...Will do anything to hold on to the senate. Some say that all is fair in politics. The problem with that is both sides don't play by the same rules. Unfortunately, Republicans do lie sometimes. But, when they are caught, the other Republicans help in getting the liar out of office.
Democrats lie as par for the course. When they are caught, everyone falls in the party line and supports both the lie and the liar. When all else fails, they just shrug and go, "Oops!" There are never any repercussions.
If a Republican did something like this (see below) the media would report on it 24/7 in a continuous cycle. Why aren't they reporting on this?
This is from the Washington Free Beacon:
* "Just a week after Sen. Kay Hagan (D., N.C.) recommended a North Carolina judge to President Barack Obama for a seat in the U.S. District Court, the judge ruled in favor of a company partially owned by Hagan’s husband. The senator’s husband, Charles T. ‘Chip’ Hagan, was a managing member of Hydrodyne Industries LLC when it sued a regional water authority for drawing water out of a river that had one of its hydroelectric dams built on…. Superior Court Judge Calvin E. Murphy ruled the case in favor of Hydrodyne … Murphy’s ruling was made on Oct. 23, 2009, just nine days after Sen. Hagan sent his name to Obama to be nominated for a lifetime seat on the U.S. District Court for Western North Carolina. Hagan withdrew her recommendation to Obama after North Carolina’s News and Record contacted her office about the apparent conflict of interest, telling the paper that she “was not aware that Judge Murphy was hearing a case in which my husband had an interest.””
Please, the case and the judge hearing it would have been just about the only topic of discussion around the Hagan dinner table. How can this level of corruption be allowed in American politics? Is it all just because the mainstream media agrees with liberal policies? What the heck happened to objectivity?
So, do the democrats fess up? No way, they double down. This is from the Washington Examiner:
* “This year’s North Carolina Senate race is shaping up to be one of America’s first $100 million Senate races. By the time Nov. 4 rolls around, money spent or committed to the race between Democratic U.S. Sen Kay Hagan and Republican Thom Tillis is supposed to top $103 million, according to analysis by the Charlotte Observer. Three-quarters of the money comes from both party and interest groups, while more than $22 million comes from groups that don’t disclose their donors, known as ‘dark money’ groups. Hagan’s campaign has spent $19.6 million, being backed by $35 million from outside groups. Tillis’ campaign has spent only $6 million, but outside groups have sent more than $42 million his way.”
This is distressing. We all need to know about it and tell it to other people.
* Washington Free Beacon and Washington Examiner quotes excerpted from "Fox News First" by Christ Stirewalt