Jake DiMare wonders when John Boehner and his cohorts will drop the sanctimonious act, shut the hell up, and get to work.
I know there are some who will click this link and then comment that Republican House of Scandal, which highlights a new Republican ethics scandal each month, is an obvious, one-sided, partisan attack. I’m sure there are others who are itching to point out there are plenty of Democrats in Congress, and the government in general, who have scandalous ethics records. I’ll just go ahead and agree in advance.
Nevertheless, there are reasons I feel perfectly comfortable with sharing this link:
- Republican House Speaker John Boehner’s ‘Zero-Tolerance’ policy for Congressional ethics. Apparently it’s not so black and white for his fellow Republicans.
- The generally pious & sanctimonious Republican pretense.
- The ‘just say no’ Republican led House of Representatives is a major reason the 112th has been the worst ‘do-nothing’ Congress since Harry S. Truman was president.
Among the list of ethics problems there’s one which is really relevant to the Good Men Project. In September of 2011 a Chicago judge asked Representative Joe Walsh, darling of the Tea Party, why he owes his ex-wife and three children over $100,000 in child support. Ironically, Joe is one of those guys who won’t shut the hell up about the government budget and enjoys lecturing his colleagues about fiscal responsibility.
Hats off Joe! What a model citizen…