Disgraced former U.S. Congressman, Anthony Weiner, has officially plead guilty to sending obscene material to a minor. Fantastic! When I first read the news I had a good laugh. It sure took long enough. It was years ago when Andrew Breitbart published the initial story of Weiner sending steamy pictures to a young woman on Twitter. After denying the pictures were of him, Weiner was eventually forced to admit the truth and resign from office.
He didn’t seem to think the scandal would follow him too far. After resigning from his position as a U.S. Representative, Weiner made a sad attempt at a run for Mayor of New York City. Yet, again. He couldn’t contain himself and again had his name dragged through the mud with additional scandals – all involving sexting young women. In one instance, a picture of him shirtless, with a clear bulge in his briefs, while laying next to his 3 1/2 year old son.
In time, Weiner thought it would make for a good P.R. move to admit he was a sex addict and officially leave public life to attend rehab. Unfortunately, it would take long for the F.B.I. to try to catch up with him. His computer was confiscated during an investigation into allegations of sending sexually explicit material not just to young women he met on the internet, but to girls as young as 15 years old. He took the plunge from run-of-the-mill pervert to outright criminal.
The evidence was overwhelming, and has now lead to a guilty plea. Weiner could serve up to 27 months in prison, along with having to register as a sex offender. His sentencing is set for September 8th, and until then he is free on a $150,000 bond.
The entire fiasco has given many on the right endless laughs, and with his guilty plea, we’ll likely be giving each other high fives. However, after the initial euphoria of finally delivering justice to Weiner wears off, we are left with the cold realization that child sex predators are all around us. This is the very ugly takeaway from Weiner’s various trials throughout the years.
There are various definitions of creeps. Depending on exactly what someone is doing they could be considered a child molester, a child rapist, a pedophile, etc. It varies based on the age of the person who is assaulted, and exactly what happened. For simplicity’s sake, I’ll refer to all of them just as perverts. The world is full of them.
One of the most memorable shows ever to appear on primetime television was the Dateline series, “To Catch a Predator“. Audiences were shocked when each week, in cities all around the country, pervert after pervert walked into child solicitation sting operations. What made it so troubling to witness wasn’t just the gross (pun intended) numbers of men who were caught, but the highly varying backgrounds of each of them. Teachers, doctors, lawyers, web developers, the unemployed, truck drivers, and even policemen were caught trying to have sex with girls as young as 13.
So should it be shocking when our own politicians are caught behaving the same way? Not in the least! It is within very recent memory that former Speaker of the House, Dennis Hastert, was indicted and plead guilty to having sex with students he taught decades earlier as a gym teacher. The judge overseeing the proceedings of the case infamously referred to Hastert as a “serial child molester”. Keep in mind, that at one time, Hastert was the third in line (after President and Vice President) to be the leader of the free world.
Hastert was also a close friend of John and Tony Podesta, two of the most powerful Democrat strategists in the world. Podesta is also a friend of the Clintons. Bill of course was aboard the Lolita Express, which flew passengers to the private island of Jeffrey Epstein, who pleaded guilty to soliciting a child as young as 14 yrs old. The rich and powerful participate in this sick behavior too!
The problem of pervert politicians is far greater than most people realize! Only Anthony Weiner, Dennis Hastert, and of course, Bill Clinton, come to mind initially. It is far worse than just these men.
- Eric Massa (D-NY) admitted to groping and tickling multiple male staffers.
- Chris Lee (R-NY) sent sexually charged pictures to women he met on Craigslist.
- David Wu (D-OR) made unwanted sexual advances towards a fundraiser’s daughter.
- Mark Foley (R-FL) sent sexually explicit emails to teenage boys.
- Larry Craig (R-ID) was arrested for lewd conduct in a men’s restroom at an airport.
- Ed Schrock (R-VA) was caught on tape soliciting sex from a male prostitute.
- Mel Reynolds (D-IL) was convicted of statutory rape of a 16 yr old campaign volunteer.
- Robert Packwood (R-OR) was accused by 29 women of sexual assault or harassment.
The list goes on and on. Throw in the multitudes of politicians who have had extramarital affairs and bastard children, and you have enough for an encyclopedia! The hypocrisy alone is worthy of disdain, as all of these politicians claim to be for “family values” and caring about America’s children. It is time for Americans to look at politicians for what they are – flawed human beings like the rest of us. With this in mind, America needs to retake the power it has given to Washington, and to government generally. The moral high ground is not something D.C. has.
Anthony Weiner is just another pervert to be involved in politics (even though it is interesting that he was introduced to his wife, Huma Abedin, by Bill and Hillary Clinton.) Luckily he’ll be spending some time in prison and be forced to register as a sex offender. The on-going story of pervert politicians will continue.