Ex-South Carolina governor Sanford beats Colbert Busch in special House election

May 7, 2013 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: The Washington Post

The conservative electorate of South Carolina's 1st Congressional District voted Tuesday to resurrect the political career of disgraced former governor Mark Sanford by returning him to his former House seat.

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Tyler Turden

Virginia Beach, VA

#66 May 9, 2013
tha Professor wrote:
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Who?
ROTFLMAO!
You, dumbass.
OK, that's a little more coherent, but you are still a dumbass!

Then again, anyone who reads your posts already knows that.
Responsibility

San Mateo, CA

#67 May 9, 2013
Sgt Common Sense wrote:
Cool, southerners have gone from “segregation now, segregation tomorrow and segregation forever” to “adultery now, adultery tomorrow and adultery forever”.
I guess they’re evolving.
Evolving into what? LOLL

Since: Mar 10

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#69 May 10, 2013
Responsibility wrote:
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Dear, it is not about "forgetting" about "good ole" anyone's bad behavior, dear friend, it is about seeing the irony that the names above are brought forward by you folks every time one of your own "family value folks" shows the same bad behavior.
I believe it is called hypocrisy.
At least Sanford didn't do his messing around in the Governors Manson like JFK and Bill did in the White House, and Barney Fruit ran a male prostitution ring out of his congressional office. After getting caught, all good old Barney had to say was "I was careless in my associations" and the Democrats who controlled the House at the time looked the other way. He should have been kicked out of Congress.

You talk about hypocrisy Sir, you and your fellow liberals should look in the mirror.

“So long to you, Righties”

Since: Jan 12

keep suckin' and whiffin'!

#70 May 10, 2013
Jumping Jim wrote:
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At least Sanford didn't do his messing around in the Governors Manson like JFK and Bill did in the White House, and Barney Fruit ran a male prostitution ring out of his congressional office. After getting caught, all good old Barney had to say was "I was careless in my associations" and the Democrats who controlled the House at the time looked the other way. He should have been kicked out of Congress.
You talk about hypocrisy Sir, you and your fellow liberals should look in the mirror.
Translation:

'Sanford's got an "R" next to his name so I'm covering for him.'

PS - Barney never ran a male prostitution ring. A former lover of his is accused of running one out of their townhouse without Barney's knowledge. Get your facts straight, moron.

“So long to you, Righties”

Since: Jan 12

keep suckin' and whiffin'!

#71 May 10, 2013
The dishonestly of the Repubbie Right is again obvious. They want to try to make "hypocrisy" charges against Dems, but the hypocrisy is mostly their own. Dems aren't the party CONSANTLY touting Christian and family values and opposing homsesxuality, sexuality in general, abortion, adultery, contraception, etc. That would be the REPUBLICAN Party. And yet the have as many or more sex-related scandals, including ones involving boys (Foley) public solicitation (Craig), and prostitution (Vitter). Those guys generally get a pass, too, although thanks to their homophobia the GOPee did push Foley out. But Vitter is still in Congress, and a lot of Repubbies supported Gingrich, serial adulterer, for President in the last election.

Let's have a little honesty if you're CAPABLE of it...for once.

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#72 May 10, 2013
tha Professor wrote:
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Translation:
'Sanford's got an "R" next to his name so I'm covering for him.'
PS - Barney never ran a male prostitution ring. A former lover of his is accused of running one out of their townhouse without Barney's knowledge. Get your facts straight, moron.
You are the moron, Barney was deeply involved in what went on in his Congressional office. He tried to shift the blame to his then boyfriend.

“So long to you, Righties”

Since: Jan 12

keep suckin' and whiffin'!

#73 May 10, 2013
Jumping Jim wrote:
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You are the moron, Barney was deeply involved in what went on in his Congressional office. He tried to shift the blame to his then boyfriend.
You're a liar. If you had any proof of that, you'd already have presented it.

Got Barney's arrest record, his trial information, proof he was charged OR convicted on solicitation or some similar charge? No??

Then you got nothin'....don't'cha?:)

“So long to you, Righties”

Since: Jan 12

keep suckin' and whiffin'!

#74 May 10, 2013
Here's some dope on Frank and his problems, for the idiots out there:

"Frank's depression came as the furor raged over Stephen Gobie's allegations that Frank was aware that he ran a gay prostitution ring out of the congressman's Washington, D.C., apartment. Frank had met Gobie in 1985, and later hired him as a personal assistant and driver. He fired him in 1987.

Eventually, in July 1990, the House Ethics Committee, in a 57-report, rejected as untrue Gobie's charges that Frank knew about the prostitution ring or that Frank had committed sexual acts with Gobie in front of President Bush's locker in the House gymnasium.

But the panel did conclude that the congressman wrote a misleading memo that went to a Virginia prosecutor and was aimed at ending Gobie's probation on felony charges. It also found that 33 parking tickets issued to Frank's car, many when Gobie was driving, were improperly waived through the congressman's House privileges.

On its recommendation, the House issued a public reprimand to Frank. But he was easily reelected that year and has faced no serious opposition since."

Gobie had been a prostitute, but worked as assistant and driver for Frank. HE was running the prostitution ring out of Frank's TOWNHOUSE, unbeknownst to Frank. GOBIE claimed Frank knew, but this claim was officially REJECTED. Frank waived some tickets for Gobie and was properly reprimanded.

End of story, homophobes and partisans.

“Smart@ss”

Since: Dec 07

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#75 May 10, 2013
Man, to think I used to actually believe at one point that Conservatives actually believed in Honesty, Morals and Family values. But lo and behold, they elect this man.

And what is more shocking is that they are cheering over it like they just won the lottery.

“So long to you, Righties”

Since: Jan 12

keep suckin' and whiffin'!

#76 May 10, 2013
Dajokerman wrote:
Man, to think I used to actually believe at one point that Conservatives actually believed in Honesty, Morals and Family values. But lo and behold, they elect this man.
And what is more shocking is that they are cheering over it like they just won the lottery.
We all go through a stage of believing politicians, just as we do believing in Santa Claus. Most grow out of it...some only grow out of PART of it and continue to believe that THEIR politicians are saints and the other guys, devils.

All part of growing up...:)
Carnivore1

Greenville, SC

#78 May 28, 2013
If the Democrats had fielded a quality candidate, they could have easily beaten Sanford. I'm embarrassed by having him represent South Carolina (he sure doesn't represent me).
Wall Street Government

Sebastian, FL

#79 May 29, 2013
Not with the redistricting teabaggers did in 2010.

They were made to draw their districts in republican heavy populations.

Some look like winding rivers with lakes in between.

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