Once Again Republicans Let Us Down

September 16, 2015 at 2:13 pm Leave a comment


By Andrew Richter

We don’t often post about partisan politics, but most people know that I am a conservative or libertarian on most issues and I usually vote for Republican candidates. However, I’ve grown very tired of the Republican Party. They vote for more spending, won’t support education choice, and they NEVER shrink the size of government. And their personal conduct is driving me crazy. Case in point;

It might still be two lawmakers’ word against law enforcement’s. But new information shows state Rep. Tara Mack did a 180-degree turn in the days after she was allegedly caught with her pants down in a colleague’s car.

An email obtained by the Associated Press indicates the Republican from Apple Valley “changed her tune” after details from a reportedly amorous encounter with Rep. Tim Kelly, R-Red Wing, in an Eagan park. On Aug. 25, the legislators were slapped with nuisance tickets after a deputy sheriff caught the two “making out” in a parked car. According to the ranger’s notes, Mack’s pants were “unzipped and down.”

Honestly, you can’t get a hotel room? Boinking in a parking lot is conduct I’d expect out of two 16 year olds.

When the story broke both legislators, who are married to other people, vehemently denied the accusations, saying the ranger lied in his report.

Typical politicians; every time they get in trouble they deny and then call someone else a liar.

The email, which Dakota County Sheriff Tim Leslie sent to himself, recapped conversations with Mack suggesting she wasn’t always so appalled. At first, Mack “said she was glad the deputy came along to save her from an uncomfortable situation,” according to Leslie’s account. “She referred to it as divine intervention,” he wrote of his first call with Mack.

Yes, God commanded that police officer to come over at that moment to save you from salvation.

Mack purportedly also asked about “what was public and how this could play out.” Two days after the incident, she apparently learned from a lobbyist that something was lurking in the ranger’s notes. According to his email, Leslie told her they stated her trousers were at half-staff.

“She did not comment other than to say this is very salacious and that she is married to a minister and her career could be ruined,” Leslie reportedly wrote. “I said I understood that but if you are choosing to say that the park ranger lied … I have a big problem.”

Mack also asked if the ranger was sporting a body camera, which he wasn’t, Leslie replied. Neither Mack nor Leslie immediately returned calls seeking comment.

No camera=plausible deniability.

When the incident became public, Mack and Kelly issued statements saying they planned to file complaints. However in a follow-up statement last week, Mack said she wouldn’t file one after all, the AP reports. Both lawmakers have paid their $260 fines.

Can’t file a complaint since the ranger’s comments were true!

Honestly, what kind of conduct is this? What does it say about two people who are married and in our legislature that they thought it was a good idea to do the dirty in a car at a park?

These two should resign. If they don’t, they should be challenged for the endorsement. Unlike the Democrats who have no standards at all for elected officials (remember the James Carville “everybody lies about sex”), Republicans have standards and crap like this hurts not just the party but the entire conservative movement.

The conduct of these two “leaders’ is unacceptable, period!

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