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Posted: 10/4/2005 12:41:02 PM EDT

Schumer's Plumbers

Posted 10/3/2005

Politics: Staff members for a champion of the right to privacy and a leading critic of identity theft fraudulently obtained the credit report of a rising black political star. Your turn for tough questions, Sen. Schumer....

....Sen. Charles Schumer, Democrat of New York, is chairman of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC), and it's his job to get Democrats elected in hopes of wresting Senate control from the GOP. Michael Steele is lieutenant governor of Maryland, and the DSCC, and along with most everyone else, expects Steele to run for the open seat of retiring Sen. Paul Sarbanes.

Steele, an African American, is a rising star in a Republican party regularly accused of racial insensitivity if not outright racism, a party that thought so highly of him and his political future that it chose him to be the deputy permanent chairman of the 2004 Republican Convention.

Steele, a Catholic who once trained for the priesthood, was inspired to join the Republican Party by Ronald Reagan's failed 1976 presidential bid. He demonstrated in his appearance at the 2004 convention that he has charisma, warmth and a keen grasp of public policy. He has already won statewide in Maryland.

Apparently nothing frightens the DSCC more than an articulate and charismatic black American who also happens to be a Reagan conservative. How else to explain the behavior of two of Schumer's campaign committee members — research director Katie Barge and junior staffer Lauren Weiner — who dug for dirt using Steele's Social Security number, reportedly culled from court records, to fraudulently and illegally obtain his credit report?

Columnist Michelle Malkin has reported that as of Sept. 30, according to Steele staffers, Schumer, who is a longtime crusader against identity theft and denies any knowledge of the scheme, had offered no apology for the invasion of Steele's privacy by people in his employ or given any hint as to what they were after or why they did it.

These were no naive, overzealous interns. Barge is a longtime Democratic operative who led the research unit for a liberal media watchdog group run by journalist David Brock. She led the opposition research team for failed Democratic vice presidential candidate John Edwards. She knew the ropes and the rules.

So what motivated her and Weiner to knowingly and willingly break the law and put their freedom and future at risk? Under the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act, knowingly and willfully obtaining a credit report under false pretenses is a felony punishable with a fine and a maximum two years in prison.

Reportedly, the two women confessed to the act in July, were suspended with pay until Aug. 31 and finally resigned in mid-September. One would think a potential felony by staffers for a top Democrat — a case being investigated by the U.S. attorney's office in D.C. as well as the FBI — would at least get a paragraph of coverage somewhere between the grocery coupons and the obituaries.

Can you imagine the media firestorm if staffers for, say, Frist, had used Barack Obama's Social Security number to fraudulently obtain his credit report looking for stuff to derail his Senate campaign? Frist would have been before a media firing squad faster than you can say Bill Bennett.




Shok
Link Posted: 10/4/2005 12:42:48 PM EDT
the silence is deafening....
Link Posted: 10/4/2005 12:46:33 PM EDT
I like what happened to the schumer/shaumberg character in unintended consequences.
Link Posted: 10/4/2005 12:50:06 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Fourays2:
I like what happened to the schumer/shaumberg character in unintended consequences.



I noticed that parallel as well.

Link Posted: 10/4/2005 12:51:14 PM EDT
politicians = crooks, bottom line
Link Posted: 10/4/2005 12:51:49 PM EDT
They (Chucky included) should be subject to the same scrutiny and unrealistic expectations as conservatives. You know, the same way they're holding Bush accountable for Katrina.
Link Posted: 10/4/2005 1:39:57 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/4/2005 1:41:05 PM EDT by kar98k]

Originally Posted By macman37:
They (Chucky included) should be subject to the same scrutiny and unrealistic expectations as conservatives. You know, the same way they're holding Bush accountable for Katrina.



Well I, for one, am totally upset with Mr.Bush over Hurricane Rita. We here in Texas were promised a Katrina sized hurricane and the one we got sent fizzled out to mere cat 2 storm.

I blame President Bush that the entire Texas gulf coast was not destroyed by a hurricane and am gonna protest until he apoligises for our second class treatment.

hippie.gif

Maybe we can wear denim or something.
Link Posted: 10/4/2005 1:54:39 PM EDT
Because most, not all people in NY are sheep they will most likely reelect the swine.
I hate dislike him more than Fineswine or Boxlicker in my own state. He is like a tick you can't get rid of.
(walks off mumbling)
Link Posted: 10/5/2005 4:41:01 AM EDT

Scandal Shows Why Gun-Control Schemes Can't Be Trusted, Group Says
By Susan Jones
CNSNews.com Senior Editor
October 05, 2005


...."This story reveals how irresponsible Schumer's people would be with the kind of information the senator has wanted to amass on gun owners over the years through his invasive gun control schemes," Gottlieb said.

He added that Schumer has backed "all kinds of intrusive legislation that would require law-abiding Americans to surrender their privacy" just to exercise their constitutional right to keep and bear arms.

Among other things, Schumer has backed bills requiring mandatory background checks for handgun purchases and he authored the 1994 assault weapons ban.

Gottlieb said the invasion of Lt. Gov. Steele's privacy tells American gun owners what "Schumer's minions could and would do" with private data on gun-owning citizens.

"We now have good reason to be suspicious of any gun control mandates that include disclosure of a person's Social Security number and other personal information on purchase forms...the kind of information Schumer wants the government to retain," Gottlieb said.

"Americans have every right to be concerned that anti-gunners of Schumer's ilk, including those on his payroll, would use whatever means available to dig up dirt on gun owners, just to find some reason why they should not be allowed to own firearms."

Gottlieb said Sen. Schumer should be held to the same standard of accountability for the acts of his underlings as President Richard Nixon was more than 30 years ago for the activities of his underlings in the Watergate scandal.

The incident involving Schumer's DSCC staffers was particularly embarrassing for the senator, who introduced a bill aimed at preventing identity theft in April.

Katie Barge, Schumer's now-departed research director at the DSCC, formerly served as research director at the George Soros-funded Media Matters for America, a liberal advocacy group that seeks to discredit leading conservatives.




I assume Chuck's proposed gun registries would have SSNs and we all know what Chuckie and his kind would do with that information.

Shok
Link Posted: 10/5/2005 5:31:48 AM EDT

Originally Posted By glimmerman68:
politicians = crooks, bottom line


yep, republican or democrap.
Link Posted: 10/5/2005 5:36:06 AM EDT


I cannot fucking fathom why this wasn't national headline news.

I mean shit, I know why, but damn, that's a pretty big deal, and no one seems to care to report it.
Link Posted: 10/5/2005 6:46:56 AM EDT
Is this something we should send to Conservative blogs around the Web?

Like the forged CBS National Guard documents last year... Make a buzz and see if we can give Chucky the treatment he's given others...
Link Posted: 10/5/2005 6:58:20 AM EDT

Originally Posted By kar98k:

Originally Posted By macman37:
They (Chucky included) should be subject to the same scrutiny and unrealistic expectations as conservatives. You know, the same way they're holding Bush accountable for Katrina.



Well I, for one, am totally upset with Mr.Bush over Hurricane Rita. We here in Texas were promised a Katrina sized hurricane and the one we got sent fizzled out to mere cat 2 storm.

I blame President Bush that the entire Texas gulf coast was not destroyed by a hurricane and am gonna protest until he apoligises for our second class treatment.



Maybe we can wear denim or something.



We, no doubt, paid a fortune for the Halliburton Hurricane Machine and now it craps out after one storm. Geeze....
Link Posted: 10/5/2005 7:18:12 AM EDT

Originally Posted By hardcorps1775:

Originally Posted By glimmerman68:
politicians = crooks, bottom line


yep, republican or democrap.



+1. And the winner is whatever party flies under the radar the longest and doesn't get caught. Lately it's been the dishonest Republicans. Next election cycle, it'll be the DEMS.

Ahhh, the good old ebb and flow of Washington politics. Business as usual.
Link Posted: 10/5/2005 7:20:03 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Da_Bunny:

Originally Posted By kar98k:

Originally Posted By macman37:
They (Chucky included) should be subject to the same scrutiny and unrealistic expectations as conservatives. You know, the same way they're holding Bush accountable for Katrina.



Well I, for one, am totally upset with Mr.Bush over Hurricane Rita. We here in Texas were promised a Katrina sized hurricane and the one we got sent fizzled out to mere cat 2 storm.

I blame President Bush that the entire Texas gulf coast was not destroyed by a hurricane and am gonna protest until he apoligises for our second class treatment.



Maybe we can wear denim or something.



We, no doubt, paid a fortune for the Halliburton Hurricane Machine and now it craps out after one storm. Geeze....



Now I read that Katrina wasn't even as powerful as they said it was orginally. BushCo. can't even get that right.
Link Posted: 10/5/2005 7:30:23 AM EDT
And we get left eating the shit sammich every time.
Link Posted: 10/5/2005 8:12:13 AM EDT

Originally Posted By glimmerman68:
politicians = crooks, bottom linefeeders



There fixed it for you.
Link Posted: 10/5/2005 8:25:57 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/5/2005 8:26:48 AM EDT by TRW]

Originally Posted By Fourays2:
I like what happened to the schumer/shaumberg character in unintended consequences.



+1

But was it Schumer or Lautenberg??? Or a composite of the two!!
Link Posted: 10/5/2005 8:33:48 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/5/2005 8:34:32 AM EDT by MR220]
As most of us on this board know, schumer is the most corrupt, dirty, traditional america basher ever elected to the U.S. Senate!
Link Posted: 10/5/2005 9:00:14 AM EDT

Originally Posted By FLGreg:

Originally Posted By hardcorps1775:

Originally Posted By glimmerman68:
politicians = crooks, bottom line


yep, republican or democrap.



+1. And the winner is whatever party flies under the radar the longest and doesn't get caught. Lately it's been the dishonest Republicans. Next election cycle, it'll be the DEMS.

Ahhh, the good old ebb and flow of Washington politics. Business as usual.


you sound like a beltway vet.

i swear to god, if you guys lived in the area and saw how YOUR gov't operates, dc would be burning before the sun set...
Link Posted: 10/5/2005 11:12:05 AM EDT

Originally Posted By TRW:

Originally Posted By Fourays2:
I like what happened to the schumer/shaumberg character in unintended consequences.



+1

But was it Schumer or Lautenberg??? Or a composite of the two!!



I thought it was schumer because he's rumored to be , not that there's anything wrong with that. but lautenberg is just as big of a shitbag.
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