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Filner and Weiner: Victims of Unreasonable Standards of Behavior

Based on their personal lives and work performance, I've always just assumed there are three or four serial killers in Congress. Related: Obligatory 'Filner Is Resigning' Post

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Frank J. Fleming

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August 22, 2013 - 12:07 am
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Do you voters ever get tired of your cruel and capricious standards?

I know you probably answered, “No! We’re the voters! We put the average random number generator to shame with our unpredictability!” Still, I have to call you out on this, because I see Bob Filner and Anthony Weiner acting like puppies who just received beatings and have no idea why. Suddenly, everyone wants them to go away, and they can’t figure out the reason.

Sure, voters think they have a reason for turning on these politicians. There are numerous accusations of Filner basically sexually assaulting women — I guess what Democrats would call “friendly fire” in the War on Women. Plus he has this smile that makes you feel like you’re being molested just by looking at it. And Weiner is this comically awful pervert who can’t seem to help sending out pictures of his crotch. Combined with his actually being named after genitalia, it’s just too much.

These two are obvious creeps who exhibit awful behavior that could only be ignored if committed by a Democrat president during a really good economy. They make you want to use hand sanitizer after watching them on CNN. But what they don’t get is why this disqualifies them from holding office in the eyes of voters, and I have to agree with them on this, because it makes absolutely no sense.

To understand the confusion about why Filner and Weiner are too awful to serve in office, let’s look at the politicians who seem to be just fine for a majority of voters. Right now, plenty of politicians are extremely incompetent, wastefully spend all our money, are arrogant and dismissive of our needs, and boss us around as if we were children, telling us what we can do and what we can eat. Judging by our bloated, overreaching, incompetent government, the average politician right now is about as awful in his professional life as can be imagined. But we’re fine with that. Our standard seems to be that a politician can be a corrupt, bungling idiot who seethes with loathing for each and every one of us… as long as he’s not a creep in his personal life.

That’s absurd.

Guessing about politicians’ personal lives based on their work performance, I’ve always just assumed there are three or four serial killers in Congress. You don’t get to $16 trillion in debt unless you have a few people involved who think it’s okay to butcher people for pleasure — that just seems like common sense. And I thought we were okay with this. But looking at the public’s recent reactions to these two politicians, I now get the sense that if a murdered prostitute were found in a senator’s car, people would be all upset by that. And Harry Reid would probably be just as confused as Filner and Weiner are now as to why we’d then want him out of office.

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Why, in Weiner's case, does the woman he called escape criticism. Any woman who accepts more than the first call is guilty also.
1 year ago
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Another way to state the problem we have in America:
A poor spiritual state (rebelling against God and His commands) leads to a defective moral state, which leads to eventual poverty in everything else that matters: character, lifestyle, health, relationships, common sense, true self esteem (due to shame and guilt), and true happiness.
Get right and stay right with Christ - and everything else will eventually go well with you. But stubbornly ignore or rebel against God - and everything else will eventually go sour with you. That's as true for an entire nation as it is for a single individual.
1 year ago
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The "problem" is really quite simply stated: The average American citizen (& non-citizen!) has been totally corrupted by what they CHOOSE to see and hear as forms of entertainment. A corrupt public will inevitably choose political leaders who most represent their corrupt values. Thus, our corrupt leaders really do represent a large portion - perhaps a majority - of America (both citizens and non-citizens, since it seems that both groups are now voters!!). Until a majority of Americans kneel in repentance, and raise their voices loudly to protest the culture of corruption which they currently are comfortable with - and unplug from immoral TV/movies/music - we will continue to have corrupt government presiding over a corrupt people. It is simple mathematical logic. The blame rests on the man/woman in the mirror - you and I.
1 year ago
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"I bet if it came out that President Obama sexually harassed women, people wouldn’t believe it."

I, for one, wouldn't believe it for a second if someone accused Obama of sexually harrassing women.

Not the harrassment part. The women part.
1 year ago
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It's not like they did something really serious, like tapping their foot in a restroom!
1 year ago
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I don't know about the Congress, but there certainly is a serial killer in the White House, and every time another person is killed by an ObamaGun from Fast-and-Furious, he strikes again.
1 year ago
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I certainly don't equate the activity of Fillner or Weiner with Eisenhower. Eisenhower accomplished something. The former two have not and really have done nothing to deserve votes or admiration. I am willing to accept Petraeus as a presidential candidate because I think he is a brilliant man and this country needs one desperately. However, I feel in the case of Weiner, the female getting these messages deserves plenty of blame and, to my knowledge, has received none. I don't think it is a political thing. There are plenty of Republicans who are hypocrites also. And the fools who made the pronouncements about abortion are as bad as those involved with women. They are really stupid.
1 year ago
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so tell me again what Filner did that was so bad.

Weren't we told by Clinton supporters that it is only sex, everyone lies, what is the big deal, and a guy gets one free feel before their is a problem.


Guess the only difference is that Bubba had his bimbo eruption squad to attack and intimidate those women that would make a complaint and that he had the media protecting him,

But if it was good enough for bubba what is the problem with Filner.
1 year ago
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Yes, Virginia, character DOES matter.
1 year ago
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Could we plaease stop it with the nuance and sensitivity and understanding?

Democrats, and their Progressive incubi, are the Devil's spawn, and should be crushed out of existence. Remember, they play by "Chicago Rules," so we should go them one better, and play by Turkish rules.
1 year ago
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