Former House speaker Dennis Hastert's (R-IL) secret gay ‘misconduct’ is even worse given his terrible voting record on gay rights

  • metta

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    May 30, 2015 3:33 AM GMT
    Dennis Hastert’s secret gay ‘misconduct’ is even worse given his terrible voting record on gay rights


    http://www.rawstory.com/2015/05/dennis-hasterts-secret-gay-misconduct-is-even-worse-given-his-terrible-voting-record-on-gay-rights/
  • KissTheSky

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    May 30, 2015 5:02 AM GMT
    Yet another anti-gay Republican is exposed as a sexual predator.
    There seems to be quite a pattern here.

    After it's been revealed that Hastert sexually molested an adolescent boy, Hastert has been fired from his high-paying lobbying job and he's pretty much toxic waste in DC... i.e. he will never work as a lobbyist again.

    He beat the statute of limitations on the sex crimes against a minor, but he's facing serious prison time for banking crimes.

  • metta

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    Jun 05, 2015 4:48 PM GMT
    Sister: Brother was sexually abused by ex-House Speaker Dennis Hastert

    "A person familiar with the allegations in the indictment has told the AP that the payments mentioned in the indictment were intended to conceal claims that the Illinois Republican sexually molested someone decades ago. The person spoke to the AP on the condition of anonymity because the investigation is ongoing.

    Hastert has not been charged with sexual abuse. But Burdge’s story indicates there could be more victims beyond the “Individual A” named in the indictment."


    http://www.lgbtqnation.com/2015/06/sister-brother-was-sexually-abused-by-ex-house-speaker-dennis-hastert/
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    Jun 05, 2015 5:02 PM GMT
    KissTheSky saidYet another anti-gay Republican is exposed as a sexual predator.
    There seems to be quite a pattern here.




    You shouldn't generalize.
    There are Hastert-Republicans.
    But there are also many Duggar-Republicans.
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    Jun 05, 2015 5:23 PM GMT
    Piling Pelion on Ossa are we, metta?
  • tj85016

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    Jun 05, 2015 5:39 PM GMT
    MGINSD saidPiling Pelion on Ossa are we, metta?


    would you prefer he just call Denny a gay kiddie-diddler?

    Denny should just show some class and off himself now
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    Jun 05, 2015 8:11 PM GMT
  • metta

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    Jun 11, 2015 8:05 PM GMT
    Robert Reich: Anticipatory Bribery


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    "Hastert, who never made much money as a teacher or a congressman, could manage such payments because after retiring from Congress he became a high-paid lobbyist.

    This second scandal is perfectly legal but it’s a growing menace."


    "In the 1970s, only 3 percent of retiring members of Congress went on to become Washington lobbyists. Now, half of all retiring senators and 42 percent of retiring representatives become lobbyists."

    https://www.guernicamag.com/daily/robert-reich-anticipatory-bribery/
  • metta

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    Jun 12, 2015 5:05 PM GMT
    Congressman On Sex Abuse Scandal: ‘The Only Victim Here Is Denny Hastert’

    "Rep. Peter King (R-NY), a prominent House Republican who served under Hastert, discussed the matter on the John Gambling Show shortly after the indictment came down in May, but only saw one victim in the ordeal: Hastert. “I don’t know what this is about,” King said. “Apparently this person came and threatened to disclose something on Denny Hastert that goes back over 35 years, that happened 35 years ago, and he was taking money out illegally to pay the person. The only victim here is Denny Hastert.”

    http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2015/06/12/3668934/peter-king-denny-hastert/
  • Svnw688

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    Jun 12, 2015 5:09 PM GMT
    The only victim is Denny Hastert? Rep. King should be ashamed of himself. Raping a child is NEVER okay.

    Talk about blaming the victim. I feel like this is bizarro world. Oh, wait, I'm listening to the GOP take/spin on things. Never mind, I understand now.
  • metta

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    Jun 12, 2015 7:12 PM GMT
    Dennis Hastert Case: Judge Asked to Cloak 'Individual A' in Secrecy

    http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/dennis-hastert-case-judge-asked-cloak-individual-secrecy-n374531?cid=sm_fb