Jindal, Louisiana State Party Call On Kissing Congressman To Resign
This kinda stuff annoys me
(Times Picayune) Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal on Thursday (April 10) called on U.S. Rep. Vance McAllister, R-Swartz, to resign. The statement came only hours after the state GOP issued a similar request.
“Congressman McAllister’s behavior is an embarrassment and he should resign. He says he wants privacy to work on his issues with his family. The best way to get privacy and work on putting his family back together is to resign from Congress.”
Hours earlier, Louisiana Republican Party Chairman Roger Villere also suggested McAllister resign, calling his actions “extreme hypocrisy” that “has embarrassed our party, our state and the institution of Congress.” Louisiana’s newest congressman, McAllister was elected to represent the 5th District last November.
Why does this annoy me? I’m sure many Republicans and Conservatives, especially social conservatives, will disagree, but this is much ado about nothing. This was a personal failing, and embarrasses McAllister and the woman and their families. It only affects the GOP if they let it, and by calling for McAllister to resign they’ve joined into a personal issue, that, guess what, is not against the law. Just a bad personal decision.
Republicans are too quick on the draw to eat our own over small issues. Yes, we say we have better morals overall than Democrats, and we actually do. But, the flesh is weak, and people make mistakes. And, really, to expect most politicians to be super awesome moral people is to ignore the history of politics. Also, is it not Christian, and Conservative, to forgive? Especially since, in this case, this did not affect our own lives? What effect did the kiss have on the lives of most Republicans, including those in his district? Zip. Nada. Nill.
Do you see Democrats eating their own over tiny things? Heck, they almost never eat their own over big things. How many tax cheats work or worked for Obama? How many are in Congress? Dems vastly beat out Republicans on the tax cheat list. You have those taking bribes. How many in the Obama admin are lawless, including Obama? It’s no wonder 70% of felons register as Democrats.
This doesn’t even cover Democrat politicians denigrating, insulting, going after, etc, private citizens in a manner than may not violate the letter of all parts of the 1st Amendment, but certainly the spirit. And they love to violate many other Amendments, like the 2nd and the 4th.
People have personal failings. If something like this happens again, then McAllister should step aside. Or, the people of his District can vote him out. He broke no laws.
Well, obviously the answer to the question is “no,” since this Grist article by Clark Williams-Derry never even names him
David Lauter’s column featured in the: : LA Times today was a disgraceful pivot to whittle the 2012 election to say it’s