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

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    Perspective is key, I suppose. I think the "traditional media" kept way too many cockamamie things about Obama around (birtherism, for example) way longer than they ever merited.
    I got the impression that most of the media's attention on birthers concerned the stupidity of the issue. I would have preferred that the press gave the issue no coverage. Ironic that the basis for the issue was Obama's own mythology in a story from the 70's. At the time, he thought that his personal story sounded better when he was a Kenyan.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Blaylock View Post
    Are there any conservatives who are defending Mr. McCallister, and saying that there is nothing wrong with this conduct?

    I do not think anyone claims that all conservatives are perfect. We certainly stand for much higher moral standards than liberals do, and yes, sometimes, someone among us falls short of these standards. If this is what it is being made out (no pun intended) to be, then I will join in with any liberals in condemning both Mr. McCallister and Mrs. Peacock for their inappropriate behavior and their violation of their marital responsibilities.

    Other than that…

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    Ahhh conservatives . I have to admire how you guys can turn a black eye into a parade in which you all congratulate yourselves on being superior.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    In all seriousness though, its not like Democrats don't have their share of sex scandals. The difference is the shear hypocrisy of the religious right / social conservative types when they get caught having one.
    The left dismissed the Monica Lewinsky scandal as no big deal because "what Clinton did in private was nobody's business but his and his family's." Apparently, when their guy (who happens to be President of the United States) is giving blow jobs in the Oval Office to an intern and lying about it to a federal grand jury it's a private matter, but when a Republican congressman kisses an aide, it's fodder for the press. So make sure before you throw stones....
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    Re: Married ‘Christian conservative’ congressman caught making out with staffer

    Quote Originally Posted by year2late View Post
    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.
    Why is hypocrisy somehow worse than the action of a person when the action results in the same effect whether or not a person is hypocritical? Does it make a difference to a murder victim or the victim of theft if the murderer or thief is or is not hypocritical?

    Have we really set the bar that low in what we expect of our elected leaders? So long as they aren't hypocrites, anything goes? It's okay to cheat on your wife so long as you aren't hypocritical about it? Never mind that the one who cheats on his wife might be expected to cheat on other things as well and that's okay so long as he isn't hypocritical about it?
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    Re: Married ‘Christian conservative’ congressman caught making out with staffer

    Quote Originally Posted by AlbqOwl View Post
    Why is hypocrisy somehow worse than the action of a person when the action results in the same effect whether or not a person is hypocritical? Does it make a difference to a murder victim or the victim of theft if the murderer or thief is or is not hypocritical?

    Have we really set the bar that low in what we expect of our elected leaders? So long as they aren't hypocrites, anything goes? It's okay to cheat on your wife so long as you aren't hypocritical about it? Never mind that the one who cheats on his wife might be expected to cheat on other things as well and that's okay so long as he isn't hypocritical about it?
    Of course it is worse to have someone who is unwilling to stand by standards apply them to others.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by year2late View Post
    Of course it is worse to have someone who is unwilling to stand by standards apply them to others.

    Do you have kids? They will peg you on it (and usually rightfully so)
    I am not condoning hypocrisy. I am only objecting to hypocrisy being the gauge of whether something is tolerable in our elected leaders or not. Hypocrisy is never commendable, but neither does it have material affect on anybody or anything. Expecting our elected leaders to not be hypocritical is way down on what should be the criteria by which they are evaluated.
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    Re: Married ‘Christian conservative’ congressman caught making out with staffer

    Quote Originally Posted by AlbqOwl View Post
    I am not condoning hypocrisy. I am only objecting to hypocrisy being the gauge of whether something is tolerable in our elected leaders or not. Hypocrisy is never commendable, but neither does it have material affect on anybody or anything. Expecting our elected leaders to not be hypocritical is way down on what should be the criteria by which they are evaluated.
    My reaction to the video: Get a room, preferably one with no cameras. Seriously though, this is poor behavior for any person, elected official or not, although the fact that he put himself on a pedestal to run on using "Christian and Family values" really make my blood boil. The hypocrisy of his actions is appalling.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by AlbqOwl View Post
    Why is hypocrisy somehow worse than the action of a person when the action results in the same effect whether or not a person is hypocritical?
    In your words:

    Quote Originally Posted by AlbqOwl
    The issue here is not simply [...] hypocrisy; it's a question of credibility. If he genuinely believes [...] why hasn't he made any radical change in his life?
    The issue, as you so eloquently put it - is that this person isn't living by the standards he sets for everyone else. So why should those standards be followed?
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    Re: Married ‘Christian conservative’ congressman caught making out with staffer

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    The party of family values strikes again... Caught on surveillance camera

    Married ‘Christian conservative’ congressman caught making out with staffer | Death and Taxes

    Louisiana Rep. Vance McCallister (R-Your Pants)–who is married with five children, ran for office as a “Christian conservative,” and was heavily supported and promoted by the cast of “Duck Dynasty”–has been caught on video getting frisky with also-married staffer Melissa Anne Hixon Peacock, who worked as his district scheduler.

    Yep. Mrs. Peacock in the office with McCallister’s tongue–we do not know at this time if a candlestick or rope were involved.

    The footage–which takes place in McCallister’s office–was obtained through unknown means by the Ouachita Citizen. The incident occurred on Dec. 23rd, two days before the celebration of the birth of his lord and savior, Jesus H. Christ. Before we take a look at that, though, let’s meet McCallister.

    Oh look! There he is, being all family man like and bragging about his fabulous morality and religiosity! Oh, how McCallister wishes that the liberal scum in Washington cared about faith and family as much as he does. One can only assume he never got a chance to meet Anthony Weiner.



    Dang! He fell off of the Christian potato wagon didn't he?

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

    Then there's Pastor Bob Coy, radio evangelist with a string of extramarital affairs and a serious porn habit!

    Florida's not-so-coy pastor is just the latest in a plague of fallen preachers - Americas - World - The Independent
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