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    librechik (1000+ posts) Mon Jun-06-11 05:04 PM
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    When will we have a political system that protects the private lives of our representatives?



    Really it is nobody's business. And yet the moralizing press is always on the alert to destroy the professional lives of our elected representatives due to some personal peccadillo which never effected job performance or integrity of policy.

    Clinton had a consensual relationship with a fellow adult, which should have been nobody's business. And yet they were able to use his "lie" about it--which he told in order to protect his privacy and the privacy of Lewinsky, in a sense an honorable lie, certainly not a self-serving one--
    to cripple him politically.

    Meanwhile the very same people who tsked and shook their fingers at Clinton AND PROSECUTED HIM were committing similar or worse deceptions in their own lives which they never had to be held accountable for.

    Until we allow our elected representatives to be adults and have an expectation of privacy in that, we are nothing but a bunch of salivating children who allow beasts to cheapen and poison our political discourse for their own aggrandizement.
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    Hey, idjut, when they go into politics it's part of the game.

    I'll bet you weren't posting this tripe when Larry Craig got busted.
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    When will we have a political system that protects the private lives of our representatives?
    Wow...just...wow. Something tells me that librechik's attitude was somewhat different when Chris Lee sent a pick of himself to a woman on Craig's list.
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    which he told in order to protect his privacy and the privacy of Lewinsky, in a sense an honorable lie, certainly not a self-serving one--
    Yea, right. LOL
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    I'd love to just post "Sarah Palin" in that thread and see what happens.
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    When will we have a system we're we don't have to worry about people like this running our country? How bout that?
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    librechik (1000+ posts) Mon Jun-06-11 05:04 PM
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    When will we have a political system that protects the private lives of our representatives?
    When will we have Reps that lead virtuous lives that don't require "protection?"
    Really it is nobody's business. And yet the moralizing press is always on the alert to destroy the professional lives of our elected representatives due to some personal peccadillo which never effected job performance or integrity of policy.
    The word is "affect." Wiener is a public figure and posted the offending Member of Congress himself. He has a professional obligation to act appropriately. Something you libbertards will never understand.
    Clinton had a consensual relationship with a fellatio slut, which should have been nobody's business. And yet they were able to use his "lie" about it--which he told in order to protect his privacy and the privacy of Lewinsky, in a sense an honorable lie, certainly not a self-serving one--
    to cripple him politically.
    He was the POTUS. His behavior is our business. His lie was nobody's fault but his.

    Meanwhile the very same people who tsked and shook their fingers at Clinton AND PROSECUTED HIM were committing similar or worse deceptions in their own lives which they never had to be held accountable for.
    You attack the ones who expose and prosecute this behavior and then bemoan the lack of more discovery of those who were not yet exposed?
    Until we allow our elected representatives to be adults and have an expectation of privacy in that, we are nothing but a bunch of salivating children who allow beasts to cheapen and poison our political discourse for their own aggrandizement.
    Wiener posted his pecker, not some political enemy. Up until then, his "privacy" was assured, especially since he is a DIM.
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    I never knew or cared about Anthony Weiner's private life. He's the one who dragged it into the public.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AmPat View Post
    The word is "affect." Wiener is a public figure and posted the offending Member of Congress himself. He has a professional obligation to act appropriately. Something you libbertards will never understand.
    *snicker*

    They just write themselves, don't they?
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    Clinton had a consensual relationship with a fellatio slut, which should have been nobody's business. And yet they were able to use his "lie" about it--which he told in order to protect his privacy and the privacy of Lewinsky, in a sense an honorable lie, certainly not a self-serving one--
    to cripple him politically.
    Certainly not a self-serving one??? Are you fucking kidding me???
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    Quote Originally Posted by FDK View Post

    I'll bet you weren't posting this tripe when Larry Craig got busted.
    Probably not, but then Weiner and Craig aren't exactly apples in an apples to apples comparison.

    Craig voted consistently against gay rights and nondiscrimination laws. And then he got busted for soliciting sex in a mens room.

    Weiner has not to my knowledge campaigned against internet flirting, nor has he done anything illegal.
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