Skip to comments.The backstory on Weiner’s implosion
Posted on 06/11/2011 8:08:55 PM PDT by doug from upland
The backstory on Weiners implosion
So the Democratic leadership has called on Anthony Weiner to resign, in the wake of news that he had connected with a 17 year old girl through social media. The family has claimed that nothing was untoward, but suddenly, a fusillade of statements came from Dem leaders today demanding he resign.
Heres what happened, according to a senior Democratic aide. Nancy Pelosi had been privately urging Weiner to resign and seek treatment for days, the aide says. But he told her today that he would take a temporary leave of absence and seek treatment. Once she heard that, she released a statement calling on him to resign.
Congressman Weiner has the love of his family, the confidence of his constituents, and the recognition that he needs help, Pelosis statement said. I urge Congressman Weiner to seek that help without the pressures of being a Member of Congress.
Similar statements came out today fromChris Van Hollen and DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz.
My understanding is that Pelosi and other Dem leaders were angry with Weiner because he lied to them, publicly and privately. After the news of the first Tweet broke, he privately assured Dem leaders that he had been hacked and that there was nothing to the story, Im told.
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...
WaPo Starts the rewrite of history.
Pelosi declines to call for Weiner’s resignation
Fri Jun 10, 7:07 pm ET
WASHINGTON Amid increasing calls for Rep. Anthony Weiner to resign, House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi says the decision should be up to the congressman and his New York constituents.
He really thinks pelosi and zero are going to backtrack on their calls for him to resign? Some kind of death-wish.
For people and a party who have built their careers on lies, they apparently can dish them out but can't take them...
These Dem leaders lie for their cause (socializing America against its will) every time their lips move.
Lying isn’t a big deal.
But you see, he lied to them personally about a personal matter and they withheld judgement on the facts, and now their feelings are hurt and they don’t trust his word on anything.
Oops, maybe lying is a big deal after all...
Ha, ha, that is better than some of the other images associated with this story.
I wonder what kind of treatment Weiner will get? I didn’t realize there was a cure for arrogance and stupidity.
This is a joke, right?
The rats' very lives and positions in government revolve around them being shameless liars. Angry?
i.e, How Weiner screwed himself
I must be living in bizarro land!
I thought for sure that San Fan Nan came out with a statement yesterday fully supporting Weiner in his bid to stay in the House.
Today she is against him?? Who got to her??
Your comment made me realize something. It seems to me that liars get more outraged when they are lied to. People who tell the truth seem to handle it better when someone lies to them.
A generalization, but, I think a telling one.
I think that Pelosi and the Dems had to be incredibly stupid and naive to believe the Weiner! When he first opened his mouth I knew he was lying.
It is one thing to lie to the peons (aka the citizens of our Republic), but it is quite another thing altogether to lie to another huckster.
I saw this on FNC and CNN today. My thoughts are more that this is a big Democrat scam, Pelosi says publically she wants Wiener to resign while privately telling him to ‘go away’ into ‘treatment’ (Treatment ???? LOL) until the MSM moves on to something else, like the Ryan plan.
Remember when Pelosi fled to China to hide from the press over her statement that the CIA lied to her? Same idea.
“Congressman, take a seat and let me ask you a few questions...”
Interesting that the Dem leaders are incensed mainly because they were lied to. But I thought we learned from Clinton that lying was okay if it was about sex. Wonder what changed since then.
Note that there is no mention that the Dem leaders had a problem with Weiner’s perverse behavior—just the lying about it.
On Friday, Clinton met with his Cabinet and once again denied the allegations. After the meeting, several Cabinet members, including Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, emerged with statements of support. “I believe that the allegations are completely untrue,” said Albright.
And then the blue dress showed up.
Democrats don’t care about the truth: they just don’t like getting caught.
It’s so awkward for them.
Is there a “treatment” for idiocy now?
Who’s buying this nonsense of treatment?
“High, my name is Weiner and I’m a wangoholic.”
Yeah...because sitting around all day twittering pictures of your winkie all over the 50 states is pretty stressful work.
I think you’re right. But, hopefully their little plan will backfire.
Wanna make conservatives mad? Lie to them. To make liberals mad, just tell them the truth.
Wanna make conservatives mad? Lie to them. To make liberals mad, just tell them the truth.
Treatment for what? His nose? Is he getting a nose job? That might he a good use of his time off.
He’s a Democrat, so the media isn’t going to go all out on this. Once he has been set up with some sort of job at a Soros foundation, then we might see him resign and the mainstream media will pretend that they forced him out of office and it shows that there’s no double standard.
However this shakes out, the country is the loser.
Wonder if the teen’s parents get a reward for being good little democRATS. Hmm?
But... But... He only lied to them about SEX! Everyone lies about that, right?!
Every Dem in DC owes all Americans an apology re Clinton. He lied in our faces right to all of us, and we didn't like it much either!
Weener going away for a week or two? ONly means that there’s more bad news coming and he wants to be protected from it.
Just a good read.
Weiner and John Edwards both in the news in one week; has RAT campaign season started already or is it National RAT Pervert Week?
See my post #32.
Especially if more 17 or younger girls come forward.
(I think there are dozens more women and girls who have been contacted by Weiner).
Can I steal that for my tagline? That’s REALLY good.
Ironically, in the end it doesn’t matter what Weiner does because the simple scum in his district who elected and re-elected him would only elect and re-elect another scumbag just like him (and just like them).
CHORUS: Wang me, Wang me They oughta take a rope and hang me High from the highest tree Huma would you weep for me. Boop boop-boop boop bo op a boo-boo bppp (One more) Bou boop boop boop boop bo op a boo-boo baahm
So where's the outrage over Obama's continuing brazen and bald-faced lies?
The story concerning the 17-yr old girl:
The girls contact with Mr. Weiner started in early April, after her trip to Washington. The congressman spoke to her school group, and she began following him on Twitter, posting a public message saying how much she liked his speech.
Two days later, Mr. Weiner began following her on Twitter. On her profile, she says she aspires to be president. In a private message he sent to her, he said: How hip am I talking to a future president.
Delighted that she had heard directly from a congressman, the girl wrote a public post on her Twitter feed: talking to Rep Weiner from New York right now! is my life real?
At the time, a group of conservatives was monitoring Mr. Weiners Twitter activity, after noticing that he was sending messages to a pornographic star from Tennessee.
When members of the group saw the girls post, suggesting she was engaging in a private conversation with Mr. Weiner, they alerted the congressman that they were watching him. @RepWeiner new pal is a high school girl. First porn actresses now little girls. Weird.
According to the girls family member, people in the group also copied the girl on some of the messages they sent to him, so she sent Mr. Weiner a private message telling him that she felt she was being harassed. He apologized to her in a private message, and removed her from the list of people he followed on Twitter.
About a month later, Mr. Weiner sent out a public message saying he wanted to attract more followers on Twitter and offered to follow people on his account if they wanted him to.
The girl responded to the appeal and posted a public message to him: Dont forget me. I used to follow you. On May 16, he began following the girl again, and over the next 10 days they had three private message exchanges, the family member said.
One was about baseball. In another, he replied to a question she had about legislation by jokingly asking for her advice, the family member said. His third message to her was in response to a link she posted to a YouTube video of his giving a speech, with the message: My true love.
In a blog post on Tumblr, she later shared the contents of that private message from him. In it, Mr. Weiner appeared to liken himself to a superhero.
I came back strong, he wrote. Large. Tights and cape. ...
On the Tumblr blog post she added, My favorite Congressman.
I have been told that Weiners have no conscience.
What type of 'treatment' do you think will keep Weiner from sending pictures of the unclothed Weiner out on the internet to strangers? Ever see Clockwork Orange?
30 years ago those caught doing stuff would afterward claim they were 'born again' to move beyond it. But in today's liberal world the new scam is 'treatment'.
Weiner is just the symptom of the disease called liberalism.
Whby does Weiner “need help”? He does exactly what the people of NY want and expect of him. After all the expression “consenting adults” was probably coined in NYC.
I’ll bet Huma can hardly wait to get back from Africa. The only way she could have gotten farther from Weiner is if she got on the next Moon mission. Nobody deserves to wake up and find themselves in the nightmare she’s in.
“(Pelosi has been) urging Weiner to resign and seek treatment .. “
“I agree completely with Madame Speaker .. I mean, the former speaker. After my therapy, life is good.
“I believe after a few sessions the Congressman will be happier than a pitbull with two peters ... let me re-phrase that frequency.
“What I meant to say, huh? My medication? Who are you? Nurse Ratched? Leave me al—”
Dan Rather, former Democrat propagandist
A Dem telling a lie to his chicks...I thought we were not supposed to care. They suddenly care about morals/female collaterally damage in domestic affairs? When did this happen and why? What are the implications for the anything goes party?
Give the guy a break! With a name like The Weiner and absolutely no marketable skills, ethics, morals or experience, the guy has to stay in the government to survive. Think of the wifey and the chill’n on the way. You heartless Pelosi and Democrats!!!!
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