Hart: A severed Weiner

Hart: A severed Weiner

September 2nd, 2016 by Ron Hart in Opinion Columns

Anthony Weiner speaks to reporters in New York in August 2013.

Photo by ERIC THAYER

Ron Hart

Ron Hart

Photo by Contributed Photo /Times Free Press.

Just like her boss and mentor, Hillary Clinton, Huma Abedin-Weiner struck a "political power couple" deal with her ex-congressman husband, Anthony "Carlos Danger" Weiner. This speaks to two things: judgment and just how thirsty they are for power.

Huma learned a lot from Hillary about climbing the ladder of power, including how crucial it is that you do not out someone's peccadilloes but rather exploit them for your own gain. To her credit, to save her marriage, Huma put up with infidelity for as long as she could. But Anthony Weiner no longer has power, so Huma finally decided to separate from him this past weekend after his latest scandal involving sexting with a woman on the West Coast.

As only the New York Daily News can, its article about recent Weiner revelations, "Pop Goes the Weiner," tells of his latest sordid online affair.

Anthony sent the West Coast woman a provocative photo of himself with his son in the background while Huma was in the Hamptons. She finally had enough and decided to separate. She can't be always covering up Hillary's junk while her husband is exposing his.

As Hillary Clinton hurls accusations about Donald Trump's judgment, one has to weigh the wisdom of Hillary's 10-year relationship with the Weiners. Hillary is the last woman whom you would think would have much of a relationship with a Weiner. Oddly, Barack Obama's closest confidante is Valerie Jarrett, who was born in Iran. Hillary's is Huma Abedin, who is Muslim. No wonder our relationship with Israel has gone downhill.

We learned recently that Huma's mother edited a radical Muslim journal. While Hillary and Barack Obama paint themselves as tolerant liberal Democrats, their closest advisers are women with strong Muslim ties, a religion that treats women and gays terribly.

As a reminder, Anthony Weiner was a high-level Democrat Congressman, whose fall from grace was epic. He and the enchanting, demure Debbie Wasserman Schultz were the media faces of the Democrats on issues for years. When the humidity was too high in Miami for the TV cameras to get a wide shot of Wasserman Schultz's hair, Weiner would be called upon to be the spew monkey of DNC talking points.

Anthony Weiner clearly loved cameras, especially cellphone cameras. In his spare time, he enjoyed shoving his cell phone down his pants and taking pictures. Then — and here is where it gets weird — he would send them to random women online: an exotic dancer, an unwed mother and a blackjack dealer (or, as they call it in New Jersey, the "circle of life").

At first, Weiner said his Twitter account had been hacked and that he did not send the incriminating pictures; he was going to look into it and would get back to us. He tried to elevate himself to the highest honor a Democrat can bestow upon himself: victimhood. Borrowing a line from his mentor, Bill Clinton, Weiner's defense was, "I did not have text-ual relations with that woman."

In fairness to Weiner, this could all have been a misunderstanding. He was told during his briefing as a freshman House member that congressmen could mail their packages to people for free.

All the while, Weiner was married to Hillary's right-hand woman, Huma Abedin. Huma is all Clinton, all the time. She was the bag woman between Hillary as secretary of state and the Clinton Crime Family Foundation (while being employed by both). She was the fall woman when the State Department finally said in its report that Hillary's use of her private server would have been denied if she had asked permission. Knowing the answer would be "no" was the main reason Hillary didn't ask permission in the first place.

So the story is a cliffhanger. Will Huma testify in the Clinton Foundation shakedown scandal? How is she involved? And will her estranged husband continue to send pictures of his private parts to other women? It is just like the Weiners to leave things dangling.

Contact Ron Hart at at Ron@RonaldHart.com, Twitter @RonaldHart or visit RonaldHart.com.

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