Friday, May 28, 2010

Souder: Another Spiteful, Sanctimonious Hypocrite Revealed, Eight Terms Too Late

The sight of another family values phony shuffling out of office, philandering pants around sanctimonious ankles, does not merit much mention these days. But as Mark Souder departs Congress after eight terms -- and after admitting an affair involving the employee with whom he recorded commercials (for Christian media audiences) promoting right-wing family values, in particular abstinence -- he deserves a special dose of opprobrium.

Souder, an aggressive evangelical Christian, came to Washington -- with Newt Gingrich, John Ensign, Mark Foley and Mark Sanford -- among the Republican Class of '94, which proposed to turn American toward a righteous path. Souder became known as author of the Souder Law, which prevented persons convicted of drug possession from obtaining student loans.

"If you are going to get subsidized loans," drug warrior Souder said, "you shouldn't be convicted of a drug crime."

A straightforward sentiment, one that cost hundreds of thousands of young Americans an opportunity to better themselves with a college education, and one with an important corollary:

If you are going to lecture Americans on morality, and deny education to those who don't fit your right-wing evangelical mold, your walk with the Lord should not travel through the private parts of the hypocritical harlot from your family values commercials.


Anonymous said...

You really ruin how you call out local politicians when you make all these cheap shots at conservatives, especially conservatives from a faith perspective. The man is human and made a mistake, that doesn't destroy the value of his message.

Do you really want tax dollars to go to drug types? I do not and, most Americans do not.

Infinonymous said...

Mark Souder is a freedom-hating, nanny-stating hypocrite who unjustly caused many young people to be denied financial assistance for education.

His message was a delusion, 'my fairy tale can beat up your fairy tale.' The only reason he isn't still spewing his drug warrior hypocrisy is that a park ranger interrupted his evangelical adultery in a nature reserve parking lot.

Good riddance to him and his message.

little_minx said...

Someone "is human and made a mistake."

If Anonymous wants such forgiveness to apply to someone like Souder (who practices the opposite of he morality he preaches, although he's plenty old enough to know better), then s/he needs to apply it equally to young people who make far smaller mistakes (like experimenting with drugs, not that I condone it) that aren't even a violation of the 10 Commandments.

You're ignoring the appropriate sense of proportion needed here.