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That’s the question we’re forced to face as we deal with the whole sad, absurd spectacle of the controversy over “Park51″, or, as it’s come to be known to the world, the “Ground Zero Mosque”. Azi reports that Anthony Weiner, by calling it a distraction (which, in fairness, is exactly what it is) and changing the subject, “show[ed] Democrats how to sound authoritative, while changing the subject.” As Azi points out, the NYT‘s editorial board went exactly the other way, declaring: The country needs strong and sane voices to push back against the hatred and irrational fears. President Obama made a passionate defense of the mosque, but only once. Most Democratic politicians are ducking. Against the crazy, is there any … More >>
From the Huffington Post: House Republicans late Thursday were able to corral enough votes to defeat a bill that would have provided up to $7.4 billion in aid to those sickened by toxins resulting from the 9/11 attacks. In the process, they set off a host of fiery speeches and denunciations from their Democratic colleagues and produced a veritable YouTube moment from Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y), whose district includes many of the affected. Well worth watching:
The Wall Street Journal ran a story today about the cash on hand for various mayoral contendors. Weiner has $3.9 million in campaign cash, and Quinn also healthy with $2.7 million war chest. “Five officials contemplating mayoral bids in 2013 have provided The Wall Street Journal with details of their disclosures:” Quinn, Weiner, Stringer, Thompson, and Liu. Bill de Blasio declined to particpate. Stringer is the only mayoral contendor who raised much money in the past six months: Mr. Stringer raised more than $600,000 this year, and he said he intends to carry over about $1 million from his re-election campaign last year. “I’m gratified by the close to 1,000 people who contributed, and I’m moving forward,” Mr. Stringer said … More >>
Here are some of the best moments from Anthony Weiner’s time with us last week at the THE BIG F—ING DEAL: Healthcare Q/A & Drinks. See him as he talks about progressive principles and living with Jon Stewart, drops the F-bomb a few times, makes fun of the Tea Partiers, speaks to how the grassroots can move forward, and more: Watch the full length video here: http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=CFF4732AD545287C
As promised, here’s a compilation of three of my favorite moments from Anthony Weiner’s pre-Q&A comments at our great event celebrating the passage of the Big F***ing Deal on Wednesday night… Apologies for the poor quality, but that’s what I get for bringing a smartphone when a true videocam was clearly called for. Complete video to follow.
More than 200 young, progressive New Yorkers gathered on Wednesday to celebrate the passage of the Health Care reform bill. Our guest was none other than Congressman Anthony Weiner, one of the most outspoken leaders on this issue. The event was donned “THE BIG F—ING DEAL: Healthcare Q/A & Drinks Featuring Rep. Anthony Weiner” after Vice President Joe Biden’s tasteful remark. Hosted by the Manhattan Young Democrats and co-sponsored by the Brooklyn Young Democrats, Queens County Young Democrats, Billionaires for Wealth Care, Moveon.org, ACT Now, the Young Invincibles, and Greater NYC for Change, the event was dedicated to thanking Congressman Weiner for his outstanding leadership over the last year. “This was not the bill I would have written,” said Weiner, “but it is … More >>