Sunday, September 17, 2023

Texas-Sized Corruption


I have very little surprise reserved in the tank for Ken Paxton's acquittal: long story short, how can Texas Republicans even hold someone accountable for acting in his self-interest and doing the bidding of his big donors when it isn't in their self-interest and sends the wrong message to their big donors? But it's more than that:

Being even somewhat opposed to Paxton's corruption is simply not conservative and you are not a real Republican if you bring it up.  He may even be corrupt, but he's the right kind of Republican so long as he's right-wing enough

I think the party refers to this ethos as: Values!


Comrade Misfit said...

He's a corrupt fuck, but he's their corrupt fuck.

Vixen Strangely said...

My standing aphorism about Republican conflict of interest is that a Republican firmly believes that if they always operate in their own self-interest, there's never a conflict.

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