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    Re: Rachel Maddow's Take on Weiner - Ouch

    She seems to forget the regularity of sex scandals coming from both sides of the aisle every 2-4 years. Her prediction seems to echo that of Lyndon Johnson after the Civil Rights amendments ended the Democrat reliance upon Southern Democrats, except without the insight of how light the punishment is for this scandal. A generation by bum. I assure you, more sex is coming from both parties shortly. Soon enough, you won't be able to hear anything but "The Republicans can be so full of perverts." Of course, if another moronic radio show/talk show host makes a similar generational prediction after the next Republican wave, well, you would only need to see the ridiculousness of Maddow's comments for temporary sanity to prevail.

    This is why it is good to step outside the realm of current events (news and its commentary are sometimes bad for you) to see that there was such things in the past, and that everything went along regularly after that.
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    Re: Rachel Maddow's Take on Weiner - Ouch

    I haven't watched the vid, but if Clinton's infidelities didn't hurt the Democratic Party (or, for that matter, if Mark Foley's troubles didn't hurt the Republican Party) then I seriously doubt that Weiner's sexual antics will hurt the Democratic Party.
    Also, we need to legalize recreational drugs and prostitution.

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    Re: Rachel Maddow's Take on Weiner - Ouch

    Is it safe to say she didn't enjoy weiner?

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    Re: Rachel Maddow's Take on Weiner - Ouch

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    I haven't watched the vid, but if Clinton's infidelities didn't hurt the Democratic Party (or, for that matter, if Mark Foley's troubles didn't hurt the Republican Party) then I seriously doubt that Weiner's sexual antics will hurt the Democratic Party.
    She's not saying they would. She's saying the D's joining the R's in calling for his resignation is at fault.

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    Showing your weiner to 300 million Americans will mark the end of anyone's political career.....

    .... its not the severity of the act so to say as it is the 1000 word picture.......

    ........if there had been a young girl, cigars, a philandering pervert, and a camera in the Whitehouse.......BJ wouldnt have seen a second term either.
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    Re: Rachel Maddow's Take on Weiner - Ouch

    I really like Rachel Maddow, however I disagree with her on this one. The big difference between the Anthony Wierner story and all of the others she mentioned is PICTURES. If it were not for the evidence, he probably would still have his job today. I also have the sense that the Democratic leadership didn't care for his antics on the House floor and are glad to see him go.

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    Re: Rachel Maddow's Take on Weiner - Ouch

    This is one place where I really, really disagree with Maddow. She is normally, as far as I'm concerned, the face of reasonable and productive commentating. But I think she's lost her way here. And if you've seen some of her earlier talk on this matter, you can see she's letting her political stance get the better of her.

    If anything, this speaks well of the Dems. First of all, it's actually debatable if Weiner did anything illegal - we don't know the whole story with that 17-year-old girl, and it depends what the law is exactly.

    But second, the fact that the GOP doesn't care if people who do 100 times worse than this and stay in Congress speaks poorly of them. Aren't they supposed to be the party of the "moral majority" and "family first" and all that good god-fearing stuff?

    It makes the Republicans look awful that the Dems are more concerned about their party ethics than the Republicans are.

    Basically what Maddow is saying is that "they did it first, so it's ok for us to do it." No, it isn't. And I can see her getting visibly vengeful when she talks about it.

    Tsk, tsk, Maddow... get it together.
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    Re: Rachel Maddow's Take on Weiner - Ouch

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    It's all about SEX!

    Sell arms to America's enemy? (like Reagan) -- Name an airport after him!
    Blow jobs? -- IMPEACH!
    Actually, Clinton committed a crime by lieing under oath. It's called, "perjury", it's illegal and that is why Clinton was impeached.

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    Re: Rachel Maddow's Take on Weiner - Ouch

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    I really like Rachel Maddow, however I disagree with her on this one. The big difference between the Anthony Wierner story and all of the others she mentioned is PICTURES. If it were not for the evidence, he probably would still have his job today. I also have the sense that the Democratic leadership didn't care for his antics on the House floor and are glad to see him go.
    Oh, so noooooooooow we know where you get your talking points from!

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    Re: Rachel Maddow's Take on Weiner - Ouch

    Watched most of the video. Don't agree with Maddow often but she is usually interesting. This time she seemed to be on a distortion/rewriting history binge. Didn't pick up anywhere in there where she was holding Weiner accountable for his transgressions. She was consumed with painting him (Weiner) as just a victim of the media.

    And she consciously elected to ignore the instances where Congressmen are forced to resign for bad behavior. Chris Lee, Mark Foley, etc....


    She really didn't do a lot for her credibility with this little tirade....



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