In an exclusive interview with TODAY’s Ann Curry that will air on Tuesday’s show, President Barack Obama said that if he were Democratic Congressman Anthony Weiner right now, he would resign in the wake of the scandal in which Weiner admitted to sending explicit photos of himself to women online.
“I can tell you that if it was me, I would resign,’’ Obama told Curry.
Weiner has been the talk of the nation since he was caught sending lewd photos of himself to various women on multiple social media platforms, prompting the head of the Democratic National Party to call for him to step down and House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi to demand an ethics committee investigation.
“When you get to the point where, because of various personal distractions, you can't serve as effectively as you need to, at the time when people are worrying about jobs, and their mortgages, and paying the bills — then you should probably step back,’’ Obama said... [adding] that what Weiner did was “highly inappropriate’’ and that he has “embarrassed himself” and his wife and family, but said it will ultimately come down to a decision by Weiner and his constituents as to whether he will continue in office.
While the President understands why the scandal has generated so much attention, he told Curry that it was behind joblessness, the economy and Afghanistan on his radar right now... “I am absolutely confident that we can move forward on a plan that gets our debt under control, gets our deficit under control, but also makes sure that we're making the investments in the future that are going to help us put people back to work.’’
Thanks to Mark Levin, we can easily deconstruct this psychobabble.
When Obama says the word investments, he means more spending and higher taxes. Can anyone ask the president what happened to the $6.4 trillion of new
And when says in the future, he means never. None of this central planning, authoritarian, Soviet-style, centralized suppression of the free market can work, will work, or has ever worked throughout human history.
That is why Obama must always look to the future: to paint an idyllic image for drones and sycophants who are too dimwitted to realize that the Utopia he describes is but a socialist mirage. And that is why he also never takes responsibility for his mistakes: anything that's gone wrong in the past is the fault of prior administrations, the weather, anything but Obama himself.
Truth be told, all that lies in the future under this president is misery. Of that there can be no doubt.