Pretty Sad

So-called “Breck Girl” admits to cheating and lying.

Well, I guess we can put those rumours about John Edwards being “a faggot” to rest now. Although it’s hardly satisfying to learn instead, that by his own belated admissions, he’s a dirty rotten scoundrel.

Thank goodness that no “conservatives” have ever fallen from grace or engaged in such behaviour! Unlike say… Bruce Barclay, former Cumberland County commissioner, videotaped hundreds of sexual encounters — many with male escorts — using cameras hidden throughout his Monroe Township home. Matthew Joseph Elliott, former aide to Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, was convicted of sexual exploitation of a child. Vito Fossella, the only Republican member of Congress from New York City, admitted to police to having a child out-of-wedlock when stopped for drunk driving. Robert McKee, Republican delegate from Western Maryland, announced his resignation after authorities seized two computers, videotapes and printed materials from his Hagerstown home in a child pornography investigation. McKee also resigned his position as executive director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Washington County. Daniel Dean Thompson, 31, a Utah retailer of “family-friendly” tapes and DVDs (Hollywood films with the “dirty parts” cut out of them), arrested and booked into the Utah County jail on charges of sexual abuse and unlawful sexual activity with a 14-year-old. Derek Walker, former Eagle Scout and candidate seeking the GOP nomination in a race for north-central Pennsylvania district, was charged with felony burglary and criminal trespass stemming from an encounter last year with an ex-girlfriend, during which he allegedly broke into her home and used his cell phone to videotape her engaged in an intimate moment with another man. And that was just this year! (Many, many more where that came from.)

But never mind. You know those “conservatives”… Why, they’ll even emerge from their “dignified isolation in rural Eastern Ontario, Canada” to crow about the immoral hypocrisy of a Democrat that can’t keep his dick in his pants if it means seizing the moral high ground, if only for a fleeting moment.

28 Replies to “Pretty Sad”

  1. The thing with right wing sexual dalliances is that they’re usually so depraved and sordid that no one but no one wants to hear anything about them.

    I have to say I’m disappointed, though. I can’t imagine how on Earth John Edwards ever thought he could keep this a secret.

    He’s denying he fathered the child. Maybe the virile and fecund Vic Toews has some advice on how to knock up a concubine good ‘n proper.

  2. ti-guy,

    Vic left his wife. If Mrs. Toews is ill with incurable cancer then would we demand a pound of flesh from Harper’s Cons.

    Are we still hearing whispers about a possible judgeship for Vic?

  3. RT,

    I was wondering if you were going to post this. I am a little surprised that you spun it to throw mud on others.

    Edwards lied during his campaign.

    If you want to talk about others who are cheating on their wives, go for it, but don’t minimize what Edwards was doing, or was about to do.

    The democrats appeared to be very lucky that they didn’t pick him. Couldn’t have known it at the time (like Hart?), but came out lucky, regardless.

    Let’s hope neither McCain or Obama has this sort of skeleton to come out as it will taint the rest of the race.

  4. “don’t minimize what Edwards was doing”

    Its the guys actually in office that I’m more worried about. I’m not sure this is even a story at this point. He doesnt hold office. Hes not running for anything. Other than tossing more dirt on his political corps, whats the point of the story (which I think may have been broken by the Enquirer)..

  5. Tomm — Oh, that’s right, I’m supposed to feel ashamed and disgraced because this is something that ONLY HAPPENS TO LIBERALS. My bad. I forgot that “conservatives” can get divorced multiple times, be arrested for soliciting in public washrooms and still talk about “family values”… or be caught lying and cheating on their second or third wives without anybody caring much or being in the least bit surprised… or serve divorce papers on their wife while she’s in hospital being treated for cancer while claiming to represent the interests of the “moral majority”… or that they can be draft-dodging, thrice divorced drug addicts and talk about “personal responsibility” while demeaning real war heroes… or be shiftless, racist welfare queens lecturing other people about lack of entrepreneurial gumption and panhandling for donations… or WHATEVER.

  6. Vic left his wife. If Mrs. Toews is ill with incurable cancer then would we demand a pound of flesh from Harper’s Cons. Ah, who left who????

    McCain is no better – remember he was a womanizer, left his wife who was seriously injured, left disabled, in a car accident for a woman of 24 yrs, when he was 40 – that woman being the current Mrs. McCain…..just saying….

  7. RT,

    You said:

    “…I forgot that “conservatives” can get divorced multiple times, be arrested for soliciting in public washrooms and still talk about “family values”… or be caught lying and cheating on their second or third wives without anybody caring much or being in the least bit surprised… or serve divorce papers on their wife while she’s in hospital being treated for cancer while claiming to represent the interests of the “moral majority”… or that they can be draft-dodging, thrice divorced drug addicts and talk about “personal responsibility” while demeaning real war heroes… or be shiftless, racist welfare queens lecturing other people about lack of entrepreneurial gumption and panhandling for donations… or WHATEVER….”

    Yes, all those things can be true and you can post on all of them, and likely should post on most of them given your political leanings.

    What would be better is if you post about what it is you wish to post about.

    For example, I think I’m going to post on the CPC government presenting a deficit for two months but will instead end up talking about Dion’s unpaid leadership costs and the idea that he shouldn’t be in charge of old taxes, new taxes or any taxes.

    That’s the kind of thing you did.

    …except with morality.

  8. That’s the kind of thing you did.

    …except with morality.

    Where the fuck do you get off lecturing people? Seriously, is this some residual trauma from childhood emotional abuse?

  9. I feel for the man and it is too damn bad he put bottom first when his brain should have been used
    I really did think he would go far..Again , it is too bad

  10. Tomm — If people on the right-wing are going to use Edwards’ disgrace to score cheap political points then I’m more than happy to fire right back at them.

    From the posting of “Diogenes Borealis” it’s clear that she/he seems to feel that Democrats (read: “liberals”) have no right to talk about “moral issues” because of the revelation that Edwards had an affair and then lied about it.

    Fine. By the same token, then neither do Republicans (read: “conservatives”) based on their extensive track record of immoral transgressions and monumental hypocrisy.

    My post was exactly about that.

  11. Ti-Guy,

    You said:

    “…Where the fuck do you get off lecturing people? Seriously, is this some residual trauma from childhood emotional abuse?”

    I’m not lecturing RT. He can post what and how he wants to post. Post on Edwards, Post on Toevs, Post on Clinton, McCain, or whomever.

    I was simply commenting that his post started in one direction and slid into another.

    RT, please disregard Ti-Guy’s energy burst and post whatever you like.

    In fact, feel free to suggest I am the product of “residual trauma from childhood emotional abuse” if you wish.

    My analyst says I’m OK now that I’m a big boy.

  12. I was simply commenting that his post started in one direction and slid into another.

    Stop lying. You lectured.

    I’ve really had with the relentless personal attacks from ignorant “conservatives.” You can’t follow any discussion these days without the presence of some retard turning the discussion personal. It’s dreary, it’s uninformative and it’s stupid.

    And so are you, Tomm.

  13. Everywhere I’ve looked, virtually every conservative, righteous right, republican has slammed this as a leftie affliction, making all kinds of political hay out of this.

    What does anyone expect when you have republicans looking for ‘some’ in men’s bathroom stalls.

    The entire notion that nay political leaning possesses the weakness for sordid sex secrets is just absolutely for nincompoops.

    Oops does calling someone a name automatically make me a leftie now?

  14. I hear that Obama might have puffed on the crack pipe a few times and stuffed his pipe in a few cracks of the male variety.Political dynamite if it is true.

  15. Tomm — No worries. I think I made it pretty clear where I’m coming from on the issue. There’s plenty of “mud” to go around and it irks me to see people using this to make broad declarations about the morality of people based solely on their ideological leanings.

  16. Tomm said, “Let’s hope neither McCain or Obama has this sort of skeleton to come out as it will taint the rest of the race.”

    I would think that conservatives who want John McCain elected president would run as far away from this as possible since making it an issue only raises questions about McCain’s cheating on his wife so he could boink a beauty queen beer distributer heiress.

  17. What’s really sad is that people put these guys on a pedestal…..like they are to be saints when the fact is that over half of the presidents in history have had affairs. The media didn’t write about it in the old days.

    Grow up and wake up – even if they are president, they are mere humans.

    I think what bothers me is Elizabeth Edwards attacking Hillary on this same thing….the Edwards would bring respect to the White House, the good marriage and all that garbage, all the time knowing that her hubby had been a bad boy.

  18. Okay, so I was wrong….the list of Presidents that are known to have affairs

    Jefferson, Andrew Jackson, James Garfield, Grover Cleveland, Warren Harding, FDR, Eisenhower, JFK, Clinton.

    I wonder how many that may not have been found out.

  19. I forgot to include Lyndon Johnson – this is not counting “suspicions” of affairs of others.

    Remembering Gary Hart, I think Edwards’ political days are over.

  20. I am sorry I did not read all the comments, just the essay. It’s not political for me and he didn’t have to say anything either way. He didn’t have to present himself as he did , nor dive under the bus.I dismissed him after he was particularly rude to a local HS student, for no apparent reason, during a visit here in Town.

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