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Old Sep 15, 2010, 10:45 PM
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Democrat Congresswoman Busted, Shakedown Cought On Tape


Eleanor Holmes Norton taped shaking down a lobbyist for loot.....

http://biggovernment.com/capitolconf...t/#more-167405

Maybe her and Blago could hook up.
Old Sep 15, 2010, 10:52 PM
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I wouldn't call it a shake down. She is calling and asking for a political donation. I would imagine that is a very common practice for politicians to do. I'm not saying it is a good practice just I don't think it is an unusual practice for all politicians.
Old Sep 15, 2010, 11:02 PM
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I wouldn't call it a shake down. She is calling and asking for a political donation. I would imagine that is a very common practice for politicians to do. I'm not saying it is a good practice just I don't think it is an unusual practice for all politicians.
Then it needs to get unusual.
Old Sep 15, 2010, 11:06 PM
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So how come when Dems do it, it's a crime, but when Repubs do it, it's bussiness as usual ?
Old Sep 15, 2010, 11:20 PM
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So how come when Dems do it, it's a crime, but when Repubs do it, it's bussiness as usual ?

Says who?
Old Sep 15, 2010, 11:26 PM
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DC is full of crooks and thieves. Let me know when one refuses to take money from a lobbyist that would be news worthy.
Old Sep 16, 2010, 10:54 AM
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Eleanor Holmes Norton taped shaking down a lobbyist for loot.....

http://biggovernment.com/capitolconf...t/#more-167405

Maybe her and Blago could hook up.
IMHO ALL politicians, left or right, ALL go bad if they are in power too long.

What is too long? Answer: It depends on the ethics of the person prior to taking office; lower the ethics, the sooner they turn on America.

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Old Sep 16, 2010, 10:57 AM
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Send em ALL packing Nov.
Old Sep 16, 2010, 11:13 AM
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I listened to the whole tape, and it certainly was a shakedown.

What I'm struck by are two things:
1. How stupid a Democrat can be to leave a message like that on a tape that can be used as proof of the shakedown.
2. How direct this Democrat was in doing the shakedown.

If I ever got a message like that from any politician, I'd do my best to publicize it as well as to try to use the evidence to get them put in jail for extortion.

And yes, I'd feel the same if a Republican did it. We've come to the point where if people ask me if I'm a Democrat or Repubican, I tell them: "Neither. I'm a member of the Tea Party".
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I listened to the whole tape, and it certainly was a shakedown.

What I'm struck by are two things:
1. How stupid a Democrat can be to leave a message like that on a tape that can be used as proof of the shakedown.
2. How direct this Democrat was in doing the shakedown.

If I ever got a message like that from any politician, I'd do my best to publicize it as well as to try to use the evidence to get them put in jail for extortion.

And yes, I'd feel the same if a Republican did it. We've come to the point where if people ask me if I'm a Democrat or Repubican, I tell them: "Neither. I'm a member of the Tea Party".
What was she offering to give up or what was she threatening if they did not contribute.

shake·down (shkdoun)
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1. Slang Extortion of money, as by blackmail.
Old Sep 16, 2010, 11:58 AM
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there was implied consequence for not donating ... so yes ... it was a shakedown ... and yes, Dems and Repubs are guilty of it in spades ...
Old Sep 16, 2010, 09:38 PM
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That's pretty much exactly what cooked old "read the bill" Conyers's wife just got thrown in the pokey for !
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Says who?
Oh come on now. They've all been doing if for hundreds of years. Don't give me that crap.
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Oh come on now. They've all been doing if for hundreds of years. Don't give me that crap.
Well, that makes it OK then!
Old Sep 17, 2010, 12:28 AM
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Oh come on now. They've all been doing if for hundreds of years. Don't give me that crap.
You missed the last turn. I am agreeing with you in the sense that no one should get a pass on this kind of thing regardless of their specific politics.


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