Tom Carper: Senate’s Biggest Hypocrite?

Filed in National by on December 7, 2017

 “Did I slap my wife 20 years ago? Yes. Do I regret it? Yes. Would I do it again? No.”

That is a quote from Tom Carper. From this article.  An article that paints Carper as the victim of unfounded charges.  He admits he knocked around his first wife. (His enablers: ‘She was crazy, you know. You didn’t hear it from me.’)

That guy, that admitted wife-beater, yesterday called for Al Franken to resign due to inappropriate behavior.  Can we all agree that what Carper did was worse than what Franken has been alleged to do?

If so, why isn’t Kristin Gilibrand calling for Carper’s eternally-receding scalp?

And how can a man who admitted to beating his wife take a moral stand on anything?

Just askin’.

Policy Luncheons

About the Author ()

Comments (16)

Trackback URL | Comments RSS Feed

  1. Arthur says:

    Congress’ rules for what is punishable and how severely is as indiscriminate as the NFL’s

  2. Alby says:

    Somebody needs to post this as a Daily Kos diary. Those hypocrites need to get to work on Carper.

    Oh, wait, he’s a neo-liberal. Gillibrand will never go after him.

    And, to answer your question about Carper taking a “moral” stand, it works on the same delusions that let Delaware Democrat kid himself that he’s a good judge of human character.

  3. jason330 says:

    Once all Democrats are out of Congress, and hold no meaningful positions of authority anywhere, we’ll have so much fucking moral high ground. Our moral high ground will be so fucking moral and so fucking high…you’ll see.

    We’ll be the fucking British Empire (at its height @ 1890) of moral high ground upon which the sun will never set.

  4. Alby says:

    The “funny” thing (I’m not laughing) is that nobody is connecting this to the Democratic Party civil war, which it certainly is.

    If Franken’s bad but Carper’s good, morality clearly isn’t the measuring stick. Neo-liberalism is.

    It will take Democrats, oh, two more years to stop feeling things very, very sincerely long enough to notice they’ve once again been duped.

  5. Alby says:

    Mike Pesca, host of “The Gist” podcast for Slate, said Franken’s resignation was both morally right and politically helpful as sexual harassers and abusers are driven out of politics and the media.

    “Look, there’s going to be a party that countenances with sexual harassment and there’s going to be a party that doesn’t,” Pesca said. “If we have to sacrifice Franken to brand ourselves the party that doesn’t, that’s what we want to do.”

    So the idea, then, is not to BE moral but to be SEEN as moral.

    Jesus talked quite a bit about this brand of bullshit.

  6. Arthur says:

    Thats the thing you’ve got to give republicans credit for – the only thing they care about is winning an election.

  7. Alby says:

    Exactly. They only fled from Moore when they thought he’d lose and drag them down with him. Now that they see the “Christian” vote doesn’t care, Moore’s a great guy who’s being railroaded.

    Maybe Al Franken can resurrect ACORN. They’re sharing the same graveyard.

  8. Alby says:

    To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a noble loser and I’ll show you a loser.

  9. Arthur says:

    It would be interesting for a NJ or WDEL reporter to ask Craper that question – “Now that Franken has resigned, an act you supported, do you think its time you step down for physically abusing your previous wife? and why not?”

  10. Delawarelefty says:

    Are there pictures showing the physical damage Carper did to his wife? If so, time to recirculate and work toward his immediate retirement. Blue Delaware would be far better off without him. The time to dump this douche bag is now!

  11. Martha W says:

    Tom Carper has climbed the ranks of political office and not once been held accountable for his actions. He put his wife in the emergency room for Pete’s sake. I think I may be voting Republican in 2018 with the history of abuse rampant in the Democratic party.

  12. jason330 says:

    Be honest, you have always voted for Republicans.

  13. Martha W says:

    Jason, as a lifelong Democrat, I am not voting party over people any longer.

  14. Dave says:

    “I think I may be voting Republican in 2018 with the history of abuse rampant in the Democratic party.”


    Wouldn’t that necessitate you ignoring the history of abuse rampant in the Grand Old Party?

  15. Martha W says:

    At least the Republicans are being held accountable and losing elections for it. If only Democrats could say the same, right Dave? I am done excusing people in favor of party affiliation. I will vote for the best candidate irrespective of the letter next to their name on the ballot.

  16. jason330 says:

    That’s a good policy… in theory. Trouble is, even the most noble Republican (Mike Castle) always sided with his party’s wrongheaded bullshit in spite of his noble ideas.

    So I guess what I’m saying is that unless the elected officials are also voting for the “best policies” irrespective of the letter next to the policy – your vote is wasted.