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(AL.com)   For the record, if you're running for office and you are divorced, you shouldn't claim in your campaign ads that you're a family man   ( blog.al.com) divider line
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2013-08-02 11:16:03 PM  
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People should remain eternally locked in loveless, soul-crushing marriages for eternity. It's what God would have wanted.
2013-08-03 09:28:11 AM  
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Isn't more better to claim being a 'family man' if you are divorced?  He now has the opportunity to start another family, becoming more of a family guy since he will have two families instead of just one.  I only see this as a person who is fighting the good fight against Obama and his use of marriage as a way to regulate and in turn, stifle men across this country from starting multiple families.
2013-08-03 06:00:44 AM  
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"Hey everyone, I'm back.  Luckily Elizabeth died before the divorce or all these posters would be questioning her character and her commitment to family."
2013-08-03 02:52:57 AM  
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Hay guys, what's going on in this thread? I was out hiking and might have missed a few things.
2013-08-03 02:45:25 AM  
1 vote:
"I never specified that it was my own family of which I am the 'man'."
2013-08-03 12:31:56 AM  
1 vote:
Leave him alone he's a family man and his bark is much worse than his bite.
2013-08-03 12:07:19 AM  
1 vote:
Stimpson's remarks stem from a political advertisement that shows Jones' roles in the past that include a U.S. Navy veteran, Mobile County commissioner, and mayor. It also indicates he's been a father, grandfather and husband.

"Been". Past tense. Nothing to see here.

"I take offense to anyone who tries to bring my family and my father's character into this campaign,"

Um, hate to break it to you sunshine, but the person who brought your family into this campaign was your father.
2013-08-03 12:02:37 AM  
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2013-08-02 11:40:02 PM  
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Well, subby, it depends on why the man in question got divorced.

If he got divorced because he and his wife over many years of marriage simply decided that they had grown apart as individuals, separated amicably, and maintained a good post-dissolution relationship for the sake of their children; then he's still a "family man" despite being divorced and can certainly say that in his political ads.

If he told his cancer-stricken third wife in her hospital bed that he was leaving her for wife number four--with more money and tumor-free breasts--then that's a bit different, isn't it?
2013-08-02 11:15:41 PM  
1 vote:
Subby, I think you're confusing "family man" with what the Republicans call "family values".  A divorced man can very well be a family man, but would have committed some sort of sin in the code of "family values".  Family values = moral position.
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