Monday, March 10, 2008

As Eliot Spitzer Media Storm Builds, Let's Not Forget GOP Is Still The Party Of Perverts

The New York Times is reporting today that New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer has been linked to a prostitution ring.

We can expect a 24/7 media frenzy on this story over the next few weeks. Never mind the many actual issues of national importance that the media could be spending time on, such as the nation's deteriorating economy, or the ongoing horrific violence in Iraq (which killed 5 U.S. soldiers on Monday).

Let's keep one thing in mind as the Spitzer scandal unfolds: there is absolutely no doubt that the GOP is still America's party of sexual perverts. As The Carpetbagger Report put it:

...Sen. David Vitter, the Louisiana "family-values" Republican, was caught up in an alleged prostitution ring of his own, and he ended up getting a standing ovation from the Senate Republican caucus. Larry Craig is still a senator. John McCain committed adultery and he's the Republican nominee for president. Rudy Giuliani marched in a parade with his mistress and was taken seriously as a presidential candidate. Maybe, then, Spitzer can survive this scandal?

Oh, and one other thing: the above is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the Republican Party's sexual perversions.

If you doubt this, then take a look at, a site that rounds up a mind-boggling collection of perversion by GOP officials and politicians, including kiddie porn, child molestation, rape, sexual assault, incest, etc. It makes an old-fashioned visit to a prostitute seem wholesome by comparison.


redhogdiary said...

My heart goes out to the guy but this was pretty over the top. He has embarassed himself and his family and given ammo to the Right Wing Nut talking heads. As Democrats we expect more from our leaders. Eliot should resign right now and try to slink away into oblivian.

Marc McDonald said...

>>As Democrats we expect more from
>>our leaders.

Yes, I agree. But I would like to know all the details of what happened. The details seem pretty sketchy right now.

Of course there's an outrageous double standard here.

Bush lies the nation into a war that's become a $3 trillion disaster that slaughtered one million Iraqi men, women and children.

And yet it's Spitzer who the media is calling upon to resign?

One can call Spitzer's actions whatever one wants---but at end of the day, all we're talking about here is sex between consenting adults.

We're not talking about shredding the Constitution. We're not talking about illegal wiretaps. We're not talking about embracing torture as official state policy.

Sex between consenting adults.

Such is life in the creepy, surreal world of America under the Bush administration.

Jesus F*cking Christ, our nation's priorities have become twisted and screwed up in recent years.

The Cunning Runt said...

Thanks for the RSO link, Marc. Call me a "selective investigator," but I've been looking for such a compilation for some time.

So Spitzer got nailed to the wall, and then, God bless him, he did what Larry Craig wasn't man enough to do - he apologized and resigned.

A good man he, despite his moral failings, if you can go so far as to call them that.

Anonymous said...

Here is another angle to the story.

"Who are they kidding? Spitzer’s lynching and the bankers’ enriching are intimately tied.

How? Follow the money."