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    Re: NY mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner admits more lewd photos

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    This idiot is the poster child for what is wrong with American politics. By not backing out, he is screaming he isn't running to serve the people, he's running to satisfy his own ambition, the values and morals of the electorate be damned.
    There is no requirement that an official share a moral code with their constituency. It's kind of impossible actually, since nobody has the same moral code as anyone else. Even with the traditional "common" morals from Christianity, I say that it's not a good reason to block his ascent to power. I'm an atheist mind you, I don't want an official who will work Christian morality into law. The only thing that should reasonably bar a candidate should be conflicts of interest to their position; if they're caught taking bribes, using their power to stand above the law, taking kick-backs, etc. They shouldn't be barred because of a non-illegal act between consenting adults that just happens to offend religious people.

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    What Weiner did doesn't just offend "religious" people. Sexting is a form of cheating, and there are plenty of secularists who don't approve of this. Cheating is a character issue.

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    Re: NY mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner admits more lewd photos

    I remember having a serious issue with Weiner when he was Congressman because he lied about it at first when he was exposed (pun) the first time. Three solid weeks of lying to the press about it before coming clean, as I recall, which doesn't necessarily say "honest" guy to me. And then a month of pressure from the higher-ups in his party until he resigned. It was a major fiasco. It was also a huge distraction during the some of the most major debates of the Obamacare debacle.

    I guess the Democrat overlords are going to pay him back for hijacking the media and losing his seat. Nice of them.
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    Re: NY mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner admits more lewd photos

    Quote Originally Posted by douglas View Post
    There is no requirement that an official share a moral code with their constituency. It's kind of impossible actually, since nobody has the same moral code as anyone else. Even with the traditional "common" morals from Christianity, I say that it's not a good reason to block his ascent to power. I'm an atheist mind you, I don't want an official who will work Christian morality into law. The only thing that should reasonably bar a candidate should be conflicts of interest to their position; if they're caught taking bribes, using their power to stand above the law, taking kick-backs, etc. They shouldn't be barred because of a non-illegal act between consenting adults that just happens to offend religious people.
    lol, where do you guys get this stuff?

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    Re: NY mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner admits more lewd photos

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    What Weiner did doesn't just offend "religious" people. Sexting is a form of cheating, and there are plenty of secularists who don't approve of this. Cheating is a character issue.
    A guy's marriage problems are private to his marriage. Whether it's our religious morals or our secular morals, this guy's private life shouldn't be judged by our morality. Would anyone here like it if Weiner got to pressure you out of job for what you do at home? I can see it now, the "Everybody loses their job if they cheat on their spouse act of 2013"

    I wonder how that would factor into the unemployment rate?

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    Re: NY mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner admits more lewd photos

    Quote Originally Posted by douglas View Post
    A guy's marriage problems are private to his marriage. Whether it's our religious morals or our secular morals, this guy's private life shouldn't be judged by our morality. Would anyone here like it if Weiner got to pressure you out of job for what you do at home? I can see it now, the "Everybody loses their job if they cheat on their spouse act of 2013"

    I wonder how that would factor into the unemployment rate?
    But his entire handling of the situation paints him as an incompetent boob.

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    Re: NY mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner admits more lewd photos

    Quote Originally Posted by douglas View Post
    There is no requirement that an official share a moral code with their constituency. It's kind of impossible actually, since nobody has the same moral code as anyone else. Even with the traditional "common" morals from Christianity, I say that it's not a good reason to block his ascent to power. I'm an atheist mind you, I don't want an official who will work Christian morality into law. The only thing that should reasonably bar a candidate should be conflicts of interest to their position; if they're caught taking bribes, using their power to stand above the law, taking kick-backs, etc. They shouldn't be barred because of a non-illegal act between consenting adults that just happens to offend religious people.
    Agreed, but that's for an electorate to decide upon. What they should do is look at the question of trust - the man has made claims about his recovery and through his own actions called that recovery into question. His character has been called into question through his own actions.

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    Re: NY mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner admits more lewd photos

    Sadly, the first time called into question Weiner's character. This second time? No question.

    Meanwhile, here is one explanation for why Huma is going the "long-suffering" route: The Huma Unmentionables | National Review Online

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    Re: NY mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner admits more lewd photos

    Quote Originally Posted by douglas View Post
    A guy's marriage problems are private to his marriage. Whether it's our religious morals or our secular morals, this guy's private life shouldn't be judged by our morality. Would anyone here like it if Weiner got to pressure you out of job for what you do at home? I can see it now, the "Everybody loses their job if they cheat on their spouse act of 2013"

    I wonder how that would factor into the unemployment rate?
    You can't see the potential lawsuit's the taxpayer's will be on the hook for with this clown being elected? Already under the microscope, this idiot doubles down on what brought him under the negative spotlight to begin with? That's good judgment? LOL. This is another classic case where liberals try to use the sex life is a private matter deal where a public figure stupidly made his sexual activities public. It doesn't hold up under those conditions. What goes on in the bedroom should stay in the bedroom, that way it's personal decisions involved.

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    Re: NY mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner admits more lewd photos

    Quote Originally Posted by douglas View Post
    A guy's marriage problems are private to his marriage. Whether it's our religious morals or our secular morals, this guy's private life shouldn't be judged by our morality. Would anyone here like it if Weiner got to pressure you out of job for what you do at home? I can see it now, the "Everybody loses their job if they cheat on their spouse act of 2013"

    I wonder how that would factor into the unemployment rate?
    No, the Weiner made his marriage problems public when he took it into the public domain. He knows that. I know that. You know that. Sincerely, Ramone Mysterioso. (Please roll the "R's". Thanks).

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