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Deaths of Black Men at Home of West Hollywood Donor Just the Latest in a Long Line of Dem Sex Scandals

As PJ Media's Debra Heine reported on Tuesday, Ed Buck finds himself in a bit of hot water. Buck, an LGBTQ activist and prominent Democratic donor in California, had another dead black man discovered in his home this weekend. Note that operative word: "another." This is the second time in two years that Buck has had a black man overdose in his home, prompting a protest outside his residence and accusations that he has a fetish for injecting black male sex workers with drugs before having sex with them.

Of course, it took an outcry from protesters in the black community and the gay rights community for the media to take notice. Voters and the media turn a blind eye when one particular party is involved. Ask yourself if the reaction would have been similar if the man in question were a Republican.

Indeed, many double standards exist for Democratic donors, fundraisers, activists, foundations, PACs, and other non-profits. The corruption in progressive politics is rampant. I detail much of this in my forthcoming book, Behind the Curtain, out in February 2019 and available for pre-order now.

Ed Buck's issues bring to mind several similar scandals that have engulfed prominent progressive activists and Democratic politicians, and the willingness of voters and the media to sweep them under the rug or diminish the importance of the stories. Many of these stories involve victims under the age of majority. Do such activists use the Democratic Party and progressive politics to normalize their deviant behavior?

1. Sen. Bob Menendez

During the course of his bribery trial, federal prosecutors found evidence indicating that Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) may have taken trips to the Dominican Republic and had sex with underage prostitutes. The Los Angeles Times reported at the time:

The case has a strange history, beginning with allegations in 2012 that Menendez and Melgen were having sex with underage prostitutes. No basis was found for those reports, and Menendez later charged that he had been the subject of a smear campaign, either by Republicans or Cuban intelligence agents unhappy with his fierce opposition to the Castro regime.

But a federal investigation of those charges turned up evidence of the trips and other benefits.

2. Jeffrey Epstein

Famous for the "Lolita Express," Jeffrey Epstein is a billionaire hedge fund manager who donated extensively to Democrats. He is now a convicted sex offender, and an American ex-pat living in the Virgin Islands. In December 2018, he settled the many lawsuits he faced over his sexual exploitations, too numerous to list here. According to Open Secrets,

Jeffrey Epstein, a billionaire hedge fund manager, settled in court Tuesday more than a decade after his saga of sexual exploitation of underage girls was revealed by the Palm Beach police in 2005.

According to an investigation by the Miami Herald, from at least 2001 to 2005, Epstein lured underage girls to his Palm Beach mansion to partake in a network of sexual exploitation.

Epstein, whose friends included Bill Clinton, Donald Trump and a constellation of other high-powered politicians and businessmen, donated extensively to Democrats throughout the nineties and early 2000s up until the investigations into the allegations of sexual coercion of a minor began.

Epstein’s donations to the Democratic Party halted in 2004 when the federal prosecutor for his trial was Alex Acosta, a conservative Republican who is currently Secretary of Labor under President Donald Trump.