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  •  Screw the "it's the lying" stuff (9+ / 0-)

    And HE didn't even lie "under oath." The fallback of handwringing on "oh it was the lying" is one more way conservatives tie us up in knots and kick us in the teeth. NO, IT WAS NOT "the lying." "The lying" was infinitesimally trivial. If this is what we abandon good progressives for, we're dead meat.

    Jennifer Brunner for Governor of Ohio 2014

    by anastasia p on Thu Jun 16, 2011 at 07:41:44 AM PDT

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    •  He Lied to his superiors (8+ / 0-)

      He outright lied to the House Democratic Leadership.

      Not a crime. But if I lie to my bosses, and then get caught, I'm going to be fired.

      That was the unforgivable sin for Weiner wrt resigning.

    •  No the lying is important (8+ / 0-)

      if he said yeah it's me, I sent pictures and tweeted with adults. I would have absolutely no problem.

      Then the fact he resigned just goes to show he didn't have what it takes. If you're gonna resign do it fast if you're gonna stick it out stick it out. Don't sit there for a few weeks and screw around leaving your allies and friends out in the wind.

      I don't care what people do in their bedrooms with adults but when someone lies to your face and they lie to their friends faces it shows a lack of character I'd rather not have in an elected official.

    •  Bingo. (2+ / 0-)
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      esquimaux, Johnny Q

      Fallback is exactly what it is. "It's the lying" is a fig leaf for sanctimonious hypocrites who can't admit to themselves what they are. I have more respect for the people who come right out and admit they wanted the man out because he did icky sex things and they don't like icky sex things.

      When they say "it's not about the sex," it's about the sex.

      by phenry on Thu Jun 16, 2011 at 07:50:21 AM PDT

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    •  No, it really was the lying. (7+ / 0-)

      He would probably still have a job if he just came out and said "Yes, it was me, no I will not talk about it.  It's a private affair that is none of your damn business."

      "I'm not scared of anyone or anything, Angie. Isn't that the way life should be?" Jack Hawksmoor

      by skyounkin on Thu Jun 16, 2011 at 08:00:55 AM PDT

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    •  Except that he gave Breitbart (6+ / 0-)

      more credibility than breitbart could have ever gotten without him.

      As I said below, I find it really ironic that so many people make this case about weak Dems who like to be abused.... and many of those SAME people spent 10 days relentlessly carrying Weiner's water on hacks and photo manipulation.

      Breitbart got his apology on the TV.

      Anyone else get an apology for wasting more than a week loudly defending and trying to prove what we now know were false talking points?

      Full Disclosure: I am an unpaid shill for every paranoid delusion that lurks under your bed - but more than willing to cash any checks sent my way

      by zonk on Thu Jun 16, 2011 at 08:07:07 AM PDT

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    •  It was important to the leadership (2+ / 0-)
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      Several of them resented Clinton or years because he lied to them (and e country) too.  Got people to defend them and then they felt like fools when he had to admit it.  Remember "I never had sexual relations with that woman".?

      Clinton survived because of the ferocity with which the GOP went after him.  Trying to impeach him over it.  I think they have learned a lesson and just try to embarrass the Dem now.

      The scientific uncertainty doesn't mean that climate change isn't actually happening.

      by Mimikatz on Thu Jun 16, 2011 at 08:07:49 AM PDT

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    •  President Clinton ... (0+ / 0-)

      did not have sexual relations with that woman Monica Lewinsky. Can't wag my finger over the Internet.
      You don't have to count a bj as sexual relations. The question was ambiguous and it should be the opposing lawyers' responsibility to ask airtight questions.
      Just good lawyering. You will never change my mind, even after 12 years.

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