Tim Johnson Watch

Representative Tim Johnson was elected to represent the residents of Illinois' 15th Congressional District in Central Illinois. His constituents should know what he's doing.

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Friday, September 30, 2005

Remember When ... ?

This blog has been calling for some time for Tim Johnson to give back the $25,000 he has received from corrupt Republican Majority Leader Tom DeLay (more than any other Illinois representative).

Back in May, Illinipundit asked:
Ummmm, why should he give the money back?

DeLay hasn't even been indicted (except by the lying, partisan press).
I hope it's not impolite to mention that, as we all know, DeLay was indicted this week for his role in laundering corporate campaign contributions. And more Republicans are starting to give back the money from the corrupt DeLay machine.

As Mr. Johnson remains silent, and keeps DeLay's money, even conservatives may wonder if he is really serving his constituents. Consider the thoughts of the Lansing State Journal:
On DeLay: Mid-Michigan Republicans can find a better person to lead us

[Central Michigan's four Republican Congressmen] all claim the same mantle before area voters ... of being sober, prudent, Midwestern conservatives; people of trust and honor.

Yet, where is the prudence, where is the conservatism, in their previous support of House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, R-Texas?

The people of Houston sent DeLay to Congress. That's their call.

But Rogers, Camp, Ehlers, Schwarz and their Republican colleagues made DeLay majority leader. Why are area voters being tied to this man? ...

[H]ow many mid-Michigan voters believe, as DeLay claims, that the federal budget has no fat in it? How many voters believe, as DeLay claims, that Congress is better able to determine a woman's mental state than her own doctors? And how many mid-Michigan voters really think Tom DeLay is the best representative of their views in Washington?
Please, Mr. Johnson. Give Tom DeLay's money back.

6 Comments:

Blogger IlliniPundit said...

I think, given the dubiousness of the charge and the obvious political motivation of the DA, waiting for conviction might be prudent.

That will never satisfy you, but you're probably convinced that all GOP money is dirty, while George Soros should be allowed to spend $50 million however he pleases.

9:53 AM  
Blogger realitycheckmate said...

Stop Supporting Corporations that Donate to the Republicans. Tom Delay is a perfect example.

Go To

http://www.buyblue.org/directory/alpha

Then tell all your friends.

You should especially look into supporting "Progressive" Car Insurance and "Working Assets" Long Distance and Wireless company. They donate heavily to the Democrats.

8:26 PM  
Blogger Michael said...

I'm not sure I see how the charges are dubious or politically motivated. The paper trail is there, so it is pretty clear that DeLay's PAC committed a crime. Whether he is convicted will depend on the evidence of his knowledge of the scheme. At this point, we don't know the strength of that evidence, but the grand jury does, and it hardly seems implausible that DeLay did in fact know what was going on. Sometimes the Bernie Ebbers defense works, and sometimes it doesn't. As to political motivation, it is well known that Earle has indicted more Democratic politicians than Republicans; moreover, if he had been seeking to make a political point, he could have brought the charges last year, when DeLay faced a close reelection campaign, rather than in an off year.

I can't imagine what relevance George Soros has. I don't think the Swift Boat Veterans prove DeLay is guilty, and I don't think Soros proves he's not.

6:25 PM  
Blogger Philosophe Forum said...

It's not just the money. It's also all of the votes it buys from the recipients. The House of Scandal has published some wonderful research regarding every member of the House. Voting percentages are calculated through cq.com between Jan. 1 2004 and March 31 2005. Contributions are found on Tray.com.:

Timothy Johnson has taken $25,000 from Tom DeLay's ARMPAC. He voted with Tom DeLay 87% of the time.

Each one of the Illinois GOP Congressional Delegation except for the Speaker (although it is his job to control the voting for his soldiers) is guilty of the following: Each voted to weaken the ethics rules in a move that many say served only to protect Tom DeLay (H Res. 5, Roll Call #6, 1/4/05).

When Republicans realized it was "impossible to win the communications battle" over the gutted ethics rules, all of them flip-flopped and voted to put the old rules back into place (H Res. 241, Roll Call #145, 4/27/05). When Democrats offered a solution to clean up the House by strengthening ethics rules, all of them voted to make sure it never even came to an up or down vote (H. Res. 153, Roll Call #70, 3/15/05). John Shimkus, Tim Johnson, Jerry Weller, Donald Manzullo, Judy Biggert, and Mark Kirk voted TWICE (H. Res. 213, Roll Call #106, 4/14/05).

8:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are we allowed to tell about a NEW SCAM BY GOP uncovered?

* Tom DeLay showed up with the Head of Lutheran Social Services Senske the lawyer, on June 6, 2004, to thwarth a Congressional Investigation into MASSIVE FOSTER CARE/MEDICAID FRAUD and FAKE DEATH REPORTS on children!

http://media.familyrights.us/expose/ExposeV2005.pdf

* Lutheran Social Services has the largest foster care contracts in Texas!

* Lutheran social services took Russian trip!

http://www.lsss.org/mediareleases/media_credentials.htm

http://www.mosnews.com/commentary/2005/04/18/adoption.shtml

Guess who and how they raise money?

LIFE INSURANCE WAY!

http://www.texasobserver.org/showArticle.asp?ArticleID=2016

Guess where LIFE INSURANCE LEGISLATION IS ON FOSTER CARE CHILDREN which is illegal?

Guess ? It ain't in the foster care legislation dummy .....you would have found it there!

Think about it then I will post where ....then I will tell you how limits were JACK ED up 500% and speaking of JACKED!

* Jack Abramoff russian connection!@ http://www.boston.com/news/nation/articles/2006/02/23/abramoff_ties_to_russians_probed/

* Jacked Abramoff Foster Care connection!
http://www.tpmcafe.com/story/2005/11/9/15581/12981

http://auctionhouse.tpmcafe.com/story/2005/11/4/114556/020

Learn the LIFE INSURANCE SCAM ON DEAD CHILDREN DEMOCRATIC CHILDREN! Post more later think about it for awhile!

10:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Holy Smokes!

http://www.gnosticliberationfront.com/judi_chaseII.htm

7:58 PM  

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