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More Democrat Hypocrisy

Just when it couldn’t get any worse for Democrats—Rep. William Jefferson is caught on tape by the FBI taking a $100,000 bribe and Rep. Alan Mollohan is enriching himself with his seat on the Appropriations Committee—now comes more evidence that the Democratic Party is the party of corruption.

Reuters yesterday reported on the troubled law firm Milberg Weiss Bershad & Schulman LLP, which was indicted along with two partners last week on fraud charges. What’s the problem, you ask? Well, it turns out that Milberg Weiss gave almost exclusively to Democrats.

Here’s the report:

The firm and individuals there made $2.78 million in campaign donations to Democrats since 1999 compared to about $22,000 to Republicans, according to the Center for Responsive Politics, which tracks money in politics.

Among the recipients were New York Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, who is a possible 2008 presidential candidate, senior New York Senator Charles Schumer and Sen. John Kerry, the Democratic presidential candidate in 2004.

On top of the $2.78 million, lawyers in the firm made contributions to New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer, who is the Democratic candidate for governor. Spitzer’s office said on Monday that he plans to return $124,455 in contributions.

Six months ago, it appeared Republicans would be facing a non-stop onslaught of attacks related to Jack Abramoff. Democrats boasted about the so-called “culture of corruption” surrounding the GOP.

Now, with just six months to go before voters head to the polls this November, Republicans are in position to shed light on the ethical lapses of Democrats. With Rep. Tom DeLay retiring from Congress under a barrage of attacks from Democrats, it’s now time Republicans retaliated—and when I say retaliate, I mean President Bush needs to go on a full-scale offensive to showcase the Democrats’ dirty deeds. Without a concerted campaign from the White House, the liberal press will never give this issue the attention it deserves.

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Mr. Bluey, a contributing editor to Human Events, is director of the Center for Media & Public Policy at The Heritage Foundation. He maintains a blog at RobertBluey.com.

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