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    Re: Weiner seeks treatment, leave of absence from House

    The liberal "fix-all" for everything... Treatment.

    Sorry, but no amount of treatment will change the fact this guy is liar. That's reason enough for him to resign, but that will now be swept under the rug and he will be proclaimed "Cured" and the democrats will pretend like it never happened.

    How about taking PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY for ones actions... Does that even exist anymore?

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    Re: Weiner seeks treatment, leave of absence from House

    Quote Originally Posted by Grim17 View Post
    The liberal "fix-all" for everything... Treatment.

    Sorry, but no amount of treatment will change the fact this guy is liar. That's reason enough for him to resign, but that will now be swept under the rug and he will be proclaimed "Cured" and the democrats will pretend like it never happened.

    How about taking PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY for ones actions... Does that even exist anymore?
    He hasn't been charged with a crime yet, Grim. I think this is the end of his political career, but if he wants to tough it out a la Vitter, that's his prerogative.
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    Re: Weiner seeks treatment, leave of absence from House

    Quote Originally Posted by Grim17 View Post
    The liberal "fix-all" for everything... Treatment.

    Sorry, but no amount of treatment will change the fact this guy is liar. That's reason enough for him to resign, but that will now be swept under the rug and he will be proclaimed "Cured" and the democrats will pretend like it never happened.

    How about taking PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY for ones actions... Does that even exist anymore?
    I doubt very much treatment is limited to liberals. The name Ted Haggard, the gay evangelist preacher comes to mind and I'm sure there are many, many more. And there are those conservatives who want to provide treatment for turning gays to straight.


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    Re: Weiner seeks treatment, leave of absence from House

    I don't even understand why we're talking about this. He didn't break any laws or do anything wrong other than maybe cheat on his wife, and that's between him and her. So why are we talking about this still?
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    Re: Weiner seeks treatment, leave of absence from House

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    He hasn't been charged with a crime yet, Grim.
    I never said he committed, nor said he should be charged with, a crime. That has nothing to do with my comments.


    I think this is the end of his political career, but if he wants to tough it out a la Vitter, that's his prerogative.
    That's what I mean.... What happened to people taking responsibility for their actions, and the public demanding that they do?

    This hiding behind "I'm getting treatment" crap has it's limits and in this case those limits have been crossed. What he did is not something that getting treatment can erase.

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    Re: Weiner seeks treatment, leave of absence from House

    Quote Originally Posted by Khayembii Communique View Post
    I don't even understand why we're talking about this. He didn't break any laws or do anything wrong other than maybe cheat on his wife, and that's between him and her. So why are we talking about this still?
    First off, it is great for gossip. That will keep it in all the news, especially when there's more food-for-fodder daily. Here, give it a look: Representative Anthony Weiner Used Congressional Gym As Backdrop | TMZ.com

    It becomes the topic of discussion about Democrats in the House. Not issues. That makes it a liability to House Democrats.

    It shows an extreme lack of judgement. Whether actually legal or illegal does not diminish this. Do we need to roll the Biden tape "Its about J-U-D-G-E-M-E-N-T" ?

    Weiner lied. As we know, too often "Its not the crime, its the cover-up".

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    Re: Weiner seeks treatment, leave of absence from House

    Quote Originally Posted by Grim17 View Post


    That's what I mean.... What happened to people taking responsibility for their actions, and the public demanding that they do?

    This hiding behind "I'm getting treatment" crap has it's limits and in this case those limits have been crossed. What he did is not something that getting treatment can erase.
    I agree the treatment thing has been well overused by the famous for some time.
    The only treatment he needs is to decide if he wants to be a faithful husband to his wife or not. Simple as that. Yes or No.

    As for the responsibility thing, is there anything that he could do that would make you happy? He did finally admit it so I guess that is somewhat taking responsibilty. Yes, it would have been nice to cowboy up from the start. But I think admitting you shoplifted is obvious different from admitting you had an online affair.
    Out here in the Northwest we had congressman Larry Craig who never admitted his airport restroom episode.
    But besides finally admitting it what would you suggest he do? Quit his job? Divorce his wife? Commit suicide?

    Am not going to bring out the roll call of other politicians who have done wong to a previous wife but do not they also need to do the same?

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    Re: Weiner seeks treatment, leave of absence from House

    YouTube - ‪Deins Leary - Rehab‬‏

    Serious language warning. Its Leary ranting about Rehab.

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    Re: Weiner seeks treatment, leave of absence from House

    Quote Originally Posted by Crosscheck View Post
    You are correct in that I do not know the Weiners personally. But it would appear sending pics of your penis to another woman would put a big strain on one's marriage.
    Perhaps your wife is more openminded than mine.
    I'm not married, but in terms of "adultery" goes this is basically the equivalent of watching porn IMO.

    Quote Originally Posted by Grim17 View Post
    The liberal "fix-all" for everything... Treatment.

    Sorry, but no amount of treatment will change the fact this guy is liar. That's reason enough for him to resign, but that will now be swept under the rug and he will be proclaimed "Cured" and the democrats will pretend like it never happened.

    How about taking PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY for ones actions... Does that even exist anymore?
    1) Everyone lies about sex
    2) All politicians lie
    3) If we required all politicians that lie to resign we wouldn't have a functioning government

    If he lied about getting money for a bill or something to that extent I'd be with you. But he lied about sex. I don't care.

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    Re: Weiner seeks treatment, leave of absence from House

    I'm really getting over the "I'm going to rehab" ploy. Ya, we get it...you are pretending to get help to seek sympathy. Ain't working. How many times has Lindsey Lohan been to rehab?

    However, the incident is just too funny to be fiction. A guy with a funny shaped head covered in short curly hair is caught in a phallic based scandal....you just can't create that kind of funny.
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