Video: Breitbart Goes There – Calls Huma’s Pregnancy Announcement a “Ploy”

Whoa, Andrew!

Nice Deb is sometimes too timid to say what she really thinks. Especially in a situation as delicate as this one.

But Andrew Breitbart has paved the way for other doubting Thomases by saying (in his opinion), the news of Huma’s pregnancy is *probably* a PR attempt and a ploy to make people not want to report on the Weinergate scandal.

Danged if I wasn’t thinking the same thing:

video via Gateway Pundit

Andrew doesn’t come right out and say that he doubts that she’s even pregnant, but I have to admit that I’m suspicious.

And I will also say this about the Weiner marriage, and then I won’t say anything more about it, again. There is something about the beautiful and dignified Huma Abedin I don’t quite get.

Reported by The Nation on June 4:

Amid building scandal, Weiner, who is Jewish, said Thursday his beautiful wife doesn’t understand what all the fuss is about. “She’s seen an awful lot,” Weiner said in a television interview. “But I won’t mind telling you that even for someone that went through the Clinton years, this has been a befuddling experience.”


Abedin, known as ‘body woman’ for Mrs Clinton, returned to work Thursday as usual.
The New York Post reported Friday that Mrs Abedin has shown incredible grace under fire, and not displayed any signs of embarrassment or anger over her husband’s public roasting. “She has been doing her job like nothing has happened. It has nothing to do with her job. This is her personal life,” a source told the Post.

And today at the NY Post:

She’s adamant that her husband does not resign, and is optimistic that he can continue his career as an elected official.

“I think people have weathered worse,” said the source.

“They are still talking all the time about what to do [to survive the scandal],” the source said, adding that they plotted his political comeback while at the hotel.

“Adamant that her husband not resign”?, “Doesn’t understand what all the fuss is about?” Does she understand English? Has she  not seen  the sexting FB messages, (that took place right after they were married.) Has she seen the pictures he sent to numerous young women on Twitter? The XXX one that was leaked, today????? The whole damn country is mortified for her….

“Doesn’t understand what all the fuss is about?”

Hasn’t “displayed any signs of embarrassment or anger”?

Something doesn’t add up, here.

…I’m just going to leave it at that.

Meanwhile,over at AoSHQ, Ace is agonizing about the human toll this is taking on all the players involved in this scandal – Is it about sex, is it about lies, is it both, why do I care?:

I don’t know. I don’t know.

I know that when the pictures were actually released Monday, I had a queasy feeling. And while I had previously been keenly interested in vindication, motivated by intellectual vanity, now I sort of began to have empathy and kept thinking, and writing, “Call the fight. Make it stop.”

I wanted him to resign less to have a scalp than to just get it all behind us.

I don’t know. I don’t know what the hell happened here, really, now, looking back.

Great to “win” and be “right” and all that but today’s revelation of a pregnancy really just makes this all seem less like partisan sport and more like simple cruelty.

I don’t know. I’m just thinking. Or my gut is thinking, and I’m typing out the words my brain is giving me in translation.

Ace, damnit. Ya done nothin’ wrong. Your blogging on Weinergate was stellar, and you have nothing to feel guilty about. Period.

Ace’s reaction to Huma’s pregnancy sort of makes Breitbart’s point, doesn’t it?

Linked by AoSHQ in the Headlines, and POWIP, thanks!


Rest In Peace, Patty Ann

On a somber note, a much loved member of the right-wing blogosphere passed away on Monday Tuesday Morning [BiW]. Patty-Ann was a well known commenter at many sites, including AoSHQ, Innocent Bystanders, H2,  Uncivil Peasants and in the early days here at Nice Deb. She was known for her big heart and great sense of humor. I had the pleasure of meeting her in person at the Oklahoma State Fair in 2007, when on a weekend trip with my girls, and youngest son, who had the stomach flu at the time. It was a particularly hot day, and  she couldn’t have been kinder to us all, offering us much appreciated water from her air-conditioned trailer, while her hubby took pictures of the horses.

Wiserbud, at H2o has taken up a collection for Flowers for Patty Ann.

Yesterday, there were so many people who came to our stupid little corner of the internet just to say goodbye to an incredible lady that it occurred to me, we need to let her family know that we are with them in feeling their loss.  We may not be physically by their side, but we truly share their loss.  Our friends Cathy and Dick have done a wonderful job of being there as surrogates for us all, but I think we now need to give them a break and show ourselves.  And our power.

To that end, I have ordered a flower arrangement for Patty Ann’s services, in the name of all of her “fake internet friends.”

It’s not enough, but then again, it never is.

I have also set up a Paypal account for donations to a charity to be named later. You can make donations at intruder601 at cox  dot net.   (I promise you, knowing PA, her family will choose an appropriate charity.  She was …. good…. like that.)  Be sure to select “Personal,” the “Gift” if you decide to donate.

Rest in Peace, Patty Ann.

I will miss you more than I can ever say.  As will, obviously, so many more people that you touched than you could ever know.

She will be sorely missed by all who knew her.

Hump-Day Link-Around (Drooping Economy and Weiner Edition)

Chip Bok cartoon via TownHall.

Michelle Malkin’s lead story, today is on the abysmal failures of the White House economic team: Obama’s egghead economic saboteurs

Official motto of the White House economic team: Those who can, do. Those who can’t, fantasize in the classroom, fail in Washington and then return to the Ivy Tower to train the next generation of egghead economic saboteurs. Life is good for left-wing academics. Everyone else pays dearly.

Rush used to always joke that the only place where  Marxist theory had a home was in left-wing academia, (he’d mention the University of WI at Madison specifically), but I never thought it was a joking matter because so many young skulls full of mush were being influenced by it.  Eventually, those young skulls full of mush voted in a President who shared their Marxist professors’ views and the Marxist professors were finally  allowed to put their theories to the test. And we all know how that turned out.

Martin Feldstein, chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers under President Ronald Reagan, diagnoses the problem in The Wall Street Journal: The Economy Is Worse Than You Think, and says it is still possible to recover:

The economy will continue to suffer until there is a coherent and favorable economic policy. That means bringing long-term deficits under control without raising marginal tax rates—by cutting government outlays and by limiting the tax expenditures that substitute for direct government spending. It means lower tax rates on businesses and individuals to spur entrepreneurship and investment. And it means reforming Social Security and Medicare to protect the living standards of future retirees while limiting the cost to future taxpayers.

All of these things are doable. But the Obama administration has not done them and shows no inclination to do them in the future.

How can the dreadful economy  be a boon for Republicans in 2012?

Ace thinks he may have found the answer: Walter Russell Mead Offers Republicans A Winning Campaign Narrative?

The Tea Party WMD stockpile is currently stored in book form: Reckless Endangerment: How Outsized Ambition, Greed, and Corruption Led to Economic Armageddon.

By Gretchen Morgenson, one of America’s best business journalists who is currently at The New York Times, and noted financial analyst Joshua Rosner, Reckless Endangerment gives the best available account of how the growing chaos in the mortgage and personal finance markets and the rampant bundling of dubious loans into exotically toxic securities plunged the world, and millions of American families, into the gravest financial crisis since World War Two. It is gripping reading as well, and its explanations are clear enough that readers without any background in finance will have no trouble following the plot. The villains? An unholy alliance between Wall Street, the Democratic establishment, community organizing groups like ACORN and La Raza, and politicians like Barney Frank, Nancy Pelosi and Henry Cisneros. (Frank got a cushy job for a lover, Pelosi got a job and layoff protection for a son, Cisneros apparently got a license to mint money bilking Mexican-Americans of their life savings in cheesy housing developments.)

If the GOP can make this narrative mainstream, and put this picture into the heads of voters nationwide, the Democrats are toast. The party will have to reinvent itself (or as often happens in American politics, be rescued by equally stupid Republican missteps) before it can flourish.

Ace says it “sounds like this is what a lot of us have been talking about, in vaguer terms, since October of 2008”. We were shouting it from the rooftops in the Fall of 2008. Unfortunately, nobody was listening.

And now for something completely different:New York Post: Penis photo Weiner sent to online gal pal emerges

When you click on that you will still be a couple clicks away from Weiner’s weiner. And no, Breitbart did not release it. Aaron Worthing explains how it sprung up at Patterico.
Ed Schultz’s Weiner-excusing guests, yesterday, said that if the photo were to be revealed, Weiner would have to resign.. Watch the goal-posts get moved, today.
The Other McCain is watching the left-wing weasels squirm, and enjoying every minute of it: Wrong, Wrong, Wrong: Belated Notice of Charles Johnson’s Total Beclownment and Joan Walsh: ‘I Look Kind of Stupid’.

“The lying is what disturbs me. He implicated a lot of us. I gave him the benefit of the doubt, let’s just say that. And, you know, I look kind of stupid. But on the other hand . . .”

No, ma’am. There is no “other hand.”

And….the timing seems a little off, here,  but – The Shark Tank is holding its: 1st Annual Hunky Hombres of the Conservative Blogosphere

Hey Sharky, where’s the Ewok?

I voted for that hunka hunka burnin’ hot Latin love: Val, but Allahpundit (who doesn’t even have a picture) is winning. Go vote.

If you’re looking for some reading material, you could do worse than  All American Blogger’s first eBook: I Bought a Gallon of Milk Today: The Best of All American Blogger, 2007-2011

Rush: Tony Weiner Is The Poster Boy For The Democrat Culture Of Corruption

Tony Weiner and the Democrat culture of corruption.

Rush Limbaugh doesn’t want to see Anthony Weiner resign. He kinda likes the idea of him being the face of “Democrat Family values”.

I think it was the Republican convention in Houston in ’92 when Woody Allen ditched Mia and went with the adopted daughter, and we were all saying, “That’s the guy, that’s the face of Democrat family values, Woody Allen.” Well, now, it’s Weiner.  Weiner is the face of Democrat family values.  He is the epitome of the Democrat culture of corruption, the Democrat culture of erection.  He is wrong on policy.  He is an admitted liar.  He used his office in Congress to conduct his lurid e-perversions.  The guy’s got it all, and I wholeheartedly endorse the fact that’s not going to resign.  He and his wife have been married less than a year, he said they’ve been through a lot together, in less than a year.  Tony Weiner is the Democrat Party writ small.  We want Weiner to stand firm here and not quit.  I’m just speaking for myself.  I do. I want him to hang in there and be tough ’cause he’s a perfect, perfect poster boy.  I mean look at the guy who married ’em, Bill Clinton, (imitating Clinton) “Hey, I never had sex with that woman, not a single time, and I never asked anybody to lie, ever.”  Weiner hasn’t learned a whole lot.  Well, I don’t know how hard it is for Weiner to stand up to all this or not.  I don’t know.


Top Dem Aides Say Pelosi And Other Top Democrats “Furious” With Weiner, Pressuring Him To Resign…

RUSH:  Oh, no, Fox is running a little story here, more and more people are calling for Weiner to quit.  No!  No, no, no, no.  We want Weiner there.  We want this guy as the poster boy of the Democrat culture of erection and corruption.  (interruption) What do you mean it’s gonna happen?  Gonna force him out?  You know, look at Andrew Cuomo, got a call from The Don.  Look at Bob Torricelli, got a call from Bill Clinton, both those guys shelved it for a while, Torricelli forever.  Andrew Cuomo, for a while.  You know, Bill Clinton calls him up and reads him the riot act.  And it was Clinton that married Weiner and Huma.  Yeah.

Anyway, great to have you back here, folks, El Rushbo, the Limbaugh Institute for Advanced Conservative Studies.

Right, we want Weiner front and center.  Damn straight.

He makes a good point. How does it benefit conservatives for him to resign? Sure, it would be the right thing to do, but a Republican is never going to get elected in his district. I agree with Rush.  Dems deserve this nasty, shameless cretin. He’s just one more in a long line of of nasty, shameless, Democrat cretins. He fits right in, to tell the truth.

Speaking of “family values” – Here’s Ace riffing off of Zombie’s excellent essay on the worn-out lib “hypocrisy defense”, which I linked to yesterday.

The media will just keep insisting, at the time of scandal, that Democrats are sexually libertine and therefore are not hypocrites on these issues.

But at voting time? In campaign season? On election day?

Oddly enough, I never hear the media announce “And also running is Anthony Weiner, who, as you might know, does not particularly support families and also doesn’t subscribe to conventional moral beliefs.”

Funny, the media never tells me that when I’m getting ready to vote, but all of a sudden when a Democrat gets his prank caught in someone else’s in-box, then I’m told “Well of course he was never a big believer in your Victorian bourgeois sexual rigidity, you know.”

No, I didn’t know. No one ever mentioned that. Funny, I think some voters might have been interested to hear that before the actual day of the election.

You Know… This is entirely in the media’s power to prove or disprove.

They could just ask their beloved Democrats, on the record, if they consider themselves to be uninterested in conventional sexual morality.

And then, if a candidate says “Yeah, I’m sort of a sexual libertine, I don’t truck much with these artificial constraints on our expressions of ourselves as sexual beings,” I’d say, “Okay, well, that guy right there? He can’t really be a hypocrite on these issues.”

But, of course, they don’t ask this. Because they just want the public to assume that the Democrat in question “shares their values” — including on notions about sexuality — at election time.

True dat. It was always a weak defense, but this is a necessary discussion because there are a lot of ridiculous people out there who actually buy it.

Linked by Michelle Malkin in Buzzworthy, thanks!