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Top Democratic women dodge tough call on Weiner (RAT females in a bind)
MSNBC ^ | 6/09/11 | LAURIE KELLMAN

Posted on 06/10/2011 6:23:11 AM PDT by Libloather

Top Democratic women dodge tough call on Weiner
By LAURIE KELLMAN
The Associated Press
updated 6/9/2011 7:19:48 PM ET

WASHINGTON — Pursed lips. Frosty glares. Polite demurrals. Icy silence.

Women in politics are grappling with the distinctly unfunny choice of restraining themselves or letting rip what they really think about Rep. Anthony Weiner's X-rated online conduct and whether he belongs in Congress.

They'll be vexed by the question awhile longer because the 46-year-old Democrat from New York City told the New York Post on Thursday he won't resign.

The scandal presents a maddening choice for these female leaders, none shy, between speaking out or keeping quiet about behavior that, at best, is disrespectful of women.

"You're right, I don't like" questions about Weiner, Sen. Dianne Feinstein said with a smile.

Feinstein, D-Calif., was elected in 1992, known as "the Year of the Woman." She said she's shocked and saddened by the matter, which grew worse as the week went on, and she wished she could say something lighthearted about it.

Does she think Weiner should resign? "I'm not getting into that," she demurred.

It was an apt illustration of the bind in which female lawmakers, particularly Democrats, find themselves as Weiner's tawdry saga unfolds. They represent a party trying to position itself as the best choice for women in the lead-up to the 2012 congressional and presidential elections, yet the most senior among them have not called outright for Weiner's resignation.

(Excerpt) Read more at msnbc.msn.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2012; democrat; weiner; weinergate; women
Elections are WAY more important than some little pervert.
1 posted on 06/10/2011 6:23:16 AM PDT by Libloather
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To: Libloather
Wouldn't I just love to be the reporter that sticks that in their faces and demands an answer, smiling all the while:)

Mike

2 posted on 06/10/2011 6:26:34 AM PDT by MichaelP (The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools ~HS)
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To: MichaelP

Democrat Doormats


3 posted on 06/10/2011 6:27:26 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote (F U B O ! ! !)
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To: Libloather
The scandal presents a maddening choice for these female leaders, none shy, between speaking out or keeping quiet about behavior that, at best, is disrespectful of women.

Keep that phrase, "none shy", as we read further into the article...

Does she think Weiner should resign? "I'm not getting into that," she demurred.

Ahhhhh....she demurred. She's not shy, she's just demur.

Heh, heh. It must be great to be a Liberal. Liberalism means never having to admit you're two-faced.

4 posted on 06/10/2011 6:29:28 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Libloather

Democrat women love being barefoot, pregnant, and in the kitchen. They just let them out when they need someone with breasts to pretend that conservatives actually are like that.


5 posted on 06/10/2011 6:30:44 AM PDT by VanDeKoik (1 million in stimulus dollars paid for this tagline!)
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To: Libloather
RAT females in a bind

Again?? They're always in a bind. Situational ethics are like that, at least when they come up against the real world. Too bad.

6 posted on 06/10/2011 6:30:59 AM PDT by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: Libloather

OK, you made me say it.

Their slogan is “elections not erections!”


7 posted on 06/10/2011 6:31:55 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: Texas Eagle
Heh, heh. It must be great to be a Liberal.

Yes, they get to flout the rules. In this case rules on using congressional resources for private uses (propositioning young girls).

Yes, the Progressive/Liberal women must suspend their motherly instincts to support a predator. They must hold their noses to support Abortion and Democratic power.

LOLARMAOOTF

8 posted on 06/10/2011 6:34:39 AM PDT by sr4402
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To: Libloather

Anthony Weiner is an Unregistered Sex Offender. Isn’t it about time he becomes registered?


9 posted on 06/10/2011 6:36:28 AM PDT by Harley (Will Rogers never met Harry Reid.)
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To: Steely Tom

“Situational ethics”, but with a common theme.

People would understand leftists a lot better if they just understood that they only have one “ethic”:

that which advances communism is morally good,
that which hinders its advancement is evil (and must be eliminated).


10 posted on 06/10/2011 6:37:12 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: Texas Eagle

She’s stuck in a Rat-Trap...


11 posted on 06/10/2011 6:39:30 AM PDT by CT Hillbilly
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To: Libloather
behavior that, at best, is disrespectful of women

MSNBC can't wrap their mind around concepts like sleazy and shameful and dishonorable, they can only think in terms of oppressors and victims.

They have to fit it into a victimology box, so the women he was sexting with are now "victims". But they were all, at least the ones that have had the messages come out, like the Vegas card dealer and the Tennessee porn star, sending him back the same kind of messages.

The scandal is not men vs women, it is decent people vs trashy lying dishonorable POS's like Weiner.

12 posted on 06/10/2011 6:39:43 AM PDT by Meet the New Boss
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To: CT Hillbilly
Ah, a RAT trap. Very clever.

I'm raising my cup of coffee to you in a toast.

13 posted on 06/10/2011 6:41:55 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Meet the New Boss
MSNBC can't wrap their mind around concepts like sleazy and shameful and dishonorable...

Sure they can. Conservatives are sleazy and shameful and dishonorable. They learned that in college.

14 posted on 06/10/2011 6:42:54 AM PDT by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: Texas Eagle

Thanx and all I can raise is my toast as I just finished my coffee...last cup too...


15 posted on 06/10/2011 6:46:37 AM PDT by CT Hillbilly
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To: Libloather
May I say this? The mods will soon let me know.

The democRAT women have been Weiner-ed!

16 posted on 06/10/2011 6:47:58 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: Libloather

they let Bill Clinton slide on being a sex offender because he was “right on the issues”. Why would they treat Weiner any differently?


17 posted on 06/10/2011 6:50:35 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Buckeye McFrog
Could it be clintoon was just groping and raping?

How can the democRAT women overlook a Weiner?

okay, I am stopping .... I be quiet.

18 posted on 06/10/2011 6:54:45 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: Libloather

As usual the line of least resistance and follow the Party.


19 posted on 06/10/2011 6:58:24 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Libloather

How is this any different from the feminists giving Bubba Clinton free sexual harassment and free gropes for life cards?


20 posted on 06/10/2011 6:59:06 AM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Libloather

Not a peep about Weiner on the NOW website, but they’re crowing about how Dominique Strauss-Kahn had to resign shortly after a NOW-organized protest .... with Democrat Weiner, though, no organized protest, just crickets ....

I’m NOT shocked, I tell you ....


21 posted on 06/10/2011 7:03:00 AM PDT by canuck_conservative
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To: Libloather

“Tough call”...WHAT?

You know that democrats are a corrupt power hungry collection of fools when THIS is a TOUGH CALL.


22 posted on 06/10/2011 7:03:26 AM PDT by Moby Grape (Formerly Impeach the Boy...name change necessary after the Marxist won)
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To: Libloather

Hypocrit Democrat women. Not a surprise.


23 posted on 06/10/2011 7:07:34 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Socialism works great until capitalism hits a rough spot)
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To: Libloather

Headline fix:

” LAURIE KELLMAN of MSNBC helps Top Democratic women dodge tough call on Weiner “

Keeping the Democrat image pristine... the media’s #1 job!


24 posted on 06/10/2011 7:08:00 AM PDT by mrsmith
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To: MrB
Their slogan is “elections not erections!”
Best slogan of the day for the democRATS...imho

Another suggested slogan, in Weiner's district, if he,
Weiner, makes it that far and runs again.
Bill and Hillary approved a Weiner!

25 posted on 06/10/2011 7:13:50 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: Libloather

Weiner knew darn well that supporting abortion on demand and the laundry list of radical feminist issues would serve him well in his quest to demean and sexually abuse as many women as he possibly could. He knew he’d get a second chance from all the rad-fem hypocrites who regard abortion as a sacrament.


26 posted on 06/10/2011 7:40:29 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: VanDeKoik
Barefoot, pregnant, in the kitchen and . .

ON FOOD STAMPS

27 posted on 06/10/2011 8:06:17 AM PDT by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever.)
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To: Harley
Anthony Weiner is an Unregistered Sex Offender.

You are right about that. There is a registered sex offender a few miles from our house. He was fishing and decided to take a leak into the lake. Some lady with her kids saw it, got his boat number and filed it with the state.

28 posted on 06/10/2011 8:24:34 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (zero hates Texas and we hate him back. He ain't my president either.)
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To: no-to-illegals

if Weiner goes away it will be because the Democrat power broker intelligentsia fears he will hurt the entire ticket next fall with their precious Independents. Dyed in the wool Dems will have no issues with him.


29 posted on 06/10/2011 9:13:31 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Libloather

Its a question that should be asked of all dem women: Are you prepared to blow Weiner off?


30 posted on 06/10/2011 9:18:10 AM PDT by Brett66 (Where government advances, and it advances relentlessly , freedom is imperiled -Janice Rogers Brown)
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To: Buckeye McFrog
I like the term for democRat women being known as Weiner Women. Describes the democRAT women as not of this world.
31 posted on 06/10/2011 2:04:25 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: Libloather

Hypocrite, thy name is Democrat.


32 posted on 06/10/2011 2:09:01 PM PDT by Interesting Times (WinterSoldier.com. SwiftVets.com. ToSetTheRecordStraight.com.)
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