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Obama: If I Were Weiner, I'd Resign

6/13/2011 3:57 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

President Obama just made a bold statement about Congressman Anthony Weiner's predicament ... "I can tell you that if it were me, I'd resign."

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Obama, who made his statement to "Today" anchor Ann Curry for broadcast Tuesday, said "Well, obviously what he did was highly inappropriate.  I think he's embarrassed himself, he's acknowledged that, he's embarrassed his wife and his family."

Obama continued, "And when you get to the point where, because of various personal distractions, you can't serve as effectively as you need to -- at the time when people are worrying about jobs and their mortgages and paying the bills -- then you should probably step back."

FYI, Obama also suggested last year that Congressman Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) resign on ethical grounds, but he stayed put.


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Cujeaux    

It still won't be enough for Giggedy. He thinks he's invincible.

1137 days ago
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Clovis    

Weiner......Bahahahahahaa!!!

1137 days ago
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PG    

Geez. Took him long enough to comment about his fellow demo. I guess he was on vacation again.

1137 days ago
4.

j    

If I were Obama, I would resign, what a joke!

1137 days ago
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Jackie    

Hmm!!!....Of course Obama has a valid point. Maybe you should have called and tell him to step back before it was becoming worse.

1137 days ago
6.

me    

CORRUPT LIAR

1137 days ago
7.

Shread    

When will these brain dead morons get it through their thick skulls.......

WEINER IS NOT LEAVING OFFICE!!!!! PERIOD!!!

1137 days ago
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Alan Carver    

Had to take time off the GOLF COURSE to make this comment! Doesn't he have more IMPORTANT ISSUES to deal with like our FAILING ECONOMY with Depression Era numbers to support that we are NO LONGER IN A RECESSION BUT DEPRESSION! This President once again, thinks that we care what is going on with his thoughts regarding the scandal of an exhibitionist. NO crimes have been committed by this man, except exposing his penis and taking a camera shot of it. Should he have done it, well clearly he has issues he is going to treatment to seek professional help as to why he has been doing what he did and has done.

So, to President Obama, get back to the real business of our COUNTRY and start working on getting our economy back on track and stop worrying about an exhibitionist that is seeking help for his issues! He has a game plan, what is yours?

1137 days ago
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dd    

I agree, he should resign if for no other reason than stupidity.

1137 days ago
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two cents    

The country's in the crapper. Maybe it's odumba that needs to resign. He needs to sthu!! Whatever weiner did wasn't illegal!! It's between him and his wife, and I'm sick of hearing about it.

It's not like he waved some illegitimate bastard child under her nose for 14 years, or squirted over some girls' dress, or any of the other things politicians have done and didn't quit.

It's a few pics. Big deal! Move on!!

1137 days ago
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Dogg    

It is not the Presidents job to babysit Congress members. I would not have comment at all. No law was broken. Let the congressman work it out.

1137 days ago
12.

Mikey    

If it were Obama he'd be blaming his penis for posing nude.

1137 days ago
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Selebraties Suck    

He's so out of touch. Ibama was bragging today about his airplane and entourage. GFYO

1137 days ago
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PRO US    

Obama continued, "And when you get to the point where, because of various personal distractions, you can't serve as effectively as you need to -- at the time when people are worrying about jobs and their mortgages and paying the bills -- then you should probably step back."
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Sure, Weiner should resign. What about Obama?

Wonder why Obama doesn't think all the golf games he's played since he was inaugurated aren't personal distractions at a time when people are worrying about jobs and their mortgages and paying the bills". As of March 5th, 2011, it was Obama’s 60th time golfing as president, meaning Obama has spent two months of his presidency on the golf course. How ridiculous is that? How critical are America's economic problems and problems in Afghanistan, Libya and Iraq that Obama has found the time to play golf 60 times in the last 2 years and 2 months? Think about it. Obama's golfed since March 5th too but I don't know how many times.

Whether you support Obama or you don't, doesn't it show a lack of seriousness on his part to have golfed over 60 times since he's been President?

http://www.whitehousedossier.com/2011/03/05/golf-2/

1137 days ago
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Booplady    

Adrian Brody should play him in a movie.

1137 days ago
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