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Title: Women: Sen. Bob Menendez paid us for sex in the Dominican Republic
Post by: cinyc on October 31, 2012, 06:27:56 pm
Drudge:

SEX SCANDAL TO HIT CAMPAIGN... DEVELOPING...

October surprise?  Let the speculation begin.

Edited to add the story:
Women: Sen. Bob Menendez paid us for sex in the Dominican Republic (http://dailycaller.com/2012/11/01/women-sen-bob-menendez-paid-us-for-sex-in-the-dominican-republic/)
Quote
Two women from the Dominican Republic told The Daily Caller that Democratic New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez paid them for sex earlier this year.

In interviews, the two women said they met Menendez around Easter at Casa de Campo, an expensive 7,000 acre resort in the Dominican Republic. They claimed Menendez agreed to pay them $500 for sex acts, but in the end they each received only $100.

--Snip--


Title: Re: SEX SCANDAL TO HIT CAMPAIGN... DEVELOPING...
Post by: HagridOfTheDeep on October 31, 2012, 06:29:26 pm
!


Title: Re: SEX SCANDAL TO HIT CAMPAIGN... DEVELOPING...
Post by: Phony Moderate on October 31, 2012, 06:30:34 pm
There's already been one October surprise - Sandy.


Title: Re: SEX SCANDAL TO HIT CAMPAIGN... DEVELOPING...
Post by: Lief 🐋 on October 31, 2012, 06:31:55 pm
crossing my fingers for Mitt Romney gay sex scandal.


Title: Re: SEX SCANDAL TO HIT CAMPAIGN... DEVELOPING...
Post by: 5280 on October 31, 2012, 06:32:14 pm
Maybe October surprise part 2?


Title: Re: SEX SCANDAL TO HIT CAMPAIGN... DEVELOPING...
Post by: Yank2133 on October 31, 2012, 06:32:26 pm
Well, Romney is dropping like a fly on intrade.......


Title: Re: SEX SCANDAL TO HIT CAMPAIGN... DEVELOPING...
Post by: HagridOfTheDeep on October 31, 2012, 06:33:31 pm
Why would Drudge report a Romney scandal?


Title: Re: SEX SCANDAL TO HIT CAMPAIGN... DEVELOPING...
Post by: A Strange Reflection on October 31, 2012, 06:33:48 pm
Is the Romney campaign desperate enough to pull out a slander at Obama? We all know that a "scandal" doesn't have to be true to be effective (ask Vietnam war hero John Kerry).


Title: Re: SEX SCANDAL TO HIT CAMPAIGN... DEVELOPING...
Post by: 5280 on October 31, 2012, 06:34:08 pm
Why would Drudge report a Romney scandal?
There has to be a democrat version of Drudge Report out there.


Title: Re: SEX SCANDAL TO HIT CAMPAIGN... DEVELOPING...
Post by: Likely Voter on October 31, 2012, 06:35:14 pm
doesn't say which campaign. I bet it is a house race


Title: Re: SEX SCANDAL TO HIT CAMPAIGN... DEVELOPING...
Post by: nhmagic on October 31, 2012, 06:36:24 pm
I think that it would be ridiculous at this point to unleash a sex scandal unless there is video proof at this point.  My guess is it's one of the VPs: Biden or Ryan and its not going to do anything. (Please be wrong and let it be Obama and powerful...)


Title: Re: SEX SCANDAL TO HIT CAMPAIGN... DEVELOPING...
Post by: Xiivi on October 31, 2012, 06:36:50 pm
!

!!


Title: Re: SEX SCANDAL TO HIT CAMPAIGN... DEVELOPING...
Post by: tmthforu94 on October 31, 2012, 06:36:57 pm
If it's referring to the Presidential race, my money is on Biden.

I bet it's a House race, though. Just trying to fuel speculation.


Title: Re: SEX SCANDAL TO HIT CAMPAIGN... DEVELOPING...
Post by: nhmagic on October 31, 2012, 06:37:22 pm
doesn't say which campaign. I bet it is a house race
Maybe its a senate race :)


Title: Re: SEX SCANDAL TO HIT CAMPAIGN... DEVELOPING...
Post by: Torie on October 31, 2012, 06:38:39 pm
Drudge would not drop the dime on Mittens. He's in the tank for Mittens.


Title: Re: SEX SCANDAL TO HIT CAMPAIGN... DEVELOPING...
Post by: Trumpism: Turn the dial all the way up and pull off the knob on October 31, 2012, 06:39:30 pm
I bet its Biden.


Title: Re: SEX SCANDAL TO HIT CAMPAIGN... DEVELOPING...
Post by: Negusa Nagast 🚀 on October 31, 2012, 06:40:07 pm
I'm still waiting on the Whitey tape.


Title: Re: SEX SCANDAL TO HIT CAMPAIGN... DEVELOPING...
Post by: Gass3268 on October 31, 2012, 06:40:25 pm
If this is big, wouldn't it be the leading headline right now instead of "5 Days"?


Title: Re: SEX SCANDAL TO HIT CAMPAIGN... DEVELOPING...
Post by: HokeyDood on October 31, 2012, 06:41:29 pm
So, I'm assuming this will be a non-story like Obama's fiery sermon or Trump's bombshell.  


Title: Re: SEX SCANDAL TO HIT CAMPAIGN... DEVELOPING...
Post by: cinyc on October 31, 2012, 06:41:50 pm
If this is big, wouldn't it be the leading headline right now instead of "5 Days"?

There's no patented Drudge siren, either.  No red font, no bolding.  We'll have to wait and see.


Title: Re: SEX SCANDAL TO HIT CAMPAIGN... DEVELOPING...
Post by: Stranger in a strange land on October 31, 2012, 06:44:42 pm
Drudge always loses it when it gets close to election day, especially if it looks like his side is losing. Remember how hard he pushed the Ashley Todd story in 2008, even after it became obvious that the whole thing was a hoax? I'd take this as a positive sign for Obama's reelection.


Title: Re: SEX SCANDAL TO HIT CAMPAIGN... DEVELOPING...
Post by: Yelnoc on October 31, 2012, 06:45:45 pm
I bet its Biden.

Joe Onion, maybe.


Title: Re: SEX SCANDAL TO HIT CAMPAIGN... DEVELOPING...
Post by: Gass3268 on October 31, 2012, 06:46:31 pm
If this is big, wouldn't it be the leading headline right now instead of "5 Days"?

There's no patented Drudge siren, either.  No red font, no bolding.  We'll have to wait and see.

I think the guess for a Congressional candidate is a good guess, maybe a high level aid or nothing? Most likely I'm thinking this is nothing. 


Title: Re: SEX SCANDAL TO HIT CAMPAIGN... DEVELOPING...
Post by: Minnesota Mike on October 31, 2012, 06:48:21 pm
Obama - Christie?


Title: Re: SEX SCANDAL TO HIT CAMPAIGN... DEVELOPING...
Post by: Snowstalker's Last Stand on October 31, 2012, 06:54:56 pm
Why would Drudge report a Romney scandal?
There has to be a democrat version of Drudge Report out there.

Mother Jones?


Title: Re: SEX SCANDAL TO HIT CAMPAIGN... DEVELOPING...
Post by: HST1948 on October 31, 2012, 06:55:34 pm
Obama - Christie?

There are somethings that I cannot unimagine... and that is one of them. Thank you.


Title: Re: SEX SCANDAL TO HIT CAMPAIGN... DEVELOPING...
Post by: HagridOfTheDeep on October 31, 2012, 06:57:46 pm
There is now a photo of Obama underneath the sex scandal headline...


Title: Re: SEX SCANDAL TO HIT CAMPAIGN... DEVELOPING...
Post by: Ty440 on October 31, 2012, 06:58:40 pm
I performed fellatio on Senator Obama........

(http://www.thepeoplesvoice.org/cgi-bin/blogs/media/Larry_Sinclair.jpg)


Title: Re: SEX SCANDAL TO HIT CAMPAIGN... DEVELOPING...
Post by: Negusa Nagast 🚀 on October 31, 2012, 06:59:08 pm
There is now a photo of Obama underneath the sex scandal headline...

Again, still waiting on that Whitey tape.


Title: Re: SEX SCANDAL TO HIT CAMPAIGN... DEVELOPING...
Post by: HST1948 on October 31, 2012, 07:00:36 pm
There is now a photo of Obama underneath the sex scandal headline...

I noticed that too, but if you look at the other story with at photo corresponding to it (of DiF), the photo corresponds with the link below the picture.


Title: Re: SEX SCANDAL TO HIT CAMPAIGN... DEVELOPING...
Post by: Snowstalker's Last Stand on October 31, 2012, 07:03:00 pm
In his college years, Barack Obama performed at bachelorette parties under the alias "Black Mamba" to pay through Columbia and Harvard.


Title: Re: SEX SCANDAL TO HIT CAMPAIGN... DEVELOPING...
Post by: Phony Moderate on October 31, 2012, 07:03:11 pm
Drudge tweets:

Quote
So what's been missing... SEX! Looks like at least one campaign about to be hit with an expose on DIRT THURSDAY. [Bush DUI 12 yrs ago]


Title: Re: SEX SCANDAL TO HIT CAMPAIGN... DEVELOPING...
Post by: Yank2133 on October 31, 2012, 07:04:30 pm
Drudge is pathetic.


Title: Re: SEX SCANDAL TO HIT CAMPAIGN... DEVELOPING...
Post by: Eraserhead on October 31, 2012, 07:06:23 pm
Haha, alright, let's see what he can come up with, I have a feeling it will be about a campaign aid or something as opposed to Obama himself (if anything)...

Also, he's being fairly cryptic, so I wouldn't rule out the possibility of this actually being about a House or Senate race instead of the presidential race either...


Title: Re: SEX SCANDAL TO HIT CAMPAIGN... DEVELOPING...
Post by: Come grasp the mighty avatar of our admin on October 31, 2012, 07:06:37 pm
THEY HAVE A PHOTO PROOF!

(http://uselectionatlas.org/FORUM/GALLERY/3776_31_10_12_7_05_24.png)

Approved by Drudge Report


Title: Re: SEX SCANDAL TO HIT CAMPAIGN... DEVELOPING...
Post by: Speed of Sound on October 31, 2012, 07:07:16 pm
Page hits were down, eh Drudgey?


Title: Re: SEX SCANDAL TO HIT CAMPAIGN... DEVELOPING...
Post by: Thomas D on October 31, 2012, 07:08:50 pm
doesn't say which campaign. I bet it is a house race
Maybe its a senate race :)

Maybe Baldwin slept with a man.


Title: Re: SEX SCANDAL TO HIT CAMPAIGN... DEVELOPING...
Post by: Chaddyr23 on October 31, 2012, 07:09:00 pm
Obama prolly cupped Sandy's undersize.

Anyways, it could just be plain old Bill Clinton!


Title: Re: SEX SCANDAL TO HIT CAMPAIGN... DEVELOPING...
Post by: Yank2133 on October 31, 2012, 07:11:08 pm
doesn't say which campaign. I bet it is a house race
Maybe its a senate race :)

Maybe Baldwin slept with a man.

I know it is terrible.....but I laughed.


Title: Re: SEX SCANDAL TO HIT CAMPAIGN... DEVELOPING...
Post by: Bigbzy89 on October 31, 2012, 07:12:14 pm
I bet its the Obama-Reggie Love sex tape.


Title: Re: SEX SCANDAL TO HIT CAMPAIGN... DEVELOPING...
Post by: Trumpism: Turn the dial all the way up and pull off the knob on October 31, 2012, 07:12:26 pm
Obama, Bill and Hillary, Sandra Fluke, and Monica Lewinski had a steamy hot tub party...


In all seriousness, I keep thinking it will be Paul Ryan's wife. She has that milfy "yeah, I'll bang a 19 year old pool boy" look to her.



Title: Re: SEX SCANDAL TO HIT CAMPAIGN... DEVELOPING...
Post by: Fmr. Pres. Duke on October 31, 2012, 07:13:57 pm
Yeah, this won't be about Mittens if Drudge is reporting it.


Title: Re: SEX SCANDAL TO HIT CAMPAIGN... DEVELOPING...
Post by: Small Business Owner of Any Repute on October 31, 2012, 07:15:16 pm
The hot rumor is that this is a saucy, sexy scandal involving Sen. Dianne Feinstein. Could be a tremendous blow to her odds of crossing 60.


Title: Re: SEX SCANDAL TO HIT CAMPAIGN... DEVELOPING...
Post by: heatmaster on October 31, 2012, 07:15:38 pm
Who care's who's gay; if it's you Democrats trolling for a gay sex scandal involving Romney, then it speaks volumes about your hypocrisy regarding Gay's and here I thought you were into tolerance and all that garbage; it seems tolerance is only a one way street, as long as folks agree with you; but god help them if they should differ with you; Stacy Dash "coming out" in support of Mitt Romney, god forbid a member of the Hollywood elite broke ranks and dissed Obama, good for her; Jon Voight, Clint Eastwood and many more have long ago woken up to your party's double standard and they don't give a crap, because they "Know" the power broker's can't hurt them: but all the other plebs, like Matt Damon, George Clooney etc., are so intimidated by the power brokers in Hollywood and the Democratic party, I'm sure they don't know what they believe any more: another example of this double standard, is the ad that trash Michael Moore in cooperation with MoveOn. org have put out, using OAP to trash talk voters into not to vote for Romney: don't see Obama repudiating that ad, so much for elevating the political discourse, yeah right!: I noticed this Obama seems to be Mr Cool, collected and magnanimous when the "Sun is Shining" not the happy warrior when things are not going his way: seems to get angry, sarcastic and peevish. Yeah the world is full of funny irony's.


Title: Re: SEX SCANDAL TO HIT CAMPAIGN... DEVELOPING...
Post by: Eraserhead on October 31, 2012, 07:15:48 pm
He must know that whatever it is might be a total flop, otherwise he would at least have the blaring red headline/sirens.


Title: Re: SEX SCANDAL TO HIT CAMPAIGN... DEVELOPING...
Post by: Ty440 on October 31, 2012, 07:21:23 pm
He must know that whatever it is might be a total flop, otherwise he would at least have the blaring red headline/sirens.

When you see that damn siren, you know all hell is about to break loose.


Title: Re: SEX SCANDAL TO HIT CAMPAIGN... DEVELOPING...
Post by: Lief 🐋 on October 31, 2012, 07:32:06 pm
Who care's who's gay; if it's you Democrats trolling for a gay sex scandal involving Romney, then it speaks volumes about your hypocrisy regarding Gay's and here I thought you were into tolerance and all that garbage; it seems tolerance is only a one way street, as long as folks agree with you; but god help them if they should differ with you; Stacy Dash "coming out" in support of Mitt Romney, god forbid a member of the Hollywood elite broke ranks and dissed Obama, good for her; Jon Voight, Clint Eastwood and many more have long ago woken up to your party's double standard and they don't give a crap, because they "Know" the power broker's can't hurt them: but all the other plebs, like Matt Damon, George Clooney etc., are so intimidated by the power brokers in Hollywood and the Democratic party, I'm sure they don't know what they believe any more: another example of this double standard, is the ad that trash Michael Moore in cooperation with MoveOn. org have put out, using OAP to trash talk voters into not to vote for Romney: don't see Obama repudiating that ad, so much for elevating the political discourse, yeah right!: I noticed this Obama seems to be Mr Cool, collected and magnanimous when the "Sun is Shining" not the happy warrior when things are not going his way: seems to get angry, sarcastic and peevish. Yeah the world is full of funny irony's.

You used more than one sentence in a post!

(http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lz0cjcAPvb1qboh2o.jpg)


Title: Re: SEX SCANDAL TO HIT CAMPAIGN... DEVELOPING...
Post by: Likely Voter on October 31, 2012, 07:33:21 pm
Let's game out the worst case scenario. Let's say someone says they have proof that Obama had an affair back in 2006. This lead to the alleged divorce consideration (which they obviously didn't go through with).

So What happens if that's it?

EDIT: Oh, and the 'other woman' is white.


Title: Re: SEX SCANDAL TO HIT CAMPAIGN... DEVELOPING...
Post by: Oakvale on October 31, 2012, 07:36:05 pm
LMAO, why is there even a thread about this? Haven't we learned not to take Drudge seriously?  There's basically two options here - either it's some random House candidate or Drudge will just take the reference down in a couple of hours and never mention it again.

EDIT: Actually, I bet it's some random Obama staffer or something.


Title: Re: SEX SCANDAL TO HIT CAMPAIGN... DEVELOPING...
Post by: Yank2133 on October 31, 2012, 07:38:30 pm
Let's game out the worst case scenario. Let's say someone says they have proof that Obama had an affair back in 2006. This lead to the alleged divorce consideration (which they obviously didn't go through with).

So What happens if that's it?

EDIT: Oh, and the 'other woman' is white.

Looks?

If she an ugly chick....no one is going to care. But if she is hot, conservatives will go nuts.


Title: Re: SEX SCANDAL TO HIT CAMPAIGN... DEVELOPING...
Post by: King on October 31, 2012, 07:39:47 pm
You guys got it all wrong. It's going to be some assistant in the white house who saw his adultress under Obama's watch.


Title: Re: SEX SCANDAL TO HIT CAMPAIGN... DEVELOPING...
Post by: Speed of Sound on October 31, 2012, 07:40:24 pm
Let's game out the worst case scenario. Let's say someone says they have proof that Obama had an affair back in 2006. This lead to the alleged divorce consideration (which they obviously didn't go through with).

So What happens if that's it?

EDIT: Oh, and the 'other woman' is white.
Then I want that video.


Title: Re: SEX SCANDAL TO HIT CAMPAIGN... DEVELOPING...
Post by: Likely Voter on October 31, 2012, 07:42:35 pm
Did Axelrod's mustache go rogue and give free rides to some 20something volunteer?


Title: Re: SEX SCANDAL TO HIT CAMPAIGN... DEVELOPING...
Post by: sjoyce on October 31, 2012, 07:44:14 pm
Who care's who's gay; if it's you Democrats trolling for a gay sex scandal involving Romney, then it speaks volumes about your hypocrisy regarding Gay's and here I thought you were into tolerance and all that garbage; it seems tolerance is only a one way street, as long as folks agree with you; but god help them if they should differ with you; Stacy Dash "coming out" in support of Mitt Romney, god forbid a member of the Hollywood elite broke ranks and dissed Obama, good for her; Jon Voight, Clint Eastwood and many more have long ago woken up to your party's double standard and they don't give a crap, because they "Know" the power broker's can't hurt them: but all the other plebs, like Matt Damon, George Clooney etc., are so intimidated by the power brokers in Hollywood and the Democratic party, I'm sure they don't know what they believe any more: another example of this double standard, is the ad that trash Michael Moore in cooperation with MoveOn. org have put out, using OAP to trash talk voters into not to vote for Romney: don't see Obama repudiating that ad, so much for elevating the political discourse, yeah right!: I noticed this Obama seems to be Mr Cool, collected and magnanimous when the "Sun is Shining" not the happy warrior when things are not going his way: seems to get angry, sarcastic and peevish. Yeah the world is full of funny irony's.

.>;


Title: Re: SEX SCANDAL TO HIT CAMPAIGN... DEVELOPING...
Post by: renegadedemocrat on October 31, 2012, 07:46:57 pm
I'm not taking this seriously yet. Don't know why anyone would either.


Title: Re: SEX SCANDAL TO HIT CAMPAIGN... DEVELOPING...
Post by: Oakvale on October 31, 2012, 07:49:02 pm
Hearing rumors that a black couple had sex in the White House.


Title: Re: SEX SCANDAL TO HIT CAMPAIGN... DEVELOPING...
Post by: Likely Voter on October 31, 2012, 07:50:23 pm
well it hasn't helped Romney on inTrade yet. He is getting hammered, down 5 points in the last day.


Title: Re: SEX SCANDAL TO HIT CAMPAIGN... DEVELOPING...
Post by: CountryRoads on October 31, 2012, 08:07:47 pm
Gosh, you people need to get a grip. It's freaking Drudge! I'm going to assume none of you seriously believe this and are extremely bored and need something to gossip about.



Title: Re: SEX SCANDAL TO HIT CAMPAIGN... DEVELOPING...
Post by: Speed of Sound on October 31, 2012, 08:10:57 pm
Gosh, you people need to get a grip. It's freaking Drudge! I'm going to assume none of you seriously believe this and are extremely bored and need something to gossip about.


You are well off to assume that indeed, my friend. And it's only going to get worse until that fateful Tuesday.


Title: Re: SEX SCANDAL TO HIT CAMPAIGN... DEVELOPING...
Post by: Trumpism: Turn the dial all the way up and pull off the knob on October 31, 2012, 08:13:17 pm
Drudge did get Monicagate right ;)


Title: Re: SEX SCANDAL TO HIT CAMPAIGN... DEVELOPING...
Post by: DemPGH on October 31, 2012, 08:14:05 pm
Drudge? LOL, if you put Morton Downey Jr. with a Hollywood gossip type with Rush - you'd probably get Drudge. :)


Title: Re: SEX SCANDAL TO HIT CAMPAIGN... DEVELOPING...
Post by: Gass3268 on October 31, 2012, 08:14:34 pm
Gosh, you people need to get a grip. It's freaking Drudge! I'm going to assume none of you seriously believe this and are extremely bored and need something to gossip about.


(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-fOQAqNj3vV4/T6Q29-s8EKI/AAAAAAAAczE/qJvRWtENeX8/s1600/clap.gif)

You're my favorite newish Republican member of the Atlas Forum!


Title: Re: SEX SCANDAL TO HIT CAMPAIGN... DEVELOPING...
Post by: Invisible Obama on October 31, 2012, 08:20:21 pm
Now we really know that Romney's chances are low.


Title: Re: SEX SCANDAL TO HIT CAMPAIGN... DEVELOPING...
Post by: LiberalJunkie on October 31, 2012, 08:24:48 pm
What now drudge?


Title: Re: SEX SCANDAL TO HIT CAMPAIGN... DEVELOPING...
Post by: Mr. Morden on October 31, 2012, 08:29:15 pm
Hearing rumors that a black couple had sex in the White House.

Shades of the 2000 South Carolina primary: I've heard that Obama may have actually fathered two black children!


Title: Re: SEX SCANDAL TO HIT CAMPAIGN... DEVELOPING...
Post by: Ghost of Ruin on October 31, 2012, 08:33:41 pm
Assuming there's anything to this at all, my money's on a campaign staffer, maybe even a staffer for some Senate or House race. Heck, given that it's Drudge and  nothing but hype (so far),  maybe it's the (D) candidate for assistant deputy mayor somewhere... that wouldn't surprise me in the least.


Title: Re: SEX SCANDAL TO HIT CAMPAIGN... DEVELOPING...
Post by: HagridOfTheDeep on October 31, 2012, 08:34:47 pm
Quote
"STORY SAID TO INVOLVE POWERFUL SENATOR, SOURCES TELL DRUDGE. DAILY CALLER PLANS LATE NIGHT RELEASE..."


Title: Re: SEX SCANDAL TO HIT CAMPAIGN... DEVELOPING...
Post by: Ghost of Ruin on October 31, 2012, 08:35:26 pm
Ah, I see it's been updated with:

"STORY SAID TO INVOLVE POWERFUL SENATOR, SOURCES TELL DRUDGE."


Title: Re: SEX SCANDAL TO HIT CAMPAIGN... DEVELOPING...
Post by: RI on October 31, 2012, 08:37:28 pm
Now it says:

STORY SAID TO INVOLVE POWERFUL SENATOR, SOURCES TELL DRUDGE. DAILY CALLER PLANS LATE NIGHT RELEASE...


Title: Re: SEX SCANDAL TO HIT CAMPAIGN... DEVELOPING...
Post by: LiberalJunkie on October 31, 2012, 08:37:44 pm
Obama almost at 70% at intrade


Title: Re: SEX SCANDAL TO HIT CAMPAIGN... DEVELOPING...
Post by: Snowstalker's Last Stand on October 31, 2012, 08:39:34 pm
Michael Moore, 97 year old grandma in Michael Moore ad and Obama in a menage a trois (threesome) - kinky!

what the hell is wrong with you


Title: Re: SEX SCANDAL TO HIT CAMPAIGN... DEVELOPING...
Post by: morgieb on October 31, 2012, 08:41:55 pm
lol Drudge.


Title: Re: SEX SCANDAL TO HIT CAMPAIGN... DEVELOPING...
Post by: J. J. on October 31, 2012, 08:42:26 pm
I'm calling it right now, it's either Feinstein or Reid or wild card Graham

My guess is Reid. 


Title: Re: SEX SCANDAL TO HIT CAMPAIGN... DEVELOPING...
Post by: LiberalJunkie on October 31, 2012, 08:45:41 pm
I'm calling it right now, it's either Feinstein or Reid or wild card Graham

HAHAHAHAHAHA


Title: Re: SEX SCANDAL TO HIT CAMPAIGN... DEVELOPING...
Post by: cinyc on October 31, 2012, 08:50:43 pm
Rumor is that it involves a Senator flying to a big donor's Caribbean place for orgies with hookers that didn't get paid.


Title: Re: SEX SCANDAL TO HIT CAMPAIGN... DEVELOPING...
Post by: Mr. Morden on October 31, 2012, 08:50:58 pm
Since this is apparently about a Senator, I've moved it to Congressional Elections.


Title: Re: SEX SCANDAL TO HIT CAMPAIGN... DEVELOPING...
Post by: badgate on October 31, 2012, 08:53:36 pm
Did this Senator learn nothing from the Secret Service? Always. Pay. Your hookers.


Title: Re: SEX SCANDAL TO HIT CAMPAIGN... DEVELOPING...
Post by: Small Business Owner of Any Repute on October 31, 2012, 08:57:46 pm
I wonder how many senators are shi**ing themselves right now out of fear that they're the philanderer about to be exposed.


Title: Re: SEX SCANDAL TO HIT CAMPAIGN... DEVELOPING...
Post by: Yank2133 on October 31, 2012, 08:58:44 pm
Did this Senator learn nothing from the Secret Service? Always. Pay. Your hookers.

Pretty much this.


Title: Re: SEX SCANDAL TO HIT CAMPAIGN... DEVELOPING...
Post by: MaxQue on October 31, 2012, 08:59:13 pm
Rumor is that it involves a Senator flying to a big donor's Caribbean place for orgies with hookers that didn't get paid.

I didn't know than DSK was an US Senator.


Title: Re: SEX SCANDAL TO HIT CAMPAIGN... DEVELOPING...
Post by: Trounce-'em Theresa on October 31, 2012, 09:16:37 pm
'Campaign' would imply somebody running in 2012, wouldn't it...?

Then again, it's a Drudge headline.


Title: Re: SEX SCANDAL TO HIT CAMPAIGN... DEVELOPING...
Post by: Keystone Phil on October 31, 2012, 09:17:54 pm
Well, I think we can count Casey out of this one...


Title: Re: SEX SCANDAL TO HIT CAMPAIGN... DEVELOPING...
Post by: Trounce-'em Theresa on October 31, 2012, 09:19:18 pm
Doubt it's Brown, either.

My big concern would be if it's Reid, since he's Leader and all, but I imagine there are any number of Senators it could be.


Title: Re: SEX SCANDAL TO HIT CAMPAIGN... DEVELOPING...
Post by: Edu on October 31, 2012, 09:23:37 pm
So, let's see, just for fun...

He's male
He's a current senator
He's a democrat (Drudge wouldn't report it otherwise)
He's running for reelection (Only because it says "campaign" up there)
Assuming he's not from a safe D state like Cardin in Maryland or Whitehouse in RI
He's "powerful" so I guess that rules Casey out :P

So, Jon Tester, Bill Nelson or Sherrod Brown, correct? ;D


Title: Re: SEX SCANDAL TO HIT CAMPAIGN... DEVELOPING...
Post by: tmthforu94 on October 31, 2012, 09:23:47 pm
Menendez, maybe? Just throwing names out there.


Title: Re: SEX SCANDAL TO HIT CAMPAIGN... DEVELOPING...
Post by: Trounce-'em Theresa on October 31, 2012, 09:26:06 pm
Menendez would be an interesting possibility.


Title: Re: SEX SCANDAL TO HIT CAMPAIGN... DEVELOPING...
Post by: Edu on October 31, 2012, 09:27:16 pm
If I think about hookers + a US city, then Miami crops instantly to mind ;D

I'm guessing it's Nelson :P


Title: Re: SEX SCANDAL TO HIT CAMPAIGN... DEVELOPING...
Post by: tmthforu94 on October 31, 2012, 09:27:36 pm
Menendez would be an interesting possibility.
If this blew up enough, could he potentially lose? I think it's safe to say if this is Nelson, Brown, or Tester, they'll more than likely lose.


Title: Re: SEX SCANDAL TO HIT CAMPAIGN... DEVELOPING...
Post by: RogueBeaver on October 31, 2012, 09:28:39 pm
Menendez is what I heard on Twitter, could be wrong. And if so, no, he wouldn't lose. The guy's sleazy enough as is.


Title: Re: SEX SCANDAL TO HIT CAMPAIGN... DEVELOPING...
Post by: Skill and Chance on October 31, 2012, 09:30:06 pm
Menendez would be an interesting possibility.
If this blew up enough, could he potentially lose? I think it's safe to say if this is Nelson, Brown, or Tester, they'll more than likely lose.

Well, it's perhaps more relevant that if it is Menendez and he was forced out, Christie would get to appoint.  And apparently under NJ law the appointee serves out the term?


Title: Re: SEX SCANDAL TO HIT CAMPAIGN... DEVELOPING...
Post by: Trounce-'em Theresa on October 31, 2012, 09:36:44 pm
Menendez would be an interesting possibility.
If this blew up enough, could he potentially lose? I think it's safe to say if this is Nelson, Brown, or Tester, they'll more than likely lose.

Well, it's perhaps more relevant that if it is Menendez and he was forced out, Christie would get to appoint.  And apparently under NJ law the appointee serves out the term?

Yeah. Menendez, if it is him, will probably still win, and if he ends up resigning it's anybody's guess. We could get an appointed Republican for five and a half years in New Jersey (in which case I really hope it's LoBiondo, one of the few New Jersey Republicans for whom I have respect along with Christie himself and Smith some but not all of the time). Christie could also appoint a Democrat as a gratis to the choice of the voters. We shall see.


Title: Re: SEX SCANDAL TO HIT CAMPAIGN... DEVELOPING...
Post by: tmthforu94 on October 31, 2012, 09:38:55 pm
Menendez would be an interesting possibility.
If this blew up enough, could he potentially lose? I think it's safe to say if this is Nelson, Brown, or Tester, they'll more than likely lose.

Well, it's perhaps more relevant that if it is Menendez and he was forced out, Christie would get to appoint.  And apparently under NJ law the appointee serves out the term?

Yeah. Menendez, if it is him, will probably still win, and if he ends up resigning it's anybody's guess. We could get an appointed Republican for five and a half years in New Jersey (in which case I really hope it's LoBiondo, one of the few New Jersey Republicans for whom I have respect along with Christie himself and Smith some but not all of the time). Christie could also appoint a Democrat as a gratis to the choice of the voters. We shall see.
Christie has some Presidential ambitions, so I don't see him appointing a Democrat, especially if this seat decides who has the majority, which it very well could. If he does appoint, my money would be on Guadagno. Or who knows, maybe he'll appoint himself?


Title: Re: SEX SCANDAL TO HIT CAMPAIGN... DEVELOPING...
Post by: Sprouts Farmers Market ✘ on October 31, 2012, 09:40:00 pm
I don't imagine that is a situation that Christie would like to be in. He is already seen as somewhat moderate in this GOP. He would have no chance in the 2012 primaries if he appoints a Dem


Title: Re: SEX SCANDAL TO HIT CAMPAIGN... DEVELOPING...
Post by: Seriously? on October 31, 2012, 09:41:28 pm
I wonder how many senators are shi**ing themselves right now out of fear that they're the philanderer about to be exposed.
Pretty much all of them. Scumbaggery doesn't have a party affiliation.


Title: Re: SEX SCANDAL TO HIT CAMPAIGN... DEVELOPING...
Post by: cinyc on October 31, 2012, 09:44:43 pm
Menendez is what I heard on Twitter, could be wrong. And if so, no, he wouldn't lose. The guy's sleazy enough as is.

If it is him, New Jersey has more pressing things to worry about right now than their Senator sleeping with hookers.  Much of the state doesn't even have electricity right now.  The news cycle is wall-to-wall Sandy.


Title: Re: SEX SCANDAL TO HIT CAMPAIGN... DEVELOPING...
Post by: Trounce-'em Theresa on October 31, 2012, 09:46:14 pm
Menendez is what I heard on Twitter, could be wrong. And if so, no, he wouldn't lose. The guy's sleazy enough as is.

If it is him, New Jersey has more pressing things to worry about right now than their Senator sleeping with hookers.  Much of the state doesn't even have electricity right now.  The news cycle is wall-to-wall Sandy.

Yeah. If this is Menendez then this news could not have broken at a better (or less bad) time for him.


Title: Re: SEX SCANDAL TO HIT CAMPAIGN... DEVELOPING...
Post by: tmthforu94 on October 31, 2012, 09:47:07 pm
Haha, I like what I've started here. By the end of the night, everyone on this forum is going to be hating Menendez. ;)



Title: Re: SEX SCANDAL TO HIT CAMPAIGN... DEVELOPING...
Post by: Seriously? on October 31, 2012, 09:47:48 pm
Menendez, maybe? Just throwing names out there.
Menendez would fit the bill. And he looks sleazy enough to do that.

I doubt he'll lose though. Half his state has no power and bigger things to worry about.


Title: Re: SEX SCANDAL TO HIT CAMPAIGN... DEVELOPING...
Post by: Keystone Phil on October 31, 2012, 09:49:31 pm
Totally could see it being Menendez. The dude is such a prick.


Title: Re: SEX SCANDAL TO HIT CAMPAIGN... DEVELOPING...
Post by: Bacon! 🔥 on October 31, 2012, 09:50:33 pm
Guys, assuming for a moment that this actually is a real story, I'm thinking the Senator is from out west somewhere.

Drudge has a habit of always releasing his big stuff in the middle of the live news reporting so they have to stop everything and cut to the BREAKING STORY. Given the late night release this story will apparently have, I'm wondering if it's being timed to go out like ten minutes into the start of the evening news in the Senator's home state?


Title: Re: SEX SCANDAL TO HIT CAMPAIGN... DEVELOPING...
Post by: Filuwaúrdjan on October 31, 2012, 09:51:04 pm
If it is Menendez, then maybe it isn't. It might actually be Lucas Papademos.


Title: Re: SEX SCANDAL TO HIT CAMPAIGN... DEVELOPING...
Post by: We Have A Pope on October 31, 2012, 09:53:04 pm
I could easily see it being Menendez and he certainly fits the bill.  But I could even more easily see it being some random staffer or nothing.  Also, Republicans who think Menendez would resign are deluding themselves.  It would have to be Foley-level for that to happen, me thinks.


Title: Re: SEX SCANDAL TO HIT CAMPAIGN... DEVELOPING...
Post by: Filuwaúrdjan on October 31, 2012, 09:54:56 pm
And he looks sleazy enough to do that.

Ah, the DSK principle.


Title: Re: SEX SCANDAL TO HIT CAMPAIGN... DEVELOPING...
Post by: cinyc on October 31, 2012, 09:56:26 pm
I could easily see it being Menendez and he certainly fits the bill.  But I could even more easily see it being some random staffer or nothing.  Also, Republicans who think Menendez would resign are deluding themselves.  It would have to be Foley-level for that to happen, me thinks.

Drudge says it's a "powerful Senator", not a random staffer.


Title: Re: SEX SCANDAL TO HIT CAMPAIGN... DEVELOPING...
Post by: We Have A Pope on October 31, 2012, 09:57:52 pm
I could easily see it being Menendez and he certainly fits the bill.  But I could even more easily see it being some random staffer or nothing.  Also, Republicans who think Menendez would resign are deluding themselves.  It would have to be Foley-level for that to happen, me thinks.

Drudge says it's a "powerful Senator", not a random staffer.

Drudge says a lot of things, very few of them true.  Not saying it isn't a Senator, just saying this is Drudge not the New York Times.


Title: Re: SEX SCANDAL TO HIT CAMPAIGN... DEVELOPING...
Post by: Invisible Obama on October 31, 2012, 09:58:47 pm
Seeing as it's Daily Caller, it could end up being nothing at all. If they really had something big on a Senator, I'd think they'd release it right away. I presume it's some sketchy story from the friend of a friend of a janitor who cleaned up a coffee spill of an intern for some random Senator.


Title: Re: SEX SCANDAL TO HIT CAMPAIGN... DEVELOPING...
Post by: Seriously? on October 31, 2012, 09:59:22 pm
And he looks sleazy enough to do that.

Ah, the DSK principle.
DSK is sleazy enough. Even if he managed to beat the rap in NYC.

Regardless of who it is, if they are dumb enough not to pay their hookers, they reap what they sow.


Title: Re: SEX SCANDAL TO HIT CAMPAIGN... DEVELOPING...
Post by: Vosem on October 31, 2012, 10:00:52 pm
He's male
He's a current senator
He's a democrat
He's running for reelection
He's "powerful" so I guess that rules Casey out :P

Guys, assuming for a moment that this actually is a real story, I'm thinking the Senator is from out west somewhere.

The only male Democrat running for reelection out west is Jon Tester -- the second-westernmost Democratic male Senator seeking reelection is Sherrod Brown...but Tester doesn't fit the 'powerful' bill. I wonder if Drudge means it'll affect the campaign, not that he's running for reelection...in that case numerous names open up, including Reid, Baucus, Bingaman, Conrad or Wyden (G-d I hope not, he's principled) off the top of my head. Maybe Ben Nelson could screw y'all over one last time, that seems somehow appropriate.

Menendez still seems to be the best bet if you don't think this is out west, but if you do then it's either Tester or someone not seeking reelection in 2012...


Title: Re: SEX SCANDAL TO HIT CAMPAIGN... DEVELOPING...
Post by: Trounce-'em Theresa on October 31, 2012, 10:02:06 pm
DSK is sleazy enough. Even if he managed to beat the rap in NYC.

Regardless of who it is, if they are dumb enough not to pay their hookers, they reap what they sow.

I haven't agreed with you on much so far, rookie, but I can't argue with anything in this post.


Title: Re: SEX SCANDAL TO HIT CAMPAIGN... DEVELOPING...
Post by: Filuwaúrdjan on October 31, 2012, 10:02:55 pm
And he looks sleazy enough to do that.

Ah, the DSK principle.
DSK is sleazy enough.

...indeed he is. That's the point.


Title: Re: SEX SCANDAL TO HIT CAMPAIGN... DEVELOPING...
Post by: milhouse24 on October 31, 2012, 10:07:46 pm
It would hurt Romney if it was someone like Orrin Hatch. 

Rubio has had some weird stuff in his background. 

But I think it will be something harmless for some Democrat in a safe Democrat state.


Title: Re: SEX SCANDAL TO HIT CAMPAIGN... DEVELOPING...
Post by: LiberalJunkie on October 31, 2012, 10:09:26 pm
The idiocy on Twitter is crazy...


Title: Re: SEX SCANDAL TO HIT CAMPAIGN... DEVELOPING...
Post by: Keystone Phil on October 31, 2012, 10:16:16 pm
For the record, Menendez has been divorced for awhile so we wouldn't have the distraught wife standing by her man issue. And he's apparently already known to be a womanizer. Then again, this is politics...


Title: Re: SEX SCANDAL TO HIT CAMPAIGN... DEVELOPING...
Post by: Reginald on October 31, 2012, 10:23:27 pm
Rumor is that it involves a Senator flying to a big donor's Caribbean place for orgies with hookers that didn't get paid.

Too bad it has to be a Democrat; there are so many more amusing options on the other side of the aisle if this is the scenario. Guess I'll have to settle with Mark Warner (gee, that's certainly not the first time that particular sentence has been constructed...).

Menendez does sound plausible.


Title: Re: SEX SCANDAL TO HIT CAMPAIGN... DEVELOPING...
Post by: Vote UKIP! on October 31, 2012, 10:24:18 pm
I'm bored already. I wish the story will be posted soon.


Title: Re: SEX SCANDAL TO HIT CAMPAIGN... DEVELOPING...
Post by: tmthforu94 on October 31, 2012, 10:35:42 pm
http://theothermccain.com/2012/10/31/bob-menendez-and-hookers/

This guys claiming it's Menendez.


Title: Re: SEX SCANDAL TO HIT CAMPAIGN... DEVELOPING...
Post by: Keystone Phil on October 31, 2012, 10:38:28 pm
Taxpayer funded trip? Possibly underage hookers? Oh, Bob. This seriously couldn't happen to a better asshole!


Title: Re: SEX SCANDAL TO HIT CAMPAIGN... DEVELOPING...
Post by: Eraserhead on October 31, 2012, 10:44:08 pm
As long as it isn't Sherrod Brown, I don't really care...


Title: Re: SEX SCANDAL TO HIT CAMPAIGN... DEVELOPING...
Post by: Snowstalker's Last Stand on October 31, 2012, 10:46:43 pm
As long as it isn't Sherrod Brown, I don't really care...

Or Bernie...


Title: Re: SEX SCANDAL TO HIT CAMPAIGN... DEVELOPING...
Post by: Vosem on October 31, 2012, 10:49:37 pm
I'm pretty sure underage Dominican hookers would be enough for Senator Joe Kyrillos. I wonder if this story was actually suppressed until now -- timing seems perfect. Long enough for everyone in NJ to hear about this, but not long enough for the reversion to the mean to take place.


Title: Re: SEX SCANDAL TO HIT CAMPAIGN... DEVELOPING...
Post by: Keystone Phil on October 31, 2012, 10:53:34 pm
As long as it isn't Sherrod Brown, I don't really care...

That's who first crossed my mind.

By the way, this scandal could mean Senator Booker. If Menendez resigns, you know Christie will do that.


Title: Re: SEX SCANDAL TO HIT CAMPAIGN... DEVELOPING...
Post by: tmthforu94 on October 31, 2012, 10:54:17 pm
I'm pretty sure underage Dominican hookers would be enough for Senator Joe Kyrillos. I wonder if this story was actually suppressed until now -- timing seems perfect. Long enough for everyone in NJ to hear about this, but not long enough for the reversion to the mean to take place.
No, now isn't a good time, due to the unfortunate tragedies of Hurricane Sandy. A better time would have been a week ago - with the hurricane occurring, Menendez wouldn't have had time anyways to recover.


Title: Re: SEX SCANDAL TO HIT CAMPAIGN... DEVELOPING...
Post by: Lief 🐋 on October 31, 2012, 10:56:46 pm
As long as it isn't Sherrod Brown, I don't really care...

That's who first crossed my mind.

By the way, this scandal could mean Senator Booker. If Menendez resigns, you know Christie will do that.

Not if he wants to win a Republican presidential primary.


Title: Re: SEX SCANDAL TO HIT CAMPAIGN... DEVELOPING...
Post by: Keystone Phil on October 31, 2012, 10:59:15 pm
Can we all just take a moment and shaking our heads at the Democratic party's latest front in their War on Women? It's just so disgusting.


Title: Re: SEX SCANDAL TO HIT CAMPAIGN... DEVELOPING...
Post by: Vosem on October 31, 2012, 11:01:36 pm
As long as it isn't Sherrod Brown, I don't really care...

That's who first crossed my mind.

By the way, this scandal could mean Senator Booker. If Menendez resigns, you know Christie will do that.

Burnish his nonpartisan credentials, get rid of formidable rival? I hope he wouldn't if actual control of the Senate weren't at stake, I suppose otherwise it's harmless.


Title: Re: SEX SCANDAL TO HIT CAMPAIGN... DEVELOPING...
Post by: Bacon! 🔥 on October 31, 2012, 11:02:22 pm
http://theothermccain.com/2012/10/31/bob-menendez-and-hookers/

This guys claiming it's Menendez.

I saw Ali Akbar's original tweet (which has since been removed, it appears). In it, he was just speculating that it could be Menendez but he didn't know for sure. The "taxpayer funded" bit was apparently added to the rumor by this site, because before then I'd only seen "private trip with wealthy campaign donor." Also nobody was "alleging" they were underage, even, it was just someone on twitter being like, "OH WERE THE HOOKERS UNDERAGE THAT WOULD MAKE THE SCANDAL EVEN WORSE" and Ali just responded that he didn't know.

At this point, it looks like the speculation that it's Menendez is apparently just inconsequential twitter rumor mill insanity.


Title: Re: SEX SCANDAL TO HIT CAMPAIGN... DEVELOPING...
Post by: Keystone Phil on October 31, 2012, 11:03:43 pm
As long as it isn't Sherrod Brown, I don't really care...

That's who first crossed my mind.

By the way, this scandal could mean Senator Booker. If Menendez resigns, you know Christie will do that.

Burnish his nonpartisan credentials, get rid of formidable rival? I hope he wouldn't if actual control of the Senate weren't at stake, I suppose otherwise it's harmless.

It would be to get rid of a potential rival. Plain and simple.


Title: Re: SEX SCANDAL TO HIT CAMPAIGN... DEVELOPING...
Post by: Vote UKIP! on October 31, 2012, 11:06:19 pm
The only way that this scandal would be significant would be if it were Brown.


Title: Re: SEX SCANDAL TO HIT CAMPAIGN... DEVELOPING...
Post by: Clinton1996 on October 31, 2012, 11:07:06 pm
As long as it isn't Sherrod Brown, I don't really care...

That's who first crossed my mind.

By the way, this scandal could mean Senator Booker. If Menendez resigns, you know Christie will do that.
Burnish his nonpartisan credentials, get rid of formidable rival? I hope he wouldn't if actual control of the Senate weren't at stake, I suppose otherwise it's harmless.

It would be to get rid of a potential rival. Plain and simple.
It would also give Booker a launching pad for 2016. I pray to god he gets no where near the WH or to winning the primaries. I hope Cuomo buries him.


Title: Re: SEX SCANDAL TO HIT CAMPAIGN... DEVELOPING...
Post by: Vote UKIP! on October 31, 2012, 11:07:48 pm
As long as it isn't Sherrod Brown, I don't really care...

That's who first crossed my mind.

By the way, this scandal could mean Senator Booker. If Menendez resigns, you know Christie will do that.
It would also give Booker a launching pad for 2016. I pray to god he gets no where near the WH or to winning the primaries. I hope Cuomo buries him.
Burnish his nonpartisan credentials, get rid of formidable rival? I hope he wouldn't if actual control of the Senate weren't at stake, I suppose otherwise it's harmless.

It would be to get rid of a potential rival. Plain and simple.


Title: Re: SEX SCANDAL TO HIT CAMPAIGN... DEVELOPING...
Post by: Bacon! 🔥 on October 31, 2012, 11:20:14 pm
Yes, New Jersey's never had an incumbent Democratic Senator run for governor.

:P


Title: Re: SEX SCANDAL TO HIT CAMPAIGN... DEVELOPING...
Post by: Keystone Phil on October 31, 2012, 11:23:32 pm
Yes, New Jersey's never had an incumbent Democratic Senator run for governor.

:P

He would be Senator for like a month or two and then decide to run against the guy that appointed him? I don't think so. ;)


Title: Re: SEX SCANDAL TO HIT CAMPAIGN... DEVELOPING...
Post by: Lief 🐋 on October 31, 2012, 11:27:51 pm
Still waiting for Daily Caller to actually post the story. Knowing their track record, there's a good chance it's garbage.


Title: Re: SEX SCANDAL TO HIT CAMPAIGN... DEVELOPING...
Post by: JoeyJoeJoe on October 31, 2012, 11:37:24 pm
Why would Drudge report a Romney scandal?
There has to be a democrat version of Drudge Report out there.

That'd be Larry Flynt.

Anyway, the Senator in question is clearly Bernie Sanders, duh.


Title: Re: SEX SCANDAL TO HIT CAMPAIGN... DEVELOPING...
Post by: Skill and Chance on November 01, 2012, 12:16:17 am
As long as it isn't Sherrod Brown, I don't really care...

That's who first crossed my mind.

By the way, this scandal could mean Senator Booker. If Menendez resigns, you know Christie will do that.

Not if he wants to win a Republican presidential primary.

Political self-preservation comes first.  He's up next fall.  If he appointed a Republican to flip the senate only months after the state voted in a Democrat, he might as well not run for re-election in blue NJ.  Particularly if his appointee is the deciding vote on the Ryan Budget, he would be setting himself up for inverse 2010. 


Title: Re: SEX SCANDAL TO HIT CAMPAIGN... DEVELOPING...
Post by: CountryRoads on November 01, 2012, 12:19:16 am
I was hoping it would be Sherrod Brown, but I guess Menendez will have to do. But either way I am still skeptical that this could be true. No real source has been posted in this thread yet.

Before I saw Drudge was "reporting" this I thought maybe it was a certain Louisiana Senator who likes diapers.


Title: Re: SEX SCANDAL TO HIT CAMPAIGN... DEVELOPING...
Post by: Lief 🐋 on November 01, 2012, 12:28:03 am
1:30 am, still no actual story.


Title: Re: SEX SCANDAL TO HIT CAMPAIGN... DEVELOPING...
Post by: Yank2133 on November 01, 2012, 12:38:21 am
Taxpayer funded trip? Possibly underage hookers? Oh, Bob. This seriously couldn't happen to a better asshole!

Yeah, you can't comeback if this is true.


Title: Re: SEX SCANDAL TO HIT CAMPAIGN... DEVELOPING...
Post by: cinyc on November 01, 2012, 12:48:34 am
Taxpayer funded trip? Possibly underage hookers? Oh, Bob. This seriously couldn't happen to a better asshole!

Yeah, you can't comeback if this is true.

More recent rumor is that the hookers aren't underage.   The rumor mill also claims the Daily Caller is close to publishing.  Their story is supposedly being vetted by their lawyers or something like that.


Title: Re: SEX SCANDAL TO HIT CAMPAIGN... DEVELOPING...
Post by: ○∙◄☻tπ[╪AV┼cV└ on November 01, 2012, 12:49:41 am
Why would Drudge report a Romney scandal?
There has to be a democrat version of Drudge Report out there.

That'd be Larry Flynt.

Anyway, the Senator in question is clearly Bernie Sanders, duh.

LOL, no one would believe that one.


Title: Re: SEX SCANDAL TO HIT CAMPAIGN... DEVELOPING...
Post by: Zioneer on November 01, 2012, 12:53:53 am
Why would Drudge report a Romney scandal?
There has to be a democrat version of Drudge Report out there.

That'd be Larry Flynt.

Anyway, the Senator in question is clearly Bernie Sanders, duh.

LOL, no one would believe that one.

Yeah, Bernie's only attracted to one thing; the concept of democratic socialism. :P


Title: Re: SEX SCANDAL TO HIT CAMPAIGN... DEVELOPING...
Post by: cinyc on November 01, 2012, 12:56:41 am
Women: Sen. Bob Menendez paid us for sex in the Dominican Republic (http://dailycaller.com/2012/11/01/women-sen-bob-menendez-paid-us-for-sex-in-the-dominican-republic/)
Quote
Two women from the Dominican Republic told The Daily Caller that Democratic New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez paid them for sex earlier this year.

In interviews, the two women said they met Menendez around Easter at Casa de Campo, an expensive 7,000 acre resort in the Dominican Republic. They claimed Menendez agreed to pay them $500 for sex acts, but in the end they each received only $100.

--Snip--

Politicians: Always pay your hookers in full.


Title: Re: SEX SCANDAL TO HIT CAMPAIGN... DEVELOPING...
Post by: Lief 🐋 on November 01, 2012, 12:57:48 am
Sounds like tabloid trash to me. Menendez should sue.


Title: Re: SEX SCANDAL TO HIT CAMPAIGN... DEVELOPING...
Post by: tmthforu94 on November 01, 2012, 01:00:53 am
My first claim to fame this election cycle was Mitt Romney winning the nomination, as I was one of the few who didn't jump from ship to ship, but stuck with him throughout the roller-coaster ride.

My second claim to fame was predicting that the Pennsylvania Senate race would be a sleeper, and while Casey will more than likely win, it's still much closer than anyone (Except me ;)) anticipated.

I suppose this can be my fourth, as I said Menendez before anyone else on here. :P That being said, this isn't as good as I thought it would be - unless it really breaks out and more details emerge, this'll have a moderate effect on Menendez (Put him around 55% instead of 60%), but shouldn't swing the race away from him.


Title: Re: Women: Sen. Bob Menendez paid us for sex in the Dominican Republic
Post by: A Strange Reflection on November 01, 2012, 01:13:00 am
No idea how much impact it can have. Hopefully Menendez still pulls this off. I'm glad it affects a candidate who might be solid enough not be sunk by that (of course, had it been Gilibrand or Carper... :P).


Title: Re: Women: Sen. Bob Menendez paid us for sex in the Dominican Republic
Post by: Gass3268 on November 01, 2012, 01:16:14 am
No idea how much impact it can have. Hopefully Menendez still pulls this off. I'm glad it affects a candidate who might be solid enough not be sunk by that (of course, had it been Gilibrand or Carper... :P).

Imagine the headline:

Women: Sen. Gilibrand paid us for sex in the Dominican Republic


Title: Re: Women: Sen. Bob Menendez paid us for sex in the Dominican Republic
Post by: A Strange Reflection on November 01, 2012, 01:18:36 am
No idea how much impact it can have. Hopefully Menendez still pulls this off. I'm glad it affects a candidate who might be solid enough not be sunk by that (of course, had it been Gilibrand or Carper... :P).

Imagine the headline:

Women: Sen. Gilibrand paid us for sex in the Dominican Republic

Why do sex scandals only affect men? That's awfully sexist.

As Becca said about corruption, depravity should also be equally spread among politicians. :P


Title: Re: SEX SCANDAL TO HIT CAMPAIGN... DEVELOPING...
Post by: Seriously? on November 01, 2012, 01:18:58 am
Sounds like tabloid trash to me. Menendez should sue.
Truth is an absolute defense to slander. Menendez is a public figure. Good luck proving actual knowledge that these hookers were lying.

Plus, no politician wants to go down that route for the nasty PR blow back alone.

Apparently Menendez didn't learn from those Secret Service agents that he said should be fired. Pay your hookers in full, buddy.

How does that old adage go again? Those who live in glass houses, shouldn't throw stones?

In any event, he'll escape this one. Prostitution is legal in the Dominican (as long as there's no pimp involved) and New Jersey is too worried about life or death right now to care about another politician that can't keep it in his pants.


Title: Re: Women: Sen. Bob Menendez paid us for sex in the Dominican Republic
Post by: President Hillary Clinton on November 01, 2012, 01:19:25 am
Well he's divorced for what it's worth.


Title: Re: Women: Sen. Bob Menendez paid us for sex in the Dominican Republic
Post by: True Federalist on November 01, 2012, 01:25:36 am
Drudge:

SEX SCANDAL TO HIT CAMPAIGN... DEVELOPING...

October surprise?  Let the speculation begin.

Edited to add the story:
Women: Sen. Bob Menendez paid us for sex in the Dominican Republic (http://dailycaller.com/2012/11/01/women-sen-bob-menendez-paid-us-for-sex-in-the-dominican-republic/)
Quote
Two women from the Dominican Republic told The Daily Caller that Democratic New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez paid them for sex earlier this year.

In interviews, the two women said they met Menendez around Easter at Casa de Campo, an expensive 7,000 acre resort in the Dominican Republic. They claimed Menendez agreed to pay them $500 for sex acts, but in the end they each received only $100.

--Snip--


It's not just the late hour that has me yawning.


Title: Re: Women: Sen. Bob Menendez paid us for sex in the Dominican Republic
Post by: Trounce-'em Theresa on November 01, 2012, 01:27:32 am
Well he's divorced for what it's worth.

Yeah, if this is even true his main crime (as opposed to his main sin, which would be...hard to pin down) is just being a cheapskate.


Title: Re: Women: Sen. Bob Menendez paid us for sex in the Dominican Republic
Post by: Lief 🐋 on November 01, 2012, 01:28:33 am
Basically the evidence is:

-He visits the Dominican Republic a lot
-The two prostitutes were solicited by a man named "Bob"
-They thought they recognized him in a picture

He should obviously resign immediately. This story is air tight and very convincing. ::)


Title: Re: Women: Sen. Bob Menendez paid us for sex in the Dominican Republic
Post by: 5280 on November 01, 2012, 01:37:56 am
I find this story very artificial.  Anyways, the senator should resign and move on before making himself look like a fool, which he already began with this actions.  No, I'm not against legal prostitution either.


Title: Re: Women: Sen. Bob Menendez paid us for sex in the Dominican Republic
Post by: Seriously? on November 01, 2012, 01:38:50 am
Basically the evidence is:

-He visits the Dominican Republic a lot
-The two prostitutes were solicited by a man named "Bob"
-They thought they recognized him in a picture

He should obviously resign immediately. This story is air tight and very convincing. ::)
You forgot one thing:

-The flight records show that a plane linked to his donor buddy was in the DR at the time he was allegedly serviced by these women and Menendez had nothing on his public schedule those days.

Probably enough to make a case.

However, bottom line is that aside from Menendez being a hornball sleazebag and a bit of a hypocrite, this shouldn't affect the dynamics of the New Jersey Senate race to where Menendez loses what amounts to about an 18-point lead.

Folks in NJ have way too much on their plate right now. Their cheapskate hooker-loving Senator should skate his way to victory.

Bottom line: Don't stiff your hookers after stiffing them. :)


Title: Re: Women: Sen. Bob Menendez paid us for sex in the Dominican Republic
Post by: Bacon! 🔥 on November 01, 2012, 01:42:47 am
Yeah, I can see why Drudge didn't make this the headline, give it DrudgeSirens or anything. An unmarried man sleeps with a couple of hookers while privately visiting a country where it's legal, and the only sources are apparently the two women who only went public about it because they were short-changed a few hundred dollars (as an aside, I thought prostitutes are usually fully-paid up front; opebo or anyone else know the standard here?).

Assuming no crazy details come up, I'd still consider Menendez safe for reelection- after all, they call it "live boy, dead girl territory" for a reason. Also consider that this apparently happened like nine months ago and it's only now being released- voters are automatically less trustful of scandals that happen just before election day. It also doesn't hurt his chances that like half of his state doesn't have the electricity to watch the news anyway.


Title: Re: Women: Sen. Bob Menendez paid us for sex in the Dominican Republic
Post by: LiberalJunkie on November 01, 2012, 02:09:55 am
Wasn't Menendez with Christie and Obama today seeing the damage New Jersey took?


Title: Re: Women: Sen. Bob Menendez paid us for sex in the Dominican Republic
Post by: Landslide Lyndon on November 01, 2012, 02:31:39 am
(as an aside, I thought prostitutes are usually fully-paid up front; opebo or anyone else know the standard here?).


Yeap, that's how the system works here too.


Title: Re: Women: Sen. Bob Menendez paid us for sex in the Dominican Republic
Post by: Come grasp the mighty avatar of our admin on November 01, 2012, 06:48:28 am
That's it?


Title: Re: Women: Sen. Bob Menendez paid us for sex in the Dominican Republic
Post by: Franzl on November 01, 2012, 06:55:44 am
I don't think this will finish him in NJ, honestly.


Title: Re: Women: Sen. Bob Menendez paid us for sex in the Dominican Republic
Post by: Gass3268 on November 01, 2012, 09:36:30 am
So far I haven't heard anything on Fox News, MSNBC, CNN, ABC, NBC, CBS or any other of the mainstream news networks. This story will probably go no where before the election, afterwards might be a different story.


Title: Re: Women: Sen. Bob Menendez paid us for sex in the Dominican Republic
Post by: opebo on November 01, 2012, 09:47:22 am
Taxpayer funded trip? Possibly underage hookers? Oh, Bob. This seriously couldn't happen to a better asshole!

More recent rumor is that the hookers aren't underage. 

Yeah, obviously slanderers tend to just tag on that word for added effect.  People who would be prudish enough to object to prostitution in general also tend to believe all sex workers are very young, when in fact that's very rare - the vast majority being in their mid 20s to early 40s.


Title: Re: Women: Sen. Bob Menendez paid us for sex in the Dominican Republic
Post by: Downwinder on November 01, 2012, 11:18:11 am
Purchasing the services of a prostitute obviously don't exclude one from the United States Senate, as Senator David Vitter (R-LA) can certainly attest.  So I hope that we don't have to listen to a bunch of puffed up moralizing from the right side.  As already pointed out, prostitution is legal in the Dominican Republic, and Senator Menendez is a single man. 

I'm sure this news is making a big impact in the race in hurricane-ravaged New Jersey right now.  Maybe people are reading about it on the internet by candlelight.


Title: Re: Women: Sen. Bob Menendez paid us for sex in the Dominican Republic
Post by: Trounce-'em Theresa on November 01, 2012, 11:24:46 am
I'm still baffled as to how one could possibly think it a remotely good idea to not pay prostitutes in full.


Title: Re: Women: Sen. Bob Menendez paid us for sex in the Dominican Republic
Post by: milhouse24 on November 01, 2012, 12:16:52 pm
I wonder if this will have any effect on Latino voters defecting to Republicans like Romney.  Latino voters and Latin women are devout Catholics, and a cheating Latin man will turn off a lot of Latin women. 

This pretty much ruins any chances Menendez had at getting the VP nod in 2016.


Title: Re: SEX SCANDAL TO HIT CAMPAIGN... DEVELOPING...
Post by: minionofmidas - supplemental forum account on November 01, 2012, 12:25:03 pm
I wonder how many senators are shi**ing themselves right now out of fear that they're the philanderer about to be exposed.
84 or whatever the number of male members is at current.


Title: Re: SEX SCANDAL TO HIT CAMPAIGN... DEVELOPING...
Post by: minionofmidas - supplemental forum account on November 01, 2012, 12:39:28 pm
Apparently Menendez didn't learn from those Secret Service agents that he said should be fired. Pay your hookers in full, buddy.

How does that old adage go again? Those who live in glass houses, shouldn't throw stones?
Those who live in glass houses should go into the basement to fuck.

This pretty much ruins any chances Menendez had at getting the VP nod in 2016.
He ever had any? The world we live in...

(as an aside, I thought prostitutes are usually fully-paid up front; opebo or anyone else know the standard here?).
Yeap, that's how the system works here too.
Some kind of luxury hooker hired-for-days-for-an-orgy scenario is just about the only scenario I can imagine that might conceivably deviate from that rule. And even there it's hard to imagine.


Title: Re: Women: Sen. Bob Menendez paid us for sex in the Dominican Republic
Post by: Keystone Phil on November 01, 2012, 01:39:27 pm
By the way, Menendez called on those Secret Service agents to be fired. Spitzer 2.0?

And did someone here seriously suggest that Menendez was in the running to be the 2016 VP nominee? Oh. Oh my.


Title: Re: Women: Sen. Bob Menendez paid us for sex in the Dominican Republic
Post by: Smash255 on November 01, 2012, 02:15:16 pm
I wonder if this will have any effect on Latino voters defecting to Republicans like Romney.  Latino voters and Latin women are devout Catholics, and a cheating Latin man will turn off a lot of Latin women. 

This pretty much ruins any chances Menendez had at getting the VP nod in 2016.

Menendez was never a serious VP Contender, he wasn't married, and I don't see this story turning into much of anything at all even if its true.


Title: Re: Women: Sen. Bob Menendez paid us for sex in the Dominican Republic
Post by: milhouse24 on November 01, 2012, 03:45:31 pm
I wonder if this will have any effect on Latino voters defecting to Republicans like Romney.  Latino voters and Latin women are devout Catholics, and a cheating Latin man will turn off a lot of Latin women. 

This pretty much ruins any chances Menendez had at getting the VP nod in 2016.

Menendez was never a serious VP Contender, he wasn't married, and I don't see this story turning into much of anything at all even if its true.

The New Jersey turnout will be terrible because no one has electricity.  But I suspect more Republican voters will make it out than Democrats.  Menendez barely won in 2006, so its conceivable he will lose this time. 

I don't think Booker wants to be a Senator (Dinosaur Retirement Community).  Booker is a man of action, and he'll run for governor some day. 


Title: Re: Women: Sen. Bob Menendez paid us for sex in the Dominican Republic
Post by: morgieb on November 01, 2012, 04:28:57 pm
If Vitter got away with it, Menendez can too, particularly as he isn't married.


Title: Re: Women: Sen. Bob Menendez paid us for sex in the Dominican Republic
Post by: milhouse24 on November 01, 2012, 08:21:48 pm
If Vitter got away with it, Menendez can too, particularly as he isn't married.

I think Louisiana has gotten strongly Republican, making Vitter safe. 

But NJ still has a strong Republican state party, given Christie's win.  A socially liberal but fiscally conservative Republican can win NJ like Scott Brown in MA.


Title: Re: Women: Sen. Bob Menendez paid us for sex in the Dominican Republic
Post by: Bacon! 🔥 on November 01, 2012, 09:17:53 pm
If Vitter got away with it, Menendez can too, particularly as he isn't married.

I think Louisiana has gotten strongly Republican, making Vitter safe. 

But NJ still has a strong Republican state party, given Christie's win.  A socially liberal but fiscally conservative Republican can win NJ like Scott Brown in MA.

Kyrillos is no Scott Brown, and by 2018 nobody will remember this at all.


Title: Re: Women: Sen. Bob Menendez paid us for sex in the Dominican Republic
Post by: Vosem on November 01, 2012, 09:22:57 pm
This really isn't getting enough traction to push Kyrillos to victory (or any traction at all, for that matter, but then I'm not in NJ).


Title: Re: Women: Sen. Bob Menendez paid us for sex in the Dominican Republic
Post by: Filuwaúrdjan on November 01, 2012, 10:01:11 pm
That would be because it's sleazy (and from someone who, yeah, looks the type to short change prostitutes, frankly) rather than properly scandalous.


Title: Re: Women: Sen. Bob Menendez paid us for sex in the Dominican Republic
Post by: Smid on November 02, 2012, 12:31:39 am
If there's any truth to it, I guess the unions won't back him, since he's underpaying contracted labour...


Title: Re: Women: Sen. Bob Menendez paid us for sex in the Dominican Republic
Post by: Small Business Owner of Any Repute on November 02, 2012, 03:09:12 am
You guys seem awfully confident on this one. This was a non-competitive race that would have gone about 55-45 per the New Jersey normal. This is the type of thing that could move the needle. It's on my serious watch list.


Title: Re: Women: Sen. Bob Menendez paid us for sex in the Dominican Republic
Post by: Lief 🐋 on November 02, 2012, 03:22:57 am
You guys seem awfully confident on this one. This was a non-competitive race that would have gone about 55-45 per the New Jersey normal. This is the type of thing that could move the needle. It's on my serious watch list.

Is it even in the news at all though? It's not getting any play in the national media as far as I can tell. I'm sure the local news in New Jersey has more pressing things to report on. And the story is so sketchy and unsubstantiated that it's only a little more credible than rumor.


Title: Re: Women: Sen. Bob Menendez paid us for sex in the Dominican Republic
Post by: Filuwaúrdjan on November 02, 2012, 06:34:36 am
You guys seem awfully confident on this one. This was a non-competitive race that would have gone about 55-45 per the New Jersey normal. This is the type of thing that could move the needle. It's on my serious watch list.

But don't you think that people who were going to vote for Menendez had sort of mentally assumed that he probably short changed prostitutes anyway?


Title: Re: SEX SCANDAL TO HIT CAMPAIGN... DEVELOPING...
Post by: opebo on November 02, 2012, 07:30:05 am
(as an aside, I thought prostitutes are usually fully-paid up front; opebo or anyone else know the standard here?).
Yeap, that's how the system works here too.
Some kind of luxury hooker hired-for-days-for-an-orgy scenario is just about the only scenario I can imagine that might conceivably deviate from that rule. And even there it's hard to imagine.

Yeah, they're paid afterwards here, mostly, in the 'farang oriented industry'.  I mean it is only fair.  If you paid before, how would you know you'd get anything?

Though it is true that in most of the world pay-before is the standard, and for Thais in their own venues, they mostly pay before.

I think it has something to do with the fact that it is incredibly rare for white tourists to underpay or otherwise 'cheat' working girls here - Europeans, Australians, North Americans really do have a good reputation here:  Most girls would prefer to go with any of those nationalities for literally half the money they would charge Arabs, Indians, etc.  Also, interestingly, the prices they charge their own people are generally a bit higher as well, despite the reputation that a 'farang takes and hour, Thais take 10 minute'.

Interestingly though, the most sought after customers are of course east Asians - Japanese and Korea - the old saying goes '3 inches, 3 minutes, 3000 (baht)'.


Title: Re: Women: Sen. Bob Menendez paid us for sex in the Dominican Republic
Post by: Saturday's Cab Ride Home on November 02, 2012, 10:43:59 am
I wonder if this will have any effect on Latino voters defecting to Republicans like Romney.  Latino voters and Latin women are devout Catholics, and a cheating Latin man will turn off a lot of Latin women. 

This pretty much ruins any chances Menendez had at getting the VP nod in 2016.

So...because a Latin guy who is not married (and thus not "cheating") may have underpaid prostitutes tons of Latin voters (who are mostly in other states and might not even hear about this) are going to vote for Romney over Obama who is entirely unrelated to this incident.

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/InsaneTrollLogic


Title: Re: SEX SCANDAL TO HIT CAMPAIGN... DEVELOPING...
Post by: Saturday's Cab Ride Home on November 02, 2012, 10:45:26 am
I wonder how many senators are shi**ing themselves right now out of fear that they're the philanderer about to be exposed.
84 or whatever the number of male members is at current.

You also can't rule out that there might be a female Senator who is a cougar, I mean would it shock anyone if it was found out that Gillibrand was f**king interns in her office or something?


Title: Re: Women: Sen. Bob Menendez paid us for sex in the Dominican Republic
Post by: Filuwaúrdjan on November 02, 2012, 12:17:32 pm
Do you have that particular fantasy often, or...?


Title: Re: Women: Sen. Bob Menendez paid us for sex in the Dominican Republic
Post by: Snowstalker's Last Stand on November 02, 2012, 02:47:45 pm
I wonder if this will have any effect on Latino voters defecting to Republicans like Romney.  Latino voters and Latin women are devout Catholics, and a cheating Latin man will turn off a lot of Latin women. 

This pretty much ruins any chances Menendez had at getting the VP nod in 2016.

We Latinos...aren't exactly prudes, I'll tell ya that. Ever heard of Don Juan?


Title: Re: Women: Sen. Bob Menendez paid us for sex in the Dominican Republic
Post by: President Hillary Clinton on November 02, 2012, 02:53:31 pm
This isn't in the news at all and a lot of people in NJ don't even have power anyway.

Fail.


Title: Re: Women: Sen. Bob Menendez paid us for sex in the Dominican Republic
Post by: Small Business Owner of Any Repute on November 02, 2012, 04:56:00 pm
You guys seem awfully confident on this one. This was a non-competitive race that would have gone about 55-45 per the New Jersey normal. This is the type of thing that could move the needle. It's on my serious watch list.

Is it even in the news at all though? It's not getting any play in the national media as far as I can tell. I'm sure the local news in New Jersey has more pressing things to report on. And the story is so sketchy and unsubstantiated that it's only a little more credible than rumor.

Leno did a joke about it last night, which is precisely the type of "national media" play that matters. Of course, whether or not your typical New Jersey voter saw it, I don't know.

Here's the thing, though -- you're dealing with a post Hurricane Sandy world. A lot of towns are wrecked in New Jersey, and urban areas got hit disproportionately hard when you consider that a lot of the wiped out shore constructs were vacation homes. I know Republicans will probably vote anyway on Tuesday. Inner-city voters who don't have power, and who don't have a real reason to vote since Obama's locksafe to carry New Jersey? I don't think Democrats can really work their usual urban GOTV efforts, and that could cost them in a state where the GOP floor is 40%.


Title: Re: Women: Sen. Bob Menendez paid us for sex in the Dominican Republic
Post by: Mister Twister on November 03, 2012, 04:37:59 am
Menendzez is single so this is just like giving a waitress an 8% tip. This is a non-issue.


Title: Re: Women: Sen. Bob Menendez paid us for sex in the Dominican Republic
Post by: Vazdul (Formerly Chairman of the Communist Party of Ontario) on November 09, 2012, 12:56:06 am
Wait a minute, this happened while I was stuck in the dark ages? LMAO.


Title: Re: Women: Sen. Bob Menendez paid us for sex in the Dominican Republic
Post by: Filuwaúrdjan on November 10, 2012, 11:42:14 am
You guys seem awfully confident on this one. This was a non-competitive race that would have gone about 55-45 per the New Jersey normal. This is the type of thing that could move the needle. It's on my serious watch list.

But don't you think that people who were going to vote for Menendez had sort of mentally assumed that he probably short changed prostitutes anyway?

Called it.