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Sat Nov 30, 2013, 08:42 AM

'High' hypocrisy on Capitol Hill: Congressional leaders ignore calls for Radel's resignation

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'High' hypocrisy on Capitol Hill: Congressional leaders ignore calls for Radel's resignation
by Linn Washington | November 29, 2013 - 9:40am

Florida U.S. Congressman Trey Radel, recently convicted of possessing cocaine, rightly wears the label of Drug War hypocrite, but assigning that total to just that one prominent felon helps tends to hide the long-standing stench of Drug War hypocrisy that extends from Capitol Hill to the White House and state capitals nationwide, including members of both parties.

Yes, Tea Party-backed Radel (R-Fla.), busted recently in a federal sting operation in the act of purchasing cocaine, deserves his hypocrisy dunce cap for antics like siding this year with a Republican seeking to require food stamp recipients to first receive mandatory drug testing.

Philadelphia Democratic Congressman Bob Brady notes what many of his Capitol Hill colleagues (hypocritically) refuse to acknowledge publicly. “An elected official who calls for drug testing for poor people trying to feed their families with the support of food stamps while knowing that he is himself a drug user is an absolute violation of the public trust,” Brady stated.

The mean-spirited initiative from Radel and his GOP confederates for pee-tests from persons impoverished enough to need government food assistance has, it should be noted, proved a costly failure in the Sunshine State.

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Reply 'High' hypocrisy on Capitol Hill: Congressional leaders ignore calls for Radel's resignation (Original post)
unhappycamper Nov 2013 OP
Lobo27 Nov 2013 #1
yeoman6987 Nov 2013 #5
Laelth Nov 2013 #2
Scuba Nov 2013 #3
TRoN33 Nov 2013 #4
DhhD Nov 2013 #6
DhhD Nov 2013 #7
WowSeriously Nov 2013 #8
sorefeet Nov 2013 #9
JEB Nov 2013 #10
KansDem Nov 2013 #11
Historic NY Nov 2013 #12
chuckstevens Nov 2013 #13
Jim Lane Dec 2013 #15
Enthusiast Nov 2013 #14

Response to unhappycamper (Original post)

Sat Nov 30, 2013, 08:46 AM

1. Politicians live above us....

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Response to Lobo27 (Reply #1)

Sat Nov 30, 2013, 09:54 AM

5. Recall

 

Heck why not have a recall? Republicans basically ran 3 Democrats out of office through recalls (ok one resigned). Democrats never seem to fight. Ok they did once with Governor Walker and lost so does that mean we give up the fight?

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Response to unhappycamper (Original post)

Sat Nov 30, 2013, 08:48 AM

2. k&r for exposure. n/t

-Laelth

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Response to unhappycamper (Original post)

Sat Nov 30, 2013, 09:00 AM

3. Because everyone deserves a second chance - unless they're a Democrat.

 

Republicans get unlimited chances. See: David Vitter.

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Response to unhappycamper (Original post)

Sat Nov 30, 2013, 09:31 AM

4. Its no secret that...

 

John Boehner, Eric Cantor, Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnell and Darrell Issa loves to play the double-standard games and would watch out each others' backs. They won't dump one of their own to risk the election that could favored the Democrat.

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Response to unhappycamper (Original post)

Sat Nov 30, 2013, 10:56 AM

6. Drugs coming in to the US from or through Mexico.

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Response to DhhD (Reply #6)

Sat Nov 30, 2013, 11:01 AM

7. The US narcotics market is estimated to be worth $60 Billion annually.

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Response to unhappycamper (Original post)

Sat Nov 30, 2013, 11:03 AM

8. Where are the Democrats on this?

 

I don't see them calling for his resignation either.

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Response to unhappycamper (Original post)

Sat Nov 30, 2013, 11:10 AM

9. The country is run by drunks

and drug users. The stench of booze during the shut down is unacceptable. How many are on the easy to get meth. But these lying, hypocrite, scum, make laws to put a pot smoker in prison and ruin his life.

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Response to unhappycamper (Original post)

Sat Nov 30, 2013, 11:28 AM

10. Take his fucking food away.

 

Let him scrounge through dumpsters or beg at the stoplight.

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Response to unhappycamper (Original post)

Sat Nov 30, 2013, 11:37 AM

11. Resignation? To Hell with that! Why isn't he in prison?

The article says he was recently convicted of possessing cocaine, so why is he still walking around free? Shouldn't he be in jail?

That would lead to his resignation. Trying to conduct House business would be extremely difficult from a 6x8-foot prison cell...

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Response to unhappycamper (Original post)

Sat Nov 30, 2013, 11:40 AM

12. Weiner's,weiner was more important than Radel's "blow"....

one was locked up for committing a crime and the other resigned

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Response to unhappycamper (Original post)

Sat Nov 30, 2013, 11:43 AM

13. Yes but HE'S A REPUBLICAN!

 

1. David Vitters
2. Larry Craig
3. Darryl Issa
4. Dan Burton
5. Newt Gingrich
6. Strom Thurmond


Can anyone add-on? When THEY do something, there's always a reason why its different!

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Response to chuckstevens (Reply #13)

Sun Dec 1, 2013, 12:39 AM

15. Mark Sanford and Vito Fossella, both adulterers.

 

Sanford didn't resign, finished his term as Governor, later won a Republican House primary and is now back in Congress.

I think he's married the Argentine woman with whom he was cheating on his wife, but I'm not sure.

(My favorite line about Sanford: "It's not enough the Republicans commit adultery, now they're outsourcing it?"

Fossella was such a strong supporter of family values that he had two families, one back in New York and one in the D.C. area, with of course two different women. He didn't resign, either.

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Response to unhappycamper (Original post)

Sat Nov 30, 2013, 11:50 AM

14. High hypocrisy is SOP, standard operating procedure for the GOP.....nt

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