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Republican Cads are hypocrites--John Ensign and Arnold Schwarzenegger

Updated on May 17, 2011

Stay out of our bedrooms

I am so tired of hypocritical politicians, especially those on the right. They want to deny people basic liberties and then they get caught with their pants down. The news that John Ensign basically harassed a female friend into having sex with him and Reaganite Arnold Schwarzenegger had a baby out of wedlock are not surprising, just chalk-full of hypocrisy. I understand that men and women cheat and powerful men are more likely to do so. Democrats like John Edwards and Elliot Spencer are prime examples. However, Schwarzenegger vetoed gay-marriage legislation three times in California and Ensign a member of Promise Keepers a group that makes vows about marriage and fidelity.

Former Senator John Ensign is the casino heir who had a long affair with a staffer. When her husband, who was one of his friends, found out he tried to pay it off. Now it comes out that Ensign lived at a house in Washington owned by a religious group call the “The Family”. It seems that a couple of philanderers including former South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford, he of walk in the woods and visit his lady friend in Argentina fame, lived at the house on C Street. The Family, it seems, has one goal and that is Christian World domination. This is no joke.

Ensign’s affair was allegedly covered up by the likes of Tom “execute abortionist” Coburn, who urged him to hide the affair and keep it silent. Both are members of The Family who wants to force a right-wing Christian government, not just on the United States, but also on the world. This is a secretive group and they only have one public meeting and that is the National Prayer breakfast.

Ensign is the anti-gay marriage senator who called on Bill Clinton to resign during the Monica Lewinsky scandal. It turns out Mr. Ensign forced an employee of his to have sex with him and then tried to pay off her husband with jobs.

Everyone always knew that Arnold was a cad, but the fact that he hid it during eight years of Governor of California and only revealed after he left the governor’s office is beyond hypocritical. Schwarzenegger had admitted that he had a baby with a member of his house staff. Of course, he apologized. If you remember, when Schwarzenegger was being elected, several women came forward and accused him of inappropriate actions toward them.

Newt Gingrich is another Republican who is a hypocrite when it comes to the bedroom. Newt has been married three times and this third wife who is 23-years his junior was a staffer in his office when he was trying to impeach Bill Clinton for his affair with Lewinsky.

These guys want to sale values to America that they do not even keep themselves. They are the do as I say, not as I do politicians. They believe in the sanctity of marriage but not of the marriage bed. They espouse ‘traditional values’ but fail in their own personal lives to live up to those values. Yet, the evangelical right will vote for them because of their stands against gay-marriage and abortion. It is the grandest form of hypocrisy.

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      tony0724 6 years ago from san diego calif

      We won't talk about Eliot Spitzer or John Edwards then.Or for that matter JFK and Marilyn Monroe.

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      Brenda Durham 6 years ago

      true, tony0724.

      habueld, you're trying to compare apples to...paste.

      The things Schwarzenegger did was wrong, and indeed he and the others actually say they were wrong. Might be after they were caught, but nevertheless they do acknowledge wrong-doing. There is shame attached and shame implies responsibility and being held to accountability. While, the gay agenda refuses to acknowledge any shame attached to their actions.

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      Bruce Bean 6 years ago from Riverside, CA

      How many times did John Edwards talk about 'the sanctity of marriage' or speak out against "gay immorality"?

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      Bruce Bean 6 years ago from Riverside, CA

      It's hypocritical to judge one person for personal behavior--ie being gay--while you can't control yourself. That is the folly of the right.

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      tony0724 6 years ago from san diego calif

      habueld they are both equally guilty and you know it. Don't just give a pass to Libs.

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      Bruce Bean 6 years ago from Riverside, CA

      You didn't answer my question.

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      Mackenzie Bolt 6 years ago from United States

      Yes, what both Democrats and Republicans did was wrong. However, Republicans are often speaking against the things that they do quite actively. How many anti-gay Republicans have been caught doing something gay...? If a liberal was caught, it would not be as big a deal because they are for gay rights!

      And why are so many people in the comments bringing up gays? They have little to do with this. The LGBTQ community are just people who love, just like straight people.

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      Shannon Jacobs 6 years ago

      It isn't wrong, but the other guys did it, too. Classic neo-GOP "thinking".

      Amusingly, I don't fully blame today's professional politicians. They are so incompetent that they couldn't have created this terrible system. They are just playing by the sick rules. At this point, an actual stateman could only get elected by accident and could never survive long enough to fix anything.

      Still, I'm convince that there are some real differences between the parties, though it's hard to figure them out. For example, ALL of the politicians say they are in favor of smaller and less intrusive government, so you can't go by stuff like that. I say follow the money--and big business money is mostly 'invested' in GOP politicians, while an ever shrinking fraction buys 'insurance' from Democrats. Since SCOTUS gave them Citizens United, who needs insurance?

      If you are sincere about wanting smaller government, then you should start by wanting smaller businesses. Think about it. (Too bad we're back at the first joke.)

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