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Protecting children from members of Congress

October 5, 2006 3:16 PM

Who would have thought that a child would have to be protected in Congress.... from Congressmen!

It's really hard for me to grasp this level of depravity in our government.

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cpurick:

Wow! If that bothers you, then you must have been absolutely freaking out when Gerry Studds was censured for actually screwing a 17 y/o page, huh? Oh wait -- he was a Democrat, wasn't he?

Thu Oct 12 2006 7:01 PM


NJguardsman:

Location, Location, Location – you all know what this means, well what about:

Timing, Timing, Timing –or- Agenda, Agenda, Agenda

I’ve been really busy lately, although I’ve still been “reading the mail” but I just cant let this slide.

Leave it to libs to do things they accuse us of doing, as it turns out that they’ re now gay bashers – it also turns out that this page was not a “child” but a legal adult (18) at the time these messages were originated. How dare you degrade a private affair between two consenting adults!
Why is the press still on top of this story? It’s done – he’s gone, if the press believes this story still has merit why is the press NOT investigating the allegations of this being a prank or how C.R.E.W sat on these electronic communications for so long? – Because it doesn’t serve the purpose of getting those “pesky Wepubwicins” out of power.

Could you imagine if it were a Democrat Congressman? Oh, I forgot Gerry Studds already happened. Where’s he working now?

But Democrats have a/an extremely short memory, let me refresh it:

Daniel Inouye: accused in the 1990s by numerous women of sexual harassment.
Gus Savage: accused of fondling a Peace Corps volunteer in 1989 while on a trip to Africa.
Barney Frank: hired a male prostitute who ran a prostitution service from Frank’s residence in the 1980s.
Brock Adams: forced to stop campaigning after numerous accusations of drugging, assault and rape.
Fred Richmond: arrested in 1978 for soliciting sex from a 16-year-old. He remained in Congress and won re-election—before eventually resigning in 1982 after pleading guilty to tax evasion and drug possession.
John Young: increased the salary of a staffer after she gave in to his sexual advances.
Wayne Hays: hired an unqualified secretary reportedly for sexual acts. Democratic House leadership stalled in removing him from the Administration Committee in 1976.
Gerry Studds: censured for sexual relationship with underage male page in 1983 (and got THREE standing ovations from his fellow Democrats).
Mel Reynolds: convicted of 12 counts of sexual assault with a 16-year-old. President Bill Clinton pardoned him before leaving office.
Teddy Kennedy: testified in defense of nephew accused of rape, invoking his family history to win over the jury in 1991.

Don’t get me wrong I’m NOT NOT NOT defending Foley I think he’s a lowlife and would prefer to have him castrated with a machete, what he did makes my skin crawl, he used his Congressional power to abuse this guy, in the military it’s called “AWE OF RANK”

He resigned in disgrace (as he should of) if he abused other pages he should reap the consequences.
If Hastert has any blame, it’s that he doesn’t go far enough in the investigation if the intent of this investigation is to protect congressional pages – do you think there’s only one?!?! He (Hastert) should have ALL congress members should be investigated, ALL emails/IMs should have been reviewed to finally “clean house” in Congress.

You people have painted yourselves into a corner, you’re all touting a total takeover of both houses in November, if it does happen you all practically guarantee a Republican in the Whitehouse in 2008, if you only win one house you’ll become failures, either way it’s all but a no-win for you.

If the American people vote Dems in, well “they get what they pay for” -OR- “becareful what you wish for, you just might get it”

Fri Oct 13 2006 8:04 AM


Dave E.:

This comprehensive piece, EXHAUSTIVELY SUPPORTED WITH SOURCES (give that a try someday NJ), clears up all the lies in the above post:

http://mediamatters.org/items/200610110009#1

Vintage NJ. Slanders and lies. And when I say lies...I mean, he's at maximal output in that post above. Where the hell does he get his news from? And more importantly, how many other people are walking around out there with the same head full of gobbledy-gook? Yikes.

A brief comment on the laundry list of dusty Dem scandals from decades past: Why don't you dredge up Dem transgressions from the 1800's too.

Translation: it is completely irrelevant. What does it have to do with the GOP pedophilia/internet sexual predator Congressmember scandal, now, here, in real-time? Nothing. It has nothing to do with it. Simplistic misdirection from an amateur keyboard kommando.

2 final things:
(1) this is the shit you get with a party full of sexually repressed moral high-horse delusionists. There's all types of wackos out there. No party or, quite honestly, any large association of people can claim sanctity (Uhh...Catholic priests anyone?). Rather, what's comical here is the textbook GOP/Rovian reflex to immediately start rehashing old Dem scandals in the wake of such a visceral and condemning display of GOP idiocy. These people do not know how to govern. None of them. All they know how to do is assert leverage over the press with threats of cutting off access, thereby transforming them into lapdogs by shunning any critical reporting agencies. Unfortunately, if there's one lightning rod to cut through all that BS...it's a sex scandal. Ask Clinton. But this time, it's a GOP pedophile Congressman who allegedly masturbates at work, inside the capital building, before voting, no less. Too tough to spin that one there, Rove.

(2) pedophilia is what the outrage is over, not a closeted gay Republican. Duh. In all the GOP floundering at damage control, they've managed to conflate the two in their official talking points. Source the outrage correctly, and maybe you'll understand things a little more clearly. Dismissing everything with a convenient little "lib" slur here and there is no way to go through life because you'll wind up with a severely warped view of reality. NJ and My Little Wingnut are cases in point.

Anyway. It is quite fascinating to see the daily slithering of the snakey GOP message twist and turn over on itself. Methinks the GOP may be irreparably broken after this streak of unchecked governance. What a sad, dark chapter in our fine nation's history. Too much power, too few hands. Same problem, different point in history.

A final idea for NJ:

GI Bill. Use it.

Fri Oct 13 2006 9:56 PM


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