Published 12:00 am Saturday, October 21, 2006

Michael Novak – not to be confused with the syndicated columnist Robert Novak – has come up with a new word, “Hypocrats.”

Michael Novak is a contributing editor for National Review, a conservative publication, and Hypocrats is his descriptive noun for the Democrats who have been practicing the art of hypocrisy, concerning the recent Mark Foley, R-Fla., sex scandal.

Liberals have also perfected the combination of the double-standard and superiority syndromes – clearly demonstrated recently – as they have gleefully gone about bashing the Republicans over the recent Foley revelations, just as if they themselves, are as pure as the driven snow when it comes to sex-related indiscretions.

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For my money, Mark Foley is a creepy pedophile.

He should be ridden out of town on a rail and thrown in jail (in isolation) for 30 years.

Foley is a disgrace to the office he has held, and his Republican associates are to be blamed for not recognizing his failings and kicking him out of office a long time ago.

On the other side of the coin, gross hypocrisy has come into play when the Democrats have had their sex scandals over the years. We can start with Teddy Kennedy and the infamous Chappaquiddick incident in 1969.

Based on the accident investigators’ report,

Kennedy’s passenger, Mary Jo Kopechne, may have survived for one to two hours – in an air pocket –

after Kennedy drove his car off a bridge and into a pond.

The Senator had left the scene and gone to bed after the accident. Kennedy money resolved this tragic event, and Ted Kennedy is a senior Hypocrat Senator today.

Then, in 1983, the recently deceased Democrat Congressman Gerry Studds had a sexual affair with a 17-year-old male page, claiming it was a private relationship between two adults.

When the House voted to censure Studds, House Hypocrats gave Studds three standing ovations. After that, the “disgraced” Congressman went on to serve for 13 more years.

Democrat Congressman Barney Frank is the senior member of his party, serving on the Financial Services Committee.

It was revealed by the Washington Times in 1989 that Frank’s male lover was running a male prostitution ring out of Frank’s home. Apparently, no problem for the liberals!

Of course, most of us remember Bill Clinton’s many sexual escapades while he was governor of Arkansas and president.

To name a few, there was Jennifer Flowers, Juanita Broderick, who accused him of rape, Paula Jones – and his notorious affair in the Oval Office – with intern Monica Lewinsky.

Clinton was impeached by the House – on charges of perjury and obstruction-of-justice.

However, with two-thirds majority vote needed in the Senate for conviction, Slick Willie was off the hook.

Since the Clinton presidency, there has been a clearer distinction than ever before between the two parties on the key issues.

In my opinion, our country’s three most prevalent threats affecting our future, involve national security, the economy and illegal immigration.

The Hypocrats’ true colors have shone through brightly, covering the issues that affect our future the most.

The liberal Hypocrats don’t seem to understand that we are now facing perhaps the deadliest threat to the United States ever – in the form of the jihadists (terrorists).

They are deadly serious people, who want to force us to accept their Islamic way of life. Their random acts of violence are designed to wear down our resistance. They are very patient, and they want to kill as many Americans as they can, on the way to their goal.

Hypocrats can’t stand the idea of tax cuts – no matter that they are good for the economy.

They condemn and express hatred for the rich. But, where would they be without the likes of George Soros, the Kennedys, Ted Turner and the thousands of other rich people who finance their party?

Concerning the out-of-control illegal immigration, the Hypocrats really prefer an amnesty program, rather than border security. They oppose mandatory voter I.D. cards, because they want the illegal alien votes.

Whatever you choose to call them – Hypocrats, Liberals or Democrats – they maintain one code for Conservatives/Republicans, and a very different code for themselves!

Byrd Looper is a regular columnist for The Times-Journal.