Wednesday, June 24, 2009

SC Gov Sanford Should Resign

Here is but one difference between Democrats and Republicans.




South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford will end up resigning or getting voted out of office by his own party.

Meanwhile Democrats who get caught in nasty affairs like Barney Frank, Ted Kennedy and Jerry Studds become heroes and get appointed to higher positions by fellow Democrats.

UPDATE: Predictably, radical leftwing copycat bloggers tear into Sanford (R) as if they actually had morals themselves or cared about infidelity, just to show us their hypocritical nature.

Funny these people are fine with Democrats having affairs, telling lies and sleeping around as evidenced by their lack of posts on John Edwards' affair on the Presidential campaign trail while his wife was in the hospital with cancer, Barney Frank running a homosexual prostitution ring out of his basement and Bill Clinton having "sex" with an intern in the oval office.
When Democrats do it, we should stay out of their private lives... but when Republicans do it, Democrats call for their heads.


Blogger Oilfieldguy said...

Of course you didn't mention David "Diapers" Vitter, who still holds his seat and is running for reelection, Larry "Wide-Stance" Craig, who refused to resign but did not run for reelection, or Newt Gingrich, who had his wife served with divorce papers while she was in her hospital bed fighting cancer.

Also, while Newt was leading the charge against the impeachment proceedings against Bill Clinton, he was having his own little tawdry extra-marital affair. Yet Newt is viewed by many as a leader of the Republican party.

The point being is Republicans have used the term "family values" as a cudgel and political tool for decades. In their wake they have left a virtual minefield of quotes and mock outrages railing against "immoral conduct."

Governor Sanford was a leading critic about the "Clenis event" so I for one feel it is mandatory to hold him to the very conduct he insists upon others. I am not interested in the personal lives of candidates, but when they attempt to make political hay from the issue they opened the door onto themselves.

Does this make any sense to you?

4:28 PM  
Blogger Red S Tater said...

I don't have to mention those guys kitty, you guys on the left are obsessed with them while giving a pass and promoting Democrats who do the same or worse as in Clinton or Barney Frank.

Are you telling us that you believe that anyone who cheats on their spouse while being against cheating on spouses and/or doing the right thing, is unfit for public office?

For example, you might claim to be against lies and against making false statements, but if you slip up and stretch the truth (lie) or repeat someone else's lie to make a political point, does that void your belief that lying is wrong?

If so... then you got some cleaning of your own house to do before you worry about Republicans there kitty.

Does that make any sense to you?

4:40 PM  
Blogger Oilfieldguy said...

Okay, I am trying to reason and you are trying to be a knothead. There is a difference between having certain beliefs and someone standing on the chest of one who has erred, while holding a microphone and screaming at cameras about the sorry SOB beneath his feet.

To me, those who point out flaws of others is a dishonest way of praising themselves. In other words, "this guy sucks because of (a)". Meaning I am infinitely better because I don't do (a).

No, I am not in favor of adultery regardless of party. It can indeed be an indicator of moral failings, or not. When a candidate or a party decide to use it as a political issue then if they fail to live up to the standard that they demand, they are hoist by their own petard.

Infidelity is a personal matter that is best dealt with within the confines of the family. Republicans are the campaigners of family values, placing their behavior squarely into the political realm. Since Republicans are the party of "family values" the inference is that Democrats are not and have no "family values." A clever marketing ploy.

But that sword cuts two ways. Democrats who err have been inoculated by the slogan while Republicans who err get massive infections.

Again, hoist by their own petard.

7:28 PM  
Blogger Red S Tater said...

Ohhh you're trying to "reason" and I'm just being a knothead?

Kitty, I've been to your blog. There is nothing there in any way connected to reasonable thought... so don't come in here claiming to be reasonable.

I asked you a very straightforward question kitty.

If you say you are against something (like telling a lie) and then you tell a lie... does that mean your belief that telling a lie is misplaced?

It is the same as your argument against Republicans who have been caught cheating on their spouse while proclaiming that not cheating and living a good clean life is their goal.

The message is still the correct one kitty... you just want to kill the message by destroying the messengers.

Here is a list of some Democrats for you to spend some time worrying about their credibility... only back to 1976 however.

1. Wayne Hays (1976): Affair with secretary (one of the first major sex scandals)
2. Allan Howe (1976): Solicited sex with two prostitutes (both of whom were undercover cops)
3. John Young (1976): Staffer alleged sexual harrassment
4. Fred Richmond (1978): Charged with soliciting sex from a 16-year-old boy.
5. Gerry Studds (1983): Reprimanded for having sex with a male teenage House page
6. Gary Hart (1988): Affair with model Donna Rice.
7. Barney Frank (1989): Affair with male prostitute, who also conducted business in Frank's home.
8. Chuck Robb (1991): Admitted to receiving a nude massage from a former Miss Virginia.
9. Brock Adams (1992): Eight women accused him of sexual harassment, abuse, and rape.
10. Mel Reynolds (1994): Sexual relationship with 16-year-old campaign volunteer.
11. Bill Clinton (1998): Affair with intern Monica Lewinsky.
12. Gary Condit (2001): Affair with (murdered) intern Chandra Levy.
13. Paul Patton (2002): Affair with nursing home operator; when the affair ended the state of Kentucky filed numerous violations against her business.
14. Bob Wise (2003): Affair with a state government staffer
15. Jim McGreevey (2004): Resigned as NJ governor after admitting that he is "a gay American"
16. Neil Goldschmidt (2004): Admitted to having a relationship with a 14-year-old girl in the 1970s.
17. Roosevelt Dobbins (2005): Congressman form Arkansas, pleaded guilty to fondling a 16-year-old.
18. Gavin Newsom (2007): Affair with the wife of a top aide.
19. Antonio Villaraigosa (2007): Affair with a television reporter.
20. Tim Mahoney (2008): Admitted to multiple affairs.
21. Eliot Spitzer (2008): Involved in prostitution scandal.
22. Paul Morrison (2008): Affair with administrative staffer while Attorney General of Kansas, pressured her to reveal information about Kansas D.A.
23. Marc Dann (2008): Attorney General of Ohio, had an affair with a staffer.
24. David Paterson (2008): Admitted that both he and his wife had extramarital affairs
25. John Edwards (2008): Had an affair with a campaign employee while running for President.
26. Kwame Kilpatrick (2008): Text messaging sex scandal
27. Sam Adams (2009): Portland, OR mayor lied about relationship with 18-year-old male intern.

9:36 PM  

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