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NY TIMES ON MENENDEZ: REID 'NEEDS TO REMOVE HIS GAVEL'
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Posted on 02/09/2013 5:22:09 AM PST by SMGFan

The New York Times has called on Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to remove New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez from his chairmanship of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

Under the editorial headline “Mr. Menendez’s Ethics Problem,” the newspaper said Menendez “was never a distinguished choice for chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, the position he ascended to this month by virtue of seniority.”

“Concerns about that quality gap have sharply escalated amid new disclosures about Mr. Menendez’s use of his position to advance the financial interests of a friend and big donor,” the Times wrote. “Instead of trying to protect Mr. Menendez, a New Jersey Democrat, the Senate majority leader, Harry Reid, needs to remove his gavel, at least pending credible resolution by the Senate Ethics Committee of the swirling accusations of misconduct.” The Times lists allegations against Menendez for helping out wealthy Democratic Party donor ophthalmologist Dr. Salomon Melgen, including a port deal in the Dominican Republic that has come under scrutiny, alleged Medicare issues, and Menendez’s ethics conundrum regarding flights to the Dominican Republican Melgen provided to him for free.

“The relationship between Mr. Menendez and Dr. Melgen was drawn into the spotlight following recent reports that Mr. Menendez had accepted two round-trip flights aboard Dr. Melgen’s jet for personal vacations in the Dominican Republic in 2010,” the Times wrote. “In January, Mr. Menendez sent Dr. Melgen a check for $58,500 to reimburse the cost of the flights, which he had failed to report as gifts at the time or reimburse, as required.”

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Nevada; US: New Jersey; US: New York
KEYWORDS: 113th; 2014election; bobmenendez; corruptdems; dominicanrepublic; election2014; harryreid; letoffwithawarning; melgen; menendez; nevada; newjersey; newyork; newyorkslimes; newyorktimes; pedophilia; salomonmelgen
Will Menendez leave before Lautenberg?
1 posted on 02/09/2013 5:22:14 AM PST by SMGFan
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To: SMGFan

I remember clearly when the NY Times came out strongly against Menendez during the recent Senate campaign because of his incompetence.

Wait, wut?


2 posted on 02/09/2013 5:25:36 AM PST by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: SMGFan
Oh, my! For the Slimes to bail so early on Menedez is a good indication that all the accusations are true and that they want him buried before they (and the rat party) have to publicly deal with the stink.
3 posted on 02/09/2013 5:27:49 AM PST by JPG (Stay strong.)
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To: SMGFan
Oh please, this is all just for show. Democarats and their voters don't care about ethics violations. Most of them don't know what the word means. It's laughable that they are even asking Harry Reid, the poster child for corruption, to do something about Menendez. Who do they think they are kidding.

The democrats are about to get the kind of world they supported for years, corrupt, immoral, and unlivable. They deserve what they get, we don't but we will share the scum and mire they created.

4 posted on 02/09/2013 5:30:42 AM PST by McGavin999
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To: JPG

Burying the steaming pile of poop before it rots and stinks in the public daylight; just good demoncrap ‘political hygiene’.


5 posted on 02/09/2013 5:31:49 AM PST by carriage_hill (AR-10s & AR-15s Are The 21st Century's Muskets. Free Men Need Not Ask Permission!)
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To: SMGFan

Heh heh. The Slimes is criticial of a slime?

Amazing.


6 posted on 02/09/2013 5:37:51 AM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: SMGFan
...which means the NYT has more dirt on him then is publicly known...but is going to come out..stand by..
7 posted on 02/09/2013 5:41:55 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: JPG

Yup.... You nailed it...

The dems love abortion... So they are aborting this POS before the scandal is born....


8 posted on 02/09/2013 5:44:15 AM PST by JZoback
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To: SMGFan
New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

What? Isn't he having foreign relations? Isn't he getting on the job early enough?

9 posted on 02/09/2013 5:45:41 AM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: Zeppo

This is the equivalent of the main pimp for the Democrat party telling the Madam to give fewer assignments to one of her whores because she had given the clap to too many of their customers.


10 posted on 02/09/2013 5:46:52 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: SMGFan

It was reported that the FBI investigation, which commenced in FL, has now expanded to NJ.

Reid’s so called “new media” got Clinton/Lewinsky, John Edwards, and Anthony Weiner right.

If it wasn’t for the new media, nothing untoward would ever be reported about a Democrat.


11 posted on 02/09/2013 5:47:16 AM PST by randita
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To: McGavin999
Oh please, this is all just for show. Democarats and their voters don't care about ethics violations. Most of them don't know what the word means. It's laughable that they are even asking Harry Reid, the poster child for corruption, to do something about Menendez. Who do they think they are kidding.

One of two things will happen:

1. They will "punish" Menedez by "censuring" him (just as they did with Charlie Rangle), he'll keep his senate seat, and that will be the end of that. (this is the most likely scenario)

2. If Menedez is forced to resign, the Dems will insist that Chris Christie name another Democrat to replace him, and Christie will give in to that demand.

12 posted on 02/09/2013 5:49:52 AM PST by GreenHornet
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To: GreenHornet

There is speculation that Cory Booker will be the replacement for Menendez. Obama wants more blacks in the Senate.


13 posted on 02/09/2013 5:54:08 AM PST by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: SMGFan

NY Times are a bunch of racistszzz!!!!!111!!!


14 posted on 02/09/2013 5:55:35 AM PST by VanDeKoik
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To: randita

Times must of seen some really nasty stuff that has yet to be published.
This could be alot of fun yet


15 posted on 02/09/2013 6:03:20 AM PST by reefdiver
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To: Navy Patriot

Sounds like he knows the territory...


16 posted on 02/09/2013 6:03:20 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (NRA Life Member)
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To: SMGFan

Christie should feel no necessity to appoint a democrat to replace Menendez because “the democrats won.” Had the media treated Menendez in NJ the way they treated Akin in Missouri, the republican would have won hands down.

And this was known at the time; just covered up under a blanket of media silence.

Appoint the republican contender who would have otherwise won that election.


17 posted on 02/09/2013 6:07:49 AM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: SMGFan

They’ll have to carry Lautenberg out in a body bag...he ain’t leavin on his own...


18 posted on 02/09/2013 6:10:42 AM PST by little-e ("It's a great day for hockey." Badger Bob Johnson..)
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To: xzins
Christie should feel no necessity to appoint a democrat to replace Menendez because “the democrats won.”

Christie might not have anything to say about this if the courts get involved.

Remember Robert "The Torch" Torricelli? His scandal was about to take him down just before the election, and the Rat-controlled NJ supreme court forced a replacement candidate (Lautenberg) to be put on the ballot, after the date at which such a replacement would have been legal. The argument was that the people deserved a choice, and with one candidate unelectable, they woudn't have that choice.

With Menendez, the argument will be that the people picked a Rat, so they should get another Rat.

Christie will cave. That's a given.

19 posted on 02/09/2013 6:18:17 AM PST by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: SMGFan

If they start getting rid of every politician who helped his donors get rich the Hill would be empty.

That is not the scandal he is guilty of. He was screwing kids.


20 posted on 02/09/2013 6:20:04 AM PST by Venturer
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
Sounds like he knows the territory...

Yes, like most Democrats he is intimate with it.

21 posted on 02/09/2013 6:20:45 AM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: Fresh Wind

For those who may not know, if Menendez leaves this year or next year there will be 2 US Senate races in NJ in November 2014.


22 posted on 02/09/2013 6:25:29 AM PST by SMGFan (SMGfan is not "Sub Machine Gun" fan)
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To: SMGFan

Reid is going to do a damn thing, because he knows he is probably dirtier than Menendez.


23 posted on 02/09/2013 7:02:44 AM PST by Old Retired Army Guy
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To: SMGFan
...Menendez’s ethics conundrum regarding flights to the Dominican Republican Melgen provided to him for free.

What?

24 posted on 02/09/2013 8:25:12 AM PST by WesternPacific (Deafness has its Advantages)
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To: Tennessee Nana; AuntB; TADSLOS; sickoflibs; Osage Orange; Grampa Dave; Libloather; ken5050
Menendez was tapped by Obama to be the voice of amnesty---now we know what to expect.

Menendez represents everything the Founders deplored as they struggled against foreign dominance in order to fashion a new govt----a govt of the people, by the people, and for the people.

Menendez's unmitigated contempt for US law and the people's freedoms, his blatant self-serving activities suggest a tyrannical "overlord" mentality----that govt authority and resources are to be subjugated---to serve only him and his chosen collaborators in their wonton greed for foreign riches and non-stop sex.

Self-serving Menendez is so wrapped up in his own greed he is blind--to the fact that the Senate Foreign Relations Committee is there to protect US INTERESTS--not to advance the greed of one Senator and his foreign collaborators.

Menendez clearly expects the rest of us to shut up---to grin and bear it---as he walks all over the US and our Constitution.

25 posted on 02/09/2013 10:48:58 AM PST by Liz
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To: SMGFan

BTT


26 posted on 02/09/2013 10:56:18 AM PST by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks SMGFan.
27 posted on 02/09/2013 9:48:35 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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...two round-trip flights... for $58,500...

Yes, that's right, flights. No buffet, no hookers, not even a hotel stay, just flights. That's it. Flights. 58K.


28 posted on 02/09/2013 9:53:02 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: McGavin999

Well put!


29 posted on 02/09/2013 9:53:52 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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