Anthony Weiner Is No Bill Clinton ... or David Vitter

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    Watch out... bil is likely to come along and debate whether or not Clinton lied under oath.

    :roll:

    http://www.usnews.com/opinion/blogs/leslie-marshall/2013/07/31/anthony-weiner-david-vitter-and-republican-sex-scandal-hypocrisy
    Anthony Weiner Is No Bill Clinton ... or David Vitter


    By Leslie Marshall
    July 31, 2013

    Republicans, the party of forgiveness ... unless you're a Democrat.


    Anthony Weiner ain't no Bill Clinton, although many Republicans consider them one and the same, which is why many on the right are perplexed about Weiner's popularity rapidly dropping in the polls this week in his bid to become mayor of New York. Democrats have pulled their support from him and, so it would seem, have the Clintons.

    Weiner's problem isn't that Democrats can't be forgiving. Weiner's problem is that he continued his inappropriate behavior after stepping down from Congress. The Weiners like to compare themselves to the Clintons, but the situations are not the same, though many of my Republican friends love the comparison. Let me break it down as to why the situations are quite different:


    •Weiner isn't, nor ever will be, president. Weiner was a congressman, and not a popular one. Bill Clinton was a popular president, the economy was good and we were at peace. In other words, Bill Clinton was doing his job, despite his behavior, and a good job at that. Weiner on the other hand, it could be argued was distracted by his…umm…hobby.

    •Hilary wasn't pregnant. As a woman, I think it was even more reprehensible to many of us ladies that Anthony Weiner was having cybersex, if you will, while his wife was pregnant with his child.

    •Weiner's marriage was new. Hilary and Bill have been together a lifetime. Hilary had already suffered through Bill's indiscretions. She had forgiven him and decided long ago to stand by her man. Although I am sure this was quite painful for her, she was used to forgiving him, and I am sure his behavior was not shocking to her as it was a pattern of behavior.

    •The "affair" of Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky was behind closed doors, albeit those doors were that of the oval office. They were not out for the public to see. On the other hand, Weiner's penchant for taking photos of his own body parts is, well….a bit perverted. And putting it out there, online for all the world to see, makes it public and a public embarrassment for his wife as well.

    I also find it odd that Republicans couldn’t wrap their heads around Democrats forgiving Bill Clinton, and for a time, Anthony Weiner. Isn’t David Vitter still in his political seat after soliciting a prostitute? Not only engaging in adultery, but breaking the law? And how about Mark Sanford? A guy who lied not only to his wife and kids, but to his state when he fled to South America to see his mistress?

    So when Anthony Weiner stepped down and, at first, New Yorkers forgave him and gave him a chance, why were Republicans so harsh to judge when their own "sinners" had been forgiven? And what about Eliot Spitzer, who did the same thing as David Vitter, but had the decency to step down, get help, work on his marriage and come back, perhaps soon to be a winner again?
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    Somebody is obsessed with Weiner.
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    I'm not obsessed with Anthony Weiner... :roll:

    I posted this for bil who seems to be in a stalking relationship with Bill Clinton. :laugh:
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    The article forgot the part about Bill lying to congress, the American people and the impeachment. Not one of these crazy Repubs on here but I do find Bill Clinton a despicable human. I find Bill and Hillery to be exactly what is wrong with American politics.
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    Rep!
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    Mark Sanford was elected to Congress from SC simply because he ran against a democrat who did jail time.

    Not sure anyone agrees with Vitter or Sanford on anything other than politics.
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    Maybe he meant a different weiner. :nervous smile:
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    Oscar Meyer?

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