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Ensign Steps Down from GOP Leadership Post

By Paul Kane
Sen. John Ensign (R-Nev.), a day after admitting an extramarital affair with a campaign staffer, has resigned his position within the GOP leadership.

"He's accepted responsibility for his actions and apologized to his family and constituents. He offered, and I accepted, his resignation as chairman of the Policy Committee," Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said in a statement just issued.

That position, No. 4 among the leadership ranks, provided Ensign a staff of about two dozen aides and a platform to promote both conservative causes and his own political ambition.

Ensign remains in Las Vegas today, as colleagues streaming into a meeting of GOP senators generally have declined all comment about Ensign. "It's a no-comment day," Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kansas) told reporters.

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run with prostitutes in Louisiana, have an affair with your aides wife in Nevada, tell the World you represent the Party of Morality...anyone besides me see the irony?

Posted by: digitalgypsies | June 17, 2009 1:16 PM | Report abuse

“His resignation clearly would be in the interest of the Republican Party. That's obvious. He ultimately may decide to resign, especially if the Senate Ethics Committee decides to hold public hearings.”

"You should not be in a position of leadership, especially because he admitted guilt.”

"This wasn't like he's been charged with something but yet he denied it. He admitted guilt. He plead guilty. It's a little different situation than just being accused of something.”

"I wouldn't put myself, hopefully, in that kind of a position like that but if I was in a position like that, I think that's what I would do. He's going to have to answer that for himself... I think the pressure will continue to build."

Using your words Ensign...your words.

Posted by: PurpleRabbit1 | June 17, 2009 1:31 PM | Report abuse

These neoCONS can't stop stepping on their power trip. Lord Acton, 1789: "Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely". Oh, that's right. Him and his wife worked things out now and have found their way back to the lord. lord help us from pious peeps like this rube. GET HIM OUT OF THE SENATE (but not before the 2010 elections so Dems can showcase him as a paragon of the Repubs Sarah Palinesque version of virtue. What was that Letterman said about her flight attendant style?).

Posted by: Mitchavery7 | June 17, 2009 1:32 PM | Report abuse

The way it's been going with the GOP and sex outside marriage, Ensign was perfect for the policy committee!

Posted by: kcbob | June 17, 2009 1:36 PM | Report abuse

Both parties are full of hypocrites. If you put your faith in a politician you are a fool.

Posted by: larrygate | June 17, 2009 1:36 PM | Report abuse

The problem I have with the affair is that it was with a so-called best friends' wife.

I just told a friend yesterday that I think the word "friend" and "best friend" are not used as they should.

Posted by: rlj1 | June 17, 2009 1:41 PM | Report abuse

Although I would not request a politician step down for what I consider a personal issue, this particular politician paints himself as VERY hypocritical for not stepping down - he did call for other to resign when they were caught in similar situations.

Posted by: smcpherson | June 17, 2009 1:49 PM | Report abuse

Ensign's wife said she's discussed the affair with her husband and their marriage is stronger as a result. Oh, give me a break. BTW, the U.S. Senator from Louisiana who ran around with prostitutes was forgiven by his wife (she said so; another putz) and by God (the senator said so), and apparently by the voters, as the jerk is apparently ahead in the polls. Edwards gets more publicity because he was a candidate for President and his wife was ill.

Posted by: Sutter | June 17, 2009 2:13 PM | Report abuse

Ensign ran the true colors of his flag up on his "flagstaff". Another Rethuglican hypocrite bites the dust. I also want to out every gay Rethuglican and Democrap who voted for the DOMA.

Posted by: ChicagoJim | June 17, 2009 2:44 PM | Report abuse

"it's a no comment day" This should be the first rule for all republicons until they know what there talking about!

Posted by: Woodstocknative | June 17, 2009 2:46 PM | Report abuse

Who cares? This is a non issue. This is his personal issue and not a political issue. Any of you self righteous BS artists feel like putting you're self to the morality test. I didn't think so. There's not a perfect person in the world so spare me/us the holier than though BS.

The way it's been going with the GOP and sex outside marriage, Ensign was perfect for the policy committee!

Posted by: kcbob | June 17, 2009 1:36 PM | Report abuse

Need I remind you Clinton drug the US through the same mess for 4 years. So you can drop the Rep. attack. Just read the other head lines. Edwards (D) caught cheating on his wife is in the paper today as well. So if you wish to split hairs party wise I suggest you think twice. And people like this use the word HYPOCRIT. LOL

“His resignation clearly would be in the interest of the Republican Party. That's obvious. He ultimately may decide to resign, especially if the Senate Ethics Committee decides to hold public hearings.”
"You should not be in a position of leadership, especially because he admitted guilt.”
"This wasn't like he's been charged with something but yet he denied it. He admitted guilt. He plead guilty. It's a little different situation than just being accused of something.”
"I wouldn't put myself, hopefully, in that kind of a position like that but if I was in a position like that, I think that's what I would do. He's going to have to answer that for himself... I think the pressure will continue to build."
Using your words Ensign...your words.
Posted by: PurpleRabbit1 | June 17, 2009 1:31 PM | Report abuse

It would appear to me that you have no idea what you’re talking about. Admitted guilt??? You do realize there’s a difference between guilt (criminal charges) and feeling GUILTY for doing something you shouldn’t have. So there was no PLED GUILTY because there was no COURT. I think you need to return to school. It doesn’t appear you paid attention the first time around. It’s unbelievable how stup1d the average American is.

Posted by: askgees | June 17, 2009 2:53 PM | Report abuse

Why did he resign? It was only about sex...and he didn't even lie under oath about it.

Posted by: edbyronadams | June 17, 2009 2:54 PM | Report abuse

These double-faced, Republican hypocrites never fail to amaze me. Cheating your wife on someone else’s wife, while lecturing us on morality and family values, is the Republican WAY! This charlatan should resign from office all together.

Posted by: VAFormerGOP | June 17, 2009 2:54 PM | Report abuse

Ensign is an excellent example of Republican family values: he betrayed both his own wife and his loyal staff member in this sordid affair.

Ensign and all Republicans who espouse "family values" while promoting illegal unprovoked wars abroad, torture, and unfettered greed at home, are hypocritical, lying scum.

Please keep Ensign around until at least 2010 so that we can all remember what the face of the GOP truly looks like.

Posted by: dee5 | June 17, 2009 2:55 PM | Report abuse

will somebody please instruct these guys to use the zipper that comes on their pants--also, it would help if they didn't go around preaching themselves as the keepers and guardians of family values. I've never seen family values of the like unless there's another standard out there which is typical of the GOP--the us and them mentality. p.s. anyone else notice that Vitter's wife dressed and looked very similar to the prostitute that brought him some notoriety? look at this way, when you can't do it on merit, notoriety keeps your name in the news just as well.....

Posted by: prejeanm1 | June 17, 2009 2:57 PM | Report abuse

Interesting - a Democrats screws around and they get to run for President; a Republican screws around and the world led by the Democrats call for his resignation. What a bunch of hypocrits.

Posted by: sandynh | June 17, 2009 2:58 PM | Report abuse

Will the GOP ever learn to stop throwing stones as the cracks in the GOP glass house is starting to threaten its structural integrity? He who is without sin, shall have the right to claim the moral high ground. Since all humans have sin, we should only hear silence.

Honestly, these revelations are way too much information. What you do in your marriage or out of it, Mr Ensign, is none of my business and I don't want to know. Only when you violate criminal law will I start to care what you do in your free time.

I care what people like Mr Ensign do during their supposed working hours. Please WAPO, I beg you, focus on this and not these peoples personal lives.

Posted by: skramsv | June 17, 2009 3:00 PM | Report abuse

During the Monica Lewinsky scandal, Ensign called for Bill Clinton to resign the presidency. Will Ensign resign his Senate seat or is he a hypocrite? Will the mainstream media call him on this hypocrisy or is moral judgment reserved only for Democrats?

Posted by: Bob22003 | June 17, 2009 3:04 PM | Report abuse

so he made a mistake...
no big deal...
if the public doesn't give a damn when congressmen are doing the male interns then why should they care about this...

Posted by: DwightCollins | June 17, 2009 3:04 PM | Report abuse

It is interesting that all of the so-called libs are jumping all over Ensign but do not use the same reasoning when it comes to the Dems. Example - Barney Frank having sex with a page - held in high honor by all liberals. Dodd getting sweethart mortgage deals from Countrywide now held in high honor by liberals. Jefferson on trial for $90,000 in freezer - no calls for resignation from Libs. I could go on & on about the bad ones on the Democrats yet everyone jumps over any Republican mistakes.

Posted by: sales7 | June 17, 2009 3:07 PM | Report abuse

"Interesting - a Democrats screws around and they get to run for President; a Republican screws around and the world led by the Democrats call for his resignation. What a bunch of hypocrits.'

Please, you illiterate moron, where is there one Democrat "leading" the call for this clown's resignation, or even calling for it at all?

And for a rightwingnut to call Democrats hypocrites in the comments to a story about a world-class rightwingnut hypocrite is beyond hilarious.

Posted by: koolkat_1960 | June 17, 2009 3:10 PM | Report abuse

Horrible! This man tries to remove a President of the United States for getting a BJ, and all he resigns from is a committee! He doesn't deserve an office in the United States Senate, and he must resign!

These two people worked with and for Senator Ensign, and in the worst kind of betrayal imaginable, he fires the husband, and sleeps with the wife, he violated rules of ethics in a United States Senate Office, and he wants to stay. He11 no! He has to resign. He has to go. That is no model for the rest of the country, or even for Nevada to have to suffer!

These Republicans stink to high heavens with double standards. They claim to be the party of "high moral values, family values and the Christian right", but as it turns out, most are just adulters and all are hypocrits.

If this had been a Democrat who had fired the husband of one of his staffers, and fooled around with the staffer's wife, the GOP would NEVER stop dogging that person UNTIL they resigned.

Senator Ensign obviously thinks nothing of this, and the GOP keeps trying to make fools out of Americans by just having resign something, so that they can use the word "resign". But he wants to stay in the very office where he willfully violated the rules of the Senate not to sexually harass the employees.

This guy was a member of "Promise Keepers" who pledge not to cheat on their spouses, and all he used that for was a cover so that no one would suspect that he is the worse kind of cheater.

Sorry, an apology is not enough in this case, he must resign.

Posted by: lindalovejones | June 17, 2009 3:15 PM | Report abuse

Those with moral failings (usually some type of sexual indiscretion) on the Republican side have historicaly stepped aside. It looks like Senator Ensign is continueing this appropriate tradition.

Posted by: lancediverson | June 17, 2009 3:22 PM | Report abuse

Are we going to have three weeks of this story a la macaca?

Posted by: waterfrontproperty | June 17, 2009 3:22 PM | Report abuse

Another "conservative" hypocrite.
No story here...just move along folks...keep it moving.

Posted by: hayden1 | June 17, 2009 3:31 PM | Report abuse

Here's where liberals do not get it....Ensign stepped down because of this affair. He admitted he was wrong. NO ONE has said the Republican party was 100% moral and did no wrong. The issue I have with liberals is they cannot look at their own parties failures and the failures of Obama, instead, they have to criticize the Republicans.

Posted by: rpsboyz | June 17, 2009 3:33 PM | Report abuse

I am sure Ensign will find Jesus shortly before his next election. What a frosted haired clown. He screwed not only the female staffer but the male staffer who was her husband! He is a fitting symbol of the repubicans.

Posted by: kschur1 | June 17, 2009 3:34 PM | Report abuse

Yes, please NO MORE stories about politicians' sex lives. Who wants to think about these ugly, decrepid people naked, whether they're getting dressed up in diapers by prostitutes or boinking underage pages? I agree with the commenter who said we should be hearing more silence from Congress and a lot less moralizing.

Posted by: monongahela79 | June 17, 2009 3:36 PM | Report abuse

Frankly, I’m sorry to see him resign his leadership position, and I don’t t think we agree on much of anything. What has been proved is that he’s human. So what if he had an affair. Obviously, it shows a great deal of hypocrisy and for that the people he represents will have to decide whether he should be reelected. For his hypocrisy, he’s joining a surprisingly large gaggle of Republicans. For having an affair, he’s showing that he’s a person who’s not perfect and who’s subject to making mistakes. His affair is something between the individuals involved, no one else.

Posted by: lfdow1 | June 17, 2009 3:37 PM | Report abuse

Has he resigned from the Senate yet?

Posted by: vigor | June 17, 2009 3:38 PM | Report abuse

Instead of you libretards bugging over this story, how about waking up and seeing you boy Obama and how he has screwed all of us. That to me is immoral. You clowns are going ape over Ensign instead of the tragedies Obama is bringing on our once great nation.

Posted by: rpsboyz | June 17, 2009 3:40 PM | Report abuse

I read about the first 25-30 comments and all seem to be filled with vitriol: Whether across the aisle, across moral compass,or across leadership actions.

Since when have we, myself included, been any better off by judging another.
I am more than sure that Sen. Ensign will have a heavy cross to bear since his indiscretion is now public.

I pray for your, your wife's, your family's and our country's well being, Mr. Ensign.

Posted by: epespinoza43 | June 17, 2009 3:41 PM | Report abuse

No, no, this can't be true! The GOP is the party of Family Values.

Heh, heh, heh.

Posted by: JoeIndie | June 17, 2009 3:49 PM | Report abuse

Senator Ensign is a veterinarian by training. How can his fence-jumping habit be broken? "Neuter and Spay, it's the Only Way."


Posted by: MikeLicht | June 17, 2009 3:52 PM | Report abuse

He's a republican, and he had an affair with a WOMAN? That is news.

Posted by: rooster54 | June 17, 2009 3:59 PM | Report abuse

Apparantly Ensign believes the way to protect traditional marriage from scary gay people is to boink his employees wives.

Posted by: MarcMyWords | June 17, 2009 4:03 PM | Report abuse

You sick Republicans in these comments are actually defending him.
One even says, "non-issue".

Honestly, it doesn't bother you Republicans
that he preaches morality and is a member of the religious "Promise Keepers", and
STILL ****s his best friends wife?

You 'holier than thou' Republicans are repulsive.

Posted by: ethereal_reality | June 17, 2009 4:06 PM | Report abuse

Actually, at this moment, I'm wondering what the religious right is thinking about their morally-centered Republican Party. Why is it that those who are quick to condemn the morals of others, so often are hoisted on their own petard?

Posted by: Diogenes | June 17, 2009 4:08 PM | Report abuse

good grief,what a bunch of self righteous do no wrong saint we have here today.
we do not have the right to judge this man. his wife forgave him,and if he is truly repentant,then i believe god forgave him,but we are better than god? we know better than god? do we hold ourselves above him?
i didnt care who clinton slept with,and i do not care who this man sleeps with.
we all have our faults,but i will never be so phoney as to presume i am any better than this man. the job is what counts as far as i am concerned. look at ted kennedy,he left a girl at the bottom of a lake,instead of trying to save her,he runs off,trying to figure out a way to cover his butt. today he proposes a health care plan that will be the death of many. he would be taking a dirt nap allready if he had this plan.
so go ahead and condemn,and throw your stones,and ignore the fact that we have a socialist in the white house who will have us all living in venezuela,right here.

Posted by: silusdogood | June 17, 2009 4:08 PM | Report abuse

he proposes a health care plan that will be the death of many. he would be taking a dirt nap allready if he had this plan.
Posted by: silusdogood | June 17, 2009 4:08 PM

Actually he's trying to get all of us the kind of coverage he has.

Posted by: rooster54 | June 17, 2009 4:12 PM | Report abuse

If it is indeed true that Ensign made this announcement because the husband of the woman involved tried to blackmail the Senator, that husband is an idiot and almost as big a fool as Ensign.

Ensign is not up for re-election for the Senate until 2012. He was positioning himself to run for President, possibly in 2012. Why blackmail him now? Wait until his re-election year, or until he's a serious Presidential contender or possibly even the GOP nominee - imagine how much more the blackmailer could have demanded then, with a greater chance of getting it.

This guy clearly skipped the part of Blackmail 101 on Timing - don't put the screws on until your intended victim has the most to lose.

Posted by: bpai_99 | June 17, 2009 4:23 PM | Report abuse

Maybe if the brainless Republicans got rid of Cheney, Limbaugh, Gingrich & Palin their party might get over being rated as a 3rd rate joke. Don't you just love those right wing religious freaks the Republican party attracts. ?

Posted by: wasaUFO | June 17, 2009 4:23 PM | Report abuse

What I hate is the comment that it's the worst thing I ever did--in other words, slandering the woman. Just once I'd like to hear--"it was wonderful."

Posted by: rusty3 | June 17, 2009 4:25 PM | Report abuse

Republicans never get it:

It's not that you engage in some tawdry activities; politicians of all stripes do it, so there's plenty of shame to go around.

It's the fact that you pretend to be the party of morality, preaching that people should be good, decent, church-going folk, and judging people's deficiencies at every opportunity.

If you'd stop pretending to be the country's moral compass, you wouldn't look like such repugnant hypocrites when you get busted!

Posted by: Buddydog | June 17, 2009 4:25 PM | Report abuse

It's not the sex (or drugs, or whatever vice), it's the hypocrisy. That's what (a) sets the two parties apart and (b) makes these Republicans insufferable in the eyes of a normally forgiving public.

When you set yourself up as being above all of this--as Ensign repeatedly did--then you have to pay a much bigger price for your fall. Not only do you lose your access to the bully pulpit on such matters, you may lose your seat entirely.

This isn't about vice. It's about trust. Clinton almost got sunk because he lied about Lewinsky--at first. But he eventually admitted his wrong AND he'd not been a preacher about such things in the past. Ensign brought this upon himself after putting himself on a pedestal from which he bashed others. How long before he resigns to "spend more time with his family" or to "avoid being a distraction"?

BTW, if you really want an example of Nevada scum, take a look at the governor.

Posted by: richardcdouglas | June 17, 2009 4:25 PM | Report abuse

if I were considered the GOP leadership, I'd probably find a reason to resign to!

get a life people...past (and fwiw including the current president) have admitted to all sorts of things from hard drug use (not marijuana which should be legal)to (JFK) became a pop icon for it. so really...who cares?

Posted by: ballgame | June 17, 2009 4:30 PM | Report abuse

Another hypocrite who needs to go away. I just posted that John Edwards needs to take a vow of silence and go far away. Ensign needs to do the same. The self-righteous fool. It's the hypocrisy that bugs me most about both Ensign and Edwards. GO AWAY!

Posted by: shadowshopper1981 | June 17, 2009 4:33 PM | Report abuse

"Federal records show a woman on Ensign's Battle Born Political Action Committee was paid $1,385.24 a month until she was made treasurer and her salary was doubled to $2,771.50 starting in February 2008."

Whew boy, Daly Show has got it tooooo easy.

Posted by: goyo1588 | June 17, 2009 4:36 PM | Report abuse

There is news that the women apparently doubled her salary working for him sometime around the beginning of the affair. His actions are more outrageous than just sheer hippocracy! It sounds like possible misuse of government or donation funds and should be investigated. Congress and particularly the "immoral republicans" should hang their heads in shame. It's time for them to do something!

Posted by: pabiker1 | June 17, 2009 5:07 PM | Report abuse

Men and women cheat on their spouses. Democrats, Republicans and Independents. The hypocrisy has to do with parading around insisting that your Party defends morality, family values, ethics and all things heterosexual and righteous. If you want to fight the 'Culture Wars', you better keep your nose clean.

Larry Craig voting against homosexual rights, The Florida House Page groper voting for tough laws on child molesters, the pulpit-pounding anti-gay preacher smoking crack and getting it on with male prostitutes or 'Family Values Vitter with DC prostitutes. They didn't just do bad, they actively pronounced and preached the opposite.

You can't trust Republicans with the economy. You can't trust Republicans with foreign policy. You can't trust Republicans with the environment. And now, it's even clearer than ever, the you can't trust Republicans with being the Morality Police!

Posted by: thebobbob | June 17, 2009 5:10 PM | Report abuse

I am not surprised. It is just another republican hypocricy.

Posted by: truth1 | June 17, 2009 5:35 PM | Report abuse

More egg on Nevada's (our) face. Ensign is the junior senator from our state who infuriated us on a number of issues as he drifted further and further to the fringes of the looney Right. He went to Iowa on June 1 with obvious aspirations to run for the presidency in 2012. He will now be running for cover.

The question will be whether Nevadans will have enough of a memory to remove him from office when he runs for the Senate in 2012.

Posted by: Duffer-Hacker | June 17, 2009 5:55 PM | Report abuse

Two dozen people will now be out of a job because their boss could not keep his pants zipped. Perhaps they will learn a little empathy.

Posted by: dingogumby | June 17, 2009 6:02 PM | Report abuse

Pat Robert, R-Kansas, "It's a no comment day." What's the matter, do we have a new threat to marriage greater than gays and you don't want to talk about it?

Republicans aren't two-faced, they're four-faced. Lie, cheat, steal, and blame.

Posted by: ScottChallenger | June 17, 2009 6:03 PM | Report abuse

I do not see the big deal. He had an affair with a Republican--a female--a supporter (and how) and a subordinate.
Republican Senator Larry Craig was just trying to find a guy in a bathroom--thats even beneath a Democrat as they all hang out in topless bars. And Senator David Vitter of Louisiana had to pay prostitutes for the attention. It seems like he did not know how to leverage his being a Senator with good looking Female suporters.
Senator Ensign from Nevada is a good man--both women know that. Let him lead the party and we will follow--with a smirk on our face as we march on to nowhere.

Posted by: flatrailer | June 17, 2009 6:10 PM | Report abuse

The bigger they are...

Posted by: beenthere3 | June 17, 2009 6:49 PM | Report abuse

A Republican cheating on his wife?

Let's see -- a male Republican texting sex messages to male pages, a male Republican soliciting sex in restrooms from another man, a Republican cheating on his wife?

Sounds like the GOP to me....

The Republican Party is suppose to be the party of morals, ethics, religious righteousness, etc.

The more someone beats his/her chest about being "righteous," "moral," etc. -- the quicker you need to run away from that person because sooner or later the dirt will come out and it will be ugly.

The GOP is really creeping me out.....

Posted by: abby0802 | June 17, 2009 7:24 PM | Report abuse

The latest AP story names the others, says he doubled her salary and hired her son during the affair and that he may have had anther one in 2000.
He's got some splainin to do.

Posted by: djah | June 17, 2009 7:45 PM | Report abuse

Illinois Rep. Henry Hyde - Had an extramarital affair in his 40s and called it a "youthful indiscretion."

Louisiana Rep. Bob Livingston - Resigned as Speaker of the House after admitting to an extramarial affair.

Georgia Rep. Newt Gingrich - Was carrying on an extramarital affair while leading the Republican effort to impeach President Bill Clinton for perjury related to Clinton's extramarital affair with Monica Lewinsky.

Kansas Sen. Bob Dole - Carried on an extramarital affair before seeking an emergency divorce from his wife of 24 years -- who was also the occupational therapist who helped Dole recover from wounds suffered in World War II.

Louisiana Sen. David Vitter - Married, client of the "D.C. Madam" escort service (i.e., prostitution ring).

Idaho Sen. Larry Craig - Sharp critic of President Bill Clinton during the Monica Lewinsky scandal. Arrested in an airport bathroom for allegedly soliciting gay sex.

Florida Rep. Mark Foley - Resigned after it was revealed that he sent suggestive emails and sexually explicit instant messages to teenage boys who were Congressional pages.

California Rep. Gary Condit - Carried on an extramarital affair with intern Chandra Levy.

New York Rep. Vito Fossela - Arrested for DUI near Washington, D.C., and bailed out of jail by his mistress, with whom he had fathered a child.

New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani - Carried on an extramarital affair and billed the costs for his security detail during trysts with his mistress to New York City government agencies.

Oregon Sen. Bob Packwood - Forced to resign, under threat of expulsion, after allegations of serial sexual harassment were publicized.

South Carolina Sen. Strom Thurmond - Fathered a child with an African-American housekeeper in 1925, when Thurmond was 22 and the housekeeper was 16. Ran for president in 1948 as a strict segregationalist.

Nevada Sen. John Ensign - Admitted to an extramarital affair and resigned his party leadership post.

What do they all have in common? They're all members of the Republican Party, which claims it is the party of family values.

Democrats have affairs, too (see Bill Clinton, John Edwards, Ted Kennedy, etc.), but they don't claim to have God on their side.

Posted by: SilverSpring8 | June 17, 2009 7:53 PM | Report abuse

Drip, drip, drip....

Posted by: djah | June 17, 2009 8:54 PM | Report abuse

He resigned his post - good riddance. I hope that people will come to realize that its all a con. The right pretends to be Christian and the left pretends to be even more fvcked up than they really are - its all about conning votes.

What did the left campaign on? End the war? Check. Close gitmo? Check. Provide jobs for everybody, fix the economy and end high gas prices? Check, check and check.

Hows that hope and change coming? Checkmate.

You see, its all a con.

Posted by: VirginiaConservative | June 17, 2009 9:29 PM | Report abuse

In Nevada it's a battle of the swordsmen, Gibbons vs Ensign.

Posted by: whocares666 | June 17, 2009 10:49 PM | Report abuse

"You can't trust Republicans with the economy. You can't trust Republicans with foreign policy. You can't trust Republicans with the environment. And now, it's even clearer than ever, you can't trust Republicans with being the Morality Police!"
You got that right.

The other people you can't trust when it comes to being the Talibanesque Morality Police are the alcohol supremacist bigots who have the unmitigated gall to call fellow citizens criminals for preferring cannabis, an herb/drug that is so much less dangerous than booze that there is utterly no comparison. That sickly little "law" can go to hell.

Posted by: newageblues | June 18, 2009 2:15 AM | Report abuse

It seem the Party of GOD just don't get it. GOD is watching You just like he is watching everyone else. Those Republican Family Value Hypocrites just don't get it. Maybe they have been drinking some of the KOOL-AID they have been giving to their SHEEP. Sen. Ensign should change his name to "Sen. RESIGN". He is not fit for office, and should step down for the sake of the people of Nevada.

Posted by: austininc4 | June 18, 2009 9:05 AM | Report abuse

we would never worry about barney franks messing around with a woman. most liberal males consider them to be compitition.

Posted by: silusdogood | June 20, 2009 10:31 PM | Report abuse

by the way, i wish i were as perfect as most of u think u r. hypocrites,are a dime a dozen.

Posted by: silusdogood | June 20, 2009 10:34 PM | Report abuse

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