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Could Mahoney scandel grow? GOP expanding criticism to other Dems (Emanuel, Van Hollen)
Palm Beach Post ^ | 10/14/08 | GEORGE BENNETT

Posted on 10/14/2008 4:07:09 PM PDT by Libloather

Could Mahoney scandel grow? GOP expanding criticism to other Dems
By GEORGE BENNETT
Palm Beach Post Staff Writer
Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Republicans are hoping the Tim Mahoney sex scandal creates the same kind of far-reaching toxic plume for Democrats that poisoned GOP candidates across the nation in 2006 after Mark Foley's downfall.

**SNIP**

"This is a gravely serious matter, and to date, the collective response from Speaker Pelosi, Congressman Emanuel, Congressman Van Hollen, and Congressman Mahoney has been entirely inadequate," said House Minority Leader John Boehner, R-Ohio, who in 2006 faced similar claims that he knew of Foley's behavior with underage pages and did little to stop it.

**SNIP**

"Immediately upon learning of the allegations against Congressman Mahoney yesterday, Speaker Pelosi publicly urged the bipartisan Ethics Committee to investigate the matter. She believes the investigation should proceed without delay," Pelosi spokesman Nadeam Elshami said.

Republicans have also seized on the fact that Emanuel and Van Hollen say they heard rumors about Mahoney and spoke to him about them. Emanuel, the chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, recruited Mahoney to run against Foley when Emanuel headed the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. Van Hollen is the current DCCC chairman.

"Congressional Democrats need to explain what they knew about the Mahoney affair and this federal employee's job status, when they knew it, and what they did about it," Republican Party of Florida Chairman Jim Greer said in a statement today.

**SNIP**

"Democrats are most likely going to throw (Mahoney) under the bus," said David Wasserman of The Cook Political Report. "They can afford this."

(Excerpt) Read more at palmbeachpost.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; US: Florida; US: Maryland
KEYWORDS: 110th; corruptdems; emanuel; mahoney; pelosi; vanhollen
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1 posted on 10/14/2008 4:07:10 PM PDT by Libloather
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To: Libloather

BTTT


2 posted on 10/14/2008 4:10:33 PM PDT by Unicorn (Too many wimps around.)
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To: Libloather

What about Rep. Charlie Rangel - tax evader.


3 posted on 10/14/2008 4:10:34 PM PDT by Frantzie
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To: Frantzie

What about William Jefferson with $90,000 in his FREEZER!!! Democrats have NO MORALS...NO ONE holds them to a higher standard.


4 posted on 10/14/2008 4:12:08 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....The Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Libloather

DemocRATS never could keep it in their pants!


5 posted on 10/14/2008 4:13:07 PM PDT by teletech (Friends don't let friends vote DemocRAT)
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To: Libloather

No.


6 posted on 10/14/2008 4:13:17 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Bill Maher: President Obama's press Secretary.)
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To: Libloather

In the phone conversation, Mahoney says he can fire her for any reason. Any one seeing a similarity here to the claims against Sarah Palin? Who certainly had good reason to want Monegan fired?!


7 posted on 10/14/2008 4:13:30 PM PDT by GOPPachyderm
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To: Libloather

The Ethical Democrat Congress is like the Ethical MSM they cover it up as long as they can.They covered for old Edwards until they had Hillary out of the picture. Now they are covering up until the election is over. America needs to be brought down.


8 posted on 10/14/2008 4:13:31 PM PDT by gunnedah
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To: Libloather

Liberals are expected to be degenerates, liars, hypocrites and thieves. It’s all part of their brand.


9 posted on 10/14/2008 4:15:26 PM PDT by Argus (Obama: All turban and no goats.)
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To: Libloather

Move along. There’s nothing to see here. Just a standard, run-of-the-mill Democrat doing what Democrats do.


10 posted on 10/14/2008 4:17:04 PM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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To: Libloather

Lord help me God....

THEY HAVE TAPES!!!

Play them, for God’s sake....over and over. Americans will love those tapes, wow, if the Dems had such a thing during the Foley joke they’d have Oprah, Katie and Big Bird playing those things over and over. The ladies at the beauty parlor will love it. Everyone loves a good scandal.

Call press conferences! Get out of the tanning booths for a change and hype this from heaven to earth. Call Rahm Emmanuel over and over.

The pubs....I swear to the Lord almighty, are so busy watching their precious tans, spit-cleaning their wing tips and avoiding damage to their polished nails. Heaven help that a hair should depart from its appointed place on their heads!

Ask Nancy Pelosi. Ask the pubbies across the country to write Nancy, write Harry Dagwood Bumstead Reid, write Rahm Emmanuel.....we WILL.

And so they do what pubs do best....they angrily arch their eyebrows.


11 posted on 10/14/2008 4:18:01 PM PDT by Fishtalk
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To: Libloather

They are ugly creatures for sure. I hope the GOP makes a lot of noise about this and does not let up. Just like the RATS did about Foley and Craig. When you lay with the pigs, you smell like the pigs. The fact that he fired her is bad, and her blackmailing him looks pretty bad too, but the icing on the cake will be if he paid her out of his campaign money. Please Dear Lord, let it be so. Needless to say, I’m enjoying this. LOL


12 posted on 10/14/2008 4:20:21 PM PDT by NRA2BFree (FAITH IS DARING THE SOUL TO GO BEYOND WHAT THE EYES CAN SEE.)
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To: Libloather

I hope it does grow. The Democrats always preach what is best for the Masses but then do what’s best for themselves.

Do as I say! not as I do..


13 posted on 10/14/2008 4:20:34 PM PDT by ncfool (Obama stands for The New United Socialist State or "TNUSSA")
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To: GOPPachyderm
-------In the phone conversation, Mahoney says he can fire her for any reason.--

--U. S. Attorneys are in the same category, as far as job protection goes---

14 posted on 10/14/2008 4:23:00 PM PDT by rellimpank (--don't believe anything the MSM tells you about firearms or explosives--NRA Benefactor)
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To: Unicorn

The difference is we are going into the second depression according to the MSM so they won’t cover this. Sorry.


15 posted on 10/14/2008 4:33:48 PM PDT by Jack Black
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To: Unicorn

The difference is we are going into the second depression according to the MSM so they won’t cover this. Sorry.


16 posted on 10/14/2008 4:34:23 PM PDT by Jack Black
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To: Ann Archy
NO ONE holds them to a higher standard.

No one holds them to ANY standards!

17 posted on 10/14/2008 4:35:11 PM PDT by USMA '71
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To: Libloather
Toll free number to call Mahomely’s office and ask him to resign is Capitol Switchboard 1-877-210-5351. His aide said he is not resigning and there is no reason for him to do so. I said to him “fine then we will fire his butt in three weeks”. There was no story in our local Tampa Tribune Highlands Today so I called the left wing nutball Editor Richard Hensley and he said it was too late when the story broke, it will be in the Weds paper. I said “you are no kind of reporters because most of this is old news to District Members” and he made excuses. Mahoney did not live in the CD 16, he lived in a Gated community in CD 22 until his wife threw him out months ago. He lives in an apt in a Horse Barn in “Caloosa” in the Boonies in District 16 now. There is a lot of common knowledge about this mess. Anyone want to email the lefty Editor his email is rhensley@highlandstoday.com We need to ask him why he ignored this story.
18 posted on 10/14/2008 4:35:26 PM PDT by samantha (The New Media fighting the DBM for our Sanity, Survival ,Soldiers.)
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To: GOPPachyderm

RUSH: Oh, there’s something about that seat. There’s something about that seat. We’re not going to get into the details, though. We’re not going to get into the details! Well, we’ll get into the details. He paid $121,000 to his mistress in hush money. He sent her off to work for a firm he had relationships to. The firm has since canned him and dissociated himself with him. This is far worse than what Foley ever did. But see, Foley was sending these little text messages in Washington, and Mahoney was... Well, now, wait. Where was the affair? It doesn’t matter. I was going to say that the affair was down here. The big thing is that Rahm Emanuel was in on this. The Democrat leadership was in on this. This guy has asked — Mahoney has asked — for the Ethics Committee to investigate him. So he’s asked for an investigation of himself. Of course, Pelosi says, “Hell yes we’re going to investigate — after the election,” because they’re adjourned now, you see?

The Rangel investigation... Now, let’s go back to October 1, 2006. Listen to this media montage on Foley.

O’BRIEN: ...the resignation of Florida Congressman Mark Foley over improper e-mails to a teenage page. Five weeks until the elections. Is the GOP in trouble?

NURENBERG: Five weeks before the election it seems unlikely that those Democrats will let the issue die.

MALVEAUX: This is the last thing they anticipated five weeks before the midterm elections.

CHRIS CUOMO: The implications could be very big for the election.

LIASSON: I think the question now is how this affects the midterms.

HOLT: The resignation of Congressman Mark Foley over those emails is heating up in an election year season bonfire.

HALPERIN: The Democrats are 1/15 of the way there. I can’t see how they could lose this seat.

EPSTEIN: You begin to get a very strong, wave and a sentiment out in the public to throw the bums out.

HARRIS: A potentially massive, metastasizing scandal, just five weeks before Election Day.

RUSH: So these guys were just thrilled. They couldn’t wait to get rid of Foley. It’s all they talked about for five weeks, and they were talking about “Macaca” at the same time. Let’s go to the same date, October 1, 2006. CNN’s Anchorette Carol Lin talking to reporter John King about Foley. Lin says, “How is the GOP base likely to respond and what will they make of Hastert’s request for [an] investigation?”

KING: It’s the Republican Party that presents itself as the party of family values, as the moral party in this country, that is counting — in a midterm election in which both parties say the most critical element in their success or failure is will their base turn out to vote?

LIN: Mmm-hmm.

KING: Who is the Republican base? Christian conservative voters who are likely to be very offended by this. One of the big things to watch in the week ahead: conservative radio, like Rush Limbaugh. This is likely to send a domino effect across the base of the Republican Party.

RUSH: Yeah, the Republican Party is the sole home of morality, right? What did Mahoney say in 2006 when he was campaigning for Congress? He promised “a world that is safer and more moral,” and as soon as he gets into office, “Bam, bam, bam! Wham-bam, thank you ma’am!” here comes the affair. Pelosi and Emanuel know about it, start covering it up and trying to help it not harm his reelection effort.

BREAK TRANSCRIPT

RUSH: By the way, we have an audio sound bite here of a montage of last night’s coverage of the Tim Mahoney story on the network nightly newscasts.

This of course is nothing like the Foley case, yet silence from the media. Here is... I don’t have time to play it. We’ve got some audiotape here, telephone calls of Mahoney’s firing his mistress on the phone. We have audiotapes of Mahoney telling her what life is like. We have Mahoney intimidating her, trying to get her to shut up and then telling her that if she doesn’t say anything, if she stays and stands mute, that he will pay her off. We had nothing like this in the Foley scandal. The Drive-Bys could not care less, and we all know why: because this year, it’s about 535 Democrats being elected.
Rahm Emanuel knew about Tim Mahoney over a year ago. The firm where Mahoney parked the woman with whom he was having an affair is now suing him and has severed ties with him. And remember in 2006, Tim Mahoney pledged a safer, more moral world as he campaigned to replace Mark Foley. Here are some tapes, audio sound bites of Mahoney firing the mistress on the phone.

MAHONEY: You’re fired. It’s correct. It is what I believe. You’re fired. Do you hear me? Don’t tell me whether it’s correct or not.

ALLEN: Tell me why else I’m fired.

MAHONEY: There is no why else.

ALLEN: Yeah, there is.

MAHONEY: No. Because — you’re fired because I said that you — you know, I’m the judge and the jury, okay? You’re fired. Do you hear me? Call what’s her name. Today was your last day. If you want to keep on thinking like, you know, I’m not being fair or somehow this is a negotiation, this is not a negotiation. Okay? You know, you’re not in a position to negotiate with me on this, okay? It’s my decision, okay?

RUSH: And now he goes on to tell the mistress that she works at his pleasure — now, this is a kind, loving, tolerant, compassionate Democrat who pledged a safer, more moral world as he campaigned to replace Mark Foley.

MAHONEY: You work at my pleasure. If you’re doing the job that I think that you should do, you get to keep your job. Whenever I don’t feel like you’re doing your job, then you lose your job. And guess what? The only person that matters is, guess who? Me. Do you understand that? Now this is how life really is. This is how it works.

ALLEN: You know that —

MAHONEY: You don’t have a job.

ALLEN: — you’re upset about something else.

MAHONEY: No, I’m not upset about something else. I’m upset because we continue to have this discussion and you continue to try to push it someplace where it’s not supposed to be.

RUSH: And this is Tim Mahoney, my congressman, for crying out loud, the pervert involved in a big sex scandal now. Jonathan Martin at Politico says, “What is it about Palm Beach and sex scandals?” I say, “You don’t know the half of it.” A government budget item the other day, in some bill, like $500,000 to discuss and study why Eskimos still swap wives, and I said, “For half that I’ll blow the whistle on Palm Beach.” But the point of Martin’s e-mail, they all think this is funny now. “Oh, it’s another sex scandal in Palm Beach.” You heard the bite from MSNBC, well, we’re not going to get into the details of this. Here’s Mahoney telling the mistress, if she doesn’t do anything, he’ll pay her off.

MAHONEY: And let me tell you something else. If I find out you say anything else, you won’t get your last paycheck.

ALLEN: Like what? What do you think I’m going to say?

MAHONEY: I don’t give a ****, okay? But if you say anything, you won’t get your last paycheck. I’ll pay you off, all your expenses and you’re done, okay? You can’t call me. You don’t understand me, okay? You keep pissin’ me off because every time I get you on the phone you keep telling me I’m wrong.

ALLEN: You are wrong.

MAHONEY: I’m wrong. Okay, guess what? You don’t have a job, okay? You’re right that you don’t have a job. Guess what? How does that make you feel?

ALLEN: You’re firing me for other reasons and you’re not man enough to say it. Why don’t you say it? Why don’t you say it and be a man?


19 posted on 10/14/2008 4:35:38 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (http://www.dailymotion.com/video/k6KUDv1wzraWhwlBt1)
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To: Libloather

Scandel, scandal, scandle...so many choices


20 posted on 10/14/2008 4:35:56 PM PDT by Rudder (That one, Hussein Obama)
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To: Libloather
Using a sex scandal of a politician to hurt others in his party?

It sounds so Democrat....Paybacks are Hell!

21 posted on 10/14/2008 4:45:57 PM PDT by BallyBill (Serial Hit-N-Run poster)
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To: Libloather

no, the MSM will protect the Party.


22 posted on 10/14/2008 4:54:28 PM PDT by hecht
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To: Libloather

Quid Pro Quo sexual harassment.
This guy should not only resign but be thrown in jail.
What did Emmanual and Pelosi know and when did they know it?


23 posted on 10/14/2008 5:05:25 PM PDT by mabelkitty (Regarding crimes committed by Mahoney, what did Emmanual and Pelosi know and when did they know it?)
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To: hecht
no, the MSM will protect the Party.

The MSM is the propaganda ministry of the Party. How can anyone say there are free elections when there is widespread fraud and the media campaigns for one party? Next will come censorship of talk radio and the Internet and political show trials.

24 posted on 10/14/2008 5:14:28 PM PDT by Wilhelm Tell (True or False? This is not a tag line.)
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To: hecht
no, the MSM will protect the Party.

The MSM is the propaganda ministry of the Party. How can anyone say there are free elections when there is widespread fraud and the media campaigns for one party? Next will come censorship of talk radio and the Internet and political show trials.

25 posted on 10/14/2008 5:15:42 PM PDT by Wilhelm Tell (True or False? This is not a tag line.)
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To: hecht
no, the MSM will protect the Party.

That is why this is the perfect time for them to have sex and tax scandals and get away. Mahoney and Rangel are the lucky son of gun.
26 posted on 10/14/2008 5:58:17 PM PDT by Henderson (if not 2008, Palin 2012)
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To: Libloather; Abundy; Albion Wilde; AlwaysFree; AnnaSASsyFR; bayliving; BFM; cindy-true-supporter; ...

What did Van Hollen know, and when did he know it?

Maryland “Freak State” PING!


27 posted on 10/14/2008 6:48:13 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Drill Here! Drill Now! Pay Less! Sign the petition at http://www.americansolutions.com/)
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