Wednesday, January 4, 2006

Dirty Boulevard

Kevin Drum examines the nit and grits of the K Street Project and Jack Abramoff.

One of the underreported stories of the past few years is the evolution of the Republican Party from being the party of capitalism and free enterprise to being merely the party of whichever business interests can help Republicans get reelected. There's a big difference between being pro-market and being pro-business — in fact, they're often diametrically opposed — but the difference isn't always obvious until something like the Abramoff affair shines a bright light on it. If the Democratic Party is smart, this will be a learning moment for the country about not just garden variety corruption, but about the true nature of how the modern Republican Party operates.

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