More Traditional Republican Hypocrisy

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He'll tell his supporters he's prayed for forgiveness and be back at his job in no time.
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If he'd taken the dead girl route instead, he might be on the fast track to a morning cable show.
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He'll probably blame it on all the dead fetuses in the food he ate.
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So when he alleged that undocumented immigrants from Central America were engaged in child sex trafficking, I guess that's because he used their services.
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Another victim of legal gay marriage.
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Mmmm schadenfreude. Yummy, guys, yummy
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"Ralph Shortey": Two great euphemisms that go great together!
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Dead or alive?

Also: We need a shocked face emoji.
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@7: I only wish his name were "Peter Shortey."
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From his Senate bio: "...following graduation he attended Heartland Baptist Bible College in Oklahoma City in preparation for mission work in Uganda". I can't figure out how any of this could be true, given that he received such a thorough Biblical education; the Lord works in mysterious ways. On the bright side, I'm sure the folks at Heartland are performing a thorough religious audit, and questioning their core theological and pedagogical assumptions, to make sure this doesn't happen again.
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It's interesting to note that in general, Dems who had been caught in sex scandals had not previous to being caught hypocritically condemned such behaviors in others or worked towards outlawing those behaviors. Small distinction but one never the less.

See Bill Maher's New Rules from 3/3/17: https://youtu.be/H6z9ngWGmnc
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I'm relieved to know that he's already been stripped of parking space.
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@13, Right??
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Lotion and condoms do not equal safe sex. Oil-based substances and latex, anyone?
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He did have the pot. So did the juvenile minor. He is a photo of the affidavit. It's not online yet that I can find. Sorry for the terrible quality, I don't take it.
https://imgur.com/gallery/4xcOp
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@15, Thank goodness. I was coming here to say the same thing. Dan should know better than to spread such falsehoods!

Lotion+Condoms=STIs and/or Babies. Practice safe sex. Use water-based lube.
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Just curious, does this mean the teenage boy was underage? The article doesn't say so, so he could be committing the minor crime of sex solicitation and not something more serious like sex with a minor. In either case, the hypocrisy is real and striking. Just curious how serious it is in isolation.

Yes, Dems have sex scandals too, and plenty of them are unethical rather than just scandalous. Frankly, in my opinion, it doesn't matter one bit so long as they were not involved in anything illegal. I wouldn't want to be their partner, but I'm not voting for a partner- I'm voting for a representative. So when a Dem cheats on a partner or solicits sex or gets involved in kinky stuff, so long as it's consensual, I don't gaf. And the reason I care when Reps do it is precisely because of the hypocrisy- these assholes are running around trying to control our bodies and our sex lives when they can't even face the realities of their own.
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EmmaLiz @18:

From: http://www.chron.com/news/politics/artic…

"after police found him in a hotel room with a 17-year-old boy."

"The age of consent in Oklahoma is 16, but Oklahoma's prostitution statute applies to any person under 18 years old."

So the sex itself wasn't illegal. Just paying for it. And the marijuana.
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Thanks David. I wonder how people explain these things to themselves? Like, how does he consider the situation? Hypocrisy like that is so weird.