Rss@dailykos.com (david Akadjian) · Sunday, June 18, 2017, 4:32 pm
The last stand of many people I know seems to be “B-b-b-b-but Democrats ...” This idea that “both sides do it” is eventually used to justify and support some new proposed corrupt Republican proposal.
Except one side—and one side only—is the tip of the spear.
Here are 33 things Republicans have done to blaze new ground in corruption and irresponsibility.
1. Won an election with the help of Russia. Seventeen intelligence agencies have confirmed that the Russian government directed the recent compromises of e-mails and disclosed these to sites like DCLeaks.com and Wikileaks. These efforts were targeted to help Trump and hurt Hillary Clinton.
2. Put the oil and gas industry in charge of the EPA. As Oklahoma’s attorney general, Scott Pruitt worked with oil industry and electric utilities to combat environmental regulations.
3. Sold the Department of Education to an Amway heiress who not only wants to privatize public schools but also owns a student debt collection agency. If you don’t know what Amway is, Amway is a pyramid scheme.
4. Demanded loyalty oaths from intelligence officials.