Wednesday, June 24, 2009

It's a Republican Affair

Well, Republicans don't disappoint do they?

First this week we find out that a Nevada Senator John Ensign who consistently runs on "family values" and was one of the first and loudest to condemn Bill Clinton for his infidelities while president has himself been having an affair. News here.

Now it comes out that the governor of South Carolina has been having an affair too. News here. While I'm unaware if the governor uses "family values" as a primary issue, he has been previously mentioned as a possible presidential candidate in 2012 for a party that uses that issue A LOT. So, not sure how much credibility he'll now have for the socially conservative Republican party base.

Throw in the Larry Craig situation from 2007, the Ted Haggard scandal, Limbaugh and his drugs and serial marriages, as well as a number of others...and you have a lot of major Republicans out doing hypocritical and naughty things. And I think it's the hypocracy that's the key because while Democrats are no less likely to step out on their spouses (Spitzer anyone?) they usually are not running for office on a platform of morality as many Republicans do.

You'd think that doesn't bode well for these people specifically or the Republicans generally in the 2010 and 2012 elections, but the conservative base of the Republican party seems to have a short memory for moral lapses when it suits them.

It's all just one big Republican affair.

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