Speaking of Douche-chills, check out this nugget of congressional hypocrisy:
Title: To amend title 18, United States Code, to protect youth from exploitation by adults using the Internet, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Foley, Mark [FL-16] (introduced 7/10/2006)
Now it appears that the leadership of the House Republicans knew about the inappropriate contact well over a year ago and did nothing. Worse than nothing, they were probably involved in a cover-up. The cover-up is, after all, the Repiglican's sport of choice.
At least four Republican House Members, one senior GOP aide and a former top officer of the House were aware of the allegations about Foley that prompted the initial reporting regarding his e-mail contacts with a 16-year-old House page. They include: Majority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio), National Republican Congressional Committee Chairman Tom Reynolds (N.Y.) and Reps. Rodney Alexander (R-La.) and John Shimkus (R-Ill.), as well as a senior aide to Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.) and former Clerk of the House Jeff Trandahl.
Taken as an isolated incident, one can make the claim that this is just one more case of a sick and delusional pedophile. Case closed. But check out this extensive list of known Grand Old Pedophiles. I challenge anyone to come up with a list of Democrat politicians, activists and appointees to rival this one. There's some weird psychological phenomenon that connects the party of hard core Christian values to pedophilia.
My own suspicion is that it has much to do with guilt. Many of these guys are attracted to the party that seeks to regulate moral behavior because they feel guilt and shame over their own moral failings. And of course, it helps that the Jesus Party have a convenient scapegoat that they can point to. "Its not my fault, The Devil made me do it."
They blame Satan for their own psychological problems and by extension, the problems of the entire world. And they think they can somehow wash away or make up for their own sins by imposing religious values on the rest of us. They fight their own demons by railing against the very same demons they see all about them. To them I say, "Physician, heal thyself." I'm sick to death of these self-righteous hypocrites trying to control my life because they can't seem to control their own demented urges.
And here's one more theory. Most psychologists and others who work with exploited children will tell you that pedophilia is not necessarily about sex, its about power. The pedophile prefers children because they are powerless and gives the pedophile an inflated sense of self to be able to manipulate and control them physically. I think its no accident that the party that wants to control what we do in the bedroom, how we love and marry, the entertainment that we can watch and listen to, and help siphon all the money and power to an a elite few, would also be the party to attract assholes who get a woody by controlling and manipulating those who are smaller and weaker than themselves.
Thank you, Mark Foley, for once again exposing the soft, pasty white underbelly of America's "Moral Values" party.
BooFuckingHoo!! Foley claims he is an alcoholic, as though that will excuse his pedophilia.
Whitehouse Press Liar Tony Snowjob dismisses the Foley story as "naughty emails" Snow is truly scum on shit. Whores and used carsalesmen cross the street in order to avoid being seen with this cretin.
There are numerous congresscritters and staffers who knew about this shit a while ago and engaged in a cover-up. These assholes should be voted out in November and then prosecuted.
GOPigs are scrambling for Foley's campaign money. He's got a pretty big warchest and they covet it.
Head of the Congressional Page Board John Shimkus allowed Foley to spend a lot of time with Pages, sometimes alone, AFTER the GOPigs knew that Foley favored young meat.
A Republican staff member warned Congressional pages FIVE YEARS AGO to watch out for Congressman Mark Foley, according to a former page.
New York Rep Tom Reynolds, who heads the National Republican Congressional Committee, knew about this over a year ago and still had his chief of staff, Kirk Fordham, advising Foley as recently as last week.
A poster at Daily Kos makes a good point. Just compare the response of Repiglican Congresscritters to making congress remain in session during an Easter/Holyweek to deal with the attempt to force a husband to keep his braindead wife on life support with their response to Predatorgate. Will the Pigs be less likely to interupt campaign season on behalf of live children than they were to interupt Holy Week on behalf of a braindead woman? You betcha.
Repiglicans have been bashing Democrats over their discomfort with legalizing torture, claiming that the Dems want to "protect" of "coddle" terrorists. So I think it's fair to now ask why the Congressional Republican "leadership" have been protecting and coddling a known child sexual predator for years.