As the news of Congressman William Hefferson’s (D- LA) new way of banking and taking bribes broke over the last few days, it is interesting to see the what I call the Vietnam Media’s reaction (such as there is) to this scandal. In other words, very, very little. Ho hum.
Since the Democrat’s new strategy for this Fall’s election is to run against the GOP’s “Culture of Corruption” (a hysterical premise considering that the only way most Dems stay in power is because of corruption at so many levels), this must leave them feeling as badly as a Teddy Kennedy hangover. However, since we are talking about the Democractic Party, they will brush this off and continue to use the same strategy that was so well refined by the Clintons. That is, accuse your opponents of what you yourself are guilty of. With the whore-like help of the Viteman Media, this, as most other Democtact scandals, will fade fast and cause little political damage to them.
However, what is interesting, (if hardly surprising) are the rumors floating around the Hill that several Dems want Clinton….err William Jefferson to step down from the House Ways and Means committee. It is hardly surprising, since this is the way most black Democrats are treated by their white masters, such as Robert “Clorox” Byrd or the Hero of Chappaquidick, Teddy Kennedy when it comes to these black Dems gaining too much power. From Oliver McCall running for governor in New York in 2004 to the more recent smears and recent background attempted sabotaging of Michael Steele’s bid for Maryland governor or even “Schoolbus” Ray Nagin’s campaign for Mayor of New Orleans, the Dems show why in the past they were the party of slavery, Jim Crow, poll taxes and lynchings.
Some things never change.