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Scarborough: D.C.'s dark underbelly exposed
MSNBC ^ | 10/2/06 | Joe Scarborough

Posted on 10/02/2006 12:58:58 PM PDT by teddyballgame

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Joe seems to be making his hay these days by piling on the Republican Party.
1 posted on 10/02/2006 12:58:58 PM PDT by teddyballgame
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To: teddyballgame
More like he's trying to innoculate himself.

Wasn't Scarborough also a friend of Condit's?

2 posted on 10/02/2006 1:00:14 PM PDT by OldFriend (Should we wait for them to come and kill us again? President Karzai 9/26/06)
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To: teddyballgame

They serve nothing but Kool-aid in the MSNBC break room


3 posted on 10/02/2006 1:00:46 PM PDT by digger48
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To: teddyballgame

Given the odd timing of Scarboro's retirement from Congress.

I don't want to hear from him, unless he has something to confess.


4 posted on 10/02/2006 1:02:08 PM PDT by NeoCaveman (The race is on http://BlackwellvStrickland.blogspot.com (now linked on RealClearPolitics.com))
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To: teddyballgame

I have always felt that Scarborough didn't have what it takes to be a true Republican. His belly is yellow.


5 posted on 10/02/2006 1:02:11 PM PDT by rippingmyhairout
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To: rippingmyhairout

I don't think he was prepared for the absolute visciousness of Democrats in Washington, and probably had a skeleton or two he was afraid would be used against him...


6 posted on 10/02/2006 1:04:55 PM PDT by tcrlaf (VOTE DEM! You'll Look GREAT In A Burqa!)
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To: teddyballgame

Hey Joe, what's that sore on your lip?


7 posted on 10/02/2006 1:05:52 PM PDT by Crawdad (My kingdom for a real conservative without a conscience.)
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To: tcrlaf

Vote for Joe Negron to save foley's seat!
http://www.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Representatives/details.aspx?MemberId=4212


8 posted on 10/02/2006 1:06:10 PM PDT by OPS4 (Ops4 God Bless America!)
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i got a solution to the damn problem..JUST END THE DAMN "
"PAGE" PROGRAM!!...GEEZ...JUST HIRE ADULTS...ANNOYING!!!!!!!!


9 posted on 10/02/2006 1:06:55 PM PDT by basalt
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To: teddyballgame

Rumors about Mark's homosexuality followed him from his first day in the House..."

I have an important question to pose for freepers. It sounds irreverent, but, I really want to know answers.

Does anyone know of any politician who has gay rumors swirling about him and they can say beyond a reasonable doubt that those rumors are false?

Over the years, I have generally come to believe that if it is rumoured that Mr. X is gay....then he's gay and it eventually comes out.

But I want to know if anyone has other experiences (not hunches, though: "I don't THINK he's gay....").


10 posted on 10/02/2006 1:07:06 PM PDT by ConservativeDude
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To: teddyballgame

Someone ask Joe about the Capitol Hill condo.


11 posted on 10/02/2006 1:07:42 PM PDT by Pete
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To: teddyballgame
Speaking of dark underbellies (well, behindbellies)...

Somebody needs to ask Fox News why Ana Marie Cox (alias "Wonkette") is now a commentator on that network. She started her career by writing breathlessly and endlessly about the Washington, D.C., anal sex scene.

Classy. Very classy.

12 posted on 10/02/2006 1:08:07 PM PDT by snarks_when_bored
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To: rippingmyhairout

"Finally, my friendly advice to Democrats is to keep your mouth shut lest you be tagged as hypocrites."

Joe, Joe, Joe...are you forgetting the huge double standard in the media? BJC pardone Mel Reynolds, remember?


13 posted on 10/02/2006 1:08:25 PM PDT by teddyballgame (red man in a blue state)
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To: teddyballgame

Now what was the final story on the dead girl found in Joe Scarborough's local congressional office?


14 posted on 10/02/2006 1:11:31 PM PDT by writmeister
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To: teddyballgame

I'm not sure what Joe means when he refers to DC's "dark side".


15 posted on 10/02/2006 1:12:01 PM PDT by ghost of nixon
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To: teddyballgame

Scarborough makes me puke. Not only is he a weasel he looks like one. He has to pile on the GOP to please his MSNBC bosses.


16 posted on 10/02/2006 1:12:11 PM PDT by lone star annie
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To: teddyballgame

Scarborough, shaddap already, okay? Nobody in the conservative movement listens to you anymore. You've shown your loyalties, so quit pretending to be a player.


17 posted on 10/02/2006 1:13:01 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat (I am SO glad to no longer be associated with the party of "dependence on government"!)
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To: lone star annie

"Scarborough makes me puke. Not only is he a weasel he looks like one. He has to pile on the GOP to please his MSNBC bosses."

Exactly, and to think I use to watch his show.


18 posted on 10/02/2006 1:13:20 PM PDT by teddyballgame (red man in a blue state)
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To: tcrlaf
"I don't think he was prepared for the absolute visciousness of Democrats in Washington..."

It's something that we don't like to know about--but how can anybody with a normally functioning central nervous system not be prepared for the absolute visciousnes of Democrats in Washington???!!!??? We're talking about the Party of Sociopaths and Morons, for cryin' out loud! These people will do anything!

19 posted on 10/02/2006 1:13:51 PM PDT by Savage Beast ( 9/11 was never repeated thanks to President George W. Bush.)
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To: snarks_when_bored

Somebody needs to ask Fox News why Ana Marie Cox (alias "Wonkette") is now a commentator on that network. She started her career by writing breathlessly and endlessly about the Washington, D.C., anal sex scene.

Classy. Very classy.
__________


Come now, snarks. Go to the front of the class and write M-O-N-E-Y on the board 500 times.

Wonkette brings viewers. Viewers bring advertising dollars.


20 posted on 10/02/2006 1:16:11 PM PDT by dmz
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To: teddyballgame

The question I have is why did Joe and others allow this to be kept secret when they knew it could blow up in everyone's face? The voters have a right to know who they are voting for.


21 posted on 10/02/2006 1:16:32 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: NeoCaveman

Given the odd timing of Scarboro's retirement from Congress.

I don't want to hear from him, unless he has something to confess.

######

You wrote exactly what I was thinking!


22 posted on 10/02/2006 1:18:07 PM PDT by maica (9/11 was not “the day everything changed”, but the day that revealed how much had already changed.)
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To: ghost of nixon

"I'm not sure what Joe means when he refers to DC's "dark side"."

Good point - by implication it must mean that DC has some other side as well, which is clearly not the case. There are a tiny few and dwindling number of honest people on both sides of the aisle, but certainly not enough to qualify as a "side."


23 posted on 10/02/2006 1:18:45 PM PDT by linear (Taxonomy is a willing and pliant mistress but Reality waits at home, sharpening her knife.)
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To: OldFriend
Yes he is. I always thought there was something weird about why Scarborough, Kaisich(sp), and Paxton all left office around the same time. They were thought to be the Republican Party's future. I would guess that there is a lot that goes on in the halls of government that we really don't want to know about. Sadly I think it goes on with both parties.

As for Scarborough, I can't even look at him anymore. He turns my stomach.

24 posted on 10/02/2006 1:20:29 PM PDT by CremeSaver
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To: teddyballgame
Though I had never broached the subject out of deference to him, I just wanted Mark to know it would come up and that he had better have a response ready. I also told him not to be surprised if the White House stepped in with a candidate like Mel Martinez to drive him from the race. Mark guaranteed me his friends in the Bush administration would never do such a thing. I don't know if they did. Perhaps you can ask Sen. Mel Martinez if I was correct next time you see him.

How do you explain the Republican party's attempts to get Foley into the '06 race in their attempts to knock Harris out? Don't be absolutely absurd Scarborough. Yes, the party bought Mel in on purpose but they did so to kick harris out of the running in '04. She agreed to wait till '06, then they tried again to remove her. That time Foley was one of many they were willing to use. He didn't step up to run.

Reading the first set of e-mails made me uneasy. My friends and I who knew Mark got on the phone and asked why he would ask a high school kid for a picture. Friday afternoon I saw the instant messages he sent to another student and realized that Mark was in big trouble.

Wow, you must be brilliant Joe.

I think Joe would be well served to keep quiet himself, not just his Dem friends. He didn't exactly exit Washington under the best circumstances.

25 posted on 10/02/2006 1:22:04 PM PDT by Soul Seeker (Kobach: Amnesty is going from an illegal to a legal position, without imposing the original penalty.)
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To: ConservativeDude
"Does anyone know of any politician who has gay rumors swirling about him and they can say beyond a reasonable doubt that those rumors are false? "

No, but given a chance, could I start one about that idiot Wexler?

26 posted on 10/02/2006 1:23:14 PM PDT by litehaus (A memory tooooo long)
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To: ConservativeDude

Mr. Foley isn't in trouble because of his sexual orientation inasmuch as the age range he appears to target.


27 posted on 10/02/2006 1:23:27 PM PDT by skr (We cannot play innocents abroad in a world that is not innocent.-- Ronald Reagan)
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To: teddyballgame

I think Scarborough sold his soul to MSNBC when he went to work for them and does their bidding.


28 posted on 10/02/2006 1:24:04 PM PDT by jazusamo (DIANA IREY for Congress, PA 12th District: Retire murtha.)
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To: Soul Seeker

"He didn't exactly exit Washington under the best circumstances." huh?? What terms did Joe leave under?


29 posted on 10/02/2006 1:24:23 PM PDT by teddyballgame (red man in a blue state)
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To: teddyballgame

Joe Scarborough has become a pandering lunatic. He licks his finger - sticks it in the air - and then measures the wind for his position.

He is completely gutless.

Remember when he got his producer drunk to see if he would act like Mel Gibson? Well now - how about these ideas:

- Beat a woman to see if she is likely to kill her assailant.

- Give someone heroin to see if they want to jump off a bridge.

Get me drift.

THis is guy is an idiot - he is a classic MSNBC'er.

Loser


30 posted on 10/02/2006 1:24:41 PM PDT by Jake The Goose
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To: litehaus

Wexler's gay?


31 posted on 10/02/2006 1:25:10 PM PDT by ConservativeDude
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To: teddyballgame

shut up Scarborough. The adults are in charge, and they're taking care of things. Quit enabling the RATS who are just trying to fan the flames.


32 posted on 10/02/2006 1:25:22 PM PDT by balch3
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To: ConservativeDude

so any single unmarried man is going to be smeared by a rumor of being a homosexual?

Homo-activists have trolled to out people as homosexuality regardless of facts.


33 posted on 10/02/2006 1:26:20 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: basalt

i got a solution to the damn problem..JUST END THE DAMN "
"PAGE" PROGRAM!!...GEEZ...JUST HIRE ADULTS...ANNOYING!!!!!!!!



Totally agree - I made the same comment on another thread - the word "page" dates back to another century - no reason for them in this day and age. D.C. is like pre-revolutionary France - and look how badly THAT ended.


34 posted on 10/02/2006 1:26:28 PM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: dmz

I miss the days when congressmen had sex with their wives on the capitol steps in the middle of the night.

(some OLD time scandal when an ex-wife of a congressman possed for playboy in the pre-internet days)


35 posted on 10/02/2006 1:28:05 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: teddyballgame

Scarborough says he couldn't have foreseen this? What does it say about me if I could foresee years ago that Foley was a pervert? Or am I just a homophobe who stereotyped him because he talked like a girl?


36 posted on 10/02/2006 1:29:03 PM PDT by Holden Magroin
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To: teddyballgame
Scarborough is one to talk.

A Death in the Congressman's Office - Does Anybody in the Press Care About Lori Klausutis?

37 posted on 10/02/2006 1:29:20 PM PDT by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace
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To: teddyballgame

Look at post #14 and run a search on the name Gary Condit.


38 posted on 10/02/2006 1:30:37 PM PDT by Soul Seeker (Kobach: Amnesty is going from an illegal to a legal position, without imposing the original penalty.)
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To: writmeister

See my link above.


39 posted on 10/02/2006 1:31:10 PM PDT by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace
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To: CremeSaver

Having a close friend of my daughter.....serving as an intern in D.C. for a senator, I can assure you that the truth of what goes on there is never going to be revealed unless it's a case like Condit's where the girl gets murdered.


40 posted on 10/02/2006 1:31:24 PM PDT by OldFriend (Should we wait for them to come and kill us again? President Karzai 9/26/06)
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To: teddyballgame
I know Mark Foley. Mark Foley is a friend of mine. But in all my years working with him in Congress and on TV, I could have never foreseen this kind of scandal swirling around the friendly politician.

Excuse me...never? You guys were electoral classmates, your district was up the Gulf Coast from his, you spent eight years working in the House together, and you got not even a whiff of a rumor that the guy liked 'em a little young? Excuse me if I'm a bit skeptical that Florida politics is that big of a world.

41 posted on 10/02/2006 1:31:58 PM PDT by RichInOC ("Promise him anything...but give him our page.")
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To: Soul Seeker

Scarborough and Herr Olberwomann are friends....nuff said.


42 posted on 10/02/2006 1:32:13 PM PDT by OldFriend (Should we wait for them to come and kill us again? President Karzai 9/26/06)
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To: longtermmemmory

You must be old!! :)

How long ago it must have been when it was scandalous to have sex with your spouse under any circumstances.

LOL.


43 posted on 10/02/2006 1:32:15 PM PDT by dmz
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To: tcrlaf

why would Joe worry. Doesn't everyone have an intern turn up dead in their home state office.


44 posted on 10/02/2006 1:33:02 PM PDT by OldFriend (Should we wait for them to come and kill us again? President Karzai 9/26/06)
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To: ConservativeDude
There were rumors about a City Councilman in a Detroit suburb, everyone kinda knew it, but he did a good job and was given a pass.

One day his carer was ruined when the feds found a microscopic trace of coke by his bed stand.

45 posted on 10/02/2006 1:33:17 PM PDT by Mark was here (How can they be called "Homeless" if their home is a field?.)
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To: ConservativeDude

Here's an answer you don't want. I don't care what anyone does in their private time as long as it's legal. It's none of my business.


46 posted on 10/02/2006 1:33:59 PM PDT by OldFriend (Should we wait for them to come and kill us again? President Karzai 9/26/06)
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To: OldFriend

Oh gosh, I had hoped that I was wrong. Absolute power corrupts absolutely? How discouraging. I'm still anxious to vote, but I guess it will be for the lesser of the two evils. Puke!


47 posted on 10/02/2006 1:34:19 PM PDT by CremeSaver
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To: teddyballgame

Is Scarborough Fair?


48 posted on 10/02/2006 1:34:25 PM PDT by Revolting cat! ("In the end, nothing explains anything!")
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To: OPS4; OldFriend; Recovering_Democrat; Soul Seeker; All

Joe Negron (Foley replacement) thread here:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1712270/posts


49 posted on 10/02/2006 1:36:32 PM PDT by JulieRNR21 (Go Katherine "ALL your base are belong to us." Go here: http://www.ElectHarris.org)
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To: longtermmemmory
(some OLD time scandal when an ex-wife of a congressman possed for playboy in the pre-internet days

That would be John Jenrette(ABSCAM) and Rita. He was a rep from my hometown Florence/Myrtle Beach, SC. Total scumbag.

50 posted on 10/02/2006 1:40:22 PM PDT by JackDanielsOldNo7 (On guard until the seal is broken)
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