Trey Radel, Busted On Cocaine Charge, Voted For Drug Testing Food Stamp Recipients

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    Trey Radel, Busted On Cocaine Charge, Voted For Drug Testing Food Stamp Recipients

    WASHINGTON -- In September, Rep. Trey Radel voted for Republican legislation that would allow states to make food stamp recipients pee in cups to prove they're not on drugs. In October, police busted the Florida Republican on a charge of cocaine possession.

    “It’s really interesting it came on the heels of Republicans voting on everyone who had access to food stamps get drug tested," House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) told BuzzFeed Tuesday. "It’s like, what?”

    The House over the summer approved an amendment by Rep. Richard Hudson (R-N.C.) that would let states drug test people on food stamps. The amendment passed by voice vote, meaning members' individual yeas and nays were not recorded. Radel later voted in favor of a broader food stamps bill that included Hudson's measure.

    In support of his drug testing legislation, Hudson cited the many state legislatures around the country that had considered similar requirements for other means-tested programs in recent years.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/19/trey-radel-drug-testing_n_4305348.html



     

     
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    Re: Trey Radel, Busted On Cocaine Charge, Voted For Drug Testing Food Stamp Recipients

    Discussed yesterday here.  I believe the resident righties concluded that there was no hypocrisy because Radel is not on food stamps.  

     
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    In response to UserName9's comment:
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    Discussed yesterday here.  I believe the resident righties concluded that there was no hypocrisy because Radel is not on food stamps.  

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    UserName9,

    It was discussed on another thread. You are right though the logic of the BDC right on this eludes me.

    Today, Radel's father, Skip, met with Boehner and other GOP leadership. They all assured him they want his son to stay.

    Their logic eludes me as well, unless, of course, they are only thinking about retaining his seat. Perhaps they can assign an handler. Someone to get him to the house when a vote is called and to tell him how he is suppose to vote each time. In-between votes he can amuse himself any way he wants. 

     

     

     
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    Re: Trey Radel, Busted On Cocaine Charge, Voted For Drug Testing Food Stamp Recipients

    In response to jedwardnicky's comment:
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    In response to andiejen's comment:
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    In response to UserName9's comment:
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    Discussed yesterday here.  I believe the resident righties concluded that there was no hypocrisy because Radel is not on food stamps.  

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    UserName9,

    It was discussed on another thread. You are right though the logic of the BDC right on this eludes me.

    Today, Radel's father, Skip, met with Boehner and other GOP leadership. They all assured him they want his son to stay.

    Their logic eludes me as well, unless, of course, they are only thinking about retaining his seat. Perhaps they can assign an handler. Someone to get him to the house when a vote is called and to tell him how he is suppose to vote each time. In-between votes he can amuse himself any way he wants. 

     

     

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    Yeah, yesterday. I noted the following.....

    ....and.....

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    jed,

    Yup, that was it. And very good btw.

     
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    Re: Trey Radel, Busted On Cocaine Charge, Voted For Drug Testing Food Stamp Recipients

    The more significant hypocrisy is from the government that holds drug use a crime, yet gives money to addicts in the form of various welfare benefits with no due diligence.  What do they do with the money? Hmmm..... Apparently a real brain teaser for libruls.

    Ultimate hypocrisy are the librul dopes right here on BDC that have no problem with government giving benefits without a drug test - a matter of policy - versus the individual failure of a wingnut.

     

     
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    Re: Trey Radel, Busted On Cocaine Charge, Voted For Drug Testing Food Stamp Recipients

    In response to jedwardnicky's comment:
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    In response to Hansoribrother's comment:
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    The more significant hypocrisy is from the government that holds drug use a crime, yet gives money to addicts in the form of various welfare benefits with no due diligence.  What do they do with the money? Hmmm..... Apparently a real brain teaser for libruls.

    Ultimate hypocrisy are the librul dopes right here on BDC that have no problem with government giving benefits without a drug test - a matter of policy - versus the individual failure of a wingnut.

     

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    Here's a brain teaser for you... if drug use is a crime, why aren't those who go to detox for substance abuse sent to jail? If it's a crime, why is it drug abuse is recognized by the AMA as a disease? Are there also tests for alcohol abuse as well?

    Also, what are you on?

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    Um, drug use is a crime.

    As a deluded liberal, you think cashing in SNAP cards for drugs is just peachy keen. After all, it is a disease.

    And the poor Tsarnev brothers, they needed food stamps so they could save to build a bomb...

     
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    Kick him to the curb !!!! 

     
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    Re: Trey Radel, Busted On Cocaine Charge, Voted For Drug Testing Food Stamp Recipients

    In response to jedwardnicky's comment:
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    In response to Hansoribrother's comment:
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    The more significant hypocrisy is from the government that holds drug use a crime, yet gives money to addicts in the form of various welfare benefits with no due diligence.  What do they do with the money? Hmmm..... Apparently a real brain teaser for libruls.

    Ultimate hypocrisy are the librul dopes right here on BDC that have no problem with government giving benefits without a drug test - a matter of policy - versus the individual failure of a wingnut.

     

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    Here's a brain teaser for you... if drug use is a crime, why aren't those who go to detox for substance abuse sent to jail? If it's a crime, why is it drug abuse is recognized by the AMA as a disease? Are there also tests for alcohol abuse as well?

    Also, what are you on?

     

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    Um...it's a crime to sell drugs. It's a crime to use drugs. But one has to get CAUGHT selling or using in order to be arrested. If someone goes to detox they can't be arrested for having used drugs in the past. Drug USE is a crime, drug ABUSE is a "disease". See the difference?

     

     
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    Re: Trey Radel, Busted On Cocaine Charge, Voted For Drug Testing Food Stamp Recipients

    In response to jedwardnicky's comment:
    [QUOTE]

    In response to Hansoribrother's comment:
    [QUOTE]

    The more significant hypocrisy is from the government that holds drug use a crime, yet gives money to addicts in the form of various welfare benefits with no due diligence.  What do they do with the money? Hmmm..... Apparently a real brain teaser for libruls.

    Ultimate hypocrisy are the librul dopes right here on BDC that have no problem with government giving benefits without a drug test - a matter of policy - versus the individual failure of a wingnut.

     

    [/QUOTE]

    Here's a brain teaser for you... if drug use is a crime, why aren't those who go to detox for substance abuse sent to jail? If it's a crime, why is it drug abuse is recognized by the AMA as a disease? Are there also tests for alcohol abuse as well?

    Also, what are you on?

     

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    I'm not sure ofthe particulars with this guy, but if he was picked up in possession, then he shoudl at least have a trial?

    Or do you prefer he gets the the Patches Kennedy treatment?  you know, a ride home and a pat on the head.

     
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    Re: Trey Radel, Busted On Cocaine Charge, Voted For Drug Testing Food Stamp Recipients

    In response to UserName9's comment:
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    Discussed yesterday here.  I believe the resident righties concluded that there was no hypocrisy because Radel is not on food stamps.  

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    Is that what you got out of the discussion?

    I guess I'll have to kick-start my "Are Progressives Fundamentally Dishonest" thread back into gear.

     

     
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    Re: Trey Radel, Busted On Cocaine Charge, Voted For Drug Testing Food Stamp Recipients

    In response to Hansoribrother's comment:
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    The more significant hypocrisy is from the government that holds drug use a crime, yet gives money to addicts in the form of various welfare benefits with no due diligence.  What do they do with the money? Hmmm..... Apparently a real brain teaser for libruls.

    Ultimate hypocrisy are the librul dopes right here on BDC that have no problem with government giving benefits without a drug test - a matter of policy - versus the individual failure of a wingnut.

     

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    Whatever you are on, it should be legalized.

     
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    In response to andiejen's comment:
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    In response to UserName9's comment:
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    Discussed yesterday here.  I believe the resident righties concluded that there was no hypocrisy because Radel is not on food stamps.  

    [/QUOTE]

    UserName9,

    It was discussed on another thread. You are right though the logic of the BDC right on this eludes me.

    Today, Radel's father, Skip, met with Boehner and other GOP leadership. They all assured him they want his son to stay.

    Their logic eludes me as well, unless, of course, they are only thinking about retaining his seat. Perhaps they can assign an handler. Someone to get him to the house when a vote is called and to tell him how he is suppose to vote each time. In-between votes he can amuse himself any way he wants. 

     

     

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    Good post, Andie. If this had been a Dem, the holier-than-thou GOP would be calling for his scalp.

     
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    Re: Trey Radel, Busted On Cocaine Charge, Voted For Drug Testing Food Stamp Recipients

    In response to skeeter20's comment:
    [QUOTE]

    In response to jedwardnicky's comment:
    [QUOTE]

    In response to Hansoribrother's comment:
    [QUOTE]

    The more significant hypocrisy is from the government that holds drug use a crime, yet gives money to addicts in the form of various welfare benefits with no due diligence.  What do they do with the money? Hmmm..... Apparently a real brain teaser for libruls.

    Ultimate hypocrisy are the librul dopes right here on BDC that have no problem with government giving benefits without a drug test - a matter of policy - versus the individual failure of a wingnut.

     

    [/QUOTE]

    Here's a brain teaser for you... if drug use is a crime, why aren't those who go to detox for substance abuse sent to jail? If it's a crime, why is it drug abuse is recognized by the AMA as a disease? Are there also tests for alcohol abuse as well?

    Also, what are you on?

     

    [/QUOTE]

    I'm not sure ofthe particulars with this guy, but if he was picked up in possession, then he shoudl at least have a trial?

    Or do you prefer he gets the the Patches Kennedy treatment?  you know, a ride home and a pat on the head.

    [/QUOTE]

    skeeter,

    Just so you know, regarding Con. Kennedy, he had been prescribed the legal medication Ambien.

    I believe you are referring to the night he got up, dressed, and drove to the Capital at 3am thinking he had to be at work. He was by himself and hit a gate. The Capital police found him in his car in a disoriented state and escorted him home.

    Incidents like this and worse are known side effects of Ambien.

    The obvious difference with  freshman Congressman Trey Radel is he was busted for possession of an ILLEGAL drug...cocaine.

    Radel denied it was his. The police went to his home. At Radel's home there was yet another vial of cocaine.

     
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    Re: Trey Radel, Busted On Cocaine Charge, Voted For Drug Testing Food Stamp Recipients

    In response to AlleyCatBruin's comment:

    In response to andiejen's comment:
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    In response to UserName9's comment:
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    Discussed yesterday here.  I believe the resident righties concluded that there was no hypocrisy because Radel is not on food stamps.  



    UserName9,

    It was discussed on another thread. You are right though the logic of the BDC right on this eludes me.

    Today, Radel's father, Skip, met with Boehner and other GOP leadership. They all assured him they want his son to stay.

    Their logic eludes me as well, unless, of course, they are only thinking about retaining his seat. Perhaps they can assign an handler. Someone to get him to the house when a vote is called and to tell him how he is suppose to vote each time. In-between votes he can amuse himself any way he wants. 

     

     

    [/QUOTE]

    Good post, Andie. If this had been a Dem, the holier-than-thou GOP would be calling for his scalp.

    [/QUOTE]

    ACB,

    No doubt...No doubt. And thanks.

     
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