February 14, 2006

SURE WE'RE PRO-TAX, BUT WE'RE ANTI-ABRAMOFF!:

Democrats add a new C to corruption (Josephine Hearn, 2/14/06, The Hill)

The shift in language reflects some frustration among Democrats that their steady drumbeat on corruption isn’t connecting with voters as much as they’d like. [...]

A poll done in late January by Democracy Corps, a nonprofit organization associated with Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research, which does internal polling for the DCCC, found that only 44 percent of likely voters thought corruption in Washington was a very serious problem and that only 29 percent were very concerned about Abramoff’s dealings with elected officials.


One of the central myths of the Left is that the 1994 Republican Revolution had nothing to do with political issues -- which would mean Democrats had to change their policy prescriptions -- but as just about the personal corruption of a few House leaders. Of course, it's not helpful to this theory that the first election after the big scandals broke was 1992 and that folks like Dan Rostenkowski easily won and that Bill Clinton was surrounded by ethical questions, but if it keeps them pushing their 40% positions we're all in favor of the delusion.

Posted by Orrin Judd at February 14, 2006 10:03 AM
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--The new phrase allows them to segue from ethical abuses to pocketbook issues such as prescriptions drugs, energy prices and tuition costs, where they contend that Republicans have fallen under the sway of industry lobbyists and rewarded special interests to the detriment of average voters.
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So the dems want to take granny's free drugs?

Posted by: Sandy P at February 14, 2006 11:50 AM
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