Yes, Virginia, Republicans ARE That Corrupt


Let’s take a look at the Criminal Track Record of the Republicans vs. Democrats. Just for fun, let’s say we go back to Lyndon Johnson’s Presidency and examine the last 53 years of the executive branch and how each administration did relative to the other party when their guy was President. Here’s how it shakes out over those 53 years:

INDICTMENTS: Republicans 120, Democrats 3

CONVICTIONS: Republicans 89, Democrats 1

PRISON SENTENCES: Republicans 34, Democrats 1

Really? Could it be that unbalanced? Are Republicans THAT corrupt? As Seth Myers might say, let’s take A CLOSER LOOK. Let’s break it down by President and the numbers for each.

Obama (D)-
8 years in office. Zero criminal indictments, zero convictions and zero prison sentences.

Bush, George W. (R)-
8 years in office. 16 criminal indictments. 16 convictions. 9 prison sentences.

Clinton (D)-
8 years in office. 2 criminal indictments. One conviction, one prison sentence.

Bush, George H. W. (R)-
4 years in office. One indictment. One conviction. One prison sentence.

Reagan (R)-
8 years in office. 26 criminal indictments, 16 convictions, 8 prison sentences.

Carter (D)-
4 years in office, one indictment, zero convictions and zero prison sentences.

Ford (R)-
2.4 years in office. One indictment and one conviction. One prison sentence.

Nixon (R)-
5.6 years in office. 76 criminal indictments. 55 convictions, 15 prison sentences.

Johnson (D)-
5 years in office. Zero indictments. Zero convictions. Zero prison sentences.

It’s pretty effing clear. These numbers are historical fact and a clear indictment of the governing actions and philosophy of Republican administrations dating back to the 60s. Republican administrations are, and have been for most of my adult life, the most criminally corrupt party to hold the office of the Presidency. It’s not even close. Granted, Nixon alone inflated these numbers yugely, but the rest of these repubs did a lot of damage themselves. What are the odds the current Orange Man Baby administration is going to improve these numbers for Republicans?

Thanks to Dean Seal for the stats on this little day brightener.

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