Sexual Hypocrisy: A Republican Retrospective, 3rd Edition

Welcome back!  This is the 3nd edition of Sexual Hypocrisy: A Republican Retrospective.  Lest you think I have a blanket dislike for republicans, check out Some Republicans That I Admire.

What’s new in the 3nd Edition:

xxxx more Republican Sexual Hypocrites have been added to the list.  They are: Bowers, Elliott, Guckert/Gannon, McKee, Tucker.  Entries have been updated for Allen, DiFatta, Haggard, Murphy, Roberts.

What this diary is about:

This diary is intended to shed light on the sexual hypocrisy indulged in by the GOP and it’s elected officeholders.  The GOP claims to be the “Party of Family Values”, but so many of it’s members are themselves devoid of family values.  The GOP panders to fundamentalist Christian morality, but so many of it’s members are incapable of living that morality.  Look below the fold to see just a few of the GOP’s finest who have been caught having sex with or imposing sex on people other than their spouses.  These people have made careers out of enforcing heterosexuality and the image of the nuclear family.  But by their “Do as I say, not as I do” behavior, we know them to be the hypocrites and deceivers they really are.

This edition’s featured guest is…below the fold!

This edition’s featured guest is…!   Thanks John for participating in the GOP Family Values charade!

  • Aiken, Steve (R), AZ Republican campaign worker, police officer and self-proclaimed minister.  CONVICTED of having sex with two underage girls.

  • Allen, Bob (R-Merritt Island), FL State Rep. CONVICTED for offering $20 blow jobs in a public bathroom.  Pleaded for clemency and was sentenced to 6 months probation; paying a $250 fine, court costs and $245 restitution to Titusville Police Department; ordered to undergo testing for HIV and other STDs, complete a class in HIV awareness and to stay away from the park where he was arrested.  His resigned  FL state house seat, which is in a heavily republican district, just went to a Democrat.
  • Barter, Merrill (R-Boothbay Harbor). County Commissioner.  PLEADED GUILTY to unlawful sexual contact and assault on a teenage boy.
  • Bena, Parker (R), Republican activist PLEADED GUILTY to possession of child porn.  CONVICTED.  Sentenced to 30 months in federal prison & fined $18,000.
  • Bowers, Michael, (R) Attorney General of Georgia.  Canceled his gubernatorial bid after ADMITTING a 10-year long extramarital affair with his secretary.  Although adultery was illegal in GA at the time, Bowers portrayed himself as a defender of moral standards.  He successfully prosecuted a gay man for having consensual adult sex in his own home in the infamous Supreme Court case, Bowers v. Hardwick (1986). The Supreme Court later overturned Bowers with their Lawrence v. Texas (2003) decision.  Bowers also discriminated against potential hires based on their sexual orientation.
  • Burton, Dan (R-IN) Rep. Fathered a child out of wedlock yet had the gumption to call Bill Clinton “scumbag”.

  • Butler, John  (R), Republican activist working for gubernatorial hopeful Jim Ryan (R-IL).  Charged with criminal sexual assault on a teenage girl (a relative of his). Received pardons from Gov. George Ryan (R) in previous year for burglary convictions.
  • Chenoweth, Helen (R-ID) ID rep who had sexcapades out of wedlock with many, lied about it, then chastised Bill Clinton for getting a blow job.
  • Craig, Larry (R-ID), US Senator PLEADED GUILTY to a misdemeanor disorderly conduct charge associated with soliciting sex in a public bathroom.  At least 8 men have come forward saying he had sex with or propositioned them. [LR note: I believe him when he says he's not gay, because he doesn't live in the gay culture.  But have you noticed that he never denies being bi- or homosexual?]
  • Curtis, Richard (R-LaCenter), WA State Rep.  Anti-gay legislator and habitual procurer of male prostitutes.  Taxpayers subsidized the trip during which his sexual hypocrisy was exposed.
  • Dasen, Richard, Sr. (R), Benefactor of conservative Christian groups.  CONVICTEDCONVICTED of raping a 15-year old girl. Dasen (62, married, has several grandchildren), allegedly told police that over the past decade he paid more than $1 million to have sex with a large number of young women.
  • DiFatta, Joey (R-St Bernard Parish), Parish Councilmember and senatorial candidate (withdrawn) solicited sex in public bathrooms.  DiFatta ADMITTED “he has a problem with such behavior and had sought counseling for the addiction in the past.”
  • Elizondo, Nicholas (R), Director of the “Young Republican Federation”.  Molested his 6-year old daughter.  CONVICTED and sentenced to six years in prison.
  • Elliott, Matthew Joseph (R) Fmr aide to Mitt Romney who played lead role in IA College Republicans.  ARRESTED on outstanding warrants related to his status as a convicted sex offender during an investigation of the murder of a 7-month-old baby.  Forensic tests pending.
  • Florey, Michael (R) Fmr head of the MI Federation of Young Republicans. PLEADED GUILTY and CONVICTED for sexual battery on a 22 yr old drunk female colleague.  He “violently forced several sex acts upon her”, then he & friends from MiFYR ran a smear campaign against her in retaliation for her speaking up. Gets 5 years in prison and must pay her medical expenses.

  • Foley, Mark (R-FL), US Rep. who dabbled in the drawers of young congressional aides.  Also was chairman of the House Caucus on Missing and Exploited Children.
  • Gardner, Jack W. (R) Lancaster County, PA Councilman and former US Marine.  CONVICTED of molesting a 13-year old girl.
  • Gardner, Richard (R) NV Assembly candida
    te PLEADED GUILTY to sexually molesting his two daughters.  He didn’t think this should disqualify him from running for office on the GOP ticket.

  • Gingrich, Newt (R), Fmr Speaker of the House.  SERIAL ADULTERER.
  • Giuliani, Rudolph (R), Fmr Mayor of NYC.  SERIAL ADULTERER.
  • Gonzales, Ralph, FL GOP political consultant dead in murder/suicide love triangle tragedy.
  • Grunseth, Jon (R), Businessman who withdrew his candidacy for MN governor after allegations that he went swimming in the nude with four underage girls, including his daughter.
  • Guckert, James aka Jeff Gannon. GW Bush White House “press” plant, porn stud and PROSTITUTE.
  • Haggard, Ted (R), Fmr President of National Association of Evangelicals and anti-gay, anti-drug megachurch minister.  This married father of 5 children used crystal meth while having sexcapades with a male prostitute. RESIGNED IN DISGRACE, ADMITTED SEXUAL IMMORALITY and underwent “ex-gay” counseling.  After 3 weeks he proclaimed himself to be “completely heterosexual”. An invitation to minister at a halfway house was rescinded after Haggard sent out a personal fundraising letter from “Families with a Mission”, which is run by a registered sex offender (sodomy and indecent acts with 17 yr old female).

  • Harris, Mark (R), West Bend, WI Alderman.  Described as a “good military man” and “church goer”.  CONVICTED for repeatedly raping an 11-year-old girl over a 2-3 yr period. Sentenced to 12 years in prison and 18 yrs probation.
  • Harding, Russell (R), President of NYC Housing Development Corp and ex-Giuliani official. PLEADED GUILTY to possessing child pornography on his computer.
  • Hyde, Henry (R-IL), Rep., adulterer, family-wrecker.
  • Klaudt, Ted (R-Walker), Fmr SD state rep.  CONVICTED for raping his two foster daughters.  Rapes happened while he was state rep.  Told the girls he was determining whether they were healthy enough to sell their eggs to infertile couples.  Used coercion to touch their breasts and put his fingers and a vibrator into their vaginas.  He faces additional charges of rape, other sex offenses, witness tampering and stalking in Corson County, where he lives. Faces 100 yr sentence.
  • Krull, Jeff (R-Mascotte), Mayor of Moscotte, FL.  Arrested on six counts of lewd and lascivious molestation and one count of showing lewd and lascivious material to a minor.
  • McCain, John (R-AZ), US Senator and SERIAL ADULTERER.
  • McHenry, Patrick  (R-NC10), NC State Rep. purchased house with man in one district, claiming district homestead tax deduction.  but voted in another district.
  • McKee, Robert A (R-Western MD). Delegate to the MD House, previously sponsored legislation to protect minors from sexual predators.  Resigned 2/15/08 after authorities conducting a child pornography investigation seized two computers, videotapes and printed materials from his home.  Immediately thereafter McKee also resigned from his post as executive director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Washington County, where he has worked for almost 30 years. Although charges are yet to be filed, McKee ADMITTED GUILT by saying he has “entered treatment” to “get well and stay well…[with] the help of professionals.”
  • Murphy, Glenn, Jr. (R), Chairman of the Clark Co., IN Republican Party.  Arrested and charged with Class B Felony for performing oral sex on a sleeping man.  Faces 20 years in prison. Court documents show that Murphy asked the victim not to file a complaint with police and offered to help with school expenses in exchange for his silence.  Murphy was charged with the same crime in 1998.

  • Privette, Coy (R), NC Cabarras County Commissioner & retired Baptist minister.  PLEADED GUILTY to six misdemeanor counts of aiding and abetting prostitution.
  • Roberts, Richard & Lindsay (R), Oral Roberts University president & wife, numerous charges including trysts with underage male(s). Richard Roberts received vote of no confidence by ORU faculty.  Richard Roberts RESIGNED one day after a related lawsuit was filed.
  • Schwarz, Larry Jack (R-Wetmore) Fmr CO State Rep. and parole board officer.  Fired for possessing child pornography. Now works for hardcore porn company, Platinum X Pictures. PXP also employs his wife & fmr porn star Debbie, and his daughter, porn actress, Jewel De Nyle (Stephany Schwarz), star of “Pink Hotel on Butt Row,” “Face Down, Ass Up 2,” “Sodomania Slop Shots 10,” and most recently “The Black Bastard 12.”
  • Smeltzer, Fred, Jr. (R-Wrightsville), Fmr  Wrightsville councilman pleadd no contest to raping a 15 year-old girl.  CONVICTED.  Served 6-months in prison.
  • Sweeney, John (R-NY), Fmr Congressman. PLEADED GUILTY to aggravated DWI. After side-swiping a police car, police pulled him over and were surprised to find a 24-year old woman sitting on his lap in the driver’s seat.  His Blood alcohol level was 0.18 (legal limit 0.08).  He is fmr STOP-DWI coordinator for Rensselaer Co., and lost his seat Nov., 2006 to a Dem. amid allegations of spousal abuse. Took trip to Marianas with Jack Abramoff and forgot to report it, which is a House ethics violation.

  • Thurmond, Strom (R-SC) The famously racist segregationist Senator impregnated a 16-year old African American maid.  He never publicly acknowledged his resultant daughter, Essie Mae Washington-Williams.
  • Tucker, Sandra (R-Dacono, CO). Fmr City Councilmember RESIGNED IN DISGRACE after posting an e-mail titled “Truly a Fate Worse Than Death” on a community forum website.  The e-mail said that being a Democrat is worse than “being a black disabled one-armed drug addicted Jewish queer” who has a “Mexican boyfriend”.  She refused to remove the post from the website, forcing the mayor to see to it.  Ultimately she resigned, saying “I can’t bring any more shame to the council.”
  • Vanderwall, Robin (R) Republican strategist, Citadel Military College graduate and Regent University law student.  CONVICTED on 5 counts of soliciting sex from boys and girls over the internet.

  • Vitter, Dave (R-LA), US Senator and habitual procurer of prostitutes.  Likes to wear diapers.
  • West, Jim (R), Fmr Mayor of Spokane, WA, used work computer and promise of jobs to lure in young men.

  • National GOP, which knew about Craig’s penchant for toe tapping and Foley’s pursuit of congressinal interns.  What other sexual hypocrisies by other members that they are aware of one can only imagine.

    Many others listed at Republican Family Values (Thx KBusch!), Republican Sex Scandals and Armchair Subversive  I’ll incorporate them as time permits.

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