Wednesday, October 24, 2018

CA GOP Gubernatorial Candidate John Cox Bashed Gavin Newsome Over An Extramarital Affair - Then Got Busted For His Own Outrageous Behavior

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Mod: The latest polls show the hapless Cox down by about 20 points (link), so this one is pretty much for laughs. But isn't this typical of GOP politics in the Trump era? Attacking others for the very things you've done yourself?

While Making Opponents' Marital Affairs A Campaign Issue, John Cox Stays Mum On His Own (LAist.com link): Throughout his campaign for governor, Republican John Cox and his allies have criticized his Democratic opponents for affairs they had while in office, condemning their behavior as potentially attracting harmful exposure. He's said voters should "judge someone based upon what they've done in the past." But Cox has also faced accusations of marital infidelity, KQED and KPCC/LAist have learned.

Details of an affair are alleged by Mr. Cox's first wife in the court records of their divorce, which was filed in Illinois in 1997. KPCC/LAist and KQED obtained and reviewed more than 400 pages of documents from that case.

Mr. Cox's first wife, Nancy Cox, stated in a court filing that she discovered a home that she claimed he purchased to support another woman and her family while the two were still married. Ms. Cox wrote in that filing that the children told her about the other home in Longmeadow, Mass. and that they'd met his girlfriend when they went to visit. The girlfriend is not identified in court records, and it's unclear when their relationship first began.

Ms. Cox also said that Mr. Cox wanted to remain married with the "understanding he would continue to maintain a relationship with the other woman in Massachusetts," according to the court filings.

"I'm not interested in gutter politics," Mr. Cox said when asked about the alleged affair. "I was separated from my wife. That's all been resolved." Ms. Cox did not return several requests for comment. In court documents, Mr. Cox denied that the house was purchased to further an affair, stating it was purchased almost a year after the divorce was filed.

The details of Mr. Cox's alleged affair stand in contrast to the attacks he and allies mounted along the campaign trail. In an interview with KQED in September, Cox took aim at Newsom's past marital conduct. "If you conduct yourself in a way that exposes you to extortion or to blackmail...that's really hurting the people you're representing," Cox said.

Newsom admitted in 2007 to an affair with his appointments secretary, who also was married to his campaign manager. At the time, Newsom was separated from his first wife. "I had to own it," Newsom told KQED earlier this month. "I had to take responsibility. I had to be transparent."

Caroline Heldman, a politics professor at Occidental College, said most voters will forgive personal marital problems. But undecided voters could be turned off by the apparent hypocrisy of the Cox campaign.

"John Cox made this an issue," Heldman said. "It was foolhardy to go after his competitors' infidelities when he has this in the closet. It doesn't seem prudent."

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68 comments:

  1. Just like sleazy old newt Gingrich

    Hapless Cox indeed.

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  2. So apparently Mr. Cox family made enough to have a second home!

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    1. Maybe he can help Ted get a job.

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  3. Former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker...."There is no force on earth that can stand up effectively, year after year, against the thousands of individuals and hundreds of millions of dollars in the Washington swamp aimed at influencing the legislative and electoral process,"

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    1. That's from Volcker's memoir, just published: "“Respect for government, respect for the Supreme Court, respect for the president, it’s all gone,” he said. “Even respect for the Federal Reserve."

      https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/23/business/dealbook/paul-volcker-federal-reserve.html

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    2. Trump's task was to sow chaos and tear down American institutions. He's the best money Putin ever spent.

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    3. Historian Christopher Browning on the Trump regime: We’re “close to the point of no return”.

      This was all put into motion by what happened when the Republicans took away President Obama's opportunity to have Merrick Garland on the Supreme Court. The precedent is clear: The president nominates and Congress gives advice and consent. What happened with Kavanaugh is a function of how the Republicans usurped tradition. What happened to Garland was a coup of sorts, a coup against the United States Constitution.

      https://www.salon.com/2018/10/18/historian-christopher-browning-on-the-trump-regime-were-close-to-the-point-of-no-return

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  4. As you point a finger, look at that hand and recognize that there are THREE fingers pointing back at you.

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  5. Throwing stones and glass houses...
    Manage

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  6. This is just another example of the sad state of politics in the U.S.

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  7. Majority says Trump is too soft on Saudi Arabia: poll
    https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/412874-majority-thinks-trump-is-too-soft-on-saudi-arabia-poll

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  8. It's OK. Trump will pardon the nationalist terroristsOctober 24, 2018 at 6:26 AM

    Explosive Device Found in Mail Sent to the Clintons

    An explosive device was found on Wednesday morning by a technician who screens mail for Bill and Hillary Clinton, who live in a suburb of New York City, a law enforcement official said.

    The official said the device was similar to one found at the home of billionaire philanthropist George Soros on Monday. It was not immediately clear where the device was found.

    Mr. Soros's home is also in a suburb north of New York City. That device was constructed from a length of pipe about six inches long filled with explosive powder, and it was "proactively detonated" by bomb squad technicians, according to one of the officials, all of whom were briefed on the investigation.

    The motive of the would-be Soros bomber or bombers remained unclear, one of the officials said, adding that there had not yet been any claim of responsibility.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/24/nyregion/explosive-device-clintons-mail.html

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    1. Apparently another pkg was sent to the Obamas.

      Making America Nazi Germany Again.

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    2. I'm pretty sure Trump will make sure no one gets to the bottom of who sent the devices, since they weren't sent to him. No care there... don't waste taxpayer $$ trying to figure out which bad guy is attempting to hurt your opponents.

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    3. Are there any moderate conservatives anymore or are they all violently radicalized?

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    4. These 3 bombing attempts--Obamas, Clintons, Soros--need to be called what they are: Right Wing Terrorism fomented by Russian Asset Trump's deceitful and destructive rhetoric.

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    5. Trump's big mouth is having the predictable effect on the crazies who follow him.

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    6. Yes 7:08 a nut job tried to bomb Clinton and Obama. Ergo 1/2 the country must be radicalized crazies. Can you just call yourself an idiot, I’m tired and apparently you are only capable of listening to your own voice anyway.

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  9. Scarborough Mocks GOP Pledge to Protect Pre-Existing Conditions They Sabotaged: 'They 're All Lying!
    https://www.mediaite.com/tv/scarborough-mocks-gop-pledge-to-protect-pre-existing-conditions-they-sabotaged-they-re-all-lying/

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  10. Gavin Newsome began as a conservative Republican 7:08am, so that just goes to show you what drinking California Fruit Smack will do to a person!

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  11. White House calls bombing attempts "despicable," but a more accurate word is "deplorable."

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  12. Campbell Soup RWNJ VP Kelly Johnston, without any evidence whatsoever, says George Soros is funding the migrant caravan. Bigoted lies.

    No soup for me.

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  13. The Post Office always delivers, but what a waste of special ops looking for the address of the sender of suspicious packages, sure it is just another Democratic strategy to grab attention of the voting public, hypocrisy, probably will turn out to be just another #MeToo moment.

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    1. Maybe you should share your insight with the secret service 8:26.

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    2. Yes. The Democrats sent bombs to their top 2 leaders in order to make a political point. 8:26's comments are the ravings of a lunatic.

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    3. Nah, just a Russian troll or American traitor.

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    4. I hope the FBI is monitoring you.

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  14. Not to worry one or a gang of 'trumpy' supporters have lit the world news on fire with their actions towards ex-elected U.S. government officials. Once again it just proves if you have someone who is wrapped to tight then they will make a fool out of themselves along with their supporters.

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  15. Hmm it appears like your website ate my first comment (it was super long) so I guess I'll just sum it up what I wrote and say, I'm
    thoroughly enjoying your blog. I too am an aspiring
    blog writer but I'm still new to the whole thing. Do you have any
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    1. Eat lots of chocolate and don't tickle any elephants. That'll do the trick.

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    2. Imagine how boring and unoriginal The unabridged version must have been.

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    3. My cat’s breath smells like cat food!

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  16. Ugh,the news cycles are caught up with the "suspicious packages" investigations.
    The Progressive Liberal Dems in Congress wage a yelling match against the Kavanaugh hearings now they are frothing up support for the Blue Wave that won't happen. Anything for attention.

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  17. Wake up call for civility, is anyone listening.

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  18. The Georgia Gov race is getting so hot a fire alarm was pulled. https://www.yahoo.com/news/latest-voting-access-focus-georgia-debate-000013053--election.html

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  19. How ya doing? Hillary uses the media opportunity of the explosive device's to say; let's "work together, and elect political Canadiates to do the same". What a joke she has become in her own party.
    Hillary, news flash- you are not working together with "my side".
    She just doesn't get it.
    Americans should not have "sides", life is not a political game.
    Unless, like Hillary you are a lifetime politician.

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    1. Laughable. Like Trump wouldn't be howling like Beelzebub on a cold morning if the shoe was on the other foot.

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  20. 9:29am apparently you were living under a rock during the Obama years.

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    1. Oh look. It's the Whattabout Troll.

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  21. 8:42am no worries this website eats many of mine. Keep aspiring to be your own best blogger you can be. Maybe one day you will achieve enough accolades and incentives to set up and run your own blog. Remember; you are special.

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  22. Whatt? Andrew Cuomo says during a news conference " this is the World we live in" " we are smart and we will not allow them to scare us".
    New York cities finest- Cuomo and Blaseo.
    "We are Smart"!

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  23. Same news Confrence, De Blaseo says "we need to tone down the rehorotic, it starts at the top".
    No duh, only it started with guys like De Blaseo impacting citizens with their opinions based from negativity.
    Because President Trump, once a Democrats he uses the same argumentative tactics when addressing Progressive Liberals.
    The catalyst of all this chaos, extramarital affairs from all!

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    1. The buck stops with the president. Even though he is a put upon whiny trust fund clown with a big stupid mouth.

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    2. That's toning it down, nut job.

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    3. No love for the traitor.

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    4. Isn't it great? Suddenly the Trumplets want to tone it down.

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  24. Looks like we have a MAGAbomber.

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  25. This is lump supporters do these days just like the 1930's when Hitlers brown shirts ran wild. Glendora has some nut cases like these fools also, it's city council are prime examples of racists fools too.
    https://www.sgvtribune.com/2018/10/24/us-offi...

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  26. 11:56am. N E V E R !!!

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  27. Yoy must own two houses 11:00am.
    Why don't you comment on the Sierra Madre City Council fools?

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  28. Trump’s benefactor, Vlad, must be enjoying himself today.

    Now they just have to quickly pin the bombing attempts on antifa or some liberals and steal another election.

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    1. I disagree. This defuses the white nationalist message that ladies in pink hats are violent. This bomb assault is real terrorism directed at those Trump has attacked over and over again.

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    2. You disagree that Vlad is enjoying this? You’re wrong—he loves turmoil in the US.

      You disagree that they’ll try to pin it on a liberal? You’re wrong again—they’re already trying to do that.

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    3. Trump and his assholes lie about everything.

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  29. Stick with what you are good at!

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  30. Stock Rout Erases 2018 Gains for S&P, Dow Indexes: Markets Wrap

    MAGA!

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  31. Same as Prop 1A, don't be fooled.
    Vote YES, recind the Gas Tax, vote for street and riad repair in 2020 without a hidden agenda.

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  32. The current Glendora city council wanted to bring this kind of filth to a meeting Oct. 11, 2018 while they are on the city council they also practice jim crow racism at their place of business, real estate, credit union, investment counselor and a Republican want ta be a very dangerous combination lets not forget the city attorney hardcore Republican ranter also. https://www.pasadenastarnews.com/2018/10/24/3-more-members-of-southern-california-white-supremacist-group-in-custody-for-attacks-at-rallies-another-sought-fbi-says/

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  33. Will they catch the MAGAbomber before the election?

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  34. Trump has been warned over and over that he shouldn’t use his personal phone for government business because it can be monitored by foreign agents. But does he take the advice. No, of course not.

    Now US Intelligence has confirmed that Chinese and Russian spies have been listening. And yet he still uses his phone.

    Either he’s a complete idiot or he’s intentionally aiding spies.

    But, but Hillary used her own server....

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  35. Are you saying Maxine Waters got what she asked for today in her mail 3:29pm?

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