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Posted on 06/13/2011 9:33:26 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
White House: Weiner's conduct was "inappropriate"
ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE (Reuters) - The behavior of Representative Anthony Weiner, snared in an Internet sex scandal, was "inappropriate" and President Barack Obama regards it as an unwanted distraction, the White House said on Monday.
Weiner, a married New York congressman, has defied calls from Democratic party leaders to resign and said on Saturday he would instead seek treatment and a leave of absence after new lewd photos of him emerged in addition to his online exchanges with women.
"The president feels, we feel at the White House, this is a distraction," White House spokesman Jay Carney said aboard Air Force One headed for North Carolina when asked about Obama's position on Weiner.
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That's the problem with libs -- too much feeling, not enough thinking.
Time to text Weiner and invite him to a beer summit.
Wiener’s conduct was ILLEGAL, especially his slander of Andrew Breitbart. How about a little jail time, eh?
How about, outrageous, criminal, loathsome, perverted and totally unbecoming a congressman?
And, this is how Obama feels about women.
What if his daughters had been on the receiving end?
How about a Holder/Weiner ticket for 2012?
I thought he would say “Weiner acted stupidly.”
“The president feels, we feel at the White House, this is a distraction,” White House spokesman Jay Carney said...
Kind of like if Weiner was speaking to a crowd of 45,000, and someone threw a pie or started heckling?
Typical 0 . . .
To him, the behavior is bad not because it is a breach of trust, morally suspect, tawdry, and/or just play immature.
0 is against the behavior because it is a "distraction."
A distraction from 0 himself, that is.
MSNBC’s Chris Matthews disagrees, says it normal for Dem Officials.
“The Divine One” feels for a Weiner.
The president feels, we feel at the White House
Feelings, Nothing More Than Feelings
I think the White House is thrilled with the distraction (albeit they wished it were a “R”) because the important news cycle has not been good for Obama recently. However, few people are paying attention to how bad the economy/debt is due to the endless parade of Weiner.
As opposed to a wanted distraction? I think he's upset at the timing more than anything else. He needs a distraction later on and knows that we'll get tired of this one soon enough. He sure can't have the buck stopping at him.
Or, is it time to text Weiner and invite him for a photo shoot?
This post is not what belongs here.................I’m not sure what you were thinking.
Not a Sister Souljiah momement for feckless Obama.
I’ll post this here too for those interested. These are Obama’s votes on stuff like this when he was back in Ill.
He doesn’t think Weiner has done anything wrong here:
These are interesting Obama Ill. senate votes in light of Weiner:
HB 1812 (1999)
To require school boards to install software on public computers accessible to minors to block sexually explicit material.
SB 609 (2001)
To restrict the location of buildings with adult uses (meaning pornographic video stores, strip clubs, etc.) within 1,000 feet of any public or private elementary or secondary school, public park, place or worship, preschool, day-care facility, mobile park or residential area.
SB 381 (1997)
To require prisoners to pay court costs for frivolous lawsuits against the state.
SB 485 (1999)
To give no offer of good time for sex offenders sentenced to the County Jail.
*Obama was the only vote against this measure
Inappropriate? I think he acted stupidly.
Yeah, yeah. A distraction from his agenda just like terrorism and tracking down bad guys was a distraction at the first of his term.
Obama likes Wiener.
Very good work! Saving that post.
And a few more ...
* Obama voted against keeping porn away from children.
“In 1999, he voted against a requirement to make schools filter internet pornography from school computers.” Source: Amanda B. Carpenter, “Barack Obama Is Just Another Liberal,” Human Events, Dec. 11, 2006, http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=18397.
*Obama was the ONLY senator to vote against keeping pedophiles in prison for their terms!
“In 1999, he was the only state senator to oppose a bill that prohibited early prison release for criminal sexual offenders.” Source: Amanda B. Carpenter, “Barack Obama Is Just Another Liberal,” Human Events, Dec. 11, 2006, http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=18397.
*Obama wants Sex Education for Kindergartners!
Obama later clarified and said it was “age appropriate” which still doesn’t make any sense. Let kids be kids and worry about sex later. And yet again later, Obama tried to “clarify” what he supposedly meant and meant that it was about abuse. But as we’ve already seen, Obama is more pro-pervert than pro-children.
* Obama’s opposes constitutional amendments to define marriage as between a man and a woman, and is for adoption by gay couples.
*Obama is a pro-abortion extremist.
Obama has said one of the first things he will do as president is sing the euphemistically-named “Freedom of Choice Act,” which will remove any restrictions on late-term abortions across the United States.
Children will be able to be killed by sticking scissor-like instruments in the back of the their necks while being partially born, and other sick atrocities will be legal again, thanks to the pro-abortion extremists.
*Obama is pro-partial-birth-abortion.
“As a state senator in Illinois he twice voted ‘present’ on an Illinois ban on partial-birth abortion and was ‘absent’ on a third vote.” He refused to vote to ban the killing of innocent human beings. Partial birth abortion involves delivering the entire baby except the head. A scissor-like instrument is then stabbed into the back of the child’s neck and the brain is suctioned out.
In a 2004 fund-raising letter for her husband, Michelle Obama referred to the brutal partial birth abortion as a “legitimate medical procedure.” Source: Jane Chastain, “Obama: Just another pretty (liberal) face, February 1, 2007, http://www.wnd.com/index.php?pageId=39959. Clinton vetoed the Partial Birth Abortion Ban twice but President Bush signed it, as well as the Born Alive Infants Protection Act.
*Obama is even for the killing of newborns, often from botched abortions!
In 2002, Obama voted against a bill to protect babies that survived failed abortions. Even some pro-abortion writers supported this bill, since it would prevent the killing of BORN children as opposed to unborn children.
Great post Starwise!
BTW...I could kill hubby right now. We were sitting outside listening to Mark Levin and I went in to make the burger patties..when I got back he says....’by the way..just heard Mark Levin say that Sarah just announced’...I said no way..for real? He said he heard it on Mark Levin. He really believed that was what he caught. I am not finding it...Could it have been Bachman that just announced?
I swear, I am gonna get that man hearing aids(or an implant)...he is still a young 50 something....but he listened to too much rock coming up....LOL!!
Bachman announced. LOL! I cant imagine my reaction to that news. Real fireworks would be going off! Sarah will announce in good time... And then we roll all the way to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.
LOL...ya know..it’s funny..I believed him, but my first instinct was to stay calm and talk about it with him. I figured FR had slowed to a crawl with posters. We were just trying to digest it all...he was probably wondering to himself why I was so calm, when he knows me better than anyone....lol..and knew I was about to wet my pants with excitment!
I had this real strong urge to jump on FR and ping onyx right away...LOL. I imagined her lighting fireworks off of her front porch and started wondering where those old fireworks we had stashed away last year and pondering how we would light them off in the middle of the city during an epic drought, etc. etc. etc.
I pondered lighting them in the swimming pool and then thought better of it. Hubby was still talking..but I didn’t hear a word he said....lol.
In other words...I was listening to hubby tell me all about how Sarah had ‘entered the race’...but I was already about ten miles down the road, thinking about my dear FRiend onyx, thinking of fireworks,imaging the media going apoplectic, and breaking news tickers....LOL!!
Congressman Anthony Weiner just announced he will run for President
and has selected Attorney General Eric Holder as his Vice-Presidential running mate.
Weiner-Holder in 2012.
Sorry, just had to do it.
ROFL ..!!! Bachmann announced.
I know...he and I are still laughing about it. I could kill him. LOL!
I laughed so hard and still laughing.
Had it been Sarah, I would have been on the telephone with you, Pen!
I am trying to get ready right now to get everything done -— last minute -— to catch that plane to CA.
I need to get going right now to get last miute errands done. I have a hard of hearing husband too...lol. I told him to get me up at 6, he thought I said 8! Sheeesh!
Have a wonderful time and safe trip!
RUN SARAH RUN!!
I am back from sweet hairdresser’s. Just need to throw my clothes and the kids gifts into my carry-on. Plenty of time for this procrastinator. Imagine that!
Will you be able to freep from there? Can’t imagine this place with you gone for one day!
LOL. A little, [I think].
They rag on me for spending time on the computer. The beach is 3 blocks away...lol.
Sounds wonderful! Enjoy your family and yourself. Just check in when you can because we will miss you terribly!
Thanks for posting SW & penelopesire
This post and post #23 deserve their own thread; these kind of damning FACTS get lost on FR these days. Need to be posted as an independent thread and keyworded to easily find.
Please consider SW (and if you do, please ping).
lol; stay off FR and recharge. The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath.