Why do Conservative & Republican politicians act like they are above the law?

They proclaim that they are champions of "law and order" when it comes to poor and powerless people, but when their own rich and powerful allies are caught in the worst criminal behavior, they all band together to pull out all the stops to help their criminal friends to either escape prosecution altogether, escape conviction, get tiny sentences, or get pardons. The latest example is the Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committtee trying to derail Attorney General Eric Holder's confirmation because they fear he will hold the criminals in the Bush administration responsible for their law-breaking.

Asked By: liberator_rev - 1/21/2009
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Answered By: destiny - 1/22/2009
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How is the weather in never never land
Answered By: richer_than_you1971 - 1/21/2009
The exact same question can be asked of liberal and Democrat politicians. Get REAL.
Answered By: Maudie - 1/21/2009
Well, Eric Holder is a liar and criminal, nevermind the blatant fact that the guy knows about as much about economics as your mother does. So, how about a better example?
Answered By: El Terrorista - 1/21/2009
Because hiding $30,000 in a freezer isn't against the law. And just because you were caught selling cocain while you were a mayor of DC doesn't mean you can't run for office again. No, wait.... Nevermind.
Answered By: Pancakes - 1/21/2009
Thank you for your view. Please read something, anything on this topic and perhaps you will answer your own question... More
Answered By: Snerdly Hussein Snerdly - 1/21/2009
Simply because politicians are above the law.
Answered By: ClanMan - 1/21/2009
The same reason Liberals & Democrats do it. It is what politicians do, the only difference is the R or D after the name.
Answered By: sgoldperson - 1/21/2009
Huh?!!! Why do liberals forgo education
Answered By: prof - 1/21/2009
We are all above the law. In the United States "Sovereignty itself is, of course not subject to law, for it is the author and source of law; but in our system, while sovereign powers are delegated to the agencies of government, sovereignty itself remains with the people, by whom and for whom all government exists and... More
Answered By: docmurphy1239 - 1/21/2009
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