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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-14-11 01:39 AM
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58. Democrats did more than turn their backs. One after another appeared on TV every day until Weiner
Edited on Wed Sep-14-11 01:47 AM by No Elephants
finally stepped down. And that was not the only possible result of Weiner's unfortunate actions. We know that because Vitter is still in office. Republicans did not defend him. They simply stayed out of it.

ETA: Weiner is a victim of how Democrats chose to treat him. And I have a strong suspicion that he was set up, based upon the first photo to appear and who provided it. But, of course, we'll never know that because it is hard to defend yourself when your only trial is by media circus.

I'm not saying Weiner was blameless. Far from it. And I am annoyed with him too, but this is not about him. It's about losing a Democrat seat that did not have to be lost and also about double standards (e.g., how Democrats treated Clinton vs. how they treated Weiner). And also about removing someone voters elected before voters have a chance to weigh in again. (Democrats tried that with Rangel, too--Obama suggesting none too nicely that Rangel retire--but voters chose him again anyway. I don't think anyone should try to take the voters' choice out of office for something like a photo, especially if they also defended someone getting a bj in the Oval Office.)
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