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Weiner's New Confession Rocks N.Y. Mayor Race
WAll Street Journal ^ | July 23, 2013 | Andrew Grossman

Posted on 07/24/2013 12:02:58 AM PDT by lbryce

Former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner jolted the New York City mayoral race on Tuesday, saying his habit of sending lewd pictures and messages to women he met online had continued well past his June 2011 resignation from Congress.

"I said that other texts and photos were likely to come out, and today they have," Mr. Weiner said at a news conference. "While some things that have been posted today are true and some are not, there is no question that what I did was wrong.

Mr. Weiner said he is no longer engaged in such behavior.

The revelation, prompted by postings Monday on a gossip website, raised questions about Mr. Weiner's ability to maintain the strong position he has held in recent polls of the crowded Democratic primary race. It also led some rivals to call for Mr. Weiner's resignation, though he vowed to stay in the race.

(Excerpt) Read more at online.wsj.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Front Page News; Government; US: New York
KEYWORDS: hizzoner; lewd; nyc; pictures; weiner
The lesson learned regarding Mr. Weiner and even more so Eliot Spitzer is that for a flawed candidate the likes of Mr. Weiner and Mr. Spitzer that while confession, among other things, may be good for the soul, it is not nearly good enough for redemption, speaking as a non-Christian.

Certainly, the New York City Democratic Party elders in the throes of a political dilemma, with Weiner and Spitzer ahead in their respective races can breath a bit easier now that Weiner continues to draw attention to himself in a manner he would just as soon continue to put it all in the past.

1 posted on 07/24/2013 12:02:58 AM PDT by lbryce
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To: lbryce

Weiner was considered a fair bet to win. Now? If he had competition....he’d be out, but so far, no competition. I think anyone with a name....could win the race.


2 posted on 07/24/2013 12:09:22 AM PDT by pepsionice
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To: lbryce

On the conservative side, it is often complained that we have no qualified candidates.

On the liberal side, this is a plus. The more warts and black eyes you have, the higher your stock rises.

Go figure.


3 posted on 07/24/2013 12:20:13 AM PDT by llevrok (The American dream is but a catnap today.)
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To: lbryce

Anyone that would trust this guy is a complete idiot.
Having said that, anyone that would trust ANY New York mayor is also a complete idiot.


4 posted on 07/24/2013 12:20:49 AM PDT by Bullish (Psalm 46)
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To: lbryce

I hope New York gets the hot dog mayor. New Yorkers deserve him.


5 posted on 07/24/2013 2:03:33 AM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINE http://steshaw.org/econohttp://www.fee.org/library/det)
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To: arthurus

“New Yorkers deserve him.”...and so much more, of the same.


6 posted on 07/24/2013 2:05:55 AM PDT by RedHeeler
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To: lbryce
EXCLUSIVE IMAGE: Anthony Weiner Penis Picture And Timeline:
http://thedirty.com
7 posted on 07/24/2013 2:08:32 AM PDT by conservative98
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8 posted on 07/24/2013 2:26:54 AM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: lbryce

Weiner would not be facing this if he weren’t ahead in the polls.

The primary opponent, Christine Quinn, needs to take him down.

Weiner through his wife does have the Clinton connection and he figures he can beat the heat just like good ole Bill did.


9 posted on 07/24/2013 2:42:40 AM PDT by Nextrush (A BALANCED BUDGET NOW AND PRESIDENT SARAH PALIN ARE AT THE TOP OF MY LIST)
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To: lbryce
Mr. Weiner ...(once again)...said he is no longer engaged in such behavior.
10 posted on 07/24/2013 2:49:21 AM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: lbryce

11 posted on 07/24/2013 2:50:35 AM PDT by JoeProBono (Mille vocibus imago valet;-{)
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To: lbryce

Let’s face it ... this guy is basically a flasher, and if he didn’t have access to an iPhone camera he’d probably be lurking around a library late at night wearing nothing but a raincoat.


12 posted on 07/24/2013 4:27:31 AM PDT by Alberta's Child ("I've never seen such a conclave of minstrels in my life.")
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To: llevrok

American voters are developing a very high tolerance for mediocrity, smut and corruption.


13 posted on 07/24/2013 5:15:05 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The test of every religious, political, or educational system is the man that it forms." H. Amiel)
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To: conservative98

No, thanks.


14 posted on 07/24/2013 5:32:34 AM PDT by riverdawg
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To: SMARTY

“American voters are developing a very high tolerance for mediocrity, smut and corruption.”

Agreed. Sizing up the Weiner transgressions, he’s still more qualified for elected office than our current Marxist in Chief.


15 posted on 07/24/2013 5:32:35 AM PDT by BlueStateRightist
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To: BlueStateRightist

Right, Weiner is only covering HIMSELF with S%$#.

“O” is making sure we’re ALL equally befouled as HE IS HIMSELF!


16 posted on 07/24/2013 5:42:26 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The test of every religious, political, or educational system is the man that it forms." H. Amiel)
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To: pepsionice

He will win on name recognition as long as he does not drop out. It’s sickening.


17 posted on 07/24/2013 5:47:36 AM PDT by Personal Responsibility (Government: Slimy used car salesmen writing laws forcing you to buy their cars)
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To: llevrok

They actually thing that having no moral character does not impede someone’s ability to be an excellent executive (mayor, governor, president etc...). They do not understand that moral character and leadership go hand-in-hand.


18 posted on 07/24/2013 5:49:11 AM PDT by Personal Responsibility (Government: Slimy used car salesmen writing laws forcing you to buy their cars)
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To: lbryce

As a confessed pervert and liar, he should be running for president or governor of New York.


19 posted on 07/24/2013 5:50:03 AM PDT by Spok (Generalizations are no damn good, including this one. -Mark Twain)
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To: lbryce

I’ll bet Huma really does wish she had an Oscar Meyer weiner instead of this dog.


20 posted on 07/24/2013 7:50:05 AM PDT by VerySadAmerican (If you vote for evil because you can't see evil, you ARE evil!)
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To: lbryce

I some how do not believe the people of NYC care less as a matter a fact they will come out in droves to vote for the filthy bastards..

Weiner’s wife really wants the clown to win there will be parties coming from the Muslim community when he does..They will have a better chance to destroy NYC while the Mayor is on the internet showing the teen his weiner..


21 posted on 07/24/2013 8:03:29 AM PDT by PLD (-)
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To: Personal Responsibility

This is a reflection of who we are as a society. Utterly without honor or shame, full of self esteem, achieving nothing. Seeing no need for self control or personal responsibility.

Hubris.


22 posted on 07/24/2013 8:42:08 AM PDT by ecomcon
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To: PLD

I have no doubt that New Yorkers will elect him. They are sickos - the more perverted -the better.


23 posted on 07/24/2013 9:18:43 AM PDT by Catsrus (AA)
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To: ecomcon

I chose my FR screen name years ago. It was apt then and is even more so now.


24 posted on 07/24/2013 10:11:27 AM PDT by Personal Responsibility (Government: Slimy used car salesmen writing laws forcing you to buy their cars)
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To: lbryce

25 posted on 07/24/2013 10:15:45 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the mainland US There'd be a rifle behind each blade of grass.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Great Cartoon, 2nd. From a 1878th Comm Squadron vet.


26 posted on 07/24/2013 10:27:38 AM PDT by Mark17 (This creepy a$$ cracker is retiring in the Philippines)
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To: PLD

‘They will have a better chance to destroy NYC________’

Eggs - actly what I think.
Mrs. Weiner is the Muslim Wedge.

Manhattan Weiner Muslim Wedgie
MWMW

Sumbody STOP me - - -


27 posted on 07/24/2013 2:31:52 PM PDT by USARightSide (S U P P O R T I N G OUR T R O O P S)
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To: lbryce

Let’s assume it did his soul wonders. His wife forgave him. Maybe G-d forgave him. So why does that mean he should become mayor of NYC. Doesn’t he want some time in seclusion to ponder his sins. Doesn’t he want time out of the spotlight to make it up to his forgiving wife? It’s all a crock so that he can go on seeking elected office.


28 posted on 07/24/2013 7:21:47 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: pepsionice

especially THAT name.
Think of all the New Posts that will be sold every day with a special Weiner headline.

The jokes will just write themselves...day after day!


29 posted on 07/24/2013 7:25:42 PM PDT by Scotswife
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To: USARightSide

I keep wondering why Humma Weiner doesn’t just run for mayor Herself. She’s obviously the one who’s going to be running the city while her worthless husband diddles himself over the internet. She’s got all the Muzzie Brotherhood connections and has the obvious intentions to take the biggest city in the USA further under the swamp waters into Hell. Plus she’ll get at least six Vogue covers a year. Bonus!


30 posted on 07/24/2013 8:23:38 PM PDT by ponygirl (Be Breitbart.)
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To: ponygirl

Weiners in hot water.


31 posted on 07/25/2013 12:16:14 AM PDT by DISCO
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To: ponygirl

‘I keep wondering why Humma Weiner doesn’t just run for mayor Herself.’

Shhhh - don’t give them any ideas - - -


32 posted on 07/25/2013 2:03:10 AM PDT by USARightSide (S U P P O R T I N G OUR T R O O P S)
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To: lbryce

Is this why the female candidate in the race does not like weiner? (/s)


33 posted on 07/25/2013 11:14:42 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: lbryce

BWAHAHAHA - Weiner’s shot at mayor is suddenly going limp

http://gothamist.com/2013/07/25/new_poll_shows_weiner_going_limp_li.php


34 posted on 07/26/2013 4:33:25 PM PDT by doug from upland (Obama and the leftists - destroying our country one day at a time)
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To: ponygirl
I keep wondering why Humma Weiner doesn’t just run for mayor Herself.

There's no way she could be joined at the hip with Hillary for the 2016 campaign if Huma was mayor. Love conquers desire for power...

35 posted on 07/26/2013 4:36:51 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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