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So John Edwards Is A Candidate Now?

Posted by Mike on August 8, 2008

Today John Edwards admitted that he cheated on his cancer-stricken wife with Rielle Hunter.  When the story first broke, the MSM wouldn’t utter a peep about one of their hero’s scandal.  Conservatives argued that the media silence was based on the fact that Edwards is a Democrat.  Laughably, liberals argued that the MSM was silent because Edwards currently holds no political office and is no longer running for President.

Now that Edwards has owned up to being a scumbag,  the MSM is grudgingly covering the story despite their earlier refusal to do so.  Something isn’t right though.  As was the case before Edwards’ admission, Edwards still holds no political office and is no longer running for President.  The only fact that seems to have changed is that Edwards no longer needs the media to cover up for him.  Weird.

Check out Red State for how the New York Slimes covers Republican non-scandals and Democrat scandals.

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John Edwards Can’t Hide Behind His Wife This Time

Posted by Mike on August 6, 2008

Do you ever get the feeling that John “Polly Prissy Pants” Edwards is Ann Coulter’s favorite target? I don’t if that has anything to do with the fact that the former Democrat Vice Presidential nominee is also one of the easiest targets out there, but she sure does seem to enjoy herself when he is the topic.

Today’s Coulter column is of course about the mainstream media’s silence over the story about John Edwards cheating on his cancer-stricken wife compared to their reactions to conservative scandals. According to Annie C., the media’s burning to desire to cover for the Silkster has caused them to refrain from reporting anything about the possible future Cabinet member. She even goes as far to proclaim:

Do you know what this means? At this precise moment in time, I could call Edwards a name that would send me to rehab, and the media wouldn’t be able to report it!

This woman is a genius. On the one hand, the media can’t report anything about Edwards because that would make him newsworthy again, thereby making it more difficult for them to ignore the obvious. On the other hand, here they have Ann Coulter hurling a politically incorrect insult at one of their favorite politicians. Now there’s a dilemma that won’t send a thrill up Chris Matthews’ leg.

This isn’t the first time Ann Coulter has battled John Edwards, but something tells me John won’t be able to hide behind his wife this time.

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John Edwards Boldly Endorses Obama

Posted by Mike on May 14, 2008

Not that we needed any more proof that the race for the Democrat Party nomination is over, but if this doesn’t scare She Who Must Not Be Named’s death eaters into thinking that she can’t win this year, then nothing will. For months now, Democrats have wondered which candidate John Edwards would endorse despite the fact the answer was obvious. He was waiting for the race to be over in name only, so he could endorse whoever won; and now he has.

Reuters photo

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She Has No Need for “Poverty Czar”

Posted by Ryan on April 5, 2008

She Who Must Not Be Named and her “husband” Bill clocked in a cool $109 million since Bill left office.  Not bad for the champion of the working class and poor now that John Edwards has left he race!  This information, predictably document-dumped on a Friday afternoon so no one will notice, comes on the heels of SWMNBN calling for the creation of a “poverty czar” whose cabinet-level job will be to end poverty in America.  Hmm… where have we heard that socialist bilge before? 

I have said this many times, but it bears repeating lest we forget: these Dems are literally using their 1964 playbook for domestic policies and their 1972 playbook for foreign affairs: translation big government solves all (War on Poverty/Great Society) and let’s cut-and-run because America is bad (1972 Dem platform).  LBJ and McGovern both live on in the visage above!

Pic from Free Republic thread.

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Fake Edwards Fake Endorses McCain

Posted by Mike on February 1, 2008

Well sort of.  Can a fake endorsement of a fake Republican become a real one if the candidate who gives it is also a fake?   Sometimes there is a great deal of truth in satire.  

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