Video: Weiner finally starting to lose it

posted at 11:21 am on August 9, 2013 by Allahpundit

You need to see it to believe it. Either he’s begun to crack under the pressure or, with his numbers down to 10 percent, he’s decided to have as much fun as he can before the electoral asteroid strike. Nothing left to lose.

Think of him as a new Bulworth. With a constant, raging erection.

Yet throughout his Harlem visit, Weiner demonstrated a penchant for challenging some of the people who were willing to take him seriously.

When one supporter invited Weiner and more than a dozen members of the media into his apartment, the candidate noted the Israeli flag the man had displayed in his living room.

“Are you Israeli?” Weiner asked.

No, the man answered, explaining that he is a Christian who believes in the central role Israel would play in paving the way for the second coming of Jesus Christ.

“Got it,” Weiner said. “But don’t you also believe that we have to be wiped out before the Messiah can return?”

That’s a warm-up for his exchange with the reporter below, but follow the last link and read through. Scott Conroy of RCP spared no detail in chronicling Weiner’s serial humiliations in canvassing in a NYC apartment building. Money quote: “I already said I didn’t want to meet you. Please stop knocking on my door.”

What you’re seeing here, I think, is this guy grappling with the reality that he’s not going to be viable in 2017 either. He was willing to lose this time around on the theory that it would help him long-term; even if more sexting stuff came out and sank him, it’d be old news by the time he made his “real” run for mayor in four years. But that blew up on him. The fact that he was sexting even after leaving Congress combined with the Sydney Leathers circus in the media has turned him into a fatally flawed, fatally ridiculous figure. He’d have been better off skipping a run this time, spending the next four or eight years following John Profumo’s example and working hard at charity, then trying to run for office again. Dredging up old dirty laundry about sexting at that point would seem nasty, an attempt to impugn a changed man. As it is, the fact that his ambition drove him to run before he’d made any credible try at rehabilitation just made him look sleazier, a careerist pol whose ambition wouldn’t tolerate even the pretense of remorse. I doubt he’ll ever shake that rep now, and I think he doubts it too. Why not have a lark with the media before they go away forever?


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I still think Weiner can pull it out.

pain train on August 9, 2013 at 1:43 PM

If NY’ers are stupid enough to vote for Weiner and Spitzer – they deserve what they are going to get.

Whomever wins the NY Mayoral race, if a Democrat, will ultimately make NY’ers look back fondly at the tenure of David Dinkins.

Athos on August 9, 2013 at 1:48 PM

he is a Christian who believes in the central role Israel would play in paving the way for the second coming of Jesus Christ.

“Got it,” Weiner said. “But don’t you also believe that we have to be wiped out before the Messiah can return?”

Weiner’s right.

See what bad theology can lead to? Anthony Weiner being right.

Akzed on August 9, 2013 at 1:55 PM

He’ll probably get a show on MSNBC next season.

myiq2xu on August 9, 2013 at 2:00 PM

Anyone who continuously glances downward toward the right is lying.

SpiderMike on August 9, 2013 at 2:01 PM

I’ve heard Anthony’s staff was shrinking in the wake of all of these bad polling numbers.

pain train on August 9, 2013 at 2:05 PM

Huma must be swelling with joy as she watches her husband interact with the hoi polloi. Such wit! Such charm! Such savoir-faire!

Buy Danish on August 9, 2013 at 2:10 PM

He came and he went.

birdwatcher on August 9, 2013 at 2:10 PM

Weiner’s right.

See what bad theology can lead to? Anthony Weiner being right.

Akzed on August 9, 2013 at 1:55 PM

No, he is not right. He is wrong. The Jews will undergo a great tribulation in the last 3 1/2 years before Christ returns, but there is nothing in the Bible anywhere that says that all Jews must be wiped out. Jews are God’s chosen people and the promises God made to Abraham are still in force.

Weiner is stupid.

jclittlep on August 9, 2013 at 2:13 PM

He won’t win; but how many books and stupid celebrity gigs are in it for Bevis? This is pushing up his per gig speaking price. What grossing me out is that mouth of his. He never shuts it and I think you could fit a #10 can in it? No kidding, look at that chasm.

StevC on August 9, 2013 at 2:16 PM

Today’s modern Democrat – a conflagration of massive narcissism and hubris….

Weiner
Obama
Wasserman-Schultz
Grayson
Spitzer
Reid
Pelosi
Sharpton
…and on, and on, and on….

Athos on August 9, 2013 at 2:19 PM

Did he say “stiff upper lip”? Is that anything like a rigid lower crotch? Maybe he’s confused. Looks pretty warm. Just asking?

msupertas on August 9, 2013 at 2:29 PM

Huma must be swelling with joy as she watches her husband interact with the hoi polloi. Such wit! Such charm! Such savoir-faire!

Buy Danish on August 9, 2013 at 2:10 PM

Weeny’s the only one doing any swelling. Badda boom. I’m here all week.

msupertas on August 9, 2013 at 2:32 PM

No, he is not right. He is wrong. The Jews will undergo a great tribulation in the last 3 1/2 years before Christ returns, but there is nothing in the Bible anywhere that says that all Jews must be wiped out. Jews are God’s chosen people and the promises God made to Abraham are still in force. jclittlep on August 9, 2013 at 2:13 PM

It already happened, silly. Mt. 23:36, 24:34. See everything in between. Also see Rev. 1:1, 22:10.

Huh, and here I thought St. Peter said that Christians were the chosen people, 1 Pe. 2:9.

So you have no problem with the expectation that 33% of Jews in Israel will be killed before Jesus returns? Would you call yourself a supporter of Israel?

Like I said…

Akzed on August 9, 2013 at 3:00 PM

We all know during that interview, Mr. pro woman rights, and pervert Anthony Weiner was on the verge of blurting out, “Come on toots, ask me a serious question. You know you bitches from England, all sound the same.”

veni vidi vici on August 9, 2013 at 3:55 PM

pain train : good one dude.

celtic warrior on August 9, 2013 at 4:59 PM

It already happened, silly. Mt. 23:36, 24:34. See everything in between. Also see Rev. 1:1, 22:10.

Huh, and here I thought St. Peter said that Christians were the chosen people, 1 Pe. 2:9.

So you have no problem with the expectation that 33% of Jews in Israel will be killed before Jesus returns? Would you call yourself a supporter of Israel?

Like I said…

Akzed on August 9, 2013 at 3:00 PM

You’re wrong in your interpretation of Scripture. The tribulation in Matthew is future, not the 70 AD dispersal or the Holocaust.

1 Peter 2:9 says we are “A CHOSEN RACE, A royal PRIESTHOOD, A HOLY NATION, A PEOPLE FOR God’s OWN POSSESSION” – we are grafted in (Romans 11:17-21).

I have no problem with the Word of God. It is inerrant.

The apartment dweller is right, Weiner is wrong.

jclittlep on August 9, 2013 at 5:32 PM

The worst thing about him losing is that we won’t have any “Hum A Weiner” jokes to kick around any more.

Labamigo on August 9, 2013 at 5:33 PM

I’ve heard Anthony’s staff was shrinking in the wake of all of these bad polling numbers.

pain train on August 9, 2013 at 2:05 PM

Not only is his staff shrinking, his stuff is shrinking, too. IYKWIMAITYD

Moose Drool on August 9, 2013 at 5:42 PM

Video: Weiner finally starting to lose it

GET A GRIP WEINER !!

BigSven on August 9, 2013 at 6:13 PM

“Video: Weiner finally starting to lose it”

Truth be known, Weiner completely lost it a long time ago. That was in the moment he first decided to snap a picture of his unit and tweet it across the internet to someone he did not know.

Hopefully he will shorty be permanently off the public stage.

jrgdds on August 9, 2013 at 6:55 PM

Video: Weiner finally starting to lose it

Come on AP — There had to be a pun for this. :)

Disgust threshold exceeded?

Axe on August 9, 2013 at 7:17 PM

The is an old saying,”Crazier than a Sh*thouse rat”. Weiner Boy has gone Sh*thouse Rat!!

Tbone McGraw on August 9, 2013 at 7:34 PM

Why is Weiner so riseable?

connertown on August 9, 2013 at 7:50 PM

I would wager a bet that herr weiner is not part of the remnant that will be around in the end.

crosshugger on August 9, 2013 at 7:53 PM

“Got it,” Weiner said. “But don’t you also believe that we have to be wiped out before the Messiah can return?”

Says Weiner, who is apparently so serious about his Judaism that he married a Muslim.

rokemronnie on August 9, 2013 at 8:56 PM

Either he’s begun to crack under the pressure or, with his numbers down to 10 percent, he’s decided to have as much fun as he can before the electoral asteroid strike.

Both.

Nothing left to lose.

Yep. His dignity departed long ago.

rukiddingme on August 9, 2013 at 8:57 PM

Says Weiner, who is apparently so serious about his Judaism that he married a Muslim.

rokemronnie on August 9, 2013 at 8:56 PM

And 12th Imam talk, there, too, with that blood-bath required bit.

Axe on August 9, 2013 at 9:27 PM

You need to see it to believe it. Either he’s begun to crack under the pressure or,

Allahpundit

Doing everything he can to get Eliot Spitzer elected?

BDU-33 on August 9, 2013 at 11:31 PM

“I feel like I’m in a Monty Python bit.” Tis a flesh wound they keep telling Tony the Weiner.

“STOP!
He who would cross the Bridge of Death
Must answer me
These questions three
Ere the other side he see.”

Did you show your Penis? Yep.

What is your Quest? To cheat,lie and steal the Mayoral election.

Does your wife know about all of your affairs? I don’t know…AAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGHHH!!!!!!!

Tbone McGraw on August 9, 2013 at 11:33 PM

Video: Weiner finally starting to lose it
posted at 11:21 am on August 9, 2013 by Allahpundit

I don’t know about you, Allah, but this guy’s not going to e-mail him any pointers.

Dr. Charles G. Waugh on August 10, 2013 at 1:11 AM

He has over $3 million in his campaign coffers. He can’t spend it on a house in the Hamptons or put in in mutual funds, he has to spend it on campaigning so he will stay in until the bitter end. So the democrats will get full entertainment value for their contributions.

deimos on August 10, 2013 at 7:26 AM

“Are you Israeli?” Weiner asked.

No, the man answered, explaining that he is a Christian who believes in the central role Israel would play in paving the way for the second coming of Jesus Christ.

“Got it,” Weiner said. “But don’t you also believe that we have to be wiped out before the Messiah can return?”

Too many Americans are more concerned about Israel than they are about America. Besides the Marxists, there are other groups that have been using the United States as home base for their religious and political struggles abroad.

Americans have already been sucked into way too many wars abroad in the interest of “national security” and told that our sons who have died and been dismembered somehow “fought for our Freedom” when in actuality it was about political dealings and profiteering. That’s one place where I think the Marxists have a point, but they were indeed responsible for much of it while blaming “U.S. imperialism” and the greedy capitalists.

I’m tired of America being a pawn in others’ games. That’s not what we’re supposed to be about. Our Forefathers didn’t envision the U.S. as being some kind of extension of European political tugs of war or any other region for that matter. Rather, they envisioned us as a truly independent nation built on the ideals of Liberty, dealing with other nations either amicably or in warfare only as absolutely necessary for our interests and survival as a nation.

Dr. ZhivBlago on August 10, 2013 at 9:30 AM

“Team Wiener”. The jokes write themselves.

Jaibones on August 10, 2013 at 9:30 AM

…there were excellent humorous posts on this thread…there should have been a thousand of them!

KOOLAID2 on August 10, 2013 at 11:22 AM

I still think Weiner can pull it out.

pain train on August 9, 2013 at 1:43 PM

The sound of silence in my home has been shattered with peals of laughter….

rwenger43 on August 10, 2013 at 1:44 PM

Think of him as a new Bulworth. With a constant, raging erection.

ROFL, AP…. This shoulda been the headline…

PointnClick on August 10, 2013 at 6:46 PM

He has over $3 million in his campaign coffers. He can’t spend it on a house in the Hamptons or put in in mutual funds, he has to spend it on campaigning so he will stay in until the bitter end. So the democrats will get full entertainment value for their contributions.

deimos on August 10, 2013 at 7:26 AM

He doesn’t have to spend it all on this race, though.

Not sure about NY state rules, but federal rules would even allow him to pay himself a salary from the funds as long as he isn’t a federal officeholder or employee. What do you think Christine O’Donnell does for a living?

A report earlier said his contributions have dried up, so he’d be wise to ride it out, if he must for whatever psychological reason that drives him, on the free publicity in the media and save the rest for later on.

Adjoran on August 11, 2013 at 1:22 AM

Think of him as a new Bulworth. With a constant, raging erection.

Do we know if he has an addiction?

Or is Huma just “not doing it for him” anymore? If that’s the case, Weiner certainly won’t buy that whole ‘Islam is a religion of [a] piece’ thing, will he?

Which is what she really, really has in common with Shrillary.

rwenger43 on August 11, 2013 at 12:14 PM

“Weiner finally starting to lose it”

AP . . . umm, where have you been?

Trochilus on August 11, 2013 at 1:43 PM

Weiner finally starting to lose it

I’ve seen no evidence that Weiner ever had it…so how can he lose it?

landlines on August 13, 2013 at 1:01 PM

As it is, the fact that his ambition drove him to run before he’d made any credible try at rehabilitation just made him look sleazier, a careerist pol whose ambition wouldn’t tolerate even the pretense of remorse.

So how is Bob Filner doing anyhow? Back at mayor of San Diego already?

Oh, that wasn’t about Filner? Sorry, you can see why I’d be confused.

gekkobear on August 13, 2013 at 1:19 PM

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