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Gayle in MD
06-21-2011, 05:52 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">WASHINGTON -- The president of the Christian conservative Family Policy Network sent Sen. David Vitter, R-La., a letter Monday calling on him to follow the lead of former Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y., and resign rather than leave Republicans and conservatives open to charges of hypocrisy.

Vitter admitted to a "serious sin" in 2007 after his phone number was found in the 2001 client records of a woman accused of running a prostitution ring. Vitter was a member of the House of Representatives when the calls were made.

Weiner announced his plans last week to resign after first lying about and then admitting to "inappropriate" Internet communication with various women.
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"There are a lot of people that I think are committing outright hypocrisy and are forced to do so as long as he (Vitter) remains in office," said Joe Glover, the president of the Family Policy Network, based in Forest, Va. "I don't think the senator should put those folks in the untenable position of having to pragmatically defend his presence in the Senate."

Glover noted, for example, that House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, and Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, the chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, had called on Weiner to resign, but had also contributed to Vitter's 2010 re-election campaign.</span>"I think their credibility is at stake," said Glover. "I know a lot of times in Washington, pragmatism reigns supreme, but there are some things that are more important than politics and integrity is one of those things."

Vitter's office had no immediate comment.

In an article that will be posted on the group's website Tuesday, policy analyst Alexander Mason writes that: "Almost four years ago, a very similar scandal to Weiner's was unfolding on our television and computer screens. Louisiana Senator David Vitter, who fashions himself as a Christian, pro-family, conservative Republican, had just been exposed as a client of a high-profile prostitution ring in our nation's capital. Vitter, who had once called for President Clinton's resignation over the Lewinsky scandal, was now mired in his own tawdry sex scandal. So what did Republican leaders do about Senator Vitter? They let him off the hook."

"Furthermore," Mason writes, "the public's perception of Vitter as a sleazy, hypocritical Christian only served to tarnish the name of Christ among unbelievers."

Glover said Vitter had been "a reliable conservative vote" on issues of importance to his network, which he said has a mailing list of about 25,000 people, though fewer than 500 in Louisiana. He said they had not called for Vitter's resignation before because, after the scandal broke, they assumed he would either resign or be rejected by Louisiana voters.

Instead, Vitter cruised to a second term by 19 percentage points after a campaign in which Democrats often reminded voters of the sex scandal.

Glover noted that the pressure on Weiner to resign did not come from his home district, and that if Vitter is to be forced to resign, the pressure will have to come from Republicans and conservatives nationally. He said the article is only the opening salvo in that effort.

"This isn't going to be a one-shot deal," Glover said.

Until now, calls for Vitter's resignation have come from liberals, most vocally from Rachel Maddow on MSNBC, though, asked about it, Bill O'Reilly on Fox said, "I don't think Vitter should be there, absolutely not."

However, in a column Sunday on Townhall.com, conservative radio talk host Kevin McCullough said both Maddow and O'Reilly are wrong, and that, "Vitter had confessed to his wife, members of his church, and others of his behavior years previous to the revelation," and received forgiveness, and that "the American people felt they got a straight story from Vitter, and everyone felt there was much Weiner had not "fessed up to."

<span style="color: #990000"> <span style='font-size: 17pt'>LMAO! IIARIOK </span> </span>

The Family Policy Network is probably best known for its confronting attendees at gay pride events with, as they put it on their website, "the truth that Jesus Christ can set them free from homosexuality" through the network's "Hope for Homosexuals" project.


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http://www.nola.com/politics/index.ssf/2011/06/christian_conservative_group_c.html


<span style="color: #990000">LOL, so will Vitter Resign?

OR will the gross hypocrisy of the Repiglican Party continue in all of its relentless, historical glory of partisan denial, as has been so painfully obvious to those of us from the left, who DO have critical thinking skills?

One need only read the laughable titles on this forum, from the right, to know that Vitter, won't resign, annd Repiglican Leaders, will not call for him to do so/

IIARIOK!</span> /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smirk.gif

LWW
06-21-2011, 06:04 AM
BRAVO!

You finally paid attention.

Soflasnapper
06-21-2011, 09:21 AM
There would have to be a far greater outcry than this for him to go. He's already weathered this storm years ago, and he was even re-elected with this information before his electorate.

Generally, I hold that the people are entitled to the representation they choose, and in the past, even politicians convicted of crimes have been returned to office on occasion (Adam Clayton Powell comes to mind, along with Marion Barry).

Now, if this had been revealed in the early or middle part of a 6-year term, maybe resignation would be more warranted. Having already gone before his electorate and having been elected with this knowledge, his staying in office seems fine to me.

And of course, Dems can point the finger ad libitum, as a kind of bonus.

Gayle in MD
06-21-2011, 09:30 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Soflasnapper</div><div class="ubbcode-body">There would have to be a far greater outcry than this for him to go. He's already weathered this storm years ago, and he was even re-elected with this information before his electorate.

Generally, I hold that the people are entitled to the representation they choose, and in the past, even politicians convicted of crimes have been returned to office on occasion (Adam Clayton Powell comes to mind, along with Marion Barry).

Now, if this had been revealed in the early or middle part of a 6-year term, maybe resignation would be more warranted. Having already gone before his electorate and having been elected with this knowledge, his staying in office seems fine to me.

And of course, Dems can point the finger ad libitum, as a kind of bonus. </div></div>

Well, IMO, he should resign. As I understand it, even Breitbart, is saying he should resign. O'Reilly, also saying he should resign.

Weiner's supporters didn't want him to resign, but he was forced out by members of his own party.

While Vitter, was given a standing ovation, by Repigs!

If Repigs show any ugly campaign BS about Weiner, the Dems should just show the clip, of Repigs giving Vitter a standing ovation.

IMO, what Bush, Cheney, Rice, Rove, Rumsfeld, Vitter, Sanford, Craig, Gingrich, Ensign, Boehner, Rick Scott, Romney, and a slew of other Repigs, have done, is far worse than Weiner's behavior.

G.

eg8r
06-21-2011, 01:06 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Having already gone before his electorate and having been elected with this knowledge, his staying in office seems fine to me.
</div></div>I agree completely. Thanks for a sensible response, it is a trait that you appear to possess alone on that side of the aisle.

eg8r

Gayle in MD
06-21-2011, 01:16 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: eg8r</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Having already gone before his electorate and having been elected with this knowledge, his staying in office seems fine to me.
</div></div>I agree completely. Thanks for a sensible response, it is a trait that you appear to possess alone on that side of the aisle.

eg8r </div></div>

So you approved of Repiglicans giving a married man, who frequented prostitutes, in secret, both in D.C. and in his own home state, a standing ovation for his behavior, and not demanding that he resign?

eg8r
06-21-2011, 01:28 PM
What matters is what his voters think and since they are willing to live with his transgressions then there is nothing to talk about. You, once again are grasping for thin air with another non-issue. You bringing this up is proof you don't really care about the married man or his wife and all you care about is tearing down those people whom you disagree with. I will take the higher ground in this discussion and let you wallow in the mud.

eg8r

Gayle in MD
06-21-2011, 01:48 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: eg8r</div><div class="ubbcode-body">What matters is what his voters think and since they are willing to live with his transgressions then there is nothing to talk about. You, once again are grasping for thin air with another non-issue. You bringing this up is proof you don't really care about the married man or his wife and all you care about is tearing down those people whom you disagree with. I will take the higher ground in this discussion and let you wallow in the mud.

eg8r </div></div>

LMAO! No answer, huh?

That figures.

If it's a Repiglican, only his voters count, but if it's Weiner, he should resign.

Got it, IIARIOK!

You have a habit of refusing to answer questions when they clearly point out youor hypocrisy!

And you claim to be a Christian, yet can't call a cheating POS out for hwat he is?

Typical RW, slant, by a so called, "Christian" Repiglican.

G.

Gayle in MD
06-23-2011, 10:20 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: eg8r</div><div class="ubbcode-body">What matters is what his voters think and since they are willing to live with his transgressions then there is nothing to talk about. You, once again are grasping for thin air with another non-issue. You bringing this up is proof you don't really care about the married man or his wife and all you care about is tearing down those people whom you disagree with. I will take the higher ground in this discussion and let you wallow in the mud.

eg8r </div></div>

So the reaction of the Republican "Christian Family Values" leaders, of his party, who gave him a standing ovation, for going to prostitutes, was of no importance, at all.

Yet, thay are the first ones out there demanding resignation, when Weiner, who didn't screw anybody, or touch anybody, falls from grace, with revelations of some VIRTUAL Fantasies?

Got it Ed.

IIARIOK!

G.