Dems Stick By Cunningham In Senate Race Amid Revelation Of Sexually-Suggestive Texting | Talking Points Memo

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee said Saturday that it will continue to back Democrat Cal Cunningham for a critical Senate seat in the North Carolina race after the candidate admitted to exchanging sexually-suggestive texts with a strategist.


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Not condoning the behavior at all, but it pales in comparison to SOP GOP behavior.

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What’s f’ing idiot. This is (was?) a winnable seat.

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gah - what is it with men?

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Their little men…

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We need the Senate to restore democracy in the USA and you can’t keep it in your pants. Fool.

Hope he wins! LOL

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Will she continue to help him with his erec…, er, um, election?

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His hanging Chad?

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Stupid and Stupid. With that said, perhaps Democrats are finally learning not to be puritans and support flawed but viable candidates…Then there is this: WHY do adults who do f-n stupid things like this…always feel the need to SHARE…knowing it’s gonna make the news…Are horny people really this stupid…all.the.time?

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What is it with women who go along with married men… Thing goes both ways.

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Ron Johnson went so far as to hold hearings about the former Soviets he’s been in bed with.

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Well. This man certainly had a lot more at stake in this than this woman. So it’s fair wonder how he could be such a fool.

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they should both know better - but he’s the one running for office during a crucial election - it’s that damn John Edwards thing all over again

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Consensual, but stupid.

However:
No payoffs to cover it up.
No illegal campaign contributions to make the payoff.
No illegal campaign contributions to make a payoff improperly laundered as deductible business expenses.
No thugs sent to threaten the woman involved.

Sure, it is a low bar, but it is a bar for smacking the forehead of every Trumpp-licker who wants to play moral scold.

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In this election climate, what he did is akin to jay-walking.

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Really? Really? What the fuck is wrong with people in the public eye who behave like nothing can touch them? I would expect behavior like this from someone like Larry “Wide Stance” Craig. But Cunningham? He is young enough and smart enough to know that nothing is anonymous anymore. I would not encourage him to drop out of the race because that would be a gift to the profoundly stupid and malicious Tillis. I would encourage Cunningham to get a damn clue and grow the fuck up.

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We’re expecting Republicans or Republican leading voters in NC who are turned off by Trump’s bullshit to vote Dem because we are offering something different.
I don’t consider ceding the high ground to be a little thing or a misdemeanor. Not when you’re trying to win over moderates in NC.

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Oh noes!!! Adults saying adult things about adult stuff they want to do with their adult selves!!! My virgin ears!!!

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The [DSCC] said Saturday that it will continue to back

exchanging sexually-suggestive texts with a strategist

Stupid man, but I guess the thinking is that it’s nothing new in the US Senate.

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And she’s the one working for him in his campaign… No points for either one, both should know better.

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