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Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by MountainBear, Jul 1, 2009.

  1. MountainBear

    MountainBear Sweet Home, OR Well-Known Member

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    Why is it that when a republican politician (in this case, the SC governor) has an extramarital affair, everyone from republicans to democrats are calling for his head, saying that he betrayed the public trust, yet when a democrat gets "attention" in the oval office, the same people (primarily the democrats) are the first to defend his "private life."
    The governor of South Carolina admitted to an affair. Seems like thats personal business, even though he seems-bent on telling the public about it. But republicans and democrats alike are calling for his resignation (which he won't give, being a lame-duck governor anyway, aka last term), crying that he has betrayed trust and is no longer fit to lead. He certainly did betray someone's trust, but we're not them. He betrayed his family. If he did not use public funds to carry on this affair (which is being investigated, and has been questioned, but no allegations so far, at least none that I've seen in the news), how is it anyone's business but his, his families, and his God's?

    Bill Clinton had a few affairs, most notably the Monica Lewinsky issue. Republican's called for his head. While some of the far right did so on the moral outrage issue, others did so only because he perjured himself in a federal investigation. Where were the democrats calling for his resignation? He lied to us, but I don't remember anyone on the left claiming that he had betrayed our trust (even though he had the affair in his office, and then lied to us about it) and should resign.

    An open note to all politicians. BE DISCREET. We all know that for the most part you are not the best and brightest of our society. We all know that many of you are morally depraved idiots. But we obviously don't care (we keep electing you) and we certainly don't care about your love life. SO STOP TELLING US!

    Okay, I've raved from my soap box enough for the day and feel all the better for having done it.
     
  2. ikona

    ikona west of pdx Member

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    Democrats are more likely to be removed or resign from office for extramarital affairs. Republicans keep the position at least until the next election. Not defending either, just giving a statistics. Give it a google and see :)
     
  3. MountainBear

    MountainBear Sweet Home, OR Well-Known Member

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    I don't care if they keep office or not. The point is I don't want to know who they are sleeping with.
     
  4. finch6013

    finch6013 Oregon City Active Member

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    I get what you are saying. If they are doing their job well then I dont care who they sleep with.
     
  5. swoop

    swoop Milwaukie, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I agree Mountain Bear, nobody's business, but still like to see video of Clinton chasing Lewenski around the oval office with a cigar. :laugh:
     
  6. ZeroRing

    ZeroRing 26th District, WA Active Member

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    Dude... we don't need THAT image right now... :bluelaugh:
     
  7. ikona

    ikona west of pdx Member

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    It sells revenue and raises viewership and readers.
     
  8. jimwsea

    jimwsea Vancouver, Washington state Active Member

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    ...and the bushy eyebrows and the fake nose....
     
  9. Joe Link

    Joe Link Portland, OR Well-Known Member Staff Member Lifetime Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    9. The "Legal & Political" section is to pertain to firearms only. There shall be no legal & political discussion and/or material outside of the "Legal & Political" section.

    There are many different people here with many different viewpoints on various issues. Like religion, discussing these issues here is highly likely to offend and very little good can come of it. We need to be focusing on the things that bring us together (firearms), not the things that have the potential to divide us (politics).

    For conservative discussion, check out NorthwestConservative.com

    For liberal discussion, check out Democratic Underground
     
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