Originally Posted by W*GS
Two of the incidents listed are of at least comparable age - Ahnold's (28+ years) and Thurmond's (closer to 80 years ago).
Has anyone analyzed the list to see what categories (pedophiles, child porn, inappropriate contact, allegations vs. convictions, rumors vs. proven) are listed? Has anyone provided a timeline for these acts?
I did a quick check and there are 45 incidents - and since we don't know the times that these occurred (the two I mention above are quite old), it's hard to say that the list reveals any sort of connection between those acts and the ideology of the Republican party or Republicans themselves. Suppose those incidents are scattered over a few decades - that means that of the hundreds of thousands (if not millions) of "Republican-years" represented, there were 45 cases of illegal and immoral sexual acts. That percentage is not very high.
Does the above analysis mean I don't care, or take sexual acts involving minors lightly, or am a GOP shill? Not at all - just that Spider's agenda in posting the list is unfair and intended for some partisan reason he has yet to elucidate.
I'd say Spider posted it for the purpose of sparking debate... and in light of the fact that the thread has contined for 11 pages, it appears that he succeeded.
If the list bothers you W*GS, then I suppose you could take each individual name and Google it to find out the particulars of each case. That would put you in a better position to defend these guys.