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    Re: NJ Sen. Bob Menendez indicted on federal corruption charges

    Quote Originally Posted by OrphanSlug View Post
    All things considered, Howard Dean is more a strategist than a politician. But in a scale of lean he might be further left than Obama ever has been.
    Thats true. I can't help but wonder what the Dean strategy is in saying this? Perhaps he knows it will fail, paint dems as soft of foreign threats, and impact dems in the upcoming elections.

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    Re: NJ Sen. Bob Menendez indicted on federal corruption charges

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    Haven't you been saying all along that DEMs march goose-step behind Dear Leader ?
    They usually do, but Dean is no longer part of the democrat party, and I think plenty of dems worried about the direction Obama has taken the party-reference the elections last november when the dems gave the republicans their biggest victory in decades.

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    Re: NJ Sen. Bob Menendez indicted on federal corruption charges

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Couldn't have happened to a nicer guy.
    Greetings, Hatuey.

    I don't know much about the man, and you may be correct, but it looks to most people like he is being railroaded on this matter because he previously disagreed with BHO on Cuba, and that's unfair treatment no matter which party you belong to, especially when you're speaking for many of the constituents who elected you to represent them in DC! :

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    Re: NJ Sen. Bob Menendez indicted on federal corruption charges

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    Haven't you been saying all along that DEMs march goose-step behind Dear Leader ?
    No that wasn't me.....Might have been USC. But then I'll bet we all look a like to ya, huh?

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    Re: NJ Sen. Bob Menendez indicted on federal corruption charges

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Thats true. I can't help but wonder what the Dean strategy is in saying this? Perhaps he knows it will fail, paint dems as soft of foreign threats, and impact dems in the upcoming elections.
    Unsure, perhaps the "deal" is simply that bad. And it appears some Dems are not on board with this.
    "Every time something really bad happens, people cry out for safety, and the government answers by taking rights away from good people." - Penn Jillette.

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    Re: NJ Sen. Bob Menendez indicted on federal corruption charges

    Quote Originally Posted by OrphanSlug View Post
    Unsure, perhaps the "deal" is simply that bad. And it appears some Dems are not on board with this.
    It might be that bad, and if so it will have political repercussions.

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    Re: NJ Sen. Bob Menendez indicted on federal corruption charges

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    Greetings, Hatuey.

    I don't know much about the man, and you may be correct, but it looks to most people like he is being railroaded on this matter because he previously disagreed with BHO on Cuba, and that's unfair treatment no matter which party you belong to, especially when you're speaking for many of the constituents who elected you to represent them in DC! :
    Menendez has a history with corruption going back a decade. This is just the latest episode.
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    Re: NJ Sen. Bob Menendez indicted on federal corruption charges

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    Silly little liberal boy.

    WASHINGTON (AP) Sen. Bob Menendez has been charged with using his office to improperly benefit a Florida eye doctor and political donor.

    A federal grand jury on Wednesday indicted the New Jersey Democrat on charges including conspiracy to commit bribery and wire fraud.

    Prosecutors had been investigating whether Menendez improperly advocated for the business interests of Dr. Salomon Melgen, including by intervening on the doctor's behalf in a medical billing dispute.

    Menendez has acknowledged that he flew on Melgen's private plane to the Dominican Republic and failed at first to properly pay for the trips. He later made reimbursements.

    Menendez, the top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, has previously said he's done nothing wrong and that he and Melgen have been close friends for a long time.


    NJ Sen. Bob Menendez indicted on federal corruption charges

    They always contend they have done nothing wrong, and when convicted complain the rules are too complicated.

    We have an obese senator this guy would love
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    Re: NJ Sen. Bob Menendez indicted on federal corruption charges

    Quote Originally Posted by OrphanSlug View Post
    Unsure, perhaps the "deal" is simply that bad. And it appears some Dems are not on board with this.
    Rubio and Corker said they had the Over-ride.....but that was before BO leaned on the Purple State Democrats. The French wanted more concessions which they made known.

    Hopefully all that left the talks and went home, told Kerry before they left. He don't speak for them on any agreement.

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    Re: NJ Sen. Bob Menendez indicted on federal corruption charges

    Quote Originally Posted by Fearandloathing View Post
    They always contend they have done nothing wrong, and when convicted complain the rules are too complicated.

    We have an obese senator this guy would love
    I think we should send him up to spend some time with Rob Ford. He may come out of the experience slightly more likeable.
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