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5/31/2011

#Weinergate: Total Meltdown

Filed under: General — Stranahan @ 4:03 pm

[Guest Post by Lee Stranahan]

Watch what Aaron posted –  my take: it’s over. Weiner just ended his political career – at least for a while.

– Lee Stranahan

39 Responses to “#Weinergate: Total Meltdown”


  1. Weiner just ended his political career – at least for a while.

    That would be a good thing.

    rls (5e657b)

  2. I won’t go so far as to say it ends his career. He’s a liar, though. That much is obvious. But I think it just retards his career somewhat. He probably still has a shot at NYC mayor, and I think he’s a sure reelect as rep. His ability to be seen as a leading democrat will indeed be greatly diminished.

    And since his shtick is to sling mud on youtube, now that he’s crying about the distraction of a direct question, I think he’ll have to give up on that and try to pose as a civil and sober moderate.

    I really liked the guy. I’ve said so for years, even though I disagree with him politically. Even when he was screaming about ‘vote yes or no!!!’ I thought he was speaking from the heart as a patriot. But I’m pretty naive about this crap sometimes.

    Dustin (c16eca)

  3. he’s the socialists’ point man on Clarence Thomas

    happyfeet (a55ba0)

  4. They appear to be trying to figure out how much it is going to cost for some staffer to fall on a sword and take the blame for this.

    JD (b98cae)

  5. “Single payer” hardest hit! hee hee

    dfbaskwill (c021f2)

  6. The way he repeats his line “if I were adressing 45,000″, he sounds like he’s auditioning for the role of Nucky Thompson.

    MayBee (081489)

  7. Hillary’s beard could not be reached for comment.

    H/t MayBee 😉

    JD (d48c3b)

  8. Ace has the full nine minute version of Weiner’s bob and weave from Mediaite up. It is amazing. No questions answered. He will not be distracted!

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  9. holy projecting penis pictures baman!

    Somebody hacked into his Twitter account and projected material — which can happen, I guess, to anybody — which was not generated by Mr. Weiner,” the second-ranking House Democrat told reporters Tuesday at his weekly roundtable.

    Hoyer called the incident “unfortunate” and said that he had not spoken with Weiner but that he believes the lawmaker, who has retained an attorney, is “pursuing the proper authorities” to determine who may have hacked his account.

    “I just heard about it just a few minutes ago, but my understanding is that that’s illegal activity, and the proper authorities are pursuing it,” Hoyer said.

    On Monday, Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) also defended Weiner’s account of the incident. “I don’t know the details. But I know him to be a person of integrity, and I am virtually certain he had nothing to do with this,” Schumer said, according to the New York Daily News.

    happyfeet (a55ba0)

  10. When are we going to hear from Huma Weiner? She should be ready to take up Hillary’s refrain for the “vast right-wing conspiracy”. But that was then. It’s probably going to be the teabagger’s conspiracy now.

    PatAZ (f23d3e)

  11. Don’t refer to Weiner’s pic and ‘teabagging’ in the same sentence. Ewww!!!

    Icy Texan (a8e531)

  12. “Last night I shot an elephant in my boxer shorts and how he got in my boxer shorts I’ll never know”

    -Groucho Marx

    TANSTAAFL (bb1ee7)

  13. His weenis could not even reach out of his fruit of the looms.

    JD (29e1cd)

  14. It was “pajamas”, but yeah. Can’t argue with a Heinlein-based screen name.

    Icy Texan (a8e531)

  15. Humma Weiner.

    JD (3ad5b9)

  16. Weiner explodes is a bad headline

    JD (29e1cd)

  17. Folks gotta update with that video at Hot Air …

    Donald Douglas (76750b)

  18. Weiner just ended his political career – at least for a while.

    Do you really think so? I don’t see why. I mean, at the end of the day, what is this? It’s mildly embarrassing, and he’s made things infinitely more embarrassing with his denials, but beyond that there’s nothing there. It’s not illegal, it’s not really even immoral, except by the most exacting standards, his “girlfriend” wasn’t offended, his wife probably doesn’t mind, his constituents won’t mind, and nor will the primary voters in 2013. So why should this be even a temporary setback to his career?

    Milhouse (ea66e3)

  19. “his wife probably doesn’t mind”

    — Aww, you’re nuthin’ but class, Milhouse.

    Icy Texan (a8e531)

  20. Mr. Milhouse the man is lying in the most condescending way he’s a walking breathing stammering metaphor for how socialists will say anything to justify sticking their dirty socialist dicks in your face whether you like it or not

    Gack.

    happyfeet (3c92a1)

  21. Yes we knew he was a weasel of the lowest order, going after Thomas, trying to put Goldline out of business, pushing for a retreat from Iraq, this just confirms it.

    ian cormac (72470d)

  22. weasel weasel we should have a song for to hear

    this! I been enjoying this it’s very cheerful and it’s good recession music I think for these dark obama-ridden times

    you can read about them here … they were never really a thing but whatever it’s very happy musics what they made

    happyfeet (3c92a1)

  23. If you’re correct Lee, all I can say is it couldn’t happen to a nicer guy.

    #schadenfreudealicious.

    Bob Reed (5f2db5)

  24. “his wife probably doesn’t mind”

    – Aww, you’re nuthin’ but class, Milhouse.

    Come on, you don’t mean to tell me you’re the only person in America who actually believed in that marriage!

    Milhouse (ea66e3)

  25. I think Milhouse is probably right about this one.

    I mean… they were married by Slick Willie. And the marriage removed a political liability from Hillary Clinton.

    Probably not the kindest thing to say, and if we’re wrong then I guess it’s pretty damn ugly to poke the wife at a time when she’d be understandably devastated.

    Dustin (c16eca)

  26. milhouse

    the morality depends very much on what is really happening?

    is he just being a perv online. that is one thing.

    But what if he is cheating on his wife. that seems more serious to me.

    i mean i tend to think that if you break your oath of marriage, you might break other oaths, like the oath of office. just saying…

    Aaron Worthing (73a7ea)

  27. i mean i tend to think that if you break your oath of marriage, you might break other oaths, like the oath of office.

    On oldie but a goodie.

    The guy also badly damaged the reputation of Twitter’s security. That probably seems like a minor thing, but it was wrong. He also acted like a punk who thinks he’s above answering a fair and direct question.

    Basically, this guy shouldn’t have a top secret security clearance and power over legislation concerning energy and commerce. NY has a lot of these skeevy creeps, too… what’s up with that?

    Dustin (c16eca)

  28. i mean i tend to think that if you break your oath of marriage, you might break other oaths,

    But that assumes there ever was an oath of sexual exclusivity between them; I doubt it, because then they would both be condemning themselves to lives of chastity…

    Milhouse (ea66e3)

  29. So . . . your point is that his wife doesn’t mind because it’s a sham marriage?

    Milhouse, you’re “NBC” — nuthin’ but class.

    Icy Texan (a8e531)

  30. a lot of people think it’s a sham marriage and that’s ok there were probably solid strategic reasons for them to get married

    happyfeet (3c92a1)

  31. also, perhaps she knows how to make marzipan

    happyfeet (3c92a1)

  32. I’ve never before come across anyone who didn’t think there was something odd about that marriage.

    Milhouse (ea66e3)

  33. also, perhaps she knows how to make marzipan

    Or perhaps she married him for his stuffed cabbage and kokosh cake.

    Milhouse (ea66e3)

  34. Well, Milhouse, I don’t know if the oddness of their marriage means they aren’t still married.

    I mean, people have had arranged or strategic marriages for a long time. I wouldn’t be surprised if they both intended to have kids together, and even are close. It’s also possible they are totally serious about their marriage and the strategic part is letting the Clintons have a role.

    I don’t know. But I do know that this probably does embarrass Weiner’s wife regardless. I mean, she did want the world to think they were a happily married couple, for one reason or another. And if it’s true Weiner wasn’t really sincere about it, that’s not doing any wonders for how reliable his rep is, IMO.

    One way or another, he’s let the person he was committed to down. Perhaps she doesn’t care about his being unfaithful, but does care that he was a miserable jackass who brought shame to the family?

    Dustin (c16eca)

  35. Ya know what? Don’t care about any alleged “arrangement” (which, BTW, you have absolutely NO proof whatsoever that such an ‘arrangement’ exists) between Angry Andy and his wife. Man is a piece of s***, period.

    Icy Texan (a8e531)

  36. Scam marriage? Let’s see; there are rumors about said wife and Hillary. Weiner announces that woman in question and he are engaged. End of story. Both are in D.C, but you never see them together. Ever. Then over year later, Slick Willy presides over ceremony. You never see happy couple together.

    Husband, devout Jew.
    Wife, devout Muslim.

    Wife, good looking.
    Husband, would make a train take a dirt track.

    Yeah, that’s a marriage made in heaven.

    retire05 (9e2f08)

  37. Freeman Hunt said…

    Weiner: “You want answers?”
    Reporter: “I want the truth!”
    Weiner: “You can’t handle the truth! … Son, we live in a world that has hot babes, and those hot babes need to be sent dick pics by men with boners. Who’s gonna do it? You? You, Reporter Weinburg? I have a greater responsibility than you could possibly fathom. You weep for Huma, and you curse horny men. You have that luxury. You have the luxury of not knowing what I know. That dick pics, while embarrassing, probably get hot women excited. And my existence, while grotesque and incomprehensible to you, gets dick pics out there. You don’t want the truth because deep down in places you don’t talk about at parties, you want my boner on Twitter, you need my boner on Twitter. We use words like babe, chick, coed. We use these words as the backbone of a life spent chasing skirt. You use them to criticize me. I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to a man who rises and sleeps under a blanket with no hot chicks, and then questions the manner in which I obtain mine. I would rather you just said bravo, and went on your way, Otherwise, I suggest you pick up a webcam, and snap a dick pic. Either way, I don’t give a damn what you think you are entitled to.”
    Reporter: “Did you tweet the dick pic?”
    Weiner: “I did the job I…”
    Reporter: “Did you tweet the dick pic?”
    Weiner: “You’re goddamn right I did!” Drops his trousers, exposing an erect penis clad in gray boxer briefs.

    I had to steal this comment.

    Dustin (c16eca)

  38. Husband, devout Jew.

    Hardly. But other than that, good summary.

    Milhouse (ea66e3)


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