Mark Sanford: resurrected from political graveyard

Redemption, second chances still work in America

Scandal plagued former Gov. Mark Sanford has reclaimed his congressional post, proving that South Carolina voters prefer a blemished conservative to a liberal. Sanford’s Democrat opponent Elizabeth Colbert Busch, the sister of left-wing comic Stephen Colbert is decidedly in left field herself.

Though Sanford was out-raised in campaign donations by Colbert Busch, the state’s First CD hasn’t elected a Democrat to congress in over three decades and Republicans hold the registration edge by 10 points. Sanford was successful in linking his opponent to extremist Nancy Pelosi, a stigma she was unable to shake.

In the end, the now divorced politico who left his wife in 2009, after tearfully pledging his love for his “soul mate” Argentine girlfriend to whom he is now engaged, won over the pro-abortion Catholic. Colbert Busch opposes school vouchers, supports amnesty and Second Amendment restrictions, ObamaCare/Medicaid expansion, increased spending and taxes. Sanford’s political views are the mirror opposites. This was his first campaign ad.

With such stark choices, it would be a fair bet even former First Lady Jenny Sanford, a Republican, might have been moved to vote for her ex-husband.

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93 Responses to Mark Sanford: resurrected from political graveyard

  1. Arizona Conservative Guy says:

    The personally flawed Mark Sanford is far preferable to another America destroying vote in congress. Obama is not even getting resistance from most of the AZ GOP delegation. We have only Trent Franks. The others have jumped onboard the McAmnesty express…..
    Chugachuga chuga chuga choo choo!!

    • eubykdisop says:

      I respectfully beg to differ, Arizona Conservative Guy.

      Inherent in your statement, “…Sanford is far preferable to another America destroying vote in congress”, is a false premise. The false premise is that a Conservative candidate who did not abdicate their responsibilities, who did not lie and who was not unfaithful to their spouse could not have been elected instead of Sanford.

      Furthermore, I have zero trust in a man who cheats on his wife. Why? Because if he will break his solemn vow to his own wife, what promise will he not break to constituents?

      Let us not forget that Bill Clinton cheated on his wife. Can Conservatives and Republicans now expect that the “standard” established by Bill Clinton will be the “standard” accepted henceforth by Republicans and Conservatives? If so, neither Republicans nor Conservatives actually stand for anything any more.

  2. eubykdisop says:

    I’m sorry, SRAZ, but I do not agree with your position AT ALL on this one!

    First, let’s review a brief summary of what transpired with Mark Sanford:

    “From June 18 until June 24, 2009, the whereabouts of Sanford were unknown to the public, as well as to his wife and the State Law Enforcement Division, which provides security for him, garnering nationwide news coverage. The absence of Governor Sanford was first reported by Jim Davenport of the Associated Press. Lieutenant Governor André Bauer announced that he could not “take lightly that his staff has not had communication with him for more than four days, and that no one, including his own family, knows his whereabouts.”

    “Before his disappearance, Sanford told his staff that he would be hiking on the Appalachian Trail and while he was gone he did not answer 15 cell phone calls from his chief of staff Scott English; he also failed to call his family on Father’s Day.”

    “Reporter Gina Smith intercepted Sanford arriving at Atlanta’s airport on a flight from Argentina. Several hours later, after learning that incriminating evidence was being swiftly mobilized against him by the media, Sanford held a news conference, during which he admitted that he had been unfaithful to his wife.”

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Sanford#Disappearance_and_extramarital_affair

    First, Sanford simply “disappeared”, abdicating his responsibilities to his constituents.

    Secondly, he lied, telling his staff that he would be hiking the Appalachian trail.

    Lastly, he was unfaithful to his wife.

    Are you REALLY trying to tell us, SRAZ, that Sanford is the BEST that Conservatives can come up with? Sorry, I DO NOT buy that!

    Sanford is a disgrace and his election is a disgrace. There is NO question that Republicans COULD HAVE run someone better!

    Sanford’s irresponsibility, his lie and his infidelity make a complete mockery of Conservative values.

    Have we fallen so low, SRAZ, that now Conservatives are to be elated that an irresponsible liar who betrays his wife, and the vows that he took to her, is elected to public office? Sorry, I see this as no cause for celebration. It is a Pyrrhic victory for Republicans and no victory at all for Conservatives!

    • rj says:

      “For all have sinned and fallen short of the Glory of God” – or maybe you (Euby) think you are the only person other than Christ to have been born perfect and maintained it. We are all sinners, and I would rather have a repentent sinner advocating conservative public policy than a practicing socialist whose goal is the destruction of the Republic.

      As to your other misinformed statement, Republicans do not run candidates. Americans who meet the legal requirements to run make the decision to run. As to this case, there were actually 16 Republicans who ran in the Primary. Sanford with 37% and Bostic with 13% had a runoff election to secure the Republican nomination.

      Euby, this is probably foreign to you since you are so steadfast that your positions are the only acceptable positions, but the VOTERS in America elect their officials. Sanford was outspent, beaten up by the left stream media, the RNC refused to help Sanford – – and the voters elected him.

      Maybe the people of this Congressional District know more about this situation than a pious judgmental poster from three thousand miles away.

      One of Christ’s fundamental commands is Judge not that ye be not judged. I hope he gives you redemption – if you ever get to the point of repentence.

      • Westnash says:

        rj is also right and another one who is tired of the attacks by little Euby on any poster who doesn’t follow his line. Everyone here is tired of this little man who attempts to look large.

      • eubykdisop says:

        Well, Westnash, let’s see what YOUR line is, LOL!

        You tell us that Communism is dead and that the illegal alien issue has nothing to do with Communism:

        “Westnash says:
        May 4, 2013 at 7:52 am
        Euby is sporting the cold war drivel after communism has had its hey day and has disappeared in most of the world. The illegal alien issue has nothing to do with black helicopters or communism…”

        Too bad that you are proven to be a LIAR by this statement from the “Communist Party USA” itself!

        “Just Immigration Reform will take a Struggle”

        “by: Communist Party USA, April 1 2013″

        “The struggle for immigrant rights is a key component of the struggle for working class unity in our country today.”

        “The coming months are crucial. This is a call for all progressive forces to become fully engaged at every level.”

        “This legislative and political battle is also at the top of the agenda of the Communist Party USA and Young Communist League. Our program includes stopping deportations now as legislation is being adopted, and calling for legalization with a clear and speedy road map to citizenship for all 11 million. Future workers who come should have the same opportunity.”

        “The People’s World/Mundo Popular will soon post a pamphlet answering common questions about immigration, Myths v Facts, which can be circulated via social media and printed out, along with daily coverage and commentary on the immigrant rights struggle.”

        http://cpusa.org/just-immigration-reform-will-take-a-struggle/

        Stop spreading Liberal LIES in this blog, Westnash!

    • eubykdisop says:

      ROFL! Oh, give it up, rj, LOL! Let’s shred your absurdities, shall we?

      First of all, this has nothing to do with “perfection”.

      Secondly, it has nothing to do with me trying to take the place of God and Jesus Christ in judging people.

      What it has to do with is a man who violated the public trust by disappearing, who violated the public trust by lying and who proved that his word can’t be trusted by betraying the vow he made to his wife.

      On the other hand, it is YOU who seek to usurp the roles of God and Jesus Christ by unilaterally declaring Sanford “repentant”. In addition, you have just proven that you have not a clue as to what repentance is. Part of repentance is committing the sin no more and it remains to be seen if that will be the case. Witness the “repentant” Newt Gingrich who cheated on his first wife AND his second wife.

      As to your misinformed statement, Republicans DO in fact run candidates. There is a primary and then a candidate is selected who runs under the Republican banner. Duh!

      As regards the runoff, tell us who voted in it? Was it only those who are Conservatives or were there Liberals in there too?

      This is probably foreign to you since you are so certain in your factual ignorance, but the elections in which Americans elect their officials are rampant with fraud across the nation!

      Did it ever occur to you, my brilliant friend, that if it is the case that the people in Sanford’s congressional district know more than people 3,000 miles away then that means that SRAZ has no business expressing an opinion on this either? In addition, my brilliant friend, what proof do you have that every Republican or every Conservative did, in fact, vote for Sanford? Maybe there are people there as well who “know better”.

      You want to quote the Bible? Let’s quote the Bible then!

      “And Jesus answering said unto them, Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s. And they marveled at him.” – Mark 12:17

      Spiritual judgment belongs to God. Secular judgment belongs to the world. We have to make practical judgments in the world everyday about practical things, like who is fit and who is unfit for office. That has nothing to do with spiritual redemption.

      And I hope that you repent and that Jesus Christ gives you redemption for distorting the Holy Word for you own secular arguments. I believe He will because he has shown that he will forgive ignorance:

      “Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do.” – Luke 23:34

      • rj says:

        Euby,

        AND THE SECULAR JUDGMENT WAS MADE BY THE VOTERS OF SOUTH CAROLINA.

        Giving yourself the authority to put the decision of the voters in the same vein as Christ asking God to forgive those who were crucifying him because they did not know that He really was the Son of God is asinine.

        Why don’t you do something productive for the political scene here in Arizona – like take a sledgehammer to your keyboard.

      • eubykdisop says:

        rj:

        SO WHAT?

        The secular judgment about Chuck Schumer was made by the voters of New York. That doesn’t mean that it was right or good or that Schumer is a good person to have in the U. S. Senate.

        I certainly do think that you have shown that you are, without question, an expert on “asinine”, seeing as how you have provided us with such a fine example of that type of behavior!

        Why don’t you do something productive for the political scene here in Arizona and become a Democrat so that you can support more people who cheat on their wife like Bill Clinton!

  3. Kathy says:

    @MeghanMcCain if it wasn’t for politicians cheating on their wives, you wouldn’t exist.

    This tweet from Iowahawk is posted on the American Thinker site today – under the tltle Zing. It is his response to Meghan McCain (now deleted by MM) tweet slamming Sanford’s infidelity. I must say – he nailed it!

    • eubykdisop says:

      I have been married for more than twenty years and have never cheated on my wife. There are countless other men across this country who are similarly faithful.

      In a real marriage, your spouse is not just your marital partner but also your best friend. Who would betray their best friend by perpetrating a deception upon them?

      I have no respect whatsoever for men who would betray the trust of their wife by having sexual relations with another woman. I don’t want this country run by men who are slaves to their sexual impulses. We need those in office who are living at a higher level of existence if we are to lift this country up out of the muck into which it has fallen.

      • Kathy says:

        Agreed. My point is that Meghan needs to look at her own father before lashing out at another. Congrats on your years of marriage – have you beat we are over 35 yrs (most of which he was a police officer – which, sadly, in this day and age is unheard of).

      • eubykdisop says:

        Hi, Kathy! :-)

        Thank you and congratulations on your years of marriage as well!

        I don’t consider my fidelity to be a personal achievement. The secret to my fidelity is that I got married in church and took a sacred vow before God. I am loath to break my pledge to Him and pray continually that He empower me to uphold my word. I consider that it is through His grace and His answer to my sincere prayers that I have been blessed with fidelity.

      • rj says:

        Euby,

        Or maybe you have been universally rejected in your attempts. Who knows?

      • Everyman says:

        How about those who are slaves to their egocentric impulses? In 1994, Flake stood on the Capitol steps in Washington, DC and signed the Contract with America pledge, promising among other things, an allegiance to limit congressional terms. He reneged on that pledge after becoming intoxicated by the heady power of Washington. He lied to all of us and publicly laughed aloud when he found the urge to run irresistible.

        Sanford exchanged vows with his wife Jenny. He let his desire for another woman destroy his good judgment. His wife taking on a motherly, rather than wifely role, called it a “midlife crisis.” So smitten was he, that he publicly wept and humiliated himself and caused harm to his family. He paid back the funds for the Argentina trip. Jenny Sanford wrote in her book, “Staying True,” that “Mark abstained from alcohol and sex throughout his college years,” so he had exhibited control earlier in life. In any event, they have all moved on. He is said to have maintained a strong relationship with his sons. While I don’t condone his actions, I know that we are mere mortals and I wish them all well.

        Sanford was endorsed by South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, US Rep and House Speaker John Boehner, numerous state office holders. And both Ron Paul and Rand Paul. Does that fact make you lose respect for them, also? How nice that you are a faithful spouse. But arrogance and pomposity are not a admirable traits.

      • eubykdisop says:

        Well, rj, since you want to engage in unfounded speculation, we could also question your sexual orientation. Maybe you’re jealous of married people because you can’t “marry” the person you would like to marry in your state.

      • eubykdisop says:

        Everyman:

        Actually, yes, it does make me lose respect for those people who endorsed Sanford. Furthermore, I didn’t have any respect for Boehner before he endorsed Sanford.

        I don’t care that Sanford put on a public show and paid back funds. He knew his political career was over unless he put on some kind of public show.

        How about we try running some people for office who don’t lie and cheat on their wives or do you think that’s simply too much to ask?

  4. Maggie says:

    So there is no redemption? That’s a very odd position for all of the holier-than-thous to take.

    • Janelle says:

      Well, not all of the holier-than-thous take that position. America is the birthplace of second-chances. Now it is up to Mark Sanford to be responsive to the trust of the voters and demonstrate that their forgiveness was not given in vain.

      I will pray for Mark Sanford that he will do the right thing going forward and I wish him the best.

    • eubykdisop says:

      Name-calling aside, redemption has to do with spirituality, NOT politics!!!!

      Sanford’s personal redemption is between him and God. However, we are not to judge that Sanford is redeemed either!

      Sanford is a politician who ran for political office. THAT is what WE are charged with making judgments about, not the state of his immortal soul!

    • eubykdisop says:

      I might add, by what “authority” do you declare that Sanford has been redeemed? Have you ascended to the throne of God, determining who has been redeemed? When did you get that “promotion”?

      • Janelle says:

        I don’t think I used the word “redemption”, let alone taken any “authority”. However, having read some of your posts in the past, I recollect that making an unfounded accusation is not anathema to you.

      • eubykdisop says:

        Sorry, my post was intended for Maggie. As to your aspersions, put your money where your mouth is!

        You say that “unfounded accusation is not anathema to me.” Really? Would you care to offer evidence of that or is it the case that you don’t have a single shred of evidence to back up that slur? Put up or shut up!

  5. Scott says:

    Not all of us are perfect. Many fall short. Some lapses are public. Others fall below the radar. There could be those you hold in high esteem whose transgressions are not public. We don’t know everything, not even you, euby.

    • eubykdisop says:

      Are you saying that because we don’t know who might have done the things which Sanford has done that we should not hold Sanford accountable for what we KNOW he has done?

  6. Westnash says:

    Sanford is a natural politician and a far better choice than Colbert was. It is interesting that he was still able to win with the Republican country clubbers withdrawing support. Hopefully he learned from his mistakes just like Bill Clinton begged for forgiveness.

    Az needs to keep focused to insure that when the Giffords/Kelly ticket comes forward with out of state support, they also are defeated.

    Cut the size of government and insist on term limits.

    • eubykdisop says:

      Well, we should most certainly heed your counsel, Westnash, since you, like Jeff Flake and Mark Sanford, are a proven liar, LOL!

      “Westnash says:
      May 4, 2013 at 7:52 am
      Euby is sporting the cold war drivel after communism has had its hey day and has disappeared in most of the world. The illegal alien issue has nothing to do with black helicopters or communism…”

      Too bad that you are proven to be a LIAR by this statement from the “Communist Party USA” itself!

      “Just Immigration Reform will take a Struggle”

      “by: Communist Party USA, April 1 2013″

      “The struggle for immigrant rights is a key component of the struggle for working class unity in our country today.”

      “The coming months are crucial. This is a call for all progressive forces to become fully engaged at every level.”

      “This legislative and political battle is also at the top of the agenda of the Communist Party USA and Young Communist League. Our program includes stopping deportations now as legislation is being adopted, and calling for legalization with a clear and speedy road map to citizenship for all 11 million. Future workers who come should have the same opportunity.”

      “The People’s World/Mundo Popular will soon post a pamphlet answering common questions about immigration, Myths v Facts, which can be circulated via social media and printed out, along with daily coverage and commentary on the immigrant rights struggle.”

      http://cpusa.org/just-immigration-reform-will-take-a-struggle/

      Stop spreading Liberal LIES in this blog, Westnash!

      • Ben F says:

        You make charges that are provably false and accuse others of lying. You are a hoot, as we used to say. Take the plank out of your eye.

      • Westnash says:

        Ben is right,,,everyone on here is tired of Euby’s megalomania and attempts to dominate the board and his attacks on any poster who doesn’t agree with him.

      • eubykdisop says:

        First, I didn’t make charges that are “provably false”. If you think I did then state what you think is false and prove it false.

        “Thou shalt not bear false witness against they neighbor.”

      • Clementine says:

        Your propensity for collecting and regurgitating the comments of other people is wearing thin. Are you unable to make a comment or address the post or a comment without this constant barrage of rewinds? Those who engage in actual (face-to-face or phone) conversations with you must have to deal with the fact that you will likely be recording the discourse in order to use portions at what you consider an opportune time for boomeranging zingers. That longstanding marriage you brag about must be a ton of fun for the Mrs. and kiddies.

      • eubykdisop says:

        Hey, my Darling Clementine! If you don’t like what I post, don’t read it!

        And those who engage in actual face to face conversations with you, my Darling Clementine, must have to deal with the fact that you are only interested in form and not substance!

        As regards my marriage, my Dear Clementine, at least I have one. Never give up hope, my Darling Clementine, some day your prince may come!

      • Clementine says:

        How dare you! I am not your darling. Nags are not my style. My “prince” is a man.

      • eubykdisop says:

        I suspect that what you have is a frog who you kissed but who never changed into a prince as you hoped. That’s alright, you’ll get used to kissing a frog. But remember, it’s not easy being green!

  7. eubykdisop says:

    Let’s clear things up here. We have religion and we have politics.

    “And Jesus answering said unto them, Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s. And they marveled at him.” – Mark 12:17

    Jesus Christ clearly understood the difference between the two!

    Sanford disappeared, abandoning his constituents and his staff.

    Sanford lied, telling everyone that he was going hiking on the Appalachian Trail.

    Sanford admits cheating on his wife.

    The question for us is, do those actions reflect Conservative values? The question for us is, could Republicans and Conservatives have selected someone better than that? The question is are we going to cheer that someone who was irresponsible, lied and cheated on his wife got elected to public office under the Republican banner?

    If Conservatives cheer the election of someone like Sanford then Liberals can successfully argue that Conservatives are phony hypocrites who talk the talk but who do not walk the walk! They can argue that we preach “values” but not only do not practice those values but cheer when someone who acts in contradiction to those values is elected… just so long as it is a Republican who is elected!

    No! We have to have values, we have to mean it and we have to stick to those values. We should never abandon those values for the sake of the election of a Republican candidate.

    How many times in this blog has Jeff Flake been chastised for lying? Now, suddenly, with Sanford, lying has become alright? No, we have to be consistent or our Conservative positions mean nothing!

    • Richard Wayne says:

      I have not seen one person justifying or excusing the actions of Mark Sanford three years ago. What I have seen is everyone except you being concerned about the fragile future of this country and the fact that as a Congressman, Mark Sanford has a stellar record and there is every reason to believe that he will vote to protect the Constitution and the conservative principles of our founding fathers.

      My father was an evangelical minister and one of his favorite adages went as follows: Some people are so heavenly minded that they are of no earthly good.

      Your sanctimonious Phariseean invectives prove his position.

    • eubykdisop says:

      The “fragile” future of this country is imperiled by rationalizers like you who will excuse those who act irresponsibly, lie and cheat on their wives and who cheer them when they are elected to positions which call for being responsible, truthful and keeping faith with their constituents.

      You compromise our country by being willing to compromise for the sake of an election victory when no compromise was necessary. There are plenty of good Conservative Republicans. We didn’t have to scrape the bottom of the barrel with Sanford!

      • No Name Please says:

        Last I heard, the voters of South Carolina’s 1st Cogressional District went to the polls and cast their ballots for Mark Sanford. You might not like that, but you weren’t able to vote.

        I have an idea. Why don’t you move to that state so you can vote out Gov. Haley when she is up for reelection. According to you, since she endorsed Sanford, she is obviously unworthy of holding office. You need to guarantee she gets sidelined. I’ll help you pack.

        I’m not using my name so you are unable to play dodgeball with me. I refuse to give you the opportunity.

      • eubykdisop says:

        Well, your very perceptive, NO Name Please! Voters did go to the polls and vote. Unfortunately for you, no one has questioned that. Seems like you’re engaging in a debate with yourself, LOL!

        I have an idea! Why don’t you move to New York State so that you can vote for Cuomo and Chuck Schumer. I’ll even buy you a one way ticket, as long as you promise to not come back!

        Oh, I’m so sorry to have to tell you this, No Name Please, but I am not now nor have I ever been dependent on you for any sort of opportunity. I’m sure that collecting your food stamps and welfare checks that you have come to believe that everyone else is as dependent as your are. Sorry to have to burst your bubble!

  8. eubykdisop says:

    In it’s articles, SRAZ was highly critical of Jeff Flake for lying and for being a liar:

    “Washington insiders support Jeff McFlake”, July 31, 2012

    “Kyl and McCain’s career dishonesty melds well with that of their six-term underling Jeff Flake. He’s the one who pledged to limit himself to no more than three consecutive terms. When confronted about it, Flake laughingly declared, “I lied.””

    “Jeff Flake: Those who know him best trust him least”, July 11, 2012

    “It’s time for a change from the intolerable status quo. To help you learn more about career politician Jeff Flake, Seeing Red AZ has devoted THIS ENTIRE CATEGORY going back to July 2008, to the admitted liar and career politician Jeff Flake.”

    “US Rep. Trent Franks boldly endorses Wil Cardon for Senate”, June 19, 2012

    “Laissez-faire Libertarian Flake, who reneged on his three-term limits pledge, glibly excused his self-imposed vow by saying “I lied.””

    When it comes to Mark Sanford however, who lied regarding his whereabouts in order to hide the fact that he was visiting his mistress in South America, SRAZ is suddenly all about “redemption” and “second chances”.

    Inconsistent much, SRAZ?

    • John Q says:

      SRAZ was talking about current lying and misinformation on political issues from Flake, not a secular and moral issue from three years ago. No inconsistencies at all from my perspective.

      • eubykdisop says:

        So it isn’t lying which is the issue. It’s when you lied and what you lied about? Is that it?

  9. Westnash says:

    SRAZ, it is extremely tiring to see Euby continue to call posters liars and contend with anyone who has a view contrary to his. Anyone can see that he has limited intelligence but how can you not come down hard on him for continued false accusations against SRAZ (not his) posters? Does not the Christian bible make it a sin to bear false witness against others? Even though his is via stupidity…it is still false witness.

    Do something about this!

    • eubykdisop says:

      I haven’t “called” you a liar, Westnash, I have PROVEN, absolutely, that you are a liar, LOL! You wrote this:

      “Westnash says:
      May 4, 2013 at 7:52 am
      Euby is sporting the cold war drivel after communism has had its hey day and has disappeared in most of the world. The illegal alien issue has nothing to do with black helicopters or communism…”

      Too bad that you are proven to be a LIAR by this statement from the “Communist Party USA” itself!

      “Just Immigration Reform will take a Struggle”

      “by: Communist Party USA, April 1 2013″

      “The struggle for immigrant rights is a key component of the struggle for working class unity in our country today.”

      “The coming months are crucial. This is a call for all progressive forces to become fully engaged at every level.”

      “This legislative and political battle is also at the top of the agenda of the Communist Party USA and Young Communist League. Our program includes stopping deportations now as legislation is being adopted, and calling for legalization with a clear and speedy road map to citizenship for all 11 million. Future workers who come should have the same opportunity.”

      “The People’s World/Mundo Popular will soon post a pamphlet answering common questions about immigration, Myths v Facts, which can be circulated via social media and printed out, along with daily coverage and commentary on the immigrant rights struggle.”

      http://cpusa.org/just-immigration-reform-will-take-a-struggle/

      Stop spreading Liberal LIES in this blog, Westnash!

      • westnash says:

        Delusional Euby, hiding behind the skirt of a message board.

      • eubykdisop says:

        Well, Westnash, unfortunately for you, you can’t hide. Here is some of your “fan mail”:

        “AnObservation says:
        January 30, 2013 at 6:27 am”
        Westnash you have continually shown that you are here for one reason and one reason only: to stir the pot and divide constitutional conservatives.”

        “Arizona Conservative Guy says:
        January 23, 2013 at 8:54 am
        Westnash:
        You have outed yourself as a liberal fool. Why do you come to this site? Your disparagement of conservative perspectives is very revealing.”

        “Seeing Red AZ says:
        December 26, 2012 at 10:17 am
        Westnash,
        Your “facts” are inaccurate, groundless accusations. They have no place on this site.”

        “Observer says:
        March 1, 2013 at 10:11 am
        Westnash,
        You have become nothing more than a dependable contrarian. One thing for sure, you know little about what you offer opinions on.”

        Oh, and THIS one is a beauty!

        “Rambling Rose says:
        May 3, 2013 at 11:42 am
        Wow, Westnash. What a revealing statement. So you don’t care if elected office holders, who are supposed to represent American citizens, are marching with and to further the illegal invasion of our country on a day set aside for Communists and Socialists? Amazing!”

        Can you feel the love, Westy?

  10. eubykdisop says:

    “After House seat win, Mark Sanford admits he trespassed”

    “By Harriet McLeod, Wed May 8, 2013″

    “Former South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford admitted on Wednesday to trespassing on his ex-wife’s property but avoided punishment for contempt as part of a court agreement reached a day after the Republican punched his ticket back to Congress.”

    “In the settlement on Wednesday, Mark Sanford admitted to trespassing more than once, in violation of the couple’s 2010 divorce agreement that says neither can enter the other’s home without specific permission.”

    “The judge withheld issuing a sentence on the condition that Mark Sanford abide by the divorce decree going forward.”

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/05/08/us-usa-politics-southcarolina-idUSBRE94718820130508?feedType=RSS

    What a gem Sanford is, LOL!

    He waits until AFTER the election to admit that he violated his divorce agreement by trespassing in his wife’s home MORE THAN ONCE!

    So first Sanford goes AWOL while in office. Then he lies about where he went. Then he’s caught cheating on his wife with a mistress in South America.

    As if all of that weren’t bad enough, this turkey can’t even abide by the terms of his divorce agreement and ADMITS that he entered his wife’s home without her permission… more than once! And he admits to this AFTER the election!

    What a “conservative” champion of honesty, fidelity and the rule of law. And how straight he was with voters, telling them that he intruded on his wife’s home only AFTER the election!

  11. eubykdisop says:

    Oh, and what do you know? The PAC of our FAVORITE Arizona U. S. Senator, John McCain, gave $2,500 to Sanford’s campaign!

    “Sen. John McCain’s PAC Gives $2,500 to Mark Sanford”

    “By Kent Cooper”

    “The Sanford for Congress committee reported this afternoon it received $2,500 on April 18 from Sen. John McCain’s leadership PAC, Country First PAC. Republican Mark Sanford is running against Democrat Elizabeth Colbert Busch in the May 7 special general election to fill South Carolina’s 1st District seat vacated by Tim Scott, R-S.C., who was appointed to the Senate.”

    http://blogs.rollcall.com/moneyline/sen-john-mccains-pac-gives-2500-to-mark-sanford/

  12. eubykdisop says:

    “Conservative PAC Leader Refuses to Endorse Mark Sanford in Special Election”

    “May 7, 2013″

    “On the eve of the special election for a vacant U.S. House seat in South Carolina the chairman of the very conservative Government Is Not God – PAC has very publicly refused to endorse the confessed adulterer who as Commander-in-Chief of South Carolina deserted his post for several days for a “hook-up” he had arranged online. Chairman William J. Murray commented, “The election of Mark Sanford would cement the view of many social conservatives that the Republican Party views social conservatives as not essential to the future of the party.”

    “My PAC has very publicly refused to endorse this fool … This guy may wind up in jail before the end of his term and you want people to vote for him?”

    http://www.christiannewswire.com/news/5242072040.html

    “William J. Murray III (born November 1946) is an American conservative commentator, lobbyist, Baptist minister, and author. He currently serves as the chairman of the Religious Freedom Coalition, a non-profit organization in Washington, D.C., active on issues related to aiding Christians in Islamic and Communist countries.”

  13. eubykdisop says:

    “Larry Flynt endorses Mark Sanford”

    “By Cameron Joseph, 04/30/13″

    “Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford (R) may not have the support of the national GOP — but Larry Flynt has his back.”

    “The Hustler publisher endorsed Sanford’s House campaign on Tuesday, calling him the “sex pioneer of our time.”

    “No one has done more to expose the sexual hypocrisy of traditional values in America today. He is the man of the hour — the midnight hour,” Flynt says in his endorsement posted online Tuesday afternoon. “He has demonstrated by his words and deeds that traditional values are shameful and that he will not live by such rules. As the bible teaches us: ‘Ye shall know them by their fruits.’ ”

    http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/house-races/297039-larry-flynt-endorses-mark-sanford

    • Night Owl says:

      And who would endorse your complete and utter perfection, eubykdisop?

    • eubykdisop says:

      That’s a bunch of bull, Night Owl! Not abdicating your responsibilities by disappearing on the job, not lying and not cheating on your wife is FAR from “utter perfection”.

      In fact, I’ll bet that you haven’t done any of those things in your entire life!

  14. eubykdisop says:

    “Mark Sanford Wins, GOP Loses”

    “Kayleigh McEnany, May. 9, 2013″

    “The Republican Party used to be the party of family values. I question whether that’s still true after Mark Sanford’s victory in South Carolina’s special congressional election Tuesday night.”

    “Has South Carolina forgotten the unfortunate tale of their fallen governor?”

    “For six days in June of 2009, Sanford disappeared. His wife, state law enforcement, and the nation could not find Mark Sanford.”

    “While the rest of the nation celebrated Father’s Day, Sanford’s four sons had no father to celebrate with.”

    “Why? Because Sanford found it more important to visit his Argentinian mistress – all on the taxpayers’ dime.”

    “In the coming days, under intense media pressure, Sanford would admit that he “crossed the line” with several women over the course of his marriage, culminating in a tryst with his Argentinian “soul mate,” who is now his fiancé.”

    “Seeing a man who has displayed the exact opposite of conservative family values ride to a glorious 9-point victory marks a sad day for the Republican Party.”

    “As a conservative, I want Republicans to win as many House seats as possible. But what kind of message does it send to re-elect a man who left his wife for his lover?”

    http://www.theblaze.com/contributions/mark-sanford-wins-gop-loses/

    What a great father! Splits and leaves his kids without their dad on Father’s Day so that he can spend time with… his mistress!

  15. westnash says:

    Clementine is also calling out Euby for his uncivilized behavior on this board SRAZ. How many does that make who are simply tired of all the attacks and cut n paste?

    • eubykdisop says:

      Oh, well. we need to look at your fan club, Westnash, LOL!

      “AnObservation says:
      January 30, 2013 at 6:27 am”
      Westnash you have continually shown that you are here for one reason and one reason only: to stir the pot and divide constitutional conservatives.”

      “Arizona Conservative Guy says:
      January 23, 2013 at 8:54 am
      Westnash:
      You have outed yourself as a liberal fool. Why do you come to this site? Your disparagement of conservative perspectives is very revealing.”

      “Seeing Red AZ says:
      December 26, 2012 at 10:17 am
      Westnash,
      Your “facts” are inaccurate, groundless accusations. They have no place on this site.”

      “Observer says:
      March 1, 2013 at 10:11 am
      Westnash,
      You have become nothing more than a dependable contrarian. One thing for sure, you know little about what you offer opinions on.”

      Oh, and THIS one is a beauty!

      “Rambling Rose says:
      May 3, 2013 at 11:42 am
      Wow, Westnash. What a revealing statement. So you don’t care if elected office holders, who are supposed to represent American citizens, are marching with and to further the illegal invasion of our country on a day set aside for Communists and Socialists? Amazing!”

      Can you feel the love, Westy?

  16. eubykdisop says:

    “Mark showed a lack of judgment in his recent actions as governor. However, his far more egregious offenses were committed against God, the institutions of marriage and family, our boys and me.” – Jenny Sanford, betrayed wife of Mark Sanford

    Mark Sanford, a virtual paragon of Conservative values across the board, LOL!

  17. eubykdisop says:

    “Adulterer Mark Sanford Wins S.C. House Seat”

    “May 8th, 2013″

    “In 2009, Sanford deserted his post as governor of S.C., traveled to Argentina to visit his mistress, and then lied about it to his wife and to the people of South Carolina.”

    “Recently, he was caught sneaking into his ex-wife’s house to visit with his son while his former wife was out of the home.”

    http://www.gingpac.org/adulterer-mark-sanford-wins-s-c-house-seat

  18. Westnash says:

    “Name calling and unfounded accusations are out of bounds. In an effort to maintain civility, we will delete all demeaning references to other posters on this site. Names that are rude or intended to demean will be edited out. The rest of the comment, subject to our discretion, will remain intact. We regret having to exercise this tug on the reins, but this is an adult discussion site and not the playground.”

    The above are your words SRAZ. Please enforce your rules on this obviously delusional poster who has attacked many others just in this thread.

    • eubykdisop says:

      ROFL! Oh my goodness! After all of your complaining about “copy and paste” look who is doing copy and paste, LOL!
      Here’s some copy and paste for you, Westnash!

      “Westnash says:
      April 23, 2013 at 11:03 am
      Euby is braying like a jackass again…like Joe McCarthy he is happy to lie to make his point. Like Goebbels, he is eager to distort to make himself look educated….sorry Euby, you cant pull it off.”

      “Westnash says:
      April 23, 2013 at 12:53 pm
      Euby,,,you take your homosexual Reconquista remark and your other blatent misrepresentations and stick them where the sun doesnt shine. You as a Mc Carthy apologist are much closer to the GAY community than I am.”

      Now what was that you were saying about “rules”?

      Like all Liberals you live by a double standard which makes you a hypocrite in addition to a proven liar!

      Have a nice day, Westy! :-)

      • Seeing Red AZ says:

        Such comments are no more suitable than your habit of collecting the words of others to fill the comments section. They were all read the first time around. You set yourself up for such remarks by personalizing the Sanford issue, and have also engaged in inappropriate exchanges.

        In order to keep negativism from overtaking this conservative political site, all we ask is that our readers stay on topic (although we appreciate news tips!) and stop the insults. Agreement is not what we seek. Civility is.

        It’s clear from your many comments that you are patriotic and well read. There is much to appreciate in your views. We simply ask that you stop inciting and taunting our other valued readers.

        BTW, Westnash has written many comments that have either never made it out of the moderation lineup or have had specific demeaning words edited out.

      • eubykdisop says:

        Really, SRAZ? Is that right? Would you care to review ALL of the exchanges? No? I didn’t think so, LOL!

        “Personalize”? Really? Would you care to define that vague term or do you really mean “disagree”?

        Oh, negativism, is it? Apparently you don’t know the difference between “negativism” and “Conservatism”, LOL!

        Oh, so this is all one way. I’m “inciting”. Me alone. How very objective, LOL!

    • Seeing Red AZ says:

      Westnash:
      You are absolutely correct in citing our words. Dealing with obsessive pettiness and bickering has become all consuming and is taking a toll on our abilities to keep this site relevant. As you know, since your comments are held in moderation, not all go up immediately. Additionally, any posts containing more than 2 links are automatically held.

      At one point, several years ago, our comment section was sabotaged, causing us to limit those with automatic access. A few of our early and reliable commenters retain the ability to be queued in without interruption, since it is impossible for us to monitor each and every comment 24/7.

      As of 10:45 am today, eubykdisop’s comments will join yours — and a number of others — in the moderation column. This decision was reached after this post on the re-election of Mark Sanford. At least 40 of the 64 comments were euby’s. While we appreciate spirited discussion, continuing insults and reusing the previous comments of others as a form of abusive reprimand is not in keeping with generating lively and appropriate adult discussion.

      We did not come to this decision lightly. It is time consuming and frustrating to have to monitor adults. Considerable effort goes into the posts and having to assume the additional role of playground monitor is not what we envisioned. We hope what we previously referred to as a “tug on the reins.” will be temporary. Comments should be limited to the post at hand. We have lives. Let us live them.

      • eubykdisop says:

        That’s fine with me, SRAZ! Henceforth there will be no conflict at all between Westnash and I as, through your continued efforts, I will now join with Westnash in promoting his point of view.

        Thank you for the heads up, SRAZ! :-)

      • eubykdisop says:

        One more thing, SRAZ. You failed to mention that I was one of a few people upholding a particular point of view. Apparently your intention was that I remain silent in the face of comments like this regarding my fidelity:

        “rj says:
        May 8, 2013 at 3:09 pm
        Euby,
        Or maybe you have been universally rejected in your attempts. Who knows?”

        So the next time a poster suggests something like that I may have sought to have extramarital sex but was rejected, I’ll leave it to you, in your capacity of owner of this blog, to address that for me or to delete the comment. I can count on you to do that, SRAZ, can’t I? You wouldn’t just leave a comment like that, would you?

      • Westnash says:

        Everyone thanks you and naturally you shouldn’t have to monitor adult postings pertaining to the thread at hand. Unfortunately you do, or risk losing the forum you have built over many years.

      • eubykdisop says:

        You’re 100% correct, Westnash, and henceforth I shall back you up on everything you say and every position you take, from J. D. Hayworth gun control!

      • eubykdisop says:

        You see, Westnash, SRAZ had made me see the light. What is REALLY important in this blog is peace and harmony, shorter posts and fewer posts. The best way I can facilitate that is to always be in agreement with you. Of course, if people get on your case, I’ll back you 100% and even use my research skills to prove that you are right.

        You lead the way, Westnash, and I’ll follow behind you. You’ll find me to be very loyal! Wait and see!

      • rj says:

        Euby,
        You have been so Phariseean and judgmental of others without any substantiation in your posts that you left yourself open to a jab in jest. We do not know your personal pecadillos in the same manner as you do not know others. For you to be insulted at my poke speaks to your insecurity.

      • eubykdisop says:

        Oh yes, rj, the problem with your comment about my fidelity isn’t with you. No, the problem there is my insecurity. The remedy is for me to fix my insecurity and not for you to change the nature of your comments. Got it! I’ll work on that! ;-)

      • eubykdisop says:

        LOL! My posts are all substantiated but I have yet to see a shred of objective evidence from you!

        Oh, I see, the problem is with my insecurity rather than your inappropriate comment! Nothing quite like taking responsibility for your actions, LOL!

      • eubykdisop says:

        Ah, nothing quite like SRAZ permitting an attack on me without permitting me to respond. How very “conservative”, LOL!

        What was that about your not squelching free speech, SRAZ? With “conservatives” like you, we don’t need Liberals, LOL!

      • eubykdisop says:

        Oh what a tangled web we weave when we attempt to feign being “conservative”! Kind of got flushed out of the bushes, didn’t you SRAZ, LOL!

  19. eubykdisop says:

    “Shock as disgraced Mark Sanford WINS BACK a seat in Congress – with the mistress for whom he left his wife smiling from the sidelines”

    “By Meghan Keneally”

    “His mistress-turned-fiancee, Maria Belen Chapur, was on hand to celebrate with him at Tuesday night’s victory party, but it does not seem like an accident that they did not kiss on stage.”

    “Earlier in the campaign, Sanford told MailOnline that she was flown in from her native Argentina for his primary victory party, and so he did not expect her to be there when he was onstage with his two teenage sons.”

    “That struck his ex-wife Jenny Sanford the wrong way, however, as she went on to confirm to a reporter that the awkward expression on her son’s face was because that was the first time that he ever actually met the new woman in his father’s life.”

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2321061/Mark-Sanford-WINS-BACK-seat-Congress-mistress-left-wife-smiles-sidelines.html

    Well, what a nice surprise for Sanford’s teenage sons! They get to meet his mistress for the first time by surprise on stage at Sanford’s victory party! What a dad!

    • Clementine says:

      Great leap, euby, from haughtiness to foolishness. This is how my kids act out.

      • Westnash says:

        Clementine you are correct and no one should think that SRAZ’s scolding of Euby will change his attitude or approach. But let’s the rest of us stick to commenting only on each thread.

      • eubykdisop says:

        Yes, of course, you and Westnash are 100% correct.

  20. eubykdisop says:

    “Morality and Mark Sanford”

    “In 1840 the State of South Carolina stole 144,000 acres of land that had been reserved to the Catawba Indian Tribe by the British Crown in 1760. Litigation which commenced in 1980 resulted in a settlement among the state, the tribe and the federal government nearly 20 years later.”

    “As a part of that settlement the tribe gave up the right to have casino gambling under the federal Indian Gaming Regulatory Act in exchange for the right to have two high stakes bingo operations in the state.”

    “Mark Sanford was governor, but he couldn’t stop the legislation within the South Carolina delegation so he called on a friend from his days in Congress, now a member of the Senate, to put a “hold” on the bill to keep it from being considered.”

    “Mark Sanford told representatives of the tribe that he was opposed to the bingo hall on moral grounds.”

    “The senator that Mark Sanford called on to kill the bill was John Ensign of Nevada.”

    “Consider the morality of Sanford and Ensign working to deny the tribe and the people of the Santee area a strong economic development opportunity that would have improved the lives of many in the region and in the tribe.”

    “Sanford’s “stopper” had an extra-marital affair with the wife of a staff member. Ensign’s family, owners of one of the largest casino operations in the world, paid the staff member hundreds of thousands of dollars to forgive the sins of John Ensign.”

    “Mark Sanford, as most South Carolinians can recall spent state money to divert an economic development trip to Argentina so he could rendezvous in Buenos Aires with his paramour.”

    “Later Sanford had his staff tell the world he was hiking the Appalachian Trail, which runs from Georgia to Maine, when he was in fact thousands of miles south of the trail committing adultery.”

    “Clearly Mark Sanford has no geographic compass and no moral compass, but may find his way back to Washington where he can posture and obstruct with no regard for the lives of the people he damaged with his phony anti-gambling morality.”

    http://www.moultrienews.com/article/20130402/MN04/130409955/1014/MN01/morality-and-mark-sanford

    ROFL! Sanford opposes a bingo hall on “moral grounds”, calls on Ensign, who cheated on HIS wife, to help him and then Sanford cheats on his own wife! What a total hypocrite, LOL!

    • Westnash says:

      More cut n paste….Sanford won and the liberal Democrat lost. That is a positive outcome for most of us. Bill Clinton has gotten away with it for years while both he and his wife have affairs.

      The one Arizonan’s should be fearful of is the Giffords/Kelly train that will soon be heading toward an election.

  21. eubykdisop says:

    Hey, Westnash! You’re calling on SRAZ but SRAZ has already spoken to you, like when you accused SRAZ of being “enamored of censorship”:

    “Seeing Red AZ says:
    January 1, 2013 at 12:04 pm

    “Westnash,
    We are not “enamored with censorship.” As you can see, the first comment on this post, takes us to task for your views on Jon Kyl.”

    “We do however, freely utilize our prerogative to delete numerous wearisome comments that say essentially the same thing, irrelevant to the post, but using it as a vehicle to repeatedly slam one particular commenter. It’s clear you simply want to get your message out, irrespective of what the topic is. THAT is why some of your comments are not seen.”

    Whoa! SRAZ took you to the woodshed GOOD on that one, LOL!

    Then, after your repeatedly attacked J. D. Hayworth, SRAZ had this to say to you:

    “Seeing Red AZ says:
    December 27, 2012 at 8:51 am
    As to JD Hayworth, what you repeatedly refer to as “factual points” are in no way accurate. He is a decent and strong conservative who was vastly outspent by a very worried McCain, who saw a five-point polling spread and decided it was worth nearly $30 million to defend staying in Washington to engage in more aisle-crossing with Democrats. That obviously appeals to you. It does not reflect conservatives.”

    Somehow I don’t think that you have a sympathetic ear in SRAZ, Westnash. Accusing SRAZ of “being enamored of censorship” and attacking J. D. Hayworth aren’t things which are going to “win friends and influence people” here!

    Why don’t you post at Daily Kos instead where your comments will be well received by your fellow Liberals?

    Have nice day, Westy! :-)

  22. Westnash says:

    Euby, you were slapped down by SRAZ because you were wrong and continued to insult every poster. It is easy to see through your newfound vision of what is right…but no one cares, because no one believes a leopard has grown new spots. Just concentrate on the thread and not the posters.

  23. Westnash says:

    Janelle hit it squarely on the head!

    I think Sanford will make a good congressman, by all accounts he was a very good governor before his bizarre episode with the Argentinian woman. Hopefully he has seen the error in his ways and leads a good life.

    One of Louisiana’s most popular governors was Edwin Edwards who carried on a string of affairs and then ended up in prison for taking money for granting casino licenses.

    Term limits and cut the ability of government to grow and spend.

    • Anthem Al says:

      We lived in Louisiana during Edwin Edwin’s tenure as governor. He was flamboyant, but immensely popular with both Republicans and Democrats because he did a good job. He was also a hoot! Prior to one election, he correctly predicted his victory this way: “The only way I can lose this election is if I’m caught in bed with either a dead girl or a live boy.”

      Another time when asked, “Why do you talk out of both sides of your mouth?” Edwards said, “So people like you with only half a brain can understand me.”

      When Nazi David Duke ran against Edwards, bumper stickers showed up all over the state that read “Vote for the Crook. It’s important!”

  24. eubykdisop says:

    And on top of everything, Sanford is a great dad to his sons!

    “Shock as disgraced Mark Sanford WINS BACK a seat in Congress – with the mistress for whom he left his wife smiling from the sidelines”

    “By Meghan Keneally”

    “His mistress-turned-fiancee, Maria Belen Chapur, was on hand to celebrate with him at Tuesday night’s victory party, but it does not seem like an accident that they did not kiss on stage.”

    “Earlier in the campaign, Sanford told MailOnline that she was flown in from her native Argentina for his primary victory party, and so he did not expect her to be there when he was onstage with his two teenage sons.”

    “That struck his ex-wife Jenny Sanford the wrong way, however, as she went on to confirm to a reporter that the awkward expression on her son’s face was because that was the first time that he ever actually met the new woman in his father’s life.”

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2321061/Mark-Sanford-WINS-BACK-seat-Congress-mistress-left-wife-smiles-sidelines.html

  25. eubykdisop says:

    Sanford even received the endorsement of major nut case Ron Paul!

    “Ron Paul endorses Mark Sanford”

    “By Cameron Joseph, 04/25/13″

    “Former Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) on Thursday former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford’s (R) House campaign.”

    http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/house-races/296279-ron-paul-endorses-mark-sanford

    • westnash says:

      Ron Paul is no but case. If he looked like Mitt Romney or Ronald Reagan he would be President and Barack would still be a senator.

      • eubykdisop says:

        Ron Paul “WE NEED TO TAKE OUT THE CIA”

        “There’s been a coup, have you heard? It’s the CIA coup. The CIA runs everything, they run the military. They’re the ones who are over there lobbing missiles and bombs on countries. … And of course the CIA is every bit as secretive as the Federal Reserve. … And yet think of the harm they have done since they were established [after] World War II. They are a government unto themselves. They’re in businesses, in drug businesses, they take out dictators … We need to take out the CIA.” -Ron Paul

        1/15/2010 Excerpt from the Campaign for Liberty Regional Conference in Atlanta, GA. As the crowd begins to cheer, Ron Paul states, “We need to take out the CIA”.

  26. eubykdisop says:

    Maybe Sanford has entirely given up Conservative values, which he seems to have a hard time adhering to, for something different!

    “Mark Sanford talks Buddhism, his daily meditation practice and unique campaign style”

    “Sanford told me that his interest in Buddhism stretches back three years, to when he retreated to his remote family farm after his term as governor ended—a term marked by scandal over his secretly leaving the country to be with his Argentine mistress, whom he now plans to marry.”

    http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/mark-sanford-talks-buddhism-daily-meditation-practice-unique-000939600.html?q5123630=1

    Makes sense. If you can’t live Conservative values, try something you can live!

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