How can the Democratic Party take back Congress and the White House, when they can't even agree on more stringent ethics regulations under which they would be governed? If Senator Barack Obama (D-Illinois), the "point man" for creating stronger ethics can't get a warm reception from his own party, how can the Democrats portray themselves as being "better than the GOP" when they are equally unwilling to do what it takes to regain the trust of the American people?
The GOP has virtually gift-wrapped, hand-delivered, and emailed all types of greed, corruption, lying, pay-for-access Congress, violating every written rule there is, and probably a few that aren't. They have engaged in every impeachable offense imanginable (as Jon Stewart said on the Daily Show the other night, "Think of all the trouble Clinton could have avoided if he'd only said his penis was 'classified'"...)
But what got my goat is that Senator Obama did what he was tasked to do; he created a resolution that would not only facilitate more stringent ethics, he also included a measure that called for the forming of an indenpendent body to oversee the new ethics reform, and make sure every congress critter followed and abided by it. And members of his own party slung Senator Obama's efforts under the bus.
So much for the Democrats being the "Party of Change" when they make it very clear that they prefer status quo, and are the epitome of the Keystone Kops when it comes to capitalizing on the foibles that the GOP continues to hand to them, gift-wrapped and with a very pretty bow.