Robin Hayes, NC-08: Pedophile Apologist?

Several months ago I was knee-deep in the muck investigating Robin Hayes' felons and friends - or felonious friends - and his close financial links to several admitted liars, adulterers and (now) convicted felons. Little did I know that the information compiled would link Robin Hayes to an alleged pedophile. I am flat-out, completely, horizontally disgusted.

While the story continues to unfold on a national level, we have our own little story here in North Carolina's 8th Congressional District. Robin Hayes has strong ties to Mark Foley, Dennis Hastert, John Boehner and Tom Reynolds. All of these men apparently either approved of Foley's baiting of young teenage boys for homosexual acts, or they actively chose to ignore it. Now, they are shifting the blame to either the teenage boy(s) or the press or anyone but themselves and Mark Foley.

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It is outrageous that Robin Hayes and his fellow Republicans would find it more important to cling to their majority in congress than to protect teens from illegal sexual activity with a grown man. The predatory actions of Mark Foley have only been denounced by one North Carolina Republican, Walter Jones. Apparently, Robin Hayes, Sue Myrick, Charles Taylor and Patrick McHenry all think Mark Foley's penchant for pedophilia is A-OK as long as they get to keep their jobs and his campaign contributions.

The North Carolina Democratic party was immediate in their response to the pedophilia apologists. Jerry Meek and Schorr Johnson quickly had a press release on the NCDP web site and released to the media.

The Wall Street Journal (sorry no link) carried this in today's paper, page A-4.

With Democrats now the ones on the offensive, yesterday they called on Republicans to return funds from Mr. Foley, who had been a prodigious party fund-raiser. In North Carolina, the Democratic Party released a statement asking of the incumbent Republican, "Who does Robin Hayes stand up for? Mark Foley and the Republican House leadership or underage children?"

It was also picked up in theday.com out of Connecticut where we get this:

In Indiana, Baron Hill, a Democratic candidate for a House seat, asked the incumbent, Rep. Mike Sodrel, a first-term Republican, to reject any financial contributions from the national party. In North Carolina, where Rep. Robin Hayes, a Republican, is engaged in a tough campaign fight, the state Democratic Party issued a statement asking, "Who does Robin Hayes stand up for — Mark Foley and the Republican House leadership or underage children?"

This same NCDP quote can now be found in The New York Times and a very interesting discussion can be found at Craig Crawford's place.

Just how connected is Robin Hayes to Mark Foley, Dennis Hastert, Tom Reynolds and John Boehner? Financially, he's very connected to them. Let's examine those connections:

Florida Republican Leadership PAC - Mark Foley (R-Fla)
2002 - $1,500
Friends of Mark Foley for Congress
2002 - $1,000

Freedom Project - John A. Boehner, (R-Ohio)
2002 - $10,234
2004 - $9,765
2006 - $5,000

Keep Our Majority PAC - Dennis Hastert, (R-Ill)
2002 - $10,000
2004 - $10,000
2006 - $10,000
Hastert for Congress Cmte
2002 - $2,000
2004 - $2,000

Together for Our Majority - Thomas M. Reynolds, (R-NY)
2002 - $10,000
2004 - $10,000
2006 - $5,000

So, Robin Hayes has received a total of $2,500.00 from the alleged pedophile, Foley over the past 3 election cycles and $83, 999.00 from the leadership team that worked to cover up Foley's disgraceful and possibly illegal sexually flirtatious conversations with teen boys.

Are you disgusted yet?

If you add that to the total contributions taken from other Republicans in congress who have publicly admitted committing adultery, lying or who are now under indictment, in prison or have pleaded guilty and will be going to prison, you will be disgusted.

If you still are able to hold down your disgust, let's look a little more closely:


American Prosperity PAC - Randy "Duke" Cunningham (R-California)
2002 - $5,000
Currently serving prison term

Americans for a Republican Majority - Tom DeLay (R-Texas)
2002 - $10,000
2004 - $10,000
2006 - $10,000
Indicted for money laundering

Congressional Majority Cmte - Bill Thomas, (R-Cal)
2002 - $6,000
2004 - $10,000
Bill Thomas Congressional Cmte
2004 - $1,000
Admitted adulterer - had affair with Phrma lobbyist

Conservative Victory Fund - Steve Symms, (R-Idaho)
2002 - $2,901
2004 - $824
2006 - $883
Confirmed adulterer (by his wife in court documents)

Doing Our Nation's Service PAC - Donald L. Sherwood, (R-Pa)
2004 - $1,000
2006 - $1,000
Admitted adulterer

Friends of Bob Livingston PAC - Bob Livingston (R-LA) - Retired
2002 - $500
Admitted adulterer

Future Leaders PAC - Jerry Lewis (R-Calif)
2002 - $5,000
2004 - $5,000
2006 - $5,000
Lewis for Congress
2002 - $2,000
2004 - $1,000
Under investigation for defense lobbyist problems

Hoosier PAC - Dan Burton (R - Ind)
2006 - $1,000
Admitted adulterer

Peace Through Strength PAC - Duncan Hunter (R - Calif)
2006 - $5,000
Duncan Hunter for Congress
2002 - $1,300
2004 - $2,000
2006 - $1,000
Under investigation in connection with Duke Cunningham bribery case

Superior California Fed Leadership Fund - John T. Doolittle (R-Ca)
2006 - $5,000
Doolittle for Congress (or Friends for John T. Doolittle)
2004 - $1,000
Under investigation in the Jack Abramoff corruption case(s)

That's another $93, 408 dollars in money tainted by the activities of the donors - all Republicans. This is the party of family values. This is the party that chooses to discriminate against same sex couples while they are sleeping around on their own wives. This is the party that would choose to hide illegal activity to save one seat in Congress rather than protect children. This is the party that works so hard to keep Robin Hayes in office.

This is what I said about Robin Hayes' donor list last March:

There were enough felons, indictees, adulterers, liars and cheaters to fill a good-sized corner of hell.

I hope hell has room for expansion, because the list of corrupt Republicans who finance Robin Hayes just got longer.

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Robin Hayes

loves money and he doesn't care how dirty it is.


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Summary, courtesy

of funhaus5 on Kos:

Forget Fitzmas...it's the cocktober surprise.

Robin Hayes Hates Puppies

another keyboard...ruined.

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Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.
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Great one, right?

Great job...

I may have to update the video I just put together. Or, make a new one. I'm going to hold off on posting it so this story can stay up top.

CountryCrats - my thoughts, my blog.

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.
-me

Robert...I can't wait to see your video

Go ahead and post it.


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Slam it shut.

The case against Robin Hayes is closed.

I wonder what the people who have voted for Hayes again and again in his district think about all this? If he had any integrity, he'd resign in a heartbeat.

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“Don't tell me what you value, show me your budget, and I'll tell you what you value.”
― Joe Biden

Great job Southern Dem

Your investigative skills are amazing! Hayes makes me sick.

Hayes dares talk about his grandchildren while campaigning

and then accept $$ from a child sex predator?

I can't believe ANYONE would have the shamelessness to hold on to those contributions let alone refuse to PUBLICLY CONDEMN the perpetrator of those actions.

Forget for a minute that he represents every child in the 8th district, as a parent and grandparent Hayes should be outraged that someone so close to him is preying on children and he should TAKE ACTION to separate himself from this criminal.

Shame, shame, shame on Rep. Hayes for failing his district and his family in this way.

Robin Hayes Hates Puppies

I think a letter writing campaign is in order...

I think we should take the stats that Southern Dem has put together, and write to Hayes, ask him to resign AND, as a sign of good faith with the children of North Carolina, donate the total amount to Prevent Child Abuse NC. I've already written to Dole and Burr to ask them to do the same thing.

What? I can hope.

"Be the change you wish to see in the world." - Ghandi

Can you share your letter with us?

Plus, let's send them to all the papers and talk radio stations, too.

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“Don't tell me what you value, show me your budget, and I'll tell you what you value.”
― Joe Biden

Dear Senator Burr,

Dear Senator Burr,

It has come to my attention that you (or your campaign) have received $4500 from or PACs associated with Rep. Mark Foley. I learned this from the website Open Secrets.org

I firmly believe that a man is innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. However, as the mother of a teenaged boy, I am extremely disturbed by the media reports and the apparent foreknowledge that some high ranking members of Congress. All of us in North Carolina are horrified, as I’m sure you realize.

I also believe that as our Senator, you owe us, the people of North Carolina, honest public disclosure. Please come forward to the national media, announce that the funds in question will be donated to a worthy children’s charity, such as Prevent Child Abuse NC, and that you had no previous knowledge of any impropriety in the Congressional Pages program.

If you fail to acknowledge these funds publicly to the media, not just in a required disclosure report, and divest yourself of them, I will have to assume that you either knew about, or approved of when you found out, about any alleged impropriety. If this is the case, please resign your seat immediately.

Thank you for your time and attention to this matter.

Sincerely,

"Be the change you wish to see in the world." - Ghandi

I have to admit

I tend to try to tell people to go to hell and make them want to enjoy the trip. I wish I had the research skills Southern Dem has. I'd love to figure out where Coble's money is coming from. I just told my husband "after the election, I'll have time to do this kind of research." Of course, after the election, it won't matter so much.

"Be the change you wish to see in the world." - Ghandi

Yes, it will

He has to run again in two years. OpenSecrets.org is a great place to start, especially if you want to go through some back years and don't want to wade through the actual FEC reports/filings. Just go browse around and see what you can find.


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Thanks,

You've inspired me - I'm doing some digging.

Now tell me when I sleep?? :)

"Be the change you wish to see in the world." - Ghandi

Sleep???

You're asking the woman who gets up to silence the dog's snoring and decides to check "the blog" at 2:30am, the day she's going to spend all day in a blogging seminar.


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Aargh!

I hate that I had to be here the weekend of the blogger get-together. Color me disappointed. Find out what software people use to create really good movies.

CountryCrats - my thoughts, my blog.

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.
-me