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FEC report details lavish Republican spending, including nearly $2,000 at Voyeur West Hollywood

Updated 3:04 p.m.
By Dan Eggen
The Republican National Committee gave nearly $2,000 to a Southern California GOP contributor for meal expenses at Voyeur West Hollywood, a lesbian-themed California nightclub that features topless dancers wearing horse-bits and other bondage gear, according to newly filed disclosure records.

The RNC said Monday it is investigating the disbursement of the money to Erik Brown of Orange, Calif., who has donated about $10,000 to GOP candidates and is listed in public records as the CEO of Dynamic Marketing Inc., with offices in California and Washington. Brown did not immediately respond Monday to messages left by telephone and e-mail.

RNC spokesman Doug Heye said "I can't comment on him" when asked about Brown and his connection to the party committee. But Heye said Brown is "not on committee staff" and that the visit to the Voyeur nightclub "was not an RNC event." He said the RNC is investigating the expenditure and is requesting that the money be returned.

"It was not anything sanctioned by the committee, and that is why we have requested an investigation," Heye said. "Obviously, given the location, it's something that's not appropriate."

The Feb. 4 nightclub disbursement was included as part of the RNC's monthly expense reports filed with the Federal Election Commission last week. The reports also included tens of thousands of dollars in expenditures for luxury jets, limousines and posh hotels, prompting further criticism from Democrats and some Republicans over the spending habits of RNC Chairman Michael Steele.

The RNC spent more than $17,000 on private jet travel in February as well as nearly $13,000 for limousines and car services, and also ran up tabs at luxe hotels including the Beverly Hills Hotel ($9,000); the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons ($6,600) and the W Hotel in Washington ($15,000). The GOP's controversial midwinter meeting in Hawaii ended up costing the party $43,000 in expenses, not including airfare, the records show.

Steele has come under steady fire for his financial stewardship of the organization. The RNC had more than $22 million on hand when Steele arrived last year, but is down to under $10 million now despite raising $96 million during that time, records show. The Daily Caller website, which first noted the new FEC filings, also reported that Steele had suggested that the RNC should purchase a private jet for his travels after he first took over the job in January 2009.

The new financial records prompted mocking criticism from the Democratic National Committee, which issued a press release Monday entitled: "RNC: Risque National Committee." Spokesman Brad Woodhouse said DNC Chairman Tim Kaine usually travels on commercial flights and does not use limousine services.

"We think their extravagant spending and their high burn rate speaks for itself," said Woodhouse. "If limos, chartered aircraft and sex clubs are where they think their donors' money should be spent, who are we to judge? But it shouldn't give voters much confidence in Republicans when they say they want to be put back in charge of federal spending."

But Heye said that the RNC was being held to a different standard than Democrats, arguing that paying for high-end hotels and other accoutrements is standard practice for political parties when wooing wealthy donors. Steele's use of car services in February, for example, was primarily related to the launch of television advertisements in North Carolina, Ohio, Florida and Oklahoma, Heye said.

"Obviously the press has taken a finer microscope to the RNC as opposed to the DNC," Heye said.

Steele's spending habits have prompted angry complaints from wealthy GOP donors and party officials, who fear the chairman is making poor financial decisions and undercutting the GOP's attempt to cast itself as the party of fiscal responsibility. "Nothing surprises me," said one former RNC aide, who spoke only on the condition of anonymity. "It definitely speaks to the desire for first class accommodations over there."

The expenditure of $1,946.25 at Voyeur West Hollywood is listed as "meals" on the RNC disclosure form, and comes right after an identical amount listed as a disbursement to Brown, the Southern California marketing executive. Heye said the two listings refer to the same single disbursement to Brown.

Brown has contributed nearly $10,000 to Republicans since 2007, including at least $1,500 to the RNC, records show. A Twitter account registered to a user of the same name also suggests Brown attended a football game in Washington on Oct. 26 with the committee chair: "Enjoying the football game with RNC Chairman Michael Steele. (Eagles vs Redskins at FedEx Field)."

Voyeur West Hollywood has garnered attention in Los Angeles for its risque and outrageous theme since opening last fall, attracting celebrities such as Lindsey Lohan and Leonardo DiCaprio. A Los Angeles Times article said the club had a "dark, leather-heavy interior" that was "reminiscent of the masked orgy scene" from the movie "Eyes Wide Shut" and includes "impromptu bondage and S&M 'scenes' being played out on an elevated platform by scantily clad performers." Opening night included one woman "with a horse's bit in her mouth...strapped to the wall by another," the article said.

Club management officials did not immediately respond to a telephone message left at Voyeur's office on Monday.

Staff writer Philip Rucker contributed to this report.

By Dan Eggen  |  March 29, 2010; 12:51 PM ET
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I will start saying I am not a Republican, but this article is really an exaggeration of this transgression. I've been to Voyeur, and while there are some topless performers there, it is not in any way a bondage club or a strip club. It is a mainstream Nightclub with some sexual themes presented in an artsy way. The GOP offers plenty of hypocrisies to point out without twisting the the truth as this article has done.

Posted by: unknown16 | March 31, 2010 10:50 PM | Report abuse

YESSSS!

THE Grand Old Perverts.

Posted by: surlydoc | March 31, 2010 1:09 AM | Report abuse

The beginning of the "attack dogs" movement in preparation for the November election.
This "chump change"is supposed to distract us from "Talks'" trillions of dollars. "Conservatives, stay resolute."

Posted by: treedbrent | March 30, 2010 3:52 PM | Report abuse

The beginning of the "attack dogs" movement, in preparation for the November election.
This "chump change"is designed to distract us from "Talks'" trillions of dollars. "Conservatives, stay resolute."

Posted by: treedbrent | March 30, 2010 3:37 PM | Report abuse

Of course, it's their money and they can spend it as they please (as Democratic party officials can spend their budgets as they wish). But, when the "family values, homosexuality is an abomination, ten commandments should be on public buildings", etc. crowd get caught spending money on lesbian, bondage strippers wearing horse bridles, you must admit, the hypocrisy is startling. That's what drives us nuts...HYPOCRITES!

Posted by: rcII | March 30, 2010 12:20 PM | Report abuse

I find it amazing that so much time has already been spent by the MSM on this story of 1900.00. OF THE RNC MONEY Where were you when it was reported that Nancy Pelosi spend 3.2 MILLION ON BOOZE JETS AND COPENHAGEN?? Does anyone see a problem here? Can we have just some Fair and Balanced reporting? It is getting to be laughable.

Posted by: kazport327 | March 30, 2010 10:55 AM | Report abuse

I find it amazing that so much time has already been spent by the MSM on this story of 1900.00. OF THE RNC MONEY Where were you when it was reported that Nancy Pelosi spend 3.2 MILLION ON BOOZE JETS AND COPENHAGEN?? Does anyone see a problem here? Can we have just some Fair and Balanced reporting? It is getting to be laughable.

Posted by: kazport327 | March 30, 2010 10:39 AM | Report abuse

Golly...now I finally know what the FEC does in its important role in our society. So, its the GOP which does the dirty deed and the Demoncrats who get their jollies from hearing about it..........just like a bunch of highschoolers!!!!!

Posted by: connyankee1 | March 30, 2010 9:16 AM | Report abuse

I'd love to see how Fox is spinning this, but it would make me physically ill.

Posted by: BeyondDisgusted | March 30, 2010 7:45 AM | Report abuse

Somers91

Yes sir buddy, I can tell from your post that you could have your own show on Fox!

Posted by: biggerjake | March 30, 2010 2:58 AM | Report abuse

That's why I really like republican folks. When they are not preaching about morality, family values and religious issues, they're out there having fun soliciting sex from a undercover cop in a public bathroom, being charged for having sex with a 14 yr. old boy or spending big bucks on a lesbian-themed nightclub that features topless dancers. I though only liberals-baby killers people do that, right Sarah Palin?

Posted by: carlosr69rd | March 30, 2010 12:25 AM | Report abuse

Oops! There goes "Family Values" Again!

Friggin bunch of Tea Party hypocrites!

Posted by: Citi__Street | March 29, 2010 11:32 PM | Report abuse

Yea how about your socialist prez who first did was to order the most expensive BEEF KOBE (100.00 for one POUND)for he and his cronies. Spent trillions to stimulate himself and the rich corporate barons in his first few months in office,increaseS the deficit by 4 times(1.2 TRILLION) than his predesor,call a budget of gross vulgarity of 3.8 trillion the highest in HISTORY,rahm down our throats with his hindenberg h/p against the wishes of the voters (54%) and NOT ONE GOP VOTED,Therefore we have totaltarium rule,oligar, and dictator system.Jumps in his Air Force ONE to fetch silly,nonesensical bull crap to show that he is doing A BIG FAT NOTHING.Now how's that for extravagance.The list goes on and on on this inept,self aggrandising prez.Let hear from you dem kooks about the the meaning of EXTRAVAGANCE.Don't stay too long on your duped opinion or all AMERICA is doomed by this inexpe.prez.!!!!!

Posted by: somers91 | March 29, 2010 11:27 PM | Report abuse

Yea how about your socialist prez who first did was to order the most expensive BEEF KOBE (100.00 for one POUND)for he and his cronies. Spent trillions to stimulate himself and the rich corporate barons in his first few months in office,increaseS the deficit by 4 times(1.2 TRILLION) than his predesor,call a budget of gross vulgarity of 3.8 trillion the highest in HISTORY,rahm down our throats with his hindenberg h/p against the wishes of the voters (54%) and NOT ONE GOP VOTED,Therefore we have totaltarium rule,oligar, and dictator system.Jumps in his Air Force ONE to fetch silly,nonesensical bull crap to show that he is doing A BIG FAT NOTHING.Now how's that for extravagance.The list goes on and on on this inept,self aggrandising prez.Let hear from you dem kooks about the the meaning of EXTRAVAGANCE.Don't stay too long on your duped opinion or all AMERICA is doomed by this inexpe.prez.!!!!!

Posted by: somers91 | March 29, 2010 11:27 PM | Report abuse

$2,000 probably not enough to get into the door, something fishy here!

Posted by: theaz | March 29, 2010 11:17 PM | Report abuse


Stop.
Start Over.
And...after the next lap dance,
Let's go step-by step.

Posted by: xcessiveheat | March 29, 2010 11:08 PM | Report abuse

Private parties are better and the company is swell. It's not for everybody.

Posted by: tossnokia | March 29, 2010 10:32 PM | Report abuse

Hey RNC - how much would Jesus pay for a lap dance?
----------------------------------------
Why don't you ask him that yourself.

Would you like to meet him?

Posted by: bozobabbling | March 29, 2010 10:31 PM | Report abuse

I always wondered why the "Tea Baggers" chose a gay sex term to define their movement--now things are coming into focus. Wait, why the first brotha RNC leader gotta demand a private jet and a limo. Let me find out Micheal Steele is big pimpin' and spending cheese (que Jay Z). Michael Steele to Ann Coulter: "Where my money biaatch?!"

Posted by: madstamina | March 29, 2010 10:26 PM | Report abuse

Hey RNC - how much would Jesus pay for a lap dance?

Posted by: palmtree2001 | March 29, 2010 10:26 PM | Report abuse


Nice. Nice timing. Hit the GOP when they are on vacation. So the GOP wants to repeal the Health Care Law? Chumps, repeal this...first! LOL!

Posted by: xcessiveheat | March 29, 2010 10:16 PM | Report abuse

How does this statement make sense?

"Steele's use of car services in February, for example, was primarily related to the launch of television advertisements in North Carolina, Ohio, Florida and Oklahoma, Heye said.

Posted by: Anadromous2 | March 29, 2010 10:16 PM | Report abuse

Suckers are born every minute and those are your political donors. You need to think ahead. First you need to think, which appears to be a challenge for most of them. Ahead we go. Faster would feel better. This is the new stuff and we're going to take it all.

Posted by: tossnokia | March 29, 2010 10:13 PM | Report abuse

These are the same GOPhonies who sold their b**ls to Pat Robertson and want to ban gay marriage right? Puke. :)

Posted by: Brittman1 | March 29, 2010 10:04 PM | Report abuse

Topless lesbians? What will the tea baggers say?

Posted by: DaveHarris | March 29, 2010 9:53 PM | Report abuse

Well, at least they weren't tickling their staff members or for that matter their staffs members. ;)

Posted by: Magox | March 29, 2010 9:52 PM | Report abuse

You done been slimed fat cats hypocritical Repubs. Once again you have proven to America that your smoke and mirrors act will not fool the public anymore. No thrifty Republicans they. Now they are incensed.

Posted by: mavajuan | March 29, 2010 9:32 PM
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Nah, lol! This is just a feel-good hit piece that made page 54 hardly worth considering as having been slimed. 2010 will reveal who really gets slimed, (hint - it won't be the GOP)

But you already know this.

Posted by: VastRight | March 29, 2010 9:38 PM | Report abuse

Yep ... always the Gay Old Party. Doesn't bother them a bit to blow their constituents' contributions on luxuries, parties and sex like most of us can only dream about, and heaven forbid anyone should use a few of their bucks to help keep someone who's ill from losing their homes. These people have business being part of the America that I grew up with.

Posted by: Catch1 | March 29, 2010 9:36 PM | Report abuse

You done been slimed fat cats hypocritical Repubs. Once again you have proven to America that your smoke and mirrors act will not fool the public anymore. No thrifty Republicans they. Now they are incensed.

Posted by: mavajuan | March 29, 2010 9:32 PM | Report abuse

Rachel Maddow and Rosie O'Donnell would look quite attactive with horse bits in their mouths and we wouldn't have to hear their mewling, whining, and whinnying.

See you at club, girls!

Posted by: wagtdn | March 29, 2010 9:22 PM
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Rosey? Rosey O'Donnell? Haha! I saw her in a movie once, before she went to the dark side. She was all leathered out -- looked like a basketball!! That's why she went to the dar side and became a liberal Democrat!

Posted by: VastRight | March 29, 2010 9:31 PM | Report abuse

folks get over it. $2000 is .000185% of the yearly spend (based on extrapolation of 22M to start, plus 96M raised, with 10M left over). I'd be much more interested in where the other $107,008,000 went.

Every organization has fools who spend money badly. It makes for a nice headline but is not the story but it's not worth the payroll cost to track down every .000185% expenditure.

Posted by: rtkx7h

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nice try poindexter, but you can't hide the hypocrisy with a spread sheet

it's .000185% of their expenditures

and 100% of their credibility

see how that works ???

Posted by: nada85484 | March 29, 2010 9:30 PM | Report abuse

The "family friendly" political party. Don't the 'publicans know that they won't be able to create families with lesbian strippers?

Posted by: mortified469 | March 29, 2010 9:05 PM | Report abuse

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Why do you libs have a problem with this? Aren't you all about freedom of sexual preference? Talk about hypocrisy...
Personally, I think it's disgusting behavior, particularly since the large amount of money was spent no where near where the intention of the donations were intended. Another example of Washington largesse.

Posted by: jahoby | March 29, 2010 9:27 PM | Report abuse

What wears black leather, stiletto heals, acts like a 16 year old, is rich as can be, and has her own reality show?

Hint: its NOT Paris Hilton, and it is someone who spent like a drunken sailor just like the RNC.

Posted by: mikebythesun | March 29, 2010 9:26 PM | Report abuse

"Conservative and GOP Family morals and values."

Apparently, not so very different from deviant "Librals."

Posted by: HerLao | March 29, 2010 9:26 PM | Report abuse

The "family friendly" political party. Don't the 'publicans know that they won't be able to create families with lesbian strippers?

Posted by: mortified469 | March 29, 2010 9:05 PM | Report abuse

::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

Why do you libs have a problem with this? Aren't you all about freedom of sexual preference? Talk about hypocrisy...
Personally, I think it's disgusting behavior, particularly since the large amount of money was spent no where near where the intention of the donations were intended. Another example of Washington largesse.

Posted by: jahoby | March 29, 2010 9:25 PM | Report abuse

When tea baggers offer up something, anything, ans an idea for debate, stop carrying racist signs and spitting on congresspeople, stop repeating lies they get from beck and all the rest, stop promoting insane conspiracy theories, stop carrying weapons to public events, stop dressing up like it's f-ing halloween, read a history book - and not one approved by Texas but one with history in it -- and stop acting like sarah palin has anything of any inmportance to say, then and only then will they have some reason to expect not to be labeled tea baggers. Until then, tea bag each other in public as much as you like. 90% of the nation and 100% of the world is laughing at you and your ignorance of everything and anything. Maybe when walmart starts hiring again you can get back to work and stop pretending you have a viable political opinion about anything.

Posted by: John1263 | March 29, 2010 9:23 PM | Report abuse

Well once again repubs show that they are liars,.. I'll handle this.....First I'll take the liars in the back yard,....grab them by the lapels,.....slap them around good fellas style....................then I'll dig the hole.

Posted by: andrewcaccavale | March 29, 2010 9:23 PM | Report abuse

Rachel Maddow and Rosie O'Donnell would look quite attactive with horse bits in their mouths and we wouldn't have to hear their mewling, whining, and whinnying.

See you at club, girls!

Posted by: wagtdn | March 29, 2010 9:22 PM | Report abuse

Pretty sure it's the same bar Teddy Kennedy and Barney Franks used to go to when they were visiting the coast.

But hey! No one tops Bubbah, right in his own backyard under Hill's nore ... literally, lmao!

GO Bubbah!!

Posted by: VastRight | March 29, 2010 9:19 PM | Report abuse

SODDI wrote: "Lesbian = GAY, right?

Republican = HATE GAY, right?

LESBIAN BONDAGE STRIP CLUB = Republican fun fest?

I am confuse."

Posted by: SODDI | March 29, 2010 9:06 PM |
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You are very confuse...

Posted by: jahoby | March 29, 2010 9:18 PM | Report abuse

All part of demostrating how to get the right marketing firms to promote the idea that the republicons are fiscally responsible.

How funny is it that they held their convention in Hawaii this year? You must check out the special report on Colbert a few months ago when they covered the republicons in Hawaii. Hysterical. They did not even understand that they were being mocked as hypocrits for spending so extravagently to project a message of frugality.

And yet there are some dumb enough to think this time they would be different in governement. tea baggers are like abused spouses who open that door and let the abuser back in because he promise to really really never do it agin. Promise. WHACK right in the eye.

Posted by: John1263 | March 29, 2010 9:17 PM | Report abuse

But if this is on the level, Steele must go.

Posted by: thebump | March 29, 2010 8:59 PM | Report abuse
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This news about yet even more excessive RNC spending was broken by Tucker Carlson.

And I'm pretty sure Tucker's still just as conservative as he always was. So, sorry, but you can't excuse this blatant irresponsibility with the ol' "liberal media" blame game.

Bottom line: This problem can't be blamed on anyone but Republicans at the RNC... AND anyone willing to continue donating their money to the RNC for it to be used this way.

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Posted by: ixicasocis | March 29, 2010 9:13 PM | Report abuse

There goes another episode of GOP hypocrisy. Where should I start: Homophobics at Lesbian strip clubs. GOP in Hollywood? I thought they hated Liberal nerve-center and supposedly godless playground. And what happened to “fiscal responsibility” and all that BS? WTF!

Posted by: KaneMan | March 29, 2010 9:07 PM | Report abuse

Lesbian = GAY, right?

Republican = HATE GAY, right?

LESBIAN BONDAGE STRIP CLUB = Republican fun fest?

I am confuse.

Posted by: SODDI | March 29, 2010 9:06 PM | Report abuse


The "family friendly" political party. Don't the 'publicans know that they won't be able to create families with lesbian strippers?


Posted by: mortified469 | March 29, 2010 9:05 PM | Report abuse


Sure - if it was Bill Clinton at the strip club, all you liberals would be defending him.

Posted by: 37thand0street

AND this is your responce justifubg why the REPUBLICANs did it..?

HOW about a FULL BLOW IMPEACHMENT...
with
mass quantities of Daily FAUX news..
we
can find another Kenn Star

What they did was TREASONIST!
They Treaded on our RIGHTS!!

Is your DEEP THROAT sore??

ISA

Posted by: Issa1 | March 29, 2010 9:03 PM | Report abuse

Well at least we know now the reps can say yes to something lol so theres not a computer chip implanted in their brains that repeats no over and over~ unless there was a malfunction?So the tea baggers party with lemonade and lawn chairs and the reps in congress party with hot babes and fine wine in the dark of night with the tea partiers money.Allmost to good to be true.Hey tea baggers dont forget to send that check so the reps can stuff the bucks into a teeny weeny bikini at their favorite night club lol.

Posted by: smorrow | March 29, 2010 8:59 PM | Report abuse

I smell a Dimwitcrat dirty trick.

But if this is on the level, Steele must go.

Posted by: thebump | March 29, 2010 8:59 PM | Report abuse

"...the visit to the Voyeur nightclub "was not an RNC event." He said the RNC is investigating the expenditure and is requesting that the money be returned."
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Is the RNC going to step to the pimp and demand their money back? Especially since they have not complained about the product. I would be careful with that... you know, pimps aren't exactly known for being reasonable even when they're wrong. They would appear to be right in this case, as a service was provided, paid for, and the girls have probably already received their weekly allowance to cover cigarettes and 99-cent thongs.

Posted by: jewishmother | March 29, 2010 8:58 PM | Report abuse

jkva wrote:
"I don't often read the WP any more but sometimes just the front page to remind myself why I look elsewhere for news."

When it seems like the rest of the world (literally) has reached the opposite conclusion, then it may be time to reassess your opinion. (Or you could just go back to watching FOX.)

Posted by: JimZ1 | March 29, 2010 8:54 PM | Report abuse

keeepin' it classy, GOP. Way to go. It appears you are against gay people, unless they are half naked above your table.

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Posted by: ixicasocis | March 29, 2010 8:50 PM | Report abuse

Maybe the Teabagging bible belt bigots and the Michigan/Ohio/Indiana rightwing Christian militia could pay for some WWJD bracelets for the RNC administrators and staff

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Posted by: ixicasocis | March 29, 2010 8:48 PM | Report abuse

When one counts the number of compromising moral predicaments politician's find themselves entrenched in and we put a party's face on it you come up with more Republicans than Democrats. The problem with Republicans they are a judgmental lot and usually cast the first stone while Democrats are more liberal thinkers and usually reserve judgment quietly as they know all to well how hard it is to maintain the high road.

Republicans seem to believe that they and they alone are the only ones that can save America from moral decay but contribute so much to the decay themselves but are oblivious of this fact!

Posted by: ka0mr | March 29, 2010 8:44 PM | Report abuse

I don't often read the WP any more but sometimes just the front page to remind myself why I look elsewhere for news.

Any fair observer would look at your top stories on the first page of the Internet edition and see two small, meaningless, but negative stories vis-a-vis conservatives or republicans.

As always, nothing has changed. Yours is still a left wing paper with progressive slants in the tenor and selection of news stories. And since nothing has changed, your continued loss of readership will go on.

Why would I, or anyone looking for news look to the WP when we know we will only get today's progressive DNC newsletter.
If I want that, I know how to get to the moveon.org website.

On the bright side, you can still feed the left wing loons who think you print actual, unbiased news.

Posted by: jkva | March 29, 2010 8:43 PM | Report abuse

No mention of the arrest in the threats against Rep. Cantor and his family? That is real news, not some story about one donor - who happens to have an R next to his name this time - went wild?

This rag of the Post is just about done. Fox News isn't the best, but at least it reports more real news.

Maybe the Washington Times.

Posted by: dnara | March 29, 2010 8:39 PM | Report abuse

You people attacking the repubs for this are obviously misinterpreting their situation. They had to be there to "research" how debauchery goes down in the democratic night clubs. They obviously weren't allowed to have any fun when they were all there away from their wives and families.

Posted by: chandadn | March 29, 2010 8:35 PM | Report abuse

"...lub had a "dark, leather-heavy interior" that was "reminiscent of the masked orgy scene" from the movie "Eyes Wide Shut" "

Kubrick mad that movie for a reason. He always did.

Prescient.
Never a moment's doubt.

Posted by: jato11 | March 29, 2010 8:35 PM | Report abuse

"...lub had a "dark, leather-heavy interior" that was "reminiscent of the masked orgy scene" from the movie "Eyes Wide Shut" "

Kubrick mad that movie for a reason. He always did.

Prescient.
Never a moment's doubt.

Posted by: jato11 | March 29, 2010 8:35 PM | Report abuse

Can someone/anyone substantiate some of these outrageous claims with a source???

For Example:


Finally, try and show SOME class and stop referring to TEA Party supporters as TEA B%^ggers. It is disrespectful, inappropriate and totally uncalled for in a CIVIL debate. Imagine if people on the right were hurling sexual innuendo and epithets towards people on the left. The OUTRAGE would be palpable.

Posted by: jlarranaga | March 29, 2010 3:59 PM | Report abuse

Uh, sorry dude. The term "Tea Bagger" is a self assigned nomenclature from Tea Party rally participants holding signs saying "Tea Bag the Liberals". If you don't like the term tell your buddies to knock it off.

Posted by: Natmeister | March 29, 2010 8:33 PM | Report abuse

I am of the impression that the Republican apologists who attack the Democrats over this story are, in actuality, jealous that they did not get invited to Voyeur West and then had the RNC pick up their tab. My guess is that these Republican attack dogs need to contribute more money to the RNC to be invited along next time.

Posted by: brwntrt | March 29, 2010 8:31 PM | Report abuse

Score one for the Repugnicans: they have the teabaggers giving them money in the name of morality and "clean family values" ... and then spending that money watching women simulate sexual acts for a bunch of perverted old men. It seems to me that the memory of the American people is deeply flawed: it wasn't that long ago that David Vitter was found to be frequenting prostitutes, Larry Craig was welcoming strangers in the Minneapolis airport, and Congressman Foley was chatting with underage Congressional pages over AOL.

Honestly, if I tried, I couldn't make up something more entertaining than this.

So go ahead, teabaggers. Keep giving your money to the Repugnican party, and watch what happens.

Posted by: MaS103 | March 29, 2010 8:29 PM | Report abuse

The never ending search for family values takes them to the strangest places.

Posted by: branfo4 | March 29, 2010 8:25 PM | Report abuse

Ahhh, more of the Republican conservative hypocracy. Should we be surprised? Conservatives, what a joke.

Posted by: safmmail | March 29, 2010 8:24 PM | Report abuse

Hahaha! Leather bars, what a joke! Barney still running his house of iL repute in DC?

Posted by: VastRight | March 29, 2010 8:24 PM | Report abuse

Makes the GOP almost appear human.

Posted by: scullycat | March 29, 2010 8:18 PM | Report abuse

Well, I know where my vote is going and it isn't to a bunch of wimps who have sold-out its productive citizens.

Posted by: Computer_Forensics_Expert_Computer_Expert_Witness
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Based on your job title, it doesn't appear to me that you've been sold out. That's kind of a subset of "Trial Lawyers", isn't it?

Posted by: st50taw | March 29, 2010 8:12 PM | Report abuse

Strippers, private jets, 50 yard line tickets, and all paid for by donations! Mommy I want to be a republican when I grow up!

Posted by: chandadn | March 29, 2010 8:09 PM | Report abuse

The difference here is that the Democrats have given up trying to win the Family Values argument. They just can't quite bring themselves to match the the GOP when it comes to hypocrisy.

Posted by: st50taw | March 29, 2010 8:05 PM | Report abuse

Why does this even make the Wa Po?
And the headline:
"FEC report details lavish Republican spending, including nearly $2,000 at Voyeur West Hollywood"
and then you read the ha ha article. The Wa Po is in the trenches getting the "real" news.

Someone messed up by reimbursing this guy Brown and how it happened is probably really funny.
He has donated 10,000 dollars to the GOP since 2007?
This is a pittance compared to Dems donations that have been called out........
Should we examine the private lives of all donors to both parties?

This is a nothing story,
except that the Washington Post has decided to make a column out of it.
The negative reflection is on the WaPo for giving this any space and even a forum for posters.

Posted by: pjcafe | March 29, 2010 8:04 PM | Report abuse

the deficits ran up by reaga, bush 1, and bush 21 show republicans can spend money; but
none on main street.

Posted by: blacknight1 | March 29, 2010 8:03 PM | Report abuse

No one is suggesting increasing Middle Class Income Taxes at all to my knowledge, they are suggesting not renewing the temp decrease of the top tax brackets.

Force a $2,000 increase in the average health insurance premium
Sorry, there is no study that says employer group plans will increase by any significant amount due to the health bill, and if the mandates work, private insurance will not increase by that amount due to bill, in fact the increases less than 15-30% a year the free market is providing.

* Force young people to buy insurance they don't need or want that would cost over $8500 per person -
* Or...pay 2.5% of their income as a fine for not having insurance
* Or...face prison if they don't do either
If you do not fill out your taxes, you might go to jail if you are hiding a lot of income, this law will work the same. Of course young people who do not buy insurance are leaches, since they know they will be taken care of to a large degree if they break their neck or something.

Posted by: Muddy_Buddy_2000 | March 29, 2010 8:02 PM | Report abuse

Thank God the Republicans don't give a damn about helping the American public - if they did, we wouldn't have little day brighteners like this one! These guyes definitely put the "hyp" in hypocrite.

Posted by: Bushwhacked1 | March 29, 2010 8:00 PM | Report abuse

thrh wrote:

New campaign song: "Republicans Just Wanna Have Fun."

You have to add to that, ......with YOUR money.

At least the Democrats want to use money to help people and make the world a better place. Apparently, the GOP just wants first class air travel and nights at the nudie bars.

Posted by: JimZ1 | March 29, 2010 7:57 PM | Report abuse

Evidently, it gets better. In addition to the meals the Republicans have an employee named Congressional Liquors that purchased almost $60,000 of office supplies. These guys are definitely ready to take over the national budget. Maybe Congressional Liquors can be appointed Treasury Secretary. Some of the bondage ladies can be undersecretaries of almost anything.

Posted by: merrylees | March 29, 2010 7:57 PM | Report abuse

Are you saying these "Christians" frequented breast bars?

No, it can't be. It's a liberal lie!

Posted by: areyousaying | March 29, 2010 7:55 PM | Report abuse

Do you mean to tell me that Democrat Nancy Pelosi spent $236,000 for food and booze for her Congressional junket to Copenhagen and the Wash Post is calling to account $2,000 lavish spending for some guy I never heard of and isn't a government sychophant

Posted by: buckaroo5 | March 29, 2010 7:55 PM | Report abuse

And this is the reason Tea Party Members are not supporting one party or the other. We are supporting poeple who are truly fiscal conservatives. We're against the Socialist Demos and the Republican Rhinos.

Posted by: orbarb | March 29, 2010 7:22 PM

orbarb, I'm sure plenty of people have called you a racist, a fool, a sub-literate d-bag, mouth breather, inbred moron, fascist clown and an empty headed lunk. Right?

Posted by: mack1 | March 29, 2010 7:53 PM | Report abuse

GOP oh Garbage Of People!

Posted by: mdchancer | March 29, 2010 7:53 PM | Report abuse

DwightCollins wrote:
"doesn't anyone remember the applause in congress for the gay page lover...
the dems are not clean...
but wapo doesn't care, they just follow orders..."

Hey genius. The congressman you refer to was Mark Foley, a REPUBLICAN, from Florida. Glad you brought him up though.

Posted by: JimZ1 | March 29, 2010 7:50 PM | Report abuse

For the Republicans, any "Perversion" is okay in private for the rich as long as you only enter lasting and respectful relationships with the right people, and continue to condeme those "Perversions" in public.

In other words its a horrible to have a long term relationship with a same sex lover, but okay to pick up men in Airport Bathrooms as long as you do not get caught.

Yes, the Republican (and Democratic) leadership knew all about their congress persons private preversions, or at least the ones they repeatedly are involved in.

Posted by: Muddy_Buddy_2000 | March 29, 2010 7:50 PM | Report abuse

This hot-dog Steele seems to think he is Tiger Woods or something.

Posted by: Pebble1776 | March 29, 2010 7:50 PM | Report abuse

Sure - if it was Bill Clinton at the strip club, all you liberals would be defending him.

Michael Steele was not there by the way - so the comments on here referring to him are pretty racist.


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Posted by: 37thand0street | March 29, 2010 7:48 PM | Report abuse

The person who said this is right...

Watching RNC apologists try to blame this on the media (it was an FEC report) or the Democrats (huh?) or anyone else is hilarious.

Just admit the RNC screwed up, fix the problem, and move on. That's what adults do.

IT WAS A MISTAKE AND THEY SHOULD CORRECT IT AND MOVE ON. THE PROBLEM IS THE VITRIOL THAT THE LEFT HAS IN THIS FORUM FOR A RELATIVELY SMALL ERROR ESPECIALLY IN COMPARISON TO OTHER HUGE BREACHES OF TRUST AND POWER ACROSS THE POLITICAL SPECTRUM!

Posted by: jlarranaga | March 29, 2010 7:47 PM | Report abuse

Let's look at this from a business perspective. If the RNC spends $2K at a strip club and recoups $500k in donations, I'd say that's smart money invested, with a great rate of return.

When I look at the $500 MILLION that is being spent to bail-out the losers and shiftless that can't afford a home, that's money going down a rat-hole, never to be seen again. 118 weeks of funemployment compensation is keeping people from working. Free health insurance fdor those making laess than $88k/yr.

King Obonehead doesn't want America working. He is just emptying the taxpayers wallets and screwing the productive citizen.

Let's focus on the 1/2 Trillion Dollar raid on the medicare Trust Fund.

Let's focus on the fact that OTC drugs will no longer be covered by medical flex-spend accounts.

Let's focus on the fact that medical flex-spend accounts have been gutted and have a $2500 cap.

This means that I am already out over $1500, before my taxes go up, because Nancy "Botox" Pelosi and King Obonehead believe that you can steal and appropriate other people's money, to "spread the wealth," at the productive citizen's expense.

Well, I know where my vote is going and it isn't to a bunch of wimps who have sold-out its productive citizens.

Posted by: Computer_Forensics_Expert_Computer_Expert_Witness | March 29, 2010 7:46 PM | Report abuse


the GOP's knives are out for Michael Steele...

more evidence that the GOP is irrelevant


Posted by: teoc2 | March 29, 2010 7:44 PM | Report abuse

Watching RNC apologists try to blame this on the media (it was an FEC report) or the Democrats (huh?) or anyone else is hilarious.

Just admit the RNC screwed up, fix the problem, and move on. That's what adults do.

Posted by: Dwarf_Sidious | March 29, 2010 7:43 PM | Report abuse

Who knew that Tim Dorsey was a GOP consultant?

Posted by: rusty3 | March 29, 2010 7:40 PM | Report abuse

You call $2,000 lavish spending. How about the $236,000 Nancy Pelosi spent for food and booze for her Congressional junket to Copenhagen. I guess that the WaPost just forgot to mention it.

Posted by: mike85 | March 29, 2010 7:40 PM | Report abuse

Well Folks, there you have it. The Party of No can say No to everything and anyone except THEMSELVES!

Smell that...its Hipocracy!! And it reeks! I'm just entering middle age and will most likely never vote for a ReThuglican ever again in my life.

Posted by: AnonPoster | March 29, 2010 7:35 PM | Report abuse

Sean Hannity's CONcert scam.....very few donations have gone to soldiers, kids, etc.

>>>>CREW has also filed a second complaint with the Internal Revenue Service arguing that North's Freedom Alliance has violated its status as a 501(c)3 charity by "engaging in prohibited political activities." When the group was first formed in 1999, the IRS granted it charitable tax status on the condition that it remove politically partisan material from its website, CREW notes. However, there are still numerous links on the organization's website to North’s charged political columns.

http://motherjones.com/mojo/2010/03/crew-sean-hannity-freedom-concert-freedom-alliance

Posted by: angie12106 | March 29, 2010 7:33 PM | Report abuse

(GASP)

You mean the party of the TRUE RICH AND ELITE who oppress the common American EVERY-FRICKIN'-DAY while pretending to be on their side was spending money "like a drunken sailor on shore leave" (McCain, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2006 etc) to satisfy their Romanesque, hypocritical desires?

Wow ... can't say it's really news, now can we?

Unless, of course, you're a tea-bagging Fox-head who can't think any further than the TV remote control.

Posted by: topwriter | March 29, 2010 7:33 PM | Report abuse

Republicans commit all kinds of atrocities an nobody cares.

Lying, stealing, sex in men's rooms, sex with male interns, and people still prefer them to an African American president.

I doubt using party funds to pay for a lesbian strip show will even make a dent in public opinion. As long as Obama is still black they'll have half of the nation backing them.

Thank God for the other half.

Posted by: stratzrus | March 29, 2010 7:32 PM | Report abuse

It's no secret than Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck are Gay. Stalwarts of Republican ideals. As long as the message is hate Repubs turn a blind eye.

Posted by: minco_007 | March 29, 2010 7:32 PM | Report abuse

New campaign song: "Republicans Just Wanna Have Fun."

Posted by: thrh | March 29, 2010 7:32 PM | Report abuse

That's right Mr. Steele, the plan to implode the entire RNC is going accordingly. Some say you are an Uncle Tom, but I think you are a genius. You were picked as a token to counter Obama, so play your role and continue to **Steele** that money! Take them for everything they got player! Good luck and keep doing what you do!

Posted by: austininc4 | March 29, 2010 7:27 PM | Report abuse

West Hollywood aka "Boys Town" because West Hollywood is mostly gay.

Leave it to the GOP, they definitely are consistent.

They love to spend, and most of the men are gay.

Posted by: lindalovejones | March 29, 2010 7:27 PM | Report abuse

When Clinton was President, this was an impeachable offense.

"The bill will cost $1 trillion over six years and will generate revenues of $1 trillion over ten years. But if you run the projections out to fourteen years, the costs exceed the revenues by over $1 trillion. These projections do not include about $1 trillion in health insurance premiums or fines that the uninsured will have to pay and about $3 trillion in increased health insurance premiums the rest of us will have to pay."

Why health care got dragged into this is beyond me. I guess when there is no logical argument, changing the subject is always a good move.

Paying for health care AND fixing the economy are both relatively easy. End the war. Iraq and Afghanistan are what have wiped out our economy.

But Cheney and Halliburton/Blackwater made a mint, so I guess that justifies it all.

Posted by: wizard2 | March 29, 2010 7:26 PM | Report abuse

Republicans are the party of Christian Conservatives, Moral Majority, Values, etc. Dems never claim to be so perfect. The Dems are littered with imperfect human beings. It's the HYPOCRISY STUPID! Stop moralizing and start being human. This is only an issue because of the GOP claim on social values and the wielding of such values as holier than thou. A week ago the Catholic Church weighed in on Health Care as being immoral now look at the scandal the pope is in around molesting young boys. What's that saying you Christians have: God works in mysterious ways

Posted by: minco_007 | March 29, 2010 7:24 PM | Report abuse

Were Jon Kyl and Eric Cantor in charge of the proceedings? After all, they ARE the "minority whips" of the two Houses....

Obviously, they were doing "research". That's their story and they're sticking to it.

Posted by: labman57 | March 29, 2010 7:24 PM | Report abuse

I've been a Democrat for 40 years, but between this and the teabagging I'm considering switching parties. I always thought they were real conservative.So it goes.

Posted by: misewicz | March 29, 2010 7:23 PM | Report abuse

And this is the reason Tea Party Members are not supporting one party or the other. We are supporting poeple who are truly fiscal conservatives. We're against the Socialist Demos and the Republican Rhinos.

Posted by: orbarb | March 29, 2010 7:22 PM | Report abuse

Wow! So the Republicans DO have a stimulus plan!

Posted by: losthorizon10 | March 29, 2010 7:19 PM | Report abuse

Well, Steele has served his purpose, which was to be a multi-racial window dressing for the Republicans, once Obama became the Democratic candidate.

Now that Steele has served his purpose, may I suggest that he be removed and someone else put in his place for RNC Chairman?

I know this fellow who would be perfect, named Ron "Hedgehog" Jeremy...

Posted by: losthorizon10 | March 29, 2010 7:14 PM | Report abuse

Well, you are dealing with the party of the rich. Bush gave the rich a huge tax cut. He bailed out the rich banks and their CEO's at the expense of the dying middle class. The GOP fought for the rich insurance companies which are, even now, looking for loopholes not to have to insure poor children under the new health reform.

If you are the party of the rich, why shouldn't you live rich, and maybe even racy, yourself?

Posted by: tinyjab40 | March 29, 2010 7:11 PM | Report abuse

Just read that Sean Hannity's big charity, where 100% is supposed to go to children of servicemen killed in the war on terror, is a sham. Turns out only 7% is actually going to kids, and the rest is going towards private jets for Hannity's family and friends, lavish hotel suites, parties, etc. The actual family get about $1,000 each. Gee, that wouldn't cover one month of my rent! These Rethugs are just a bunch of crooks!

Posted by: GenuineRisk | March 29, 2010 7:09 PM | Report abuse

where are the jobs...

Posted by: DwightCollins | March 29, 2010 7:09 PM | Report abuse

doesn't anyone remember the applause in congress for the gay page lover...
the dems are not clean...
but wapo doesn't care, they just follow orders...

Posted by: DwightCollins | March 29, 2010 7:07 PM | Report abuse

Give credit to the RNC: it's spending money that's stimulating the economy and, in at least one case, more.

One recent GOP leader in the House ventured on to Dancing with the Stars. Maybe one or more others would vernture on to the West Hollywood S&M stage.

Posted by: jimb | March 29, 2010 7:07 PM | Report abuse

Give credit to the RNC: it's spending money that's stimulating the economy and, in at least one case, more.

One recent GOP leader in the House ventured on to Dancing with the Stars. Maybe one or more others would vernture on to the West Hollywood S&M stage.

Posted by: jimb | March 29, 2010 7:07 PM | Report abuse

Oh baby, for a good time call Michael. He will yell at you if you don't treat him right. He makes you spend big money on him or else. Don't think twice that you might not be getting your monies worth, or there could be a public smack down. And, he lets you categorize what you do for him as "food purchase." Oh baby.

Posted by: merrylees | March 29, 2010 7:06 PM | Report abuse

I trust thee will be a similar report on the exenditures of the DNC? Sorry, that was just a retorical question.

Posted by: jdonner2 | March 29, 2010 7:06 PM | Report abuse

A republican may have paid to watch.

But I guarantee, it was degenerate liberals putting on the show.

Posted by: dashriprock | March 29, 2010 7:06 PM | Report abuse

The tea parties are driven by concers regarding out-of-control government spending, rising deficits, looming tax increases and an intrusive federal government..
hey, buckaroo, where was your argument when the bush administration did all this and more? I want to know where all the teabaggers were before Obama took office and inherited all of the bush messes of out-of-control gov spending, record deficits and government intrusion. That is something that these baggers never answer because it was a white republican president who did all that to our country. Liberals who spoke out about bush wrecking our country were called unAmerican, traitors and more. Should not the teabaggers be called the same. Or just hypocrites?

Posted by: mikel7 | March 29, 2010 7:05 PM | Report abuse

make the voters mad at Republicans instead of dealing with the dems and their healthcare vote...

Posted by: DwightCollins | March 29, 2010 7:05 PM | Report abuse

I never understood how the republican party got the reputation of being fiscally conservative.
All I have ever seen from them is reckless behavior with budgets and money.
They have a habit of always running up the debt when in power and never met a budget busting tax cut they did not like.

The party of borrow and spend.

Posted by: vwcat | March 29, 2010 7:03 PM | Report abuse

I am not troubled so much that the RNC spends their money this way; I just wish they would be honest about it and quit proclaiming that they are a "family values" party. I would also like to see Sarah Palin come forth and tell her fans that she resigned as governor solely because she knew she had become a sought after commodity and could exploit that fact to make a lot of money. While honesty like that would be refreshing it will probably only happen "when pigs fly", pun intended.

Posted by: CMAN27 | March 29, 2010 7:02 PM | Report abuse

I am not troubled so much that the RNC spends their money this way; I just wish they would be honest about it and quit proclaiming that they are a "family values" party. I would also like to see Sarah Palin come forth and tell her fans that she resigned as governor solely because she knew she had become a sought after commodity and could exploit that fact to make a lot of money. While honesty like that would be refreshing it will probably only happen "when pigs fly", pun intended.

Posted by: CMAN27 | March 29, 2010 7:02 PM | Report abuse

I don't care so much that the RNC spends their money this way, I just wish they would be honest about it and quit proclaiming that they are a "family values" party. I would also like to see Sarah Palin come forth and tell her fans that she resigned as governor solely because she knew she had become a sought after commodity and could exploit that fact to make a lot of money. While honesty like that would be refreshing it will probably only happen "when pigs fly", pun intended

Posted by: CMAN27 | March 29, 2010 7:00 PM | Report abuse

I'll have to hand it to the Republicans - they do know how to have fun.

Posted by: expat2MEX | March 29, 2010 7:00 PM | Report abuse


If Palin danced, I would ask for my money back. Plus interest.

Posted by: xcessiveheat | March 29, 2010 6:58 PM | Report abuse

The tea parties are driven by concers regarding out-of-control government spending, rising deficits, looming tax increases and an intrusive federal government: Here is the price the self-reliant middle class will be called on to accept without any Tax Exclusion income for themselves and their families. All health benefits will be paid with after-tax income.
* Cut $500 billion from Medicare
* Force rationing of health care
* Raise income taxes to 43% (from 35%) and capital gains taxes to 22.5% (from 15%)
* Force a $2,000 increase in the average health insurance premium
* Force young people to buy insurance they don't need or want that would cost over $8500 per person
* Or...pay 2.5% of their income as a fine for not having insurance
* Or...face prison if they don't do either
* Tax medical devices and many medical procedures
And, in addition to all of the above, it will have an horrific impact on the deficit. Don't listen to Obama's claims to deficit neutrality. The bill will cost $1 trillion over six years and will generate revenues of $1 trillion over ten years. But if you run the projections out to fourteen years, the costs exceed the revenues by over $1 trillion. These projections do not include about $1 trillion in health insurance premiums or fines that the uninsured will have to pay and about $3 trillion in increased health insurance premiums the rest of us will have to pay. The Cato Institute estimates that the total cost of this bill over a twenty year period will come to $6.5 trillion. WE CANNOT afford this travesty that the Dems are trying to cram down our throats. It's not about health care reform....it's all about governmental power! HOAX and CHAINS!!!

Posted by: buckaroo5 | March 29, 2010 6:56 PM | Report abuse

50eagle,your problem is that Liberals don not believe they are perfect, unlike your conservative types who believe everything is to be handed to the well off and the heck with the rest. Conservatives believe they are made in the image of God, so therefore, they can never be wrong. Liberals just love exposing these "family values", holier than thou types for the frauds they truly are.

Posted by: mikel7 | March 29, 2010 6:55 PM | Report abuse

So the RNC spent 2k on a donor that contributed 10k...sounds like good business to me.

Posted by: Homunculus | March 29, 2010 6:55 PM | Report abuse

Mic Steele, the WORLD IS YOURS BABY! You got it all... MONEY • POWER • HOES... all on the RNC's dime! I hear ya pimpin'!

Posted by: austininc4 | March 29, 2010 6:55 PM | Report abuse

Complaints about name calling from the Right? Are you kidding me! The people who on a daily basis spew Marxist, Socialist, Nazi, "N" word, spit on folks... Now you're complaining about name calling? Gimme a break!

Posted by: minco_007 | March 29, 2010 6:54 PM | Report abuse

Ya, like Democrats would never go to a strip club or take a private jet to some exotic place.

Republicans or Democrats, they're all a bunch of liars, cheaters and thieves.

Posted by: OldHippie | March 29, 2010 6:53 PM | Report abuse

Oh, the Republican "moral majority"?

"Oh ye hypocrites, God is not mocked!"

In other words, oh ye lowly Republicans, you may be able to fool the people, but you cannot fool God.

Then again, perhaps the belief in God is also something Republicans "pretend" about, in order to fool the people.

Because I can tell you that if the God of Christians, in which there is only "light and no darkness" were to give us a list of approved recreational activities, I doubt that frequenting strip clubs would be on the list.

What do you think? do you think God would approve of men going to a public place to watch women take off their clothes and dance naked, for entertainment?

Sounds like something the wanna-be god, Lucifer, would condone and approve of, not the true God.

So, I guess these Republicans aren't following the true God, but Lucifer?

What does that say about the people who follow the Republicans, then?

Posted by: kentuckywoman2 | March 29, 2010 6:52 PM | Report abuse

I wonder what Ronald Reagan would think of this.

Posted by: jlm062002 | March 29, 2010 6:52 PM | Report abuse

"You will know them by their fruits"
Nothing new here. They preach one thing and do another. The Republicans have been doing this for over 60 years. Family values, pro homosexuality, equality, democracy, freedom ... means according to a Republican = cheat on your wife, play footsy under the bathroom stall, white power, oil, money and power! Tea baggers on social security, medicare BUT against government control. Boy, what a political party! I feel sorry for the confused individuals!

Posted by: lunetrick | March 29, 2010 6:51 PM | Report abuse

LOL this is toooo dang funny. Steele has been gaming the republican party every since he took that position as chairman. Steele has been pulling this BS for years.... When he was the Lt. Governor of MD he had similar scandals... money comes up missing or misused... then he denies he has no knowledge.

Posted by: AllforOne | March 29, 2010 6:50 PM | Report abuse

The Grand Ole Perverts! Wow, that alot dough for a few lapdances.

Posted by: Honest_Abe | March 29, 2010 6:45 PM | Report abuse

"You all should really tune in Glenn Beck now.

He is now PROVING that Obummer = Nazi/Commie.

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Be sure to buy the $300 survival kit you can pickup at a camping goods store for under $100. After cry on demand Beck, you could watch Hannity ask for donations to help orphans of our fighting men. Wait before you right the check since only 10% of the coin was actually spent on the cause veterans have sued Hannity for wasting the 90% having his people live large and lowering the amount given to real charities.

Posted by: jameschirico | March 29, 2010 6:45 PM | Report abuse

Cow- why is it so easy for you Obama lovers to call people names. You want to disagree fine, but don't show your ignorance by resorting to calling someone stupid. Pelosi btw demanded a huge jet to bring her entourage to Ca. She thinks nothing of throwing the taxpayer money away. She is queen after all.

Posted by: jschmidt2 | March 29, 2010 6:44 PM | Report abuse

As much as I dislike the the current form of the Republican party and what it stands for, I am not terribly bothered by this. I find it out of place as the top headline on the WaPo homepage. It is not suprising that the RNC woos donors with nice hotel rooms and transportation. RNC money should clearly not be spent at certain venues, such as the 2k spent at this strip club. But it sounds as though upon review, RNC staff recognized this and asked for money to be returned. I'm sure if you look at DNC spending you will find similar large sums paid to entertain donors. By ommiting this sort of comparison, this article seems obnoxiously biased to me, and I'm pretty damn liberal.

Posted by: Holyelephant | March 29, 2010 6:42 PM | Report abuse

I am not enamored that the only defense is that the DNC does this as well. The article noted that the RNC is investigating as well as the FEC. I am not impressed.

I find it interesting that the article seems to indicate that the DNC does not have these problems and practices. They most certainly do, it's that there is less media scrutiny on Democrats as evidenced by the lack of journalistic curiosity about the insurance company kill off law, a major needed component to have the government take over the health care delivery system in the country.

We have been reduced to a parliament without benefit of the constitution. If this law is so good than why all the tricks, bribes, and lies to get it passed? All without reading it.

Posted by: thelaw1 | March 29, 2010 6:41 PM | Report abuse

rebar - A typical left-wing article in one of the left's propaganda articles. Obama has spent more on one of his lavish trips than this paltry amount. There is no proof the GOP spent any money at that place. Maybe some Republican did, but I'm sure Barney Frank and friends can beat that number by quite a bit.

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Poor Rebar, are you sad too? Do you need a teabag on the chin? Whose a good boy? Yes, you're a good boy! Chairman Steele will make sure that you get what you need! Those terrible, awful Libtards. Don't listen to them, a set of nuts on your chin will make it all better....

Posted by: gene11 | March 29, 2010 6:40 PM | Report abuse

It was a boys night out for big Republican donors. Even the garter stuffing money was on the RNC. What a bunch of pathetic hypocrits.

Posted by: Honest_Abe | March 29, 2010 6:36 PM | Report abuse

Gee I wonder if the Washington ComPost wants the RNC to get a new chairman. Ya think?

Posted by: hairguy01 | March 29, 2010 6:35 PM | Report abuse

Not surprised that the Washington Post goes and posts this as the top headline: LOOK HERE EVERYONE - THERE'S ONE BAD APPLE IN THE GOP BARRELL.

When Liberals understand that all men and women are imperfect, maybe they might start to understand that there can not be perfection created on earth by men and women in a government mandated, taxpayer funded, Utopian society. DEMOCRAT PARTY: the utopia you pursue is more like hell on earth.

Let's see, limited government and individual liberties with some crooks with the GOP.

OR

Massive and centralized government, confiscated property, states that live at the behest of the federal government, lost freedoms, general tyranny, and government over the people with hordes of crooks with the Democrat party.

hah hah hah hah hah.... Silly Liberals, A Constitutional Republic is required by the Charter of our society, the United States Constitution. And the Declaration of Independence makes every single person Independent of the State, not wards of the state.

Posted by: 50Eagle | March 29, 2010 6:33 PM | Report abuse

not quite sure how this fits in with the war on terror fundraising strategy or all the anti-abortion fundraising, but i'm sure there's a certain logic to these actions somewhere

Posted by: inono | March 29, 2010 6:32 PM | Report abuse

Michael Steele should be punished. Then I want to hang out with him.

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Jon Stewart could not improve on that. Pure genius.

Posted by: st50taw | March 29, 2010 6:32 PM | Report abuse

Glad to see there are still a few straight Republicans... unless it was Sarah Palin at the topless club.

Posted by: jon404 | March 29, 2010 6:31 PM | Report abuse

A typical left-wing article in one of the left's propaganda articles. Obama has spent more on one of his lavish trips than this paltry amount. There is no proof the GOP spent any money at that place. Maybe some Republican did, but I'm sure Barney Frank and friends can beat that number by quite a bit.

Posted by: rebart | March 29, 2010 6:19 PM

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Nothing is ever these guys fault . . . there's always a conspiracy against "us" by "Mr. Big" - right?


. . . . c'mon - own up - ya know ya'll wanna see Palin shakin' those big ol' thangs covered ever so slightly with those ol' fashioned pasties.

Now THAT'S entertainment!

Posted by: palmtree2001 | March 29, 2010 6:31 PM | Report abuse

Y'all keep sending them your health insurance policy money. They ALWAYS have your best interests in mind.

"A gullible mind is a terrible thing to waste".

Call now. Operators standing by.

Posted by: st50taw | March 29, 2010 6:29 PM | Report abuse

C'mon WaPo, show your NonPartisanship by running an equal story about the Dem's and Independent's in the Congress !!!

BTW: How about a cost spending analysis of ALL of the EarMarks that were added to the recent HealthCare Bill ???

BTW II: How about a cost spending report on what is being spent by the White House for wasteful extravagant events ???

Let's keep it honest guys, show the whole picture of how our Tax Dollars are being wasted by the Fed. Govt.!!! Now THAT would make for a revealing, eye opening story !!!

That would put it into perspective that the Employee (The Fed. Govt.) is thumbing their nose at the Employer (The U.S. Taxpayer/Citizen/Voter) !!! (Well one of their fingers ???)

Posted by: thgirbla | March 29, 2010 6:28 PM | Report abuse

Does the hypocrisy ever end?

Posted by: bobbarnes | March 29, 2010 6:24 PM | Report abuse

The Party of HO!

Posted by: bobbarnes | March 29, 2010 6:23 PM | Report abuse

"GOP = Girls On Poles

bwahahaha

Jeez, what would the tabloids do without the Republicans? LOL

Posted by: dubya1938 | March 29, 2010 6:23 PM | Report abuse

The Progressive LibTards - at it again...

Is this all you got?

Posted by: easttxisfreaky | March 29, 2010 1:45 PM |
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Nope... for now, maybe... but I'm sure the FAMILY VALUES clan will give us more fodder by tonight... or sooner. LOLOL. You Repugs really DON'T know when you're being taken for fools, do you? Grateful for that, we are.

Posted by: dakotahgeo | March 29, 2010 6:22 PM | Report abuse

"But Heye said that the RNC was being held to a different standard than Democrats, arguing that paying for high-end hotels and other accoutrements is standard practice for political parties when wooing wealthy donors. Steele's use of car services in February, for example, was primarily related to the launch of television advertisements in North Carolina, Ohio, Florida and Oklahoma, Heye said."
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When I buy things, I usually do not have to provide transportation to the sellers. Of course if the television stations are the "donors" that might be a different matter. It might also be a matter of interest to the FEC.

Posted by: pessimist46 | March 29, 2010 6:21 PM | Report abuse

Topless nightclub? Aren't Republicans supposed to be the guardians of America's morals?

I guess what that really means to the typical Republican donor is, "I don't mind what the RNC does with my money as long as they say they hate the gays as much as I do."

Posted by: jamshark70 | March 29, 2010 6:21 PM | Report abuse

A typical left-wing article in one of the left's propaganda articles. Obama has spent more on one of his lavish trips than this paltry amount. There is no proof the GOP spent any money at that place. Maybe some Republican did, but I'm sure Barney Frank and friends can beat that number by quite a bit.

Posted by: rebart | March 29, 2010 6:19 PM | Report abuse

ANOTHER
GOP WAY
of getting
the GAY and LESBIAN Vote..

Was lil Larry Craig there?

Posted by: Fei_Hu | March 29, 2010 6:19 PM | Report abuse

Lets face the FACTS: Republicans (Reagan, Bush, Gingritch, Beck, Limbaugh, Bachman, Demint, etc. etc. ) have been and are utter complete lunatics.

To be exact what this means is that Republicans are paid agents of Rich & Big corporations (Big Pharma, Big Insurance, Big Military, Big Banks, etc. aka Wall Street Gang) and as such they have been part of one of the Ultimate Con Jobs in the history of man kind, perpetrated on the American people, for the last many decades. The purpose of which Con Job are the following 2 Key objectives:
1- To give American people as little as possible for the Taxes that we pay,
2- To enable the Rich & Big corporations (Big Pharma, Big Insurance, Big Banks, etc.) to get as rich as they can off
the back of the American middle class (people) by not having the Government (of the People by the People for the People)
regulate what they can do for the benefit of the People, such as regulate them from charging criminal level interest rates of 30%, or have Universal nationalized health care, as all Europeans have, Canadians have, Israelis have, Chinese have, etc.

And to get away with this Ultimate Con Job, Republicans have been saying any insane thing, any lunatic thing, no matter how senseless and illogical, such as:
1- "Government cannot do anything..."
2- "Government is the problem not the solution..."
etc. etc.

Which translated means:
1- You the People cannot do anything, since this is supposed to be the "Government of the People by the People for the People"
2- Pay about 40% of your income in Taxes and get almost nothing for your Taxes
3- Only the Rich & Big corporations "can do things... and are the solution...." IF we brain wash you people to believe that the Government of the People cannot do anything... and thus the Con Job is complete.

Much more here:
http://anoox.com/blog/Real_News.34034

Posted by: RealNews1 | March 29, 2010 6:17 PM | Report abuse

Michael Steele should be punished. Then I want to hang out with him.

Posted by: Bitter_Bill | March 29, 2010 6:16 PM | Report abuse

Whooo hooo hooo

Were they trirling Tea Bags with their niples..

was faiLin paiLin there?

Posted by: Fei_Hu | March 29, 2010 6:16 PM | Report abuse

It's sad to watch the GOP prey on its membership like thieves.

Posted by: unpluggedboodah | March 29, 2010 6:14 PM | Report abuse

Those kinky Republicans! I suppose they can't deny anymore that they didn't know what teabagging was.

Posted by: Frazil | March 29, 2010 6:13 PM | Report abuse

Sorry momof20yr. If the Dems did this, you better believe it would be all over the news. And even if they DID, they aren't holding themselves out as the moral- and fiscally-conservative center of the universe. The hypocrisy is half the story. Steele is toast, or should be.

Posted by: esmerelda123 | March 29, 2010 6:12 PM | Report abuse

The GOP: Liars, Liars and more Liars

Posted by: unpluggedboodah | March 29, 2010 6:12 PM | Report abuse

LOL. What about Pelosi's $100,000 bar tab on the Starship Pelosi to the climate junket in Copenhagen? That was TAXPAYER money. And how many of her family rode along for the trip free of charge on the TAXPAYERS? And how many $100,000+ salaried of her staff were also for the ride?

Nice try Mr. Eggen. But let's track down the abuse of TAXPAYER money before working on voluntary contributions to political organizations.
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Posted by: hz9604 | March 29, 2010 6:10 PM | Report abuse

we all know that the queen of the tea party movement likes things first class- Palin travels with her whole family on private jets at the citizens expense

Posted by: newagent99 | March 29, 2010 6:08 PM | Report abuse

What?!? That's nothin' you should see the what the traders at Wallstreet do for a party...then in September donate to the RNC to help save them from taxes so the party can keep comin'.

Posted by: callosumlink | March 29, 2010 6:07 PM | Report abuse

First the Vatican now the RNC no wonder the GOP is fighting gay rights most of them are hidding the fact their gay. We know there are child molesters as Law Makers but using RNC money for sex just doesn't seem to stop with the GOP. Look for this to be brushed over and more attacks on Obama doing the job he was elected to do. Don't worry the Teabaggers are living their glory days from the Woodstock years while collecting unemployment checks and social security checks. Oops their protesting Govenment too.

Posted by: qqbDEyZW | March 29, 2010 6:05 PM | Report abuse

Look, if you just give 'em a tax breaks they'll make jobs for you. I mean they're just reacting to the oppression they get from the poor.

Posted by: callosumlink | March 29, 2010 6:04 PM | Report abuse

from thehill.com:

The person who expensed a nearly $2,000 meal on the Republican National Committee's (RNC) dime at a risque Los Angeles club has been identified as Erik Brown . . . A profile of Brown on another website describes him as Chief Executive Officer at [Dynamic Marketing, Inc.] He is actively involved in a number of conservative groups and his church's ministry.

Perfect. Another Republican "family values" hypocrite.

GOP = Girls On Poles

Posted by: losthorizon10 | March 29, 2010 6:02 PM | Report abuse

Ok, so now show us the expense report from the Democratic party. I'll bet they have plenty of equally creepy sex-related charges for their favorite candidates--and incumbents.

Posted by: momof20yo | March 29, 2010 6:00 PM | Report abuse

More Republican family-values Christian-supremacist abstinence-preaching "fiscal conservatives" blowing loads of money on the sex industry. Then they'll take refuge in the C Street cult and propose laws that remove the rights of all other adults.

Posted by: revbookburn | March 29, 2010 5:59 PM | Report abuse

Nahhh this can't be! Not the thrifty Tea Party! Only the elite liberal socialist would behave in such a way. All of you Tea Party retards are being taken for a ride. SUCKERS!

Posted by: minco_007 | March 29, 2010 5:54 PM | Report abuse

jschmidt2 - Why so Angry?

Do you need a teabag in the chin too?

I bet Chairman Steele can pick you up in a limo and make sure you're taken care of. Some ignorant rich hillbilly will pick up the tab.

Posted by: gene11 | March 29, 2010 5:53 PM | Report abuse

Right-wing liars and hypocrites. Someone's surprised?

Posted by: jimsteinberg1 | March 29, 2010 5:52 PM | Report abuse

"When he claimed in Strongsville, Ohio on March 15th that health care premiums would decrease by 3,000%

Posted by: neilc38 | March 29, 2010 5:30 PM | Report abuse"
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Really?, 3000 percent?

Posted by: JRM2 | March 29, 2010 5:51 PM | Report abuse

It is time for ALL politicians to be removed from office, way past time to do away with the two-party system and find human beings to help the United States of Arrogance. Oh well, it is nice to dream. TFL, Ken

Posted by: kentigereyes | March 29, 2010 5:51 PM | Report abuse

How many RNC donations does it take to get a stripper 'though college'

????

Posted by: unpluggedboodah | March 29, 2010 5:50 PM | Report abuse

THE GOP is one, giant South Park episode!!

hee hee!

Posted by: trenda | March 29, 2010 5:50 PM | Report abuse

Nice hatchet job by the Post. I guess Dems would only be taking limosines to church. So how many jets does Pelosi have at her disposal.

Posted by: jschmidt2 | March 29, 2010 5:45 PM |
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As Speaker of the House, the same as Denny Hastert, Newt Gingrich and Tom Delay had but only a slightly larger jet as she has to fly way out to Cali. Wow, look at those names, Hastert, Gingrich and Delay, the last three republican speakers all who resigned or retired in disgrace. Quite a record you repuggies have going there. Stupid troll, the truth hurts so deal with it.

Posted by: _Cowabunga_ | March 29, 2010 5:50 PM | Report abuse

I don't think this one, even with the strippers, beats that the RNC had elective abortion on their health care plan for ten years but didn't know it.

Posted by: James10 | March 29, 2010 5:49 PM | Report abuse

love you republican whiners. when it's the democrats caught with their pants down your all over them with your holier than thou lies, but when it's your perverts getting caught it's: the democrats do it too!

you really can't explain hypocrisy to someone that stupid.

Posted by: barferio | March 29, 2010 5:48 PM | Report abuse

I guess this is the RNC's plan to 'create jobs'

Posted by: unpluggedboodah | March 29, 2010 5:46 PM | Report abuse

Maybe Steele and his buddies were getting teabagged on the chin. I bet that costs a lot of money, especially when done outside of an airport men's room.

Posted by: gene11 | March 29, 2010 5:46 PM | Report abuse

Nice hatchet job by the Post. I guess Dems would only be taking limosines to church. So how many jets does Pelosi have at her disposal.

Posted by: jschmidt2 | March 29, 2010 5:45 PM | Report abuse

Now we know why the Republicans keep seeking tax cuts for the rich.

Posted by: brwntrt | March 29, 2010 5:45 PM | Report abuse

And I thought Conservative's were Compassionate & "Fundamentally" Christian.

It seems they can't get enough of Sin City and also spending their RNC donations on people that lust for and after sin.

They're compassionate alright, but Fundamentally Christian they are Not!

Posted by: lcarter0311 | March 29, 2010 5:43 PM | Report abuse

"The Republican National Committee say it's getting back nearly $2,000 that it reimbursed to a member for a night out at a bondage-themed night club in West Hollywood.

Doug Heye, a spokesman for the RNC, on Monday would not say who the donor was, but announced the committee got a commitment that the cash would be returned."

rofl yah right. Just like Sarah Palin's shopping spree money was returned. Don't be fooled, NEVER DONATE TO THE GOP.

Posted by: unpluggedboodah | March 29, 2010 5:41 PM | Report abuse

stop with the putzery already. The reason this story is high up in the front page on this website is because so many of the readers are clicking on it, so many are commenting on it.

That's how you get higher up on the front page of an online newspaper. Shall I draw a diagram for you, explain the algorithm?

Posted by: barferio | March 29, 2010 5:41 PM | Report abuse

Wow. WaPo is giving this story more prominence than the NYTimes. I'm a fan of both. I am not a fan of the RNC. Don't bigshots in pretty much any organization indulge themselves and their customers/donors with more convenient forms of transportation? Just curious, what kind of non-commercial passenger jet does not qualify as "luxury". The explanation for the nightclub is reasonable and the amount would be regarded as chump change by most bond traders. This kind of reporting makes Faux news seem a little less ridiculous.

Posted by: quicksilverer | March 29, 2010 5:37 PM | Report abuse

Yep, yep, yep...well, nothing new here, right?

Helps to explain the preachy goody-two shoes moralism of the GOP. I think old Sigmund F. called it "reaction formation".

Well, Republicans, you can do what you want, but there's now way I'm ever leaving my kids alone with you.

Posted by: theodorebrown | March 29, 2010 5:37 PM | Report abuse

The Republican National Committee say it's getting back nearly $2,000 that it reimbursed to a member for a night out at a bondage-themed night club in West Hollywood.

Doug Heye, a spokesman for the RNC, on Monday would not say who the donor was, but announced the committee got a commitment that the cash would be returned.

Posted by: jlbliemeister | March 29, 2010 5:35 PM | Report abuse

I would rather they wasted political money than encouraged emotional distress by reinforcing the idea that American values have been lost and our country is in decline. These are the first political elements that lead to fascism .............


http://thefiresidepost.com/2010/03/29/the-threat-of-fascism-in-21st-century-america/

Posted by: glclark4750 | March 29, 2010 5:33 PM | Report abuse

lol like the people can't see thru this

Posted by: Micholina1 | March 29, 2010 5:32 PM | Report abuse

This is a disgusting shame for the Republican Party. Taking donor money and sticking it down dirty G strings. Gross and un American.

Posted by: unpluggedboodah | March 29, 2010 5:32 PM | Report abuse

This Orange County-based political site has the details on what the RNC was doing in L.A. that night:

http://www.redcounty.com/michael-steeles-bondage-party-has-oc-connection/38222

Republicans like to party, too!

Posted by: zonajoeaz | March 29, 2010 5:32 PM | Report abuse

In all of the comments regarding this article, the one that is most lucid and most on-target is that from SilverSpring8, who points out that no doubt there are some immoral or unethical individuals in both parties but that only the Republicans go around claiming a direct line to morality and God. This is what is so utterly sad, and it makes the immorality that much more immoral.

Listening to the Armeys, the Gingriches, the Palins, etc., trying to act as moral arbiters would be hilarious if there were not so many people who buying what they are selling. This turns it all from hilarious to horrifying.

I know many excellent, moral, well-intentioned people in both parties (and, of course, among independents, too.) However, as long as Republicans try to dictate the moral behavior of individuals while acting immorally, at least on this level, they can have no credibility, and they place themselves at an enormous disadvantage if they wish to reach anyone who actually considers the facts..


Posted by: j24w | March 29, 2010 5:32 PM | Report abuse

Topless nightclubs. Now, would that be a "family value" or "founded on Christianity"?

Posted by: treetopflyer | March 29, 2010 5:31 PM | Report abuse

The WASHINGTON POST should find out whether or not Michelle's frequent plane trips with her daughters will be considered discretionary or non-discretionary spending when Obama finally gets off his tail to curb excessive government spending.

Obama is 'mathematically' challenged.

When he claimed in Strongsville, Ohio on March 15th that health care premiums would decrease by 3,000% with ObamaCare, he just showed that he has a minimal 'mathematics IQ', which may just be why he never disclosed his grades at either Columbia or Harvard Law Schools. He also did not graduate with honors at Columbia nor did he 'grade' onto the Law Review at Harvard.

Posted by: neilc38 | March 29, 2010 5:30 PM | Report abuse

Glen Beck is just another clown under the circus tent at fox. Glorifying Hitler to in order to try to prove a point doesn't work in my book

Posted by: MILLER123 | March 29, 2010 5:30 PM | Report abuse

Yahooooooo!

Posted by: loulor | March 29, 2010 5:29 PM | Report abuse

.........

I wonder if they spit on you
in these bondage clubs.

Seems like something the
GOP encourages.

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Posted by: printthis | March 29, 2010 5:26 PM | Report abuse

"Obama’s law will take away your individual rights to freedom of choice.....
Posted by: klausdmk "
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Obama's law will insure that my infant son can receive the treatments he needs to survive even if my insurance company decides to drop me.

Posted by: JRM2 | March 29, 2010 5:25 PM | Report abuse

Listen up, teabaggers: Lesbian dominatrices have family values, too.

BTW, any idea what Sarah Palin did to John McCain in the backroom? Ride 'em, cowboy! Yehah!

Posted by: Garak | March 29, 2010 5:24 PM | Report abuse

Topless lesbian bit-bridle-and-crop bondage?

That's hawt.

Posted by: mason08 | March 29, 2010 5:22 PM | Report abuse

As someone who still admits to being a Republican, I will offer this suggestion to the RNC: Based upon effectiveness of your support for GOP candidates in 2008, you might consider having your traveling staff lodged only in Motel Six facilities, at least until the 2010 election results are known.

Posted by: bubba31138 | March 29, 2010 5:22 PM | Report abuse

"You all should really tune in Glenn Beck now.

He is now PROVING that Obummer = Nazi/Commie.

Posted by: dumpbama "
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Didn't study history much did you?, and please do not put your faith in lunatics like Glenn Beck, he is simply trying to be more outrageous than the next guy in order to get ratings.

Posted by: JRM2 | March 29, 2010 5:21 PM | Report abuse

["JimMF" You seem to be a little agitated -- using all capital letters, and way, way too many exclamation points.]

I think this is hilarious. News of official S&M club visits from the GOP -- the party who wants to ban abortion, gay marriage, rights of gays, non-christian religions, and more. What a bunch of hypocrites.

But, lemmings like "JimMF" and thousands more will keep giving their hard earned dollars to the GOP, hoping it will be their moral crusader.

Posted by: JBGJRESQ | March 29, 2010 5:17 PM | Report abuse

The American people deserve an investigative report on Congressional and White House dealings to pass Obama’s health law. News reports suggest that the Executive branch used undue influence on Congressional members and forced Party line collusion of all Democrats in Congress. No votes were changed to Yes by “payoffs” that are documented and provide evidence of bribery for votes.

The House should remember that “No” votes dominated until the final underhanded Obama political play was executed by the Bart Stupak Democrat’s betrayal of pro-life constituents.

Bart Stupak betrayed pro-life supporters. It was a “set-up” that faked a position for pro-life so Bart could “sell out” to Obama and sway the pro-life votes to pass the heinous Obama health law.

Stupak will be known in history for his betrayal “kiss off” on pro-life, faith, Catholic Church in turn for Obama political favors. The Obama White House should give Stupak an award for his legislative performance.

Some might call Stupak’s performance a corruption of politics while others call it a filthy partisan move to aid and abet social Democrats for government that governs the people by political socialism elites.

Obama should hide in the closet for the signing of the Stupak abortion executive order. What is an executive order worth? Just about nothing in this case. Ask Rahm or Asrod of Obama White House administration.

Obama law will require IRS to take your money by a penalty fine, if you do not do as the government requires. Obama’s law will take away your individual rights to freedom of choice as guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution and judgment of the people. Make this an issue that sticks.

Posted by: klausdmk | March 29, 2010 5:17 PM | Report abuse


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Stimulus Package: HELL NO!

Health Care: HELL NO!

Invest in America: HELL NO!


Bondage strip clubs, booz and pro's: HELL YEA!!!

TEABAGGER SPECIAL: I said HELL YEEEEEAAAA!!


Typical REPUBLICAN Moral Values.

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Posted by: A-Voter | March 29, 2010 5:17 PM | Report abuse

A republican comes into the emergency room with a battery-powered rubber schlong so far up his butt that he can't get it out.

The nurses examine him for a few moments, then leave the room to discuss it with the doctor.

The head nurse returns and asks the republican? Do you want us to remove it, or just change the batteries?

Posted by: barferio | March 29, 2010 5:16 PM | Report abuse

HYSTERICAL!

GOP donors once again get played like cheap rusty trombones by Michael Steele and the Republican party leadership.

Anyone remember that RNC memo last month about the cranks in their "reactionary" base, and how simple-minded their donors all were?

Vote Republican! bow-wow-chicka-chicka-bow-wow!

Posted by: losthorizon10 | March 29, 2010 5:16 PM | Report abuse

Is it just me or is Glen Beck on fox trying to glorify Hitler on his 5pm show?

Posted by: MILLER123 | March 29, 2010 5:10 PM
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Actually, he is showing the striking similiarities between Hitler and Obama....and doing a very good job of it.

Posted by: Realist20 | March 29, 2010 5:15 PM | Report abuse

Grand Ole Party! Spend, Spend, Spend!!!

Posted by: margaret10 | March 29, 2010 5:15 PM | Report abuse

"Washington Post: Wheres the adjoining article of the 100's of Thousands of dollars blown by the Democrats???
Posted by: ignoranceisbliss "
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Because that is not a story today, if Wapo didn't post this story, they would be the only news outlet in the country besides Fox that didn't.

Then they would be accused of being a conservative rag.

Posted by: JRM2 | March 29, 2010 5:15 PM | Report abuse

Whoever said family values couldn't be fun and cost a lot of money anyway?

Posted by: cbl55 | March 29, 2010 5:15 PM | Report abuse


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Stimulus Package: HELL NO!

Health Care: HELL NO!

Invest in America: HELL NO!


Bondage strip clubs, booz and pro's: HELL YEA!!!

TEABAGGER SPECIAL: I said HELL YEEEEEAAAA!!


Typical REPUBLICAN Moral Values.

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Posted by: A-Voter | March 29, 2010 5:14 PM | Report abuse

If ever the GOP needed anything, it was to be strapped to the wall with a horse bit in their mouths.

Posted by: joneshn | March 29, 2010 5:14 PM | Report abuse

It can't be, not "family values" and "fiscally conservative" and "God fearing" Repugs! Say it ain't so Joe!

Posted by: beenthere3 | March 29, 2010 5:13 PM | Report abuse

You all should really tune in Glenn Beck now.

He is now PROVING that Obummer = Nazi/Commie.


Recommended. 5-Stars!

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Posted by: dumpbama | March 29, 2010 5:13 PM | Report abuse

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Stimulus Package: HELL NO!

Health Care: HELL NO!

Invest in America: HELL NO!


Bondage strip clubs, booz and pro's: HELL YEA!!!

TEABAGGER SPECIAL: I said HELL YEEEEEAAAA!!


Typical REPUBLICAN Moral Values.

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Posted by: A-Voter | March 29, 2010 5:12 PM | Report abuse

Michael Steele is single handedly running the party into the ground. Can't believe anybody would actually choose that idiot to run anything.

Posted by: futbolclif

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Simply supply and demand. Tough to find Oreos to stoop to GOP politics. Remember Clarence Thomas found a better gig with his rich white wife.

Posted by: waxtraxs | March 29, 2010 5:12 PM | Report abuse

R u kidding? If this was the DNC, every goddamn newspaper would have this on the front page, and we'd be talking about it for weeks.

Haliburton was caught overbilling the US gov $30 billion in IRAQ and it was mentioned for one day, on a non-front page article. How the hell can you claim the media is liberal?

Posted by: withoutanet | March 29, 2010 5:12 PM | Report abuse

Is it just me or is Glen Beck on fox trying to glorify Hitler on his 5pm show?

Posted by: MILLER123 | March 29, 2010 5:10 PM | Report abuse

Is it just me or is Glen Beck on fox trying to glorify Hitler on his 5pm show?

Posted by: MILLER123 | March 29, 2010 5:09 PM | Report abuse

Is it just me or is Glen Beck on fox trying to glorify Hitler on his 5pm show?

Posted by: MILLER123 | March 29, 2010 5:09 PM | Report abuse

Is it just me or is Glen Beck on fox trying to glorify Hitler on his 5pm show?

Posted by: MILLER123 | March 29, 2010 5:09 PM | Report abuse


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Stimulus Package: HELL NO!

Health Care: HELL NO!

Invest in America: HELL NO!


Bondage strip clubs, booz and pro's: HELL YEA!!!

TEABAGGER SPECIAL: I said HELL YEEEEEAAAA!!


Typical REPUBLICAN Moral Values.

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Posted by: A-Voter | March 29, 2010 5:09 PM | Report abuse

The media is not liberal everyone, definitely not. Who do you think owns these corporations? Big business, who are republicans b/c of their own fianancial interests.

The WPO used to be a liberal newspaper, and now is much more of a moderate one. The writers are still liberal, but the editors are conservative. We all know which person gets the final say...

Posted by: withoutanet | March 29, 2010 5:09 PM | Report abuse

Yep...The Republicans are definitely the party of family values!

Posted by: geodude | March 29, 2010 5:08 PM | Report abuse


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Stimulus Package: HELL NO!

Health Care: HELL NO!

Invest in America: HELL NO!


Bondage strip clubs, booz and pro's: HELL YEA!!!

TEABAGGER SPECIAL: I said HELL YEEEEEAAAA!!


Typical REPUBLICAN Moral Values.

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Posted by: A-Voter | March 29, 2010 5:08 PM | Report abuse

these idiots are almost as reprehensible as the Wall Street crowd which dropped thousands at SCORES. Almost!

Posted by: bobfbell | March 29, 2010 5:07 PM | Report abuse

NEWS FLASH FROM VOYEUR WEST HOLLYWOOD:

Shame on you dirty-minded liberals.

You should not be so judgmental of our beloved and highly-respected Platinum Card-holder, Chairman Michael Steele a.k.a Mandingo Mikey to our leather-clad staff.

Chairman Steele is simply using our first-class bondage facilities and sadistic vixens to try and understand and return to his roots as a pre-civil war black man in America, and $1,946.25 is indeed a real bargain for a graphic and open-ended experience in Black American history.

We apologize in advance for the pun, but please, "Get off Mandingo Mikey's butt!"

Posted by: Epistolarian | March 29, 2010 5:06 PM | Report abuse

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Stimulus Package: HELL NO!

Health Care: HELL NO!

Invest in America: HELL NO!


Bondage strip clubs, booz and pro's: HELL YEA!!!

TEABAGGER SPECIAL: I said HELL YEEEEEAAAA!!


Typical REPUBLICAN Moral Values.

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Posted by: A-Voter | March 29, 2010 5:06 PM | Report abuse

Make it rain Republicans, MAKE IT RAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAIN

Posted by: unpluggedboodah | March 29, 2010 5:04 PM | Report abuse

Good times with the Grand Old Party! If Strom Thurmond were alive, he'd be partying in his grave!

Oh, and say, Beulah----fetch me a whip!

Posted by: andym108 | March 29, 2010 5:04 PM | Report abuse

Do the strippers at the club have health insurance?

Posted by: algasema | March 29, 2010 5:04 PM | Report abuse

Gotta love it: All these posts from Democrats deriding "Republicans" because some guy went to a strip club.

Considering what Clinton did in the Oval office, I can't imagine that they now think they have the moral high ground where such issues are concerned.

Did the Republican lie under oath?

Posted by: primegrop | March 29, 2010 5:03 PM | Report abuse

"Really? Tell me about Pelosi's Plane and bar bill again. That's being paid for with OUR money."

Posted by: RoseKelly | March 29, 2010 4:53 PM

Yes it is-just like is was for the previous repub speaker.

Posted by: missgirl | March 29, 2010 5:02 PM | Report abuse

well i see the
left and right have started a mud fight ....can't wait.... this should be interesting...hard to say now..what we'll find out about both of the wingers....

Posted by: Micholina1 | March 29, 2010 5:02 PM | Report abuse

"Really? Tell me about Pelosi's Plane and bar bill again. That's being paid for with OUR money."

Posted by: RoseKelly | March 29, 2010 4:53 PM

Yes it is-just like is was for the previous repub speaker.

Posted by: missgirl | March 29, 2010 5:01 PM | Report abuse

Jeez, just when I thought I'd make a contribution...in hopes that it would go to Sarah Palin's Prressidental tooth fairy fund.

Posted by: Genefox1 | March 29, 2010 4:59 PM | Report abuse

Michael Steele is single handedly running the party into the ground. Can't believe anybody would actually choose that idiot to run anything.

Posted by: futbolclif | March 29, 2010 4:59 PM | Report abuse

LOL AT REPUBLICAN DONORS. LOLOLOLOLOL @ YOU.

Posted by: unpluggedboodah | March 29, 2010 4:58 PM | Report abuse

Standard conservative-bashing technique.

If this had been a Democrat on the DNC, the headline would have been further down the page. It would have been "Senator or Representative XXX" with no party affiliation given. Later in the article you may (or may not) have been given enough info to figure out it was a Democrat working for the DNC.

This was clearly written to tar and feather the RNC and the Republican party using the malfeasance of an individual as a tool to get the job done.

This is the reason many people claim the mainstream media has a liberal bias, and why I only believe half of anything I read in the paper.

Posted by: pdqlmnop | March 29, 2010 4:58 PM | Report abuse

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Stimulus Package: HELL NO!

Health Care: HELL NO!

Invest in America: HELL NO!


Bondage strip clubs, booz and pro's: HELL YEA!!!

TEABAGGER SPECIAL: I said HELL YEEEEEAAAA!!


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Posted by: A-Voter | March 29, 2010 4:58 PM | Report abuse

Have no doubt, there are Democrats with equally deplorable personal habits.

But here's the key difference:

Democrats aren't going around telling everyone that they are the party of God, wholesomeness and morality.

Posted by: SilverSpring8 | March 29, 2010 4:58 PM | Report abuse

I keep telling people not to feed varmints of any sort(either on purpose or through carelessness) and they'll go away,but so few listen. Tourists' love of spectacle has caused disappontingly little attrition in their ranks. Ostentation lurches forward apace all across the land and frequently slops overseas. C'est dommage.

Posted by: beowulf3 | March 29, 2010 4:57 PM | Report abuse

Great Story!!! We need more funny/real/happy stories like this. Im sure FOX ENTERTAINING OPINION NETWORK has been on this story all day long, because they are "Fair and Balanced". Correct?
Keep up the good work GOP AND Crazy followers. Repeal and Replace, Ha HA HA HA HA..AHHHH....you guys are to much.

Posted by: porcelainproductions | March 29, 2010 4:54 PM | Report abuse

Ohhhhhh, so THAT is what they hang those tea bags from. Got it.... LOL LOL LOL

Posted by: concernedaboutdc | March 29, 2010 4:54 PM | Report abuse

Ain't no party like a GOP party cause a GOP party don't stop!

Oh you Wide Stance Republicans....if you just didn't RULE so darn hypocritically, you might be a fun night out.

Posted by: sarahabc | March 29, 2010 4:54 PM | Report abuse

not sure why the republicans are getting defensive, its their money they sent in, let em do what ever they want with it. Hell, i'd use it as recruiting tool.

we may be the party of no, but our eye's say yes

ok prob need to work on the slogan.

Posted by: rulein | March 29, 2010 4:54 PM | Report abuse

Wasn't that Palin on lead line in her leather outfit and McCain with the halter doing the midnight show at the Voyeur?
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Posted by: Crucialitis | March 29, 2010 4:53 PM | Report abuse

Really? Tell me about Pelosi's Plane and bar bill again. That's being paid for with OUR money.

Posted by: RoseKelly | March 29, 2010 4:53 PM | Report abuse

bwahhahhahhaha....the party of iscal responsibility.......they can't spend our money like drunk hookers with a stolen credit card, so they are piddling away donor money instead in the vain hope of getting their filthy conservative paws into our working people's wallets once again.

How many of those militia guys were tea baggers? Didn't cathc that in the story, but they look just like a cross section of any tea bag event.

Posted by: John1263 | March 29, 2010 4:53 PM | Report abuse

I'm really proud of the decisions the Republican party has been making to ensure good government. It seems to me they have done more in the past two years to ensure god candidates get elected to national office than they did in the previous decade. Look at the choices they've made: Sarah Palin K.O.'d the argument that Obama wasn't experienced enough, while Steele has ensured that they won't have enough money to aggressively pursue their campaigns this fall -- and introduced the whiff of sex scandal into the RNC; and their elected Congressmen and Senators have ensured that they are known as the party of "No". It is great to see a political party stepping up to the challenge and doing everything they can to elect the best people to national office -- and entertaining us as well!

Posted by: jonawebb | March 29, 2010 4:52 PM | Report abuse

guess the republicans .. the 'straight' ones, like homosexuals as long as they have tits. Preferably with leather of course.

C'mon, even you fools have to laugh at this one!

Posted by: barferio | March 29, 2010 4:52 PM | Report abuse

Looks like "Baby Doc" Duvalier is running the GOP. How the mighty have fallen.

Posted by: heycoachb | March 29, 2010 4:51 PM | Report abuse

bozobabbling---- "tea bagging" is not what you apparently think it is, check again.

Posted by: jmfromdc | March 29, 2010 4:49 PM | Report abuse

Washington Post: Wheres the adjoining article of the 100's of Thousands of dollars blown by the Democrats???

I guess thats because they would have to point out too many liberal extremists, and that would be out of the question for the liberal Washington Post, and definitly against Obama's wishes. State controlled media at its best.

Both Republican wasters and Democrats are disguting and reprehensible. I just wish these one sided papers would point all of it out.

Posted by: ignoranceisbliss | March 29, 2010 4:47 PM | Report abuse

Wasn't that Palin on lead line in her leather outfit and McCain with the halter doing the midnight show at the Voyeur?
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Posted by: bozobabbling | March 29, 2010 4:47 PM | Report abuse

The fianacial bailout was ALL Bush and the republicans, hence the lack of regulation and the huge bonuses being paid out. The auto bailout was Obama and has been regulated far more.

Posted by: withoutanet | March 29, 2010 4:47 PM | Report abuse

One good reason why it's not wise to donate money to ANY political party!

Posted by: SeniorVet | March 29, 2010 4:47 PM | Report abuse

Half of all mortgages - under water.

WAPO is doing this non-story on ReBOOBlicker nonsense.

Maybe another paper is out there with more serious FOCUS.

Elizabeth Warren interview coming up on CNBC with Bartiromo in just 0 mins or so.

Geithner was just on. He said "Never again" on bailouts to the biggies but this time is OK. SCAM. SCAM. SCAM.

Posted by: dumpbama | March 29, 2010 4:46 PM | Report abuse

Great story! We need more funny/happy/real stories like this, Im sure FOX Entertainment has been on this story all day. Repeal and Replace......HA HA HA Ahhhh HA HA, your killing us. Keep up the entertainment GOP.

Posted by: porcelainproductions | March 29, 2010 4:46 PM | Report abuse

Did you really expect the party of wealth to do otherwise?
Lesbians are ok for them but gays off liimits. Ha, current and past media reports they do not just watch gays!

Posted by: gany1 | March 29, 2010 4:43 PM | Report abuse

Who knew the Republicans had this much fun? I might have to change parties!

Posted by: jonathan5 | March 29, 2010 4:43 PM | Report abuse

OH PLEASE! GOD MADE THEM DO IT.

Posted by: rappahanock | March 29, 2010 4:43 PM | Report abuse

Hmmm! Is this kind of like campaign funds from the potential democratic presidential nominee -- John Edwards -- paying off his girl friend who was 'with child'?? These politicians -- of all stripes -- are a true embarrassment to us all aren't they??

TERM LIMITS ARE NEEDED IMMEDIATELY!

Posted by: wheeljc | March 29, 2010 4:42 PM | Report abuse

Financial Bailout = BUSH
Auto Bailout = Obama

Get it straight. The reason why there was no oversight of the Fin Bailout is that Bush didn't want any regulation, which is why you are seeing such misappropriation of government funds. The Republicans, or Bush, are to blame, not the people who inherited his incompetency.

Posted by: withoutanet | March 29, 2010 4:42 PM | Report abuse

Now this is what I like to see.

Posted by: Potter2 | March 29, 2010 4:39 PM | Report abuse

If it were taxpayer dollars, I would be upset.

But it is not my money, so I really don't care. I got no dog in this fight.

But if I were a Republican, I would have some serious questions.

Posted by: keithrjackson | March 29, 2010 4:38 PM | Report abuse

Way to go Republicans, good job. Teabaggers please contribute ASAP, more GOP leaders wanna go partying...

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Democrats can join.

I'll bet if you guys that post on here like vermarkd, A-voter and crucialists were straight, you would be there too. Give it a try!
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I was joking, but I guess your not straight after that remark, sorry dude.

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Posted by: Crucialitis | March 29, 2010 4:38 PM | Report abuse


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Stimulus Package: HELL NO!

Health Care: HELL NO!

Invest in America: HELL NO!


Bondage strip clubs, booz and pro's: HELL YEA!!! I said HELL YEEEEEAAAA!!


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Posted by: A-Voter | March 29, 2010 4:37 PM | Report abuse

Wasn't that Palin on lead line in her leather outfit and McCain with the halter doing the midnight show at the Voyeur?

Posted by: mdpilot | March 29, 2010 4:37 PM | Report abuse

This is just another example of how far out of touch the GOP is with the middle class and the poor. They're falling over themselves trying to deny the middle class and the poor health care. They are in the pockets of the insurance companies and they want to deny us the law that prohibits insurance companies from setting caps on yearly and lifetime benefits, they want your children between 21 and 26 to be kicked off your insurance policies, and they want the insurance companies to be able to disqualify people based on pre-existing conditions. Do we really want this kind of party to exist in the USA? Thank GOD for the Democrats and their unflinching service to the middle class and the poor. Let the GOP try to repeal the healthcare bill, I DARE them to try. Even if by some miracle the GOP gained a majority in the House and Senate Mr. Obama will simply veto any move by the GOP to repeal. The GOP are bloodsuckers exactly like the insurance companies. What we need next is a good public option so that we can put the private insurance companies out of businmess for good. Go Democrats!!!! Mark Montgomery boboberg@nyc.rr.com

Posted by: boboberg | March 29, 2010 4:37 PM | Report abuse

From Sarah Palin & family's's designer wardrobe to Strip clubs. You've got to love the "it isn't taxpayer $$$" morals of the fiscally responsible, Real-People Republican party.

Posted by: hootie1fan | March 29, 2010 4:36 PM | Report abuse

I prefer President Obama who goes home to his wife and kids every night to the Mark Sanfords and the Michael Steeles of the GOP any day. Gross. Republicans are gross.

Posted by: unpluggedboodah | March 29, 2010 4:36 PM | Report abuse

Did Palin show up in her leathers for this event too?

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Posted by: Renu1 | March 29, 2010 4:35 PM | Report abuse

Way to go Republicans, good job. Teabaggers please contribute ASAP, more GOP leaders wanna go partying...

Posted by: vermarkd
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Democrats can join.

I'll bet if you guys that post on here like vermarkd, A-voter and crucialists were straight, you would be there too. Give it a try!
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I was joking, but I guess your not straight after that remark, sorry dude.

Posted by: bozobabbling | March 29, 2010 4:35 PM | Report abuse

Ambrose Bierce was cited by Bill Moyers on his show the other night: he defined "politics" as "the conduct of public affairs for private advantage."

Bierce also defined "a conservative politician" as "a statesman enamored of existing evils."

Posted by: Rdobrick | March 29, 2010 4:35 PM | Report abuse

Finished reading a number of reviews of this club as well as what the customers think.

First off, Lindsay Lohan is a regular habitu'. So, you know this is a Republican club.

Second, it's considered quite reasonably priced considering what the other clubs like it in that area charge ~

Third, service is brusk, if not exactly impolite. You end up standing in line to get stuff. (Sounds like Todai without the tuna)

Fourth, nothing happens that you can get involved in. That's just the actresses "doing stuff", and it's not real stuff, just stuff you can believe in ~ kinda' like the Obama campaign. Just don't try to touch it and they won't have the cops haul you away.

In addition, that full service kitchen does CATERING. Couldn't get a sample menu though ~ web site is crashed due to the number of people trying to look this place up.

I do think the CATER part is a clue to figuring what this is about, as is LINDSEY LOHAN!

Drool Democrat perverts, drool!

Posted by: muawiyah | March 29, 2010 4:35 PM | Report abuse

Oh, so the ReBOOBs wasted THEIR money, NOT taxpayer money.

What a SCOOP, WAPO!

Hey, WAPO, is there a PUBLISHED INTERNAL WAPO MEMO that PROHIBITS employees from patronizing the likes of the ROUND TABLE strip club, just PANTING distance from your front door in D.C.?

Inquiring minds are LUSTING to know?

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Posted by: dumpbama | March 29, 2010 4:33 PM | Report abuse

Do as I say not as I do.The republican party ,the party of Lincoln has sunk to a new low!
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You democrats need to loosen up, Socialism has made you bland, no fun anymore.

Posted by: bozobabbling | March 29, 2010 4:33 PM | Report abuse

abigsam:

A very few misuse GOP money and you're making a big deal of it. FIRE THEM!!!

What do I care?

AGAIN:
NOBODY IN THEIR RIGHT MIND WOULD BE ASKING THE AMERICAN PEOPLE TO SACRIFICE..SACRIFICE..SACRIFICE WHILE THROWING LAVISH WHITE HOUSE PARTIES!!!!!!!!

Don't you understand that????????

Answer the question!

Posted by: JimMF | March 29, 2010 4:32 PM | Report abuse

Way to go Republicans, good job. Teabaggers please contribute ASAP, more GOP leaders wanna go partying...

Posted by: vermarkd
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Democrats can join.

I'll bet if you guys that post on here like vermarkd, A-voter and crucialists were straight, you would be there too. Give it a try!
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Awesome toddler dig, dude.

Posted by: Crucialitis | March 29, 2010 4:32 PM | Report abuse

During the same period, I spent nothing on limos or strip clubs. I guess I was not stimulating the economy in the Republican manner.

Posted by: homer4 | March 29, 2010 4:31 PM | Report abuse

"The Voyeur West Club later billed the Republican Party an additional $120 for the theft of a leather diaper."

D*MN YOU, SENATOR DAVID VITTER!!

...did they charge that Fox "news" perv Dick Morris for table-side toe-sucking too?

Posted by: losthorizon10 | March 29, 2010 4:31 PM | Report abuse

Big deal. RNC is clearly working hard on the lesbian demographic. The gay and lesbian votes are hard to come by for them.

Posted by: Chuckled | March 29, 2010 4:30 PM | Report abuse

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Stimulus Package: HELL NO!

Health Care: HELL NO!

Invest in America: HELL NO!


Bondage strip clubs, booz and pro's: HELL YEA!!! I said HELL YEEEEEAAAA!!


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Posted by: A-Voter | March 29, 2010 4:29 PM | Report abuse

So typical. But never fear, RNC, your working class useful idiot Fox News viewers will keep giving their hard-earned money so you can live it up on it, when you're not voting to protect the insurance companies and siphon even more money from the FauxNews captives' pockets.

The non-wealthy Republican voter has got to be the most pitiable character ever in American life.

Posted by: B2O2 | March 29, 2010 4:28 PM | Report abuse

"Obviously the press has taken a finer microscope to the RNC as opposed to the DNC," Heye said.

That's right, Shoot the messenger! Do not acknowledge a mistake made, blame the press for revealing it.

Posted by: jmdziuban1 | March 29, 2010 4:28 PM | Report abuse

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Stimulus Package: HELL NO!

Health Care: HELL NO!

Invest in America: HELL NO!


Bondage strip clubs, booz and pro's: HELL YEA!!! I said HELL YEEEEEAAAA!!


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Posted by: A-Voter | March 29, 2010 4:28 PM | Report abuse

Do as I say not as I do.The republican party ,the party of Lincoln has sunk to a new low!

Posted by: hyroller56 | March 29, 2010 4:27 PM | Report abuse

The majority of the elected politicians have sold their souls to the lowest bidder:
the thin air monetary unit printed by the parasitic bankers of this planet that have human wage slaves working as their serfs.

http://funy1.blogspot.com/2010/03/house-has-dignity.html

The cream of this country has not risen to the top but the crap has risen through the crop crowning it with a capstone top.

Posted by: orionquest | March 29, 2010 4:27 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: JimMF:

"To abigsam also:

NOBODY IN THEIR RIGHT MIND WOULD BE ASKING THE AMERICAN PEOPLE TO SACRIFICE..SACRIFICE..SACRIFICE WHILE THROWING LAVISH WHITE HOUSE PARTIES!!!!!!!!

Don't you understand that!!!!!!!!!!"

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Typical Republican. When you got no argument, change the subject. The topic is REPUBLICANS spending party campaign donations on themselves to go to a lesbian bondage club at 2,000.00 per person. If THAT is your opening to criticise official State Dinners at the Whitehouse, go ahead.

I'm sure you'll continue sending your checks to the GOP. (They wouldn't have let you join if you weren't a chump!)


Posted by: abigsam | March 29, 2010 4:26 PM | Report abuse

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Stimulus Package: HELL NO!

Health Care: HELL NO!

Invest in America: HELL NO!


Bondage strip clubs, booz and pro's: HELL YEA!!! I said HELL YEEEEEAAAA!!


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Posted by: A-Voter | March 29, 2010 4:25 PM | Report abuse

This is shameful attrocious behavior from the Republicans. What a betrayal of trust from donors. Horrible.

Posted by: unpluggedboodah | March 29, 2010 4:25 PM | Report abuse

I am sure this dude's wife and the church he teaches Sunday School at will be thrilled that he gets off on hanging out at S&M themed nudie bars. But since he is a former College Republican, I suppose we shouldn't be surprised that he is also a pig.

Posted by: marSF | March 29, 2010 4:25 PM | Report abuse

WINNER-- BEST POST OF THE DAY. NO FURTHER ENTRIES REQUIRED!

Predictably, the Post is much more concerned about the GOP spending thousands of their own money than it is about socialist obama and the dems spending trillions of OURS! Great unbiased journalism, WAPO.

Posted by: jlarranaga | March 29, 2010 4:24 PM | Report abuse

Way to go Republicans, good job. Teabaggers please contribute ASAP, more GOP leaders wanna go partying...

Posted by: vermarkd
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Democrats can join.

I'll bet if you guys that post on here like vermarkd, A-voter and crucialists were straight, you would be there too. Give it a try!

Posted by: bozobabbling | March 29, 2010 4:22 PM | Report abuse

whocares666 ~ no doubt you know all the details of this club, but this sounds like an heterosexual sort of place ~ not the gay themed joints inhabited by your typical Democrat these days.

What say?

Posted by: muawiyah | March 29, 2010 4:21 PM | Report abuse

Same spending practice under the Bush Administration. The EPA under Bush was invovled in the same sleezy behavior. What hypos. They have no intentions of fiscal responsibility. What a joke; they are fooling so many people. They only want the power to continue no bid contracts and increasing wealth for the wealthy.

Posted by: Vonnie932 | March 29, 2010 4:21 PM | Report abuse

WINNER-- BEST POST OF THE DAY. NO FURTHER ENTRIES REQUIRED!

Predictably, the Post is much more concerned about the GOP spending thousands of their own money than it is about socialist obama and the dems spending trillions of OURS! Great unbiased journalism, WAPO.

Posted by: jlarranaga | March 29, 2010 4:20 PM | Report abuse

I'm uh, shocked. Yes, truly shock-....

Ah, screw it. I am not. It's exactly what I expected. I never thought I would miss real Reagan conservatives. They at least believed in something other than naked psychopathic self interest.

Posted by: ian807 | March 29, 2010 4:20 PM | Report abuse

I sure hope the Republican House Whips were there.

Posted by: abigsam | March 29, 2010 4:20 PM | Report abuse

Pretty sure Craig and Foley were not there (different tastes) but I do wonder about Ensign. At least Tea Party candidate Rubio returned the double dipped money to party coffers and of course charged the government. The GOP's aptly named Nathan Deal former Rep. of Georgia (he quit)has been convicted of ethics charges for steering 100s of thousands in state contracts to his family's business, he now is trying to get nominated to be the FL GOP governor candidate. Keep up the hate rhetoric Sarah, targets on people and a call to take them out. Someone in retaliation just got arrested for posting a You-Tube video calling for harm or death to Rep Cantor, a Phila. native Norman Leboon 33. My guess is it won't be long before a gun toting, one of us, blue blooded, freedom loving patriot is angry enough to shoot someone. First step arm locks and elbows for hecklers forcibly removed, next angry enough to kill. Sticks and stones can break your bones but names can never harm you, unless you go off.

Posted by: jameschirico | March 29, 2010 4:19 PM | Report abuse

How appropriate: the RNC goes to a club where you get kicked in the behind and then you get all tied up by a powerful woman. Sounds like their recent experience in the House of Representatives.

LOL!

Look at the wingnuts squirm! Even without the lesbian bondage strip club, Steele looks like it was his mission in life to waste GOP contributions with high-living partying and schmoozing with the Hollywood elites he pretends to hate so much.

Looking good, right wing nutjobs!

Posted by: losthorizon10 | March 29, 2010 4:19 PM | Report abuse

P.S. Fiscal discipline > physical discipline?

Posted by: whitecatuhcl | March 29, 2010 4:19 PM | Report abuse

Gosh, can you think of anything worse of lesbian bondage than being associated with the likes of Michael Steele and the RNC? I hope those lesbians in bondage can find a good PR firm to help them undo the damage.

Posted by: dblevin | March 29, 2010 4:19 PM | Report abuse

The huge, luring headline astonishes me, considering the scant coverage that WAPO gave Pelosi's recent Copenhagen boondoggle paid for by yours truly and the rest of America's Taxpayers.

Posted by: JAH3 | March 29, 2010 4:18 PM | Report abuse

To abigsam also:

NOBODY IN THEIR RIGHT MIND WOULD BE ASKING THE AMERICAN PEOPLE TO SACRIFICE..SACRIFICE..SACRIFICE WHILE THROWING LAVISH WHITE HOUSE PARTIES!!!!!!!!

Don't you understand that!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: JimMF | March 29, 2010 4:18 PM | Report abuse

Predictably, the Post is much more concerned about the GOP spending thousands of their own money than it is about socialist obama and the dems spending trillions of OURS! Great unbiased journalism, WAPO.

Posted by: kfstewart | March 29, 2010 4:17 PM | Report abuse

A boys night out in West Hollywood... says it allll!

Posted by: whocares666 | March 29, 2010 4:17 PM | Report abuse

The party-on party for the rich is blaming the media. Reversing that tactic, let's see how Fox News and hate radio handle this topic. Fair guess: conservative media will say no one should trust the media except when the media says the media is liberal.

Posted by: whitecatuhcl | March 29, 2010 4:17 PM | Report abuse

So, to put this in perspective, we have the GOP underwriting a male contributor going to a lesbian strip club for recreation...but Republicans' knickers get in a big ol' twist over marriage between two people of the same gender who want to spend their lives together as responsible members of society.

What is wrong with this picture?

Posted by: haveaheart | March 29, 2010 4:17 PM | Report abuse

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Stimulus Package: HELL NO!

Health Care: HELL NO!

Invest in America: HELL NO!


Bondage strip clubs, booz and pro's: HELL YEA!!! I said HELL YEEEEEAAAA!!


Typical REPUBLICAN Moral Values.

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Posted by: A-Voter | March 29, 2010 4:17 PM | Report abuse

Way to go Republicans, good job. Teabaggers please contribute ASAP, more GOP leaders wanna go partying...

Posted by: vermarkd | March 29, 2010 4:15 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: JimMF:

"Where's the story on the amazing hypocrisy of the Obamas and the Democrats:

The OBAMAS TELL US TO SACRIFICE AND THEY HAVE:

1) Lavish White House parties with their Hollywood friends.
2) Date nights in New York
3) Ridiculously expensive wardrobes and staff for Michelle
4) World trips and shopping sprees for the Obama girls

And, not a peep from the lunatic left. You are political hacks with no principles."

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And just how are the Obama's not practicing what they preach? You mean state banquets and spending money on wardrobes (when Obama is a millionare) is somehow equatable to spending 2,000.00 per person to go to a lesbian-bondage-strip club????

The party of "fiscal discipline" and "family values" spending donations intended for campaigns and using them for perversion kicks I'm sure will impress people at fund raisers.

Of course, you can always have Palin come out in her leathers to whip up the croud, I'm sure.

If you think your feable finger pointing is going to help, be my guest. I think you're an idiot though.



Posted by: abigsam | March 29, 2010 4:15 PM | Report abuse

Hey, there's no return on a 2 TRILLION DOLLAR FAKE PRESIDENT.

That was money well spent?

Posted by: bozobabbling ---

There's no return on a 2 TRILLION DOLLAR fake war either.
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Was that the war on lesbians in West Hollywood, or terrorists in Afghanistan, Richard?

I can't wait to here your response. I already here you crying.

Posted by: bozobabbling | March 29, 2010 4:14 PM | Report abuse

Michael Steele is so good for the Republican party in so many ways.

Heh-heh.

Posted by: haveaheart | March 29, 2010 4:10 PM | Report abuse

"News" you certainly can't use.

Posted by: hared | March 29, 2010 4:10 PM | Report abuse

Hey lindalovejones:

NOBODY IN THEIR RIGHT MIND WOULD BE ASKING THE AMERICAN PEOPLE TO SACRIFICE..SACRIFICE..SACRIFICE WHILE THROWING LAVISH WHITE HOUSE PARTIES!!!!!!!!

Don't you understand that!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: JimMF | March 29, 2010 4:09 PM | Report abuse

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Stimulus Package: HELL NO!

Health Care: HELL NO!

Invest in America: HELL NO!


Bondage strip clubs, booz and pro's: HELL YEA!!! I said HELL YEEEEEAAAA!!


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Posted by: A-Voter | March 29, 2010 4:09 PM | Report abuse

When the RNC elected Steele to be their party chairman, they knew they were electing a guy who's more interested in furthering his own agenda -- the brand known as "Michael Steele" -- than in building the party and winning elections.

But enough of them felt that the RNC needed a "personality" out there as the face of the party now that there isn't a Republican president or Majority Leader (or Speaker) to get attention. And hey, if that face is a minority, even better, right?

That's how a guy with Steele's resume and lack of party credentials (he was one of the candidates for the job who wasn't already a committee-man or -woman) got the job.

So if members of the RNC are upset that Steele is running up a tab on luxury travel, private jets, and redecorating his office; if they're frustrated that he spends more time writing and promoting his book than doing the job they elected (and pay) him to do; if they're embarassed that on his watch people are approving expenses for "meals" at "Voyeur West Hollywood" (honestly, even if you don't know your adult entertainment clubs, how does that name not set of an alarm bell?), they've got only themselves to blame.

And to all you card-carrying Republicans who share those concerns, if you're looking for someone to blame you can start with the RNC members. Call your local committee member and raise hell. They voted this gadfly into office, after all.

And to all you Democrats, enjoy the laugh at the RNC's expense. They deserve it. Maybe now you'll appreciate why I can't take Barney Frank seriously when he talks about the need for radical reforms in the financial services sector. I mean, sure, his boyfriend probably made a fortune from that call-boy service he ran out of their DC home, but that hardly makes him an expert in finance . . .

Posted by: dcpost1 | March 29, 2010 4:08 PM | Report abuse

"Boys will be Boys"

Yep, but could we dare hope that our elected adults will believe, respect and follow the oath they take ... for The People?

Its really simple boys..and girls.

Posted by: hfaulk01 | March 29, 2010 4:08 PM | Report abuse

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Hey, there's no return on a 2 TRILLION DOLLAR FAKE PRESIDENT.

That was money well spent?

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There's no return on a 2 TRILLION DOLLAR fake war either.

Posted by: richard_cranium | March 29, 2010 4:08 PM | Report abuse

Stimulus Package: HELL NO!

Health Care: HELL NO!

Invest in America: HELL NO!


Bondage strip clubs, booz and pro's: HELL YEA!!! I said HELL YEEEEEAAAA!!


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Posted by: West Hollywood Lesbian Association

Posted by: bozobabbling | March 29, 2010 4:08 PM | Report abuse

this is pathetic. first of all, the man who used the money on the lesbian club STOLE it from the RNC. while Michael Steele is not good with spending, that should not reflect the republican party--the language of this article is pathetic in its attempt to make these expenditures seem bad. 13 grand for a plane trip? Palosi spends hundreds of thousands of dollars every time she flies to and from Washington! This is the liberal media's anemic attempt to make it seem like the democrats aren't the only ones who spend lavishly. Guess what, 13 grand vs 200 grand isn't a very good comparison.

Posted by: cchism1231 | March 29, 2010 3:36 PM | Report abuse


I am willing to say that you are a LIAR if you cannot prove the "hundreds of thousands of dollars" statement.
Prove me wrong, LIAR!
Liar and COWARD.

Pelosi has never wasted the taxpayer money like that half-wit Reagan who had to fly to CA (same as Pelosi) to chop wood or Bush who had to fly to TX to clear brush.

Is there some kind of uncontrollable sexual frenzy around whipping and whomping dead vegetables amongst top-level Republicans? Are they afraid of the intellectual competition?

Posted by: law1946 | March 29, 2010 4:07 PM | Report abuse

Typical RACIST LIBERAL remark:

"I'm not surprised. The GOP is led by the descendants of slaveowners. Even 300 years ago it was very easy to lose one's soul when tempted with a life of laziness, unearned wealth, and a belief that sexual entitlement comes with it. On the other hand, it sounds like Democratic Party Chairman Tim Kaine is an exception to this. I didn't know he was such a clean, upright guy."

NEWS FLASH DUMBA$$-- Southerners aren't all Republican and certainly don't LEAD the party. Party leaders (like GW Bush and Bush and Reagan) weren't slave owners or KLANSMEN (Like Senator Byrd D-WV)!

I live in the South and we have less racial problems/tensions here compared to what I saw growing up in Montgomery County MD!!

Nice try, attempting to say Republicans are the racists while ignoring the blatent racist comments of those on the left in this forum says it all.

No party or movement is free of racism. Just because you shout it early and often doesnt make it true. Being a liberal doesnt give you the right to invent facts to suit your narrative.

Posted by: jlarranaga | March 29, 2010 4:07 PM | Report abuse

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Stimulus Package: HELL NO!

Health Care: HELL NO!

Invest in America: HELL NO!


Bondage strip clubs, booz and pro's: HELL YEA!!! I said HELL YEEEEEAAAA!!


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Posted by: A-Voter | March 29, 2010 4:07 PM | Report abuse

And let's not forget the fiscally responsible RNC Strategy Meeting 2010 in the spartan location of Honlulu, Hawaii.

Posted by: hootie1fan | March 29, 2010 4:06 PM | Report abuse

Yeah, yeah, WaPo. Headline it so you can diss the Republicans.

Meh.

Posted by: tjhall1 | March 29, 2010 4:06 PM | Report abuse

When will the Washington Post be posting the misuse of funds by the Democratic party? Oh that is right it won't.
We can all watch Obama jetting around daily and the lavish parties at the White House. Let's not forget the DNC and Obama's campaign has not yes paid it's dept to the Illinois town where he stood so proudly and announced his candidacy for President. Lest we forget also there has been no accounting of the campaign spending or contributions to Obama's campaign because he went back on his promise to take public funds and there for will not be audited.

Then we can wonder when you will publish how much OFA has gotten from the American taxpayers to further finance the continuing campaign for Obama. My goodness the list goes on and on.
Perhaps if we include the bribes that Obama just paid to pass this Health Care bill. My mistake it is not the miss use of campaign contributions it is directly dipping into the tax payers money. But then he is President and feel he can do as he pleases after all there is only one branch of Government. The Obama branch.
November will see the American voter in the polling booths. Oh by the way 20,000 were in Nevada this weekend.

Posted by: jace1 | March 29, 2010 4:04 PM | Report abuse

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Stimulus Package: HELL NO!

Health Care: HELL NO!

Invest in America: HELL NO!


Bondage strip clubs, booz and pro's: HELL YEA!!! I said HELL YEEEEEAAAA!!


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Posted by: A-Voter | March 29, 2010 4:04 PM | Report abuse

TO: JimMF who wrote:
“Where's the story on the amazing hypocrisy of the Obamas and the Democrats … Ridiculously expensive wardrobes … for Michelle … World trips and shopping sprees for the Obama girls …”

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Anybody who knows anything about clothing wouldn’t call “J. Crew” “ridiculously expensive”. In fact, J. Crew is just the opposite. There are designers out there who gladly dress the First Lady for free, just to have the 1st Lady wear their clothes.

Barack Obama is POTUS and isn’t going to gay strip clubs.

Michael Steele is NOT POTUS and Steele has been on a spending frenzy ever since he became Chairman, or whatever Steele is.

Republicans just don’t get it.

That’s probably why so many people think Republicans are racists, because Republicans don’t make any sense, they’re hypocrites, and they like to try to play “Do as I say, not as I do” all the time.

No thanks freaks.


Posted by: lindalovejones | March 29, 2010 4:04 PM | Report abuse

Fiscal or is it physical responsiblity as brought to you by the Republican party. Wow, I have been to some fancy resturants with large groups, but $2000 for one evening that is some fine dining. Must have had oysters on the half shell, truffles and of course a little lobster tail.

Posted by: merrylees | March 29, 2010 4:04 PM | Report abuse

Typical DEMOCRAT Moral Values.

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In light of this page's headline: "Hah!"

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You are awesome. Dude, reprint that post. I can't get enough of it. HAH!

I'll bet there were about 1000+ lesbian parties going on that night in West Hollywood. Breaking News: A Lesbian Party In West Hollywood.

You are desperate. Move On!!!

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HAH! you read into all of that huh? And I'M the desperate one, lol.

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Gotcha!!! Don't you know sarcasm when you here it? LOL!!! I care less about what they do, republican or democrat. I'm just having fun. You on the other hand need to join them to loosen up.

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"Problem, officer?"

Posted by: Crucialitis | March 29, 2010 4:03 PM | Report abuse

" 'Obviously the press has taken a finer microscope to the RNC as opposed to the DNC," Heye said."
Yeah, that tends to happen when the phrase "lesbian bondage room" appears in the same news story as the phrase "Republican national chairman."

Posted by: gmcduluth | March 29, 2010 4:03 PM | Report abuse

Stimulus Package that is filled with nonsense, non-stimulating and obscene spending: HELL NO!

Health Care which will lower the quality of health care, bankrupt the country, and assaults our freedom: HELL NO!

Invest in the destructive conversion to a Socialist America: HELL NO!

Typical REPUBLICAN Moral Values.

Posted by: JimMF | March 29, 2010 4:03 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: msjn1:

"Just how does Nancy Pelosi spend hundreds of thousands flying on a trip back home."

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Constitutional Basics 101:

If the President cannot serve, it goes to the Vice President. If then the Vice President cannot serve, it goes to the SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE.

THAT'S WHY the jets flying back and forth you imbecile! She's two heartbeats away from the Presidency and therefore is bound by Secret Service policies, not her own. She's NOT being a spend thrift you idiot!

Posted by: abigsam | March 29, 2010 4:02 PM | Report abuse

Well, you know what they say, if the horse bit fits, wear it......

Posted by: Bob22003 | March 29, 2010 4:02 PM | Report abuse

Um... hmm... I really wouldn't want to be in a position of advocating for either of our outdated, corrupt major political parties...

...but does the WaPo's electioneering seem to have started a bit early this cycle?

Posted by: srb2 | March 29, 2010 4:02 PM | Report abuse

Funny how the Washington Post has never reported a thing about Nasty Pelosi's children and grandchildren using private government jets like taxicabs.

Hypocrisy much?

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It wasn't reported because it wasn't a scandal. According to FactCheck.org, Pelosi's travel habits as Speaker are similar to her predecessor, Dennis Hastert.

Get the facts here:
http://www.factcheck.org/2010/03/pelosis-party-plane/

Posted by: EnemyOfTheState | March 29, 2010 4:02 PM | Report abuse

Did Palin show up in her leathers for this event too?

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No, but yo mama stole the show, dog.

Posted by: bozobabbling | March 29, 2010 4:01 PM | Report abuse

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Stimulus Package: HELL NO!

Health Care: HELL NO!

Invest in America: HELL NO!


Bondage strip clubs, booz and pro's: HELL YEA!!! I said HELL YEEEEEAAAA!!


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Posted by: A-Voter | March 29, 2010 4:01 PM | Report abuse

wapo has been working overtime attacking Republicans...
how about a fairness doctrine for papers like the post...

Posted by: DwightCollins | March 29, 2010 4:01 PM | Report abuse

We can now add "VOYEURS" to the NO Party names.

Posted by: Tonisongbird34 | March 29, 2010 4:00 PM | Report abuse

Where's the story on the amazing hypocrisy of the Obamas and the Democrats:

The OBAMAS TELL US TO SACRIFICE AND THEY HAVE:

1) Lavish White House parties with their Hollywood friends.
2) Date nights in New York
3) Ridiculously expensive wardrobes and staff for Michelle
4) World trips and shopping sprees for the Obama girls

And, not a peep from the lunatic left. You are political hacks with no principles.

Posted by: JimMF | March 29, 2010 4:00 PM | Report abuse

Stimulus Package that is filled with nonsense, non-stimulating and obscene spending: HELL NO!

Health Care which will lower the quality of health care, bankrupt the country, and assaults our freedom: HELL NO!

Invest in the destructive conversion to a Socialist America: HELL NO!

Typical REPUBLICAN Moral Values.

Posted by: JimMF | March 29, 2010 3:59 PM | Report abuse

Can someone/anyone substantiate some of these outrageous claims with a source???

For Example:

"Tea Party activists are the most hypicritical bunch in American history - most are on government engtitlements [sic] research shows as well as being older whites - no proof here of RACISM but I bet you a million dollars the majority of them are bigots."

Finally, try and show SOME class and stop referring to TEA Party supporters as TEA B%^ggers. It is disrespectful, inappropriate and totally uncalled for in a CIVIL debate. Imagine if people on the right were hurling sexual innuendo and epithets towards people on the left. The OUTRAGE would be palpable.

Posted by: jlarranaga | March 29, 2010 3:59 PM | Report abuse

I'm not surprised. The GOP is led by the descendants of slaveowners. Even 300 years ago it was very easy to lose one's soul when tempted with a life of laziness, unearned wealth, and a belief that sexual entitlement comes with it. On the other hand, it sounds like Democratic Party Chairman Tim Kaine is an exception to this. I didn't know he was such a clean, upright guy.

Posted by: HookedOnThePost | March 29, 2010 3:58 PM | Report abuse

what else is new?

Posted by: forcewinder | March 29, 2010 3:58 PM | Report abuse

Typical DEMOCRAT Moral Values.

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You are awesome. Dude, reprint that post. I can't get enough of it. HAH!

I'll bet there were about 1000+ lesbian parties going on that night in West Hollywood. Breaking News: A Lesbian Party In West Hollywood.

You are desperate. Move On!!!

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HAH! you read into all of that huh? And I'M the desperate one, lol.

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Gotcha!!! Don't you know sarcasm when you here it? LOL!!! I care less about what they do, republican or democrat. I'm just having fun. You on the other hand need to join them to loosen up.

Posted by: bozobabbling | March 29, 2010 3:58 PM | Report abuse

Stimulus Package that is filled with nonsense, non-stimulating and obscene spending: HELL NO!

Health Care which will lower the quality of health care, bankrupt the country, and assaults our freedom: HELL NO!

Invest in the destructive conversion to a Socialist America: HELL NO!

Typical REPUBLICAN Moral Values.

Posted by: JimMF | March 29, 2010 3:57 PM | Report abuse

Top o the page stuff!

How about Unemployment!
Deficit!
THE TWO WARS!!

or even nancy pelosi's 1.1 Million for cocktails on her personal air force 757?

This 'news receptacle' is so biased,
you might as well have a photo of Warren
buffet and barrack obama holding glans.

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Actually it is not true because Factcheck.org did a story in response ot the chain emails about Pelosi's travel and what they have said its usual for the Speaker of the House to fly however records shows that she only fly once a month whereas Dennis Hastert, former Republican Speaker of the House, flew home every weekend.

I have seen these chain emails but the funny thing is it paints Pelosi in a bad light while ignoring what Hastert did.

Posted by: beeker25 | March 29, 2010 3:57 PM | Report abuse

Did Palin show up in her leathers for this event too?

Posted by: abigsam | March 29, 2010 3:57 PM | Report abuse

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Stimulus Package: HELL NO!

Health Care: HELL NO!

Invest in America: HELL NO!


Bondage strip clubs, booz and pro's: HELL YEA!!! I said HELL YEEEEEAAAA!!


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Posted by: A-Voter | March 29, 2010 3:57 PM | Report abuse


So who's the new chairman of the RNC going to be?

Posted by: tperry1 | March 29, 2010 3:56 PM | Report abuse

Just how does Nancy Pelosi spend hundreds of thousands flying on a trip back home. Did Rush or Glenn give you those figures? Please explain. And tarring Lee Atwater with the current clowns running the NOP, he would probably be a democrat if he was alive today. He had class doing his dirty tricks. And we all know the only reason Michael Steele was appointed head of the party was to show the big tent. Of course, the only time he's allowed in the tent is to pay the partying bills of the fiscal conservatives. Then it's into the the back of the bus. Doesn't that man have any self respect?

Posted by: msjn1 | March 29, 2010 3:56 PM | Report abuse

Where's the story on the amazing hypocrisy of the Obamas and the Democrats:
The OBAMAS TELL US TO SACRIFICE AND THEY HAVE:

1) Lavish White House parties with their Hollywood friends.
2) Date nights in New York
3) Ridiculously expensive wardrobes and staff for Michelle
4) World trips and shopping sprees for the Obama girls

And, not a peep from the lunatic left. You are political hacks with no principles.

Posted by: JimMF | March 29, 2010 3:55 PM | Report abuse

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Stimulus Package: HELL NO!

Health Care: HELL NO!

Invest in America: HELL NO!


Bondage strip clubs, booz and pro's: HELL YEA!!! I said HELL YEEEEEAAAA!!


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Posted by: A-Voter | March 29, 2010 3:54 PM | Report abuse

Nancy Pelosi is third in line to the Presidency and as such is afforder travel on military managed aircraft.

As far as ragging on Obama's "date night"...Clearing brush anyone? GWB was on vacation more than he was in DC....All those vacations involved AF1 frequent flyer miles.

The issue with the blue-nose party's short comings is the rank hypocrisy.

Posted by: willandjansdad1 | March 29, 2010 3:54 PM | Report abuse

Family values just went out the window for the repubs.

Posted by: boleson02 | March 29, 2010 3:54 PM | Report abuse

Lesbian bondage theme strip clubs you say?
I thought until now that the GOP was the Party of No. Now I can clearly see it is really the Party of Yes,Yes,Yes. Whip me again! Yes,yes,yes!

Posted by: logcabin1836 | March 29, 2010 3:54 PM | Report abuse

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Stimulus Package: HELL NO!

Health Care: HELL NO!

Invest in America: HELL NO!


Bondage strip clubs, booz and pro's: HELL YEA!!! I said HELL YEEEEEAAAA!!


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Posted by: A-Voter | March 29, 2010 3:52 PM | Report abuse

"Weighs" and Means Committee? "Rublicants?" I have to stop reading for the illiteracy of it all. And then there are the zealots who are so ingrained in their politics that no amount of education will shed light on all that ignorance. What I do know is that spending money in strip clubs, jets, limos, etc., is always wrong. Now the message the Republicans (or Democrats if they pull these stunts)will have is that of lewd and lascivious conduct. Arrogance and greed win again.

Posted by: jharris1 | March 29, 2010 3:52 PM | Report abuse

Stimulus Package that is filled with nonsense, non-stimulating and obscene spending: HELL NO!

Health Care which will lower the quality of health care, bankrupt the country, and assaults our freedom: HELL NO!

Invest in the destructive conversion to a Socialist America: HELL NO!

Typical REPUBLICAN Moral Values.

Posted by: JimMF | March 29, 2010 3:51 PM | Report abuse

Just blocks from WAPO's door in D.C.......STRIP CLUBS!

WAPO employees have been seen INSIDE!

Investigating, no doubt.

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Posted by: dumpbama | March 29, 2010 3:51 PM | Report abuse

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Stimulus Package: HELL NO!

Health Care: HELL NO!

Invest in America: HELL NO!


Bondage strip clubs, booz and pro's: HELL YEA!!! I said HELL YEEEEEAAAA!!


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Posted by: A-Voter | March 29, 2010 3:50 PM | Report abuse

"It is amazing how the republican's vices are brought up without mention of senator Edwards or Gov. Spitzer or the homosexual priest scandal.".......??????????

Whoa there, Hoss... I know not just a few Republican priests none of whom see pedophilia as a "political" issue; rather it's a lose-lose issue for the Church and its constituents - give us a break here and...let's try to maintain at least a modicum of maturity in this discussion...

Posted by: sundog2 | March 29, 2010 3:49 PM | Report abuse

Ok, who is the bigger moron? Erik Brown for submitting a reimbursement request or the person who approved the request? According to The Daily Caller, they asked the RNC about the expense before their report and the RNC said they would not comment on specific expenses. The RNC was on noticeabout this story and did nothing.

Posted by: nomorewholefoods | March 29, 2010 3:49 PM | Report abuse

Lest anyone accuse me of hypocrisy, let me say as a Democrat I fully support the RNC spending their donations on strip clubs, Lear jets, and fancy hotels. In fact, I encourage them to do it more. Spend your last $10 million on a big stripper party, please. The country will be better for it.

Posted by: leftcoaster | March 29, 2010 3:47 PM | Report abuse

Funny how the Washington Post has never reported a thing about Nasty Pelosi's children and grandchildren using private government jets like taxicabs.

Hypocrisy much?

Posted by: diesel_skins_ | March 29, 2010 3:47 PM | Report abuse

If I read correctly there has been a request for an investigation. I hope it is quick and complete.

Transparency is the best dissinfectant and it is right to impose that be it for Republicans or Democrats..

... which brings me to the FEC investigation that NEVER was about all the foreign donors to the Obama campaign and the crefit card payments on his site - where the normal security check system was switched off - contrary to both Ms Cliton & McCain.

Posted by: sally62 | March 29, 2010 3:46 PM | Report abuse

Stimulus Package: HELL NO!

Health Care: HELL NO!

Invest in America: HELL NO!


Bondage strip clubs, booz and pro's: HELL YES!!!


Typical REPUBLICAN Moral Values.
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We truly wish we could have been there, but due to John's mistress having the baby, and me being with GW down in Haiti, we just couldn't catch a plane fast enough, but we'll catch you next time. Save us a seat.

Truly yours, John Edwards and Bill Clinton

Post it again RAIN MAN!!!

Posted by: bozobabbling | March 29, 2010 3:46 PM | Report abuse

what a convenient time to bash republicans.......if you look into BOTH PARTIES you will find misconduct .......
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Here's the difference. The Republicans run around piously and self-righteous moralizing about how it's the party of "family values" and Democrats are a bunch of heathens.

It's called hypocrisy -- you know, like Republicans whining and crying about recess appointments -- after years of Bush doing just that.

The other great story of the day. Turns out the "bullet" that "hit" Eric Cantor's office was determined by police to be a random shot fired in the air. Hahahahahahahha. What a bunch of clowns these people are.

Posted by: monk4hall | March 29, 2010 3:45 PM | Report abuse

I'm really glad the press covered this story. Not because it showed the usual bad behavior by a political party; I'm happy to know there's a strip club devoted to bondage.

Buying my plane ticket as we speak.

Posted by: EnemyOfTheState | March 29, 2010 3:45 PM | Report abuse

Typical DEMOCRAT Moral Values.

Posted by: bozobabbling

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You are awesome. Dude, reprint that post. I can't get enough of it. HAH!

I'll bet there were about 1000+ lesbian parties going on that night in West Hollywood. Breaking News: A Lesbian Party In West Hollywood.

You are desperate. Move On!!!

Posted by: bozobabbling
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HAH! you read into all of that huh? And I'M the desperate one, lol.

Posted by: Crucialitis | March 29, 2010 3:45 PM | Report abuse

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Stimulus Package: HELL NO!

Health Care: HELL NO!

Invest in America: HELL NO!


Bondage strip clubs, booz and pro's: HELL YEA!!! I said HELL YEEEEEAAAA!!


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Posted by: A-Voter | March 29, 2010 3:44 PM | Report abuse

This story is going take Steele and the RNC down... and they so deserve it.

Posted by: Honest_Abe | March 29, 2010 3:43 PM | Report abuse

Top o the page stuff!

How about Unemployment!
Deficit!
THE TWO WARS!!

or even nancy pelosi's 1.1 Million for cocktails on her personal air force 757?

This 'news receptacle' is so biased,
you might as well have a photo of Warren
buffet and barrack obama holding glans.

Posted by: simonsays1 | March 29, 2010 3:43 PM | Report abuse

And I keep getting all these phone calls from RNC and other Republican groups about how badly they need money.

Well, I guess they do, given how expensive it is to eat out and get a little occasional entertainment.

I am not amused. Which, being a very, very small contributor, doesn't really mean much. However, even that occasional $10 or $25 I used to give I think I will just keep.

How long will it take me to keep enough to go out, just once in my life, to one of those fancy restaurants? Forget the night club stuff - but I would enjoy a musical or a play, not sitting in the farthest corner in the highest row behind the beams. Just once.

Posted by: amelia45 | March 29, 2010 3:43 PM | Report abuse

NEEDS AN EDIT!

Posted by: HookedOnThePost | March 29, 2010 3:42 PM | Report abuse

Why the fuss ?

Isn't this a typical Wednesday, Thursday and Friday night at the White House ?

By all means lets stop it everywhere but really this article smacks of liberal hypocrisy.

Posted by: pvilso24 | March 29, 2010 3:41 PM | Report abuse

Yes GOPers...We fall short ourselves...

But don't you get it? It's your two-faced posturing that folks find disgusting. You stand on your soapbox calling Dems every name in the book clutching your King James Bible next to your heartless chest.

Then we see that you are nothing but a cesspool of toe-tapping, page-groping, diaper fetish, closeted gay-bashing, employee poking, meth-minister lesbian-stripper freaks. You say it's not about race and then we see Confederate flags at your rallies. You don't "support" violence while coming armed to rallies. You show your respect for our institutions by shouting during proceedings.

Let's just say that you have a serious credibility problem

Posted by: willandjansdad1 | March 29, 2010 3:41 PM | Report abuse

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Stimulus Package: HELL NO!

Health Care: HELL NO!

Invest in America: HELL NO!


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Posted by: A-Voter | March 29, 2010 3:41 PM | Report abuse

It is amazing how the republican's vices are brought up without mention of senator Edwards or Gov. Spitzer or the homosexual priest scandal.

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Not really amazing at all. Unless I missed something, this story has nothing to do with Edwards, Spitzer or the priesthood. Not that each of these isn't an interesting topics on its own.

Posted by: EnemyOfTheState | March 29, 2010 3:41 PM | Report abuse

a woman "with a horse's bit in her mouth...strapped to the wall by another"
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Good ole Republican family values!

Posted by: Honest_Abe | March 29, 2010 3:41 PM | Report abuse


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Stimulus Package: HELL NO!

Health Care: HELL NO!

Invest in America: HELL NO!


Bondage strip clubs, booz and pro's: HELL YEA!!! I said HELL YEEEEEAAAA!!


Typical REPUBLICAN Moral Values.

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Posted by: A-Voter | March 29, 2010 3:40 PM | Report abuse

Where's the story on the amazing hypocrisy of the Obamas and the Democrats:

The Obamas tell us to sacrifice and they have:
1) Lavish White House parties with their Hollywood friends.
2) Date nights in New York
3) Ridiculously expensive wardrobes and staff for Michelle
4) World trips and shopping sprees for the Obama girls

And, not a peep from the lunatic left. You are political hacks with no principles.

Posted by: JimMF | March 29, 2010 3:40 PM | Report abuse

One can probably cancel out every Republican sin with a Democratic one, except in the field of hypocrasy. It's the Republicans who moralize, preach fiscal responsibility and wag their finger with a holier-than-thou smug.

Posted by: glennng | March 29, 2010 3:40 PM | Report abuse

Typical DEMOCRAT Moral Values.

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You are awesome. Dude, reprint that post. I can't get enough of it. HAH!

I'll bet there were about 1000+ lesbian parties going on that night in West Hollywood. Breaking News: A Lesbian Party In West Hollywood.

You are desperate. Move On!!!

Posted by: bozobabbling | March 29, 2010 3:38 PM | Report abuse


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Health Care: HELL NO!

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Posted by: A-Voter | March 29, 2010 3:38 PM | Report abuse

what a convenient time to bash republicans.......if you look into BOTH PARTIES you will find misconduct .......
I am most concerned with the over spending
this current administration is doing and you all should be as well !

Posted by: cmt138 | March 29, 2010 3:37 PM | Report abuse

I have just one thing to say....Eeeeww!

Posted by: sandnsmith | March 29, 2010 3:37 PM | Report abuse

this is pathetic. first of all, the man who used the money on the lesbian club STOLE it from the RNC. while Michael Steele is not good with spending, that should not reflect the republican party--the language of this article is pathetic in its attempt to make these expenditures seem bad. 13 grand for a plane trip? Palosi spends hundreds of thousands of dollars every time she flies to and from Washington! This is the liberal media's anemic attempt to make it seem like the democrats aren't the only ones who spend lavishly. Guess what, 13 grand vs 200 grand isn't a very good comparison.

Posted by: cchism1231 | March 29, 2010 3:36 PM | Report abuse

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Health Care: HELL NO!

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Posted by: A-Voter | March 29, 2010 3:35 PM | Report abuse

This report only reconfirms the TRUE Republican Value. They Preach family values and morals and then turn around a do all this—cheating on their wives, stripper expenditure, gay businesses, etc. Hypocrites!

Posted by: JJames081 | March 29, 2010 3:35 PM | Report abuse

we had M. Steele in office in the state of Md. and he did nothing for us, get him out of there. I think Mickey Mouse would do a better job. I am a Republican but am not proud of it.

Posted by: cshirley1826 | March 29, 2010 3:34 PM | Report abuse

JRM2: "At least we get something in return when Dems spend money."

You got that right. Just wait until the bombs start dropping on Iran. I'm sure you'll be proud to have supported the new "health care" tax.

Posted by: MrTracker | March 29, 2010 3:34 PM | Report abuse

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Health Care: HELL NO!

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Posted by: A-Voter | March 29, 2010 3:34 PM | Report abuse

You know, as a former life-long Republican I can only look on with disdain at what now passes for the Repubs.

On the other hand, of course, the Demos are even more perverse.

So, you ask, what's a right-wing White male to do???

Well, after much soul searching and philosophical meanderings, I feel that I should follow my heart...

Looks like I'm back where I belong-the NAZIS!!!
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Posted by: Crucialitis | March 29, 2010 3:34 PM | Report abuse

I'm not surprised, I thought it was funny, and please, can we stop the comments about "what about the DNC... this one's your's, just like the "wide stance"

Posted by: jbaldwin1 | March 29, 2010 3:34 PM | Report abuse

All political corruption and misuse of funds is important, but that is not what this piece is about. It is the Post's endless militant propaganda march to have the USA under single party rule, otherwise Democrat misspending would have been included also.

And as for critical significance, this story is bigger.
The Treasury Department received the shares as part of a U.S. government investment in Citigroup that took place near the peak of the financial crisis that shook the economy to the brink in 2008. The U.S. government injected billions into Citigroup and other financial institutions as part of a $700 billion bank bailout.

Posted by: Elisa2 | March 29, 2010 3:33 PM | Report abuse

What a scandal - the Republicans spend their own money on luxury travel and lavish entertainment, how stupid can they be.......Of course the Democrats do it right - they spend the taxpayers money on luxury travel and lavish entertainment.

Posted by: ezwriter | March 29, 2010 3:33 PM | Report abuse

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Health Care: HELL NO!

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Posted by: A-Voter | March 29, 2010 3:32 PM | Report abuse

Who knew Tiger Woods was an RNC member with a credit card....

Steele is a LIAR

Posted by: EdSantaFe | March 29, 2010 3:31 PM | Report abuse

Oh, the party of Banker Bailouts, John Edward's paid off prego mistress, Charlie Rangel Ways and Means taxcheating, and Eric Massa's "Male Massage" service, pipes in. Well, I'm sure Barney Frank, whose boyfriend ran the gay prostitute ring out of their apartment, will have something to stutter about this! Isn't the head of EEOC a lesbo? She has got to get in on this action! Wheewww. Poor GOP. Their wealthy donor got a chump change check and will have to pay it back. I'm OK with that. Let's just have B.O. write a personal check for his Goldman Sachs contributions back to those robber barons. Wow. Stunning. Just think of the trillions in taxes imposed on us and how the GOP "wasted" nearly 2,000. It boggles the mind.

Posted by: sadforcharlie2223sds | March 29, 2010 3:31 PM | Report abuse

Curious: Dem's don't spend lavishly on their
"constituents"/beneficiaries?

What a laugh. Is the POST Editorial Page in the employ of the DNC, or are they just un-paid shills?

Washington--with its handsomely paid elected folks, staffers, lobbyists--lives in its own affluent bubble. Un-connected from almost ALL of America, but supported by us.

Let's BURST it! That self-absorbed bubble.

Vote against every incumbent, regardless of party. They are all they same. And they're sucking on YOUR tit!

Posted by: mftill | March 29, 2010 3:31 PM | Report abuse

You know, as a former life-long Republican I can only look on with disdain at what now passes for the Repubs.

On the other hand, of course, the Demos are even more perverse.

So, you ask, what's a right-wing White male to do???

Well, after much soul searching and philosophical meanderings, I feel that I should follow my heart...

Looks like I'm back where I belong-the NAZIS!!!

Posted by: jb4550 | March 29, 2010 3:31 PM | Report abuse

I think these guys saw the movie "Charlie Wilson's War" one to many times. Anyway, I don't know if I feel bad for the genious who submitted the receipt or the public tax payer who donates to the RNC expecting it will be used for a good cause.

Posted by: duckie86 | March 29, 2010 3:31 PM | Report abuse

Yea, the strip club expense is interesting. What ought to be far more alarming to the GOP is that Steele's fundraising isn't keeping pace with his spending - not a formula for a promising November.

Posted by: EnemyOfTheState | March 29, 2010 3:30 PM | Report abuse

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Posted by: A-Voter | March 29, 2010 3:30 PM | Report abuse

TOO FUNNY!!

The Republicans once again show themselves to be the Worst Hypocrites On Earth.

The "Party of No" is now the "Party of Spank Me Harder! Harder! No...harder!"

LOL! Wingnuts, between this story and the right wing terrorists who got rounded up by the FBI today, you're looking really really pathetic!

Posted by: losthorizon10 | March 29, 2010 3:30 PM | Report abuse

It is amazing how the republican's vices are brought up without mention of senator Edwards or Gov. Spitzer or the homosexual priest scandal.

Posted by: bfinn27 | March 29, 2010 3:30 PM | Report abuse

How appropriate: the RNC goes to a club where you get kicked in the behind and then you get all tied up by a powerful woman. Sounds like their recent experience in the House of Representatives.

Posted by: BluGrass | March 29, 2010 3:29 PM | Report abuse

Stimulus Package: HELL NO!

Health Care: HELL NO!

Invest in America: HELL NO!


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A-Voter, are you really the RAIN MAN?

U definitely have OCD disorder.

Posted by: bozobabbling | March 29, 2010 3:28 PM | Report abuse

Typical DEMOCRAT Moral Values.

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Posted by: Crucialitis | March 29, 2010 3:28 PM | Report abuse

I am sure you could dig up the same kind of dirt on the DNC. The point is, BOTH parties are FOS, and have been for years. To stand here and say one is better than the other is lunacy. They will both steal you blind and then beg for donations, screw them both.

Posted by: Obamasnotyamama | March 29, 2010 3:28 PM | Report abuse

Who knew 'fiscal responsibility' to the to the Teabag and the Republican Parties meant paying strippers?

This frames the HCR debate in a whole new light.

Posted by: unpluggedboodah | March 29, 2010 2:27 PM | Report abuse

I guess it beats going to the airport for gay sex like the rest of the GOP

Posted by: unpluggedboodah | March 29, 2010 2:28 PM | Report abuse

You'd think RNC donors would have figured it out after Palin spent $500k or whatever it was on a clothing spree for her kids before kneecapping the ticket in the 2008 election. But that assumes anyone in the GOP has a brain, which we all know is a falsehood.

Posted by: unpluggedboodah | March 29, 2010 2:32 PM | Report abuse

I love watching the 'fiscally responsible' GOP trolls attempt to defend the RNC spending $2k in donations on w hores.

Posted by: unpluggedboodah | March 29, 2010 2:35 PM | Report abuse

Funny how Republicans get all whiny when you mention Bush but then as soon as they get in trouble for wasting contribution money on w hores, they suddenly scream "Well Democrats do it too!!!"

Republicans truly are the Party of Idiotic Children

Posted by: unpluggedboodah | March 29, 2010 2:42 PM | Report abuse

Wow this is a huge embarassment for the Republican Party at exactly the worst time for them. I can't believe RNC stooges would be so careless and stupid. Wait, yes I can.

Posted by: unpluggedboodah | March 29, 2010 2:48 PM | Report abuse

Why is Republicans' only exuse "Well they must do it too!"

You sound like little children.

The GOP: Party of Wasting Money on Strippers

Posted by: unpluggedboodah | March 29, 2010 2:51 PM | Report abuse

I feel bad for all the gullible GOP Footsoldiers who gave money to this organization. They are like ACORN only worse.

Posted by: unpluggedboodah | March 29, 2010 2:52 PM | Report abuse

DEAR REPUBLICANS: STOP WASTING MONEY

Posted by: unpluggedboodah | March 29, 2010 2:54 PM | Report abuse

At least the male GOP staffers were chasing FEMALES this time, that's a change.

Posted by: unpluggedboodah | March 29, 2010 2:55 PM | Report abuse

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Unpluggedboodah Troll..Whine and cry all day with not a thought in your head. Don't separate fact from fiction. Don't let detail clutter your childish rants. Just whine and cry and soon you'll have Monica's job under the desk.

Posted by: gunnysgt77 | March 29, 2010 3:28 PM | Report abuse

How's that $600 a plate to attend your convention doing Tea Partiers? How's that luxury hotel, first class flight to HI, for Armey GOP with the rest paid with Tea Party money doing conservatives? How's that Rubio initially double dipping into GOP election coffers and the gov't doing Republicans? He did pay the party back, how's that for deficit reduction conservatives? How that election money going for 4 Star hotels, private jets, high end sadomasochist strip club going Republican donors? How does it feel to be played on your prejudices by a mini-skirted winking former VP candidate that became a millionaire mainly from your coin (book sales, speaking fees) Tea Partiers? Do you smile when a Palin heckler in AZ is arm locked, elbowed and roughly thrown out Tea Partiers? Do you smile when a woman is led out in cuffs (not arrested) from a Dubya speech for wearing a critical T-shirt Republicans? Just asking.

Posted by: jameschirico | March 29, 2010 3:27 PM | Report abuse

This should endear Erik Brown and his associates quite nicely to the Dems. My guess is that that they have already been contacted about crossing over and doing their lobbying for them considering the atraction to the GLESN crowd. Hey, maybe it was open stage night for live publicly funded abortions!

Posted by: treager56 | March 29, 2010 3:27 PM | Report abuse

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Posted by: A-Voter | March 29, 2010 3:26 PM | Report abuse

The Republicans are just about the most hypocritical group of politicians I've ever seen.

Posted by: jeffwacker | March 29, 2010 3:25 PM | Report abuse

Michael "Spanky" Steele when asked to comment could only manage a faint whinny.

Posted by: Reesh | March 29, 2010 3:25 PM | Report abuse

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Posted by: A-Voter | March 29, 2010 3:25 PM | Report abuse

This is no different from the corruption practiced by the Democrats.

Rangel, Murtha, Conyers, Daschele, Frank, all of them are just as corrupt.

Nancy commutes home weekly in a 200 seat Boeing that costs taxpayers over $50ki a trip.

This is just an attempt by one party to use the FEC and the press to attack the other. And guillable moron Democrats everywhere stick their snouts in the trough and suck this stuff up.

The simple truth is that they all do it. Everyone of them believe the taxpayer's purse is their own. The only way to prevent it is to vote every single one of them out and replace them with people of integrity.

That won't happen as evidenced by Obama's sorry attempt to fill his cabinet. Virtually every candidate he propsed had some corrupt skulduggary in their closet that disqualified them. The only way he was able to fill his cabinet was to finally look the other way.

Posted by: krankyman | March 29, 2010 3:25 PM | Report abuse

Read the Health Care Bill to make sure we can afford it?: HELL NO!

Listen to the American people when opposed to a law under the constitution: HELL NO!


"I DID NOT HAVE SEXUAL RELATIONS WITH THAT WOMAN: HELL YES!!!

Typical DEMOCRAT Moral Values.

Posted by: bozobabbling | March 29, 2010 3:24 PM | Report abuse

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Health Care: HELL NO!

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Posted by: A-Voter | March 29, 2010 3:24 PM | Report abuse

A complete non-story that the WaPo insists is news. Not only news, but the lead story. No indignation about the trillions of taxpayer money being spent, but the Republicans spend their OWN money and it's a story? No. It's not a story, and the dems are going to lose 100+ seats in November. But, keep your heads in the sand losers.

Posted by: maxpower99 | March 29, 2010 3:24 PM | Report abuse

No doubt all these republicans are also "Christians" who spend six days out of seven preaching to the the rest of the country about moral purity. That is until they get caught like this, or in some restroom stall in an airport, or wandering the "Appalachian Trail". Their hypocrisy knows no bounds.

Posted by: Pearl77 | March 29, 2010 3:23 PM | Report abuse

Topless clubs? Ah ... the party of the peepholes.

Posted by: djmolter | March 29, 2010 3:23 PM | Report abuse

You democrats are amazing first of all is the story true then if it is I am not forced to support the GOP.Now we are forced to pay high taxes to support program's we do not need and you democrats are to dense to realize that a, you have ruined the lives of you're children and b,you are nothing but useful idiots as far as the democratic party is concerned.On top of that the only people that support this type of spending are the people that pay no tax or are on welfare.

Posted by: jburo | March 29, 2010 3:23 PM | Report abuse

I've always said the GOP wasn't opposed to lavish spending, so long as it was being spent by them and only for waste that they can somehow benefit from.

The nerve of the Democrats wishing to spend money on an uninsured American when there are doilies; draped from a woman's chest that those dollars can go to pay for.

Posted by: concernedaboutdc | March 29, 2010 3:22 PM | Report abuse

Okay, folks, I think we're missing the bigger picture here. I will concede that both Democrats and Republicans go to seedy joints. I will concede that Democratic politicians have probably gone to such joints and may, at some time, have even used campaign funds for such forays. BUT -- only a Republican would SUBMIT THE RECEIPT TO THE RNC! And only a mindless acolyte at the RNC would type this entry into the FEC disclosure form without seeing its explosiveness. Hypocrisy is one thing, but tone deaf ignorance is the icing on the cake! With great minds like this, it's no wonder the Dems have had to go it alone for any substantive change! Hilarious...

Posted by: Omyobama | March 29, 2010 3:21 PM | Report abuse

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Posted by: A-Voter | March 29, 2010 3:21 PM | Report abuse

The GOP can't run a kid's birthday party...

They allow the party to be hijacked by yahoos, scream about morality and fall short in every way possible and allow a candidate with a pretty good reputation to be marginalized by an eye-candy bimbo...

Don't you GOPers understand that we Democrats are splintered into every flavor from Code Pink to Blue Dogs and yet polls consistently show that the public trusts us more than you?

What a pathetic shell you are.

Posted by: willandjansdad1 | March 29, 2010 3:21 PM | Report abuse

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Posted by: A-Voter | March 29, 2010 3:19 PM | Report abuse

At least when Larry Criag trolls mens bathrooms, he tea bags for free!

Posted by: MarilynManson | March 29, 2010 3:18 PM | Report abuse

Why am I not surprised the party of "Family Values" is spending thousands of dollars at a lesbian-themed strip club? What filthy hypocrites.

Posted by: RedVox | March 29, 2010 3:18 PM | Report abuse

Hey, I'm not making excuses.

This time it's republicans, next time it's democrats.

Your not gonna stop it either way.


Posted by: bozobabbling | March 29, 2010 3:17 PM | Report abuse

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Posted by: A-Voter | March 29, 2010 3:17 PM | Report abuse

"Dear U.S. Taxpayer:

Yes, we have spent our donors' hard-earned money on such dubious activities as visits to lesbian bondage clubs and stays in super-luxury hotels in Beverly Hills.

However, those were Republican DONOR funds, not yours, dear taxpayer. Rest assured that we will treat your tax revenues with the fiscal responsibility and care that they deserve.

Thank you and have a good day.

Repugnant National Committee"

Posted by: shovetheplanet | March 29, 2010 3:16 PM | Report abuse

LAST TIME for the lovely folks trolling out there.

TEA PARTY = TAXED ENOUGH ALREADY PARTY.

Is that difficult to grasp?

Posted by: jlarranaga | March 29, 2010 3:16 PM | Report abuse

What a hoot! The Party of NO! can't decide what it wants to be; the Lemming Party of America, (Bush Years) The Party of NO!, (Health Care Reform) or the "Do as I Say and Not as I Do" Party! (Fund Raising Party) It would be fun to watch except for the fact that these same people will once again be telling lies (Death Panels_) and intentionally distorting facts, and misleading the Public to gain power, once their party time is over.!

Posted by: atc333 | March 29, 2010 3:16 PM | Report abuse

This is not news. This is just another rotting corpse of Republican statism. Move along; nothing to see here, folks.

Posted by: silverfish1 | March 29, 2010 3:15 PM | Report abuse

This is once again a perfect example of both the Democrats and Republicans not caring one bit about their American constituents. They continue to slap the American people in the face everytime they are caught taking money for whatever reason. What amazes me is that time after time this has happened... and yet they continue with this nonsense. Politicians laugh at the American voting public in matters of taking money for favors...bribery of sorts. Ive said it before... I consider the American politician as white collard criminals. They do it... only because they know they can get away with it.

Posted by: BobbyYarush | March 29, 2010 3:15 PM | Report abuse

They are spending the money you donate to the party on STRIP CLUBS!!!

Wake up, fools!

Posted by: War4Sale | March 29, 2010 3:14 PM | Report abuse

The overall thrust of the story is the lavish spending so why lead with the story about $2,000 expenditure at a particular club in California? Just to grab attention I assume. In any event, let them spend lavishly. The less to use for real campaign expenditures.

Posted by: jculfsr | March 29, 2010 3:14 PM | Report abuse

God Republicans are stupid. On the other hand, Thank God Republicans are stupid.

Posted by: unpluggedboodah | March 29, 2010 3:14 PM | Report abuse

So Maerzie should we also conclude that the Democratic party is corrupt to its core because the chairman of the House Weighs and Means committee was admonished for taking unreported trips on corporate dimes without reporting it? How about the fact that a sitting congressman was jailed for corruption after being found with thousand of dollars is his freezer??

Don't you understand this is why average American people cannot stand people like you?? You are taking a story from the WAPO and trying to paint the entire non liberal progressive movement as being corrupt and morally bankrupt...what if the same standard was applied to the people you support?? I dont believe for a moment that progressives dont believe in family values, but if we use your logic they are ALL garbage based on the actions of their leaders. Is that fair?

try and remove your emotion and look at things dispassionately and you will see that your rhetoric is part of the problem and NOT part of the solution to what is ailing America.

Posted by: jlarranaga | March 29, 2010 3:13 PM | Report abuse

Apparently Republicants have no problem with their donations being passed along to wealthy donors and strippers.

This must be why they are always to easy to beat.

Posted by: unpluggedboodah | March 29, 2010 3:13 PM | Report abuse

Sounds like PELOSI and friend's little trip to Copenhagen on "taxpayers" dollars!!!!!

Posted by: Jimbo77 | March 29, 2010 3:12 PM | Report abuse

Erik Brown of Orange, Ca....CEO of Dynamic Marketing Inc and noted GOP donor has a taste for lesbian strippers....

The Dynamic Marketing web site is down for "repairs"....Sounds like a front for the porn industry.

Posted by: willandjansdad1 | March 29, 2010 3:11 PM | Report abuse

I would like the WaPo to investigate further and find out what exactly is behind this donation to Erik Brown, CEO of

http://www.dmidirect.com/

Posted by: unpluggedboodah | March 29, 2010 3:11 PM | Report abuse

Why is it that so many Teabaggers don't realize taht you use a frigging bag to make tea? Is it ingrained in your tiny little heads to immediately assume the term refers to balls in your mouths?

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No, it refers to ball in your mouth. so with you we make an exception.

Posted by: bozobabbling | March 29, 2010 3:09 PM | Report abuse

The fools that contribute to the
GOP deserve what they have gotten in return, absolutely nothing!

Posted by: AverageJane | March 29, 2010 3:09 PM | Report abuse

2000 is wrong but compare to the Dems spending 2 trillion in taxpayer money on give away programs like a rotten health care bill and free programs for illegal aliens, this seems minor. Leave it to the post to only report one side of a story. I dare them to show what the DNC spends their money on and I bet it isn't food banks

Posted by: Hopinghere2 | March 29, 2010 3:08 PM | Report abuse

I've never seen so many Republicans backtrack and make excuses. I guess this is what little GOOP Footsoldiers do. Just never pretend to be the Party of Values or Fiscal Responsibility again and we'll let you keep spending your campaign money on w hores.

Posted by: unpluggedboodah | March 29, 2010 3:08 PM | Report abuse

Yeah teabaggers, you go hand them the checkbook again.


At least we get something in return when Dems spend money.

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Hey, there's no return on a 2 TRILLION DOLLAR FAKE PRESIDENT.

That was money well spent?

Posted by: bozobabbling | March 29, 2010 3:07 PM | Report abuse

"This is unbelievable..."
Posted by: unpluggedboodah | March 29, 2010 3:04 PM | Report abuse

Not only is this NOT unbelievable, it's completel typical.

When Democrats act like sleezebags they are usually shown the door and their careers end...and the media continue to talk about the sleezy Democrats for months after he's gone.

But when Republicans act like sleezebags, they usually move up in the leadership...and the "liberal" media usually doesn't even mention Republican sins, no matter how egregious, for more than a day or two.

Posted by: jjedif | March 29, 2010 3:07 PM | Report abuse

"Obviously the press has taken a finer microscope to the RNC as opposed to the DNC," Heye said."
Obviously a lie Heye, since the Democrats reports doesnt' have Private Jets, Limo's , Strip joints and 9000$ for 4 nights at a hotel.

Posted by: newagent99 | March 29, 2010 3:07 PM | Report abuse

Let's see- they raised 96 million, in addition to the 22 million they had on hand- ok, 188 million. Now they are down to 10 million. They went through 96% of their funds in a single year? These are the people whom are telling us spending is out of control?

And people wonder why we think Republicans are lying hypocrits. How many thousands was that for "family values" night at the lesbian-themed club?

Do you guys have the least shame, any integrity, or a shred of conscience before you slinging your charges and criticism at everybody else on the other side of the spectrum? (no)

Posted by: interactidiomas | March 29, 2010 3:06 PM | Report abuse

The GOP needs to drop Steele and reorganize. The country really, REALLY needs the checks and balances of a strong two party system. This is just the height of stupidity and really wreaks havoc on the reputation of a party that can no longer seem to get out of its own way.

Posted by: lbataille55 | March 29, 2010 3:06 PM | Report abuse

Why is it that so many Teabaggers don't realize taht you use a frigging bag to make tea? Is it ingrained in your tiny little heads to immediately assume the term refers to balls in your mouths?

Posted by: unpluggedboodah | March 29, 2010 3:05 PM | Report abuse

And of course the Democrats don't do any of this.

Posted by: cub62 | March 29, 2010 3:05 PM | Report abuse

bondage strip club: AKA enhanced torture techniques

Posted by: rulein | March 29, 2010 3:05 PM | Report abuse

I am more concerned with the tax payer money the Democrats spend when they are in office on planes and stages for press moments; the RNC is spending money they raised themselves.

I have a buddy in the local carpenters union and he said normally the (D)s outspend the (R)s on stages by a big margin but Obama is the king of opulent spending and that is tax payer bucks.

Posted by: flonzy3 | March 29, 2010 3:04 PM | Report abuse

This is unbelievable. I will never vote Republican again.

Posted by: unpluggedboodah | March 29, 2010 3:04 PM | Report abuse

Well per usual the pot calling the kettle black. The party of NO continues to spend like always.

Back to same old thing, rules for them, big business, banks, wall-street then us.

When will we stop listening to spin (Bs), and start looking at the issues facing us. Tea-Baggers, Birthers I am talking to you.

Your in the group that been taking the shaft for years and years, why bite the hand that is trying to help you, which you are. You making below $250K, I think so like the rest of us. Well Obama lowered your taxes, given you some help with health care, education, and now he needs to help with creating jobs for the future, not the past

We all have been lead by the noise, stop listening to one sided misinformation and start reading non-political articles that truly deal in the news and facts.

You want the old days back, well start by turning of the TV and stop listening to sound bites and the rest of the irresponsible garage on TV and Radio.

It drums up anger, hate and resolves nothing. It is a embarrassment to our democracy. Talk about being moral, Christian and the rest, well act like it and live it. The KKK used Christian also as part of their slogan, that still did not change them from being what they were, a hate group.

The sky is not falling, the country is still doing fine, just we have a left over mess to clean up with a cost to be paid for the past mistakes.

This story just points out the facts, that it is business as usual, forget what they say look at what they are doing and what they have done in the past when they had all the political power.

You really cannot believe that this mess just happened, and it all the lefts fault.

This country was mismanaged for 8 years. We are now just seeing the cost of those 8 years. Irresponsible tax cuts during the cost of two wars ( never done it our country's past), the total cost of the two wars, then of course while on their watch the complete melt down of our financial system and housing market.

All could have been stopped if better care had been taken. Both parties have become elitist. To much money and two much power, cannot just blame one party, it is both.

Once we start admitting the facts we can then starting replacing both party's members with young fresh faces and the leaders of both parties with better people.

Don't keep getting fooled. Stop letting the right play you, the mirror needs to be put to them also. It a system issue, and they know, your a vote and nothing more, they want power back so they can continue to do more of the same as they have done in the past.

They take care of the rich, the well off and big business, banks and wall-street. 5o years ago my dad said Republicans have always been for the rich, well he was right, nothing changed, my dad been 97 if he lived, so that tells how far back that viewpoint went.

Posted by: pjaud | March 29, 2010 3:03 PM | Report abuse

Meanwhile, here is what the Congress, mostly democrat slugs, spent on their "global warming" vacation to Coopenhagen. Our tax dollars spent by the leeches.


As the uproar over extravagant travel spending for bailed-out corporations continues to fade from the headlines, CBS News turns the spotlight at Congressional travel.

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CBS News reported this week that the government spent $1.1 million sending 106 people - including 21 Congressmen - to the Copenhagen Climate Summit in Denmark. The story doesn't tell us how that compares to spending on other events, so we can't compare the expenses to those from other summits. Still, it provides some insight into the way Congress travels overseas:

The per-person food and lodging tab, excluding airfare, for 15 Democratic and 6 Republican Congressmen cost $4,406 each, according to the CBS report.
Congress spent more than $400,000 on hotel rooms, meeting rooms and $1,000-a-night hospitality suites, the story says.
Airfare accounted for the rest of the tab, between the cost of commercial airline tickets purchased at government rates of between $5,000 and $10,000 apiece ($408,064) and three military jets ($168,351), the story says.
The group expense report was filed by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., who wouldn't talk to a CBS producer about it, the story says.

However, "Pelosi's office did offer an explanation for the high room charges," according to the article.

"Those who stayed just two nights were charged a six-night minimum at the five-star Marriott," the CBS News story says. "One staffer said, they strongly objected to no avail."

Did the government negotiate poorly?

Not if you ask Marriott. According to Marriott spokesman Jeff Flaherty, multi-night minimums are standard procedure for hotels during city-wide gatherings, when most rooms will be booked, he said.

The Copenhagen Marriott fetched between $625 and $900 per night per room during the summit - similar to what the city's other upscale hotels were charging during the event, he said.

A check on the Copenhagen Marriott's website shows that the cheapest room for tonight costs about $285, slightly above the Radisson Blu Royal at $265.

Posted by: LarryG62 | March 29, 2010 3:03 PM | Report abuse

Don't wait up nights waiting for Beck/Hannity/Limburger and Rove to condemn this corruption - - - they will merely spin the notion that it's somehow Obama's fault.

Posted by: lufrank1 | March 29, 2010 3:03 PM | Report abuse

Yee-Haaa!

Those Elephants can party too!

I'm sure it's a lot cheaper than a half-dozen campaign trips to push the budget-buster Health Care Bill, or his Hawaiian Christmas vacation, but then you and I paid for those...so they don't count.

Posted by: BluePelican | March 29, 2010 3:03 PM | Report abuse

This is the tea-bagger republican idea of fiscal conservatism, the same kind we had under W for 8 years, and that has left our economy in tatters.
You know the tea-bagger republican mooto... "Do as I say, not as I do"!

Posted by: jeffc6578 | March 29, 2010 3:03 PM | Report abuse

Does it really matter anymore.

If it's not republicans it's democrats, if it's not democrats, it's pedophile priests acting as church leaders.

It was republicans this time, next time it will be democrats.

Posted by: bozobabbling | March 29, 2010 3:03 PM | Report abuse

Democrats: "Ignore the fact we just rammed down your throat a bill to spend $1 Trillion of your money! Look! Some Republicans spent $2000 of private donor money on strippers! Oh, the Horror!"

Posted by: pgr88 | March 29, 2010 3:03 PM | Report abuse

Can someone/anyone substantiate some of these outrageous claims with a source???

For Example:

"Tea Party activists are the most hypicritical bunch in American history - most are on government engtitlements [sic] research shows as well as being older whites - no proof here of RACISM but I bet you a million dollars the majority of them are bigots."

Finally, try and show SOME class and stop referring to TEA Party supporters as TEA B%^ggers. It is disrespectful, inappropriate and totally uncalled for in a CIVIL debate. Imagine if people on the right were hurling sexual innuendo and epithets towards people on the left. The OUTRAGE would be palpable.

Posted by: jlarranaga | March 29, 2010 3:03 PM | Report abuse

Well, the TRUE Republican Party values EXPOSED!! And, somebody wants to know HOW FAUX will spin this report?? WHAT a joke! FAUX will never put its own party in its REAL light! It's too busy casting stones and making the speck in the Democrats' eyes look like what the see in the mirror!!

ALL the segments of the former republican party are going in separate directions, but they are continuing to maintain their hypocrisies! The American "FAMILY" Association, another segment of the republican "HIGH moral values" recently denounced the new health care, which will save thousands of children's and poor people's LIVES!! Apparently children and poor people are not considered as "FAMILY" in the republican new "value" system either.

It was FAR PAST time for someone to expose the phoney "values" of these people who never bother to THINK! All they do for "values" and political "updates" is turn to FAUX and see what Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck explain to them after they twist it!

They watch "FAUX or nothing", which is actually an "oxymoron"! There is no REAL republican party anymore because there aren't enough multi-millionaires! It's just a collection of lost souls, looking for something or somebody to hate or blame for their miseries, as the entertainers instruct! They recruit any gullible poor sucker they can find and brainwash him to THINK he's republican, and many busy people fall into that propaganda trap because they don't take the time to do any research on their own.

Are YOU one of them??

David Frum is correct! The former republican party and all its many ramifications created their/its own Waterloo by making Fox News and Rush Limbaugh its/their owners!

Posted by: Maerzie | March 29, 2010 3:03 PM | Report abuse

No one is being fooled here. TeaBaggers ARE Republicans. TeaBaggers broke away from the Repugnants because they got two black presidents in the space of two months. A black president of the Republican National Committee and a black president of the United States. They couldn't take it any longer!! So the Klan Wing of the Republican base of support broke away and formed the TeaBagger Party. Let's make sure we have our history correct in this nation.

Posted by: NothingButTheTruth | March 29, 2010 3:02 PM | Report abuse

In light of this new information I will be instructing my children never to become Republicans. I'd prefer my kids register with the Party of American Values - the Democrats.

Posted by: unpluggedboodah | March 29, 2010 3:02 PM | Report abuse

Both sides are good at spending our money so I'm not going to complain we voted all these greedy fat cat's in so we get what we deserve so in NOV we vote them out plain and simple.Don't get distracted by the bickering back and forth that is what they do best to keep you off the real stealing their doing behind our backs.

Posted by: jeanweingartner | March 29, 2010 3:02 PM | Report abuse

Tea baggin', horse bits, studded collars. You NeoCons are a kinky bunch....

Posted by: CHICO13 | March 29, 2010 3:02 PM | Report abuse

Golly, Tell us when we get the lowdown on DNC reported expenditures!!

Must be a slow day at the Post.

Posted by: 15of18 | March 29, 2010 3:01 PM | Report abuse

They had been so busy attacking the President and the Dems that they forget book cooking their report. LOL.

Posted by: ExpressReader | March 29, 2010 3:01 PM | Report abuse

If true, this is an outrage and it needs an explaination. I am curious as to why you only seem to have looked into a single specious expenditure and obviously found none by the DNC. I think your banner for this column says it all "politics and policy in Obama's Washington". Wonder why your paper is in the toilet, you are having fights in the newsroom and you've already had to close the Greenbelt printing plant? We want facts ...all the facts, not cherrypicked, overhyped propaganda. If I didn't need to throw out dead fish occasionally I would have no use for the Post at all.

Posted by: theduck6 | March 29, 2010 2:48 PM
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Man, you conservatives need to get out more! As everyone on the left already knows, this story was not broken by the WAPO: it was picked up from Politico, which in turn got it from.....Tucker Carlson's blog!

You know Tucker, right? That famous Marxist?

The real question is not what dastardly Dem did this to the GOP; it's which GOP bigwigs want Steele's butt out the door? I'm guessing it's the same gang of white, Southern Congressmen who took him to the woodshed last year.

Posted by: abqcleve | March 29, 2010 3:01 PM | Report abuse

Silly Teabaggers; See how the GOP spends your donations? You could have used that money to buy a new curtains for the trailer home or a fancy dinner at KFC.

Posted by: wiz_fan | March 29, 2010 3:00 PM | Report abuse

- 2010 REPUBLICAN & TEABAGGER STANCE
Stimulus Bill: Hell NO!
Healthcare Reform: Hell NO!!
Invest in America: Hell NO!!
Strippers,Booz and Pro's: HEELL YEA!!!!
Posted by: A-Voter | March 29, 2010 2:43 PM | Report abuse

A-Voter.... again I ask; is it true that you don't see the bag until it hits your chin?

Posted by: nosuchluck | March 29, 2010 3:00 PM | Report abuse

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2010 REPUBLICAN VOTE

Stimulus Package: HELL NO!

Health Care: HELL NO!


Bondage strip clubs, booz and pro's: HELL YES!!!

Typical REPUBLICAN Moral Values.

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Posted by: A-Voter | March 29, 2010 2:59 PM | Report abuse

The Party of Values?

The Party of Fiscal Responsibility?

Are you kidding me?

Posted by: unpluggedboodah | March 29, 2010 2:59 PM | Report abuse

We encourage users to analyze, comment on and even challenge washingtonpost.com's articles, blogs, reviews and multimedia features.

In the sentence above you invite folks to analyze and comment on your article, but with no facts and direction I do not know where to start. How much money was spent on these meals? What do they cost compared to what others spend in doing the same line of work. You do not sound as if you know. Who comments on the info from an "anonymous Former Aide?" I was impressed and with his/her explosive info can certainly see why they would want to remain anonymous. Were the meals more expensive or less expensive because Lindsey Lohan frequented the restaurant. You never said. What was the problem with the restaurant - was it the price of the meals, the lesbians, the bondage or Lindsay, DiCaprio, the private parties. If you have discovered the reason for a possible collapse of Mr. Steele and the RNC you should dig deeper. Good luck

Posted by: Hawser | March 29, 2010 2:59 PM | Report abuse

Maybe Steele thought he was attending a Ti-Tea Party with those lesbians...

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Oh-ho, that's good idea. Dude I lived with 3 lesbians for a year when I managed this all-girl rock band, what a ball-bash that was.

Posted by: bozobabbling | March 29, 2010 2:59 PM | Report abuse

My glee at this news is somewhat tempered by the firm belief that the Democrats do the same thing - just not this time, apparently.

Posted by: EnemyOfTheState | March 29, 2010 2:59 PM | Report abuse

If true, this is an outrage and it needs an explaination. I am curious as to why you only seem to have looked into a single specious expenditure and obviously found none by the DNC. I think your banner for this column says it all "politics and policy in Obama's Washington". Wonder why your paper is in the toilet, you are having fights in the newsroom and you've already had to close the Greenbelt printing plant? We want facts ...all the facts, not cherrypicked, overhyped propaganda. If I didn't need to throw out dead fish occasionally I would have no use for the Post at all.

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Posted by: abqcleve | March 29, 2010 2:58 PM | Report abuse

How do you blow through $108 million in an off election year?

Well duh??? Lots of lesbian strippers thats how....

Posted by: nowhine | March 29, 2010 2:58 PM | Report abuse

The Dems steal from taxpayers, while the GOP helps local economies......yet another reason the GOP tsunami will hit the Dems in November 2010 & 2012!

Posted by: Realist201 | March 29, 2010 2:58 PM | Report abuse

The RNC is a joke. The GOP is a joke. The Teabag Party is an afterthought.

Posted by: unpluggedboodah | March 29, 2010 2:58 PM | Report abuse

Oh my. The Lord is good. You can' make this stuff up.

Posted by: davidscott1 | March 29, 2010 2:57 PM | Report abuse

So their defense is that it wasn't Mr. Steele but a staffer. Just some flunky in the entourage gets to spend two large at the strip shows. Some great benefits there at the RNC! You KNOW that Steele told some underling to handle the charges and that Steele would sign the reimbursement.

Almost two grand in one night at a strip club??? And these guys weren't even stock brokers??? Now that's talkin' the language of the regular Joes out in the Red State Heartland.

"Hey honey, I'm gonna take two house payments and go to a lesbian S & M club tonight...K?"

Posted by: roboturkey | March 29, 2010 2:57 PM | Report abuse

Actually it appears the lesbian themed strip club was a Kickback to the GOP donor. I stand corrected.

Posted by: liveride | March 29, 2010 2:57 PM | Report abuse

steele just wants to get paid. he could care less about the republicans or the democrats. in a few years he'll switch sides and blame the republicans for whatever and whatever else in a tell-all book.

Posted by: trufe | March 29, 2010 2:57 PM | Report abuse

Just gotta love the family values of the Grand Ole Party: lesbians are an abomination before God so of course we can't let them get married, but that awful dirty sex they have is so titillating that we'll pay thousands to see it simulated in a nightclub.

Posted by: HughBriss | March 29, 2010 2:56 PM | Report abuse

If I trust Republicans with my tax dollars, is this what will happen? Sickening.

Posted by: unpluggedboodah | March 29, 2010 2:56 PM | Report abuse

Maybe they were researching how "socialist" play.

Posted by: rcc_2000 | March 29, 2010 2:55 PM | Report abuse

At least the male GOP staffers were chasing FEMALES this time, that's a change.

Posted by: unpluggedboodah | March 29, 2010 2:55 PM | Report abuse

This is about REPUBLICAN FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY!!! This is about how THEY INTEND TO TREAT TAXPAYER DOLLARS if they can get the nation's checkbook back! They SURELY deserve to be in control of taxpayer money. No doubt about that.

Posted by: NothingButTheTruth | March 29, 2010 2:55 PM | Report abuse

- 2010 REPUBLICAN & TEABAGGER STANCE -

Stimulus Bill: Hell NO!
Healthcare Reform: Hell NO!!
Invest in America: Hell NO!!

Strippers,Booz and Pro's: HEELL YEA!!!!

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Democrats stance in the 1990's.

"I DID NOT HAVE SEXUAL RELATIONS WITH THAT WOMAN".

"Hey, this cigar smells kinda funny"

Posted by: bozobabbling | March 29, 2010 2:55 PM | Report abuse

Maybe Steele thought he was attending a Ti-Tea Party with those lesbians...

Posted by: sb433 | March 29, 2010 2:54 PM | Report abuse

Well, what's to criticize? These are the real Republican values, at full cry: Show me the money, honey! The pathetic part of all this is found in the backwaters of Red America, where obviously some small town folk still think that the Republicans are defending the Little House On The Prairie world of the Real America from those barbarians, the Democrats.

Posted by: eheath1 | March 29, 2010 2:54 PM | Report abuse

That Erik Brown is a playa....

Posted by: willandjansdad1 | March 29, 2010 2:54 PM | Report abuse

GOP, Fox News, and The Tea Party: the new flavor of Hate and Thuggery

GOP pandering to right wing extremism, use of inflammatory rhetoric to characterize modest legislation, calls for arming (“Michelle Bachmann”), reloading (“Michael Steele”), and targeting (“Sarah Palin”) their political opponents are criminal actions that seek to divide our country for the benefit of a few rich individuals and corporations.

Anti Health Care reform advocate California GOP Congressman Wally Herger has expressed support for right-wing terrorism. Herger was hosting a town hall meeting when Citizen Bert Stead called himself a “proud right-wing terrorist.” Herger responded, “Amen, God bless you. There is a great American.”

Follow the money that funds the so call citizen protest groups.

The primary funding sources for the Tea Party are two conservative groups: Americans for Prosperity and FreedomWorks which receive substantial funding from David Koch of Koch Industries, the largest privately-held energy company in the country, and the conservative Koch Family Foundations. Koch industries are responsible for hundreds of Oil spills spread over multiple states.

Tea baggers are fighting for the rights of Oil, Coal, Banking, Medical Insurance and Tobacco industries to pollute, poison, and rip off while killing Energy Independence, National Security, and Job growth. A perfect example of the RICH banging the propaganda drums to lead the malcontents over a cliff while the RNC members party at Post Hotels and Strip Club on their Rich patrons multi-million dollar donations.

Posted by: liveride | March 29, 2010 2:54 PM | Report abuse

DEAR REPUBLICANS: STOP WASTING MONEY

Posted by: unpluggedboodah | March 29, 2010 2:54 PM | Report abuse

Just one more reason for a new polictical party. This is just a continuance of the two major parties trying to put a negative spotlight on the other. Neither party should be throwing stones. This irresponsible spending doesn't just happen in the parties committees, but is just just another extension of both the Republican and Democratic parties total disregard to the general public. However, I still can not understand why the American public continues to re-elect the same scum bags years after year. It appears we deserve this until we clean house in both parties and please don't think your elected official is any better than the rest!!

Posted by: g_matteson | March 29, 2010 2:54 PM | Report abuse

Excellent reason to contribute to R.N.C. fund-raising appeals, isn't it?

A letter from Michael Steele arrived not long ago, its subject the Party's November election chances. It included a direct appeal for a $500+ (or higher) donation for that worthy cause, "taking back the Congress" from those traitorous Democrats. Its stupidity aside, I don't think that my donation would go to such a campaign; not much of it, anyway. Either it would magically vanish into somebody's pocket or be used to subsidize Steele's (among others) opulent lifestyle while rousing the Tea Party "faithful" (read: "unhinged rabble") to embarrass everyone (with the possible exception of Sarah Palin, who is clueless about most things anyway).

Which points to the larger issue hinted at in the article: just what is "conservatism" and the Republican Party itself these days, under the skin (the reality behind the brand-name facade)?

Would the short answers to both be Jerry Seinfeld's joke about what his show was really about: "it's about nothing"?

One fears this might be so. That a political party that calls itself "Republican" -- traditionally, elitist, one that represents the economic interests of business and the financial elite (the Koch family immediately comes to mind) -- would stoop to pander to a democratic mob (would stoop to coddle rabble, cynically hoping, one supposes, to gain some slight political advantage by it) merely reflects its desperate situation.

Predictions of a grand Republican renaissance this Fall are overblown, I think. And what passes for its senior leadership also fears this might be so, why it clutches at straws like a drowning man while enjoying the high-life for as long as it can, knowing perfectly well that their coach-&-4 will turn into a pumpkin drawn by rats if the promised renaissance fails to materialize.

Posted by: hogsmile | March 29, 2010 2:54 PM | Report abuse

- 2010 REPUBLICAN & TEABAGGER STANCE -

Stimulus Bill: Hell NO!
Healthcare Reform: Hell NO!!
Invest in America: Hell NO!!

Strippers,Booz and Pro's: HEELL YEA!!!!

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Well at least were not all bunched up in knots looking for male interns in congress.

Democrats, the children of the 1960's are going to preach about morality.

LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: bozobabbling | March 29, 2010 2:53 PM | Report abuse

I think that "colascguy" is correct in that people should contribute directly to candidates instead of political party committees. He and I may disagree politically but he's correct in this regard. For those who are crying about not knowing how the DNC is spending it's money you can go to the FEC website and look for yourself. A relatively easy solution. I'm a Democrat and don't have a lot of respect for Michael Steele anyway. If Republicans want to look for a good chairman I think you can look back to the days of Haley Barbour of Mississippi when he was Chair of the party. I disagreed with him also but that guy is as smart as anyone in politics. I had a ton of respect for him.

Posted by: DCRangerfan | March 29, 2010 2:52 PM | Report abuse

Typical of GOP hypocrisy...... And Steele knows nothing about it OF COURSE.....

LIARS

Posted by: EdSantaFe | March 29, 2010 2:52 PM | Report abuse

I feel bad for all the gullible GOP Footsoldiers who gave money to this organization. They are like ACORN only worse.

Posted by: unpluggedboodah | March 29, 2010 2:52 PM | Report abuse

So sad - this is all the Post has? Now they are digging into expense reports....?

This after thieves like Murtha, Rangel and others stole from the taxpayers for years.

It jsut shows how desperate the Dems and the Post are - th eAmerican people are ready to throw the Dems and the Post out next November.

Posted by: Realist201 | March 29, 2010 2:51 PM | Report abuse

Why is Republicans' only exuse "Well they must do it too!"

You sound like little children.

The GOP: Party of Wasting Money on Strippers

Posted by: unpluggedboodah | March 29, 2010 2:51 PM | Report abuse

What is a horse's bit?

Posted by: brandip_77 | March 29, 2010 2:51 PM | Report abuse

No big deal; let them spend all their money on these things. A lesbian-themed night club..LMAO

Posted by: eaglechik | March 29, 2010 2:50 PM | Report abuse

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Stimulus Bill: Hell NO!
Healthcare Reform: Hell NO!!
Invest in America: Hell NO!!

Strippers,Booz and Pro's: HEELL YEA!!!!

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Posted by: A-Voter | March 29, 2010 2:50 PM | Report abuse

I am definitely switching over to the Republican partay. I could get into some of that conservative all-in-the-name-of-God grinding and muff-bumping.

Last time I went to a Dem outing, the only thing we had was a hamburger cookout and a civil rights poetry reading. BORING!

Posted by: hayden1 | March 29, 2010 2:50 PM | Report abuse

unpluggedboodah wrote

Funny how Republicans get all whiny when you mention Bush but then as soon as they get in trouble for wasting contribution money on w hores, they suddenly scream "Well Democrats do it too!!!"

Republicans truly are the Party of Idiotic Children

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Democrats truly are the Party of Aborted children. Nice try Barrack!

Posted by: bozobabbling | March 29, 2010 2:49 PM | Report abuse

I have never donated to the RNC, but I have financially supported many Republican candidates.

About 20 years ago a phone solicitor for the RNC requested a donation from my wife. When my wife declined, the indignant RNC solicitor demanded to speak with the man of the house. The RNC has never received a penny from my family since that day.

Posted by: jdcw | March 29, 2010 2:49 PM | Report abuse

Wow this is a huge embarassment for the Republican Party at exactly the worst time for them. I can't believe RNC stooges would be so careless and stupid. Wait, yes I can.

Posted by: unpluggedboodah | March 29, 2010 2:48 PM | Report abuse

If true, this is an outrage and it needs an explaination. I am curious as to why you only seem to have looked into a single specious expenditure and obviously found none by the DNC. I think your banner for this column says it all "politics and policy in Obama's Washington". Wonder why your paper is in the toilet, you are having fights in the newsroom and you've already had to close the Greenbelt printing plant? We want facts ...all the facts, not cherrypicked, overhyped propaganda. If I didn't need to throw out dead fish occasionally I would have no use for the Post at all.

Posted by: theduck6 | March 29, 2010 2:48 PM | Report abuse

This article has got to be right up there with the other "You've Got to be Kidding Me" articles I read so often in the Washington Post and New York Times (yes, I read a lot... even from those rags). I can't even imagine anyone who THINKS - this does not include the low IQ bunch who can't write a comment without using the F word or calling out to have someone's knees broken - could even suffer through reading the entire article above. It is clearly written by a very young, immature person (or persons). Certain this kind of spending, as shameful as it clearly is, goes on in both parties. The politics, the spending, the ignoring the will of the people, and the "babies" who write this drivel ALL are a part of our sadly "sliding down hill" society. Keep up your good work Washington Post, you continue to keep the hill muddy so the slide moves more quickly!

Posted by: GiveMeaBreak37 | March 29, 2010 2:48 PM | Report abuse

I am shocked!...Shocked I tell you...shocked.


Posted by: nestorb98 | March 29, 2010 2:48 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: PeterPrinciple
"You might be right, but the sparse details which you give make it impossible to judge."

On the other hand, if some crank dentist in Orange County says Obama was born in Kenya, you can take THAT as the gospel truth, right?
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Actually I have not said that or thought that and I only learn about this dentist from you! :) What gives you the right to attribute views to me?

What I would like to know is why is there so much enmity between different groups in the US? If you want to subscribe to that enmity, be my guest, but I am not going to join you in bashing conservatives, nor will I join someone else in bashing liberals.

For my money, if America is going to get its act together, we need to do better than bashing liberals or bashing conservatives (as YOU just did).

Posted by: rohitcuny | March 29, 2010 2:48 PM | Report abuse

Does Pelosi still have her private weekend Jet? heh heh.

Posted by: bnw173 | March 29, 2010 2:47 PM | Report abuse

I am shocked!...Shocked I tell you...shocked.


Posted by: nestorb98 | March 29, 2010 2:47 PM | Report abuse

the rediculous pretense that Republicans are the party of values being blown apart by their actions. Tea Party activists are the most hypicritical bunch in American history - most are on government engtitlements research shows as well as being older whites - no proof here of RACISM but I bet you a million dollars the majority of them are bigots.

Posted by: truthseeker13 | March 29, 2010 2:47 PM | Report abuse


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Stimulus Bill: Hell NO!
Healthcare Reform: Hell NO!!
Invest in America: Hell NO!!

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Posted by: A-Voter | March 29, 2010 2:46 PM | Report abuse

It never fails to amuse me reading the comments of pudgy Karl Rove wannabes sitting in a boiler room trying to separate Alzheimer's patients from their money and frantically trying to answer every deserved attack on the party of racism, xenophobia, and fearful greed. They'll tell you they are ex-Marines who run their own company but they're really just losers who got their asses whupped by girls on the playground and want to pay everyone back just like their hero Karl. Sure Dems are pervs too but don't you think those foolish enough to send money to Michael Steele and his gang would like to know what's being done with it?

Posted by: dnahatch1 | March 29, 2010 2:46 PM | Report abuse

Steeles going "oh you betcha" down!!! He can see Russia from the table he's getting his lap dance at. The dancer across the dance floor's named Russia!

Mr. Steele getting into the lap dance... "Oh baby, dance like it's 1994! Rub it in my face like I'm gonna rub it in the Democrats face! Oh Russia, my love!"

"Wait, who's that in the suite? It's Rush and Newt. Hey guys, wha's up!!!! How come they're pretending like they don't see me? Don't they like Russia?"

Posted by: DontGetIt | March 29, 2010 2:45 PM | Report abuse

This really wouldn't besuch a big deal but for the fact that the GOP thinks they are the fiscaly responsive party. On a MUCH smaller scale, it's as hypocritical as the RC Church's claims on morality. We're only talking about 0.1% of the RNC's budget this year, and the strip club thing was probably a really dumb oversight; plus these people aren't elected officials. But it sure doesn't help the GOP's message, and brother, it's funny stuff!

Posted by: KJR1 | March 29, 2010 2:45 PM | Report abuse

Now I understand why Sarah was all "leathered up" at McGrampa's rally.

Tea-bagging, lesbian, dominatrix....

The GOP "Big Tent" in action.

Posted by: willandjansdad1 | March 29, 2010 2:44 PM | Report abuse

WHOOPS!

Posted by: trident420 | March 29, 2010 2:44 PM | Report abuse

Baby "Doc" Duvalier is now running the GOP. Have fun Republicans.

Posted by: heycoachb | March 29, 2010 2:43 PM | Report abuse

RNC, republican national committee.
Are you telling me there are no politicians on this committee?
Are you telling me they do not support and fund the unAmerican, dishonorable, hypocritical actions of these politicians?
Can you deny that the RNC and republican politicians have instigated hate, anger, disrespect, fear, trying to destroy our president, consequently our country and us?
Can you show any honorable actions?

Posted by: kathlenec | March 29, 2010 2:43 PM | Report abuse

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Stimulus Bill: Hell NO!
Healthcare Reform: Hell NO!!
Invest in America: Hell NO!!

Strippers,Booz and Pro's: HEELL YEA!!!!

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Posted by: A-Voter | March 29, 2010 2:43 PM | Report abuse

Funny how Republicans get all whiny when you mention Bush but then as soon as they get in trouble for wasting contribution money on w hores, they suddenly scream "Well Democrats do it too!!!"

Republicans truly are the Party of Idiotic Children

Posted by: unpluggedboodah | March 29, 2010 2:42 PM | Report abuse

koolkat_1960... you certainly know an awful lot about teabagging.... is it true you never see the bag until it hits your chin?

Posted by: nosuchluck | March 29, 2010 2:40 PM | Report abuse

I think it is hilarious... and I love it. The more they spend on these frivolities, the less they have for attack ads. Keep it up!

Posted by: catherine3 | March 29, 2010 2:40 PM | Report abuse

The Progressive LibTards - at it again...

Is this all you got?

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No, this is not all what we got but this is what we published so far. :)

Posted by: 6111111a | March 29, 2010 2:39 PM | Report abuse

This is stupid. A tit for tat. We all know both sides visit seedy places, eat at luxurious restaurants, over spend on themselves and always for thier own personal wants and desires. It's NOT NEWS.

Next tat will be reported on what the Democratic party members spent their fund money on instead of the campaigns.

So, what! They all do these things. American's are far from stupid! Complacent, yes but not stupid. We know.
Wrtiing about it does nothing, but try to stir the divisive pot even more.

What resolution does the author suggest, none. It's just the silver pot calling the kettle black, when they are all the same - silver pots. No one uses kettles anymore...lol

The Republican Party is a mirror image of the Democratic Party. As if we did not know that already. Tell us something new would ya!

Posted by: MyTwoCents4 | March 29, 2010 2:39 PM | Report abuse

pgr88

Thats the spirit, when the democrats do it they are wrong but when the republicans do it its ok because a democrat did it too. With all the latest posturing about spending from the GOP the best you can do regarding taking responsibility for your party members waste is to point out some statistic to justify the GOP? And its not even a justifiable statistic considering Obama inherited the very deficit you now blame him for after one year in office. Talk about Delusional? This is exactly why the GOP will not regain power. They dont take responsibility for their irresponsibility but want to hold everyone else accountable for what they do to score political points. Republicans did not even take responsibility for the 8 years they were in office. They blame Obama for their lack of leadership and lack of fiscal responsibility. Yes, keep waiting for 2010 and 2012 to come. As if you are automatically entitled to regain power by default. You look worse and worse by the day. You wont get voted back in by pointing fingers when you should take responsibility.

Posted by: ged0386 | March 29, 2010 2:39 PM | Report abuse

The 'PoohbliCONS will find a way to blame the Dems... This buys more time for Vitter and Ensign :-)

Posted by: pgl911rs | March 29, 2010 2:39 PM | Report abuse


Look at the DNC's comparable expenditures and their action arm George Soros's moveon.org and these are miniscule

Posted by: Obama_TRAITOR_in_Chief | March 29, 2010 2:38 PM | Report abuse

You know it's funny. When Democrats screw up, (Oh yes there are a lot there) I don't go and defend the Democrats or try to say th republicans are way worse. When Spitzer was caught with a pro and Edwards had a mistress, I was disgusted and said so. It never even occurred to me to try and turn it around on the republicans. What's wrong with you people? Wrong is wrong no matter what party.

Posted by: meowomon | March 29, 2010 2:38 PM | Report abuse

Must be the Republican version of trickel down economics.
LOL

Posted by: OhMy | March 29, 2010 2:38 PM | Report abuse

Normally i would say "it's their own money, they spend it how they want", if these same people were not all the time lecturing us about family values, morality, religious values, personal responsibility, financial conservatism, etc etc. Republicans always seem to be full of principles. There are two constants in these principles though: they are always valid for someone else, and they can always be bended hard enough to explain their own misbehaviour. How many cases of serious personal misconduct and criminal behaviour have the republicans had by now? It starts with Bob Livingston, Newt Ginrich and Henry hyde, who were all having extramarital relationships while they were trying to impeach clinton. Then there was larry craig with his "wide stance", 'duke' cunnigham, jack abramoff, Tom Delay, Ted Stevens, Mark Foley, Bob Barr, etc etc.
They will never learn, because they simply have no morals for themselves, only for others.

Posted by: karlbelgium | March 29, 2010 2:38 PM | Report abuse

IS THIS THE BEST YOU CAN DO??? I AM SO TIRED OF THE PRESS AND ESPECIALLY THE POST FOR ITS ONE SIDED COVERAGE. GIVE ME A BREAK. I DO APPRECIATE THE GAY FRIENDLY REFERENCE. SHOWS THE REPUBLICANS ARE NOT THAT INSENSITIVE.

Posted by: arthurblank2

You are absolutely right. We need to hear the stripper's side of the story.

The GOP runs on being the Values party. These are their values, they just don't mention it in the campaign

Posted by: James10 | March 29, 2010 2:38 PM | Report abuse

Just more proof of how hypocritical, phoney, pompous the republican politicians are. Their actions speak volumns on how out of touch they are with what they were elected to do.
They spent like there was no tomorrow with taxpayer funds while having control and continue to do so with contributionds made by misguided people.
All the while lying, distorting, fear mongering while thumping their Bibles.
They are a disgrace as a political party and for our country.

Posted by: kathlenec | March 29, 2010 2:13 PM |

Will somebody please cut off her internet service....paaaleeeze!
The RNC is a Committee, not the Repugnantican Party. Open up your good eye and acknowledge that you should not be allowed on the internet.

Now back to these comments.... there are way too many people who appear to be out of work or are using company time to respond to Stupid Compost News. Me, I'm unemployed... lost my job with the USPS after they caught me delivering the mail in a timely fashion.

Posted by: nosuchluck | March 29, 2010 2:38 PM | Report abuse

Im switching partys- Sarah in Leather, Steele dressing in woman clothe at a Lesbian S and M club- wow- I thought you guys were the moral party- heck no- you guys are funnn and funny. I love the hypocracy- next thing we will read is that some senator was picking up toilet paper in a gay bathroom- ooops- sorry that already happend.

Posted by: anyway1 | March 29, 2010 2:37 PM | Report abuse

So to be fair and balanced:
Please outline how much and what the DNC spent money on during the same time frame.

Now this was funds that were raised, not taxpayer money right?
Still wrong yes.
But totally different.

Ok: Now tell us what the dems and repubs each spend in taxpayer money.
Where is the big story on that huh?

Show me the Journalism!


Posted by: rexreddy | March 29, 2010 2:37 PM | Report abuse

Man, I may be in the wrong political party.

These "conservative" republicans know how to party down...while they are the down party.

Bet the teabagger loons were please to see how their money is being spent..."...there is a sucker born every minute..."

Posted by: voultron2 | March 29, 2010 2:37 PM | Report abuse

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Stimulus Bill: HELL NO!
Healthcare Reform: HELL NO!

Strippers and Booz: HEELL YEA!

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Posted by: A-Voter | March 29, 2010 2:36 PM | Report abuse

I love watching the 'fiscally responsible' GOP trolls attempt to defend the RNC spending $2k in donations on w hores.

Posted by: unpluggedboodah | March 29, 2010 2:35 PM | Report abuse

One of the posters hear asks how Michael Steele got his job in the first place. Is that a scream or what? Either the RepubliKKKLANS nomited the most competent person who just happened to be black, or they cynically nominated a black man just because the president is. I'm sure FOX news will explain this all to them and they will know the "fair and balanced truth". Poor stupid people led to financial ruin by their corporate Murdoch masters. At least the Democrats care enough to give them health care that they complain about but will NEVER give up.

Posted by: mdenny1 | March 29, 2010 2:35 PM | Report abuse

It's worth $108 Million to the Right Wing to humiliate another of its Uncle Toms and show the Base that they didn't really mean Diversity.

Monte Haun mchaun@hotmail.com

Posted by: mchaun | March 29, 2010 2:35 PM | Report abuse

Who cares? We all know our reps spend money foolishly on themselves. This is why I never give my money to any party. Just look at the leaked memo of the last GOP meeting as to how they (both parties) really feel about their donors.

Posted by: hcwarden | March 29, 2010 2:35 PM | Report abuse

This RNC activity is 100% wrong. Period.

Might be nice to point out, the Washington Compost carries the water form the Democrap-artists on almost every issue.

To use their pen to do this brings the worst libtards out with the vehemence and pure hatred, the left feels, acts out and spews about the right every chance they get.

And best of all, the Washington Compost increases circulation and can trumpet, absence of malice...all at one time.

Posted by: Gmann2009 | March 29, 2010 2:34 PM | Report abuse

vote Lesbitarian

Posted by: roboturkey | March 29, 2010 2:27 PM
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roboturkey!!! Shame on you! (Wish I'D said that!) LOLOLOLOL. Would that make them Lesbyterians also?

Posted by: dakotahgeo | March 29, 2010 2:34 PM | Report abuse

Oops, that's the fiscal conservative we have been talking about.

Posted by: ExpressReader | March 29, 2010 2:34 PM | Report abuse

pgr88: And how many trillions have we spent on dubbyas folly in Iraq? (Not to mention the lives taken or ruined for an illegal invasion!)

Posted by: meowomon | March 29, 2010 2:33 PM | Report abuse

vote Lesbitarian

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roboturkey!!! Shame on you! (Wish I'D said that!) LOLOLOLOL.

Posted by: dakotahgeo | March 29, 2010 2:33 PM | Report abuse

If I had known that the Republicans were having this much fun I would've left the Democratic Party. Ok, maybe NOT! But I'm glad to see the Republicans say one thing about family values and do another. One more thing. Was Sarah Palin there?

Posted by: brianhandel | March 29, 2010 2:33 PM | Report abuse

Really, I mean, who cares? These aren't elected officials, and they're not using public money. Is anyone really surprised that Republicans, or Democrats, aren't saints? A certain percentage of either group is going to be sleazy, and while it's entertaining to hear about, it's not news, unless you're the National Enquirer. Is the country in such great shape now that the biggest news we could come up with is that some Republicans went to a sex club?

Posted by: RGee1 | March 29, 2010 2:33 PM | Report abuse

Will "Sticky Fingers" Sarah be replaced by "Sticky Fingers" Steele? When Palin went on her $150,000+ shopping spree for her campaign "wardrobe", those who still have the ability to think things through mocked her for her "just a soccer Mom" mantra while Hoovering up the political spoils of the good life. Now, with Steele inheriting a $118 million war chest which he managed to reduce to under $10 million, one has to wonder: "Where did all that money go"?

Posted by: shapiromarilyn | March 29, 2010 2:33 PM | Report abuse

The RNC is just trying to make inroads with the Dem voting blocs.

Posted by: ronjaboy | March 29, 2010 2:32 PM | Report abuse

"Filings show tens of thousands of dollars spent on high-flying expenses, including private jets, posh hotels and bondage strip club."


lol wut

Posted by: privacy4 | March 29, 2010 2:32 PM | Report abuse

You'd think RNC donors would have figured it out after Palin spent $500k or whatever it was on a clothing spree for her kids before kneecapping the ticket in the 2008 election. But that assumes anyone in the GOP has a brain, which we all know is a falsehood.

Posted by: unpluggedboodah | March 29, 2010 2:32 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: BenAMarine | March 29, 2010 2:31 PM | Report abuse

ok, so it sounds to me that the RNC spent $103M last year and the items detailed in the article add up to $103,000 or about .1% of the RNC spendings. So this article is about what? I suspect if I looked at the DNC's spendings I too could come up with .1% of the items that might be questionable. Is it a high school kid that wrote this article or just someone that thinks readers aren't very smart?

Posted by: mmourges | March 29, 2010 2:31 PM | Report abuse

OOOH republicans, call me names again. Call me libtard or DemoRat. I like it when you abuse me. MMMMM

Posted by: meowomon | March 29, 2010 2:31 PM | Report abuse

I really want to see Sarah Failin in leather... with a concrete jumpsuit... standing on an old, old, old pier!

Posted by: dakotahgeo | March 29, 2010 2:29 PM | Report abuse

RNC spends $2000 of donated money at strip club.

Democrats spend $1 TRILLION of taxpayer money on Obama's socialist schemes.

For WaPo - that's moral equivalence.

Posted by: pgr88 | March 29, 2010 2:29 PM | Report abuse

Must be all that pent-up Christian angst that's to blame for this...

Posted by: bugpup | March 29, 2010 2:28 PM | Report abuse

I guess it beats going to the airport for gay sex like the rest of the GOP

Posted by: unpluggedboodah | March 29, 2010 2:28 PM | Report abuse

Just more proof of how hypocritical, phoney, pompous the republican politicians are. Their actions speak volumns on how out of touch they are with what they were elected to do.
They spent like there was no tomorrow with taxpayer funds while having control and continue to do so with contributionds made by misguided people.
All the while lying, distorting, fear mongering while thumping their Bibles.
They are a disgrace as a political party and for our country.

Posted by: kathlenec | March 29, 2010 2:13 PM |

Somebody shut off her internet service... plaaaaleeze.
Kathlenec.... this is the RNC; not the Repugnitican Party. If you would open your eye and look around you; The RNC is not an elected political party. They are a party though...ha ha ha!

Posted by: nosuchluck | March 29, 2010 2:28 PM | Report abuse

As I told the FEC - we were on a FACT FINDING mission to show how far the GAY COMMUNITY was pressing their agenda even in the once dominated MALE strip clubs!

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Posted by: A-Voter | March 29, 2010 2:27 PM | Report abuse

Who knew 'fiscal responsibility' to the to the Teabag and the Republican Parties meant paying strippers?

This frames the HCR debate in a whole new light.

Posted by: unpluggedboodah | March 29, 2010 2:27 PM | Report abuse

vote Lesbitarian

Posted by: roboturkey | March 29, 2010 2:27 PM | Report abuse

why are all of you morons gloating about this latest pathetic example of Washington disfunction; this administration and congressional dumbocrats are touting their reducing the deficit with their health care fiasco, while at the same time the debt skyrockets BECAUSE of the the very same spending. typical Washington logic. they (Ds and Rs) are all bums who neither willing to tell the truth about the financial mess this country is in nor take concrete steps to head off the economic mess they are creating. you idiots here are just more of the problem: spouting off about stuff that doesn't matter.

Posted by: doughless | March 29, 2010 2:27 PM | Report abuse

Strip clubs? I am shocked at these family values guys.

Posted by: davidsawh | March 29, 2010 2:26 PM | Report abuse

wapo to early to start this.wait until after september when th en politicians are rested up. why ruin their fun in the sun so early.rats will be in the minority again come nov. not that it makes a difference. any word on the war and illegals?

Posted by: pofinpa | March 29, 2010 2:26 PM | Report abuse

Whether the money expended for these parties were from the RNC OR private funds,
it speaks volumes about what the RNC and its supporters would do with Federal funds if given the chance! Lesbians in leather???
OMGod! And I'm sure all the spouses were at home watching The 700 Club and Focus On The Family!

Posted by: dakotahgeo | March 29, 2010 2:25 PM | Report abuse

To the RNC: Selecting Michael Steele as RNC Chairman was a mistake. Anyone following his 2006 bid for the Maryland Senate seat knows this.

When you make a mistake: admit it, fix it and move on.

Posted by: MDLaxer | March 29, 2010 2:25 PM | Report abuse

God, how I wish I had gotten into POLITICS!

"Money for nothing and your sex for free!"

Posted by: kparc | March 29, 2010 2:25 PM | Report abuse

When a Republican sneezes and says "God bless you", check under the bed. It may have to be later reconciled with C Street.

The hypocrisy of the last year--of the whipping up of the masses about the spending of taxpayer money--all the while living high on the taxpayers dime--defies description.

They lure the deluded poor to scream on the street about lavish spending--while jetting off to the Beverly Hills Hilton to celebrate, on the taxpayers dime--making sure to make a stop at "Voyeur West".

Gives a new meaning to their favorite phrase of late--"shoving it down their throats", doesn't it?

Prey On The Naive!

http://bit.ly/preyonthenaive

Posted by: nyintmed1 | March 29, 2010 2:25 PM | Report abuse

Just more proof of how hypocritical, phoney, pompous the republican politicians are. Their actions speak volumns on how out of touch they are with what they were elected to do.
They spent like there was no tomorrow with taxpayer funds while having control and continue to do so with contributionds made by misguided people.
All the while lying, distorting, fear mongering while thumping their Bibles.
They are a disgrace as a political party and for our country.

Posted by: kathlenec | March 29, 2010 2:13 PM | Report abuse
The neo-cons have proven to be every bit as bad as the limousine liberals like Clinton, Pelosi, and Boxer when it comes to spending, and every bit as perverted as the best Democrats.
But you'll never convince either side that their party of elitists cares more about the money than the voters.

Posted by: brattykathyi1 | March 29, 2010 2:24 PM | Report abuse

Republican spending like drunken sailors and frequenting bars with lesbian bondage themes???

I'm shocked!(but keeping this article for future blasts at right wing hypocrit hack idiots)

Posted by: abigsam | March 29, 2010 2:23 PM | Report abuse

Way to go Mikey. Spend that RNC cashola. I'm sure most of it is funding Sarah Palin on her "I can't believe people are this stupid and buying whatever b.s. I spit Out" Tour. The GOP is consistant I will give them that. They stand united in their lunacy and corruption hand in tow.

Posted by: rmattocks | March 29, 2010 2:22 PM | Report abuse

As far as I'm concerned, donating to other than state and local candidates is throwing your money down a dark and bottomless well. I doubt that the Republicans are any different than the Democrats at the national committee level. I don't care much for either.

Posted by: Lilycat1 | March 29, 2010 2:22 PM | Report abuse

Can't wait to see how Fox and hate radio (Beck, Rush, Michael Savage, ...) spin this so that the RNC and Steele are the poor victims.

Posted by: hairguy01 | March 29, 2010 2:22 PM | Report abuse

Yet another reason why the Republican leadership is out of touch with its base, why Tea Partiers are willing to run independent candidates against Republicans whom they dislike, and why Michael Steele needed to be fired from his job more than a year ago.

The fact that Steele knew nothing of the nudie club expense and yet it was approved anyway is all the more damning of his leadership. Someone at RNC headquarters signed off to approve the expense.

Really, though, this is a problem with Republicans and Democrats alike. Too many Washington politicians expect first-class accommodations wherever they go. I'd be happy in November if we show them all a first-class butt-whooping. Send Steele packing for wasting this money. Send Pelosi packing for demanding what is virtually a private jet everywhere she goes. Fire them all!

Posted by: blert | March 29, 2010 2:22 PM | Report abuse

The Republicans in the House have a leader who spends more time on his tan than a teenage girl. You have a Republican party chair who spends more on himself than on getting Republicans elected. And you have a Republican leader in the senate who has threatened Armageddon, WWIII and other useless rhetoric if he doesn't get his way. Golly gee I wonder if the Republicans are up to running a country when they can't even run a party.

Posted by: merrylees | March 29, 2010 2:21 PM | Report abuse

Fiscal conservatism at its finest.

Posted by: Capn0ok | March 29, 2010 2:21 PM | Report abuse

Oh, I am sure that the GOP donor letter had check boxes for stop health care reform, lower taxes, and view topless lesbians in black leather!

Posted by: maggots | March 29, 2010 2:14 PM

Actually.... my letter had all three; but I requested naugahyde, so PETA would not get all bet out of shape.

Posted by: nosuchluck | March 29, 2010 2:20 PM | Report abuse

Ah, I can remember the 1992 Democratic National Convention at Madison Square Garden like it was yesterday. I was just a young buck then, interning for the DSCC. We had a staff lunch and rendezvous at Flashdancers, right across the street from the Ed Sullivan Theater. With our credentials, we were given a free Flashdancer's T-Shirt. I don't see the problem. Surely Dems aren't claiming the moral high ground on this one, seeing as how they hate it when the GOP (incorrectly) tries the same thing.

Why is this piece even being written?

Posted by: lingering_lead | March 29, 2010 2:19 PM | Report abuse

I'm a Republican, and all I can say is that some of us know how to par-tay.

Posted by: enaughton27 | March 29, 2010 2:19 PM | Report abuse

typo aside, this is a very interesting story that I'm sure will have repercussions for Mr. Steele. I don't think he has realized that there are people who probably work directly for him or with him that want to see him leave that post. He is certainly providing them with plenty of assistance.

Posted by: wsblount | March 29, 2010 2:18 PM | Report abuse

The libs are all "wee weed up" over a RNC Issue.

THERE WAS NOT ONE RED CENT OF TAXPAYER MONEY USED".

So spare us your false indignation.

Posted by: dashriprock | March 29, 2010 2:18 PM | Report abuse

IS THIS THE BEST YOU CAN DO??? I AM SO TIRED OF THE PRESS AND ESPECIALLY THE POST FOR ITS ONE SIDED COVERAGE. GIVE ME A BREAK. I DO APPRECIATE THE GAY FRIENDLY REFERENCE. SHOWS THE REPUBLICANS ARE NOT THAT INSENSITIVE.

Posted by: arthurblank2 | March 29, 2010 2:18 PM | Report abuse

IS THIS THE BEST YOU CAN DO??? I AM SO TIRED OF THE PRESS AND ESPECIALLY THE POST FOR ITS ONE SIDED COVERAGE. GIVE ME A BREAK. I DO APPRECIATE THE GAY FRIENDLY REFERENCE. SHOWS THE REPUBLICANS ARE NOT THAT INSENSITIVE.

Posted by: arthurblank2 | March 29, 2010 2:18 PM | Report abuse

Do you think that there's any way watching Lesbian bondage will make them more open to gay marriage? That would be about the ONLY positive I can see come of this. But I can't say how I'm terribly surprised at all of this.

Posted by: coop0188 | March 29, 2010 2:17 PM | Report abuse

As I told the FEC - we were on a FACT FINDING mission to show how far the GAY COMMUNITY was pressing their agenda even in the once dominated MALE strip clubs!

Posted by: kparc | March 29, 2010 2:17 PM | Report abuse

If republicans spend lavishly in lesbian-themed bondage nightclubs, they may have misunderstood God's suggestion for them to suck the devil's vagina.

Posted by: neo-nemesis | March 29, 2010 2:17 PM | Report abuse

Steele is really a Democrat mole. But don't tell the Republicans.

Posted by: jrw1 | March 29, 2010 2:15 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: killdanigga | March 29, 2010 1:39 PM | Report abuse
More Jewish lies.....

You are vile and pathetic. So much hate. I'm sure that blacks and Jews are just two of the groups you despise. I almost feel sorry for you.

Posted by: kroll | March 29, 2010 2:15 PM | Report abuse

We are not talking about taxpayers money for the GOP. This is their money GIVEN by the people to use as they choose.

Posted by: annnort | March 29, 2010 2:04 PM | Report abuse

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Oh, I am sure that the GOP donor letter had check boxes for stop health care reform, lower taxes, and view topless lesbians in black leather!

Posted by: maggots | March 29, 2010 2:14 PM | Report abuse

$96M + $22M = $118M

And there is less than $10M left in the account?

How do you blow through $108 million in an off election year?

Posted by: B-rod | March 29, 2010 2:01 PM

Hookers and carpet munchers and plane rides...of my!

Posted by: nosuchluck | March 29, 2010 2:14 PM | Report abuse

I don't believe for a minute that expenditures by the DNC are any less outrageous. Funny the WAPO only asked the FEC for RNC figures.
But as for the lesbian bondage thing? Who says Republicans aren't gay-friendly? What a joke.

Posted by: SavingGrace | March 29, 2010 2:13 PM | Report abuse

Just more proof of how hypocritical, phoney, pompous the republican politicians are. Their actions speak volumns on how out of touch they are with what they were elected to do.
They spent like there was no tomorrow with taxpayer funds while having control and continue to do so with contributionds made by misguided people.
All the while lying, distorting, fear mongering while thumping their Bibles.
They are a disgrace as a political party and for our country.

Posted by: kathlenec | March 29, 2010 2:13 PM | Report abuse

Hmmm..Nancy Pelosi spends over 100 grand in taxpayer money on food and alcohol on her "private" US Air Force jet during the last two years and not a whisper of discontent from the libs...I guess the repubs like looking at whips while the dems are being Pelosi "whipped". Must be the free botox promised in the health care "reform" package....

Posted by: bz11 | March 29, 2010 2:13 PM | Report abuse

They don't have the votes to mismanage the U.S. economy, so they've got mismanage SOMETHING. Just a nice reminder of what it was like when these clowns ran federal agencies.

Posted by: tboyer33 | March 29, 2010 2:13 PM | Report abuse

they are all idiots.. Obama spends $4,000/night in Hawaii at a 8.9M estate, these R's are flying high.. John Edwards was right.. there are two America's.. Them and US. They all have to go. And you Dems railing against the Right here.. you have to realize that they all do it.. for example have you forgot about Nancy Pelosi's Jet that we bought.. give them all a vote out.. let's roll.

Posted by: redsky28 | March 29, 2010 2:12 PM | Report abuse

Teabagger and bondage?

It fits.

Posted by: bs2004 | March 29, 2010 2:12 PM | Report abuse

Michael Steele didn't know anything about it???? That tells why he and Erlich didn't get 2nd terms in Maryland. In my job I could get fired for "what I didn't know but should have known"

Posted by: peep1935 | March 29, 2010 2:12 PM | Report abuse

Steele has spent only $106 million; he still has about $10 million. What's wrong with him. Why didn't he spend all of it?

Posted by: esch | March 29, 2010 2:12 PM | Report abuse

Those Republicans, representing the core values of convervative Average Americans from the nation's heartland sure deserve a little R & R after the good fight against Health Care and the barrage of "No" they put up against the President.

A little "down" time at "Voyeur West" is in order for those guys. And what better way to get there than a private airplane. After all, they can't rely on the nation's airline to get them back to their families and churches on time for Sunday service.

Posted by: RGP75015 | March 29, 2010 2:11 PM | Report abuse

Ok, ouch, message received, but look at the results Republicans have gotten, what they've done for the people who voted for them!
(Wait, don't..)

Posted by: dudh | March 29, 2010 2:11 PM | Report abuse

All this tells me is that the GOP hasn't changed it's borrow and spend ways.

They call themselves "conservative" but they're anything but.

The "catch words" and "catch phrases" may work for the psychos, but the average American sees this behavior for exactly what it is, no respect for the American Taxpayer who either donates to these freaks, or who are forced to pay taxes.

Posted by: lindalovejones | March 29, 2010 2:10 PM | Report abuse

Ron Steele says, "Beat me! Hit me! Hurt me! Make me write 5-figure checks!"

Posted by: sasquatchbigfoot | March 29, 2010 2:10 PM | Report abuse

hilarious how many braindead conservatives take every negative news story about the GOP as proof of "media bias" against them. These people are too stupid to see the truth directly in front of their faces.

Posted by: divi3 | March 29, 2010 2:09 PM | Report abuse

What do homosexuality, bondage, and Christians all have in common? The drunk sailor known as Mr. GOP.

Posted by: ScottChallenger | March 29, 2010 2:09 PM | Report abuse

Michael Steele.... what a fricking joke. How did this clown get to be head of the RNC? It does not surprise me that 1: He was not aware this was going on. 2: It is going on. and finally 3: the RNC is spending more money than Tiger Woods at a Las Vegas Hooker convention. This is what you get when you lower your standards. Dumbocrat or Repugnantican... it's all the same. Uninformed (read ignorant) voters have brought this on with voting for a party, rather han an individual. You, the ignorant voter, have created the professional politician. Either climb under the covers with them and shut up; or start researching who you vote for. That's what the information age is all about.

Posted by: nosuchluck | March 29, 2010 2:09 PM | Report abuse

lesbian bondage clubs LOL i did not know such places existed.

I am so glad i am an Independent. Both partys have serious issues. In a work they both SUCK

Posted by: scon101 | March 29, 2010 2:08 PM | Report abuse

The RNC said in a statement Monday morning that it was investigating the Voyeur West Hollywood expenditure, which it said was "a reimbursement made to a non-committee staffer." The committee also said it was requesting that the money be returned and emphasized that Steele was not at the event.

... West Hollywood locals who went to the club hoping to see the abs of Steele were disappointed ...

... actually, the person who went to Voyeur West was actually a corporation exercising its right to free assembly ... 800 shareholders each got a 1/2 share of a fifty-dollar nipple whip cream lap dance, but by the end of the night it was only worth ten bucks. They were all out fifteen bucks, so they all declared a loss carryback to 2007, when they had all paid taxes on 100 bucks capital gains they earned from a gay oil wrestling option straddle in Miami Beach ... now that was a bubble, my brothers. It will take years for the market to crawl back to those heights.

... Okay, you can get the money back. But remember: you are not allowed to delete the emails. Those must be archived.

You people at the Post are having too way much fun for a Monday morning.

Posted by: pressF1 | March 29, 2010 2:06 PM | Report abuse

Hilarious.
But im glad the RNC is spending their money on strippers and limo's and expensive hotels.
It's better this, then those annoying, slanderous television comercials.
So keep up the good work mr. steele.
You might never win another election, but at least you can spend all the republican cash you want.

Posted by: MarilynManson | March 29, 2010 2:06 PM | Report abuse

What time Does Mr. Steele get fired? Will he get his unemployment check extended?

Posted by: RockStorm_Radio | March 29, 2010 2:05 PM | Report abuse

I wonder how much the Democrats spent on such things as well? It would be interesting to see an honest comparison between the two.

Posted by: liberalsareblind | March 29, 2010 2:05 PM | Report abuse

Wait until the wives read this.

Posted by: jckdoors | March 29, 2010 2:05 PM | Report abuse

With all the Rangels, Pelosis and Bos in DC, the dems had to come up with something. We are not talking about taxpayers money for the GOP. This is their money GIVEN by the people to use as they choose. No one stole it from anyone the way the dems steal taxpayers money. If you were to investigate the DNC, I bet you would find even worse, unless they had covered it up. Dems are good at cover ups - and lies!

Posted by: annnort | March 29, 2010 2:04 PM | Report abuse

I'm just waiting for Eric Cantor to come out and say he has evidence of the DNC doing the same thing but he won't release it publicly because he doesn't want to "fan the flames."

Posted by: leftcoaster | March 29, 2010 2:02 PM | Report abuse

Politicians sense of entitlement knows no bounds. Republicans are hypocrites, saying one thing and doing another. Mr. Steele needs to go, period. He wanted them to purchase a jet for his travels when he got elected to his position? He is more than ridiculous. Of course millionare Madam Pelosi, runs of hundreds of thousands of dollars in air fare too using military transport for herself, the children and grandchildren. You would think she would let loose and pay air fare
for her family to come to visit her in DC. They are all disgusting, come the fall, we should clean house.

Posted by: Listening2 | March 29, 2010 2:02 PM | Report abuse

Steele is the gift to the Democrats who keeps on giving.

Posted by: hoberle | March 29, 2010 2:02 PM | Report abuse

As of 2:00pm, there is a typo, third paragraph second line.

"The disclosures create another spending controversy for the RNC and its chairman, Michael Steele, who was come under steady fire from..."

get some stimulus and get a copy editor or redisign the process these articles go through before posting to the web. But don't try to charge me for access if this is what you are going to publish.

Posted by: wsblount | March 29, 2010 2:02 PM | Report abuse

$96M + $22M = $118M

And there is less than $10M left in the account?

How do you blow through $108 million in an off election year?

Posted by: B-rod | March 29, 2010 2:01 PM | Report abuse

Maybe they had an impersonator of "Caribou Barbie" (Palin) as one of the "ladies" and that is what turned on the Republi-cons so much. Heck, they need something to get them going again since Obama "smoked" them last week.

This goes to show that the RNC is way out of touch with "regular" people. Look who is the RNC leadership and you can understand why it is out of control and out of touch.

Posted by: joseph_charles | March 29, 2010 2:01 PM | Report abuse

I bet you can find lavish spend from the DNC as well if you looked. Both parties are crooked.

Posted by: BradG | March 29, 2010 1:58 PM | Report abuse

You would think they had learned a lesson with the $150k Sarah spent on clothes etc.

But noooo...

Posted by: chi-town | March 29, 2010 1:57 PM | Report abuse

It is the day Lee Atwater died. Lee believed in a scorched earth policy in politics. No lie too big, no dirty trick too foul was the Lee Atwater approach. The big lie of the Republican party is that they are the family values party. Yet this year we find that they have supported on demand abortions through the health insurance policy they provided their employees and now they think nothing of reimbursing a non-employee contractor for entertaining Republicans at a lesbian bondage club. How many people attended, what were their names and how many times did the hypocrites denounce DADT, or vote to support the Republican platform of "traditional family values?" The Republican party hypocrites and the fools who believe the dribble the party puts out deserve to be in the wilderness.

Posted by: merrylees | March 29, 2010 1:57 PM | Report abuse

Disgracefull scums! Now lets see them defend this one.

Posted by: truth1 | March 29, 2010 1:57 PM | Report abuse

This is the lead story? Seriously, this is the lead story? There is nothing more important going on in the world? This is why the WaPo is obsolete as a news organization.

Posted by: maxpower99 | March 29, 2010 1:57 PM | Report abuse


easttxisfreaky

asks: IS this all you got?

Ya, baby, it's all we need.
Though we all know there's lots more.

You get a bunch of southern drawls screaming their stuff, and call it a party,
you get what you got.

And, boy, do you got it. Yippee.

Posted by: whistling | March 29, 2010 1:56 PM | Report abuse

When it comes to perversion the RNC has taken the lead. It was quiet before the mens toilet incidents, the homeosexual encounters of married Republican congressmen. Paying for "working girls" favors, phone sex calls to professional stimulators, affairs ad nauseam, what do you expect? The RNC is just an extention of the elected officials who are so perverted. If they weren't "good Christians" the pedophilia and other digusting behavior of the Repbulican MEN could just be called classic male behavior.
Bury the GOP and start over there is no way to stop this runaway train til it crashes of its' own excesses.

Posted by: LibertySpinner | March 29, 2010 1:55 PM | Report abuse

This is in keeping with what will turn out to be another very sad reality. So many of the Tea Party are dedicating their time and effort, many without jobs, in what they believe to be a worthy cause, but the bottom line is that the Republican Party is using their energy and effort for free to stuff their coffers, and Sarah Palin is walking away with a bundle of money. I feel bad for these people. They are angry now, and boy, will they be angry when they figure it all out.

Posted by: rryder1 | March 29, 2010 1:55 PM | Report abuse

"its not taxpayers money!"
they are just representing those taxpayers in Congress LOL

Posted by: miguelopop | March 29, 2010 1:55 PM | Report abuse

will the R apologists posting here please at least acknowledge that their party has a "problem". On the spectrum between the movie "Hangover" and the movie "Mr. Deeds Goes to Washington", maybe they can move the behavior of the RNC a little closer to Jimmy Stewart.

Right now they are very accurately acting out the phrase "drunken losers".

Posted by: roboturkey | March 29, 2010 1:55 PM | Report abuse

Obviously what's happened is that Democrats have sought out RNC staff positions so that they could infiltrate the Republican party and tarnish the GOP.

Posted by: BLKManCommonSense | March 29, 2010 1:54 PM | Report abuse

A birthday party for Mary Cheney?

Posted by: ArtHorizon | March 29, 2010 1:54 PM | Report abuse

The Progressive LibTards - at it again...

Is this all you got?

Posted by: easttxisfreaky | March 29, 2010 1:45 PM | Report abuse

##########################################

You already have all the black leather, whips, and chains - what else do you need for a good time?

Posted by: maggots | March 29, 2010 1:53 PM | Report abuse

Just one question-

Bush appropriately called Rove "Turd Blossom." So what nickname does Michael Steele deserve?

Posted by: 1observer | March 29, 2010 1:53 PM | Report abuse

They talk the talk and walk the walk. Oops, they ogle without gogles

Posted by: pvogel88 | March 29, 2010 1:52 PM | Report abuse

the sad thing is that the dumbocrats are no better. this country is desparate need of a middle of the road 3rd party. the Jackasses and Dumbos are driving this country into the ground and don't seem to really care.

Posted by: doughless | March 29, 2010 1:52 PM | Report abuse

Why not just get Sarah to wear leather and strip for them? Get Condi too, remember her all leather and boots outfit from a few years ago....

Posted by: nowhine | March 29, 2010 1:51 PM | Report abuse


HEY, you loud mouth mouth-offs who constantly yelp about the dems...

I sincerely and hopefully and joyously HOPE you contributed some hard earned bucks to the RNC. As well as your
long winded rants.

DOOOOOO contribute more. Your children don't need food, or shelter, they need
a good Republican nation of "freedom".

(Maybe save some for the Tea Party, who apparently, DRIVE THEIR TRUCKS ALL OVER AND USE THEIR BULL HORNS TO YELL..

but apparently don't part with a buck.
Oh, it's wonderful.

Posted by: whistling | March 29, 2010 1:51 PM | Report abuse

folks get over it. $2000 is .000185% of the yearly spend (based on extrapolation of 22M to start, plus 96M raised, with 10M left over). I'd be much more interested in where the other $107,008,000 went.

Every organization has fools who spend money badly. It makes for a nice headline but is not the story but it's not worth the payroll cost to track down every .000185% expenditure.

Posted by: rtkx7hwed | March 29, 2010 1:38 PM | Report abuse

#######################################

Spin and make all the excuses you want. Maybe the club was featuring a Sarah Palin impersonator that night!

Posted by: maggots | March 29, 2010 1:51 PM | Report abuse

OMG... I'm glad I read the story... I thought this was about Nancy Pelosis weekly flights to California . Whew.... wouldn't want that.

JMR2..... The Tea PARTY is comprised of individuals from every walk of life whose main concern is government getting too big, the budget being out of control and the fact that incumbant Repugnanticans and Dumbocrats are not interested in anything other than getting re-elected.
Teabagging is what happens when (you are probably all too familier with this) a nutsack is banging up against your chin.

Posted by: nosuchluck | March 29, 2010 1:49 PM | Report abuse

With all that money going to lesbian bondage clubs, how can anyone accuse the GOP of being anti gay anymore? I'm telling you, vote Libertarian. They know what it's all about.

Posted by: panamajack | March 29, 2010 1:49 PM | Report abuse

its not taxpayers money!

Posted by: infantry11b4faus | March 29, 2010 1:49 PM | Report abuse

The responses from the teabagger/GOOPer/rightwingnut/lunatic fringe brigade are unusually weak today.

That's because some of them know this behavior is wrong and hypocritical, and the rest are mad because they weren't invited to the club.

Posted by: koolkat_1960 | March 29, 2010 1:49 PM | Report abuse

and what did you expect from the current RNC management?

The Republican Party, Defining the cliche "Fat Cats" for 100 years.

Bravo. More strip club stories. We want a pic of Steele enjoying himself.

Posted by: roboturkey | March 29, 2010 1:48 PM | Report abuse

Shouldn't you at least credit Saul Alinsky in your agit-prop piece? Things must be getting pretty tense in the liberal camp.

Posted by: RSweeney1 | March 29, 2010 1:47 PM | Report abuse

If a typical American filed a similar expense report they would be terminated on the spot. Unfortunately, people have such short memories, as this is just another example why the GOP were voted out in the first place.....

Posted by: waxtraxs | March 29, 2010 1:46 PM | Report abuse

Sounds like the Republicans I know...the Party of Lott, Delay and Abramoff among others. These sleaze joints were all "upper crust" I presume with the hos and pimps from a similar strata of society (white and racist). Of course we also have stepanfetchit mike who is doing just that while he tries to sell his behind. His soul has most likely gone to the highest white racist bidder already.

I love reading this stuff while we suppress the racist taunts of the Palins and other empty headers. While we ignore the wilfull under-education of America's children especially the Black and other minority offspring and the shameless imprisonment of its Black and poor. While we turn a blind eye to those who talk and condone violence while they hide behind titles of Congressman and senator.

This article tells us once more about the chicken hearted racists that affect our lives and of their devotion to activities that make Jimmy Swaggart's two dollar romp with a ho look like the proverbial walk in the park. Keep writing.

Posted by: Draesop | March 29, 2010 1:46 PM | Report abuse

The Progressive LibTards - at it again...

Is this all you got?

Posted by: easttxisfreaky | March 29, 2010 1:45 PM | Report abuse

The RNC is ridiculous; the GOP is silly stupid bonkers, the whole thing devolved to angry bunch of MUD DUMBS.

Guess I was right to change, after some 64 years of being one of them, including three years in Reagan campaigns and the WH, to register with the
Dems, who at least are sane and real.

Someetimes one wonders if it will ever be possible to return to the republican party?

Posted by: whistling | March 29, 2010 1:44 PM | Report abuse

I ask you. Who, in this world, is more deserving of living a life of luxury and opulence than the leaders of the Party of No, who service the needs of 1) wealthy corporate leaders, and 2) down but not outers, who take the Word of God in the Bible literally, at least those parts that permit them to use their understanding of religion to beat other people over the head with? A wealthy man summons with a slight gesture of his finger and the Party of No falls all over itself to serve his needs, which generally means a fat, targeted tax break. Meanwhile, the buckle of the Bible belt is ecstatic that someone in government takes their belief system seriously -- or at least seems to. How's that proposed Death to Flag Burners law workin' out for you guys?

Posted by: BlueTwo1 | March 29, 2010 1:44 PM | Report abuse

You stay classy, RNC. And oh please, we are all ears from wingnut apologists as to how this helps the party out of the wilderness...

Posted by: LABC | March 29, 2010 1:44 PM | Report abuse

Fiscally conservative: more money on less people, especially more for especially less deserving.

Posted by: shhhhh | March 29, 2010 1:44 PM | Report abuse

But not pervs like Larry "Wide Stance" Craig. We know what moves his needle, and it's not topless female dancers.

I agree KoolKat, but maybe Bother Craig was all done out in his dominatrix togs?

Posted by: willandjansdad1 | March 29, 2010 1:44 PM | Report abuse

HILARIOUS!

Steele ran up $1,900 at a club featuring simulated lesbian sex and bondage?!?!

Way to show those FAMILY VALUES, GOP hypocrites!

Posted by: losthorizon10 | March 29, 2010 1:43 PM | Report abuse

Ha ha...some "family values."

There is no way to spin this. Just no way. So don't even try, repugs.

Posted by: solsticebelle | March 29, 2010 1:42 PM | Report abuse

Wow! The RNC, under Mr. Steele's direction has spent nearly $108 million dollars since January 30, 2009 and the best strategy they can present against the Obama administration is to use a washed up slogan from the war on drugs.

To "just say NO?"

How embarrassing!

You're doing a heck of a job Mikey!

Posted by: helloisanyoneoutthere | March 29, 2010 1:41 PM | Report abuse

WOW they spent half as much as Pelosi did taking her family to Copenhagen. All you LIB id10t’s frothing at the mouth can just put it back in your pants. Old Nancy (the next batman) spent over 100K of out tax dollars wining and dining her family while she was supposed to be doing the peoples business.

Posted by: askgees | March 29, 2010 1:41 PM | Report abuse

Oh my, this is serious. From the types of expenses, I presumed I was reading an account of a labor union leadership convention, but then I realized the tab was too thin for union leaders. They would have spent much more.

Posted by: strategiesinter | March 29, 2010 1:40 PM | Report abuse

All this is going on while telling America that gay marriage is such an abomination. Pervs.

Posted by: meowomon | March 29, 2010 1:40 PM | Report abuse

No surprise. All politicians and political entities are vulnerable to this same activity, which is why I never donate to political activity as a rule.

Posted by: forgetthis | March 29, 2010 1:39 PM | Report abuse

The Log Cabinites are an important component of the RNC meetings....

Posted by: Geopolitics101 | March 29, 2010 1:39 PM | Report abuse

All joking aside. Look at the pattern. Doesn't this behaviour remind you of the GM Executives flying their jets to beg for taxpayer money? Or the banks handing out big bonuses after being bailed-out by the taxpayers? Those people tend to be Republicans. How do the republicans manage to maintain this myth that they are fiscally conservative when they do this stuff? Wasn't it them who financed the middle-eastern wars OFF BUDGET.

Posted by: CharlesS | March 29, 2010 1:39 PM | Report abuse

More Jewish lies.....

Posted by: killdanigga | March 29, 2010 1:39 PM | Report abuse

not for nothing, but let the fec put out the news, I don't trust wapo to be any kind of source...
I don't believe them...

Posted by: DwightCollins | March 29, 2010 1:38 PM | Report abuse

After the fiscal damage obama is doing in his campaign to socialize the nation, it takes some nerve to point at the RNC. And that's not even counting obama's frequent flyer miles on AF1.
Posted by: wmpowellfan

The day they catch the prez with lesbian strippers on AF1, you snark will be valid.

To compare health care costs to lap-dance expenses...Now that takes REAL nerve.

Posted by: willandjansdad1 | March 29, 2010 1:38 PM | Report abuse

folks get over it. $2000 is .000185% of the yearly spend (based on extrapolation of 22M to start, plus 96M raised, with 10M left over). I'd be much more interested in where the other $107,008,000 went.

Every organization has fools who spend money badly. It makes for a nice headline but is not the story but it's not worth the payroll cost to track down every .000185% expenditure.

Posted by: rtkx7hwed | March 29, 2010 1:38 PM | Report abuse

That's right folks, send your money into the Republicans! They need it to stop the moral decay in America and support good christian values in order to stop the Armageddon-starting anti-Christ. Where better to do the lords work that a lesbian stripper bar in L.A.

You can't make this stuff up. Did you hear the one about the Senator and the prostitutes?, the one soliciting gay sex in airport bathrooms? How abut the gay evangelical minister doing crack with his long time male-prostitute lover???

Oh yeah, let's give these nutjobs the keys to America's nuclear arsenals.

Posted by: thebobbob | March 29, 2010 1:37 PM | Report abuse

Dear Authors:

"Voyeur West Hollywood, a lesbian-themed... "

A strip club that features women on women action for the enjoyment of males is not lesbian themed. Every strip club features W-on-W playacting, but this does not make it lesbian themed. It makes it male-fantasy themed. Thanks for the insult.

Posted by: Greent | March 29, 2010 1:35 PM | Report abuse

It is truly amazing to see the mental contortions that Republican apologists will put themselves through to avoid holding the RNC responsible for its actions.

Posted by: seldoc1 | March 29, 2010 1:34 PM | Report abuse

The stripper pole is more powerful than the Rassmussen poll!

Posted by: LeftCoastNative | March 29, 2010 1:33 PM | Report abuse

$2,000 for "meals" at Voyeur West Hollywood, a lesbian-themed nightclub that features topless dancers in bondage outfits???

That puts the "party" in Grand Old Party!!!

Posted by: willandjansdad1 | March 29, 2010 1:33 PM | Report abuse

RNC: Americas moral compass....

Posted by: waxtraxs | March 29, 2010 1:32 PM | Report abuse

Does this mean that the party of family values is standing up for a change in those values? Well at least a part of them is standing up.

Posted by: valerie14 | March 29, 2010 1:31 PM | Report abuse

...and you're going to tell me next that these are Fiscal and Social Conservatives?

the Charade is over.

Posted by: vigor | March 29, 2010 1:30 PM | Report abuse

TODAY IS LEE ATWATER DAY!

The father of the current republican 'southern strategy' lives on!

Lee Atwater died on this date; March 29, 1991, from a brain tumor.

He would be SOOOOOOO proud!

I wonder if he and Novak are hanging out together somewhere?

Posted by: Heerman532 | March 29, 2010 1:30 PM | Report abuse

After all the MONEY! they spent back in 2008 for Lipstick Sarah's new wardrobe...

Is it any wonder how moral hypocrites would spend party MONEY!

PARTY OVER HERE! ------------->

"....frothy mouthed, rabid, right-wing lunatics..." ~ BenAMarine

Posted by: BenAMarine | March 29, 2010 1:29 PM | Report abuse

Great stuff!!!!

Can hardly wait for your article on the DNC tomorrow....

There is one coming; isn't there????

Please hurry, I'm holding my breath!!!

Posted by: Spitfires | March 29, 2010 1:29 PM | Report abuse

Raise your hand if you're surprised.

Posted by: jckdoors | March 29, 2010 1:29 PM | Report abuse

Since this was a lesbian club, the RNC had to bring in some male specialists to teabag the attendees.

Posted by: koolkat_1960 | March 29, 2010 1:28 PM | Report abuse

Deliciously ironic isnt it? The party of fiscal responsibility and family values (sez who?..Mikey Steele) behaving like Jimmy Swaggert did with his church coffers ...Gimme the money cuz I am going to take you to the promised land! Oh those poor RNC followers/donators. Steele should pull a Swaggert and show us some tears of contrition.

Posted by: mendonsa | March 29, 2010 1:27 PM | Report abuse

LOL. Significantly less than Pelosi's booze bill ($100,000) of TAXPAYER money (money she RANGELED from a lame duck Ways and Means committee chairman that SHE was protecting) used on her junket to Copenhagen including family members.

Posted by: hz9604 | March 29, 2010 1:27 PM | Report abuse

"You might be right, but the sparse details which you give make it impossible to judge."

On the other hand, if some crank dentist in Orange County says Obama was born in Kenya, you can take THAT as the gospel truth, right?

It's a good thing conservatives are so thoughtful and slow to jump to conclusions. Otherwise, we might have a real political problem in this country.

Posted by: PeterPrinciple | March 29, 2010 1:26 PM | Report abuse

Looks like some Republican packages got stimulated by topless lesbian strippers.

Posted by: koolkat_1960 | March 29, 2010 1:26 PM | Report abuse

Don't you get it? The main point here is hypocrisy. The Republican right claims to be morally just and fiscally responsible throwing money around and being entertained at a lesbian/bondage strip club? What? Do they think all that hot action will disappear if they okay gay marriage? Hypocrites, the lot of them.

Posted by: jodp | March 29, 2010 1:26 PM | Report abuse

Family Values in action. Gotta love these devout christians. Jesus would be so proud.

Posted by: dcp26851 | March 29, 2010 1:25 PM | Report abuse

"Looks like the "media blitz" continues.

Tactic: trash republicans because the democratic bills on their merits are garbage.

Posted by: Cryos"
______________________________

Well, you're named right. Cry-os. This newspaper used Republican framing for every HCR article they published and only three days ago published an op-ed making a random bullet which struck a window near an office that actually didn't belong to Eric Cantor the equivalent of actual threats and attacks on Democratic members of Congress. Still, in your mind, if they say one discouraging less than 100% pro-GOP word, it's as though they're ganging up on Republicans.

I know your side has played the refs for so long that you actually believe you are victims, but it's time to face the truth. This story is getting very small play on blogs and newspaper websites. If Tim Kaine's staff had done it, Fox and Drudge would go 24/7 until the WaPo followed with a front page story about "Decadent Dems".

Posted by: howie14 | March 29, 2010 1:25 PM | Report abuse

Now you wonder why the Repubs don't want Corporate to be held down on watseful spending- thier in bed with AIG and the rest. This is so common of them and I mean common trash.

Posted by: Vonnie932 | March 29, 2010 1:24 PM | Report abuse

I am not daft enough to think that the DNC doesn't spend money in similarly ridiculous ways. They are however, atleast smart enough to realize that these financial records are completely open to the public and in this political climate, are going to no doubt be reviewed on a constant basis...especially considering how "in your face" the Republican so called moral majority is about such things.

Anyone who thought they could pass off a couple thousand dollars of lesbian stripper bills on the corporate credit card needs to be forbidden from having kids and spreading what can only be called, the downright dumbest genes EVER.

Posted by: Nosh1 | March 29, 2010 1:24 PM | Report abuse

Pot, meet kettle.

After the fiscal damage obama is doing in his campaign to socialize the nation, it takes some nerve to point at the RNC.

And that's not even counting obama's frequent flyer miles on AF1.

Posted by: wmpowellfan | March 29, 2010 1:24 PM | Report abuse

Another thought: maybe the GOP was trying to get the club's teabag account.

Posted by: Rdobrick | March 29, 2010 1:24 PM | Report abuse

Lets face the FACTS: Republicans (Reagan, Bush, Gingritch, Beck, Limbaugh, Bachman, Demint, etc. etc. ) have been and are utter complete lunatics.

To be exact what this means is that Republicans are paid agents of Rich & Big corporations (Big Pharma, Big Insurance, Big Military, Big Banks, etc. aka Wall Street Gang) and as such they have been part of one of the Ultimate Con Jobs in the history of man kind, perpetrated on the American people, for the last many decades. The purpose of which Con Job are the following 2 Key objectives:
1- To give American people as little as possible for the Taxes that we pay,
2- To enable the Rich & Big corporations (Big Pharma, Big Insurance, Big Banks, etc.) to get as rich as they can off
the back of the American middle class (people) by not having the Government (of the People by the People for the People)
regulate what they can do for the benefit of the People, such as regulate them from charging criminal level interest rates of 30%, or have Universal nationalized health care, as all Europeans have, Canadians have, Israelis have, Chinese have, etc.

And to get away with this Ultimate Con Job, Republicans have been saying any insane thing, any lunatic thing, no matter how senseless and illogical, such as:
1- "Government cannot do anything..."
2- "Government is the problem not the solution..."
etc. etc.

Which translated means:
1- You the People cannot do anything, since this is supposed to be the "Government of the People by the People for the People"
2- Pay about 40% of your income in Taxes and get almost nothing for your Taxes
3- Only the Rich & Big corporations "can do things... and are the solution...." IF we brain wash you people to believe that the Government of the People cannot do anything... and thus the Con Job is complete.

Full report here:
http://anoox.com/blog/Real_News.34034

Posted by: RealNews1 | March 29, 2010 1:24 PM | Report abuse

LOL

LOL

and

LOL

I hope they get to the bottom of this. Did any actual teabagging take place?

At the very least, maybe now the GOP will be kinder to lesbians?

Hey, just sayin'!

Posted by: tony_in_Durham_NC | March 29, 2010 1:23 PM | Report abuse

The Man of Steele tries to weasel his way out of another controversy. The buck stops with you Mikey. Or are we talking about the Tin Man?

Posted by: irkulyen | March 29, 2010 1:22 PM | Report abuse

"including nearly $2,000 for "meals" at Voyeur West Hollywood, a lesbian-themed nightclub that features topless dancers in bondage outfits."

Thank God SOMEONE in this country is standing up for traditional family values.

Posted by: PeterPrinciple | March 29, 2010 1:22 PM | Report abuse

$2,000 spent for simulated lesbian strip club for RNC members. Hey Mr. Steele, hows that fiscal spendy thing going for ya?
Family Values. HA.

Posted by: logcabin1836 | March 29, 2010 1:21 PM | Report abuse

$2,000 spent for simulated lesbian strip club for RNC members. Hey Mr. Steele, hows that fiscal spendy thing going for ya?
Family Values. HA.

Posted by: logcabin1836 | March 29, 2010 1:21 PM | Report abuse

Cut them some slack. Those staffers were probably there to convert the strippers to Jee-zus. Or they were looking for petition signatures opposing gay marriage.

Posted by: Rdobrick | March 29, 2010 1:20 PM | Report abuse

So where exactly does spending party money on lesbian strippers dressed in bondage fit in with the fiscal responsibility and "family values" the GOP preaches?

Posted by: johnqpublic1 | March 29, 2010 1:20 PM | Report abuse

Now, now, it's not such a big deal that a bunch of Republicans went to a lesbian strip club. It's only hypocritical if the lesbians are married to each other, right?

Posted by: steve80 | March 29, 2010 1:19 PM | Report abuse

What about the $10,000 expenditure to reimburse Larry Craig for Visqueen, tarpaulins and drop cloths for his German Scheisse Gala? I hear that brought in close to $1,000,000.00 from all the able bodied Republican and Conservative "men" that enjoy having sex in places where people go to defecate.

Posted by: VeloStrummer | March 29, 2010 1:18 PM | Report abuse

Heck; Republicans blew over a trillion dollars on the – morally inept – Iraq war...what’s a couple thousand at a strip club? LOL!!!

Posted by: BasicInstinct | March 29, 2010 1:18 PM | Report abuse

How predictable!

Republicans being entertained by lesbians in bondage outfits. Steele requiring a private jet and limousines. Palin in leather supporting ole' magoo...

This report speaks volumes about the republicans' "values".

Posted by: Heerman532 | March 29, 2010 1:18 PM | Report abuse

In order to make a realistic assessment one needs to know how many people the money was spent on. $17,000 could be $170 each on a 100 people, or $8,500 each on two people. The same amount but the first is reasonable and the second is not.

I have a suspicion that you have it in for the Republicans, and deliberately present them in a negative light. So I do need details before I am ready to condemn them. I won't do it just on your say so.

You might be right, but the sparse details which you give make it impossible to judge.

Posted by: rohitcuny | March 29, 2010 1:17 PM | Report abuse

What's the issue? This is the Republican Stimulus Package because it leads to Republicans being stimulated. Besides do you know how many of America's small businesses began with 1 $100 bill tucked into a g-string? Probably several.

Posted by: djah | March 29, 2010 1:14 PM | Report abuse

lol@Dem lesbian strippers dancing for RNC members...

Posted by: cbmuzik | March 29, 2010 1:13 PM | Report abuse

I think this is a newsworthy post - now, how do we find out what really happened here? What donor needed to be "entertained" at this club?

But I do have one beef. Here's the quote from the post: "The disclosures create another spending controversy for the RNC and its chairman, Michael Steele, who was/has come under steady fire from Democrats and some fellow Republicans for his financial stewardship of the organization" There is an incorrect word - look for the was/has in the quote for my suggestion of the most likely correct word.

But the quote itself is problematic. Steele has come under steady fire from Democrats for being silly, occasionally racist, and completely clueless about the issues facing ordinary Americans (remember his "$1M isn't much money" quote from his town hall with Harold Ford?. But the fire aimed at him on wasteful RNC spending is entirely from the right. You are misrepresenting what is really going on - that the Republicans are eating their own here. The Democrats don't care about his spending - let him waste Republican resources all he wants.

Please fix.

Posted by: Dollared | March 29, 2010 1:09 PM | Report abuse

No wonder Sarah Palin shows up at teabagger events wearing dominatrix-type outfits. She knows what "moves the needle," if you know what I mean and I think you do.

Sounds like a great event for "Diapers" Vitter, "Dog Leash" Dick Morris, and the rest of those rightwing perverts.

But not pervs like Larry "Wide Stance" Craig. We know what moves his needle, and it's not topless female dancers.

GREAT STORY!

Posted by: koolkat_1960 | March 29, 2010 1:05 PM | Report abuse

Looks like the "media blitz" continues.

Tactic: trash republicans because the democratic bills on their merits are garbage.

Posted by: Cryos | March 29, 2010 1:04 PM | Report abuse

I can't say that I blame the Republican National Committee for spending $2,000 at a lesbian-themed nightclub that features topless dancers in bondage outfits, especially if any of those dancers happened to look like Sarah Palin.

Posted by: hamishdad | March 29, 2010 1:01 PM | Report abuse

Wow if RINO candidates were not bad enough. I made myself a promise that I would never contribute to the RNC prior to this article this simply reinforces that decision. People if you are looking for a conservative candidate donate directly. The RNC is running their budget almost as good as Obama is running America's

Posted by: colascguy | March 29, 2010 1:01 PM | Report abuse

Yeah teabaggers, you go hand them the checkbook again.


At least we get something in return when Dems spend money.

Posted by: JRM2 | March 29, 2010 12:47 PM | Report abuse

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