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Source: Weiner to Resign by Thursday... Democrat colleagues urging... ‘to preserve his own dignity’
Politisite ^ | 6/8/2011 | Politisite

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 Weiner’s colleagues are telling him this afternoon he should resign “to preserve his own dignity.”

This Democratic congressman says that this afternoon’s 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 it’s 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 he’s 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 Weiner’s colleagues making these private calls.

via Exclusive: Dem colleagues privately urge Weiner resignation ‘to preserve his own dignity’ – CNN Political Ticker – CNN.com Blogs.



TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: New York
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To: Qbert
Quick, someone ask Joe Biden on the air what he thinks of this.
151 posted on 06/08/2011 9:32:40 PM PDT by Freedom of Speech Wins
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To: Revolting cat!

“...who somehow got as high as he did, ...”

He got there because of (are you ready?) the “Peter Principle”....


152 posted on 06/08/2011 9:32:59 PM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: Qbert
Anthony Weiner, what a schmuck!

Whoever is interviewing him should call him a schmuck to his face and see what he does.

153 posted on 06/08/2011 9:40:24 PM PDT by Freedom of Speech Wins
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To: Brilliant

“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?

EODGUY


154 posted on 06/08/2011 9:41:56 PM PDT by EODGUY (Hold on to your copies of the Consititution of the United States. It is going to be re-written.)
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To: Qbert

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?


155 posted on 06/08/2011 9:43:23 PM PDT by takenoprisoner (Repeal the 16th amendment . Send Islam packing to their homeland.)
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To: Qbert

Didn’t forcing the weiner out start all this mess?


156 posted on 06/08/2011 9:45:49 PM PDT by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: cripplecreek; Qbert; xsmommy; penelopesire; arasina; rintense; LibLieSlayer; Ditter
His dignity is almost nonexistent; as in *there's no there, there*.

I saw the picture of it!

LOL.


157 posted on 06/08/2011 9:46:21 PM PDT by onyx (If you truly like and support Sarah Palin and want on her BUSY Ping List, let me know!)
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To: FrankR
"Do you still get the Congressional pension if you resign?"

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 (?).

158 posted on 06/08/2011 9:48:22 PM PDT by matthew fuller (God Bless Ted Nugent, Johnny Cash, John Wayne, and Marshal Matt Dillon. 06042011AD)
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To: NFHale
Weinergate!
159 posted on 06/08/2011 9:52:51 PM PDT by Freedom of Speech Wins
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To: The Citizen Soldier
"I swear I will never eat another hot dog in this life."

After having gotten food poisoning from bologna, ( and hospitalized) I stopped eating bologna and any forms of hot dogs in 1974.

160 posted on 06/08/2011 9:56:57 PM PDT by matthew fuller (God Bless Ted Nugent, Johnny Cash, John Wayne, and Marshal Matt Dillon. 06042011AD)
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To: Qbert

161 posted on 06/08/2011 9:59:01 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican
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To: matthew fuller
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 (?).

He's in his 7th term ...

162 posted on 06/08/2011 9:59:46 PM PDT by Lmo56 (If ya wanna run with the big dawgs - ya gotta learn to piss in the tall grass ...)
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To: OldPossum
"Does anyone really believe that she is beautiful? Looks like she was hit by Bo Diddley’s ugly stick. Yuck!"

She is absolutely as beautiful as Michelle Obama!

163 posted on 06/08/2011 10:04:58 PM PDT by matthew fuller (God Bless Ted Nugent, Johnny Cash, John Wayne, and Marshal Matt Dillon. 06042011AD)
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To: Qbert
Democrat colleagues urging Weiner to resign ‘to preserve his own dignity’

A fortnight late and a wiener short.

164 posted on 06/08/2011 10:10:15 PM PDT by rfp1234
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To: Freedom of Speech Wins

the entire nation is focused on Weinergate yet Obama attacks Libya without congressional approval and it slips right under the radar


165 posted on 06/08/2011 10:16:31 PM PDT by KTM rider ( patriot turned rebel)
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To: Snowlinen

LOL


166 posted on 06/08/2011 10:17:24 PM PDT by sweetiepiezer (I have a Pal In Sarah.)
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To: KTM rider
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.

167 posted on 06/08/2011 10:27:12 PM PDT by takenoprisoner (Repeal the 16th amendment . Send Islam packing to their homeland.)
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To: Qbert
eat me I aint quiting
168 posted on 06/09/2011 12:21:29 AM PDT by Islander7 (There is no septic system so vile, so filthy, the left won't drink from to further their agenda)
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To: Qbert

169 posted on 06/09/2011 12:29:33 AM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Tallguy

Dignity... That word...I do not think it means what Democrats think it means....


170 posted on 06/09/2011 1:01:50 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Qbert

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?


171 posted on 06/09/2011 1:06:59 AM PDT by sarah palin rocks
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To: Qbert
What, pray tell, does a poor excuse of a human being, do with his life after something like this, when POLITICS and BLABBERING and CONTROLLING PEOPLE has been has only claim to fame and forte for years??

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.

172 posted on 06/09/2011 2:34:28 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (Sign of a good, decent FREEPER: Promoting your own GOP candidate & not disrupting threads of others')
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To: Qbert
Oh sheesh....The TAIWANESE animation specialists are NOW making fun of Congressman Anthony Weiner. Link here:

WARNING, FUNNY CLIP NOT PORNOGRAPHIC, BUT NOT FULLY FAMILY FRIENDLY/WORK SAFE, EITHER.

173 posted on 06/09/2011 2:41:10 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (Sign of a good, decent FREEPER: Promoting your own GOP candidate & not disrupting threads of others')
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To: Blood of Tyrants

“He will end up as a lobbyist with Planned Parenthood.”

I was thinking more along the lines of Editorial Consultant for Hustler Magazine.


174 posted on 06/09/2011 3:01:56 AM PDT by Artie
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To: Islander7
NOBODY eats ketchup on a wiener!
175 posted on 06/09/2011 3:41:23 AM PDT by tdscpa
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To: Qbert

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?


176 posted on 06/09/2011 3:43:53 AM PDT by reaganator
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To: unixfox

She’s out of the country travelling with Hillary, so how did she find out she’s pregnant??/ How convenient for the sympathy.


177 posted on 06/09/2011 4:13:42 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion is the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Ann Archy

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.


178 posted on 06/09/2011 4:31:21 AM PDT by maica ( Multiculturalism is the smiley face of totalitarianism.)
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To: COBOL2Java

why does Hillary have a man’s watch on? It’s not like she can’t afford women’s jewelry.


179 posted on 06/09/2011 4:43:27 AM PDT by mom4melody
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To: Qbert

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?


180 posted on 06/09/2011 4:46:22 AM PDT by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: Qbert

I think it’s a little late for a guy whose penis is all over the internet to “preserve dignity”.


181 posted on 06/09/2011 4:52:38 AM PDT by Pravious
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To: Freedom of Speech Wins

Ahh, that’s just a “phallacy”...


182 posted on 06/09/2011 4:55:15 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: Qbert

OK....as we’re all aware....it’s now Thursday. Anyone here the “fat lady singing” yet??


183 posted on 06/09/2011 4:59:38 AM PDT by Logic n' Reason (The stain must be ERADICATED....NOW!!)
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To: Lmo56

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!


184 posted on 06/09/2011 5:10:21 AM PDT by DrC
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To: Qbert

If more photos come out... he might resind, but not till then.


185 posted on 06/09/2011 5:19:21 AM PDT by nikos1121
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To: nikos1121

resign....


186 posted on 06/09/2011 5:20:07 AM PDT by nikos1121
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To: Revolting cat!
Oh SNAP! That is *pure gold*!!! HAHAHA! *Pure gold*!!! HAHAHA!


187 posted on 06/09/2011 5:41:58 AM PDT by Daffynition ("Don't just live your life, but witness it also.")
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To: Qbert

Just how *much* would he have to do to “lose his dignity” for the Libs?


Get a job in the private sector.


188 posted on 06/09/2011 6:21:33 AM PDT by ecomcon
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To: Qbert

Well, he doesn’t have to be jobless. He can move to San Francisco and be a Mohel


189 posted on 06/09/2011 6:25:09 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. N.C. D.E. +12 ....( History is a process, not an event ))
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To: onyx
LOL! Maybe after he resigns he can change his name, get a nose job and find another kind of work.

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.

190 posted on 06/09/2011 7:01:58 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: Qbert

Why the Thursday deadline....?


191 posted on 06/09/2011 7:04:06 AM PDT by mewzilla
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To: Ditter

ROTFL.
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.


192 posted on 06/09/2011 7:13:24 AM PDT by onyx (If you truly like and support Sarah Palin and want on her BUSY Ping List, let me know!)
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To: onyx

Weiner just released a statement that he will not resign.


193 posted on 06/09/2011 7:14:48 AM PDT by AGreatPer (May 21 end of world canceled, Friday nights at Walter Reed continues)
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To: AGreatPer

I knew it!

It’s his entire identity!

Har!


194 posted on 06/09/2011 7:19:53 AM PDT by onyx (If you truly like and support Sarah Palin and want on her BUSY Ping List, let me know!)
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To: ohiogrammy

It can happen - my first child certainly changed my life.


195 posted on 06/09/2011 7:21:37 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Freedom of Speech Wins

“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.


196 posted on 06/09/2011 7:22:21 AM PDT by Qbert ("The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry" - William F. Buckley, Jr.)
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To: onyx
Maybe he can take his wife's name, Anthony Abiden, sounds good, then he can get a nose job. He needs one so badly I'll bet his insurance would pay for it. I'll bet that huge honker keeps him off balance and makes his wiener look small in comparison.
197 posted on 06/09/2011 7:24:24 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: ohiogrammy

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!!!


198 posted on 06/09/2011 7:34:39 AM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX
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To: mewzilla

“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.


199 posted on 06/09/2011 7:47:27 AM PDT by Qbert ("The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry" - William F. Buckley, Jr.)
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To: All

Weiner for President2012! Oh wait, we already have one.


200 posted on 06/09/2011 7:49:17 AM PDT by Leep
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