Mr. Lee pursued one woman, under a different identity, who was in his age range. He was exposed by the woman he pursued, and she revealed a semi-normal Internet conversation coupled with an embarrassing, shirtless picture. Despite the fact that the congressman broke no House rules, he felt his infidelity and dishonesty had shamed his constituents and his party. After internal pressure from GOP leadership, he resigned.
Mr. Weiner used his title as a congressman to pursue numerous women. The 46-year-old appears to have reached out to much younger women in unique circumstances, preying on college students and single mothers in their 20s. He produced pornographic images of himself that he sent to several of these women, many of whom were less than half his age. He was exposed when he sent a picture of his genitals on
Mr. Weiner, however, does not feel the need to resign. He feels his actions did not break any laws or rules worthy of resignation. In the fashion of President Clinton, Rep.
Mr. Weiner's case should make two vital points to Christian Democrats. First, prominent Democrats feel that their supporters and issues are far enough removed from traditional morality that one can commit crimes such as his believing job performance is unaffected. Second, a majority of Democrats are not willing to pressure their colleague to resign as it means risking losing the seat to a Republican or conservative Democrat in a special election. Leaders on the left are willing to do or overlook anything to advance or protect the party agenda. On the personal and party level, staying in power trumps doing the right thing, even in a case like this.
With that in mind, it makes no sense for any informed, Christian adult to ever vote for a Democrat, especially on the federal level. Regardless of how one feels on any of the issues, at the end of the day a vote to send a Democrat to Washington (or to