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Where’s The Shame? Scandals May no Longer End Political Careers
McClatchydc.com ^ | July 12, 2013 | David Lightman

Posted on 07/12/2013 3:51:22 AM PDT by Biggirl

WASHINGTON — Sex. Drugs. Cheating on a spouse.

Those words used to add up to shame. Put them in the same sentence as a politician’s name, and they ended careers.

(Excerpt) Read more at mcclatchydc.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: ny; nyc; spitzer

1 posted on 07/12/2013 3:51:22 AM PDT by Biggirl
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To: Biggirl

Depends on the party.

Democrats and RINOs support slavery, rape, cannibalism
and crucifixion, beheadings, and terrorism along with
open borders. THEY GET AWAY with everything.


2 posted on 07/12/2013 3:54:29 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: Biggirl

“may” ???

How old is this article?


3 posted on 07/12/2013 3:55:57 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The test of every religious, political, or educational system is the man that it forms." H. Amiel)
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To: Biggirl

There should be no political ‘careers’. Public service is not supposed to be a ‘career’. Strict term limits are absolutely necessary for us to save what’s left of America. You can’t prevent corruption from becoming entrenched when you have career politicians.


4 posted on 07/12/2013 3:57:59 AM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: SMARTY

Well I would like to get away from the Martin/Zimmerman stuff for once.


5 posted on 07/12/2013 3:58:14 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: pieceofthepuzzle

The wimming statement of the day!


6 posted on 07/12/2013 3:58:57 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: pieceofthepuzzle

You are sooooo right!


7 posted on 07/12/2013 4:01:22 AM PDT by FES0844
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To: Biggirl

This is Bill Clinton’s rancid legacy of low character expectations for Democrats. They are shielded by their lapdog liberal press, who would cover up for Hitler if he were a Democrat.

However, let a Republican say one word about the evil of abortion, and he is driven from the campaign as the media hounds him with its “war on women” meme. Republicans are expected to be as flawless as Jesus.


8 posted on 07/12/2013 4:01:31 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: Biggirl
Justice in America depends upon a CHRISTIAN President, the people that he puts into place and their actions. We have a gay, marxist, muzzie pres... ‘nuff said!

LLS

9 posted on 07/12/2013 4:09:50 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: pieceofthepuzzle
There should be no political ‘careers’.

How come our founders didn't foresee this problem and initiate term limits?

10 posted on 07/12/2013 4:13:22 AM PDT by New Jersey Realist (America: home of the free because of the brave)
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To: Biggirl

When the rats have a scandal, it becomes a bullet in their resume under ‘Significant Achievements’.


11 posted on 07/12/2013 4:21:22 AM PDT by duckman (I'm part of the group pulling the wagon!)
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To: LibLieSlayer

The problem is, where are the CHRISTIAN leaders?


12 posted on 07/12/2013 4:22:44 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: duckman

So Rush Limbaugh in that regards then.


13 posted on 07/12/2013 4:23:09 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Biggirl

TV has lowered the bar for decades, morals are things to be laughed at in sitcoms.


14 posted on 07/12/2013 4:25:09 AM PDT by wrencher
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To: wrencher

You got it!


15 posted on 07/12/2013 4:25:54 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Biggirl
Sex. Drugs. Cheating on a spouse.

If it's a Democrat/Liberal/Progressive, the mainstream media will prop them up. Why, because when they continue their wicked behavior the media makes a lot of money off their antics.

However, if its a Republican/Tea Party/Conservative, the mainstream media will shout about how horrible they are.

The difference is called BIAS and a Corrupt Media.

16 posted on 07/12/2013 4:27:31 AM PDT by sr4402
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To: New Jersey Realist

“How come our founders didn’t foresee this problem and initiate term limits? “

Don’t know, but I suspect it’s at least partially because all of them had real jobs (e.g. farmers etc.) and didn’t think of public office as something anyone would aspire to as a lifetime occupation. They also didn’t likely see the expansive array of perks that now come with these jobs.


17 posted on 07/12/2013 4:28:06 AM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: New Jersey Realist

How come our founders didn’t foresee this problem and initiate term limits?

They did see it and realized term limits are not the answer. Ben Franklin “A republic if you can keep it”, Thomas Jefferson “The government you elect is government you deserve.”
They knew that when the people stopped paying attention to the quality of their leaders the republic is lost and no Band-Aids will help.


18 posted on 07/12/2013 4:30:19 AM PDT by shoff (Vote Democratic it beats thinking!)
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To: pieceofthepuzzle

Yes, I was thinking along those lines as well.


19 posted on 07/12/2013 4:30:36 AM PDT by New Jersey Realist (America: home of the free because of the brave)
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To: pieceofthepuzzle
You can’t prevent corruption from becoming entrenched when you have career politicians.

Career politicians or newbies every election cycle are not the problem nor solution. The elected officials are but puppets for public display and appearances of legitimacy.

The problem is the one constant that never changes with any election and that is the seat of power, the political mobs constituted by two major crime families, Democrat and Republican with lesser regional oligarchs such as Daley etc.

Anyone set on eliminating corruption best be ready to destroy the mob(s).

20 posted on 07/12/2013 4:32:08 AM PDT by varon (Down with tyranny)
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To: Biggirl
Where’s The Shame? Scandals May no Longer End Political Careers

Where’s The Shame? Scandals May no Longer End DEMOCRAT Political Careers.

There, fixed it.

21 posted on 07/12/2013 4:36:01 AM PDT by Lazamataz (If illegal aliens voted (R), then the Dems would create the tightest border security in the world.)
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To: Biggirl
I'll say...




22 posted on 07/12/2013 4:40:46 AM PDT by Bon mots
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To: Biggirl
"Where’s The Shame? Scandals May no Longer End Political Careers"

The 90's called, they want their headline back...

23 posted on 07/12/2013 4:41:25 AM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: varon
To: Biggirl
There should be no political ‘careers’. Public service is not supposed to be a ‘career’. Strict term limits are absolutely necessary for us to save what’s left of America. You can’t prevent corruption from becoming entrenched when you have career politicians........

While there may be those who don't see the “career politician” as a problem, certainly Term Limits would be a good start at removing those who have camped and the troff of gubmint for their entire career's. The major hurdle getting them out is the fact THEY THEMSELVES decide “yea or nay” on term limits at our peril.

24 posted on 07/12/2013 4:42:20 AM PDT by Progov (I'm for SMALLER , HONEST government)
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To: Biggirl

Because in a post-modern secular world there is no objective right and wrong. Therre is only what I want and who is going to give it me. That’s where we are at 21st century America.


25 posted on 07/12/2013 4:46:18 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: Biggirl
resume enhancers if they are a RATS...
26 posted on 07/12/2013 4:49:46 AM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Biggirl

Stupid article......

The whole point of being liberal is sexual freedom. One must be able to do what ever he wants to whomever he wants whenever he wants.

Being liberal is all about the total elimination of the Victorian concept of shame. There is no shame and can be no shame about anything connected to sex. Sex is about the pleasure of sex period. The fact there might be consequences such as babies is of no matter. The baby can be exterminated.

The fact that the total wisdom of eons of human experience codified by all the various religious teachers is not germane. Liberals want to be freed from those shackles. They break the bands and cast off the hateful chains of experience in human affairs.

It is this liberal view that has caused America in general and New York in particular to be labeled the Great Satan. Sin toppled the twin towers. Sin on an unquantifiable scale is responsible for Islamic zealot hatred of America


27 posted on 07/12/2013 4:51:11 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Who will shoot Liberty Valence?)
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To: bert

Why call it a stupid article, it is telling it just like it is.


28 posted on 07/12/2013 4:53:47 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: New Jersey Realist

They did for the most part.
The 17th amendment circumvented their original design and the combination of the welfare state and universal suffrage created a permanent underclass vote farm.

We destroyed their vision and and system yet we blame them for our mistakes.


29 posted on 07/12/2013 4:53:57 AM PDT by CrappieLuck
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To: bert

A gentle correcting is in order:

“It is this liberal view that has caused America in general and New York in particular to be labeled the Great Satan. Sin toppled the twin towers. Sin on an unquantifiable scale is responsible for Islamic zealot hatred of America.”

NO ONE HUMAN is ever PERFECT, NOT in AMERICA or ANYWHERE for that manner. The Twin Towers which had its share of SINNERS was TAKEN DOWN by WORSE SINNERS.


30 posted on 07/12/2013 4:58:31 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Biggirl
Where's the shame?

Nothing is more outrageous that the politicians who traitored US voters just about immediately after voting was over.

31 posted on 07/12/2013 5:02:27 AM PDT by grania
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To: grania

A sad reality of how badly divided is this country.


32 posted on 07/12/2013 5:16:30 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: bert

Plus also in the mind of the liberals, the “rules” have been viewed as enslaving.


33 posted on 07/12/2013 5:17:53 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Biggirl

Inflaming class warfare


34 posted on 07/12/2013 5:34:08 AM PDT by ClaytonP
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To: Biggirl

Bill Clinton mainstreamed sexual misconduct and it is now just another item on a democrat politician’s curriculum vitae - just like stealing, tax evasion, and shady deals.

Can you think of any major democrat politician without some sort of sexual or money scandal on his/her record?

It doesn’t bother democrat voters as long as they deliver the free stuff and keep the streets of America safe for sexual perverts, abortionists, racists, christain bashers, flag burners, illegals and muslim terrorists.


35 posted on 07/12/2013 5:35:55 AM PDT by Iron Munro (The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there.)
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To: Biggirl

That makes sense. If being a drug-addled anti-American communist thug isn’t disqualifying, why would we care if Weiner enjoys photography or Spitzer prefers young, professional women?


36 posted on 07/12/2013 5:46:21 AM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: Biggirl

Stephen Covey had it right. There is no morality switch you can switch on when you walk into the office. You are moral, or you aren’t. A person who cheats on a spouse will also cheat on their company or country. If you want a perfect organization, staff it with perfect people. If you want a screwed-up organization, staff it with the most screwed-up people you can find. If you want a bankrupt organization, staff it with thieves.


37 posted on 07/12/2013 5:56:20 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Biggirl

Thanks to the low information voters who only watch the lamestream media, they have no clue what is happening to the country.


38 posted on 07/12/2013 6:46:09 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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To: Biggirl

One of the traits of social liberalism is moral relativism- if it feels good, do it, and whatever-floats-your-boat. No right and wrong. If there is no standard to hold a politician to, then pretty soon, they do whatever they like. Cheat on their wife? No problem. Lie to their constituents? No biggie. Make crooked political deals and reward their friends and family with taxpayer-provided goodies? Salright. The problem is that morality is disappearing- and while the rot is nearly complete in the Democrat party, the Republicans are succumbing to it also. And without morality our system of government will assuredly fail. John Adams told us so:

“Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”

America will not survive as a secular society devoid of morality. If there is no standard to hold politicians accountable to, then they cannot be held accountable. The same scumbag who will cheat on his wife, lie to his family, will do so to his constituents and the citizenry at large.

And yet, there are people who say, “This doesn’t matter. Lets make sure the budget is balanced. Lets concentrate on fiscal matters. We need to be pragmatic.” An open sewer with a balanced budget is still an open sewer, and a turd is still a turd no matter whether it is a green or a black fly sitting on top of it.


39 posted on 07/12/2013 7:25:45 AM PDT by GenXteacher (You have chosen dishonor to avoid war; you shall have war also.)
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To: Biggirl

Are there any?

LLS


40 posted on 07/12/2013 8:43:27 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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Comment #41 Removed by Moderator

To: bert; New Jersey Realist; shoff

With the following caveat/wish-list, I see no problem w/ a ‘career politician’:

- Remove all perks (when did it become OK to rob from the taxpayers to pad their own pockets??)
- Make all junkets/travel paid by the elected official themselves.
- Make all ‘needs of the office’ paid by the official themselves; no one needs 20 ‘aids’ to read/vote on a bill. Hire your own secretary if you need
- As nobody is above the law, there shall be NO exemptions allowed to ANY public servant.
- Sun-shine laws....no more backroom deals


42 posted on 07/12/2013 9:14:28 AM PDT by i_robot73 (We hold that all individuals have the Right to exercise sole dominion over their own lives - LP.org)
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