Thursday April 10, 2014, 12:07 am
Here is the forty-fifth article in our Republicans on Parade series, featuring individuals who personify what the Republican Party has become. Today’s honoree is Congressman Vance McCallister (R-LA). He is honored for his demonstration of Republican family values.
Thursday April 10, 2014, 3:46 am
Well that is certainly a new way to give gold stars to outstanding employees. I wonder how his wife and family back home view it. May this last election be his last. We don't need more hypocritical lying adulterers in Congress, the place is already crawling with them.
Thursday April 10, 2014, 5:13 am
In his video Vance McCallister proclaims that he's not a career politician, but he sure became one as soon as he got elected. He's obviously been taught by the best the GOP has to offer on duplicity and hypocrisy, throwing his precious family values overboard when he thought no one was looking and handling the situation when he was caught with the GOP script "The 10 Golden Rules on becoming a Christian Adulterer and get Away with it" in hand. This seems to have been added to their Bible editions for convenience and McCallister has been reading it out load at the breakfast table before going to church, because - as usual - his wife seems to play along to while the aide's marriage is on the rocks.
Nothing new or unusual so far, is there?
Thursday April 10, 2014, 5:57 am
But the GOP have a different set of rules, dontcha know? Besides that, they are under so much pressure trying to keep the party lies and deceit straight that they can hardly keep up with their private lies and deceit. Poor babies, huh?
Thursday April 10, 2014, 9:29 am
Good question from Gloria, "Why do the women have to quit work while the jerks make press conferences?" My answer is that it's because in American politics womern are the real n-words. I would go a little farther and ask how many of these incidents there have to be made very public before it will affect voting patterns? Or is that "Never," especially since some Democrats (Anthony Weiner, John Edwards) are no better?
Thursday April 10, 2014, 11:05 am
"faith, family and country"? My ass!
If he was so concerned about his faith, he would not have committed adultery.
If he was so concerned about his family, he would not have committed adultery. Saying "sorry" to your family for the pain caused just doesn't cut it for me. And then to not apologise to the errant woman and her spouse isw unthinkable. My guess is that he will paint her as a Jezebel leading him astray.
If he was so concerned about his country, then why is he denying its citizens affordable healthcare?
Vance McAllister is a son of the South and the Republicanus/Teabagger party and needs to be politically unemployed!
Thursday April 10, 2014, 12:44 pm
McCallister is typical of entitled politicians who espouse "Christian" beliefs. When I hear people in general do this I tend to think their behavior is the direct opposite of the words coming from their lips. Actions speak louder than words. Always has, always will. And, his speak volumes. I hope he is NOT re-elected but given that "Christians" are to forgive and he probably has a lot of voters who think like this he may very well be back in Washington, DC representing them for another term in office. I say vote ALL Republicans out of office in every state at every opportunity and that goes for Tea Baggers too..
Thursday April 10, 2014, 1:30 pm
The women wouldn't have to quit if they were the boss. Actually, I think they both should have to quit. There should be laws about elected officials and lies and affairs and ... I don't know. Maybe we need to have laws that say "you must act like a mature, responsible adult while in office". And we all shouldn't go whacko over his kisses when we still support Bill Clinton after what he did. I know. I know. This guy ran on family values while Clinton didn't, but still. I just think that because elected officials can't seem to keep a hold on their animal instincts voluntarily, there needs to be laws that tell them if they want to be in an elected office, they can't be having affairs of any kind while in that office or they are automatically out. Can't people just go to work and do their jobs without having to play around?! They are all a bunch of hypocrites. But I do agree that because the GOP runs on their "high morals" and "Christian" beliefs they really need to walk that walk once in office.
Thursday April 10, 2014, 1:50 pm
I very much like Lynn's comment about this cl;own needing to be politically unemployed!
Deb is also right, and whatever else Clinton did to foster his political situation, such as give Hillary the job about health care, rather than using his "Bully Pulpit" to push it himself, his un-sexual contact "with that woman," though not in the face of some righteous religious pronouncements, (I'm going to say it) really sucked!
Thursday April 10, 2014, 11:49 pm
It's not so much the adultery I condemn. People are weak, and it happens with both parties and both genders. As a rule, I thing personal life should be p[personal. What makes this different is thet he ran as a moralist and condemned all who were not.
We didn't have this silence from the GOP when Slick Willie got a BJ.
Winn Republican Supply-side pseudo-Christians are NOT Christian politicians.
Friday April 11, 2014, 1:43 am
The story of McAllister reminds me of when I went to some Church of England house groups twenty-five odd years ago – we were looking at the story of the woman taken in adultery – and our curate, Andy, made us all think by saying about this story which we had known since children – "What happened to the man taken in adultery? No-one can commit adultery alone – there had to be a man there – what happened to him? Presumably he was let off by all the men sitting in judgement on this poor woman!" (Andy was a very good man, as you can see). One standard for men, one for women is still going fine with the Right Wingers it seems!
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