The last time I looked, it wasn't a criminal offense to have an affair.Originally Posted by disneydude;1058203523[I
John Ensign is wrong however; it was nothing as bad as Clinton's lack of good judgment in that he was NOT boinking an EMPLOYEE who worked under him. Clinton just compounded his lack of good judgment by then lying after the fact about it.
But then, people like Kennedy, Edwards and Clinton are beyond the scrutiny of Liberals who are quick to shout moral outrage at the hypocrisy of Republicans, because at least people like Kennedy, Edwards and Clinton don't give a ratís buttocks about good use of judgment, morals or morality.
I am always bemused by Liberals who post this less than relevant crapola on the forum in their desperate efforts to claim some form of high ground for their own who have historically shown no compulsion to withhold their egos and sex drives while in powerful office.
But letís have some fun with this theory of yours which apparently goes like this; you would rather vote for someone lacking morals because at least he doesnít preach about them than for someone who expresses morality and thinks having morals is a good thing but risks being a hypocrite for declaring his morality. Is that what you are saying?
Or is it that you find it, for reasons oddly beyond reasonable comprehension, reprehensible for leaders to express morals and their belief in conducting oneself in a moral fashion even at risk of being hypocrites themselves?
Even as hypocrites, their message is still right on target and it doesnít take anything away from a message of morality. Imagine a world where no one cares about morality and where the leaders we elect can do just about anything they want as long as they give you public healthcare and take care of you from cradle to grave making you a dependent ward of the state.
That is a world we are heading in, and I have to say I am glad I will probably be long gone before it comes. I fear for my children however.
MORALLY, yeah...they're pretty much the same. You won't find me arguing that. Cheating is Cheating is Cheating.
HOWEVER, situationally, they're not.
As I said already in this thread. If I'm a stock owner in a company and the CEO decides to go get busy with a mistress and it comes out publicly I'm likely a bit unhappy, it'll hurt the business a bit, but for the most part its just a morality thing.
If instead that CEO is banging his secretary on the desk during work hours then as a stock holder I would have serious issues with that. Now its not just a moral issue, but he's manipulating his power to have sway over a subordinant and is essentially exploiting the companies funds for his own sexual enjoyment. I would be calling for his resignation in this case.
Is Ensign a hypcocrite? I won't argue about that. He is one for cheating while condeming Clinton's cheating.
Is he a hypocrite for calling for Clinton's resignation but not resigning himself? No, because he didn't call for Clinton's resignation because of simple immorality.
Are the situations exactly alike? Not in the least. There are numerous factors in the Clinton situation that are simply not present in the Ensign situation. Its like saying that a stupid teen who steals a $10 watch from walmart is the same as a accountant embezzling $10,000 dollars after a great deal of time planning it. Yeah, they both stole money, but to say they're the exact same situation would be ludicrous.
"I am appalled that somebody who is the nominee...would take that kind of position"
"A court took away a presidency"
"...the brother of a man running for president was the governor of the state..."
It's horrifying because Trump is blunt instead of making overt implications.
By the way, the one about no gay marriage as being a core policy of the Republican Party is an outright lie. But then, you are no stranger to lying to support your warped political views are you?
Had he run out and had an affair with Pelosi, and not lied under oath about it, no one would have given a rat's buttocks.
As far as gay sex in airports, well another vast LIE from you. He was accused of attempting to pick up an undercover officer in an airport restroom, which in itself if fought in a court of law would probably have been laughed out of the courtroom.
Hunting under age pages; well just another lie from you. But how about when Democrats have SEX with under age MALE pages? Well they go on to get RE-ELECTED and given a committee chairmanship.
Talk about lacking anything remotely close to good judgment, Democrat voters apparently have as poor judgment as the morons they elect.
Thanks Pete; aside from your propensity for posting lies and distortions, you are always an amusing poster child for what is WRONG with Liberals.
I am amazed when people make this kind of nonsensical statement. A President who exercises such POOR judgment and commits acts that are more conducive to teenagers with raging hormones should rightly have his ass kicked out of office. Just as any CEO who acts in such a bizarre way should and would in private business.
But Clinton didnít just use extremely poor judgment; he then attempted to LIE to the American people outright, cover it up and even lied about it under oath. Only after being caught in the lie did he then decide to come clean and apologize for it; another example of extremely poor judgment.
But alas, our Democrat friends on the other side of the aisle continue to this day to emotional, and without logical thought processes, defend the actions of this buffoon and rail against Republicans for being ďhumanĒ simply because they rightly criticize such behavior.