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Phoebe Loosinhouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-28-10 07:45 AM
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47. You know, Specter himself pretty much told Sestak to "put up or shut up"
I've been doing a little reading to try to figure out if this is something to really be concerned about or not. Because the Republicans are on this like a pit bull, it will be something to be concerned about, regardless of whether it is really something to be concerned about, if you get my drift.

At any rate, when the story broke, Specter himself said it was a very serious charge, very disturbing, etc. Then he threw out a huge grenade at Sestak by talking about there is such a thing as "misprision" of a felony which is essentially not reporting a felonious incident even if you were the intended victim. He did this on a radio show. So Specter was telling Sestak that he could essentially go down for the count by attempting to make political hay but not making an actual complaint. Now all the right wingnutty blogs are all over this - "misprision" is their word for the day. This link to Fox News shows this stuff has been perculating since March with Issa, the whole "White House has committed a felony" stuff. /

It is a DISGRACE that Gibbs and the White House Communication people have not shut this down with an effective and credible response long before now and are just allowing this to inflate to larger proportions daily. Two months is more than enough time to get their story/act together. If someone needs to resign, let them.
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  -Does Sestak have a right to be pissed? KansasVoter  May-27-10 09:33 PM   #0 
  - He's a selfish fuck who doesn't deserve the nomination. he threw his pres under the bus for polical  LeftyAndProud60   May-27-10 09:34 PM   #1 
  - Why did Sestak even have to tell about this deal if he knew it would hurt Obama.  jillan   May-27-10 09:36 PM   #4 
  - becuz he knew it could help him win. That's all he cared about. NT  LeftyAndProud60   May-27-10 09:44 PM   #11 
  - then if he gets into the Senate where would he be, too?  treestar   May-28-10 09:05 AM   #55 
  - He was supposed to lie? Or dodge the question?  MH1   May-29-10 07:18 PM   #76 
  - I voted for him, but if this gets much worse I'll start regretting it. n/t  Unvanguard   May-27-10 09:37 PM   #6 
  - Oh that's way over the top. Sestak is a retired Admiral and, to me, an as honorable person  ShortnFiery   May-27-10 09:38 PM   #7 
  - This went on under Bush, and I didn't care about it then. NT  LeftyAndProud60   May-27-10 09:45 PM   #13 
  - I don't blame him for stating given the SIT: The entire ruling democratic "establisment" had ...  ShortnFiery   May-27-10 09:52 PM   #17 
     - Agreed! nt.  freddie mertz   May-28-10 07:52 AM   #49 
  - Was he unqualified for the position?  treestar   May-28-10 09:06 AM   #56 
  - Right, Sestak is selfish, as opposed to the Obama Administration...  Chef Eric   May-28-10 06:02 AM   #41 
  - + 1000000. And thank god they lost, and lost big. nt.  freddie mertz   May-28-10 07:53 AM   #50 
  - Well now if he wins, he is going to have very little influence  treestar   May-28-10 09:09 AM   #57 
  - The same president who threw HIM first under the bus?  Beacool   May-28-10 09:10 AM   #58 
  - the President has the right to support someone else  treestar   May-28-10 09:12 AM   #60 
     - Tue, but Sestak was entitled to run despite the administration's objections.  Beacool   May-28-10 09:20 AM   #62 
     - He was entitled to and did  treestar   May-28-10 09:29 AM   #64 
        - I agree, I don't much care either.  Beacool   May-28-10 10:05 AM   #67 
     - Support? Of course! Quid pro quo? I am not so sure. n/t  golfguru   May-29-10 07:43 PM   #85 
  - Self delete, wrong spot.  Beacool   May-28-10 09:14 AM   #61 
  - I strongly disagree. They threw *HIM* under the bus by supporting a fake Democrat/Republican  Liberal_Stalwart71   May-29-10 09:00 AM   #74 
  - Exactly.  MH1   May-29-10 07:21 PM   #78 
  - Oh bullshit. WH is the one who approached him with a deal he would never take  MH1   May-29-10 07:19 PM   #77 
  - Why did Sestak go public about the job offer from WH?  golfguru   May-29-10 07:39 PM   #84 
  - Every administration since George Washington has offered jobs for political reasons  scheming daemons   May-27-10 09:35 PM   #2 
  - And Sestak would've been QUALIFIED for the job, unlike anyone BUSH offered jobs to. n/t  jenmito   May-27-10 09:43 PM   #10 
  - I agree. But Specter is a bad candidate for age and health reasons. He'd lose in November. nt  Captain Hilts   May-27-10 10:00 PM   #20 
  - This was more ham-handed, needed more winks and nods  marshall   May-28-10 07:27 AM   #46 
  - Sestak is a real progressive? n/t  countingbluecars   May-27-10 09:35 PM   #3 
  - I don't care whether he was angry, or whether he had a right to be angry.  Unvanguard   May-27-10 09:36 PM   #5 
  - Why should he be quiet? Because political POWER trumps TRUTH?  ShortnFiery   May-27-10 09:42 PM   #8 
     - Because loyalty requires that we STFU about things that will be ridiculously overblown.  Unvanguard   May-27-10 09:49 PM   #16 
     - He was in the middle of a contested primary where the democratic establishment had  ShortnFiery   May-27-10 10:24 PM   #22 
     - Oh, he doesn't owe anything to THEM specifically.  Unvanguard   May-27-10 10:28 PM   #23 
        - Politics may be hardball but this isn't the f**king mafia.  ShortnFiery   May-27-10 10:36 PM   #28 
           - It's not ABOUT him and his offended feelings, justified or not.  Unvanguard   May-27-10 10:38 PM   #29 
              - No, our enemy is the marriage of government and corporations, not just the GOP.  ShortnFiery   May-27-10 10:44 PM   #32 
                 - I think you got him throught the heart, Shorty....  PassingFair   May-29-10 10:23 AM   #75 
                 - +1000 n/t  golfguru   May-29-10 07:45 PM   #86 
     - loyalty for the sake of loyalty is for idiots  DatManFromNawlins   May-28-10 03:44 AM   #35 
     - what I don't understand  OhioBlue   May-27-10 10:34 PM   #26 
     - Exactly! n/t  Unvanguard   May-27-10 10:36 PM   #27 
     - There was ZERO loyalty to Sestak when he was left hung out to dry by establishment democrats.  ShortnFiery   May-27-10 10:46 PM   #33 
     - Oh bullshit  AllentownJake   May-28-10 05:35 AM   #39 
     - Sestak didn't 'try to make an issue out of it'  MH1   May-29-10 07:27 PM   #82 
        - Toomey is not going to win...Sestak's stock went up a lot  golfguru   May-29-10 07:50 PM   #87 
     - Damn, I Wish I Had Your Nerve  Dinger   May-29-10 08:53 AM   #73 
     - Thank you for your sanity.  MH1   May-29-10 07:26 PM   #81 
  - Right to be pissed why?  Drunken Irishman   May-27-10 09:42 PM   #9 
  - The WH wi. the Democratic Establishment did their best to make Sestak obselete and we all know it.  ShortnFiery   May-27-10 09:49 PM   #15 
     - so what?  Teaser   May-27-10 10:40 PM   #31 
        - Because his constituents should choose their Senator  DatManFromNawlins   May-28-10 03:50 AM   #36 
           - I voted for Arlen  AllentownJake   May-28-10 05:39 AM   #40 
           - make me fucking care.  Teaser   May-28-10 07:14 AM   #44 
  - No-he's playing games. He should either tell the whole story or NONE of it. n/t  jenmito   May-27-10 09:45 PM   #12 
  - I hated Specter, but he really did become a reliable Dem. And w/ the votes he made, there is no  LeftyAndProud60   May-27-10 09:47 PM   #14 
  - Are you kidding? Specter is, and always has been a republican at heart.  ShortnFiery   May-27-10 09:54 PM   #18 
  - He had become a Democrat and would have been a reliable vote  treestar   May-28-10 09:10 AM   #59 
  - And his age and health would ensure he'd lose in November. nt  Captain Hilts   May-27-10 09:59 PM   #19 
  - I haven't decided who was the stupid idiot yet - Sestak or the White House  stray cat   May-27-10 10:13 PM   #21 
  - Obama brought in the Sultan of Sleaze  HCE1947   May-27-10 10:28 PM   #24 
  - Another Rahm is the devil rant  leftynyc   May-28-10 10:41 AM   #68 
  - Sestack tried to be a Teatard withour realizing he made his own trap  zulchzulu   May-27-10 10:33 PM   #25 
  - Why should anyone care?  Teaser   May-27-10 10:40 PM   #30 
  - No. He was offered a job. They didn't threaten to kill his dog.  Orangepeel   May-27-10 11:38 PM   #34 
  - Not only has he no right to be pissed, but he should be tarred and feathered and...  TreasonousBastard   May-28-10 05:22 AM   #37 
  - Sestak is a walking train wreck  AllentownJake   May-28-10 05:30 AM   #38 
  - My surmisals  Phoebe Loosinhouse   May-28-10 06:33 AM   #42 
  - OK, my sumisals were wrong on almost every count.  Phoebe Loosinhouse   May-28-10 10:46 AM   #69 
     - Don't fall into the trap - Sestak didn't blow anything up, it is the right wingers  MH1   May-29-10 07:30 PM   #83 
  - He should disclose who bribed him and send (rham) to jail..  mdmc   May-28-10 06:36 AM   #43 
  - Bribed?!?!?!  Inuca   May-28-10 07:21 AM   #45 
  - You know, Specter himself pretty much told Sestak to "put up or shut up"  Phoebe Loosinhouse   May-28-10 07:45 AM   #47 
  - Yes, he did. But he outfoxed them and cleaned their clock.  freddie mertz   May-28-10 07:49 AM   #48 
  - I KNOW I Heard The "Job" Story Some Time Ago & My Reaction Was  ChiciB1   May-28-10 08:30 AM   #51 
  - Sestak is a Center-Right Opportunist  WeDidIt   May-28-10 08:32 AM   #52 
  - Just how many Admirals are progressives?  olegramps   May-28-10 09:02 AM   #53 
  - Is he a real progressive?  treestar   May-28-10 09:04 AM   #54 
  - Oh, the outrage!!!!  Beacool   May-28-10 09:22 AM   #63 
  - No, but neither does the White House or Democrats in general  TheKentuckian   May-28-10 09:50 AM   #65 
  - I'm LATE With My Kudos "Kentuckian" But I Agree With What You're Saying! n/t  ChiciB1   May-29-10 08:35 AM   #72 
  - i don't care about their feelings  Enrique   May-28-10 09:58 AM   #66 
  - Absolutely not. He stupidly started the whole thing and it blew up in his face.  Phx_Dem   May-28-10 12:36 PM   #70 
  - No, THEY started it.  MH1   May-29-10 07:23 PM   #80 
  - Usual suspects in a flame thread n/t  catgirl   May-28-10 01:27 PM   #71 
     - Yep. :)  MH1   May-29-10 07:22 PM   #79 

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