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curious

The professional left, as you know, aren’t happy: their beloved Anthony Weiner is in a spot of bother. And if I had a dollar for every time I read them cite Martin Luther King’s, eh, active social life when posting their support for Weiner on various websites, I’d have the price of an iPad 2.

Eg:

(You have to love the last comment – “King gets a pass because his assassination was literal”. I don’t even know where to start with that one, so I won’t. But the person who posted it is a self-described ‘progressive’).

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Now, if you were trying to compare Weiner’s woes to other high profile Democrats/liberals/activists who had trouble controlling their weiners, would a man who died over 40 years ago really be the first who’d spring to mind?

Not Bill Clinton? Or John Edwards? Or Eliot Spitzer? Or …. well, there have been quite a few in recent times.

Why Martin Luther King? If you were going that far back, why not JFK? Or RFK? And why choose someone who wasn’t even an elected politician – which is kind of the issue here with Weiner, isn’t it?

Curious.

By the way, the professional left now have something in common with the turd that is Lee Siegel. The photo above comes from his article on the Daily Beast … “With all the commotion over Anthony Weiner’s gross and undignified online behavior, we have been too distracted to see that we have an even worse miscreant in our midst …. Martin Luther King Jr.”

Note the present tense: “…we have an even worse miscreant in our midst.” Has Siegel not heard MLK was assassinated in 1968?

So, Siegel has to travel back over four decades to find a perfect comparison with Weiner – because MLK was a “compulsive seducer of women, he lied to his closest aides and friends, and to his wife and children”. Well, that’s true, no Democrat/liberal/activist has behaved in that fashion since then. None at all.

Oh, forgot to mention: the professional left and Siegel have something else in common: they both loathe the President. You know, the guy who makes them think of MLK.

The best part of all this is that the professional left constantly bleat about the race card being used against them when they attack the President …. and then they bring MLK in to the debate about Weiner’s ‘problems’. You couldn’t make it up.

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PS I was Googling stuff earlier on and up came a bunch of right-wing hate blogs making the same Weiner/MLK comparison. Sometimes it’s so hard to distinguish between the bigots on the right and the bigots on the left.


104 Responses to “curious”


  1. 1 theo67
    June 12, 2011 at 6:09 pm

    This is disgusting – they have no shame, and their racism knows no bounds. The man is dead, for heaven’s sake!

    • 2 africa
      June 12, 2011 at 6:17 pm

      Indeed. But yesterday I read a comment over at the other side that actually had the gall to say that PBO lies all the time, too. It went on to say that he lied about taking off his shoes and marching in the picket line with people in Wisconsin, and some other stuff. I don’t comment over there any more, but I came close to signing on and responding. I thought about it after a while and decided against it.

      They are tired of making the comparison with David Vitter and other Republicans, and now it’s on to sully Dr. King. And these are the values people. They claim the moral high ground on every issue. Ha!!

      • 3 theo67
        June 12, 2011 at 6:24 pm

        They don’t know what they stand for anymore.

      • 4 hopefruit2
        June 12, 2011 at 6:31 pm

        There is one poster on that site by the username of Betty Pinson who constantly brings up President Obama as a “what if” example? I’m not sure why this person is so obsessed with the idea of President Obama behaving in a scandalous behavior and lying about it – particularly when there is NO reason to suspect the President of such behavior.

        • 5 africa
          June 12, 2011 at 6:40 pm

          That particular person has never seen an ugly diary about the president she did not like. In fact, she was among those yesterday saying that DWS and Pelosi got their orders from the White House to call for Weiner’s resignation. Like theo67 says, they don’t know what they stand for anymore, it is sad. They are so predictable, you almost always know excactly how they are going to say.

        • 6 desraye
          June 12, 2011 at 6:42 pm

          Betty Pinson is a Obama-basher. Plain and simple. She’s never given Obama credit for anything. I think she is a PUMA. I almost sign-in to response to her ,but I decided not to because I don’t think it was worth it.

          • 7 hopefruit2
            June 12, 2011 at 7:05 pm

            Here is a comment s/he posted recently on one of the “Weinergate” threads on the site. Of course Rahm Emmanuel is PBO’s former Chief of Staff and continues to be a strong Obama supporter:

            ///
            “I always thought Rahm would be first (0+ / 0-)
            to get caught in one of these sex scandals. He’s a pretty creepy guy, stomping around naked in the House locker room getting up in the faces of and bullying progressive Dems. Ugh, sickening. His time is coming, no doubt, but he’s more likely to get caught in a financial/bribery type of scandal. He’s mayor of Chicago and that kind of comes with the territory.” ///

            • 8 africa
              June 12, 2011 at 7:17 pm

              They continue to live in denial, as the people they hold in high esteem have let them down sorely, and so there is this hope that those they despise would share these same values or lack of, as their heros.

              It’s all wishful thinking on her part that Rahm or PBO would fall from grace, so with comments like these, it makes people like her come off as pathetic.

              • 9 majii
                June 12, 2011 at 9:12 pm

                I believe that the reason they have problems accepting that Weiner is wrong is because of their habit of always viewing things through their ideological lenses. They never bother themselves to think that their idols are human and subject to having human failings. Ever notice how they are always willing to give their opinion on the way they “think” things should be but are never willing to move away from their computer keyboards? They inhabit a world that is just as false as that of the tea partiers, in my opinion. The only reality that exists is the one in their heads.

      • 10 nathkatun7
        June 12, 2011 at 8:34 pm

        Now we know what is the real driving force behind the PL’s hatred of President Obama. Surely they could have chosen FDR, JFK, EMK, of Bill Clinton and John Edwards to argue their case sexual indiscretions do not always impede one’s effectiveness as a public servant. But who do they chose to focus on? MLK! Mainly based on rumors and unsubstantiated claims! Is it a coincidence that they chose to focus on one of the most revered African Americans in defending Weiner while at the same time they accuse President Obama of lying? As their newly found Black hero, Dr. West, would say: Race does really matter; for both the left and the right!

        By the way my position is that Weiner’s indiscretions are minor compared to all the major problems facing this country. For, me it’s up to his his constituency to decide his fitness to continue to serve as their Representative. My beef with Weiner is his unprincipled attacks on President Obama. For someone who supported the most centrist Democratic President, Bill Clinton, to attack President Obama, while pretending to be a champion of purity progressivism, really disgusted me. So I really could care less about his fate because I already know that he is shameless at self promotion.

    • June 12, 2011 at 7:34 pm

      They really have no shame. In their minds Weiner is like MLK Jr.? but MLK Jr. and Obama? nothing like. that’s what they’ll tell you.

  2. June 12, 2011 at 6:14 pm

    Ok, let’s figure out why they HaTE this president? One guess… You are getting warmer, warmer!

  3. 15 globalcitizenlinda
    June 12, 2011 at 6:15 pm

    there is the ultimate insult to the memory of Rev Dr Martin Luther King.!!! that any one of sane mind could even conjur MLK and this congressional critter in the same sentence is quite perplexing!!!!!!!!!!!!! you live long enough then you sure are able to see it all!!!

    • June 12, 2011 at 6:20 pm

      The thing that gets me about these people, Linda, is that they constantly bleat about the race card being used against them when they attack the President. But then they do something as inane as this: choose MLK – not Bill Clinton, not John Edwards, etc, etc – as their example of a public figure to compare with Weiner!?!? It’s so blatant it’s pathetic.

  4. 18 SUE DUVALL SMITH
    June 12, 2011 at 6:16 pm

    WHY DOESN’T THAT SURPRISE ME….INDEED THE SUBLIMINAL ATTEMPT TO HOLD UP SKIN COLOR. EVENTUALLY THE WORDS THAT THEY USE WILL COME BACK TO BITE THEM. THE ELECTION OF OUR AMAZING PRESIDENT HAS BEEN ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT AND INSPIRING MOVEMENTS IN THIS COUNTRY. IT HAS ALSO UNCOVERED THE UNFORTUNATE AND DISTASTEFUL FACT THAT RACISM IS CERTAINLY NOT A DEAD ISSUE IN AMERICA. IT’S APPALLING AND AN EMBARRASSMENT TO OUR COUNTRY.

  5. 19 Jennifer
    June 12, 2011 at 6:17 pm

    The biggest problem I have with the Weiner thing is that it gives credibility to Breitbart. Along with all the other ammunition that the Weiner thing gives the opposition, which is bad enough, that’s the worst.

  6. 20 Dorothy Rissman
    June 12, 2011 at 6:18 pm

    Will it never end? I have had company–pooped. I have been reading this afternoon the followups on weiner. He is a saint. He has not done anything wrong. The biggest laugh is that it is all Pelosi and the dems fault. They are all chickens who are worthless who as dems. Wow! Several suggest that progressive dems should start a third party for weiner, and he can run for president.

    A lot of firebaggers out there who seem to have lost their minds.

    • 21 SUE DUVALL SMITH
      June 12, 2011 at 6:22 pm

      OH MY…I HAVE TO INTERJECT A LAUGH MOMENT HERE…COULD YOU VISUALIZE THE POLITICAL WEINER FOR PREZ ADS?…AND THIS WAS SPONSORED BY FRUIT OF THE LOOM AND FLY CATCHER FISH BAIT! SORRY…I COULDN’T HELP IT!…:))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

    • 22 theo67
      June 12, 2011 at 6:26 pm

      Maybe he can have Alan Grayson as their Vice President. The two of them have big mouths and the same failed records in Congress – achieving nothing except fame. This latest stunt to sully MLK has disgusted me to no end.

      • 23 conlakappa
        June 13, 2011 at 9:24 am

        You missed those two names being proposed as a ticket *before* L’Affaire Weiner? They are just that delusional that having two bombasts on the same ticket would be a good idea. Political naivete was never so naive.

  7. 24 Jessica
    June 12, 2011 at 6:18 pm

    I’ve been saying and thinking this for months. Most of the attacks on Obama from the professional left are racially motivated. Why the hell bring up MLK out of all the philandering men in politics. Just because you are liberal doesn’t mean you aren’t racist and sometimes I’m even more leery of white liberals because they hide their racism in public but say all things unholy behind closed doors (or worse are blind to their own privilege, which is incredibly frustrating). It’s the same reason why white liberals absolutely adore Bill Clinton and JFK (with all their personal failures) but call the President every despicable name in the English language.

    • 25 dotster
      June 12, 2011 at 6:31 pm

      I do have to say that most white liberals love Obama. It’s a small, certain segment who consistently find fault with him, whether for racial or other political reasons which I won’t get into.

      • 26 nathkatun7
        June 12, 2011 at 8:54 pm

        That is so true dotster! Most white liberals, and especially those in my age group (60’s) , support the President. I suppose it is also the case with young people.

        I have no proof, but my sneaking suspicion is that most of the so called purity progressives share the same sentiments as the teabaggers. They seem to be on a mission to create racial divisions among the real liberals/progressives who support and admire President Obama. The goal is to ensure that President Obama is not re-elected. Fortunately, they have not been very successful as is attested by the polls that show overwhelming support of the President from liberal/Progressive Democrats.

    • 27 Walking on Sunshine
      June 13, 2011 at 12:24 am

      I want to add my name to the list of white liberals who love Obama. Most liberals I know do like the president. Racism is usually an older Republican thing. I’m just trying to be honest about what my own experience has been. The white people I have known who have been blatantly racist have almost exclusively been right wing Republicans, the kind who listen to right wing talk radio.

      • 28 sjterrid
        June 13, 2011 at 12:56 am

        I’ll add my name to the list, too. However, I don’t think that it’s just the right wing Republicans that are blatantly racist. I am 55 and grew up in Brooklyn, NY and there were plenty of liberal democrats that were racists too.

        • 29 Walking on Sunshine
          June 13, 2011 at 1:38 am

          I will defer to you on that since it’s your firsthand experience. But the people I know who identify themselves as liberals tend to be the least racist. I also think that the words liberal and progressive mean different things to different people. To me “liberal” means respecting differences and valuing fair treatment of all people. “Progressive” to me means working towards economic fairness. Is that very different than how others think about those terms? I know that conservatives (at least the ones I know) equate “liberal” with “immoral” but I’m interested to know what more moderate people think about those terms.

          • 30 Chi
            June 13, 2011 at 4:08 am

            Unfortunately racist attitudes and mindsets, especially from those who think of themselves as anything but, are usually subconscious or unconscious even when it is sometimes blatant…

            And many of our so-called Liberal/Progressive friends have been pretty brazen about their brand of 21st century, in the age of Obama brand of liberal- sourced racism…

            This emerging brand of liberal racism that at once denies being racist declaring it infinitely impossible since after all, it was their benevolence that got the black guy elected but yet rages on condescendingly and demeaningly at the n^*>*¥ for failing to do their bidding and not prioritizing exactly and hiring specifically as they’d instructed him to…

            Even more blatant their racist attitudes…?

            Praising, elevating and sucking up to the very guy Clinton who in the 90’s set the stage and signed legislation that essentially created most of the very same now entrenched problems that they now demand that the President Obama they malign and disrespect at every turn, reverse overnight..

            If the hypocrisy and racism weren’t so obvious, the attempts at fake outrage, shock and pitiful protestations at the ‘suggestion’ that they are racist is a sight to behold…

          • 32 conlakappa
            June 13, 2011 at 9:27 am

            Racist in your perception as a white liberal. When did you have to see racism? Nonwhites don’t have that option. It can hit us in the face when and where we least expect it. And, yeah, that includes self-identifying progressives and liberals.

      • 33 sam uk obama supporter
        June 13, 2011 at 11:32 am

        I also add my name. Although I am not American I am a proud white liberal Obama supporter, i adore him unconditionally even on extremely rare occasions where I may not totally agree with something he has said or done. My liberal views have been a source of bad feeling among people who I have grown up with including family members even before I knew of President Obama but I am true to my own feelings and beliefs and will totally stand by PBO.

  8. 34 GGail
    June 12, 2011 at 6:18 pm

    This is so sleazy it makes me want to take a long long shower.

  9. 35 SUE DUVALL SMITH
    June 12, 2011 at 6:19 pm

    THIS IS ACTUALLY THE FIRST TIME IN MY HISTORY WHEN I MYSELF SEE SO MANY OF THESE THINGS AND AM ASHAMED TO BE A WHITE PERSON! IT REALLY HURTS MY HEART!

    • 36 LunarSea
      June 12, 2011 at 7:42 pm

      Egads, that is a horrible way to feel.

      Please know that are not required to feel the shame of their shortcomings. They are miserable people who spend all their time sowing hate and discontent. These types exist in every culture and race. (Tavis Smiley, Sara the Quitter, et al come to mind) You are an uplifting member of society and a heartfelt member of this blog. I don’t equate the two to be the same.

      And also, I’m a progressive liberal and they don’t speak for me.

    • 37 GGail
      June 12, 2011 at 8:11 pm

      SDS, don’t let this stain touch you. Rise above it.

      • 38 SUE DUVALL SMITH
        June 12, 2011 at 8:15 pm

        THANK YOU…I WON’T…I’LL STAY ABOVE IT BUT IT JUST MAKES ME WANT TO SCREAM! SUCH HORRIFIC BEHAVIOR FROM THESE ‘ALLEGED’ PEOPLE!

    • 39 nathkatun7
      June 12, 2011 at 9:14 pm

      Sue, Please don’t be ashamed of being a white person. The people peddling these ugly views do not represent all the white people. Just look at the incredible support the President gets from VP Biden, SoD, Bob Gates, SoS, Hillary Clinton and others. Delusional left wingers and insane right wingers who are pre-occupied with racist hatred of the President may be vocal, but I doubt that they speak for the majority of all thoughtful white people. Just as I am sure people like Dr. Cornel West , Tavis Smiley, Michael Steele, and Herman Cain, do not speak for all thoughtful Black people.

    • 40 majii
      June 12, 2011 at 9:26 pm

      The attitudes and madness of the PL, Frustrati, and firebaggers have nothing to do with you, Sue. Their problems and prejudices are of their own creation. I’m black, grew up under segregation, and I would never, ever place you in the same category with these people. PBO also knows the difference. You have nothing to be ashamed of because your heart is pure. Theirs? Well, don’t get me started. I feel the same about them as I do about Cornel West and Tavis Smiley, and I made a conscious decision long ago to not let them rain on my parade. That’s what these types of people want, and I refuse to allow them to do my thinking. Had I followed the thinking of West, Smiley, the PL, FB, and frustrati, I would never have been able to accomplish a fraction of the things I have. Their thinking is defeatist, and I’m one who doesn’t quit in the face of a difficult challenge. My parents were right when they taught myself and my siblings to think for ourselves. It taught us to avoid toxic humans like the ones I mentioned who use whining as an excuse for inaction.

  10. 41 StR
    June 12, 2011 at 6:19 pm

    It’s also interesting that the PL want the Dems to circle the wagons to defend Weiner, when Weiner never gave a damn about toeing the party line and was always grandstanding to get himself in front of the cameras attacking the Dems and the President.

    • 42 africa
      June 12, 2011 at 6:26 pm

      Spot on. It boogles the mind. What gives!!

    • 43 nathkatun7
      June 12, 2011 at 10:03 pm

      Thanks for Speaking Truth StR! The same people who were loudly praising Weiner, when he was publicly attacking the President for not having values, are now demanding that all Democrats should be defending Weiner. Look, personally I don’t think Weiner’s indiscretions should be a big deal. At the same time, I shed no tears for this self serving politician who never missed a chance, to go before cameras, to bash the President of his own party by posing as a voice of the holier than thou progressives. By the way, any one who examines his record in Congress will find out that Representative Weiner supported President Clinton, one of the most centrist Democratic President in modern history, almost 100%. Weiner never once publicly attacked Clinton’s centrist positions! But, he never missed a chance to go on t.v. to attack the Democratic values of President Obama. The PL cheered him when he was attacking his own party and creating divisions. But now they want the party to rally to defend him. Some one needs to remind the PL of the “Golden Rule.”

      Having said that, I still would not join those who are calling for his resignation. It’s up to the people who elected him to decide if his personal indiscretions merit his removal from office. Whether he stays or goes, he has already lost my respect.

  11. 44 africa
    June 12, 2011 at 6:24 pm

    A lot of people, because they label themselves progressives or liberal think that excuses their racist attitudes. Point it out to them and they go into a conniption. How dare you even insinuate such a thing! Don’t you know they are liberals and progressives? But let a conservative or republican utter similar statements, these same people will go into high gear schooling those conservatives in race issues.

    It is just like all these people who suddenly have all this concern about the high unemployment rates in the minority communities. How many of these same people you ever heard before PBO take on the establishment on behalf of minorities?

    Go figure.

  12. 46 Me4obama
    June 12, 2011 at 6:26 pm

    I was watching CNN and the right wing nut jobs are complaining about Wiener circumcising his “weiner”. Well you all thought the Economy will be the issue for 2012, I guess we are going to see circumcision the number one issue for the extremes. 😦

    • 47 majii
      June 12, 2011 at 9:38 pm

      Their ignorance is very telling. They know nothing about Jewish people. Circumcision is a common practice among Jews going back to ancient history and is done on the 8th day after a male child’s birth. IIRC, Abraham was an old man when he was circumcised, and at that time he ordered that all of his slaves and other members of his tribe be circumcised. These right-wingers profess to know the Bible, but they only know bits and pieces of it. Also, they don’t seem to know much about other cultures. Maybe this is why the knuckle-draggers in AZ wanted to get rid of the ethnic studies classes. I taught ethnic studies for over 10 years, and it focused on making American students aware of cultural differences and similarities and promoted tolerance for others. Conservatives have the idea that the only culture that matters is American culture. This is the wrong way to view the world since we are having to deal with people around the world whose culture looks nothing like ours. PBO’s understanding of, and tolerance for, cultural differences is why the republicans have labeled many of his actions as “unAmerican.” IMO, some conservatives are the very picture of intolerance. Rep. Peter King’s pic should be in every dictionary that includes the word “intolerant/intolerance.”

  13. June 12, 2011 at 6:29 pm

    heh, I learned over at dailykos that the only time the PL care about black folks is when they’re dragging them out to shine a bad light on them in some way. This is their stand-by retort to almost anything… MLK is their most favoritest black man to slam next to Obama.. I always figured its because it’s the only other AA person they can think of.. 😉 EFF ‘EM and their little Weiner dog too.. ha!

    • 49 conlakappa
      June 13, 2011 at 9:29 am

      Exactly. We work for them as symbols not people. It’s why they can get all “oooh, something shiny and new” about their current bestest black friend evuh.

  14. 50 MeaBloom
    June 12, 2011 at 6:31 pm

    Now this I really don’t appreciate. MLK??? Are you serious?? This is an insult to what he fought and died for. People have no shame. It’s sad to see that racism still exist because this is all that this is.
    ILoveTheSkinImIn

    Obama2012&I’mIn

  15. 51 bjw2
    June 12, 2011 at 6:37 pm

    Weiner and Jon Stewart went to school together and are friends………….. this is why Jon Stewart attacks the president as weak and innept, both stewart and Weiner have the same talking points.

    Weiner is a show horse…..what we have in the POTUS is a work horse and a man of many, many, many values.

    • 52 MeaBloom
      June 12, 2011 at 6:44 pm

      Where is the like button for comments? I would like this x’s10.

      • 53 bjw2
        June 12, 2011 at 6:47 pm

        Oh thanks MeaBloom….when Jon Stewart revealed that he and weiner were friends and went to school together I had a light bulb moment.

        • 54 dotster
          June 12, 2011 at 7:06 pm

          I’ve had a lot of light bulb moments. They started as a dim glow in the back of my brain and increasingly with more and more evidence began flashing brightly, and continue to do so.

        • June 12, 2011 at 7:19 pm

          Me too! All of Stewart’s insults and bashing of the President made sense. He and Weiner are just jealous of PBO.

    • 57 conlakappa
      June 13, 2011 at 9:31 am

      I didn’t think they went to school together but were roommates one summer or when Stewart first moved to NYC after college.

  16. 58 Debz
    June 12, 2011 at 6:46 pm

    How disgusting that anyone would bring MLK into this. That is pure racism! The fact is ,I wouldn’t even compare this to John edwards or even John Ensign. These guys had affairs, Anthony weiner, is just a pervert.

  17. 59 isonprize
    June 12, 2011 at 6:48 pm

    ok, so I’ll ask the obvious question. What does Weiner have to do with Martin Luther King, Jr?? I mean, seriously.

    • 60 LunarSea
      June 12, 2011 at 7:44 pm

      It was the only way they could somehow tie it all to Obama. By bringing something in the back door. There is absolutely no other reason.

      • 61 nathkatun7
        June 12, 2011 at 10:40 pm

        You are absolutely spot-on LunarSea! Other than trying to tie this to President Obama’s race, I too see “absolutely no other reason” why they would bring MLK in discussing Weiner’s indiscretions. With all the recent, and even current, examples of sexual indiscretions by members of Congress, of both parties, why invoke the gossip and unproven example of MLK, as a defense of Weiner’s stupid and juvenile acts? Clearly, it is now very obvious that for both the left and the right haters of President Obama it is all about race. Ironically, neither President Obama nor members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) have expressed an opinion on Weiner’s situation; except for his fellow New Yorker, Representative, Charles Rangell, who has has come to his defense.

  18. 62 CTGirl
    June 12, 2011 at 6:49 pm

    So I am guessing, per them, he did nothing wrong???

  19. 65 bjw2
    June 12, 2011 at 6:55 pm

    I went over to TMZ to see the Weiner photos and it’s my conclusion that the man is nothing but a egotistical creep!

  20. June 12, 2011 at 6:58 pm

    Hello! That is because progressives have many party-lines! They have the green party progressives, then you have the libertarian progressives, then you have the democrat progressive and finally you have people who just don’t know what the he’ll they are. All they know is they are MAD!!!

    • June 12, 2011 at 7:03 pm

      Most of the people writing this MLK crap on these sites call themselves Democrat progressives ….. I can only assume they’ve confused ‘progressive’ for ‘regressive’.

      • 68 Debz
        June 12, 2011 at 7:04 pm

        Progressively crazy.

      • 69 hopefruit2
        June 12, 2011 at 7:06 pm

        They may claim to be Democrats but I don’t believe them for one minute. Many of them have a strong Libertarian slant which comes with a healthy dose of racism.

      • June 12, 2011 at 7:11 pm

        Those are the ones who fall into the categories of just being mad and lashing out at anything and everything, hello Jane hamster and glen greenwald!
        It is very competitive for them, too. Sort of like how wall street competes, you know, who can make the most money!!!

      • 71 meta
        June 12, 2011 at 7:19 pm

        They have been beaten down for quite awhile and now they are really just trying to make themselves relevant again. They’re all narcissistic pigs full of puffery.

        • 72 conlakappa
          June 13, 2011 at 9:33 am

          Beaten down? As if. Hoisted on their own petards, maybe. I should think that a great deal of their alleged wounds are self inflicted.

      • 73 nathkatun7
        June 12, 2011 at 11:26 pm

        Well said Chipsticks! They are not only regressive but they are closet racists! They’ve absolutely no qualms equating gossip about MLK with the admitted indiscretions of Anthony Weiner! Just so that they can indirectly attack the President. Someone please tell me the difference between the tactics used by the so called holier than thou progressives and those used by the teabaggers, when it comes to attacking President Obama.

  21. 74 meta
    June 12, 2011 at 7:05 pm

    FREAKIN’ civil rights movement, how does it work?

    Honestly, this has me absolutely furious. To compare these two men is a total travesty for the most OBVIOUS of reasons. My blood boils to read this tripe. Wiener doesn’t just stand accused of an affair. He has been found to have been posting pictures of his naked genitals ONLINE. He chose to send these photos to women he did not know. As a congressman of the United States of America, these activities were conducted in his office and other federal facilities. He lied to his colleagues and betrayed them every step of the way as they went out there and tried to stand up for him. And he humiliated them. He refuses to step aside even though most everyone who works with him has been absolutely embarrassed by his actions. Do you think for one moment if he were a woman U.S. Representative who posted photos of her genitals on the internet, that woman would still have her job and her constituents and everyone else would be saying, “no big deal”?????

    Has Wiener received death threats all his life? Has Wiener ever been chased from a lunch counter? Did Wiener go to segregated schools or get beaten by police because he tried to attend a white school? Has Wiener watched children die just because they attended his church?

    These people truly disgust me. MLK had a sense of pride and dignity and a higher cause. Wiener is a backbencher who parades his arrogance on cable TV like a hundred other narcissists. I’m not interested in seeing him continue to benefit from his membership as a Congressman because he has totally been responsible for shifting the focus AWAY from our agenda for a very long time now. How DARE anyone try to equate his deceitful ugly mess with MLK. ENOUGH.

  22. 82 Claire
    June 12, 2011 at 7:36 pm

    Weiner needs to resign.

    Bill Maher, Jane Lynch Perform ‘The Weinerlogues’
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/06/11/bill-maher-weinerlogues_n_875391.html

  23. 83 Obamaperson
    June 12, 2011 at 7:37 pm

    I thought Siegel’s comments were creepy too. He had all the examples you mention, especially the Kennedy brothers (all three of the major public figures that were the Kennedy brothers, plus Arnold the brother-in-law, and it looked to me like Siegel wanted to say something that would stir up racists, perhaps a bit like himself.) Jack Kennedy had the Fiddle and Faddle episodes in the W.H. pool for heaven’s sake, and Bobby was having an affair with his former sister-in-law, all the while loving his wife. Sound familiar?

  24. 85 stylishgurl
    June 12, 2011 at 7:53 pm

    @Meta “Room full of DUH” = Winning 😀

  25. 86 Karen, Sr.
    June 12, 2011 at 8:21 pm

    Interesting that for all the sex scandals involving politicians, and within recent memory, so many would choose to single out Dr. MLK. Not Vitter, not Sanford, not Foley, not Ensign, not Craig, not Edwards, not Clinton, not G.W. Bush, not even JFK, if they wanted to relive that particular era.

    They chose the one person who was NOT a politician, but was the only one who didn’t look like any of the politicians I listed above.

    I don’t have to be an actor to know that what I’m seeing is theater. And it’s a very dark play.

    • 87 nathkatun7
      June 13, 2011 at 12:13 am

      Well Karen, I saw the same picture! I am glad I am not alone. This effort to equate Weiner with MLK was truly bizarre! For me the fact that they chose to equate Rep. Weiner with MLK, instead of the politicians you listed, was revelatory. They now can no longer hide their real motives for bashing the president.

      As I have said before, Anthony Weiner supported President Clinton, the most Democratic centrist President, almost 100% of the time. Yet, Weiner is now offered as the champion of the holier than thou pure progressives, who claim that President Obama is a carbon copy of George W. Bush; despite the fact that President Obama, in just two and half years, has enacted more progressive legislations than Bill Clinton. It is indeed, as you so aptly said, “a very dark play.”

  26. 88 Ceb
    June 12, 2011 at 8:27 pm

    Guys, consider the source. We all know that the haters respect no boundaries, especially when they really know that they are wrong. This makes them even more desperate. They are on the loosing side and they know it. Take a deep breath everyone and keep your eyes on the prize: the re-election of PBO. More and more people are realizing that they have been lied to and mislead by the PL (really, did anyone really believe that Arianna had changed her stripes?), the republicans and the tea party and are beginning to see what we have known all along; that we are living in an extraordinary time that is bringing about the transformation of our country and much of the world. A time when dignity, liberty, and advancement are available to many more people than before, due in great part, to the leadership of our president who actually lives the values that they others only talk about.

  27. June 12, 2011 at 8:33 pm

    Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity. Martin Luther King Jr

  28. 91 MrsJVD
    June 12, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    I was about to get mad but I’m enjoying Game 6 of the NBA Finals, entirely too much for that. Go Dallas!!!

    Dragging Dr. King into this nonsense will do nothing but backfire on these idiots, epically! So I don’t have to be upset. If they’re dumb enough to keep latching onto the sinking ship that is Anthony Weiner and are willing to go down with him. I say more power to them! Good riddance to useless rubbish!!!!!

  29. 92 anniebella
    June 12, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    I’m trying to figure out what was this guy point? Why bring up MLK, when there were plenty others he could have brought up, But he felt the need to inform us about MLK. When I get his email address he will be hearing from me. It won’t do any good, I’m sure but this idiot will know what I think of him. and his B.S. There was no need to bring anyone else name in the picture, but Wiener. This story is all about him. No one but him and his sins.

    • 93 anniebella
      June 12, 2011 at 9:17 pm

      So the people who love him must deal with it. The PL must learn to handle it.

    • 94 majii
      June 12, 2011 at 9:50 pm

      What is even more offensive about it is that the King siblings lost their mom’s older sister yesterday. Talk about rubbing salt into a wound! This reminds me of a Dave Chappell episode called, “When Keep it Real Goes Wrong,” or something similar. This BS should garner a huge backlash from sane individuals all over the world. If it does, I don’t want to hear about these tools whining about it. That they could do this while saying how much “respect” they have for MLK makes liars of all of them.

      http://www.macon.com/2011/06/12/1593965/coretta-scott-kings-older-sister.html

  30. 95 virginia
    June 12, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    Even if we had cocumented proff that MLK had affirs (which we don’t) how does that compare to what Weiner did? Does anyone think for one minute that MLK would send a picture of his erect penis over the wires? Some on> I still can’t see what I’m posting, so forgive any typos.

  31. 96 virginia
    June 12, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    “documented proof” “affairs” “Come on.” Still can’t see it hope these corrections are correct.

    • 97 conlakappa
      June 13, 2011 at 9:56 am

      There is allegedly plenty of documentation in the FBI files. It still has nothing to do with Weiner other than providing a convenient black symbol. LBJ was just as handy a reference, if one is not going with the other martyred JFK and RFK.

  32. 98 sjterrid
    June 12, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    I find this so heartbreaking. MLK and others sacrificed so much to help to better our country for minorities and the poor. Weiner is a politician who we are learning that is more interested in himself than his constituents and members of his own party. This just shows it is all about race for these people why they hate President Obama so much.

  33. June 12, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    Weiner is a whiny underachiever, and like many who have flamed out before him, he is jealously obsessed with Barack Obama because Obama is an overachiever to put it mildly.

    This Siegel guy puts a new, disgusting twist on this mess, but like Weiner, he is inconsequential. MLK had his haters, but they are all but forgotten (if they’re not villified) for the ages.

    There was always a small, but very vocal group of lefty teabaggers (dubbed ‘firebaggers”) on sites like Kos who, like their counterparts on the rabid right, were history revisionists,screamers, bashers, fact and truth haters, and …. in the end … do-nothings. These people represent a miniscule portion of Democrats or liberals. They exist, really, only in cyberspace. This is truly a tempest in a teapot, and will pass like the others.

  34. 100 Anna Luc
    June 12, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    Whatever MLK’s sins were, he conducted his private life in private. The FBI violated his constitutional rights in order to invade Kings privacy. Weiner has conducted his private sexual life in a public forum. In some states sending unscolicited lewd photos to women you don’t know would be considered sexual harrassment. I certainly consider it so.

  35. 101 Asher in Boston
    June 12, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    Really? Of all people that have been caught with their pants down of recent and they go far far back how many decades to bring up a black man? This is blantant racism and disrespect. What proof apart to insinuations do they have about MLK? It had to be the election of a black man that we can now see the uderlying racism of the so called PL. This is so bizare that I am lost for words.

  36. 103 Mariele K.
    June 12, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    This has to be the lowest form of argument that I could have possibly heard. I mean really give me a break – comparing MLK to Weiner. Who r they really kidding?

  37. 104 Walking on Sunshine
    June 13, 2011 at 12:38 am

    It is racism but I think it’s more than that. For some it’s wishful thinking. They wish they had a sex scandal involving the President but since he shows no signs of providing one they have to use a proxy. The President and his lovely First Lady are above all this mess. The nastiness will backfire because it only serves to remind people of what a great husband, father and family man the president is.


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