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Conservative hypocrisy

Posted: July 4, 2009 10:10 p.m.
Updated: July 5, 2009 4:55 a.m.
 
The argument is made that nobody is perfect and that the Democrats are just as immoral as Republicans. There are Democratic sex scandals to be sure, but Democrats didn't build a franchise on holier-than-thou moral rectitude. The Republicans did.

Mark Sanford voted to impeach Bill Clinton during the Monica Lewinsky saga. According to The Post and Courier of Charleston, Sanford called Clinton's behavior "reprehensible" and said, "I think it would be much better for the country and for him personally to resign."

This came from the man who lied to his staff and abandoned his wife and four sons on Father's Day.

In addition, he used government money to pay for his trip to his mistress and only offered to reimburse the state only after he got caught. This also went against American foreign-economic policy. So add a criminal act and possibly treason on top of this.

Now, get this: While conservatives fight to "defend" marriage from gays, they can't keep theirs together. According to the Census Bureau's Statistical Abstract, states that went Republican in November accounted for eight of the 10 states with the highest divorce rates in 2006.

According to 2006 data from the Guttmacher Institute, those red states accounted for eight of the 10 states with the highest teenage birth rates.

And a study titled "Red Light States: Who Buys Online Adult Entertainment?" that was conducted by Benjamin Edelman, an assistant professor of business at Harvard Business School and published earlier this year in the Journal of Economic Perspectives, found that subscriptions to online pornography sites were "more prevalent in states where surveys indicate conservative positions on religion, gender roles and sexuality" and in states where "more people agree that ‘I have old-fashioned values about family and marriage.'"
How about those family values, you hypocrites?

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