The usual suspects -- RWS™, Congressional Rs, teabaggers -- are gleeful over the prospects of campaigning against Democrats for any of several trumped-up reasons. The ethical troubles of a couple of them -- Rangel and Waters, in particular -- have them fairly floating on clouds. I'm not defending those purported miscreants, but I'd like to point something out.
Politics and politicians. I doubt it'll ever be a clean companionship. But there is reason to admire the Democrats for making an honest effort at fixing what's broken. It's something Congressional Rs haven't done in a long time, if ever. Just another of many differences. Both sides: a long way from perfect. One side: trying.