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GOP Family Values: RNC Looking Into $2K Erotic Club Tab

Posted on Mar 29, 2010
Voyeur interior

S&M-style shows are reportedly among the thrills awaiting patrons at West Hollywood’s Voyeur, pictured here in an interior shot.

The Republican National Committee has a little image problem to account for after the Daily Caller reported Monday that RNC funds were used to pay for a $1,946 tab in early February at the Los Angeles nightclub Voyeur, where naughty shows of partial nakedness happen for patrons’ viewing pleasure.

USA Today:

The committee’s February report to the Federal Election Commission includes an entry for a $1,946 payment on Feb. 4 for “meals” to Voyeur West Hollywood. The bar’s website describes it as “a destination for provocative revelry that combines eroticism and nightlife exclusivity.”

RNC spokesman Doug Heye says in a statement that party Chairman Michael Steele had nothing to do with the bar tab.

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By samosamo, March 30, 2010 at 2:14 pm Link to this comment

By Anarcissie, March 30 at 2:06 pm

I have to agree whole heartedly, $2,000 is a paltry sum for high
rollers, especially political crooks using laundered money, to
spend at a sex club, erotic club or whatever your imagination
wants to call it.

As up scale as this one is supposed to be, I would say helping
out those poor distraught entertainers would be more like 100
times that fictitious $2,000 but since this person(s), ““Heye said
Erik Brown, the head of a California marketing firm that has
done work for Republican candidates, was reimbursed for his
expenses at the nightclub.”” surely had more than himself he
was trying to influenc… entertain so he could ““Brown on Jan. 19
says: “Working on a great project for the RNC this week. More
exciting stuff ahead … ” so I would expect that would entail
more exciting trips to the Voyeur West Hollywood where
influence is just a lap dance or a private ‘dance’ away.

Money? No problem!

Accountability? Never, for a politician anymore, they do no

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By Anarcissie, March 30, 2010 at 11:06 am Link to this comment

West Hollywood seems to be pretty cheap.  That kind of scene could cost you $20,000 in New York City.  Anyway, it’s nice to see that the Republicans are starting to go to clubs for their peculiar needs instead of accosting people in washrooms and on street corners.

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By Leefeller, March 30, 2010 at 7:49 am Link to this comment

Politicians are highly trained professional hypocrites, you know, I have heard this somewhere before; liars… thieves and politicians of the same mold.  My apology to thieves!

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By melpol, March 30, 2010 at 7:13 am Link to this comment

It is foolish of the American public to think that their politicians would not party on taxpayers money. Without any incentive to live high on the fat of the land only a feeble minded person would want to be in politics. Taxpayers have to look in their mirror and admit that they would have loved to have been in that sex club sharing the goodies.

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By rjg1971, March 29, 2010 at 10:47 pm Link to this comment

Oh, you have to love this one. The party of finger
waiving anti-porn scolds gets caught with their hands
in their pants. Ha!

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By Sunny Badger, March 29, 2010 at 6:36 pm Link to this comment
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Republicans can’t catch a break. Airport bathrooms and Craig’s List meet-up don’t work. Hitting on teenage pages doesn’t work. Dropping $2000 at the lesbian strip club doesn’t. Do they do lap dances there? A good lap dance can run $1k, if you’re not paying attention. Really, is this a big deal, if 1,000 GOP face-fulls go to the bar and have a Bud Light? Maybe the GOP should run more priests for office…

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By samosamo, March 29, 2010 at 4:55 pm Link to this comment

Gotta say, the GOP don’t hesitate to play at their favorite hobby
nor do they discriminate about who they fuck, especially since
the public is picking up the tab, without a kiss.

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By Leefeller, March 29, 2010 at 2:14 pm Link to this comment

Stereotypes really annoy me, they show short sightedness and seemingly very little ability to see things in perspective. In my case these are all true! 

Is it only me but have you noticed how those Replications all look like clones?

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By P. T., March 29, 2010 at 1:59 pm Link to this comment

GOP = Grand Old Porn party

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