Once again, I find myself shaking my head and saying, “What the hell is going on in this country,” it has been an all too common phrase for me. As I sit here reading about the disgraced pervert, Democratic politician from New York Anthony Weiner, I scratch my head, how could he possibly be in second place in the Democratic primary for Mayor of New York, what a disgrace for my hometown.
For those of you who do not remember the Weiner story, this disgraced perverted Democratic Mayoral candidate was caught using the social media website Twitter to send a link to a sexually suggestive picture (of his Weiner) to a 21-year-old woman from Seattle, Washington. After several days of denying media reports that he had posted the image, he admitted to having sent a link to the photo, and other sexually explicit photos and messages to women both before and during his marriage. On June 20, 2011,Weiner formally submitted his letter of resignation from the U.S. House of Representatives, effective at midnight on June 21. His letter of resignation was read on the floor of the House of Representatives on June 23 and entered into the record. Now there are actually people who want this pervert to become Mayor of New York City, unbelievable.
Another disgraced New York Democratic politician ex-Governor Elliot Spitzer, forced to resign because of a prostitution scandal. According to published reports, investigators believe Spitzer paid up to $80,000 for prostitutes over a period of several years while he was Attorney General, and later as Governor. Spitzer first drew the attention of federal investigators when his bank reported suspicious money transfers, which initially led investigators to believe that Spitzer may have been hiding bribe proceeds. The investigation of the governor led to the discovery of the prostitution ring, guess what one of his platforms was, that’s right, fighting prostitution.(He would always have sex with his socks on) Spitzer announced on March 12, 2008, that he would resign his post as governor at noon on March 17, 2008, amid threats of his impeachment by state lawmakers. After his resignation, CNN gave him a television show (can you believe that?) Now he is said to be preparing for a comeback into politics, unbelievable.
Again we go back to New York City, Charles Rangel New York Representative for 42 years, was once the head of the House Ways and Means Committee. Beginning in 2008, Rangel faced a series of allegations of ethics violations and failures to comply with tax laws. The House Ethics Committee focused on whether Rangel improperly rented multiple rent-stabilized New York apartments, improperly used his office in raising money for the Rangel Center at the City College of New York, and failed to disclose rental income from his villa in the Dominican Republic. In March 2010, Rangel stepped aside as Ways and Means Chair. In November 2010, the Ethics Committee found Rangel guilty of 11 counts of violating House ethics rules, and on December 2, 2010, the full House approved a sanction of censure against Rangel. On July 29, 2010, Rangel was charged by the committee with 13 counts of violating House rules and federal laws. Even after all this, he was re-elected when he ran in the 2010 election, unbelievable.
I saved the best for last, who could forget the former Mayor of Washington D.C. Marion Barry, federal officials had been investigating Barry for six years on suspicion of illegal drug possession and use; that fall, they were able to make cases against Barry and several of Barry’s associates for past cocaine use. On January 18, 1990, Barry was arrested in a sting operation at the Vista Hotel by the FBI and D.C. Police for crack cocaine use and possession. Barry was charged with three felony counts of perjury, 10 counts of misdemeanor drug possession, and one misdemeanor count of conspiracy to possess cocaine and was sentenced to six months in federal prison. Barry was released from prison in 1992, and two months later filed papers to run for the Ward 8 city council seat in that year’s election. Barry ran under the slogan “He May Not Be Perfect, But He’s Perfect for D.C.” he won, winning 70 percent of the vote and in 1995 won re-election for Mayor. Despite his history of political and legal controversies, Barry remains a figure of popularity and influence on the local political scene of Washington D.C. unbelievable.
What does this say about the people of America who elect perverts, drug dealers, drug users, tax cheats, thieves, liars and who knows what else they might be hiding? It seems like every day I pick up the New York paper, there is a politician being investigated, indicted, or prosecuted and 95% of the time they are Democrats, make of that what you will, no wonder our country is going downhill.
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