Aug 2, 2010

Ethics battles pose Democrat partywide threat

Democrat Representatives Charles B. Rangel (shown on left) and Maxine Waters (shown on right) are defiantly pushing for full-fledged ethics trials putting the focus on Congressional corruption this fall.

This will not help Democrats as they are fighting to hold on to their majority in an election already defined by distrust of Washington.

Neither Rangel nor Waters face serious electoral challenges in November. However the focus on corruption in Washington will have a serious negative impact on other Democrats in close electoral battles this fall.