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What is it with the GOP and pedophiles? WTF.
Randy Hultgren has Dennis Hastert's old seat, yes the disgraced ex-speaker of the house, if you can believe it. Hultgren is an evangelical tea party republican who took the seat away from Bill Foster - a progressive scientist with a PHD in physics from Harvard (!!!) - during the tea party wave midterms in 2010. That election has always deeply saddened me that Americans are so racist, angry and gullible they'll vote out the extremely smart and over-qualified for the religious, regressive and under-qualified. And that the left are so apathetic and disengaged that they don't bother to show up in the midterms to protect their own country.
To be fair, I'd have to know he kids actual age to have a hard judgement-- according to the story the kid lied about being 18, which is not uncommon on apps like Grindr.
If he was actually 17, almost 18, and looked believeably old enough I can't necessary fault the guy for not checking a driver's license before a hookup.
That being said, it's still a notable story for the hypocrisy in the predominantly anti-gay, anti-sex right.
I mean even if he is 56 and banging 18 year old teens consensually it doesn’t exactly reflect a stellar character.
Eh, when I was 18-19 I went after older partners (40's). I actually had one woman ask to see my ID to make sure I was of age haha which in hindsight I really appreciate.
Again, I think it's all sorts of hypercritical considering the sorts of bullshit sex-shaming stances the GOP has but I'm just cautious to focus mainly on the age difference (unless the kid clearly looked under age, that's a whole different story).
I mean I'm in my late 20s now and already feel a little weird dating anyone under 21/22 but im just hesitant to jump in on the sex-shaming bandwagon for younger people attracted to older and visa versa.
Different strokes for different folks, if someone is attempting to legally have consensual sex with something they have reasonable expectation is 18 it may not be my thing but I don't see anything terribly wrong ethically/legally.
Especially if you are banging 18 year olds in public. Get a room, cheap bastard.
The article said the kid was 17. And it's not that the app just changes their age, they don't allow people under 18 on the apps. I'm pretty sure you have to go in and change your age on facebook to use them.
I could be wrong though I was well past 18 when tinder became a thing.
No that's totally what happened, the "app changed my age" is just a lie the cops accepted so they didn't have to get the kid in trouble for doing something tons of 17 year old horny kids do haha.
It's not like he slept with an adult intern, or had a first lady that bared her arms...Republicans do have moral lines which cannot be crossed.
Well of course its only wrong if a Democrat does it, because they are tools of Satan.
The right to bare arms shall not be infringed!
Only firing him now because it was discovered and made public. This probably won't make much of a ripple now that the CA story broke today maybe his congressional challenger, Victor Swanson can use this to his advantage.
The word "hypocrite" just doesn't capture the depth of the double standard.
More like the party of thieves, whores and deviants.
I'm all for getting all these shits out of public life, but be careful of glass houses and such. Just in my little corner of the country, the Pacific Northwest, we've had the mayors of both Portland and Seattle get hit with scandals involving themselves and underage boys, and both were very liberal Dems. And this isn't a question of just hypocrisy ... when you diddle boys it is a felony.
Ironically, Democrats have far more scandals involving girls than Republicans do, and Republicans have far more scandals involving boys than Democrats do. Somebody actually made a tally of them.