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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Republican congressional candidate Carl DeMaio claimed to have authored a report finding that 102 members of Congress are drawing a government pension atop their congressional salaries, but it was copied from a National Journal database published with a story last year. "The data in DeMaio's version, which is touted as a 'Report by Carl DeMaio' on its first page, matches the National Journal database, down to the text, colors, and abbreviations," the publication reveals.

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DeMaio called National Journal and apologized, saying he was "mortified" over the plagiarism. He said his staff produced the pensions report at his direction but took full responsibility. "I don't throw my staff under the bus," he said.

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Obama lies constantly and this is all you can come with Rcade?

#1 | Posted by fishpaw at 2014-05-13 11:57 AM | Reply | Flag:

Obama lies constantly and this is all you can come with Rcade?

Plagiarism is theft and one of the worst forms of it, IMO. DeMaio is a sleazebag and deserves to be called out for it. His sins are an 0bama's are not mutually exclusive

#2 | Posted by goatman at 2014-05-13 12:14 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

#1 Major deflection fail.

#3 | Posted by 88120rob at 2014-05-13 12:15 PM | Reply | Flag:

Our current vice president is one of the biggest plagiarist in politics today.

#4 | Posted by Dalton at 2014-05-13 12:30 PM | Reply | Flag:

My staff did it.

But keep in mind, I don't throw my staff under the bus.

#5 | Posted by mOntecOre at 2014-05-13 12:34 PM | Reply | Flag: | Funny: 2

#3. My point is that this dork used something in his campaign that was written by someone else but at least it was true. Obama looked at millions during his campaign and promised several things people would get if they elected him. Those promises were bold faced lies yet people on the left have no problem with it.

#6 | Posted by fishpaw at 2014-05-13 12:51 PM | Reply | Flag:

They must have not been as egregious as Mitt's lies since he was re-elected.

#7 | Posted by 726 at 2014-05-13 01:00 PM | Reply | Flag:

Shouldn't the behavior of 102 Congressman be of more concern than one of their aides?

#8 | Posted by nutcase at 2014-05-13 01:09 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

#7 So did Mitt promise something he didn't deliver?

#9 | Posted by fishpaw at 2014-05-13 02:23 PM | Reply | Flag:

#7 So did Mitt promise something he didn't deliver?

#9 | Posted by fishpaw at 2014-05-13 02

He delivered none of it. He wasn't elected. Thought you'd noticed.

#10 | Posted by Zed at 2014-05-13 02:38 PM | Reply | Flag: | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

#7 So did Mitt promise something he didn't deliver?

His biggest lie was that he was going to win. Everything after that is inconsequential.

#11 | Posted by 726 at 2014-05-13 02:42 PM | Reply | Flag:

Still, he (DeMaio) took full responsibility. "I don't throw my staff under the bus," he said.

DeMaio went on to state: "And, since I also don't throw myself under buses, I'd say this entire affair is now concluded".

#12 | Posted by Zed at 2014-05-13 02:45 PM | Reply | Flag:

His biggest lie was that he was going to win.

I'd say it's very close to exactly half of all politicians say that in an election,

#13 | Posted by goatman at 2014-05-13 02:49 PM | Reply | Flag:

Actually, that was Karl Rove's lie. Romney just believed him.

I still can't get the look on Karl Rove's face out of my mind the night FOX called Ohio for Obama.

His vote changing software got firewalled.

Fun-e-e-e-e!

The man almost imploded right before our eyes.

#14 | Posted by Twinpac at 2014-05-13 03:38 PM | Reply | Flag:

Shouldn't the behavior of 102 Congressman be of more concern than one of their aides?

#8 | Posted by nutcase at 2014-05-13 01:09 PM | Reply | Flag

exactly

#15 | Posted by danv at 2014-05-13 10:54 PM | Reply | Flag:

I wonder if the outrage would be more or less severe if he had claimed to being involved in the plagiarism.

#16 | Posted by mariosanchez at 2014-05-14 06:38 AM | Reply | Flag:

"I wonder if the outrage would be more or less severe if he had claimed to being involved in the plagiarism."

If he really didn't know he needs to find the guilty party or parties and can them. If he doesn't, and tries to cover up, then HE needs to be canned. That was Nixon's problem and lord knows we have enough cover up going on in the government right now!

#17 | Posted by jestgettinalong at 2014-05-14 09:52 AM | Reply | Flag:

But is there a problem with people working for Congress also drawing a pensions?

If they earned the pension, then so what?

There is legitamite waste in government, go after that.

#18 | Posted by Marty at 2014-05-14 01:10 PM | Reply | Flag:

"We could get the money, but it would be "wrong"."

#19 | Posted by Harry_Powell at 2014-05-14 11:36 PM | Reply | Flag:

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