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RNC Chair Priebus: Weiner Should Resign

This makes RNC Chair Reince Priebus the highest-ranking political figure to urge New York Democratic Congressman Anthony Weiner to resign after yesterday’s surreal, bombshell of a press conference.

All eyes will now be on whether other GOP heavy-hitters join in; and if Democrats reverse their call on having the House Ethics Committee investigate before they pass any further judgement.

One gets the feeling that being New York Senator Chuck Schumer’s protege may be the only thing keeping Weiner politically alive at this moment.  Weiner was once a spokesman for Schumer and now sits in the senior senator from New York’s old congressional seat.

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus called for Rep. Anthony Weiner to resign from Congress on Tuesday, a day after the New York Democrat admitted trading sexually explicit photos and text messages with a half-dozen women over a period of years.

“Congressman Weiner’s actions and deception are unacceptable and he should resign,” Mr. Priebus said. “We do not need an investigation to know he lied and acted inappropriately, we need a resignation.”

Republicans are stepping up pressure on Democratic leaders to force Mr. Weiner’s resignation a day after House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) called for a congressional ethics investigation into whether Mr. Weiner violated House rules in sending these pictures and messages. Mr. Weiner said on Monday that he has no plans to resign.

“Either Leader Pelosi and (Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie) Wasserman Schultz believe members of Congress are held to a different set of standards or they believe these actions demand his resignation,” Mr. Priebus said.

Mr. Weiner, who is married, admitted Monday to a pattern of trading sexually explicit notes with women all over the country and lying about one recent photo he sent to a student in Seattle in an effort to cover it up.

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Tommy Thompson: “DNC Misquoted Me!”

Um, Zach, Corey…time to retract.

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Bob Dole Has Pull (Still Apparently)

Wonder what will happen first?

Tommy Thompson also coming out of the woodwork to say the DNC also misquoted him, or Corey admits the ad he’s posted at his blog has been pulled from the airwaves.

The Democratic National Committee is canceling a television ad touting GOP support for health care reform after protests from one of the Republicans mentioned, former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole.
The ad quotes a series of Republicans — including California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, former Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist and former Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson — saying the health care system needs to be reformed.
Dole is quoted saying: “I want this to pass. … We’ve got to do something.”
The ad then accuses current GOP congressional leaders as “siding with the insurance companies” to fight health care reform.
Dole told ABC News on Sunday that he objected to the ad’s criticism of the current Republican leadership.
“I just didn’t think it was fair, when I’ve tried to be helpful in encouraging a bipartisan solution, for the DNC to run an ad that I interpreted and I know others did as a backhanded comment about Republicans,” Dole said.
The former Kansas senator told ABC that he complained about the ad to White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel, who told the DNC to kill the ad.
A DNC spokesman said Sunday: “We have great respect for Sen. Dole and his commitment to reform. When Sen. Dole’s concerns were communicated to us we immediately agreed to pull the ad.”
There’s a difference between ‘wanting something to pass,’ versus the ability to pass something which everyone likes and will actually help someone and work.
No Democratic Health Care plan currently on the table does either of those things.

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