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“What I want to say is, ‘I love him; I have forgiven him; I believe in him;’ and as I have said from the beginning, ‘We are moving forward.’”
Huma Abedin, a Hillary Clinton top aide and, ‘Second daughter,’ of the former Secretary of State, New York Senator, and First Lady, could have said less and done more to help the Democratic party on the last Tuesday of July. She could have stopped short of using the 2012 Barack Obama tagline, ‘Forward;’ she could have omitted her, ‘Love,’ of embattled New York Mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner to avoid echoing Mrs. Clinton or other prominent Democratic spouses like Mrs. Eliot Spitzer. But then again she is Mr. Weiner’s wife.
The day before, on Monday, former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer deflected questions asking to corroborate rumors that his wife Silda would file for divorce immediately following his current campaign for City Comptroller. Five years removed from the sex scandal that forced his resignation, Spitzer had only just announced his intention to run again for public office.
Spitzer, a leading New Yorker who spent eight years as the state’s fierce Attorney General, is a Democrat. Weiner, the one-time aide to New York Senator Charles Schumer who resigned from Congress in 2011 after sending explicit photos over the Internet to an acquaintance, is also a Democrat.
After Anthony Weiner’s 2011 resignation, the Republican Bob Turner won the heavily Democratic 9th congressional district in a special election.
As Weiner’s Online behavior continues to draw media scrutiny, the crack-smoking, civil-rights peddling, popular second and fourth mayor of Washington D.C. Marion Barry gave the one-time Congressman his first ringing endorsement as a, ‘Good Democrat,’ on Fox News’ Geraldo Rivera.
But as San Diego Mayor, Democrat, Bob Filner continues to reject stepping down from office to fight sexual harassment charges from a former communications director, and as the City Council opens up a new suit on the Mayor for using public funds to defend against the charges, the San Diego Sheriff’s Department has added gasoline to the fire by announcing an official complaint line against the sitting Mayor.
Law enforcement has reminded politics why resignation typically goes hand in hand with extra-marital affairs: distraction.
And so in the last week, as the New York based Clinton political machine distanced itself from the permissiveness of the New York Mayoral campaign, Weiner has fallen from first place to a distant fourth according to pollsters citing a Quinnipiac University poll.
At the end of May, Quinnipiac detailed a sixteen point drop of approval for the Presidential hopeful Hilary Rodham Clinton amid revelations that Secretary of State Clinton shared telephone conversations with the President to rollout a cover-up of the events precipitating the 2012 September Eleventh Benghazi Embassy Attack. Media outlets unrepentantly referred to Ed Klein’s report that the 42nd President, Bill Clinton, traded his effective 2012 Obama endorsement for a 2016 Hilary Rodham Clinton endorsement from the 44th President Barack Obama.
The Obama agenda to followup Clintonian mandates for Universal Healthcare and Homosexual Rights has reset Democrats as the party of righteousness. Its Civil Rights rhetoric has taken up Immigration, while promising to prosecute States to maintain Federal racial equanimity after the Supreme Court’s repeal of the Voting Rights Act.
Hilary Clinton’s historic Health Care presentation to Congress on behalf of her husband would easily place her at the forefront of her party’s push to expand Civil Rights were it not for the 1998 impeachment of her husband, who frolicked in the White House as his wife did his job before Congress.
The party’s quest for loyalty, and its platform of institutional forgiveness before economic disparity takes quite a hit from any insinuations of wide-spread or flagrant corruption. The Blue State Party quickly becomes the City Slicker Party as accounts of gross international food stamp fraud mar idealistic talking points of the basic Civil Right to eat.
And so as allegations of widespread and institutional sexual misconduct within Clinton’s State Department continues to leak to the media, the self-proclaimed Civil Rights Party finds itself suddenly on the defensive to keep their torch-bearer Hilary Rodham Clinton Presidential. The badges of loyalty and maturity worn by the likes of Hilary supporting their imperfect, public husbands can quickly turn into symbols of naïveté and permissiveness: weakness.
An early June CBS report found the State Department’s Inspector General findings of endemic sexual misconduct touching both ambassadors and the Secretary’s security detail to be suppressed and sanitized for the final Diplomatic Security Services draft.
Former investigator for the Inspector General, Aurelia Fedenisn, admitted to finding criminal wrong-doing.
A week later, a former part-time State Department employee in Naples, Italy, Kerry Howard, came out in the New York Post to detail the egregious lascivious behavior of USA Consul General David Moore and the State Department’s mystifying mix of loyalty, suppression and denial.
Three weeks later, the Dallas law firm Schulman & Mathias reported the sloppy and brazen larceny by two individuals who ignored large deposits of valuables to steal the computers and files of Cary Schulman, Aurelia Fedenisn’s attorney.
Whether or not the break-in was indeed planned by embarrassed State Department officials, it undoubtedly can be characterized as executed by permissive and loyal Democrats, afraid of further molesting the image of their already previously embattled Hilary Rodham Clinton, who deserves better treatment than constant association with perversion.
NBC just announced a Hilary Rodham Clinton four-hour miniseries to cover her recent accomplishments from First Lady to New York Senator to Secretary of State.
Only time will tell how Americans will come to embrace the first female front-runner for Presidential Office: as the strong-willed bedrock and homefront glue that bound the family through tumult, or as the permissive department that looks the other way to keep the status quo.
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