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GOP Hypocrites stay out of our lives

Updated on May 21, 2011
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Hypocrites in the GOP

People on the right always wonder why bloggers get so excited when their leaders screw up. It is because they talk about it all the time. I do not care who is sleeping with whom but people on the right certainly seem too. What I care about is when our country’s leaders start railing against gays and talking about the sanctity of marriage and then they get caught with their pants down. I love that!

I understand that Democrats have their cads too, however, I never heard John Edwards talk about legislating anyone’s morality. Arnold Schwarzenegger vetoed gay-rights legislation three times. He fought against immigrant rights in the State of California and here he is bonking his little Guatemalan housemaid. They had a son and he hid it from the California people in one of the biggest farces in election history. If you cannot see the irony and hypocrisy in that you are blind.

John Ensign was a member of Promise Keepers and lived in a house where Senators and Congressmen met to have prayer and get counseling. Promise Keepers is a group that teaches its members, among other things, that they should be chaste in their marriages and that women are to be subservient to men. Ensign was a big proponent of the sanctity of marriage. He was having sex with his best friends wife. These people were so close that they owned houses in the same neighborhood and Ensign paid for their kids to go to the same school. The irony here is that the Promise Keeper has now destroyed two marriages. That is hypocrisy times seven.

Look at Newt Gingrich; he has been married three times. He left his first wife while she was ill. She requested the divorce according to his daughters and he was having a long affair with his wife now, while he was still married. All of this during a time when he was trying to impeach Bill Clinton for having oral sex with Monica Lewinsky. Talk about the ultimate in hypocrisy.

The hypocrisy is that these guys want to legislate what other people do in their bedrooms or their love lives. As I have written before, gay marriage is a civil rights issue and should be treated as such. All people have the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness no matter their sexual orientation.

We should also decide what to do with millions of illegal immigrants in this country. We will not be able to deport them all. We have to come up with humane efforts to allow them to be in the country legally.

Finally, I will say it again; I do not care who Republicans or Democrats sleep with as long as they do not try to judge others for their intimate lives. That means that abortion should be an issue between a woman and her doctor and not the US government. Who a woman has sex with an what she does with her body is for God to judge and not you.

If the GOP wants writers to stop picking on them about their sexual peccadilloes, they should stay out of the sexual lives of ordinary Americans.


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    • novascotiamiss profile image

      novascotiamiss 6 years ago from Nova Scotia, Canada

      One person that comes to my mind is President Bill Clinton. He was an excellent politician and diplomat who achieved a lot for the USA and that's how the world outside the US remembers him (unfortunately in his own homeland he is still considered a traitor). Who cares about his sex life. People should be rated on their professional or human qualities and of course that also includes gay people. What's going on behind their own curtains is their business, as long as they are not doing anything illegal.

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      LRCBlogger 6 years ago

      ahhh, the irony. Your observations are right on. I'm for freedom. If you believe in freedom, you believe it should be extended to everyone. It's funny that some people want to legislate or dictate what is morally right when they themselves are immoral characters.

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      Stump Parrish 6 years ago from Don't have a clue, I'm lost.

      Not much diference in the gop leaders and the fundamentalist christian fanatics who support them. Can you say Ted Haggard? Amen.

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      Howard Schneider 6 years ago from Parsippany, New Jersey

      I agree with you completely Habueld. I can forgive politicians for mistakes in their personal lives. No one is perfect least of all me. But those especially of the GOP who expound on their morals and religiousity are hypocrites and deserve all the flak they get. That goes for the Dems also though they do it less. One example was Governor Elliot Spitzer of NY who was caught with using high level prostitutes. One of his first big busts as Attorney General was a brothel bust in Staten Island. Same goes for him. Shame on your hypocrisy and get out. Great Hub.