While the economy collapses, the Middle East is on fire, and our beloved President seems to be as unable to communicate with the American people as the previous president, the news stories are full of a tweeting congressman.

Jokes are easy to make about the problem, especially since the congressman’s name is easily mispronounced to resemble the body part that he has been tweeting to various lovely ladies. To make it worse, his explanation goes from denial to forgetfulness to admission, and in Congress, cover-up is worse than adultery, as he will soon find out, and if he used government facilities for personal use, this might even result in an ethics reprimand.

In other words, for an action that might be winked at if done by a single college student may now result in his life being in ruins.

Yet on Drudge, there is a photo of his lovely wife, and this adds a poignancy to the episode.

How does a man do such a thing when he has a wife? Does he imagine she has no feelings, that she is only the “sex and the city” upgrade of a Stepford wife?

Someone recently wrote that the sexual revolution is over, and the “bad boys” have won.

What makes it worse is that some of those defending the congressman are pretending that it wasn’t anything wrong.

A poll at the Democrateic underground website shows 64 percent say he shouldn’t resign in shame. And one wonders when the anchorwoman (not the guest representing the Democrat side of the argument) insists that the criticism is wrong because he never supported morality so he isn’t a morality hypocrite.

Someone needs to tell that anchorwoman that her obvious cluenessless has made her a laughing stock on YouTube.

This is not a partisan issue, and claiming that a progressive Democrat can’t be immoral is even worse.

Earth to CNN: Liberals like myself do take things like marriage vows seriously. Being on the left does not mean you can lie and cheat and break your marital promises just because you are on the correct side of other issues.

At least Bill Clinton, when caught, had the grace to repent in public.

You see, we aren’t talking about a college student looking for a date with some of his fellow students that he knows, but a grown married man who was flirting with other women on government time.

And the victim in this case is his lovely wife.

Didn’t the rabbi discuss these things with him before his marriage? Or does the congressman live in a bubble of sociopaths who think they are above common decency?

Science Fiction writer and critic Orson Scott Card put it this way, in a review of a recent film:

the best thing that can be said about the casual sex is “it was fun.” Fun? That is such an adolescent-boy attitude toward sex that it just made me sad. It’s as if these characters have closed themselves off from any kind of intimacy in the act of sex. What sad, empty relationships these are; what lonely people, who think that sex is about amusement and nothing more…But wouldn’t it have been more clever, funny, and worthwhile to tell the truth about women — that, with rare and sad exceptions, they are not out to have nothing more than fun in bed?

One hopes that the scandal will awaken a discussion on the meaning of marriage, the old fashioned type that means fidelity and faithfulness.

So I pray the congressman will learn from this, so that he might learn something from this farce, and repent (i.e. turn his life around), decide to grow up, and maybe even rebuild his marriage with this lovely woman.

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Nancy Reyes is a retired physician living in the rural Philippines.

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