Why Weiner must go

Wayne Allyn Root Author, The Ultimate Obama Survival Guide
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Have you seen the movie Dinner for Schmucks? Now we have a sequel, Twitter for Schmucks, starring Congressman Anthony Weiner.

I’m a Libertarian. I don’t want government in my bedroom or my boardroom, so I’m generally hands-off (excuse the pun) about what politicians do in their private time. But this is different. Weiner must resign. If this was just an affair…okay. People have affairs every day. But what people — let alone Congressmen — don’t do every day is send photos of their penises to strangers. That’s far worse than an affair. It’s indicative of a mental illness. Weiner is a pervert, an electronic, high-tech version of the naked man in the raincoat from yesteryear who walks up to pretty female strangers and opens his raincoat. Weiner is a schmuck — and for that he must go.

Here is what the case boils down to:

#1) Weiner thinks we’re the schmucks. Any man so sick he must send photos of his penis, bulging underpants and naked chest to women and talk dirty over Twitter and Facebook with complete strangers has a deep-rooted sexual and mental illness. Since he claims he never had a physical affair, Weiner thinks he should be forgiven. I’d rather hear he’d slept with them. I can understand sex talk and photos between lovers. But a Congressman sending crotch shots over Twitter to complete strangers? This man is in dire need of mental help. He has an addiction or perhaps a deep-seated need to destroy his career. Either way, he’s too self-destructive to be sitting in the United States Congress.

Remember, this is the Congressman who introduced a bill to loosen immigration requirements for foreign models. I can only assume his goal was more potential Weiner Twitter victims.

#2) Don’t be surprised if it comes out that Weiner’s wiener was used for a lot more than (as he called it) “just innocent fun over Twitter.” I’m guessing, if he hasn’t already bought them off, there must be plenty of women ready to talk about Weiner’s sexual exploits. The most recent communication indicates Weiner was begging a Nevada blackjack dealer to meet him for sex. Excuse the pun, but I’m betting this scandal is much bigger than advertised.

#3) This episode has revealed Weiner’s arrogance, recklessness, and sickness. No one this reckless should be allowed anywhere near the Capitol. Any Congressman who after seeing what happened to Congressman Chris Lee still chooses to send his own shirtless photos (and crotch shots) to women is reckless, dangerous, out of control, perverted, and dumb as a tree stump. No one like that has the right to pass bills that affect my life. Weiner is obviously a sick man dealing with a mental illness. He needs help. Intensive 24/7 help. He’ll only have the free time for that kind of help after being relieved of his job.

#4) This is the same Weiner (insert joke here) who went on a McCarthy-style witch hunt against companies that advertise on Fox News. Weiner demanded Congressional and government investigations into fraud and false advertising by gold and precious metal companies. Why? Because he’s a raving, radical, leftist Kool-Aid drinker who didn’t like the fact that gold advertisers were paying tens of millions of dollars to Fox News and Glenn Beck. He attempted to intimidate and bankrupt these companies with investigations, threats and legal fees. I wonder if Weiner planned on a settlement that included these companies agreeing to spend equal money to advertise on MSNBC.

Weiner was acting like a Mafia don trying to extort and intimidate companies that do business with his political opponents. This is as heinous an act as I can remember coming from any member of Congress.

Now picture this same political hack who enjoys witch hunts against political opponents staring at his Twitter screen, sweating and shaking, with eyes and tongue (and other body parts) bulging out, as he sent strange photos to complete strangers, humiliating his wife and putting himself in a position to be blackmailed while laughing at what schmucks the voters who put him in office are. Bingo. There’s the image all voters need to see.

Mr. Weiner, it’s time to go. Quickly.

Let this be a lesson to voters. Anthony Weiner is Exhibit A for why we should have a healthy distrust for all politicians. These are the power-hungry tyrants who want to control your life. Term-limit them, keep tight reins on their spending, and limit the time they can spend in their seats planning new ways to steal our money and take control over our lives.

There are many more Weiners in Washington who simply haven’t been caught yet with their hand (or any other body part) in the cookie jar. We’ve got to watch out for all the Weiners of the world. Most of them aren’t perverts, though. Their hands are in your pants because they’re looking for your wallet.

Wayne Allyn Root is a former Libertarian Vice Presidential nominee. He now serves as Chairman of the Libertarian National Congressional Committee. He is the best-selling author of “The Conscience of a Libertarian: Empowering the Citizen Revolution with God, Guns, Gold & Tax Cuts.” His website Root for America.