Up for Debate: DesJarlais testimony revelations

Monday, November 19, 2012 at 1:38am

What's your reaction to the Scott DesJarlais revelations in the testimony transcripts released last week? Would their release have changed the outcome of his re-election had they come out prior to Election Day?

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136 Comments on this post:

By: Blanketnazi2 on 11/19/12 at 8:42

Yo, treehugger - forgeddaboutit!

There, now you've been Italianized. :)

By: yogiman on 11/19/12 at 8:42

Buenos Dias, dargent7, (it's morning here)

Obama won because he got more votes than registered voters in many districts. He used a different method to run in the race. Heck, he didn't even have to identify himself.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 11/19/12 at 8:46

yogi, point out examples where Obama received more votes than registered voters.

By: gdiafante on 11/19/12 at 8:46

That's amusing, yogi. I use Youtube when I show my kids videos that you see on AFV...I'm sure the attorney's arguing the Health Care Law used many Youtube videos as evidence though...

And now, Justice Scalia is asking the attorney about the Youtube video of Bubba in Tennessee, who is saying that Obamacare is a Communist plot...

You can't make this stuff up...lol

By: yogiman on 11/19/12 at 8:47

Is Tennessee so different? We had to present a photoed ID to prove we was eligible to vote, but Barry didn't even have to prove he was born to run for the office.

I know we're different to the people of the state of Nu Yawk, but are they that much smarter than we they don't even have to know who they're voting for?

By: Blanketnazi2 on 11/19/12 at 8:48

Well, if it's on Youtube it must be true - lol!

By: slacker on 11/19/12 at 8:52

Yogi graduated Summa Dum Arse from Whatsamatta U

By: gdiafante on 11/19/12 at 8:52

That makes sense, blanket. It's part of the mourning process for yogi. First was denial...I can't believe people voted for him

then anger...We should leave the union!

then bargaining...If only Romney had exposed the birther issue...

Next is depression...What am I going to do...the country is lost...

And finally, acceptance...I'm an idiot...gdiafante was right

By: dargent7 on 11/19/12 at 8:56

"He didn't even identify himself..."
Ok, then, let's all go to the Senate Chamber and start voting on legislation.
That's after we walk into Harvard University and start teaching a class on US Constitutional Law. Become editor of the Law Review.
No one at Occidental, Columbia, Harvard asked to see a black man's birth cert. and prior college transcripts.
The IL Senate didn't ask for any ID or proof of citizenship.
Obama simply just fooled them all..
Makes total sense.

By: BenDover on 11/19/12 at 8:58

The outrage from the Democrats is comical. He's evidently open-minded on the abortion issue, guys. We don't know if he's open-minded enough to mandate leaving baby from a botched late-term abortion on the table to die like Obama but, hey, he's evidently really sympathetic to a woman's right to snuff her baby. Give him time. Maybe in a few years when society catches up he can come out of the closet on the issue like Obama did on Gay Marriage.

By: gdiafante on 11/19/12 at 8:58

We had to present a photoed ID to prove we was eligible to vote, but Barry didn't even have to prove he was born to run for the office.

I didn't realize that being born was in dispute...technically, when Obama showed up in person, he proved that he was born.


By: slacker on 11/19/12 at 8:59

Yogi go change your self-lubricating catheter, and go visit the Senior Codger Home.
Spend the rest of the day.

By: Captain Nemo on 11/19/12 at 8:59

LOL treehugger

By: Captain Nemo on 11/19/12 at 9:03

loner has got the right idea.

By: Loner on 11/19/12 at 9:04

Thank you Darge, Treehugger and Slack, for bringing some levity to this steenking board. Troll droppings had fouled the air.

Gd, Yogi is stuck at the stage one level - denial....been that way since 2008...he may be incapable of advancing beyond that....bless his little, hateful, gun-totin', Barry-Soetero-Hatin' heart...bless it, but keep an eye on it....the warped old troll could snap at any time.

By: gdiafante on 11/19/12 at 9:04

He's evidently open-minded on the abortion issue, guys.

LOL...talk about rationalizing...

By the way, that does show the evolving GOP platform...abortion is ok now for rape, incest and mistress. And they say they're archaic...

By: yogiman on 11/19/12 at 9:04

Sorry, B2, I've only got one good eye. I'll try looking out of the other one next time.

By: Loner on 11/19/12 at 9:12

Ben Dover posits the idea the Doctor Desjarlais, the right-to-life champion, is actually a stealth liberal who will will vote for a woman's right to choose.

Of course, Ben is using his valid TN Comedic License....I did get a laugh out of Ben's creative explanation.

By: Captain Nemo on 11/19/12 at 9:16

Ben does have a way with words.

By: yogiman on 11/19/12 at 9:21

Well, gdiafante,

If he wasn't born, he couldn't run for office, could he? On name only, perhaps? I'm glad I'm entertaining you kids on this sight. It may ease your crying later.

And dargent7, I believe if you look it up, you'll find they've already started a museum for him in Kenya.

By: Loner on 11/19/12 at 9:21

Sex between a physician and his patients and sex between a physician and a drug company sales rep are not considered to be unethical, inappropriate, unsavory, sordid behaviors - or conflicts of interest - in the state of Tennessee...or so it appears from here.

And it seems that sticking a gun in one's mouth for three hours is insufficient evidence of emotional imbalance in TN.

Like it or not, Scott Desjarlais is the new poster boy for the Volunteer state...out with Davy Crockett and in with Doctor Desjarlais.

By: gdiafante on 11/19/12 at 9:27

Proof, yogi, not misguided attempts at humor. Chop chop

By: bfra on 11/19/12 at 9:28

Loner - Only for the teapubs! I am sorry to say they seem to out number the sane & logical people in TN for now. Perfect example are the few teapubs posting on this board. All one has to do is read the inane comments.

By: slacker on 11/19/12 at 9:29

Loner & Ben nailed it. Des is an undercover liberal Dem., who infiltrated the Republican party, to embarrass it. It will soon leak out, that Des doesn't own a handgun, and has never applied for a carry permit.

By: BenDover on 11/19/12 at 9:33

Hey... anything to keep Comrade Pelosi from holding that gavel again, Loner. She and her grand syzygy with Obama and Reid... did more damage in 2 years than my grandchildren's generation will be able to pay for in a lifetime.

By: yogiman on 11/19/12 at 9:37

OK, more "proof", gdiafante.

That is a Kenyan paper.


So why did they let him usurp the office?

By: slacker on 11/19/12 at 9:37

Des favorite movie is: ''The Birdcage''

By: yogiman on 11/19/12 at 9:40

By the way, gdiafante,

What is that "HTML" code and where would I find it?

By: slacker on 11/19/12 at 9:43

Look in your underwear yogi.

By: bfra on 11/19/12 at 9:46

slacker - If it was there, he probably threw it away with his last diaper change.:-)

By: yogiman on 11/19/12 at 9:53

Y'all want to read something interesting about your man Barry? Post "Trinity church member reveal Obama shocker" through 'bing' or 'google'.

Could that be why he pushed gay marriage so hard?

By: BenDover on 11/19/12 at 9:53

I just can't stand the faux outrage about an issue that most Democrats support slack.

So... he's a bonafide hypocrite on the social issues... or at least his history doesn't measure up to what he says he believes now. Obama rationalizes away such matters by saying he's 'evolved on the issue' to the media echo chamber, and that's good enough.

This City Paper writer and The Scene smell blood in the water over an issue they both are likely sympathetic to; but they want to stir up another 'eat your own' frenzy among Republicans like Shark-Week on the Discovery Channel in hopes of installing a candidate and Democratic Congressional leadership who actually overtly support Abortion, bigger government and Fiscal liberalism.

They couldn't care less if DesJarlais supports abortion or not; except to the degree that they can get his supporters to turn on him and hopefully install someone to better advance the left's agenda.

By: bfra on 11/19/12 at 10:05

Like it or not Ben, your party elected him. Therefore, his issues must be what your party supports.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 11/19/12 at 10:06

By: slacker on 11/19/12 at 9:43

Look in your underwear yogi.


By: yogiman on 11/19/12 at 10:09

HIS party obviously supported Obama's thoughts, bfra. Isn't Obama the one that initiated government support for voluntary abortion?

By: yogiman on 11/19/12 at 10:14

Oh, here's a couple or more shows y'all might not enjoy.


Why would well known dictators so openly back Obama?

By: yogiman on 11/19/12 at 10:30

end s/h/b wnd.

By: BenDover on 11/19/12 at 10:32

This is all a strawman intended to throw out a conservative team member so he can be replaced by candidates and congressional leadership that are for those things for which they are now criticizing DesJarlais. He never pushed the abortion issue any further than announcing what he says are his current beliefs on the matter and he ran for office as a fiscal conservative which is what he has been and still is.


These critics would have him replaced by someone who advances the party of abortion in support of people like Nancy Pelosi and Barrack Obama.

By: gdiafante on 11/19/12 at 10:33

Propaganda sites are not proof, yogi. All you're doing is searching anti-Obama sites and saying that's defacto evidence.

You have done nothing to show that U.S. Code 1408 is wrong...or that case law precedent supports your position...or anything in contrast to the Congressional Research paper. Nothing.

By: gdiafante on 11/19/12 at 10:34

the party of abortion

Talk about a straw man...what nonsense.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 11/19/12 at 10:36

g, he's still trying to figure out how to "italianize" it.

Ben - if a Dem had acted in such a dispicable manner, the Republicans would be all over his "lack of values" but now you're defending someone in your own party who is a hypocrite?

By: gdiafante on 11/19/12 at 10:40

It seems that both sides of the aisle are too willing to sacrifice morality or ethical behavior in the name of politics. There really should be no defense for such behavior, yet it's being defended down party lines. Ridiculous.

By: BenDover on 11/19/12 at 10:51

It would seem that we are talking about things that happened around 15 years ago. I personally have changed a lot in the last 15 years.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 11/19/12 at 10:54

The fact that he would sleep with his patients is a very bad thing.

By: pswindle on 11/19/12 at 11:17

The Supreme Court gives one the right to have an obortion, but it was is talking points about being against obortion in all cases . He was going after the Church's vote and that accounts for the GOP vote. What one will do to get elected.

By: BenDover on 11/19/12 at 11:23

I'm just a little tired of the media and crazy liberals telling me what I'm supposed to be outraged about. The only possible outcome of throwing out a fiscally conservative republican incumbent would be to weaken the republican power in the House and move Pelosi that much closer to having another turn at really f*cking things up again.

Do you guys think we're morons?

By: bfra on 11/19/12 at 11:26


By: yogiman on 11/19/12 at 11:34

What do you want for proof, gdiafante, Barry to tell you personally?

By: treehugger7 on 11/19/12 at 11:46

Thanks for the laughs, folks!

By: Loner on 11/19/12 at 11:53

I said my piece re: Doctor DesJawless...er, I mean Doctor DesJarlais, at 9:21. This is more than a simple strawman, Ben Dover and it's beyond hypocrisy...this is about egregious lapses of ethical conduct and serious emotional instability.....anyone who would stick the barrel of a handgun into their mouth, as a prolonged suicidal threat, is probably not fit for duty in elected office at any level....in my humble opinion....the guy is a loose cannon and he may end up destroying his own shipmates....I say, "Over the transom!" Or walk the plank. Keel haul the tea-bagger!