Political satirists could not have created two more perfect examples of the double standard for Democrats and Republicans than Representatives Steve Scalise of Louisiana and Michael Grimm of New York.
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They’re both going to be destroyed for exactly the same offenses that have been routinely waved off as meaningless distractions and “old news” for Democrats. Grimm’s already toast, and Scalise’s bread is being buttered as we speak.
Scalise will take a bit longer to drop into the political toaster because he’s falling from a greater height – he currently holds the position of House Majority Whip. Remember how Democrats sneered at Obama scandals like Benghazi and the IRS because, as National Security Council spokesman Tommy Vietor said with respect to the former, “Dude, that was like, two years ago?” Remember how anyone who brought up Obama’s relationships to actual terrorists, like his mentor Bill Ayers, or fiery racist hatemonger Jeremiah Wright was castigated for “living in the past” and smearing Obama’s character through guilt by association?