Rep. Weiner is a Weener

I always think that it is funny when public officials refuse to answer questions.  It happens on both sides, but this time it’s on the left.

Bill O’Reilly had Rep. Anthony Weiner on his show earlier in the week.  Bill asked a simple question about the fines that will be levied on taxpayers who refuse to get health insurance.  As you will see from the clip below, he just didn’t answer.

What a supreme jerk.  Big mean Bill O’Reilly always beats up on the helpless little Rep. Weiner and never let’s him talk.  Boo Hoo. I think that Mr. O’Reilly showed great patience with the Congressman during this interview, even though he never did answer the question and actually stretched the truth about who enforces the law and some other details.

In case you were curious, it is the IRS that will be charged with assessing the fines.  There’s your answer Bill (and Rep. Weiner.)

Of course, this is just my opinion.

Rob’s Rant

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14 Responses

  1. He did answer the question: he said you’ll have to pay a fine. What you and O’Reilly wanted him to say is specifically the words: that the IRS.

    I think just about everyone knows the fines are collected by the IRS. Weiner said it was in your taxes, that a fine is involved, and that it is no different than the mortgage deduction.

    Therefore he did answer the question. What he didn’t do is create a sound bite that the Republicans can use in Nov. That is not his job.

    I have to say that Weiner was pretty intelligent not falling for the trap. Either you can’t see that, or you are just mad because he isn’t doing the Republican’s dirty business.

    I am sure your next blog will be about all of the brick throwing that conservatives are doing. Ever think about doing something other than heckling from the sidelines abut trivial stuff?

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    • Like a moth to light, you always show up to these posts.

      He did answer the question: he said you’ll have to pay a fine. What you and O’Reilly wanted him to say is specifically the words: that the IRS.

      No he didn’t. The question was – who would assess the fine. Yes, I wanted him to say “IRS.” What’s so provocative with that? It is the law, right?

      I think just about everyone knows the fines are collected by the IRS. Weiner said it was in your taxes, that a fine is involved, and that it is no different than the mortgage deduction. Therefore he did answer the question. What he didn’t do is create a sound bite that the Republicans can use in Nov. That is not his job.

      No one knows anything about this bill. It is obvious that several on Capitol Hill (and other elites) believe that the electorate is just too stupid or uninformed to understand that this is good for them. If that is the case (in their minds), they should be ready and willing to explain everything in great detail to the unwashed masses.

      Why would he care about some soundbite if this is such a revolutionary thing for this Republic? They should be shouting it from the highest tree.

      I have to say that Weiner was pretty intelligent not falling for the trap. Either you can’t see that, or you are just mad because he isn’t doing the Republican’s dirty business.

      I’m sure he is intelligent but his appearance has nothing to do with his intelligence. The fact that he acted like the victim on O’Reilly’s show indicates he knows how to appear in this light. O’Reilly is beating up on me not letting me talk, etc., etc. I thought it was really funny he really acted like his name.

      What Republican dirty business is he not doing?

      I am sure your next blog will be about all of the brick throwing that conservatives are doing.

      Oh, do explain on the brick throwing.

      Ever think about doing something other than heckling from the sidelines abut trivial stuff?

      If you don’t like it, don’t read and comment. Pretty simple, really.

  2. I read the bill, and I read several analysis of the bill as well as the CBO reports. There are many people who know a lot about this bill.

    You can be Franken read the bill. In this regard Franken is way ahead of you – he became informed.

    You don’t have a clue as to how many on the Hill read it: maybe 95% of them read it, or maybe just 50%. You don’t know. If you don’t know, you can’t write about it (other than to spread misinformation. It’s that simple.)

    Weiner just doesn’t have to give Republicans a video tape that they can use on election day. You are mad because he didn’t fall for your O’Reilly’s simple trick.

    I’d say the fault lies with O’Reilly not getting the goods.

    About throwing bricks, my point was made. You are just simply not ever going to condemn right-wing violence. Failure to condemn is basically acceptance.

    • I read the bill, and I read several analysis of the bill as well as the CBO reports. There are many people who know a lot about this bill. You can be Franken read the bill. In this regard Franken is way ahead of you – he became informed. You don’t have a clue as to how many on the Hill read it: maybe 95% of them read it, or maybe just 50%. You don’t know. If you don’t know, you can’t write about it (other than to spread misinformation. It’s that simple.)

      I was referring to the general public, not the congress. Talk about knee-jerk on your part! I always forget I have to be very specific with you.

      I did read 3200, but not the current law (I do have the pdf file on my computer and am slugging my way through it.) My post had nothing to do with your comment above.

      Also, I truly hope that Sen. Franken read the bill, it’s part of his job to have this information.

      Weiner just doesn’t have to give Republicans a video tape that they can use on election day. You are mad because he didn’t fall for your O’Reilly’s simple trick.

      He went on that show willingly and knows how O’Reilly operates. I thought that it was a good question and he was dodging.

      I’d say the fault lies with O’Reilly not getting the goods.

      You are probably right. O’Reilly should have done research on that particular question so he actually knew the answer before asking the question. I knew the answer to the question and I’m surprised that he didn’t. That doesn’t change the fact that Weiner didn’t answer the question.

      About throwing bricks, my point was made. You are just simply not ever going to condemn right-wing violence. Failure to condemn is basically acceptance.

      No, the point was not made and I have no idea what you are referring to. You are not making sense and obviously have some incident you are mad about. What violence are you referring to?

      This is not a news site, it’s an opinion blog. I write what I am interested in and have no interest in being balanced. There is violence on both sides of the aisle with kooks in each camp. The MSM does more than enough coverage on any violence or actions on the right. It’s the other side of the spectrum the MSM’s tend to avoid.

  3. Up until your last comment I had you pegged for a guy who would condemn the violence. I may have you wrong.

    Specifically I am speaking about the violence recently against members of congress; for example the violence and threats against Grayson and his child.

    My question is when are you going to condemn that kind of violence?

  4. I was glad to hear you condemn violence. It is a stark contrast to Sarah Palin’s “reload” comment and “targets” on her facebook page:

    http://www.facebook.com/notes/sarah-palin/dont-get-demoralized-get-organized-take-back-the-20/373854973434

    You call them kooks, and I am sure you meant Sarah is way out of her mind. I am not sure the rest of the world has caught up to your view of her as a kook. Most feel she does represent the mainstream (I am sure you voted for McCain/Palin).

    Is she a drag on the entire conservative movement?

    • You’re showing your partisan flavor here Mike – I expected something different from you. You’re just spreading the same kooky behavior exhibited by the left.

      I don’t see a problem with the targets and the reload comment. It’s a figurative comment – not a literal one and you know that.

      The conservative movement is not an organized movement. There are many ideas and thoughts. Most of us want less government and more self reliance. I’m talking about normal everyday citizens, not the politicians. Sarah Palin is just one of many people speaking conservative values. Many people wonder why she is supporting McCain for his reelection, but those informed know it’s payback. Who can blame her on that one.

      As far as who I voted for, you know the answer to that. Since you forgot, here’s my manifesto that was published late last year: https://robsrantings.wordpress.com/2009/11/09/manifesto/

      Enjoy!

  5. Here is what is “wrong” with the Palin post. It demonstrates the problem that the right has with its image.

    The subject was discussed on The View. Elisabeth Hasselbeck, who campaigned for Palin in the 2008 election, and who has repeatedly defended Palin, has now come out against it specifically because of the FB post.

    http://blog.zap2it.com/thedishrag/2010/03/apocalypse-now-the-views-elisabeth-hasselbeck-blasts-sarah-palin.html

    If Elisabeth (a Republican) is dropping Palin, then imagine the loss of support among moderate elements. Moderates are beginning to see Republicans as far more lunatic then before.

    Palin may have a poor choice of words, or her words may have been carefully calibrated, but either way she is part of the problem that the right has with its image. It’s a nutter/ racist image.

    • Hasselbeck campaigned for McCain, not Palin. Either way, it doesn’t matter to me.

      As far as racism, this post doesn’t even get close to any racist image, language or anything else related to that issue. If you seriously think that this is racist then you are either blind or a nutter yourself. Maybe you are part of the liberal-nuts who see racism in everything. So Mike, which is it?

      November will be interesting and will be the real indicator. Time will tell.

  6. Sorry Rob. The image is nutter/racist, not Hasselbeck or Palin. Coulter daily irrationally rants against muslims; Tea Party has thrown the N word.

    You can tell me these don’t affect the right’s image, whether you “care” or not.

  7. Comments are broken in the “English Driving Test” post. Spare me the predictable comments about posting.

    Have you ever been outside the US and Canada? I was in Germany, France, So Korea, to name a few. I had no trouble driving and getting or following directions. Had a great time!

    If you view foreigners in America as not learning English on purpose and as a result being a drag on the economy and welfare of this country, then the conclusion all of them best learn English but quick.

    Or you may view certain critical aspects of transitioning to American life as made much easier, quicker, and more productive, by making some services available in their own language. There are several ways that can be accomplished without costing taxpayers more money.

    I think we are all much better off if non-English speakers can earn a driver’s license regardless of their ability to speak, read and write the language. They will be safer drivers, get a job, pay taxes, and go to language classes.

    They could be like me, visitors for a few months. I was a visitor for a 1 1/2 years in some places.

    Almost all immigrants in America learn the language. For almost all families, their children are very Americanized. Adults have a significantly harder time doing so, just as it may be impossible at your age for you to learn Japanese – if someday your job requires you to relocate temporarily.

    Still, you do want them to earn a license.

    The DMV could ask people to bring an interpreter. The interpreter could read the question and translate the question. No special charge. If cheating is a concern, place the two individuals withing hearing but not withing visual range.

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