Originally Posted by Mile High Shack
how in the HELL did it get where people condone pedophiles
how stupid is that
and don't act like you did research, that was a mass email
Nonetheless, that was a shockingly lengthy list. For those elected officials on that list, I'd venture that many of them were elected because the Republican party says they're for morals and "family values"... these guys were presented to the public as paragons of virtue and that's what some of the electorate thought they were getting for leadership. Instead they got "wolves in sheep's clothing" that in some cases, use
their elected office (and perks they can give) to lure even more victims.
When one takes issue with the posting of the list, it is very likely to be viewed as defense of the persons whose names are on the list... and therefore, as condoning or whitewashing the behavior. And the demand for a similar list of the other party's offenders is perceived as a deflection tactic ("well, Dems do it, too
"...) rather than a condemnation of the pedophile regardless of party affiliation.