Weiner Attack

March 12th, 2010

No, this post isn’t about ex-Congressman Massa, or about Chat Roulette. It’s inspired by Weiner: GOP Is ‘Wholly Owned Subsidiary Of The Insurance Industry’ (Huffington Post 2/24/10) and Lobbyists go after Weiner in hockey upset (Washington Examiner 3/11/10) . 

“Make no mistake about it. Every single Republican I have ever met in my entire life is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the insurance industry.” – Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) on the House floor

Weiner “really brings the heat at the net and he’s a very talented athlete. Our guys were fortunate enough to sneak a couple by him. Our guys just kept the heat on him the whole night.” – Lobbyist Jonathan Grella after his hockey team’s trouncing 7-2 of the Congressional team (with Rep. Weiner in goal) in the annual Lobbyists vs. Lawmakers ice hockey match held March 9 (last year the Lawmakers won 6-4). 

Rep. Tony Weiner is tough,

But apparently not enough.

Even he lets a few get by.

That’s what happens when you gang up on a guy.


The Lobbyists were out to get him.

Based on last year’s results, their chances seemed slim.

But something in them a spark had ignited.

Could it have been the win in Citizens United?


Maybe their focus on Weiner was tactical

(Since he was the goalie, that seems practical).

Or maybe they ganged up on him because

They want to kill his anti-special interest buzz.


Based on his truth-telling statements, it seems that Weiner may be

One of few Congressmen who would agree

That we must the influence of lobbyists curtail

If the public interest is to prevail.


But even a great goalie can’t block every shot,

And not every infraction can be caught.

But speaking of Massa, as he Glenn Beck informed,

We can’t do anything if campaign finance isn’t reformed.


What Weiner said about Republicans is true,

But unfortunately, it’s true for some Democrats too.

The problem is just that there’s too much payoli.

That’s why campaign finance needs a good goalie.

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Here’s Countdown’s 3/02/10 report on Congressman Weiner’s statement in the House and subsequent truth-telling appearance on Fox and Friends.

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Here’s one of the most compelling arguments I’ve heard for the bill, in spite of its drawbacks, by Congressman Weiner (now back on offense) on Countdown 3/12/10 (including some bonus info on the public option).

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Here’s a video clip about Weiner’s hockey prowess.

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