Friday, June 17, 2011

Anthony Weiner and the Democrat Party Leadership

What Anthony Weiner did was childish and foolish; any Representative should know his/her game should have been tighter than that. Regardless of how any of us felt about Weiner’s actions, the people Anthony Weiner represents should have decided his political fate. I’m a firm believer that the same people who voted him into office should have the opportunity to vote him out of office.

I’ve been a stanch Democrat my entire adult life, but I’ve never felt so disillusioned towards my party as I am today. There have been issues that definitely disappointed me in the past, such as our leadership caving on the ‘Single Payer’ provision in the Health Care Bill.

I was frustrated when President Obama signed a bill cutting taxes for the rich, even though taxes are at its lowest since the 1970’s.

When Republican Governors initiated their Union busting tactics in Wisconsin, Ohio, and Michigan, thousands flooded the streets in protest. It took weeks for any Democrat in a leadership position to speak out against those Governors tactics.

If we go by the way the debates are going in the House and Senate, it wouldn’t be far fetched to believe Democrats will cave on deregulating the Financial Institutions, which led to the worst economic climate since the 1930’s.

The straw that broke the camel back for me that led to my decision not to involve myself in politics this political season was the way my Democrat Leaders treated Anthony Weiner. As I said earlier, Anthony Weiner’s actions were childish and foolish, but not impeachable in my opinion. David Vitter broke the law by soliciting prostitutes; there wasn’t an outcry for impeachment and he continues to serve as a Senator today. By throwing Anthony Weiner under the bus, Democrats have banished a man who spoke as passionate about the causes Democrats believe in as Teddy Kennedy.

When I hear what I consider just outright brainless rhetoric coming from people saying it was the pictures that did Anthony Weiner in, it makes my blood boil. What these complete idiots are really saying is, if we break the law or do something stupid without pictures, we’re ok.

Until we as Democrats rid our Party of the ‘Blue Dog Democrats’ Republicans will always bully us into accepting policy that all real Democrats are against.

If a fundraiser contacts me in behalf of Democrats this political cycle, they’re wasting their time; the Democrat Leadership has demotivated me. And if Michele Bachmann wins the presidency, I’m leaving the country.

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