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Weiner Shows Democrats How to Handle Park51

Wednesday, September 01, 2010 - 09:28 AM

Rep. Weiner discusses Park51 issue and mid-term elections. (msnbc.com)

Rep. Anthony Weiner - who has been uncharacteristically quiet on the Park51 issue - was on MSNBC last night, showing Democrats how to sound authoritative, while changing the topic.

When asked if the issue is hurting Democrats, Weiner said it "certainly hasn't helped. It's been a classic distraction. You know, the fact of the matter is I believe we in politics should be staying out of this debate. This is not a place where politicians should be. But I do think we should be engaging Republicans on their plan to privatize social security."

The New York Times editorial board has a different take, saying, pointedly, "[t]he country needs strong and sane voices to push back against the hatred and irrational fears," about the project.

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VJMachiavelli

He is scared to death and it shows McCain received a lot of votes in his district and he could lose to the Republ-I-CAN come November.Before there was the “Oracle at Delphi” there was Count Vampire J. MachiavelliVJ Machiavelli www.vjmachiavelli.blogspot.comNo More Schumer, Pelosi, Rangel, Engel"After Four Years of Scandals it is time for the Lazio Team"

Sep. 01 2010 07:01 PM

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