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White House says Weiner behavior 'distraction'
Miami Herald ^ | June 13, 2011 | ANDREW MIGA

Posted on 06/13/2011 9:49:03 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Anthony Weiner's behavior has been "inappropriate" and "a distraction," the White House said Monday as the House returned to work for the first time since eruption of the sexting scandal that has brought calls for the New York Democrat's resignation.

White House spokesman Jay Carney wouldn't say whether President Barack Obama believes Weiner should resign - as other Democratic leaders have said.

Weiner is on a temporary leave of absence, in treatment for an undisclosed disorder at an undisclosed location. He has acknowledged exchanging messages and photos that ranged from sexually suggestive to explicit, with several women online. The latest to surface appeared on the gossip website TMZ.

"The president feels, we feel in the White House, that this is a distraction, obviously," Carney said in response to questions from reporters traveling with the president on Air Force One to North Carolina. "As Congressman Weiner has said himself, his behavior was inappropriate, his dishonesty was inappropriate. But the president is focused on his job which is getting the economy continuing to grow, creating jobs, and obviously ensuring the safety and security of the American people."

(Excerpt) Read more at miamiherald.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: campaign; morals; politicians; politics; weinergate
Monday motorist alert: Expect traffic delays with President Obama’s visit to Miami today [excerpt] With President Obama’s scheduled visit to Miami late Monday afternoon, commuters and other motorists should be prepared for plenty of delays and traffic tie-ups if they are traveling in around downtown Miami or on Miami Beach’s Alton Road.

Tuesday morning may also present some traffic headaches because Obama is staying overnight in Miami before traveling to Puerto Rico. He is scheduled to depart from Miami International Airport on Air Force One at about 9:30 a.m. Tuesday.

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The biggest event is planned at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, where thousands are expected to jam the area around Biscayne Boulevard and 13th Street, beginning at 4 p.m. The event, dubbed the “Obama Victory Fund 2012 Kickoff Reception,” runs until 7 p.m.

In Miami Beach, no parking will be allowed on Alton Road, between 43rd and 63rd Streets, beginning at noon. The parking restrictions will not be lifted until 7 p.m. [end excerpt]


1 posted on 06/13/2011 9:49:08 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

The Fuhrer should thank Allah for the distraction.


2 posted on 06/13/2011 9:50:31 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

“a distraction,” the White House said

Barry can’t stop looking at the photos?


3 posted on 06/13/2011 9:50:57 AM PDT by tumblindice (Live free or die)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I ask if Weiner did nothing inappropriate as he continually asserted, why does he need “treatment” then?


4 posted on 06/13/2011 9:52:15 AM PDT by vlad335
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
the president is focused on his job which is getting the economy continuing to grow, creating jobs...
Creating and SAVING jobs... they left out the SAVING.
5 posted on 06/13/2011 9:54:23 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Wag the dog is now wag the ....never mind.


6 posted on 06/13/2011 9:55:37 AM PDT by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: vlad335

He parsed his words: “To make him a better husband and a healthier husband”.

Weasel words.


7 posted on 06/13/2011 9:55:53 AM PDT by BunnySlippers (I love BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Obama and all democrats are a distraction.


8 posted on 06/13/2011 9:56:12 AM PDT by Gator113 ("GAME ON." I'll be voting for Sarah Palin, Liberty, our Constitution and American Exceptionalism.)
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To: ExTexasRedhead
White House spokesman Jay Carney wouldn't say whether President Barack Obama believes Weiner should resign - as other Democratic leaders have said.

Notice no one in the media is asking Obama or even pressing the question. The Bush administration would have been hounded from day one and then later somehow implicated in it.

Must be great to be a democrat in power.

9 posted on 06/13/2011 9:59:43 AM PDT by vlad335
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Distractions from what? Vacations?


10 posted on 06/13/2011 10:00:57 AM PDT by choctaw man (Good ole Andrew Jackson, or You're the Reason God Made Oklahoma...)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

The fact he is still hanging around tells me Weiner knows where some bodies are buried, has the dirt on key Democrats and is pushing back.

Have not been this entertained since The Sopranos went off the air.


11 posted on 06/13/2011 10:01:21 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Gator113

Weiner’s behavior is exemplary of leftist “morality”, not a distraction.


12 posted on 06/13/2011 10:02:12 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: Buckeye McFrog
.....Have not been this entertained since The Sopranos went off the air.

Federal tweeting has dropped 30% since Weiner's work load was uncovered.

13 posted on 06/13/2011 10:05:49 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: MrB

Okay, you win. LOL


14 posted on 06/13/2011 10:05:52 AM PDT by Gator113 ("GAME ON." I'll be voting for Sarah Palin, Liberty, our Constitution and American Exceptionalism.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

It’s interesting he’s going to Puerto Rico. The president there now is doing everything totally contrary to Obama’s policies and the economy is beginning to turn around.

I’d love to be a fly on the wall during that meeting.


15 posted on 06/13/2011 10:06:52 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: choctaw man

Mr. Wonderful has been trying to work on his short game, but all of this
Weiner stuff has kept him from concentrating on what really matters: golf.


16 posted on 06/13/2011 10:08:15 AM PDT by tumblindice (Nero fiddled. Obama took a mulligan.)
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To: ExTexasRedhead
WEINERDOG
17 posted on 06/13/2011 10:09:57 AM PDT by FrankR (A people that values its privileges above its principles will soon lose both.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Just wanted to comment that the Author of this piece left Boston in disgrace.


18 posted on 06/13/2011 10:10:36 AM PDT by acapesket
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To: samtheman
There is no more money to keep saving the union jobs at the state level. They are pretty much on their own now as the trillion dollars in stimulus is running out. ( Why they are introducing schemes to tax the internet, etc.)

In my town they are tearing up a large portion of state road and repaving it. THIS WAS DONE 5 YEARS AGO and there was nothing wrong with the road. Lets make some work for our comrades. Cops are everywhere with speed traps and waiting at stop signs hoping someone will not stop fully. A friend of mine with a police scanner tells me they are running hundreds of license plates a day.

Welcome to the United States of Obama!

19 posted on 06/13/2011 10:13:16 AM PDT by vlad335
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To: SE Mom

This is a campaign trip to court the votes of Puerto Rican immigrants or those of Puerto Rican descent. Florida is not a given for The One.


20 posted on 06/13/2011 10:19:44 AM PDT by McLynnan
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To: Buckeye McFrog
The fact he is still hanging around tells me Weiner knows where some bodies are buried, has the dirt on key Democrats and is pushing back.

I don't believe that. He is pushing back because of reported 70k in CC debt and no hope of finding a real job. Weiner is just a rabble rouser and bomb thrower with no significant legislation attached to his name and nothing important in the way of committee assignments. Just a useful loudmouth thrown out on point and has since become an epic embarrassment.

I predict he will find his place under the bus soon as Breitbart would not let this story die.

21 posted on 06/13/2011 10:27:46 AM PDT by vlad335
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To: SE Mom

Yes! John Stossel did a great report on the Gov of Puerto Rico’s revived economy (cut-cut-cut) on Fox News.


22 posted on 06/13/2011 10:30:15 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: choctaw man

Distractions from golf. Maybe they should hold a wienie and beer summit to sooth everything over.


23 posted on 06/13/2011 10:41:01 AM PDT by toolman1401
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To: Buckeye McFrog

“The fact he is still hanging around tells me Weiner knows where some bodies are buried...”

Or he’s waiting for his parachute. No good reason for him to jump off the cliff before somebody hands him one. Either he gets one or he stays.


24 posted on 06/13/2011 10:56:25 AM PDT by swain_forkbeard (Rationality may not be sufficient, but it is necessary.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
White House spokesman Jay Carney wouldn't say whether President Barack Obama believes Weiner should resign - as other Democratic leaders have said.

Not even "The stupid acted like a weiner"?

25 posted on 06/13/2011 11:00:26 AM PDT by Oztrich Boy (Monarchy is the one system of government where power is exercised for the good of all - Aristotle)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Saw that story last night, and appreciate that it demonstrated what many here likely believe:

1. Conservative policies unleash the economy and enable individuals to be successful. No re-distribution of wealth required, thank you.

2. We need a conservative leader more concerned with results than being popular or even re-elected. This leader would be from the private sector, and acting upon his/her allegiance (love) for our great country.

3. That Mr. Obama represents the opposite of the above, and the resulting outcomes have been damaging to our country.

In terms of which of the GOP candidates is the leader needed... Today, I think it’s easier to say who ISN’T the right person.


26 posted on 06/13/2011 11:19:10 AM PDT by Made In The USA (This post may be recorded for quality purposes.)
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Does 0bama really swallow Weiner's story?

27 posted on 06/13/2011 1:23:23 PM PDT by TigersEye (Who crashed the markets on 9/15/08 and why?)
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To: TigersEye

Not sure what the photos are pointing out. What is the problem?

Every snake can disengage it’s lower jaw.


28 posted on 06/13/2011 1:39:50 PM PDT by 11Bush
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To: 11Bush
And swallow an object twice the size of its head.


29 posted on 06/13/2011 1:46:14 PM PDT by TigersEye (Who crashed the markets on 9/15/08 and why?)
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