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(Chattanooga Times Free Press)   Divorce trial testimony shows that 100% pro-life, family values, Tea Party congressman and doctor had affairs with three co-workers, two patients and a drug rep, and supported his wife's decision to get two abortions   (timesfreepress.com) divider line 119
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2012-11-16 09:46:23 AM  

Nurglitch: To play the devil's advocate, maybe he's seen first-hand the damage done by his pro-choice, anti-family activities?


He is a doctor after all, and therefore, knows that it is important in any good scientific research, the results must be repeatable to prove validity. So he supported multiple abortions and had multiple affairs then examined the damage!

/Ta-da!
 
2012-11-16 09:47:35 AM  
God damn subby. Warn us about that hideous picture in TFA. I had to close the tab immediately. WTF is that anyway?
 
2012-11-16 09:51:03 AM  

clowncar on fire: pciszek: Why the heck is this on the main page instead of the Politics tab?

There's no opposition to oppose so they've expanded into more fertile tabs looking for fresh meat.


Even without the political angle this is a story of a disgusting asshole defrauding people and getting rewarded for it. I'd almost be ready to grant it an honorary FLORIDA tag. However, this is obviously a thread for the P-tab; everything wrong with this gas bag is worse because he's a "Pro-Jeebus" Republican and at this point it is just shooting fish in a barrel.
 
2012-11-16 09:52:46 AM  
Look, let's get this straight. The Tea Part is NOT Pro-Life.

They are Pro-Birth. Once you've been squeezed out, well that's that.

They've made it quite clear that you can die and that'll be just fine by them.
 
2012-11-16 09:53:20 AM  
3.bp.blogspot.com

/Hot like DesJarlais' pants-on-fire
 
2012-11-16 09:58:33 AM  
This guy has pushed me off the shocked and outraged edge right into hilarity. Everything that comes out of this trial is hilarious now.

/But if he gets re-elected I'm gonna be annoyed
 
2012-11-16 10:00:11 AM  

Tenga: He's my Congressman. I voted against him, but knew he would win because there's an "R" next to his name.

One thing is for sure though, he will be primaried next time, and we will have a new Congessman in 2 years.

/never thought I would say it, but between this guy and Fleishmann, I miss Zack Wamp


I'm in his district too. Got a bunch of flyers in my mail about how upstanding a person he is. Makes me want to vomit.
 
2012-11-16 10:01:39 AM  
The only moral abortion is my abortion!
 
2012-11-16 10:02:16 AM  
This is why i hate politics...
 
2012-11-16 10:07:19 AM  
The Aristocrats
 
2012-11-16 10:07:36 AM  

Aidan: But if he gets re-elected I'm gonna be annoyed


Could easily happen. Remember....the same folks that'll vote for him again and again also refer to Ted Nugent as a "God-fearing patriot". Not sure how a draft-dodger can morph into a patriot, but there ya go.
 
2012-11-16 10:09:29 AM  

Ronin_S: Remember its only his wife that got an abortion because the fetus had a horrible condition that would result in a nonviable pregnancy (*cough*ectopic pregnancy*cough*). It was only his wife that had an awful medical condition where if she didn't abort her life would be in danger. Only her doctor said it had to be done after careful thought and preparation. Only her abortion was going to be long, painful and traumatic. Everyone else's abortion is totally immoral and because she was a filthy, filthy, slut.


While I agree with your snark, you're not quite right about the pregnancy:
DesJarlais, a family-values conservative who rode 2010's tea party wave to Washington, testified his ex-wife's earlier abortion stemmed from medical concerns.

"... [She] was on an experimental drug called Lupron and was not supposed to have gotten pregnant. There were potential risks. It was a therapeutic," he said.


And from the FDA: "Leuprolide has been assigned to pregnancy category X by the FDA. Animal studies have revealed evidence an increase in major fetal abnormalities, increased fetal mortality, an decreased fetal weights."

So, not ectopic pregnancy, but flipper-baby.
 
2012-11-16 10:11:18 AM  

Farking Canuck: What a surprise! A republican campaigning on a platform of lies and hypocrisy.


Yeah, I guess the main difference between Democrats and Republicans these days is that Republicans claim to have ethics.
 
2012-11-16 10:18:37 AM  

Farking Canuck: What a surprise! A republican campaigning on a platform of lies and hypocrisy.


This. You would've thought he was a democrat. They're the only ones that can lie with a straight face.
 
2012-11-16 10:23:47 AM  
The most amusing thing about this mess was the Times Free Press's candidate endorsements just days before the election. The editorial staff said something to the effect that his opponent, Stewart, was a big government liberal that couldn't even manage his own personal finances, and that basically he was unworthy, but that he was still more desirable than DesJarlais.
 
2012-11-16 10:24:30 AM  
The man who prays the loudest is often the biggest sinner...........looking at you "christian" conservatives.
 
2012-11-16 10:25:10 AM  

clowncar on fire: soia: Why does the MSM keep bringing this up when we have a fiscal cliff which will usher in the apocalypse and turn all english speaking white people into dark skinned spanish speaking mexicans?

You forgot the opening of the 7th seal: Hostess is closing their doors and Twinkies will be no more.


/Jesus wept
/my dog now hates unions
/she'd do all kinds of tricks for a bit of Twinkie.
 
2012-11-16 10:28:17 AM  

Two16: Molavian: Farking Canuck: What a surprise! A republican campaigning on a platform of lies and hypocrisy.

Whoa, now. How are you getting that he's a Republican? I didn't read anything about anonymous gay sex in a bathroom stall.

Give it time.


A long, hard time?
 
2012-11-16 10:35:13 AM  
I could be anti-abortion, and still say I'm pro-life. Not doing the "right" thing or upholding the "right" values, doesn't mean that I can't understand that what I'm doing, or have done in the past, was "wrong."

Being a hypocrite is a sign of weakness, but is not always automatically bad. For example, I know smoking is bad but I do it anyway. However, by espousing the view that it's bad, it encourages me to want to quit, and possibly encourages others to quit, or avoid starting. Change occurs in this world due at least in-part to hypocrisy, folks stop smoking, slaves were freed, sexist/racist behavior corrected, etc.

This is especially true if you consider acts before a contradictory statement to be hypocrisy. Personally, I'd consider it to be a policy change rather than hypocrisy. Some of the folks that supported freeing slaves, and the equality of man, were slave owners. That might make them hypocrites in your eyes, but not bad hypocrites, right?

A LYING hypocrite is different, and is almost always bad. That's where you keep smoking, but tell everyone that you already quit because smoking is bad. That's bad hypocrisy, and is lying/bragging about your own willpower, I guess.

The case in which a lying hypocrite might be good, is if they claim a "negative" view and actions, and yet continue to act "positively." Like "I beleive in eating babies for breakfast," and then claim to eat one daily, despite not really doing that. I think in a case like that, it might be better to remain a lying hypocrite, rather than permit your actions to support your cause. However, it's probably better if you stop pretending that you eat babies in the first place.

Don't forget that "right," "good," "wrong," and "bad" are just opinions of judgement... in many cases they might be an opinion shared by a great many people, but that doesn't make them an objective reality.
 
2012-11-16 10:37:25 AM  
This just in: privileged people believe you have to act under a different set of rules than they do.
Much how libmitter's favorite congressman probably owns several guns for defense from the unwashed masses but votes against gun rights every chance he (or *shudder* SHE) gets.
 
2012-11-16 10:51:06 AM  
The Tea Party's days are numbered. GOP strategists and leaders are reeling right now. They are being told why they really lost the election, given the hard, cold facts. The Tea Party has become a major liability and people are beginning to view the GOP as the party of stupid people. Even LA governor Bobby Jindal has said "the GOP must stop being the party of stupid." The GOP lost moderates and they have no hope of garnering the Hispanic vote with there current agenda. So they are going to have to distance themselves from the tea Party and move toward the center or lose big in the future. The red states are not enough to win a national election and so, cannot be the GOP's base any longer. They have to have moderated from blue states. Without those GOP big bucks, the Tea Party cannot survive. They may garner a seat or two in Congress on their own for a couple of terms, but then they will just fade away.
 
2012-11-16 10:51:11 AM  

SirDigbyChickenCaesar: Farking Canuck: What a surprise! A republican politician campaigning on a platform of lies and hypocrisy.

Don't have such a narrow view of things.


Except it is not just lies ... it is that they run on a platform of outlawing all the things that they do.

It is one thing to say "I'm not going to raise taxes" and then turn around and do it (especially if the economy shifts). It is completely another to run on a platform of "Abortion is evil (for you)" and "toe-tapping gay sex is immoral (for you)", etc.

The latter seems to be a very republican thing.
 
2012-11-16 10:54:34 AM  
He's from the do-asI-say-not-as-I-do school of thought, like many TV preachers and law enforcement officers.
 
2012-11-16 10:57:59 AM  

JackieRabbit: The Tea Party's days are numbered. GOP strategists and leaders are reeling right now.


I was reading an article about how the GOP lost 5-7 senate seats that should have been easy wins but they put up teabag whack-jobs and ended up losing the seats.

If the GOP drops all the religious nuttery and the attacks on gays and women and go back to being small 'c' conservatives they might be able to rebuild a base. But right now their base is dying off and the radical element is keeping new voters away.
 
2012-11-16 11:00:57 AM  
Who would have sex with... THAT? He looks like a Sontaran.
 
2012-11-16 11:01:05 AM  

Farking Canuck: SirDigbyChickenCaesar: Farking Canuck: What a surprise! A republican politician campaigning on a platform of lies and hypocrisy.

Don't have such a narrow view of things.

Except it is not just lies ... it is that they run on a platform of outlawing all the things that they do.

It is one thing to say "I'm not going to raise taxes" and then turn around and do it (especially if the economy shifts). It is completely another to run on a platform of "Abortion is evil (for you)" and "toe-tapping gay sex is immoral (for you)", etc.

The latter seems to be a very republican thing.


Well if you think lying and running on a fake platform is inherent to a single party you need to do a little more homework. Politicians lie and pander to whoever will get them elected, period.
 
2012-11-16 11:07:08 AM  

Farking Canuck: JackieRabbit: The Tea Party's days are numbered. GOP strategists and leaders are reeling right now.

I was reading an article about how the GOP lost 5-7 senate seats that should have been easy wins but they put up teabag whack-jobs and ended up losing the seats.

If the GOP drops all the religious nuttery and the attacks on gays and women and go back to being small 'c' conservatives they might be able to rebuild a base. But right now their base is dying off and the radical element is keeping new voters away.


I think this is what we can expect. I remember a GOP that chided the Democrats for their over-the-top social agenda, arguing that such considerations were not the function of government. The Dems did accomplish some good things, but they took it too far. I always appreciated the old GOP's "If it ain't broke, don't try to fix it" and "show me how we pay for this" sensibilities. They must get back to this, so that they can work with the Dems again to get anything accomplished. Moderates simply must have better choices from both parties.
 
2012-11-16 11:10:22 AM  
Point of order, Scott Desjarlais is not a member of the Tea Party Caucus. Several other Congressmen from his state are, but he is not.

/still a hyporcritial, unethical douche, however.
 
2012-11-16 11:11:40 AM  

Farking Canuck: What a surprise! A republican politician campaigning on a platform of lies and hypocrisy.


FTFY
 
2012-11-16 11:12:06 AM  

SirDigbyChickenCaesar: Well if you think lying and running on a fake platform is inherent to a single party you need to do a little more homework. Politicians lie and pander to whoever will get them elected, period.


I am not saying that ... you seem to be missing the subtle difference.

It is the running on a morality platform to outlaw things that you do (and will continue to do even if you successfully get them outlawed).

An example:
A worker at an abortion clinic has to run the gauntlet of extremely unpleasant protestors every day. On day one of the regular protestors sneaks in her 16 year-old daughter who got herself pregnant.

The worker thinks to herself "Well at least one protestor has realized that this isn't a black and white subject" and assumes there will be one less protestor harassing her on her way to work the next day. But guess what: the next day that woman was back at her post screaming her slogans and waving her sign.

This is different than just fake political promises. It is claiming moral superiority while also making yourself exempt from these same morals. 

/the abortion worker story is a true story although I can't remember where I read it
 
2012-11-16 11:16:29 AM  
Wow a hypocritical politician.

GranoblasticMan: He's rich and white, so he's absolved from those sins.


You're a racist dick.
 
2012-11-16 11:19:30 AM  

Farking Canuck: SirDigbyChickenCaesar: Well if you think lying and running on a fake platform is inherent to a single party you need to do a little more homework. Politicians lie and pander to whoever will get them elected, period.

I am not saying that ... you seem to be missing the subtle difference.

It is the running on a morality platform to outlaw things that you do (and will continue to do even if you successfully get them outlawed).

An example:
A worker at an abortion clinic has to run the gauntlet of extremely unpleasant protestors every day. On day one of the regular protestors sneaks in her 16 year-old daughter who got herself pregnant.

The worker thinks to herself "Well at least one protestor has realized that this isn't a black and white subject" and assumes there will be one less protestor harassing her on her way to work the next day. But guess what: the next day that woman was back at her post screaming her slogans and waving her sign.

This is different than just fake political promises. It is claiming moral superiority while also making yourself exempt from these same morals. 

/the abortion worker story is a true story although I can't remember where I read it


If you think I am, in any way, defending the guy I am sorry I came off that way. I pretty much hate all the hypocritical asses from both sides of the aisle. I guess there may be a few of them that might actually do and say what they actually believe and I can respect that even if I don't agree with their position.

The majority with the "just tell them what they want to hear just to get into office and then do the exact opposite" policy pisses me off.
 
2012-11-16 11:21:26 AM  

Wook: Wow a hypocritical politician. GranoblasticMan: He's rich and white, so he's absolved from those sins.

You're a racist dick.


Yeah man cause no Republican could ever possibly be racist, they are the ones who ended slavery!

Keep America American bro!

/sarcasm off.
 
2012-11-16 11:21:54 AM  
The important thing is that we know FOR SURE that it was consensual sex that made those aborted babies. If it had been rape (or rape rape), they wouldn't have been able to not have been born.

/Sadly, there's probably some derpmobile out there who believes that.
 
2012-11-16 11:23:34 AM  

Farking Canuck: /the abortion worker story is a true story although I can't remember where I read it


There are many such stories here: "The Only Moral Abortion is My Abortion" by Joyce Arthur
 
2012-11-16 11:31:27 AM  
There should be a "Scott" tag. Seems like there are a lot of farkups with the first or last name Scott.
 
2012-11-16 11:35:32 AM  
Republican = Do as I say, not as I do
 
2012-11-16 11:47:56 AM  

JackieRabbit: The Tea Party's days are numbered. GOP strategists and leaders are reeling right now. They are being told why they really lost the election, given the hard, cold facts. The Tea Party has become a major liability and people are beginning to view the GOP as the party of stupid people. Even LA governor Bobby Jindal has said "the GOP must stop being the party of stupid." The GOP lost moderates and they have no hope of garnering the Hispanic vote with there current agenda. So they are going to have to distance themselves from the tea Party and move toward the center or lose big in the future. The red states are not enough to win a national election and so, cannot be the GOP's base any longer. They have to have moderated from blue states. Without those GOP big bucks, the Tea Party cannot survive. They may garner a seat or two in Congress on their own for a couple of terms, but then they will just fade away.


The Tea Party isn't the problem. The social conservatives are the problem. I make the distinction because there are plenty of social cons who aren't in the TP, yet they are just as dangerous.

The Republicans will never recover until they get religion out of their platform.
 
2012-11-16 11:48:22 AM  

clowncar on fire: soia: Why does the MSM keep bringing this up when we have a fiscal cliff which will usher in the apocalypse and turn all english speaking white people into dark skinned spanish speaking mexicans?

You forgot the opening of the 7th seal: Hostess is closing their doors and Twinkies will be no more.


media.tumblr.com

Is inconsolable.
 
2012-11-16 11:58:04 AM  

GranoblasticMan: He's rich and white, so he's absolved from those sins.


Written no no doubt by a poor white boy in his momma's basement
 
2012-11-16 11:59:08 AM  

Theaetetus: Ronin_S: Remember its only his wife that got an abortion because the fetus had a horrible condition that would result in a nonviable pregnancy (*cough*ectopic pregnancy*cough*). It was only his wife that had an awful medical condition where if she didn't abort her life would be in danger. Only her doctor said it had to be done after careful thought and preparation. Only her abortion was going to be long, painful and traumatic. Everyone else's abortion is totally immoral and because she was a filthy, filthy, slut.

While I agree with your snark, you're not quite right about the pregnancy:
DesJarlais, a family-values conservative who rode 2010's tea party wave to Washington, testified his ex-wife's earlier abortion stemmed from medical concerns.

"... [She] was on an experimental drug called Lupron and was not supposed to have gotten pregnant. There were potential risks. It was a therapeutic," he said.

And from the FDA: "Leuprolide has been assigned to pregnancy category X by the FDA. Animal studies have revealed evidence an increase in major fetal abnormalities, increased fetal mortality, an decreased fetal weights."

So, not ectopic pregnancy, but flipper-baby.


I'm not snarking on fundamentalists saying 'no abortions, not even medical emergencies'. I'm snarking on the hypocrisy and use of fundamental attribution error. I/my wife/daughter made a mistake/have unfortunate circumstances. She is a slut/baby hater.
 
2012-11-16 11:59:31 AM  

Satanic_Hamster: But he apologized for it so it's all in the past. On the same note, the Democrat party can never be trusted because Bill Clinton got a blow job 20 years ago.


are you forgetting that Ted Kennedy was in a car accident 40 years ago? That alone makes anything any Republican ever does okay, dontcha know?
 
2012-11-16 12:22:11 PM  

Magorn: are you forgetting that Ted Kennedy was in a car accident 40 years ago? That alone makes anything any Republican ever does okay, dontcha know?


Only in terms of substance abuse and women's rights.
 
2012-11-16 12:28:04 PM  
and this is why Fark needs a [Hypocrite] tag.
 
2012-11-16 12:30:09 PM  
1)lick finger
2)raise to wind

Congratulations, you are now qualified to make decisions as a politician.
 
2012-11-16 12:41:27 PM  

soia: Why does the MSM keep bringing this up when we have a fiscal cliff which will usher in the apocalypse and turn all english speaking white people into dark skinned spanish speaking mexicans?


O, si'?
Bueno pues, por que me gusto comida Mexicano y comprendo espanol.
So, viva la revolucion?
 
2012-11-16 01:00:41 PM  
The higher up you go, the more immoral you become. I don't care what side of the political arena you are. This goes for national politics down to local politics. Believe me I know, I'm from Chicago, if that means anything to anyone...who reads the news...at all.

This applies even more to high-level executives in companies, F-500 or not.
 
2012-11-16 01:02:47 PM  

IAMTHEINTARWEBS: soia: Why does the MSM keep bringing this up when we have a fiscal cliff which will usher in the apocalypse and turn all english speaking white people into dark skinned spanish speaking mexicans?

O, si'?
Bueno pues, por que me gusto comida Mexicano y comprendo espanol.
So, viva la revolucion?


You must have used Google Translate. Your statement makes no sense.
 
2012-11-16 01:20:23 PM  
Now with a side of extra hypocitical derp:

Desjarlais' ex-wife had two abortions.

According to DesJarlais' testimony, his ex-wife Susan had her first abortion because she was taking an experimental drug that carried potential risks in pregnancy. The second came during problems in their relationship while they were living together before their marriage.

"Things were not going well between us and it was a mutual decision," DesJarlais testified. "I don't think that it was easy for either one of us. I think it was a very difficult and poor choice and I think that there are probably regrets both ways."


I guess the only moral abortions are the (what are we up to now, three?) ones that his wife and mistresses have. Did I get that right?

Kick this jackhole out of office.
 
2012-11-16 01:37:27 PM  
Your move, Republican Party.

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to find a suitable candidate to run against this douchebag in the primary, and push the hell out of that candidate so everyone knows that you support the new guy and that you have repudiated DesJarlais completely.

If you actually believe any of the crappy"family values" policies you claim to (or if you just have a shred of dignity, decency, or common sense) this is what you'll do. You don't even have to do any research - it's all been done for you.

I'm waiting.......
 
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