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    Quote Originally Posted by HayJenn View Post
    Unless you consider evangelicals "radical"

    Alabama evangelicals say by a 9-point margin they’re more likely to support Roy Moore after sexual misconduct allegations.


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    Why not? He thinks the Bible should come before the constitution.. He believes homosexuals should be in prison and he believes that the Muslims should not be allowed to serve in Congress. What could make an evangelical happier?
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    Quote Originally Posted by pragmatic View Post
    No. That isn't why he is in jail. Just stop.


    *shakes head*
    It is. No man would be investigated, nevermind imprisoned, for sexting with a teenager UNLESS some oddity of his life motivated the police.

    Weiner was on "public self-destruct" mode and made it impossible to ignore his crimes, because of his wife's affiliation with Hillary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HCProf View Post
    It is a bit more than a little disturbing, it is terrifying to watch this happen. It is difficult to be a moderate in today's political climate, the right nor the left accepts them because they are either to left leaning or to right leaning if they disagree or have a different opinion or thought from the extreme views. Moderates are dangerous to an election because they can be swayed and do not align themselves totally with a party. They are most of the time bipartisan.
    Moderate political views are not per se more desirable. We are living in an era of unparalleled change....inability to grasp emerging issues (like climate change) and develop thoughtful opinions on reacting to them QUICKLY is not a positive for Americans or their politicians.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Madeline View Post
    It is. No man would be investigated, nevermind imprisoned, for sexting with a teenager UNLESS some oddity of his life motivated the police.

    Weiner was on "public self-destruct" mode and made it impossible to ignore his crimes, because of his wife's affiliation with Hillary.
    That is ludicrous. Sexting with an underage girl has nothing to do with Hillary. Other than his wife worked for her.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Madeline View Post
    Moderate political views are not per se more desirable. We are living in an era of unparalleled change....inability to grasp emerging issues (like climate change) and develop thoughtful opinions on reacting to them QUICKLY is not a positive for Americans or their politicians.
    Extremist political views tend to shut down debate on these issues. We cannot talk about climate change because it is a hoax, we cannot talk about the threat of Islamic radicalism and its inherent rise because we are racists.

    I think the extreme points of view are stifling debate on real issues.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HayJenn View Post
    That is ludicrous. Sexting with an underage girl has nothing to do with Hillary. Other than his wife worked for her.
    Are you being deliberately obtuse? This man is in prison because he was infamous as a very, very low level sex offender and the police, etc., could not ignore his crime.

    That infamy was achieved via his own career, and his wife's -- and the downside of embarrassing a candidate with so much popular support.

    Your mailman does this same crime, the cops will almost certainly not bother to even take a report.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Madeline View Post
    It is. No man would be investigated, nevermind imprisoned, for sexting with a teenager UNLESS some oddity of his life motivated the police.

    Weiner was on "public self-destruct" mode and made it impossible to ignore his crimes, because of his wife's affiliation with Hillary.
    Well, he was a US Congressman. Who had been reported/caught previously sexting with underage girls. He was warned by authorities and publicly humiliated.....

    ....and then he resumed the activity again.



    No. He was an idiot and a predator. He got what he deserved and it had little to do with his wife or Hillary.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Madeline View Post
    Are you being deliberately obtuse? This man is in prison because he was infamous as a very, very low level sex offender and the policd, etc., could not ignore his crime.

    That infamy was achieved via his own carrer, and his wife's -- and the downside of embarrassing a candidate with so much popular support.

    Your mailman does this same crime, the cops will almost certainly not bother to even take a report.
    He is in jail over here in Massachusetts, federal prison. Unlikely a "regular" Joe would have ended up there had he done the same thing. Suspect him being a former congressman had something to do with that. Have had to go by that prison when he was first there, media all around it. Made traffic a nightmare.

    Anthony Weiner Starts Serving Sentence At Massachusetts Prison CBS Boston
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    I find this to be strange and alarming... so a company pulls ads from a show due to sexual misconduct and somehow they are the badguys? What the fuck happened to the family values party?
    Nothing happened to it. It is the same as it has always been.

    The political reality is that very, very few people will vote against their political interests. That means Republicans simply will not vote for a Democrat, and vice versa. This is likely even true of the disaffected who have changed their registrations to "Independent" or some such. Those who vote Republican are Republicans no matter what their official affiliations, and the same is true of Democrats. The only difference between the two is that extreme liberals are more likely to vote for an outside candidate (e.g., the Green Party) than extreme conservatives are to vote for the extreme right-wing candidate (e.g., the Constitution Party or some such).

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    Quote Originally Posted by pragmatic View Post
    Well, he was a US Congressman. Who had been reported/caught previously sexting with underage girls. He was warned by authorities and publicly humiliated.....

    ....and then he resumed the activity again.



    No. He was an idiot and a predator. He got what he deserved and it had little to do with his wife or Hillary.
    Yes, I agree. BUT FOR his very high profile, he would not have been charged.

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