Skip to comments.Hypocrisy, Democrat Style
Posted on 10/02/2006 6:17:26 AM PDT by libstripper
If there were an Academy Award for Hypocrisy, the surefire favorite for 2006 would be the Democratic Party. Just two recent items make the decision a virtual certainty:
The Representative Foley "scandal" is really worthy of a whole book on hypocrisy. On the one hand, we have a poor misguided Republican man who had a romantic thing for young boys. He sent them suggestive e-mail. I agree, that's not great. On the other hand, we have a Democratic party that worships ( not likes, WORSHIPS ) a man named Bill Clinton who did not send suggestive e-mails as far as we know, but who had a barely legal intern give him oral sex kneeling under his desk in the Oval Office while he talked on the phone to a Congressional Committee Chairman, took great pleasure in putting a cigar in her orifice and then smelling it and tasting it, and having her fellate him when in the sacred seat of power of the world's leading Republic.
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Clinton and the intern,
Barney Frank's escort service,
the Mel Reynolds incident,
Teddy "the swimmer,"
the Dem list is ENDLESS.
Fight back, but don't expect the White House or Congress to do it. This will have to be done by the grass roots.
While both are sick, sick, behavior, I can't see how trying to equate inappropriate behavior among cosenting adults to someone trying to seduce a minor is a winning tactic.
One, while perverse, was legal (but the lie wasn't). The other may very well have been a crime though I'm withholding judgement until the smoke clears and the facts start to become visible.
I don't know, but if he is...I LOVE you, Ben!
Gerry Eastman Studds (born May 12, 1937) is a retired American politician, born in Mineola, New York. He served as a Democratic Congressman for Massachusetts from 1973 until 1996. He was the first openly homosexual member of the US Congress and, more generally, the first openly gay national politician in the US. In 1983, he admitted having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old male page a decade earlier.
the Democratic Party
That is the difference between us and them. We get rid of our who do wrong. The Rats keep theirs
You nailed it. Gerry Studds should be the immediate response to this Foley matter. But does the GOP leadership, starting with (cough) Ken Mehlman have the guts to go this route? Sadly, I tend to doubt it.
If they got rid of everyone who did wrong on their side, there would be no on left.
Excuse me, but when did sexual harassment become sex between two consenting adults?
ML was a subordinate in a work environment to BC. Consenting or not this is by definition sexual harassment.
How many other employees/interns suffered because of the selfish actions of these two pigs?
FRANK: "Why can't we get BRAVO on Capitol Hill?"
Foley's main problem was being from the wrong state/district.
Folk in Massachusetts not only see nothing wrong with pedophilia between Congressmen and their pages, they consider such men worthy of multiple re-election and a rich contented retirement on the public dime, to a million dollar condo with a gay lover.
Therefore, John effin and Barney Franks et al ought to be speaking out in defense of Foley.
FWIW, Sexual harassment is not legal.
Don't forget Gerry Studds.
Sadly Gerry Studds a Democrat from Massachusetts, did more than e-mail sex messages to Pages, he actually admitted having a sexual affair with a male page...in 1983, and did not even leave the House until 1996, 13 years after the fact.
I'm not sure how age of consent laws factor into a case that involves emails that might have crossed state lines, but the age of consent in DC is 16--the age of the youngest page Foley turned his attention to. If it turns out to just involve DC jurisdiction then it really is no different than the Lewinsky fiasco. Maybe the House leadership knows this and in calling for an immediate investigation they want the parallel to come out quickly and more fully highlight the hypocrisy of the Democrats.
The situation is horrible, but I think it's being handled as best that it can be by the Republicans. Thank goodness Foley immediately resigned and is not trying to cling to office and drag the party down further with him. And thank goodness the leadership isn't hesitating on what to do.
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