June 8, 2007

Lefter Than Thou (Richer Too)

"Jack" Edwards gestures appropriately when announcing his "plan"

It's sometimes hard to know what to think of the sole surviving metrosexual from the Democrats' 2004 debacle, but not always.

Today the New York Sun reports that a Peace Corps Part of Edwards Terror Plan

"A Strategy to Shut Down Terrorists and Stop Terrorism Before It Starts" -- calls for a 10,000-person "Marshall Corps" to deal with issues ranging from worldwide poverty and economic development to clean drinking water and micro-lending. He said investing in those areas would shore up weak nations and help ensure that terrorism does not take root there. That, he said, would allow the country to stop potential terrorists before they even join the ranks.
Call this the "Fighting Terrorists on Their Turf with No Guns" gambit. Call this the "Plush Pets and Watercress Sandwich Bombing Run" program. Call this the "Let's Put America's Idealistic Youth Under the Head Drills of the Jihadists" proposal. Call it anything, but don't call it a "policy," because its not. It's nothing other than the latest warbling long note in the 2007 John "Jack" Edwards flatulence festival.

For a man who can afford any scent in the known universe, it is really astounding how he can constantly choose "Bovine Bouquet" as his cologne.

But strip aside all the millions he's conning his fervid followers out of and what you've got left is simple: A loser who knows he's losing and is struggling to assemble a religious cult around his "lefter than thou" poses. The fact is, as reported by Robert Novak in the Washington Post yesterday, that Edwards has got to get a cult revved up because ordinary Democrats of all shapes and sizes simply can't stand the man.

As a lifelong Democrat who only left the party for good in 2004 I can understand that. If I was still a member, I'd note the unending and upward spiraling disgrace this wimp is bringing on the party. The only cure, it seems to me, in this long, long, long campaign that looks more and more like "Survivor" is to vote Edwards off the island first. If I thought I could play a role in that, I might re-up for the Dems. If only to, shall we say, clear the air.
UPDATE: For a few brief, shining minutes after writing the item above I actually thought it would be impossible for me to feel a smidgen of an iota of a jot more contempt for this man than I already did.
I was wrong.

See here and don't miss the most humiliating video from the Edwards campaign trail yet. "Joe Trippi and Jonathan Prince, attempt to celebrate John Edwards' birthday by baking him his favorite pie, based on his mother's secret recipe. They fail - and hilarity ensues."

What some people won't do for a paycheck. Sort of adds credence to the old saying, "You can't insult a whore."

Indeed it does. Plus the chance to for you to buy the "secret recipe" and give the multi-millionaire money for the privilege.

"Trust us, it's not nearly as hard as they make it out to be. See for yourself - donate $6.10 today in honor of John's Birthday on 6/10, and get Bobbie Edwards' secret recipe for pecan pie!"

Don't let them fool you. The "$19.53" radio button donation is the default. "$19.53" is the year of John's birth. Get it? I sure do.

Shawn Macomber @ The American Spectator nails this chunk of slug sludge to the table with a spike through the skull of the Edwards campaign with:

CAMPAIGN BIRTHDAY PIE is actually not Trippi's first post-Angry Dwarf Internet Campaign big idea. No, John's mother Bobbie Edwards -- or at least a small mass of political consultants and twenty-something campaign flunkies collectively chosen to channel her -- earns the gold star for this one.
You'd think with all his money, Edwards would be able to buy a brain or two, but nooooooooo.

Posted by Vanderleun at June 8, 2007 11:39 AM
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Wait until Trippi goes after JE's hairdresser's secret shampoo formula.

Posted by: Connecticut Yankee at June 8, 2007 1:26 PM

Almost makes you want to route for Hillary. I did say almost.

Posted by: Barnabus at June 9, 2007 6:16 AM

During the last debate by the Dems, I could not stop laughing when they where talking about taxes. They could'nt decide on a threshold on what is rich as far as how much one makes in a year. Is it $100,000 or $200,000 a year? But the best response was from Edwards when he said, "I don't know what rich is, but this is what I would do......" That is when I stopped laughing.

Now, it is reported he is worth upwards of $27M and climbing. If he does not khnow what "rich is" then guard your wallets.

Posted by: Robert Hows at June 9, 2007 9:32 AM

I tremble for the Republic. Too many idiots and not enough informed citizens paying attention. We want American Idol more than we want freedom, intelligence, and security. Thus, a third-rate shyster like John Edwards can receive a platform for his BS. If this is the best America can produce, we are in serious trouble. Look out below because the fall is going to be very far.

Posted by: Pickett at June 11, 2007 8:44 AM

This is my prediction. The entire Edwards '08 campaign is a sham, JE knows he isn't going to win. All he needs to do is pander to the nutroots, like Marcotte's audience, and get their donations, get kicked out of the race and put the contributions in the bank. The potential is staggering and the chance of losing the case is nonexistent.

Posted by: Big Mo at June 11, 2007 4:37 PM