By Bryan Fischer
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It’s fascinating to watch liberals, Democrats in particular,
tie themselves up in knots trying to get as far from Anthony Weiner as possible
without abandoning their foundational moral principle, which is that whatever
consenting adults do in private is nobody’s business.
Liberals are sounding like a resurrected Jerry Falwell in
their bloviations and denunciations of Anthony Weiner, despite the fact that
everything he did was a matter of consensual sexual activity between adults.
And yet we read in the New York Post that the Clintons are
“livid” that Anthony and Huma are emulating their example of the randy
politician and his “stand by your man” doormat of a wife.
The Clintons, in point of fact, should be honored that Huma
has learned her lesson so well and admires the Tammy Wynette of American
politics so much that she has snatched a page out of the Clinton playbook.
It’s a remarkable thing to watch as the left suddenly and
mysteriously recovers some sense of sexual propriety and is now filled with the
kind of righteous indignation they excoriate in social conservatives.
Not only are the Clintons filled with moral outrage, so are
their sycophants in the media. The New York Times testily called for Weiner to
step down, because of his “personal compulsions.” Because he is in a political
campaign, said the Times, his behavior is no longer private.
Referring to his behavior as “sexual misconduct,” the Times
rejects the Clintonian strategy adopted by Huma that his “sexual behavior is
not the public’s business.” Says the Times, “it isn’t, until they make it our
business by plunging into a political campaign.”
So Bill and Hillary get a pass from the meanstream media and
Anthony and Huma don’t. And the media seem glaringly blind to this massive
Bob Schieffer, a Clinton acolyte if ever there was one, said
on Sunday that Weiner’s behavior was “sickening,” and that his misadventures
are in fact important.
mayor of New York is not only the most powerful municipal post in America, but
because New York is so big and is the media capital of the world, the mayor of
New York occupies a bully pulpit, second in bullyishness only to that of the
White House. The rest of us may not like it, but what the mayor of New York
says matters far beyond the New York City limits. Which is why someone with
Anthony Weiner's problems has no business there and should leave the race...Why
would anyone put themselves and their loved ones through something like this? I
wouldn't pretend to know, but a friend of a friend said, in today's world there
are those who value power above dignity. That's probably right. But even in
politics, I want to believe they are still a minority.”
Let’s substitute Bill and Hillary and the Monica Lewinsky
escapade, shall we, and see what Bob should have said about them?
“One, it is not funny.It is sickening. Two, it is important. The presidency of the United States
is not only the most powerful political post in the world, but because
Washington is the political capital of the world, the president occupies a
bully pulpit...The rest of us may not like it, but what the president says
matters far beyond the D.C. city limits and even the borders of America. Which
is why someone with Bill Clinton’s problems has no business there and should leave
the White House... Why would anyone put themselves and their loved ones through
something like this? I wouldn't pretend to know, but a friend of a friend said,
in today's world there are those who value power above dignity. That's probably
right. But even in politics, I want to believe they are still a minority.”
Weiner’s problems are far less problematic than the ones
created by Bill Clinton. Thanks to Bubba’s example, and his claim that oral sex
isn’t really sex at all, an entire generation of millennials is now suffering
through an epidemic of cancers of the throat, neck and head caused by the human
papilloma virus which is transmitted through oral contact.
Well, it’s never too late for the left to discover that God
has been right all along, that sex is something designed exclusively for the
union of one man and one woman in marriage. Alas, this discovery is connected
to their visceral dislike of Weiner and not to their newfound allegiance to
truth and morality. That will have to wait for another day. Or the next
Republican sex scandal.
noted, the opinions expressed are the author’s and do not necessarily reflect
the views of the American Family Association or American Family Radio.)