Well there's a bit of a difference. One is pretty cut and dry, the other looks grim but hasn't yet been resolved. Fessing up to the 'fact' that a politician('s) from your favored party is a thief, corrupt or obviously involved in a wide spread scandal is one thing. Sticking your dick in a pussy and then finding out afterwards it's unclean and not so tasty is a bit different. They stuck troops in Iraq and meddled in ME affairs for years (the latter of which both parties are guilty of) and now they're... we're fucked. I think most will admit there's a problem (even half the pubs according to polls), thing is they (both pubs and dems) can't figure out a safe exit.