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Black lawmakers push to cut back new ethics office
AP/YahooNews ^ | 6/2/10 | BEN EVANS

Posted on 06/02/2010 12:23:48 PM PDT by Kartographer

Stung by a series of inquiries, nearly half the members of the Congressional Black Caucus want to scale back the aggressive ethics procedures that Democrats trumpeted after gaining control of Congress.

Rep. Marcia Fudge, D-Ohio, and 19 fellow black lawmakers in the all-Democratic caucus quietly introduced a resolution last week that would restrict the powers of the new independent Office of Congressional Ethics. The office, formed by Congress in 2008, is run by a panel of private citizens.

Black caucus Chairwoman Barbara Lee, D-Calif., is among the sponsors, but the full 42-member caucus did not endorse the measure. Lee declined comment through a spokesman.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2006election; 2010electionbias; cbc; cultureofcorruption; democrats; democratscandals; draintheswamp; ethics; nothingtoseehere; oce; pelosicongress
"Lee declined comment through a spokesman."

I wonder why? ;-)

1 posted on 06/02/2010 12:23:48 PM PDT by Kartographer
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To: Kartographer

They just want to “keep it real”.


2 posted on 06/02/2010 12:25:12 PM PDT by BipolarBob (Even the earth is bipolar.)
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To: Kartographer
Stung by a series of inquiries, nearly half the members of the Congressional Black Caucus want to scale back the aggressive ethics procedures that Democrats trumpeted after gaining control of Congress.

Most ethical Congress in history?

Nancy Pelosi should step down in SHAME.

3 posted on 06/02/2010 12:25:33 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Throw the bums out in 2010.)
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To: a fool in paradise

This would be laughable if it weren’t so funny.


4 posted on 06/02/2010 12:26:45 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Impeachment !)
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To: Kartographer

Ethics can be a real pain in the ass to corrupt politicians. The District of Corruption is more corrupt now than during any other time in history.


5 posted on 06/02/2010 12:26:52 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer ("A Republic, If You Can Keep It" - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Stalinists don’t care. They don’t care about ethics. They don’t care about morals. They don’t care about laws. They don’t care about hypocrisy.

Saul Alinsky taught Democrats well how to lie and push an agenda.


6 posted on 06/02/2010 12:28:23 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Throw the bums out in 2010.)
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To: Kartographer

The CBC has it all figured out, gut the OCE and the Dems won’t have to worry about ethics violations. Pathetic!


7 posted on 06/02/2010 12:29:24 PM PDT by jazusamo (But there really is no free lunch, except in the world of political rhetoric,.: Thomas Sowell)
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To: Kartographer

Popinjays - or better, perhaps, a shameful minstrel show, performed by a group best named after the Chamber where they serve. (”House.”)


8 posted on 06/02/2010 12:31:06 PM PDT by Prospero (non est ad astra mollis e terris via)
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To: Kartographer

Isn’t Congressional Black Caucus an oxymoron in the politically correct sense?


9 posted on 06/02/2010 12:31:47 PM PDT by Ben Mugged (Unions are the storm troopers of socialism.)
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To: Kartographer

A case of wanting to speak power to truth.


10 posted on 06/02/2010 12:32:48 PM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: Kartographer

C’mon folks, it’s just another facet of affirmative action.


11 posted on 06/02/2010 12:33:14 PM PDT by traderrob6
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To: a fool in paradise
These cats didn't learn this from Alinsky. They were well-schooled long before that over-rated dead radical purloined the material for his nasty book.

I doubt any of them had heard of Alinsky, let alone read his book, before BO. I would be surprised if any of them have yet. Why should they? They are anti-Semites, after all.

This is just plain hateful. And, we may need to dip into a more classic vocabulary to illustrate and draw attention to this kind of timeless evil.

12 posted on 06/02/2010 12:35:52 PM PDT by Prospero (non est ad astra mollis e terris via)
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To: Kartographer

Someone needs to post that picture of Rangel looking like a beached whale.


13 posted on 06/02/2010 12:36:29 PM PDT by WOBBLY BOB ("The welfare of humanity is always the alibi of tyrants"-Albert Camus)
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To: Kartographer

We don’t need no stinkin’ ethics office!


14 posted on 06/02/2010 12:37:17 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: a fool in paradise
I seem to recall Nixon being given a hard time over Watergate by an Independent Counsel.
I seem to recall Reagan being given a hard time over Iran Contra by an Independent Counsel.
I seem to recall Clinton getting rid of the office of Independent Counsel around about the time that Whitewater became an issue.

Democrats love deep investigations -- but not when they're in power.

15 posted on 06/02/2010 12:38:15 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: Prospero

The SDS and Weather Underground partnered with Black Panthers and Black Nationalist groups back in the 1960s and 1970s.

Common blood.


16 posted on 06/02/2010 12:38:16 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Throw the bums out in 2010.)
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To: BipolarBob

What’s the point of gaining power if you can’t use the office to get rich?

Seriously, I think this is engrained in the culture.


17 posted on 06/02/2010 12:39:18 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: Kartographer

Stupid move by the Black Caucus....reinforces common perception that blacks once again support lower standards, but now for ethics. If the measure has merit, let some other entity propose it....


18 posted on 06/02/2010 12:39:41 PM PDT by Enten (How's that hopey changey thing working out for you?)
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To: ClearCase_guy

The “independent counsel” is either in vogue or out of favor depending on who’s in power.


19 posted on 06/02/2010 12:40:13 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: Kartographer

Black caucus Chairwoman Barbara Lee, D-Calif., is among the sponsors, but the full 42-member caucus did not endorse the measure.

Guess that means she has some ethic problems and needs them to go away...


20 posted on 06/02/2010 12:44:27 PM PDT by maddog55 (OBAMA, Why stupid people shouldn't vote.)
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To: maddog55

21 posted on 06/02/2010 12:51:44 PM PDT by WOBBLY BOB ("The welfare of humanity is always the alibi of tyrants"-Albert Camus)
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To: Kartographer

22 posted on 06/02/2010 1:01:27 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Anti-Gunners suffer from Factose Intolerance)
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To: a fool in paradise
Common blood

H Rap Brown, comes to mind.

23 posted on 06/02/2010 1:05:03 PM PDT by itsahoot (Each generation takes to excess, what the previous generation accepted in moderation.)
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To: Kartographer

They could take care of the problem if they would quit acting unethically. It’s real easy!


24 posted on 06/02/2010 1:07:11 PM PDT by Sunshine Sister
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To: Kartographer
Stung by a series of inquiries, nearly half the members of the Congressional Black Caucus want to scale back the aggressive ethics procedures that Democrats trumpeted after gaining control of Congress.

With the precedent set by our new "president," why shouldn't the criminal class candidly flex their muscle?

They might as well paint a target of themselves, or they might claim racism and argue that in corruption and criminal acts blacks are disproportionately represented.

I can hardly wait for that one!

25 posted on 06/02/2010 1:08:22 PM PDT by Publius6961 (10% of muslims, the killer murdering radicals, are "only" 140,000,000 of 'em)
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To: jazusamo
The CBC has it all figured out, gut the OCE and the Dems won’t have to worry about ethics violations. Pathetic Effective!

There.
Fixed it for you!

26 posted on 06/02/2010 1:11:09 PM PDT by Publius6961 (10% of muslims, the killer murdering radicals, are "only" 140,000,000 of 'em)
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To: MrB
Clintons --- $100,000,000
Al Bore ---- $100,000,000

"There is no distinctly American criminal class --- with the possible exception of Congress." Mark Twain

27 posted on 06/02/2010 1:19:03 PM PDT by Publius6961 (10% of muslims, the killer murdering radicals, are "only" 140,000,000 of 'em)
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To: Kartographer

“Black lawmakers push to cut back new ethics office”

I’f post something but I’d be accused of racism.


28 posted on 06/02/2010 1:20:37 PM PDT by Grunthor (In Christ Alone, not man.)
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To: Kartographer
Congress. Rep. Marcia Fudge, D-Ohio

Paging the "That's Racist" kid. You are needed on this thread, stat!

29 posted on 06/02/2010 1:23:12 PM PDT by Onelifetogive (Flame away...)
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To: Publius6961

OK, then, maybe it’s just a democRat cultural thing...


30 posted on 06/02/2010 1:23:25 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: Kartographer

Black Congressional caucus. The klan with a tan.

Racist bigots,Crooks and thieves posing as politicians.

Being black and in the Congressional Black Caucus is a license to steal.


31 posted on 06/02/2010 1:23:50 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Onelifetogive

I have the “over the top” “that’s racist” kid on file...

but someone begged me not to post it again, even though it’s just a parody to poke at race baiters.


32 posted on 06/02/2010 1:24:21 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: Kartographer

It’s all about the Benjamin’s and keeping the law outta my business! Most transparent administration ever!


33 posted on 06/02/2010 1:25:36 PM PDT by dennisw (History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid - Gen Eisenhower)
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To: dennisw

Everyone knows the Benjamins go in the freezer.


34 posted on 06/02/2010 1:27:23 PM PDT by WOBBLY BOB ("The welfare of humanity is always the alibi of tyrants"-Albert Camus)
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To: MrB

Is that the one with the fried chicken and watermelons?


35 posted on 06/02/2010 1:29:00 PM PDT by JustaDumbBlonde (Don't wish doom on your enemies. Plan it.)
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To: JustaDumbBlonde

basketball, gold chains, bone in the hair, etc.


36 posted on 06/02/2010 1:31:39 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: Kartographer
Statement: "Black lawmakers push to cut back new ethics office"

Response: Yep!

37 posted on 06/02/2010 1:38:18 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: Kartographer

OK, I’ve got to ask. Is there anyone out there, anyone at all, who is surprised that the Black Caucus is complaining about having their ethics examined?


38 posted on 06/02/2010 1:44:21 PM PDT by Non-Sequitur
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To: Kartographer

Derned yahoos keep spelling ‘’pathetic’’ wrong again,, they think it’s ‘’ethics’’,,,which it ain’t.


39 posted on 06/02/2010 1:48:49 PM PDT by Waco
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To: MrB

That’ll work ... such a wonderful culture, weaving their weak thread through the fabric of our society.


40 posted on 06/02/2010 2:06:24 PM PDT by JustaDumbBlonde (Don't wish doom on your enemies. Plan it.)
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To: Kartographer

“Our party is in control now, we don’t need an ethics office.”


41 posted on 06/03/2010 12:08:48 PM PDT by reaganrevolutionin2010
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