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    Re: Married ‘Christian conservative’ congressman caught making out with staffer

    Quote Originally Posted by ChezC3 View Post
    I never defended his actions.
    Sure you haven't.

    Saying they shouldn't be called out on it is defending his actions.

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    Re: Married ‘Christian conservative’ congressman caught making out with staffer

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    Sure you haven't.

    Saying they shouldn't be called out on it is defending his actions.
    Uh huh...
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    Re: Married ‘Christian conservative’ congressman caught making out with staffer

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    Sure you haven't.

    Saying they shouldn't be called out on it is defending his actions.
    Hmmm ...

    I've never liked that argument. I, for one, don't feel that lack of condemnation = tacit approval.
    Freedom of speech is not freedom from criticism.

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    Re: Married ‘Christian conservative’ congressman caught making out with staffer

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    Hmmm ...

    I've never liked that argument. I, for one, don't feel that lack of condemnation = tacit approval.
    That wasn't what I was talking about. Saying they SHOULDN'T be called out on something is approval. It's one thing to not call someone out on something, but to say they SHOULDN'T be called out on it is another which is what Chez said.

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    Re: Married ‘Christian conservative’ congressman caught making out with staffer

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    That wasn't what I was talking about. Saying they SHOULDN'T be called out on something is approval. It's one thing to not call someone out on something, but to say they SHOULDN'T be called out on it is another which is what Chez said.
    Ah, I gotcha. My mistake.
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    Re: Married ‘Christian conservative’ congressman caught making out with staffer

    Quote Originally Posted by ChezC3 View Post
    I never defended his actions.
    Nope, you just excused them..
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    Re: Married ‘Christian conservative’ congressman caught making out with staffer

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    Its the hypocrisy. Its like Al Gore having a 30k a month electric bill. Its the hypocrisy of it all. Everyone hates a hypocrite and as to your "no one is defending him".... Well being its Louisiana, I doubt this will hurt his political future at all. After all, the Republican "Family Values" Senator from LA, David Vitter was a client of the DC Madam and had a diaper fetish and the guy has since been reelected.

    As to this whole liberals have lower standards, I would bet a paycheck that conservatives do not have lower divorce rates than liberals. The difference is that these social conservatives go out and run on a whole platform of "Christian Values", "Family Values", "Protect the Sanctity of Marriage" all the while sleeping with a staffer or cruising parks and rest stops.
    I was just going to use that example.

    It , clearly and emphatically was not just about the make out session. It was the hypocrisy of someone running on Christian values going directly against those values.

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    Re: Married ‘Christian conservative’ congressman caught making out with staffer

    Quote Originally Posted by votemout View Post
    Every one knows to get to that position of office you never tell the truth. ask obama he will tell you
    Tell you what? If they never tell the truth, what if he says he's lying?
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    Re: Married ‘Christian conservative’ congressman caught making out with staffer

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    As per usual, someone's gotta try to make it All About Obama.
    We had eight years of it being all about Bush. So it's someone else's turn, with three more years to go.
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    Re: Married ‘Christian conservative’ congressman caught making out with staffer

    Quote Originally Posted by Ahlevah View Post
    We had eight years of it being all about Bush. So it's someone else's turn, with three more years to go.
    Nonsense. I don't recall Bush getting dragged into the mix during, say, the Larry Craig scandal, do you?
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