Author Topic: Neither liberal democrats or tea party republicans should be immune from investigation  (Read 329 times)

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Offline rangerrebew

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« Last Edit: March 14, 2014, 04:53:45 PM by rangerrebew »
"Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim tribute to patriotism who should labor to subvert these great pillars of human happiness -- these firmest props of the duties of men and citizens. . . . reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principles."
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Interpretation:
Find a way to investigate and incarcerate the Tea Party Guy and leave the real crook, Dingy Harry, alone.
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As I remember it, the FBI used to have a unit, under Bush, that did nothing but investigate corruption in congress.  If that was true, it no longer is under Obama, I'm sure. :thud:
"Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim tribute to patriotism who should labor to subvert these great pillars of human happiness -- these firmest props of the duties of men and citizens. . . . reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principles."
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So there's no way Mike Lee could be on the take?

C'mon.  Politicians of every stripe are awash in cash and people wanting favors.

They're all shady.
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C'mon.  Politicians of every stripe are awash in cash and people wanting favors.

They're all shady.

Spoken like a true democrat.

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Spoken like a die hard Zealot.
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So there's no way Mike Lee could be on the take?

C'mon.  Politicians of every stripe are awash in cash and people wanting favors.

They're all shady.
Not saying he isn't. I'm just saying why would the same source implicate two people on opposite sides of the political spectrum? Everybody has an agenda, and a GOP-e type hellbent on revenge for the Tea Party would be more than willing to take out a major Tea Party figure and the Democrats' pointman on obstructing Republicans at the same time. It would certainly be consistent.

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I have no regard for any corrupt elected official or government employee, regardless of political party. That said, the problem here is that DOJ is entirely politicized. I do not believe Reid's offenses will get a second look from anyone who can do anything about them, while Lee - even if he's done absolutely nothing wrong - will be dragged through the mud.
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Spoken like a true democrat.

Plenty of them from both parties have been found guilty of all sort of things, usually related to money.

You know the Republican Attorney General of Utah has already resigned over this case?
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If anyone bothered reading any of what I posted on this case earlier today you would know this is another dragnet type case - like the Bush Special Prosecutor case....... the man responsible for this was a con-man extraordinate and only fell into the radar screen when he got cross-wise with the FAA over illegal flying his personal helicopter up at Lake Powell.......  Jeremy Johnson isn't anyone I would hang my hat on as being a person Lee hung out with - but it is possible through the tight politics that exists in Utah he received money for his campaign funneled from people like Johnson -  Even the final article I posted in the chronological stream said very clearly there is no evidence of wrong-doing from Mike Lee....... but just in case they through out his name along with Reid  -- hmmmm why would out justice department want to obfuscate anything Reid is involved in???  :whistle: :whistle:  I have rheams of stuff on Reid and his dirty dealings in Nevada and this area of Arizona and yes, some of his dealings spilled over to St. George.

http://www.gopbriefingroom.com/index.php/topic,132368.0.html

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Not saying he isn't. I'm just saying why would the same source implicate two people on opposite sides of the political spectrum? Everybody has an agenda, and a GOP-e type hellbent on revenge for the Tea Party would be more than willing to take out a major Tea Party figure and the Democrats' pointman on obstructing Republicans at the same time. It would certainly be consistent.

My theory that Lee is on the take makes as much sense as your theory that some mysterious GOPe figure wants to "take out" a freshman Senator who lost his ass the first time he stuck it on on a major issue.
Roy Moore's "spiritual warfare" is driving past a junior high without stopping.

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Spoken like a true democrat.

Not at all.  First, there is some truth to the statement, and second, a true democrat would have said that no, the only corrupt politicians are republicans who are on the take from the Koch brothers.

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Think for a moment.

Who considers both Democrats and the Tea Party to be enemies? Remember, Mike Lee embodies the epitome of the Tea Party threat to this group.

The Republican establishment.

So, I wouldn't be surprised if this were from the McConnell-Graham wing of the party.
Point taken, and while I have zero regard for the GOP-e, I'm not sure exactly how they worm their way into this.
Details to follow, let's see who actually gets prosecuted.
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I can't stand Harry Reid and I know he has a lot of underhanded dealings in his career, but this Jeremy Johnson is bad, bad news and is in so much trouble he would and has pretty much said anything and everything to try and get out of his situation.. he already brought down a bank in St. George and a Utah AG........


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