RUSH: I love this. Folks, the Clintons are ticked off at the Weiners. Oh, big time. The Clintons are really mad that the Weiners are saying that Huma is just like Hillary. The Clintons are running around behind the scenes saying, how dare they compare Huma to Hillary. Hillary was the First Lady. Hillary was a senator. She was a secretary of state. She was also a doormat, just like Huma is. That’s what the comparison is.
The Clintons are livid. The media, if you watch CNN and some of these other liberal cable networks, apparently some 50-year-old film, now converted to video, of the family of Camelot, JFK, Jackie and two crumb crunchers, they got some 50-year-old film running around showing what a wonderful family it is. And the media, they’re orgasming over it. They’re going gaga. It’s a little snippet of Camelot, and then I saw CNN go right into a story on the Weiners from that without any apparent appreciation for the irony of it.
RUSH: Bob Schieffer yesterday said the Weiner scandal is sickening. He said that on CBS Slay the Nation. NBC is planning — I think not just NBC, but a lot of them. NBC specifically is planning for a Hillary Clinton TV miniseries in the run-up to 2016. There are a couple of stories on this. John Fund has one at National Review Online. There’s another one from the Associated Press. And of course it is designed to grease the skids for Hillary’s 2016 presidential campaign and ultimate nomination which has been written in stone again in the Democrat Party. The last time this was written in stone for Hillary being the nominee was 2007. And then outta nowhere, a skinny Chicago senator came along that captivated everybody, and the Democrat Party decided to throw Hillary overboard.
But now Hillary’s back and she is accordingly a fait accompli and the made-for-TV movies are in the works designed to shape and form everybody’s public opinion about Mrs. Clinton. And there will not be, quite naturally, any of the negative stuff. Nothing on her secretary of state. Actually, some of them are not even gonna start until after Obama took office. Nothing on the bimbo eruptions. Nothing on the Clinton presidential years. It’s gonna be an-all-out effort — you’re gonna get sick of it. I already am. Frankly, I’m already tired of talking about the Clintons other than as they amuse me. And this amuses me in the sense that they’re all ticked off at the Weiners.
I just think that’s hilarious.
“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 AbedinÂ’s incredible forgiveness — to the ClintonsÂ’ 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.”
Well, now, that makes me want to read further. A top state Democrat in New York said Hillary did not stand by her man. What did she do, then “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.”
I’ll tell you something, folks. I think the people saying this have a point. The media and the Democrats, if they are to be consistent, ought to be defending Weiner all the time. They didn’t have a problem with what Clinton did. The media didn’t have a problem with Clinton and Monica Lewinsky. What did he do? He destroyed the life of a 19-year-old. He was having oral sex in the White House, in the Oval Office, with a 19-year-old intern.
He lied in grand jury testimony. But yet the media was all there all the time defending him and trying to make Ken Starr out to be the sex pervert, and going after all the women. The media did their best to destroy Paula Jones, Kathleen Willey, Juanita Broaddrick, Gennifer Flowers, you name it. If the media were being consistent they would now be trying to destroy all the women sexting with Weiner.
If the media and the Democrats were trying to be consistent, they would be telling us, “Hey, it doesn’t affect Weiner’s ability to govern.” If they were being consistent, they’d be praising Huma for standing by her man the way they praised Hillary because it is identical. So all of these Democrats? Bob Schieffer, where were you? If this sickens with you, why didn’t the Clintons? Is that not a legitimate question?
If Weiner sending photos of his member to young girls on the Internet sickens you, well, then why doesn’t what happened with Clinton’s wiener sicken you? You see the inconsistency here. (interruption) Well, that’s true. There are no pictures of Clinton, because he didn’t tweet any, ’cause there weren’t any tweets (at least not as you and I know them). So it’s true, there aren’t any pictures of what Clinton did.
There’s just confirmation and proof in other forms, but no pictures. But still, where’s the defense? They told us, “Hey, it’s sex! It’s a private matter. It doesn’t affect his job and the way he governs.” Where is that excuse for Weiner? They are being inconsistent with this. What it all boils down to is, they don’t like Weiner. There’s nothing very likable about the guy. He’s not really done anything except cause them trouble.
He’s noted for going on TV and yelling at Fox anchors and anchorettes and then trying to get their phone number afterwards. But that’s it. He hasn’t really accomplished anything. Clinton, of course, took the Democrat Party to new lows — heights. And about that, there are things about which to celebrate.
RUSH: Diane Lane… Do you guys know who Diane Lane is, the actress? She’s gonna play Hillary in the NBC television movie of Mrs. Clinton. (interruption) Well, I was not all that familiar with her. I know that she used to be married to Josh Brolin, and she was in some movie that took place in Venice when she was a teenager. That was her debut. I can’t remember the name of it. But, anyway, I don’t know if she’s got the legs to pull this off, if she’ll fill out a pantsuit the way Hillary fills out a pantsuit. I mean, I know, there…
You know, that’s a good point. There are prosthetics can be used in makeup. I shoulda thought of that. Okay. Never mind. Nothing to worry about there, folks. They can make it happen. (So subtle, so subtle.)
Andrea Mitchell was on the Today show today. The cohostette, Savannah Guthrie, spoke to her about the comparisons made between Huma Abedin and Hillary Clinton. Savannah Guthrie said, “Where are the Clintons on all this, Andrea? You know them well. How do they feel about Weiner and this continued campaign?”
MITCHELL: This is terribly painful from people close to the Clintons. Friends of both, they care deeply about Huma, but this is getting to the point where it is really splashing up against the Clintons. People have been making comparisons to the way Hillary Clinton handled Bill Clinton’s difficulties in the 1992 campaign, and it’s just only going to reach a further point if he stays in this race. So they are not at all happy. They are loyal to Huma but at this point even some friends, mutual friends are saying, “Why is she letting this happen to Hillary Clinton, her longtime mentor?”
RUSH: She can’t stop it. Nobody can stop this. How can Huma let this happen to Hillary? How can Huma stand by her man? In one of the stories, there is somebody who says, “How can Huma do this? How could Huma go out and do this and humiliate Hillary?” By the way, the ’92 campaign? How about the second term? I mean, it was a never-ending lifestyle with the Clintons. There were “bimbo eruptions” all the time. You can’t be alive and paying even scant attention and not see the similarities. I think it is hilarious that the Clintons are putting a story out there that they are offended, that they’re hurt, that it’s terribly painful; that they’re really, really starting to get mad at Huma for behaving in such a way as to draw comparisons to Hillary.
Here’s Bob Schieffer. He was on Slay the Nation yesterday.
SCHIEFFER: People are talking about Weiner’s wife, Huma, was… Hillary Clinton was her mentor. She was a very close aide to her and how she… Some people are saying she’s taking a page from Hillary Clinton’s book, to stand by your man. My sense of it, from just a politics point of view, is she’s doing Hillary Clinton no favors whatsoever if Hillary Clinton is planning to run for president herself, bringing all this up again and reminding people of it is not helping her mentor.
RUSH: She’s not trying to help Hillary.
She’s trying to save herself, Bob.
By the way, Bob said that this whole thing is “sickening,” about the Anthony Weiner story. He has actually said several things before. One, it’s not funny; it’s sickening. He said sickening in his commentary section yesterday on Face the Nation. Bob, you people are all missing the point here. Huma is not trying to help Hillary and her campaign here. Huma is trying to save Weiner — and she’s doing it, Andrea, by emulating Hillary.
This is why all the speculation last week that maybe the two had talked, and Hillary had told Huma how to do it because Huma was replicating what Hillary did. But this idea that, you know, Huma is not helping Hillary with all this? I mean, her run for president, bringing all this up again, reminding people of it’s not helping her mentor? She’s trying to save herself. She’s married to an absolute buffoon, and she’s trying to save herself and the marriage because of what it might mean to her politically.
RUSH: I’ve been thinking about this Clinton and Weiner thing. And I can see, by the way, why Bill Clinton would be mad at the comparison to Weiner. I don’t understand why Hillary would be upset being compared to Huma. But apparently Hillary is livid, being compared to Huma. That I don’t understand. I can see why Clinton would be mad, why Bill would be upset being compared to Weiner.
When it comes to having an affair, Clinton did it, he walked the walk. Weiner is just out there sending pictures. Weiner is a pretender, but Clinton, when you’re talking about having affairs, Clinton is the real deal. Weiner is just hiding on the Internet. So I can understand why that would upset Bill. (Clinton impersonation) “Hey, man, if you gonna do something, you do it. I mean, I went so far as to Astroturf my El Camino, and you compare yourself to me? You are a piker, Weiner.”
Well, I know. Yeah, I know. All the stories about how Huma was under Hillary’s wing. That’s why the stories are out there. The Drive-By Media speculation was that Huma was being advised by Hillary. That’s what’s great about this is that now the Clintons are upset at being compared, and, I’m sorry, nobody has to write the story. The comparison is just there.
RUSH: We have the sound bite where Schieffer thinks that what Weiner did is “sickening.”
SCHIEFFER: What can be said about the Anthony Weiner story that hasn’t been said before? Actually several things. One, it is not funny. It is sickening. Two, it is important. What the mayor of New York says matters far beyond the New York City limits, which is why someone with Anthony Weiner’s problems has no business there and should leave the race. Anthony Weiner is not an entertaining kook. He is a New Age flasher who has traded the traditional raincoat that can be opened to show his wares for a digital camera that enables him to expose himself to the world, a dubious technological achievement.
RUSH: Okay, all well and good. But where was all this on Clinton? Where was this attitude on Clinton? You know, you corrupting a young girl in the Oval Office, getting Lewinskys in there. All the philandering was well known. Now, again, there’s a big difference. Clinton actually had the affairs. Weiner is just pretending here with these photos. Clinton actually went out there and went at it with these babes. Weiner is fantasizing. I can see why Clinton would be upset being compared to that.
The Huma-Hillary comparison, I don’t see why Hillary is that upset. Here’s Dee Dee Myers also on Face the Nation yesterday.
MYERS: Look, this isn’t a story that anybody, particularly the Clintons, is happy to see splashed all over the, you know, front pages and all over the news relentlessly. And I think they, as much as anyone, would like to see this go away. And so, you know, if they could choose they would certainly have Weiner get out of the race and Huma get on with her life. It’s very painful for the Clintons because they — they’re genuinely very close to Huma. she is a confidante of Mrs. Clinton’s and of President Clinton’s, and, you know, it’s not a comparable situation in a lot of ways to what I think Hillary Clinton went through.
RUSH: Well, how’s it different?
What do you mean, it’s not comparable? It’s exactly the same thing. You have a philandering husband. You got a wife that needs to stand by the guy or his career is kaput. Where was Bob Schieffer during JFK’s heyday? I mean, look, folks, this isn’t really anything new here. But she said, “This isn’t a story that anybody, particularly Clintons is happy to see splashed all over the front page.” Splashed? Ewww.
So, anyway, that wraps it up on that. I mean, that’s the Huma, Hillary, Bill, and Anthony Show for today. And I just find it hilarious, folks, I say it again, that the Clintons are just livid at this comparison. Maybe it’s a bit of an insult to Hillary. I mean, look, she didn’t just stand by her man. She went on national TV and lied her head off about Bill’s affairs, and Huma didn’t do that. Huma’s admitted it and seems to be accepting it. Hillary lied about it. She trashed the women involved as liars, and she blamed a vast right-wing conspiracy. Huma’s not doing that, so I can see where maybe Bill and Hillary both would be let down because these two are pikers, not real players in this arena.
RUSH: And we’re back. Great to have you here, Rush Limbaugh, the EIB Network. Look at this. I don’t have the date, but this is in the last couple of years. Headline: “Weiner Did Laundry for Huma to Help Rebuild Their ‘Normal Family,’ Newly-Feleased People Interview Excerpts Reveal.” So the Weiners did a People magazine interview, and in the interview admitted that Weiner started doing the laundry for Huma in order to help rebuild their “normal family.”
So the definition of rebuilding a “normal family” is Weiner doing Huma’s laundry. Let me ask you a question: Do you think Weiner stopped sexting on the day his baby was born? I’m just asking. Since the whole thing has come up here, did Weiner stop sexting on the day his baby was born?
RUSH: I’m telling you, I have seen video. I just had somebody send me still shots of Weiner with the laundry under his arm, and now the People magazine excerpt in the New York Post today, “Yeah, we want to normalize family relations, so Weiner started doing Huma’s laundry.” I’m also told that the Weiners have moved out of their little walkup in Queens and are now living in a $3.3 million apartment on Park Avenue, supposedly with no rent being charged. The apartment belongs to a longtime friend of the Clintons, Jack Rosen. So the Weiners have moved up from Queens to Park Avenue, $3.3 million pad, and they’re not paying anything for it. It’s just typical of how those people operate, the way they’re taken care of and so forth.
Rick in Fort Collins, Colorado. Great to have you on the EIB Network. Hello.
CALLER: Thank you. I think there’s a very important meeting happening today in the White House, and I think it centers around the fact that Hillary cannot succeed in 2016 unless Obama’s second term is a failure. I have seen in the media lots of little comments over the past few months about how Obama’s messing up, Obama’s doing wrong, he’s worse than Bush with NSA eavesdropping, wiretapping, et cetera, and recently Chris Matthews has talked about what a great president Hillary would be.
CALLER: And Harry Reid actually said Hillary would probably be a better president than Obama.
RUSH: Well, look, this is all just them setting the table for what they think — they really owe her.
CALLER: Yes, they do.
RUSH: The Democrats really owe her. It was hers in 2008 until the black guy came along, and then they had no choice. They swooned over Obama because of his speech and they threw her overboard. They threw her under the bus.
RUSH: For a skinny, young, inexperienced, compared to her, hadn’t done anything, Obama, and she couldn’t say anything about it. Clinton went so far as to say that they were throwing the race card at him. So now it’s hers by default in 2016, and of course you have these Democrats setting the table for her. “Oh, she’d be much better than Obama.” They don’t mean any of that. They’re just setting this up.
CALLER: But you’ve got two egos butting heads here that are just enormous. Obama wants to succeed. He wants to win back the House and push every bill he wants through.
CALLER: Hillary knows the number one rule of show business is you never follow a bigger act. If he succeeds with everything, if Obama gets everything he wants, Hillary is worthless, useless, she has nothing to do. She has to sabotage some of his efforts so that she can come in and fix the things that the poor, young, starry eyed, immature man was unable to accomplish.
RUSH: Okay, so what is the meeting at the White House about? Is this where Hillary is telling —
CALLER: This is very interesting. I’m not sure that Obama called the meeting. Hillary may have called the meeting.
RUSH: Okay, so Hillary calls the meeting and says, “Look, dude, you’re gonna have to start screwing up in the last two years”?
CALLER: Or at least give her some bones here to work with.
RUSH: Why? What does he care?
CALLER: He doesn’t care at all except that she can destroy the media myth that’s been created about him. She has enough connections in the media to tarnish his image.
RUSH: No. If that were the case she would have beat him in 2007 or 2008.
CALLER: I don’t think so because I think a lot of her people accepted the fact that Obama was in, but then they got let down by what he did and how he treated her. For example, how he treats women in general. The fact that a lot of his staff are underpaid when compared, White House appointments in the inner circle of Obama, the women are paid less than men.
RUSH: This is true. All of what you say is true.
CALLER: So I think that Hillary —
RUSH: And there’s no doubt that there are internecine or internecine battles within the Democrat that we don’t see because they always put forth a united front. The media helps out with that. I know what you’re saying, that behind the scenes Hillary doesn’t like Obama and vice-versa and that Hillary’s gotta do what she can to sort of sabotage Obama if she’s gonna look — I understand all of that. But all this is is a lunch meeting. You think Hillary’s up there actually saying, “Okay, look, I need to sabotage you for the next two years. You’re gonna have to fail if I’m gonna have a chance of winning,” and Obama’s gonna say, “Okay, I’ll tell you what. I’ll screw up so you can win.” You think it’s gonna happen that way? I don’t —
RUSH: — think he cares a whit about the Clintons.
CALLER: I think he might be telling her to back off and to stop it and that she’s already inherited it.
RUSH: Back off and stop what?
CALLER: All these little behind-the-scenes attacks, the little things about her being a better president than him.
RUSH: Frankly, I had not even seen any of those. I think that she thinks she’s a shoo-in anyway. I don’t think she thinks she has to do any of this stuff to win. At least to get the Democrat nomination, and that’s what we’re talking about here, ’cause I guarantee you they don’t think the Republicans are gonna beat ’em in 2016. That’s where they’re always shortsighted and overconfident. But nevertheless, you believe that all of these little jibes about Hillary being better than Obama are planned and that they really tick Obama off, they really bother him, and so now there’s a lunch there and there’s animosity building. What does that mean for the country, Rick, as you analyze this further?
CALLER: The only thing better than a do-nothing Congress is a Congress that undoes the things they’ve done. So if it keeps him from pushing his agenda forward, good for us. If they’re divided over who is going to get credit for what they deem are successes, then they might fight over it and delay it, and that’s good.
RUSH: Well, we’ll have to keep a sharp eye. I think that all that’s on Hillary’s mind right now is right in the news, it’s right here. I believe every word of these stories that the Clintons are ticked at the Weiners. I believe every word of it. This does not make Hillary look presidential. The Weiners are a joke. And as they are compared to the Clintons, the Clintons are mad. What the Clintons don’t get is that outside the Democrat Party, they are a joke. Inside the Democrat Party, they are rock stars. Bill Clinton is it. But outside the Democrat Party, The Thrill is Gone, so to speak, B.B. King. And it’s my instincts. I don’t sense this groundswell throughout the country for Hillary.
Now, the people that are upset that Hillary got the shaft in the campaign of ’08, yeah, the Democrats, some excitement, yeah, but we’ll see. Time will tell. I actually had not attached any meaning at all to this lunch other than Hillary wants a distraction from the Weiner story, ’cause that’s what is not making her look presidential. She’s looking like a joke, and so’s Bill, as they continue to be compared to Weiner and Huma. Rick, I appreciate the call. We may have a lot of people who agree with him.