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Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson violated rules, steered scholarships to relatives

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Another day.... Another corrupt democrat.

And people wonder why American's trust Republicans more than Democrats on the issue of corruption.

Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson violated rules, steered scholarships to relatives
12:35 AM CDT on Sunday, August 29, 2010
By TODD J. GILLMAN and CHRISTY HOPPE / The Dallas Morning News

Longtime Dallas congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson has awarded thousands of dollars in college scholarships to four relatives and a top aide's two children since 2005, using foundation funds set aside for black lawmakers' causes.

The recipients were ineligible under anti-nepotism rules of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, which provided the money. And all of the awards violated a foundation requirement that scholarship winners live or study in a caucus member's district.

Johnson, a Democrat, denied any favoritism when asked about the scholarships last week. Two days later, she acknowledged in a statement released by her office that she had violated the rules but said she had done so "unknowingly" and would work with the foundation to "rectify the financial situation."

Initially, she said, "I recognized the names when I saw them. And I knew that they had a need just like any other kid that would apply for one." Had there been more "very worthy applicants in my district," she added, "then I probably wouldn't have given it" to the relatives.
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Re: Another day.... Another corrupt democrat.

I'd hate to get into a posting war about Dem v Rep corruption, Grim. But one does have to laugh at them when they get caught. Here's a gal with her hand in the cookie jar, and, with a straight face, says, "That wasn't my hand." Give me a break!
 

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Re: Another day.... Another corrupt democrat.

I'd hate to get into a posting war about Dem v Rep corruption, Grim. But one does have to laugh at them when they get caught. Here's a gal with her hand in the cookie jar, and, with a straight face, says, "That wasn't my hand." Give me a break!
All politicians are corrupt to some level, but it looks like the democrats are trying to break some records or something. As for my comment about the public trust, that is based on the latest Rasmussen poll.
 

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Re: Another day.... Another corrupt democrat.

There is an old saying.. when living in a glass house, dont throw with stones.

John Ensign, under criminal investigation and yet, looks like he will get re-elected... let me guess, he aint a republican really?
 

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Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson violated rules, steered scholarships to relatives | News for Dallas, Texas | Dallas Morning News | Latest News

Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson violated rules, steered scholarships to relatives

12:35 AM CDT on Sunday, August 29, 2010

By TODD J. GILLMAN and CHRISTY HOPPE / The Dallas Morning News
tgillman@dallasnews.com
choppe@dallasnews.com

Longtime Dallas congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson has awarded thousands of dollars in college scholarships to four relatives and a top aide's two children since 2005, using foundation funds set aside for black lawmakers' causes.
Eddie Bernice Johnson

The recipients were ineligible under anti-nepotism rules of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, which provided the money. And all of the awards violated a foundation requirement that scholarship winners live or study in a caucus member's district.

Johnson, a Democrat, denied any favoritism when asked about the scholarships last week. Two days later, she acknowledged in a statement released by her office that she had violated the rules
Did I hear someone say "culture of corruption"?

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Re: Another day.... Another corrupt democrat.

There is an old saying.. when living in a glass house, dont throw with stones.

John Ensign, under criminal investigation and yet, looks like he will get re-elected... let me guess, he aint a republican really?
LOL and the left keeps making **** up.
 

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Re: Another day.... Another corrupt democrat.

LOL and the left keeps making **** up.
So you are denying that John Ensign is under criminal and ethics investigations? That the FBI is involved?
 

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Re: Another day.... Another corrupt democrat.

So you are denying that John Ensign is under criminal and ethics investigations? That the FBI is involved?
No more than you did when I posted that 100's of thousands attended the Beck rally.
 

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No more than you did when I posted that 100's of thousands attended the Beck rally.
So you are trying to bring that up in this thread? Start another thread and please try to provide proof of your comment. I chose not to respond since you got thread banned because of your reply to me.

This is about corruption among politicians. You attacked yet another democrat, but ignore constantly the GOP corruption. John Ensign has admitted certain questionable ethical actions, is under investigation for other ethical problems, and is even under FBI investigation, and a grand jury is in place. Where is your condemnation of him? Or are you like the other GOP hypocrites, defending him or just ignoring the very fact you have trash among you? And the fact that he is running for re-election as far as I know and looks like he is gonna win.. not a problem at all I guess?

And before you call me a hypocrite.. I condemn all corruption, left, right, Dem or Republican. If proven, then said politician should be kicked out of the party and his elected position. I also am highly critical of the whole freaking system that allows obvious corruption but is fully legal.
 

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Re: Another day.... Another corrupt democrat.

So you are denying that John Ensign is under criminal and ethics investigations? That the FBI is involved?
What's that got to do with the price of rice in China? Go start a thread about it and not try to derail this one... or go ahead, only a few will think you are making a valid point.
 

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Re: Another day.... Another corrupt democrat.

I chose not to respond since you got thread banned because of your reply to me.
LMAO... It wouldn't have anything to do with the fact you lied would it?

Thank you for proving that my response that got me thread banned, was 100% accurate.

Have a nice day.
 

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LMAO... It wouldn't have anything to do with the fact you lied would it?

Thank you for proving that my response that got me thread banned, was 100% accurate.

Have a nice day.
So you refuse to answer my question and instead try to derail your own thread by focusing on a confrontation in another thread... ahh guess I won yet again.
 

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Re: Another day.... Another corrupt democrat.

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This woman sounds like a scumbag. It's one thing to use your position to enrich yourself and your family, but it's another to use your position to enrich yourself and your family at the expense of poor high school students hoping to go to college. The claim that she didn't know what she was doing is laughable.
 

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Re: Another day.... Another corrupt democrat.

This woman sounds like a scumbag. It's one thing to use your position to enrich yourself and your family, but it's another to use your position to enrich yourself and your family at the expense of poor high school students hoping to go to college. The claim that she didn't know what she was doing is laughable.
Actually, she sounds just like her colleagues Waters and Rangel. No remorse, and no integrity what so ever.
 

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Did I hear someone say "culture of corruption"?

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This is the point I was trying to make in another thread. This isn't a one-sided issue. Or have we already forgotten that there were many people charged with corruption when Republicans were in control.

When one party gets power, corruption rears its ugly head.

The only way to eliminate it is to show all of them that they're not ensconced forever in their seat.

She needs to resign. But it would be better if those politicians that are in the gerrymandered districts that have been "safe" for both parties for decades on end all got tossed. There are only about 40 districts where the representative has to stay honest because their seat is truly at risk.

I'd be willing to bet that if you looked at those charged with corruption on both sides of the aisle, you'll find that nearly 100% of them come from these districts.

Going solely down a partisan road is just going to lead to corruption from the other side.

This isn't about party. It's about a system that is fragile and nearly broken.
 

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This is the point I was trying to make in another thread. This isn't a one-sided issue. Or have we already forgotten that there were many people charged with corruption when Republicans were in control.

When one party gets power, corruption rears its ugly head.

The only way to eliminate it is to show all of them that they're not ensconced forever in their seat.

She needs to resign. But it would be better if those politicians that are in the gerrymandered districts that have been "safe" for both parties for decades on end all got tossed. There are only about 40 districts where the representative has to stay honest because their seat is truly at risk.

I'd be willing to bet that if you looked at those charged with corruption on both sides of the aisle, you'll find that nearly 100% of them come from these districts.

Going solely down a partisan road is just going to lead to corruption from the other side.

This isn't about party. It's about a system that is fragile and nearly broken.
What R's were convicted? Dems used a dumb Republican rule against them; it's why Delay left.
In August 2010, the United States Department of Justice notified DeLay that they were closing the case file against him without bringing an indictment.
Source... wikipedia
The point I was making is the Dems claimed to eliminate a culture of corruption and... ROTFLOL...

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What R's were convicted? Dems used a dumb Republican rule against them; it's why Delay left.

The point I was making is the Dems claimed to eliminate a culture of corruption and... ROTFLOL...

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yeah...and bush said he was a uniter....who gives a ****? they all lie.
 

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What R's were convicted? Dems used a dumb Republican rule against them; it's why Delay left.

The point I was making is the Dems claimed to eliminate a culture of corruption and... ROTFLOL...

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Actually, though, isn't the fact that charges are being brought up against Democrats by a Democratically-led ethics commission proof that they are at least attempting to clean up corruption?

But I'm not really trying to defend Democrats. What I'm saying is that it is the SYSTEM that is corrupt and that corrupts those in power.

And Delay is still up for state charges. Don't forget that. And Jack Abramoff, regardless of whether Delay was involved to a criminal degree, was still a major player in Republican circles.

This doesn't justify Democratic corruption. It just points to a broken system, moreso than a broken party.
 

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yeah...and bush said he was a uniter....who gives a ****? they all lie.
He had a record of one before he went to DC. He worked with Ted Kennedy... but when Dems send troops to war and then turn their backs on them... stabbing them in the back when they needed their support most, you really don't have an honorable or trustworthy opponent to work with.

I prefer he didn't say it, frankly I wish he said he was going to repeal your sides damage.

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Actually, though, isn't the fact that charges are being brought up against Democrats by a Democratically-led ethics commission proof that they are at least attempting to clean up corruption?

But I'm not really trying to defend Democrats. What I'm saying is that it is the SYSTEM that is corrupt and that corrupts those in power.

And Delay is still up for state charges. Don't forget that. And Jack Abramoff, regardless of whether Delay was involved to a criminal degree, was still a major player in Republican circles.

This doesn't justify Democratic corruption. It just points to a broken system, moreso than a broken party.
LOL... Rangel and the Dems wanted a deal, the R's said no.

Insert Quarter.
Try again.

The first is a list supplied by the National Republican Senatorial Committee, called “Democrats Don’t Know Jack???” It lists the forty of forty-five Senate Democrats who’ve accepted cash from Abramoff and/or his clients.

40 Of The 45 Members Of The Senate Democrat Caucus:

* Senator Max Baucus (D-MT) Received At Least – $22,500

* Senator Evan Bayh (D-IN) Received At Least – $6,500

* Senator Joseph Biden (D-DE) Received At Least – $1,250

* Senator Jeff Bingaman (D-NM) Received At Least – $2,000

* Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) Received At Least – $20,250

* Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) Received At Least – $21,765

* Senator Tom Carper (D-DE) Received At Least – $7,500

* Senator Hillary Clinton (D-NY) Received At Least – $12,950

* Senator Kent Conrad (D-ND) Received At Least – $8,000

* Senator Jon Corzine (D-NJ) Received At Least – $7,500

* Senator Chris Dodd (D-CT) Received At Least – $14,792

* Senator Byron Dorgan (D-ND) Received At Least – $79,300

* Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) Received At Least – $14,000

* Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) Received At Least – $2,000

* Senator Russ Feingold (D-WI) Received At Least – $1,250

* Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) Received At Least – $45,750

* Senator Daniel Inouye (D-HI) Received At Least – $9,000

* Senator Jim Jeffords (I-VT) Received At Least – $2,000

* Senator Tim Johnson (D-SD) Received At Least – $14,250

* Senator Ted Kennedy (D-MA) Received At Least – $3,300

* Senator John Kerry (D-MA) Received At Least – $98,550

* Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA) Received At Least – $28,000

* Senator Pat Leahy (D-VT) Received At Least – $4,000

* Senator Carl Levin (D-MI) Received At Least – $6,000

* Senator Joe Lieberman (D-CT) Received At Least – $29,830

* Senator Blanche Lincoln (D-AR) Received At Least – $14,891

* Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) Received At Least – $10,550

* Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) Received At Least – $78,991

* Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL) Received At Least – $20,168

* Senator Ben Nelson (D-NE) Received At Least – $5,200

* Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) Received At Least – $7,500

* Senator Mark Pryor (D-AR) Received At Least – $2,300

* Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) Received At Least – $3,500

* Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) Received At Least – $68,941

* Senator John Rockefeller (D-WV) Received At Least – $4,000

* Senator Ken Salazar (D-CO) Received At Least – $4,500

* Senator Paul Sarbanes (D-MD) Received At Least – $4,300

* Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) Received At Least – $29,550

* Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) Received At Least – $6,250

* Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) Received At Least – $6,250

The second is a table produced on the Captialeye.org website. It details all of Abranoff’s political donations either personally, on behalf of various Indian tribes and SunCruz Casinos since 1999. Many Democrats appear there as well.

Data for the current election cycle were released electronically by the Federal Election Commission on October 31, 2005. Figures include contributions to federal candidates, PACs and party committees.

National Republican Congressional Cmte $478,000

National Republican Senatorial Cmte $436,500

Democratic Senatorial Campaign Cmte $423,480

Democratic Congressional Campaign Cmte $354,700

Republican National Cmte $326,000
 
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LOL... Rangel and the Dems wanted a deal, the R's said no.

Insert Quarter.
Try again.

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Oh, I wasn't looking at your name. I thought you were someone else and your overt partisanship was shocking. Then I looked again.

All Republicans are good. All Democrats are evil and should go to jail right now.

Got it. I'll leave you back to your little fantasy world.
 

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Oh, I wasn't looking at your name. I thought you were someone else and your overt partisanship was shocking. Then I looked again.

All Republicans are good. All Democrats are evil and should go to jail right now.

Got it. I'll leave you back to your little fantasy world.
Never said that, and again... nice try.

I was simply stating those that accused the R's of a culture of corruption have corruption all over their face.

Also a cute response the Abramoff portion of my thread.

This is what we call, attack the messenger, don't debate the subject honestly tactic.
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