For The Record, It Was The Republicans That Started This Precedent

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    Because of their blood-lust and savage hatred for Clinton, the Republicans went gunning for blood. They pulled all the stops to get at Clinton. Gnawing and clawing at the law and morals to get at it.

    I mean, you had the biggest hypocrite in Newt Gingrich, who was simultaneously publicly condemning Clinton for his affair while in the throws of his own affairs. In fact, multiple Republicans were, at the time, involved in affairs, as we later came to find out, while publicly attacking Clinton.

    The Republicans opened the floodgates of this issue of using personal relationships, especially of the sexual nature to attack one's political opponents. This had never been done, to such a degree before. The precedent has been set, and I'm afraid there's no turning back.

    Which brings us to Herman Cain, where these same Republicans are now seemingly wanting to forget that precedent and act as if sexual relationships are totally off limits. How does that work?
     
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    Yes, "family values" are a funny thing...
     
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    I have to agree. But then again, I'm not sure it really matters where it started. I think that our current political crisis was always destined to happen. I feel like it's a natural development and that we as a society have to grow through it and over come it so that we will be stronger for it in the long run. Some mistakes are inevitable, but can become the most valuable of lessons.
     
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    They would have gone after any democratic president who ‘appropriated’ ‘their’ WH.

    It was as much their lust for the power and influence of the Imperial Presidency as anything else.
     
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    And which of these folks committed perjury? That would need to be the case for you to cry hypocrisy since that is what Clinton was impeached for.
     
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    Google "Politics of Personal Destruction" Marc and then get back to us.
     
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    Do you really think that using sex and personal relationships to attack political opponents started with Clinton? Are you fucking kidding? Have you ever so much as bumped into a history book?
     
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    Post it please. Post a single example anywhere near the level of the Clinton Scandal.
     
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    Cain's lawyer as much as said it was consensual and therefore no one's business.
    Cons make up their own rules as they go along.
     
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    For the record you are full of shit.

    This type of behavior and the resulting reactions to it have been going on since the beginning of time. Human beings being human beings. Or did self gratification and loathing just recently get invented?

    Sex, lies and deception didn't begin when you were born numbnuts.

    Dumb, thread is dumb.
     

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