If people wanted to say "This man is a hypocrite" that'd be one thing, that'd be something to debate and talk about. But its never "this man", its democrats doing what they always do...identity politics. Republicans, in general, run on a platform that you should try to be a moral, upstanding person (How DARE they), and thus when ONE of them has a moment of failure somehow its free for all on the part of liberals to attack not just that person but the ENTIRE PARTY for being "hypocrites".
Sorry, I never remembered the party platform of "be perfect", I don't remember the party platform of "never make a mistake". Those aren't parts of the Republican platform that I know of...perhaps you can enlighten me.
If a parent was an abuser of substances all through their youth and still at times in their adulthood but told their children they shouldn't abuse substances and tries to hide the fact they do not have the willpower or the ability to fight that urge themselves should that parent be demonized, attacked, derided, and called scum NOT for the action he's taking with substance but for telling his children they shouldn't abuse substances?
We have many on this forum that say they smoke pot. Yet if they have children do they smoke it in front of their children? Do they tell their children that they shouldn't do drugs? If they do, should we get social services in there to strip the children away from them...not because they're doing drugs, but because they're HYPOCRITES hurtfully and wrongfully trying to tell their children to be better than they are.
Yes, how HORRIBLE of the Republican party. Telling people they should try to have a stable family, that it is good to have parents that actually are attentive to the needs of their kids, that you should attempt to spend time as a family, that being a moral upstanding person is the right thing to do. I mean seriously, what the hell are they thinking? Don't they know that out of the millions of republicans out there 100% of them will likely falter at this at some point in time? Which means its OBVIOUS that they should never even push those things as good things, or something society should strive to do, because someone may screw up with it at some point and that just proves its worthless to do.
Oh, wait, the sanctity of marriage thing. Hahaha, yep! You Got me there! All us Republicans or Conservatives when these things come out always go "Haha, wonderful job there Joe! You were definitely banging that woman behind your wifes back. Great job! Atta boy Joe! That's the right way to do things, Hoo Ah!"
Wait, no. Generally I remember them coming out and repudiating the act as being something against what conservatives and republicans generally feel is correct behavior. I generally see Republicans coming out not trying to define what "is" is but saying "I was wrong" and if they DON'T then becoming a laughing stock even within their own party.
But liberals don't see that, liberals don't acknowledge that, because THAT actually shows the republicans FOLLOWING their moral views and feelings in regards to marriage and family values and well...pshh....everyone knows THAT'D be bad to acknowledge politically because it'd sure take the sting out of hounding those mean hypocritical evil vile republicans.
Give me a break.