Yes, you know who I mean.
I like Congressman Weiner because he’s been a powerful voice for The People – not just the ones he represents but all those who lately have no one to truly speak for them. He wasn’t afraid of taking on the idiots on Fox “news” and calling them out. He was abrasive in doing it as well. All the better.
So when the news broke that he allowed something very private to become public and then lied about it, I was really disheartened. Truly. As one of the most vocal voices against republicans, he *had to know* that they were gunning for him. Had to. I am far from a political analyst and even I could see that. He left himself wide open (no pun intended) and all some others had to do was wait for him to mess up. And he did. Big time. (Understatement, much?)
What went on with these other women is not my business. It’s his and his wife’s. That’s it. But everyone else seems to think they get to pass judgment on someone’s very public mistake. I don’t agree. I don’t. And not just because it’s someone I genuinely like and support.
All the moral ‘poutrage’ is bullshit, IMO. People do stupid shit all the time. ALL. THE. TIME. Did he break any laws? Not that I can see. Was he a moron for doing this when he’s clearly a target for the right? Hell yeah.
And those congresscritters who are calling for his resignation – WTF, people? You’ve got a few criminals right in your midst acting like they give a shit about anything other than making more money for private corporations (oh hai Clarence Thomas, John Boehner, et. al). Get off your high fucking horse and do your damn jobs. Leave Congressman Weiner to deal with a private issue privately.
And yes, I’d be saying the same thing if it were a republican in this situation. Shake my head, think “Dumbass” and that’d be the end of it. There are at least fifty more important things that need attention (jobs, budget, etc) rather than this. Our media is just atrocious. Appalling AND atrocious! Fuckwits, the lot of them.
(Can you believe I wrote about something other than my boring life?? I know, right?)