Skip to comments.Schultz to Weiner: You’re a little too arrogant for me
Posted on 06/07/2011 11:25:52 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Via The Corner and our Headlines, a bit of a wow moment from the Left on Anthony Weiners insistence on staying in office from the most sympathetic network possible. Schultz logic isnt exactly impeccable here; if he wants Weiner to run in 2012, then whats the point of resigning now? New York will have to run a special election to fill his seat, which would almost certainly produce a Democratic winner especially with the GOPs track record in Congressional special elections in the Empire State. Still, Schultz hits the nail on the head when he accuses Weiner of taking credit for defaulting back onto the truth only when all other options were obviously closed:
(VIDEO AT LINK)
"The truth matters. And I take issue with the fact that you take full responsibility. You took full responsibility when it was convenient. You took full responsibility when new information came out and you got caught. There has to be more restitution than just stepping up and saying Im sorry and Im not going to resign. Thats a little too arrogant for me."
And when youre a little too arrogant for Ed Schultz
Meanwhile, Survey USA polled New York City yesterday as the damning facts unfolded, presumably before and after Weiners tearful admission of wrongdoing. Are Big Apple residents demanding Weiners resignation? Barely. Among all respondents, 46% want Weiner to resign, while 41% want him to remain in office. Men (50/43) are more adamant about this than women (42/39), oddly. Among ethnic demographics, only black supporters support Weiners continued presence in Congress, by a plurality of 48/36, hardly a ringing endorsement, while all other demos have either a plurality or majority in favor of resignation.
Less surprising is the partisan breakdown; Republicans and independents have identical 55/34 scores for resignation, while Democrats have a thin plurality for keeping Weiner in office, 42/45. Self-professed conservatives want a resignation, 56/34, while moderates and liberals both end up in dead heats but edge towards remaining in office.
Nevertheless, Weiners much-remarked aspirations for the office of mayor are definitely not going to get addressed in the near term. Only 11% of all respondents would consider voting for Weiner in a city-wide election, with 45% saying they would vote against him. Even Democrats wouldnt turn out for Weiner, 13/42.
Schultz says that Weiners relatively young and can always re-enter politics at a later date, but what else would Weiner do? Since graduating with a degree in political science, hes either worked for Chuck Schumer or held political office. His next private-sector job will be his first, at least since college. It seems doubtful that Weiner will get a job flacking for another politician, his previous gig before winning a seat on the city council, after this credibility meltdown. Although he should resign, dont expect him to do so unless his political situation gets more desperate than it is at the moment.
A popcorn bikini is what's needed in this situation.
IT’s ME-A. Weiner
Jeez, when I find myself agreeing with Ed Schultz I think maybe Camping was right and the end times may be near!
That's like Ted Kennedy telling someone they drink too much.
The sideshow takes the heat off the kenyan marxist pig and his destruction of our economy. Forget weinie and keep your eye on Obutthead.
When the U.S. dollar dies and our financial system collapses we are not going to be able to get all of the things that we need from the rest of the world so cheaply any longer. That is going to cause fundamental changes inside the United States. Right now, the economic news just seems to get worse and worse, but this is just the beginning. What is eventually going to happen in this country is going to be so nightmarish that most Americans could not even imagine it right now. So are our leaders doing anything to prepare for the coming economic crisis? No, they are too busy with other things. The big political news of the day was U.S. Representative Anthony Weiner finally admitting that he sent out lewd photos of himself over Twitter to women that he was not married to. We have become the laughingstock of the world and the economic collapse has not even happened yet.
It could be that Schultz knows Breitbart would never utter the following words about him that he said of Weiner:
“He’s in very good shape.” (and I apologize for the visuals that might have inspired).
There must be something wrong with more than a few New York conservatives if they don't want that asshat gone.
Nancy Pelosi wants him to resign - that says it all.
“But as far as being an idiot, we’re two peas in a pod!”
The reason he won’t resign is because he knows this is the only gig he can get; lose this and it’s over for him forever, he’ll end up living in a cardboard box eating out of dumpsters within a year.
Who would ever hire this piece of dogcrap?
“Who would hire this piece of dogcrap?”
Larry Flint, Michael Moore, George Soros, Oprah, Matt Damon, Barney Frank, Rachel Maddcow, Democracy NOW & Debbie WasherLexus Schultz.
Oh I forgot about Jersey Shore & Real World.
I skimmed the headline..and thought it was referring to Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, and I said to myself..WHOA NELLIE!!
CNN probably cherry-picked the responses, but I saw their “person on the street” interviews in NYC asking about Weenie and they were all supportive of the guy.
He must really “bring home the bacon” for his constituents.
He brings home the “knishes”......all they care about is that he’s afellow Jew.
And the downside is ... ?
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