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Senator Menendez, target
of allegations, is ‘one
tough hombre’

Miami Herald [FL], by Juan O. Tamayo

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 2/9/2013 10:10:17 PM

New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez is at the apex of his career, the highest-ranking Hispanic in congressional history as chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and one of the “Gang of Eight” senators leading the charge for immigration reforms. Not bad for the son of pre-Castro Cuban migrants — his mother a seamstress, his father an odd-jobs carpenter — who grew up in a Union City tenement and was the first member of his family to go to college. Menendez, 58 and a Democrat, today faces several serious allegations for his links to Salomon Melgen, a West Palm Beach

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The media dutifully tries to make prop up one of their own. Sen. Marco Rubio said Menendez has always been straightforward and honorable.?? I´m sure a Democrat would be as gracious if the situation was reversed. s/o

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: earlybird, 2/9/2013 10:30:53 PM     (No. 9168049)

Tough? He looks like a ferrety little sneak to me.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: cmardh, 2/9/2013 11:33:08 PM     (No. 9168092)

He´s a liar and a cheat. What more do you need to know?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: smcchk, 2/9/2013 11:35:37 PM     (No. 9168095)

Don´t forget that he likes under-age girls too, #2.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: stablemoney, 2/9/2013 11:36:54 PM     (No. 9168096)

One corrupt hombre, Mr Tamayo.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: veritas, 2/10/2013 12:07:22 AM     (No. 9168114)

Heaps and heaps of details about everything. Well, except for the issue in question. How about that?

The article points out that "adult prostitution is legal in the DR." [Yeah? So what? We should all be OK with a US Senator hiring hookers "wherever that´s legal"? Oh?] But of course, that´s not really the point that´s been raised -- which, in the US, would have been the crime of statutory rape, at least [setting aside the prostitution question for the moment].

FTA: [Menendez] repaid Melgen $58,500 on Jan. 4 for two private trips to the Dominican Republic in 2010....

So, what was/is in the DR that was worth paying $29,000-a-trip [plus out-of-pocket $ in the DR] on a salary of about $170,000? Hmmm? What?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Cranky, 2/10/2013 12:32:12 AM     (No. 9168128)

It is a federal crime to leave the country to have sex with minors. He is going to vacation where there wont be any young girls. Only presidents can get away with rape in this country, or belonging to the down low club, as long a they are democrats.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Crosscut, 2/10/2013 12:48:45 AM     (No. 9168134)

Unfortunately he likes banging under-age dark skin Dominican girls, and he must resign now. The sooner the better. He is a disgrace to the Senate. A Republican would have been long gone by now. The Media would have crucified a Republican for this gross moral turpitude. Menendez is a straight up perv.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: belwhatter, 2/10/2013 2:38:36 AM     (No. 9168169)

Menendez must resign NOW if not sooner. Congress is tainted by every crook in its midst that it tries to cover up and excuse.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: horstschmidt, 2/10/2013 4:27:58 AM     (No. 9168202)

He´s one fat liar who does his thinking with the wrong head. Notice that even the NY Times has turned on him with a (for them) condemnatory editorial on Saturday. His days are numbered.


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Reply 10 - Posted by: Spidey, 2/10/2013 4:59:44 AM     (No. 9168211)

I don´t think there´s proof that Melendez paid the money back out of his own account.My guess is he used campaign funds to pay the money back while at the same time claiming it was just an oversight to begin with. Dingy Harry did the same thing years ago when he got a big payoff on a land deal. He simply forgot to disclose the cozy profit.What about Rangel blaming hs accountant for his tax problems,well it worked.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Trigger2, 2/10/2013 6:22:51 AM     (No. 9168251)

Now I know why Menendez had a felon sex offender working on his staff. Like gravitates to like.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: jerseytomato, 2/10/2013 6:56:03 AM     (No. 9168277)

´Tough Hombre´ = ´Skillful Liar.´

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Reply 13 - Posted by: strike3, 2/10/2013 7:22:46 AM     (No. 9168302)

Nice try in helping out a hermano, Juan, but we have too many of his kind in government already. So what if he´s a liberal latino trying to help his own people while abusing his privilege? That does not make him special, it makes him all too typical.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: franq, 2/10/2013 7:36:08 AM     (No. 9168323)

Where´s the Wise Latina when you need her?

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Reply 15 - Posted by: tomanderson61, 2/10/2013 2:22:56 PM     (No. 9168899)

Yeah Juah, a few more latinos in power like Menendez, and a few more racist apologists like you in the press, and we can end up just like Mexico!

And we see how well that´s worked out.

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