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House Democrats’ top priority if they win in November is a sweeping anti-corruption bill

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  1. [3]
    Neverland Link
    I am really excited that the term “corruption” is finally being used domestically.

    I am really excited that the term “corruption” is finally being used domestically.

    9 votes
    1. [2]
      edward Link Parent
      Now if only we can start calling our billionaires "oligarchs".

      Now if only we can start calling our billionaires "oligarchs".

      5 votes
      1. spit-evil-olive-tips Link Parent
        If you've never read them, Slate's "If It Happened There" series is hilarious in a sad way, and tackles this sort of double-standard where a billionaire with ties to Putin is an oligarch but a...

        If you've never read them, Slate's "If It Happened There" series is hilarious in a sad way, and tackles this sort of double-standard where a billionaire with ties to Putin is an oligarch but a billionaire with ties to Trump is a business magnate and job creator:

        Political Chaos as Regime Purges Powerful Security Chief (Comey's firing)

        Armed Rebel Faction Occupies Government Building (The Malheur occupation)

        Death of Hard-Line Jurist Throws Regime Into Chaos (Scalia's death)

        And my personal favorite:

        In Brutal Contest of Strength and Strategy, a Culture Is Revealed (The Super Bowl)

        This year, the game pits a young upstart team from the Northwest Frontier Provinces against another from the mountainous interior region led by the aging scion of one of the sport’s most legendary families.

        2 votes
  2. dubteedub Link
    I think this is a winning strategy for the Democrats. Turning the "Drain the Swamp" mantra against Trump and the GOP is a great idea, particularly following the charges against two sitting House...

    I think this is a winning strategy for the Democrats. Turning the "Drain the Swamp" mantra against Trump and the GOP is a great idea, particularly following the charges against two sitting House GOP members.

    Democrats really need to embrace the populaist message that drove Bernie and Trump. I know a lot of Republicans who whi complain about too much money in politics and how the game is rigged, if the Democrats can appeal to those folks while strengthening their own base, that would be great.

    I am hoping that a lot ofnTrunp voters realized they were swindled by a conman who lied to their face

    5 votes