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Weiner Has Shouting Match with Voter Who Calls His Behavior “Deviant”

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 6:27 pm

I see people playing up the fact that this is a Jewish voter and this is the eve of Rosh Hashanah, but I don’t think that makes much of a difference. A buffoon is a buffoon no matter who his opponent.

The video is extraordinary entertainment for those of you who enjoy freeway pile-ups and major train wrecks.

This is the real Anthony Weiner. The teary-eyed guy who followed up Andrew Breitbart at that press conference in June 2011 was a fake. The real one is UNAPOLOGETIC and he will FIGHT HIS CRITICS no matter how big a jerk it makes him look.

The real Anthony Weiner, by the way, is running at 7% in the polls and is going to get crushed in the primary.

I wish Andrew Breitbart had lived to see this Anthony Weiner. It will be such a pleasure to watch him go down in flames.

UPDATE: A Twitchy post has an update with a longer video and a statement from a spokesperson claiming the guy in the video called Weiner a “scumbag” and complained he was “married to an Arab.”

I hear the guy saying Weiner is a scumbag and I hear someone saying Weiner is married to an Arab. I can’t tell if the guy Weiner argued with is the one who made the “married to an Arab” comment. I will note that Weiner never brings up that comment in the argument as the reason he is upset, and the guy Weiner argued with berated Weiner for betraying his wife, the person he was closest to. The argument seemed not to be about any insult to Weiner’s wife, but Weiner’s pique over being told his deviant behavior is deviant. So forgive me if I don’t leap on the bandwagon of people quoted in Twitchy’s update saying they owe Weiner an apology.

52 Responses to “Weiner Has Shouting Match with Voter Who Calls His Behavior “Deviant””

  1. anthony weiner
    wanking his way to the end
    that just ain’t Kosher

    Colonel Haiku (d62f1b)

  2. It is so bizarre how Weiner is screaming, “Who are you to judge me ?”

    Dude, you’re running for Mayor.
    Voters are going to judge your behavior.
    If society does not judge your behavior, then we would not have laws outlawing murder, robbery, rape, etc.

    Elephant Stone (6a6f37)

  3. That’s a stressed and messed up pol’s version of going postal right there. There is something seriously wrong with him and he is not in control. (We already kind of knew that with the sexting and the lying.) Wonder what will he do next for a career or who will even risk hiring him– because he ain’t gonna be mayor of New York City. That’s for sure.

    elissa (6b3fdb)

  4. Maybe he and Huma can do a reality show?

    elissa (6b3fdb)

  5. I’m a NYCer. I view this as coal being thrown into to fire of the engine, but not a train wreck per se. This must look a lot worse outside NYC cultural circles.

    ParisParamus (e651cc)

  6. New York Times, June 14, 2014


    Nine months after his embarrassing showing in the New York mayoral primary, former Congressman Anthony Weiner announced at a small gathering in a West Side laundromat that he would be a candidate for the seat of retiring Congressman Jerrold Nadler. After first wishing “all the best, on behalf of both Huma and myself” to Nadler, who underwent sensitive surgery to have an entire baked chicken removed from his throat last week, Weiner addressed the circumstances that derailed a once-promising political career.

    “Look, I never said that I was perfect, and I have learned a lot from these past few years, especially in terms of reaching out to the skankier members of the progressive community,” Weiner told a crowd estimated at seven, two of whom apparently worked at the laundromat. “I can guarantee you that I won’t be communicating with any women who may possibly end up making parody porn movies based upon our communication and potentially end up HIV-infected.”

    Asked to clarify what he meant by the term “skankier members of the progressive community,” the 49-year-old former Congressman replied, “Well, what I am suggesting is that Sydney Leathers is out, Mindee Sparxxx is out, and, in general, women who go by one name such as ‘Destiny’ or ‘Blaze’ are probably out too.” As a contrast, Weiner declared “I am ok with messaging Amanda Marcotte, or those women who blog at Jezebel, or maybe even Lena Dunham though I would want her to maybe hit the gym for a few months or else restrict any pictures she sends to those taken from above the waist.” At that point, aides interrupted to steer the conversation towards the implementation of President Obama’s Affordable Care Act, which the Congressman named as one of his “key accomplishments” from his earlier service in the House of Representatives.

    When pressed upon whether he had finally ended his controversial practice of “sexting” — sending pictures of his private parts — random young women, Weiner seemed to demur. “Look, the process of addressing my prior issues is a journey, not a destination,” he said softly while looking downward, “to say to you today that I am completely through with –”

    Quite suddenly, the candidate’s wife, Huma Abedin, rumored to be a top lieutenant in a Hillary Clinton presidential bid in 2016, emerged from behind a large dryer and hit Weiner across the forehead with what appeared to be a crowbar. The formal announcement ended with Weiner’s aides distributing a printed version of the formal announcement to the assembled media as Weiner was taken unconscious to a local emergency room.

    JVW (23867e)

  7. That is great fun, JVW.

    elissa (6b3fdb)

  8. Good work, JVW.

    nk (875f57)

  9. ” This must look a lot worse outside NYC cultural circles.”

    Yah, outside of ‘NYC cultural circles’, people who text lewd photos of themselves to young girls are not considered “Mayor Material”…

    Hehe, us flyover country rubes … what can we say? We just don’t appreciate big city sophisticates.

    SPQR (768505)

  10. See, we need a Like button.

    JD (5c1832)

  11. This sure isn’t dissuading me from my theory that Weiner paid for an intense harassment campaign with the funds he doled out to ‘find the guy who hacked his account’. Funds he kept paying after he admitted he wasn’t hacked. Funds he kept paying after he resigned from congress, even.

    The only activity that seemed to continue was this non-stop campaign against those who exposed Weiner (so to speak).

    Dustin (303dca)

  12. And Dustin connects two threads …

    SPQR (768505)

  13. elissa – Weiner on Dr. Phil.

    Anthony, how is being a dickhead working out for you?

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  14. Granted that New York liberal voters aren’t the most badass hombres and chicas on the planet, but one would think that sooner or later Weiner is going to cross the wrong voter and get smacked right in the beezer. I know he travels with security and all, but pretty soon somebody is destined to get tired of his petulance.

    JVW (23867e)

  15. daley–He seems more the Maury Povich tabloid type of guest to me.

    elissa (6b3fdb)

  16. Weiner is merely a somewhat more pathetic, perverted and shameless version of Barack “Goddamn America” Obama, Bill “meaning of is is” Clinton or his beloved wife, “Sniper fire” Hillary. IOW, modern-day liberalism has lowered standards to such a ridiculous degree, that no one (even outside of ultra-blue NYC) is quite as shocked or repulsed today as they would have been in years or decades gone by.

    Mark (58ea35)

  17. The sad thing is the guy who got into the fight with Weiner will still vote for a disgrace. He’s got no choice; he lives in New York.

    Steve57 (35dd46)

  18. The man is remarkably well composed and it’s hard to imagine he shouted something about Weiner’s wife’s heritage. That’s the classic ad hoc justification for anything a tarnished politician does these days.

    Dustin (303dca)

  19. “daley–He seems more the Maury Povich tabloid type of guest to me.”

    elissa – Any Hoosier daddy questions? I thought that was a requirement for Maury.

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  20. The man is remarkably well composed and it’s hard to imagine he shouted something about Weiner’s wife’s heritage. That’s the classic ad hoc justification for anything a tarnished politician does these days.

    A sleazy politician’s sleazy henchmen tell sleazy lies. All the more reason why somebody ought to deck weiner with a right cross.

    JVW (23867e)

  21. Sweet work, JVW!

    Colonel Haiku (d62f1b)

  22. Huma’s career is headin’ for the glue factory…

    Colonel Haiku (d62f1b)

  23. I’d say Weiner has his putz in a wringer. What’s left of it after the primary will be handed to him.

    Comanche Voter (f4c7d5)

  24. Hey at least I won’t be thinking I am better then anyone else.

    anthony w. (1a66d4)

  25. Really? Can’t be!

    nk (875f57)

  26. I know this is fun and all, but Weiner has a point. This guy interrupted his fun. He insulted Weiner”s largess. He had the temerity to insult Weiner’s point about judgment. He also insulted Weiner’s huge moment at a Jewish deli.

    If I had Weiner’s ego, I would also wag it in a public place to establish my large, intellectual credentials about empathizing with the impotent middle class

    Because, I care.

    Ag80 (eb6ffa)

  27. “Yah, outside of ‘NYC cultural circles’, people who text lewd photos of themselves to young girls are not considered “Mayor Material”…”

    I would go so far as to say that if people text lewd photos of themselves to young girls, they forfeit the privilege of running for any office. Ever. There is nothing they have to offer that the citizenry needs so much that it’s worth lowering the bar that much. These self inflated narcissists need to go crawl under a rock but don’t have enough shame to do so.

    Dana (6178d5)

  28. He seemed deflated.

    Weiner and Alan Grayson should start a charm school

    steveg (794291)

  29. Even if anyone’s conduct ever did justify apologizing to Anthony Weiner, he’s not in any position to ever ask for an apology.

    The man is a walking bag of encapsulated pus. Oh, did I say that? Is that offensive? Do I owe Weiner an apology now?

    Yes; yes; and no.

    Beldar (062d4c)

  30. 7% in the polls. So after getting crushed in the primaries he will simply return to his nice job of being a well-connected DC lobbyist while his wife can return to working for her former boss as well.

    In their world, alls well that finally ends.

    Kenneth Simmons (88736a)

  31. And Hillary can go back to running for President, with Huma by her side, free of the taint of Anthony Weiner.

    DRJ (a83b8b)

  32. Out here in fly over country, us rubes think that the 7% polling means that 7% of NYC voters ought to be committed.

    SPQR (768505)

  33. In their world, alls well that finally ends.

    The example of Bill Clinton — feted and prized, honored and hugged (with big money pouring his way) since leaving the White House — is a major sea change in this society. He truly epitomizes why we’ve all become increasingly desensitized and non-plussed by things that would have humiliated and shamed earlier versions of a Bill Clinton over 20 to 50 years ago. After all, no less than Hollywood — again, Hollywood — back in the 1950s ostracized a well-known actress (Ingrid Bergman) for having a child out of wedlock. In today’s era, that type of treatment sounds odd, puzzling, silly and quaint.

    Mark (58ea35)

  34. New Yorkers like to be told what to do but they don’t like it if you make it seem dirty, which unfortunately is something Anthony does without really meaning to on purpose

    it’s cause he’s a skeezy oiled-up manwhore

    happyfeet (8ce051)

  35. JVW: I am considering making your comment a post, obviously with attribution, since I am not a scumbag Big Media loser who steals stuff without attribution.

    Your thoughts?

    Patterico (9c670f)

  36. The greatest thing about being a blogger, by the way, is the freedom not to be an asshole without having to ask anybody any questions ever.

    If I worked for Big Media, I would probably have to beg to give proper attribution, and then would have the request denied, and then would face a crisis of whether to defy orders or quit or follow orders and be immoral.

    Thank God I have a job where I can (and must) always be moral and a hobby where I don’t have to ask permission to be moral.

    Life is good.

    Patterico (9c670f)

  37. Hey P:

    You are welcome to it — consider any comment I make here to be available to you as content. I am pleased that a few people here seem to find it amusing.

    JVW (23867e)

  38. And feel free to edit it as you see fit.

    JVW (23867e)

  39. “taint of Anthony Weiner”

    That is a phrase I would hesitate to put in a comment.

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  40. from what i’ve seen of the New Yorkers i meet here in Lost Angels, i think they and Weiner deserve each other.

    self-absorbed idiots deserve to have others just like them in charge of their lives.

    redc1c4 (abd49e)

  41. “taint of Anthony Weiner”

    That is a phrase I would hesitate to put in a comment.

    Comment by daleyrocks (bf33e9) — 9/4/2013 @ 11:01 pm

    Yoda felt great disturbance in the Force when read the above statement he did! Yoda to see or think of Weiner’s taint , HE DOES NOT WANT! DRJ, from the darkside you must turn, or consume you it will!

    Yoda (127915)

  42. saying they owe Weiner an apology.

    Sorry, not apologizing to ANYONE’s weiner.

    Never gonna happen. If it comes anywhere near me, I’m doing my best to remove it.

    Smock Puppet, Gadfy, Racist-Sexist Thug, and Bon Vivant All In One Package (afdedb)

  43. I like Oscar-Meyer wieners.

    mg (31009b)

  44. “Yea, if ye cast your seed upon teh ground and use teh internets in an abominable way, so shall ye be judged.”

    Colonel Haiku (819c71)

  45. 2 people can both be wrong. This is such an instance.

    Would note Weiner didn’t tip the counter girls.

    Bugg (b32862)

  46. Taint of Anthony Weiner sounds like a bad perfume or something

    rochf (f3fbb0)

  47. This idea Weiner espouses that a person has to have “moral authority” or prove they’re perfect to make a moral argument is insane on its face. He’s arguing that no person has the ability to speak about rightness or wrongness of behavior in any context. That Weiner lacks character is demonstrably true. To make the observation that a person who lacks character should not be able to make legally binding decisions for other people should not be objectionable. Yet there Weiner is, arguing that only God can tell him to step away from politics because of his immoral and deviant behavior.

    bonhomme (c3568e)

  48. Then I guess I am God, bonhomme, because I am judging the worthless wanker as a slimy, double-talking, fast-talking, bulls**t-spewing, parasitic worm of a worthless wanker.

    Whenever those crapheads give you that “who are you to judge me” crap, you tell them “I am”.

    nk (875f57)

  49. In the Court of Public Opinion, you’re not entitled to the best possible defense, particularly when your own actions and words are as reprehensible as this Richard Cranium’s.

    askeptic (b8ab92)

  50. Weiner is, of course, not maried to an Arab, even though his wife grew up in Saudi Arabia (she was born here but lived from about ages 1 to 17 in saudi Arabia) and her parents lives there and her motehr is affiliated with the Moslem brotehrhood and she herself was affiliated with it during the years when she first worked for Hllary Clinton.

    Her family actually is from India.

    Sammy Finkelman (107dde)

  51. Comment by Mark (58ea35) — 9/4/2013 @ 9:41 pm

    The example of Bill Clinton — feted and prized, honored and hugged (with big money pouring his way) since leaving the White House — is a major sea change in this society.

    The last president not to do anything at all – he didn’t even have a predsidential pension at first – was Harry Truman. he had a farm, and he saved maybe one quarter of his preidential salary and he had a small military pension from his service in World War I. I think Eisenhower didn’t have anything either.

    I guess it must have bene Ford who was the frist to earn money, mostly as a corporation director. Reagan after he was president took a big payment for making an appearance at some Japanese business convention the organziaers wanted to call attention to.

    All presidents since Truman who left office have written books. And established a library (although Hoover was the first, many years after he was president)

    Even presidents who died in office have libraries and even Nixon does although it took him 20 years to get his established.

    Sammy Finkelman (107dde)

  52. Comment by Dustin (303dca) — 9/4/2013 @ 7:45 pm

    The only activity that seemed to continue was this non-stop campaign against those who exposed Weiner (so to speak).

    Not those who exposed Weiner – those who were interested in finding out who the sockpuppets were.

    Sammy Finkelman (107dde)

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