DCCC retracts libelous statements about Republican donor Sheldon Adelson

On June 29 and July 2, 2012, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee issued statements suggesting that billionaire casino magnate Sheldon Adelson donated to Republican causes using money earned from involvement in a Chinese prostitution ring. A lawyer acting on Adelson’s behalf wrote to the DCCC press secretary on July 17, threatening a lawsuit if the DCCC did not issue a retraction. You can read the letter in its entirety here.

Today, the DCCC officially retracted its earlier statements:

In press statements issued on June 29 and July 2, 2012, the DCCC made unsubstantiated allegations that attacked Sheldon Adelson, a supporter of the opposing party.  This was wrong.  The statements were untrue and unfair and we retract them.  The DCCC extends its sincere apology to Mr. Adelson and his family for any injury we have caused.

Additionally, any references to Adelson and profits from prostitution have been scrubbed from the DCCC website. As far as Twitter goes, however, the DCCC has remained silent. This is its most recent tweet:

That was well over three hours ago.

The DCCC is taking major heat for its stunts, and rightfully so:


We’re not holding our breath.

The Democrat Credo: Never let facts get in the way of a good character assassination.

  • DaTechGuy on DaRadio

    And we promise never to do it again if a person which a huge amount of money able to pay top lawyers threatens to sue us…

    …But if you are a regular guy supporting Romney consider yourself fair game.

  • Tyler

    Thank God America is waking up and seeing these leftist scumbags for what they really are

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OMVJ5OBU4A7DF2EZTBHH5TJ6BA Tony

    I want, no; I demand that I’m represented by people who will make things right!! Our government is a sham!! Are both parties SO guilty of scurrilous actions that the republicans have been SO out to lunch in setting the record straight?? We WERE supposed to be a nation built on honor and integrity!!! We don’t even enforce many of our laws, or we let people off- as though it’s too much of a bother!! And THAT crap has been setting precedent for a long time now!!! If we want to turn this country back around we need to throw the bums out and replace them with people who live by a higher moral code!! There should be hell to pay for LIES told. ESPECIALLY by those who are supposed to be representing WE, THE PEOPLE!!

  • David Edward Smith

    Democrats will tell you that EVERYBODY DOES IT. Of course, they LIE.

  • digitalPimple

    How much will the next check be to Romney I wonder.

    • Sheerie Knoll

      Who cares?

    • http://twitter.com/TheAngieNC2 Angie (D)

      You sure gave yourself the right nickname, Pimple. Although A**Boil could have worked too.

  • CO Husker

    They keep apologizing and retracting. When are they going to apologize and retract Obama???

  • treblehook

    DCCC might want to clean up their adelson search results since their dicey allegations still appear in results headings on their website.

  • EastValleyConservative

    The problem is they know they can smear now, retract later and the damage is done. First, their voters believe it and use few sources for their information, then there are those who aren’t plugged in and never see the retraction. They are the party of “the ends justify the means” and we, the public, the voting Americans need to send a statement loud and clear that this is not acceptable.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AUO4HGZSUVDQCOMSCLCADI5TQU Michael W

    If their lips or fingers are moving ….

  • http://www.facebook.com/pjcitro Paul J. Citro

    Of course, under a threat to SUE the DCCC will retract it. Romney should the same with Harry Reid.

  • michael

    Sad to say, for many of the College Age Libtards, Truth will not get in the way of their OBAMA idolatry. Only when It finally hits them in the pocket will they open their eyes. Pray it’s not to late.