I smile at the politicians who stand up with a straight face and tell an audience that this candidate [himself] is honestly this or that, and he sincerely believes this or that, and that he is the epitome of honesty and integrity, and blah, blah, blah, and PEOPLE BELIEVE HIM! Yes, I smile, but it is really a tragedy. How in the world can people be so gullible to believe all these lies and distortions ...and then defend this hypocrisy!
Newt Gingrich is the most obvious "sacred" deceiver. He began the trek toward impeaching Bill Clinton when Newt was Speaker of the House, while Newt was himself fooling around with young staffers and, by the way, was also married. But Newt not only cheated on his wives, he was spectacular in choosing the circumstance to inform them. He told one wife that he was leaving her while she lay in a hospital bed having just been given a cancer diagnosis. After several marriage failures, he concocted a new modus. He converted to the strict requirements of the Roman Catholic religion through the experiences he had with a woman he would later marry. Of course the catechism he used to convert was done while he was cheating on his wife with the woman who was Catholic. How's that for decepton?
Rick Santorum is another champion. He has criticized his competition, Mitt Romney, for not being conservative enough. Santorum tells us he is the real conservative, the true candidate against big government. While Rick was serving in the Senate, he sponsored and co-sponsored scores of bills that would increase federal government spending, and none that would lower it. How can he say he is the more conservative among current presidential candidates? Easy. Lie. Distort, Deceive. Rick was an advocate to raise his salary in the Senate. He supported the famous "bridge to nowhere," a touchstone for wasteful government allocations. Conservative Rick? Only when he sees it to his advantage.
The real example of using one's situational ethics as a candidate is Mitt Romney. When he was Governor of Massachusetts he led the fight to pass health care reform that was a precursor to Obamacare. And Romney nationally advocated for that type of health care reform. It was amazingly successful. And the people of Massachusetts to this day show their appreciation by overwhelmingly supporting the legislation and the results in poll after poll. Is Romney proud of this marvelous accomplishment? No, he runs away from it! What? Yes, in order to get the presidential nomination from the Republican Party, Romney has to un-identify himself from the popular health care reform he championed. He is now "against" it nationally. What was very good is now very bad. That, in a nutshell, is how honesty has no place among the proud, honest, Christian political leaders today.