Monday, October 02, 2006

Newt Gay Bashes with GOP Damage Control on Foley

Demonstrating that he still keeps a copy of Machiavelli's The Prince on the nightstand, Newt attempted a bit of spin/damage control on the fact that the Republican most in charge of sexual predator laws at the national level was indeed a sexual predator.

Much more importantly, he was enabled by his House superiors including Speaker Dennis Hastert, who has already had to revise his first statement about Foley: "I was never told he was sending freaky emails to kids" to "I don't remember being told he was sending freaky emails to kids."

What's the Newtster's solution to this devastating blow to turning out the GOP "values" voters in a few weeks? Make it the gay-loving Democrats fault! Witness the modern-Machiavelli in action:

WALLACE: But, during all those months, they left Foley in the House Republican leadership. They left him as the head of the congressional caucus dealing with exploited children. No second thoughts about that?

GINGRICH: Well, you could have second thoughts about it, but I think had they overly aggressively reacted to the initial round, they would have also been accused of gay bashing. I mean, the original notes had no sexual innuendo and the parents did not want any action taken.

WALLACE: Well, how would it have been gay bashing?

GINGRICH: Because it was a male-male relationship. And it had no — there was no proof, there was nothing that I know of in that initial round that would have led you to say in a normal circumstance that this is a predatory person.

Newt knows better but in case you haven't figured it out yet, here's the moral code over here in SaneWorld: consenting sexual relationships between adults, be they heterosexual or homosexual are OK with us. Predatory relationships, where one person is an adult and the other is a juvenile, is NOT OK with us. And, the mountain of evidence would indicate, most sexual predators, like most of the population at large, are indeed heterosexual. And there is nothing ipso facto about a homosexual man being a sexual predator any more than there is a necessary relationship between a heterosexual man and the same flaw.

What the Democrats should be hammering away at today, tomorrow, and every day until the election, is that the GOP leadership constitute a cadre of enablers. They enable the President to tell his lies about Iraq and that hurts people, that enabling allows for the deaths of innocent Iraqi civilians as well as the needless deaths of American servicemen and women. And that same GOP leadership enabled a sexual predator to go about his business unhindered in the nation's Capitol, all so they could hold onto power.

And the best defender they can serve up is a guy who divorced his first wife while she was critically ill and was screwing his secretary while impeaching the President.

They have no shame.