When they’re all lined up at the trough, you can’t tell the donkeys from the elephants

As TPMmuckraker‘s Justin Rood says, “So this is how Dems run an anti-corruption platform?”

Moran: Democratic Majority Means More Money for 8th District

If Democrats win back control of the U.S. House of Representatives in November, U.S. Rep. Jim Moran said he would use his position in the majority to help funnel more funds to his Northern Virginia district.

Moran, D-8th, told those attending the Arlington County Democratic Committee’s annual Jefferson-Jackson Day dinner on June 9 that while he in theory might oppose the fiscal irresponsibility of “earmarks” – funneling money to projects in a member of Congress’s district – he understands the value they have to constituents.

“When I become chairman [of a House appropriations subcommittee], I’m going to earmark the shit out of it,” Moran buoyantly told a crowd of 450 attending the event.

Sigh.  Not just corrupt, but dumb, saying something like that to a crowd.

2 thoughts on “When they’re all lined up at the trough, you can’t tell the donkeys from the elephants

  1. Graham

    They’re all the same. It’s no wonder you can’t get decent people into office.

    Step 1: Must invest sizable personal fortune to defeat incumbent

    Step 2: Must subvert morals and principles to make it all work out in the end.

    Step 3: Congrats. Enjoy the junkets and the cheap Senate barber.

  2. Tom

    I think that’s the guy that caused JD to actually cast a republican vote if I’m not mistaken.

    I agree though, for that comment alone this guy shouldn’t get shit if we get a majority.

    I also am concerned about all this, “when we win,” talk. It’d be just like our party to not bother trying when we feel certain we’ll win, and then lose (please reference the past two presidential elections for examples).

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