Claiming Abstinence, LDS, Idaho, Republican Senator Mike Crapo Arrested for Drunk Driving

We are no longer surprised when a Republican politician who claims superior virtues and morality, fidelity or religious conviction turns out to be a hypocrite.

The steady parade of Republican hypocrites remind us of our differences. We pedestrian scum (Democrats) claim to hold no high ground in the realm of personal purity. In stark contrast, Republicans to the person, bathe in self-righteous claims of moral superiority.

Senator Mike Crapo (R-ID) mug shot

Mike Crapo mug shot

No doubt, Republican apologists will invoke Lewinski or Ted Kennedy and Chappaquiddick in a feeble effort to distract us from the hypocrisy. Its all they’ve got. But neither Clinton nor Kennedy associated himself with the lofty moral high ground claimed by their Republican counterparts. Neither man was elected under such an absurd premise. And we Democrats cherish the Founders intention that we be free to elect “scumbags.” The Founding Fathers knew self-professed moral angels were likely to disappoint.

Ever since Karl Rove convinced the Republican Party to grab its collective ankles before the alter of the Evangelical Christian Right, Republican politicians have rushed to the public podium to loudly and publicly declare themselves proprietors of an impossibly high “moral” standard. The result is serial oneupsmanship among Republicans at every level of office and a predictable train wreck of hypocrisy.

For Mike Crapo, being a Republican AND a Mormon AND a drunk is a double whammy made all the worse coming on the heels of Mitt Romney’s ass whuppin’. No one will be surprised when we find Willard slumped by the side of the road soaked in his own urine. Such is the state of today’s Republican party a.k.a. The Clown Barkers’ Carnival.

The AP reported this story

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  1. #1 by Lyman Hall on December 26, 2012 - 12:29 pm

  2. #2 by cav on December 26, 2012 - 3:27 pm

  3. #3 by Larry Bergan on December 26, 2012 - 8:53 pm

    Well, at least it’s a fairly flattering picture. He doesn’t look too upset.

    When Tom Delay got booked, he looked like he’d just won the lottery.

    Maybe these guys know something we don’t.

  4. #4 by Larry Bergan on December 26, 2012 - 9:53 pm

    I’ve been booked twice.

    I was drunk both times, but I was only trying to inform people. Nobody was in any danger and I’ve never had a DUI, unless you count the time a judge took away my drivers license a year and a half after my marijuana conviction when I hadn’t smoked pot for a year and a half.

    Wasn’t buying or selling anything. Saved about ten thousand dollars growing my own, but the conviction cost me $16,000, so I guess you could say they won.

    My second booking didn’t endanger anybody either, and I intended to return the stop sign.

    I’ve said too much.

  5. #5 by Larry Bergan on December 26, 2012 - 11:14 pm

    I haven’t said enough.

    ~REM

    They tell me the stop sign cost $300 dollars, but I was going to take it back. It was about three A.M. and it wasn’t endangering anybody because if you ran the sign you would crash into an obvious wall and should not be driving – which I wasn’t. That DOES NOT mean I’m not embarrassed by my picture or the incident, but I still think I’ve paid my dues for the act.

    Plus the stop sign was REALLY heavy and I carried it a good distance.

    Legitimate questions are welcome.

  6. #6 by Mike Murphy on December 27, 2012 - 5:26 pm

    “The steady parade of Republican hypocrites remind us of our differences. We pedestrian scum (Democrats) claim to hold no high ground in the realm of personal purity. In stark contrast, Republicans to the person, bathe in self-righteous claims of moral superiority.” -Cliff Lyon

    Funny how perfection is expected for Republicans and especially members of the Church of Jesus Christ yet others get a pass. Perhaps this is because news that a Democrat, liberal, atheist, drug user, ex-con has broken the law or done something incredibly stupid it is the norm rather than the exception.

  7. #7 by cav on December 27, 2012 - 6:50 pm

    Well, thankfully my experience with Mormons makes generalizing them in the mold of Mike Murphy impossible, so that is a good thing.

    Needless to write, Cliff Lyon is just one of millions of Democrats, leftists, and cannot be burdened with the character of the whole body. But, you’ll try.

  8. #8 by Larry Bergan on December 30, 2012 - 11:29 am

    What was I to do, but carry a sign?

    I only wanted people to stop and talk to me.

    Karl Rove had been in town and wasn’t arrested.

    I was pissed!

  9. #9 by Larry Bergan on December 30, 2012 - 11:41 am

    Consider this:

    I had my headphones on and was listening to Led Zeppelin’s “Imminent song” and Joni Mitchell’s “Magdalene laundries”.

    I told the police the truth.

    The stop sign came right out of the ground, easily.

    This is my testimony.

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