Skip to comments.'Foley problem' surfaces for Ohio Democrats
Posted on 10/11/2006 8:29:15 AM PDT by delapaz
In the wake of the Mark Foley scandal, questions are circulating below the radar screen in Ohio about the past record of Democratic Rep. Ted Strickland on pedophilia.
Strickland is the Democratic gubernatorial candidate in Ohio running against Republican Secretary of State Ken Blackwell.
The issue surfaced Dec. 15, 2005, when the left-leaning Athens News reported on an anonymous letter-writing campaign to Democratic voters citing Strickland's vote as "present" and not in support of the 1999 House Concurrent Resolution 107 that condemned an American Psychological Association study supporting "nonnegative sexual interactions between adults and adolescents."
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The APA study claimed scientific evidence established that sex between adults and underage minors might be positive for children.
HCR 107 passed with a strong bipartisan coalition of 355 congressmen voting "yea" and only 13 congressmen, including Strickland, voting "present."
Strickland's refusal to vote "yea" has been interpreted as implicit support for pedophilia, as he was given a chance to join an overwhelming congressional bipartisan majority voting to condemn the APA study.
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He might want to clarify that Itlaian vacation too.
Or why his wife lives in another state.
Heck he can't even clarify his own residency is it the Condo in Columbus or the office in his district?
According to public polling strickland is ahead by around 12 points.
Well, if it passed 355-0, why wasn't his vote in the nay column?
He and twelve others voted "present"
Blackwell needs to produce a TV ad on that IMMEDIATELY !
Yep, and who were the others?
As Dem Cong Committee Chair, did Rahm put young pages at risk, by holding back information to score political points? To help people like Strickland?
It strains credulity to suggest Foley's activities were not known in small-town Washington where every "secret" is public knowledge and discussed 24/7.
Everybody knows who hangs out in "the club" bars and book stores on Dupont Circle.....that includes Democrat club members. Right Rahm?
The bizarre video episode seen on news segments where Foley is addressing Congressional pages is clearly Foley as predator, visibly "turned on" by youngsters.
It was not the first time Foley "outed" himself in public view. He seemed to have had no problem flaunting it.
If Dem Cong Committee Chair Rahm Emanuel engaged in a cover-up about Foley for political purposes, he needs to be investigated, pronto.
Rahm's emails to Foley would be v-e-r-y interesting.
So Strickland is not just a liberal, he's a fag also?
Please Ohio don't elect this guy. On a more positive note, please elect Blackwell!!!
Lets See Some Talk About Democratic Candidates Non-Vote on Pedophilia Study Vote In Congress
Members of Congress have keen radar for what their constituents will understand and accept. They do not take off their everyman hats when they read a scientific article about child sexual abuse. They also knew that a vote against H. Con. Res. 107 (1999) would be viewed by their colleagues and constituents as a vote for normalizing pedophilia. The odds were overwhelming that the resolution would pass.
On July 12, 1999, the resolution passed 355 to 0 in the House, with 13 members voting present, and it passed by voice vote two weeks later in the Senate. No member of Congress voted against the resolution. The commentary of Representative Brian Baird (D) of Washington (Baird, 2002, this issue), psychologist and APA member, details the price he paid and the reasons for his vote of present.
Although all of the 13 House members who voted present were reelected in 2000, a significant number of them (including Representative Ted Strickland [D] of Ohio, the other APA member in Congress) suffered conservative grassroots and media attacks similar to those described by Representative Baird.
Just to be clear, Strickland has denied being Gay, and he has been married for many years, so evidence of gayness is thin.
Although the italian trip raised some eyebrows, including mine.
Could you give more info on the Italian trip? I haven't heard that before.
Johnson, E. B.
(House of Representatives - July 27, 1999)
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--- (Mr. STRICKLAND asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.)
Mr. STRICKLAND. Mr. Speaker, it troubles me that sometimes in this Chamber we stand and say things that we ought not to say. We criticize people that we have no right to criticize.
We recently voted to condemn a scientific study and an organization, an organization that has done as much as any organization in this country to fight child abuse.
I wonder how many of us read the study before we were willing to vote to say that the methodology was flawed. I wonder how many of us were technically competent to make that decision.
I believe that we ought to observe the Ten Commandments. One of those Commandments says, you ought not to bear false witness against your neighbor.
When we say things about an organization or about an individual scientist that are untrue or unsubstantiated, in my judgment, we have violated that Commandment.
We ought to have the decency not to vote to condemn something until we know what it is we are voting to condemn