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Thu Feb 7, 2019, 06:03 PM

8. I agree. We had KKK official Robert Byrd in Congress for decades...

he turned a leaf and did a lot of good work on behalf of all citizens. Whether he should have been allowed to remain, I don't know. But the voters of his state, knowing his background, continued to re-elect him.

Anthony Weiner was allowed to remain in Congress until he finally committed the faux pas of all faux pas: taking one of his dirty pics INSIDE the Capitol Hill's locker room. THEIR sanctity. THEIR hallowed ground. Fear that THEY would be caught in a Weiner picture. But initially, there were no bandwagons formed to oust Weiner, despite his sending out repeatedly pics of his johnson to virtual strange women around the country. Even after he was caught and warned.

This shift to jump on ouster bandwagons is very disturbing, esp since they are going after ELECTED officials. People elected by their constituents. If the constituents want to oust them, they should. But it's disturbing when others (some of whom have something to gain) oust others who are elected even in other states.

Maybe the Democratic Party should draw up a purity test, so officials will know if they are pure enough to run.

And when you start doing that, you have to continue. But it seems that NOW people want to start drawing exceptions. Oh, yeah we want to oust him. But not this guy over here...I like him. This one's different. But that one over there, elected by other people...yeah, oust that one. We're in dangerous territory. This started with Franken. They did not oust Menendez, who was embroiled in a fraud trial for a year and undergoing an ethics investigation. There was no bandwagon to oust him. Those who oust, like to pick and choose.

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