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(Huffington Post)   "Say, we know that you're a Democrat and all, but if you'd help us keep Obamacare out of our state, we'll make sure you and your daughter get really cushy private jobs. Oh no. This is not a bribe. No not at all *snicker*"   (huffingtonpost.com ) divider line
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2014-06-08 10:47:08 PM  
PLEASE let there be formal Federal charges of bribery! PleaseOhPleaseOhPlease!
 
2014-06-08 10:53:14 PM  

TV's Vinnie: PLEASE let there be formal Federal charges of bribery! PleaseOhPleaseOhPlease!


Nope. Unless he's violating VA Senate rules by accepting a job before he should, then there's not a damn thing anyone can do unless they have hard proof.  Right now, all they have is "somebody said so".

Are you seriously going to pretend that people at all levels of government don't get bribed all the time, either with jobs, influence, gifts, committee appointments, campaign funds, or something else?  Really?
 
2014-06-08 11:51:06 PM  
I'm not sure if I'm more outraged over them offering, or him being prepared to accept the bribe.
 
2014-06-09 12:27:46 AM  
With Democrats like these, who needs Republicans?
 
2014-06-09 12:37:55 AM  
When I'm supreme dictator for life, bribery of a government official will be on the highest order of heinous crimes, with the minimum sentence of life imprisonment without parole.
 
2014-06-09 12:37:57 AM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Nope. Unless he's violating VA Senate rules by accepting a job before he should, then there's not a damn thing anyone can do unless they have hard proof. Right now, all they have is "somebody said so".


Also, it's not as if he's selling his vote, I'm not sure "resignation" was anticipated as a potential quid pro quo act. That being said, I hope the jobs are long-term ones, because they're not getting any other ones after this.
 
2014-06-09 12:53:59 AM  
I'm as patriotic as anybody, but man, who could resist a Snickers?

Oh... it was a ... ... Damn it.

Time to stuff my nose and ears with rolling papers and try to stuff my eyes full of pipe tobacco.
 
2014-06-09 02:51:48 AM  
Looks like the Democrat in this story never properly studied his Latin.

"Quid pro quo" means "politics as usual".
 
2014-06-09 03:02:12 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: "Quid pro quo" means "politics as usual".


Shut up, I almost had it.  British money, skilled laborer or technician.  Quo was giving me trouble but I could have had it.  I guess I'll just clean until the kids get home now.  Thanks.
 
2014-06-09 03:27:32 AM  
That's pretty brazen.

All this to prevent Medicare from covering people.  'No, we MUST have more dead voters!'
 
2014-06-09 03:53:39 AM  
meh...that's the way it goes.  Democracy (cough, cough) to the highest bidder.

It's been a nice run...200+ years.

C'est la vie..muchachos...
 
2014-06-09 03:55:23 AM  
Bribery seems a bit difficult to prove in this case. Clever.
 
2014-06-09 03:58:10 AM  
This shiat should not be allowed the GOP members who offered the deal should be proscuted as should the Democrat of he goes through with it,

Seriously shiat like this should be illegal.
 
2014-06-09 04:07:42 AM  

grimlock1972: This shiat should not be allowed the GOP members who offered the deal should be proscuted as should the Democrat of he goes through with it,

Seriously shiat like this should be illegal.


Virginia has some of the weakest state laws on what counts as bribery.

Ultimately this is another case of a system not being able to deal with people who actively try and break it.
 
2014-06-09 04:20:14 AM  
They're trying to prove Alan Grayson correct.

i1.ytimg.com
 
2014-06-09 04:32:32 AM  
wwpppd
 
2014-06-09 04:53:22 AM  
Self-serving asshole doesn't care if people die, as long as his family is on the gravy train. I hope that public outrage causes them both to not get the positions they were promised.

Everyone involved in this: the senator, his daughter and the VA Repukes, should all be shunned by polite society.
 
2014-06-09 05:04:15 AM  

TheOnion: When I'm supreme dictator for life, bribery of a government official will be on the highest order of heinous crimes, with the minimum sentence of life imprisonment without parole.


Any way that we could, you know, maybe work something out about that Your Excellency???  Here, hold this box for me that says "US MINT" on it...
 
2014-06-09 05:06:34 AM  
They left out Grayson's second slide.  "If you do get sick, please die quickly"
 
2014-06-09 05:15:28 AM  
Or third.

3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-06-09 05:52:07 AM  
This is EXACTLY what Jesus would have done.

Bunch of dumb farks. You vote for Republicans (including the nitwit Democrat who accepted the offer), this is what you get. Hopefully the VA voters get all stabby and fix this in the next election cycle. Not that any of us are holding our breath.
 
2014-06-09 05:57:24 AM  
I'm disgusted.

This scumbag is abandoning his constituents in exchange for some personal reward - and the saddest part is that such a reward is probably the only reason the asshat ran for office in the first place.
 
2014-06-09 06:02:11 AM  
I notice that I find myself quite pissed off at this Phillip P. Puckett, but not really at all at the involved republicans.

I guess it's because this sort of shiat is just how the Republicans operate these days.  I'm not surprised when they act like assholes, because they are the party of assholes.  Par for the course.
 
2014-06-09 06:08:57 AM  

TuteTibiImperes: I'm not sure if I'm more outraged over them offering, or him being prepared to accept the bribe.


I'm going with the fact that there will be no real repercussions for this blatant act.
 
2014-06-09 06:14:03 AM  
So much butthurt over nothing at all..

You guys are gonna be funny to watch in November!
 
2014-06-09 06:24:44 AM  

Mentat: With Democrats like these, who needs Republicans?


That encapsulates politics in the United States since the early 80's when the democrats decided to go after big corporate money like the republicans do.
 
2014-06-09 06:30:52 AM  
Haha! You all said John Roberts was stupid for thinking this would still happen!

//john roberts is stupid, though
 
2014-06-09 06:31:25 AM  

TuteTibiImperes: I'm not sure if I'm more outraged over them offering, or him being prepared to accept the bribe.


Not both?

quatchi:I'm going with the fact that there will be no real repercussions for this blatant act.

Sadly, that.  Naturally this validates the Citizens United SCOTUS decision that money is not corrosive to the political process.  It's a lubricant.

/ BOHICA
 
2014-06-09 06:52:26 AM  

Obama's Teleprompter: So much butthurt over nothing at all..

You guys are gonna be funny to watch in November!


Well,  if you think this is okay then just about every negative thing we've said about Republicans over the last two years is true.
 
2014-06-09 07:16:33 AM  

Obama's Teleprompter: So much butthurt over nothing at all..

You guys are gonna be funny to watch in November!


Oh, dude with the old lame joke in his Fark handle, if the Republicans win, everyone but the 1% will lose. And based on the fact that you're on Fark, you are not in the 1%.

It will be like if the rapture were to happen, and all the "Christians" watched the real ones rising into the air.
 
2014-06-09 07:17:32 AM  

wesmon: Mentat: With Democrats like these, who needs Republicans?

That encapsulates politics in the United States since the early 80's when the democrats decided to go after big corporate money like the republicans do.


When have Democrats not gone after big money?
I'm fairly sure NE Democrats have played major ball with the financier class ever since the turn of the last century.

This is just a common example of state politics being little league for politicians. Any yahoo can get elected to office just so long as they have the right letter in the right section of town/(the) state.
 
2014-06-09 07:22:18 AM  

Jorn the Younger: I'm disgusted.

This scumbag is abandoning his constituents in exchange for some personal reward - and the saddest part is that such a reward is probably the only reason the asshat ran for office in the first place.


It is rather clever to use the inate greed and corruption of Democrat politicians to pull this off.
 
2014-06-09 07:23:33 AM  

d23: Obama's Teleprompter: So much butthurt over nothing at all..

You guys are gonna be funny to watch in November!

Well,  if you think this is okay then just about every negative thing we've said about Republicans over the last two years is true.


Yeah, there's a special level of malevolence in paying someone to retire in order to kill more of your constituents.
 
2014-06-09 07:25:16 AM  

Obama's Teleprompter: So much butthurt over nothing at all..

You guys are gonna be funny to watch in November!


Did we really invade Normandy only to end up with people like you as Americans?

We should have let the Germans win. We'd be better off.
 
2014-06-09 07:45:22 AM  

Alphax: That's pretty brazen.

All this to prevent Medicare from covering people.  'No, we MUST have more dead voters!'


Voters that will likely vote Republican anyway to "stick it to Obama."  Don't worry.  The Republicans will blame Obama for ALL of this.
 
2014-06-09 07:47:44 AM  

TheOnion: When I'm supreme dictator for life, bribery of a government official will be on the highest order of heinous crimes, with the minimum sentence of life imprisonment without parole.


So in return for living off the taxpayer dime and taking a bribe on top of it, they get to...live off the taxpayer dime for the rest of their life.

No dice. When I am supreme ruler, those found to be taken bribes will be stripped of everything they have of value, all of it going into the government coffers, and they will be put out the door penniless.

And will be disqualified from receiving any public assistance for life.

/I've been told I'm not a nice person.
 
2014-06-09 07:51:58 AM  

asquian: TheOnion: When I'm supreme dictator for life, bribery of a government official will be on the highest order of heinous crimes, with the minimum sentence of life imprisonment without parole.

So in return for living off the taxpayer dime and taking a bribe on top of it, they get to...live off the taxpayer dime for the rest of their life.

No dice. When I am supreme ruler, those found to be taken bribes will be stripped of everything they have of value, all of it going into the government coffers, and they will be put out the door penniless.

And will be disqualified from receiving any public assistance for life.

/I've been told I'm not a nice person.


Extreme punishment, if carried out consistently, can be an effective deterrent.
 
2014-06-09 07:53:04 AM  
The best damned government money can buy!
 
2014-06-09 07:54:38 AM  
powhound:
Bunch of dumb farks. You vote for Republicans (including the nitwit Democrat who accepted the offer), this is what you get. Hopefully the VA voters get all stabby and fix this in the next election cycle. Not that any of us are holding our breath.

Outside of the recently Gerrymandered NoVa, the likelihood of electing Democrats is between 0 and not gonna happen ever.
 
2014-06-09 07:55:06 AM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: TV's Vinnie: PLEASE let there be formal Federal charges of bribery! PleaseOhPleaseOhPlease!

Nope. Unless he's violating VA Senate rules by accepting a job before he should, then there's not a damn thing anyone can do unless they have hard proof.  Right now, all they have is "somebody said so".

Are you seriously going to pretend that people at all levels of government don't get bribed all the time, either with jobs, influence, gifts, committee appointments, campaign funds, or something else?  Really?


No, I'm not, but I'm also not paid to issue rulings as part of the Supreme Court.
 
2014-06-09 07:55:06 AM  

BlueDWarrior: wesmon: Mentat: With Democrats like these, who needs Republicans?

That encapsulates politics in the United States since the early 80's when the democrats decided to go after big corporate money like the republicans do.

When have Democrats not gone after big money?
I'm fairly sure NE Democrats have played major ball with the financier class ever since the turn of the last century.

This is just a common example of state politics being little league for politicians. Any yahoo can get elected to office just so long as they have the right letter in the right section of town/(the) state.


It was a rather big fight within the national party around 1980. They decided to go full on in whoring after corporate dollars and turn their back on the unions and the poor to try to compete with the republicans.
 
2014-06-09 08:15:01 AM  

toomuchwhargarbl: powhound:
Bunch of dumb farks. You vote for Republicans (including the nitwit Democrat who accepted the offer), this is what you get. Hopefully the VA voters get all stabby and fix this in the next election cycle. Not that any of us are holding our breath.

Outside of the recently Gerrymandered NoVa, the likelihood of electing Democrats is between 0 and not gonna happen ever.


Which is amazing given the state has gone (D) in the last two Presidential elections, the last three Senate elections, and three out of the last four governor elections - losing only during the Tea Party boom of 2010.
 
2014-06-09 08:42:08 AM  
Target Builder:
Which is amazing given the state has gone (D) in the last two Presidential elections, the last three Senate elections, and three out of the last four governor elections - losing only during the Tea Party boom of 2010.

And the state house is still dominated by ultra-regressive derpers.
 
2014-06-09 08:43:46 AM  

Obama's Teleprompter: So much butthurt over nothing at all..

You guys are gonna be funny to watch in November!


You seriously think this is OK?  You think it's all right to outright bribe an official to step down from his post?
 
2014-06-09 08:45:15 AM  
This is a Dickensian villain level of evil.
 
2014-06-09 08:47:47 AM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: This is a Dickensian villain level of evil.


A succinct explanation of politics in America if I have ever heard one. Anyone who doesn't realize that this country is Rome past its spoiling point is out of their mind.
 
2014-06-09 08:49:05 AM  
 This is a perfect representation of the democratic party / republican party dynamic. Republicans push for something in a morally reprehensible/quasi legal way and Democrats roll over like the spineless opportunist wimps that they are.
 
2014-06-09 08:56:29 AM  
Everyone involved should go to jail for crimes against democracy.

/No one will
 
2014-06-09 08:56:32 AM  
Yeah, because the "you scratch my back I'll scratch yours" revolving door between the private sector and our political system is something new.

/system is broken
 
2014-06-09 09:00:53 AM  

Obama's Teleprompter: So much butthurt over nothing at all..

You guys are gonna be funny to watch in November!


Not as funny as that unskewed fat dude. Because fat= funny.
 
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