Another reason these two sordid politicians have a chance at being elected to office again is because many Americans today sadly share their transgressions. The level of cheating within marriage has increased over the years. According to the Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 74 percent of men say they would have an affair if they knew they would never get caught.
Although these scandals involved actions taken in the politicians' personal lives, they weren't moral, and were illegal in Spitzer's case. Weiner lied publicly eight times about his lewd photos, and one of the women he sexted was only 17 years old.
Other politicians with sex scandals have been able to bounce back and get elected to office again, such as Rep. Mark Sanford (R-S.C.). San Diego Bob Filner is another Democrat politician in the midst of a sex scandal, accused of sexually harassing multiple women. He is being asked to resign by the head of the Democrat Party, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, but so far has resisted. In light of the continuing sexting by Weiner, both the New York Times and the New York Daily News have called for Weiner to drop out of the race.
It is amusing that these men claim to champion “women's rights,” while backstabbing their wives or girlfriends in the back and mistreating other women on the side. If they win their elections, they are likely to continue abusing women. Incredibly, most liberal women don't seem to care. Feminist Tamara Holder tweeted a grossly made-up statistic to defend Weiner, “Public service has nothing to do with bedroom service. 98.4367% of men cheat. I do know a few good men who don’t. Leave Weiner alone.” Another female apologist wrote, “who cares” about Weiner's latest sexting.
Americans are voting for politicians like these based on amusement, not on qualifications or integrity. They are treating voting like changing the TV channel. In the end, the voters will pay, as these flawed politicians inevitably mismanage government and play fast and loose with ethics. Weiner has continued doing the exact same behavior he resigned over. An article in the Wall Street Journal suggested that Weiner's lack of real remorse is characteristic of a sociopath. If liberals in New York elect these degenerate politicians, everyone around the country will likely end up paying for their inevitable irresponsibleness in office, since the federal government loves bailing out irresponsible local governments.