Monday, November 12, 2007

Now there's a wide stance!

Now… I’ve tried to stay away from this topic but I suppose I would have to come around to it eventually. In the past I’ve kept sex scandals and the right-leaning portion of our populous as separated to criticism as possible, but come on guys! You keep giving me material that I didn’t want to use.

But this latest incident just made it ridiculous. Read it here.

But that was just the beginning…

When further researching this topic I found that there seems to be more of a trend than I thought.

(WARNING: Some of the following is quite graphic, younger readers beware.)

Adelphia Communications Corp.: Donated large sums of money to some of the most conservative members of Congress. They are also the first cable company to offer hard-core adult movies to subscribers. Article here.

Randal David Ankeney, A Republican activist, arrested on suspicion of sexual assault on a child with force. He faces 6 charges related to getting a 13-year-old girl stoned on pot and then having sex with her. Article here. He was also accused of sexually assaulting another girl. Article here.

Merrill Robert Barter, Republican County Commissioner, pleaded guilty to unlawful sexual contact and assault on a teenage boy. Article here.

Robert Bauman, Republican congressman and anti-gay activist, was charged with having sex with a 16-year-old boy he picked up at a gay bar. (Source blocked)

Parker J. Bena, Republican activist and Bush Elector, pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography (including children as young as 3 years old) on his home computer and was sentenced to 30 months in federal prison and fined $18,000. Article here.

Louis Beres, chairman of the Christian Coalition of Oregon. 3 of his family members accuse him of molesting them when they were pre-teens. In August 06, Beres confessed. Article here.

Howard L. Brooks, Republican legislative aide and advisor to a California assemblyman, was charged with molesting a 12-year old boy and possession of child pornography. Article here.

Andrew Buhr, Republican politician, former committeeman for Hadley Township Missouri, was charged with two counts of first degree sodomy with a 13-year old boy. Article here.

John Allen Burt, Republican anti-abortion activist, convicted of sexually molesting a 15 year old girl at the home for troubled girls that he ran. Article here.

Keola Childs, Republican County Councilman, pleaded guilty to sexual assault in the first degree for molesting a male child. Article here.

Kevin Coan, Republican St. Louis Election Board official, arrested and charged with trying to buy sex from a 14-year-old girl whom he met on the Internet. Article here.

Richard A. Dasen Sr., Republican benefactor of conservative Christian groups, convicted of sexual abuse of children, promotion of prostitution and several counts of solicitation, enough to add up to a sentence of 126 years in prison. Investigators estimated that he spent up to $5,000,000 on prostitutes. Article here.

Nicholas Elizondo, Director of the Young Republican Federation molested his 6-year old daughter and was sentenced to six years in prison. Article here.

Richard A. Delgaudio, Republican fundraiser and Bush pioneer, was found guilty of child porn charges. Article here.

Larry Dale Floyd, Republican Constable in Denton County, Texas Precinct Two. Arrested for allegedly crossing state lines to have sex with an 8-year old child and was charged with 7 related offenses. Age 62 at time of arrest. Article here.

Mark Foley, Republican Representative, Florida Sixteenth Congressional District. Resigned after trying to solicit sex from male congressional pages via an instant messenger program. The conversations included his asking a sixteen-year-old "stud" whether his penis was erect and requesting that he take out and measure his penis. The cover-up involved Republican House Majority Leader John Boehner, Ohio Eighth Congressional District and Republican House Speaker Dennis Hastert, Illinois Fourteenth District.

John Fund, of the Wall Street Journal, a prominent anti-abortion columnist and GOP fund raiser. He lost his position after it was revealed that he impregnated the daughter of an old girlfriend and then encouraged her to abort his child. Article here.

Jack W. Gardner, Republican Councilman, had been convicted of molesting a 13-year old girl. when the Republican Party, knowing of these crimes, put him on the ballot. Article here.

Richard Gardner, a Nevada State Representative (R), admitted to molesting his two daughters. Article here.

Philip Giordano, Republican mayor sentenced to 37 years for forcing two 8 and 10 year old girls to perform oral sex on him in his City Hall office. Article here.

Matthew Glavin, president and CEO of the Southeastern Legal Foundation, big player in the Clinton Impeachment, and many anti-gay jihads, has been arrested multiple times for public indeceny, one time fondling the crotch of the officer who was arresting him. Article here.

Jon Grunseth, Republican businessman and candidate for Minnesota governor, withdrew his candidacy after allegations surfaced that he went swimming in the nude with four underage girls, including his daughter, and tried to grope one. "I've made some mistakes" he said. Article here

Dr. W. David Hager Bush appointee, member of Focus on the Family's Physician Resource Council, player in movement to ban the morning-after-pill. Had an adulterous affair, before divorcing his wife he sexually abused her, including sodomizing her in her sleep. Article here.

Mike Hintz, a First Assembly of God youth pastor, introduced by Bush on the campaign trail, and promoted his policies. Says he supports Bush's values. Two months later, this married father of four turned himself into police, charged with the sexual exploitation of a child. Article here.

Donald Lukens, Republican Congressman, was found guilty of having sex with a minor - a girl he was accused of sleeping with since she was 13. Article here.

Nicholas Morency, Republican anti-abortion activist, pleaded guilty to possessing child pornography on his computer and offering a bounty to anybody who murders an abortion doctor. Article here.

And that’s all I’m going to write for now, with just the list I found- this isn’t even 2/3 of it. So I’ll get back to you with the rest of it but I don’t want to vomit right now.

Have a pleasant day.


EoLhC said...

Okay, I know that the advisors don't like short comments but this is all I have to say...

Oh wow!

Mr. K said...

Somehow, it seems that the general public puts elected officials on a pedestal, believing that they're moral and ethical and just a bit more righteous than the rest of us. You've shown that's not the reality. I wonder why we do that. Why do we assume that people in power are beyond reproach? Is it because that's how they present themselves to be? Is it because that's what we want to believe?

It saddens me and angers me when I read such things as you've written. I know you lean to the liberal side of things, and I'd venture to say that if you looked deeply enough, you'd find similar stories about Democrats. For all our differences, we more alike than not. It seems to enrage us more when Republicans are accused of immoral behavior. Why do you think that is?

In the end, the responsibility is ours. We can hold our public officials accountable for what they do. Too many of us choose not to. Becoming involved and informed takes work and effort, and we're just not up to it I guess. Our loss really.