Thursday, June 25, 2009

All Generalizations Are False

"Ninety percent of the politicians give the other ten percent a bad reputation." ~ Henry Kissinger

It's not because the Republican party is hypocritical or corrupt that the Republican Governor of South Carolina, Mark Sanford made a stupid, hypocritical, colossal blunder in having an affair. Because overall, it isn't (as far as I know).

But, that won't stop the Democrats from making that presumptuous charge.

Here are just two of the comments posted about Sanford's revelation of his affair:

"Once again, the Republicans prove they are the bigger enemy to the 'sanctity of marriage' than the gays and lesbians".

"That is normal for a republican! Know wonder that our gov is screwed UP!"

Obviously, that particular charge applies only to him. It's not like the Republican party leaders ordered him to commit adultery. Or, to announce it publicly. Indeed, the Republican party, more than the Democrats, stand for personal responsibility. And, in this case (as all other similar cases), Governor Sanford is the only one who bears responsibility for his actions.

To his credit, he acknowledges that fact.

I hate it when some Republican politician does something stupid. I love it when some Democrat does. Because the entire party automatically becomes suspect.

And, I admit, that is just plain wrong.

One simply cannot, in all honesty, fault the entire party for something some idiot member of the party did. But, by the same token, haven't many of us been guilty of projecting the same onto the Democratic party?

Well, yes, but then the Democratic party is normally the party that defends rather than condemns such behavior.

Nevertheless, wait. Watch. And see.

The media and the Democrats and the Liberals will be making that connection:

Governor Mark Sanford is a hypocrite and corrupt, therefore, the Republican party is hypocritical and corrupt.

It follows as night follows day.


LoneWolfArcher said...

I also love how the mainstream media downplays when a Democrat goes astray, like John Edwards, but makes a Republican, like Sanford, front page news.

Mark said...

Exactly, Archer, but then, almost all of the MSM are Democrats, aren't they?

Pamela D. Hart said...

Mark: I get disgusted with the hypocritical press. I hate when politicians disgrace their office-BOTH, Democrats and Republicans. It mortifies me when these politicians drag their families through the mud. It is just all around disgraceful. But you’re 100% correct that the Republican Party will now be labeled the party of pigs because of these few who strayed. That’s wrong. The men who committed these acts of immorality are responsible and no one else should be held accountable for their actions.

Krystal said...

This man will end up resigning. It's what most Republicans do when they are caught having an affair. And to be honest, I can't trust someone who cheats on and lies to the one person in this world he's suppose to love the most. I mean, if a man will do this to his own family, who knows what he'll do to mine. KWIM?

What I'd like to see is all of the DEMOCRATS caught doing the same things to resign as well though. Of course that will never happen. It truly shows that conservatives, in general, demand a higher level of honesty and morality than liberals.

That includes the voting public as well. While I've known people on both sides to have affairs, I have to say that the liberals I know are far more "loose" and likely to cheat than the conservatives I know.