August 3, 2012

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee apologizes for saying Republicans had obtained "Chinese prostitution money."

The DCCC admits to making "unsubstantiated allegations," which "was wrong." (Note the grammatical correctness of the verb "was." They don't admit the allegations were wrong, only that making them was wrong.)
The DCCC had seized on an Associated Press report indicating that a former executive at the Las Vegas Sands Corporation in China alleged in legal documents that [Sheldon] Adelson was aware of prostitution at the casino’s location in Macau. Adelson is CEO of the Las Vegas Sands Corporation. “What will Speaker Boehner, Leader Cantor and House Republicans do with their Chinese prostitution money?” the DCCC had asked on its website, according to ABC News. The taunt was referring to House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.), the majority leader.
Their Chinese prostitution money!

28 comments:

Oso Negro said...

Certainly neither party has a monopoly on "ugly." But in 2012, the Democratic Campaign for President sure doesn't want to brag about their record. Forecast: a great deal more ugliness to come.

Scott said...

So I'm sure Harry Reid, who made McCarthyist charges of unpaid taxes, will be apologizing to Mitt Romney sometime soon as well.

Roger J. said...

Agree with the black bear: its only going to get uglier--lesson for the dncc--never fuck with a dude who is a billionaire and has unlimited cash.

Matthew Sablan said...

That's... impressive that they'd admit to it. I wonder who is getting fired for it.

Sorun said...

Gawd, it's going to be three months of the Dems just making shit up because they have nothing else to say.

Cedarford said...

Wonder if "Dirty Harry" will not get the apology was issued to Adelson and patronize Romney further with "George Romney would be ashamed his son was making money off Chinese prostitutes and money from washing the whores dirty laundry...something my own mom knew about 1st-hand."

Curious George said...
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DADvocate said...

The only reason that the DCCC apoligized is to attempt to avoid being sued by Adelson, who has enough money to take them to court and win. Had it been one of us, they'd be in the backroom rumor mill laughing.

traditionalguy said...

The Dem attacks upon Romney are just politics. He can push back and then go on an attack himself.

But there is no way Romney can fight the journolist cabal's creation of another myth of inept Mitt as a filibuster tactic, except by ignoring them.

Roger J. said...

Scott- you mean Harry Reid the pederast--My friends mom told me she had heard that so it must true. Come clean Harry (sarcasm off)

Curious George said...

Curious George said...

AA:"They don't admit the allegations were wrong, only that making them was wrong.)"

No fan of the DCCC, but they most certainly did admit the allegations were wrong. All you have to do is read the next sentence from the one you quoted in their statement:

"The statements were untrue and unfair and we retract them."

Michael K said...

Is Harry Reid still taking showers with little boys ? I don't know for sure but someone should check his porn collection.

Thorley Winston said...

That's... impressive that they'd admit to it. I wonder who is getting fired for it.

That’s okay, I’m sure they can always get their old job back at NBC editing 9/11 audio footage.

AllenS said...

When you have as much money and resources that Mr. Adelson has, you don't threaten to sue, you do sue.

Hagar said...

And being a Las Vegas denizen, he most likely is in a position to tell what some other people have done with their "Chinese prostitution money!"

cubanbob said...

Dirty Harry desperately needs Obama to win. Otherwise he knows he is going to jail. How does a guy who has spent his entire life in public office become a millionaire? Harry has a lot of explaining to do and he can start by releasing his tax returns. It's a well known fact that besides being a pederast Dirty Harry is a bought and paid for tool of the mob.

edutcher said...

I think the Demos are finally going to have the Joseph Welch quote rammed down their throats.

Seeing Red said...

Their Chinese prostitution money!


Who are we in debt to again?

Bruce Hayden said...

Harry Reid is not going to prison if Romney wins - most of his graft is fairly well known by now, and while looking pretty sleazy, is just the sort of inside business and politics that Congress has exempted itself from in the laws that they have written.

That said, this is shaping up to be a record dirty year on the part of the Democrats. I have long said that a lot of them will do whatever it takes, fair or foul, to retain office, and thus to retain power. They know that almost no Republican has the stomach to go as dirty as they are willing, and in this case, seem intent on going.

This Presidential election though is one of the most key, from their point of view. Though power is everything to them, this one is more important than most others. And that is first because many of the radical rules that the Obama Administration has shoved through have not fully gone into effect. Think about where ObamaCare will be, in terms of implementation, in four years - likely too far along to be partially dismantled through the rule making process. We also have the rules effectively banning coal plants, the Keystone pipeline, etc. Oh, and then there is the rank corruption at the Department of Justice. They need another four years to set their changes in concrete (and to not go to prison for what they did to get there), and are almost literally willing to do and say anything to get there.

It is about power, as it almost always is with Democratic politicians, but also about locking in their radical new vision and model for this country.

Bruce Hayden said...

I do think though that this controversy between Reid and Romney is interesting for another reason - they are both Mormons.

One of the ways that this may be of benefit to Romney is that it puts to question the premise that Mormons will always look to their own first. In this case, Reid is carrying water for Obama and his campaign, attacking a fellow Mormon in a most despicable way.

I am back in N. Nevada right now, where the Mormons have both Senate Seats. Unfortunately, it is the Republican, Dean Heller who is running for quasi reelection this time, not dirty Harry Reid, because if it were Reid up for election, I think that he might be toast (but we thought that 2 years ago, when I voted against him, and he still won).

Scott said...

@Bruce Hayden: Why didn't you vote twice? And surely you must have had some dead relative you could have persuaded...

cubanbob said...

Bruce Hayden said...
Harry Reid is not going to prison if Romney wins - most of his graft is fairly well known by now, and while looking pretty sleazy, is just the sort of inside business and politics that Congress has exempted itself from in the laws that they have written.

Maybe. Maybe not. Romney projects bland but he didn't get to where he is in life without having a strong measure of ruthlessness. Having Reid prosecuted would send a very powerful message to the democrats in the senate. And no one is going to shed any tears if Harry goes to jail. Romney is playing to win. Don't underestimate him.

Hagar said...

The Clintons have spent their entire adult lives in public office, control a billion dollars, and are not going to jail.

Colonel Angus said...

Gawd, it's going to be three months of the Dems just making shit up because they have nothing else to say.

I'm not sure how this is in contrast to the other nine months of the year.

AndyN said...

The DCCC apologized to avoid a law suit, but the accusations they made are still up on their twitter account.

Bruce Hayden said...

Maybe the answer is to fight fire with fire.

EXCLUSIVE---MUST CREDIT ACE OF SPADES HQ: Harry Reid's Office Responds To Rumors That He's A Pederast

As you know by now, when baseless but serious charges are laid against a powerful political figure, it is the responsibility of the maligned individual to prove their innocence.

With that understanding, I requested comment from Harry Reid's office on the swirling charges that someone said they heard from someone that Harry Reid is pederast.

The email response from Reid Spokesman Adam Jentleson can only be characterized as chilling:

Cute

First, note the non-denial. Based on the rumors we've all heard, we can only conclude that at best questions of Reid's abuse remains an open question.

Second, "Cute" is not how I would describe this situation. Senator Reid has been accused by multiple unnamed figures as a serial abuser. The fact that Reid's spokesman thinks anything about this situation is "cute" is disturbing and only leads to more questions about the unreleased records that might (or might not) clear Senator Reid's name.

We will of course be following up on this explosive and developing story....for the children.

Crunchy Frog said...

Which campaign has turned off credit card verification for the second time in a row? I forgot.

kentuckyliz said...

Our multi-year trillion dollar deficit spending is Chinese prostitution money--we're whoring ourselves out to the Chinese, spending like drunken Congressmen.

Not drunken sailors...drunken Congressmen can spend a lot more than drunken sailors can.