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Anthony Weiner is a sad excuse for a congressman; but you know what’s sadder…

As I watched the Anthony Weiner saga unfold this past week I pondered how long it would take before he would resign.   After all we’re talking about a congressional representative who lied about sending lewd pictures of himself to a young woman via yahoo email; a woman who apparently opened up a dialog with the congressman through twitter.  The rest as they say is history.

I fully expected Congressman Weiner to resign by the end of the week but that simply has not happened even though many top Democrats have asked him to step down.  In fact if this was a Republican, he or she more than likely would have resigned when the first news of the scandal hit the street.  Not Anthony Weiner though.  Not the progressive barracuda of New York’s 9th District.  No instead we’re hearing a number of people making excuses for his behavior.  We’re all hearing how humans make mistakes and this was nothing more than a mistake.  This is exactly how many on the left to include his constituents are treating this incident; as nothing more than a terrible mistake.  In fact a new poll shows that a majority of his constituents not only want him to stay in office but it suggests that many of them would actually vote for him again.  The Marist poll released Thursday night found that 56 percent of Weiner’s constituents think he should not resign. How sad is that?

Christopher Jusino of Kew Gardens says, “I don’t think he should resign, no.  Bunch of senators and congressmen, they all got skeletons in the closet.  He’s a good guy.  And he made a mistake.  He shouldn’t be crucified.”

He’s a good guy who not only sent x-rated pictures via email to a stranger; but then he lied to his constituents and the American people about it.  But hey it’s ok, because everyone has skeletons in their closet so what’s the big deal.  Who really cares if he lies, after all they all lie to us.  It boggles the mind how people can take this stance on the issue.  Do they even know what they are defending?  Have we lowered the bar so low that we now find this despicable behavior acceptable for a congressional representative?  I mean these are the people, who tax us, spend our money, and who are supposed to defend and support the constitution.  How can someone who uses such poor judgment be trusted with our money?  If we can’t trust this man to keep his marriage vows, how can we trust him to keep the oath he takes to support and defend the constitution?  We can’t!  But apparently the good people of his district see things differently.

Edward Levine of Forest Hills said, “Maybe he should get a little help, but I still would vote for him.”

Does the word integrity mean anything to you Mr. Levine?  These reactions from his constituents should send chills up and down the spine of each and every American.  If people from his district are willing to settle for this kind of behavior where does it end?  How much more degenerate behavior are these people willing accept.  Maybe we should ask the constituents of Charlie Rangel for some insight on this.  In my opinion even if Weiner resigns today, we should be deeply concerned that we as a people have lowered our standards to the point where these actions are accepted as the norm.  This is what happens in societies that are in decline.  And we are indeed in decline.

It’s time for us stand on principle no matter which side of the political spectrum we embrace.  There are things that we should not accept in our civil society and this is one of them.  And this should be across the board no matter what political ideology you maintain.  This behavior can never be accepted in our society as normal.  And finally we need to stop making excuses for these people.  Bad behavior is bad behavior and it should not be accepted in our society.  We must take the high ground in all things we do and be the example for others to emulate.  Ask yourself if Anthony Weiner is the example you want your children to follow.  You already know the answer.

Liberty forever, freedom for all!


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  • John Galt June 11, 2011 at 11:21 AM

    One of the many dark sides of democracy. The mob rules. The mob are scumbags. The mob elects scumbags.
    Where is the surprise on that?

    We are a little bit shocked, anyway, and agree with JC on the depressing level of integrity that we have in our electorate.

    We lampooned the issue in the piece, “The Godfather and the Scumbag” in one of our latest pieces.
    Funny but true.
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    • John Carey June 11, 2011 at 10:20 PM

      It just reminds me just how far we have slipped John. I guess I’m not surprised…just sick about.

  • Jim at Conservatives on Fire June 11, 2011 at 12:09 PM

    This says volumes about the moral decay in this country. Many of our people have lost their North.
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    • John Carey June 11, 2011 at 10:21 PM

      Indeed it does Jim. It makes me want to throw up.

  • RightHandMan
    RightHandMan June 11, 2011 at 1:39 PM

    That’s just it John, he does represent us because we do in fact “all have skeletons in the closet”. That’s the problem; we’ve accepted this kind of behavior as normal. The same thing happened with Clinton – feminists wrote it off as a side effect of testosterone. Just this week there was a story about infidelity being normal and perhaps even healthy.

    This man’s title is “representative”, a leader and figure head of this nation. When these individuals stop representing the best of us, it is incumbent upon the best of us to force them out of their lofty position. What Mr. Weiner and now the democratic supporters he’s beginning to win don’t get is that his personal shame may be wiped away with contrition and repentance, but it doesn’t lessen the nation’s as long as he sits there. If his wife chooses to forgive him and heal their relationship, great on them – but he cannot ask the same of us while in office.

  • RightHandMan
    RightHandMan June 11, 2011 at 1:41 PM

    Let me say, however, that at least Debbie W-Shultz has called for his resignation …which means the end is near. The point above is still valid regarding his support among his constiuency.

  • RightHandMan
    RightHandMan June 11, 2011 at 1:50 PM

    One more thing… 🙂

    Pelosi initially said that the decision should be left to Weiner and his district…and now she’s calling for his head. Typical! Guess who’s not in charge of the party anymore? She was obviously told by those who are really in charge to change her tune. The same woman who was supposed to lead the most ethical congress ever was writing off Weiner’s actions…pathetic.

    Speaking of ethical people, Rangle came out in support of Weiner saying, “(he)wasn’t going with prostitutes. He wasn’t going out with little boys.”

    What a perfect statement to illustrate how broken their moral compass is. Apparently, everything other than going out with prostitutes and little boys is good to go in the democratic ethics book. Of course, he’s proof that stealing from the public and living it up on their dime (and subsequently lying about it) is cool too.

    • John Carey June 11, 2011 at 10:23 PM

      Yeah nice Charlie…hey at least he’s not a pedophile or paying for sex. Everything else is par for the course. Way to set the bar about as low as you can go Charlie.

  • Matt June 11, 2011 at 1:56 PM

    Throughout my life, I have had multiple, and powerful examples of people that had no moral compass in their personal life. That extended to their professional lives as well. It is a lesson that cannot be overlooked, but that does not stop the leftists.
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    • John Carey June 11, 2011 at 10:28 PM

      I know what you mean Matt. It is tough for these people to separate their personal lives from their professional. Once a scumbag always a scumbag no matter what hat you’re wearing.

  • Harrison June 11, 2011 at 5:54 PM

    At the end of the day, nobody wants to have their personal life examined with a microscope and perhaps subconsciously they are thinking if they don’t want someone else’s life examined that way they won’t have the same thing happen to them, either.

    • John Carey June 11, 2011 at 10:32 PM

      RHM and I was just talking about this tonight. It’s just easier letting people like` Weiner slide because if not people would be forced to look at their own standards. It’s kind of like the mindset…well everyone cheats on their tax returns so it must be ok.

      • Harrison June 12, 2011 at 11:04 PM

        Essentially this is it. Also the whole let he who is without sin cast the first stone thing. Also, let’s face it, Weiner is a huge Liberal who delivers the pork and the women’s groups and his voters like this so why come down on the guy?

        The local NOW chapter said this:

        “I wasn’t happy to discover that my congressman is a 14-year-old boy,” said Julie Kirshner, president of the NOW chapter.

        “But he happens to be one of the best politicians out there, so we’re in a bad position. We’re trying to give him the benefit of the doubt.”

  • Steve Dennis June 11, 2011 at 9:16 PM

    Good post John. How can anyone defend this man? He was elected to represent the people of his district and he let them down, but the fact that his constituents don’t think that he did anything wrong is an indictment on the moral decay of the country.
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    • John Carey June 11, 2011 at 10:34 PM

      As I said Steve we are indeed a nation in decline and that decline starts with its citizens. The citizens of Weiner’s district are failing.

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  • Harrison June 11, 2011 at 11:47 PM

    I don’t think Weiner’s sex scandal marks much of anything except his own failings. Sex and power are as old as death and taxes we just know about it more frequently than we used to.

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  • Infidel de Manahatta June 12, 2011 at 6:19 PM

    His district is filled with kool-aide drinkers (to borrow a phrase from Bill O’Reilly). And Weiner can’t resign. He has no law degree. No business experience. Other than maybe getting a job at McDonalds he has no future outside washington.
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    • John Carey June 12, 2011 at 6:36 PM

      You know Manhattan, I think this needs to go beyond being a kool-aide drinker and blindly following the policies of the left. This has to do with bad behavior and that is what really disturbs me about the response of his constituents. In a mere 150 years Roman citizens went from being a family centered, grounded in their religions, noble people to people who cheered as Christians were thrown to the lions or burnt at the stake. They rapidly declined in terms of a civil society. This is something that is repeating itself again with America. Who knows how far we will slide in the next 20 years. Enough to throw conservatives to the lions or burn them at the stakes for their beliefs and cheer about it. Maybe, it has happened before.
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  • Teresa June 14, 2011 at 7:57 AM

    This is an example of the demoralization of America. The Left has promoted moral relativism and double standards for a number of years. The fact that Rep. Weiner refuses to resign shows that he is amoral. This is such a disgraceful situation.
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  • Fastercat June 18, 2011 at 9:44 PM

    Remember, this is the same groupthink that doesn’t mind a congressmans gay lover selling boywhores out of his basement.
    Lesser, dirty people.