Weiner whips it out

Yeah, I know ,I don’t have any class but I never claimed to. Neither, however, does Anthony Weiner. Chutzpah? Absolutely. Class? Absolutely not.

You would think that tweeting pictures of your junk would disqualify you from being Mayor of Noo Yawk, not because it’s skeezy and creepy-which is it-but because it’s STUPID.

The real reason that I’m pulling against the Hot Dog Man is the way he won his first electoral victory by race baiting. You know, before he was briefly a left wing cable news icon.Here’s how Steve Kornacki described it in Salon before *he* was a cable news icon:

It was at this point that Weiner’s campaign decided to blanket the
district with leaflets attacking his opponents. But these were no
ordinary campaign attacks: They played the race card, and at a very
sensitive time. They were also anonymous.

Just weeks earlier, the
Crown Heights riot — a deadly, days-long affair that brought to the
surface long-standing tension between the area’s black and Jewish
populations — had played out a few miles away from the 48th District.
The episode had gripped all of New York and had been national news. It
was just days after order had been restored that Weiner’s campaign
distributed its anonymous leaflets, which linked Cohen — whose voters he
was targeting in particular — to Jesse Jackson and David Dinkins, who
was then New York’s mayor. It is hard to imagine two more-hated
political figures in the 48th District at that moment. Jackson just a
few years earlier had called New York “Hymie town,” and it was an
article of faith among white voters in Weiner’s part of Brooklyn that
Dinkins had protected the black rioters in Crown Heights — and thus
endangered the white population — by refusing to order a harsh police
crackdown. (Two years later, Dinkins would lose to Rudy Giuliani by an
80-20 percent margin in the 48th District.) The leaflets urged voters to
“just say no” to the “Jackson-Dinkins agenda” that Cohen supposedly
represented. At City Hall, Dinkins held up the flier and branded it
“hateful.”

It’s impossible to say what precise effect this all had
on the election, but it clearly didn’t hurt Weiner. In a surprise
result, he finished in first place — 125 votes ahead of Garson, and 195
ahead of Cohen. Only after the ballots were counted did he admit that
he’d been behind the leaflets, claiming that “We didn’t want the source
to be confused with the message.” This prompted an editorial rebuke from
the New York Times, which noted that “Mr. Weiner’s hit-and-run tactics
tarnish his come-from-behind campaign.”

I’m interested in hearing what our New York readers think of the Weiner mobile rolling towards Gracie Mansion or something along those lines…

One thought on “Weiner whips it out

  1. Aimai says:

    I was personally blast emailed by wieners campaign, because he wants to count on my support. I responded instantly to the call to arms with a return email
    FU DIAF
    And unsubscribed I’m pretty sure I wasn’t the only one with that response..

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