September 05, 2007

Mel Reynolds

Gene sent me this.

Mel Reynolds

Jesse Jackson has added former Chicago Democrat Congressman
Mel Reynolds to Rainbow/PUSH Coalition's payroll. Reynolds was among the 176 criminals excused in President Clinton's last-minute forgiveness spree. Reynolds received a commutation of his six-and-a-half-year federal sentence for 15 convictions of wire fraud, bank fraud, and lies to the Federal Election Commission. He is more notorious, however, for concurrently serving five years for sleeping with an underage campaign volunteer.

This is a first in American politics:
An ex-congressman who had sex with a subordinate...
won clemency from a president who had sex with a subordinate...
then was hired by a clergyman who had sex with a subordinate.

His new job?
Ready for this??


Lest you think I'm making this up, I checked it out.

Aren't these Dimocrats wonderful? They are all upset about Bush commuting Libby's conviction for lying about a crime that wasn't committed but Clinton pardoning 176 criminals, many who made donations to his library, was OK.

Mel Reynolds is a youth counselor. "Lemme counsel ya baby! No! No! It's suck. Blow is just a figure of speech!"

Alcee Hastings was impeached when he was a judge and lost his seat on the bench. That's OK. He just ran for Congress and is now sitting there.

Of course there's always that bloviating blowhard Ted 'the Swimmer" Kennedy.

Larry Craig is now acting like a Dimocrat and has decided he may not resign. I'm waiting for him to announce that he's leaving the Republican Party to become a Dimocrat. They reward their scumbags.

Update: Here is a list of Clinton's pardons.

Don Surber linked. Thanks!

Posted by denny at September 5, 2007 11:57 AM  

As "Rush" has said. When a democrat does something deviate it becomes a "resume enhancement."

Posted by: gene hall on September 5, 2007 12:37 PM

Being that I live in Illinois, I unfortunately know all too well about this scumbag. He was imprisoned at the East Moline correctional facility which is no more than 15 miles from my house. I was appalled when Clinton pardoned this loser. Right along with that other crooked Illinois dem, Dan Rostenkowski. And to think that we taxpayers paid to run these crooks completely through our legal process only to have BJ Billy pardon them.

Posted by: Steve on September 5, 2007 12:37 PM

He will fit in just fine. I am about at a point where I dont feel sorry for people who bend to jackson's pressure. What possible moral high ground can he possibly lay claim to? Why should anyone short of John Wayne Gacy feel that this guy can lead them to a better existance? I've got to think that if MLK were to come back for a day, he'd take a look, throw up on him and walk away.

Posted by: patrick on September 5, 2007 01:22 PM

I used to live in Chicago before I moved to the East Coast, so I know the Reynolds story well. As Steve mentioned, Rostenkowski was yet another of the crooked Chicago politicians. I've said it before here on Denny's blog and I'll say it again: all politicians, regardless of party affiliation, are pure scum. They all lie, cheat, steal, take bribes from lobbyists, receive money under the table, and sell their votes. Every single one of them. They have so much power and so many opportunities to do good for the citizenry, but they don't. They can stop illegal immigration if they wanted. They can stop the influx of illegal drugs if they wanted. They can adequately fund public schools, so that all kids get a fair and equal chance to learn, if they wanted. But, instead, they do whatever the money tells them to do. Politicians are such bastards.

Denny, thanks for letting me vent. Now, back to work.


Posted by: GT on September 5, 2007 01:23 PM

GT: To quote the great Clark W. "Sparky" Griswold, "Hallelujah. Holy shit. Where's the Tylenol?" and Hoo Ahh!!!


Posted by: Gus Bailey on September 5, 2007 01:54 PM


I do find you to be a little off in your statement for all politicians regardless of party being scum, liars, cheats,thieves & vote sellers.

I am confident that at least two Senators in my lifetime were impeccably honest & served their states & country well.

Hubert Humphrey & Barry Goldwater were legendary for speaking the truth as they see it, placing ethical conduct above all else & being completely honest. These are the only two I can referance, if there are more they hid it well.What a sad legacy that one can only think of two among all who have served but then I am far luckier then you could not think of one.

Posted by: dudley1 on September 5, 2007 02:52 PM


Posted by: donsurber on September 5, 2007 09:21 PM

I think Reagan was also a decent, honest politician. He had his shortcomings, and, like all presidents, had to bend the truth on occasion, but I don't think he ever took to it like Slick Willie did.


MLK was no saint. He was a plagarizing, womanizing, anti-American who veered off towards socialism towards the end. I don't wish to deny his achievements, but he isn't deserving of the honor and recognition of a national holiday. Still, he probably wouldn't approve of Jesse Jackson. The man had some standards.

Posted by: Squidley on September 6, 2007 12:45 AM


Remember, it was the speech by Reagan supporting Barry Goldwater which gave Reagan national exposure. I agree Reagan was a great President but to advance his agenda through the liberal democratic wilderness, did as you say bend the truth. In his defense , I feel he was justified & beleve Reagan was the greatest preasident in the last 50 years.

Posted by: dudley! on September 6, 2007 07:57 AM


Yeah,you are right on target with the comments about MLK.

Posted by: dudley1 on September 6, 2007 08:04 AM


Your list of pardons is only for one year. This link will take you to all pardons by Clinton and Bush Sr.

Posted by: John on September 6, 2007 11:25 AM

HHH was before my time, but in MN he has two things named after him. A cemetary and an airport. Going to the airport as it turns out is worse than ending up in his cemetary. I've been to both, the cemetary is way more pleasant.

Posted by: LisaKay on September 7, 2007 06:37 AM


When I was in the employment of a Fortune 500 company I spent many an hour sitting & reading in the airport in Minneapolis waiting for connecting flights or inevitable delays. you are right the Airport sucks.... though I never visited the cemetary it has got to be better.
One thing I will always remember which was to me hilarious..... my first trip to Minneapolis was business related, I had accomodations for my party at a health club out in Bloomington with complimentary tickets for a twins game in their old stadium. Never having been there before I called for a taxi & gave him instructions to take us to the ball I recall he went less then two blocks, made a turn across 35w or 494 & stopped in front of the stadium......We were able to walk back after the game & yes I could see the stadium from my room in the health club the next day.
To say I felt kinda stupid is an understatement.

Posted by: dudley1 on September 7, 2007 08:34 AM
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