After years of carrying the pure banner of Christian principles and family values, the conservatives have been uncovered for their two-faced lives. Hypocrisy, found in both political parties, was used majestically by the conservatives. They condemned every moral slip by "the other guy." JFK, Teddy Kennedy, Bill Clinton were favorite targets of the hypocritical right-wing. But as immorality and double-standards in the right-wing became abundantly clear, there is now a hint that their judging the other guy may stop. There is hope. But those who practice such two-faced lying hold onto their deception firmly.
There should be no need to go to a list of immoral activities by right-wingers. It is all-too-common to try and hide. George W. Bush's early years have been touched-up a bit. Ronald Reagan was a playboy in Hollywood even while married. Newt Gingrich had a lifestyle that could only be termed "sleazy." Henry Hyde led the fight to impeach Clinton while he tried to cover up his own adultery. The list goes on.
But the double-standards and hypocrisy of the right-wing are somewhat different. They gloat in their own morality and family values, and judge liberals ...until they are caught. The latest D.C. sex scandals tied to C Street are not only growing, they are snow-balling. David Goldstein and Dave Helling of McClatchy News Service have written about it in detail. Behind the Library of Congress, around the corner from the Republican Party's national headquarters, the former convent at 133 C St. SE has been used by the right-wing religious strutters for Bible study, spiritual counsel, and the National Prayer Breakfast. But the intimacy going on by right-wingers was not only silent prayer and reflection, there were plenty of on-going sexual trysts taking place. While leading Republicans displayed their "purity" like proud peacocks, the right-wingers were embroiled in headline scandals involving extramarital affairs.
The leading cheaters were some of the Republican Party's darlings of family values. Among those "caught with their pants down" on C Street were: South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford, Senator John Ensign of Nevada, former Congressman Chip Pickering of Mississippi.
"It is a reminder to all of us that we ought to be a lot less judgmental," said Kansas Republican Congressman Jerry Moran. Oh, really? Does that mean only for right-wing sleazeballs, or for liberals also? "All of us have failings in life, and part of what a Christian believes is the ability to overcome those difficulties and to find forgiveness," Moran said. NOW you say that. NOW, after all your right-wing buddies have been caught. It would be nice if the hypocritical right-wingers were so...so "Christian" in offering such generosity for others beside their own two-faced, immoral conservatives. I'm not holding my breath.