In spite of all the rabble rising surrounding the current scandal or “Weinergate” calling for Congressman Anthony Weiners resignation, I think that we as progressives should stand up to the Democratic leadership and tell them to back off and support the only congressman on the hill who has the courage to tell the truth about what is really going on in this country. Yes he lied about his sexual indiscretions but he has been right on about everything else. The everything else is what he was put in office for it is what should really matter, not what he does in his personal life, that should be left to his family and loved one’s to judge. If we don’t like the work that he is doing in congress than vote him out, but let the man do his job.
As far as the argument that he has broken the trust of the voters by lying about an alleged extra marital affair? What about the lies that are told every single day by our elected officials that we know about and especially the ones that we don’t know about? Lies like WMD’s or that the air around the world trade center is safe, death panels, secure communities, we care about the working man etc..etc. They are all paid to lie! Stop acting like this is something new, stop acting like Congressman Weiner is a leper. He lied to save his marriage and to not embarrass his family. Yes maybe he should keep it in his pants but it is not my business or anyone else’s business to pass judgment on this man.
If he resigns we will be losing the only true progressive voice we have left in congress and that my friends would be a true tragedy.