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Old 12th April 2013, 01:20 PM   #41
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Originally Posted by thaiboxerken View Post
He sent an unsolicited penile profile to a constituent. Stupid, yes. The only things violated were his wife's and the constituent's trust. Compared to what Sanford and Vitter has done, it's not deplorable.
I didn't ask if anyone else has done deplorable things. That has nothing to do with whether or not his action was.
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Old 12th April 2013, 01:23 PM   #42
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Originally Posted by thaiboxerken View Post
He sent an unsolicited penile profile to a constituent. Stupid, yes. The only things violated were his wife's and the constituent's trust. Compared to what Sanford and Vitter has done, it's not deplorable.
Wiener didn't do anything deplorable in comparison to Maxine Waters or Charlie Rangel, either. He might be a bad husband but AFAIK he's not corrupt.
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Old 12th April 2013, 01:48 PM   #43
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Originally Posted by stevea View Post
What sort of moron would think that he wouldn't violate his constituents trust too ?
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As mentioned above, if a man will violate the trust his wife places in him like this, whose trust won't he violate?
Do you think the electorate finds whatever trust they place in politicians inviolable? I don't. There is no trust. It is just picking the horse they prefer, the one they will find most entertaining to watch until the next cycle rolls around.
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Old 12th April 2013, 01:56 PM   #44
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Originally Posted by grunion View Post
Do you think the electorate finds whatever trust they place in politicians inviolable? I don't. There is no trust. It is just picking the horse they prefer, the one they will find most entertaining to watch until the next cycle rolls around.
I think people expect not to be backstabbed. Like the joke about an honest judge in Louisiana being one who stays bought: voters may tolerate some corruption, as long as that politician doesn't betray the interests of their own supporters. And that characterizes a lot of politicians, even "dirty" ones: they're dependable on the top issues of their core constituency. But when voters can't even be sure of that, then why should they vote for a politician?
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So what was his core constituency's view of clothed erection pictures? Was it one of their top issues?
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Old 12th April 2013, 06:28 PM   #46
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Originally Posted by mikedenk View Post
From the long list of storied Breitbart moments, the Weiner takedown is my favorite. The liberal rag NYT whitewashes this of course, making it seem like finally admitting the truth was a result of Weiner feeling guilty, rather than being nailed to the floor by Breitbart.
Breitbart the known film forger and liar?

Why would you EVER trust anything a confirmed, known forger and liar would say?

Even if it's true, if he talks about it, it puts something into doubt.
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Old 12th April 2013, 09:22 PM   #47
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Originally Posted by tyr_13 View Post
So what was his core constituency's view of clothed erection pictures? Was it one of their top issues?
His constituents should take a long hard look at him and decide whether he's up to the job.
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Or ejaculated on an intern and lied to Congress.
He should have done things the other way around (although I don't condone lying to interns).
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Old 13th April 2013, 08:33 AM   #49
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Originally Posted by stevea View Post
FTFY.

I don't care a bit it this guy wants to run for office again.

Weiner's actions demonstrated that he has no problem violating his wife's trust. What sort of moron would think that he wouldn't violate his constituents trust too ?


Amazing that some of the critical thinkers here still rely on the Breitbart ad hom fallacy. Why should it matter if Adolph Hitler broke the story ? Has no impact on Weiner's qualification.
Well Hitler was at least a faithful man, unlike those foul horrible leaders Roosevelt and Churchill. Those two totally unqualified for anyone's trust.
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RE: Weiner's Back!

Originally Posted by Brainster View Post
In a NY Times Magazine article that tries to focus on his post-scandal life:



No particular surprise, he's sticking with the limited hangout, much like the original twitter photo that got him in trouble:



Another "I did not have sexual relations with that woman," bit of BS? C'mon, he wasn't sharing pictures of the little wiener without some hope that it would be getting inside some of the gals he showed it to. And his tortured explanation?



I don't blame Weiner for trying to make a comeback; that idiot Republican from South Carolina's doing the same thing. I do think that they're both trying it too quickly.
Wot, no pictures?
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This is a real boner of a thread.
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Old 14th April 2013, 07:56 AM   #52
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Presidents who cheated on their wives: Harding. FDR, JFK, Clinton
Presidents who stayed faithful to their wives: Coolidge, Truman, Nixon, Reagan*, Obama

Not seeing a whole lot of correlation between cheating/faithfulness and success as president here..

* Nancy at least, no idea about RR and his first wife.
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Old 24th July 2013, 09:35 AM   #53
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Originally Posted by thaiboxerken View Post
He sent an unsolicited penile profile to a constituent. Stupid, yes.
Plus lying to everyone about it.

BTW his comeback has now crashed with the disclosure that he never stopped the sextexting. Oh, and the Democrats war on women continue with all the lauding of Weiner's wife sticking by him with is continued abuse of her, their marriage and trust.
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He just needs to disappear from public life.

"Democrats war on women" - lol, get a new schtick, you can't just take your parties problems and turn around and throw it at others. At least adults can't.
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Plus lying to everyone about it.

BTW his comeback has now crashed with the disclosure that he never stopped the sextexting. Oh, and the Democrats war on women continue with all the lauding of Weiner's wife sticking by him with is continued abuse of her, their marriage and trust.
Why do you think she cares if he does a little on line flirting? It isn't a good old fashion affair that people don't care about but still.
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Originally Posted by Myron Proudfoot View Post
Presidents who cheated on their wives: Harding. FDR, JFK, Clinton
Presidents who stayed faithful to their wives: Coolidge, Truman, Nixon, Reagan*, Obama

Not seeing a whole lot of correlation between cheating/faithfulness and success as president here..

* Nancy at least, no idea about RR and his first wife.
Eisenhower cheated too.
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Looks like Weiner is going to continue to stick it out, despite the latest revelations.
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He just needs to disappear from public life.

"Democrats war on women" - lol, get a new schtick, you can't just take your parties problems and turn around and throw it at others. At least adults can't.
Saying that the GOP has a war on women is just as legitimate as my comment about supporting Weiners abuse of his wife.


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Why do you think she cares if he does a little on line flirting?
Because she said it was a difficult time that required hours of counseling.
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At least this time Weiner owned up to his sexting instead of claiming that his Twitter account had been hacked.
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Why do you think she cares if he does a little on line flirting? It isn't a good old fashion affair that people don't care about but still.
She's too busy helping the Muslim Brotherhood infiltrate the US Government so they can take it over from within and help Obama impose Shariah Law on America.
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Saying that the GOP has a war on women is just as legitimate as my comment about supporting Weiners abuse of his wife.
Keep thinking that, and the Democrats will never lose the White House.
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Slate has a sexting pseudonym name generator so now you too can have an awesome name like the one Weiner used during his latest shenanigans to use during your own politically-damaging escapades, should you so choose.
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Keep thinking that, and the Democrats will never lose the White House.
History has proven the pendulum always swings no matter how bad one side screws up or how well one side does. Voters grow weary of each party eventually and the tide shifts.
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History has proven the pendulum always swings no matter how bad one side screws up or how well one side does. Voters grow weary of each party eventually and the tide shifts.
Then the GOP is doomed to wallow in denial until the tide turns and women somehow becomes a minority. Good luck with that.

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Saying that the GOP has a war on women is just as legitimate as my comment about supporting Weiners abuse of his wife.
Yes, Huma Abedin not dumping her husband for naughty text messages is exactly the same as passing numerous laws regulating and limiting womens' reproductive choices.
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Then the GOP is doomed to wallow in denial until the tide turns and women somehow becomes a minority. Good luck with that.
Looking positive for the GOP in midterms.
http://fivethirtyeight.blogs.nytimes...-in-2014/?_r=0

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Yes, Huma Abedin not dumping her husband for naughty text messages is exactly the same as passing numerous laws regulating and limiting womens' reproductive choices.
Yes, praise for a liberated woman that continues to put up with a dishonest, unfaithful husband is an ironic, hypocritical example from the left that screams "war on women" when people complain about being forced to pay for birth control pills and are characterized as "limiting women's reproductive choices".
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Yes, praise for
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Because the Left is all about making judgements on people's relationships. Not like those liberated conservatives, with their required invasive ultrasounds, support for sodomy laws, and demands that insurance companies not cover womens' healthcare. No war on women here....

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is an ironic, hypocritical example from the left that screams "war on women" when people complain about being forced to pay for birth control pills and are characterized as "limiting women's reproductive choices".
Well, thanks to Obamacare, now women won't have to pay for birth control pills. You must be very happy with the President.
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Saying that the GOP has a war on women is just as legitimate as my comment about supporting Weiners abuse of his wife.


Because she said it was a difficult time that required hours of counseling.
Even if she didn't care about the flirting being dragged through that media circus isn't fun.
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Looks like Weiner is going to continue to stick it out, despite the latest revelations.
I thought the latest revelations were about him continuing to stick it out.
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I would never vote for Weiner on the grounds that anybody dumb enough to get caught a second time is too dumb to hold public office.

I love the double standard on display in this thread;if this were a conservative Republican a lot of Weiner's supporters here would be leading the lynch mob.
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He just needs to disappear from public life.

"Democrats war on women" - lol, get a new schtick, you can't just take your parties problems and turn around and throw it at others. At least adults can't.
Agreed. Forget what you think about his on line sex.lying about it and then being stupid enough to do it a second time after being caught he enough to convince me he should not hold public office on grounds of Dishonesty and Stupidity.
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[citation needed]
I've heard video commentary. Give it a couple of days and hopefully it will be transcribed and indexed.

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Because the Left is all about making judgements on people's relationships.
Because the left is about empowering women, then giving them passes when they get stepped on as long as there is a Dem involved in an election.
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Looking positive for the GOP in midterms.
http://fivethirtyeight.blogs.nytimes...-in-2014/?_r=0
Do you think that's because of the GOP's war on women?
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then giving them passes when they get stepped on
Wow, you actually seem to think Huma is at fault, here. I guess that's another difference between Left and Right.
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I would never vote for Weiner on the grounds that anybody dumb enough to get caught a second time is too dumb to hold public office.
Yes.

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I love the double standard on display in this thread;if this were a conservative Republican a lot of Weiner's supporters here would be leading the lynch mob.


On what basis do you conclude that?

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Because the left is about empowering women, then giving them passes when they get stepped on as long as there is a Dem involved in an election.
That poor strawman is looking the worse for wear.
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Huma is hot. She needs to dump this loser and hook up with me.
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Do you think that's because of the GOP's war on women?
I think that's because the pendulum swings regardless of the left trying to frame the bogus "war on women" on the GOP.

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Wow, you actually seem to think Huma is at fault, here. I guess that's another difference between Left and Right.
You aren't paying attention. My criticism isn't of Huma. It's of the left's hypocrisy of claiming that there is a war on women while supporting a women who is clearly putting up with an irresponsible, dishonest husband. She is obviously doing this for political advantage by bringing it into a news conference, which is her choice. The problem I have is the various commentaries that give her props for hanging in there while talking about empowering women and fabricating the war on women narrative.
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You aren't paying attention. My criticism isn't of Huma. It's of the left's hypocrisy of claiming that there is a war on women while supporting a women who is clearly putting up with an irresponsible, dishonest husband. She is obviously doing this for political advantage by bringing it into a news conference, which is her choice. The problem I have is the various commentaries that give her props for hanging in there while talking about empowering women and fabricating the war on women narrative.
In what way do you feel that not demanding that a woman act a certain way and instead letting her make her own life choices for herself is disempowering to women?
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Old 24th July 2013, 12:20 PM   #79
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Originally Posted by Neally View Post
You aren't paying attention.
Oh, I'm paying attention. The problem is that your argument is nonsensical.

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My criticism isn't of Huma.
And yet people are "giving her a pass" for something, clearly indicating that in your opinion she should be criticized for something.

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It's of the left's hypocrisy of claiming that there is a war on women while supporting a women who is clearly putting up with an irresponsible, dishonest husband.
"Supporting" how, exactly? By not condemning her? Is this everyone on the left, or just your so-far-unsubstantiated claims to have seen a video somewhere?

And I'm not seeing the "hypocrisy" between criticizing the GOP's legislative efforts ("war on women") and refusing to condemn a woman whose private life we are not privy to.

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She is obviously doing this for political advantage by bringing it into a news conference, which is her choice.
What political office does she hold? Or is she aspiring to one? I mean, you claim to know her motivations, so out with it.

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fabricating the war on women narrative.
"Fabricating?" Yeah, that fails the laugh test.
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Old 24th July 2013, 12:54 PM   #80
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Originally Posted by Neally View Post
I think that's because the pendulum swings regardless of the left trying to frame the bogus "war on women" on the GOP.
Sorry, but the "left" has nothing to do with the GOP's war on women. It's all on the GOP.
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