Friday, December 11, 2009

Hypocrisy from 'values' voters in South Carolina

With Jenny Sanford filing for divorce today it seems like an appropriate time to discuss how self declared 'values' voters in South Carolina feel about their Governor.

13% of respondents on our poll said 'moral and family values' was the issue most important to them, a distant second to the economy and jobs which was the top concern of 54% of respondents.

While 51% of all South Carolina voters disapprove of Mark Sanford's job performance, only 38% of professed values voters do.

While 45% of all South Carolina voters want Sanford to resign, only 33% of the 'moral and family values' crowd wants him to.

And while 32% of all South Carolina voters think Sanford should be impeached, only 28% of this crowd does.

Where do you think these folks stood on impeaching Bill Clinton? It's clear there is forgiveness for politicians who cheat on their wives and abuse state resources to do so- as long as they're Republicans.

4 comments:

DL said...

Once again,you guys miss it. Sanford's family situation is sad, but has no effect on his job performance. Values voters want proper policy. If Sanford were up for reelection, he would be toast. Resigning or reelection are different issues.

The heavy handed ethics report was a hit job and likely resulted in a backlash. What they tried to call public resources is at best silly and at worst a purposeful twisting of the law to achieve a poltical result.

It is nothing worthy of removal or resignation. If he committed crimes, like Clinton did, that would be a different issue. President Clinton's personal life was well known. His perjury and obstruction of justice almost undid him. It was not his distasteful personal behavior which was at issue.

DaveN said...

It's totally understandable: Sanford is the 'value voters' son of a bitch, not someone else's and they'd rather see their philanderer stay in office than have that Nancy boy Lt. Governor get booted up the ladder. Some transgressions are so much easier to forgive than others.

Anonymous said...

I', confussed. Sanford is a republican and had an affair with a woman? Really... a woman? I thought all GOPers only married women to hide their creepy closeted homosexual attraction to men and having "wide stance" sex in men's rooms across amerikkka? The last unelected shaved monkey failure liked to flaunt having sex with Saudi princes on TVand have male hookers placed in the press corp so they would be super close to him in case he wanted to "act on his urges" a few times a day. I though you had to be a closeted homosexual to even become a republican these days.

Anonymous said...

"Sanford's family situation is sad, but has no effect on his job performance."

He blew off his job for a week to go to Argentina. His own staff admits that they had no clue where he might be, and he did not transfer executive power to anyone. I'd say that going AWOL from work has "an effect on his job performance."

 
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