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    Re: Ensign acknowledges extramarital affair

    Quote Originally Posted by chevydriver1123 View Post
    Moral of the story:

    Dont **** with coworkers...literally.
    Translation: Don't piss in your drinking water.

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    The Clintons are what happens...
    when you have NO MORAL COMPASS.

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    Re: Ensign acknowledges extramarital affair

    It is truly fascinating to see how many on the right say, "Who cares?" I felt that way yesterday, but that was before I found out:

    (1) he called for Clinton's impeachment over the Monica Lewinsky scandal;

    (2) he called for Larry Craig's resignation for his bathroom scene (which didn't even amount to physical contact);

    (3) he is a member of "Promise Keepers," which says they are "Men with Integrity." Home - Promise Keepers

    He's a ****ing loser, and I am thrilled that this has come out and that his chances of running for president in 2012 are gone. Buh-bye, you unfaithful jerk.

    Being separated from one's spouse is not a termination of the marriage.

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    Re: Ensign acknowledges extramarital affair

    Quote Originally Posted by celticlord View Post
    Something to consider before building this non-scandal into something it isn't:

    Ensign admits affair; sources say blackmail involved - Yahoo! News

    Consider the timeline:

    Ensign and wife separate.
    Ensign and staffer start bumping uglies.
    Ensign and wife reconcile.
    Ensign and staffer stop bumping uglies. Staffer is given severance.

    Is it a mistake to bump uglies with a campaign worker? Definitely.

    Was he "cheating" on his wife? Only in a technical sense, and if they were legally separated not even then (romantic liaisons while legally separated are generally not considered as adultery in a divorce proceeding).

    Then the staffer's husband decides to squeeze Ensign for some cash, and he decides to go public to defang the SOB.

    No scandal here, folk, nothing to see, move along.
    So this was a pay after you play deal!
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    Re: Ensign acknowledges extramarital affair

    Quote Originally Posted by aps View Post
    It is truly fascinating to see how many on the right say, "Who cares?" I felt that way yesterday, but that was before I found out:

    (1) he called for Clinton's impeachment over the Monica Lewinsky scandal;

    (2) he called for Larry Craig's resignation for his bathroom scene (which didn't even amount to physical contact);

    (3) he is a member of "Promise Keepers," which says they are "Men with Integrity." Home - Promise Keepers

    He's a ****ing loser, and I am thrilled that this has come out and that his chances of running for president in 2012 are gone. Buh-bye, you unfaithful jerk.

    Being separated from one's spouse is not a termination of the marriage.
    Well the right wing freakball parade of hypocrits continue to produce one hero to the hypocrits after another. That's the wing the Repubparty that just keeps on giving !!
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    Re: Ensign acknowledges extramarital affair

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    My opinion? Ensign should not resign, and his personal life is nobody's business but his own. The only thing that this has brought out is that Ensign has a double standard when it comes to ethics. But what Senator, Congressman, or even President doesn't?
    So moral ethics is not a standard that you want in goernment servants or elected officials ?

    So Bathroom Boy Craig, Monica's Boyfriend, Barney Frank, Vitter, and countless others should not have be repremanded for any of the horrible things that they did/do ?
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    Re: Ensign acknowledges extramarital affair

    Quote Originally Posted by bhkad View Post
    What's wrong with promoting a moral standard even if you are unable to consistently reach that same standard?
    Isn't this similar to Christian Preachers of all flavors?
    "I condemn the ideology of White Supremacy and Nazism. They are thugs, criminals, and repugnant, and are against what I believe to be "The American Way" "
    Thus my obligatory condemnation of White supremacy will now be in every post, lest I be accused of supporting it because I didn't mention it specifically every time I post.

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    Re: Ensign acknowledges extramarital affair

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Said it before in the other threads on this, will probably say it again: it is not any of my business who some one else sleeps with. Maybe we could get better people in government if we stopped digging into every single little thing that politicians do. I seriously think we scare off all the good people from politics. Seriously, who in their right mind would subject their family to what a politicians family would have to go through?

    My old man, a convicted felon, has continuously told me I should have gotten into politics.

    I tell him, with you as my father, hell no!
    "I condemn the ideology of White Supremacy and Nazism. They are thugs, criminals, and repugnant, and are against what I believe to be "The American Way" "
    Thus my obligatory condemnation of White supremacy will now be in every post, lest I be accused of supporting it because I didn't mention it specifically every time I post.

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    Re: Ensign acknowledges extramarital affair

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    Succinct, to the point, and unassailable.

    You're right. No story here.
    uh, what part of " Sen. John Ensign acknowledged Tuesday that he had an affair with a campaign staffer " do you not understand ??

    was it acknowledged ?
    affair ?
    with a campaign staffer ?

    you can do it you can get out of the dept of denial if you try !!
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    Re: Ensign acknowledges extramarital affair

    Who cares?

    The only reason we heard about this is because he was a politician.

    ****, this might raise his approval rating among some.
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    Re: Ensign acknowledges extramarital affair

    Quote Originally Posted by F107HyperSabr View Post
    uh, what part of " Sen. John Ensign acknowledged Tuesday that he had an affair with a campaign staffer " do you not understand ??

    was it acknowledged ?
    affair ?
    with a campaign staffer ?

    you can do it you can get out of the dept of denial if you try !!
    What is the significance of this?

    What has he done that hundreds of thousands, maybe even millions of other American men have not done?
    "I condemn the ideology of White Supremacy and Nazism. They are thugs, criminals, and repugnant, and are against what I believe to be "The American Way" "
    Thus my obligatory condemnation of White supremacy will now be in every post, lest I be accused of supporting it because I didn't mention it specifically every time I post.

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