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Women against Bob Menendez? How about a Democratic woman?
Washington Examiner ^ | 1-31-2013 | Michelle Malkin

Posted on 02/01/2013 1:16:17 PM PST by smoothsailing

January 31, 2013

Women against Bob Menendez? How about a Democratic woman?

Michelle Malkin

Conservatives are always told they don't do enough to reach across the aisle. We're divisive, obstructionist and hostile to bipartisanship. So in the spirit of unity and comity, I'm announcing the formation of a new social justice group: Ladies Against Senator Sleaze-Bob.

Now all I need are some principled Democratic ladies and liberal media lionesses to step up to the plate with me to protest the vulgar, sexist behavior of Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J.

Surely, Nancy Pelosi, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Cher, Sandra Fluke, Eva Longoria and I can all agree that when a powerful Washington politician abuses his power to victimize young women, we should join hands to demand justice. Right?

Surely, Barbara Walters, Diane Sawyer, Arianna Huffington, Rachel Maddow, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Lena Dunham, Tina Fey and every card-carrying member of NOW across America are outraged by this Beltway playboy's tawdry exploitation of underage prostitutes.

And surely, Hillary Clinton, Valerie Jarrett, Stephanie Cutter and Michelle Obama are all sickened by this top Democrat's profligate election-season jaunts to the Dominican Republic on a shady donor's private plane.

Oh, wait. What? You haven't heard about Menendez's war on women from the left-wing War on Women brigade? Nary a progressive peep? Well, knock me over with a Code Pink feather boa. Not sure how the story could have slipped their news-savvy feminist minds.

The divorced Menendez is in slowly bubbling hot water over a couple of trips he's taken over the years to the Caribbean for sex parties with young women, reportedly including a 16-year-old minor. The left-leaning watchdog group CREW (Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington) and the right-leaning publication The Daily Caller were the first to publicize allegations last November that Menendez solicited prostitutes with his creepy donor pal Florida eye doctor Salomon Melgen.

On Wednesday night, the FBI and the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General raided Melgen's home and hauled away more than 30 cardboard boxes. The news jogged Menendez's memory and -- mirabile dictu -- the incoming chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee suddenly remembered that he owed nearly $60,000 to Melgen as reimbursement for two private-jet flights taken three years ago.

While Menendez's office blames a "right-wing blog" for his troubles, CREW released an e-mail yesterday detailing Menendez's encounters with four Dominican female escorts at an island resort owned by Melgen. One of the women wrote about Menendez's pervy proclivities: "That senator also likes the youngest and newest girls. ... In the beginning he seemed so serious, because he never spoke to anyone, but he is just like the others and has just about the same tastes as the doctor, very refined. I think they were taking us more often to get us checked (medically) because of him."

The women, who accused Menendez of stiffing them out of their pay, said they feared retaliation, because they "know the kind of people (we're) dealing with."

And we know how leading Democratic men on Capitol Hill are dealing with the news. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., derided the news source of the scandal for bringing up "a lot of non-issues." White House spokesman Jay Carney punted in response to a question about whether President Obama still has confidence in Menendez: "I don't have anything for you on that." And other than a stray joke from Jay Leno, the Democratic-entertainment complex has nothing to say, either.

So it's time for my fellow Ladies Against Senator Sleaze-Bob to represent. Where you at, LASSes? The political boys club is calling the exploited women of tax-evader Melgen's Doll Palace liars and trying to sweep this pedo-tainted scandal under the rug. I guess some "binders full of women" are more equal than others.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Editorial; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: California; US: Florida; US: Nevada; US: New Jersey
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1 posted on 02/01/2013 1:16:23 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

Once again Michelle hits one out of the park.

Unfortunately this will be responded to with...silence.


2 posted on 02/01/2013 1:21:08 PM PST by MichaelCorleone (A return to Jesus and prayer in the schools is the only way.)
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To: smoothsailing
"They are little children stiffed by a privileged Democrat Senator.
What difference does it make?"


3 posted on 02/01/2013 1:22:02 PM PST by Diogenesis (De Oppresso Liber)
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To: MichaelCorleone

Well...you can’t stop those underage prostitutes from their profession...that’s un-American.


4 posted on 02/01/2013 1:22:21 PM PST by pepsionice
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To: smoothsailing

How about a Democratic woman?”

Nah, prostituting onself is the only way a lot of them can make money


5 posted on 02/01/2013 1:24:44 PM PST by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: smoothsailing

Obviously Michelle hasn’t gotten the Memo.

Democrats can do ANYTHING - not a big deal.

Republicans, on the other hand, specially conservative Republicans - must always be subject to scrutiny and crictizm.

Ask Joe Scarborough or “perky’ Katie Couric (she’s BAAAAAAAAAAAAAACK!!). They’ll tell you!


6 posted on 02/01/2013 1:24:57 PM PST by ZULU (See video: http://gatesofvienna.blogspot.com/2012/09/the-first-siege-of-vienna.html)
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To: smoothsailing
There's an old saying when it comes to illicit sex and dem politicians that goes back DECADES, but I'm sure the "ethics" of this have long been relaxed. The old saying was "they could catch a dem politician with a dead girl or a live boy in their bed, and still not be kicked out of their 'august body.'"

Well, they've found Bobby with a live little girl in his bed... He gets a pass...

Mark

7 posted on 02/01/2013 1:25:27 PM PST by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: smoothsailing
Malkin is dead on the mark with this. Not only will no female Dems come forward to criticize this pervert but none of his male Dem colleagues will either.
8 posted on 02/01/2013 1:29:05 PM PST by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: smoothsailing
Dems skate on all criminality. I argued and argued with my Leftist (former) friends that EVERY WOMAN who accused Clinton of sexual harassment/ rape/groping, etc, was a DEMOCRAT women. Not one cared and all of them still voted for the sleazebag in 1996.
9 posted on 02/01/2013 1:30:36 PM PST by originalbuckeye (Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy)
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To: Diogenesis
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10 posted on 02/01/2013 1:35:23 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: Liz; smoothsailing

Menendez ping!


11 posted on 02/01/2013 1:42:34 PM PST by sickoflibs (Losing to Dems and Obama is not a principle! Its just losing.)
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To: MarkL
The old saying was "they could catch a dem politician with a dead girl or a live boy in their bed, and still not be kicked out of their 'august body.'"

Yep, it easy to see why necrophiliacs and pedophiles are attracted to the Democrat party. No rules, no morals, no soul.

12 posted on 02/01/2013 1:57:08 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

bttt


13 posted on 02/01/2013 2:28:51 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: smoothsailing

9ooay - Click for Next Image...

 


14 posted on 02/01/2013 2:51:57 PM PST by Incorrigible (If I lead, follow me; If I pause, push me; If I retreat, kill me.)
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To: smoothsailing
I have no idea if 16 years old is the age of consent in the Dominican Republic. On the other hand, I believe that there's a federal law against "underage sex tours," primarily aimed at Thailand, that makes it a federal crime to have sex with an underage girl in a foreign country, if that girl is underage by US standards. I could have this wrong, but I believe that's correct.

Mark

15 posted on 02/01/2013 3:05:35 PM PST by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: BenLurkin

You have to remember with the FRAUDS ON THE LEFT. They have to protect their own. Sex with a minor, hell, no problem. He’s a democrat. It’s only a problem if a white republican does it. Gore. Sells out to big oil. No problem. That was good oil. It’s only bad oil when republicans are involved.


16 posted on 02/01/2013 3:11:29 PM PST by spawn44 (MOO)
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To: MarkL
I believe that's correct.

It is, the pervert can be charged with the crime committed in the D.R. even if the D.R. doesn't consider it a crime.

17 posted on 02/01/2013 3:33:07 PM PST by Graybeard58 (_.. ._. .. _. _._ __ ___ ._. . ___ ..._ ._ ._.. _ .. _. .)
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To: All
Casa de Campo, Dominican Republic---where US pols play hide and seek w/ the local kids.


18 posted on 02/01/2013 4:35:58 PM PST by Liz
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To: Graybeard58; MarkL; smoothsailing

weeklystandard.com / By DANIEL HALPER / 1/31/13

IF Sen Menendez is found guilty of traveling to the Dominican Republic to engage in sexual intercourse with underage prostitutes, he could face up to 30 years prison. The appropriate law, which would seem to apply in this instance, is the Prosecutorial Remedies And Other Tools To End The Exploitation Of Children Today (or the Protect Act).

Menendez voted for the law when he was a member of the House of Representatives.

“TRAVEL WITH INTENT TO ENGAGE IN ILLICIT SEXUAL CONDUCT.

“A person who travels in interstate commerce or travels into the United States, or a United States citizen or an alien admitted for permanent residence in the United States who travels in foreign commerce, for the purpose of engaging in any illicit sexual conduct with another person shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than 30 years, or both.

‘‘(c) ENGAGING IN ILLICIT SEXUAL CONDUCT IN FOREIGN PLACES.—Any United States citizen or alien admitted for permanent residence who travels in foreign commerce, and engages in any illicit sexual conduct with another person shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than 30 years, or both.”

‘‘(d) ANCILLARY OFFENSES.—Whoever, for the purpose of commercial advantage or private financial gain, arranges, induces, procures, or facilitates the travel of a person knowing that such a person is traveling in interstate commerce or foreign commerce for the purpose of engaging in
illicit sexual conduct shall be fined under this title, imprisoned not more than 30 years, or both.

‘‘(e) ATTEMPT AND CONSPIRACY.—Whoever attempts or conspires to violate subsection (a), (b), (c), or (d) shall be punishable in the same manner as a completed violation of that subsection. (rest at web site)


19 posted on 02/01/2013 4:41:37 PM PST by Liz
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To: Liz; jazusamo

GOOD!!! Thanks for posting, Liz.


20 posted on 02/01/2013 4:55:03 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

The women/girls have to be telling the truth. Democrats have insisted for years that women don’t lie about this sort of thing.


21 posted on 02/01/2013 5:22:38 PM PST by randita
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks smoothsailing. Michelle Malkin:
...a new social justice group: Ladies Against Senator Sleaze-Bob

22 posted on 02/01/2013 5:46:47 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: smoothsailing
I doubt Michelle will find much Democrat support for her new group.

They tend to support prostitution as a business model, and consider it a harmless passtime.
Some few are slightly conflicted if the prostitute is under 10 years old.
Few seem overly concerned about importing or exporting humans as sex slaves, here in the USA or worldwide.

23 posted on 02/01/2013 7:17:50 PM PST by sarasmom (The obvious takes longer to discover for the obtuse.)
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To: ZULU
Obviously Michelle hasn’t gotten the Memo.

Democrats can do ANYTHING - not a big deal.

Republicans, on the other hand, specially conservative Republicans - must always be subject to scrutiny and criticism.
“Liberalism” (scare quotes mandatory) is all about promoting talk above action. It is the natural home of the journalist, the academy, the union organizer. The way you promote talk above action is to second-guess the actor. Since the talker never does anything, he never does anything wrong and cannot be second guessed. It’s probably what the Sophists of ancient Greece did to rouse the opposition of the Philosophers. Which lead to “sophistry” becoming a term of contempt to describe slippery logic.
Ask Joe Scarborough or “perky’ Katie Couric (she’s BAAAAAAAAAAAAAACK!!). They’ll tell you!

24 posted on 02/01/2013 11:11:40 PM PST by conservatism_IS_compassion (The idea around which “liberalism" coheres is that NOTHING actually matters except PR.)
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