. "Mr. Will could not recall how many meetings he attended; an aide later confirmed that the per diem for each meeting was $25,000. . . Mr. Buckley estimated that he had earned perhaps $200,000 or more. "
Yet "honest Abe" Buckley wrote, in a letter to the New York Times defending Black : "You are entitled to ask how I presume to write with ostensible authority. I write because I have known Conrad Black for 15 years." And Buckley concludes: "Since your mind inclines in that direction, hear this: he (Lord Black) has never donated a nickel to any of my enterprises."
In contrast to the vast majority of African American leaders who view today's Republican Party as inimical to the interests of the the vast majority of African Americans, there are a few exceptions. Some of these may be sincere, but here are others who have turned out to be shameful black Republican leaders.
The G.O.P. "Hall of Shame"Most cases are detailed in: Stanley Hilton and Anne-Renee Testa's new bipartisan field guide from St. Martin's, Glass Houses: Shocking Profiles of Congressional Sex Scandals and Other Unofficial Misconduct; the Los Angeles Times; and the Washington Post.
Immoral Leaders of the "Religious Right" are numerous enough to earn a page of their own on,
Blind Leaders of the Religious Right:
For the sources of many of the above scandals, check out www.dkosopedia.com/wiki/Examples_of_Republican_hypocrisy_on_moral_values
See a whole page of senate2008guru.blogspot.com/2007/08/republican-culture-of-corruption-2007.html" on the Republican corruption (2007)|.
For much, much more about the connections of the whole Republican Party with the Nazis of Europe before, during and after World War II, to this day, see www.spiritone.com/~gdy52150/noon.html.
For a very good article on corruption in New Jersey, with comparisons to other corrupt states as well (in 2008), see http://www.northjersey.com/news/njpolitics/Graft_the_official_state_crime.html .
conservatives tend to be less moral than liberals
see LiberalvsConservative.org .
In summary, shame on the party that chooses as its leaders and/or spokesmen people like Presidents Grant, Harding, Hoover, Richard Nixon, (V.P.) Spiro Agnew, Reagan and G.W. Bush and U.S. Senators Strom Thurmond, Conrad Burns, Rick Santorum, Bill Frist, Bob Packwood, Ted Stevens, Larry Craig, Philip Giordano, amd U.S. Congressmen, Tom DeLay, Newt Gingrich, Henry Hyde, Bob Livingston, Bob Barr, Bob Ney, Tom Noe, Richard Pombo, Bill Thomas, Charles Canady, Dick Armey, John Peterson, Helen Chenoweth, Katherine Harris, Wild Bill, Janklow, Vito Fossella, J.C. Watts, Connie Mack, John Schmitz, Donald, Buz, Lukens, Ken Calvert, Dan Crane, Jim Bunn, Sue Myrick, Robert Bauman, Ed Schrock, Roy Blunt, Rick Renzi, Charles Taylor, Duke, Cunningham, Don Sherwood, Roy Blunt, Tom Feeney, Mark Foley and Marilyn Musgrave and mouthpieces, like Jack Abramoff, Mark A. Grethen, Oliver North, Gordon Liddy, Richard A. Delgaudio, Don Blankenship, Ralph Reed, John Fund, Jeff Gannon, Bill Bennett, Ann Coulter, Michelle Malkin and David Horowitz,
This Page 2 deals with GOP Corruption|
at the state and local levels.
See Page 1 for
GOP corruption at the national level,
and my separate page on GOP sexual immorality".
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