by Ruby Henley
Anthony Weiner is going to do hard time in Federal prison, but he might literally have more friends there than he has had while living in the Union Square building with his son, Jordan, 5. It is hard to believe that his ex-wife, Huma Abedin, would still allow him to have contact with his son after his sexting a young girl with the little boy next to him in bed.
Poor Anthony. It had been reported no one spoke to him in his apartment building, and some refused to ride with him on the elevator. He was truly ostracized, but the reason might surprise you. His neighbors were Clinton supporters, and they blamed Weiner for her election loss.
They believed he was responsible, because former FBI Director James Comey reopened the investigation into her emails after the feds seized Weiner’s computer. It seems that Hillary supporters care more about political power than about morality. What else is new?
As we look back in time when the first Weiner sexting scandal broke, we have liberal Alec Baldwin saying this in Weiner’s defense: QUOTE
“My thought on Weiner is that he is a very busy man. Like most, although not all, politicians, he probably spends a great deal of time going to meetings, raising campaign funds and seizing upon every opportunity to remind people of how great he is as a public servant and a human being. It’s exhausting. Like other politicians, he needs something to take the edge off. Weiner is so busy, he forgot the important rule that everyone you interact with on this plane becomes a co-conspirator. Weiner is the modern, high functioning man. The fact that he is married is just one, albeit a huge, factor. Weiner is a modern human being. So he ensnared himself in things that modern humans do. When I first heard about his problems, I snickered and made jokes, too. Now, I’m sad for him, his family, his district and his colleagues.” END OF QUOTE
So liberals see nothing wrong with what Weiner did. Lets look at other comments by famous liberals.
LAWRENCE O‘DONNELL SAID THIS, AND IT WILL BLOW YOUR MIND! QUOTE
“We can only hope that the majority of American voters are not far from understanding that human sexually is just that – human. That it comes in as many variations as there are people. That there is no particular form of sexuality, no particular level of promiscuity, or no amount of abstinence that makes someone better at thinking about what our tax rates should be. Voters need to realize that sex doesn’t matter when it comes to casting their votes. Luckily for Bill Clinton enough voters came to that conclusion just in time to make him president and to re-elect him. The maturation curve of the American voter is obviously running a bit higher than the maturation curve of the American media. We will continue to dwell on sexcapades long after the American voter considers them irrelevant to the question of how to govern the United States of America.” END OF QUOTE
MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow described Weiner’s behavior as “bad manners“.
Courtesy of CNN:
Former Rep. Anthony Weiner was sentenced Monday to 21 months in federal prison for sexting with a minor. In addition to the prison term, Weiner also was sentenced to three years of supervised release. Judge Denise Cote of the Southern District of New York stated that Weiner’s sentence carried more importance because of his previous political career. “Because of the defendant’s notoriety, there is intense interest in the defendant’s plea and sentence,” Cote said in court. “It could make a difference in lives and is a very significant part of this sentence.” She added, “This is a serious crime that deserves serious punishment.” Weiner cried when the sentence was handed down.
In the evening of January 23, 2016, a 15-year-old girl (the “Minor Victim”) initiated contact with the defendant by sending him a direct message on Twitter. Over the next several hours, the Minor Victim and Weiner exchanged a series of messages, ranging from the mundane to the provocative. Early in the exchange, the Minor Victim revealed to Weiner that she was in high school. Despite knowing he was communicating with a high school student, Weiner participated in increasingly suggestive exchanges, telling the Minor Victim, among other things, that he thought she was “kinda sorta gorgeous.” Their communications continued the next morning on Facebook messenger, then moved to Kik, and at some later point, Confide and Snapchat. The latter three all are messaging and photo-sharing applications that delete messages and images once viewed.
As January turned to February, their intermittent exchanges grew more lascivious. This was despite the fact that there could be no reasonable doubt in Weiner’s mind that he was chatting with a minor – in addition to having revealed that she was a high school student, the Minor Victim told Weiner that she was getting her learner’s permit. She explained in Facebook chats that she has “parents that wouldn’t approve of some of the things” she does, and that she likes “older guys,” “[b]ut that’s illegal.” The defendant correctly observed, “You are young,” in one Kik message.
Against that backdrop, between February 17 and 23, 2016, Weiner and the Minor Victim participated in three video chat sessions on Skype.
There is no dispute that the Minor Victim repeatedly suggested that she and the defendant participate in video chats on Skype. Those suggestions were not, however, one-sided. For example, Twitter records reveal that during their first exchanges the night of January 23, 2016, at some point after the Minor Victim had suggested that they Skype, the defendant said “Leave the complex stuff for Skype.” That night as well, after a suggestive exchange, the defendant said “Maybe Skype someday.” Thus, although it was the Minor Victim who initially sought out Weiner, as the Government readily concedes, Weiner immediately responded to the Minor Victim’s overture and willingly participated in the offense conduct thereafter.
It was then that the Minor Victim made clear that she was not just a minor – she was, in fact, only 15 years old. That did not stop Weiner. During the latter two Skype sessions, on February 18 and 23, 2016, and in a Snapchat communication on March 9, 2016, the defendant used graphic and obscene language to ask the Minor Victim to display her naked body and touch herself, which she did. He also sent an obscene message to the Minor Victim on Confide, describing what he would do to her, if she were 18. Part and parcel of these disturbing – and criminal – exchanges, the defendant also sent the Minor Victim adult pornography. In approximately March 2016, after several months of intermittent exchanges, communications between the defendant and Minor Victim largely stopped. The Minor Victim made efforts to re-engage, but was met with limited responsiveness.
The instant conduct was revealed to the public and law enforcement in September 2016, when the Daily Mail published the Minor Victim’s account of her communications with Weiner after she participated in a paid interview.
This is not merely a “sexting” case. The defendant did far more than exchange typed words on a lifeless cellphone screen with a faceless stranger. With full knowledge that he was communicating with a real 15-year-old girl, the defendant asked her to engage in sexually explicit conduct via Skype and Snapchat, where her body was on display, and where she was asked to sexually perform for him. That offense – transmitting obscenity to a minor to induce her to engage in sexually explicit conduct by video chat and photo – is far from mere “sexting.” Weiner’s criminal conduct was very serious, and the sentence imposed should reflect that seriousness.
The defendant claims that he “responded to the victim’s request for sexually explicit messages not because she was a teenager, but in spite of it.” While the Government does not contend that Weiner engaged in inappropriate sexual exchanges with other minors or that he is a pedophile, his professed ambivalence towards the Minor Victim’s age is belied by the defendant’s own statements to the court-appointed evaluator during his evaluation. Moreover, the defendant has acknowledged an interest in legal, adult, teen-themed pornography. In the context of this admitted interest, his insistence that he deserves a lighter sentence because the Minor Victim’s age meant nothing to him rings hollow. Even if the Court were to credit Weiner’s claim of ambivalence to the Minor Victim’s age, that purported ambivalence is part of the problem. That his victim was a minor – and therefore his conduct a serious crime – did not deter Weiner from forging ahead.
The defendant’s submission repeatedly makes note of the 15-year-old Minor Victim’s various motives for communicating with Weiner and her profit from sharing those communications with the media. While careful not to cast blame on the Minor Victim outright or disclaim ultimate responsibility for his crime, he relies, in part, on the circumstances of their communications in arguing for a sentence of probation. That argument should be rejected, and Weiner should be sentenced for what he did – not what motived the Minor Victim. Weiner, a grown man, a father, and a former lawmaker, willfully and knowingly asked a 15-year-old girl to display her body and engage in sexually explicit conduct for him online. Such conduct warrants a meaningful sentence of incarceration. END OF QUOTE
In the below video, the young girl he sexted does talk.
by Ruby Henley