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It’s the first day of the GOP controlled Congress and the entire Republican Party is showing off who’s in charge around this country. That is, who’s in charge of bribery, racism and corruption.

With so many Republicans jostling for the crooked spotlight, it can be hard to keep up with which of them is doing what unprincipled thing without a program. So, here’s a little who’s who that might help:

A PRIMER ON PROMINENT REPUBLICANS IN 2015

1. Michael Grimm

This high profile Republican House member from Long Island, NY has been caught by The Long Arm of the Law in a way that says, “I am the Republican Party!” He ran for re-election even while facing many federal criminal charges…or as Republicans refer to them, “federal overreach” and won! Convicted of tax fraud, he vowed to stay in The House as a representative of all the similarly principled Republicans who elected him but finally agreed to resign. So long Michael, we hardly knew…all your crimes.

2. Bob McDonnell

He was the Governor of Virginia, an elite Republican handpicked to deliver the Republican response to President Obama’s 2010 State of the Union Address to groom him to become a top Republican Presidential prospect in 2012. So of course, he was sentenced yesterday to two years in prison for corruption. Some pundits see it as a smart ploy to get a bump in Republican polls for the 2016 Presidential race.

3. Steve Scalise

Marching Republicans into 2015 in The House is a politician as hot as a burning cross, he’s white and he has power, it’s Louisiana’s Steve Scalise. Dubbing himself as attractive as David Duke without the baggage, Scalise represents the GOP’s approach to minorities and has vowed to do a lot of Majority Whipping, as majority whip. His attendance and speech to David Duke’s white power group in the past has Scalise skittering away from the press and he may succeed in outrunning them because he is very practiced when it comes to being elusive when it comes to anything connected to a race issue.

4. Chris Christie

It’s hard to guess the particular reason New Jersey voters like their Governor Chris Christie, is it because he’s rude and obnoxious? Is it his confessed lack of leadership and control over his aides? Perhaps its his loyalty to the state’s football team, The Dallas Cowboys? Maybe it’s the way he promotes a vengeful abuse of power against his political enemies or how he verbally assaults the elderly and public servants? Or could it be how proudly he wears his orange sweater of legal corruption (rumor has it the orange sweater was made from a fumigation tent for a three bedroom house but it needed to be let out a bit)?  It turns out that Jerry Jones, owner of the Dallas Cowboys, paid a fortune to fly out Christie and his family and security team and cover hotel and expenses for the playoff game this Sunday…which was completely unrelated to Christie’s handing Jones’ company, through the Port Authority, the contract to handle hospitality services at the new World Trade Center building. It’s all legal because as Christie says, they’re friends and the Governor getting gifts from friends in New Jersey is legal…even if the friendship is only based on the exchange of being flown to football games after handing over a multimillion dollar government contract. Poor Bob McDonnell, if only he had been Governor in New Jersey where corruption isn’t corruption as long as you call the other guy, “Buddy!”.

This is only the intro to the full performance of, “Absolute Power Corrupts Republicans Absolutely”, stay tuned to 2015, there’s so much more to come!

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Hi AdLib, Very nice article.

Well the whole GOP party is a criminal organization so you call put all of them on the list.

IT is their the GOP Party idea the bigger the criminal the better the candidate. OH that includes the conservative republicans on the Supreme court are voting for the GOP policies.

Almost Any time a GOP official opens his /her mouth is a Galactic LIE. Then again the GOP republicans on the supreme court passes a law saying a lie by a political action group or candidate is legal. SO Far right conservative ideals, family values, morals and ethics that a lie is LEGAL? Now is that what they teach their young GOP children a lie is legal. OH Jesus Shirley does not think lying is legal?? I think Not, Jesus would not like any lying!! well the GOP republicans on the court vale this in free speech. Of course you have a right to lie but if you lie on the stand in any court in the land is a crime.

SO now corporations can lie and be legal now??!!! Well, corporation have freedom of speech. OK, when the steel, brick, dry wall, Plastic. electrical wires and cement actually talk then i will believe corporations have free speech that can be heard in a court of law or in public.

The whole GOP party are racist and white supremacist, look at the party it is 95 % white.

ON if you go to a meeting of the KKK in the first 5 minutes you know the are white supremacist without Question.

SO the whole GOP party and GOP republicans on the supreme is built on lying, criminal activity and being white supremacists.

We the People hold that lease TRUTH’S TO BE SELF evident.
NOT We the people hold that these lies to be self evident.

OH the founding fathers would turn over in their graves that the USA would judge A lie to be legal and constitutional

American conservative GOP politicians, judges and churches have lost their way and what is left of their minds!

The Ghost , AKA RSGmusic.

Kalima
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Well here is the leader of the pack who I’m sure sums up the next two delusional years in GOPland.

Fasten your seatbelts folks and tighten your Hazmat suits. If you thought the GOP’s BS was already brown enough, wait until you see the latest shade they are flinging around. It’s close to black and streaked with blood. Their blood.

As always, thank you, AdLib.

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Opinions

Mitch McConnell is off to a bitter start

http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/dana-milbank-mitch-mcconnell-is-off-to-a-bitter-start/2015/01/07/0b8cd304-96a0-11e4-aabd-d0b93ff613d5_story.html?wpisrc=nl_popns&wpmm=1

kesmarn
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What a rogues gallery, AdLib! Well done!

Then we have — [[fanfare]] — the Leader of the Rat Pack

Stepping into the batter’s circle is none other than — JEB BUSH!

Here are 23 — count ’em — 23 legally shady activities that the Jebster has been involved in:

http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2014/09/23-reasons-why-jeb-bush-shouldnt-run-president

S-Man
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S-Man

The election of these GOP clowns is affirming my belief that somehow I have entered the Twilight Zone.

{{{Shudder}}}

Nirek
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Ad, once again I must agree with every bit of what you wrote! These people are hypocrits of the highest order.

sillylittleme
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Great article (as usual) Ad. Christie may be joining McDonnell and Grimes in Club Fed soon, that he pals around with Jerry Jones is typical of an ego run amok. I guess they are finding out that it is not ok if you are republican…

RSGmusic
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RSGmusic

Hi SLM i agree.

I do have some new songs up on Sound cloud dot com!!

Live long and prosper dear friend.

glenn
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glenn

As usual, Ad, great article. I found an awesome quote from Dana Milbank, (yes, Dana Milbank) regarding the Scalise situation:

“I think it says volumes that the Republican Party in the House today is trying to run out John Boehner instead of Steve Scalise.”

And they’ll defend Christie, Grimm, and McDonnell, but attack the President for taking his wife out to dinner on New Year’s Eve!

Have a great day!

choicelady
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I lived through the horrific days of HUAC and McCarthyism, and I’ve still never seen a GOP so wedded to sheer lying as this one. I am with you, glenn – they get their knickers in a wad over a New Year’s Eve dinner while the values they espouse are being shredded by themselves. They are anti=American and anti-democracy on virtually every level. Appalling!

Thank you for this, AdLib – when something is as horrid as this Congress, the only thing that saves us is laughter. MUCH appreciated!

Nirek
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CL and Glenn, I also think exactly what you said is true. The GOP is full of hypocrits !

sillylittleme
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They’re still complaining about his Hawaiian winter vacation, you’d think they’d have figured out by now that is where his vacation home is…

glenn
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glenn

But, it’s not in Texas, so it’s not in the US, right?