The choice is between one who cheated on his wife and one who cheated on his taxes and maybe misused campaign funds. Its a Cad vs a Crook election in the forth.
DesJarlais is a scumbag and a liar. His only claim to fame is that he voted against Obamacare. Apparently he doesn't realize that Tennessee gets more benefits from the federal government than its citizens pay in taxes and that medical care for those many Tennesseans without access to it would be a good thing. And, as a doctor from a rural Tennessee area with lots of folks without medical insurance, you would think his concern for patients would outweigh his political connections. Apparently not, he is concerned only for himself and re-election. Sad!
Bota, I've just read a few articles on this issue of Stewart's tax issue, and it seems to me his violation was paying his taxes late. If there's more to this, please inform me. If not, then paying tax liens is a far cry from from cheating on taxes. It's not like he's hiding his money in off-shore tax havens or collecting his pension through corporate dividends. ;)
Stewart failed to pay his personal and business income taxes in 2002 and again in 2011. At the same time irregularities popped up in his use of campaighn fund.
"They point to a 2010 audit of Stewart's 2008 campaign finances in which state Registry of Election Finance auditors issued nine critical findings. Among them was Stewart's removal of $21,887.80 from his campaign account without reporting the related disbursements on his campaign financial disclosure statements." He has a string of recent "accounting errors" with reporting his campaign funds. Maybe you want someone who is in financial trouble and a tax scofflaw representing you but I don't. The same people who are bad mouthing DeJarlais voted for Bill Clinton whose marital infidelity escapades make dejarlais seem like the Pope.The lobbiests are licking their chops hoping that this fiscally challenged and broke klutz gets elected.
Yeah well, I'm pretty sure no babies die when you're late on your tax bill, bota.
The evidence suggests that DesJarlais is a liar, an adulterer, and a hypocrite. What more can you ask of a GOP candidate?
No matter what DesLarais is or is not, people did not vote for him as much as they were voting against Obama and the Democratic controlled congress. Obama has elected a bunch of Republicans.