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Who had the worst week in Washington? Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.).
Washington Post ^ | January 31, 2013 | Chris Cillizza

Posted on 02/01/2013 6:59:53 PM PST by george76

Anytime a U.S. senator is forced to go on the record to deny liaisons with Dominican prostitutes, it’s probably not a good week for him.

That’s what happened to New Jersey’s Bob Menendez (D), who, after the FBI raided the office of a donor with whom he had grown close, unleashed this gem of a statement on Wednesday: “Any allegations of engaging with prostitutes are manufactured by a politically-motivated right-wing blog and are false.” Oof.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: District of Columbia; US: New Jersey; US: New York
KEYWORDS: bobmenendez; childprostitutes; children; fbi; menendez; prostitutes

1 posted on 02/01/2013 6:59:56 PM PST by george76
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To: george76

....why was the FBI told to delay until AFTER the election?


2 posted on 02/01/2013 7:02:43 PM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: george76

3 posted on 02/01/2013 7:03:40 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

When he starts sounding like Weiner....you know it’s bad.

How long before he claims the “ghost of Breitbart” hacked his email account???


4 posted on 02/01/2013 7:12:44 PM PST by Kolath
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To: smoothsailing

He’s been busy filling staff positions.


5 posted on 02/01/2013 7:13:19 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Doogle

The FBI delayed because they were not sure what the meaning of is is.


6 posted on 02/01/2013 7:16:16 PM PST by The_Media_never_lie (Actually, they lie when it suits them! The crooked MS media must be defeated any way it can be done!)
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To: Kolath

The vast right wing conspiracy strikes again!


7 posted on 02/01/2013 7:16:30 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: george76

I’d say, the MSM not withstanding, a few dims had it rough this week...throw in Hagel with them.
I’d say the folks who rocked this week were Rand Paul and Ted Cruz...
But I’m gasp! prejudice.


8 posted on 02/01/2013 7:19:34 PM PST by matginzac
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To: george76
Sex with an underage prostitute is a career enhancer for a democrat.
9 posted on 02/01/2013 7:20:34 PM PST by bramps (Sarah Palin got more votes in 2008 than Mitt Romney got in 2012)
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To: george76

It’s official . . . the FBI is a right-wing blog!


10 posted on 02/01/2013 7:24:00 PM PST by YHAOS
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To: george76
Anytime a U.S. senator is forced to go on the record to deny liaisons with Dominican prostitutes, it’s probably not a good week for him.

They are still sugar coating it. Let's talk about what was really going on here:

MENENDEZ WAS PAYING TO HAVE SEX WITH CHILDREN!!!


11 posted on 02/01/2013 7:25:47 PM PST by Hoodat ("As for God, His way is perfect" - Psalm 18:30)
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To: george76
"I did not have sex with those underage girls, er, women, two times, er, with two women, uh, I mean, not a single time with even one girl, er, woman, never ever."

- a peek inside the whirling gears of the Menendez brain.

12 posted on 02/01/2013 7:30:14 PM PST by JPG (Stay strong.)
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To: smoothsailing

so when is this sorry excuse for a human being going to resign.


13 posted on 02/01/2013 7:51:51 PM PST by Ciexyz
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To: The_Media_never_lie

Maybe the FBI didn’t want to make it look like it was purely politically motivated. I can understand that.

It will be telling to see how hard they go after this case now that the election is over...


14 posted on 02/01/2013 7:52:42 PM PST by FatherFig1o155 (Politicians are like diapers; they need to be changed often and for the same reason.)
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To: george76

15 posted on 02/01/2013 7:57:53 PM PST by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: Liz; george76

ping


16 posted on 02/01/2013 9:57:14 PM PST by sickoflibs (Losing to Dems and Obama is not a principle! Its just losing.)
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To: george76

What difference, at this point, does it make? /s/


17 posted on 02/02/2013 6:06:17 AM PST by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: george76

The important question is, was this WP writer a reporter or a blogger?

Enquiring minds want to know!


18 posted on 02/02/2013 9:47:05 AM PST by SteveH (First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they fight you. Then you win.)
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To: george76

HITLER RANTS ABOUT SENATOR ROBERT MENENDEZ(D)

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2984585/posts


19 posted on 02/02/2013 12:30:52 PM PST by doug from upland (Obama and the leftists - destroying our country one day at a time)
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To: george76
That is a D's MO, blame others. Remember when Hillary blamed the "vast right wing conspiracy" for her husbands BJ's in the oval office?

Can we assume when they blame us, GUILTY!

20 posted on 02/03/2013 7:51:28 AM PST by thirst4truth (www.Believer.com)
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To: george76; Fred Nerks

As to Menendez , I am certainly not defending him.

BUT the fact is that Obama IS NOT a democrat. He is a black power nationalist/ historic justice redistribution socialist...in short a nationalist socialist.....A FASCIST,
you know, like Adolf Hitler, Benito Mussolini , and others, who had their little tyrannical plans to subject free people to their Utopian Wet Dreams. This is a fact far more nefarious than anything Menendez could do or want to do, Menendez is simply a corrupt democrat with no design on destroying Amwerica.

Yes, Obama threatened Charlie Rangel with the purge by having him hauled up before the Congressional Ethics Committee. He did the same with ,Maxine Waters both of whom would not allow the Obama Fascist Communuity Organizers into their black caucus electoral districts, to organize them into people who would be “action oriented.”. After being hauled up in front of the ethics committee, they both only got wrist slaps because they finally knuckled under to Obama.

Menedez has not knuckled under to Obama. Neither did Patreus.So Obama goes through their lives with a fine tooth comb, finds whatever smut he can and then shit cans them by defamation and then resignation.....hardly what you would call due process, whether they are Republicans or Democrats. Why do you think Obama has not made any progress in working with Congress?

Menendez’ sin is not that he likes younger women or has had sex with children. Nor was it Mohamar Gadaffis sin, (calling him crazy in the news has gotten several thousand innocent s killed and spread arms to every kook Islamofascit from Cairo to Algiers as Obama knew it would.).

Menendez’s sin is that he is Anti-Castro, and will not change.He will not OK a free diplomatic reconnection with Cuba as Chief of the Foreign Relations Committee , which Obama wants. And so he has to be ousted by the FBI,by scandal and demands from idiots that he resign without any due process whatsoever. Is he a girl chaser? Maybe, I don’t know. Is he a child molester, maybe , I do not know. BUt we should at least se what the facts are, and then decide whether they impact a Democrat who has enough balls to stand up to Obama, and take the hispanic vote away from Obama.

One would think that we would at least let Menendez Senate colleagues hold hearings on the accusations being made.

Obama has purged his way to power with the help of moralistic knee jerking idiots. He even purged Mitt Romney. And We at Free Republic fall for this too? Interesting.If you do fall for it you do not even know what game is afoot
in Obama politics these days. It is NOT business as usual.

Obama is hardly a democrat. He kills democrats off whenever he has to and replaces them with liberal utopian fascists.This is what he is doing with his present cabinet reshuffle.The fascists do what they are told and fall on theior swords if Obama says so. Democrats do not, they squeel , lie and then tell the truth, hardly what Obama wants.

The Democrat Party is dead.And now the survivors are being picked off.Menendez is one.


21 posted on 02/03/2013 8:41:55 AM PST by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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To: Candor7
Yes, Obama threatened Charlie Rangel with the purge by having him hauled up before the Congressional Ethics Committee.

And your proof of that is?

And realize, the man who was the Chief Counsel for the Ethics Committee at the time is a personal friend of mine. I can vet whatever is presented with an authoritative source.

Charlie Rangel was guilty. The wrist slap was a function of weak ethics sanctions. BTW, Maxine Waters never was put on trial, she mainly got off because of stupid antics by staffers.

Your conspiracy theory fails.

22 posted on 02/03/2013 9:10:22 AM PST by dirtboy
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To: Candor7
Obama has purged his way to power with the help of moralistic knee jerking idiots. He even purged Mitt Romney. And We at Free Republic fall for this too? Interesting.If you do fall for it you do not even know what game is afoot

Another very interesting theory. Obama purged Mitt Romney by defeating him in an election? Woof. I guess Romney's RINO squishyness, his inability to connect with average Joes and his inept campaign had nothing to do with it.

Another lame-brain conspiracy - and of course, the poster pushing it has knowledge and vision vastly superior to other FReepers.

** snork **

23 posted on 02/03/2013 9:16:04 AM PST by dirtboy
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To: Candor7

Oh, and BTW, the launch of the investigation of the Rangel antics pre-dated Obama’s Presidency:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_B._Rangel

Letterhead use and Rangel Center fundraising

In July 2008, The Washington Post reported that Rangel was soliciting donations to the Charles B. Rangel Center for Public Service at City College of New York from corporations with business interests before his Ways and Means Committee, and was doing so using Congressional letterhead.

Renting Harlem apartments at below-market rates
The New York Times reported in July 2008 that Rangel rents four apartments at below-market rates in the Lenox Terrace complex in Harlem.

House parking garage

A September 2008 New York Post article reported that Rangel had been using a House parking garage as free storage space for his Mercedes-Benz

Taxes on Dominican villa rental income

In September 2008, Rangel’s attorney, Lanny Davis, disclosed that Rangel had failed to report on his tax returns or in congressional disclosure forms $75,000 in income he had received for renting his Dominican villa. That month, Rangel paid $10,800 to cover his liability for the related back taxes.[117][118] He had owed back taxes for at least three years. The Ways and Means Committee writes the U.S. tax code, and as such his failure to pay taxes himself led to heavy criticism.

A September 14, 2008, New York Times editorial called for Rangel to step down temporarily from his chairmanship of the Ways and Means Committee while his ethical problems were investigated.

On September 24, 2008, the House Ethics Committee announced that it would investigate whether Rangel had violated its code of conduct or any law or other regulation related to his performance of his duties.


24 posted on 02/03/2013 9:25:08 AM PST by dirtboy
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To: dirtboy

I do understand that the Rangel / Maxine Walters investigations predated Obama. Dop you think that is significant? It is not.

What is significant is that the Black Caucus forced the Ethics Committee to sit on the charges against Rangel and aters, hoping the charges would die an ignoble death while held permnanently in abeyance.Obama and Pelosi had them brought forward , moving the Black Caucus out of control of the process, so Obama could make Waters and Rangel tow the Obama action community organizer line inside of their electoral districts. Obama took over Water’s and Rangel’s electoral machines.

Obama is actively having Menendez purged because he is anti - communist and anti-Castro. Is there any gravity to the charges made against Menendez? Maybe. But why are these items brought forward now? Seems a bit strange. This is how Obamas thugs worked. Its outrageous to see that people do not see how these politics are being played, even after the same thing happened to Patreus.People seem to have awfully short pattern memories.

I have to laugh at the rather rudimentary inderstanding of politics exhibited here. Its as if a wider view of how power is mis-exercised by Obama the fascist is impossible.
Thats why he is the TEFLON president. Why? Duh?


25 posted on 02/03/2013 3:58:53 PM PST by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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To: Candor7
I have to laugh at the rather rudimentary inderstanding of politics exhibited here.

I have to laugh at your retarded conspiracy mongering. Once again, I have a principal in the Rangel matter as a personal source. Your only source is your own rectum. I leave it up to FReepers to decide which is more credible.

26 posted on 02/03/2013 6:38:14 PM PST by dirtboy
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To: george76

You mean this didn’t go away after Tattoo blamed “the right” and “the raaaaacists”?


27 posted on 02/03/2013 6:46:32 PM PST by Hacksaw
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To: dirtboy

I have a principal in the Rangel matter as a personal source.............>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Name it.


28 posted on 02/03/2013 9:27:10 PM PST by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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To: Candor7
Name it.

I already have on this thread. Since you claim to know so much about the Rangel investigation, you should know who I am talking about.

BTW, the head of the Ethics Committee died unexpectedly in August 2008 and the committee was without a staff director/chief counsel for eight months after that as well. There was no conspiracy to 'get' Rangel, there was a lot of chaos around the time the Rangel story broke that had to be sorted out. After that, a very thorough, methodical process was put in place to build the case against Rangel.

Oh, and your theory about Obama taking over the Rangel and Waters political machines? Pure idiocy. Obama already had those voters in his pocket, and they are in safe states for Obama. It would be pure folly for Obama to waste political capital doing such.

Seriously, dude, take a step back and re-examine your precious conspiracy theory critically and ojbectively. If you still can.

29 posted on 02/04/2013 5:23:26 PM PST by dirtboy
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To: Candor7
Its as if a wider view of how power is mis-exercised by Obama the fascist is impossible.

The fact that Obama abuses power in no way proves your particular theory true. Facts are needed for that. You are making the classic conspirazoid mistake of mistaking your opinions for facts. And worse, there is no politically cynical rational reason for Obama to be doing many of the things you think he is doing to Rangel, Waters and Menendez.

30 posted on 02/04/2013 5:27:07 PM PST by dirtboy
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To: dirtboy; Fred Nerks

The fact that Obama abuses power in no way proves your particular theory true>>>>>>>>>>>

Since when was this forum a court of law? You pretend to be judge and jury? Buahahahahaha.

This is a place where ideas are bandied about. We have a Teflon president. He is a thug. He wins via character assassination, and no one fights him.

We have seen smut raking take down people who were administrative or political enemies of Obama. The FBI is being used to destroy Menendez......along with leaks from the FBI investigators.The FBI was used to destroy Patreus
with investigation and leaks from them as well.

Now either you are as naive as a democrat lead fart, or unwilling to understand how hardball politics are being played in Washington between a president who hates Congress and refuses to compromise on his Utopian fascist agenda
to remake America, or you are shopping for a bridge in Brooklyn. The people do not want a remake of America. We are at war with our own government.

Now if you have a better idea as to why the timing on Menendez and his completely uncontrollable libido (which was no issue for years?)is just before he is named as the head of the Senate Foreign Relations comittee, an anti Castro, anti-communist Latino obstacle to Obama’s international America surrender plan, then you better spit it out.

You are wasting your time denegrtating me or my ideas.

Menenedez is no friend of Obamas. I want to see some due process, not a snow job, press vilification, and a resignation. Unlike you I want to know WTF is going on.


31 posted on 02/04/2013 5:51:46 PM PST by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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To: Candor7
You are wasting your time denegrtating me or my ideas.

You have made that quite obvious. You have yet to present a single documented fact to back up your theories.

BTW, I am not trying to change your mind. I am demonstrating to anyone reading this thread just how brain-dead your theories are.

32 posted on 02/04/2013 5:57:02 PM PST by dirtboy
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To: dirtboy

I am demonstrating to anyone reading this thread just how brain-dead your theories are.>>>>>>>>>>>

Have at it, better Whoopdidoos than you are have tried and failed.


33 posted on 02/04/2013 6:00:13 PM PST by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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To: Candor7

Head-up-the-arse stubborness is nothing to be proud of. Once again, I know the Rangel case far, far, FAR better than you ever could. And I know your version of events there is bunkum. Which in turn calls into question the rest of your conpirazoid idiocy.


34 posted on 02/04/2013 6:08:05 PM PST by dirtboy
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To: dirtboy

A rather lengthy reply.

Name the source mystery man.

Or are you as “connected” as you say.

Read On playboy:

http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html


35 posted on 02/04/2013 6:10:16 PM PST by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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To: Candor7

I have named my source in an earlier post. What, you, who knows all about the Charlie Rangel matter, can’t figure out who that is from the clear information I provided? BWAHAHAHA!


36 posted on 02/04/2013 6:14:29 PM PST by dirtboy
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