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Recent Republican scandals including Romney

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Last Edited: July 22, 2012, 5:40 pm

Allegations have surfaced that former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist paid two men to conceal gay affairs. The charges were revealed in documents obtained by local station WTSP, relating to the investigation of former Republican Party of Florida Chairman Jim Greer.

 06/01/12

 Steve Smith, the newest member of the Republican Party Committee in Pennsylvania County, is listed as the state chairman of the white nationalist group American Third Position. He co-founded Keystone State Skinheads in 2001.

 05/31/12

Bettencourt was compelled to resign after he was caught in an academic dishonesty scandal. Bettencourt had falsified internship reports in their entirety, claiming he had done work which he did not actually do. Bettencourt claimed he had met with clients when he had not, and claimed to have attended fictitious court proceedings. In total, Bettencourt submitted 11 weeks' worth of fraudulent reports to the law school. D. J. Bettencourt (R-Salem) is the Majority Leader of the New Hampshire House of Representatives. Resigned.

 05/29/12

 Joe Arpaio opened an investigation to determine whether or not Obama was born a U.S. citizen. Since this is not in his jurisdiction as Sheriff, he assured everyone that the investigation was privately funded. Turns out that the Sheriff's Office, and in-turn the taxpayers, have been footing the bill for airfare and hotel room for the investigators. This is made worse by the fact that the investigation is frivolous since the 'birther' conspiracy has long been debunked.

 05/18/12

 Arizona's Secretary of State and Arizona's Chief Elections Officer Ken Bennett has threatened to keep Obama's name off the Arizona ballot in November if the question of the Obama's birth is answered to his satisfaction. A week later Ken Bennett was satisfied that Obama is an American citizen.

 05/12/12

 Florida Gov. Rick Scott's chief of staff has abruptly resigned amid news stories examining his job performance and handling of contracts. The Associated Press recently reported that while working for the state Senate, MacNamara helped steer a $360,000 no-bid consulting contract to a friend who now leads a task force rooting out state government waste.

 05/02/12

 Romney has selected Ric Grenell as his foreign adviser who is also gay. Grenell is well qualified but due to the recent political climate on gay marriage, the Romney camp has not been letting Grenell speak out on foreign issues. Romney has been getting a lot of heat from the religious right for hiring an openly gay person. Because Romney is a Mormon, the religious has been for more strict on him than on any other Presidential hopeful. Grenell has resigned from the Romney camp.

 04/27/12

 Michael Wiener, a GOP county commissioner in New Mexico, is being asked to resign after a picture of him posing with scantily clad women in a well-known red light district in the Philippines surfaced.

 04/27/12

 The Senate campaign of Florida Republican Marco Rubio has agreed to pay an $8,000 fine for accepting slightly more than $210,000 in improper contributions.

 04/17/12

 In 2010, Romney did not own property in Massachusetts but voted for Scott Brown in the special election to replace Ted Kennedy. Romney listed as his place of residence his son's unfinished basement. According to Massachusetts law, a residence for voter registration purposes as “where a person dwells and which is the center of his domestic, social, and civil life” and anyone found guilty of committing voter fraud faces up to five years in jail and a $10,000 fine.

 03/17/12

 Michael Kobulnicky, a former San Diego Tea Party activist, was arrested for the abduction and sexual assault of a 56 year-old woman on February 25th. Kobulnicky was booked into San Diego Central Jail on numerous felony charges, including kidnapping, sexual assault and sex with a foreign object.

 03/09/12

 South Carolina's Lieutenant Gov. Ken Ard, who announced his resignation 3/09/12, was charged by a state grand jury with seven violations of state ethics laws. He used thousands of dollars of campaign money for personal expenditures, including $800 at a boutique shop, $3000 at Best Buy, $2000 for travel and several other personal expenses. In addition to purchasing a number of personal items using campaign funds, Ard was charged with donating his own money to his campaign — which is allowed under South Carolina law — but m...

 03/07/12

 Cliff Stearns has been accused of using a middleman to bribe his primary opponent, James Jett, to to drop out of the primary race. Jett claims he was told he could head the Florida Department of Law Enforcement or become a U.S. Marshal once an opening came up. Stearns has denied the allegations and an FBI investigation has been opened.

 02/08/12

 Sheriff Paul Babeu of Pinal County, Ariz., stepped down as a co-chairman of Mitt Romney’s campaign in the state after a newspaper published accusations that he threatened to deport a former boyfriend, who was from Mexico, when the man refused to keep quiet about their relationship.

 02/04/12

 On February 4, 2012, a jury found White guilty of six of seven felony charges, including false registration, voting in another precinct, submitting a false ballot, theft, and two counts of perjury. He was acquitted on one fraud charge. The felony convictions automatically removed White from office. Hamilton County Superior Court Judge Steven Nation sentenced White to one year of house arrest, 30 hours of community service and a $1,000 fine. Nation refused to downgrade White's charges to misdemeanors, saying that his action...

 

 

 

Crimes are a matter of public record if you want to look it up. 

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Comments

1.
Comment by scorpio - July 22, 2012, 5:41 pm
and who knows what romney has done illegally!
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Comment by bobbya - July 22, 2012, 5:47 pm
Tenaj> A very good small synopsis of what Republicans are REALLY all about despite their claims of always being innocent of ANY wrong doing while the Democrats ARE guilty of everything they say they are because THEY SAY SO!
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Comment by scorpio - July 22, 2012, 6:57 pm
democrats say i want the best for everybody in life,and republicans say i want the best for me,everyone else, sorry!
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Comment by reddog - July 22, 2012, 7:57 pm
witch hunt. Good try.
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TenajComment by Tenaj - July 22, 2012, 8:13 pm
reddog, i wouldn't doubt it
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Comment by scorpio - July 22, 2012, 8:16 pm
fox news being human in auroro colorado today,i don't believe it.
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JAP69Comment by JAP69 - July 23, 2012, 7:56 am
"Crimes are a matter of public record if you want to look it up."
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