Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Yet Another Republican Scumbag

Man, but the Right sure can pump out the hypo-Christian sleezeballs, no? Another white guy wrapping himself in the shroud and waving the flag while shitting on whoever gets in the way of his power grab. It's not John Ensign's inability to remain simply truthful to his wife and good to his promises--reprehensible as this might be; it's that, true to Republican form, he's up under the lights castigating everyone else who fails to hit the high standards he demands, even exactly as he is pulling the very same morally bankrupt stunt!

From the AP:

Ensign has been a rising star among conservatives, speaking out against President Barack Obama's stimulus package, statehood for the District of Columbia and union-organizing legislation and in favor of gun owners' rights. Ensign has been a member of the men's ministry the Promise Keepers, a Christian ministry.

He had been highly critical of former Sen. Larry Craig, R-Idaho, who served in Congress for a quarter-century when he was arrested in an airport bathroom sex sting. Ensign stopped short of urging him to resign but suggested strongly that he should.

"I wouldn't put myself hopefully in that kind of position, but if I was in a position like that, that's what I would do," Ensign said. "He's going to have to answer that for himself." In the end, Craig served out his term.

This is who they pick for their "rising star." Here's the Promise I wish he would Keep: resign your seat, go back to your hole in the ground and spend the next 20 years genuflecting at the Church of STFU.


Dzesika said...

Where do I send money to the Church of STFU?

wunelle said...

I'd tell you to send it my way, but then I'd be just like 'em!

dbackdad said...

Hypocrisy, meet Mr. Ensign.

That's what chaps my hide. Everybody makes mistakes, but don't go around standing on some high moral ground when your own shit isn't in order.

wunelle said...

Totally right. I can't castigate him (much) for his foibles; we all have our ugly moments. But he's sure happy to take others to task for what he hopes to get away with on the side. This kind of obvious hypocrisy should result in immediate enforced removal from office (except that there might be no one left to serve).

The GOP has wandered far, far afield from its small-government, personal-freedoms-above-all origins to become the party of dirtbag white men self-righteously imposing on others what they don't even try to live with themselves.

At the very least, the Republican Party should shut the hell up about Jesus and morality and never, EVER take anyone else to task for anything they're happy to label as "sin."

(I propose a new nickname for the GOP: we should start calling Repubs the "Swaggarts." It's a nice cross between swagger and braggart, and just happens to be the name of one of their seminal (he-he) dirtbags!)