Scott Adams, while talking about this election, expresses an attitude that I’ve encountered quite a bit amongst many of my left leaning associates: All politicians are crooked, so you might as well vote for the one who’s policies you like best.
Here’s the thing: that’s completely different than what conservatives think about their politicians. If a conservative is accused of something, they’re hounded by the media and their constituents until they either resign or prove their innocence.
Conservatives expect and demand their politicians to be clean. Leftists do not, because they think that all politicians are corrupt. And that’s why so many Democrat politicians get away with it.