Ho-hum . . . . yawn . . . . Another day, another conservative, bible-thumping, family values spouting Republican getting caught tongue wrestling with someone other than his wife, and when confronted expressing sorrow for ... wait for it ............ making the baby Jeebus cry . . . .
Rep. Vance McAllister, who ran on a "faith, family, and country" platform for his freshman term in the House, was caught on video kissing a member of his staff. McAllister, a married Republican from Louisiana, was elected to replace Rep. Rodney Alexander in a special election last November. The video was first posted to the the Ouachita Citizen's website on Monday. Later on Monday, McAllister released a statement "asking for forgiveness."
There’s no doubt I’ve fallen short and I’m asking for forgiveness. I’m asking for forgiveness from God, my wife, my kids, my staff and my constituents who elected me to serve. Trust is something I know has to be earned whether you’re a husband, a father or a congressman. I promise to do everything I can to earn back the trust of everyone I’ve disappointed. From day one, I’ve always tried to be an honest man. I ran for Congress to make a difference and not just be another politician.
I don’t want to make a political statement on this, I would just simply like to say that I’m very sorry for what I’ve done. While I realize I serve the public, I would appreciate the privacy given to my children as we get through this.”http://www.thewire.com/politics/2014/04/christian-values-congressman-vance-mcallister-was-reportedly-caught-on-video-kissing-a-staffer/360293/
You know what irks The Gadfly more than the act of adultery itself - is when these two-faced frauds stand up in front of the cameras after being caught, blubber like babies, and beg forgiveness from their God.
The level of arrogance and cynicism of begging your chosen deity, whom you lied to and used like a dirty dish rag in order to bamboozle your way to the lofty position you have attained in life to begin with, for forgiveness, is just maddeningly repulsive to The Gadfly.
Be all that as it may, The Gadfly does not know why McAllister is boo-hooing all over the place about his predicament. The conservative Republican voters of Louisiana have already demonstrated that they really don't believe in all of that family values and love of God bullshit anyway - just look at the case of their current Republican Senator David Vitter. In 2007, Vitter was caught frequenting prostitutes where his freak du jour was being dressed up like an infant in diapers and being breastfed by the ladies of the evening. Vitter went on to be re-elected in 2010 to a second 6-year term as Louisiana senator by winning nearly 60% of the vote.
So yeah -- all the more reason that The Gadfly is not impressed when the baby Jeebus crowd intermingles their chosen cult beliefs with our political process. In fact, it just downright disgusts The Gadfly and makes his blood curdle.
Nonetheless, the whole sordid story is only worth noting because it is just another example in a very long list of examples that the people and political party who persecuted Bill Clinton for his extramarital shenanigans back in the 1990's have an entirely different standard of judgement when it comes to the same transgression being committed by one of their own lounge lizard politicians. It is called hypocrisy. And it goes without saying that where there is voluminous hypocrisy, deceit and ratfuckery are sure to abound.