Really 10/14/15 – Election 2012. What disturbs Dick Cheney? Scott DesJarlais, hypocrite; a lesson in lying.

by Pitt Griffin on October 15, 2012 · 0 comments

in Election 2012, Really?

Joe Biden makes Dick Cheney nervous

Cheney, former VP, and the man who makes Darth Vader seem warm and fuzzy, told Fox News that Joe Biden is unprepared to be VP. “I was disturbed by it, frankly [Biden’s debate performance]. I have got a pretty specific federal requirements I am interested in when I look at a prospective president.” He said. “And that’s what the vice president is, and that’s the ability to step in a moment’s notice and take over.

He continued,  “And you want somebody calm, cool, and collected, who asks questions and seeks good information and makes life-or-death decisions that we pay a president to take for all of us”.

Where to start? Joe Biden is the 14th longest serving senator in US history. He has served as chairman of both the Committee on Foreign Relations and the Judiciary Committee, and has been VP for 4 years. In that entire time he has never shot a hunting partner in the face, nor invaded a country based on a lie.

Which brings us to the second point. One of Cheney’s requirements of a VP is that he “seeks good information”. Unless that is a synonym for “cherry-picks the intelligence data” or “designs US energy policy by consulting – in secret – with only oil/coal/gas company executives”, then Cheney was unqualified for the job by his own standards.

Scott DesJarlais has two sets of rules

Rep DesJarlais (R-TN) believes in both moral absolutism – where there is only one “right” way, and moral relativism  – where the “right” way can vary between different traditions and cultures. He avoids the obvious inconsistency of holding two opposing views by applying his moral absolutism to you, and reserving his moral relativism for himself .

DesJarlais was once married to Susan, but he grew tired of her and had sex with another woman, who then told him she was pregnant. Despite his position that abortion is immoral, he was recorded telling her to get one. Now he is claiming that it doesn’t count because she was never pregnant in the first place.

Back to poor Susan. She had a child with DesJarlais, and they got divorced – this despite Jesus’ only public statement on marriage, to whit, you can only get a divorce if you are a guy and your wife cheats on you (not you cheating on her).

DesJarlais then married a second time – to Amy – they now have three children.

So now let’s review DesJarlais’ campaign website. On marriage he says “Marriage is traditionally defined as being between a man and a woman…” He needs to make it clearer that his meaning is “one woman at a time”. On abortion he says “All life should be cherished and protected. We are pro-life”.

See how simple it is to avoid moral jeopardy – just write pious crap on your website.

On a final note, the DesJarlais’ site paints a portrait of an ideal family. It says “Scott is married to Amy DesJarlais and lives in South Pittsburg, TN with their three children Tyler, Ryan, and Maggie”. You might expect the first wife to be airbrushed out of the picture, but what about the poor first child?

Want a lesson on how to lie?

Judson Phillips, founder of Tea Party Nation wrote an opinion piece for The Washington Post  (supposedly a liberal rag). In it he rants against wasteful government spending. He claims, for instance, that the government has spent $2.6 million ” to teach Chinese prostitutes how to drink responsibly”.

There is a grant from the National Institutes of Health to study how alcohol leads to HIV infections in “female sex workers”. The justification for the grant, is that the lessons learnt in China, could be used globally. Whatever. I imagine that there are plenty of hard-drinking prostitutes in the US and we might have better spent the money at home.

But where Phillips lies, is not in the fact of the grant, it is by implying who is responsible for it. He never actually says it is a Democratic program, but before he gets to his claim he refers to the: “Obama-Pelosi-Reid axis of fiscal evil”.

Those craven socialists – the problem is that the grant was actually made in 2008 during the Bush administration.

That is how you lie without actually lying. It is so effective that it is repeated by conservative columnists.

NOTE: Judson Phillips is not the best person to tell the country how to run his affairs. He filed for chapter 7 bankruptcy in 1999. I believe in second chances, but if you cannot manage your own affairs I think it is presumptuous to advise the government on finance.

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