America, once again, has had the wool pulled over it's eyes by Democrats and Media.
By Techniguy - 10-05-2006
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Mark Foley is a sleaze ball and there is no excuse for his perverted behavior, or attempted behavior with Pages, the extent of which is really still unknown.  Let me say first, right up front, that I didn't want to get into this issue at all because I find it so disgusting and despicable but because of media misinformation and propaganda that has fooled even the US Congress, I feel I have to speak up and expose the truth about what we've all been seeing and hearing. 
Not only is this issue not even about Mark Foley, it didn't even happen the way the media is reporting it as you will see.  It was a prank by Washington Pages which led to an election campaign issue by Democrats, and a feeding frenzy by the "drive-by media".  What you see in the media is not always what you get in reality.
Democrats are pretending to be so outraged by the actions of Mark Foley and demanding investigations so that this sort of thing never happens again, even to the extent of calling for the House Speaker, Denny Hastert to step down.  That's the giveaway right there and that is what this is really all about.  No doubt Foley is guilty of plenty of wrongdoing and abuse of his office, but doesn't the same sort of behavior go on within the Democrat ranks of Congress as well, but never gets reported in the media? 
The real problem here is not the electing of Republicans, but the electing of homosexuals to public office on either side.  Just like far left liberals, Communists, and alcoholics, they don't belong there and sooner or later there is going to be trouble.  Congress should be respectable and represent the vast majority of normal family oriented Americans who support this country.
I said Dems are pretending to be outraged now, but where was the outrage over Bill Clinton's illicit sex in the Oval Office with interns, not to mention the alleged rape and attempted rape of Kathleen Willy, Paula Jones, Anita Broderick, and Jennifer Flowers?  We're not talking cybersex here, we're talking real sex and not always consensual.  Not only was Clinton elected and reelected to President, but still remains the idol and champion of the Democratic Party.
Where was the outrage over Gerry Studds - the original "page turner".  He was censured (not fired) and he basically turned his back on the Congress while they did that.  He then got three standing ovations from his Democrat brethren in Congress.  He was re-elected four times, and only "lost" his seat when he retired. 
Where was the outrage over Democrat Representative Barney Franks, who didn't get busted sending private messages to his boy friend - he was busted paying a male prostitute for services. He was busted while using his elected position of power to clear his boy friend from his felony past, with convictions for cocaine possession, oral sodomy and "production of obscene items involving a juvenile."  Again, Democrats across the country ran to defend Franks and make excuses for his perverted and irresponsible if not bizarre behaviors.
Then there was New Jersey Governor James McGreevey who was busted cheating on his wife and family with a young male office assistant, Democrats again rushed to his side to defend his actions as that of a closet homosexual who did not deserve to be tossed from office on the basis of his sexual misconduct alone.  The kept him in office until after midterm elections to avoid the chance of his replacement by a Republican Governor.
And who could forget Ted Kennedy's affair with young campaign worker, Mary Jo Kopechne, which cost her her life in the cold waters of the Chappaquiddick River?  Were Democrats outraged over that?  No, they continue to reelect Kennedy to the US Senate even to this day.  The double standard and hypocrisy is astounding, almost laughable if it weren't having such a profound, negative effect on our country.
Democrats are never held responsible for their actions or pay a price for them, while any wrong doing on the part of Republicans, no matter how small, are immediately dealt with, and the less-than-honorable are removed from office, often even before the true facts come out.  Democrats refuse to hold their own responsible, while Republicans are often too quick to jump the gun, often in the interest of public perception.  If Democrats won't hold their own responsible for their actions then maybe the Republicans should do it for them, but so far they haven't.  In that perspective, Democrats in Congress are no different than the people they represent.
But it's not just those examples of a double standard by Democrats that we need to consider, but the fact that Foley did nothing that isn't supported and approved of by Democrats.  There wouldn't be a NAMBLA (National Man Boy Love Association) organization in America without the Democrats and their legal wing - the ACLU.  Democrats promote sex in schools among children with their constant referrals to the subject and teaching kids such things as putting condoms on bananas and oral sex isn't really sex.  They support and approve of homosexuality as a part of their party platform and one of their financial support groups.  What Foley did was perfectly normal behavior for most homosexuals and the very kind of liberal behavior that Democrats promote, support, and seem to want in this country. 
Once again, we have Democrats pretending to be outraged over a Republican behaving like a Democrat.  They should be thrilled, not outraged!  Oh yes, I forgot - it's political campaign season.  Time to get out the "Democrat Campaign Play Book" again and run it page by page. 
Page  1:  Release previously saved scandalous material to the media wing of the Democratic party.
Page  2:  Exaggerate facts to make it look like more Republicans are involved than actually are.
Page  3:  Claim it's a Republican conspiracy and cover-up of major proportions.
Page  4:  Call for Congressional hearings and/or investigations.
Page  5:  Try to involve Republican leadership figures in the Conspiracy whenever possible.
Page  6:  Call for Republican leaders to resign (evidence of involvement isn't important).
Page  7:  Conduct loaded media polls and report on them to show that Americans are turning
                against Republicans.
Page  8:  Make the pre-planned poll results the headline story in the media and on the front page
               of the New York Times and Washington Post.
Page  9:  Whenever possible, try to involve the President and his administration in the scandal.
Page 10:  Continue the propaganda attacks and repeat the cycle (1 through 9) until election day.  
We've seen this time and time again over the past several years and it should come as no surprise to anyone anymore.  This is what the Foley scandal is all about, not about moral ethics in Congress which Democrats could care less about unless their own conduct reaches the public through some glitch in the media or Conservative bloggers.  And even then, instead of throwing the guilty under the bus as the Republicans did with Tom Delay and Trent Lott, they rush to defend them, as perhaps the Republicans should sometimes do as well.  It's all about using the media to change public opinion just before an election and we still have nearly 5 more weeks to go.  Expect more scandals or just charges of scandals from the Democrats who can't run an honest campaign without basing it on dirt and gossip. 
But now the real story of Mark Foley's cyber-encounter with Pages is starting to come out.  First we learn that there was nothing improper or sexual in the emails that Denny Hastert's staff learned about Last fall.  Hastert's staff received a complaint from the office of Rep. Rodney Alexander, a Louisiana Republican, that a former page Alexander had sponsored received an e-mail from Foley requesting a photo and asking the 16-year-old what he wanted for his birthday.  Foley was warned by Hastert's Chief of Staff to refrain from having any close personal contact with Pages and to "knock it off".  There was no mention or evidence of sexual misconduct or any Instant Messages which we now know did contain explicit sexual content.  Hastert's office took the proper action under the circumstances.
It turns out that the salacious and sexual IMs were 3 years old and only now released in the media during election campaigning.  Yesterday it was learned that the Page involved with Foley is now 21 years old, and was not 16 as reported by the media, but 18 when the incident took place.  The screen name of the Page was accidentally released by the ABC website and traced to it's owner, Jordan Edmund, who was then identified as the Page in the IMs.  Matt Drudge of the Drudge Report reported the following:


**UPDATE Thu Oct 05 2006 11:54:13 ET

A posting on ABCNEWS.COM of an unredacted instant message sessions between Rep. Mark Foley and a former congressional page has exposed the identity of the now 21 year-old accuser.

The website PASSIONATE AMERICA detailed the startling exposure late Wednesday.


The PASSIONATE AMERICA webmaster tells the OKLAHOMAN that "he stumbled onto the former page's AOL screen name when looking at transcripts of the instant messages on ABC's Web site on Saturday. He said he typed a slightly-different Web address into his browser and found a version of the transcript with the screen name.

The AOL name of the young man was kept unredacted and housed on ABCNEWS.COM servers for 5 days!

The information could be publicly accessed.

ABC explains in a statement: "On Friday, ABC News published instant messages between a former page and Congressman Foley with the IM screen name of the teenage victim redacted. Immediately, we discovered that in one instance, the screen name of the teen on one IM exchange had not been properly redacted. ABC News immediately took down the posting [version 1], redacted the screen name and re-published the posting [version 2]. We certainly believed that we had taken care of the issue quickly. Last evening, after an inquiry from Matt Drudge, it came to our attention that a blogger was able to access our deleted file [version 1] by typing in a slightly modified web address. To be clear, no one visiting our website would have simply stumbled on the old version."


On Tuesday ABC news released a high-impact instant message exchange between Foley and, as ABC explained, a young man "under the age of 18."

ABC headlined the story: "New Foley Instant Messages; Had Internet Sex While Awaiting House Vote"

But upon reviewing the records, the DRUDGE REPORT has learned, the young man was in fact over the age of 18 at the time of the exchange.

A network source explains, messages with the young man and disgraced former Congressman Foley took place before and after the 18th birthday.
So Foley's cybersex exchange with a Page, as it turns out, wasn't with a minor at all, but an adult.  And if that wasn't enough to quell the Democrat's phony outrage, there's more.  It turns out that the whole thing was a prank played by congressional Pages for laughs.  They must have been laughing all night at Mark Foley after gathering around a computer and holding the reported IM session with him.  Today, Matt Drudge has the following report:

**World Exclusive**
**Must Credit the DRUDGE REPORT**

According to two people close to former congressional page Jordan Edmund, the now famous lurid AOL Instant Message exchanges that led to the resignation of Mark Foley were part of an online prank that by mistake got into the hands of enemy political operatives, the DRUDGE REPORT can reveal.

According to one Oklahoma source who knows the former page very well, Edmund, a conservative Republican, goaded an unwitting Foley to type embarrassing comments that were then shared with a small group of young Hill politicos. The prank went awry when the saved IM sessions got into the hands of political operatives favorable to Democrats.

The primary source, an ally of Edmund, adamantly proclaims that the former page is not a homosexual. The prank scenario was confirmed by a second associate of Edmund. Both are fearful that their political careers will be affected if they are publicly brought into the investigation.

The prank scenario only applies to the Edmund IM sessions and does not necessarily apply to any other exchanges between the former congressman and others.

The news come on the heels that Edmund has hired former Timothy McVeigh attorney, Stephen Jones.

So let's put this all into proper perspective.  There is no question that Mark Foley was engaging in improper conduct, not only with Jordan Edmund, but with others as well.  The extent of this conduct was not known to the Republican leadership until last Friday when it began appearing on ABC News and other news sources according to House Speaker, Dennis Hastert.  Foley was asked to resign, and did, at that time.  Case closed, or is it?  What did Democrats on the Page Committee know, and when did they know it and not report it?  Shouldn't that be a part of an investigation?
It would be if it were not for one critical "coincidence".  It's election campaign season and Democrats need something to campaign on.  How long have groups funded by George Soros and Bill Clinton been sitting on these Foley emails and IM messages, just waiting for election time to release them?  The point here isn't to inform the public of an issue of importance by the media.  It isn't to clean up Congress of improper behavior by a Congressman.  It isn't even an effort to protect Pages from further abuse.  It is certainly not a coincidence that this news broke now anymore than the release of Bob Woodward's new book or the out of context leak by Democrats from the NIE report. 
The whole point of this issue is a part of what has become the normal campaign strategy by the Democrats, and anyone who saw this as a news story or anything else needs to wake up and smell the coffee.  This wasn't the first, and it won't be the last smear attack by the Left before current midterm elections.  Congressional Republicans really need to start standing up and identifying these attacks for what they are, instead of what they appear to be, and start fighting back. 
I realize it is repugnant for Republicans to use these kind of disgusting tactics against Democrats, which in reality shows their moral high ground, but can they afford not to?  Dems want to do all this outrageous finger pointing at Republicans, but pretend that their house is cleaner.  They need to be shown up for the hypocrites that they are and Republicans need to forget their obsolete "congressional club" mindsets which congressional Democrats broke out of years ago when they started publicly attacking club members on the other side of the isle.
If you can't beat them on the issues that are important to Americans, then try to beat them with trumped up scandals, distorted facts, and misrepresented and out of context misinformation to change the subject and distract the voters.  Democrats have been getting better at this every year since George Soros and bought and paid for the Democrat Party which no longer represents mainstream Democrats.
The media feeding frenzy over this Foley distraction, and I include Fox News in this as well, has pushed all of the other Democrat inspired scandals off the table for now, but as Rush Limbaugh said this morning, "The Democrat's sewer is backing up" and their house is filling with sewage and not much else.  Why anyone would want to vote for a politician who resorts to smear attacks instead of honest debates on the issues in his campaign is beyond me.  This kind of campaigning says a lot more about the character and maturity of the candidate than it does about his opponent.  It tell me that this is not the kind of person I want representing me in Congress and making laws for the country.

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