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kpete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 08:45 AM
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"When Clinton Fell...We Said Resign"-Conservative Christians Call For Vitter Resignation
Conservative Christian group calls for Vitter resignation Will Menaker


As he remains in seclusion over an admission that he used a Washington escort service, Senator David Vitter (R-LA) is losing the support of his base.

Arguing for "intellectual consistency," the Louisiana-based group 'Christian Conservatives for Reform' have called on Senator Vitter to resign following revelations of his numerous trysts with DC escorts and frequent patronage of brothels.

The Rev. Grant Storms explained that, "when Bill Clinton fell...we said 'resign', when William Jefferson was indicted we said 'resign', now it's one of our people, and we need to be consistent and say, 'David, do the right thing and resign.'"

Vitter's office has said that he will be returning to Washington for votes in the Senate, but did not specify when we would be back. Although a colleague has been quoted as saying he would return as early as Tuesday.

http://rawstory.com/news/2007/Conservative_Christian_gr...
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saltpoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 08:48 AM
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1. The problem with a pack of fundie nutbags demanding Vitter's
resignation is that hypocrisy still unites them both.

I'm not buying that the fundie organizations have any moral authority in this matter at all. Vitter, whether I like him or not, was elected by voters in his state. Let them decide his fate.
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-17-07 02:22 AM
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15. At least they're being consistent n/t
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meegbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 08:49 AM
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2. Bravo Marge!
Glad to see them putting their money where their mouth is.
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Joanne98 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 08:49 AM
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3. Finally! Do we have a good candidate in that district?
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Benhurst Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 09:09 AM
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5. State -- he' s a senator.
Louisiana. :shrug:

The Democratic governor would first make an appointment, filling the seat until the 2008 election, unless Louisiana has different provisions for filling vacancies.
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Joanne98 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 09:37 AM
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11. Oh yeah. Sorry!
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Zenlitened Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 08:53 AM
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4. Claiming "intellectual consistency" while pushing a phony comparison....

Gosh. How very... fundie of them.

:puke:

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Benhurst Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 09:10 AM
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6. Yeah, Diaper Man was breaking the law. Clinton wasn't.
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 09:27 AM
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9. Bingo but don't expect to hear that on MSM n/t
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Clark2008 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 09:12 AM
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7. One of "our people?"
Hey, I can applaud them for their lack of hypocrisy, but shouldn't churches, as I'm sure the Rev. Grant Storms represents, be politically-free?

I think the IRS should look at Storms' "church." After all, if Vitter, a Republican, is one of "their people," then their tax-exempt status should be withdrawn.
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rurallib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 09:25 AM
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8. Didn't Vitter keep his diapers on, though?
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TlalocW Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 09:29 AM
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10. Holy crap! A fundamentalist group actually being consistent over party lines?
Edited on Mon Jul-16-07 09:31 AM by TlalocW
I do believe that's one of the signs of the end-times. Time for the Rapture!

Added to say - being consistent at least in terms of extra-marital sex-having. Others pointed out: Clinton was legal; Vitter wasn't.

Still, kind of a big deal for the religious right, or at least a part of it. Baby steps.

TlalocW
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originalpckelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 09:37 AM
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12. Holy shitter! At least they get an award for consistency.
Too bad it's fundie consistency.
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yodermon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 09:46 AM
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13. yeah but so far he hasn't lied under oath about it
so he's pure as the driven snow.
The wingnuts need to get their talking points aligned a little better.
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SpiralHawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 09:52 AM
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14. "Mr Vitter, tear down those diapers" - Ronald Reagan*
Edited on Mon Jul-16-07 09:54 AM by SpiralHawk

* Channeled by an occult cabal of republicon cronies intent on making it seem as if republicons are actually normal, and somewhat responsible for their actions so that voters can be duped again (Smirk, smirk, smirk)

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