Monday, October 02, 2006

Double Standard for Sleaze

OK, I do have an opinion on the Mark Foley scandal. These are my opinions and represent an Un-PC view of the universe. If that offends, stop reading here.

First of all, the people of Florida should have known better than to elect a homosexual to represent them. Secondly, House Speaker Denny Hastert knew about some e-mails that should have made him suspect, but he did not have the IM messages, which should have made him vomit. To the Republicans credit, they found out about the impropriety on Friday and by Saturday Foley was gone. That is the same way it was when Rep. Bob Livingstone was caught in an impropriety. And Gingrich. In fact, the Republicans do hold their own accountable when they disgrace the government with their actions. The Democrats don't. The Democrats circle the wagons are brazenly defy calls to step down.

We all know what Clinton did. If a middle school teacher had a college student under them who was student-teaching and did in their workplace what Clinton did, they would have been canned in an instant and rightly so. Too bad we have higher standards in this country for middle school teachers than Presidents- when they are Democrats.

Barney Frank, the Congressman from MA, had an aide who ran a prostitution ring from the Conressman's office. The aide says Frank knew about it. Did Frank resign? No. What about Gary Studds, another Congressman from MA? He had SEX with an underage page, not just sent e-mails. Did he resign? No, and when Congress censured him, he turned his back as the censure was read to him. Every Democrat I can think of except McGreevey, brazenly put themselves first and the honor of the government second.

But you say that "children" were not involved with Frank, Clinton, et al. OK, then let's go to Arkansas' own Lt. Governor's race. The Democrats have assailed the House leadership for sitting on the emails. But the Democrat's candidate for Lt. Governor sat on the board of a company that distributed porn- porn that advertised the "youngest teenage girls on the net". They even used college servers to store it. Once the Boston Globe broke that story, the board, including Halter, voted to "phase out" the relationship by not renewing the contracts. But it was not a secret that Akamai was in the porn business. They were sending out press releases about their coverage of what amounts to the "porn grammys".

What if the House Leadership just decided to "phase out" Foley by saying "well we won't support him for election after this next time"? People would be up in arms and rightly so. So why is it OK for the Democrat's choice for Lt. Governor of Arkansas to "phase out" teenage porn? And shouldn't Halter have known what his company was doing? Halter's team has said that porn was less than 1 percent of Akamai's revenues, but you know what, Foley was less than 1 percent of Hastert's congressmen! And Foley was being sly about his misdeeds, Halter's company was sending out press releases about theirs! If the GOP House leadership should have known about Foley, then how much more should Halter have known about the activities of a company where he sat on the board of directors.

In conclusion, all of you Arkansas Democrats who are in a hurry to condemn the Republican House leadership for not acting against Foley sooner, but still support Bill Halter for Lt. Governor of Arkansas- you are hypocrites. If you aren't, maybe you can explain why in the comments section below. I am sick of Democrats getting a pass on this stuff. They act all outraged about Republican sleaze, even after the Republicans hold their own accountable, but they rally the wagons around their own sleaze. The don't hold their own accountable.

4 Comments:

Blogger rob_star said...

Mark,

So you are comparing the fully legal activities of a company that had Halter as a board member to a Congressman that was actively seeking out underage boys to have sex with? First of all, we all know that these board positions are given out as monetary cushions to connected people. I doubt that Halter was even aware of what this company was pushing on the side since most board members show up twice a year to vote and collect. And saying "they did it so we can" is not a defense since your party is supposed to be the party of moral conviction. I am no fan of Halter's nor his apologist but porn is legal whether YOU like it or not and sexual advances toward minors is not. I can't even believe that you are trying to defend this sack of crap, Foley. I would like to clear up a common misconception about soon to be Senator Frank: He is not a Democrat, so we can do nothing to him as long as he remains independent and the good people of Mass. keep electing him.

We want to know, Mark, are you going to keep defending the GOP on this one or are you going to stay true to your moral convictions?

3:27 PM, October 05, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

On top of everything rob said, Republicans deserve NO credit for Foley resigning, because they had nothing to do with it. According to ABC, Foley told the network that he would resign within minutes after being confronted with hard evidence. Republicans knew about Foley for atleast a year and did nothing about it.

Another reason is because this is more evidence that Republicans are hypocrites for claiming to be the morally superior party and no one likes a hypocrite.

Btw, considering that Foley is gay and once lived with Republican Gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist in Florida, what are the chances that Crist is also gay?

4:00 AM, October 07, 2006  
Anonymous Mark Moore said...

No, I am not excusing the Republicans, but I am condeming you Democrats who stick with Bill Halter. I repeat THE BOSTON GLOBE broke the story, and it said the porn providers included in their advertising THE YOUNGEST TEENAGE GIRLS ON THE NET.

So is it not OK to seduce them but OK to broadcast it to the world if they are seduced?

And if Halter did not know before, he surely did after, when as a member of the board he voted to PHASE OUT contracts with these people. NOT break them off immediately. Just phase them out. It would be analogous to the GOP saying, "well Foley is on the ballot this time and it is too late to find another good candidate, so we will 'phase him out
and find a replacement in 08'

So I ask you again, are you still going to vote for Bill Halter, a man who is trying to buy this race with his personal wealth? Wealth he obtained by sitting on the board of bad corporate citizens who lost $500 million for their stockholders while insiders like Halter got well. The only one that made money made it any way they could. I mean anyway.

Are you going to vote for Halter Rob?

8:28 AM, October 08, 2006  
Anonymous Mark Moore said...

and here, from Human Events, is how the Democrats react to their sex scandals.....

10. Sen. Daniel Inouye. The 82-year-old Hawaii Democrat was accused in the 1990s by numerous women of sexual harassment. Democrats cast doubt on the allegations and the Senate Ethics Committee dropped its investigation.

9. Former Rep. Gus Savage. The Illinois Democrat was accused of fondling a Peace Corps volunteer in 1989 while on a trip to Africa. The House Ethics Committee decided against disciplinary action in 1990.

8. Rep. Barney Frank. The outspoken Massachusetts Democrat hired a male prostitute who ran a prostitution service from Frank’s residence in the 1980s. Only two Democrats in the House of Representatives voted to censure him in 1990.

7. Former Sen. Brock Adams. The late Washington Democrat was forced to stop campaigning after numerous accusations of drugging, assault and rape, the first surfacing in 1988.

6. Former Rep. Fred Richmond. This New York Democrat was 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.

5. Former Rep. John Young. The late Texas Democrat increased the salary of a staffer after she gave in to his sexual advances. The congressman won re-election in 1976 but lost two years later.

4. Former Rep. Wayne Hays. The late Ohio Democrat hired an unqualified secretary reportedly for sexual acts. Although he resigned from Congress, the Democratic House leadership stalled in removing him from the Administration Committee in 1976.

3. Former Rep. Gerry Studds. He was censured for sexual relationship with underage male page in 1983. Massachusetts voters returned him to office for six more terms.

2. Former Rep. Mel Reynolds. The Illinois Democrat was convicted of 12 counts of sexual assault with a 16-year-old. President Bill Clinton pardoned him before leaving office.

1. Sen. Teddy Kennedy. The liberal Massachusetts senator testified in defense of nephew accused of rape, invoking his family history to win over the jury in 1991.

8:30 AM, October 08, 2006  

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