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Family Values Congressmen Caught Cheating on Wife

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  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    Portland, OR
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    Say it ain't so! Yet another "Christian conservative and family-values" United States Congressman has been caught being rather friendly with a female who was definitely not his wife. Vance McAllister, who recently won a special election in Louisiana's 5th Congressional District, was videotaped making out with one of his aides, who also happens to be married.

    McAllister is just one in a long line of hypocritical Christian conservative politicians who make their personal faith and devotion to God and family a huge part of their platform only to be caught red handed going completely against those teachings. These politicians love telling regular Americans that we need to be righteous and god fearing people, and that their constituents should trust them to use those Christian values while representing their district. Too bad this is often not the case.

    The craziest thing about this all is that McAllister need only do one thing to get past this: ask his constituents and God for forgiveness. Don't believe me? Just take one look at David Vitter. He was caught in a prostitution scandal and has the real possibility of being the next Governor of the great state of Louisiana. That's what is so great about being a "christian conservative and family-values" legislator. All you have to do when you get caught being a total hypocrite is pray about it and double down on the notion that your voters will be big enough suckers to buy it. It's worked for countless others. I'm quite sure it will work for Mr. McAllister
  • Liberal
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    Durham, NH
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    Hey, it's Louisiana, just go to church on Sunday and eat more possum and everything will work out well at the end times ;(
  • Other Party
    Nebraska
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    It be so! It kinda reminds me of another Lousiana politician, former governor Edwin Edwards, who was in the news recently.

    Quite a life for ole Mr Edwards. Let's see...married 4 times (the last time to a woman 51 years his junior!), 4 term governor, convicted of corruption, he served again, this time he served in prison for about 9 years.

    In Feb 2104 he announced that he was contemplating running for Congress, and who knows if he asks for forgiveness, prays about it, and doubles down and the voters of Lousiana are big enough suckers to buy it, maybe he'll be proudly serving in Washington DC soon!

    Lousiana has long had the reputation of some of the most corrupt politicians, and here's three examples.

    City of Chicago and state of Lousiana seem to have the reputation for the most corrupt politics. Any others belong with these two? Other than the great great grandaddy of them all: Washington D.C. Washington has the lifetime achievement award.
  • Independent
    Mobile, AL
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    It ain't just Louisiana...its power. When some men reach the upper reaches of power & influence, the rules don't apply (in their minds). I can't recall any like scandals with females...but I have faith that their time will come, eventually. All it takes to get elected in the south now is that the candidate wear a lapel pin with a cross or flag (the best have both), firmly state they are Christian conservatives and they will work to have obamacare repealed...instant election! As a resident of Alabama, I have seen it more times than I can count.
  • Other Party
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    Pol when you say..."I can't recall any like scandals with females"...

    Give them time. Females are taking more and more of our elected positions and that is a great thing. As they rise to more powerful positions they will slip up. It's just a matter of time. They may never reach the level or number of scandals as men, but I can assure you it it will happen.

    I'm sure it has already happened at lower levels of government, just look at the number of female teachers in trouble for sexual misconduct, usually with their students.
  • Liberal
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    Durham, NH
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    I think you'll find Sarah Palin has a history if you look deep enough;(
  • Other Party
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    Not sure that SP is high enough on the food chain to matter.

    On thing jared is absolutely right about...the more they say they are "family values" the worse it makes them look when they get caught.
  • Democrat
    Philadelphia, PA
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    Unfortunitely , this type of conduct is not restricted to one party, add the power complex and also how some women are drawn to men of power, and that is a receipe for misconduct if ever there was one.
  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    johnnycee Wrote: Unfortunitely , this type of conduct is not restricted to one party, add the power complex and also how some women are drawn to men of power, and that is a receipe for misconduct if ever there was one.
    This is true, but only one party runs on the whole concept of our nation needing to follow "Christian and conservative values." There are not many democrats who run on the whole "I'm a Christian and I'm better than you" platform. Democrats also don't have a platform of telling non Christians how to live their lives, even if the Democrat is a Christian. The Democratic platform is understanding the true definition of the First Amendment to our Constitution, which is that Congress shall make NO law respecting an establishment of religion. It doesn't add "unless it's Christianity because then it's ok." The issue here is that the religious right has zero problem telling us how to live our lives but then consistently get caught up in these kind of scandals.
  • Democrat
    Philadelphia, PA
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    Morals or lack of morals knows no party or religious affiliation , these people who do these things while proclaiming their faith are nothing more than mere hypocrites, and hopefully will be voted out , Nixon had no morals neither did Kennedy or Clinton, so it's not confined more or less to one party, with the exception of Kennedy ,the other two returned for another term, now these other politicians who try to make this an issue should be wary of people living in glass houses .
  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    They do when the entire platform of the Republican party is based off these so called morals. Morals or lack of morals knows no party or religious affiliation, but only one party makes religion and family values an election issue by suckering voters into thinking that the person they are voting for is some righteous and God fearing person when in fact they are just a philandering asshole who says whatever they need to in order to win an election.

    And for those of us who know our history, Clinton's troubles came about during his second term. He also didn't run on a religious platform. So your attempt to conflate the two doesn't really make that much sense other than to show that there are philanders in both party's, which everyone knows is true. My argument is that one party has an entire platform based off of being a religious party that wants to tell the rest of us how to live our lives according to a certain way but then go and behave an entirely different way.
  • Democrat
    Philadelphia, PA
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    So how does that explain Rommey, a avowed Mormon , who does not believe in the Christian triune God but believes that they are 3 separate individuals , and is a Republican who as we all know ran for President and who didn't make his platform a Christian based one or a Mormon one either. And did quite well considering he was not getting the Republican base turnout that he needed. There have many democrats who have lied and cheated just as greatly as any republican has, so I wouldn't agree with your idea of Republican's being worse than Democrats who are without morals.
  • Liberal
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    Romney is a psyco bully who has proven he will say and do whatever is required of him to achieve his goals. His religion, like everything else he believes in, takes second place to his greed and self importance. If he thought he could gain an edge by having an affair old Annie would be thrown under the Caddy in a flash!
  • Center Left
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    Denton, TX
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    johnnycee Wrote: So how does that explain Rommey, a avowed Mormon , who does not believe in the Christian triune God but believes that they are 3 separate individuals , and is a Republican who as we all know ran for President and who didn't make his platform a Christian based one or a Mormon one either. And did quite well considering he was not getting the Republican base turnout that he needed. There have many democrats who have lied and cheated just as greatly as any republican has, so I wouldn't agree with your idea of Republican's being worse than Democrats who are without morals.
    For starters, Mormons are Christians. Mormonism is a sect of Christianity, like Baptists, Lutherans, etc. Additionally, Mormons are the only sect that believes that the Holy Trinity are 3 separate entities. I was raised that way (Southern Baptist).

    Morality is completely subjective. Some people think homosexuality is immoral. Some think that polygamy is moral. Some thing prostitution is immoral, some don't.

    So here is thing. People in both parties cheat on their spouses. As a voter, I don't care about that. A person's private life is their own. What they do in the private life and how they handle their personal relationships is a private matter. How they choose to run a country or execute the position they were elected to is what I'm far more concerned about. But when candidates intentionally run on a platforms that include their private life (marriages, religion, etc) then they open themselves up for attack when they act hypocritically. And let's be honest, the GOP is usually the party that is putting these private things public.
  • Democrat
    Philadelphia, PA
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    Mormons are an off set of Christianity, they are not Christians, they are separate from Christians, they do not believe in the Trinity and they believe in the Book of Mormon sort of like the Bible, they believe their founder and leader John Smith received the laws from God ,engraved on golden tablets, just to believe in a God entity does not make you a Christian, as a true Christian you strive to follow in the footsteps of Jesus Christ and also to follow in the ways of the Gospel and letters of Paul. Mormons do not adhere to these tenets.