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    Re: Ex-SC Gov. Sanford back in political office

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    You're wasting your time with the insults. Sanford's peccadillo was universal and apolitical.
    No, no, they were exemplary of conservative hypocrisy. Do you want me to get his family value quotes and line them up like the chorus girls he courted? And I love his comments blaming liberals and Democrats for destroying marriage.

    But conservatism is hypocritical at its core: that's why the tea party types reelected him -- he was a hypocrite who attacked others for what he personally engages is. That's the definiton of conservatism.

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    Re: Ex-SC Gov. Sanford back in political office

    Meet the Hypocrites: Governor Mark Sanford



    For the better part of the last thirty years the Republican Party has claimed the mantle of family values, as being a party morally superior to others.

    And once again that image has taken a hit, as Governor Mark Sanford (R-SC) has followed the same path of Newt Gingrich, Bob Livingston, Rudy Giuliani, John Ensign, David Vitter, Larry Craig, Mark Foley and others by admitting to having an affair with a woman from Argentina. The State, South Carolina's most widely read newspaper, has uncovered a steamy e-mail exchange between the two, saying it will release the full exchange for tomorrow's print edition.

    Sanford, who voted for the impeachment of President Clinton when he was a member of Congress, reacted angrily when confronted with the news that Speaker-designate Bob Livingston had cheated on his wife in 1998.

    Indeed, then-Rep Mark Sanford was pretty clear about his views of President Clinton's affair with Monica Lewinsky and that of Mr. Livingston.

    While serving as a U.S. congressman, Sanford was incredibly critical of his colleagues’ marital misdeeds, including the affairs of former congressman Bob Livingston and President Bill Clinton:
    “The bottom line, though, is I am sure there will be a lot of legalistic explanations pointing out that the president lied under oath. His situation was not under oath. The bottom line, though, is he still lied. He lied under a different oath, and that is the oath to his wife. So it’s got to be taken very, very seriously.” [Sanford on Livingston, CNN, 12/18/98]

    “We ought to ask questions…rather than circle the wagons for one of our tribe.” [Sanford on how the GOP reacts to affairs, New York Post, 12/20/98]

    “I think it would be much better for the country and for him personally (to resign). I come from the business side. If you had a chairman or president in the business world facing these allegations, he’d be gone.” [Sanford on Clinton, The Post and Courier, 9/12/98]

    “The issue of lying is probably the biggest harm, if you will, to the system of Democratic government, representatives government, because it undermines trust. And if you undermine trust in our system, you undermine everything.” [Sanford on Clinton, CNN, 2/16/99]

    Perhaps my favorite quote by the hypocritical Governor Sanford, is one where he parrots the Republican party's family-values mantra, is this:

    Rep. Mark Sanford, R-S.C., said he would be "struggling" during Christmas over whether to support Livingston, even though the speaker-designate had not broken the law. "We as a party want to hold ourselves to high standards, period," Sanford said.

    Northwest Progressive Institute Advocate: Meet the Hypocrites: Governor Mark Sanford

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    Re: Ex-SC Gov. Sanford back in political office

    Quote Originally Posted by head of joaquin View Post
    No, no, they were exemplary of conservative hypocrisy. Do you want me to get his family value quotes and line them up like the chorus girls he courted? And I love his comments blaming liberals and Democrats for destroying marriage.

    But conservatism is hypocritical at its core: that's why the tea party types reelected him -- he was a hypocrite who attacked others for what he personally engages is. That's the definiton of conservatism.
    But if one is not conservative, and believes Sanford's views are generally sound, then one can support him without reference to family values or religion, etc. Beyond that, I'm not aware that he ever courted chorus girls and I invite you to support your claim. Finally, like most lefties, you miss the fundamental characteristic of the Tea Party: more than anything else it was libertarian in origin. Most Tea Party supporters I know care very little about family values issues.
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    Re: Ex-SC Gov. Sanford back in political office

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    For the record, the name is spelled "Barry."
    Marion Barry broke the law; Mark Sanford did not.
    Yes Sanford did. Unless of course you want to say that using taxpayer money for personal peccadilloes is just a-ok.
    Quote Originally Posted by Moderate Right View Post
    The sad fact is that having a pedophile win is better than having a Democrat in office. I'm all for a solution where a Republican gets in that isn't Moore.

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    Re: Ex-SC Gov. Sanford back in political office

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    Ex-SC Gov. Sanford back in political office

    Former Republican South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford revived a scandal-scarred political career by winning back his old congressional seat Tuesday in a district that hasn't elected a Democrat in three decades.

    The comeback was complete when he defeated Democrat Elizabeth Colbert Busch, the sister of political satirist Stephen Colbert. With 87 percent of the precincts reporting, Sanford had 54 percent of the vote.

    too ****in funny to see this level of partisan blindness.
    Especially since democrats turned gerrymandering into an art...

    You should see my new district lines (Illinois) 80% ghetto (democrat) yeah give me that free Obama phone....

    Horrible...........

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    Re: Ex-SC Gov. Sanford back in political office

    Quote Originally Posted by poweRob View Post
    Yes Sanford did. Unless of course you want to say that using taxpayer money for personal peccadilloes is just a-ok.
    You are unacquainted with the facts.

    By Philip Rucker
    Washington Post Staff Writer
    Friday, July 3, 2009

    South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford did not improperly use state money to pay for trips to New York and South America to see his Argentine mistress, state law enforcement officials concluded yesterday, as the governor reiterated that he has no plans to step down despite mounting pressure to do so.

    The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division reviewed Sanford's travel records and "found absolutely no misuse of funds," agency director Reggie Lloyd said in an interview. Sanford (R), who is spending the holiday weekend in Florida with his wife and their four sons, released 44 pages of personal and official travel records and credit card statements yesterday showing that he did not use public money in connection with his extramarital affair.

    He reimbursed the state $3,304 this week for part of an official state-sponsored trip to Brazil and Argentina in June 2008 during which he spent time with his mistress, Maria Belén Chapur, said Sanford's spokesman, Joel Sawyer.
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    Re: Ex-SC Gov. Sanford back in political office

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    You are unacquainted with the facts.

    By Philip Rucker
    Washington Post Staff Writer
    Friday, July 3, 2009

    South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford did not improperly use state money to pay for trips to New York and South America to see his Argentine mistress, state law enforcement officials concluded yesterday, as the governor reiterated that he has no plans to step down despite mounting pressure to do so.

    The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division reviewed Sanford's travel records and "found absolutely no misuse of funds," agency director Reggie Lloyd said in an interview. Sanford (R), who is spending the holiday weekend in Florida with his wife and their four sons, released 44 pages of personal and official travel records and credit card statements yesterday showing that he did not use public money in connection with his extramarital affair.

    He reimbursed the state $3,304 this week for part of an official state-sponsored trip to Brazil and Argentina in June 2008 during which he spent time with his mistress, Maria Belén Chapur, said Sanford's spokesman, Joel Sawyer.


    I liked how Mr. Sandford explained his actions with the selfredemptive "I found my soulmate"..............How old is this guy, 17 ?.............

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    Re: Ex-SC Gov. Sanford back in political office

    Quote Originally Posted by Bonzai View Post
    I liked how Mr. Sandford explained his actions with the selfredemptive "I found my soulmate"..............How old is this guy, 17 ?.............
    No fool like an old fool. Not the first nor the last. Good evening, Bonz.
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    Re: Ex-SC Gov. Sanford back in political office

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    No fool like an old fool. Not the first nor the last. Good evening, Bonz.


    True.

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    Re: Ex-SC Gov. Sanford back in political office

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    You are unacquainted with the facts.

    By Philip Rucker
    Washington Post Staff Writer
    Friday, July 3, 2009

    South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford did not improperly use state money to pay for trips to New York and South America to see his Argentine mistress, state law enforcement officials concluded yesterday, as the governor reiterated that he has no plans to step down despite mounting pressure to do so.

    The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division reviewed Sanford's travel records and "found absolutely no misuse of funds," agency director Reggie Lloyd said in an interview. Sanford (R), who is spending the holiday weekend in Florida with his wife and their four sons, released 44 pages of personal and official travel records and credit card statements yesterday showing that he did not use public money in connection with his extramarital affair.

    He reimbursed the state $3,304 this week for part of an official state-sponsored trip to Brazil and Argentina in June 2008 during which he spent time with his mistress, Maria Belén Chapur, said Sanford's spokesman, Joel Sawyer.
    Yes. Unlike the rest of us, when he stole the money they allowed him to simply pay back and voila... no crime.
    Quote Originally Posted by Moderate Right View Post
    The sad fact is that having a pedophile win is better than having a Democrat in office. I'm all for a solution where a Republican gets in that isn't Moore.

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