Tuesday primary results

Macduff

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Djinn

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Dec 2007
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Did the South Carolina democrat take the denial route? Blame others perhaps? Maybe the media?

Or own up to it and accept complete responsibility for his past actions?
 

boontito

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You know, I don't even care if they're Democrats or Republicans, I just want decent people who care about more than just themselves to win some more elections.
 
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Rasselas

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Did the South Carolina democrat take the denial route? Blame others perhaps? Maybe the media?

Or own up to it and accept complete responsibility for his past actions?
His words:
"Look at who I am today," he said. "I acknowledge what I did 45 years ago was wrong and I have to face that. The issues are just too important for us to ignore."
https://www.postandcourier.com/news/democrat-archie-parnell-who-once-beat-his-ex-wife-easily/article_8cc18420-69af-11e8-92d8-83537e8e8037.html
 
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Macduff

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Fair enough. It sounds like he's owned up to his actions, accepted responsibility, blamed only himself, and didn't relapse even once in the past 45 years. I don't see the problem in this case.
Accepting responsibility means accepting negative consequences. If there aren't any then "accepting responsibility" means nothing. It's the most meaningless phrase in politics.
 

boontito

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Accepting responsibility means accepting negative consequences. If there aren't any then "accepting responsibility" means nothing. It's the most meaningless phrase in politics.
Don't know much about the guy, but you, us, and others knowing about, commenting about, and judging him is a negative consequence.