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Offline Miss Philicia

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<3 Republicans
« on: October 11, 2012, 05:24:13 PM »
A pro-life, family-values congressman who worked as a doctor before winning election as a Tea Party-backed Republican had an affair with a patient and later pressured her to get an abortion, according to a phone call transcript obtained by The Huffington Post.

The congressman, Rep. Scott DesJarlais of Tennessee, was trying to save his marriage at the time, according to his remarks on the call, made in September of 2000. And, according to three independent sources familiar with the call and the recording, he made the tape himself.

DesJarlais, who was provided a copy of the transcript by HuffPost, did not deny its contents, but in a statement released through his campaign characterized it as just another sordid detail dredged up by the opposition. "Desperate personal attacks do not solve our nation's problems, yet it appears my opponents are choosing to once again engage in the same gutter politics that CBS news called the dirtiest in the nation just 2 years ago."

That race featured charges culled from DesJarlais' divorce from Susan DesJarlais, which was finalized in 2001. The filing included allegations that he held a gun in his own mouth for hours in one instance and that he "dry fired" a gun outside his wife's bedroom in another.

DesJarlais' campaign vigorously denied those charges in his 2010 race against Democratic Rep. Lincoln Davis, saying they were hauled out of history for political purposes and had not been deemed credible at the time.

But the new transcript and other revelations from court documents paint a more damning picture of a man who was a serial philanderer willing to push one of his lovers -- whom he met as a patient with a foot problem -- to terminate a pregnancy, even when he suspected he was the father.

"You told me you'd have an abortion, and now we're getting too far along without one," DesJarlais tells the woman at one point in the call while negotiating with her over whether he'll reveal her identity to his wife. They then discuss whether he will accompany her to a procedure to end the sort of life the congressman now describes as "sacred."

"You told me you would have time to go with me and everything," the woman complains.

"I said, if I could, I would, didn't I? And I will try," DesJarlais says. "If I can [find] time, you're saying you still will?"

"Yeah," the woman answers.

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extra credit: the man serves in a congressional district containing the birthplace of the KKK
« Last Edit: October 11, 2012, 05:31:50 PM by Miss Philicia »
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Offline WillyWump

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Re: <3 Republicans
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2012, 07:56:58 PM »


according to three independent sources familiar with the call and the recording, he made the tape himself.



When are republicans going to smarten up and stop taping their own calls ::)
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Re: <3 Republicans
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2012, 09:08:29 AM »
When are republicans going to smarten up and stop taping their own calls ::)

When are republicans going to smarten up and stop demanding that the rest of us follow Bible-based moral codes when they don't want to follow them themselves? The sheer hypocrisy is astounding.

In the article above, he whined; "Desperate personal attacks do not solve our nation's problems, yet it appears my opponents are choosing to once again engage in the same gutter politics that CBS news called the dirtiest in the nation just 2 years ago."

I don't consider it a personal attack to point out a public servant's hypocrisy and disregard for what he claims to believe in - not when he wants to shove those beliefs down everyone else's throats and enshrine them in law.
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Re: <3 Republicans
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2012, 09:21:55 AM »
A lot of Republicans in elected office and a lot of Republican pundits seem to be complete hypocrites. 

I still believe the glass is half full, and most people in the world are not so morally corrupt or immature.

Gymrat posted something awhile back about how the conservative and liberal mindsets develop in people. 

Its sad to think that some people, like this DesJarlais, are so feebleminded that they can't see their deep contradictions, let alone manage them.  Or it scary that they are so cynical, to understand they are hypocrites and go on living their lies.
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Re: <3 Republicans
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2012, 05:03:56 PM »
When are republicans going to smarten up and stop demanding that the rest of us follow Bible-based moral codes when they don't want to follow them themselves? The sheer hypocrisy is astounding.


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Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: <3 Republicans
« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2012, 05:06:12 PM »
If one is a Republican male, is it worse to get caught with a wide stance at the airport or encouraging baby killing with a harlot? I'm never sure what the grading scale is with this stuff.
« Last Edit: October 12, 2012, 05:08:36 PM by Miss Philicia »
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Offline mecch

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Re: <3 Republicans
« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2012, 09:42:19 PM »
If one is a Republican male, is it worse to get caught with a wide stance at the airport or encouraging baby killing with a harlot? I'm never sure what the grading scale is with this stuff.
Clearly wide stance is burn in hell for eternity sin.  They'll all cop to a couple babies killed in the family skeleton closet.
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Offline mecch

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Re: <3 Republicans
« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2012, 06:41:51 AM »
Here:

Santorum: Marriage fight trumps abortion - The former senator is keeping busy fighting same-sex marriage
http://www.salon.com/2012/10/12/santorum_marriage_fight_trumps_abortion/

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