Democrats have a long history of plagiarism, forgery and other dirty tricks. Joseph Bottum, the Books and Arts editor for the The Weekly Standard proved conclusively in 2004 that Lawrence Tribe, a frequent Democratic apologist and leading intellectual light on the Left, plagiarized a good part of his 1985 book God Save This Honorable Court from the earlier work Justices and Presidents by Henry Abraham. Another Harvard Law professor, Charles Ogletree, who was one of Anita Hill's lawyers during the Clarence Thomas hearings, recently admitted that he also plagiarized a number of paragraphs in his recent book All Deliberate Speed. And of course it has been known for some time that Martin Luther King, one of the Democratic Party's icons, plagiarized a good portion of his undergraduate and graduate works, including his doctoral dissertation! If you are in doubt, more evidence can be found at the Martin Luther King Plagiarism Page.
On the forgery side, who can forget Dan Rather and Mary Mapes' attempt to destroy President Bush's re-election using forged papers? Despite the obvious non-authenticity of the papers they came up with- and despite Mapes' five-year search for a way to destroy Bush (gee- can anyone imagine a media organization allowing one of their 'news'persons to spend five years looking for a documents that would aid a story making a Democrat look less-than-stellar???), Rather and Mapes are still in 'fake-but-accurate' denial.
And on the general dirty tricks side, the Democrats have long been known as the machine party- a party whose Illinois/Cook County organization stole the 1960 Presidential election from Richard Nixon, and whose operatives are currently in court responding to allegations of vandalism that may have been one of the many Democratic plans to keep Republicans from vvoting in 2004. In addition, there were also many documented instances of Democratic illegal vote-gathering and intimidation in the last Presidential election.
Now comes new evidence of the appalling lack of ethics on the Democratic side of the aisle. The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that a letter regarding the impending confirmation of Judge Samuel Alito sent by Representative Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) to Senator Mike DeWine (R-Ohio) was plagiarized almost entirely from a blogger named Nathan Newman. This kind of behavior would have gotten a university student dismissed in my day. Hopefully there will be some kind of electoral retribution for the politician in question.
However, we are talking about Democrats. As the party of totalitarianism (based on their well-documented support for Stalin, Mao, the Taliban, Saddam Hussein, and Kim Jong Il) they have learned well the totalitarian adage first propagated by Adolf Hitler that "people will believe a big lie sooner than a little one". The quote is taken from a wartime report prepared by the US Office of Strategic Services (OSS), courtesy of Wikipedia. And because Democrats are the party whose ends justify the means, I suppose we should not expect any such retribution- at least not from thier party drones. We can only hope that the majority of the electorate can see past their spoken words of honey to the hypocrisy at their cores. After all, when you are a Democrat/Leftist, whose superior intellect mustn't be denied its chance to lead the little people, anything is fair in pursuit of winning over those same little people whose votes you so badly need. Isn't it?
Hat tip to Matt Drudge.