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.
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.
Maybe the Bobbit woman should visit him. If he lost his man part he wouldn’t have anything to run on.
Democrat Political wives are POLITICAL WHORES.
No Weiner interruptus?
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.
No early withdrawal for Wiener!
Moderate content warning for sexual humor, which is pretty silly stuff
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.
Weiner calls for Viagra and Trojan to sponsor him.
It was safe sex. Online only. Anthony Weiner doesn’t want to pull out. He’s not finished yet.
Weiner won’t pull out...
Just when you think politics couldn’t possibly get nuttier...along comes Weiner...again....!
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.
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.
Our political system is very efficient in the sense that the politicos tend to reflect the underlying values of those who elected them.
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.
Man’s a walking talking innuendo.
Well, that was predictable.
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.
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