It is the ultimate example of voters getting the representatives that they deserve. A recent poll shows 56 percent of constituents of Anthony Weiner want him to remain in office. I spoke on the Weiner scandal on CNN last night.
For years, Democrats have been criticizing the blind loyalty shown to politicians from Tom DeLay to David Vitter. Yet, in New York, voters want to retain a politicians who spent a week piling lie upon lie over the sending of lewd photos. In addition, some of the women complained that they only wanted to talk politics — making (if true) Weiner a type of virtual flasher. He then alleged that a crime of hacking was committed and attacked media — calling them foul names and blaming them for the scandal. Despite this record, the voters want Weiner to continue to speak for them. Weiner only admitted his lies when pictures emerged showing him and confirming his role. Stories have now emerged suggesting that he contacted at least one woman to try to convince her to lie.
What exactly does it take? Just because you like his politics and he attacks people you dislike does not excuse a member in such despicable conduct. When people complain about Congress being a cesspool, they need to consider how their own blind loyalties contribute to that problem.
Weiner is now saying that his wife is making him stay in office, though others have suggested that he needs this job. In the end, it is up to the voters to determine the minimal level of honesty and integrity required to be their representative in Congress.
Sources: NY Post
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I’m glad I could be of some little help to you and know that you will do the very best you can for your Mom. Having been there myself in so many different ways I hope that you, your Mom and your family continue in love and peace. As you know I’m not a praying man in the sense that I feel my prayers could help you, or your Mom, but on the offchance they, can I will pray for you all. That may not help, but please know my empathy at least remains. Hang in there.
Mike, thanks a million times over. I know I’m a pain in the ass and I’m ass backwards in my thinking to the majority around here. One thing for sure is that putting politics and ideology aside I have felt the heart felt concerns for my mom from all of you and it is GREATLY APPRECIATED.
Mike, you may not believe this but I think of you often and have had thoughts/visions that one day you and I would meet and how one mans struggle leads to inspirations of many others. There is a great story that comes to mind with your comment.
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Here’s how it all started
This year will be twenty years since my father made his departure and I am working hard to keep my mom around as long as possible and as long as it remains her desire. I am prepared for the inevitable be it today or in the future. I was just thinking yesterday that when that day comes I would break the news here with a coming out of sorts with my mom and dads life story.
” I relate this because your in the same position my wife was as your Mother’s caregiver. You have the intelligence and the forcefulness to insist that the doctor’s give thought to their diagnosis and to their treatment. ”
I take this as a sign and great timing. As mentioned, the physician who lives across the street suggested a diagnosis based on what she was told. I have called my mothers primary twice this week and informed them of such. They promised to get back with me and I have not heard back. Last night Dr. Ray came over and told me to bring my mother into her office so she could refer me/us to an endocrinologist. I would say your advice gives me confirmation that this needs to be done so we are going today.
“I’ve learned through hard experience that the true expression of love is to hang in with your loved one in the time of greatest need, although I know it’s a difficult task.”
I now know what sleep deprivation is through personal experience with many nights my mother calling me for assistance. I have asked God to please grant me patience because I have found myself becoming angry with my mother and the rest of my family because I’ve been deprived of proper rest. It’s better now because I now have a bed side chair for her so she can relieve herself in the middle of the night without having to be assisted down the hall to go in the middle of the night.
“It must be hard and scary for you and sometimes a person needs to know that others have informed empathy
for their struggles. I wish the best for her, for you and for your family.”
It is, however things in my wifes life has help me understand the struggles. My wife lost her sister and brother and the same day, April Fools day some thirty plus years ago. She lost her sister to cystic fibrosis and her brother in an automobile accident later that day. Her mother and father lost the oldest and the youngest the same day. My wife tells the story how her mother set the rest of the family down to break the news. She told them that the Lord took their brother to look after their sister in heaven because she was so sick. My wifes father was never the same and didn’t come to terms with God until just before his passing two years ago. My wife was also involved in an automobile accident years ago and lost her best friend do to being to close to the airbag. It’s those stories and yours that make me realize that no matter how bad I think things are someone else has or has had it worse and I have no reason to complain.
Thanks to all and to you Mike.
Looks like Weiner is resigning after all. Let’s see if he takes Chris Matthews’ advice and runs in the special election for his empty seat, that would be hilarious if he won.
I’m writing this not because you probably haven’t already know these things, but sometimes because someone in your predicament needs to hear them time and again to reinforce your own instincts.
You know I’ve spent years being sick and in the last year and a half was as close to death as you can get, only to receive the blessing of a new heart. I would have been dead last year were it not for the intelligence and courage of my wife. She stood up to doctors, insisted they review their presumptions and searched the net for information. By her diligence she literally saved my life four times, by questioning the doctors treatment. They admitted to her that she had done this and while some were chagrined, the majority thanked her for her input.
I relate this because your in the same position my wife was as your Mother’s caregiver. You have the intelligence and the forcefullness to insist that the doctor’s give thought to their diagnosis and to their treatment. You have the skills to ferret out information on your PC and in effect to know as much as they do, at least in the ability to ask questions. While medicine has no doubt advance in the past 50 years, the art of diagnosis has often been lost to the reading of labwork, by this generation of overworked medical professionals.
This summer will be 50 years since I lost my mom and I’ve missed her in my life. While you’ve had your mom around for much longer in your life, you still need her around now. Trust your gut and fight for her to stay alive. I’ve learned through hard experience that the true expression of love is to hang in with your loved one in the time of greatest need, although I know it’s a difficult task.
I understand you’re doing your best, but wanted to reinforce what I know you’re already doing. It must be hard and scary for you and sometimes a person needs to know that others have informed empathy
for their struggles. I wish the best for her, for you and for your family.
What Mike S. said!
Good luck with your Mom Bdaman.
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