Skip to comments.Weiner Refuses To Pull Out Of Mayoral Race In Admission Sexting Continued After Resignation
Posted on 07/23/2013 4:02:05 PM PDT by RKBA Democrat
Typically we wouldn't note such tabloid gutter trash as the pilot episode to the upcoming reality show "In The Carlos Danger Zone with the Weiners", but since what is going on in the farce that is NYC's mayoral race is just another analogy for America's broken market, broken politics, broken morals and, ultimately, broken society, this deserves at least a few words, so here they are. Anthony Weiner resigned from Congress after being exposed for having a "sexting problem." As it turns out the Democratic mayoral candidate's sexting problem never went away, and continued well after said resignation with at least one young female, with whom he used the alias "Carlos Danger" and likely more. We learn all this because despite simple logic, Weiner decided to not only run for mayor but following today's revelations, will continue his run for mayor as he announced at a just concluded press conference. And the most inexplicable twist in all this: his wife was there beside him, supporting him and urging him on in the mayoral race.
From The Hill:
New York City mayoral candidate and former Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) on Tuesday admitted to exchanging additional sexually explicit messages with a younger woman over the Internet well after an initial "sexting" scandal led him to resign in disgrace. In a dramatic press conference, Weiner's wife Huma Abedin stood by his side as he acknowledged his sexting problem was something the couple dealt with well after his summer 2011 resignation from Congress.
"Some of these things happened before my resignation, some of these things happened after," said Weiner, who added he was surprised more hadn't come out sooner.
Abedin, making her first comments to the press during Weiner's campaign, offered her full-fledged support and acknowledged his sexting continued after his resignation. "It took a lot of work and a whole lot of therapy to get to a place where I could forgive Anthony," she said in a halting voice while reading a written statement. "It was not an easy choice in any way but I made the decision that it was wroth staying in this marriage. That was a decision I made for me, for our son, and for our family," she said.
"Anthony's made some horrible mistakes both before he resigned from Congress and after but I do believe that is between us and our marriage," she said. "We discussed all of this before Anthony decided he would run for mayor. So really what I want to say is I love him, I have forgiven him, I believe in him and as we have said from the beginning, we are moving forward," she concluded.
Abedin has worked for Clinton as far back as 1996 when she was a White House intern. Clinton once said if she had a second daughter, it would be Abedin.
When he answered questions on Tuesday, Weiner repeatedly insisted the sexting was behind him even as he was vague about when the behavior had stopped.
"I am prepared not to dispute anything that is out there but suffice it to say that people are out there saying things that are not true," he said.
"But that's not the point, I accept the responsibility for having these conversations with these people who I never met, with exchanging inappropriate things in the context of our marriage and that was a mistake and I bear responsibility for that," he continued. "
"That is behind me and we're trying to move forward and we recognize it's not going to be easy. We knew at the moment we got into this race it wasn't going to be easy, but I believe I believe this is an important thing to be doing," he said.
But didn't he say just that two years ago when he quit for the same scandal? Oh wait, like the economy, "this time it's different." At least he didn't blame his pathological addiction to showing off his assorted body parts on the weather.
As for Weiner, it is difficult to handicap if today's revelations have hurt of helped his mayoral chances. Since America got the president it deserves, one can only extrapolate that New York City will get the mayor it too, rightfully, deserves.
To liberals, what’s the big deal? Morals are relative; nothing is sacred; why be so judgemental? Sharpton and Rangle have done much worse than this and look where they are? Filthy rich with homes abroad and broads on each side.
I actually hope he is elected because I think of New York as what they think of us. We will have some comedic release as we watch it rapidly decay. As a Texan, I’m disgusted that lots of oil we produce and refine goes to the North East.
This man has an OBVIOUS problem and is NOT FIT for leadership.
get it? "Bang-kok" /rimshot
—— As it turns out the Democratic mayoral candidate’s sexting problem never went away, -——
Who would have guessed?
Just further proof that politics and lust for power trumps any notion of love or morals for liberals. What a farce, including the sham marriage. If Abedin had any manners she’d dump the SOB, in fact, never “married” him in the first place.
“As a Texan, Im disgusted that lots of oil we produce and refine goes to the North East.”
Y’know, there is a way for Texas to stop doing that.
Vitter was an EXCEPTION.
Ok Ann...if you think so. I could say Livingston and Jim Gibbons and many others. Both are guilty of cheating on wives and other sexual things. You call me DU...I call myself realistic and truthful. You should be trying to be the same.
Why should dems like Weiner and Filner (running for San Diego mayor)be prohibited from office over a little thing like sexual harassment! /dem thinking
Living proof that Politicians have no morals, not even shame.
Watch wieners poll numbers go up
Yep. The lower he goes, the higher he goes.
Weiner should wear Tampon earrings as a statement of his support for women. Somehow it would make perfect sense to Democrats.
That may be so, but Huma Abedin is no ordinary political wife.
She is an enemy agent with connections to Team Clinton. I don't know why she's been assigned to Weiner, but it can't be good.
“Weiner should wear Tampon earrings as a statement of his support for women.”
Or maybe a necklace of condoms as a statement of support for his fellow degenerates.
Previous presidents had long-term physical relationships with women who were not their wives. As scandals go, Weiner's is amusing, but pretty mild by comparison, extending only a little beyond reading dirty magazines.
This Weiner should change his name to DICK. His wife is a plant by the radical muslims to spy on us. Who else would go with this DICK.
Does not surprise me at all. My first vote against a Dem was in Philly against Ozzie (ABSCAM) Myers. He was elected while he was in prison on bribery charges. They sill voted for him.
still not sill.
Oh, no, she's much much more than that.
She's a Muslim Brotherhood operative who was placed in the Clinton White House in 1996 (How'd THAT happen?). Her connection to Weiner is hard to understand unless she was having trouble staying around DC until the HRC 2016 campaign.
She's an agent of influence - at least - and poor Anthony is probably just a means to an end.
Does this mean that New York City and San Diego will become sister cities?
“Anthony’s made some horrible mistakes both before he resigned from Congress and after but I do believe that is between us and our marriage,” she said.
Sorry, Huma, but that isn’t the way the world works. If Anthony had stayed retired from politics, and got a job out of the public eye somewhere, then it would just be between the two of you. When he decided to get back into politics, he invited heightened scrutiny of himself as a public figure again. If he can’t manage his own affairs, it is something the public deserves to know before they decide to let him try to manage their affairs.