“Woodstock is the great American orgy. This is who the Democratic Party has become. They have become the party of Woodstock. The prey upon our most basic primal lusts, and that’s sex. And the whole abortion culture, it’s not about life. It’s about sexual freedom. That’s what it’s about. Homosexuality. It’s about sexual freedom.
“All of the things are about sexual freedom, and they hate to be called on them. They try to somehow or other tie this to the Founding Father’s vision of liberty, which is bizarre. It’s ridiculous.”
—Rick Santorum,, former senator and a Republican presidential candidate,
at a 2008 Oxford Center for Religion and Public Life forum
titled, “The Press & People of Faith in Politics.”
Cain, Herman (alleged) presidential candidate
Calvert, Ken, U.S. representative
Chenoweth-Hage, Helen, U.S. representative
Craig, Larry, U.S. senator
Ensign, John, U.S. senator
Foley, Mark, U.S. representative
Fossella, Vito, U.S. representative
Gingrich, Newt, U.S. representative
Giuliani, Rudi (alleged), mayor
Haley, Nikki (alleged), governor
Hyde, Henry, U.S. representative
Lee, Christopher, U.S. representative
Livingston, Bob, U.S. representative
Packwood, Bob, U.S. senator
Sherwood, Don, U.S. representative
Thomas, Clarence (alleged), Supreme Court justice
Tower, John (alleged), U.S. senator
Schwarzenegger, Arnold, governor
Thurmond, Strom, U.S. senator
Sanford, Mark, governor
Vitter, David, U.S. senator
This list is a sampling of Republican political figures involved in sex scandals of various kinds.
What about Democrats Bill Clinton, Eliot Spitzer, Anthony Weiner and so on?
There is this significant difference. No Democratic presidential candidate — or other Democratic candidates, for that matter — is going around casting out first stones, sliming the Republican Party as the party of fornication, adultery, communicating with minors for immoral purposes and so on.
Don’t expect sanctimonious Santorum to criticize the moral lapses surrounding him in Republican ranks because wrong is wrong no matter who’s doing it. No, what sanctimonious Santorum is about is bringing in the fundamentalist Christian sheeps’ money and votes. He does that in part by demonizing the opposition and by giving the more gullible among the religious right reason to join him in feeling superior.
That makes sanctimonious Santorum a con man, a prize hypocrite and a disgusting piece of political work.
(You can read SW Anderson daily at Oh!pinion Blog)