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Bryan Fischer: Liberals suddenly become Victorian moralistic prudes
Monday, July 29, 2013 10:37 AM

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 self-contradiction. 

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.   

“The 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. 

(Unless otherwise noted, the opinions expressed are the author’s and do not necessarily reflect the views of the American Family Association or American Family Radio.)

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