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  •  You know, Mark Foley (R-Perv) spent *years* (8+ / 0-)

    as a sexual predator preying on vulnerable impressionable young men who had the honor to serve as pages to the House of Representatives.

    The leadership of the Republican Party knew of his scurrilous and lecherous behavior toward these kids, yet NOT ONE of them revoked Mark Foley or reported Mark Foley or made Mark Foley stop abusing these kids. NOT ONE.

    And it went on for years.

    Furthermore, all Mark Foley had to do for redemption is "enter therapy" and get saved and find Jesu or something and now he's back already and being reinvented for the Republican Party to continue its march in time.

    <div style="color: #a00000;"> Our... constitutional heritage rebels at the thought of giving government the power to control men's minds. Thurgood Marshal

    by bronte17 on Thu Sep 24, 2009 at 07:38:08 AM PDT

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    •  Are not there things that go beyond politics? (0+ / 0-)

      If someone does something bad, I don't look to see wat their party affiliation is.

      WTF?

      Why does this even get brought up?  Of course Mark Foley was a fuck head - but in my book, he's a fuck head first - I could give a shit if he was a republican or a democrat - a fuck head is a fuck head regardless of party.

      I think it's best, if you want to be political to look to those in our party who are good examples, such as President Obama rather than to look at the other side and try to justify bad behavior by pointing out your oppositions worse behavior.

      The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only legitimate object of good government. - Thomas Jefferson

      by ctexrep on Thu Sep 24, 2009 at 08:00:05 AM PDT

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      •  Excuse me? If Mark Foley were not a politician (2+ / 0-)
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        and were a mere mortal average American Joe... he would be serving time in jail for his proclivities. Most likely his life would be very difficult especially to find housing or a job.

        Instead, he has been rejuvenated and cast back out onto the public sphere to continue the Republican crusade.

        <div style="color: #a00000;"> Our... constitutional heritage rebels at the thought of giving government the power to control men's minds. Thurgood Marshal

        by bronte17 on Thu Sep 24, 2009 at 08:28:41 AM PDT

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      •  O RLY?? (0+ / 0-)

        Are not there things that go beyond politics?
        ...
        If someone does something bad, I don't look to see wat their party affiliation is.

        and!

        did Acorn fire the people who did this.......yes.  Maybe that should tell you something.

        so what yr saying is that you don't look at party affiliation or group membership unless you find it convenient for the point yr trying to make, in which case you do.

        i.e. somebody at acorn abuses their resources for something unconscionable and gets fired for it, and that has bearing on the group they are a part of.

        but if somebody in the republican party abuses their resources for something unconscionable, and gets fired for it, then of course you can't hold the group they are a part of responsible.

        you, good sir/madam, are full of shit.

        i'm up early 'cause ain't enough light in the day time...

        by keonhp on Thu Sep 24, 2009 at 08:40:56 AM PDT

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        •  What (0+ / 0-)

          the f... are you talking about?

          Where did I hold Democrats accountable for Acorn and where did I hold Republicans accountable for Foley?

          I have said all along that acorn did the right thing by firing the workers.  

          I should donut you but I won't.

          The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only legitimate object of good government. - Thomas Jefferson

          by ctexrep on Thu Sep 24, 2009 at 09:44:42 AM PDT

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          •  did you even read my comment? (0+ / 0-)

            you said that repubs can't be held accountable for foley, whose job is to work for the republican party, and then are blaming the organization acorn itself for the actions of one or two members, even after taking disciplinary action against them.  so which is it?

            i was paraphrasing the position that you presented in yr comments.  wtf would you donut me for?  pointing out yr bullshit?

            and yr a TU? fawk. go ahead and donut me, i can afford it.

            i'm up early 'cause ain't enough light in the day time...

            by keonhp on Thu Sep 24, 2009 at 12:48:46 PM PDT

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