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    Re: Wu at center of sex allegation

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    The only reason people make a big deal if it's a Republican is because of their claim to a moral high high-ground when they say their the "party of family values." As far as I know, the Democratic party makes no such claims.
    So Wu was apparently trying to live up to that reputation. He's still dead political meat.
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    Re: Wu at center of sex allegation

    The Oregonian is reporting that David Wu won't seek reelection, he has also said he will not resign. Nancy Pelosi is opening an ethics investigation on him.


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    Re: Wu at center of sex allegation

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    The Oregonian is reporting that David Wu won't seek reelection, he has also said he will not resign. Nancy Pelosi is opening an ethics investigation on him.

    not sure what the ethics investigation is for (mostly to contain fallout for the DNC), but what he did seems to be a private, and criminal, matter, even though it highly reflects on his character

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    Re: Wu at center of sex allegation

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    The Oregonian is reporting that David Wu won't seek reelection, he has also said he will not resign. Nancy Pelosi is opening an ethics investigation on him.
    Nancy Pelosi has no choice given the accusation.
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: Wu at center of sex allegation

    I think I'm with Pete on this one. The key word here is "allegation". These are "alleged" crimes. You are innocent until proven guilty. If it was indeed unwanted I think Pete would agree that he should resign and be punished, but these are only allegations.

    She says it was unwanted, he says it wasn't. The one making the claim has the burden of proof though. It sucks that sex abuse allegations are difficult to prove, but that's the reality of the situation. His past behavior and erratic behavior do not automatically make him guilty. It doesn't mean he's innocent either. We just don't know.

    Personally I think it's a crappy thing to hit on your friend's daughter, but I don't think it's criminal.
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    Re: Wu at center of sex allegation

    Quote Originally Posted by SlackMaster View Post
    Personally I think it's a crappy thing to hit on your friend's daughter, but I don't think it's criminal.
    certainly not, but doubt I would vote for someone who did engage in such behavior

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    Re: Wu at center of sex allegation

    This kind of garbage should not be partisan...doesnt matter if a sexual predator is GOP or DEM in the end they are all scumbag "IF" proven and convicted..
    Politicians who are convicted should get the MAX

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    Re: Wu at center of sex allegation

    Quote Originally Posted by lpast View Post
    This kind of garbage should not be partisan...doesnt matter if a sexual predator is GOP or DEM in the end they are all scumbag "IF" proven and convicted..
    Politicians who are convicted should get the MAX
    From a criminal perspective your 100% correct.


    From a political perspective proof and conviction is done through the media and by public opinion, in which case your 100% wrong.
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: Wu at center of sex allegation

    this business about republicans needing to be held to some higher standard because many of them run more prominently on "values" issues...

    who's IN FAVOR of sexual assault?

    what democrat who cheats on his or her spouse is NOT a hypocrite?

    it's revealing that some progressives openly expect looser standards of personal morality from their leaders and reps

    david wu is OR1, portland, he's in his 7th term, he was on the longest lists of vulnerable democrats last november, republicans targeted him, he survived in portland with about 52%

    the public only learned later of the nervous breakdown wu apparently suffered in the final week before the 2010 election---wu's staff attempted interventions, tried to put him under "house arrest," he was belligerent with constituents and supporters, abusive towards female staff, out of touch with reality, sending weird emails, his son said that's what dad does when he's wasted...

    Rep. David Wu's staff confronted him over concerns about his mental health | OregonLive.com

    in the days before the 04 election allegations surfaced about wu's alleged sexual assault of an ex girlfriend a long time ago at stanford, wu held a press conference and apologized for "inexcusable behavior"

    the proud progressives of portland returned mr wu to the house of reps by a plurality of 20

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    Re: Wu at center of sex allegation

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    So a democrat caught with his pants down... a big so what.. or is he one of those rare family values democrats promoting abstinence and the sanctity of marriage as one of his core beliefs? If so.. freaking hypocrite!.. if not... again so what...
    Gotta agree with Pete on this.

    Since Wu's not one of those rare family values democrats that promotes "no means no" and looks down upon someone in power coercing young teenagers into sex, there's nothing hypocritical here, so it's a big so what.

    Only one of those controlling, crazy right-wing fundamentalist Christians would criticize a middle-aged man for trying to grab a little under-aged tail. Always going on about the Constitution when it suits their purpose, but when a DEMOCRAT is involved they suddenly "forget" about liberty and the pursuit of happiness -- two of our most fundamental rights.

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