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Foley Scandal Continues, Democrats To Be Investigated

October 9, 2006

Rep. Patrick McHenry, R-North Carolina, said Democrats should be investigated to see whether they leaked the explicit e-mails to gain a political advantage before the elections, although the lawmaker acknowledged he had no evidence indicating that was the case.
CNN.com

Personal responsibility at its Republican finest, ladies and gentlemen.

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  1. Don’t you know they only take responsibility for the “moral” things? You know, like stopping gay marraige or stopping the “Islamic Fasicsts”.

    Eh.. Whatever… They just spew a bunch of BS anyway… I’ll be glad when the Dems have control over Congress again.

    -A


  2. As compared to the Democrats, who continued to finance Gary Studd’s re-election after he had actual physical sex with a 17 year old male page.


  3. I just think it’s sad that the only response you can muster to your current scandal is to point the finger at 25 year old Democratic misdeeds. Or point the finger at anyone at all. It’s sad, and certainly doesn’t befit a party which makes such godawful much about morality and ethics and personal responsibility.

    My advice is to stop whining, go away to lick your wounds, and bring your game in November.


  4. Almost enough to make this Republican vote Democratic.

    Did I say that out loud?

    Let’s make it Libertarian instead.


  5. Wake up people – it has nothing to do with morality and everything to do with politics. If this has been known for as long as everyone is claiming including Democrats – why was it made public so close to the election? Likewise, if the republicans knew something about a Democratic representative, I’m sure they also would time the release and create just as large a scandal right before an election. If the Democratic theory is discourage Republicans from voting, it won’t work . Many polls, including the latest ABC Poll (usually liberal statistics) shows that this issue is fourth on a list of election concerns with Iraq (1), Terrorism (2) and Economy (3).

    This seems to be the usual Democratic MO lately before an election – expose a long known scandal and try to get a prominent (Speaker of the House) Republican to step down. They did it in the past but the Republicans still won the elections. Time for the Democrats to reach into a new bag of political tricks.

    Here’s one – add some meat and specific plans behind all the rhetoric and high level, lofty goals described in the Six Step Platform on the Democrate.org web site. Write more about what you plan to do and how you will do it. Drop the 50+ links on each step bashing the GOP and Bush, unless you have better alternative. It has become apparent the Democratic Party is the party of whiners, bashers and arm chair quarter backs with no REAL plan of their own other than to get Bush and the GOP at any cost – out Republican congressional gays (ironic), leak confidential military information.. Give up your ethics and morals and go all out in destructive politics no matter what the cost, but that’s OK as long as it gets Bush and GOP. Interesting that the web site has not one word on Iraq or what they would do. I guess if you don’t commit, you can be questioned or debated. Just keep complaining about your opponent with out offering any of your ideas and I will continue NOT to worry about the Republicans winning in November or in 2008. I encourage everyone to visit that web site and see how pathetically shallow it really is.


  6. Wake up people – it has nothing to do with morality and everything to do with politics.

    Yes indeed. It is the Republican’s morality which has taken a back seat to their desire to maintain control of the house.

    If this has been known for as long as everyone is claiming including Democrats …I’m sure they also would time the release…Democratic theory is discourage Republicans from voting…This seems to be the usual Democratic MO lately…

    I have been following this whole scandal pretty closely, Bill, and I haven’t seen one single mention of any Democrats who knew about Foley (although Republicans clearly knew since 2000). Where are you getting the idea that house Dems knew? Please tell me you haven’t been listening to Sykes and Limbaugh for this “information.” Seriously, give me some sources and I’ll admit I’m wrong.

    In either case, both you and rep McHenry want to blame Democrats, but neither of you has any evidence that there’s been any wrongdoing. I call this scapegoating. What do you call it?

    add some meat and specific plans behind all the rhetoric and high level, lofty goals described in the Six Step Platform on the Democrate.org web site.

    It’s Democrats.org, and I invite readers to check it out. Here’s the relevant page. I also invite everyone to see Nancy Pelosi’s plan for her first 100 hours as speaker of the House.


  7. I would guess nearly every person running for public office this year has a website and the candidates’ websites, not the party’s, is the place to look for the specifics one of your regulars claims to want to see.

    Of course, there is no “Democratic plan” for ending the war in Iraq, because there is a range of opinion within the party about it. I think it is safe to say most Democrats believe the war was a mistake and nearly all agree the subsequent occupation phase has been horribly mismanaged since the war ended. Most of us believe the occupation phase should end as quickly as practical, but getting agreement on the definition of “practical” isn’t easy. The Republicans in the House and the Senate are the most monolithic majority since the Politburo went multi-party, so we know what their position is: Let Bush continue to screw this up as we continue to pretend it’s not happening.

    Trying to fire up an investigation as to who told the press about Foley is just a matter of wanting to have a paralell investigation of something so the public can say, as it usually does, “a plague on both their houses.”



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