According to ’08 Republicant presidential hopeful Mitt Romney, “Pornography and violence poison our music and movies and TV and video games. The Virginia Tech shooter, like the Columbine shooters before him, had drunk from this cesspool.” I wonder if Mr. Romney is aware of the violent video game tournament the US Army is currently conducting as a recruiting scheme, as I recently noted? Shame on Romney for his unpatriotic comments! Apparently, "rampage shooter" is the demographic the Army is courting.
Rep. Robert Allen (R-FL) was recently arrested for soliciting an undercover cop in a Titusville park restroom. Earlier this year Allen cosponsored a bill increasing the penalties for “unnatural and lascivious” acts committed in or around public places such as parks. Lucky for him, that bill did not pass. (Allen’s attorneys of course insist the arrest was the result of a “misunderstanding.” I think the only way to misunderstand “$20 for a blowjob” is to be unsure who’s giving and who’s receiving. Perhaps Allen will claim he was doing “research” for the bill he was sponsoring?)
A vocal critic of President Bill Clinton’s extramarital affair with Monica Lewinsky, Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) is yet another public official whose telephone number has shown up, five times, in the records of a notorious DC madam. Despite this fact, Vitter inexplicably denies his past involvement with prostitution (kind of hard to at this point), yet says he’s asked forgiveness from his family and God for his "serious sin." Huh? And I could swear Clinton said something like that after his affair was revealed, but that didn’t satisfy people like Vitter. And Livingston. And Hyde and Barr and Gingrich. You know, all those other hypocrite fornicators from the post-1994 Republicant Congress.
I have to at least rub in the fact that Clinton got his action for free.
Of course, ongoing Republicant obstructionism is way too broad a topic for one post. But those who have long criticized Dems for “obstructionism” are reinventing that notion in this Congress. They don’t believe in letting anything pass, and after having their candidates now installed on the Supreme Court, don’t seem terribly interested in this “up or down vote” business any longer. Strange. (Don’t think I haven’t figured out the plan: Block everything and then try and hold Dems responsible at the polls in ’08. A perfectly Rovian plan.)
Looking ahead, I can't wait until Clinton-haters have to choose between Rudy "Libidinousness And Crooked Friends" Giuliani and someone else. Maybe it will be Mitt "Draft Dodger" Romney. Either way, it will be a hypocrite's vote. I have my bumper stickers all ready: "Impeach the draft-dodging yadda yadda yadda..." Should be a fun time for hypocrisy haters.