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Thu Apr 26, 2018, 01:09 PM

David Vitter served 10 years in the Senate after hooker-diapergate: Using Our Ethics Against Us

Because the GOP has no morals, ethics, shame, or standards of conduct, no one is ever kicked out of the conservative tent.

failed human Newt Gingrich, child molester Roy Moore, "Keating 5" John McCain, constitution-schmonstitution Ollie North, Cap "my diary would have revealed a criminal conspiracy" Weinberger, Mitt "I'm filthy rich from vulture capitalism" Romney, etc.

and the aforementioned Vitter, who you would have thought would perhaps have died of embarrassment in 2007 when his illegal sexcapades were revealed, but managed to stay on and continue the ruinous harm to our country for 10 more years.

Conservatives never (and are never forced to) condemn their fellow conservatives, no matter how corrupt, law-breaking, or hideous they are. Most are given sinecures at Fox News if their public sector jobs end.

And because they have zero standards, they see progressive ethics as a laughable weakness. If they can just get progressives to turn on each other by pointing out small issues (and appealing to our higher selves), they can break our coalition just because it is made up of fallible, imperfect people. buh bye, Senator Franken.

Let's remember to keep our tent big - anyone fighting for economic and social progress is our ally, even if they are flawed in a way that might not make them our best friends.

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Response to ProfessorPlum (Original post)

Thu Apr 26, 2018, 01:12 PM

1. This...

Let's remember to keep our tent big - anyone fighting for economic and social progress is our ally, even if they are flawed in a way that might not make them our best friends.

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Thu Apr 26, 2018, 01:28 PM

2. Kick. I said something similar in a reply to other post

 

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Thu Apr 26, 2018, 01:32 PM

3. Well said!

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Thu Apr 26, 2018, 01:38 PM

4. Its worse than just using...

Our ethics against us. They have seen Dems/ Progressives /Left apply this new method of “guilty” by supposition without real proof either way be used very effectively against people and that plays right into this type of accusations.

The standard should be verifiable proof not “it looks highly unlikely” or “anonymous source says” or star alignment. This type of standard would never be allowed in a court of law to pass judgment on someone. Innocent until proven guilty is the standard our system of justice is based on less than that should never be acceptable.

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