Weiner a whiner
Aug 10, 2010 | 6090 views | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Dear Editor:

Senator Schumer's political protege, Congressman Anthony Weiner, is a whiner. ("Weiner lets loose - Pol Position August 5).  Weiner's explanation concerning his immature behavior during a debate with Congressman Peter King over the House 9/11 responder bill" was clearly politically biased. 

He is correct in challenging Republicans to support a yes or no vote on proposed legislation which would have provided additional medical aid to 9/11 emergency responders. 

His diatribe on the House floor attacking Senators who deliberately complicate legislation by adding amendments whose content may have little to do with any basic bill makes sense.  

But Weiner neglected to mention that Democratic House Speaker Pelosi and her leadership used a procedure that requires a two-thirds vote rather than a simple majority for approval.  This tactic would prevent any embarrassing Republican amendments to the proposed bill. 

Democrats didn't want to go on record denying financial assistance to illegal aliens who may have also served as  9/11 emergency responders.  

All of these parliamentary tactics are commonly used by both Democrats and Republicans in the House and Senate.  Those in the majority can easily control the legislative process any way they choose.  Normally outspoken, Weiner is strangely silent when his political mentor Senator Schumer, Senate Majority leader Reid or  House Speaker Pelosi practices the same tactics he criticized Republicans for.  Those who live in glass houses like Weiner the Whiner shouldn't throw stones at others.  Following Weiner's childish like temper tantrum before his colleagues, will he practice what he preaches?

At the end of the day, Weiner is just another whiner who needs to grow up or get out of Washington.  Perhaps that is why he is always talks about running for Mayor again in 2013.


Larry Penner

Great Neck
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