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CASE STUDY: Why the Chicago Young Republicans’ sexual assault scandal and its cover-up by . . . .
Hillbuzz ^ | 7-15-10 | Hillbuzz

Posted on 07/15/2010 8:27:43 AM PDT by ebersole

Over the last few days, a wholly preventable scandal has metastasized for the GOP in Illinois that could very well cost Republicans the Governor’s mansion and “president” Obama’s former Senate seat: both were winnable races, if Republicans had learned from mistakes of the past and gotten in front of a potential problem before it was allowed to yet again reveal the GOP in Illinois to be a myopic boys’ club that protects its own while covering-up anything that could potentially upset their cucumber-and-mayonnaise soggy sandwich cocktail parties. “Romney Republicans” have gotten conservatives into an untenable position yet again.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2010electionbias; blog; chicago; gibberish; gop; rumormill; smearcampaign

1 posted on 07/15/2010 8:27:48 AM PDT by ebersole
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To: ebersole

Oh no! Not again?


2 posted on 07/15/2010 8:30:13 AM PDT by johnthebaptistmoore (If leftist legislation that's already in place really can't be ended by non-leftists, then what?)
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To: ebersole

The senate seat was already lost to republicans in Illinois. A liberal democrat was going to be elected no matter who got the most votes, the one with the “D” behind his name or the one with an “R” behind his name.


3 posted on 07/15/2010 8:33:10 AM PDT by Graybeard58 (We couldn't keep the commandments when there was only ONE!)
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To: ebersole

What is it about the GOP in Illinois?


4 posted on 07/15/2010 8:34:11 AM PDT by CatQuilt (Lover of cats =^..^= and quilts)
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To: ebersole

Forget it, Nick. It’s Chicagotown


5 posted on 07/15/2010 8:34:56 AM PDT by ash-housewares
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To: BillyBoy; chicagolady; fieldmarshaldj; PhilCollins

Ping


6 posted on 07/15/2010 8:36:50 AM PDT by Graybeard58 (We couldn't keep the commandments when there was only ONE!)
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To: ash-housewares

I drove through Chicago last month on my way home from a trip...

No amount of money would make me want to stop there- it LOOKED like a ghetto


7 posted on 07/15/2010 8:37:34 AM PDT by Mr. K (Physically unable to proofread- I swear I try!)
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To: ebersole

This is clearly an attack on Repubs. This young woman filed her complaint with WHO. Did she claim she was raped?
Or was this “prophet” just a run of the mill cad?

The blog is clearly a hit piece from a Hillary smarmy follower.
Funny since Hillary’s hubbie Bubba is a serial masher.


8 posted on 07/15/2010 8:37:54 AM PDT by Marty62 (marty60)
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To: ebersole
FTA:

Roupas had scheduled a new meeting to be held on June 29 2010 (ironically, unbeknownst to Roupas, EXACTLY, to the day, one year from the day the young woman first sought help in writing the complaint against “The Prophet”…when she attended the Chicago Young Republicans $25,000 “Membership Drive” party at the Cubby Bear in Wrigleyville and encountered several other young women at the event with similar stories to hers…convincing her to write the complaint when she saw “The Prophet” working the crowd goosing young women and plying them, too, with alcohol in attempts to get them to come upstairs to the “VIP Lounge” he had created for himself), which was also the last day in that “I’ll get back to you in a few weeks” period he had set to “get back with” Gerson about any investigation he was launching into “The Prophet”.

That's got to be the longest run-on sentence I've ever encountered. Who wrote this? Is there any truth in here?

9 posted on 07/15/2010 8:39:26 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic (Southeast Wisconsin)
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To: CatQuilt

Land of Lincoln is, has been, seems to stay in trouble. I wonder if the Hawaiian will spare them. That Olympics thing did not go so well


10 posted on 07/15/2010 8:39:52 AM PDT by ash-housewares
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To: ebersole

All the people with access to this woman’s complaint, including reporters who have no interest in defending the Republican Party in Illinois and people who have axes to grind, and no one is willing to identify the guy? Color me sceptical.


11 posted on 07/15/2010 8:41:22 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: Marty62

It is very much an attack on Republicans (the rino Rommey et al wing) and a well deserved one if you read through the article

from the article in the second paragraph so not that far into it
“the complaint filed by the young woman with the Chicago GOP and Young Republican National organization alleges”


12 posted on 07/15/2010 8:42:16 AM PDT by ebersole
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To: Graybeard58
Both Roupas and “The Prophet” are “Romney Guys”, a special brand of Republican we’ve identified and described for you on this site repeatedly. Here in Chicago, all of these guys seem to have been part of the Mitt Romney 2008 campaign, before Romney bowed out to John McCain. They’ve never stopped running Romney for president, and have taken over organizations like the CYRs to build them into Romney 2012 ground teams.

Romney? Kirk? Not a dimes worth of difference in these ultra liberals.

13 posted on 07/15/2010 8:42:23 AM PDT by Graybeard58 (We couldn't keep the commandments when there was only ONE!)
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To: Mr. K
No amount of money would make me want to stop there- it LOOKED like a ghetto

We have plenty of tourists getting in our way, so thanks.

14 posted on 07/15/2010 8:42:26 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: afraidfortherepublic

It’s from a Hillary Blog what do you expect. A bunch of gossip, nothing else.


15 posted on 07/15/2010 8:42:31 AM PDT by Marty62 (marty60)
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To: 1rudeboy

The media ignored Al Gore’s rape case for 4 years.

The media buried the news of John Edwards’ bastard child.

But the media ran wild with rumors of John McCain’s “affair” with a lobbyist.

Mark Halperin (of Time, formerly of ABCDisney news) defended this.

I can’t give a &#@@.

Was it “rape rape”?


16 posted on 07/15/2010 8:43:15 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (I wish our president loved the US military as much as he loves Paul McCartney.)
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To: ebersole

“the complaint filed by the young woman with the Chicago GOP and Young Republican National organization alleges”

Why did she not go to the POLICE.

Afraid they would laugh her out of the building?


17 posted on 07/15/2010 8:43:57 AM PDT by Marty62 (marty60)
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To: a fool in paradise

This piece is a hatchet-job, and not a very good one.


18 posted on 07/15/2010 8:44:12 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: ebersole

Ummm, am I the only person who found that blog post unintelligible and borderline insane?

It’s one long rant written by a crazy person.

I’m still confused as to why a girl would “file a complaint” to a private club about RAPE.


19 posted on 07/15/2010 8:57:16 AM PDT by Nightbird
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To: afraidfortherepublic

The Hillbuzz blog — which has gained a wide readership since the 2008 elections — is written by a group of gay men in Chicago who were, indeed, big Hillary supporters.

They’re still very angry at the Obama campaign for dirty tricks that they claim denied Hillary the nomination.

As a result, they defected from the Democratic Party and worked actively for the GOP in 2008 and are now pushing Palin for 2012, saying that the Democratic Party they once supported is no more. They’ve said that, even should Hillary run in 2012, they won’t support her.

They are well-connected in Chicago politics, both GOP and Dems. They’ve been dropping hints about this scandal for a while now, just today posting details.

Take it seriously.

I think they’re right that it best get aired now so the dust can settle before November.

I often disagree with the Hillbuzz take on things, but find them always well-informed.


20 posted on 07/15/2010 8:59:13 AM PDT by Jedidah
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To: afraidfortherepublic

“That’s got to be the longest run-on sentence I’ve ever encountered.”

Try reading some Charles Dickens! The run-on Master!


21 posted on 07/15/2010 9:02:44 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Nightbird
Ummm, am I the only person who found that blog post unintelligible and borderline insane?

After a few minutes I was thinking, IDENTIFY THE GUY ALREADY! What a waste of time . . . that's almost ten minutes I will never get back.

22 posted on 07/15/2010 9:08:14 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: ebersole

So .... is the problem Chicago or Romney? This article is a hatchet job on Romney by painting all Romney supporters with the same brush.

Problem: Romney and his family is known to not drink, nor womanize.

I fail to see how this behavior stems specifically from Mitt Romney vs. a few corrupt bad apples that learned politics from the thug capital of the USA.


23 posted on 07/15/2010 9:19:03 AM PDT by teppe (... for my God ... for my Family ... for my Country)
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To: Marty62
The blog is clearly a hit piece from a Hillary smarmy follower.

Shouldn't you read through the blog for a bit before you draw such a "clear" conclusion? You don't know what you're talking about here.

24 posted on 07/15/2010 9:20:39 AM PDT by BfloGuy (It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker, that we can expect . . .)
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To: 1rudeboy
Calling all cars. Turn up the stuner setting on the Nifong Radar.

Official Police Report: No sexual battery reported, BUT, plied her with alcohol, and turned her loose on the streets of Chicago. No cab fare. Perp's name is "The Prophet." Get out an APB, Set up roadblocks, watch the bus and train stations and all airports. Stop and hold all "Prophets."
Description:
Race: Republican
Sex (i.e. Gender): Male, Republican
Height: Republican
Weight: Republican.
M.O.: May offer female officers alcohol.

All Chicago PD Detectives working on the case to remain anonymous. Repeat: Anonymous. Extend same privilege to the "Prophet."

25 posted on 07/15/2010 9:22:40 AM PDT by Kenny Bunk (Think about this. The Party of Constitutional Restoration. Program, Plan, Leaders, Courage.)
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To: Kenny Bunk

“All units. All units. Man buying woman drinks at Cubby Bear. 1059 Addison. Code 3.”


26 posted on 07/15/2010 9:32:21 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: 1rudeboy

“...and no one is willing to identify the guy? Color me sceptical.”

Same here...while I figure there is scum at every level of the pond, why is everyone else named but the Prophet is not? Does this suggest that they will blow the lid off of this and name him in a national story?... They sound like little democrats in republican clothing don’t they?...


27 posted on 07/15/2010 9:32:50 AM PDT by oust the louse (“When you subsidize poverty and failure, you get more of both.”)
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To: 1rudeboy

They could get sued for libel if they named the guy with nothing but rumor or inside knowledge to back up the assertions.

If this is all true, when charges are formally filed, the name will be part of the public record. At that point, they can write that “Joe Jerk has been charged with 3 counts of etc. etc.”

Hillbuzz writers have stepped on so many toes in the past couple of years that they need bodyguards. The situation for them just got worse today.


28 posted on 07/15/2010 9:34:38 AM PDT by Jedidah
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To: 1rudeboy
Town out of control. Round up all Republicans. If you are unsure of male suspect's party affiliation, round up all non-gay white males in the immediate area for interrogation.

Surround Country Clubs. Repeat, Surround country clubs.

29 posted on 07/15/2010 9:35:18 AM PDT by Kenny Bunk (Think about this. The Party of Constitutional Restoration. Program, Plan, Leaders, Courage.)
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To: Jedidah

Well, duh.


30 posted on 07/15/2010 9:37:27 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: Jedidah

31 posted on 07/15/2010 9:44:21 AM PDT by ketelone
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To: BfloGuy

Oh I read this BS. Seems she got jealous at a baseball game because the “prophet”was messing around with OTHER women. And I’m sure she has pics of the super secret Phophet lounge.


32 posted on 07/15/2010 9:52:46 AM PDT by Marty62 (marty60)
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To: Jedidah
I think they’re right that it best get aired now so the dust can settle before November.

Indeed. I haven't heard of any rapes in politics in WI, but the infighting, backstabbing, and jockeying for position is prototypical Wisconsin Republican politics.

We had a guy here who really screwed up our County in 2004. They've brought him back to run campaigns in 2006, 2008, and now in 2010 because somebody thinks he's just wonderful. I think he's in charge of the whole state now.

That is why my husband and I won't have anything to do with the campaign in 2010. We'll help in other ways, but we won't work with this particular person, and neither will any of our friends. We found him lazy, incompetent, disrespectful of volunteers, actually brought in a spy, etc., etc. Now he's in charge of it all.

There is nothing you can say that is ever believed.

33 posted on 07/15/2010 11:34:28 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic (Southeast Wisconsin)
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To: Jedidah
The situation for them just got worse today.

Yup. They've made a bold move here.

I have enjoyed following the boys at Hillbuzz for almost a year now. Have you read any of the Mineral City thread? I think it is written by the mom of one of the boys. Sample:

The Mineral City Coffee Club meets every Sunday to discuss matters pertinent to current events, politics in general, the annual Wooly Bear Festival, and whatever their families are up to (in particular, their model-train obsessed husbands and ungrateful daughters). Headquartered in Mineral City (“the Paris of Tuscarawas County”), the formerly Democrat-only Coffee Club has recently joined forces with the formerly Republican-only Mineral City Ladies Guild, in bipartisan beverage enjoyment unprecedented in central Ohio. Election 2008 made strange bedfellows and breakfast buddies indeed. Whenever the ladies decide to write in, we’ll post their musings here.

34 posted on 07/15/2010 12:04:07 PM PDT by Free State Four
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