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http://tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com/2012/11/scott_desjarlais_interview_abortion.php

Words fail, but these are definitely giving it a good shot:

Rep. Scott DesJarlais (R-TN), the former physician turned anti-abortion Tennessee Republican congressman, says he hadn’t given abortion as much thought as he “should have” when he supported his first wife’s decisions to have two abortions, and that he often used “very poor judgment” during his first marriage and the separation that followed it.

He now looks back with regret, he says, on the sexual relationships he had with two patients, three co-workers and a drug company representative while he was chief of staff at Grandview Medical Center in Jasper.

DesJarlais won reelection earlier this month, despite the campaign-season revelation that, over a decade ago, he pressured a mistress to have an abortion.

  1. November 24, 2012 at 8:58 am | #1

    King of the douche-bags!

  2. Hypocrite hater
    November 24, 2012 at 9:44 am | #2

    I guess the legal woes of Rep Jesse Jackson Jr must have escaped your notice Mitch. Or do you not care because he is a Democrat?

  3. anonymous
    November 24, 2012 at 10:19 am | #3

    Hypocrite hater :
    I guess the legal woes of Rep Jesse Jackson Jr must have escaped your notice Mitch. Or do you not care because he is a Democrat?

    Hypocrite:
    1: a person who puts on a false appearance of virtue or religion
    2: a person who acts in contradiction to his or her stated beliefs or feelings

    3: Republicans who want to limit personal liberties for others while doing the exact things they claim to be against. ie. premarital sex, infidelity, professional misconduct, lying, cheating, stealing.

    4: “prolife” Republicans who claim to be against abortion but love to start and maintain wars that abort thousands of lives. Also, “prolife” Republicans who have abortions.

    5. Republicans who think family planning is immoral and don’t want to pay for it, but expect everyone to pay for their immoral wars

    6. Ignorant bloggers who hate everyone who points out the hypocrisy that is the defining characteristic of the Republican party.

    7. Republicans so blinded by their hate they can’t understand that their hate-filled positions are rejected by the majority of people ie. REAL Americans, and that they will continue to lose elections. Good riddance to them.

  4. November 24, 2012 at 10:24 am | #4

    Hypocrite hater,

    The comments are open. What political positions has Jesse Jackson, Jr. taken that, in private, he doesn’t follow? And why is “look over there!” a good response to recently-reelected-Rep. DesJarlais’ record?

  5. steak n eggs
    November 24, 2012 at 10:50 am | #5

    haha…easy times for the christians and catholics. Sin, go to confession, and repent for a little bit. Sin again, grovel, repent, sin gain, etc….Repeat as often as needed. No worries cause God’s in control. LOL.

  6. Plain Jane
    November 24, 2012 at 11:17 am | #6

    To be fair, a religion that doesn’t offer second chances wouldn’t be so popular. The carrot and the stick is the most effective marketing ploy when bait and switch isn’t an option.

  7. Plain Jane
    November 24, 2012 at 11:24 am | #7

    Paul Krugman’s column yesterday, available at sites other than NYT without subscription is really a good one. The Grand Old Planet

  8. Just Watchin
    November 24, 2012 at 11:25 am | #8

    Mitch :Hypocrite hater,
    The comments are open. What political positions has Jesse Jackson, Jr. taken that, in private, he doesn’t follow? And why is “look over there!” a good response to recently-reelected-Rep. DesJarlais’ record?

    Let’s see…..JJ Jr is guilty of “infidelity, professional misconduct, lying, cheating, stealing”. I’m sure that he has taken a public position against all or some of these at some point in his past.

  9. November 24, 2012 at 11:35 am | #9

    OK, JW, let’s assume that’s true. Now for question two.

  10. Just Watchin
    November 24, 2012 at 11:40 am | #10

    Mitch :OK, JW. Now for question two.

    No problem Mitch…..you were half right. And that makes you more accurate than others, such as “Fact Checker”. LOL

  11. November 24, 2012 at 12:27 pm | #11

    Thanks, JW. I take what compliments I can get.

  12. anonymous
    November 24, 2012 at 6:29 pm | #12

    Just Watchin :

    Let’s see…..JJ Jr is guilty of “infidelity, professional misconduct, lying, cheating, stealing”. I’m sure that he has taken a public position against all or some of these at some point in his past.

    Did he try to pass legislation to make infidelity, lying, cheating a federal offense? Or to make it illegal for professionals, lets say accountants, to discuss with a client legal options to get out of paying income taxes? (Like Republicans want to make it illegal for doctors to discuss legal options with a woman who does not want a pregnancy? ) In other words, did he try to impose his own beliefs on everyone, like Republicans do?

    Yeah, I know. JW can’t think that deep.

    Just Watching will be watching his party self destruct as they cling to circular reasoning and remain unable to see themselves, or the USA clearly. Just stay in denial and point your finger at others. And stay as ignorant as you are, Just Watching. It is the best we can expect from you.

  13. Anonymice
    November 24, 2012 at 9:15 pm | #13

    Who the fuck cares about some unknown freshman congressman? Other than mitch who looks for any looney reason to bash republicans that is.

  14. Just Watchin
    November 25, 2012 at 5:58 am | #14

    Anonymous……I may be a Republican, but my opinions are not always with the party line. For example, I’m O.K. with abortion. As a matter of fact, I believe abortion should be mandatory for pregnant women with two or more children who are collecting any form of welfare.

  15. Gil Yule
    November 25, 2012 at 7:53 am | #15

    A hypocritical politician! Quelle surprise!

  16. November 25, 2012 at 8:06 am | #16

    He now looks back with regret, he says, on the sexual relationships he had with two patients, three co-workers and a drug company representative while he was chief of staff at Grandview Medical Center in Jasper.

    Oh, come on, Gil. Give the guy more credit for going above and beyond.

  17. anonymous
    November 25, 2012 at 10:11 am | #17

    Just Watchin :
    Anonymous…… As a matter of fact, I believe abortion should be mandatory for pregnant women with two or more children who are collecting any form of welfare.

    ANY form of welfare includes corporate welfare, like farm subsidies, bank bailouts, etc. You’d be losing lots of little repubs that way, but, hey, I’m all for population control too.

  18. Anonymous
    November 25, 2012 at 11:37 am | #18

    “any form of welfare”.
    I guess that would include a number of defense contracts for weapons we never use. There are lots of “forms of welfare” for white-collar recipients. We just don’t call them what they are: government jobs programs.

  19. Just Watchin
    November 25, 2012 at 1:38 pm | #19

    Anonymous :
    “any form of welfare”.
    I guess that would include a number of defense contracts for weapons we never use. There are lots of “forms of welfare” for white-collar recipients. We just don’t call them what they are: government jobs programs.

    Actually,I just meant the skanks that know they get more money for every little monkey they spit out.

  20. not a fan
    November 25, 2012 at 5:20 pm | #20

    Here’s PJ giving pop idiot krugman head again. Poor sad women. Hopefully you sad folks burn up a bunch of brain cells over this silly shit.

  21. John Smith
    November 25, 2012 at 5:46 pm | #21

    Sen. Jackson Jr. resigned due to his medical condition of being bipolar. He is under federal investigation related to use of campaign funds and undisclosed issues regarding his involvement with the now imprisoned ex governor Blagojevich. He has his problems, that is clear. But Jackson Jr.’s issues are different than Congressman DesJarlais because DesJarlais ran (and has for years) on family values and anti choice, and has voted against any funding or any bill that provides any assistance to women regarding family planning. Yet, DesJarlais has supported his first wife and his mistress to have abortions, three reported, and has had multiple extramarital affairs and inappropriate relations with co-workers. This is a moral and ethical person? Take a hard line position, and then do exactly what you say you are against and use your power to shame and stop others from doing what you have done? DesJarlais is pathetic.

  22. Just Watchin
    November 25, 2012 at 6:15 pm | #22

    John Smith……. DesJarlais is a dirtbag. But if you believe Jackson resigned because he is bipolar, you’ve been drinking wayyy too much of the koolaid.

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