You were a jerk to your loyal wife, Huma Abedin, but if President Clinton could remain President after oral sex with an intern, you should have remained in office too.
Anthony — you got pressured to resign by your Democratic colleagues, including President Obama, but they were wrong to force you out and you were wrong to cave. Here’s why:
It’s not that I think it’s okay for you to have been sexting and sending sexual tweets to at least five women, especially since you were married. That’s creepy and disrespectful behavior all around. But it wasn’t behavior that was interfering with your job performance on behalf of your 9th Congressional District constituents, at least until the texts and your nude photos went public.
Yes, your sexual proclivities have clearly interfered with you doing your job for the past couple of weeks as the scandal has exploded but that doesn’t mean you wouldn’t have been able to continue to do a better job than most Congressmen, in a couple of months, once the controversy had died down.
I believe your behavior was abhorrent and selfish. But honestly, why has the legal sexual behavior of politicians become such a make it — or — break it issue in this country. Isn’t Anthony Weiner’s emotional cheating and weird exhibitionism, really an issue between him and his pregnant wife?
If you Anthony Weiner broke the law like Dominique Strauss-Kahn allegedly did, you should be out. But you sexted with enthusiastically consenting women.
If anything, Bill Clinton should have been forced to exit to Oval office for his sexual activities with intern Monica Lewinsky, because wouldn’t that have constituted sexual harassment since she was so far down the “power” ladder from him? Wasn’t that far worse than what you, Anthony Weiner, did?
Yet the Democrats in Congress never wavered in their support of him. And Hillary stood by her man.
So why did Congressional Democrats bring all their power to bear on you? Because it was the politically expedient thing to do. They didn’t want any association with your embarrassing sexual obsessions. Can you blame them? Nancy Pelosi is a woman and she probably felt your treatment of all the women involved — your wife and the sexters and tweeters — was demeaning to women.
#2- you aren’t the President and therefore nowhere near as powerful. Your removal is a pain and leaves a Congressional seat to refill, hopefully with a Democrat, but it doesn’t leave the gigantic vacuum that would have occurred if President Clinton was forced out.
And finally, you got pushed out because their threats to strip you from Congressional committees etc. made you feel like you’d become less effective at your job.
Maybe you just should have called their bluff, hung tough, got counseling and gone back to work for your voters even if you weren’t Mr. Popular in Washington.
I bet, I’m not the only person and woman who thinks this. I’m sick of politicians sex lives — as long as they’re legal being — of such salacious interest. Some of our best Presidents cheated on their wives.
So what? We aren’t married to them.
Let their wives exact punishment from cheating politicians — NOT Congress! Or the press!
What do you think HollywoodLifers? Should Anthony Weiner have resigned?
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