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July 24, 2013 - 11:07 am

Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-N.Y.), who’s no stranger to the ethics-violation side of political scandal, thinks former Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) should just weather his latest sexting revelation and stay in the mayoral race.

Weiner had an online and phone-sex tryst with a 22-year-old woman through November of last year and reportedly contacted her again in April. New York papers have called for him to drop out of the mayor’s race.

“Weiner’s dishonest, impulse-driven psyche is once more stripped as naked as the images of his texted private parts,” the New York Daily News said in an editorial. “He is not fit to lead America’s premier city. Lacking the dignity and discipline that New York deserves in a mayor, Weiner must recognize that his demons have no place in City Hall.”

“I think the public hasn’t been heard yet really,” Rangel said on MSNBC. “It’s all been newspapers and TV. Nobody that I know understands at all what Anthony Weiner was thinking about.”

“And right now, I think you would agree that we all are concerned about his wife. She’s a brave lady,” he continued. “But as far as him running or not, you know, constitutionally, politically, anyone can run. But knowing New York as I do — and I do know New York — as this is not going to be a story by the time we get to September the 10th.”

Rangel didn’t like the way Weiner’s wife, Huma Abedin, was put at the podium to defend her husband.

“I have seen a lot of things like this in politics, where males have to lean on their wives for support. But I don’t ever recall seeing a wife looking and feeling so sad and embarrassed, because Huma is a very private person, a very delicate, sophisticated person,” he said. “And all the years that I’ve known her, putting her into this political situation, as bright, as intelligent as she is, is very awkward. And my feelings were all for her in terms of what she felt she had to do for her husband. It’s really a sad day.”

Rangel was asked what it could mean for the Democratic Party and the city’s perception if Weiner won.

“Well, someone told me that if it was Weiner, that New York City would get more exposure than we would want,” he said.

Bridget Johnson is a career journalist whose news articles and opinion columns have run in dozens of news outlets across the globe. Bridget first came to Washington to be online editor at The Hill, where she wrote The World from The Hill column on foreign policy. Previously she was an opinion writer and editorial board member at the Rocky Mountain News and nation/world news columnist at the Los Angeles Daily News. She has contributed to USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, National Review Online, Politico and more, and has myriad television and radio credits as a commentator. Bridget is Washington Editor for PJ Media.

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“I think the public hasn’t been heard yet really,” Rangel said on MSNBC.

Obviously Charlie hasn't heard of Twitter, Facebook, the internet...
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" Huma is a very private person, a very delicate, sophisticated person,'. ... and a muslim brotherhood advocate for the annihilation of the West and Israel and the closet person in the world to 'It takes a Village Hillary Alinsky' " There Chuck, just wanted to help out, you arrogant A$$.hole.
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Yes, but as far as I know, Rangel is a crook, not a pervert. All of his scandals have been about stealing tax dollars or avoiding paying taxes he owes. Weiner is just sexually perverted, the kind of guy who enjoys exposing himself in public. But maybe it doesn't make any difference, since the voters in New York probably don't make a distinction between the two.
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Absolutely he should stay in the race. Nothing ever happened to sleaze democrats like Teddy Boy Kennedy, Billy the Kid Clinton, Barney Frank, et al, in fact the more perverted you are the more likely you will monopolize the democrat/communist vote. Weiner truly represents what NYC is and he is the best to guide the pimps and whores of the Big Rotten Apple.
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what Marie responded I'm in shock that any body can earn $6738 in one month on the internet. did you look at this webpage http://www.wep6.com
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“Well, someone told me that if it was Weiner, that New York City would get more exposure than we would want,” Yes, a city must always avoid Weiner exposure. Brilliant deduction, Chuck.
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Charlie Rangel may be right about the sexting articles waning, but it's been proven that perversion does not wane. Weiner has already proven it, since resigning from congress and claiming he went to rehab he is still sexting. Once a pervert, always a pervert.
38 weeks ago
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what Juan responded I am startled that a mom able to get paid $7265 in 4 weeks on the internet. did you read this page... www.Can99.com
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I hope Carlos Danger sends pics to ol' Charlie. Seems only fair...
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my neighbor's mother makes $63/hr on the internet. She has been without a job for five months but last month her pay was $16770 just working on the internet for a few hours. Here's the site to read more....... www.Yad7.com
38 weeks ago
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Rangel just wants a piece of tomorrow's pie. I've not seen it mentioned but, think of Weiner blackmail.
If Weiner is elected mayor of NYC, he will inevitably face blackmail attempts by folks who threaten to reveal previously unknown sexting efforts. Weiner may have women he's contacted that we don't know about or a Weiner enemy may already be fabricating proof that there are.
If Huma and Weiner are in Gracie Mansion and new pictures "discovered" how far would Weiner go to NOT have them revealed? Would he award contracts to Rangel's son-in-law or the son-in-law of Rangel's landlord?
Think about the influence Mrs. Mayor Huma would have over the NYC police department and hoe the Muslim Brotherhood could expoit that influence.
39 weeks ago
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Don't screw around with a wiener that's running. . .
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Charlie has skated on all his scandals but he has some redeeming qualities and a lot of friends....Weiner has neither. If nothing else, his wife's "stand by your man" attitude has reminded me of Hillary and Bill. This couple, as the Clintons, wants power at any cost. He is dumb, power man, wimpish and has absolutely no judgment.
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