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    Re: I’m Deeply Flawed’: Anthony Weiner, AKA ‘Carlos Danger,’ Now Admits Still Sexting

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Adverse View Post
    First of all, how does "sexting" someone automatically equate to being a "sexual predator?" Even if the person doing so is married that remains an issue of fidelity between the two spouses, not sexual predation.

    That said, I have met Mr. Weiner several times, having lived in his district in NYC (the borough of Queens). Were I still living there I would not vote for him because I found him to be a man who tried to be all things to all people, thus actually representing no one other than whatever his own personal agenda was.

    As far as sexting, I feel the same about that as I did about Clinton's fooling around...it has nothing to do with a job in government (unless your job is to handle sexual harrassment issues).
    As a politician he has to consider how his actions will be perceived by voters. This simple admonition is apparently beyond him. He has no control over his own urges, which is not a good sign.

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    Re: I’m Deeply Flawed’: Anthony Weiner, AKA ‘Carlos Danger,’ Now Admits Still Sexting

    Quote Originally Posted by LowDown View Post
    As a politician he has to consider how his actions will be perceived by voters.
    Didn't seem to affect Craig, Vitter, Rangel and Sanford. I guess 'The People' have very low standards.
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    Re: I’m Deeply Flawed’: Anthony Weiner, AKA ‘Carlos Danger,’ Now Admits Still Sexting

    I really have nothing to say about this. But, I thought this would be an appropriate thread to post this picture:

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    Re: I’m Deeply Flawed’: Anthony Weiner, AKA ‘Carlos Danger,’ Now Admits Still Sexting

    Quote Originally Posted by Middleground View Post
    Didn't seem to affect Craig, Vitter, Rangel and Sanford. I guess 'The People' have very low standards.
    I'm sure all of these politicians would agree that their untoward actions were unwise.

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    Re: I’m Deeply Flawed’: Anthony Weiner, AKA ‘Carlos Danger,’ Now Admits Still Sexting

    Quote Originally Posted by LowDown View Post
    As a politician he has to consider how his actions will be perceived by voters. This simple admonition is apparently beyond him. He has no control over his own urges, which is not a good sign.
    This can be applied to most men (and many women). LOL

    As you can see from other responses I understand where this idea comes from, I just don't support it in all cases. IMO concerns should be aroused only when a person is acting in either a truly destructive pattern of behavior (i.e a psychopath, sociopath, pedophile, etc.) OR one which directly affects the actual perfomance of his duties (bribery, embezzelment, etc.). Otherwise what's the real problem?
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    Re: I’m Deeply Flawed’: Anthony Weiner, AKA ‘Carlos Danger,’ Now Admits Still Sexting

    Quote Originally Posted by Middleground View Post
    Didn't seem to affect Craig, Vitter, Rangel and Sanford. I guess 'The People' have very low standards.
    Or maybe people really don't care about that stuff anymore. They realize it's separate from how someone does their job.

    I'm not going to hold a politician to a mythical standard in their personal lives. we are electing human beings, not supermen/women.
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    Re: I’m Deeply Flawed’: Anthony Weiner, AKA ‘Carlos Danger,’ Now Admits Still Sexting

    Quote Originally Posted by WI Crippler View Post
    Or maybe people really don't care about that stuff anymore. They realize it's separate from how someone does their job.

    I'm not going to hold a politician to a mythical standard in their personal lives. we are electing human beings, not supermen/women.
    I don't expect a superman or superwoman. And I realize that we all are imperfect. But character isn't a role one puts on; it's who you are, and this doesn't change whether you're at home or at work.

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    Re: I’m Deeply Flawed’: Anthony Weiner, AKA ‘Carlos Danger,’ Now Admits Still Sexting

    Quote Originally Posted by Dapper Andy View Post
    Yeah but it certainly hasn't worked out too badly for her boss.

    Career wise, anyway.

    I don't know how either woman looks in the mirror at night but piles of money and power must make it a bit easier.
    Poster women for the term "marriage of convenience".
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    Re: I’m Deeply Flawed’: Anthony Weiner, AKA ‘Carlos Danger,’ Now Admits Still Sexting

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Adverse View Post
    First of all, how does "sexting" someone automatically equate to being a "sexual predator?" Even if the person doing so is married that remains an issue of fidelity between the two spouses, not sexual predation.

    That said, I have met Mr. Weiner several times, having lived in his district in NYC (the borough of Queens). Were I still living there I would not vote for him because I found him to be a man who tried to be all things to all people, thus actually representing no one other than whatever his own personal agenda was.

    As far as sexting, I feel the same about that as I did about Clinton's fooling around...it has nothing to do with a job in government (unless your job is to handle sexual harrassment issues).
    My position on these kinds of things is if you can't be faithful to the commitment you make to your wife, why would I ever trust that you could be faithful to the commitments you make to the people who vote for you and to the oath of office you take, if fortunate enough to be elected. You're right, in that sexting or fooling around is not illegal and if you're caught, it's not grounds for losing your job or impeachment, but it's sure not a bright spot on your resume for reelection. I'd never vote again for someone like that nor ever trust them again with something I found important.
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    Re: I’m Deeply Flawed’: Anthony Weiner, AKA ‘Carlos Danger,’ Now Admits Still Sexting

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Adverse View Post
    If we'd simply stop judging peoples ability to perform their duties by what they do in their private lives, blackmail wouldn't have much effect. Too bad that gossiping and being judgmental are common human characteristics.

    In that sense you are correct, human foibles become hidden weaknesses that make public officials susceptible to blackmail.
    In a country of over 300 million people and a city like New York of almost 10 million people, are there no other people without the hidden weaknesses and human foibles capable of serving the people in such high offices? If you wouldn't want Anthony Weiner teaching your children, as an example, why would you want the man in a position where a rash or unreasoned decision could cost people their lives or their livelihoods?

    If you find out after you elect him, fine, not your fault - if you find out before, and still give the man your vote, you're irresponsible and not taking your vote seriously.
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