Why Are Republicans Held to Higher Standards?

I’ve noticed over the years that Republican candidates, especially those running for President or Vice-President, are held to a much higher standard than Democrats are.

Former Vice-President Dan Quayle was crucified in the press for misspelling the word ‘potato’ while the same press made former President Bill Clinton look like veritable saint after having adulterous sex in the oval office with Monica Lewinski. Former Vice-President Dick Cheney is drawn and quartered by the media for an honest hunting accident and President Barack Obama is protected by the same media, even though he has been involved in numerous misstatements about the number of states in the our union (57 v. 50), the age of his daughters, and the claim that the Kansas tornadoes killed  10,000 people: “In case you missed it, this week, there was a tragedy in Kansas. Ten thousand people died — an entire town destroyed.” The death toll, still tragic, was 12.

Now even fellow Republicans are trying to find enough dirt on each other to thwart opposing campaigns while they ignore the imposter in Washington. Robert Morrow, a support of Ron Paul has taken out ads in the Austin Chronicle asking if anyone has had sex with Rick Perry, while Obama tramples on the US Constitution and refuses to uphold federal immigration laws.

I believe there are two reasons for the double standards. First is due to the media being as equally corrupt and immoral as many of the liberal Democrats they support and defend. Secondly, Republicans tend to be more religious and moral than Democrats and therefore their transgressions are not as flagrant as those of others.

As the 2012 elections are just starting to heat up, it will be interesting to see just how biased the media will be and to what level some will stoop.

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  • msamericanpatriot

    Psychology has stated that liberalism is a mental disorder. Goes to show Republicans are the only ones in their RIGHT mind.

    • George

      The soviets defined a desire for political freedom as a mental disorder. They 'treated' activists in mental hospitals.

      • Phil

        PLEASE FORGIVE THE LONG COMMENT BUT IS THE SOURCE, I THINK, TO YOUR COMMEN

        Psych: Liberalism is a Mental Illness
        Just when liberal-leftists thought it was finally “their time” to lead center-right America, kicking and screaming, into a stifling socialist “utopia,” a veteran psychiatrist is making a powerful case that the “hope-and-change” ideology motivating them is actually a mental disorder.
        For more than 40 years, Rossiter has diagnosed and treated over 1,500 patients as a board-certified clinical psychiatrist and examined more than 2,700 civil and criminal cases, both state and federal, as a board-certified forensic psychiatrist retained by numerous public offices, courts and private attorneys. He received his medical and psychiatric training at the University of Chicago.
        Rossiter explains with great clarity why the kind of liberalism being displayed by Barack Obama can only be understood as a psychological disorder.
        “Based on strikingly irrational beliefs and emotions, modern liberals relentlessly undermine the most important principles on which our freedoms were founded,” says Rossiter. “Like spoiled, angry children, they rebel against the normal responsibilities of adulthood and demand that a parental government meet their needs from cradle to grave.”
        “A social scientist who understands human nature will not dismiss the vital roles of free choice, voluntary cooperation and moral integrity – as liberals do,” he says. “A political leader who understands human nature will not ignore individual differences in talent, drive, personal appeal and work ethic, and then try to impose economic and social equality on the population – as liberals do. And a legislator who understands human nature will not create an environment of rules which overregulates and overtaxes the nation’s citizens, corrupts their character and reduces them to wards of the state – as liberals do.”
        Dr. Rossiter says the liberal agenda preys on weakness and feelings of inferiority in the population by:
        creating and reinforcing perceptions of victimization;
        satisfying infantile claims to entitlement, indulgence and compensation;
        augmenting primitive feelings of envy;
        rejecting the sovereignty of the individual, subordinating him to the will of the government.

        • Phil

          CONTINUED

          “The roots of liberalism – and its associated madness – can be clearly identified by understanding how children develop from infancy to adulthood and how distorted development produces the irrational beliefs of the liberal mind,” he says. “When the modern liberal mind whines about imaginary victims, rages against imaginary villains and seeks above all else to run the lives of persons
          This is an interesting article that describes Obama to a tee …
          Dr. Sam Vaknin is an Israeli psychologist. Interesting view on our president. Dr. Vaknin has written extensively about narcissism.
          Dr. Vaknin States “I must confess I was impressed by Obama from the first time I saw him. At first I was excited to see a black candidate. He looked youthful, spoke well, appeared to be confident — a wholesome presidential package. I was put off soon, not just because of his shallowness but also because there was an air of haughtiness in his demeanor that was unsettling. His posture and his body language were louder than his empty words. Obama’s speeches are unlike any political speech we have heard in American history. Never a politician in this land had such quasi ‘religious’ impact on so many people.
          “The fact that Obama is a total incognito with Zero accomplishment, makes this inexplicable infatuation alarming. Obama is not an ordinary man. He is not a genius. In fact he is quite ignorant on most important subjects.”
          Dr. Sam Vaknin, the author of the Malignant Self Love believes “Barack Obama appears to be a narcissist.” Vaknin is a world authority on narcissism. He understands narcissism and describes the inner mind of a narcissist like no other person. When he talks about narcissism everyone listens. Vaknin says that Obama’s language, posture and demeanor, and the testimonies of his closest, dearest friends suggest that the man is either a narcissist or he may have narcissistic personality disorder (NPD).

        • Phil

          CONTINUED

          Narcissists project a grandiose but false image of themselves. Jim Jones, the charismatic leader of People’s Temple, the man who led over 900 of his followers to cheerfully commit mass suicide and even murder their own children was also a narcissist. David Koresh, Charles Manson, Joseph Koni, Shoko Asahara, Stalin, Saddam, Mao, Kim Jong Ill and Adolph Hitler are a few examples of narcissists of our time. All these men had a tremendous influence over their fanciers. They created a personality cult around themselves and with their blazing speeches elevated their admirers, filled their hearts with enthusiasm and instilled in their minds a new zest for life. They gave them hope! They promised them the moon, but alas, invariably they brought them to their doom.
          When you are a victim of a cult of personality, you don’t know it until it is too late. One determining factor in the development of NPD is childhood abuse “Obama’s early life was decidedly chaotic and replete with traumatic and mentally bruising dislocations,”says Vaknin. “Mixed-race marriages were even less common then. His parents went through a divorce when he was an infant two years old. Obama saw his father only once again, before he died in a car accident. Then his mother re-married and Obama had to relocate to Indonesia , a foreign land with a radically foreign culture, to be raised by a step-father. At the age of ten, he was whisked off to live with his maternal (white) grandparents. He saw his mother only intermittently in the following few years and then she vanished from his life in 1979. “She died of cancer in 1995.”
          One must never underestimate the manipulative genius of pathological narcissists. They project such an imposing personality that it overwhelms those around them. Charmed by the charisma of the narcissist, people become like clay in his hands. They cheerfully do his bidding and delight to be at his service.. The narcissist shapes the world around himself and reduces others in his own inverted image. He creates a cult of personality. His admirers become his co-dependents. Narcissists have no interest in things that do not help them to reach their personal objective. They are focused on one thing alone and that is power. All other issues are meaningless to them and they do not want to waste their precious time on trivialities. Anything that does not help them is beneath them and does not deserve their attention.

        • Phil

          CONTINUED

          If an issue raised in the Senate does not help Obama in one way or another, he has no interest in it. The “present” vote is a safe vote. No one can criticize him if things go wrong. Those issues are unworthy by their very nature because they are not about him.
          Obama’s election as the first black president of the Harvard Law Review led to a contract and advance to write a book about race relations. The University of Chicago Law School provided him a lot longer than expected and at the end it evolved into, guess what? His own autobiography! Instead of writing a scholarly paper focusing on race relations, for which he had been paid, Obama could not resist writing about his most sublime self. He entitled the book Dreams from My Father.
          Not surprisingly, Adolph Hitler also wrote his own autobiography when he was still a nobody. So did Stalin. For a narcissist no subject is as important as his own self. Why would he waste his precious time and genius writing about insignificant things when he can write about such an august being as himself?
          Narcissists are often callous and even ruthless. As the norm, they lack conscience. This is evident from Obama’s lack of interest in his own brother who lives on only one dollar per month. A man who lives in luxury, who takes a private jet to vacation in Hawaii, and who raised nearly half a billion dollars for his campaign (something unprecedented in history) has no interest in the plight of his own brother. Why? Because, his brother cannot be used for his ascent to power. A narcissist cares for no one but himself.
          This election was like no other in the history of America . The issues were insignificant compared to what is at stake. What can be more dangerous than having a man bereft of conscience, a serial liar, and one who cannot distinguish his fantasies from reality as the leader of the free world?
          I hate to sound alarmist, but one is a fool if one is not alarmed. Many politicians are narcissists. They pose no threat to others. They are simply self serving and selfish. Obama evidences symptoms of pathological narcissism, which is different from the run-of-the-mill narcissism of a Richard Nixon or a Bill Clinton for example. To him reality and fantasy are intertwined.
          This is a mental health issue, not just a character flaw.
          Pathological narcissists are dangerous because they look normal and even intelligent. It is this disguise that makes them treacherous. Today the Democrats have placed all their hopes in Obama. But this man could put an end to their party. The great majority of blacks voted for Obama. Only a fool does not know that their support for him is racially driven. This is racism, pure and simple.
          The downside of this is that if Obama turns out to be the disaster I predict, he will cause widespread resentment among the whites. The blacks are unlikely to give up their support of their man. Cultic mentality is pernicious and unrelenting. They will dig their heads deeper in the sand and blame Obama’s detractors of racism. This will cause a backlash among the whites. The white supremacists will take advantage of the discontent and they will receive widespread support. I predict that in less than four years, racial tensions will increase to levels never seen since the turbulent 1960′s.
          Obama will set the clock back decades. America is the bastion of freedom. The peace of the world depends on the strength of America , and its weakness translates into the triumph of terrorism and victory of rogue nations. It is no wonder that Ahmadinejad, Hugo Chavez, the Castrists, the Hezbollah, the Hamas, the lawyers of the Guantanamo terrorists, and virtually all sworn enemies of America are so thrilled by the prospect of their man in the White House.
          America is on the verge of destruction. There is no insanity greater than electing a pathological narcissist as president

    • UncleRoy

      But this same APA group is trying to 'unstigmatize' pedophilia, saying it's like being gay - and not an issue that should be criminalizes. Another lib group out to destroy America from the inside out.

    • toallidiots

      I love how this moron disavows psychology in one breath and this attributes words to the practice without a shred of evidence.

      • bodey041

        Msamericanpatriot is all about inconsistencies and hypocrisy. She would have us believe she is against the "Nanny State," but still wants full cradle to grave welfare benefits for any individual who can get a doctor to write a Letter of Medical Necessity claiming a disability. She is fond of attributing social injustices to liberals which are in fact the fault of conservatives or at least all politicians.

    • bodey041

      This coming from the same moron who claims psychology gave her autism! Cute!

  • Bill

    So what if Perry screwed some women, Obama is screwing the whole country.

    • James F Frobe

      Well, maybe its because Republicans have consistently taken the higher moral road than the Democrats. anti abortion, anti gay rights, pro family, pro English as our national language,pro Christianity. Those are part of the Republican platform. A higher standard
      So why WOULDN'T Republicans be held to their professed higher standard? Whats wrong with that?

      • Russ

        I agree. They should be held to those standards. However, so should everyone, and that is where the inequality exists.

      • debrarae

        And it's also because the LIBS have no standards! With them it's the ends justify the means.

        • Observer

          Liberalism defined: Accumulated ignorance, firmly supported through carefully thought out stupidity.

      • bobinpa.

        You are 100% correct. Republicans do have Higher Moral Values and should be held to a higher standard. However it should be noted that this is absolute proof that for the most part in General, Democrats are Lowlife Scumbags. You outlined and spelled it out very well. Congratulations.

      • catzpaw

        James, are you saying that bad behavior of liberals excuses of all their transgressions? What kind of logic is that? A sin is a sin.

    • Co-opted Confederate

      Cheeze it's soo simple, The democrate Hate rebublicans and are rabidly jealous because we have more and better sex than they do and usually with prettier partners/

  • Dee

    Republicans are held to higher standards because they generally possess them.

    • John Dooley, Sr.

      It is a resume enhancement for a Democrat to have an affair, steal money etc.

    • JUDYGEE

      thankyou

    • Hoss

      I completely concur. Unfortionatly, it's a heck of a lot easier to reach your standards when they are the lowest common denomonator

    • tdel

      Come on........ their phony religious and moral arrogance sets them up for that standard, they are anti- intellectual and anti-science yet they condemn their counter-parts whether dems or republicans.....look at Perry....so righteous, Bush's holier than thou religious advisor ends up being a homosexual, meth snorting moron! The dems are no better they just don't profess their religious, moral characters as holier than thou....

      • Frank

        Neither do conservatives. Only RINO possess the holier than thou attitude.

  • Dan

    If the DEMOCRATS tried to use a "Higher Standard", none of them would even qualify to be elected "DOG CATCHER" . . .

    Come to think of it, NONE of them are even qualified to be that NOW ! ! !

    • JimRed

      I am old enough to remember when that was not the case. I used to split my ticket a lot; our congressman for a lot of years was a conservative Democrat who did right by his district without doing wrong to the country. Not possible now.

    • P B

      Dan you are so right, we have more brains than the democraps. They couldn't find one person with brains and trust and the commitment that the repulicans have. The news media has been corrupt for a long time now, the way they pick on Pres. Bush and Dick Cheney and John Mc Cain and the way they went after Sarah Palin about the clothes she wore and if she gave it back, then they went after her in Alaska to make her look bad and now they want her to let them know what she is doing all the time. I would tell them to kiss of jack! If it was a democrap that bought clothes you would have never heard anything about it and then they would say its common for the candidates to keep the clothes. Just like the last election, in one of the states they had someone vote for a republican candidate and when he cast his vote it switch his vote to the democraps, the man complained and a voting official came and tried it and it did the same thing 4 times in a row. Thats the only way they can win is to fix the voting machines and bring in illegals to vote and then they have also raised the dead, and had people voting using dead peoples ID, they are all crooked thieves and pigs with no scruples.

  • Insurgent

    This whole article is BS. There are not any politicians held to any standards. The current problem with our government is that we need term limits for all of Congress and the members of the Supreme Court. At the present time, our federal government is controlled by a bunch of lying, greedy whores and thieves that are raping the American taxpayer.
    There are no ethics; it is all about these people taking care of themselves, their families, and the wealthy that help them gain office. If they had any morals or ethics, these elected elite would not have their own health plan, benefit plan, retirement plan, etc. Serving in DC should not be a profession, but a period of serving the American taxpayer; I think it has something to do with, " We the people, for the people, by the people----------------------------------------------------."

    • pattz15

      You are so right. This is the honest truth. Get all of them out of Washington and start over. Eliminate parties and work with people. Revamp the whole system. If this isn .t done soon, our country is going to be under a dictatorship as bad as Ghadaffi's(probably not spelled right), but you know what I mean. Your comment is the only way out.

      • Mary Buehrig

        Term limits, balanced budget amendment, and putting Congress under the same health care provision that the rest of us have, and paying for it themselves, would certainly be a giant step in the right direction. Nobody I know elected members to congress as a ful time, life-long career. But, why go to work when you own a cash cow?

    • Donald

      They are all lily-livered cowards. Get a back bone and impeach the usurper in office! I called my congressman last night and called him a pansy-assed coward.

    • Dena

      You make many valid points but the truth remains that Republicans are held to a different standard than their counterparts. That is wrong, no matter how you slice it. While I agree with holding GOP to higher standards, the Dems should be held to the same standards. Unfortunately, because folks have bought into "relativity" for truth, it's all "relative"!

    • Mark

      Right on!!!!!!

    • Michael

      Well said. Every elected and appointed office should be for a six (6) year term and after serving in one such office, that person can never serve in another. This goes for the Supremes as well as all other judges. This should apply to all levels of government - local, state and federal.

      • ABO

        What needs to change is the full pension after one term and free top level health care for our congressional lowlifes.They need to be in the same boat as the rest of us, and someone needs to tell them that regardless of what they seem to think they are NOT above the law!

      • MichaelR

        "Well said. Every elected and appointed office should be for a six (6) year term and after serving in one such office, that person can never serve in another."

        Absolutely ludicrous!! How will this accomplish anything but ensuring our government is run by noobs?

    • The Carpathian

      We already have term limits: 6 years for the senate and 2 for the house. If the people are dissatisfied, they may vote the offensive politician out of office.

      Under your idea, the most effective, strict constitutionalist, conservatives would be forced from office --- just to take the chance that he/she would not be replaced by a video-game addict who believes that there are no rules for tax and spend -- or for fighting corruption.

      Keep the good ... and that is decided by the constituents living in a district and no one else.

      • John Flaherty

        I agree.

      • fiddler

        Wait a minute. Then why were a maximum of two terms (i.e. of 4 years) applied to the POTUS? Sorry but you are wrong, 6 years is ONE term (for Congress); you understand that right? The two term limit came after FDR who was in office for more than two. Grover Cleveland occupied the office at two different times. NO. the people see through the muck of so-called "service" to the people. The intent was to SERVE for awhile then return to public life and resumption of your business. Now we have obcene amounts of money spent to elect arguably worthless people just because they represent a special interest (e.g. SEIU). Harry Reid narrowly beating front runner Sharron Angle is a case in point. She was very popular, but Reid kept bragging that he had $2million dollars, and sure enough, along with flagrant vote fraud, he got back in there. It utterly FROSTS me!

        • Observer

          Harry Reid is a total POS!

      • Observer

        "Under your idea, the most effective, strict constitutionalist, conservatives would be forced from office --- "

        And pray tell who and how many of the 535 drones currently in office now, might those be?

    • Lloyd Welch

      So true. Some of the things that some republicans did such as slpis of the tongue pale in conparsion to some of the things that were perpetrated by them and to this day totally get by with. Such as Ronald Regan, now don't get me wrong because I voted for him and liked him but his his record as a conserative is far from perfect. Both of the Bush's were absolutely not even chooose to what I would call conseratives because I see nothing conserative about the Patriot Act. Not to mention that all but one of the voting members of congress that are running for president voted for this most unconstitutional of laws. Most of these so called conseratives give lip service to the constitution but by their actions can't possibly know the first thing about the it. They do all these things and are hailed as "principaled constitutionalist" which is total BS because there is no middle ground to stand on here. A person either believes in the constitution or not. A person either believes in the rule of law or not.

      • Lloyd Welch

        please forgive me for some of the spelling .

      • Michael

        "Both of the Bush's were absolutely not even chooose to what I would call conseratives"

        Huh?

    • WAYNE MOORADIAN

      LIAR!

    • UncleRoy

      Insurgent, we have term limits.... it's called VOTING. 'We the People' have the memory of tit-mouse.. we need to stand up and vote the rascals out.

      • fiddler

        Sorry but I'm afraid it's not always that simple. Just look how Sharron Angle (who led right up to election day) lost. Please, do I really have to explain this? Look at ACORN, which I heard may be reorganizing. We don't have people like Patrick Henry who people BEGGED to run again after being governor for severaly terms. Please, do you really think that these people play fair. Remember the blatant disenfranchisment of the military and overseas ballots in the 2000 election? Remember the vote-o-matic in a Democrat's car? Remember the Tallahassee Supreme Court? I don't think people are as dispassionate as you may think! If term limits are okay for the POTUS; they should be for Congress! Perhaps after two terms the incumbent should have a minimum 60% margin. That would further frustrate vote fraud.

    • Richard

      You have touched on many of the problems in your reply. It is time that all laws passed must include the congress and all people serving who have been elected by the people. If they lived under the same benefits that they want all of us to live with they would have a different attitude toward you and me. I am so sick and tired of hearing what they tell everyone as they are trying to be reelected. I have never seen so many people that can lie to once face and just do what they want. After all they are suppose to supporting the majority of the people and not the minority. Richard

    • Rusty McBanjo

      You are 100% correct. The career politicians need to go. Public service is a privilege. We do need term limits. We do need them to be on the same retirement and health insurance systems as us common folks, but let's face it; that's NEVER going to happen if we're waiting for the Congress to do it. They will never cut their own careers short or choose to follow the same rules that are forced on us. The only way to do it is to have a constitutional convention initiated by the states and let the states add an amendment to the constitution that adds term limits to both the congress and the SCOTUS and requires the congress, president, and supreme court justices to participate in the same retirement and health insurance that is force upon the rest of us. This is the final checks and balances that the founders put in place in case the government got too big and over reaching (like right now). The states can call for a convention, and if enough states ratify the amendment, it automatically passes and becomes the law. It's time to contact our governors and STATE legislators to get this ball rolling. Do some homework on the subject...Google it. God Bless America

    • Michael

      " We the people, for the people, by the people"

      LOL!! You're mixing quotes there, kid. Nice try though!

    • Frank

      I don't completely agree with your second sentence but all the others are 100% correct.

    • OH My Go....

      After reading your statement, I agree. Now tell me how folk like Al Sharpton, Jesses Jackson, and Martin Luther King have reverend in front of their name? The things they've said and the way they've acted: well my guess is that their god has a little g in his name (no respect) just like the polititions. Like mayor bloomburg of NY, no clergy at the 9/11 rememberance ceremony, and charley rangle keeps getting relected. Don't it just hurt your heart to see how crooked our leaders have become?

  • Bob

    The REAL question is why Democrats are held to a lower standard!

    • 2WarAbnVet

      Most Dems proudly possess no vestige of integrity (example Bill Clinton), therefore they cannot be held to any standards.

      • Dave

        which, I think you will agree, is unconscionable! Anyone purporting to lead, stand for, represent, and otherwise serve as Commander in Chief should be "a level above and not the least common denominator" of the best of our country. A country, in fact any group, is only as high as it's leader or leaders!

      • JCW

        You need to look beyond FOX and see that Republicans are no better considering the Homos and pedifiles they have produced over the past number of years...

        • Phil

          You need to stop drinking the koolaid. I never needed Fox to tell me what to think. Those of us looking for morality or the lack of it, are acutely aware of Liberal behavior.

  • auntiecoosa

    Answer: Because LIBERALS and DEMOCRATS use Saul Alinsky's Rules for Radicals Tactics, especially Number 4. "Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules. You can kill them with this, for they can no more obey their own rules than the Christian church can live up to Christianity."

    WE should be using these tactics back at the Liberals and the Democrats ... and not apologizing for not being Perfect in their eyes!

    • Boyd

      But how do you hold someone without any standards to any standards?

      • Gregg Weber

        So it isn't OK for me to do this that and the other thing, but it is OK for a liberal to do those things. Therefore you are condemned if you as a upstanding liberal and haven't done those things (or done right things). Why should I trust a liar who believes it is OK to lie? Cheater? Robber? Etc.

      • Frank

        We should hold them to our standards. Standards aren't something that you get to decide for me. But if you don't live up to my standard I'll call you on it.

    • skip

      right on... obama, and hillary too, are disciples of deceased chicago radical socialistic community organizer and communist fellow traveler SAUL ALINSKY, and at least obama is a minion of GEORGE SOROS... obama has zero ideas of his own; they're all based on ALINSKY and SOROS... CHECK THESE OUT, THEY WILL FRY YOUR BRAIN... see – http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individualProf... AND http://archive.newsmax.com/archives/articles/2006... ... ALSO, FYI, it appears that obama, clinton and kerry were at the forefront of the housing crash, and beginning in 2001, bush tried to get congress to address the looming issue, and the democrats STONEWALLED HIM… check these out, THEY WILL ALSO FRY YOUR BRAIN – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cMnSp4qEXNM AND http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=usvG-s_Ssb0&fe... AND http://theobamafile.com/ObamaACORN.htm

    • rth1145

      yes i agree they allways demonize the rich let.s investegate all there Finances.how much Taxes or not pay and who putsthere money overseas. i think the American People be shocked.

    • Radman

      GOOD point, aunticoosa. But the lib tactics of villification, though obviously disingenuous, are an integral part of the Democrat modus operandi. This is also why the Left is always so quick to blame the consequences for their choices, actions, and policies on others. They will not tolerate anything that makes them look bad -- or worse, feel bad -- so their every decision must be the right one...because they WILL it to be so. They deny any "standards" of right and wrong, as well as reality itself, believing it all to be a socially-constructed prison -- because that’s what they WANT to believe -- so they can, in some sense, deny their true culpability. Any kind of authority -- whether it be God, religious, governmental, constitutional, police, military, parental, cultural or social -- is going to be viewed as “the enemy,” unless it is their own self-defined morality/authority.

    • dragonfFIRE01

      You are so right auntie.

  • sb36695

    Because they HAVE higher standards!

    • Dave

      Because the positions they ascribe to have standards - the Constitution, our history of rule by law, and precedent law. for example, we're told this is not a "Christian nation" when in fact, none other than the SCOTUS has deliberated for a number of years, research our founding documents, and declared UNANIMOUSLY that this is in fact a Christian Nation!! Each of the 50 states Constitutions refer to moral standards required of their governors and standing leaders including MA. and HI.
      It's not a matter we lack standards; we lack the knowledge of and the apathy of requiring these standards of our leaders and ourselves - further proving the Biblical doctrine that we're all prone to sin by being sinners from birth.

  • victorbarney

    Great post and so true! However, the answer is simple! We have a CIA started by Truman(also a Marxist) that has to "transend" religion for this coming "New World Order" government, which actually will be run by the endtime "Anti-Christ" of chapter 11, Revelation through our CIA! That exactly is why our CIA allowed the "son" of the man who overthrew the ONLY other REPUBLIC in the world, which was Kenya, to be subjected to a Marxist takeover! It's true you know, like father like son! Watch! However, we are NOT KENYA, but "Israel" by the seed of Joseph(Gen. 48:16), not Judah, only promised Grace(Messiah)! Next comes the two-witnesses of Revelation to punish u.s. for 3 1/2 years before our Messiah can return. Watch!

  • Kevin Beck

    There are NO standards to meet for a Democrat seeking political office. The only thing that matters to them is whether they can speak with the proper accent. If they give any hint of being from the South or the Midwest, they are banished to the second tier of serious candidates. (Exception: Jimmy Carter, who spoke like a true Southerner and was able to muster the votes of Southerners when he ran for election in 1976. When he ram for re-election, none of that mattered; he had already demonstrated his incompetence over the previous four years.)

    • Dave

      Far more critical to me as a Christian - he claimed to be "born again" and yet has not only been a member of a Party which demeans many Christian doctrines, he continues even now to "poke a stick in the apple of God's eye" - Israel!

    • Pete0097

      I noticed that with Obama. He speaks with whatever accent the audience has. Be it "hood", ebonics, southern, midwestern, or northeastern. What an able voice.

  • Tom Morofski

    Are you interested in a time-tested and high quality book of personal and public conduct? Would you like to place your head on your pillow each nite and sleep peacefully and soundly? Would you like not to constantly be hounded by your own conscience? Friend, read the book. It is called Proverbs. You will find this book of Proverbs in your Holy Bible right after all the Psalms. Written by one of the most blessed by God of all men that every lived, Solomon was the son of King David and indeed was wiser than any man of his or any time. Enjoy!

    • Jeff Walters

      You're right about that. Very true.

    • Jeff Walters

      In fact, here's a bit of wisdom from proverbs. "The heart of a good man is inclined to the right, but the heart of a wicked man to the left." Now tell me, is God a liberal or a conservative?

    • Dave.

      As blessed as Solomon, and he was, he defied the One who gave him everything by multiplying wives, horses (instead of relying on Jehovah) and allowing himself to be led away by the religions of those wives. As great his assent was so was his downfall. He also wrote the book of Ecclesiastes, the sum of wisdom "under the sun" and devoid of Godly wisdom.

    • Daniel from TN

      FYI. Solomon wrote the majority of the Proverbs, but not all of them.

  • GeoRED

    Why bother with committing. The administrator just deletes it rather than allowing it to post. First Amendment Rights not allowed here.

    • Rick

      funny, i just read this post

    • George

      This isn't as bad as most right-wing sites. I'm a lefty and most of my posts appear here. That's more than I can say for other righty sites.

  • George

    Does anyone remember what happened to Senator Vitter after he was found to be visiting prostitutes? Where is he now?

    • harry

      Who was he?

      • George

        Hi Harry - are you a conservative who has erased Mr. Vitter from his memory, or a liberal who is having a little chuckle?

    • richardholmes

      A pimp daddy on the corner of a dirty street perhaps?

    • Rose Wall

      He's still in the Senate. We continue to vote for him because he has his priorities right. He has hardly ever missed a vote and ALWAYS votes right................That's why we still love him. His indiscretion occurred a long time ago and he has apologized to his wife and to his constituents. He didn't steal or sell his vote to the liberals, nor did he prostitute himself to pass Obama Care as our liberal Senator, Mary Landrieu did. She sold her state down the river for her vote on Obama care. She may not keep her job the next time around.

  • Marty

    The sad truth is that our country, at least in the 53 years I've been alive, has been lowering it's own standards! A time when morality was important to people is no longer true because the majority of the citizens of our country no longer have morals! Drunkeness, adultery, lying, stealing, cheating are all the NORM today, not just in Washington, but in Main Street, USA!

    That's why we elect the people we elect today! Personality, charisma and charm are more important than morality!

    • Jeff

      You are correct. It all started to go dramatically downward in the 60's. Coincidentally, we had a democratic President LBJ and Dem congress. Hmmmm, I wonder if there was a connection?

      • Jeff

        By the way, I am 71.

    • ms stars & stripes

      Marty, while all you said is true I point out that what you said "...the majority of the citizens of our country no longer have morals!" And that, Marty, is because the majority of citizens in our country are minorities!" Ugh.

  • Wyatt

    Obama skrewing the country ? No wonder my butt hurts . I have to agree that the media is as corrupt as Washington Politico's , as far as Republicans being held to higher standards ? Well if they didn't , the dummy party couldn't find a way to get elected

    • http://www.thebeezbuzz.com pj

      ****Well if they didn't , the dummy party couldn't find a way to get elected.****

      Democrats don't have to have a higher standard? It's okay for them to destroy America? Unbelievable! Maybe if AMERICA would have held Dems to a higher standard, we wouldn't have them "trying" to lead this country! -- and failing miserable!

      • JCW

        Misguidance by Repukes isn't a higher standard ... only a fairy tail... Keep beliving you are in Kansas and goose step on...

  • http://www.rightsideuppress.com Tim

    My bumper sticker says: "If it weren't for double standards, liberals wouldn't have any".

    • Teresa

      I love it! TOO TRUE!

    • Co-opted Confederate

      Where can I get a half dozen of those to send to all my congress persons?? I Just love it when true patriots get pissed of and do stuff like that , Love it ,love it, love it.

  • Robert Lebischak

    Until the elected ones realize that the American will hold them all to a higher standard, we can expect to get just what we deserve. Come on people realize it, we are the ones who lost this nation, we did not care what our elected ones did. Now we start to wake up, elected ones scream and many of us just go back to sleep. Until the people care again, the elected ones will only care how they cane make more for themselves. Remember we were given a Republic, if we could keep it. What hav you done to help keep it?

    • dulceb

      Hear, hear. We are the People!

    • Co-opted Confederate

      Speak for yer self thar Matey. There are literally tens of thousands of us that have been trying to fight the Socialist Democratic movement since the Days of Roosevelt , Truman, Kennedy and Johnson, Carter, and Clinton, and now Obama. Funds to fight the skirmishes and full blown battles; win loose or draw have been donated in quantities as little a a dime from a very wise 6 year old to the largest donation I know of off from any ONE single Person $8,000, from a WWI widow.. We have no Corporate Sponsors No Rupert Murdochs, or George Soross' or Bill gates funding us just truly concerned individual legitimate Citizens. So kindly Speak fer yer Seff or keep yer trap shut. You do not represent me or any one I know to be a True Patriot.

    • http://yahoo.com guest

      I have been voting faithfully for many years and have found that more and more it comes to a matter of choosing the lesser of 2 evils. I fear that we need many men with the wisdom of Solomon to turn the situation around. It certainly would not be the man who promised every body everything. My great-grandfather said Wilson or Roosevelt(don't remember which) promised a chicken in every pot, but when he finished with them they didn't even have a pot to put the proverbial chicken in. We have let that happen to us again. When I look around, the rampant poverty that I see coming on the nation saddens me greatly. While Washington just looks on and fights over who's got the power. Reminds you of the phrase "Nero fiddled while Rome burned".

  • George

    Ron Paul should disown whoever made that offer to dig up dirt on Perry. If he doesn't, EVERYONE should turn against Ron Paul (I don't support him anyway, but if he were the alternative to Obama, I would vote for him).

    • dragonazz

      This was probably done by a democrat plant operative not a Ron Paul supporter.

    • UncleRoy

      It will happen - The 11th Commandment addresses it: Thou Shalt Not Speak Ill of Another Republican. There will be a backlash over this, what a crock, we are eating our own.

    • Joanneo

      George, it is important to know each of the candidates prior to voting for them. The important thing is not with whom they are sleeping, but what they actually believe in and what they really want for the future of America. We are so close to losing everything. Use the web to check out each of the candidates, make sure none are Bilderbergers. If you want more info on the Bilderbergers the Campaign for Liberty has an article everyone should read " Bilderberger Group Exposed". Its a lot of reading but worth every minute of it to understand what the New World Order has in store for each of us. Also The Birther Report has a list of all the Socialists that are in office today. A staggering list. Everybody..please do your homework BEFORE you vote this time. These people hide their wickedness from us...

    • FRENCHIE

      RON PAUL DOES NOT NEED TO REDUCE HIMSELF TO "MUD SLINGING" TACTICS TO GET ELECTED. FUNNY, BUT HE'S THE ONLY ONE WHO DOESN'T NEED TO. HIS MESSAGE & VOTING RECORD IN CONGRESS ARE ALL THE TOOLS HE NEEDS TO WIN. I SERIOUSLY DOUBT, IN FACT OUTRIGHT DO NOT BELIEVE, THAT RON PAUL HAS ANY HAND IN SOMETHING LIKE THIS AT ALL. IT'S TOO FAR BELOW HIM TO RESORT TO SUCH TACTICS & HE DOESN'T NEED THEM TO WIN ANYHOW, AS HE'S CLEARLY THE ONLY ONE OF THE REPUBLICAN CANDIDATES WHO HAS AN UNQUESTIONABLE RECORD OF BEING ON THE SIDE OF THE CONSTITUTION & PERSONAL LIBERTY IN EVERY VOTE HE'S EVER TAKEN PART IN. THAT'S PLENTY ENOUGH TO GET HIM ELECTED RIGHT THERE, ONCE PEOPLE LISTEN TO WHAT HE'S SAYING & FIND OUT HE CAN BACK UP EVERYTHING HE SAYS WITH JUST PLAIN FACTS. NO MUD SLINGING REQUIRED !!! R3VOLUTION, BABY !!!! RON PAUL 2012 !!!!!!!!!!!

  • Dennis

    I think all of the GOP canidates have ether had an affair or has had sex out side of marrage with Romney as the exception.
    So If we are going to jude on morality none gets a AAA rateing like our past credit rating. We just need to come back and say " let he who is with out sin cast the first stone" The demo's would run and hide. Dennis

    • James

      No, they would just lie their way out of it.

    • Co-opted Confederate

      You can neither legislate morality nor stupidity ; both are the responsibility of the individual.. the perversion occurs when the do any thing for fame and fortune creeps find out that either is a trait of any one seeking public office of any kind. at any level.office and how much they are willing keep it from becoming common Knowledge..

    • Bill Lee

      You make wrong conjecture about affairs. Gingrich is the one you are talking about. List the public record or keep it to yourself. Cain? NO, Bachmann? NO, who then...name them. You say " let he who is with out sin cast the first stone", stop being a hypocrite and state the facts. Your line of thinking is quite poor.

  • Carol Fryer

    Of course they are all lily livered cowards. This is why they made it a federal offence to touch one of their own, because they know exactly what they are doing to us. This is why they have made themselves exempt from all they do to us, because they know exactly what they are doing. This is why they have built themselves thrones in a supposed free nation. They try to make themselves as safe from us as possible. But there is no where to hide from God. And when they take their last breaths , no matter when and where and how, they will face HIM. It could be in their sleep in their bed. They will see HIM.

    • dave

      Amen, hell will have it's way with democrats, because there will be more of them there than conservatives

  • Ohio Tony

    Yes Republicans and Conservatives in particular have higher standards, ethics and morals. That's why when one of ours falls the media has a field day with it as opposed to someone like former congressman Weiner. Democrats and liberals hold to the standard that if it feels good--do it.

  • Greg

    When your policies are failing you muddy the water. What else can you do?

    • richardholmes

      Drive the pigs out of the pool

  • http://adrianvance.blogspot.com AdrianVance

    Republicans are seen as father figures; it is a philosophy you come to later in life, so we are dealing with a lot of rebellious kids who are challenging "dad" in any political person who makes such pronouncements. It is just that simple.

    For sharp political analysis, science and humor see The Two Minute Conservative, http://adrianvance.blogspot.com Now on Kindle.
    My recent post Nope and Change

    • richardholmes

      Don't you mean Nope and Cringe

      • http://adrianvance.blogspot.com AdrianVance

        Gee, that is a good title. Wish I had thought of it.

        Thanks, Adrian

        PS - My first comment was deleted as I used the expletive form of dam.
        My recent post Nope and Change

  • Huh

    @Victorbunny
    You might need to re-read revelations

    • victorbarney

      As written, if you do not have the set-apart spiritual knowledge given to you, no reading will help you! We can only read the bible using the process of scientific deduction as commanded(2 Peter 1:20) and if you can't get through that you surely will not be able to understand the "Hebrew" meaning written! I'd be careful with the stones, if I were you.

  • Mark

    I'd still rather go hunting with Dick Cheney than driving with Ted or any other Kennedy.

    • George

      I'd rather go whoring with David Vitter.

    • richardholmes

      Just because ted tried to use a car for a boat doesn't mean you can falt him for trying something new. Even if the outcome would be disastrous. Well, as long as the first mate wasn't you or someone close to you.

    • Pete0097

      Really, Dicks only mistake was to shoot a lawyer out of season.

    • Nate

      I know you are right on that one Mark

  • Charles Lukens

    Because the Republican Establishment is gutless, spineless and stupid they have chosen to allow themselves to be milaigned without response.

  • proudamerican

    Because they HAVE higher standards? Remember that when you vote next time! dems are the slime of the earth!

  • Elizabeth

    What people are holding Republicans to higher standards than Democrats? It is the "whore" media that no one respects any longer. It is the Democratic talking heads on television. Turn off the channels-CNN, MSNBC etc. So, in reality, the Democrats are held to the same standards as Republicans. When we see Obama do bad things we do not give him a pass-we forget him as a valid person and do not vote for him again. When we see Barney Frank steal huge amounts of money using Mac and Mae we consider him a failure and a loser. Mostly, we ignore anything that these people say and hold them in distain. I only listen to conservative radio and conservative television and I do not take a newspaper. We are not amused by the lies and distortions of the left. We will not wallow in their filth. Put only pure decent truth in your mind and not the garbage the left dishes out.

  • Xenuism

    It is funny that you write about that 1 Ron Paul Supporter digging up dirt and acting like he is on behalf on the campaign. There are thousands of supporters and you pick on one? Sounds like a pretty hypocritical article.

    Just odd that you throw out a Ron Paul and Billy Clinton linkage. Seems like you are in support of bad mouthing Republicans as well. Tying in 1 supporter to the campaign or the candidate themselves is pretty silly. Even Ron Paul says it was silly and no attention should be paid to it.

    Why should the dirt not come out now? It is better that we find out now, rather than waiting for DNC and Obama to bring it out. I am not in favor of open trash talk, but if there is legitimate issues it is best we get those opened up now, so we can measure up what happened and how the candidates are moving forward.

    Also, he is a supporter not a "support". Spell check will not find bad grammar.

  • Fedupwithmorons

    That's because the demoncrats have no standards, just look at our prez!

  • Drew Page

    Republicans typically preach "family values" and are supported by the Evangelical/Christian right. When they get caught with their pants down, it makes them look not only immoral, but also hypocritical. The Republicans have always preached fiscal conservatism, but George Bush spent a lot of money on education with his "No Child Left Behind" initiative; he spent a lot on Medicare by adding prescription drug coverage; and he spent a lot more in Iraq and Afghanistan. During his administration, the SEC did not do its job in policing Wall Street brokerage firms when they bundled toxic mortgages and sold them as mortgage backed "securities". He was in charge when this was happening and he has to take ultimate responsibility.

    But neither George Bush nor the Republicans decided to turn the U.S. into a socialist welfare state. It wasn't Bush or the Republican party that tried to shove national health care down our throats. It wasn't Bush or the Republicans that refused to enforce the federal laws prohibiting illegal immigration, just to buy the Hispanic vote.

  • CHRISTOPHER

    Republicans want to be held to a higher standard. Almost anybody, regardles of their ethical, moral and/or political (democrat, socialist, anarchist, communist, fascist, nazi etc., ) or religion can be a democrat.

  • Tom

    I'm really curious. Why isn't Allen West running for president.

    • pcj

      Allen West just announced that he would be seeking re-election to his Congressional seat. He has said that he does not have the political experience to run for president and that he felt that he could accomplish more in his current position.

  • 1599

    Not too many years ago the profession of journalist was one of high integrety. That has changed with the new ownership of the major media who dictate what is to be reported. For example, the management of the three major tv networks maintained a hands off policy when it came to reporting the news during the days of the great journalists auch as Kronkite. Those times have changed and it;s all about controling the thoughts of the masses. Now it's up to the people to discriminate between the truth and propaganda. When you watch the news watch it from the perspective of, "what are they not tellingh me."

  • warchief

    They want the money that the stimulus brings from Comrade Obama . And the Democrats are all the same , " Do as I say , not as I do " .

  • crystal

    We (repubs) are held to a higher standard because we claim we are of a higher standard!

  • Elizabeth_MC

    You can only be judged by standards that you aspire to have.
    On the other hand, liberals who have no standards can never be judged by them. Liberals are crafty that way.

    • http://yahoo.com guest

      I think people just expect Democrats or liberals to have no moral standards, so they are not surprised by the levels they stoop to. The Republicans/conservatives are the ones who seem to have some standards. Look at the differences in their political platforms. No matter what they say or promise or anything else, look at the political platforms; that's what they stand for.

  • Mike

    The Progressive Liberal media including the major networks, cable and Soros funded websites are at it 24/7 to discredit anyone who disagrees with their Marxist/Socialist ideology. They are on the fringe, but they scream the loudest. The American people see them for who they are and don't pay much heed to them. The mid terms proved that the folks woke from their slumber and didn't like the direction Obama and his minions were taking the country and did something about it. In 12, the shellacking will be a landslide.

  • George

    How do you righties explain David Vitter?

    • George

      To answer my own question - they don't - they just delete this item from their memory.

      • jjkrjw

        We don't explain David Vitter. We just balance him off with Anthony Weiner.

    • T K

      Nobody has to explain David Vitter. Each person will stand before God and be judged according to the works he/she has done in the flesh. As for higher standards, republicans hold to a platform of higher moral issues and should exemplify those qualities. If one falls, the others are to pick him up, not condemn him if he repents.

      • George

        TK,should Vitter resign? Should Wiener have resigned?

  • paperpushermj

    The answer is self evident when you examine who is holding Republicans to a Higher Standard.
    .
    .Why Are Republicans Held to Higher Standards?

    • Chuck

      Because the media is liberal and demands it. They never ask democrats a question that couldn't be answered by a high school student.

  • Spyder Dalton

    Because Republicans they have brains and are expected to know better.....

  • richardholmes

    This diging dirt on any opposition is a cancerous ideaology that has infested the minds of any politician who can't or won't run on their own merrets. Digging dirt on the other person to degrade them seems to be an easier choice. If you make them look bad it will make you look better.

  • John Stewart

    Republicans are held to higher standard, and most of the time they live up to that standard. At least more so than the progressive/socialist opposition. Unfortunately there are some RINOs among the lot.

  • Dave

    Hell will have a hell of a lot more democraps than repubs

  • SoCaConserv4USA

    This standard is being enforced by our current experts in public humiliation and you take it seriously? This isn't the year 2008 and Barack Hussein Obama is not an unknown candidate nor is he worshiped by the throngs of salivating self-loathing tools, perverts and criminals--most have lost their jobs! Lol Progressives are the most immoral people on the planet today, and many of their politicians are either under investigation or facing one in the near future. I'd also like to remind my fellow conservative Americans, these are the same people who advocate sex among five-year-olds under the tenure of Obama's czar Kevin Jennings and handed out pamphlets to college students on how to have sex in bathrooms and parks among other sordid scenes, also committed under Jennings' unconstitututional and illegal appointment.

    I do not care what a Democrat or progressive liberal says and I don't care if they fail, but I do care that they succeed, after all these subversives are costly and destructive, in short a progressive fail is a win, win for America and her freedoms!

    • Phil

      I had forgotten about Jennings. We conservatives need to refresh our collective memory and recount for the voting public what a horrible POTUS Obama has been.
      Anyone remember him calling disabled veterans "selfish" when O wanted to include the VA Hospitals in National Health Fraud? Yes, these whiners should have known better.

  • rick jones

    Over looking Democrats mis-givings and short-comings, along with the ones plentiful in Hollywood, are forgiven because all feel an entitlement...they remain special in their own eyes and they expect others to feel likewise. Thus, they do as they please and could care less!! Some call that elitism!!

    • Phil

      I can only vote against politicians but, have a personal list of actors whose movies I won't patronize.

  • Pete0097

    I think that the GOP candicates should ALL not attack each other. They should only say what they would do to bring America back to what it should be. They should only attack the current administration. Anything else WILL be used against them when they run against obama in 2012.

  • SEAN MURRY

    obummer and company are screwing this country ,they have almost broke us.

  • ROBERTA

    REPUBLICANS ARE KNOWN TO BE HONEST AND NOT LIARS, SO IF THEY SAY ANYTHING AT ALL THE DEMS TRY TO USE THEIR LYING TACTICS TO ATTACH THEM EVEN THO IT IS TRUE

  • Musicman

    The reason Republicans are held to higher standards is because the Democrats done have any standards

  • Bob H

    We all know term limits is what will clean up Washington, But I ask how in the world are we going to get two thirds of Congress to vote on this and a 60 vote in the Senate to get term limits on these men and women, I ask Geoff Davis Congressmen of Kentucky about term limits and he said we have it already every time we have are election every two years for congress,and every six years for the Senate. Most of your congressmen and Senator's who have had many back to back terms, have gotten quite rich being a Rep from their district, need I say any more.

  • Bill

    Democrats have no standards. They want to be politicians so they can steal everything they can get their hands on. They laugh all the way to therir retirement on your tax dollars.

  • Ron Alford

    Because we have higher standards. It's called Christianity.

  • MoodyDude

    That Republicans are being held to a higher standard than Democrats is not really the issue. What is the issue is that Republicans are soft targets for Democrat propaganda and they don't know how to or refuse to respond to it. The Democrats have learned well the tactics from their Communist cousins. The Republicans had better find a way to fight back because the Democrats will continue to spew their ridiculous claims and assertions, aided by the news media, in hopes that some of them will stick.

  • Nels

    Rick Perry is a Politian! We do not want a Politian ‘We the People’ have an unprecedented opportunity to elect not who the ‘Elite’ and the ‘Political Opinion makers’ tell us is the ‘most electable’ but the candidate who really does best represent ‘We the People’! Herman Cain a man of Virtue, a Conservative, and a great Example of living out the American Experiment. He defuses the 'Class Warfare Rhetoric' is most certainly not a Politian and may well be the LOL (Loud Obnoxious Left) crowd’s and the ‘Elites’ most feared GOP candidate! Herman Cain! Check Him Out! The LOL keep singing the same song but they are seeing fewer and fewer people dancing to the noise they are making.

  • Speed

    Cain,Palin,Bachmann,Paul-our Country's best shot at being GREAT again!

  • Tom Sochor

    As Rush Limbaugh has been saying for decades now…It is easy to live as a liberal, and hard work living as a conservative. Why?… Because to live as a liberal requires no standards by which one can ever be held accountable. Whatever feels good…they can do without fear of ever being "wrong", or facing any moral consequence! How hard is that life choice? No principles, no morals, no expectations… no disappointment in oneself-- ever. Except for the fact that deep down inside they hate owning the indefensible low-ground in which they slither together. In addition, they are incessantly jealous of conservatives for maintaining the judgmental high ground, which we work hard to preserve. Liberals perceive conservative confidence as being smug. Oddly, however, it is never a case of conservatives trying to foist conservatism upon liberals, but rather it is always liberals trying to foist their liberal perversions and immorality upon conservatives who enjoy a healthy and wholesome family lifestyle. What part of "live and let live" do they refuse to understand?

    I'm sincere when I say that liberalism is indeed a mental illness that has no rational remedy. Conservatives are physically, mentally and spiritually superior to liberals… and they know it. They know the power of our conviction, and that is exactly why the only thing they work hard at is perverting our culture, and influencing our children into their hedonist lifestyles.

  • Joshua Warren

    A corrupt and immoral Democrat Party?! Why the redundancy? These people still have not come clean regarding their racist past and their connection to the KKK. Nor do they want it known that their party platforms from 1856, 1860, and 1864 ALL supported and condoned the continuance of slavery. http://tinyurl.com/Democrat-Party-platforms-1856 http://tinyurl.com/Democrat-Party-platforms-1860 http://tinyurl.com/Democrat-Party-platforms-1864

  • Joshua Warren

    To add insult to injury, Blacks were FORCED to join the Democrat Party (that's where the KKK stepped in to perform their magic) so as to vote the Democrat ticket while NOT being allowed to vote in Democrat Party primaries and caucuses. What's also not well known is that the KKK targeted Blacks, not so much for the color of their skin (though that certainly helped with the identification process), but for their political leanings. You see, right after slavery ended and Blacks were able to vote, guess which political party they partnered with? It was the Republican Party, since it came into existence circa 1854 - 1856 largely to counter the racist onslaught against the newly-freed slaves. This is historical fact, yet probably not one Black in a thousand is even aware of it.

  • Joshua Warren

    BLACK AMERICA: You've been lied to, used, abused, and ridiculed by a political party that LOVES YOUR VOTE, YET HATES YOUR SKIN COLOR! And you continue to let them get away with it. Please wake up and see these people for who they truly are, because anyone who would treat you that way CANNOT be your friend. Visit the links below and read for yourself about the sordid past of the hypocrites you so blindly throw your support behind. The Democrat Party is the party of racist attitudes and action. Did you realize, for instance, that virtually ALL legislation supporting civil rights for Blacks were Republican initiatives? Democrats were pretty much dragged along, kicking and screaming all the way. Jim Crow laws and other measures to restrict the rights of Blacks were Democrat initiatives. Read it and weep:
    http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/platforms.php
    http://tinyurl.com/Democrat-Party-platforms-1856 http://tinyurl.com/Democrat-Party-platforms-1860 http://tinyurl.com/Democrat-Party-platforms-1864 http://tinyurl.com/Republican-Party-Platform-1856 http://tinyurl.com/GOP-Party-Platform-1860 http://tinyurl.com/Republican-Party-Platform-1864

  • Joanneo

    SINCE YOU ARE NOT INTERESTED IN INFORMING THE AMERICAN PEOPLE WHAT IS REALLY IN STORE FOR THEIR FUTURE PLEASE REMOVE ME FROM YOUR LIST.

  • hanginjudge

    Republican standards are said to be higher, and generally I think they are but this isn't a given.
    Much like a parent will allow the transgressions of an insolent and petulant child this country has come to accept the fact that democrats, and the democrat thought process is much the same as that of a two year old. Since common sense is not something that two year old's have come to understand they are continually forgiven for the stupidity and damage that their actions incur.

    I do agree in part with "Insurgent" however who says that there really are no moral standards that either party adheres to. It truly is time to flush the cockroaches out of Washington. Or as I have said in the past "empty the roach motel"

    I also agree with Ohio Tony. When a democrat is caught with his proverbial pants down its nothing new. When a republican gets caught it's news.

  • RSZ

    You forgot "corpseman." And "waffle" for Wyffle. And "breathalizer" for "inhalator." Shall I go on? Oh, I forgot, Obama is, simply put, brilliant!

  • T.Fos.

    They are held to a higher standard because they ACTUALLY HAVE THEM! ;)

  • http://www.thebeezbuzz.com pj

    ****Now even fellow Republicans are trying to find enough dirt on each other to thwart opposing campaigns while they ignore the imposter in Washington.***

    And that is what is sooooo frustrating! Why aren't they getting together to make sure they bash BO, not each other! America needs to get BO out of the White House, and if Repubs don't come together on that front, we could lose the war.

  • http://? thedot

    Please stop calling them Liberal Democrats ...they cal themselves the Progressives (time honored name for the communists .).
    just refer to them for what they are..the Neo Communist Party..NEOCOMS. OR if sensitive to the feelings of these shills call them DEMOCOMMIES. AS IN OBAMACOMMIE.

  • JoJo

    That's too easy. The democrats come right out and say that they have no standards (other than all conservatives be perfect). When you don't believe in God and are offended by those that do and FORCE laws and regulations forbiding ANY symbol real or perceived, or any kind of worship that someone might see or hear, when you push the gay agenda on children from the kindergarten level...when you believe as strongly as they do that the "ends justify the means", what do you expect?

  • mrsuggs

    Face facts- The Democratic party relies on handouts for a very large portion of their voting public, which just happen to be minorities. These folks are counted on as cattle, to vote Democratic and to continue the cycle of no education,no family units,75% of children born to a one parent household, disrespect for anything not black centered,its everyones fault but there own. Dems are not doing the Black race any good by giving handouts to buy votes. Blacks you need to wakeup and grow up and join society.

  • RSimmons

    You forgot "corpseman." And "waffle" for Wyffle. And "breathalizer" for "inhalator." Shall I go on? Oh

  • zipcdr

    Republicans are held to a higher standard because they put themselves on a pedestal and proclaim themselves to be the moral guardians of the country. When they fall it is farther and harder.

  • Disgusted

    Republicans just try to keep who they are screwing secret better than democrats because they are hypocrites to the worst order in that respect, while democrats just don't care and act outraged if they're called on their evil. What's the difference? Is this article suggesting that republicans should be able to do evil to the same extent as the democrats, then? Sounds like it.

    Mom always liked YOU best! I never get to do anything without getting caught. Give us a break. They're ALL depraved and to see that all you have to do is take a look at the state of this country.

  • Eddie

    Why are Conservatives held to a higher standard. I consider it an honor to be held to a higher standard. In sports, the best players, the best teams , the best coaches are held to a higher standard. And rightfully so. You always expect that when you are dealing with the best at something. Why would I want to be ODUMBO when the higher standard would be Thomas Jefferson ? It's a good thing that NASA held space exploration to a higher standard. Otherwise there would have been many more dead astronauts. Please hold me to a higher standard. In so doing I am proud of my accomplishments. Please don't let me slack down to the level of a dumbocrap. They have no standards. Just look at them. Sorriest group of sub humans I've ever seen, but then again they aren't held to the same standard that Conservatives are. And you can thank God for that ! The goats WILL be separated from the sheep. The separation has already begun !!!

  • PerryB Grtr Houston

    I like to think that the reason the media holds Republicans to a higher standard than Democrats is because they have come to learn that Republicans actually are capable of living up to a higher standard. If and when a Republican does come up short, it is actually newsworthy and the story will sell papers.

    The liberal reporters, on the other hand, who are thick in with the Democrat politicians, see Democrats failing so often that such failings seem perfectly normal thus not newsworthy, almost no matter how disgusting the crime. The reporters probably routinely commit all of the same crimes and immoral acts that the Democrat politicians they cover do, and believe all Democrats do the same. So they believe their Democrat readership / viewership wouldn't consider such acts as newsworthy thus not buy the newspaper or watch the segment, and thus not patronize their sponsors.

  • Bill Lee

    What the writer terms as "being more religious" means is that people who adhere to some kind of set of moral principles in their religious beliefs are held to them by those who don't. EXCEPT MUSLIMS of course. Why? Because they are too scary to ruffle their feathers. We think that all Muslims are out to kill every infidel as prescribed in Mohammad's teachings so therefore we don't think they have any moral compass. But if you read their set basic principals they derive many of their moral laws from the Bible. FACT: Our country was founded on Biblical principles. They are not some freaky set of do's and dont's. They are meant for relationship with the Creator God. They historically have stood the test of time as being the best model for human culture. It's those who think they can do better that have historically crashed and burned because mankind has a fallen nature that you have to deal with and that you can't tame except in relationship with the Creator God. This anchor to the Bible may seem archaic and unfair to some but it has provided the open society to try many new inventions, discuss openly the pros and cons of differing viewpoint and overcome corrupt evil. The GOP's platform still is crafted around some of those basic principles whereas the DEM's is most decidedly not. This is why it is harder for the GOP to be seen as good and why the DEMs over time, are revealed for the corrupt bungelers that they are when a POTUS like O comes to the end of himself in terms of leadership and moral character and ability to keep the ship from sinking.

  • Bimbab

    The problem is we do not hold the left to even a LOWER standard.

    We should all laugh that this accusation against the right DID NOT GO LOW ENOUGH. Hahahahahaha.......

  • Neil R

    For the moral, and just, much is expected. For the immoral, and illegal, NOTHING is expected! Therefore, it's no news when a liberal screws up; nothing unusual, therefore, not covered. OTOH, when a conservative errs, it's perceived a HUGE DISASTER! Does this answer the question?

    Newspapers' idea of big news: not dog bites man, but MAN BITES DOG!

  • Phil Baker

    Republicans are expected to provider "good government". That's why Massachusetts and many other Blue States elect Republican governors.

    There are many "pragmatic" Democrats who vote for conservative candidates and measures in their town, city, and even state. The cost of government is more easily identified and understood on a local basis than is the federal budget. Accordingly, liberals often vote conservative in local elections!

  • AVCurmudgeon

    Conservatives are seemingly held to a higher standard not because the liberal media advocates a higher standard, but because the liberals have nothing to do to contend with conservatives except find nits to pick, and nothing to do to defend their "leaders" but pretend they are in fact perfect. Ignorance is bliss.

  • http://www.aKeyforHealth.com carolandv

    A liberal's view:

    1-any publicity is good publicity
    2-better "notorious" than "nothing"
    3-sexual conquests outside of marriage are a "right of passage"

  • INVEST

    Republicans are held to higher standards because we take bath's and brush our teeth --most democrats don't..

  • songster

    Better stated, why are conservatives held to higher standards. Its obvious, we're not as tolerant as liberals, end of story. But the real point here is this, Conservatives are divided into 3 groups, Ultra right wing, moderate conservatives and rinos. Do the math, were diluted, divided and easily conqured. Get it together patriots, unite under one candidate or be ready to kiss some liberal ass/dictator. There is only one true consertive and constitutionaly minded candidate, Ron Paul. Unite behind him, lets turn this High Standard boat around.

  • WilliamJW

    I recently saw a video of man saying he gave then senator obama oral sex in the back of a limo and also did drugs with him. This man also wrote a book about his experiences with Obama. Supposedly there is more. Something about a gay black man who was involved with obama when he was an Illinois U.S. senator, was found murdered, but some how the murder was quietly covered up. Why was none of this brought up at least inquisitively by the media when obama was running for president? At least why not about the part about his alleged cocaine use? The media had a hey day with President Bush's mis-speaks, but they give this corrupt guy a pass. He thinks he's Al Capone.

    • pay a attention

      because dems and media needed a "gimick". They found one, he is a black man. Any non black individual who speaks against him will be labeled racist. It worked, now he destroying our country and their still tryin to pull racist card when you speak out against him.

  • pay a attention

    palin perry ticket!!!

    • WilliamJW

      Reverse that Perry Palin ticket. Both strong conservative christians with morals and values. I think they would carry the entire midwest vote, the bible belt, Texas, Arizona, any place the Tea Party is strong. But surely lose the homosexual vote and those wanting to live on welfare their entire life.

  • W.A.Bullard Jr.

    "They" whoever "they" are always corrupt, because they are reflections of "Us" who sent them. We have justified theft legally to "ourselves", sidestepping the morality issues of theft, bribery, and extortion, through legislation. It is that simple. Engage the architecture of the Constitution and this will largely be eliminated. Republicans will be held to a higher standard always because the Republican Party can "never" be truely Republican, no more than any Catholic can be truly Catholic. That is a human impossibility in a world of "popular religion", social gosple, and moral relativism, and "they" will always use that against a Republican because "they" do not believe in the Constitution.
    Semper Fortis/SemperFidelis
    Chief Bull

  • W. A. Bullard Jr.

    The proposition of Republican democracy is relatively simple. All Democracies are nothing more than rooms with 100 people, of which 51 are men. The men vote to rape the women; it's all perfectly legal because the majority always rules as a political fact of life, setting aside issues of morality; it is legal and it was Democratic. The case for the Republican form of government is considerably different and to follow.
    SemperFortis/SemperFidelis
    ChiefBull

  • W. A. Bullard Jr.

    "All" governments are monopolies of "power", and nothing less. No government is worth the name "government" if it is not first concerned with its power, how to get it, how to keep it and maintain it, who to reward with it, and most importantly who to punish with it and what for. Washington knew this; Madison, Franklin, Henry, Wilson, George Mason and others of the Framers knew that. The first recognition that all on this web must come to is that this will go on and on because we are "All" heretic constitutionally and have refused at the most basic, the voting booth [Local, State, or Federal] to honor our obligations as citizens in a constitutionally directed Republican democracy.
    Semper Fortis/Semper Fidelis
    ChiefBull

  • W. A. Bullard Jr.

    They are not "all whores". If "all" dogs do not have four legs, then "they" whoever "they" are in government are not "all" corrupt and "all whores". This is how a Republic works: "...2_6_4_and out the door..."
    Representatives are elected for two years only, not 20 consecutive terms, much less two consecutive terms. Anything more than one term only exponentially increases the probability of corruption, malfeasance, and inefficiency. Representatives confirm the sovereignty of the People themselves in their States directly against the power monopoly of the Federal Government. They have Representatives based solely on the number of heads taxed in each state.
    SemperFortis/SemperFidelis
    ChiefBull

  • W. A. Bullard Jr.

    Representatives for apportionment are determined by decentennial census, "constitutionally" mandated. The number of Representatives represent the capitation liability of the district based solely on population. No other form of capitation is legal constitutionally and any capitation based on incomes based criteria is strictly forbidden by Article I. If you want the Federal government "out" of the marketplace then repeal the "XVIth"; this will force those districts such as in the norhteastern corridor which are largely deindustrialized to make those segments of their piopulations thst are unproductive increasingly incomfortable, and leave. !"No Freeloaders No vagrants"! instead of sucking off the largesse of more productive regions less populated.
    SemperFortis/SemperFidelis
    ChiefBull

  • W. A. Bullard Jr.

    Senators are "elected" by their State Legislatures into three classes all, each to hold their respective seats for one six year term only, no seven a la Strum Thurmon. They confirm the autonomous sovereignty of the State governments against that of the Federal government and their apportionment of two per State enforce a mathematical equality of footing in the Senate. At present all Senate seats are chosen by direct popular election which has had the effect of nationalizing a Senate seat rather than making it reflective of the interests of the State itself. Is it any wonder that even '43 treated the States like provinces. Get the Federal government out of State government; repeal the "XVIIth" Amendment.
    SemperFortis/SemperFidelis
    ChiefBull

  • W. A. Bullard Jr.

    The advantage of Republican government if it will "be honored constitutionally" is that no law can be passed that does not first have the immediate affections and sympathies of the People themslves in their States that does a violence to the interests of the State governments and is not respectful to their sovereignties. Generally speaking here, it would have been easier to be elected to the Supreme Soviet than to the United States Congress, because the statistical reality is that all States and Districts historically "do not" honor their constitutional obligations on these points and return the same "cads" to Congress year after year, decade after decade. Is it any wonder you do not get the government you earn?
    SemperFortis/SemperFidelis
    ChiefBull

  • W. A. Bullard Jr.

    The President of the United States is elected by the electoral college to one "four year term", not directly by the people; the Electoral college directly protects the more productive states that are not parasitic on the commonweal against those populace regions having larger numbers of populations that are generally less productive than say Kansas or a North Carolina. This additionally protects States like Rhode Island from getting "raped" by the NewYork Cities and the LAs of the country. The President has unlimited warmaking powers and does not need Congress to go to War; he only needs "Congress to declare War". That is why he is "Commander in Chief". The President gives force to and confirms the Sovereignty of the United States of America, in "all" situations calling for it, Local, State, Federal or International.
    SemperFortis/SemperFidelis
    ChiefBull

  • W. A. Bullard Jr.

    The Supreme Court [the Court] is chosen for the durations of the natural lives of its members. They are not term limited, only limited by their continued good behaviours. There is "No" legal or constitutional requirement that they be certified as qualified by the Bar, or licensed to "practice" Attainders "are not outlawed". Congress can vote an attainder of treason on whomever it so chooses; the attainder shall run only during the " natural life of he Peson attainted" and that person's heir or heirs are not liable or corupted. The Supreme Court exists to oversee this sort of thing not because it is superior to the other branches, it is equal to them; but because, it confirms the supremacy of the Constitution as he supreme law of the land.
    SemperFortis/SemperFidelis
    ChiefBull

  • W. A. Bullard Jr.

    This has been a rather basic civics lesson in Republican democracy. Judging from the text, tone, and tenor of the submissions to the web-site most if not all do not understand how our system of goernment and its culture of capitalism is supposed to operate. It is easier to say "they" than take a good long, hard, cold look into the mirror when we get up in the morning. Is it any wonder that "they" control the press; government is a monopoly of power and will do whatever is in its own interests; the press is a business just as anyother business and will do whatever it must to look after its own interests in the marketplace where government is now "the major"player.
    SemperFortis/SemperFidelis
    ChiefBull

  • W. A. Bullard Jr.

    In closing:
    1. Follow the Constitution, explicitly; hishistoriclly we have not since1913?
    2. Amend it in the way Madison intended by rewriting the Articles completely each time there is an Amendment ratified; That was the way Madison intended; I know, I've seen his notes.
    3. Repeal the XVIth, XVIIth, and XXnd Amendments
    4. Allow Capitalism to do what it is intended to do, if these Amendments are repealed it will; government will be out of the marketplace.
    5. Don't reinvent the wheel just follow the document as written; it is easier and takes far less effort to "Repeal" than "Amend"; that is what Madison and the Framers intended.
    SemperFortis/SemperFidelis
    ChiefBull

  • Reelman1946

    Its because they often espouse or practice higher standards...but then they are deemed to be Saints instead of morally better...or ethically better...the dimdems have NO standards as utopian secular socialists so they have no "bar"...as we saw when Klinton lowered the moral bar to the floor and oZBama lowered the ethical bar to the floor...