This is a pretty typical response, resulting from the mind set of the two party system. Our corruption is not as bad as the other party's.
That Republican corruption was off the scale while Democratic corruption is not as bad misses the whole point. Which is, both parties are prone to corruption, and it tends to grown over time, because of the limited choiced available in the two party system.
Being slightly less corrupt than the other should not cut it. The problem is, we don't have a choice presented by a party that is not corrupt.
Salon: Are 2010 Dems as corrupt as the 2006 GOP?