Double Standards Reek

August 30, 2007 at 10:16 am 4 comments

Is anyone else disgusted by the fact that the same Republicans in the Senate who gave David Vitter ovation after he admitted that he regularly purchased the services of prostitutes are now calling for Larry Craig to resign?

If you ever needed more evidence of the disgust with which Republicans view homosexuality, its right there in their actions. The only difference what Vitter actually did and what Craig was arrested hoping to do is the gender of their prospective partners. Vitter committed adultery with female prostitutes while Craig attempted to commit adultery with another man.

Mitt Romney had this to say to Jay Leno:

It’s great fodder… but it harms our reputation with the American people, which is also – already badly tarnished.

Apparently he didn’t think that Vitter’s affection for hookers harmed with GOP’s reputation with the American people. But, boy Craig trying to pick up another men was just damaging to the party.

Senator Norm Coleman called on Craig to resign saying:

Senator Craig pled guilty to a crime involving conduct unbecoming a senator.

Vitter also admitted wrongdoing, but got a standing ovation and is expected to have the GOP’s backing in his re-election effort.

John McCain called for Craig’s resignation on The Situation Room yesterday:

Craig has also been removed from his positions on various senate committees.

My point is that both senators preached a holier than though morality while engaging in adultery and other activities, yet only the “gay” man is being punished for his actions by the party. And while the Republicans don’t come right out and say so, the reason is that homosexuality is seen as a sin worse than any sort of moral hypocrisy or ethical corruption.

More here.

Much love: Queerty

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Entry filed under: Congress, Conservatives, LGBT, Politics, Republicans, Video, YouTube.

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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. John  |  August 30, 2007 at 1:24 pm

    When people have sex in public toilets, the issue is not adultery. Their marital status is irrelevant.

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  • 2. Fred  |  August 30, 2007 at 3:46 pm

    Craig’s replacement would be appointed by a Republican governor. Vitter’s would be appointed by a DEMOCRATIC governor. For the Repukes, that’s even worse than diddling with prostitutes.

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  • 3. phil_in_ny  |  August 30, 2007 at 6:17 pm

    Oh yeah. What’s good for one is good for another. Vitter paid hookers, yet he slams Craig’s homosexual bathroom romps. Personally, I feel that paid cheap sex in a sleezy motel vs free cheap sex over a toilet isn’t much different, minus the comfort factor.

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  • 4. Bloggernista  |  August 30, 2007 at 10:06 pm

    @ John Both Craig and Vitter committed adultery and both adamantly opposed marriage for same-sex couples and spouting the usual anti-gay “family values” rhetoric, so I think their marital is important.

    @ Fred I agree with your statement. It just makes me mad that they are so obviously playing politics in this way.

    @ Phil Both offenses should be treated the same. If they are going to call for Craig’s resignation, then they should call for Vitter’s as well.

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