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customerserviceguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-11-11 10:23 PM
Response to Reply #37
44. Part of it is the nature of the Senate
I mean, when's the last time a Senator was forced to lose his/her seat, except as a result of what happened at the ballot box?

A Senator is 1% of the Senate, a Congressman is less than a third of that in the House. That might just be the difference.
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  -Weiner needs to go AND I'm a progressive - we can disagree on DU and still be united! RiverStone  Jun-11-11 09:32 PM   #0 
  - We definitely disagree on this.  MrSlayer   Jun-11-11 09:33 PM   #1 
  - But it's not just Republicans that are calling for his resignation ...  spin   Jun-11-11 09:42 PM   #7 
  - you mean Nancy -Impeachment is off the table - Pelosi?...  lame54   Jun-12-11 06:55 AM   #75 
  - Just because shits like Vitter and "Macaca" Allen were too cowardly...  RiverStone   Jun-11-11 09:50 PM   #10 
  - +1. - That others fail to be ethical is not a grownup reason to excuse rep. Weiner. n/t  Maru Kitteh   Jun-12-11 12:10 AM   #65 
     - EXACTLY ... that is the excuse a child gives "but everybody else is doing it".  Raine   Jun-12-11 03:20 AM   #68 
  - Democrats are calling for his resignation.  emilyg   Jun-11-11 09:59 PM   #27 
  - It's not caving in. It's having higher standards than those low-lifes. n/t  pnwmom   Jun-11-11 11:47 PM   #63 
  - You're not in his Congressional district. So, your call on what he "needs" to do is irrelevant!  Bluebear   Jun-11-11 09:34 PM   #2 
  - Exactly!  OmmmSweetOmmm   Jun-11-11 09:39 PM   #4 
  - Right on. It's up to his constituents. n/t  Cleita   Jun-11-11 09:39 PM   #5 
  - What about the ripple effect?  RiverStone   Jun-11-11 09:48 PM   #8 
  - When Vitter resigns, I will reconsider. As it is, we have "ammunition to distract" against Vitter  Bluebear   Jun-11-11 10:54 PM   #54 
  - He should not resign. His constituents do not want him to.  sabrina 1   Jun-11-11 11:10 PM   #58 
  - No, no, no!  Gemini Cat   Jun-12-11 12:34 AM   #67 
  - This shit gets old.  DURHAM D   Jun-11-11 11:14 PM   #61 
  - Neither is Nancy Pelosi  pintobean   Jun-11-11 09:55 PM   #16 
  - Agree! n/t  RKP5637   Jun-11-11 09:55 PM   #19 
  - So you are saying that if Weiner's support drops to 49% in his district,  bluestate10   Jun-11-11 09:56 PM   #22 
  - Mmhm.  Bluebear   Jun-11-11 10:53 PM   #53 
  - Nancy Pelosi is not in his Congressional district either,  elocs   Jun-11-11 10:47 PM   #50 
  - If he needs to go then the rest of the Congressional  Cleita   Jun-11-11 09:39 PM   #3 
  - Weiner is not a sex offender...  kirby   Jun-11-11 09:49 PM   #9 
     - Besides, it's not about the sexting --- it's about the lying!  RiverStone   Jun-11-11 09:51 PM   #12 
        - Lying? I guess all of Congress has to go then  neverforget   Jun-11-11 09:55 PM   #17 
        - DC would be empty!  Wind Dancer   Jun-11-11 10:05 PM   #36 
        - And, he made a deal with the devil  customerserviceguy   Jun-11-11 09:55 PM   #18 
        - They all lie...  kirby   Jun-11-11 09:55 PM   #20 
        - And do you really think he can stay in office - and not be a lightning rod?  RiverStone   Jun-11-11 09:58 PM   #25 
           - I do not think it matters...  kirby   Jun-11-11 10:03 PM   #35 
              - Why is Weiner different than asswipe Vitter?  RiverStone   Jun-11-11 10:09 PM   #37 
                 - Part of it is the nature of the Senate  customerserviceguy   Jun-11-11 10:23 PM   #44 
                 - Vitter actually broke laws, Weiner has not. n/t  Tx4obama   Jun-11-11 10:59 PM   #55 
        - When did we start caring about lying?  sabrina 1   Jun-11-11 11:02 PM   #57 
  - With you 100% and thanks!  Bumblebee   Jun-11-11 09:39 PM   #6 
  - back at ya!  RiverStone   Jun-11-11 10:12 PM   #40 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jun-11-11 09:50 PM   #11 
  - The next time Breitbart says anything  customerserviceguy   Jun-11-11 09:54 PM   #14 
  - Yep. See, for instance, how the National freaking Enquirer  namahage   Jun-11-11 10:10 PM   #38 
     - Yep, if Elizabeth Edwards  customerserviceguy   Jun-11-11 10:16 PM   #42 
  - Bullshit! WTF do you call lying?  RiverStone   Jun-11-11 09:56 PM   #21 
  - Defending Breitbart is exactly what you are doing.  baldguy   Jun-11-11 09:58 PM   #26 
     - How do you defend willfully and repeatedly lying?  RiverStone   Jun-11-11 10:03 PM   #33 
        - Point to a politician who isn't arrogant & says nothing that can't be construed as a lie.  baldguy   Jun-12-11 06:10 AM   #74 
  - Weiner  ProSense   Jun-11-11 10:03 PM   #34 
     - Proof that he could have been extortable by any of the women he communicated with  customerserviceguy   Jun-11-11 10:25 PM   #46 
  - Yes, that's right  customerserviceguy   Jun-11-11 09:53 PM   #13 
  - Why?  Caretha   Jun-11-11 10:03 PM   #32 
     - I guess I don't find a lot of comfort  customerserviceguy   Jun-11-11 10:21 PM   #43 
     - "effective" is in the past -- forget it, even if he surivies (which he won't)  Bumblebee   Jun-11-11 11:12 PM   #59 
  - IMO his congressional district should decide. He's their rep. Politicians have  RKP5637   Jun-11-11 09:54 PM   #15 
  - I disagree  pintobean   Jun-11-11 09:59 PM   #29 
     - Thanks!  RKP5637   Jun-11-11 10:11 PM   #39 
  - That did it. Now you are on Ignore.  provis99   Jun-11-11 09:57 PM   #23 
  - Whew! You had me for about 1.5 seconds....  RiverStone   Jun-11-11 10:00 PM   #30 
  - Purity Tests - Not just for Republicans anymore. nt  Xipe Totec   Jun-11-11 09:57 PM   #24 
  - Bingo!  RiverStone   Jun-11-11 10:01 PM   #31 
  - Several hours ago, I would have agreed with you  QuintanarooBoy   Jun-11-11 09:59 PM   #28 
  - Weiner can go when Clarence Thomas is Indicted or Resigns  leveymg   Jun-11-11 10:15 PM   #41 
  - No sweat he is taking sick leave at the taxpayers expense!  Yon_Yonson   Jun-11-11 10:25 PM   #45 
  - Is it "progressive" that you are?  MrMickeysMom   Jun-11-11 10:29 PM   #47 
  - If someone needs to go, it is those threatening to vote no on raising the debt limit  Samantha   Jun-11-11 10:41 PM   #48 
  - And Shrub and Shooter are war criminals....  RiverStone   Jun-12-11 12:12 AM   #66 
  - if u need professional help to quit sending dick pics u are really sick....  IamK   Jun-11-11 10:45 PM   #49 
  - Why do you think he should resign?  Yo_Mama   Jun-11-11 10:50 PM   #51 
  - Simple., he lied repeatedly, and it's not about his personal life  RiverStone   Jun-11-11 11:42 PM   #62 
  - WE don't march in lock step. Yeah. That's the problem. nt  Shagbark Hickory   Jun-11-11 10:52 PM   #52 
  - It's both our biggest strength and our biggest weakness.  Forkboy   Jun-11-11 11:01 PM   #56 
     - Having a brain and a proclivity for asking questions is a blessing and a curse. nt  Shagbark Hickory   Jun-12-11 07:40 AM   #76 
  - Much is moot now.No matter what anyone thought- HE said he needed help and thats all that matters.  deacon   Jun-11-11 11:12 PM   #60 
  - K'd and R'd and THANK YOU! n/t  Maru Kitteh   Jun-11-11 11:54 PM   #64 
  - THANK YOU for posting this! nt  Raine   Jun-12-11 03:22 AM   #69 
  - No, he does not need to resign! He fucked up but let his constituents  akbacchus_BC   Jun-12-11 03:26 AM   #70 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jun-12-11 05:39 AM   #71 
  - I wholly agree. Weiner has to resign, the quicker the better.  styersc   Jun-12-11 06:04 AM   #72 
  - Agreed. This story has gone on too long already... if he doesnt resign this wont end..  DCBob   Jun-12-11 06:09 AM   #73 
  - he's not resigning. he's taking a leave of absence.  spanone   Jun-12-11 08:25 AM   #77 
 

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