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Oregon governor resigns amid influence-peddling scandal

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posted on Feb, 13 2015 @ 09:37 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

Based on what evidence. Republicans are such complete idiots because they can't argue AT ALL. You don't even understand they basic logistics of argument. Every point you try to home in on as weakness has nothing to do with the situation. Everything in this case that is public is opinion, there are NO FACTS GROUNDED ENOUGH TO WARRANT A RESIGNATION.

None of your republican rhetoric can alter that truth.
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posted on Feb, 13 2015 @ 09:44 PM
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a reply to: th3dudeabides

The fact remains, he did resign.



posted on Feb, 13 2015 @ 09:48 PM
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a reply to: beezzer

That only makes me wonder about what is to come. The facts are pretty clear in this case, there is nothing so far that warrants a resignation. The other shoe must fall. Or something even darker is afoot.



posted on Feb, 13 2015 @ 09:49 PM
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originally posted by: beezzer
a reply to: th3dudeabides

The fact remains, he did resign.


And his party pretty much threw him under the bus, and told him too.



posted on Feb, 13 2015 @ 09:50 PM
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a reply to: neo96

yes they did. It kinda makes it look like this was planned before the election.



posted on Feb, 13 2015 @ 09:54 PM
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He is under Federal investigation.

Those guys don't fool around with corrupt politicians !!!



The evidence will be brought forward.



posted on Feb, 13 2015 @ 09:56 PM
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It might be hearsay right now, but if knew that is all it was he would not be leaving, he knows that if he stays it will all come out and probably open more cans of worms so he is trying to stop it all from coming out. ...because what hears them saying is true is enough to scare him from wanting to hear more.



posted on Feb, 13 2015 @ 09:57 PM
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a reply to: th3dudeabides

Obviously.



posted on Feb, 13 2015 @ 09:59 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

that is still not grounds enough for a resignation. how many times have other officials who been under federal investigation not resigned? Yeah, its beyond count. so don't bother.
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posted on Feb, 13 2015 @ 10:00 PM
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The Governor’s office has already proven its ineptitude with technology.

His administration was responsible for the Cover Oregon fiasco – the State Obamacare exchange website that cost taxpayers $350 million only for the state to then go back to the federal program. The website failed to enroll any Oregonians online weeks after its launch date and instead forced taxpayers hoping to enroll to complete a 20 page paper application.

After failing to create a useable website after two years work and over $300 million in funding, the Kitzhaber administration decided to flee back to the federal exchange – but not after spending millions more in taxpayer funding to do so.

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sauce for the goose





posted on Feb, 13 2015 @ 10:01 PM
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originally posted by: th3dudeabides
a reply to: xuenchen

that is still not grounds enough for a resignation. how many times have other officials who been under federal investigation not resigned? Yeah, its beyond count. so don't bother.


He disagrees.




posted on Feb, 13 2015 @ 10:02 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

he isnt being charged with Cover Oregon failures, though maybe he should be.

Either way ITS IRRELEVANT to these charges and investigations.



posted on Feb, 13 2015 @ 10:03 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

No, he resigned. There's a difference. Its called politics



posted on Feb, 13 2015 @ 10:22 PM
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originally posted by: th3dudeabides
a reply to: xuenchen
how many times have other officials who been under federal investigation not resigned?


Not nearly enough have been impeached. The cost is prohibitive as you say so the only solution is to deprecate most of these offices or at least most of their authority, staff and resources.

Indeed, I am quite comfortable with ceremonial government.
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posted on Feb, 13 2015 @ 10:31 PM
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With regards to Ceremonial Gov't I ask is there any other kind?



posted on Feb, 13 2015 @ 10:36 PM
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a reply to: th3dudeabides

Corrupt, unjust, confiscatory, redistributive, overreaching, divisive, interventionist, totalitarian...
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posted on Feb, 13 2015 @ 10:45 PM
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His legacy is unimportant. The good works that he might have done for Oregon still exist. Aren't those what should matter? He, as a human male individual, is a non-entity in the grand scheme of things now. His days of public exposure as someone who wields considerable power and influence are now ended. So should any interest whatsoever in him. He was on top. He is no longer relevant. The only good that can come from this is a refusal to let our desire for the whole story, the pruient details, the slimy reveals, to override our fiscal sense. Do not put this man or his love bird on trial. Trials cost money. These two have cost Oregon enough, even if we never know exactly to the penny how much. He quit. He walked away. So should we.



posted on Feb, 13 2015 @ 10:54 PM
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Simple truth here? He is an aging 67 year old man,who in his waining years was snagged by a foxy 47 year old woman who played pickle ball with his emotions and ran away with his brain.



posted on Feb, 14 2015 @ 02:11 AM
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a reply to: cronemel

Since I am not familiar with the inner workings in Oregon could you please let the others like myself know what good he has done? I am curious as this could be an indicator for any motives for blackmail and such if he has made himself a thorn in the side of opposition. Don't really have an opinion on the matter with the info given.



posted on Feb, 14 2015 @ 06:08 PM
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Top advisers to the billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer helped run a green group, financed in part by Steyer himself, that is at the center of a corruption scandal that could force the Democratic governor of Oregon to resign.

An executive at one of Steyer’s nonprofit groups and a political vendor who has received hundreds of thousands of dollars from the hedge fund manager’s political operations helped run the group, which is accused of influencing state energy policy through undisclosed payments to Oregon’s first lady.




Dem Billionaire Environmentalist Tom Steyer Has Deep Ties To The Oregon Corruption Scandal…







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