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Democrats: The Party of Theft

Posted on | July 24, 2014 | 22 Comments

It’s not merely that they steal money from taxpayers. Democrats are just generally dishonest and untrustworthy:

Senator John Walsh of Montana took most of a 2007 final paper required for his master’s degree from the United States Army War College from other sources without proper attribution. Mr. Walsh copies an entire page nearly word-for-word from a Harvard paper, and each of his six conclusions is copied from a document from the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace without attribution.

This revelation of Walsh’s defective character is only regarded by Democrats as problem because it might cost them an election:

Walsh was appointed to the Senate five months ago to fill Max Baucus’s vacancy; it’s not impossible to win as a Democrat in Montana, as both Baucus and Jon Tester can tell you, but it’s difficult as a short-term incumbent in a political climate that’s trending GOP. The rosiest polls for Walsh right now have him trailing Republican Steve Daines by around seven points. The bleakest polls have him down 20 or more. (The RCP average has Daines by 12.5 points.)

Somebody ought to write a book about this.



  • RS

    I think it was humorist Fan Lebowitz who said, “Original Thought is like Original Sin. They both happened a long time ago to people you could not possibly have met.”

    That said, it’s amazing that people still try to get away with plagiarizing others’ works, given that discovery is so, so much easier in the age of Google.

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  • Escher’s House

    Walsh has claimed that PTSD caused him to cheat. Someone must explain how that happened, because it escapes me. We also should know if Walsh still suffers from PTSD before he’s elected to anything. It appears his explanation/ excuse is as flawed and disqualifying as his moral reasoning.

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  • richard mcenroe

    Thank God he only had 14 pages of PTSD, hey?

  • Matt_SE

    Ed Driscoll of PJ Media got it right when he said that Democrats are, “A criminal enterprise masquerading as a political party.”

  • Matt_SE

    Most experts believe PTSD is treatable, but not curable.
    Do we really want a Senator who may go crazy at any time?
    (If that’s his excuse, he’s going to have to own up to the implications)

  • Matt_SE

    Note also the recent study done in Germany finding that the more a person is exposed to socialism, the more prone to dishonesty/cheating they are.

  • richard mcenroe

    You mean, do we want ANOTHER one…?

  • K-Bob

    Unless one happens to be a “journalist.”

    I think Google must have a filter that limits results—if you are a reporter doing research—to just two items, selected at random from Media Matters.

  • Escher’s House

    So what are we to do with Harry Reid then?

  • Escher’s House

    That seems awfully short for a Master’s Thesis, don’t you think? I gather that the War College’s standards have declined significantly over the last 25 years.

  • Adobe_Walls

    Welcome to the “Dawning of the age of nefarious”
    Though actually that dawning was probably a century ago.

  • Adobe_Walls

    Retire him, you know there’s a lot of empty in Nevada.

  • Escher’s House

    You mean “retire him” permanently? I’m not counseling violence, just political defeat.

  • Adobe_Walls

    Of course not, counseling violence might be illegal.

  • Bob Belvedere

    I’m tempted to date it to around 1789.

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  • Squid Hunt

    What? Google controls and restricts the flow of information?

  • K-Bob

    No, it’s just that Reporters must all wear something like Joo Janta Peril-Sensitive sunglasses, which prevent them from discovering that Google exists.

  • Escher’s House

    Good, I’m reassured.