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Massachusetts Liberal

Observations on politics, the media and life in Massachusetts and beyond from the left side of the road.

Friday, October 26, 2007

Torture as a family value

In Myth Romney's world, the sins of the husband are visited on the wife.

Republicans are clearly getting nervous about Hillary Clinton's seeming stranglehold on the Democratic nomination. Why else is the party of waterboarding blathering on about "family values" again?

Questioned at a New Hampshire house party about promoting right-wing Christian values, Romney jumped at the chance to respond:
"At least during the time you're in the White House, you ought to live by a high standard, because the world is looking at you, you're representing not only yourself but your country, and the kids of America are looking at you."
We'll skip over the "at least during" part of the statement. I thought it was a tenet of "values voters" to be (self) righteous all the time?

The apparent disconnect (or disinterest) among this fringe group about the relative degrees of "sin" between infidelity versus lies that lead to torture and death is truly remarkable. Let's compare the number of deaths tied to Bill Clinton's lies to those of George Bush?

And if the sins of the spouse can be visited upon the other one, why isn't George culpable for time Laura Bush ran a stop sign and killed someone? I thought "values" was about forgiveness.

The United States is disappear down the moral drain in the eyes of the world thanks to the recklessness of the 43rd occupant of the White House and the Grand Old Panderers are worried about the marital infidelity of the 42nd? Or better yet, trying to blame the victim?

Let he who is without sin cast the first stone.

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