Schultz to Weiner: You’re a little too arrogant for me

posted at 1:15 pm on June 7, 2011 by Ed Morrissey

Via The Corner and our Headlines, a bit of a “wow” moment from the Left on Anthony Weiner’s insistence on staying in office from the most sympathetic network possible. Schultz’ logic isn’t exactly impeccable here; if he wants Weiner to run in 2012, then what’s the point of resigning now? New York will have to run a special election to fill his seat, which would almost certainly produce a Democratic winner — especially with the GOP’s track record in Congressional special elections in the Empire State. Still, Schultz hits the nail on the head when he accuses Weiner of taking credit for defaulting back onto the truth only when all other options were obviously closed:

The truth matters. And I take issue with the fact that you take full responsibility. You took full responsibility when it was convenient. You took full responsibility when new information came out and you got caught. There has to be more restitution than just stepping up and saying ‘I’m sorry and I’m not going to resign.’ That’s a little too arrogant for me.

And when you’re a little too arrogant for Ed Schultz

Meanwhile, Survey USA polled New York City yesterday as the damning facts unfolded, presumably before and after Weiner’s tearful admission of wrongdoing.  Are Big Apple residents demanding Weiner’s resignation?  Barely.  Among all respondents, 46% want Weiner to resign, while 41% want him to remain in office.  Men (50/43) are more adamant about this than women (42/39), oddly. Among ethnic demographics, only black supporters support Weiner’s continued presence in Congress, by a plurality of 48/36, hardly a ringing endorsement, while all other demos have either a plurality or majority in favor of resignation.

Less surprising is the partisan breakdown; Republicans and independents have identical 55/34 scores for resignation, while Democrats have a thin plurality for keeping Weiner in office, 42/45.  Self-professed conservatives want a resignation, 56/34, while moderates and liberals both end up in dead heats but edge towards remaining in office.

Nevertheless, Weiner’s much-remarked aspirations for the office of mayor are definitely not going to get addressed in the near term.  Only 11% of all respondents would consider voting for Weiner in a city-wide election, with 45% saying they would vote against him.  Even Democrats wouldn’t turn out for Weiner, 13/42.

Schultz says that Weiner’s relatively young and can always re-enter politics at a later date, but what else would Weiner do?  Since graduating with a degree in political science, he’s either worked for Chuck Schumer or held political office.  His next private-sector job will be his first, at least since college.  It seems doubtful that Weiner will get a job flacking for another politician, his previous gig before winning a seat on the city council, after this credibility meltdown.  Although he should resign, don’t expect him to do so unless his political situation gets more desperate than it is at the moment.

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Among all respondents, 46% want Weiner to resign, while 41% want him to remain in office

The Marion Berry syndrome.

repvoter on June 7, 2011 at 1:18 PM

Just a little, though.

fossten on June 7, 2011 at 1:19 PM

Schultz says that Weiner’s relatively young and can always re-enter politics at a later date, but what else would Weiner do?

“You want fries with that?”

the_nile on June 7, 2011 at 1:20 PM

Dang it, Ed! You just made me spew ice tea all over my monitor screen! Now I’ll have to clean it up, just as soon as I stop laughing!

pilamaye on June 7, 2011 at 1:20 PM

Like O’Reilly kept pointing out last night, there need to be consequences for his actions. Where are the consequences? There would be consequences for every one of us who has a job…we would no longer have one. Anyone here want to keep paying Weiner his salary? I sure as hell don’t.

scalleywag on June 7, 2011 at 1:20 PM

And when you’re a little too arrogant for Ed Schultz …

When you’ve lost Ed Schultz, um, wait, haven’t you gained?

rbj on June 7, 2011 at 1:20 PM

Schultz says that Weiner’s relatively young and can always re-enter politics at a later date, but what else would Weiner do?

Host a program on CNN?

kingsjester on June 7, 2011 at 1:21 PM

but what else would Weiner do?

That’s what unemployment benefits are all about…

right2bright on June 7, 2011 at 1:22 PM

Weiner to resign, while 41% want him to remain in office. Men (50/43) are more adamant about this than women (42/39), oddly.

Not oddly, really. Many American liberal women are stupid and self-loathing.

rrpjr on June 7, 2011 at 1:22 PM

What Ed was trying to say is that Weiner is an internet slut.

Getting back to what Chris Matthews said, about the wife being partially to blame: why is this newlywed woman not home pole dancing for her hubby every night? Instead, she is galavanting around the world with Hillary? That’s not right.

Really Right on June 7, 2011 at 1:23 PM

Isn’t The Ed Show special?

The Special-Ed Show.

fogw on June 7, 2011 at 1:23 PM

Just look at the front page of http://biggovernment.com/
New Yorkers. Just look at it.

scalleywag on June 7, 2011 at 1:24 PM

Schultz says that Weiner’s relatively young and can always re-enter politics at a later date, but what else would Weiner do?

Ummmm…play the role of Arnold Horshack in “Return to Buchanan High: The 25th Reunion?”

bigmacdaddy on June 7, 2011 at 1:24 PM

Ed, aren’t you being a little hard on The Weiner?

BHO Jonestown on June 7, 2011 at 1:24 PM

Some people should learn that associating themselves with scummy people highlights their own scumminess.

Speakup on June 7, 2011 at 1:24 PM

Schultz says that Weiner’s relatively young and can always re-enter politics at a later date, but what else would Weiner do?

“You want fries with that?”

the_nile on June 7, 2011 at 1:20 PM

Community Organizer?

Oil Can on June 7, 2011 at 1:25 PM

Is this an “all things happen for a reason” moment? I mean, had Ed Shultz not have called Laura Ingraham a slut 2 wks ago and been dutifully backhanded by MSNBC, would he have been able to offer such ‘refreshing’ wisdom to the Wenis? This is support for harsh consequences for bad behavior. Ed Shultz actually may have learned something by cooling his heels for 2 weeks and suffering some timely punishment. Not punishment for punishment’s sake, but punishment as a means to learn and teach others to not be an arrogant PITA.

a teachable moment, IMO.

ted c on June 7, 2011 at 1:25 PM

“Tony,you have to resign and lie low until these right wing sluts forget. Then come back.” — Ed Schultz

Caper29 on June 7, 2011 at 1:26 PM

Slightly off-topic:

More Weiner

UltimateBob on June 7, 2011 at 1:27 PM

Although he should resign, don’t expect him to do so unless his political situation gets more desperate than it is at the moment.

kick him to the curb. Make him go survive in the economy he helped create.

Lessons.

ted c on June 7, 2011 at 1:28 PM

“Schultz says that Weiner’s relatively young and can always re-enter politics at a later date, but what else would Weiner do?”

It puts the lotion on it’s skin…

… or it gets the hose again.

Seven Percent Solution on June 7, 2011 at 1:29 PM

Schultz says that Weiner’s relatively young and can always re-enter politics at a later date, but what else would Weiner do?

Host a program on CNN?

kingsjester on June 7, 2011 at 1:21 PM

Thread winnah!

annoyinglittletwerp on June 7, 2011 at 1:29 PM

Seven Percent Solution on June 7, 2011 at 1:29 PM

lol

cmsinaz on June 7, 2011 at 1:29 PM

You’re a little too arrogant for me

Is this even physically possible?

BobMbx on June 7, 2011 at 1:31 PM

Treacher’s take:

Less than 18 hours since Weiner “apologized” and “accepted full responsibility,” he’s already been caught out in his first big lie. “At no time did I or any member of my staff try to do anything to cover anything up,” said the prevaricating pic-perv. “There was no coaching of any sort going on.”

Whoops.

Fallon on June 7, 2011 at 1:32 PM

It puts the lotion on it’s skin…

… or it gets the hose again.

Seven Percent Solution on June 7, 2011 at 1:29 PM

Jody…..mmmmmm mmmmmm mmmmmmm

BobMbx on June 7, 2011 at 1:32 PM

You know he’s a little horndog who somehow got roped and hogtied into a “political marriage” when Weiner wanted a silicone brain and boob’d porn star. I’m beginning to agree with Tingles – it is Huma’s fault. Or Hillary’s.

Marcus on June 7, 2011 at 1:32 PM

Weiner can’t afford to lie anymore, that probiscus is big enough. One more lie and he’ll be in the freak show at the circus

rjoco1 on June 7, 2011 at 1:34 PM

Why can’t Weiner be brought up on charges, in avery state, of indecent exposure? These were public pics viewable by millions of underage girls.

faraway on June 7, 2011 at 1:34 PM

One more lie and he’ll be in the freak show at the circus

rjoco1 on June 7, 2011 at 1:34 PM

dude?! he’s already there…..it’s called the Democratic Party.

ted c on June 7, 2011 at 1:36 PM

You know he’s a little horndog who somehow got roped and hogtied into a “political marriage” when Weiner wanted a silicone brain and boob’d porn star. I’m beginning to agree with Tingles – it is Huma’s Palin’s fault. Or Hillary’s.

Marcus Buy Danish on June 7, 2011 at 1:32 PM

FIFY

fossten on June 7, 2011 at 1:36 PM

When did the walrus come back to work?

Midas on June 7, 2011 at 1:37 PM

Slightly off-topic:

More Weiner

UltimateBob on June 7, 2011 at 1:27 PM

It was just a joke, he only said those things as a joke.

(Yoweee, that stuff is radioactive)

fogw on June 7, 2011 at 1:37 PM

Takes one to know one….

CynicalOptimist on June 7, 2011 at 1:39 PM

Schultz is just pi$$ed because The Wein’s gettin all the attention.

CynicalOptimist on June 7, 2011 at 1:42 PM

Isn’t The Ed Show special?

The Special-Ed Show.

fogw on June 7, 2011 at 1:23 PM

LMAO!!!!

PatriotRider on June 7, 2011 at 1:46 PM

Ed A$$Shultz: Takes one to know one.

Badger40 on June 7, 2011 at 1:49 PM

Allen West goofs on Weeee-ner..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EpdnuYaRXN0&feature=player_embedded

ted c on June 7, 2011 at 1:52 PM

I have to say it’s kind of gross opening up HOTAIR to see that arrogant fool’s pic…he sure wasn’t off the air long.

scalleywag on June 7, 2011 at 1:57 PM

Ed should really look in the mirror, but I don’t see why Weiner should resign. His constituents apparently don’t really care, and yeah, what else is he going to do? So far, nothing’s come out that would cause him to be removed from office. If something like that does come out, then he likely has no future in politics and may as well hang on as long as he can.

I’m not saying this is the right, moral thing to do, but clearly the man isn’t worried about his morals.

Esthier on June 7, 2011 at 2:00 PM

Behold the face of the Modern Left:
http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/269024/behold-face-modern-left-michael-walsh

This is a superb smackdown.

onlineanalyst on June 7, 2011 at 2:06 PM

Schultz says that Weiner’s relatively young and can always re-enter politics at a later date, but what else would Weiner do?

Host a program on CNN?

kingsjester on June 7, 2011 at 1:21 PM

Mayonnaise: Because I’ve got nothing else!

slickwillie2001 on June 7, 2011 at 2:07 PM

Schultz says that Weiner’s relatively young and can always re-enter politics at a later date, but what else would Weiner do?

Hot dog vendor. Weiner’s weiners. Just don’t order the Breitbart secret special.

*ducks*

KeepOhioRed on June 7, 2011 at 2:07 PM

he’s either worked for Chuck Schumer

That certainly explains a lot. What is it with these libtard “leaders” and their disrespect toward women?

And where is Chuck-U Schumer these days? He’s been awfully quiet about AW.

Chuckie Schumer.
Paging Chuckie Shumer.
Please turn off your cell phone.

(crickets)

GrannyDee on June 7, 2011 at 2:07 PM

Not oddly, really. Many American liberal women are stupid and self-loathing.

rrpjr on June 7, 2011 at 1:22 PM

And they are probably Weiner’s FaceBook friends and/or The View fans.

onlineanalyst on June 7, 2011 at 2:08 PM

dude?! he’s already there…..it’s called the Democratic Party.

ted c on June 7, 2011 at 1:36 PM

Heh, that walsh link from NRO that I posted calls Pelosi Maerose Rrizzi.

onlineanalyst on June 7, 2011 at 2:13 PM

I’m sure Ed’s fan agrees.

Claypigeon on June 7, 2011 at 2:13 PM

Isn’t The Ed Show special?

The Special-Ed Show.

fogw on June 7, 2011 at 1:23 PM
LMAO!!!!

PatriotRider on June 7, 2011 at 1:46 PM

As the parent of a child in special education because of her disabilities, I really resent that comment and the assine response. There is no place for that kind of comment on this site.

Old Fritz on June 7, 2011 at 2:16 PM

Congressman Weiner, You are too arrogant for me…

Coming up next we will interview a right wing slut who doesn’t recognize my superiority.

jeffn21 on June 7, 2011 at 2:26 PM

Start running the 2012 campaign commercials NOW!

Split screen left: Weiner at his press conference.

Split screen right: current vulnerable Democrat in office.

Make comparisons (These DEMOCRATS want…)… Repeat hourly and drive the comparison home…

Weiner out to be worth a 20 seat swing just by himself… He is too valuable to the nation to resign; he is in the perfect place because his party hates him (see Pelosi request for ethics investigation) and the Republicans can’t get enough of him… Stay put, Weiner…

Khun Joe on June 7, 2011 at 2:33 PM

And when you’re a little too arrogant for Ed Schultz …

Yeah, that’s striking.

Jaibones on June 7, 2011 at 2:52 PM

As for the New York City poll with men much more critical than women, I am reminded about Clinton getting the same female support after having actually assaulted several women. Sorry, girls, but you — especially you pretend feminist lefty women — have abdicated any authority you may have on male morality.

It is obviously a very flexible guideline that you are using, several notches down the list in importance.

Jaibones on June 7, 2011 at 2:55 PM

Weiner is a little too uppity?

right2bright on June 7, 2011 at 3:03 PM

As for the New York City poll with men much more critical than women, I am reminded about Clinton getting the same female support after having actually assaulted several women. Sorry, girls, but you — especially you pretend feminist lefty women — have abdicated any authority you may have on male morality.

It is obviously a very flexible guideline that you are using, several notches down the list in importance.

Jaibones on June 7, 2011 at 2:55 PM

If someone came to me and said that to my face, they’d
find out quick, fast and in a hurry that I haven’t abdicated one bit of my authority on male morality!

GrannyDee on June 7, 2011 at 3:07 PM

Good grief. America would be so much further ahead if we could just chip off New York and California. I think I’d rather have a border patrol between both of those states and the rest of us, than Mexico.

anniekc on June 7, 2011 at 3:15 PM

I wish the House would push the ethics investigation until say October 2012. Let’s start playing like the game by the Dems’ rules.

jeffn21 on June 7, 2011 at 3:37 PM

Eddy called someone else “arrogant”?

GarandFan on June 7, 2011 at 4:28 PM

…but what else would Weiner do?

“Hey baby…you’ve reached The Weiner Line — just $4.99 a minute when you use your Mastercard or VISA…”

Dopenstrange on June 7, 2011 at 4:45 PM

Ha, watch out Ed. He might get a spot on msnbc as a commentator. Kathleen Parker is looking for a job right? Parker Weiner coming soon to a cable news outlet.

Greed on June 7, 2011 at 4:50 PM

and if anyone knows arrogance it’s ED SHULTZ!

Lonetown on June 7, 2011 at 5:00 PM

I think he should absoutely work in the private sector. That’s a horrible punishment for a pol and just about fits the crime.

disa on June 7, 2011 at 5:58 PM

Schultz to Weiner: You’re a little too arrogant for me

Whoa! And Courtney Love says, “You’re a little too promiscuous for me.”

And DominiqueStrauss-Kahn says, “You’re a little self-destructively over-sexed for me.”

Muggsy Bogues says, “You’re a little too short for me.”

Chuck Schumer says, “You’re a little too strident for me.”

Wow. With so much good advice, dude? I’d recommend trying to rebrand yourself as a porn-star in Thailand. Maybe you could call yourself, “the Hammer,” aka ha-Makabi.

smellthecoffee on June 7, 2011 at 7:19 PM

I dont know I am thinking the head line should have been. “Shultz to hardon weiner”.
But thats just me.

ColdWarrior57 on June 8, 2011 at 12:01 AM