Saturday, February 06, 2010
As John Edwards descends from one circle of Hell to the next, reflect on this helpful observation from regular commenter "SR":
No matter what you think of him, remember George W. Bush saved the country from Kerry and Edwards.
Fuck John Edwards and the sob story about the wife. Both those assholes are self-serving, milking the cancer thing, and the two Americas, and the sickly sweet accent about being some sort of humble guy of the people, all the while looking down their smug noses at the suckers. I have compassion for anyone suffering with cancer and the hell of wondering when it comes back, and whether it can be fended off, but I don't doubt for one minute that if I knew Elizabeth, or John, that's I'd hate both of them. I just hope they both have the dignity to bow out of the national circus once and for all. Their time is up, next.
As for Edwards himself ... he moves from one nut to another true quack. I'd freaking kill myself if I were him.
As stated in the original blog, on balance Kerry and Edwards would probably have been so easily controlled (if not derailed)by scandal, pomposity and generalized "unlikability" that they would not have been the threat to our republic that Obama represents.
Obama still gets good polling (at least for now) on "like-ability". That still gives him some political capital, even though his policies are thankfully going down in flames. Kerry and Edwards would never have gotten that far.
Bush always had relatively good ideas, but he was never able to articulate tham or carry them to the public in a sensible manner. He let the media demonize Cheney and make a fool out of him with the "WMD" issue. He let the Republican Party indulge in an orgy of spending that alienated the party base (myself included) and further trashed the party at the polls. He failed to put himself in a position to prevent McCain from getting the nomination.
In short, George Bush was no small factor in giving us Obama.
NO wonder he's so silent.
"NO wonder he's so silent."
He's silent because traditionally thats the way ex-presidents are suppose to act. They're not the leader anymore, they should get out of the way and STFU. His actions should be touted as the standard for former presidential decorum.
I don't think "SR" realizes the depth of the irrational hatred of Mr. Bush in some parts of the country. To them, no alternative would have been worse than Bush.
Even Obama will never generate the same level of blind, unreasoned hatred that the vicious anti-Bushies feel to this day. Obama will simply enforce stereotypes of dumb, lazy, shiftless, corrupt and mendacious black politicians and not the kind of hatred that Bush has.
Now that Elizabeth Edwards has kicked John to the curb, will John do the right thing and marry Rielle Hunter, providing a father for their adorable little baby girl?
You gotta figure that, if he doesn't, some people will think even less of Edwards than they do now.
The part of the Edwards story that really annoys me is that, when he was in the Senate, living in the Washington area, he must have been servicing some of the many young ladies who live and work there and that some in the media knew about and didn't report it. Will some brave media type now come forward and tell the truth?
"His actions should be touted as the standard for former presidential decorum"
I would propose this be edited to recognize that only REPUBLICAN ex-presidents are expected to exercixe decorum.
If you are Jimmy Carter or Bill Clinton, then it is perfectly acceptable to continue to be a public ass-clown ad infinitum.