Do Huma Abedin and Hillary Clinton bond over their shared interest in philandering men? If so, they’ll have plenty to talk about this week, following an explosive new report in the New York Post that shows Huma’s husband, Anthony Weiner, up to his old tricks.
“While his wife travels the country campaigning for Hillary Clinton,” writes the Post, “the disgraced ex-congressman has been sexting with a busty brunette out West – and even sent her a lurid crotch shot with his toddler son in the picture.”
This “busty brunette” – a Trump supporter – did not deny that the chats and photos were real, though she insisted that she never met Weiner in person.
The “toddler shot” in question was taken on July 31, 2015 at 3:00 in the morning, following a chat about massage parlors.
“Someone just climbed into my bed,” wrote Weiner.
He then sent her this photo:
“You do realize you can see your Weiner in that pic??” asked the woman.
“Oooooooh…I was scared,” he wrote after a pause. “For half a second I thought I posted something [publicly]. Stop looking at my crotch.”
“Whatever,” she said. “You did it on purpose.”
That conversation was one of many the Post published that showed Weiner getting frisky with his online crush while Huma was out getting…well, whatever it is that she may or may not be getting with her boss.
Weiner said this was not like the other times in the past, even if it seemed that way to the untrained eye.
Telling the Post that he and the woman were friends, Weiner said, “She has asked me not to comment except to say that our conversations were private, often included pictures of her nieces and nephews and my son and were always appropriate.”
Yes, what else can you call a married man sending a married woman shirtless pictures of himself at 3:00 AM if not “appropriate”?
Another such “appropriate” exchange took place when the woman sent Weiner a photo of herself wearing tights with a ripped hole in the seat.
“Buns of steel,” she wrote.
“I’ll need a bigger hole,” Weiner said, adding a playful emoji to get his point across.
Totally fine. Totally normal. Totally appropriate.
Now, we can talk all day long about how relevant all of this sexual stuff is when it comes to choosing our elected officials, but here’s why this matters.
You start taking a close look at these four people – Anthony Weiner, Huma Abedin, Hillary Clinton, and Bill Clinton – and you realize that their liberal political beliefs are just the public manifestation of their deeper, stranger views on life. At the cold heart of that philosophy, they believe there is no God, there is no “true morality,” and that something is only “wrong” when it stops them from getting what they want. The sexual stuff isn’t the point; it’s just an illustration. The point is that they apply the same worldview to their professional lives. The point is that their worldview is becoming the nation’s worldview. Their delusions are becoming reality. All of their policies and proposals and trendy beliefs come from the same well of insanity.
Sinners sin. Temptation wins. People make mistakes. No story there, just gossip.
It’s only when the sinner doesn’t consider himself a sinner that you have a problem. Then you have a story.
That story is called the United States of America, circa 2016.
Unlike Anthony Weiner’s favorite massage parlors, it doesn’t have a happy ending.