Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

Rep. Weiner:"I was never with these women. I never met them."

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » General Discussion Donate to DU
 
Poll_Blind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-06-11 03:39 PM
Original message
Rep. Weiner:"I was never with these women. I never met them."
Edited on Mon Jun-06-11 03:41 PM by Poll_Blind
"I've never had sex outside my marriage"

He didn't violate any law. Is he a dumbass? Yes. I've heard of politicians getting blowjobs as sitting presidents and I still don't think they should have left elected office.

Everything else is between him and his wife and family as far as I'm concerned.

PB
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
monmouth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-06-11 03:42 PM
Response to Original message
1. Good post. This will be a bad week for him, once his wife realizes
he's a little immature I'm sure she'll get over it (She was/is Hillary's Personal Person)...He'll be back on his feet in no time.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
sasha031 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-06-11 03:44 PM
Response to Reply #1
4. a bit of middle age crazy
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
OKNancy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-06-11 03:42 PM
Response to Original message
2. I think he is handling the whole thing as best as he can
If he continues to handle things correctly, this will be old news soon.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Logical Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-06-11 03:43 PM
Response to Original message
3. He flat out lied to his supporters! What a POS!
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Poll_Blind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-06-11 03:44 PM
Response to Reply #3
5. Then you must've believed that Bill Clinton should have resigned.
And that's not something I supported then and it's not something I support now- especially in the context of his actions.

PB
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
abelenkpe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-06-11 03:46 PM
Response to Reply #3
6. What is his lie?
I haven't read anything about his press conference. Did he send the pic of his package?
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Broderick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-06-11 04:01 PM
Response to Reply #6
22. Said he was hacked...
good grief.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
originalpckelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-06-11 03:47 PM
Response to Original message
7. So you are going to trust an admitted liar?
:shrug:

"I shot the Sheriff, but I did NOT shoot the deputy"?

This seems like a personal matter, until you think about the possibility of blackmail. How many more of these pols have the same thing going on, but have been blackmailed into doing something for someone else?
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Poll_Blind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-06-11 03:50 PM
Response to Reply #7
9. In this case, I probably will. He didn't even lie about a blowjob: He lied about flirting online.
But as far as blackmail in politics, in American politics, I think it's going on in a grand scale and I think Rep. Weiner is the very very least of those who have been compromised. And in using the word compromised, by making his admission as he did, I don't see him being under anyone's thumb.

That's just me and I am more than aware that there will be differing opinions on the matter.

PB
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
originalpckelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-06-11 04:03 PM
Response to Reply #9
27. How do you know he didn't have sex? Or get blown?
Or any other thing?

How long does this have to go on?
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Poll_Blind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-06-11 04:07 PM
Original message
I take him at his word. He came forth, apologized to everyone INCLUDING Breitbart.
I don't think this is still some other twist in a denial game. I think he flat-out came clean.

PB
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Orsino Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-06-11 04:59 PM
Response to Reply #7
41. I don't think trust should enter into it.
Human corruption and failures are why we're supposed to have checks and balances. Trust is for monarchs.

Weiner was one of those checks, and now he'll be less effective.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DevonRex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-06-11 03:47 PM
Response to Original message
8. All he had to do to keep his private life private was NOT to send pictures
of his penis to strange women. Pretty simple.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Poll_Blind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-06-11 03:52 PM
Response to Reply #8
14. As a dude I am not particularly fond of what being horny has made me do.
Have I ever done anything like flirt online when I was in a relationship? No, actually, I haven't. But that's me. But I register this in an entirely different spectrum than if he'd actually had A) met any of these women in person or certainly B) had sexual contact with them.

PB
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
K8-EEE Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-06-11 03:50 PM
Response to Original message
10. If I was Huma I would divorce his ass
But if I was in his district I would still vote for him.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
seabeyond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-06-11 03:52 PM
Response to Reply #10
15. exactly. would vote for him knowing he gave away a lot of power with this stupid immature behavior.
but he would be out of there. to pretend it wasnt cheating is bullshit
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
renate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-06-11 03:52 PM
Response to Reply #10
16. my feelings exactly n/t
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Poll_Blind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-06-11 03:53 PM
Response to Reply #10
18. From all I have seen, Huma is an incredible individual and I...
..feel sorry that she was exposed to this- that her dignity might have been reduced not by her own actions but by her husband's.

PB
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Maru Kitteh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-06-11 04:00 PM
Response to Reply #10
20. That's pretty close to how I feel about it. Hey, he can come replace either of my Senators ANY TIME
I'm from Nebraska! Nuff said.

Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
seabeyond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-06-11 03:51 PM
Response to Original message
11. call bullshit on the all warm and fuzzy, didnt screw behind wifes back... bullshit
dont even go there.

creep.

he should have left that little fable telling alone. whether with another woman physically or not.... he betrayed her.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Loge23 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-06-11 03:51 PM
Response to Original message
12. The truth may hurt, but it's the truth
There's not a heterosexual man, married or not, who has not fantasized about another woman. Sorry folks, but that's the truth.
Weiner's "sin" was being stupid with technology.

Big fuckin' deal.

Here's another truth: Breitbart is a scumbag. Throw enough darts and some of them will eventually find the bullseye.

Fuckin' repukes have a field day with this, all the while wanking themselves while preaching family values, patriotism, and "morality". Fuck them all.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Poll_Blind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-06-11 03:57 PM
Response to Reply #12
19. +1 to that, Loge23.
Very true.

PB
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
seabeyond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-06-11 04:06 PM
Response to Reply #12
29. there is not a woman alive that has not fantasized about another man.... so?
Edited on Mon Jun-06-11 04:06 PM by seabeyond
your point would be? sorry folks.... but it is the truth

this was a betrayal in marriage. not your marriage? ok with you? fine.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
brooklynite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-06-11 03:52 PM
Response to Original message
13. ...except for the lying...
That's the unacceptable part.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
The Velveteen Ocelot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-06-11 03:52 PM
Response to Original message
17. Any husband of mine who'd been sending photos of his junk
Edited on Mon Jun-06-11 03:53 PM by The Velveteen Ocelot
to strange women on the Internets would have a lotta 'splainin' to do. I would not be amused. However, that whole issue is something Weiner and his wife will have to work out for themselves.

On the other hand, it was monumentally stupid for him to put photos of same out there in the social media where they can go anywhere, be seen by anyone, be altered and manipulated and used in a lot of ways to mess you up. Because he acted like a horny 17-year-old, Weiner became a sitting duck for a slimeball like Breitbart.

I don't think he necessarily ought to resign on this account. But this incident should be a lesson to all politicians who can't keep their virtual dicks in their pants. It was a really idiotic thing to do.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Orsino Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-06-11 05:45 PM
Response to Reply #17
43. Every time, we muster outrage and say, "I hope this will be a lesson..."
And it never is--or rather, some percentage of us is always too driven to learn it.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
The Velveteen Ocelot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-06-11 05:52 PM
Response to Reply #43
45. Unfortunately, that's true.
Edited on Mon Jun-06-11 05:53 PM by The Velveteen Ocelot
We hope it will be a lesson, but it seems like it never is.

Even so, I will issue the following guidelines:

To all male politicians:

1. Women you don't know do not want to see pictures of your junk.

2. Anything you put on the Internet never goes away.

3. Anything you put on the Internet can be seen, copied and manipulated by anyone. Forever.

4. Do not put anything on the Internet that you would not want the entire universe to see.

5. Do not put anything on the Internet that you don't want to give an awkward, embarrassing press conference about.

6. Do not put anything on the Internet that would give your political enemies ammunition against you.


But somebody will do it again, sooner or later.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Cronus Protagonist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-06-11 04:00 PM
Response to Original message
21. Calls to credibility, though
Do you really completely believe he's never cheated on his wife when in fact he's been sending several underwear shots to several young women?

After Edwards, let's just say I'm not that naive myself.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Poll_Blind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-06-11 04:02 PM
Response to Reply #21
25. You know, I'm not thinking about this in a way that compares him to Edwards (et al.).
Maybe I should, but it didn't occur to me. I'll bet the people who are coming down harder on him are probably viewing things they way you are as opposed to the way I am.

FWIW.

PB
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Cronus Protagonist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-06-11 04:21 PM
Response to Reply #25
34. I would like to think it will end here, but it seems that there's likely more to the story
It looks to me like he's trying to fall on a dagger instead of a sword. He wants to keep his family, clearly. I don't blame him, we're all human, but this is not looking good at all.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Orsino Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-06-11 05:47 PM
Response to Reply #21
44. I still figured this was a completely manufactured scandal, because Breitbart was pimping it.
Now, I can't be sure what other fundamental physical laws will be violated.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
sufrommich Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-06-11 04:02 PM
Response to Original message
23. Very true. I think most Americans know JFK was no angel too.
Doesn't seem to hurt his legacy.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Broderick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-06-11 04:02 PM
Response to Original message
24. He was only married a year
and was doing this crap. Maybe he was caught too fast to take it to the next level.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Poll_Blind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-06-11 04:04 PM
Response to Reply #24
28. Well, maybe. Be he could have also gone on to stop this behavior entirely out of guilt as well.
The game of "maybe" is alot about filling in the blanks you want to fill in, whether you're conscious of the subjective bias or not.

PB
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
seabeyond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-06-11 04:07 PM
Response to Reply #24
31. shit... i wouldnt trust any man, or any woman that takes it this far and NOT fuck around. nt
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Broderick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-07-11 07:58 AM
Response to Reply #31
47. Yep.
Probably lots more gonna come. How humiliating for her. Damn.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
rucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-06-11 04:02 PM
Response to Original message
26. If he was going to risk his political career
he should've at least gotten some.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
KingFlorez Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-06-11 04:07 PM
Response to Original message
30. I agree, but he should have handled this better
The first thing he should have done was be honest with his wife, then respond sensibly to the public.

I'm more concerned about politicians who lie about ethics and other things that pertain to their office. When it comes down to it, all of us would panic and perhaps be untruthful when it comes to a partner, that's a human reaction.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
K8-EEE Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-06-11 04:15 PM
Response to Original message
32. If he never met them then why, why, why
did he TRUST THEM???
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Poll_Blind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-06-11 04:21 PM
Response to Reply #32
33. Horny men are known to lose their judgement to one extent or another.
Edited on Mon Jun-06-11 04:22 PM by Poll_Blind
Was he caught nude and painted in gold leaf while partying with David Ferrie and Claw Shaw? No.

Did he still fuck up? Absolutely.

PB
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Cronus Protagonist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-06-11 04:25 PM
Response to Reply #33
36. Did he fuck one of the women?
Unknown, but given the blatant lying, most likely.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Poll_Blind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-06-11 04:29 PM
Response to Reply #36
38. Here's the question, really: Do you take him at his admission or not?
If you don't, then the speculation really has no end. It's tough for me to believe that this admission was inauthentic. I can absolutely be comfortable in a world where others questioned his authenticity. It all comes down to your gut feeling or the moral extrapolations one makes in a situation like this.

PB
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Cronus Protagonist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-06-11 04:35 PM
Response to Reply #38
39. I know, and I want it to end right here
My gut is telling me he's in ultimate damage mode, trying to save his family. If it ends here, he's got a chance. If there's more, he's toast.

Too much incentive to lie, he's done it before, he's very good at it, although the "Freudian" slip didn't help.

Still, I'll be happy if it's true. But I got burned with Edwards. Once bitten twice shy.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Cronus Protagonist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-06-11 04:23 PM
Response to Reply #32
35. You know the answer is right in front of your face
It doesn't make sense, so either the facts or the premise must be incorrect. I bet you a five dollar donation to DU that it turns out he did meet at least one of them.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
snagglepuss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-06-11 04:25 PM
Response to Reply #32
37. Exactly:(
Edited on Mon Jun-06-11 04:27 PM by snagglepuss
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Ganja Ninja Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-07-11 08:03 AM
Response to Reply #32
48. There's only enough blood supply for one head at a time. n/t
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
oberliner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-06-11 04:40 PM
Response to Original message
40. So he had no way of knowing how old they were
Edited on Mon Jun-06-11 04:40 PM by oberliner
If all communication was via Facebook, Twitter, and the telephone, it's quite possible that they were not exactly who they claimed to be.

He was sending lewd photos to people he had never met and primarily communicated with online.

Could turn out that one of them was a minor.

What then?
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Zax2me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-06-11 05:01 PM
Response to Original message
42. Great - never met them
So how does he know how old they were?
Are we going to find out now one of them was 16?
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
cali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-06-11 05:53 PM
Response to Original message
46. It's the cover up. It's always the dumbass cover up.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Wed Sep 17th 2014, 02:39 PM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » General Discussion Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC