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“stinking rot of self-righteousness”

June 25, 2009

Clinton impeachment manager: GOP should lose “stinking rot of self-righteousness”

by kos

Thu Jun 25, 2009 at 02:20:07 PM PDT

One of the Clinton impeachment managers wises up:

But with his governor now felled by similar temptations, Inglis sees an opening for the Republican Party, a chance to “lose the stinking rot of self-righteousness” and “to understand we are all in need of some grace.”

This is not “Bob Inglis 1.0,” the one that was a “self-righteous” expletive, he said in an interview with Washington Wire today. […]

Indeed, Sanford’s political fall could be a saving grace for what remains of his governorship, Inglis suggested. “This may be an opportunity to extend a little grace to other people, to realize that maybe it’s not 100% this way or that way,” Inglis said.

Like the Taliban and Islamic fundamentalists, conservatives seek to impose their morality on the rest of us via governmental coercion (legislation and the bully pulpit). They are incapable of minding their own business, and seek to stick their noses into peoples’ bedrooms and doctor offices.  Yet time and time again, their relentless moralizing is proven to be hypocritical grandstanding, as they are unable to meet even the lowest of bars they try to impose on others.

We don’t care if Republicans want to fuck around on their wives and husbands. Those are private affairs. Yet Republicans seek to criminalize such behavior in a bid for votes and social approbation.

So yeah, we’ll laugh and mock when Republicans are busted as hypocrites. If you want to make “family values” the centerpiece of your political persona, then don’t ditch your kids on Father’s Day to fuck your mistress! That so many conservatives have rules prohibiting themselves from being alone with women is telling — they demand those rules to keep themselves in check, and meanwhile assume the rest of society is also as weak-willed as they are. Witness what Sanford said:

But I’m here because if you were to look at God’s laws, they’re in every instance designed to protect people from themselves.

I don’t need god to tell me not to fuck around on my wife, nor a chaperone to prevent it. If you need God’s law and chaperones to keep your libido in check, all the power to you, but that’s your problem, not mine. Keep government out of it.

But they won’t, and they’ll never learn, and Inglis’ words of newfound wisdom will fall on deaf ears inside his party. And inevitably, the party of “family values” will regularly offer up hypocrites for us to mock.

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