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Bill and Hillary Clinton are 'livid' at comparisons to Weiner’s sexcapades and Huma’s forgiveness

Posted by on Jul. 29, 2013 at 1:35 PM
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Bill and Hillary Clinton are 'livid' at comparisons to Weiner’s sexcapades and Huma’s forgiveness

  • Last Updated: 9:30 AM, July 29, 2013
  • Posted: 1:40 AM, July 29, 2013
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Bill and Hillary Clinton are angry with efforts by mayoral hopeful Anthony Weiner and his campaign to compare his Internet sexcapades — and his wife Huma Abedin’s incredible forgiveness — to the Clintons’ notorious White House saga, The Post has learned.

“The Clintons are upset with the comparisons that the Weiners seem to be encouraging — that Huma is ‘standing by her man’ the way Hillary did with Bill, which is not what she in fact did,’’ said a top state Democrat.

Huma Abedin with Hillary Clinton during her tenure as Secretary of State at a House Appropriations Committee hearing in 2011.Huma Abedin and Hillary Clinton in 2008.Huma Abedin and Anthony Weiner on their wedding day. Bill Clinton officiated the nups in the gardens of the Long Island castle.

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Huma Abedin with Hillary Clinton during her tenure as Secretary of State at a House Appropriations Committee hearing in 2011.

Weiner and his campaign aides have explicitly referred to the Clintons as they privately seek to convince skeptical Democrats that voters can back Weiner despite his online sexual antics — just as they supported then-President Bill Clinton in the face of repeated allegations of marital betrayals.

“The Clintons are pissed off that Weiner’s campaign is saying that Huma is just like Hillary,’’ said the source. “How dare they compare Huma with Hillary? Hillary was the first lady. Hillary was a senator. She was secretary of state.”

A longtime Hillary aide and Clinton friend, Abedin’s surprisingly unequivocal support of her husband after his bombshell admission Tuesday that he engaged in salacious online sexting well after he resigned in disgrace from Congress in 2011 left the Clintons stunned, continued the source.

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“Hillary didn’t know Huma would do this whole stand-by-your-man routine, and that’s one of the reasons the Clintons are distancing themselves from all this nonsense,’’ the source said.

Huma Abedin with Hillary Clinton during her tenure as Secretary of State at a House Appropriations Committee hearing in 2011.Huma Abedin and Hillary Clinton in 2008.Huma Abedin and Anthony Weiner on their wedding day. Bill Clinton officiated the nups in the gardens of the Long Island castle.

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Huma Abedin and Hillary Clinton in 2008.

In the view of many Democrats, the Weiners have also alluded more subtly to the Clintons.

For instance, Abedin, with her husband at her side, declared last week, “Our marriage, like many others, has had its ups and its downs.’’

“Who didn’t think Huma was referring to the Clintons when she said that?’’ asked another prominent Democrat.

Worried about the potential impact on Hillary’s likely run for president in 2016, the political power couple has begun aggressively distancing itself from the crippled mayoral contender, according to sources.

Meanwhile, at least one prominent Hillary Rodham Clinton political operative was described as close to “going public’’ with a sharp criticism of Weiner — in order to send the message that the Clintons, fearing longtime damage to Hillary, want him out of the mayor’s race. (That would be someone other than former Clinton White House Press Secretary Dee Dee Myers, who said yesterday that she was sure the Clintons wanted Weiner out of the race.)

With all the explosive ammunition Republicans have to fire at Weiner and a handful of other disgraced Democrats, GOP activists expected Senate co-leader Dean Skelos and Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb to unload at least a few critical comments.

Instead, there’s been total silence from the state’s two top elected Republicans — in yet another example of the collapse of the state’s two-party system.

Skelos “couldn’t care less about what’s going on with the Democrats. He’s just focused on . . . sending out meaningless tweets,’’ said a Republican strategist.

Huma Abedin with Hillary Clinton during her tenure as Secretary of State at a House Appropriations Committee hearing in 2011.Huma Abedin and Hillary Clinton in 2008.Huma Abedin and Anthony Weiner on their wedding day. Bill Clinton officiated the nups in the gardens of the Long Island castle.

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Huma Abedin and Anthony Weiner on their wedding day. Bill Clinton officiated the nups in the gardens of the Long Island castle.

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Ednarooni160
by Eds on Jul. 29, 2013 at 1:36 PM
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I wouldn't worry about it..Hilary will be more known for not standing by the ambassador..

motherslove82
by Bronze Member on Jul. 29, 2013 at 1:37 PM
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How is it different?

JanuaryBaby06
by on Jul. 29, 2013 at 6:49 PM

she was in the lime light last time, not peering in. while the situations werent the same, how she was painted was the same as huma, but being on the inside it prob did not  seem that way at the time.

SallyMJ
by Ruby Member on Jul. 29, 2013 at 7:23 PM
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"Livid?" Why?

Both wives supported their husbands despite clear evidence of sexual misconduct.

DSamuels
by Gold Member on Jul. 29, 2013 at 9:40 PM
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Because Hillary was the First Lady, and a Senator and the Secretary of State damnit, not an assistant. She's BETTER than Huma.

Or is she maybe now seeing how foolish she looked? Hmmmm

Quoting SallyMJ:

"Livid?" Why?

Both wives supported their husbands despite clear evidence of sexual misconduct.


pvtjokerus
by Gold Member on Jul. 29, 2013 at 10:09 PM

Hannity just did a clip and video comparison of the two couples.  Classic.  Weiner's wife is mimicking Hillary while Bill and Weiner are shown lying to the public. 

lylalane7275
by Silver Member on Jul. 29, 2013 at 10:14 PM

And this is why they are livid.  Actually what Bill Clinton did was worse than what Weiner did.  Bill lied under oath and was caught and impeached.

Hillary is running in 2016 and does not want the public to remember this.


Quoting pvtjokerus:

Hannity just did a clip and video comparison of the two couples.  Classic.  Weiner's wife is mimicking Hillary while Bill and Weiner are shown lying to the public. 



29again
by Gold Member on Jul. 29, 2013 at 10:16 PM
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In Hillary's eyes, she never looks foolish.  That just does NOT ever happen.  She is Hillary Rodham Clinton, after all.   So, I think it is your first option, I really do.

Quoting DSamuels:

Because Hillary was the First Lady, and a Senator and the Secretary of State damnit, not an assistant. She's BETTER than Huma.

Or is she maybe now seeing how foolish she looked? Hmmmm

Quoting SallyMJ:

"Livid?" Why?

Both wives supported their husbands despite clear evidence of sexual misconduct.



29again
by Gold Member on Jul. 30, 2013 at 12:44 AM
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OK, I just saw this in an article on Yahoo --


If the Clintons are really annoyed at Abedin, it's more likely not because she's standing by her man, but because she's standing by a loser.

skylight555
by Member on Jul. 30, 2013 at 1:41 AM
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Of course! Clinton's was in reality while Weiner's is in virtual reality.

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