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MUST READ -- DETAILS GEPHARDT AND McAULIFFE DON'T WANT PUBLIC AND THE MAJORITY OF PRESS WON'T REPORT
| 18 July 2002
Posted on 07/18/2002 8:13:23 AM PDT by PhiKapMom
DETAILS GEPHARDT AND McAULIFFE DON'T WANT PUBLIC (GEPHARDT PREDICTS 40 SEAT PICK-UP FOR DEMOCRATS IN ROLL CALL)
The Democrats' hypocrisy is unbelievable. They're digging up ten year-old stock sales by President Bush that were completely cleared by the SEC, while they're under investigation for their own shady business dealings.
When Dick Gephardt ran for President in 1988, he received an unsecured and unusual $125,000 loan from Federal City Bank. Terry McAuliffe, now the chairman of the Democrat party, ran the bank that gave Gephardt his sweetheart loan while working as Gephardt's chief fundraiser in his campaign!
This violated Federal election law.
As for Gephardt, his aides now say he's a virtual lock on running for President again. (But that couldn't have anything to do with why he's making hypocritical attacks, now could it?) And McAuliffe just can't seem to stay away from business scams, starting with how he turned a $100,000 insider investment in Global Crossing into $18,000,000 right before the company went bankrupt!
Every taxpayer needs to knows about this hypocrisy. Only a few media outlets have reported this. Since we can't rely on the liberal media to tell this story, we need to do it ourselves. Forward this message to everybody you know!
TOPICS: Activism/Chapters; Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2002elections; gephardt; mcauliffe; noethics; questionableloan
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All -- I need you to distribute this to everyone on your email list, send to your local media outlets, write letters to your local papers, post on message boards and do anything else you can think of to get this information out in the public domain -- that is the only way it will get out as the press has no interest in connecting the dots.
Richard Gephardt has declared the current business scandals can costs the Republicans 40 seats in the November election.
(Roll Call report on Gephardt's Statement)
Are we going to let the DemocRATS get away with their continual attacks on this Administration and Republicans without a response?
I say it is time to fight back and get the information out. Are you with me on this? If you are, please help distribute this information. More will follow in the days ahead!
posted on 07/18/2002 8:13:23 AM PDT
People in glass houses...
posted on 07/18/2002 8:15:04 AM PDT
To: MeeknMing; Sabertooth; JohnHuang2
Can you guys ping for me. My other computer is down and I don't have the Senate ping list on my son's!
Mega Thanks guys!
posted on 07/18/2002 8:15:21 AM PDT
Very well stated!
posted on 07/18/2002 8:31:22 AM PDT
To: Dog Gone; ffrancone; Dog; deport; Coop; Mudboy Slim; A Citizen Reporter; dirtboy; Pokey78; ...
posted on 07/18/2002 8:42:49 AM PDT
posted on 07/18/2002 9:03:55 AM PDT
I still say that elected officials who commit a crime, no matter how long ago it happened and get caught, along with those who cover it up, should be banded of elected office for the rest of their lives and also be fined and sent to jail for no less that twenty years with no possibility of release.
posted on 07/18/2002 9:10:16 AM PDT
Well written, indeed.....please add me to your ping list....
posted on 07/18/2002 9:15:37 AM PDT
I'm going nuts around the house running errands & doing chores, so excuse if this is disjointed-- a couple of thoughts:
Make sure others see this: Go here:
Ignorance Making You Ill? Cure It!
for links, tools, & instructions about how to contact a pile of different people, and how to send a link to this story right here ( or anywhere else ) to a "mass email" using Outlook Express.
posted on 07/18/2002 9:28:05 AM PDT
To: PhiKapMom; Snow Bunny; CaTexan; onyx; RonDog; Sabertooth; Fred Mertz; Bahbah; dixiechick2000; ...
MUST READ -- DETAILS GEPHARDT AND McAULIFFE DON'T WANT
PUBLIC AND THE MAJORITY OF PRESS WON'T REPORT
Clintoon and Dick Gephardt
Please let me know if you want ON or OFF my General Interest ping list!. . .don't be shy.
To: PhiKapMom; Mo1; terilyn; Utah Girl
Remind everyone that the SEC lawyer had ties to the Dems and is known as a very, VERY tough investigator. He apparently is quite ticked off with the suggestion that he didn't dig hard enough on Harken.
Thanks for the thread and a ping to others.
posted on 07/18/2002 9:32:54 AM PDT
Thanks my friend! You are a gem!
You're welcomed. I just wish I had my full list to ping with! I had some
problems with my computer HDD and I'm still trying to recover some files.
He apparently is quite ticked off with the suggestion that he didn't dig hard enough on Harken.
Why do I get the feeling they are gonna tick of a few more democrats before they are finished
posted on 07/18/2002 9:52:15 AM PDT
To: PhiKapMom; MurryMom; dwbh
"GEPHARDT PREDICTS 40 SEAT PICK-UP FOR DEMOCRATS IN ROLL CALL!!"
Heh heh heh!! Do we have any Lib'rals or RINOs who want to bet on that?! Nawww, I didn't think so. I'm predicting a 25-30 seat pick-up fer the GOP House, and a 4-5 Seat Pickup in the Senate. RATS are imploding and this Gephardt quote is nothing but "whistlin' past the graveyard."
Here is a pretty gif I found
posted on 07/18/2002 10:15:10 AM PDT
To: PhiKapMom; floriduh voter; dorben; gatorman; Fearless Flyers; Luke FReeman; Clemenza; ...
Great post.....we need to get this info distributed as the media ignores anything negative about the RATs!
Just imagine if every Freeper wrote a letter to the editor of their local newspaper informing the readers of the truth about Dem's...We could indeed take back the Senate & win more seats in the House!
Pinging some FL Freepers to join the effort.
To: PhiKapMom; JohnHuang2
Pinging the 'King of Ping' to please 'do his mega pings'......
I forwarded your article, to everyone in my e-mail list, PK. Hope they forward it on also!!! : ) Thanks for your post.
posted on 07/18/2002 10:28:55 AM PDT
I certainly hope so!, and we can help things along by forwarding this article and your wonderful '$' .gif below.
posted on 07/18/2002 10:50:42 AM PDT
You have seen this, haven't you?
posted on 07/18/2002 11:11:55 AM PDT
posted on 07/18/2002 11:35:14 AM PDT
To: PhiKapMom; All
Thanks, Mom, for all you do to get the truth out! There is so little truth in the media and they are such hypocrits. I read an article today listing NAMES of Boston Globe reporters that have contributed to RATS this year in MA. But they claim they are not on the side of the Democrats. What a joke! Some may not like every single thing the GOP does, but we have got to keep the RATS out of power. Look at the lies they have told about the President and the Vice-President! When Cheney was picked as VP candidate, Andrea Mitchell talked about his honor and integrity. Now the media is out to get him - the facts are not out but they have decided he is guilty - just as they did with President Bush. If Freepers want liars running the country, just sit on your hands. Otherwise, get moving!
To: PhiKapMom; MeeknMing
I am forwarding this to all on my email list.
Thanks for posting it, PKM.
I believe if the Justice Dept. hands down some indictments on some of these corrupt CEOs by the end of Sept., that will take the wind out of Gephardt's sails..
I hope so, anyway.
Thanks for the ping, Ming!
posted on 07/18/2002 12:16:53 PM PDT
I still say that elected officials who commit a crime, no matter how long ago it happened and get caught, along with those who cover it up, should be banded of elected office for the rest of their lives..............
Agreed! If Pete Rose can be banned from baseball for life for gambling then the political crooks should be banned from holding office also.
posted on 07/18/2002 12:28:48 PM PDT
The internet and talking to anyone you can buttonhole is the way to get this message out.....DUMP THE DEMOCRATS
Thanks for your hard work and dedication. Will forward info.
This artical appeared in the San Diego Union Tribune, and was written by Joseph Perkins. The artical is at this web site:
Enron is a Democratic problem too
January 18, 2002
Remember the famous scene in "Casablanca" when Rick's Cafe Americain is shut down?
"How can you close me up?" asks Rick, played by Humphrey Bogart. "On what grounds?"
"I'm shocked, shocked to find that gambling is going on in here," replies Captain Renault, played by Claude Rains.
At which point a croupier appears, hands Renault a stack of money, and informs him, "Your winnings, sir."
Which brings me to the Enron investigation on Capitol Hill. Some Democrats, like Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman and California Rep. Henry Waxman, are trying their darndest to spin it as a Bush administration scandal.
They're shocked, shocked that the president received campaign contributions from Enron chairman Kenneth Lay.
That certain high-ranking members of his administration, including Vice President Dick Cheney, Attorney General John Ashcroft, Economic Adviser Larry Lindsey, Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Harvey Pitt, have some connection or another with the bankrupt energy giant.
But it's not like the party of Lieberman and Waxman has not been a beneficiary of Enron's largess. Your contributions, sirs.
Not that Democrats have had no connections whatsoever with the Houston-based firm.
In fact, an analysis of federal election documents by The Center for Responsive Politics reveals that 29 Senate Democrats, including Lieberman himself and Majority Leader Tom Daschle received campaign contributions from Enron. As did 71 House Democrats, including Minority Leader Richard Gephardt.
Then there's the $285,000 in Enron cash the Democratic National Committee accepted in 2000. Not to mention the $100,000 Thanksgiving gift the energy giant gave the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee last November, a week before filing Chapter 11 in bankruptcy court.
Enron also retained the services of some of the best Democratic lobbyists, consultants and lawyers money could buy.
Like Jack Quinn, former Vice President Al Gore's former chief of staff, a lobbyist for the nation's seventh-largest company. Robert Bennett, who represented Bill Clinton in the Paula Jones case, Enron's lead Washington lawyer. David Boies, Gore's lead lawyer in the Florida recount, representing the fallen energy giant's former chief financial officer, Andrew Fastow.
And, oh yes, Michael Lewin, Lieberman's former chief of staff, who earned a nice check from Enron by building relationships for the company with Democratic lawmakers.
Both Lieberman and Waxman are concerned with the influence Enron might have had with the Bush administration, given the president's past friendship with Lay, given the ties that Cheney, Ashcroft, Lindsey, Pitt and other administration officials had with the company.
But the fact that Enron and its executives generously supported Bush during his two campaigns for Texas governor, as well as his campaign for the White House, did not compel the president to use the powers of his office to bail the energy giant out of its troubles.
Nor did Enron's connections to Bush administration officials help the beleaguered company avert financial collapse.
The Treasury Department rebuffed repeated requests that Bush officials call the bond-rating agencies on the company's behalf. The requests were made not only by Lay but also by former Clinton Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin, a director of Citigroup, Enron's largest creditor (not to mention Lieberman's largest campaign contributor).
Treasury's decision effectively quashed Enron's pending merger with Dynegy and left Enron with no recourse but bankruptcy.
Meanwhile, both the SEC and the Justice Department have launched investigations of Enron that could lead, conceivably, to asset forfeitures and criminal convictions for the company's senior executives.
So, then, for all its campaign contributions to President Bush, for all its ties to with Bush administration officials, Enron has little to show for it.
That's why, according to the latest CNN/USA Today/Gallup Poll, few Americans blame the Bush administration for Enron's implosion and the hardship suffered by the bankrupt company's former employees.
Lieberman and Waxman can try to persuade the public that Enron's collapse is somehow a Bush administration scandal. But it is hard to make that case when so many Democratic lawmakers have accepted Enron's cash, when so many Democratic insiders continue to use their Washington connections on Enron's behalf.
posted on 07/18/2002 1:06:27 PM PDT
"When Dick Gephardt ran for President in 1988, he received an unsecured and unusual $125,000 loan from Federal City Bank. Terry McAuliffe, now the chairman of the Democrat party, ran the bank that gave Gephardt his sweetheart loan while working as Gephardt's chief fundraiser in his campaign!
This violated Federal election law."
And that should be that!! Laws were obviously broken and INDICTMENTS MUST FOLLOW or else our Executive Branch has become toothless and jaded!!
INDICT TERRY McAULIFFE NOW!!!
If the media is so died-in-the-wool liberal, what good will it to to bombard them with this information?
No doubt, they already HAVE this info (after all, we do) but are deliberately ignoring it. Won't they just continue to ignore it, no matter how much dust FR stirs up?
IOW, how can we expect the liberal media to do anything other than adhere to the liberal line?
"McAwful Corruption Thread!!"
This ILLEGAL loan to Gephardt is but the tip of the iceberg vis a vis DNC Chairman Terry "The Punk" McAuliffe!!
To: Hardy Harhar
Just keep bombarding your print media. The TV media is deaf but your local papers are not. Enough of this gets to them and just maybe they will print a few articles or some young journalist will see an opportunity to get a good story.
The key is to never give up -- that is what the liberals want us to do and I, for one, am not going to give them the satisfaction.
"Ring Dem Bells!!"
(To be sung to Bob Dylan's "Ring Them Bells")
Ring Dem bells, you heathens with yer Big Guv'ment schemes...
Ring Dem bells from yer sanctuaries where Vile Lib'rals preach!!
"Re-Impeach!!" Mudboy cried...
"We got Truth on our side...
"And Clinton's Power's fractured...Sweet Justice be thine!!"
Ring Dem bells, good FReepers, let yer OUTRAGE show!!
Ring Dem bells...make yer righteous stand, so John Ashcroft will know!!
Folks, it's Rush Hour now...
Help us FReep 'gainst the Power!!
Lord, the sun is goin' down upon Left's sacred cows!!
Ring Dem bells, Sweet Justice, tell yer Congressman...
Ring Dem bells so the World will know McAuliffe's SCUM!!
Folks, the Networks are asleep...
But their Power's weak...
And the Country's still filled with lost sheep.
Ring Dem bells...fer Left's Blind Ignorance!!
Ring Dem bells for those morally-bereft!
Ring Dem bells for Left's chosen few...
Who would judge the many...
Yet say, "Slick is KEWL!!"
Ring Dem bells for the Chi-Com SPIES...
For the kids that died...
When innocents FRIED!!
Ring Dem bells, brave Patriots, shan't let Tyranny bloom!!
Ring Dem bells for our Sailors whom Slick Willie entombed!! List of crimes is long...
But Bold FReepers are strong...
And we're breakin' down resistance to Rightin' Wrongs!!
Folks, it's time we demonstrated the Power of FReepin' to those who would deprive us of Justice and Liberty!! Terry McAuliffe, outspoken proponent of Campaign Finance Reform and Chairman of the DNC, has committed multiple FELONIES to get to his position of prominence in the DemocRATic Party, yet no one seems willing to hold him accountable!! As Bill Clinton's Chief Fundraiser in the '96 Presidential elections, McAuliffe was the mastermind behind the Union/DemocRAT scheme to bilk hard-working blue-collar workers out of Millions of Dollars of Pension Funds so as to provide Bill Clinton with the cash to retain his position of Power, and no INDICTMENT has been forthcoming. Elle Bee tells me there is a 5-year Statute of Limitations--expiring this Fall--on this Crime, and George Bush's Attorney General, John Ashcroft, has not said one word about holding the DNC Chairman accountable for his crimes!! THIS INJUSTICE SHALL NOT STAND!!
A small contingent of Justice-loving FReepers have--for over a month--been promoting a series of threads exposing McAuliffe's long criminal history, but now it's time to take the Truth beyond FreeRepublic!! Please assist our efforts with your emails, phone calls, and snail mails to those who need to expose this lowlife SCUM for all the World to see!!
Thanks for your help in Ringin' the Bells of Justice!!
1 Posted on 08/17/2001 22:59:43 PDT by Mudboy Slim (NOW or NEVER Time, FReepers!!)
To: Mudboy Slim
Howdy, Slim- I have sent that story to the usual suspects in my pile of mass emails- letters to editors and opinionators like Rush & Hannity & Larry Elder. It will get seen. The harhar guy ( and I'm still not certain he's laughing with us or laughing at us.. ) has a point in the reply he left above yours, but...
I sure hear a lot of this stuff on Free Republic getting discussed on talk radio. While it may not make a sudden turnaround in public opinion happen, a lot of very diverse groups of people listen to those shows, so the information is getting out to the public more than it used to, say 10 years ago.
posted on 07/18/2002 2:21:42 PM PDT
To: Mudboy Slim
The St. Pete Times likes to print letters from Jeb-haters unless they receive a letter to the editor from the Governor.
Word of mouth is as important as letters to the editor. There are many places where it's difficult to talk about politics but any one of us can pick the moment using good judgment to point stuff like this out to people.
Writing and talking to people are both good ideas and since the Towers came down, people are more interested in politics and the state of the nation. Regards, FV
We have to get busy and get the word out. It's obvious that CNN and the likes aren't going to report on anything unless it's a Republican.
I've just send several articles to every one on my list including most of the anchors at Fox News.
I'm making this my election mission.
Thanks for helping to make it so easy for me!
posted on 07/18/2002 3:22:49 PM PDT
My email has been working overtime this afternoon!
We have to get this information out to as many people as possible.
Thanks for helping to make it so easy for me to find this stuff.
posted on 07/18/2002 3:24:16 PM PDT
Speaking of Daschle, anybody who wants to join the Daschle Watch Ping List, please freepmail me.
When I say Daschle, I mean ALL Daschle Democrats. They all need to go back to civilian life - Daschle is going to hold up the Homeland Security Strategy until August or later. Is that reason enough to join our ping list?
The irony of our homeland security not being heard until September speaks volumes. TD is going to stretch out the prescription drug issue as long as he can to tie up our homeland security.
However, you can also visit JOHN THUNE'S web site in South Dakota and see if you can support him in his race against Johnson. If THUNE wins, then there's a good chance that Daschle will lose his majority post. Floriduh Voter
To: floriduh voter
posted on 07/18/2002 7:44:24 PM PDT
Thank you much!
Hi Meekie, thank you for the ping.
posted on 07/18/2002 10:39:21 PM PDT
To: Snow Bunny
You're welcomed, Snow Bunny. Thanks for the bump!
To: Wait4Truth; PhiKapMom
I don't know if anybody posted this excerpt from today's (July 19, 2002) "Page Six" column. My concern is why Mayor Bloomberg is sharing a meal with McAuliffe! In case you two didn't see it:
"JIMMY Rodriguez hit the trifecta Wednesday. He was at his new restaurant, Jimmy's Downtown, chatting with ex-President Bill Clinton and Texas senatorial candidate Ron Kirk when his cell phone rang. 'Come to Harlem immediately,' he was told. 'The mayor is sitting down to dinner.' Jimmy raced from East 57th Street to Jimmy's Uptown on West 130th, where Mike Bloomberg was eating with Democratic National chairman Terry McAuliffe. "
Wouldn't hurt to find out who this Ron Kirk is, either. Just FYI.
To: cyncooper; Howlin
Friday night bump...
To: Registered; Askel5; OKCSubmariner; rdavis84
I just can't take the compassion much longer. Racicot thinks McAuliffe is a great guy! Above board. Innocent. Move on. LOL!
Bush picks former Montana Gov. Marc Racicot to head Republican National Committee
Novak's right: Racicot should go. An Enron lobbyist as RNC chair? Forget it!
CNN INSIDE POLITICS - Transcript - Aired July 19, 2002 - 16:00 ET
"WOODRUFF: The two major party chairmen are with me now to talk about the politics of corporate responsibility and the upcoming midterm elections. Republican Mark Racicot is in San Francisco. Democrat Terry McAuliffe is here in Washington. Gentlemen, both of you have corporate ties.
Terry McAuliffe, you were invested in Global Crossings. It's now under investigation by the SEC. Mark Racicot you lobbied for companies including Enron. My question to both of you, is are you both appropriate spokesman for your party on these issues? Terry McAuliffe.
TERRY MCAULIFFE, DNC CHAIRMAN: All can I tell you is Republicans keep talking about Global Crossing. I was merely an investor. I never worked for the company. I was not on the board. I was never an officer. I was fortunate to be an investor in that company and I feel bad for everybody who lost money and the shareholders that lost money, that people lost their job.
Judy, I merely invested. I was like millions of people who owned stock in companies and had no say over the management, how the company was run. We can't hold people accountable just because they hold shares of a company.
WOODRUFF: Mark Racicot, you lobbied for several companies including Enron.
MARK RACICOT, RNC CHAIRMAN: Well, I performed legal services for Enron. But let me say plainly that Terry McAuliffe is imminently well qualified to speak for the Democratic party. The fact of the matter is, we all ought to in this country make certain that we avoid the kind of suggestion or innuendo or implication that somehow impunes the character of people for having been associated with some kind of a business entity and there's no proof whatsoever to suggest anything inappropriate. That's the case with Terry McAuliffe. It's the case with me. It's the case with the president. It's the case the vice president. People ought to quit trying to opportunistically take advantage of this particular issue. WOODRUFF: Let me ask you both about this. At a time when we're talking about corporate responsibility, both of your parties are taking enormous amounts of money from corporations. Over the last 10 years, the Republicans have taken in over $635 million. The Democrats have taken in $450 million. Is there -- where is the truth when both parties are going after this money at the same time you're saying corporations clean your house.
Hugs for everyone.
To: Registered; Askel5; OKCSubmariner; rdavis84
And the very same day after Racicot gets done kissing McAuliffe:
Statement from DNC Chairman McAuliffe on Vice President Cheney and Halliburton
Story Filed: Friday, July 19, 2002 2:20 PM EST
WASHINGTON, Jul 19, 2002 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- The following is a statement from DNC Chairman McAuliffe on Vice President Cheney and Halliburton:
"Vice President Cheney should explain to the people of Houston why his company misled investors while he was CEO of Halliburton. The people of Houston know all too well the painful results of corporate accounting tricks.
"Vice President Cheney should spend more time explaining his business practices and the accounting tricks he used as CEO of Halliburton and less time raising money for the Republican Party.
"Restoring investor faith in corporations is vital to getting the economy moving in the right direction. The administration has to come clean on questions surrounding their business practices before the American people take them seriously on corporate responsibility."
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