Wednesday, November 20, 2013

No Excuses

Rep. Trey Radel,  a Tea Party congressman from Fort Myers, Florida, gets busted for buying cocaine in Washington, D.C., and he blames it on “struggling with the disease of alcoholism.”

“As the father of a young son and a husband to a loving wife, I need to get help so I can be a better man for both of them.”

Setting aside the obvious cracks about having to be shitfaced to believe Tea Party crap in the first place, I’m not buying the line about excusing it because of his disease.  I’ve sat through too many meetings where someone claims that the fault is laid on the disease and that’s why they’re still using or drinking.  It doesn’t work.  Saying “I need help” is not enough.

It’s nice, I suppose, that Mr. Radel is getting support from his Republican colleagues and they’re asking for understanding and privacy, going so far as to say that now is not the time to consider the political ramifications.  After all, the GOP has a fine collection of serial adulterers, johns, and self-loathing closet cases to pack all the available 12-step programs in every church basement or Quaker meeting house, so why should Mr. Radel be hounded from office?

3 barks and woofs on “No Excuses

  1. And once again we have a self-righteous Teahadist whose sole “sin” was neither the moral failing nor the addiction – but simply getting caught. Dollars to doughnuts that if the bust had never happened he’d have kept swanning along with his moralizing miserly ways scr3wing those Other people for the crime of simply being poor.

    No sympathy for this joker. None.

  2. I do NOT know if this is the same jackass, but I saw a thing on one of the news feeds — and of course I can’t find it now — that another “Family Values(R)” Rethuglican got arrested for drugs… after having supported mandatory drug-screening for Welfare recipients.

    And of course the next time a Democrat has problems, we can count on Boner to keep his hounds at bay, right? ( crickets )

    • another “Family Values(R)” Rethuglican got arrested for drugs… after having supported mandatory drug-screening for Welfare recipients.

      Because everyone knows “takers” are too busy snorting coke, smoking weed and shooting smack to go find a job – unlike Righteous Upstanding Patriotic Real Ahmurrcans™ who bust their a$$es doing the people’s work and deserve whatever recreations they choose. And because everyone knows that no good Teahadist would ever engage in illegal/immoral activities if there were the slightest chance that the authorities would ever discover it.

      /snark

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