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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.



22 Responses to “Democrats: The Party of Theft”

  1. RS
    July 24th, 2014 @ 10:08 am

    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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    July 24th, 2014 @ 10:48 am

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  3. Escher's House
    July 24th, 2014 @ 11:08 am

    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.

  4. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    July 24th, 2014 @ 11:19 am
  5. Who does Senator John Walsh (D-MT) think he is, Joe Biden? | Batshit Crazy News
    July 24th, 2014 @ 11:19 am

    […] Montana Senator John Walsh (D-MT) has a big plagiarism problem… Ace of Spades, Moe Lane, and The Lid have more… Who does John Walsh think he is, Joe Biden? D’oh, I just saw Phineas at Sister Toldjah came up with the same line! “Bidor!” Game of Thorne Memes Update: Instapundit: Dems ready to chalk up a loss here… TOM: Democrats: The Party of Theft […]

  6. richard mcenroe
    July 24th, 2014 @ 12:19 pm

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

  7. Matt_SE
    July 24th, 2014 @ 1:12 pm

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

  8. Matt_SE
    July 24th, 2014 @ 1:16 pm

    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)

  9. Matt_SE
    July 24th, 2014 @ 1:18 pm

    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.

  10. richard mcenroe
    July 24th, 2014 @ 3:42 pm

    You mean, do we want ANOTHER one…?

  11. K-Bob
    July 24th, 2014 @ 4:09 pm

    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.

  12. Escher's House
    July 24th, 2014 @ 5:30 pm

    So what are we to do with Harry Reid then?

  13. Escher's House
    July 24th, 2014 @ 5:32 pm

    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.

  14. Adobe_Walls
    July 24th, 2014 @ 5:33 pm

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

  15. Adobe_Walls
    July 24th, 2014 @ 5:35 pm

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

  16. Escher's House
    July 24th, 2014 @ 6:26 pm

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

  17. Adobe_Walls
    July 24th, 2014 @ 6:53 pm

    Of course not, counseling violence might be illegal.

  18. Bob Belvedere
    July 24th, 2014 @ 7:57 pm

    I’m tempted to date it to around 1789.

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    July 25th, 2014 @ 2:07 pm

    […] perhaps Walsh’s worst offense, especially if you are a Dimocrat, is that—when all of these previous excuses didn’t pan out—he plagiarized Joe Biden’s […]

  20. Squid Hunt
    July 26th, 2014 @ 7:16 am

    What? Google controls and restricts the flow of information?

  21. K-Bob
    July 28th, 2014 @ 5:23 pm

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

  22. Escher's House
    July 31st, 2014 @ 8:20 am

    Good, I’m reassured.