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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Obama Votes Present on Weiner Resignation

Yesterday, when the White House was asked about Anthony Weiner, the spokesman responded that what Anthony Weiner did was "inappropriate," and that it was a "distraction." But when asked whether Obama thought Weiner should resign, Jay Carney reiterated that it was "inappropriate" and a "distraction" and that was as far as the White House would comment.

Well, I'm sure the backlash must have been pretty strong against the White House's original comments because a few hours later, Obama changed his tune as he got on tv himself and said, "it's a decision for him and his constituents, but if it were me, I'd resign."

My problem with this is that it's typical Obama - he has an innate ability not to take a stand on topics, similar to his extraordinary record of voting present on most bills. To me, calling Weiner's actions "inappopriate" is the understatement of the decade. Yeah - no kidding. Likewise, any idiot could tell that it was a distraction. Really Mr. President? You think this was a distraction? Of course he changed his tune as soon as someone did a straw poll (probably) and found that the 92% of Americans thought the White House's comments were pretty ridiculous.

Is this Obama's typical indifference where he really can't tell the difference between right and wrong, or was he covering for a loyal Democratic friend? My guess is it's a little of both.

Typical Obama. Ugh.