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Wed Nov 29, 2017, 10:43 AM

As a teen, he savagely beat a classmate. The attack was forgotten, until he went into politics

The Republicans of Broward County, Fla., knew little about Rupert Tarsey when he ran for an open slot on the local party’s executive committee. But the young man had some decent political cred.

Before the 2016 presidential election, he told them, he knocked on thousands of doors and got 50 Republicans in the liberal enclave to register to vote to support Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. He worshiped at the same church as the committee’s vice chair and headed a local chapter of the Catholic fraternal group Knights of Columbus. He came from a wealthy California family and followed four generations into a real estate career.

Within months of joining the local party, the 28-year-old was elected secretary in May, defeating two challengers who’d been around longer.

But something felt off about Tarsey for Bob Sutton, chairman of the committee. After a few months, Tarsey went after Sutton’s position, members said, by working to persuade the committee to unseat him. That’s when Sutton started getting phone calls warning him that Tarsey was not quite who he seemed.

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-rupert-tarsey-20171129-htmlstory.html

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Reply As a teen, he savagely beat a classmate. The attack was forgotten, until he went into politics (Original post)
Zorro Nov 2017 OP
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Nov 2017 #1
gratuitous Nov 2017 #8
anneboleyn Nov 2017 #9
Ken Burch Nov 2017 #12
DBoon Nov 2017 #2
mfcorey1 Nov 2017 #3
Pacifist Patriot Nov 2017 #4
raccoon Nov 2017 #5
The Polack MSgt Nov 2017 #6
brer cat Nov 2017 #7
anneboleyn Nov 2017 #10
Fozzledick Nov 2017 #11

Response to Zorro (Original post)

Wed Nov 29, 2017, 10:52 AM

1. "No self-respecting Republican would support a man who took a claw hammer to a woman"

Donald Trump would

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 29, 2017, 06:14 PM

8. I'd like to test that hypothesis

First, we need a self-respecting Republican.

Test over.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 29, 2017, 06:31 PM

9. Trump: there are good people on both sides, mmmkaaaaaay?

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Response to anneboleyn (Reply #9)

Wed Nov 29, 2017, 06:40 PM

12. "it was a locker room tool".

 

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Wed Nov 29, 2017, 11:16 AM

2. Amazing how the wealthy can cover their tracks

in a family with fewer resources he would have a felony record

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Wed Nov 29, 2017, 11:26 AM

3. Good grief!!!

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Wed Nov 29, 2017, 11:38 AM

4. I have no doubt whatsoever, that if he were in Congress...

Trump and the GOP would have his back.

“No self-respecting Republican, Democrat or independent would support an individual who took a claw hammer to a female.”

That would go right out the window for the Republicans if control of Congress were in play.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Wed Nov 29, 2017, 11:58 AM

5. I sincerely hope the Republicans in Broward County

I sincerely hope the Republicans in Broward County get rid of this asshole. He is a ticking time bomb.

It is absolutely shameful that he got off so easily but money talks and when it does people listen. This guys not fit to be in any kind of public office. Why doesn't he stay in his fucking mansion with the swimming pool and not bother anybody?

If he has all these " neurological problems" he doesn't need to be in any kind of office anyway.

Thanks for posting this. Sounds like both party should start running a background check on people that they don't know very well. They do that for a lot of low level jobs nowadays.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Wed Nov 29, 2017, 12:32 PM

6. Well with that history of mental illness...

at least he has an understandable reason to be a Republican

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Response to The Polack MSgt (Reply #6)

Wed Nov 29, 2017, 06:08 PM

7. ...

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Response to The Polack MSgt (Reply #6)

Wed Nov 29, 2017, 06:34 PM

10. Ted Bundy was a rising star in the Republican Party before his other career was discovered

Honestly, I used to think the Bundy stuff was a joke...but it’s true. This guy sounds dangerous — how appalling.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Wed Nov 29, 2017, 06:40 PM

11. Aw, I thought this was about Trump

who was expelled from the first elite prep school his father sent him to for bullying other students and starting fights.

Then the "military" prep school he got sent to next to try to control his violent tendencies formally disciplined him for brutally hazing younger students.

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