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Sat Nov 17, 2012, 09:17 AM

Rep. Scott DesJarlais' career finished, pundits say

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At least one prominent Tennessee Republican said Friday he’s seriously considering challenging Rep. Scott DesJarlais in 2014, as political observers said revelations about DesJarlais’ divorce portend serious trouble for his career.

A transcript of DesJarlais’ 2001 divorce showed that he and his then-wife, Susan, made a mutual decision to have two abortions.

Still another woman has charged that DesJarlais encouraged her to get an abortion as well.

DesJarlais, a doctor whose congressional seat was a Democratic stronghold before he won it using tea party themes in 2010, also acknowledged in the court case he had sex with at least two patients and he said he prescribed painkillers for at least one of them.

He also admitted to affairs with eight women while his divorce was pending.


http://www.tennessean.com/article/20121117/NEWS02/311170040/Rep-Scott-DesJarlais-career-finished-pundits-say?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|

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spanone Nov 2012 OP
lalalu Nov 2012 #1
KharmaTrain Nov 2012 #2
City Lights Nov 2012 #5
spanone Nov 2012 #8
KharmaTrain Nov 2012 #10
Tsiyu Nov 2012 #11
Angry Dragon Nov 2012 #3
bluemarkers Nov 2012 #4
jsr Nov 2012 #6
highplainsdem Nov 2012 #7
DinahMoeHum Nov 2012 #9
Pisces Nov 2012 #12

Response to spanone (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 09:23 AM

1. Ha Ha ha

 

This is a great story.

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 09:27 AM

2. Yet He Was Easily Re-Elected...

This story came out in enough time that you would have thought the upright folks in Tennessee would bounce this shitstain on his ass. Guess party and power above all. So they're gonna wait two years to deal with this hypocrite and oxygen thief? To use the localism..."Bless Their Hearts"...

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Response to KharmaTrain (Reply #2)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 09:44 AM

5. Exactly. IOKIYAR strikes again.

Stinking hypocrites.

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Response to KharmaTrain (Reply #2)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 09:50 AM

8. to be fair to my fellow dumbass tennesseans, a judge would not allow transcripts from his divorce

to be released before the election......these transcripts sealed his fate.....

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Response to spanone (Reply #8)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 10:00 AM

10. The Story Was Out Before The Election, No?

I know TPM was citing from the transcripts in the days/weeks before the election and looked like some local media latched on as well. If this was leaked then I can understand people questioning the source and timing. However, I also recall that DeJareles didn't refute the charges either.

Oh well...the people have spoken and right be it so...

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Response to KharmaTrain (Reply #10)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 10:26 AM

11. Not the part about his and his wife's abortions

but the worst of it: that he seduced his patients and tried to force one to abort ( she ended up not being pregnant ) WAS known.

Like I've said before, conservatives in Tennessee don't care if you really ARE conservative.

If you just SAY you're conservative, and say Jesus a few times, you get their ignorant vote. Then you can do whatever you want.

They are all liars and hypocrites, but what else is new from conservatives anywhere?










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Response to spanone (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 09:31 AM

3. He broke ethics laws as a doctor ........ they should refuse to seat him

and bring him up on charges

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Response to Angry Dragon (Reply #3)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 09:38 AM

4. it's OK

when republicans break ethics laws

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 09:47 AM

6. And people have this scumbag as their doctor

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 09:49 AM

7. Good. But what a shame this information didn't come out BEFORE the election. A judge delayed

the release until after Election Day:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014306863

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 09:56 AM

9. Anthony Weiner (NY) was forced to resign for a lot less. . .

. . .than what this literal "fucker" did.

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 10:29 AM

12. Those great family values on full display!!

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