So this is the definition of a pharisee: a member of an ancient Jewish sect, distinguished by strict observance of the traditional and written law, and commonly held to have pretensions to superior sanctity. Another more, say modern-day definition of a pharisee would be someone who is “a sanctimonius, self-righteous, or hypocritical person” (dictionary.com).
The latest political pharisee comes to us via the Fifth District of Louisiana. This complete douchebag, Congressman Vance McAllister (R-LA), takes douchebaggery to a whole new level. First reported by the The Ouachita Citizen, a newspaper based in W. Monroe, Louisiana, it seems like the first term Congressman has stepped out on his sixteen year marriage. Here’s the video from security cameras.
To be clear, I don’t care if McAllister is a Republican or a Democrat. My problem with him is that he’s a complete hypocrite. This guy ran as a Christian conservative on “family values” and is adamantly opposed to marriage equality. But here’s just how sick McAllister really is: he states right here on his website “As a father, Vance is worried about the type of future President Obama and career politicians are leaving for the next generation.” Is this guy serious? He’s a father and he’s worried about the next generation? Yeh McAllister, you’re a real role model for your five kids.
So who’s that young woman McAllister was caught kissing on camera with his shirt tail untucked? Well that would be one of his young Congressional staffers. Yep, that’s right. Louisiana’s 5th District Congressman is literally and physically screwing the next generation alright. And it’s all on the taxpayers’ dime to boot.
There are countless other examples of elected officials who run on “family values” but literally screw over their own families. Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) had the same problem. Sadly, he had to pay money to a hooker to get “happy.” I hope all that money was put to good use since he’s now running for governor of the great State of Louisiana. What a role model! Clearly there’s something weird running in those swamps and bayous down there in the Pelican state, something that makes these men habitual hypocrites.
So Congressman McAllister, do me and everyone else a huge favor. Don’t run on “family values” when you’re screwing someone other than your spouse. Don’t tell me as a gay man that my relationship isn’t as good as yours since you Congressman McAllister apparently don’t give a damn about your own marriage. You want to tell me I’m not worthy when you’re dipping your oil stick into the wrong car engine? I’d suggest you might want to take a long hard look at yourself and have an honest (honest being the operative word) look at just how stupid you look now.
I think what saddens me the most isn’t that McAllister cheated on his wife. It’s that he got caught by security cameras. It’s one thing to be a philanderer. It’s another thing to be just plain stupid.