February 08, 2007

Oh, Jeez...

It's a race to the bottom, kids.

Bill Donohue, president of the conservative-leaning Catholic League and the first to call on the Democratic presidential candidate to fire the bloggers, told that he is not satisfied with Edwards' decision to scold but not can the staffers.

By not firing Andrea Marcotte and Melissa McEwan, Donohue said, Edwards is promoting anti-Catholicism. He said the 2008 Democratic contender's actions should be viewed in the same way it would be seen if Edwards had not fired a staffer who had used the 'n'-word.

"He's nothing more than David Duke with a blow-dried haircut," Donohue said of Edwards.

Considering the apparent shall we say, shared appreciation of the Jewish faith that Donahue and Duke seem to have in common, I think he better find a less self-immolating comparison.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at February 8, 2007 08:29 PM

You're equating the Catholic League with David Duke, the holocaust denier last seen at a conference in Tehran?

CY, that's just plain out of line. Edwards' bloggers were blasted for criticizing Catholics...this makes it seem you're angling for a job on Edwards' campaign.

Posted by: Jake Ketcher at February 8, 2007 10:28 PM

Jake, I was pretty clear. The letters D-O-N-A-H-U-E aren't pronounced "Catholic League" by most folks. Perhaps you need a speech coach, or perhaps an art teacher to help build your strawman a little better next time.

Bill Donahue is rather clear on how he feels about Jews, and it is no great stretch to see a comparison between these two men in that regard.

Posted by: Confederate Yankee at February 8, 2007 11:42 PM

Jake, Donahue is not the Catholic League. That said, I did look him up in Wikipedia ('cause CY didn't give any detail) and there was reference to him denigrating bigwigs in Hollywood, saying (paraphrasing now) that these secular Jews were ruining America via Hollywood. That's uncalled for.

And I agree with CY that Donahue comparing Edwards to David Duke is wrong. Worse that wrong, it's crass, stupid, tone deaf, inaccurate and, last but not least, impolite. I expect more from my fellow RC'ers especially those who want to represent me or my faith and he should be called on the carpet for it.

But CY, it seems to me, your reference to Donahue being like DD is way, way off. Tit-for-tat never helps.

Posted by: Dusty at February 8, 2007 11:56 PM

Thanks for the link, CY. Ya gotta love Donahue sticking his foot in his own mouth with this, don't ya.

"... Frankly, Michael Moore represents a cult movie. Mel Gibson represents the mainstream of America."

Nothing like that example to make you want to stick to praising a person's acts and swearing off altogether praising the person.

Posted by: Dusty at February 9, 2007 12:03 AM

if only the left would criticize one of their "own" the way the right criticizes their "own" - e.g. CY vs. Bill Donohue...
Anybody on the left taken Amanda to task yet?

Posted by: bains at February 9, 2007 12:34 AM

Donahue does seem like a moonbat.

Posted by: Purple Avenger at February 9, 2007 01:59 AM

What is it with the rebubs or such thinkers.

These vile biotches are exactly the kind of reps someone like Edwards needs, they carry his flag, boast his accomplishments, all tainted with well go read them and it's rather obvious.

BTW, he fired them and rehired them the same day. Seems the further left bloggers could not stand that Edwards could stand for anything. Being an attorney and all, he has not real standards right?

Oh well, they had some wonderful convos, and who knows the trollops may learn something, Johnny may also learn something.

Then again he may be using this as nothing but bait to pave the road to his new diggs, err for Hillarious!

Stay tuned...

Posted by: TC at February 9, 2007 04:24 AM

Who are you talking about? D-O-N-O-H-U-E or D-O-N-A-H-U-E? One was a liberal talk show host, the other the head of the Catholic League.

Posted by: Jake Ketcher at February 9, 2007 02:34 PM

Who are you talking about?

The one in the news recently? They are both nuts though.

Posted by: Purple Avenger at February 9, 2007 02:45 PM