Tue Dec 27, 2011, 11:41 AM
zbdent (35,392 posts)
Silly me ... I thought "Character Counts" or "Character Matters" applied
to all politicians ... not JUST Democrats.
I forgot that the CC doesn't apply to Republicans, especially when it comes to TiffaNewt's past ...
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Silly me ... I thought "Character Counts" or "Character Matters" applied (Original post)
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Tue Jan 24, 2012, 04:12 AM
newdealtn (6 posts)
2. But you see, God forgives the born-again sinner...frequently to judge by appearances
I feel your pain, zb, and your disgust. Ol' Newt was the main pusher trying to get Clinton our of office for sinful deeds, at least until he himself was forced to "abdicate" for the woman he loved (who was not his wife). Now, if Newt felt like the adulterer Clinton should not hold office as president, if he really believed it, then of course we gotta wonder why that double adulterer feels like he can rightfully run for that office. And I can only assume that God told Newt that it was okay; that he was forgiven for his sins, I guess because he's a republican and supposedly a Christian.
But God is not the only one who seems to have forgiven Newt. Those same dyed-in-the-wool, holy roller Christians that support all those republican sinners have also clearly forgiven ol' Newt for being a double adulterer; that is, for sinning, being forgiven (?), sinning again, and being forgiven again. This is the most dumbfounding part of all this. Some people can lie well to themselves and others; some people can be manipulative users of people, without any trace of conscience to inhibit their actions. So Newt can be such a scheming opportunist. But what about all those conservative Christian voters? Do they really believe anything they read in their Bibles? Or do they only ascribe such laws of God to others? The Catholic Church forbade Henry the VIII the luxury of even one divorce, but now they seem unconcerned with a double-doer. (One wonders how many wives he'll go through in the next four years.)
But also, I ask those Evangelical Christians who support Newt in spite of his tawdry personal life, how much can we trust someone who is so often unfaithful and untrue to the women he marries. Even Nixon was faithful to Pat, and he was extremely deceptive to the people of our country. Can we trust Newt as far as we can throw him--not far, I gather by his blossoming belly? Can anyone assert with a straight face that Newt Gingrich is a man of integrity and honesty, worthy of office? Certainly not! But I can hear those holy brethren making excuses for their support of this old lecher even now. After all, he's one of the elect, the chosen whose sins are always forgiven. Yes, Jeezus! Where's Ernest Angsley when you need him?
I don't know, zb. I worry for our country. I worry that such people as these exist in our country, and that they feel like they are best suited to tell the rest of us what is right...when they wouldn't know right if it slapped them in their self-righteousness.