Republican Florida Rep. Radel to resign after coke conviction

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    Jan 27, 2014 1:42 PM GMT
    That's the good news. The bad news is his district will likely replace him with another Republican.

    http://nbcpolitics.nbcnews.com/_news/2014/01/27/22466689-florida-rep-radel-to-resign-after-coke-conviction?lite
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    Jan 27, 2014 9:52 PM GMT
    This particular Republican Congressman gave us this headline

    Trey Radel, Busted On Cocaine Charge, Voted For Drug Testing Food Stamp Recipients

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/19/trey-radel-drug-testing_n_4305348.html
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    Jan 27, 2014 10:57 PM GMT
    How can it be that when I finally find a republican I can agree with, he ends up quitting and going back to Florida to undoubtedly stand his ground while high as a kite?
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    Jan 28, 2014 1:05 PM GMT
    FitStriver saidThis particular Republican Congressman gave us this headline

    Trey Radel, Busted On Cocaine Charge, Voted For Drug Testing Food Stamp Recipients

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/19/trey-radel-drug-testing_n_4305348.html

    As others have posted in online sites about this, why only food stamp recipients to be drug tested? Receipt of Federal funds is used as the premise & authority for imposing all kinds of Federal regulations on States and companies.

    And it seems to me that the most senior lawmakers in the land, who make the most important decisions, and pass the most far-reaching laws affecting hundreds of millions of people, should be doing so with drug-free minds, don't you agree? And they receive Federal monetary compensation for their work.

    Whereas food stamp recipients have little influence beyond their own lives. On top of which, where such food stamp testing laws have been implemented, few cases of illegal drug use have been detected, anyway.

    It's like the voter restriction measures Republicans have been imposing, for a non-existent voter fraud problem, that merely succeeds in disenfranchising a demographic they assume votes predominately for Democrats. Establish a false need to justify a political goal.

    In the case of food stamps, Republicans want them to be more onerous to obtain, to reduce usage in accordance with their ideological views, and to make more money available for tax cuts to their rich donors.

    But OK, if Republicans want to impose drug tests, I would certainly support doing them on Members of Congress. I had to take them as a senior Army Officer, we all did, at the cost of my career if I failed one.

    So it can't be very demeaning or insulting, can it, if we make our uniformed service members take them? It validated my fitness to lead and to make crucial decisions, and that's what Congress does, right? icon_wink.gif

    And now we find actual cases of Members of Congress using drugs. Seems that makes a case for drug testing on Capitol Hill, and I'd even say in the White House, too. That's where the most important national decisions of all are made.
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    Jan 28, 2014 2:08 PM GMT
    Michael Savage has been calling for testing congress for drugs for years.