Thursday, November 22, 2012

Republicans never resign

Sure people make bad choices all the time and can be forgiven for it. But. as always, this is about the hypocrisy. Tennessee Tea Party pol's past comes back to haunt him:
CHATTANOOGA — U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais said Wednesday that he never intentionally misled voters about his past and stressed that he has no plans to resign over recent revelations that depict a private life starkly at odds with his public image as an anti-abortion, family values congressman. [...]

But DesJarlais said he is not the same man who supported his first wife's decision to have two abortions. The physician-turned-congressman said he also deeply regrets sexual relationships with multiple women, including two patients, three co-workers and a drug company representative while he was chief of staff at Grandview Medical Center in Jasper. [...]

In the newspaper interview, DesJarlais said the charges of hypocrisy are unfair because, he said, his anti-abortion views have evolved over time but had not been formed when his wife aborted her pregnancies.
How convenient. His views evolved just as he needed fundie votes to get elected. But it's not even about reproductive choice. Haven't checked his voting record but feel reasonably sure as a Republican he votes against any social program that helps the already born overcome either bad choices, or bad luck while he votes for every corporate giveaway on the books. That's the real hypocrisy. Voters shouldn't reward him for it.

He says he'll run again. Have to hope he loses to someone whose moral values are rooted in principle and actual concern for their fellow Americans instead of convenience.

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4 Comments:

Blogger Patrick Adkins said...

neither did Bill Clinton.

Dumb Ass.

7:20:00 PM  
Blogger bluespapa said...

Big difference between Clinton and a doctor banging his patients, idiot.

But I was going to point out that they saw what happened to Nixon, and think if he had just stonewalled the committee, he could have ridden out Watergate.

8:39:00 PM  
Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

Asses are pretty much dumb by definition Patsy old sod, but the cliche phrase is always the product of someone who should have his mouth sewn shut. Might help your weight problem to boot.

You're right, Bluespapa -- not being able to see that having sex with a patient is not the same as adultery and making a career from preaching against what you practice may not describe all these pseudo-conservative blowhards, but it sure as hell is typical. So is this kind of defensive gambit, trying to distract from the unsuitability of one's candidates by argumentum ad
Clintonum.

You're right, despite a crushing load of evidence, Nixon was a crook, but any felony committed by a Republican is no more than justified "bending the rules" while the success of Clinton at doing what Republicans never manage to accomplish is unforgivable and impeachable.

11:52:00 AM  
Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

Oh, and soliciting for personal information about someone you read about and want to punish, or goad other scumbags into punishing puts you right on the edge of crimes that might just get you put where you belong. Just bending the rules Adhole?

Is there something about free speech you don't like? Something you'd like to go to jail to make a point? You're a coward and a nobody and your crappy verbal skills aren't compensated by hate mongering or sucking up to worshipers of the military. Semper fuck you, lardass.

11:58:00 AM  

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