Selwyn Duke
Vote-stealing Dem pleads guilty to beating up girlfriend
By Selwyn Duke
January 5, 2013

If you're a Democrat operative forced to resign for facilitating vote fraud, what do you do for a follow-up?

If you said brutally attack your girlfriend, cracking her skull, your name just might be Patrick Moran.

And if you've skated on both counts, your father just might be Jim Moran, Democrat congressman from Virginia.

Patrick Moran was the field director for his father's campaign before the election — that is, until a sting operation caught him on video coaching an undercover reporter on how to commit vote fraud. He sounded as if he'd already achieved semi-pro status, too. But since undermining our republic is obviously right up there with jaywalking, he didn't have to spend any quality time basket-weaving with one of his father's most reliable constituencies. And now we learn that Moran's relational conflict resolution is morally congruent with his philosophy on electoral success. Writes Washington's City Paper:

Moran and his girlfriend were fighting outside 14th Street bar The Getaway [in Columbia Heights, DC] around 1:23 a.m. on Dec. 1, according to a police report, over Moran talking to another woman at the bar. Suddenly, Moran allegedly slammed his girlfriend's head into the bar's metal trash can cage.

After the attack, police described Moran's girlfriend as "bleeding heavily from her nose and also observed that her nose and right eye were extremely swollen." One of the ambulance technicians who transported her to Howard University Hospital told police that Moran appeared to have broken her nose and given her a skull fracture under her right eye.

Moran subsequently pled guilty to assaulting his girlfriend. This would seem to have been for good reason, as the police report "describes both a Metropolitan Police Department sergeant and an Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration investigator seeing Moran slam his girlfriend's head into a trash can cage outside the Getaway[,]" writes the City Paper.

But it seems that "Getaway" describes more than just the crime's location in this tale.

Both Moran and his girlfriend now say that the incident was an "accident," with the latter blaming it on a "broken high heel." Well, I am quite sure a heel was involved.

And while Moran was originally charged with felony domestic violence assault, he ultimately got off on simple assault. And the punishment?


So let's get this straight. According to police, Moran the Younger was observed slamming his girlfriend's head into a metal object by two law-enforcement officials, an impact that caused a broken nose and fractured skull. And he walks?

It's nice when daddy has power, money, and influence.

...And, it seems, a warped moral compass.

Note that Moran the Elder (D-VA) said in an official statement that he hoped his son's and the victim's "privacy will be respected," described the situation as "embarrassing" and said that the two were "good kids."

But "good" clearly has a different meaning in Jim Moran's (leftist) culture. Just consider his response to his kid's vote-fraud facilitation: he didn't say anything about ethics, but simply called it "outright stupidity." I guess he was disappointed in his son — that the boy got caught. He surely taught the lad better than that.

Speaking of which, the origin of P. Moran's conflict-resolution skills may be no mystery. As Jenny Erikson at Café Mom tells us, "[I]n 1995, Capitol Hill Police had to pull [Rep. Jim Moran] off California Republican Randy Cunningham on the House floor, and he once told Washingtonian magazine, 'I like to hit people.'"

Rep. Moran also has a history of making anti-Jewish and anti-Catholic statements, and once, after attending a Mass in which the priest criticized Catholic politicians who ignore Church teaching, approached the priest red-faced and shouted, "You priests don't know anything about abortion!" (For more of Rep. Moran's "Morantics," click here.)

As for Moran the Younger, I guess we have to ignore his latest (alleged) "stupidity" as everyone is now falling in line and saying that there's nothing to see here; move on. It was just the attack of the killer DC trash-can cage. But I do have to wonder what kind of offer that you can't refuse was made to the female victim.

Ah, abusing our electoral system and women — true liberal family values. Now all we have to do is see what Patrick Moran will do for the trifecta.

© Selwyn Duke


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