What's with these Republicans

Discussion in 'Politics' started by hud01, Jun 24, 2009.

  1. hud01

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    Another potential 2012 Republican presidential candidate bites the dust.......
     
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    How sad - they are all subjected to the scrutiny of all the small-minded people!
    They just can't or won't be themselves - how sad!!

    Look at W - need we say more?????
     
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    so much for high and mighty morals like "family values" this pig liked to profess so readily at every campaign stop.

    he runs off to Argentina over Father's Day weekend to be with his little "piece of ass" leaving his wife and sons at home wondering about his whereabouts.
     
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    What a douche...

    He continued to peach the Sanctity of Marriage -- one man, on woman, voted for Banning Gay Adoptions, Voted against civil unions for the LGBT community, and then the first opportunity (within a week of a trial separation with his wife) he is off to Argentina fucking some other woman.

    Nice values.

    Hypocrisy and Republicans seem to go hand in hand.
     
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    The sad thing is, their frontrunner for pres in 2012 is the ever pervful, ever shameless Newt Gingrich.
     
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    All I can do is, LOL. Go ahead and resign your office before they investigate and find the nude pics you've sent to each other over the years and all the tax payer paid trips to Argentina to bang this chic.
     
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    All i can say is she must have one hell of a snappin' gyro on her. Over a piece he is now running with his tail between his legs. Hey. Why split hairs? He's a fool.
     
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    Much like how the news media define Scott Roeder as a liberal? Because he hates Bush? Really? was that all it took to become a liberal?

    Well, when the party is dead, sometime you just have to say fuck it!
     
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    republican sex scandals make my heart giddy. maybe he was doing Wilbur Mills old girlfriend Fanny Fox, the the tidal basin bombshell, who when back home Argentina.
     
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    Just like William Jefferson Clinton??????:wink:
     
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    Nice try... :rolleyes:
    Clinton didn't jump at every opportunity at a politician's infidelity to try and position himself politically as morally superior. He also didn't run a campaign commercial in 2002, with his wife & kids, on these same principles. mikeyh9in mentioned many other things that add to the problem. Sanford used these instances like a true media whore and exploited them for his own gains to extreme levels. It's insanely laughable to see that he couldn't even practice what he preached.

    The issue is not the fact that he cheated on his wife. Because if that was a benchmark to fire someone from politics, we wouldn't have a government. In the case of Mark Sanford, and so many other Republican adulterers, is that they tend to run on campaigns so entrenched on these "family values", and then turn out to be major hypocrites. Should we really be hearing them tell us what the sanctity of marriage should be like if they can't even stay true to their own?
     
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    can't wait to hear Coulter, Hannity and Limbaugh spin this one.....
    Or all the religous folks, they gonna come out in masses to protect the sanctity of marriage????
     
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    Well, Wilbur was a Democrat. Let's not forget that cheating doesn't really have a political party.

    Not 'just like'. The public knew that Bill Clinton was a philanderer before they ever elected him and this Governor was singing in the Chorus of the Pure and Patriotic, condemning Clinton 10 years ago. He is also chairman of the Republican Governors Association. haha.

    On the up side, Mitt Romney must be happy. :smile:
     
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    Let's just face it all the 'Republican ideas' are just marketing slogans. They are nothing more.
     
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    And before someone throws it out there, so is "Yes We Can" and "Change". Unfortunately for those who would bring that up as some kind of comparison, there's still plenty of time for the current administration to act out on those slogans.

    As for Mark Sanford and the GOP? Perhaps their slogan should become, "Do as we say, not as we do?"
     
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    I really find it amusing watching the people in this thread take such deliberate glee in the hypocrisy of politicians and sex, especially of the other party.

    When people who have Teddy Kennedy, Barney Frank, Mel Reynolds, Gerry Studds, Jim McGreevey and Eliot Spitzer, to name a few, in their party start pointing fingers at the republican clowns, it makes them look just as absurd and hypocritical as the liars on the right side of the aisle

    both the right and the left are petty, vindictive and absurd on this issue and most others...clearly, taking the high road, is just as impossible for the people on the left as the people they accuse on the right and vice versa.

    pathetic and typical.

    nothing as sad as watching two hypocrites call each other it.

    disguising your hypocritical attacks under the guise of it somehow being more hypocritical when republicans do it because they stress "moral values" is completely absurd. There have been plenty of democrats who have claimed "family values" as part of their appeal, but rarely do they cloak it in religious nonsense.

    Are you telling me that Obama does not either believe in, campaign on, or cloak himself in positive family values?

    Please.
    -He has proven to be a very smart man and responsible father
    -He has a wife who is proven to be very smart and dedicated as a mother
    -He has two children that are seemingly very bright, polite, well behaved, and very much loved, nurtured and supported by their parents.

    that is a fact.

    He has sold that to the american people the way all politicians do...the adoring supportive wife, the well dressed kids, the cover of people magazine and all the "in depth" Oprah blabbing and talking about the kids' responsibilities, what they do, what is expected of them, what BHO and Michelle do in their spare time, how they get along...blah blah blah.

    So, if hypothetically sometime before the next election, an attractive young woman comes forward, and it is proven Obama had an affair with him, that makes him just as big a hyopcrite.


    it is nonsense, and listening to the constant whining of the left on here and in public on this issue is as obnoxious and hyopcritical as listening to the republicans spout their nonsense.

    when are you two going to grow up? :rolleyes:
     
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    Swing and a miss!!!
    Where has Obama ever called someone out for their infidelity? Where has he campaigned for the resignation of political figures, on BOTH sides of the political spectrum, for politicians who cheated on their wives? Has Obama also made a campaign commercial for election, starring his entire family in an attempt to pander to the Christian base?

    These are some of the things that Mark Sanford has done. He's the quintessential hypocrite because he's not only milked and benefitted from previous politicians' infidelity, both Democrat (Clinton) AND Republican (Livingston), ran the basis of his South Carolina campaign on the backbone of "Christian & Family Values", and then even said that he would "resign" if he was ever caught in a scandal like Larry Craig. You want to talk hypocrisy? Look no further than this.

    I wouldn't care less if Sanford just got some South American booty on the side... but in this case, and considering his extensive track record of capitalizing on another person's personal misfortune, I will make a big stink about it. And no, it's not because he's Republican. We all know Democrats & Republicans cheat on their wives. Even I jumped in with the ridiculing and shaming when John Edwards was caught. But this is bigger than just someone cheating on their spouse, and it doesn't take a person with any capacity to read between the lines to see it.
     
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    Flashy is right. This isn't any victory or advantage for the Democrats to trumpet. Doing so, is just stupidity.

    Yes, the Republicans like to take the moral high ground, and when they fail, they're hypocrites. But where does that put the Democrats?

    Democrats tend to let Republicans take the moral high ground so that when they fail morally (and they do), nobody can call them a hypocrite.

    Neither is good IMO because they fail in ethics and moral behavior. You could argue that at least taking the moral high ground is at least trying to do better, but others would argue that being such a hypocrite puts everything you do in question.

    Either way, politicians (both Democrats and Republicans) are quite often poor examples of how to act.
     
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