Why this Foley thing is a partisan issue


I've started becoming active on Facebook a lot more, and I joined a group today called, "Foley House Page Scandal: Republican Leadership Cover-Up." On the message board for the group, someone posted their disappointment that the group even existed:
I expect more from all of you than this partisan political crap. The fact that these men were involved in egregious acts has nothing to do with the fact that they are republicans... it has to do with the fact that they are not honest men. If you were to be intellectually honest with yourselves you would acknowledge the fact that people in both parties are capable of commiting terrible crimes and covering them up and they do.

Here's my response, which I thought worth sharing:
I agree that members of all political parties are capable (and have demonstrated) immoral behavior.

I agree that the description of the group could use some slight editing.

But here's a point YOU'VE missed.

It's the Republican party that has wrapped itself in the flag and bible over the past 20-30 years, declaring itself to be morally superior and pure.

It's the Republican party that lay in bed with those who deign to know the heart and mind of Jesus himself in present-day political battles.

It's the Republican party that paints Democrats as bereft of a moral foundation, utterly wayward and untrustworthy.

It's the Republican party that actually led a movement to IMPEACH a president because he had oral sex with a consenting adult.

When you present yourself as perfect, you are asking to be brought down by your inevitable imperfections. The Republicans made morality a partisan issue, and now they are getting what they deserve.

The chickens are most certainly coming home to roost.