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  • U.S. "Friends" Like Wexler, Obama Play Israel for the Fool

    02/05/2012 8:39:43 PM PST · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 2/5/12 | Caroline Glick
    Former US congressman Robert Wexler is a man worth listening to. Wexler served as then-senator Barack Obama’s chief booster in the American Jewish community during the 2008 presidential campaign. He appeared everywhere and said anything to convince the American Jewish community that the same man who sat in the church pews listening to Rev. Jeremiah Wright’s anti-Semitic vitriol for two decades, and listed among his closest friends and associates a host of Israel-haters as well as former terrorists, was the greatest friend Israel could ever have. Once Obama was elected, Wexler continued to serve as his Jewish shill. Wexler traveled...
  • DEMOCRAT WINS FLORIDA SPECIAL ELECTION

    04/13/2010 11:16:21 PM PDT · by Cindy · 58 replies · 3,577+ views
    UPI.com ^ | Published: April 13, 2010 at 10:47 PM
    SNIPPET: "BOCA RATON, Fla., April 13 (UPI) -- Voters elected Democrat Ted Deutch Tuesday to fill out the term of retired U.S. Rep. Robert Wexler, D-Fla., election returns indicated. Deutch, who campaigned as a supporter of healthcare reform legislation and of President Barack Obama, easily defeated Republican Ed Lynch and an unaffiliated candidate. Lynch conceded before 10 p.m. before all precincts reported, The Palm Beach Post reported."
  • Dems keep Wexler seat (FL)

    04/13/2010 8:05:51 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 37 replies · 1,178+ views
    The Hill ^ | April 13, 2010 | Aaron Blake
    Florida state Sen. Ted Deutch (D) has won the special election to replace former Rep. Robert Wexler (D-Fla.). Deutch had about 61 percent of the vote with more than half of precincts reporting, while Republican contractor Ed Lynch was taking about 36 percent of the vote. The race has been called by AP. Deutch was the heavy favorite heading into Tuesday night in a strongly Democratic district. Republicans didn't do much to contest the race. Wexler resigned in late 2009 to head up a Middle East think tank.
  • FL-19 Turn-out Extremely Low, Republicans Could Have Easley [sic] Won

    04/13/2010 7:26:05 PM PDT · by goods · 31 replies · 1,481+ views
    www.yossigestetner.com ^ | 4/13/2010 | Yossi Gestetner
    As of now, 10:15 PM DST, polls are closed for more than three hours in Florida where voters had voted to fill a vacant seat of a long-serving retiring Democrat Congressman in District 14. But apparently, both sides slept deep: as of the current count, less than 14,000 people voted in Broward County, a Democratic strong-hold which is one of the two Counties of the 19’Th district. The Democrat has now in total 7,342 votes, vs. 5,837 for the Republican. We still need to get results from Palm Beach County, and the final results for the night too. I get...
  • Democrat front-runner wins Fla. US House race (seat vacated by Robert Wexler)

    04/13/2010 7:10:16 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 50 replies · 2,015+ views
    Associated Press ^ | April 13, 2010 | BRIAN SKOLOFF
    BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) -- Democratic state Sen. Ted Deutch on Tuesday handily won the first U.S. House race since Congress passed President Barack Obama's massive health care overhaul.
  • It’s election day in congressional District 19

    04/13/2010 8:55:01 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 90 replies · 4,971+ views
    http://www.postonpolitics.com ^ | April 13th, 2010 | by George Bennett
    Voters in congressional District 19 today will choose a replacement for U.S. Rep. Robert Wexler, the Democrat who stepped down in January to head a Middle East think tank. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The district has more than twice as many Democrats as Republicans and voted 65 percent for Barack Obama in 2008. That makes Ted Deutch, a state Senator from Boca Raton, the heavy favorite. But Republican Ed Lynch hopes to ride voter dislike for the new Democratic health care law to an upset victory. And independent candidate Jim McCormick hopes enough voters are...
  • Support Ed Lynch: electing a conservative in Fl 19 Spec. Elect. is an opportunity we can’t fumble!

    04/07/2010 6:26:43 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 23 replies · 737+ views
    The Collins Report ^ | April 7, 2010 | Kevin “Coach” Collins
    Dick Morris has endorsed Ed Lynch on Sean Hannity’s tv show because he knows this election is the first national referendum on Obamacare. Tuesday can be just another day or a great celebration because we have beaten a Marxist Democrat in the old seat of former Congressman Robert Wexler, a very Marxist Democrat. How Tuesday turns out is up to us; the half of America that actually gets it and wants to save our nation. On Tuesday April 13 there will be a special election in the 19th Congressional District of Florida. Our candidate is Ed Lynch a young strong...
  • Edward Lynch: A Profile in Republican Excellence

    02/03/2010 9:55:28 PM PST · by Yomin Postelnik · 11 replies · 487+ views
    American Daily Review ^ | 02/04/10 | Yomin Postelnik
    Ed Lynch isn’t just a Republican candidate with the only upcoming special election in the nation. Ed Lynch is as a man whose personal example embodies the very best of the Republican Party. Lynch is no ordinary candidate. After all, what candidate, two weeks before a primary vote, decides to leave his district in favor of leading a rescue mission in Haiti? But that episode, more than any other, demonstrates what Ed Lynch is all about. His choice to save lives rather than campaign is emblematic of Lynch’s life history. As a general contractor, Lynch won a construction bid to...
  • Pelosi Has 218 Votes Only Through February

    01/25/2010 8:20:48 PM PST · by Slyscribe · 12 replies · 1,003+ views
    IBD's Capital Hill ^ | 1/25/2010 | David Hogberg
    Beginning March 1, Speaker Nancy Pelosi may fall below the 218 votes she needs to pass health care reform. The House health bill got 220 votes. But Rep. Robert Wexler, D-Fla., has retired. Joseph Cao, R-La., the lone Republican voting “yes”, says he won’t support the final package. And on Feb. 28, Rep. Neal Abercrombie, D-Hawaii, retires to focus on running for governor. That brings Pelosi to 217, assuming there are no other changes. The soonest Pelosi would be back up to 218 would be April 14, one day after the special election to fill Wexler’s seat.
  • Florida’s ultra Lib Wexler chased from Congress by courageous conservative challenger Ed Lynch

    10/15/2009 4:56:54 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 20 replies · 1,356+ views
    The Collins Report ^ | Ocotber 15, 2009 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    An honest headline would read, “Lynch in a walkover: TKO’s Wexler.” In boxing terms conservative Republican Ed Lynch has scored a TKO walkover victory against soon to be former Congressman Robert Wexler (D) Fla 19th CD. Lynch’s courage and tenacity convinced the FBI to investigate Wexler for multiple violations of federal laws and finally forced Wexler to slither away rather than have investigators prove he doesn’t live in Florida let alone his district. Lynch’s campaign commented that, “For all practical purposes, Wexler quit representing his constituents and stopped carrying out the real responsibilities of a Congressman long before his resignation…...
  • Rep. Robert Wexler Resigning to Address Middle East Peace

    10/14/2009 12:29:55 PM PDT · by libstripper · 30 replies · 1,234+ views
    Politiucs Daily ^ | October 14, 2009 | Patricia Murphy
    Robert Wexler, a seven-term congressman representing Florida's 19th district, announced today that he will resign his seat in the House of Representatives to head a think tank focused on finding Middle East peace. Wexler said today he will step down in January to become the executive director of the Center for Middle East Peace and Economic Cooperation, a Washington-based non-profit that describes itself as advocating for "the peace that Israelis and Arabs seek."
  • Radio Talk Host Steve Kane Wins Law Suit

    10/14/2009 4:51:14 AM PDT · by SteveKaneradio · 7 replies · 1,050+ views
    Broward Beat.com ^ | October 14th | Steve Kane Radio
    http://www.browardbeat.com/radio-talk-host-steve-kane-wins-law-suit/
  • Robert Wexler To Resign From Congress

    10/13/2009 5:25:37 PM PDT · by Talkradio03 · 13 replies · 1,049+ views
    hotairpundit ^ | 10/13/09 | talkradio03
    Reports from the sunsentinel and Palm Beach Post on Robert Wexler...One more lib from a swing state says goodbye...
  • Report: Congressman Wexler to resign

    10/13/2009 3:48:23 PM PDT · by Fawn · 284 replies · 16,739+ views
    Reported by: Sun-Sentinel ^ | Oct 13, 2009 | Reported by: Sun-Sentinel
    PALM BEACH COUNTY, FL---Our news partners at the Sun Sentinel report: U.S. Rep. Robert Wexler, who represents Broward and Palm Beach counties, plans to resign from Congress. He plans to announce his plans at a news conference Wednesday at 10 a.m. in Boca Raton. A Democratic source with knowledge of Wexler's plans said he is likely to take a public policy job that deals with the Middle East. Wexler, a senior member of the House Foreign Relations Committee, has long been involved in issues involving Israel and Turkey.
  • Emerging scandal? Senator Nelson (D-Fl) calls for CPSC chief Nancy Nord to resign

    04/06/2009 10:42:58 PM PDT · by prismsinc · 16 replies · 2,178+ views
    wptv Channel 5 ^ | 04-06-09 | wptv.com
    TALLAHASSEE, FL -- Gov. Charlie Crist isn't declaring a state of emergency over the use of Chinese drywall in Florida just yet, but he is asking for federal help to study the controversial building material. The drywall, imported from China during the building boom of 2002 to 2006, has been blamed for foul odors, corroded copper pipes and wires, and respiratory problems. On Thursday, U.S. Rep. Robert Wexler, D- Boca Raton, asked Crist to make the emergency declaration for Florida, where thousands of homes may have been impacted by the material, so residents could get funds from the Federal Emergency...
  • http://wexlersweb.com/Campaign_Finance_Web/index.html

    10/14/2008 11:39:21 AM PDT · by diefree · 3 replies · 427+ views
    Lynch for Congress ^ | unknown | Lynch for Congress
    The FACTS are as follows: From July 23rd through July 30th Wexler's Congressional Committee revised 25 Federal Election Commission (FEC) Reports dating back to early 2001. All the reports removed the firm Newbridge Securities as the corporation from which funds were received to one of several other companies including; West Park Capital, Inc., Capital Gains Consultants, Inc., Catamount Capital Management, and Capital Gains Real Estate Consultants, Inc. among others. Several of these companies had been out of business when the reports listed that the stated funds had been paid. On July 25th, 2008, two days after Wexler’s Congressional Committee began...
  • U.S. House race forum includes touch of Animal House

    10/10/2008 7:18:07 AM PDT · by Fox_Mulder77 · 9 replies · 788+ views
    Sun Sentinel ^ | October 10, 2008 | Russell Small
    .....“I never thought I’d have to say this to an audience, but please behave,’’ moderate Elissa Harvey implored while the audience at the Coral Springs Center for The Arts blistered U.S. Rep. Robert Wexler, D-Boca Raton. Wexler had the audacity to blame years of Republican deregulation for today’s economic woes, something that didn’t play with this audience. Wexler was joined on stage by Republican Challenger Ed Lynch and Independent Ben Graber, who are seeking his 19th Congressional District seat. Lynch and Graber took turns ripping Wexler for what they called a “culture of corruption’’ in Washington, D.C. during Wexler’s 12-year...
  • Ben Graber says U.S. Rep. Wexler "an embarrassment to Jews"

    09/02/2008 6:36:51 PM PDT · by Alouette · 25 replies · 570+ views
    Sun Sentinal ^ | Sept. 2, 2008 | Brittany Wallman
    Former state representative and Broward county commissioner Ben Graber is blasting U.S. Rep. Robert Wexler, D-Boca Raton, as an "embarrassment to Jews.'' Graber , son of Holocaust survivors, is challenging Wexler in congressional District 19, and is running as an independent candidate. He took issue with Wexler for dissing Sen. John McCain's vice presidential pick, Sarah Palin, the governor of Alaska. According to Graber: "Wexler immediately condemned her as a supporter of a Nazi sympathizer because she wore a Pat Buchanan button ... when he visited her town.'' Graber said Wexler's "behavior'' is "not only embarrassing to the Jews, but...
  • Democratic Rep.: Palin pick is 'direct affront to all Jewish Americans' [Wexler]

    09/01/2008 8:55:58 AM PDT · by justiceseeker93 · 104 replies · 276+ views
    Haaretz (Israel) ^ | August 29, 2008 | Haaretz Staff
    Democratic Congressman Robert Wexler of Florida lashed out Saturday at John McCain's choice of Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as his running mate, accusing her of supporting "Nazi sympathizer" Pat Buchanan and branding the move an "affront to all Jewish Americans." "John McCain's decision to select a vice presidential running mate that endorsed Pat Buchanan for president in 2000 is a direct affront to all Jewish Americans," said a statement by Wexler.
  • Democrat Wexler Smears Sarah Palin as "Nazi Sympathizer" Sympathizer

    08/29/2008 7:18:21 PM PDT · by kristinn · 117 replies · 2,457+ views
    Friday, August 29, 2008 | Kristinn
    Democrat Congressman Robert Wexler of Florida (and Maryland) tonight smeared Republican vice presidential pick Sarah Palin as a Nazi sympathizer sympathizer.Wexler, who represents a district with a significant Jewish population, threw out the vile charge after a 1999 Associated Press article reported Palin was seen wearing a Pat Buchanan for president button on a visit by Buchanan to Wasilla, Alaska when she was mayor.Ben Smith at the Politico published Wexler's statement:John McCain's decision to select a vice presidential running mate that endorsed Pat Buchanan for President in 2000 is a direct affront to all Jewish Americans. Pat Buchanan is a...
  • Wexler Begs for Help Against 'Ultra-Conservative Radio and Television Hosts'

    08/01/2008 12:53:00 PM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 44 replies · 217+ views
    newsbusters.org ^ | August 1, 2008 | Jeff Poor
    Rep. Robert Wexler is getting desperate. After several media outlets discovered the Democratic congressman from Florida uses his in-laws' house in a Florida retirement community to meet residency requirements, he has sent out an e-mail (entire text here) asking for campaign donations - alleging it's his "strong and vocal stands in favor of impeaching President Bush and Vice President Cheney" that has made him a target of "ultra-conservative" media. "In the eyes of the right wing, I am seen, along with Rep. Kucinich, as one of the symbols of the impeachment fight. They believe that if they defeat me -...
  • Rep. Robert Wexler speaks up on Florida Residency

    07/30/2008 7:21:49 AM PDT · by rface · 38 replies · 141+ views
    Sun-Sentinel (FL) ^ | July 30, 2008 | U.S. Rep. Robert Wexler
    In case you missed the recent media frenzy, my Republican opponent and Fox News conservative Bill O'Reilly have questioned my commitment to Florida and my qualifications to represent my district in Congress. Let me set the record straight......My wife, Laurie, and I purchased property in Maryland so our family could be together, and I established my residency at my in-laws' home in Delray Beach. The Florida Supreme Court has ruled that a federal official working in Washington automatically keeps his Florida residency while serving. There is no requirement to own property to serve in Congress....O'Reilly, in particular, has a "vendetta...
  • WEXLER BOWS TO RESIDENCY PRESSURE

    07/29/2008 1:57:39 PM PDT · by Fox_Mulder77 · 136 replies · 125+ views
    Palm Beach Post ^ | July 29, 2008 | George Bennett
    Stung by claims that he doesn’t really live in Florida, Democratic U.S. Rep. Robert Wexler said today that he will lease an apartment in his congressional district rather than declaring residency at the West Delray home of his in-laws. Fox News personality Bill O’Reilly last week accused Wexler of being a bogus Floridian. The O’Reilly Report, acting on research by Wexler’s Republican challenger, noted that Wexler owns a home in Potomac, Md., and enrolls his children in school there. Wexler is registered to vote at the Delray Beach address of his wife’s parents in a 55-and-older community. Shortly after he...
  • Congressional challengers: Wexler out of touch because he doesn't feel the pinch of property taxes

    07/29/2008 7:54:20 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 18 replies · 214+ views
    www.sun-sentinel.com ^ | 07-29-2008 | By Mark Hollis
    Accusing U.S. Rep. Robert Wexler of being more of a Maryland resident than a Floridian, the six-term Democrat's challengers in the Nov. 4 general election say he can't sufficiently grasp area residents' concerns about home ownership costs because he isn't paying local property taxes or rents. The criticism follows news reports that Wexler is the only member of Congress from Florida who doesn't own a home in the district, and therefore pays no Florida property taxes. "When he says he feels for you and understands your pain of high property taxes, well, he may feel for you but he doesn't...
  • Robert Wexler residency probe sought (Noose tightens)

    07/25/2008 12:53:28 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 56 replies · 284+ views
    One of U.S. Rep. Robert Wexler’s election opponents is seeking state and federal investigations into the growing controversy surrounding his residency in Florida. Former Broward Mayor Ben Graber will hold a press conference at noon at the Broward County Governmental Center. Graber, who is running against Wexler in November, wants investigations into whether Wexler violated Florida and Maryland tax and voter registration law as well as whether he has improperly used congressional housing benefits. Wexler is Florida's only member of Congress who does not own a home in his congressional district. The Democratic congressman has admitted the only house he...
  • Wilson Waxes Wexler/Matthews Double-Team [Must See Video]

    07/25/2008 1:01:11 AM PDT · by Tom_Busch · 30 replies · 115+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | July 24, 2008 | Mark Finkelstein
    The screencap captures it nicely: Heather Wilson, smiling. Robert Wexler, mouth agape. On this afternoon's Hardball, the feisty, brilliant [bio: high honors Air Force Academy grad, Rhodes Scholar] GOP representative from New Mexico took on the duo of the combative congressman from Florida and host Chris Matthews, and walked away a winner. The subject was Obama's Berlin speech, and by extension his presidential qualifications. You'll find excerpts below, but they don't do begin to do justice to Wilson's brio and the coolness under verbal fire she displayed. That's why I'd strongly encourage readers to view the video. Wilson kicked off...
  • Survey: Wexler is Florida's only Congress member with no home in district (Uh-oh)

    07/24/2008 3:12:27 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 36 replies · 213+ views
    Sun-Sentinel.com ^ | 7/24/08 | Brittany Wallman and Scott Wyman
    S. Rep. Robert Wexler is Florida’s only member of Congress who does not own a home in his congressional district. The Democratic congressman ostensibly from Boca Raton or Delray Beach is under fire this week after he admitted on national TV that the only house he owns is in Maryland, and that he uses his in-laws’ home in a senior-only community in Delray to meet residency requirements. Wexler said in a statement that such an arrangement was “common.” However, a South Florida Sun-Sentinel survey of Florida’s 25 members of the U.S. House and two in the Senate found that all...
  • Bill O'Reilly Nails Robert Wexler (RAT-FL?) Really lives in Potomac MD

    07/23/2008 7:48:28 PM PDT · by Libloather · 49 replies · 464+ views
    Broward Palm Beach ^ | 7/22/08 | Bob Norman
    Bill O'Reilly Nails Robert WexlerTue Jul 22, 2008 at 09:11:12 PM Bill O'Reilly did a good number on "local" Congressman Robert Wexler tonight. And I think Wexler is in a bit of trouble. You see, the longtime Democratic rep says he lives in Delray Beach and he's required to maintain a residence in his district. But he really lives in Potomac MD. The house in Delray that he calls his "offical residence" is owned by Lawrence and Roslyn Cohen, the parents of Wexler's wife, Laurie. And it's in a restricted over-55 community, which makes it impossible for Wexler and and...
  • Congressman Wexler Under Fire for District Residency UPDATE: Wexler Responds

    07/23/2008 3:47:31 PM PDT · by WilliamReading · 37 replies · 125+ views
    Congressman Robert Wexler is answering questions after a news report alleges that he doesn't reside in his home district of Delray Beach. It is required that he keep a residence in the district he represents, but, according to the report, his primary residence is in Maryland, not Delray Beach. The Delray Beach condo he has claimed as his primary residence is actually owned by his in-laws, in a 55-and-over senior community. When questioned by a Fox News reporter Wexler insists he has done nothing wrong and is following the established guidelines for a residence in his district. Statement by Congressman...
  • Wexler's Delray residency disputed by opponent (Bobby doesn't live in Florida!)

    07/23/2008 11:13:35 AM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 23 replies · 285+ views
    Palm Beach Post ^ | 07/22/08 | KELLY WOLFE
    It's unlikely U.S. Rep. Robert Wexler curls up on his mother-in-law's sofa, pundits on the Fox News program The O'Reilly Factor said Tuesday night. Wexler's challenger has accused the six-term congressman of playing a residency shell game, saying Wexler, D-Delray Beach, uses his mother-in-law's address in Delray Beach while flagrantly making his home in a Maryland suburb.
  • WEXLER'S RESIDENTIAL FRAUD

    07/23/2008 6:09:14 AM PDT · by Fox_Mulder77 · 26 replies · 113+ views
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | July 22, 2008 | Pamela Geller
    One of the most liberal members of Congress in Florida Robert Wexler (Obamapropagandist and notorious leftist) is not a resident of his district. He has lived in Maryland since the late 90s. He claims to live in a house in Del Ray (owned by his mother-law) in an active adult community where no children are allowed, though he has three children). You can't live there with kids, it's against the rules of the community. Another example of Democrat hubris - I am above the law. It seems he has no connection to Florida at all. Clearly it's a phantom residence,...
  • Congress Wexler Doesn't Own a Home in Florida

    07/22/2008 5:12:56 PM PDT · by kcvl · 78 replies · 234+ views
    According to the Fox O'Reilly Factor He lists his mother-in-laws' residence in an elderly area that doesn't allow children...Wexler has three teenagers. He actually lives in Maryland and claims to own a home in Florida which is a lie. I wonder where he pays taxes? If at all.
  • Former Attorney General Testifies (Ashcroft - Conyers' Judiciary Com.-ON NOW - CSPAN-2)

    07/17/2008 6:06:25 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 63 replies · 260+ views
    Cspan ^ | 7-17-08
    Former Atty. Gen. Testifies Today Former Atty. Gen. John Ashcroft answered questions about his role in the drafting of detainee interrogation rules. In his opening statement, Ashcroft admitted that he had "limited recollection" of the events pertinent to the committee's inquiry.
  • Robert Wexler (D, Nuthouse)

    06/21/2008 9:30:26 PM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 53 replies · 135+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | June 21, 2008 | Clarice Feldman
    I nominate Congressman Robert Wexler as the craziest man in a not very sane Congress: Rep. Robert Wexler (D-Fla.), one of the most vocal opponents of the Bush administration on Capitol Hill, said Scott McClellan's book and testimony justify the beginning of impeachment hearings against Vice President Dick Cheney. During questioning of McClellan, Wexler asked the former White House press secretary if he believed Bush authorized the leaking of Valerie Plame Wilson's name. When McClellan said no, Wexler said this meant that Cheney must have been the source of the leak, meaning Cheney was seeking to retaliate against the wife...
  • Wexler: McClellan's Testimony Justifies Cheney's Impeachment

    06/21/2008 3:14:08 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies · 347+ views
    CBS News ^ | June 20, 2008 | John Bresnahan
    Rep. Robert Wexler (D-Fla.), one of the most vocal opponents of the Bush administration on Capitol Hill, said Scott McClellan's book and testimony justify the beginning of impeachment hearings against Vice President Dick Cheney. During questioning of McClellan, Wexler asked the former White House press secretary if he believed Bush authorized the leaking of Valerie Plame Wilson's name. When McClellan said no, Wexler said this meant that Cheney must have been the source of the leak, meaning Cheney was seeking to retaliate against the wife of an administration critic. In Wexler's view, this would be enough to support the initation...
  • Crazy Denny K swings his impeachment noose again; Wexler mob wants McClellan to testify

    06/10/2008 5:03:19 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 20 replies · 163+ views
    MichelleMalkin.com ^ | June 10, 2008 | Michelle Malkin
    In case you’ve been missing impeachment mob theater, the lead actor is back. Rep. Dennis Kucinich was back on the House floor tonight introducing a 35-count resolution to impeach President Bush. Kucinich delayed introducing the impeachment resolution after speaking with House Judiciary Committee members in January. Guess he got a green light. You’ll recall that five months ago, he promised to bring articles of impeachment against President Bush to the House floor on the day of the State of the Union address–and was forced to withdraw BDS remarks declaring the State of the Union a “lie.” (See WaPo editorial page...
  • Rep. Wexler’s excellent adventure [“the human advertisement for the mute button.”.....]

    05/31/2008 6:10:50 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 10 replies · 84+ views
    Rep. Wexler’s excellent adventure Amie Parnes 32 minutes ago He was once referred to as “the human advertisement for the mute button.” And some say that's why voluble Rep. Robert Wexler (D-Fla.) was so well-suited for his role today as Sen. Barack Obama's designated advocate before the Democratic National Committee's Rules and Bylaws Committee meeting. Wexler, the boisterous and loud-mouthed congressman from South Florida, is at his best when he is before a crush of cameras and the spotlight is on him—and only him. At the DNC’s meeting, he didn’t disappoint. He bickered with Clinton supporters on the committee, drew...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 05-30-08 (Wexler Screeches For Impeachment Based On McClellan Book)

    05/30/2008 7:06:36 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 81 replies · 227+ views
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | May 30, 2008 | Robert Wexler, KOmmies, and PJ-Comix
    There is only a little over a half a year left in Bush's presidency yet that hasn't kept Congressman Robert Wexler from continuing to screech for his impeachment. This time Wexler thinks he has found the key for the impeachment. It comes in the form of Scott McClellan's book, "What Happened?" which is short on actual facts but does include a passage where Scotty spotted Karl Rove and Scooter Libby walk into a private room together. CHIMPEACHMENT NOW!!! Of course, if McClellan eventually does testify before congress there will be nothing solid to be found which is why Rush...
  • McClellan Must Testify Under Oath Before House Judiciary

    05/28/2008 3:12:57 PM PDT · by Typical_Whitey · 172 replies · 223+ views
    Wexler.house.gov ^ | 5/28/08 | Congressman Robert Wexler
    Former White House Aide's Revelations Make Out Case for Obstruction of Justice by Rove and Libby in Valerie Plame Case (Washington, DC) Today Congressman Robert Wexler (D-FL) called for former White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan to appear before the House Judiciary Committee to testify under oath regarding the devastating revelations made in his new book on the Bush Administration’s deliberate efforts to mislead the American people into the Iraq War. “The admissions made by Scott McClellan in his new book are earth-shattering and allege facts to establish that Karl Rove and Scooter Libby – and possibly Vice President Cheney...
  • Wexler: Obama might not mean Ahmadinejad

    02/29/2008 10:11:43 AM PST · by nuconvert · 29 replies · 222+ views
    Wexler: Obama might not mean Ahmadinejad Barack Obama does not necessarily have in mind Mahmoud Ahmadinejad when he says he will meet with Iran's leaders, a top Jewish proxy says. "Ahmadinejad may not be the one to meet with," U.S. Rep. Robert Wexler, the top Jewish surrogate for the contender for the Democratic presidential nomination, told JTA in a recent interview. "He is not the person that ultimately controls power in Iran." In debates, the U.S. senator for Illinois has said he will meet with the leaders of rogue nations such as Iran, North Korea, Syria, Cuba and Venezuela in...
  • (How Democrats Celebrate Christmas) Wexler calls for Cheney's Impeachment (peace? goodwill?)

    12/25/2007 8:58:19 AM PST · by meandog · 6 replies · 105+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | Dec. 25, 2007 | Lesley Clark
    WASHINGTON -- Rep. Robert Wexler is taking on the Bush administration -- in cyberspace. The Boca Raton Democrat has launched a website -- wexlerwantshearings.com -- and is gathering signatures calling for impeachment hearings against Vice President Dick Cheney. ''Our Constitution mandates that the House of Representatives hold presidents and vice presidents accountable when they commit high crimes,'' Wexler says in a video on the site, which suggests, among other things, that Cheney manipulated intelligence to boost the case for war against Iraq and was involved in the outing of CIA agent Valerie Plame. Within two days of posting, Wexler said...
  • The Case for Impeachment Hearings [WEXLER BLACKMAIL ALERT]

    12/16/2007 3:13:41 PM PST · by ROP_RIP · 60 replies · 259+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | Fri Dec 14, 1:02 PM ET | Rep. Robert Wexler
    I was serving in Congress and on the Judiciary Committee for the ridiculous and politically motivated impeachment hearings of President Clinton. During that witch hunt Newt Gingrich, Tom DeLay, and Ken Starr wasted a year and a half on investigations and hearings about President Clinton's personal relations. However, this attempted coup d'etat by Republicans against President Clinton was not and should not be the standard of impeachment that was enshrined by the Founders in our Constitution. ... Instead, I believe that we can both live up to our Constitutional obligation by holding hearings and pass a Democratic agenda. If President...
  • Congressman Jokes About Cocaine on TV

    07/24/2006 2:16:17 PM PDT · by wouldntbprudent · 30 replies · 1,308+ views
    Forbes ^ | July 24, 2006 | AP
    [snip] Colbert asked the congressman to complete this sentence: "I enjoy cocaine because ... " A bemused Wexler looked into the camera and said, "I enjoy cocaine because it's a fun thing to do." A follow-up in the complete-the-sentence questioning led to this comment: "I enjoy the company of prostitutes for the following reasons ... because it's a fun thing to do. If you combine the two together, it's probably even more fun."
  • Congressman jokes about cocaine on TV [ "because it's a fun thing to do.".........]

    07/24/2006 8:18:07 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 35 replies · 1,782+ views
    Congressman jokes about cocaine on TV 23 minutes ago Backed into an uncomfortable corner, Rep. Robert Wexler (news, bio, voting record) stared straight into the camera and proclaimed that he enjoys cocaine and prostitutes "because it's a fun thing to do." Colbert, saying "this is just kidding," prodded the congressman to "say a few things that would really lose the election for you if you were contested." He asked him to complete this sentence: "I enjoy cocaine because ... " Caught off guard and squirming a bit, Wexler said, "I enjoy cocaine because it's a fun thing to do." A...
  • Wexler falls into a comedic interviewer's trap -- and he's not laughing

    07/23/2006 5:38:08 PM PDT · by Blogger · 44 replies · 3,302+ views
    Wexler falls into a comedic interviewer's trap -- and he's not laughing By Brian E. Crowley Palm Beach Post Political Editor Saturday, July 22, 2006 U.S. Rep. Robert Wexler has sat in front of some of the hottest television lights in the world of news talk, barking about political rivals, demanding action and mostly holding his own in on-air squabbles. Then he sat down with comedian Stephen Colbert. Video: Rep. Wexler's appearance on The Colbert Report Politics watch Get the latest political news, photos and cartoons plus post comments. • Politics forum • Qualifiers for '06 elections Q: The Florida...
  • US reportedly offering deal to neutralize Hezbollah

    05/30/2003 7:15:40 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 21 replies · 230+ views
    The Daily Star ^ | May 30 2003 | Nicholas Blanford
    ‘$500m on table’ if Beirut complies The United States is reportedly making a fresh attempt to strike a behind-the-scenes deal to neutralize Hizbullah, offering the government half a billion dollars if the resistance is dismantled and Syria pulls its troops out of Lebanon. The offer is reportedly being conveyed by Darryl Issa, a Republican congressman for California, and Democrat Robert Wexler during a visit to Beirut Friday, the daily As-Safir said Thursday. The two congressmen will also travel to Damascus to discuss the offer with Syrian officials, the paper said. The daily quoted sources in the US Congress as saying...
  • But Can You PROVE It?

    11/26/2005 5:16:27 AM PST · by TheRobb7 · 11 replies · 580+ views
    Wahington Times ^ | 11-26-05 | The Robb7
    Here are a few thoughts gleaned from the following article: http://www.washtimes.com/national/20051122-121630-5114r.htm "The Republican leadership did a masterful job of manipulating and distorting Representative Murtha's vote, somewhat similar to what we saw with the administration's manipulation of intelligence with the case they used to justify the war," said Jim Manley, a spokesman for Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat. ..and the evidence you have to support that accusation would be....?? "Everyone agrees what the president is doing is not working and we need to change direction in Iraq," said Brendan Daly, a spokesman for House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, California...
  • Congressman Robert Wexler Blames Bush's Failure's In South Florida Response

    10/26/2005 8:39:08 AM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 36 replies · 971+ views
    Congressman Robert Wexler ^ | 10-26-05 | Robert Wexler
    FOR IMMEIDATE RELEASE October 25, 2005 Contact: Lale Mamaux Phone: (202)225-3001 Cell: (202)225-1913 Wexler Blasts President's Failure to Declare South Florida Counties Eligible for Individual Assistance in Aftermath of Hurricane Wilma Urges President to Immediately Designate Wilma Impacted Counties Eligible for Additional Forms of Federal Assistance (Washington, D.C.) - Congressman Robert Wexler (D-FL) is outraged thatPresident George Bush, in his disaster declaration regarding Florida earlier today, declared that certain federal funds were only going to be made available to Monroe, Lee and Collier Counties. According to a White House statement included below, three counties in Southwest Florida will be eligible...
  • Wexler Blasts Republicans for Poisoning Head Start Program with Discrimination

    09/25/2005 7:38:56 AM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 18 replies · 638+ views
    US Congressman Robert Wexler ^ | September 22, 2005 | Lale Mamaux
    Subject: Wexler Blasts Republicans for Poisoning Head Start Program with Discrimination FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 24, 2005 Contact: Lale Mamaux Phone: (202)225-3001 Cell: (202)225-1913 Wexler Blasts Republicans for Poisoning Head Start Program with Discrimination Amendment Would Allow Head Start Providers to Discriminate Based on Religious Beliefs (Washington, D.C.) - Congressman Robert Wexler (D-FL vehemently opposed an amendment to the School Readiness Act of 2005 (H.R. 2123) sponsored by Congressman Charles Boustany (R-LA) and supported by the Republican leadership, which would allow a faith-based sponsored Head Start Program to use federal taxpayer monies to discriminate against highly qualified teachers, volunteers and...
  • Wexler Blasts Republicans for Putting Conditions on Katrina Rebuilding Funds

    09/21/2005 4:05:26 PM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 28 replies · 921+ views
    Robert Wexler's Office | September 21,2005 | Lale Mamaux
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 21, 2005 Contact: Lale Mamaux Phone: (202)225-3001 Cell: (202)225-1913 Wexler Blasts Republicans for Putting Conditions on Katrina Rebuilding Funds Tax Cut Repeals Should be on the Table before Cuts in Spending (Washington, D.C.) - Today, Congressman Robert Wexler (D-FL) questioned the commitment of Congressional Republicans to Katrina recovery efforts after GOP leaders expressed consternation and concerns about the cost of rebuilding Gulf Coast communities. GOP leaders "claim" they are not arguing with President Bush's pledge to pay for recovery efforts, yet they are calling for at least $500 billion in spending cuts over the next 10...