The "Moral Party": Republican Sex Scandals
Now I have nothing against sex. Unlike so many Republicans, I believe what people do on their own time in their own house is none of my business as long as all participants are consenting. Consenting adults are free to play scrabble, engage in homosexual sex or even watch Fox News and it is none of my business. Republicans feel that they have the right to dictate to you and me what we are allowed to do in private. But they are often so hypocritical about this that once again one wonders how anyone believes the myth of Republican morality.
Awhile back I covered the story of the extreme right wing, anti-gay Republican mayor of Spokane, WA who was caught soliciting homosexual sex over the internet in exchange for city jobs. The fact that he was publicly anti-gay but privately a practicing homosexual is merely hypocritical. We are used to Republican hypocrisy. Doing it over the internet when he had something to hide was outright stupid. Well, with Bush as our "president" we are used to Republicans being stupid. But to offer city jobs in exchange for homosexual sex is criminal. So, the Republican mayor of Spokane displayed extreme stupidity, criminality and hypocrisy all at once. To their credit, the voters of Spokane ousted him from office.
Republican immorality reaches a new level this week. At least the Spokane mayor was engaging in consensual, adult sex. The deputy press secretary for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security was arrested Tuesday trying to solicit sex from teenage girls over the internet.
Yes...the second in command of PR for our nation's Homeland Security was caught doing something immoral, illegal and utterly stupid. From Salon.com:
Brian J. Doyle, 55, of Silver Spring, Md., was arrested on charges of use of a computer to seduce a child and transmission of harmful material to a minor. The charges were issued out of Polk County, Fla.
Doyle had a sexually explicit conversation with what he believed was a 14-year-old girl whose profile he saw on the Internet on March 14, the Polk County Sheriff's Office said in a statement.
The girl was an undercover Polk County Sheriff's Computer Crimes detective, the sheriff's office said...
During other online conversations, Doyle revealed his name, that he worked for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and offered his office and government issued cell phone numbers, the sheriff's office said.
Doyle also sent photos of himself to the girl, but authorities said they were not sexually explicit.
Okay. A member of the so-called "moral party" who has been appointed to be a spokesperson for our nation's Homeland Security department REVEALED his name and position and SENT PICTURES OF HIMSELF while soliciting sex with a child. Over the internet!!!
We are faced with even worse hypocrisy, criminality and stupidity here than we were with the Spokane mayor! Jesse Helms may have been a racist scum who was more than willing to get a black woman pregnant then deny it his whole life. That was hypocritical and, in denying his responsibility, was immoral. But not illegal. Offering city jobs for sex or soliciting sex with minors is immoral AND illegal.
Has anyone else noticed that the confident grins of the right wing have slowly faded to forced smirks that barely mask the fear that they are feeling over being caught red-handed? America is waking up to the fact that they are being led by a bunch of lying, corrupt and disgusting scum and America is not happy about it.
Folks, tell the media what you think about the immoral, corrupt Republicans