Monday, April 10, 2006

Are Republicans Child Molesters?

Last week it was revealed that the deputy press secretary for the Department of Homeland Security, Brian J. Doyle, 56, was arrested on charges that he attempted to have sex with a 14-year-old girl via the internet. Doyle, who was actually soliciting an undercover Florida detective, was arrested at his Silver Spring home on 7 counts of using a computer to seduce a child and 16 counts of transmitting harmful materials to minors.

According to the Polk County Sheriff Department, Doyle had given the detective his office phone number, and urged her to buy a web cam so he could watch her defile herself.

Amazingly, this isn’t the only time DHS has had some problems with staff members engaging in sexual activity with minors. Frank Figueroa, special agent in charge of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Tampa, Florida, is facing trial on charges of exposing himself to a teenage girl at a mall.

As disturbing as this is, later in the week a similar sounding sexual scandal came to light. Republican Steven Baden, an Ohio commissioner for Henry County was arraigned on charges of stalking 14 year-old Shyane Miller. According to Miller, Baden got out of his car at the Broadway Food Center in South Toledo and said, “come here little girl,” before chasing her on foot. The girl’s mother said that Miller is now terrified to alone and will need counseling.

Ohio commissioner Republican Steven Baden
will not be stalking 14 year-old girls anymore.

After hearing this, I began to wonder if this was a coincidence. Is this just the reality we live in today in a society of loose sexual standards and morals? Or is there a specific pattern of deviant sexual behavior among certain kinds of people? I was shocked to find the latter in a very big way.

As Armchair Subversive has well documented, that behavior pattern is exhibited by a certain group of people in a very significant way. For instance:
  • Republican benefactor of conservative Christian groups, Richard A. Dasen Sr., was found guilty of raping a 15-year old girl. Dasen, 62, who is married with grown children and several grandchildren, has allegedly told police that over the past decade he paid more than $1 million to have sex with a large number of young women.
  • Republican County Constable Larry Dale Floyd was arrested on suspicion of soliciting sex with an 8-year old girl. Floyd has repeatedly won elections for Denton County, Texas, constable.
  • Republican judge Mark Pazuhanich pleaded no contest to fondling a 10-year old girl and was sentenced to 10 years probation.
  • Republican Party leader Bobby Stumbo was arrested for having sex with a 5-year old boy.
  • Republican teacher and former city councilman John Collins pleaded guilty to sexually molesting 13 and 14 year old girls.
  • Republican Mayor Philip Giordano is serving a 37-year sentence in federal prison for sexually abusing 8- and 10-year old girls.
  • Republican Mayor John Gosek was arrested on charges of soliciting sex from two 15-year old girls.
  • Republican County Commissioner David Swartz pleaded guilty to molesting two girls under the age of 11 and was sentenced to 8 years in prison.
  • Republican legislator Edison Misla Aldarondo was sentenced to 10 years in prison for raping his daughter between the ages of 9 and 17.
  • Republican Committeeman John R. Curtain was charged with molesting a teenage boy and unlawful sexual contact with a minor.
  • Republican anti-abortion activist Howard Scott Heldreth is a convicted child rapist in Florida.
  • Republican zoning supervisor, Boy Scout leader and Lutheran church president Dennis L. Rader pleaded guilty to performing a sexual act on an 11-year old girl he murdered.
  • Republican campaign consultant Tom Shortridge was sentenced to three years probation for taking nude photographs of a 15-year old girl.
  • Republican pastor Mike Hintz, whom George W. Bush commended during the 2004 presidential campaign, surrendered to police after admitting to a sexual affair with a female juvenile.
  • Republican legislator Peter Dibble pleaded no contest to having an inappropriate relationship with a 13-year-old girl.
  • Republican advertising consultant Carey Lee Cramer was charged with molesting his 9-year old step-daughter after including her in an anti-Gore television commercial.
  • Republican Congressman Donald "Buz" Lukens was found guilty of having sex with a female minor and sentenced to one month in jail.
  • Republican fundraiser Richard A. Delgaudio was found guilty of child porn charges and paying two teenage girls to pose for sexual photos.
  • Republican activist Mark A. Grethen convicted on six counts of sex crimes involving children.
  • Republican activist Randal David Ankeney pleaded guilty to attempted sexual assault on a child.
  • Republican Congressman Dan Crane had sex with a female minor working as a congressional page.
  • Republican activist and Christian Coalition leader Beverly Russell admitted to an incestuous relationship with his step daughter.
  • Republican Judge Ronald C. Kline was placed under house arrest for child molestation and possession of child pornography.
  • Republican Committee Chairman Jeffrey Patti was arrested for distributing a video clip of a 5-year-old girl being raped.
  • Republican activist Marty Glickman was taken into custody by Florida police on four counts of unlawful sexual activity with an underage girl and one count of delivering the drug LSD.
  • Republican legislative aide Howard L. Brooks was charged with molesting a 12-year old boy and possession of child pornography.
  • Republican Senate candidate John Hathaway was accused of having sex with his 12-year old baby sitter and withdrew his candidacy after the allegations were reported in the media.
  • Republican preacher Stephen White, who demanded a return to traditional values, was sentenced to jail after offering $20 to a 14-year-old boy for permission to perform oral sex on him.
  • Republican talk show host Jon Matthews pleaded guilty to exposing his genitals to an 11 year old girl.
  • Republican anti-gay activist Earl "Butch" Kimmerling was sentenced to 40 years in prison for molesting an 8-year old girl after he attempted to stop a gay couple from adopting her.
  • Republican Party leader Paul Ingram pleaded guilty to six counts of raping his daughters and served 14 years in federal prison.
  • Republican election board official Kevin Coan was sentenced to two years probation for soliciting sex over the internet from a 14-year old girl.
  • Republican politician Andrew Buhr was charged with two counts of first degree sodomy with a 13-year old boy.
  • Republican politician Keith Westmoreland was arrested on seven felony counts of lewd and lascivious exhibition to girls under the age of 16 (i.e. exposing himself to children).
  • Republican anti-abortion activist John Allen Burt was found guilty of molesting a 15-year old girl.
  • Republican County Councilman Keola Childs pleaded guilty to molesting a male child.
  • Republican activist John Butler was charged with criminal sexual assault on a teenage girl.
  • Republican candidate Richard Gardner admitted to molesting his two daughters.
  • Republican Councilman and former Marine Jack W. Gardner was convicted of molesting a 13-year old girl.
  • Republican County Commissioner Merrill Robert Barter pleaded guilty to unlawful sexual contact and assault on a teenage boy.
  • Republican City Councilman Fred C. Smeltzer, Jr. pleaded no contest to raping a 15 year-old girl and served 6-months in prison.
  • Republican strategist and Citadel Military College graduate Robin Vanderwallsex from boys and girls over the internet. was convicted in Virginia on five counts of soliciting sex from boys and girls over the internet.
  • Republican city councilman Mark Harris, who is described as a "good military man" and "church goer," was convicted of repeatedly having sex with an 11-year-old girl and sentenced to 12 years in prison.
  • Republican director of the "Young Republican Federation" Nicholas Elizondo molested his 6-year old daughter and was sentenced to six years in prison.
  • Republican congressman and anti-gay activist Robert Bauman was charged with having sex with a 16-year-old boy he picked up at a gay bar.
Does anyone see a pattern here? As I have noted on Nitwit Planet previously, conservatives often show several symptoms of clinical psychopathy, particularly being egocentric, having a lack of remorse, guilt, or empathy, and are deceitful, manipulative, and impulsive.

Is there a link between psychopathy and child molestation? According to The Journal of American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, there is.
“When the relationship between psychopathy and deviant sexual arousal was evaluated in [incest offenders, child molesters, and rapists], several significant correlations emerged. However, a finer analysis of these correlations revealed that child molesters evidenced a significant correlation between psychopathy and the Rape Index and psychopathy and the Pedophile Index.”
So, in conclusion, not only is there a link between child molestation and psychopathy, but there is a link between psychopathy and conservatism. Which leads us to our original question. Are Republicans child molesters? The evidence seems to point in that direction.


Blogger Robert O'Brien said...

Here are two Democrat predators for you to consider:

Gerry Studds--the original Congressional pederast, who was reelected by his Democratic constituents even after his sexual relationship with a 17 year old page came to light.

John Wayne Gacy--Democratic activist/fundraiser who raped and murder 33 boys. (He was actually in the same room as the Carters, once.)

9:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And then we have the infamous Ted Bundy... oh wait, he was a Republican activist.

3:48 AM  
Anonymous Dori said...

there is a theory that this is a direct result of the culture they are submerged in, the culture of ultra-manliness, yet chaste ultra-manliness. there was evidence of this in Nazi Germany, where young men were encouraged to be uber-mensch (ultra-men) and display all the obvious trppings of highly sexual masculinity, yet were brainwashed that sexual actions were bad, leaving nowhere for that pent up aggressivness. this leads to a rise in sex-crimes, including ones involving minors as they are easier to control and subdue. this is something that can be seen in many groups that idealize a very "masculine" man, yet decry healthy sexual expression.

11:28 AM  

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