Democrats Need More Like Anthony Weiner
March 27, 2011 4 Comments
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.