Friday, October 13, 2006

Will Foley Follies Bring Down Crist?

Jeff Bercovici is reporting in Radar...

It's a bad time to be a semi-closeted gay Republican in the sunshine state. Having blown the chance to take down Mark Foley, the Florida press is making up for it by delving into rumors—some fresh, some stale—about attorney general Charlie Crist, the GOP's candidate to succeed Jeb Bush as governor.

Crist, who has been single except for a seven-month marriage in 1979, has long been dogged by speculation that he is gay. Though he has denied it several times (unlike Foley, who never publicly commented on his sexuality until after he resigned from Congress), the whispers have grown louder as election day approaches.

Last week, they broke through to the national media when, in an appearance on Tucker Carlson's MSNBC talkshow, Pat Campbell, an Orlando-based conservative radio host, accused Democratic operatives of floating the gay rumor to help Crist's opponent, Jim Davis, who is behind in the polls. "What are they playing right now? Charlie Crist is gay," Campell complained. "This is the party that supposedly deplores the politics of personal destruction, yet they're experts in it."



At 11:45 AM, Blogger Seven Star Hand said...

Hello Pat,

Here's some more red-hot ink for your pen. Now help me vanquish the sword!

This Foley fiasco has given people the chance to change the make-up of this government, which will ultimately lead to the end of the Bush-Cheney reign. It may not be pretty, but it is a gift, nonetheless. Don't waste this advantage. Use it wisely to end the more pressing problems that face us all.

Want to better understand some of the desperation among top Christian politicos? Want to know what else they are pretending not to know about? Follow the links and read about who I am and what I have to say. Notice that my last name is Page? Think this "page" scandal and other recent events are mere coincidences? Also notice that the "Macaca" incident occurred on my birthday, August 11th. The luck of these duplicitous, arrogant hypocrites has failed and will continue to do so. The timing and ramifications are much worse than most realize yet.

If Christian political leaders are going to go around attacking others for not living up to their professed values, it's a damn good idea to be truthful and actually walk the walk. Logs and motes in the eye, camels through the eye of a needle, glass houses, kettles and pots, and what goes around comes around, et al. Karma's a bitch when She finally decides enough is enough! This wouldn't have been so bad on Republicans if they hadn't been such arrogant hypocrites in order to corner the so-called values voters! Now the "Two Candlesticks" and "Two Witnesses" (Truth and Justice) are "breathing fire" and "raining hailstones!"

Christian Political Leadership, Hypocrisy, Duplicity, and Purposeful Evil

The current scandal involving Congressman Foley is merely the latest in an amazingly long list of blatant deception and duplicity by Republicans and the Christian Right in recent years. While bedeviling us all with their holier-than-thou pretenses, they consistently support and/or perform blatant greed and abominable evil. Never forget the extent of their arrogance over the last two decades and especially the last 6 years. It is beyond amazing that Christians continue to blindly support such obviously blatant scoundrels, even as they are repeatedly exposed going against the most basic of human values. The level of hypocrisy and duplicity boggles the mind. There is no longer any doubt, whatsoever, that Christianity is little more than a purposeful deception used by political and religious leaders to dupe, manipulate, and coerce entire populations into giving them wealth and power, which they always use for greed, injustice, and abominable evils.

The actions of Foley and those who covered up for him directly parallel the actions of scores of priests that have raped innocent children, preyed upon others for centuries, and had their actions hidden and abetted by the Vatican. Now, in eerie repetition of Vatican history, we have a power hungry Christian Emperor (GW) working closely with the Vatican and Judeo-Christian aristocrats to lead crusades in the so-called Holy Land. Furthermore, to leave little doubt about the reality of this assessment, the USA, as the new Holy Roman Empire, is about to legalize the torture it has perpetrated in recent years while steadily reversing many of the democratic and civil freedoms that people gained when the Vatican and royalty lost control of their European empire at the turn of the nineteenth century. Now we see them following the same old path of evil as they strive to cement the status of the USA as the latest proxy Vatican empire. Make no mistake about it, the new dark ages are looming on the horizon unless we do something proactive to prevent it.

Remember that those who ignore history are doomed to repeat it!

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At 8:32 PM, Blogger scrotum2 said...

As a Republican voter, my problem with Crist is his connections with John Morgan. I can't vote for someone that choses a trial lawyer to be his running mate (Jeff Kottkamp partner of Morgan & Morgan law firm), and has John Morgan raising money in support of Crist. I would vote for Jim Davis before Crist gets my vote; even though I told the polsters calling here, I'm voting for Crist.

I could care less if Foley or Crist are gay. Issues are what matter.

Neither party seems to support the issues I am concerned about. I am fed up as a taxpayer with illegal immigration; paying to educate their children; paying for their emergency room health care, while my health insurance costs increase; auto insurance costs, for non-insured motorists; fake ID's and social security fraud. I am also fed up with slip and fall lawyers advertising for business in TV commercials every 1/2 hour ripping off the American taxpayer for what I consider to be fraudulant class action suits, etc.

At 8:52 PM, Blogger Dave said...

Damnit. It makes me angry. The issue with Foley wasn't that he was gay. It was that he was a pedophile. Even if Crist is gay, he shouldn't suffer the stigma of being a homosexual just because some sicko Congressman recently got into trouble.


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