Another theory of Weiner

From the first time I saw Rep. Anthony Weiner speaking, about ten years ago, he struck me as a creature of pure viciousness. In him, the New York liberal hatred of non-liberals was a burning fire without restraint. I had never seen anything quite like it.

So, he was a man without restraint on his passions and impulses.

And the same lack of restraint he showed in his public hatred of conservatives, he showed in his private sexual behavior.

For more on the connection between private lack of constraint and public lack of constraint (or, as George Washington put it in his first inaugural address, the “indissoluble union between [private] virtue and [public] happiness”), see Irving Babbitt’s 1928 conservative classic, Democracy and Leadership (discussed here).

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LA writes:

Weiner’s nastiness toward Republicans is such that even if fellow Democrats are put off by it. As reported in today’s New York Times:

Widely seen as enjoying Mr. Schumer’s press instincts but not his political skills, Mr. Weiner has never been particularly popular with his colleagues, who describe him as a lone wolf with a snide streak that can verge on nasty—as when he screamed at a New York colleague, Representative Peter T. King, a Republican, on the House floor during a debate on the 9/11 health bill.

A problem I have with the above passage is that it implies that Schumer is some kind of Mr. Smooth. He also has been a vicious ferret in his day, though he calmed down somewhat after he graduated from the House to the Senate.

Posted by Lawrence Auster at June 07, 2011 01:30 AM | Send

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