This is what is thinking. The law is so convoluted that there are few, if any, who have never broken any. “Ignorance of the law is no excuse” is bullshit because there is no way any person can know all the laws they are subject to.
And there are lots of people who keep trying to legislate douchebaggery. But I don’t think Weiner’s specific form of douchebaggery had been made illegal…yet.
Bill Clinton was caught and publically at least) sinned no more. I think the issue with Weiner is that he keeps gong back to the well. This is the third time he been *caught *so I think we can safely assume there has never been much of a break in his sexytime texting (as himself) even after losing his job and publically humiliating himself and his family.
Clinton was a run of the mill horndog. Weiner appears to have some kind of death wish.
People are labeling Weiner as mentally unhinged because of his 3rd strike of sexting, not even meeting these women.
Clinton’s affair with Lewinsky was his 3rd or 4th strike. Clinton admitted his affair with Flowers, and paid off Jones, $850k. His track record of denials, isn’t that believable when he later admits his infidelities.
ETA: this thread itself is evidence of Clinton defenders coming to the rescue.
Bill Clinton’s behavior toward women was inexcusable, but not as hilarious as Tony Weiner’s. Perhaps that is due to differences in their pathologies, perhaps that is due to differences in the social media available during the height of their transgressions. In any case, their douchebaggery has no impact on my fundamental moral values or political views. I’ll still vote for the candidate who best represents the policies I want to see implemented, regardless of his/her transgressions or the transgressions of their spouses. Is your comment intended to suggest I should do otherwise?
I thought my point was clear that I was talking about what happened AFTER they were caught. Clinton’s activity ended (so far as can be determined) once he was caught vs Weiner’s persisting after the fact.
Clinton was caught during his first campaign for POTUS in 1992. Have you forgotten the famous 60 minutes, Stand By Your Man interview. Just because he denied and later admitted it, doesn’t mean he wasn’t caught.
Define “better”. Why does anyone get a vote as to what the wife of a cheating husband in a relationship that is not their own should do? Unless a politician is a stalwart “family values” type, I could give two shits if they cheated on their spouse. Even then, it’s only their hypocrisy that bothers me.