"But I'm a creep/I'm a weirdo/What the hell am I doing here?/I don't belong here"- Creep by Radiohead
This story gets creepier and creepier. It seems as if a new set of partially nude photos has been found that Weiner sent of himself taken on his blackberry in what is said to be the HOUSE MEMBERS GYM. Democratic leadership is diplomatically calling on him to resign because this is going to hurt Obama's re-election next year. Now even the White House is calling for Weiner's resignation, well in it's typical "make a statement without saying anything" fashion. A White House Rep. stated that Weiner's actions have been a "distraction and inappropriate". For Obama, this is a distraction. His nice Osama bounce in the polls have evaporated, he's pissed off Israel (but who doesn't piss them off outside of killing off Arabs), he's pissed off the Arab's, unemployment is at 9.1%, he's allowing a bunch of inbred hicks in the House to black mail the poor and the middle class by threatening to default on America's debt, and has not done enough for job creation. He's trying to convince a more cynical more racially divided electorate to roll the dice and take another chance on Obama. He has a tough sell and a huge mountain to climb and having a narcissistic doofus roaming the halls harms his credibility. If only "Weinergate" happened in 2010.
Nancy Pelosi and Debbie Wasserman Schultz (Party Chairman) are both calling on him to resign as well as pundits and political aficionados looking at 2012. Details also emerged that this genius was chatting it up with a 17 year old girl, yet he claims no inappropriate messages transpired between the two of them. Yeah...and the wildest thing that passed through Rick James' system was yoohoo and tang. Now, in true Hollywood form, Weiner is going into treatment for his "addiction" to sending half naked photos of himself to people that isn't his wife. It's really a shame that such a promising career is going up in flames and no sex with prostitutes, little boys, or of any kind took place. This is what idiotic leaders/ celebs do when they run off at the mouth or get caught with their pants down, admit themselves into rehab. He didn't actually sleep with, or molest anyone, he's not on any high price madam's call list, bribe or steal, so the outrage by the left and the right is disingenuous. However, as this is something that he should've known was a possible outcome to his behavior due to the fact that he was so vocal and so high profile. Andrew Breitbart and other conservatives were constantly monitoring his twitter feeds hoping for something to take him down. It's not like this is his first time or his year in political office, he's been in office for a number of years working for Chuck Schumer, serving on NY's City Council before he even was elected to Congress. He should know better than to send these types of photos and then lie about their existence, like they wouldn't surface. The media has over hyped this story, but again, Weiner put himself in this position and the only person anyone should pity for is his wife.
Surely Weiner understands that in the end, the only option he has is to step down. If the democrats want to have any power of any kind, they have to cut off the defective limb and leave him in the dirt. The end game is keeping the White House, maintaining the majority in the Senate and possibly picking up seats again in the House (at this point that's a long shot). If they lose the Senate, but Obama retains the Presidency, all Obama can do is pick up his ceremonial veto pen and waste time and ink. With a 2/3 majority in the Senate, guess what happens? Override of a Presidential Veto. That's right. Health care get's repealed/ defunded, more idiotic Draconian abortion bills, privatized medicare and God knows what else morons like Richard Shelby and Michelle Bachmann can come up with. They might even bring indentured servitude back, assuming they know what that is. If Weiner had only had sex or killed someone it would've been so much easier to demonize this man and label him a hypocrite, a leach, or a fool. Well...fool still applies. But, as a matter of political survival Weiner has to go home and focus on his private parts instead of duking it out in the Congress, thereby costing Obama the White House and the Dem's the House and the Senate in 2012 and 2014.