Friday, June 17, 2011

They sort of look like each other.

...What is unusual (click title to entry - thank you)  is his attempt to use it to cover conversations with someone who is, ostensibly at least, a news executive. It amounts to a rather bald admission that Ailes provides Christie with political advice....

The reality is that Mr. Ailes is brokering power to NJ Governor Christie.  Beside the federal laws that come to mind, there is the FACT that Mr. Ailes' time is worth money.  So, therefore, Mr. Ailes is providing 'in kind' donation to Mr. Christie.  It is a political donation without monies exchanging  Let's see if it shows up on any of Mr. Ailes contacts in political arenas.

If these meetings are taking place during 'office hours' there are many, many questions for taxpayers to ask Governor Chrisite.  Besides, his helicopter rides to political organizing meetings and now iwth Ailes, is there any time in the Governor's schedule for actualy work?  Is Chritie accepting a salary for political reasons and how much of that salary is actually acting in his political benefit?

It also seems to me the Democrats don't look at the big picture when 'moralizing' is victiming.

The people seeking legislation in NYC and New York State to move "Marriage Equality" to its proper place as law are going to have to double their efforts now that a 'faux sex scandal' resulted because of opportunistic capitalism with six women.

There is a strong movement for passage of this bill in NYC and New York State.  With added perception by the current legislature, that may effect their point of view (pause if you will) due to renewed concern following the entire 'feeding frenzy' by the media and Republicans, it may prove to be an added burden to the movement to pass the legislation.  That is not what is being reported in that there is still some other bills to be considered, but, there is a chance the Republicans have won their 'backlash' to help support their 2012 campaigns.

The same-​sex marriage equality battle (click title to entry - thank you)  in New York is taking place in Albany, the state capitol, and in New York City, home to Mayor Michael Bloomberg. As of this moment, Senators are conferencing in Albany for the third morning in a row in the marriage equality bill. Rumor has it Cuomo may hold them past their session end date of Monday if other business is not finished, like rent regulations.... ("The Rent is TOO Damn High campaign")
The Albany Times-​Union just reported that, “as well as the ongoing same sex marriage, rent-​regulation/​tax cap debate, senators will also likely talk about the unresolved question of how to handle the defunct OTB [Off Track Betting] system in New York City.

Also undone are the health exchanges which under President Obama’s health care legislation are supposed to be set up this year, with the failure to do so resulting in a potential loss of federal funds.”

NY Mayor Bloomberg has taken a leadership role all of a sudden — demanding of the Republican-​majority Senate “to take a vote” – and to understand why, you have to understand a few things about New York politics.

First, a long-​time history of corruption still hangs over Albany....

What do I care about the 'entertaining sexual exploits' of Former Congressman Weiner with consenting women?  That's there problem.  There are bigger problems that can receive a severe backlash that are far more important than some STUPID photos for 'booty call.

The moralizing that goes on with the RNC, is unilateral in its focus and for the reason of maintaining their base WHEN APPROPRIATE while defaming every other influence to win 'moral issues' of the day.  It is moral and correct to afford civil rights to all Americans.  The RNC victimizes people in order to get elected while they raise fears to assist in that election.  This has to stop. 

And don't think for one minute that donations are decided whwn these events occur.  They do.  And it may not be to the benefit of the Democrats either.  This 'gaming' is completely hideous. 

The two-faces of the Republican Party was very obvious in the episode of "Twittergate" and Former US Representative Anthony Weiner.

From June 6th throught 9th all one heard in the media and in every conservative talk show on the planet were demands to have US Representative Anthony Weiner to resign.  In a completely beniign, consentual, adult conversations between women and a single man who was newly married; the Republcian Party worked overtime to demand the removal of Representative Weiner.  A scandal that is dramatically daunted by the scandals of Republicans in CONTEXT, but, not media forcus was a strategic, political tactic not just for the women that 'sold out' a so-called relationship / chat for considerable money, but, also for the political 'attention' and MORALIZING of the RNC and its members.

June 7th

Republicans call for Anthony Weiner to resign (click here)

By Brian Montopoli

...Asked if Weiner should step down after a local Chamber of Commerce luncheon in Louisa, Virginia, Cantor said that "Congressman Weiner and his constituents will make that decision. I certainly don't condone his activity and I think he should resign."...

With Few Democrats Defending Him, Republicans Call on Weiner to Resign

By Chris Good
...Today we heard the first high-profile call for Weiner's resignation, made by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.). "We've got a lot of serious challenges going on in this country and a lot of work for Congress to do. The last thing we need is to be immersed in discussion about Congressman Weiner and his Twitter activities," Cantor said, according to Roll Call. "I certainly don't condone his activity and I think he should resign."
Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus said the same. "Congressman Weiner's actions and deception are unacceptable and he should resign," Priebus
said in a statement released by the RNC. "We do not need an investigation to know he lied and acted inappropriately, we need a resignation."...

June 8, 2011

Republicans Call for Weiner to Resign (click here)

JUNE 8, 2011

On Tuesday, Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus called for Mr. Weiner to resign and challenged House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., ...Calif.) and Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz to explain whether they "believe members of Congress are held to a different set of standards."...

A different standard than WHAT?  They are Congressmen.  Of course, they are held to a different standard and this time his constituents didn't want him to leave by a poll indicting 56% wanted him to stay.  DID THE HARRASSMENT STOP?  NOooooo, the harassment and the pressure for his resignation continued BEYOND the demands of Eric Canter the day before.  The media and the Republican Party continued on and on and on beyond any proof of the demands of his constituency, EVEN THOUGH that was the stated standard by all.

Then as if a contageous disease OTHER Democrrat Congressmen were LABELED with sterrotypes and scrutiny of their behavior fell into suspicion !  Amazing.  LET'S GO FOR THE JUGULAR, OKAY?  "Take 'em down." 

Weiner being completely embarrassment and humilitated by the entire episode, now realizing his communication with sexually expressive women asking for rendevous, was a hoax on their part, could defend from the idiocy.  He should have stated for everyone to mind their own business as his constituents already spoke in his favor.

possible.  'GET THEM ON THE RECORD.'  It didn't matter that his constituents were on the record.  Nah.  It was what the media wanted that was important and the showmanship of the Republcians went on and on.  You betcha.  Not that there was anything else bettter to attend to.  All the Republicans and media could concentrate on was "Burning down the Democratic House."

As Fellow Democrats & Republicans Call For Weiner’s Resignation, Donnelly Remains Silent  (click here)

Continues To Cling To Weiner Campaign Cash, Stand By Lewd New York Rep
As he continues to posture himself on a wide variety of issues in advance of an uphill U.S. Senate bid, liberal U.S. Rep. Joe Donnelly (D-IN) has remained conspicuously silent on the explosive controversy regarding his friend, campaign benefactor, and colleague U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner’s (D-NY) lewd online behavior.

June 9th

Then the moralizing was to encircle as many SILENT Democrats as

Posted by Christopher Maloney on June 09, 2011
Columbus - Ohio Republican Party Communications Director Christopher Maloney released the following statement after calls by national Democrats for New York Congressman Anthony Weiner to resign:
"Talk is cheap.  It's time for Sherrod Brown to walk the walk when it comes to draining Washington's 'ethical swamp;' it's time for him to join his fellow candidates for U.S. Senate, and Democratic Party peers, in calling for Anthony Weiner's resignation," Maloney said.
"Sherrod Brown sits on the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Ethics.  As long as Senator Brown intends on continuing to incorporate ethics and good government into his 2012 campaign platform, he should join with his Democatic colleagues and provide Ohioans with an answer on whether Anthony Weiner should resign his seat in Congress."…

Then on June 16th on MSNBC with the party that claims to have its

pulse on the nation comes the resounding and continued harassment

 of Democrats from Pat Buchanan.  "You never stood up for the guy."


As yes.  The ever so loyal Republican that could see the injustice by

the Democratic Party while realizing the Weiner scandal was hardly

a scandal at all. 

Of course, now that the congressman had resigned, the Democrats

were at fault after all for the resignation because they didn't stand

up for their own congressman.  That is what sets the GOP a part,

you know?  The GOP stands up for sleeve-bags like Ensign and

Vitter so they don't loose a seats anywhere.

And what does the media do to keep the momentum going?  They SPECULATE about the next in line for the New York 9th district and whether or not that Congressman/woman will actually matter in the scheme of thing before the 2012 elections.  They didn't term it that way.  Not to focus on the people of the NINTH as all, it was "Weiner's Replacement" which already sends up red flags.  Could it be another one of the sorry Liberal Demcrats with a big mouth and SOMETHING TO SAY on the floor of the House?

For Weiner’s Successor, Perhaps, Lame-Duck Status (click title to entry - thank you)

So, who wants to be a lame-duck freshman?...

Exactly my thought.  Who would want to be a lame-duck freshman.  Absolutely.  Not that the people of the NINTH should feel secure about their home and its representation after their ELECTED Congressman had been pressured to leave without much recognition to their wishes regarding this mess.

No one.  I do mean no one, except, Former Congressman Anthony Weiner paid attention to the people of his district and what they wanted.  NO  ONE.  The entire two parties of the USA was concentrated on playing polictics and completely disregarding THE WILL of the people of New York's Ninth.  That should not be a surprise because that is what Republcians do, 24-7.  They showed their true colors on this one in a very big way.  They turned their backs on the voters in the NINTH and ignored the fact they voted Democratic and insisted over and above the will of his constituents that the Congressman resign and then insisted that the media run him into the ground. 

Wow.  And the Democrats not only let them get away with it, but, played right along.

ISSA: Well, first of all, (click here)I agree with Eric, who’s my leader, and who’s a classmate of mine and a friend. But I think Eric’s missing one point. Anthony Weiner’s not a Republican. He won’t resign. There’s a different standard between Republicans and Democrats. Yes, if he were Chris Lee, well, actually, Chris Lee did less and resigned immediately....

There is a different standard that Speaker Boehner and Leader Cantor hold us to.

...And we should hold ourselves to it, but if we don’t, in the case of Chris Lee, who didn’t, you’re gone. They’re not doing that on the other side....

Is that right?  Speaker Boner and Leader Cantor are the moral compass for the party and insist on STRINGENT adherence to the ten commandments.  Is that right?  Well, in case no one noticed the Congressman in question was NOT Christian.  That is not premission for such naive behavior, it is simply a fact.
And, of course, every Republican is perfect right down to his wing-tips and Brylcreme.  Good personal habits make the man.  Absolutely.

Yep.  "Brylcreme."  A good thing to keep right next to the P90-X tape in the Congressal Gym.