The Self-Destruction of Anthony Weiner

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Published September 11, 2016
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Anthony Weiner has embarrassed himself again with his latest sexting scandal. Photo courtesy of Center for American Progress Action Fund (Flickr)
Anthony Weiner sexting scandal.

Anthony Weiner has embarrassed himself again with his latest sexting scandal.
Photo courtesy of Center for American Progress Action Fund (Flickr)

In his book, “The Last Argument Of Kings,” author Joe Abercrombie writes, “I have learned all kinds of things from my many mistakes. The one thing I never learn is [how] to stop making them.” When it comes to making mistakes and never learning to stop making them, embattled former Congressman Anthony Weiner takes the cake.

Ever since the 2011 sexting scandal that ruined his political career, Weiner has gone down a path of political and professional self-destruction, continuing to do the very thing that put his life in such a tumultuous position to begin with. Through his latest sexting scandal, which was uncovered by the New York Post in late August, Weiner provided us with another chapter in the shameful saga of one politician’s befuddling stupidity.

For the third time in five years, Weiner has been exposed for sending racy pictures of himself to a woman who was not his wife. Whereas the first two scandals were merely embarrassing and hindered his political career, this incident goes into reprehensible territory, as it has been uncovered that he was sending photos of himself to the woman while his infant son was in bed with him.

Weiner is a disgusting individual and an embarrassment to the very foundation of American politics. People are entitled to their opinions, but who in their right mind is going to defend a man that continues to share perverted photos of himself? Weiner even bragged to the woman he was sexting that his son was his “chick magnet” and sent her photos of his child to win her over. This is an individual who would rather spend time dishonoring his family and sending raunchy photos to random women than taking care of his son.

Time and time again, Weiner has embroiled himself in unnecessary controversies of his own making, while never showing that he has learned from his past transgressions. The first two times he was caught sexting, he initially denied any wrongdoing before being forced to confess when there was no other option. Weiner consistently lies and cheats on his wife because he is a morally bankrupt individual with no sense of decency, honor or respect.

Say what you will about presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, but they have never been so morally adrift that they used their children to flirt with others. Weiner’s behavior is so slimy that even his most loyal followers could not reasonably defend it.

Even when politicians are caught making some sort of mistake, they often own up to it and go out of their way to better themselves in their personal and professional lives. Conversely, Weiner’s conduct has gotten worse since the first time he was caught red-handed. One can only hope that this time he faces the harshest of consequences for his consistent irresponsible decision-making.

In the wake of this latest incident, Weiner’s wife, Huma Abedin, announced that she is separating from him. Additionally, Weiner is now being investigated by the Administration for Child Services because of the racy photos he took involving his infant son. NY1, where Weiner served as a contributor, put the embattled former congressman on indefinite leave. To put it simply: Weiner is being given everything that his karma owes him.

This only gets more embarrassing and pathetic when you realize that Weiner was featured in the recently released documentary, “Weiner,” which depicted how his campaign to run for Mayor of New York City in the 2013 election was undone by his second sexting scandal. How does somebody see himself look like such a fool and feel no motivation to get his life in order? I guess if your name is Weiner, you simply feel no urgency to change anything and continue to act like a disgusting imbecile.

This is the third strike for Weiner and he is out of chances. One can only hope that the public stops giving this moron any sense of decency and respect and discards him like the decomposing bag of trash that he is.

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