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Weiner Refuses To Pull Out Of Mayoral Race In Admission Sexting Continued After Resignation
Zero Hedge ^ | 7-23-13 | "Tyler Durden"

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.

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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.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Politics/Elections; US: New York
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You just can't make this stuff up. The 'rat wing of the uniparty rarely fails to disappoint when it comes to dark humor.
1 posted on 07/23/2013 4:02:05 PM PDT by RKBA Democrat
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To: RKBA Democrat

I wouldn’t think this would impact the election for mayor. People in NYC never met a liberal with whom they disagree that much. But they do want the crime rate kept down, which they may fear Weiner can’t do.


2 posted on 07/23/2013 4:04:04 PM PDT by Theodore R. ("Hey, except for six women in Sanford, FL, the American people must all be crazy out there!")
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To: RKBA Democrat

Maybe the Bobbit woman should visit him. If he lost his man part he wouldn’t have anything to run on.


3 posted on 07/23/2013 4:04:54 PM PDT by funfan
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To: RKBA Democrat

Democrat Political wives are POLITICAL WHORES.


4 posted on 07/23/2013 4:05:08 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: RKBA Democrat

No Weiner interruptus?


5 posted on 07/23/2013 4:05:31 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( ==> sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: RKBA Democrat

The real danger is the fact that the culture in America today is such that he is still a viable candidate. You can’t cure that rot at the voting booth when that rot is what brings you to this point.


6 posted on 07/23/2013 4:05:56 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: RKBA Democrat

No early withdrawal for Wiener!


7 posted on 07/23/2013 4:06:13 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: RKBA Democrat

Moderate content warning for sexual humor, which is pretty silly stuff
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2a4gyJsY0mc


8 posted on 07/23/2013 4:06:37 PM PDT by NCDave (AKA, "That idiot over there")
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To: RKBA Democrat

I presume that Huma is still taking her orders from her girlfriend, Hillary.

I presume that means that Hillary thinks that Weiner will be a useful political ally in her coming run for the White House. I would hope she was wrong, but these days the Dems seem to win no matter WHAT they do.


9 posted on 07/23/2013 4:07:24 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: RKBA Democrat

Weiner calls for Viagra and Trojan to sponsor him.


10 posted on 07/23/2013 4:07:34 PM PDT by VRW Conspirator (The Lefties can drink Kool-Aid; I will drink Tea.)
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To: RKBA Democrat

It was safe sex. Online only. Anthony Weiner doesn’t want to pull out. He’s not finished yet.


11 posted on 07/23/2013 4:07:46 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: RKBA Democrat

Weiner won’t pull out...


12 posted on 07/23/2013 4:07:50 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: RKBA Democrat

Just when you think politics couldn’t possibly get nuttier...along comes Weiner...again....!


13 posted on 07/23/2013 4:07:59 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos! Thank you David, Michael, Chris Txradioguy, JJ, CMS, & ALL of you heroes!)
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To: RKBA Democrat

In the interview, his wife gave her him her full support. Of course, under Islam, Weiner is allowed four wives, so he’s still under the limit, which is OK with his wife.


14 posted on 07/23/2013 4:08:00 PM PDT by aimhigh (Guns do not kill people. Abortion kills people.)
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To: RKBA Democrat

Weiner has embarrassed the Clintons again.

I’m surprised he hasn’t wound up in some public park somewhere, having shot himself 5 times in the head with two different guns.


15 posted on 07/23/2013 4:09:43 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: gorush

Our political system is very efficient in the sense that the politicos tend to reflect the underlying values of those who elected them.


16 posted on 07/23/2013 4:10:14 PM PDT by RKBA Democrat (GOTS: Food, water, guns, ammo, useful skills, cash, and precious metals.)
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To: RKBA Democrat

Weiner blew it again and should pull out. He’s had far too much exposure, and, while it’s a small story, it’s left him with an impotent campaign. He needs to take the problem in hand today, and come back later, when he has cleaned up his image.


17 posted on 07/23/2013 4:10:37 PM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: RKBA Democrat

Man’s a walking talking innuendo.


18 posted on 07/23/2013 4:10:40 PM PDT by catfish1957 (Face it!!!! The government in DC is full of treasonous bastards)
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To: RKBA Democrat

Well, that was predictable.


19 posted on 07/23/2013 4:13:09 PM PDT by Jeff Winston
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To: Ann Archy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tdawA7SrK3Q

Ann....seriously????? Look at that nasty Vitter’s wife standing next to her dunce. I am so pissed that the voters did not get rid of him. Louisiana should be ashamed of themselves for not getting a better person at the primary.


20 posted on 07/23/2013 4:13:45 PM PDT by napscoordinator (Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the Country!)
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To: RKBA Democrat

21 posted on 07/23/2013 4:15:09 PM PDT by RKBA Democrat (GOTS: Food, water, guns, ammo, useful skills, cash, and precious metals.)
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To: RKBA Democrat

My point exactly! Those of us that inhabit FreeRepublic are, unfortunately, an inconsequential minority. American public education, captured by the left, has served to put us there.


22 posted on 07/23/2013 4:15:12 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: RKBA Democrat

And NYC will most likely elect him.....they deserve what the get.

This society has devolved into nothing but smut and licensciousness.


23 posted on 07/23/2013 4:16:46 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: napscoordinator

Hey DU....Vitter was an EXCEPTION.....even YOU know this.


24 posted on 07/23/2013 4:17:30 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: RKBA Democrat

Why should he pull out.

It’s New York, he has a good chance of winning. New Yorkers don’t care if he sent a picture of himself in his drawers to women.


25 posted on 07/23/2013 4:17:45 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: EEGator
Weiner won’t pull out...

Quick! Somebody notify Sandra Fluke!!! She'll get on top of this!!!!

26 posted on 07/23/2013 4:18:53 PM PDT by dragonblustar
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To: RKBA Democrat

The thinking with democratic party candidates is that, if Clinton could get away with much bigger crimes, including sexual assault and lying to congress and America, somebody like Wiener should have easy sailing towards getting elected in a liberal town like NYC.

Also, Huma is just a democratic party political operative, and to her, and most liberals, the end justifies the means, and democrats will do anything to make sure that liberals win as many elections as possible, no matter how distasteful a candidate may be.

If Wiener were to get elected mayor of NY, Huma will stay at his side, but, if Wiener loses, she’s gone. It’s just politically expedient marriage for her and Wiener, and the marriage had no meaning from the get go.


27 posted on 07/23/2013 4:20:14 PM PDT by adorno (Y)
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To: EEGator

Watch wieners poll numbers go up


28 posted on 07/23/2013 4:20:43 PM PDT by molson209
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To: RKBA Democrat

Neither democrat politicians nor democrat voters have any morals. This will not be a problem for him.


29 posted on 07/23/2013 4:21:26 PM PDT by aomagrat (Gun owners who vote for democrats are too stupid to own guns.)
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To: dragonblustar

How sad is that? Every time Weiner and Fluke get together, my federal tax liability would increase.


30 posted on 07/23/2013 4:22:50 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: dragonblustar

Well played.


31 posted on 07/23/2013 4:23:37 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: molson209

Sad but true.


32 posted on 07/23/2013 4:24:08 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: RKBA Democrat

What! No electius interreptus?


33 posted on 07/23/2013 4:25:55 PM PDT by norwaypinesavage (Galileo: In science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of one individual)
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To: RKBA Democrat

Probably should be Carlos Halfcocked


34 posted on 07/23/2013 4:26:21 PM PDT by Hoosier-Daddy ( "It is not our job to protect the people from the consequences of their political choices.")
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To: RKBA Democrat

If Screw York Chity votes for this trash they deserve said trash and all he brings down on em..... Low information dummy voters that even give this sort any serious consideration are domestic enemies of the worst kind.

Wonder how many minors he’s exposed hisself to with his sexting hobby....?


35 posted on 07/23/2013 4:28:47 PM PDT by Squantos ( Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet ...)
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To: Hoosier-Daddy

Wouldn’t want to be in those crosshairs ....


36 posted on 07/23/2013 4:30:02 PM PDT by Squantos ( Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet ...)
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To: Ann Archy

Agreed. His wife’s response was disappointing. At least Hilary pretended to be annoyed.


37 posted on 07/23/2013 4:30:08 PM PDT by MNDude (The system worked!)
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To: Pollster1

Well done, LOL


38 posted on 07/23/2013 4:30:29 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: Pollster1

I count 8. That makes you the wein... uh... winner!


39 posted on 07/23/2013 4:31:17 PM PDT by Nita Nupress ( Use your mind, not your emotions. Refuse to be manipulated by Marxists!)
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To: RKBA Democrat; Clintonfatigued; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; BillyBoy; GOPsterinMA; NFHale; ...

Seriously? He kept doing it? Is he 15 years old?


40 posted on 07/23/2013 4:31:55 PM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: RKBA Democrat

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.


41 posted on 07/23/2013 4:32:20 PM PDT by lormand (Inside every liberal is a dung slinging monkey.)
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To: RKBA Democrat

This man has an OBVIOUS problem and is NOT FIT for leadership.


42 posted on 07/23/2013 4:34:10 PM PDT by joethedrummer
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To: RKBA Democrat
Maybe he is just a little mixed up and he meant to enter the race for mayor of Bangkok.

get it? "Bang-kok" /rimshot

43 posted on 07/23/2013 4:34:51 PM PDT by SteveH (First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they fight you. Then you win.)
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To: RKBA Democrat

—— As it turns out the Democratic mayoral candidate’s sexting problem never went away, -——

Who would have guessed?


44 posted on 07/23/2013 4:35:49 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: RKBA Democrat

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.


45 posted on 07/23/2013 4:39:00 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (LEAVE THE ZIMMERMANS ALONE . . . NOT guilty . . .you LOST Now SHUT UP)
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“As a Texan, I’m 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.


46 posted on 07/23/2013 4:40:57 PM PDT by RKBA Democrat (GOTS: Food, water, guns, ammo, useful skills, cash, and precious metals.)
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To: Ann Archy

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.


47 posted on 07/23/2013 4:41:32 PM PDT by napscoordinator (Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the Country!)
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To: RKBA Democrat; onyx
Hey, running for Mayor with sexual shenanigans going on is all the rage.

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

48 posted on 07/23/2013 4:41:50 PM PDT by CAluvdubya (Molon Labe)
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To: RKBA Democrat
He has accurately judged how degenerate New York City voters are.

Living proof that Politicians have no morals, not even shame.

49 posted on 07/23/2013 4:42:04 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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Watch wieners poll numbers go up

Yep. The lower he goes, the higher he goes.

50 posted on 07/23/2013 4:42:17 PM PDT by Standing Wolf
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