Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Why Does the Right Hold the Left to a Higher Moral Standard?
Despite the allegations of sexual misconduct, Herman Cain continues to poll high with Republicans.
And yet they wasted millions of tax dollars in an attempt to impeach President Bill Clinton, because of a sex scandal. Clinton's was consensual. Cain's appear to have been uninvited assaults.
When it was discovered that "family values" czar, Vic Toews, had fathered a child with a young staffer, destroying his marriage, there was barely a murmur from the Right. In fact with mounting scandals, they continue to defend the Harper government, blaming the media and liberals.
David Kuo, a former member of the Bush (G.W.) administration wrote a book, Tempting Faith: An Inside Story of Political Seduction. He also speaks of this phenomenon. Despite the horrendous things that George Bush did, the Christian Right stuck with him. He said it was because Bush was considered to be a "brother in Christ". A "born again" Christian who might slip up once in a while, and it was their duty to be there when he did.
He did a lot of slipping. They must have been exhausted.
Kuo broke through the holier than thou image, and while still a devout Christian, is no longer a member of the political movement. He saw too many things that tested his faith, not the least of which was the fact that the Bush team referred to Kuo and his colleagues, as "the F---ing faith based group".
They were an annoying distraction.
As further proof of their hypocrisy, Newt Gingrich is beginning to "surge". A womanizer, who cheated on two of his wives, one while she was dying of cancer.
I hope they come out with a sinner's guide book soon, because I'm confused.
I may just be a saint.