Hypocrite Of The Day: Scott ‘I’m Pro-Life!’ DesJarlaison October 11, 2012 at 5:52 pm
Awarded to a world-class weasel for saying everything the Tea Party wanted to hear to get into office while believing none of it. DesJarlais (R-TN), before he ran in 2010 as a family values, pro-life conservative, had several affairs and pressured one of his mistresses to have an abortion. Via Addictinginfo:
His marriage didn’t last much longer but his political career hadn’t yet begun. In 2010, some of his personal life, which included allegedly threatening his wife with a gun, began to leak out. The allegations were shut down as just more dirty politics and with Tea Party backing, he won his election. It might not be so easy this time, as many of what were just rumors have now been confirmed.
DesJarlais’ website says, “All life should be cherished and protected. We are pro-life.”
Of course, the hypocritical right will gladly vote for him anyway. DesJarlais will almost certainly insist that stuff that happened in his past is irrelevant while happily denouncing President Obama for a video that is twice as old or for feigning horror that Obama ate dog as a young child in a country that views dogs as a food source.
The Tea Party has been a movement rife with world class hypocrisy (and very easily manipulated) and DesJarlais is the poster boy for their philosophy: “do as I say, not as I do.”
Congratulations, Scott DesJarlais! You’re a hypocrite!