Skip to comments.Mark Sanford Is A Disgrace
Posted on 06/24/2009 9:14:21 PM PDT by Pitcairn
What is it about politicians these days?
Is there some sort of magic elixir in the air that allows these peopleregardless of political affiliation--the license to insult the intelligence of their citizens? Or is this some sort of natural human flaw that wethe idiots of the proletariatare supposed to accept as some sort of acceptable characteristic of the people that are supposed to represent us?
Give me a freaking break.
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Big deal, a man has an affair. Read about Ben Franklin who probably slept with 100 different women in his life....
You couple predisposiion with weakness and opportunity and some people will cheat on their spouses. That's between him and his wife and family.
But abandoning his responsibilities, as he did, makes him unfit to serve as governonr in my view.
Oh, that's right. That was a lie.
After Clinton, this seems terribly mild by comparison.
Reposting from another thread:
>> For ME the MORE Conservative, the better rock on Sanford.
But looking at this SHORT list:
Republican politicians that have had extra-marital affairs:
- Newt Gingrich
- John McCain (first wife)
- Rudy Giuliani
- David Vitter
- Larry Craig
- Henry Hyde
Democrat politician that have had extra-marital affairs:
- Kennedy (take your pick)
- Bill Clinton
- James McGreevey
- Jon Corzine
- Eliot Spitzer
- John Edwards
- etc. <<
Maybe the Ancient Chinese were on to something when they made their rulers eunuchs. I would bet that any politician willing to loose their manhood to serve the public good would have enough cajones to actually make the right decisions.
I never heard Sanford proclaim himslef as a holy man, so I don’t feel he’s betrayed me. He’s certainly acted as though his political career is’t that important to him.
you forgot fdr, and lbj. me, i hope sanford ditches politics, dumps the wife and kids, and runs off to argentina to live happily ever after with his lady friend.
He should have said he had set up a homosexual sex ring in his basement, and then he would have gotten a pass from the press, and demonrat party....ask Barney Frank.
>> But abandoning his responsibilities, as he did, makes him unfit to serve as governor in my view. <<
Exactly, Abandoning his duties so he could chase some foreign woman in south America is far worse than getting off with an American citizen intern in your own office. What if little miss Argentina was a spy looking to get into his pants and into his files. What if she could get him into a position of blackmail. It is almost tantamount to treason. Besides Republicans Conservatives are supposed to an example of how NOT to have compromising affairs and such. I think the voters of South Carolina should kick him out on his rear end.
I have no sympathy for his fake crying BS during his press conference.
Deeply tragic that Sanford exhibited the primary fault of humanity--he is fallen and 'prone to wander.' For those who believe he is deserving of capital punishment, feel free to pick up those stones and hurl them (assuming you are without sin, yourself.)
A man having a mistress...especially a powerful man...is also unremarkable.
What is remarkable and intolerable is we have US pols who steal our liberty and livelihoods daily.... we have elected a man who is working to DEFEAT the United States of America, and we are doing nothing about it!
And he held what public office?
The more important distinction is that a couple of the Republicans are baby-killers, whereas all the Democrats are baby-killers.
>> Big deal, a man has an affair. Read about Ben Franklin who probably slept with 100 different women in his life.... <<
I bet none of those women Ben Franklin ever slept with could have blackmailed him either, it was a different time and a different place you know. In some ways marriage back them was more about producing children and inheritance. The common thing was for rich and successful men to have mistresses on the side. If people want to go back to some of the social contract values of the 1700’s then they better figure out that the founding fathers were no ozzie and harriet.
O! The beams in your own eyes.
You know waht is funny about this I was thinking maybe this woman was a plant I dont know seems like the o administration has a way pf leveling the playing field. sanford was very verbal against the stimulus and obama. maybe they felt he was week and they decided to take him down using seduction. Obama won his senate seat after he leveled the playing field and one of his opponets had his divorce records unsealed and that was the end of him
Oh, I believe they were sincere tears........but it was tears because he got caught, and now his future is ruined, and maybe his marriage also, and have only weekly visitation rights with his 4 sons.
Here is a man that betrayed everything that conservatism ostensibly stands for, yet it is apparently okay with most.
Go ahead, cast your stones on those comments. The more, the merrier, apparently.
>> Mark Sanford is a disgrace.
Deeply tragic that Sanford exhibited the primary fault of humanity—he is fallen and ‘prone to wander.’ For those who believe he is deserving of capital punishment, feel free to pick up those stones and hurl them (assuming you are without sin, yourself.) <<
I wouldn’t be angry had he just had the cajones to look into the camera and say “I have mistress, it is none of your business as it won’t affect my job as Governor. Deal with it.” turned from the podium and walked proudly out of the press conference.
Instead he abandons his job for several days so he can run to a foreign country and his mistress without anyone knowing where the hell he was. Basically abandoning his job for a women of another country.
If you were at work and you just walked out at noon someday and returned several days later and told everyone at the office that you had to fly to Mexico to see you mistress. How long would you be employed after that?
^ Oh and he put on a sissy Dem act of trying to be “contrite”, heck John Wayne wouldn’t do that, he would take it like a man and live with the consequences and wouldn’t cry at all.
How stupid he is. After Spitzer and others - he has no clue. He had to know that any Repub has a bounty on their head and the Dems were looking for scalps for 2010. We are losing our country and this clown and Ensign have no clue. Yeah it is a double standard but the Dems are always looking for GOP scalps.
This clown should have chosen one or the other. Family and Gov job or girlfriend. I would not be suprised if the girlfriend was a DNC or Rahm setup. The girlfriend will disappear now. What a fool.
I hated Sanford for the “everybody who wants Obama to fail is an idiot” remark. But now I just feel sorry for him. Best to him and his family. Kind of pissed that he further sullied the GOP brand but...fine. No point kicking a guy when he’s down.
>> The views coming from this dialogue are both shocking yet unsurprsing.
Here is a man that betrayed everything that conservatism ostensibly stands for, yet it is apparently okay with most.
Go ahead, cast your stones on those comments. The more, the merrier, apparently. <<
I am ashamed of the sissy contrite act crap he tried to pull at the press conference, who does he think he is? Bill Clinton the II?? I am ashamed that he abandoned his state for several days for an affair...... If Reagan ever had a mistress he would take it like a man, admit it and reassure us all that it wouldn’t affect his job. His affair affected his job, and not just a little affected his job, but a LOT affected his job.
So do you think this behavior is new?
we haven’t come to accepting it....we are at the point where we are expecting it.
there are good men and women capable of these powerful positions and we can and do proudly elect them. this one, sad to say, is clueless from using too much viagra!
He was the de facto governor, a general during the French and Indian Wars, an ambassador of the United Colonies to the King of France, the first Postmaster General, a member of the Continental Congress from Pennsylvania, part author of the Declaration of Independence and that's just off the top of my head without doing an Internet search.
Maybe he met his new flame at the recent Bilderberger meeting,which he attended?
That's because the most all political groupies regardless of party, are some of the biggest GD hypocrites to walk the planet. They prove this on a daily basis.
What does a man's sex drive have to do with stopping Obamacare, Iranian nukes, taxes, etc?
Are you going to vote for a Democrat because the Gov of SC is a weakling?
I haven't read a single post the entire day that says this man is anything but a cad and a royal prick to his wife and constituents.
Remember....we do not know these people we elect, they are strangers to us, complete strangers.
When they disappoint, fail, betray...they lose their job and we move on.
Why all the angst?...it's unseemly and Oprah-like.
I'm a 60k a year schmuck and pay $900 a month for one kid. Imagine four kids at his imputed income.
Heh, yep, the 0 planned it all eight years ago.
Does the country feel that just because something was done before (and perhaps overlooked or ignored) that it should be accepted as the norm?
Did you hear the joke about the little black kid and the Jew?
Since those were old jokes, I guess they are okay now?
The hypocricy is astounding.
Of course not. I'm going to do what I always intended...vote for Sarah.
Those were your words, not mine.
Lemme guess, you trust the individual that lies and cheats?
Ya think individuals that exhibit this type of character only lie and cheat on their wives, and are otherwise honorable individuals?
According to some here...still voting for a conservative AFTER Sanford means we are hypocrites and groupies.
Good lord...commie propaganda thru and thru.
Franklin didn’t lie about it and he had a lot more sense.
we as conservatives stand for something...yep it ain’t fair but egen dumbassed wal mart shoppers know there is a difference
Sanfords’s political instincts are unfit
Who said Sanford was an honorable individual?
Extrememly poor judgment...unfit.
I know a gal in Alaska that will do just fine as my leader
The governor of a state ditches his security, abdicates his responsibilities, and follows his sexual urges to Argentina. He is either aware, or should be aware, that such an act is the end of his political career. The judgment and lack of self control he exhibited is outrageously bad. And then, upon being caught, he offers up the most self absorbed juvenile explanation imaginable; putting his girlfriend two places in front of his wife and kids in the list of people he's harmed. He has done damage to every cause to purports to advocate and revealed himself to be a slimeball of unprecedented proportions.
And your response is "big deal", as if the affair is the only issue here? Seriously?
>> The judgment and lack of self control he exhibited is outrageously bad.
What does conservatism have to do with Sanford's love/sex life?
Lemme guess, you trust the individual that lies and cheats? Ya think individuals that exhibit this type of character only lie and cheat on their wives, and are otherwise honorable individuals?
What the hell are you talking about? Who said Sanford was an honorable individual?
Do you think lying, cheating, and not being honorable are part of conservative principles?
You Betcha’ !
man...I never thought I’d be such a cheerleader for a woman for POTUS
but if I had a cloak, I’d throw it over the mud puddle for her any day
(i’d hope to keep my head about me)
And how did being a horndog help him do those jobs?
I am for conservative values and a conservative political agenda. But to be a conservative, one needs to walk the talk and stop being a partisan apologist instead of a realist American.
It is time to endorse values and priciples above purely political labels. And if Americans can't do that, it is no wonder that the nation cannot find common ground upon which to tread.
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