Thursday, August 07, 2008

Obama-supporting Prof needs scandal lessons

Excerpts from a Fox News story, "Edwards’ Party Role Clouded by Allegations," followed by my comments below the star line.

According to Fox - - -

…Temple University professor Marc Lamont Hill, an author and Obama supporter, said convention planners can hardly deny Edwards a speaking role, but unless he unequivocally discredits the charges, his role will be diminished.

“It would be sort of party suicide to take someone with that kind of scandal and place them up,” Hill said.

“At a moment where the Democratic advantage partially hinges on not only the public dissatisfaction with the Bush administration but also the wide range of scandals … over the last three years of the GOP … it would be unwise for the DNC to prominently position someone who has ethical issues swirling around,” he added.

The entire Fox story’s here.



When Prof. Hill speaks of “public dissatisfaction” and “ the wide range of scandals … over the last three years of the GOP,” does he ever think of former NY Governor Eliot Spitzer, forced to resign earlier this year when his involvement in a prostitution ring became public knowledge?

And new information has just surfaced about the scandalous manner in which Spitzer, once considered a possible Democratic presidential nominee, conducted himself in office? (Spitzer, btw, was endorsed by the NY Times. - - JinC)

Did Prof. Hill read a few months ago a NY Post story which began:

A former driver and aide to former New Jersey Gov. Jim McGreevey yesterday made the bombshell claim that Dina Matos McGreevey must have always known her husband was gay - because he was the other man in bed with them.

In an explosive interview with The Post, the McGreeveys' self-professed man in the middle, Teddy Pedersen, gave explicit details of three-way sex romps that he claimed to have had with the now-divorcing duo, starting during their courtship and continuing into the marriage. …
I know Democrat McGreevey had to resign when the public learned he’d given a government job to his gay lover. The job was supposed to go to someone expert in counter- terrorism work.

I honestly don’t know if Teddy Pedersen was McGreevey’s appointee lover or whether he’s another “actor” in the scandal. (McGreevey, btw, was endorsed by the NY Times. - - JinC)

I know some of you are saying, “Please mention Democratic Congressman William (“Cash in the freezer") Jefferson who’s up for re-election this year.”

OK, I just did.

And what's the latest on Detroit’s Democratic Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick?

His Honor will be spending tonight in jail because he violated the terms of his bail bond.

Then there's this from the July 11 NY Times:
While aggressive evictions are reducing the number of rent-stabilized apartments in New York, Representative Charles B. Rangel is enjoying four of them, including three adjacent units on the 16th floor overlooking Upper Manhattan in a building owned by one of New York’s premier real estate developers.

Mr. Rangel, the powerful Democrat who is chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, uses his fourth apartment, six floors below, as a campaign office, despite state and city regulations that require rent-stabilized apartments to be used as a primary residence. …
I can think of many more Dems involved in the past three years in sleaze and corruption – Sens. Dodd and Conrad, former top Obama aide Jim Johnson and his close friend Tony (“Not the Tony Rezko I know”) Rezko, recently found guilty on 16 criminal counts.

Conclusion: Prof. Hill needs a lesson in the corruption, sleaze and criminality of many of Sen. Obama’s fellow Democrats.


Anonymous said...

John: Democrats and their enablers have no shame. I've seen Hill on Fox News frequently and he always parrots the Democrat talking points. Any "professor" who can't be an independent and critical thinker has no business using the title. Hill is quite simply a political hack posing as an educator.
Tarheel Hawkeye

Anonymous said...

Hill is a man who is not ready for prime time.

The fact that Bill O'Reilly gives him a regular podium to rant is evidence of a decline in standards.

Hill is in need of help.

Indoctrinaed students must revolt!

Anonymous said...

Professr Hillclearly has blinders when it comes to transgresssions by poiticians. His only let him see those by Republicans and conveniently blinker the MANY committed by Democrats. WHy is it that Barney Franks is still serving in the House of Representatives afer his boyfriend was running a call boy operation in their apartment? Why was Gerry Studs allowed to continue in the Senate after his liasons with Senate pages? Why was the lion of the Senate, Ted Kennedy allowed to continue in office after leaving the scene of an accident in which not only was he driving drunk but in which a young woman from the party he was attending (no wives allowed) was left to drown in the back seat of his submerged automobile? Then of course we have Wilbur Mills and Fanny Fox drunkenly cavorting in the Tidal Pool Basin and Hayes from Ohio who hired a secretary at government expense who could not type but was proficient at many other things not secretarial!
SHould one argue that those events are all ancient history, one can point out the imbroglio in Detroit, the ongoing scandals in Albany (after Spitzer resigned the replacement governor admitted to his own sexual indiscretions and there are questions about money misuse). Here in Ohio the Democrat attorney general, Marc Dann who campaigned on a pledge to clean up the Republican sleaze in Columbus, promptly ran a frat boys party (actually what he did slimes frat boys because no party I ever attended as a college student was quite as raunchy and racy as the continuing ones hosted by Dann and his Democrat cronies)and then sexually harassed government employees. When said actions were unearthed, he steadfastly refused to resign until threatened with impeachment and even then stated that he did not really see what he did was all that wrong. The actions of John Conyers in the ongoing Michigan drama as well as Carolyn Cheeks Fitzpatrick have also been under played. And then, of course, how can one not note that it was a Democrat, Mike Nifong, who set out to deny three men their constitutional rights.
Neither political party haseither a corner on virtue or on vice - it is just that the press is willing to publicize what they see as Republican hypocrisy and give Democrats (the party of the people and as so, I guess, should be forgiven for their transgressions) a pass.