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Reply #144: Weiner texted, but he wanted to keep his seat and his voters wanted him. Please see Reply 60 [View All]

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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-16-11 04:59 AM
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144. Weiner texted, but he wanted to keep his seat and his voters wanted him. Please see Reply 60
Edited on Fri Sep-16-11 05:03 AM by No Elephants
As far as "blaming Obama.'

Obama is the head of the Democratic Party. As such, among other things, he hires--and can fire-- the head of the DNC and commands a great deal of Party loyalty and obedience, whether anyone wants to admit that or not.

Who do you think was behind Debbie Wasserman Schulty and other prominent Democrats, including, of all ironic people, Bill Clinton, speaking out on a daily basis against Weiner until Weiner finally resigned? Who said to America that, in Weiner's place, he would resign?

Dems should have simply said, "No comment" or

"This is, first and foremost, a family matter. As far as we know, Representative Weiner has broken no laws. Therefore, it's up to him and voters, just as it was with Senator Vitter and many others."

Or, at the very least, "As far as we know, Representative Weiner has broken no laws. Therefore, it is a matter for Representative Weinere, voters and the House Ethics Committee. The House Ethics Committee has said it will look into this and we should all reserve comment until that process has been completed."

So, yes, I surely do blame Weiner for sexting while married to a woman who was carrying his child, but that is not why Turner is now in that seat.

For Turner, I sure do blame the Democratic Party and its head for hounding Weiner out of office for no good reason, when Clinton and Vitter, who actually broke laws, got either vigorous support or, at least, silence from Democrats.
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