Well, we didn’t see this coming at all:

The chairman of the Republican National Committee on Tuesday called for Rep. Anthony Weiner to resign from Congress, saying no investigation was necessary “to know he lied and acted inappropriately.”

Following Weiner’s dramatic news conference Monday afternoon, during which he admitted to sending explicit online communications to women over the course of several years, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi called for the Ethics Committee to look into whether the New York congressman had violated House rules.

Repeatedly & illegally using the services of prostitutes, making bathroom sex advances on cops and divorcing your cancerous wives while banging staffers while prosecuting another politician’s infidelity, these are all A-OK with the G-OP. Is Mark Foley the only Republican in Congress during this awful 21st Century to actually resign for his sex troubles? We think so. Mark Foley actually had some scruples. [LA Times]

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  • ablington

    I am waiting patiently for the Jean Schmidt sexting scandal.

    • horsedreamer_1

      Don't know whether to up this or bring it down.

    • Lascauxcaveman

      Two words: Ewwww and Ewwwwwwwer.

    • Texan_Bulldog

      No, no. Virginia Foxx. Just do the google on her.

    • V572 [SSAN]

      How about Henry "Brazilian" Waxman?

      • Nothingisamiss

        +1, but not because I want to see it, of course.

      • Limeylizzie

        Genius, that made me cough , snort and spit simultaneously.

    • Limeylizzie

      Ewwwww. dear God, that woman's cunt is probably like an old wallet.

  • Hypocrisy.

    It's always on the menu at the Republican "All You Can Eat" buffet.

    P.S. Let's not forget the special details in s(h)itting Senator Diaper Dave Vitter's case:

    While he committed the crime of being one of Madam Palfrey's repeat customers, it is she who was charged with and convicted of racketeering, and ultimately committed suicide before being sent to prison.

    Meanwhile, 'moral values' scold Dave the Shitter is still a U.S. Senator, voting for tax cuts for plutocrats and against anything and everything that might help the rest of us.

    • V572 [SSAN]

      And giving "shamelessness" a bad name.

    • horsedreamer_1

      Also: she was murdered died naturally.

  • pinkocommi

    If politicians resigned every time they lied, we wouldn't have any politicians left in office. Come to think of it, that's not such a bad idea.

    • Giveusabob

      Yes, do you have a newsletter or something where I might subscribe?

  • PsycWench

    You forgot John Ensign. Sure, he resigned but he actually has sex with the (apparently reluctant) wife of his best friend.

    • horsedreamer_1

      But he slow-walked that departure. A lot. Over a year's time.

    • SorosBot

      He only resigned when the Senate was getting ready to expel him though. And considering that what he did was pretty fucking close to rape, it's ridiculous to compare that to Weiner's weiner pics.

    • AJWjr.

      Not until he saw the knives being sharpened, though.

    • mumbly_joe

      And also they were both his subordinates at the time! And he had is family illegally pay her hush money in an effort to keep the whole thing from blowing up- which, it's worth noting, is apparently only an indictable offense if you're a senator with amazing hair who happens to be a Democrat.

    • V572 [SSAN]

      And Ensign's "resignation" was more of a last-minute acceptance of the inevitable…sort of like shouting, "The king must die!" just before the firing squad pull their triggers, and hoping you'll be remembered as a fearless revolutionary even though you were shitting your pants.

      Oops, wandered off into Vitter-land in that tortured metaphor. So sorry!

  • freakishlywrong

    Maybe Weiner should just take a nice head-clearing hike on the Appalachian Trail.

  • Mumbletypeg

    Is Mark Foley the only Republican in Congress during this awful 21st Century to actually resign for his sex troubles?
    Well, to be fair, Rep. Chris Lee threw in the towel. Soiled, but still..

    • SorosBot

      His resignation was also silly, since his scandal was as tame as this one; unless he had more to hide.

      • mumbly_joe

        Sorosbot! Good God, what happened to all your pee?

        • SorosBot

          The briefly deflating p-ness seems to be afflicting more people than usual today, but mine's back up now.

          • BaldarTFlagass

            And you had the most to lose.

          • SorosBot

            And now it's struck you.

          • Lascauxcaveman

            And yours is at zero, as I type this. I thought all you old timers knew fully well the divine and terrible powers of Intense Debate do this occasionally to remind us not to take our p too seriously.

          • BaldarTFlagass

            I've hardly been here, what with meetings and shit, so apparently this p disappear/resurrection thing can happen when you aren't even looking.

      • HobbesEvilTwin

        Weiner sexting women who are over 18 does not equal Foley sexting pubescent boys.

        • SorosBot

          Not to mention that Weiner's sexts were apparently wanted, unlike Foley's.

  • elviouslyqueer

    Oh, fuck these morality-inhibited motherfuckers. And by "fuck them," I mean "with a dildo that could double as a baseball bat."

    • EatsBabyDingos

      And Chuck Norris' rusty spurs on that there wooden dildo.

      • elviouslyqueer

        Oh no no. Why compromise on rusty spurs when razor wire will do a perfectly good job. Plus, it has such a lovely metallic sheen.

    • Bonzos_Bed_Time

      Hey batta, batta, batta, battaaaa, heeeeeey batta, batta, batta…

  • freakishlywrong

    Here's the difference between us and Republicans–we don't march around judging others and claiming to have "family values", as in; they value other peoples families, and cheat on their own to break them up. But Gawd will forgive them.

  • PabaBritannica

    Yes, but you see, the GOP sex scandals were stories of tormented souls and Christian redemption. Larry Craig struggled mightily with the devil in that bathroom stall.

    • iburl

      Is "the devil" his nickname for his gay blade?

  • horsedreamer_1

    Life is like that. Some of us trawl Constitution Avenue & K Street for tricks, while others shuffle off to the Appalachian Trail. Who's to say which is right, though?

  • KeepFnThatChicken

    Dear Republican National Committee:

    I'm a Democrat.

    A. Weiner

    • horsedreamer_1

      Dear Reince Priebus:

      Watch out for your glass-house. Or, there's prolly an Aaron Schock grindr scandal cooking, as we speak.



    • Dear Mr. Weiner,

      What makes you so sure?


      • MathIsHard


        My scandal involved a consenting, adult, non-prostitute member of the opposite sex.


  • x111e7thst

    Surely before Weiner resigns in disgrace a Congressional Committee should scrupulously examine the Member's member.

  • BloviateMe

    Weird. Mock moral outrage.

    They've never played THAT card before.

    Keep strumming that one string guitar…er, I guess one string banjo would be more appropriate.

  • BaldarTFlagass

    I think we should make him Democratic minority leader, and he should be named Speaker when the Dems take back the House. Ha Ha, Fuck you Republicans!

    • easybaked

      And he should use his 'johnson' as a gavel. That ought to leave the the GOP gaping and gasping.

      • Lascauxcaveman

        And more than a few of them drooling.

  • neiltheblaze

    It doesn't matter what Republicans do, it only matters what they say.

    • DahBoner

      Don't be silly!

      Republicans don't care what Republicans say or do.

    • Beck_is_Trig

      Ah, someone attended the Newt school of family values! While that sounds almost word for word what America's favorite giant headed, gelantinously shaped 70-year old baby said to one of his ex-wives when she brought up what a fat, flaming hypocrit he is. Oh, you added Republicans, which means you're still learning…Republicans only know one letter: I. But you'll get there soon, a couple more sessions with the Newtster you'll learn Christians opposed slavery and founded the country and fucking your secretary is okay so long as you're not a Democrat…that's the final, of course.

  • Chris Lee resigned because he was banging trannies. I think we've found their boundary.

  • EatsBabyDingos

    Looking at the said weinergate photo, it looks like he put a can of Coke in his shorts. If he had gone to the Clarence Thomas Finishing School, he would have known the pube goes on the can of Coke; the can of Coke does not go on the pube. And the "Retching Sarah" photo looks like she licked the pube and then drank the pube.

    The New RePube-lick-cans. Brought to you by the Dicken's Cider Company-Like all the Grifter Chix, Sarah loves the Dicken's Cider Jugs and the Foster's sized Dicken's Cider Extra Large Can.

  • Amazing downfister action. Neutralized.

  • AJWjr.

    I'm pretty sure that, under Sharia, Houma must be stoned to death to atone for Anthony's sins.

  • SorosBot

    But you see, Weiner is not a hypocritical holier-than-thou "family values" scold who wants the government to tell everyone what they can and can't do with their genitals, which makes even the most mild sex scandal so much worse according to our mainstream media for some reason.

  • BlueStateLibel

    This is sort of like the United States telling other countries to stop being so corrupt, stop wasting so much money on their military, and become democratic now!

  • Gopherit

    Mark Foley fell to the Live Boy:Dead Girl rule of republican politics. Eating turds out of a diaper, though, is acceptable.

  • We think so. Mark Foley actually had some scruples.

    Today's GOP–lowering the bar for freedom.

  • DaRooster

    How in the fuck does the House still have an Ethics Committee?

    • Fare la Volpe


  • Weiner showed more guts in 30 minutes yesterday than Sanford, Vitter, Craig or Edwards (yes, him too) have in the last 3 years. Am I disappointed in the guy? Hell, yes. Do I feel I have the right to judge him? No, and neither should the RNC.

    What sucks about this is I really thought the guy was smart enough not to do anything like this in the first place. I thought we had someone in Weiner who was smart and feisty enough to take it to the Republicans. Remember when he was on the floor to support healthcare for 9/11 responders? "The gentleman is right in sitting!"

    Good times, now sadly gone.

    • If I lived in his district, I would judge him harshly for the lying. The sexting and the rest is tawdry. But he lied. (So did Clinton, unless BJs really are not sex.)

      As for Weiner taking the fight to the Repubicans: The Demoncrats should have a deeper bench. They are right on the facts, right on the politics, and right on the morality of all the health care issues. The Demoncrats should be ringing bells about this stuff, but cave at every juncture.

    • GOPCrusher

      I would have more respect for him, if when he was first asked if the picture was of him, he would of just came right out said "Fuck yeah! Here, check it out.".
      But instead, he's made Breitbart look like a hero and extended the "Clinton got a BJ" meme for the next ten years.

  • jus_wonderin

    Does down-fister swallow? I bet he does.

  • Gorillionaire

    Long ago I just assumed that all of these congresscritters were doing something naughty all of the time. At least the dudes are. They have money and privilege and are surrounded by people who kiss their asses.Even gross old coots like Newt and Henry Hyde have gotten their knobs slobbed on the sly.

  • BaldarTFlagass

    Fist goes down, fist goes up. Is that how that works?

    • Fare la Volpe

      Y'can't explain it. C'mon.

  • He resigned(!) over something as innocuous as a shirtless photo. Oh wait.

  • Come here a minute

    Once again we are left asking the House Republican leadership, WHERE'S THE JOBS? No blow, no hand, no nothing. Epic fail.

    • BarryOPotter

      I know! It's like they married America, or something…

  • MissusBarry

    Intentional factual statement?

  • Years ago office flirtation and double entendres were common. Decorum and laws have moved that behavior to cyberspace. What I'm saying is men enjoy getting attention, validation, strokes (ha ha) from the opposite sex. (Or sometimes from the same sex.) I bet women like that too. It doesn't have to end in sexytime. If a pretty girl smiles at me, in that instant I've imagined a life together. It's lust in my heart (a sin) and it's nice. Then I go home.

  • hagajim

    HA HA HA HA….kettle anyone?

  • prommie

    The irony is enchanting, exquisite, and exhilirating.

  • HobbesEvilTwin

    The sad part is that even if Weiner did resign in a fit of rare self-awareness that what he did was really fucking stupid, Vitter, Gingrich, Craig, and the rest still would never grasp that Weiner had done the respectable (and imo the only reasonable) thing.

  • Nothingisamiss

    Err, and Mark Foley sexted teens.

    Agree with the hate-y thing, though.

    • Biel_ze_Bubba

      Minor detail, yeah. You don't get off easy because you "really liked" that 13-year-old.

      • TheMeatmaker

        Must…not…make…"get off easy" joke…

  • Fortunately, sheep can't talk.

  • user-of-owls

    Mark Foley actually had some scruples.

    Dimples too.

  • Guppy06

    "Mark Foley actually had some scruples."

    And he kept dipping them onto the faces of underaged boys.

  • lingin

    >>How do you expect a rational person without an over-inflated ego, sense of self and arrogance to serve as a Congressman?<<

    THIS. I'll take Clinton's, Spitzer's and Weiner's acting out sexually over the reactionary Republicans who take pleasure in sending young men and women to die by ginning up wars.

    • SorosBot

      And of those three, only Spitzer did anything illegal that was actually the public's business and an issue for anyone but their families and the women involved.

  • BarackMyWorld

    Just want to re-emphasize the obvious: Sen. David Vitter, Republican of Louisiana, is still in office, working hard championing the causes of abstinence-only education and banning same-sex marriage.

    • finallyhappy

      yes, but his work stopping The gheys from marrying and promoting Abstinence -0nly education(which we call- "get the girl pregnant" ) makes up for him being an adulterous lying whore monger.

  • Gorillionaire

    Maybe Virgina Foxx could post pics from her gang bang at the Heritage Foundation.

  • BZ1

    hypocrites, please line up here…wow, that many??

  • tcaalaw

    Mark Foley actually had some scruples underaged boys.


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