Democrats Need More Like Anthony Weiner

I agree wholeheartedly with Dana Milbank’s first sentence, but disagree vehemently with his last.

Democrats need more politicians like Representative Anthony Weiner, period. There’s much talk of spineless Democrats, but very little of those who are not, like Rep. Weiner, though he has been getting more press lately.

What makes Anthony Weiner so valuable, no noteworthy, so admirable is that he tosses aside lofty language and political rhetoric. If it is a lie, he calls it a lie. If someone attempts to talk over him, he speaks louder and louder, until the interrupter is silenced. He does not shy away from difficult issues, and even calls out his own party for being too…cowardly to take them on.

What impresses me most about him, is that he does not toss women under the bus. It’s sad that the fact that a Democrat, a representative of the party who constantly claims during election seasons to be the champion of women’s rights, but fails over and over to actually do something to earn that title–actually stands up for women’s rights.

Check out his Youtube channel. Here he responds to constituent’s questions and posts videos of Senate hearings and committee meetings in which he participates. It’s very gratifying to watch these clips, to know that not every Democrat is disappointing.


About Brittany-Ann
Brittany-Ann is a proud, self-identified feminist with fictional tendencies. She currently writes for and moderates at My Fault I'm Female. She smokes camels, reads Dumas, and navigates a conservative state as "one of them darn liberals."

4 Responses to Democrats Need More Like Anthony Weiner

  1. Cate says:

    I adore Anthony Weiner, for exactly the reasons you’ve outlined. If something is bullshit, he calls it out as bullshit. And he genuinely stands up for women. It’s unfortunate that men are often taken so much more seriously when fighting for women’s rights than, you know, women, but that’s how it is. I love that Weiner doesn’t throw us under the bus like so many other Democrats and “progressives.”

    • Brittany-Ann says:

      Indeed–but if more men like him stand up and are vocal allies, that’s our best chance to regain legitimacy in the public sphere, and then progress toward equality–for everyone.

      New York is lucky to have him. It’s a shame his ambition is mayor of New York City, and not Hillary’s VP.

      • Cate says:

        Oh my! Hillary + Weiner sounds like the best presidential ticket ever.

        • Brittany-Ann says:

          That would be a campaign worth volunteering for.

          I hope Hillary hasn’t given up on the Presidency just yet. Aside from being the best ticket ever, I think it’s a feasible one–Hillary and Anthony are both from New York, after all, so it’s quite possible they know one another.

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