Yes, I know DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi both called for Anthony Weiner's resignation today. Democratic leaders have once again caved to the poutrage on the right by calling for his resignation. Did Anthony Weiner do something inappropriate and distasteful? Sure. Did he do anything illegal? It appears not. Are there plenty of other politicians who have done the same thing and remain in office? You bet your life there are. Should he resign from Congress? Hell No!Poutrage? Who on the right is pouting over Weiner? We haven't had this much fun in years.
Then we get David Vitter, the rote response from fringe precincts and message boards. They just can't get over David Vitter, reelected in a landslide last year. Give it up, kids.
Right now, serving in the United States Senate is David Vitter. He became infamous when he appeared in the D.C. Madam's black book. Despite this, he was re-elected to the United States Senate last year after initially presenting himself as a typical 'family values conservative.' So while David Vitter gets to stay in the United States Senate, while no one seriously called for his resignation, people are now piling on to call for Anthony Weiner's resignation. Why? Because there are a few pictures? Please, spare us the poutrage.Oof. Again with the poutrage.
Then we get to the heart of why the angry left is bitterly clinging to their Weiner.
Weiner has consistently spoken truth to power. During the health care debate he was out front calling for single-payer and the public option. Recently he's been the one out front calling for an investigation into Clarence Thomas' non-disclosure of his wife's work for political advocacy organizations. You name a liberal issue, and Anthony Weiner is out front advocating for it. Before this whole mess started, I was hoping that when they redrew the lines in New York I would be drawn into his district. Right now, I'm about a half-mile outside it.Poor thing, left in a no-man's land. Does he move into Weiner's district now? Wait for redistricting? Hope rehab works? My goodness, the dilemmas facing the Koolaid drinkers.