Saturday, November 25, 2017

Why is the DMN turning a Blind Eye to Joe Barton?!?

"It is an abomination for kings to commit wickedness,
For a throne is established by righteousness."
Proverbs 16:12

Dallas Morning News this afternoon:
If Joe Barton's career ends because of a lewd video he sent to a lover five years ago, he'd be the rare congressman felled by a consensual, if icky, sex tape.


Can he survive? That depends. Barton has never been much of a public moralizer, which shields him from allegations of hypocrisy. He could have enough good will banked for constituents to forgive his foibles, and draw a bright line between seamy but private behavior and the sort of harassment and abuse of power allegations leveled at other politicians.

[Note: Emphasis added.]
Did we just read that right?!?  Did the Dallas Morning News just say that Barton engaged in neither "harassment" nor "abuse of power"?!?  Because that's what it looks like the DMN just said.

We explained this in detail yesterday, but nobody disputes that Joe Barton pursued sexual encounters with citizens who posted political comments to his Facebook page.  By definition, that's harassment.  That he was doing so on a Congressional Facebook page makes it, by definition, abuse of power.

It's literally both.

Bottom Line: Joe Must Go.

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