Mar 5, 2010

Big scandals hit Democrats at a bad time

From a New York Times report:

The ethical woes facing Democrats are piling up, with barely a day passing in recent weeks without headlines from Washington to New York and beyond filled with word of scandal or allegations of wrongdoing.

Photo above shows Congressman Charlie Rangel on left and NY Gov. David A. Paterson on right.
The troubles of Gov. David A. Paterson of New York, followed by those of two of the state’s Congressmen, Charles B. Rangel and Eric J. Massa, have added to the ranks of episodes involving prominent Democrats like Eliot Spitzer, Rod R. Blagojevich and John Edwards.

Taken together, the cases have opened the party to the same lines of criticism that Democrats, led by Representatives Nancy Pelosi, now the House speaker, and Rahm Emanuel, now White House chief of staff, used effectively against Republicans in winning control of the House and Senate four years ago.

Will the current scandals involving Democrats help Republicans gain control of Congress in November?

Coupled with the hoards of Democrats in the House who will fall on their political swords by voting for ObamaCare against the wishes of their constituents, the answer is a resounding yes.