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saracat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-20-10 09:52 PM
Response to Reply #84
90.  Because the GOP was waiting to see if Sestak got the nomination?
Edited on Thu May-20-10 09:53 PM by saracat
Sestak made the claim, the WH denied it and now the WH refuses to comment. Whoops. And I don't think Sestak made the story up .
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  -Why the fuck would Sestak even say the White House tried to offer him a job. What a dumbass. LeftyAndProud60  May-20-10 02:08 PM   #0 
  - because he was angry that.. obama was backing spector..  butterfly77   May-20-10 02:12 PM   #1 
  - How dare he back the incumbent democrat, a little uppity if you ask Sestak  krawhitham   May-20-10 06:04 PM   #77 
     - Specter was never a Democrat. He was an opportunist...  IndianaGreen   May-21-10 04:34 PM   #99 
        - How could any one here back Specter...  and-justice-for-all   May-21-10 06:12 PM   #100 
  - I suspect  zipplewrath   May-20-10 02:12 PM   #2 
  - "And now CNN is all over this. They're calling it a bribe." Really?  ProSense   May-20-10 02:13 PM   #3 
  - For the past 2 days, they've had segments on it. At Gibbs got hammered at the briefing 2day over it.  LeftyAndProud60   May-20-10 02:17 PM   #7 
     - "This isn't going away. "  ProSense   May-20-10 02:27 PM   #15 
     - Hello?!! It doesn't make HIM look bad  DrToast   May-20-10 02:28 PM   #17 
        - OK,  ProSense   May-20-10 02:31 PM   #22 
     - Its already gone  mkultra   May-21-10 04:22 PM   #98 
  - They're calling it a bribe.  DJ13   May-20-10 02:14 PM   #4 
  - A bribe would be business as usual. nt  polichick   May-20-10 02:21 PM   #9 
     - Yeppers.  saracat   May-20-10 02:23 PM   #11 
     - Good point!  DJ13   May-20-10 02:25 PM   #13 
  - If they did then why should he lie about it?  Nite Owl   May-20-10 02:15 PM   #5 
  - Nobody asked him about it. Nobody is asking him to lie  DrToast   May-20-10 02:17 PM   #6 
     - Maybe this WH needs to learn  Nite Owl   May-20-10 02:27 PM   #16 
        - +1  Go2Peace   May-20-10 10:55 PM   #95 
  - Just Seems To Me That This Issue Is In Retaliation To The Rand Paul Civil Rights Issue......  global1   May-20-10 02:18 PM   #8 
  - You think he should STFU? Why? What does he owe them? They did squat for him.  saracat   May-20-10 02:22 PM   #10 
  - No, they did less than squat they supported his rival (a former Republican, before  LakeSamish706   May-20-10 02:24 PM   #12 
  - WTF is wrong with you people?  DrToast   May-20-10 02:26 PM   #14 
     - Were asking why the President didn't support a real Democrat, not one that  LakeSamish706   May-20-10 02:30 PM   #20 
     - That's not the topic of this thread  DrToast   May-20-10 02:31 PM   #23 
        - Your damn right it is! Sestak owes this Administration absolutely nothing,  LakeSamish706   May-20-10 02:33 PM   #24 
           - But you are not Sestak, and he is going to support the President.  ProSense   May-20-10 02:35 PM   #26 
           - And your point is? n/t  LakeSamish706   May-20-10 02:35 PM   #28 
           - Pretty clear. n/t  ProSense   May-20-10 02:36 PM   #29 
              - Whatever, I have my opinion and you have yours, we'll leave it at that! n/t  LakeSamish706   May-20-10 02:37 PM   #30 
           - Then why is everyone upset that Sestak is admitting the WH offered him an appointment to  saracat   May-20-10 03:25 PM   #41 
              - "Why does the OP say Sestak should STFU? "  ProSense   May-20-10 03:33 PM   #46 
                 - Well some think it is an issue that Setak admitted he was offered an appointment to drop out  saracat   May-20-10 03:46 PM   #55 
           - Whoosh!  DrToast   May-20-10 02:35 PM   #27 
           - There ARE more important things than the President. I think those who do not  saracat   May-20-10 03:41 PM   #53 
           - Real talk!  ej510   May-20-10 04:12 PM   #66 
     - It seems like some do want him to damage Obama. Him winning should be revenge enough. NT  LeftyAndProud60   May-20-10 02:38 PM   #31 
     - I think you're right  DrToast   May-20-10 02:39 PM   #32 
     - Specter is just another Republican in sheeps clothing that doesn't no where he belongs.  LakeSamish706   May-20-10 02:41 PM   #34 
     - This came out forever ago. He hadn't won so this is not about revenge  TheKentuckian   May-20-10 03:33 PM   #47 
     - Why should the president try to damage a Dem??  pocoloco   May-20-10 03:02 PM   #36 
     - Are you really saying it was okay for the President to support a Republican  saracat   May-20-10 03:23 PM   #39 
        - Offering a job is an ethics violation? Whoo boy.  boppers   May-20-10 08:25 PM   #80 
           - Oh really? Why don't you ask Rod Blagojevich how well that "hunts".  PassingFair   May-20-10 08:39 PM   #81 
           - Selling for cash is not the same thing as an offer. eom  boppers   May-20-10 08:52 PM   #82 
           - He wasn't offering a job. He was asking for an exchange. The job was only offered as part of an  saracat   May-20-10 09:50 PM   #89 
  - +1  ShortnFiery   May-20-10 02:33 PM   #25 
  - So where's the proof and in what context? I haven't  Cha   May-20-10 02:29 PM   #18 
  - Here is the context and Sestak DID say this  saracat   May-20-10 03:55 PM   #61 
  - Sometimes I wonder which of the two major parties are more self-destructive.  Blue-Jay   May-20-10 02:29 PM   #19 
  - No, the Dems aren't even close. Everyone is human  Cha   May-20-10 02:39 PM   #33 
     - I'd like to agree with you.  Blue-Jay   May-20-10 05:36 PM   #76 
        - Sure there's lots of dinos...but on the whole  Cha   May-20-10 08:05 PM   #78 
  - Because it's the truth. What? We are supposed to be immoral? Anything for a win? eom  ShortnFiery   May-20-10 02:31 PM   #21 
  - At some point, you just need to go to the other side!  FrenchieCat   May-20-10 03:31 PM   #44 
     - Oh come on? I despise the GOP. But the truth is what being a democrat is about : VALUES  ShortnFiery   May-20-10 03:33 PM   #45 
        - Offering a job is somehow immoral?  FrenchieCat   May-20-10 03:34 PM   #48 
           - I'm not doing the spinning, the media is. Sestak merely told the truth. That is not a sin. eom  ShortnFiery   May-20-10 03:35 PM   #49 
           - What was done that was immoral?  FrenchieCat   May-20-10 03:38 PM   #50 
              - You misunderstand. People are attacking Sestak for telling the truth. His values not Obama's.  ShortnFiery   May-20-10 03:40 PM   #52 
                 - No, actually I saw that Rick Sanchez piece.....  FrenchieCat   May-20-10 03:44 PM   #54 
                    - Actually the WH offering an appointment to a sitting congressman running for the Senate in  saracat   May-20-10 03:51 PM   #60 
                    - I wasn't watching Rick Sanchez.  ShortnFiery   May-20-10 04:15 PM   #68 
           - This wasn't just "offering a job" Jeebus, you accept anything!  saracat   May-20-10 04:02 PM   #62 
           - He was offered the job to get him to stay out of the PA race, then yes it was immoral.  totodeinhere   May-20-10 08:21 PM   #79 
  - CNN are the dumbasses. If you offer your kids candy to do/not do something that's a "bribe" too.  Zen Democrat   May-20-10 02:49 PM   #35 
  - Because it was true!  IndianaGreen   May-20-10 03:15 PM   #37 
  - So Bush can lie to the American Public and Congress and get us into a war,  FrenchieCat   May-20-10 03:18 PM   #38 
  - This is going to be the new "Whitewater." They were waiting for Sestak to win.  stickwithobama   May-20-10 03:24 PM   #40 
  - If They start in on this petty bullshit  FrenchieCat   May-20-10 03:30 PM   #43 
     - So you REALLY think this shouldn't be a story? Really?  saracat   May-20-10 04:09 PM   #65 
        - hey, it's you, grasping at any straw that threatens Obama, again  Aramchek   May-20-10 09:40 PM   #86 
           - Deleted message  Name removed   May-20-10 09:48 PM   #88 
  - I see articles that were printed regarding this back in February...  kjackson227   May-20-10 03:27 PM   #42 
  - Because Issa is demanding an investigation and because Sestak has not recanted.  saracat   May-20-10 04:14 PM   #67 
     - ~SIGH~  kjackson227   May-20-10 04:30 PM   #72 
  - You don't even know what was offered or when or how or why or if....  FrenchieCat   May-20-10 03:40 PM   #51 
  - Are you talking to me?  kjackson227   May-20-10 03:46 PM   #56 
  - No. Op writer  FrenchieCat   May-20-10 03:47 PM   #57 
     - Okay :)... I really think this is "silly season" on DU for the past...  kjackson227   May-20-10 03:50 PM   #59 
        - Aye!  FrenchieCat   May-20-10 04:02 PM   #63 
  - Yeah we do. Sestak told us.  saracat   May-20-10 04:03 PM   #64 
     - if this is true--Obama brought it on himself  ima_sinnic   May-20-10 05:04 PM   #75 
  - The man won the election. This means 'not a dumbass'  Bluenorthwest   May-20-10 03:47 PM   #58 
  - Yup. And the WH gave the GOP their talking points on this .Issa is NOT going to shut up.  saracat   May-20-10 04:17 PM   #69 
  - I, for one, am glad this is out there as public knowledge. Is this how we want our  NorthCarolina   May-20-10 04:22 PM   #70 
  - The question is - is it right or wrong?  howaboutme   May-20-10 04:28 PM   #71 
  - WHO CARES. Another DU tempest in a Teapot.  emulatorloo   May-20-10 04:38 PM   #73 
  - But Sestak ALSO says Obama offered him a big appointment to withdraw  saracat   May-20-10 04:52 PM   #74 
  - Quid pro quo. If you do this, then we'll do that  Phoebe Loosinhouse   May-20-10 09:20 PM   #83 
  - Exactly.Sestak did the right thing . If this bites the WH in the ass, he is in the clear.  saracat   May-20-10 09:59 PM   #93 
  - You're using logic...  Robeson   May-21-10 07:47 PM   #101 
  - This story is 4 months old.  Renew Deal   May-20-10 09:22 PM   #84 
  - Because the GOP was waiting to see if Sestak got the nomination?  saracat   May-20-10 09:52 PM   #90 
  - They can call it that all they want, but there's nothing wrong with it  treestar   May-20-10 09:37 PM   #85 
  - Rationalize anything can't you? A high ranking Federal position  saracat   May-20-10 09:56 PM   #91 
     - No worse than when Nixon offered John Sirica a job.  Dr.Phool   May-20-10 11:39 PM   #96 
  - Not surprised.  harun   May-20-10 09:43 PM   #87 
  - Woah. What are we saying, here?  Dr Morbius   May-20-10 09:57 PM   #92 
  - Big difference asking a sitting elected official to effect the results  saracat   May-20-10 10:04 PM   #94 
  - i have read every reply on this thread  SwampG8r   May-21-10 12:59 AM   #97 
  - Finally, someone states the simple truth  NHDEMFORLIFE   May-21-10 08:17 PM   #102 
  - This story CAME OUT IN FEBRUARY. Everyone in PA knows about it.  freddie mertz   May-22-10 02:15 PM   #103 
 

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