RUSH: I want to go back. You know, this business with Huma and Weiner and Hillary. Cookie went back and she found an archival element of the program, something I said back in 2011, June 13. It's a little over two years ago. This is back when the Weiner scandal first broke, when we first learned that Weiner was texting photos of himself to women out there, and I caused some trouble with what you're gonna hear next. Because in discussing it when it first happened, I posed a question. I asked a question. What liberal women have done to men, with the militancy of feminism and the attack on masculinity and the chickification of everything. I said, "Is it possible that liberal women have helped create these Anthony Weiner types?"
You can imagine the reaction that got. Just to refresh your memory, this is what I said.
RUSH ARCHIVE: I wonder: Why is it that Anthony Weiner turns out to be the kind of guy he is? How does that happen? If we're gonna bring this stuff up, folks, let's talk about it. Let's bring it up! What kinda women has Anthony Weiner been around his whole life? He has been around a bunch of these kinds of women who have been attacking testosterone, who have been attacking traditional male roles. He's been around women to whom the idea of a real guy is some metrosexual.
Is it any wonder, ladies and gentlemen? [H]e's been surrounded with women like them for his whole adult life. You know, I told you that I had this story from last week. Hollywood is working on four or five (it might even be six) sitcoms about how men have basically just been just beaten down to pantywaist, Milquetoast wimps -- and they're comedies. It's in vogue to make fun of weak, worthless, wimp sissies. That's who the men are in these upcoming shows. Now, how do these men turn out that way? Who makes them that way? 'Cause that's not their natural state.
I mean, you look at Weiner. We cannot blame what happened to Weiner on testosterone. We're looking at a guy here who is kiddie whipped. You want to get down to brass tacks on this? We're looking at somebody here who's been hanging around these kind of women -- and he's doing anything he can to break out. He's doing everything he can to step out and get away from their control. This, to Anthony Weiner, is being a guy. He's not allowed to be a guy hanging around a bunch of liberal women. (interruption) No, Snerdley, I'm not defending the action.
RUSH: Snerdley was hoping I was defending the action. (chuckling) I was not defending the action. But look, all I was doing back then... Any time anything happens, what do the liberals do? Try to find a societal cause, because it's never the fault of the perpetrator. If it's a school shooting, if it's 9/11, it's never the fault of the people who do it. In the case of 9/11, the State Department convened a forum to say, "What did we do wrong? Why do they hate us?"
So I was illustrating absurdity with absurdity. "Okay, so Anthony Weiner really didn't do this. Who made him do this? Who is responsible?" Or, "What about our culture has made Anthony Weiner do this?" I was simply throwing it right back in the left's face. Well, the reason we went back to the archives for this is because on CNN today, they broached the subject. They actually broach the subject on CN today.
They don't get to the ideological angle, but they do discuss whether Huma played a role in making Weiner do what he did. So we go to CNN's New Day, the cohost is Kate Baldwin, and she spoke with the correspondent Kelly Wallace and said, "The title of the piece that you put together: 'Is Huma Abedin Blaming Herself?' and you spoke with women across the country to get their thoughts and their insights and their feelings. What was the reaction that you got?
WALLACE: Women are pretty united. They feel so sad to think that she might be blaming herself in part, but they also say, "Kate, it's so common." Many women say that some of them have been in that same situation where their husband was cheating and they said, "Could I have done something? Could I have done something more?" So they say it's so sad, and it's so common. But they also say it's not her burden to carry. They say it's really her husband's issue.
RUSH: Oh, really? Is that right?
So, all of a sudden, now it's the perp's fault. But with anything else in liberalism, the responsible party never really is. "There is some societal cause. There's something wrong with America. There's something wrong with the way America is that causes people to do things. The Boston bombers: What did we do wrong? Why didn't they think we love them?" Or some such silliness. But with Weiner? "Oh, no, it's totally his! He owns it. Nobody's responsible for it. But we find out here from Kelly Wallace and Kate Baldwin on CNN, she said, "Look, that's also a big part of the conversation: The role that children play in these types of tumultuous periods in a relationship. Huma Abedin said the reason she decided not to leave Weiner is because of their son, Jordan."
WALLACE: She also said, according to this People magazine article, you know, that she blames herself in part because she was focusing so much attention on her newborn son. We all know when we have a child, it's a big juggling act, of course, and you don't take care of yourself and maybe you don't always sort of focus on the person in your relationship. But people say, "Y'know, you gotta get your support from your family and friends, and that it takes two in the marriage to take care of that child, too, so it shouldn't be on all herself that she thinks it's her responsibility!"
RUSH: So apparently -- and I haven't seen it in People magazine -- Huma is saying it might somewhat her fault because she wasn't focusing enough attention on Weiner, but rather spending all of her time on Jordan. The truth is she was spending all of her time on Hillary and her job. But she's going through the guilt trip: Could she, by having paid more attention to Weiner, kept Weiner from continuing with the sexting perversion?
That's gotta be a hell of a question to ask yourself.
RUSH: I have a prediction to make about Weiner. When it's all over, when it's all said and done, the thing that Weiner is going to be in the most trouble for is choosing the name Carlos Danger, 'cause they're gonna dump all over the guy. I mean, already in an interview on Univision, an interviewer, reporter asked Weiner why he picked an Hispanic name to sext under, Carlos Danger. They were upset with that. "Okay, you're gonna go out there, do perverted stuff, why act like a Hispanic? Why did you pick one of our names?"
When this is all over, if the Republicans play their cards right, they could use Weiner in a campaign to reach out to Hispanics, "Hey, look, we're not the guys out sexting pictures of ourselves naming ourselves Carlos. It's the Democrats doing that." Don't laugh, folks. You watch before it's all said and done, the Democrats, in the PC World, the real offense that Weiner's gonna have to face up to is justifying the name Carlos Danger. If he'da just chosen, like I suggested yesterday, Carlos Cialis or Carlos Viagra, then they mighta taken it as a compliment, but this is gonna be a tough time flying.