Originally Posted by Blueflame
The one thing that one can reasonably conclude from the list, however, is that it is not necessarily safe to presume that any given political candidate really stands for true family values just because there's an "R" after his name.
Anyone who assumes just about anything about a candidate because of their party affiliation only is stupid.
I examine closely every candidate's position on a large number of issues - their political affiliation is very nearly irrelevant to me when I decide whether or not I'd vote for or support a given candidate. Granted, coming from a libertarian perspective, very few Ds and Rs make it past my zeroth-order examination - they all have show-stoppers that absolutely preclude my vote or my support.
That said, I still believe Spider's list was gratuitously partisan and really didn't illuminate much of anything - except his own agenda in attempting to smear Republicans. One needn't refer to the very tiny fraction of Republicans who are pedophiles to successfully attack the Republican ideology. IMHO, this list did more to damage Spider's cred than it damaged Republican ideology.