Go to Hell. I have not an ounce of sympathy for them. I am tired of having to defend good Democrats because of the self-serving, cynical assholes that get caught with their hands in the cookie jar. In addition to the ongoing Roscoe Dixon trial, in which he tries to explain away the bribes in part because he didn't get paid much as a state legislator, we also had a former Democratic governor in Alabama who almost won while he was on trial for corruption. That's not even mentioning the bribe-cicles that Jefferson had in his freezer. Margo asked me rhetorically yesterday why Democrats don't mind corruption. That’s a good fricking question. I hold my own party to a higher standard than the other one, and damnit we ain’t reaching it.I had nothing against any of the Tennessee Waltz defendants before hand (well... maybe against John Ford but we won't go there.) I liked Katherine Bowers and helped some on her state senate campaign.
A lot of Democrats get mad and repeat innocent until proven guilty over and over. They also try to make it out that the whole exercise was just a witch-hunt targeting black Democrats.As far as innocent-until-proven guilty, that is true in the courts, but these assholes are on tape taking effing bribes! In the court of public opinion they've been guilty from the start. The fact that not only is Bowers keeping her seat, but to the best of my knowledge has no Democratic opposition is despicable. How hypocritical is it for us to bitch and moan about Delay and Company and then keep silent about the BS here at home? Even ignoring morals, politically what does it help the party when someone is indicted and the party just shrugs and says oh well and lets the Republicans use the issue to kick our asses with?Maybe those lawmakers were targeted unfairly, I'm not a conspiracy theorist but stranger, more sinister things have happened. Does that change a damn thing? Are they still crooks? Yes. Do they need to go to jail? Yes. Do they need to be run out of politics with sticks and stones? Hell yeah!
I’m not doing a damn thing for another Democrat just so a Democrat wins. I’m sick and tired of this, and party loyalty can be damned. I’m not a Democrat to make money for myself or anyone else. I’m not a Democrat to help myself or anyone else gain power. I’m a Democrat because I think we’re all in this together and we are our brother’s keeper. Any politician who is in it for any other reason can kiss my liberal ass.