February 20, 2007

Because One Jimmy Carter Isn't Enough

It appears that Amanda Marcotte and Melissa McEwan were right for the Edwards campaign after all:

There are other emerging fissures, as well. The aggressively photogenic John Edwards was cruising along, detailing his litany of liberal causes last week until, during question time, he invoked the "I" word Israel. Perhaps the greatest short-term threat to world peace, Edwards remarked, was the possibility that Israel would bomb Iran's nuclear facilities. As a chill descended on the gathering, the Edwards event was brought to a polite close.

Catholics offended? check.
Christians offended? check.
Jews offended? check.

Johnny Haircut's had a pretty busy month.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at February 20, 2007 03:58 PM

Atleast Jimmy Carter has the possibility of dementia to blame, Edwards only has stupidity to blame.

It's a long way to the elections, think of all the blunders he'll make before then.

Posted by: Retread at February 20, 2007 04:51 PM

Hahaha! Silky Pony is too sexy for Israel.

Posted by: DirtCrashr at February 20, 2007 04:54 PM

Perhaps Edwards is broadening his support, uniting the Holocaust deniers and others of the ultra-left with the ultra-right aryan and Christian Identity vote.

Posted by: ER at February 20, 2007 06:17 PM

Er, dude, Catholics are Christians

Posted by: taustin at February 20, 2007 06:44 PM

Catholics are Christians, but not all Christians are Catholics. That's the beauty of Edwards: he's reaching out to offend as many major religious groups as possible... well, except the one that would threaten to kill him for it.

Posted by: Confederate Yankee at February 20, 2007 06:56 PM

Edwards is a non-candidate. All he's doing is wasting money.

Posted by: Purple Avenger at February 20, 2007 10:05 PM

It's amazing.

The best part about this is they just don't understand what should be obvious to any twelve-year old.

Over at Salon Gary Kamiya is openly wondering what the nutroots are going to do after Bush is gone, which I think is a damn good question. If they are irrelevant NOW, wait until after the Dems lose again in 08, but at least somebody's asking. They need Bush, and without him, the nutroots vanish.

Firedoglake of course is attacking him for it.

"Lord god, this is the stuff that chaps my ass. Go on home, kids! Gary says we're outmoded. We've done everything we can do here. Now it's time to shut up so that people like David ******* Broder will take the Left seriously. Apparently, Kamiya sees us as some kind of liability for the Party."

Attention nutroots: You are not only a liability to the party but pretty much the entire political discourse process in this country, as well as the security of the US in a post 9/11 world.

Howard Dean, Ned Lamont, John Edwards...Feel free to ruin more Dem candidates however.

Posted by: Jared at February 21, 2007 08:58 AM