Skip to comments.Source: Weiner to Resign by Thursday... Democrat colleagues urging... ‘to preserve his own dignity’
Posted on 06/08/2011 4:54:13 PM PDT by Qbert
Politisite is hearing one source close to the Congressman that Weiner will resign by the end of the day or early Thursday.
A Marist poll by Weiners own constituents say he should not resign by a slim majority.
CNN is reporting that Privately colleagues are recommending that he resign quickly.
It was reported that Weiners wife, Huma Abedin, is Pregnant adding to the family stress level. Ironically Huma is with Secretary of State Clinton on Business who can probably help console Adedin during this time.
Democrat colleagues urging Weiner to resign to preserve his own dignity
A Democratic lawmaker familiar with discussions with and about Anthony Weiner tells CNN that Weiners colleagues are telling him this afternoon he should resign to preserve his own dignity.
This Democratic congressman says that this afternoons public call by Democratic Rep. Allyson Schwartz, D-Pennsylvania, for Weiner to resign is part of a new stepped up effort to force Weiner out. The source said the effort includes private and public calls explicitly telling him its time to leave Congress.
There is increased resentment by his colleagues that far from having a press conference where he was going to tell the truth and roll with the flames, the flames are just getting worse and hes dragging us through it. We really thought by now, after the press conference, we would be able to talk about the Republicans Social Security privatization bill and instead we keep talking about Anthony Weiner. And people are getting angrier and more resentful, said the Democratic congressman.
The lawmaker would not speak for the record in order to discuss private conversations, and would not give the names of Weiners colleagues making these private calls.
via Exclusive: Dem colleagues privately urge Weiner resignation to preserve his own dignity CNN Political Ticker CNN.com Blogs.
“...who somehow got as high as he did, ...”
He got there because of (are you ready?) the “Peter Principle”....
Whoever is interviewing him should call him a schmuck to his face and see what he does.
“Weiner has dignity? LOL.”
For some reason, “to preserve his own dignity” reminds me of an old Steve Martin routine. He would ask his audience, “Would you like to become a millionaire?”. He repeated this question several times and then offered his advice, “You can become a millionaire....first, get a million dollars, second.......”
How can a person preserve something he never possessed?
Aside from, and beyond his commie politics, I always knew he was a very strange sorta fellow. Then I learned he married a muslim. Plus, she is the Secretary of State’s confidant.
Is it no wonder we are so screwed?
Didn’t forcing the weiner out start all this mess?
I saw the picture of it!
I think that he will get 100% of his full salary as a congressman if he has served one (1) full term. If this is his first term then I don't know, but I think that he is on his third (?).
After having gotten food poisoning from bologna, ( and hospitalized) I stopped eating bologna and any forms of hot dogs in 1974.
He's in his 7th term ...
She is absolutely as beautiful as Michelle Obama!
A fortnight late and a wiener short.
the entire nation is focused on Weinergate yet Obama attacks Libya without congressional approval and it slips right under the radar
Last I heard, Obama had X number of days to explain/justify his action to congress. I need to follow that up. But you're correct, I won't find it in the news,anywhere.
Dignity... That word...I do not think it means what Democrats think it means....
It’s a Weiner roast!
Seriously, this guy is unfit for public office. Maybe try the porn industry or MSNBC or Keith Uberallesman’s online show next?
I bet the Dems let it cool off for a year and then appoint him to some judgeship somewhere-- for life.
I still think we have not hear the last from the Weiner character.
“He will end up as a lobbyist with Planned Parenthood.”
I was thinking more along the lines of Editorial Consultant for Hustler Magazine.
You are way wrong. I do not have the words to adequately express how much I fully hate the liberal, marxist socialist, infantcidal, blatantly unashamed criminals such as weiner, Obama, frank, Biden, Gore, Clinton and the whole EVIL amoral lot of them.
But why do they want this one to resign? All the sudden this is a big deal?
I want him gone, I want all the bastards out who are out to economically, socially and militarily destroy this nation.
I hope I left no doubt in your mind. Admire a scumbag?
Sir! I love America, Weiner is a member of the U.S. House of Representatives. It’s sickening.
But what about Bill Clinton commiting his felonies?
She’s out of the country travelling with Hillary, so how did she find out she’s pregnant??/ How convenient for the sympathy.
After Ted Kennedy drove Mary Jo off the bridge, and he appeared wearing a neck brace, it was announced that his wife Joan was pregnant. I believe both pregnancies were/are products of PR advisors’ advice.
why does Hillary have a man’s watch on? It’s not like she can’t afford women’s jewelry.
Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead Tony!!
Fight on!! We on the Republican side of the aisle are with you!!!
If not, perhaps Elliot Spitzer can fit you into his show. Is it still on CNN? Anyone know?
I think it’s a little late for a guy whose penis is all over the internet to “preserve dignity”.
Ahh, that’s just a “phallacy”...
OK....as we’re all aware....it’s now Thursday. Anyone here the “fat lady singing” yet??
Someone else wrote: “I think that he will get 100% of his full salary as a congressman if he has served one (1) full term.”
You wrote: “He’s in his 7th term ...”
A full pension is available to Members 62 years of age with 5 years of service; 50 years or older with 20 years of service; or 25 years of service at any age. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Congressional_pension.
Since Weiner is 46, he doesn’t meet any of these criteria. So he’ll qualify for a pension, but not a full pension. Wiki gives an example that roughly approximates Weiner’s case: “For example, a member of Congress who worked for 22 years and had a top three-year average salary of $153,900 would be eligible for a pension payment of $84,645 per year.” Since Weiner has served only 2/3 as long, his pension presumably would be even lower. So he won’t be in the poor house, but neither will he be living high on the hog.
Had he lasted 11 more years, he’d have qualified for a full pension, which apparently equals 80% of their salary upon retirement http://money.cnn.com/2006/01/20/commentary/wastler/wastler/index.htm Sounds to me like he’d be losing at least $100K a year for the rest of his life compared to retiring after 6 more terms. Then again, he had his eyes on NY governorship, so he likely would not ever have qualified for this higher amount anyway. So what he’s giving up if he retires is his political career, not retirement income from Congress.
FWIW, again from Wikipedia: “In 2003, after James Traficant was expelled from Congress, several Congressmen tried passing a bill that would prevent expelled members from receiving their pensions. The bill was stalled and eventually dropped after being sent to the House Administration and Reforms committee for review” Thus, even if he decided not to resign and waited around to get kicked out, this would not disqualify him from getting his pension!
If more photos come out... he might resind, but not till then.
Just how *much* would he have to do to lose his dignity for the Libs?
Get a job in the private sector.
Well, he doesn’t have to be jobless. He can move to San Francisco and be a Mohel
There used to be a clothing store in Houston named Weiners. My parents took me shopping there occasionally. Even when I was a kid the name of that store embarrassed me. BTW we ate wieners occasionally but we called them hot dogs.
Why the Thursday deadline....?
I can’t look at him or hear his name without laughing.
I think his employment options are limited at the moment, aside from a union job, but perhaps the union thugs won’t take kindly to his shenanigans...LOL....provided they’ve seen the photo.
Weiner just released a statement that he will not resign.
I knew it!
It’s his entire identity!
It can happen - my first child certainly changed my life.
“Whoever is interviewing him should call him a schmuck to his face and see what he does.”
Knowing him, I think he would misinterpret that as a request to expose himself again.
He (Weiner) is never going to grow up. He is a low life, “dirt bag” from head to toe!!! His wife, Huma was a moron to marry him!!! Of course, Hillary Clinton’s hand may have had a play in this hand, simply for the gratification of her own personal desires!!! You get it!!!
“Why the Thursday deadline....?”
I think party insiders were really pushing to get him out of public view once the x-rated pic leaked out to stop further fallout. But then Weiner leaked out the info last night that his wife was pregnant as a last-ditch attempt to save his job and to try to garner sympathy over it (pretty sad that his wife’s pregnancy is little more than a bargaining chip for him- but that’s who he is).
I’m guessing the source quoted in this article probably hadn’t yet heard the news about the pregnancy.
Weiner for President2012! Oh wait, we already have one.