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Why Weinergate Matters...
The Looking Spoon ^ | 6-2-11 | Jared H. McAndersen

Posted on 06/02/2011 3:11:21 PM PDT by The Looking Spoon

Rush Limbaugh spoke this morning of how he'd rather beat liberals on their ideas over opportunistic scandal. He's both right and wrong about this. Through all the jokes that are being cracked there is, in fact, an idea that should be battled over in this scandal. In politics it's actually the most important idea of them all.

The world is going to hell, and so the attention we have been giving Weinergate, I know, seems disproportionate. The left grasps at straws in their defense of him, and the right wants him to stop acting so damn guilty and just admit it already. Seriously, at this point I was less sure about OJ's guilt.

Meanwhile, blogs like The Moderate Voice think the only apology Weiner owes for this mess is to his wife alone.

Too many of us still don't get that CHARACTER MATTERS! It matters that Anthony Weiner took a roll of dimes, stuffed it in his boxer briefs, and tweeeted it to a college girl, he has supposedly never met, clear across the country....why does this matter?


(From The Moderate Voice) Weiner's credibility hangs in that balance, as does his reputation, but neither means he can't do his job...


Republican DB Christopher Lee resigned for taking us to his own private gun show. No conservative had that guy's back, because CHARACTER MATTERS. Yeah, we can see his face, and the only thing higher than the certainty it's him is the tax rate liberals wish they could impose. So there is no way his career could avoid being KIA.

Twelve years after Newt Gingrich committed marital strike two, liberals and conservatives alike say that alone disqualifies him from ever receiving their vote for president.

This is why conservatives almost never defend each other when they step into their own personal Weinergate. CHARACTER MATTERS.

What we're getting from Weiner and his liberal namesakes in the media is oh so much worse. While he's playing word games, or neither confirming nor denying that picture is him, or being unsure it's not him (HE DOESN'T FREAKING KNOW?!?), the liberal blogosphere is feverishly trying to exonerate a man who himself, at the time of this writing, refuses to unequivocally proclaim his innocence.

Anthony showed us the beef....but where is the left's CHARACTER?!? Mr. Magoo would have an easier time finding Waldo buried under a pile of American flags....

Being an elected official is a privilege. Ostensibly, it is bestowed upon people who have earned, and deserve to be trusted with, the power to handle some of the most challenging problems that face the country/state/municipality they have been charged to uphold and defend. Their existing on a higher moral plane isn't something that sounds like a nice idea, it is expected. In reality, it should be demanded regardless of whether you've even proven your worth. Period.

A minimum standard of measurement for character should be the person's family. If Anthony Weiner can't be trustworthy to his own wife, why the hell should anyone trust him with their taxes? Or national security? Or not inducing vomit all over my smart phone?

How can anyone act with unimpeachable character in the interests of the public when they can't even do the same for the people they say they love?

TOPICS: Humor; Miscellaneous; Politics
KEYWORDS: anthonyweiner; character; weinergate

1 posted on 06/02/2011 3:11:29 PM PDT by The Looking Spoon
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To: The Looking Spoon

Something big has come up?

2 posted on 06/02/2011 3:13:25 PM PDT by ex-snook ("Above all things, truth beareth away the victory")
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To: The Looking Spoon

The Democrats took Congress in 2006 and tanked the US economy on the basis of a gay baiting campaign against two homosexual Republicans.

Neither were guilty of anything more criminal than this man’s exposure. The Rats said that it was evidence of a culture of corruption that went to the top of the GOP (even though the media and DNC knew MORE and earlier and did nothing except sit on an October surprise in the aide texting scandal, this came out in the subsequent congressional investigation).

The double standard is apparent.

Take the Rats down at every turn if the facts bear out.

3 posted on 06/02/2011 3:19:29 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (We are living in the Error of Obama. Put someone else in charge on election day 2012.)
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To: The Looking Spoon
Boy! Did Rush ever speak for me today! Who cares about what a schmuck Weiner is? I care about the damage his votes and his demagoguery are doing to this country.


4 posted on 06/02/2011 3:54:34 PM PDT by ml/nj
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To: ex-snook

Every liberal man in the country is breathing a sigh of relief realizing they are no longer the smallest prick in the crowd....

5 posted on 06/02/2011 4:04:00 PM PDT by Breto (never accept the premise)
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To: The Looking Spoon
A U.S. congressman’s account has been hacked into.

A FBI investigation should be automatic.
What else did the hacker get access too?

But I think that the U.S. Congressman doesn't want this investigated.

6 posted on 06/02/2011 4:04:15 PM PDT by cruise_missile
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While I’m sure your excellent and thoughtful analysis will be greeted with some of the same old jokes, you are exactly right: character matters and that’s what this is really about.

7 posted on 06/02/2011 4:43:59 PM PDT by fightinJAG (I am sick of people adding their comments to titles in the title box. Thank you.)
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To: cruise_missile
A U.S. congressman’s account has been hacked into. A FBI investigation should be automatic. What else did the hacker get access too?

Excellent point.

8 posted on 06/02/2011 5:10:43 PM PDT by Talisker (When you find a turtle on top of a fence post, you can be damn sure it didn't get there on its own.)
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To: fightinJAG

Of course character matters.

That’s another aspect to this. But the man has asserted that his Twitter account was tampered with. An investigation is warranted by Federal authorities. If he is lying about the tampering I leave that up to the judiciary.

This is THE slimiest of the bunch.

9 posted on 06/02/2011 5:12:17 PM PDT by jdfromny (At what point are we officially "North Americans"?)
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10 posted on 06/02/2011 5:38:24 PM PDT by LowOiL ("Abomination" sure sounds like "ObamaNation" to me.)
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