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Menendez: Kindly Ignore These "Smears," America

Mag14 Wrote: Feb 05, 2013 1:05 PM
DISTURBED_CALIFORNIAN doesn't seem to realize that Republicans clean house when they find malefactors among their ranks while Democrats seek to protect their own regardless of their crimes or failings. Another manifestation of this lack of shame is a marked tendency to compare apples and oranges when trying to demonstrate that Republicans are just as bad. And finally, even if it were true that Republicans are equally complicit in defending criminal actions done by their own, that would not make such defense good or moral. Which means that the criticism of Reid's backing of Menendez would stink no less and would debase the Senate just the same.
Mag14 Wrote: Feb 05, 2013 1:09 PM
*criticism doesn't stink/debase, but rather Reid's backing of Menendez stinks/debases
beowulfe Wrote: Feb 05, 2013 1:09 PM
Exactly. The difference between conservatives and liberals is when conservatives find criminals in their ranks, they have them thrown in jail. When liberals find criminals in their ranks, they elect them to even higher positions of power.

Just last week, the earnest boy scout who runs the United States Senate was laughing off questions about sordid allegations involving Sen. Bob Menendez and underage prostitutes.  Harry Reid isn't chuckling anymore.  Scrutiny of the New Jersey Democrat's dealings has intensified against a backdrop of multiple formal investigations.  A few days ago, Politico speculated over whether Menendez is equipped to weather the