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A Reader’s Thought on L’Affaire Menendez

Posted by GayPatriotWest at 9:45 am - November 1, 2012.
Filed under: Democratic Scandals,New Media

Last night on Facebook, was chatting with our reader AZ Mo in NY as the sex story that Drudge had been hyping came out.  I told him about the story and after skimming the article, said that there didn’t appear to be much there there.  The Senator was divorced at the time.  Our reader disagreed, thinking there was more to the story; he remind me that the Democrat had solicited these prostitutes, but failed to pay for their services.

I suggested then that he write up his remarks as a guest post.  The following words are his, not mine.  So, is he right, is there more to the story that a Senator failing to pay for services he solicited?  –Dan

The party that lays claim to burning the brightest moral torch when it comes to caring for the poor and fighting for women’s rights has fired the latest shot in the war on women.  Matthew Boyle over at the Daily Caller alerts us to Democratic New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez overworking and underpaying third world prostitutes during a previously-undocumented visit to the Dominican Republic.  Boyle reports that Menendez promised his prostitutes $500 in exchange for their services, yet only paid them $100.

At the same time he forgot to pay one of the prostitutes the additional $400, he also forgot to tell anyone he was going away for that 2012 Easter weekend, “Menendez’s 2012 public schedule shows no events listed for Easter or the following three days.  On Easter Sunday this year, aircraft records obtained by TheDC show that Melgen’s plane left Florida the morning of Easter Sunday, stopped at the Teterboro private airport near Menendez’s home in New Jersey, and flew on to the Dominican Republic.” reports Boyle.  Why did that happen?

Why didn’t Menendez, as an advocate for the poor, at the very least pay the prostitutes the full amount he owed them?  Why didn’t he offer a helping hand to get them out of a situation where they had to sell their bodies to rich white Democrats?  Is it possible, that just as he used these poor women for sexual gratification and took advantage of their unfortunate positions,  he uses the women and poor in his own country for their votes?
Maybe the answer is this:  Here’s a perfect example of what the Democrats REALLY think of women and the poor: Women are good for sex, not for reproducing, not for loving, not for protecting, but for using (cheaper labor in the workforce and taxing). The poor are good for votes and bribed with partially paid promises of other people’s money.  Unfortunately, the prostitutes in this story fall in both categories.
Given accusations from female members of the Obama administration of sexism within the administration, Bill Clinton’s, Anthony Weiner’s, and Elliott Spitzer’s records with women, is this a pattern worth investigating?  Maybe they don’t realize that in the 21st century women are more than the equivalent of sex toys.


  1. This story so-far isn’t gaining any traction in the local NJ press or media…yet.

    Or perhaps they’re waiting for some corroboration or counterfactuals. First question would be was he actually in the Dominican Republic in the first place?

    Comment by Ted B. (Charging Rhino) — November 1, 2012 @ 10:57 am - November 1, 2012

  2. This is a story simply because of the prostitution aspect of it. Prostitution is illegal in the United States. Why is it illegal? Because many people think it’s immoral.

    David Vitter and Eliot Spitzer got criticized for using prostitutes. One of them got thrown out of office for it. Perhaps they were also married–I don’t know–but when the stories were published, the headline wasn’t “Spitzer Commits Adultery!” It was “Spitzer Paid For Sexual Affairs With a Prostitute.”

    Go along with the line, “Oh, it was legal in the country he visited,” but if something is wrong, it’s wrong. Now there are other things that are legally in other countries that aren’t wrong, like drinking under the age of 21. Drinking isn’t illegal because its viewed as being immoral, but prostitution is largely illegal for that reason.

    Comment by Jerry — November 1, 2012 @ 11:15 am - November 1, 2012

  3. The real irony is that Menendez was a co-sponsor of the Lily Ledbetter equal pay act. I guess “equal pay for equal work” doesn’t apply when Democrats are paying for whores.

    Comment by V the K — November 1, 2012 @ 11:21 am - November 1, 2012

  4. Good points from AZ Mo. (“Assuming this holds up as a real incident”… same thing I said about Kyle Wood.) The story *should* be about the fact that a U.S. Senator is out there ripping off poor women, with the special hypocrisy of his being in the party that poses as morally superior about poor women.

    Comment by ILoveCapitalism — November 1, 2012 @ 11:22 am - November 1, 2012

  5. He only paid half because the rest went to taxes and health care.

    Sorry, couldn’t resist. 😉

    Peter H.

    Comment by Peter Hughes — November 1, 2012 @ 12:23 pm - November 1, 2012

  6. From the video, classic: “He was nice at first, but later he did not seem to care about her.”

    Comment by ILoveCapitalism — November 1, 2012 @ 12:23 pm - November 1, 2012

  7. It’s a bad idea to stiff your hooker.

    Comment by SoCalRobert — November 1, 2012 @ 10:02 pm - November 1, 2012

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