Dems Remind Voters About GOP ‘Racked by Scandal’
March 13, 2010
(ChattahBox)—Last week,the Republican caucus tried to make hay out of the recent ethical problems of Democratic House lawmakers Charlie Rangel (D-NY) and Eric Massa (D-NY), in a bid to portray themselves as free of any ethical problems. In the wake of an ongoing ethics investigation for improperly accepting gifts and a series of tax problems, Rangel resigned from his chairmanship of the powerful Ways and Means Committee. And Massa, suffering from a recurrence of cancer and allegations of sexual harassment of male staffers, resigned in disgrace. But hypocritical lawmakers who throw stones from glass houses, should be careful the attention doesn’t turn back against their parties’ own disgraced lawmakers, who instead of resigning have remained in office. And the Democratic National Committee sought to remind voters in a new ad, about “family values” hypocrites, such as Sen. John Ensign’s (R-NV) sleazy sex scandal, hush money and a cover up that is now being investigated by the F.B.I. And who can forget the very married and so called Sen.”diaper Dave” Vitter (R-LA), who visited New Orleans brothels and ordered up prostitutes from the “DC Madam.”
The DNC’s new ad points out that the Republican caucus is infested with scandals, and Republican leaders have done nothing to stop it:
“A caucus racked by scandal,” the ad’s voice over says. “David Vitter — prostitution, violating his vows to his family and the public. John Ensign — an FBI investigation, allegations of hush money and jobs for silence, all to cover up his affair.”
The ad ends with the statement: “Mitch McConnell and Michael Steele –After years of scandal, tell Republicans it’s time to clean up their act.” And along with photos of Ensign and Vitter, is the mug shot of disgraced former House Majority Leader Tom Delay and convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff.