Skip to comments.Where’s The Shame? Scandals May no Longer End Political Careers
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 politicians name, and they ended careers.
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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.
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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.
Well I would like to get away from the Martin/Zimmerman stuff for once.
The wimming statement of the day!
You are sooooo right!
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.
How come our founders didn't foresee this problem and initiate term limits?
When the rats have a scandal, it becomes a bullet in their resume under ‘Significant Achievements’.
The problem is, where are the CHRISTIAN leaders?
So Rush Limbaugh in that regards then.
TV has lowered the bar for decades, morals are things to be laughed at in sitcoms.
You got it!
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.
“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.
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.
Yes, I was thinking along those lines as well.
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).
Wheres The Shame? Scandals May no Longer End DEMOCRAT Political Careers.
There, fixed it.
The 90's called, they want their headline back...
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.
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.
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
Why call it a stupid article, it is telling it just like it is.
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.
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.
Nothing is more outrageous that the politicians who traitored US voters just about immediately after voting was over.
A sad reality of how badly divided is this country.
Plus also in the mind of the liberals, the “rules” have been viewed as enslaving.
Inflaming class warfare
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.
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?
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.
Thanks to the low information voters who only watch the lamestream media, they have no clue what is happening to the country.
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.
Are there any?
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