Politicians from FL-16 Can't Keep Their Pants On

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There is something about the FL-16 Congressional district that just screams hypocrite. It is a perfect example of right wing (Republican AND Democrat) hypocrisy, scandal and pseudo-morality.

Now, when Republicans act in a corrupt or hypocritical fashion, the Republican party almost always makes excuses and defends even their worst, most offensive members. When Democrats act in a corrupt or hypocritical fashion, it is often Democrats who call attention to it and reject that corruption and hypocrisy. FL-16 is an example of both.

In 2006 Democrats won the FL-16 district because right wing Republican hypocrite Mark Foley got caught as a pedophile. This is a typical bible thumping Republican who is always talking about morals...but who is himself about as disgustingly immoral as you can get. The Republican Party did their best to defend this sleazeball, siding with NAMBLA, but in the end the voters stood up to Republican sleaze and voted Mark Foley out. In his place they voted for a bible-thumping Democrat who is always talking about morals: Tim Mahoney.

I supported Tim Mahoney in 2006. I did not like the fact that he was so right wing and so loud about what people should and should not be doing in private. Tim Mahoney sounded too much like a Republican to me, but he was running as a Democrat and, quite honestly, seemed to fit the district. Some districts are conservative and their representatives should fit their beliefs. Tim Mahoney seemed like the right Democrat for the district. So I supported him in 2006. Well, in the end, Tim Mahoney proves to be a hypocritical right winger as well.

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