MORE GOP HYPOCRISY: VITTER (LEGAL CRIME) VS WEINER (MORAL CRIME)

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    Jun 16, 2011 9:38 PM GMT
    "Despite this, a number of the Republicans who are actively calling for the resignation of Anthony Weiner didn't just back Vitter during his re-election campaign, they contributed to his campaign. In fact, 27 prominent Republicans gave a total of $161,700 to Vitter's 2010 re-election campaign."




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    Jun 16, 2011 9:41 PM GMT
    http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2011/06/16/246887/anthony-weiner-resigns-prostitute-enthusiast-david-vitter-continues-to-be-embraced-by-gop-leadership/
    McConnell wasn’t alone. Gannett reported that “few colleagues would go on record” following Vitter’s admission. One who did, Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), offered only praise: “David Vitter is one of the most capable guys here. He was fabulous in the immigration debate. I think his constituents will respect that.” When Vitter returned to the Senate a few days later and addressed the GOP caucus, he was warmly received:

    Applause could be heard inside the room. Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., who like most members wouldn’t disclose what Vitter said, reported that his comments went over well.

    “People were very supportive,” Thune said. “People realize he has worked through this this past week. I think everybody is ready to move forward.”[...]

    Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, exemplified the forgive-and-forget view voiced by Senate Republicans.

    “My attitude is he’s doing everything he can to rectify the mistake he made and should be allowed to do so,” Hatch said. “I’m a great believer in redemption.”
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    Jun 16, 2011 9:52 PM GMT
    q1w2e3 said
    http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2011/06/16/246887/anthony-weiner-resigns-prostitute-enthusiast-david-vitter-continues-to-be-embraced-by-gop-leadership/
    McConnell wasn’t alone. Gannett reported that “few colleagues would go on record” following Vitter’s admission. One who did, Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), offered only praise: “David Vitter is one of the most capable guys here. He was fabulous in the immigration debate. I think his constituents will respect that.” When Vitter returned to the Senate a few days later and addressed the GOP caucus, he was warmly received:

    Applause could be heard inside the room. Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., who like most members wouldn’t disclose what Vitter said, reported that his comments went over well.

    “People were very supportive,” Thune said. “People realize he has worked through this this past week. I think everybody is ready to move forward.”[...]

    Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, exemplified the forgive-and-forget view voiced by Senate Republicans.

    “My attitude is he’s doing everything he can to rectify the mistake he made and should be allowed to do so,” Hatch said. “I’m a great believer in redemption.”


    But how could Bill Clinton ever redeem from turning the White House into the Dirtiest Little Whorehouse in Washington, as well destroying that young interns life by lying under oath that he never had sexual relations with that women. How could Bill ever expect redemption for all of that?

    Yet here it's only the republicans who do not get any redemption, the libs can do whatever they bloody want and it's what the hell is all this fuss about? Thats until it's about a republican then the choirs of wet cats start to sing; oh the sins of the democrats.
  • Bigolbear

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    Jun 16, 2011 9:52 PM GMT
    "Those who say Weiner lied and that is reason for his resignation forget Vitter's lies, as well. Vitter, in July of 2007 admitted, first in a letter and then at a press conference, to have used Palfrey's prostitution service when he served in the House of Representatives from 1999 to 2004. He had previously denied having an affair and paying for prostitutes (in other words, he lied). "

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    Jun 16, 2011 11:19 PM GMT
    Larry Flynt (of Hustler Magazine, behind the Vitter exposé) offers Weiner a job. Better prepare for separation from his wife. icon_lol.gif

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/larry-flynt/anthony-weiner-resigning-_b_878667.htmlMr. Weiner:

    After having learned of your sudden and compelled resignation from your Congressional post, I would like to make you an offer of employment at Flynt Management Group, LLC in our Internet group. As a Congressman, you are known for your intensity and perseverance. I believe that this attitude, combined with your service in the House of Representatives' Committee on Energy and Commerce, will make you a valuable asset to this corporation.

    This offer is not made in jest. To show our sincerity, Flynt Management Group, LLC is willing to pay twenty percent more than your former Congressional salary, ensuring that your medical benefits would be equal to what you were previously receiving. While you will have to relocate to our corporate offices in Beverly Hills, California, we would pay for all relocation costs.

    Again, I cannot emphasize enough the genuineness of this offer. We are a serious corporation which, as you know, has been heavily involved in the political environment of this country for over thirty-five years. Our key missions have consistently included the crucial fight of battling hypocrisy within the federal and state governments. Flynt Management Group, LLC and Hustler Magazine have been dedicated to decades of serious political commentary. Just as we do not undertake insincere political crusades, we do not make insincere job offers.

    While this employment opportunity is being offered in large part due to your qualifications and clear passion for making a change, I feel that your unfortunate resignation is a prime example of unfounded political pressure and the hypocrisy that has invaded democracy in Washington D.C. I hope you will sincerely consider this offer, and I look forward to your response.

    Sincerely,

    Larry C. Flynt


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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HustlerEvery month Hustler is mailed, uninvited and for free, to the office of each member of the United States Congress. This practice began at some point between 1974 and 1983, and it continues as of 2010. In an interview, Flynt explained, "I felt that they should be informed with what's going on in the rest of the world ... Some of them didn't appreciate it much. I haven't had any plans to quit."
  • roadbikeRob

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    Jun 16, 2011 11:21 PM GMT
    There is corruption and hypocrisy in both the democratic and republican parties. That is why both of them need to be evicted from the halls of American government from the federal level all the way down to the local levels.
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    Jun 16, 2011 11:32 PM GMT
    catfish5 said"Despite this, a number of the Republicans who are actively calling for the resignation of Anthony Weiner didn't just back Vitter during his re-election campaign, they contributed to his campaign. In fact, 27 prominent Republicans gave a total of $161,700 to Vitter's 2010 re-election campaign."




    http://www.huliq.com/3257/hypocrisy-vitter-legal-crime-vs-weiner-moral-crime


    Vitter's crime was more reprehensible, in my opinion.
    Using a prostitute is a form of sexual violence. Sexting is something tweens do.

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    Jun 17, 2011 2:08 AM GMT
    Kevin_Boring said
    catfish5 said"Despite this, a number of the Republicans who are actively calling for the resignation of Anthony Weiner didn't just back Vitter during his re-election campaign, they contributed to his campaign. In fact, 27 prominent Republicans gave a total of $161,700 to Vitter's 2010 re-election campaign."




    http://www.huliq.com/3257/hypocrisy-vitter-legal-crime-vs-weiner-moral-crime


    Vitter's crime was more reprehensible, in my opinion.
    Using a prostitute is a form of sexual violence. Sexting is something tweens do.






    "Using a prostitute is a form of sexual violence ?!"
    How so ?
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    Jun 17, 2011 2:22 AM GMT
    Kevin_Boring said
    catfish5 said"Despite this, a number of the Republicans who are actively calling for the resignation of Anthony Weiner didn't just back Vitter during his re-election campaign, they contributed to his campaign. In fact, 27 prominent Republicans gave a total of $161,700 to Vitter's 2010 re-election campaign."




    http://www.huliq.com/3257/hypocrisy-vitter-legal-crime-vs-weiner-moral-crime


    Vitter's crime was more reprehensible, in my opinion.
    Using a prostitute is a form of sexual violence. Sexting is something tweens do.





    I don't know that it's a form of sexual violence.
    Maybe some of the time, but not all of the time.'
    But it's DEFINITELY illegal.

    Nothing Weiner did is illegal.
    And yet the Repubs, the party of "law and order" and "family values", have not only not forced Vitter to resign for his illegal and immoral behavior - as the OP reveals, the Repubs contributed $$$$$$$$$$$$ to his relection fund!
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    Jun 17, 2011 2:28 AM GMT
    Kevin_Boring said
    catfish5 said"Despite this, a number of the Republicans who are actively calling for the resignation of Anthony Weiner didn't just back Vitter during his re-election campaign, they contributed to his campaign. In fact, 27 prominent Republicans gave a total of $161,700 to Vitter's 2010 re-election campaign."




    http://www.huliq.com/3257/hypocrisy-vitter-legal-crime-vs-weiner-moral-crime


    Vitter's crime was more reprehensible, in my opinion.
    Using a prostitute is a form of sexual violence. Sexting is something tweens do.



    Well that is all up to an individual opinion about this but I am not sure what the talk about hypocrisy is about.

    A few Republicans asked for Weiner to resign. But Democrats including the leadership wanted him out as well.

    It really was not a partisan fight about him leaving. It sure was in the news , but It was getting harder and harder to find anyone who thought he should stay.

    The reason why it stayed in the news for 3 weeks unfortunately for Weiner is that 1)he blatantly lied., 2 ) act involved a visual ( pictures and twitter) something that has mass news media appeal.

    Stories about a Senator and a prostitute , big deal..., do most Americans read pass the buy-line on that story?

    How could he pull of a Weiner 2.0 ? without everyone rehashing his pictures in there mind.?

    If it makes you feel better you can go along with this straw man analysis, but I do not see the specific GOP hypocrisy. There are recent examples of Republican's booted for much less.

    Frankly there are worse crooks in the Dem party. Like Charlie Rangle , who should be in prison . It is sort of unfair about Weiner, as he twitter fiasco made him seem more normal in my eyes than the progressive zealot i thought he was before this.
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    Jun 17, 2011 2:35 AM GMT
    musclmed said
    Kevin_Boring said
    catfish5 said"Despite this, a number of the Republicans who are actively calling for the resignation of Anthony Weiner didn't just back Vitter during his re-election campaign, they contributed to his campaign. In fact, 27 prominent Republicans gave a total of $161,700 to Vitter's 2010 re-election campaign."




    http://www.huliq.com/3257/hypocrisy-vitter-legal-crime-vs-weiner-moral-crime


    Vitter's crime was more reprehensible, in my opinion.
    Using a prostitute is a form of sexual violence. Sexting is something tweens do.



    Well that is all up to an individual opinion about this but I am not sure what the talk about hypocrisy is about.

    A few Republicans asked for Weiner to resign. But Democrats including the leadership wanted him out as well.

    It really was not a partisan fight about him leaving. It sure was in the news , but It was getting harder and harder to find anyone who thought he should stay.

    The reason why it stayed in the news for 3 weeks unfortunately for Weiner is that 1)he blatantly lied., 2 ) act involved a visual ( pictures and twitter) something that has mass news media appeal.

    Stories about a Senator and a prostitute , big deal..., do most Americans read pass the buy-line on that story?

    How could he pull of a Weiner 2.0 ? without everyone rehashing his pictures in there mind.?

    If it makes you feel better you can go along with this straw man analysis, but I do not see the specific GOP hypocrisy. There are recent examples of Republican's booted for much less.







    The Democratic party doesn't claim to be a morally superior party of "family values".
    The Republican party DOES claim to be a morally superior party of "family values".

    The Democrats forced Weiner to resign for his sleazy behavior.
    The Republicans did NOT force Vitter to resign for his sleazy AND ILLEGAL behavior.

    Clearly, based on the facts - the Repubs are hypocrites.
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    Jun 17, 2011 6:11 PM GMT
    Webster666 said
    Kevin_Boring said
    catfish5 said"Despite this, a number of the Republicans who are actively calling for the resignation of Anthony Weiner didn't just back Vitter during his re-election campaign, they contributed to his campaign. In fact, 27 prominent Republicans gave a total of $161,700 to Vitter's 2010 re-election campaign."




    http://www.huliq.com/3257/hypocrisy-vitter-legal-crime-vs-weiner-moral-crime


    Vitter's crime was more reprehensible, in my opinion.
    Using a prostitute is a form of sexual violence. Sexting is something tweens do.






    "Using a prostitute is a form of sexual violence ?!"
    How so ?


    When a man uses a prostitute, he exploits one of the most vulnerable members society. Since our law tends to punish the prostitute more often and more harshly than the john, most people see her as a whore and not a victim. The average prostitute started turning tricks when she was 13 and did so for survival. Typically, she has been severely damaged by rape or incest or other psychological trauma before entering this lifestyle. As a hooker, she is subjected to assault on daily basis, controlled by her pimp through physical and emotional abuse, and traumatized repeatedly. And if you know anything about trauma, you know that it's cyclical. When a john uses a prostitute, he is perpetuating this cycle. He is engaging in paid rape. He is committing sexual violence. He is a piece of shit....and this goes for gay men who use escorts too.
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    Jun 17, 2011 6:17 PM GMT
    Read up on sex trafficking if you need more convincing.