Weiner Bulge

Mrs. - posted on 06/06/2011 ( 62 moms have responded )

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http://www.tmz.com/2011/06/06/congressma...

So, the congressman admitted it was him and took responsibility. Took him about a week, but he did it and he is not resigning. Personally, I think good for fucking him for owning up and not resigning (because what he does with his rather large bulge doesn't matter to me when it comes to his job...that goes for Dems or Repups.).

I never quite understand why it is natural if a "scandal" occurs to resign. Why? Because you emailed a photo to some other chick...does that affect your ability to do your job? I know plenty of people who are crap husbands/wives and perfectly wonderful at their jobs.

So, what do you think? Should he resign? Is too little too late? Do you respect the fact that he owned up for his mistake (unlike Palin and her Revere Bells)? And as TMZ (the best source I know!) asks, should his wife leave him?

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Jenny - posted on 06/07/2011

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Why are politicians held up as role models? It is ridiculous. If he was a crane operator we wouldn't think this hampers his ability to do his job.

I wonder if this is more related to the fact he is going after Supreme Court Justice Thomas on unethical dealings and ties to the Koch brothers:
Thomas's wife earned $700,000 from uber-conservative groups that opposed health care reform. He neglected to disclose her income for 13 years -- until he got caught and submitted a slew of amended filings

Now there's an issue that actually affects most Americans. How convenient that a junk shot is overshadowing this now.

Johnny - posted on 06/13/2011

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I've got to agree with Jenny. He did a stupid thing by tweeting it publicly and not checking first. Otherwise, he's done nothing wrong. At first I was bothered that he lied, but then I realized that he had every right to lie, it was none of our freaking business at all to begin with. It's between him & his wife. That's it. He wasn't lying to the authorities, he was lying to the media and there are certainly no rules about that. Otherwise every politician ever would be in trouble. At least he was lying about his personal, private life which should have never been open to questioning in the first place as opposed to lying about something related to the governing of the nation.

So he is a twitter twit? Who cares? Only people who want to see a man destroyed, IMO.

As for the 17 year old girl, it seems there was absolutely nothing untoward going on. Should all men be banned from talking to underage girls about anything because they have sexual relationships with older women? Huh? From now on it's only okay for underage girls to communicate with older men who are either family members or gay? What is this? Saudi Arabia?

JL - posted on 06/13/2011

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He was the loudest when it came to speaking up against Thomas's wives relationship with the Tea party, he was vocally after the Koch Brothers. He was the only Democrats with enough balls to call people out and fight. He was target number one and Breitbart was using the same dirty tactics he always does to destroy the opposition. Politics is NO longer about actually trying to fix the US and make things better it's about destroying people, lying, and doing what you can to have power. I agree with Jenny I wish my Liberal lefties would grow a pair and friggin stand up and fight back.

Johnny - posted on 06/13/2011

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Hyperbole, Dana, hyperbole. It seems to be the language of American politics so I thought it would work. What is actually ridiculous is that the press his making him out to be some pedophile when the tweets and the parents (at this point and time) indicate a completely innocent, mentoring relationship. It's troubling how quickly people jump to conclusions. I've got no problem condemning the man for it if he turns out to be hitting on underage girls. But why go after him before there is any such evidence?

I'm not saying he didn't act like a complete idiot. But why was it even "controversial" and "news" in the first place?
It was a quick one joke segment for the political comedians, not a headline story on CNN and MSNBC. Given Mr. Breitbart's history, it should have been ignored until verified and then no real big deal. Because why does it matter that he tweeted his penis? How in any way does that effect his job? Aside from the basic point that he's not careful with his tweeting.

And what the hell is this supposed to mean "If everyone really wanted to grow a fucking pair, they'd recognize their own faults too."

Rosie - posted on 06/13/2011

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i think its alright. up until a few weeks ago the whole tweeting thing would've been just a congressman reaching out to his constituents. no big fuss would've been made, the public wouldn't of even known about it.
so far what they've released was that the girl tweeted to him that she like his speech. he started following her on twitter and she said something about wanting to be president. he tweeted to her "how hip, i'm talking to the future president."

hardly questionable IMO. i think the whole thing is blown out of proportion.

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Dana - posted on 06/13/2011

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That was because Jenny, said the left needed to grow a pair. ;)

And I agree, I don't think it should have been news to begin with but, once it was, he had a duty to fix it. Not dick around about it. Like I said, I hold the politicians of my party to a higher standard, it doesn't matter at that point if it was wrong to be out in the open, it was already, so deal with it properly and with good judgment.

Dana - posted on 06/13/2011

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Don't be ridiculous, Carol. Of course he can talk to a 17 yr old girl. I'm not condemning him for it but, it is up for questionable debate until the full story is out. You never get the full story on the first day that it breaks. As we can now see.



As far as him only lying to the media. That's not the case. The guy who broke the story was being investigated for possibly hacking into Wiener's twitter account, Wiener knew that he didn't do shit about it, and the reporter was under a shit storm for it, for over a week. Wiener sat by and let it be. Tax payers money was wasted.



Had he come right out and said, "Yeah, that's my penis, yeah, I tweeted it accidentally", I'd be fine with it. I'm still not even saying he should resign but, his conduct WAS shit.



I hold the politicians who represent my party to a higher standard. That way I can still bitch about the assholes on the right. Half of what the problem is in our country is that everyone within their own party turns a blind eye or gives the excuse "Well, it's not that bad" or "He didn't *really* do anything wrong" and then they expect to be able to attack the other side for the same shit.



If everyone really wanted to grow a fucking pair, they'd recognize their own faults too.

Dana - posted on 06/13/2011

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I could get on board with the liberals needing to grow a pair and stand up and fight back, if he was worth fighting for. The guy has shown seriously poor judgement. He's acted like an idiot for the last 2 wks.

Jenny - posted on 06/13/2011

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Rebecca, he has been going after the Koch brothers (the guys who fund the tea party and recent union busts) and their influence over Supreme Court Justice Thomas.

http://www.anthonyweiner.com/ Go look at his website and what he has been fighting for. The right wants this guy gone. The left needs to grow a pair and stand up for him. Keep in mind, he has never broken any laws. Senator Vitter was frequenting prostitutes and had the support of his party.

Dana - posted on 06/13/2011

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I was thinking that too, Rebecca. He did have a good chance at being Mayor of NYC, so you never know. It's not an absurd thing to ponder, thats for sure.

Mrs. - posted on 06/13/2011

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Wow, who did this guy piss off? Someone who knows how to smear a public figure in a dirty way.

Dana - posted on 06/13/2011

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Maybe it is and maybe it isn't. The point is, is that we shouldn't have to wonder. When you have a guy who has sexual relationships via twitter, it's just creepy to know he texts with a 17 yr old.

Dana - posted on 06/13/2011

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Yeah, I still think it disgusting that he's texting a minor. And what kind of parents are okay with that? Until I saw the texts myself, i'm not buying it.

Dana - posted on 06/12/2011

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Ahhh. so more comes out. Now he's admitting to texting back and forth with a 17 yr old girl. Although he's saying there was nothing lewd about it.... yeah, sure.

Dana - posted on 06/12/2011

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It's not necessarily that he even lied. It's the fact the he acted like a complete moron about it. You've got someone who had a great chance at winning the race to running one of the largest cities in the world, thinking he could lie and cover up his way out of this. It really shows his lack of intelligence and it DOES show poor judgement.

I agree that it should be over and done with by now though.

Jenny - posted on 06/12/2011

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The only way to stop these scandals is to make all elected people eunuchs. These are human beings and ones with power and money. They are ALL hiding private sex lives. The only thing wrong with what Weiner did is he got caught. Who cares if he lied to the public about his sex life? They don't deserve the truth anyway, it's none of their business. Do you really, really want a public official who is completely honest about theirs? Careful how you answer that one lol.

It only becomes a problem when the media runs with a story. He never ran on a family values platform. His responsibilities to the public begin and end with the job he was elected to do.

I was really hoping this story would be about the public turning on the media and demanding they cover the stories that are of actual importance right now. There is a truckload of them these days and they are doing the public a major disservice by not sharing them.

Constance - posted on 06/12/2011

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Your right. Sorry I did miss a couple of words. This is what I meant to write." He is one of the reasons kids now a days think oral sex isn't sex."

My keyboard for some reason doesn't always type everything that I type.

Dana - posted on 06/12/2011

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Not to be picky but, this is what you said



"Don't even get me started on Bill Clinton. He is the reason kids now a days think oral sex isn't sex. "



So while in hindsight you may mean it differently but, it appears another way when you read it. :)

Constance - posted on 06/12/2011

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Dana I know it wasn't just him. He was just the loudest. That's all.

Dana - posted on 06/12/2011

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Constance, kids have for years considered oral sex, not sex. It was the same way when I was in high school and I was in high school before Clinton was in office. People can't go blaming that on him.

Constance - posted on 06/12/2011

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It was complete stupidity on his part. He s a public offical and for him to think no one would find them shows how stupid hecan be. But still it is between his wife and him not all of us. Him showing his body to another woman doesn't effect how he does his job. Unless he is spending almost a $1,000,000 to hide his girlfriend and love child to become president it doesn't effect us.

Don't even get me started on Bill Clinton. He is the reason kids now a days think oral sex isn't sex. But still it din't effect me or my family. It effected his family and only his family.
If his wife wants to leave him it is her choice. Not ours. Everyone has a right to have privacy even public officals. I like my privacy how about you?

JL - posted on 06/12/2011

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I really don't care who is screwing who whether Republican, Democrat, A politician, my mailman, the guy next door, my husbands commander. That's a private manner between the person, their spouse, their family and the person they are screwing or sending lame "sexy" texts to. I just want them doing their damn job. That is what we vote for them to do, right. If their sexual texting, picture sending, and screwing around is not being conducted over work e-mails, work time and work funds then it's personal and private as far as I am concerned. I just think he's an idiot for not checking to make sure he wasn't posting the picture publicly instead of privately over twitter.

Teresa - posted on 06/12/2011

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I think he should resign. He is a liar and guilty of very poor judgement. I do not want him voting on important issues that affect my country. What a douche.

Dana - posted on 06/10/2011

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And Clinton heavily damaged the credibility of the Democratic party, not to mention caused a government stalemate for the next few years, while it was dwelled upon. It's a distraction, one we do not need right now while we're going to spend the next year trying to re-elect President Obama.



Also, Clinton was a good president but, he also allowed the Dot Com businesses, and his slacking led to our banking woes too. -and this is coming from a liberal but, I've got to face the facts too.

Jenny - posted on 06/10/2011

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Bill Clinton got a blowjob IN the Oval Office and lied to the public about it. He is now considered a great man and politician. As far as we know, Weiner didn't ever even meet these girls in person. I think, in time, this issue will also seem irrelevant.

Donna - posted on 06/10/2011

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I think its good hes not resigning. hes not the first asshole to cheat on his wife in this world.

Barb - posted on 06/10/2011

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oh Jesus! if i had the package to back up my last name i'd be posting pics of it too.. That is a nice one he has!



Is masturbating while someone talks dirty to you on twitter considered cheating? personally i don't even know how they do that cuz they only have one hand left. It's not like he ever met this woman or ever physically touched her.



And i agree, it's none of our business and it takes away from valid stories. It isn't like he was crusading against gay rights and then toe tapping in the mens bathroom at the airport.

Dana - posted on 06/07/2011

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Ah, yes, sorry Liz. I forgot that Larry Craig announced his resignation and then decided to stay on. I recall Mark Sanford stepping down but, I just looked it up, he didn't resign as Governor but, he did resign as a chairman for the Republican Governors Association.

That just goes to show how much I care about these sex scandals. ;)

I don't agree with any statements of double standards though. There are some on both sides of the aisles who have resigned or who have stayed. It all comes down to how you conduct yourself after the fact.

Dana - posted on 06/07/2011

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No, he didn't owe an explanation but, he also didn't need to keep lying and trying to cover it up. In the process he hurt a lot of innocent people involved. People were being accused of hacking into his twitter account, and he let that go on, for a week!

He lost all respect for me for how he handled it AFTER the fact, not because he sent dirty pictures and talked dirty to 6 women online. Again, no one really gives a shit about that aspect.

Jenny - posted on 06/07/2011

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Ya he could have handled it better but you know what he is handling well? His job, the one he was elected for. He should have came out and said "It's none of your goddamn business" and left it at that.

Yes he was acting inappropriately but this is a huge setup to distract from the issues he was trying to bring attention to. The exact same thing happened to Spitzer. As soon as you go after the financial industry and corporations they crucify you.

Weiner is not the story, Justice Thomas using his Supreme Court influence to to further the right wing agenda is and there's a buttload of evidence to support that.

The only person he has to answer to in all of this is his wife. He doesn't owe the American people anything in regards to his personal life. If he resigns I will lose a lot of respect for him.

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Because he thought he might have been able to get away with it! Politicians are conditioned to lie.



We say the cover-up is always worse than the original crime, but what we mean is: a botched cover-up is worse.



We don't hear about all the things that have been successfully covered up, so maybe the odds are good, and Weiner took his chance.



EDIT: Dana -- What are you talking about? Larry Craig and Mark Sanford served out their terms. They did not resign. David Vitter ran for re-election in 2010 and won, despite visiting prostitutes.

Dana - posted on 06/07/2011

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Liz what do you mean by this post:

"Liz Hutton - posted 17 minutes ago

And what about Larry Craig, Mark Sanford and David Vitter, Marisa?

There is no double standard."

Those are all Republicans who cheated, broke laws and lied to the public. Two of them resigned.

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Why didn't he just owned up to it from the beginning rather than putting his wife through hell for a week?

Dana - posted on 06/07/2011

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It's not about the fact that he cheated. Who really cares if he did. It's the way he's lied and conducted himself afterwards.

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And what about Larry Craig, Mark Sanford and David Vitter, Marisa?

There is no double standard.

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Rep. Weiner needs to resign, for almost a week he lied and said he didn't do it. He should of owned up to it from the start and took his lumps but he didn't. His former colleague Republican Chris Lee resigned from congress for posting topless photos of himself on Craig's List. The Democrats need to show that there is no double standard and that it shouldn't be tolerated. Rep. Weiner just needs to go quietly away.

Lady Heather - posted on 06/07/2011

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I don't think he should resign. There's a shortage of seemingly decent politicians out there. If we fired everybody who cheated on their spouse (as much as I despise it), there'd be a looooot of vacant spaces and a lot of good workers out of a job.

Where I come from we had a premier get nabbed for drunk driving in Hawaii. To me that's something you resign over. That's just straight up endangering lives. But he got elected twice more after that. wtf? Some crotch pic doesn't really get me all up in arms.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 06/07/2011

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Since the scandal with Clinton, sex has been a hot button topic. I know there were worse things than what Bill Clinton did, but dude....it has been blowing up since then. Men, if you are gonna run for any branch of office, keep your dick reserved for your wife only. It will get out (pun intended). If you are in the lime light of any sort, use your big head, not your little one.

Dana - posted on 06/07/2011

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Stupid, Liz, it was stupid. Which is why I don't mind if he fades away into the background. Go on stupid man, with your penis in charge of your brain.

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I'm surprised by the fact he was sexting with his official Twitter account. That's just... I dunno.

Becky - posted on 06/06/2011

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I don't know. On the one hand, I don't care what he does with his penis and I don't think his sexual activity should be anyone else's business or have any bearing on his job. On the other hand, politicians know that they are in the public eye and that their every move is going to be judged and scrutinized and probably blown out of proportion. So, when one makes a poor judgement call in his private life, knowing that there's a good possibility it is going to become public, and then is dishonest on top of that, it does make me wonder about his judgement and honesty in other areas. But then, politicians aren't exactly known for being honest...! :P

Johnny - posted on 06/06/2011

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It could have been a trick of perspective...

Or maybe it isn't his and he was sending a picture of someone else but doesn't want to admit he was lying to his wife and the twitee as well.

Mrs. - posted on 06/06/2011

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I was a bit. He's so skinny and lanky...I would not say his member is either.

Johnny - posted on 06/06/2011

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Stupid thing to lie about. Who cares! So he's having twitter sex (aside from the stupidity of "twitter sex"). It's not important except for him and his wife. It irritates me that he lied, but not what he did originally. The lying would make me not vote for him, the dick picks I kind of liked.

Dana - posted on 06/06/2011

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It wouldn't be a big deal if he hadn't covered it up and lied for days about it. Be a man and stand up and admit what you've done.



I personally think it shows poor judgement. I mean this guy was going to run for the Mayor of NYC. I personally think maybe someone with a little more brains and a little less wiener should take on that job.

Jenny - posted on 06/06/2011

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What does his personal shenanigans have to do with enacting successful policy for his constituents? I do not see a connection and think it's really none of the public's business. We really need to get over our sex hangups in the West.

Lacye - posted on 06/06/2011

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Please, this is not as bad as Bill Clinton. LOL! I don't think he should resign because of a simple mistake. I don't think it affects his job. Yeah he made a bad decision but to be honest, who hasn't?

Rosie - posted on 06/06/2011

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while i somewhat think it's suspect that if he can't make good personal choices then i'm not so sure he can make good choices in other areas as well. however i'd rather see someone actually fuck up at their JOB to get fired or resign.

JuLeah - posted on 06/06/2011

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I don't care what he did, or didn't do with another consenting adult of equal status/authority .... I care that he lied, covered it up .... he is a loser

Mrs. - posted on 06/06/2011

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Wow, so many amazing generals, presidents, prime ministers, CEOs and congressmen/women have been notorious at making those same choices and still being incredible at their job.



Seriously, I don't want a government where the only thing that defines wether you are good at governing is if you put your dick in more than one vagina while married.



I mean come on...JFK, Thomas Jefferson, even Martin Luther King Jr....does that mean they were bad at their jobs too?

Amanda - posted on 06/06/2011

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His job is making choices, choices that effect others lives. If he cant keep his dick in his pants while married (and thats a CHOICE), then no he cant be good at his job. Hes to selfish to ever consider others when making his choices. He clearly showed this when he dropped his pants for a woman that isnt his wife.

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