May 09, 2007

John Edwards: Working the Nutroots

John Edwards: Personal friend of the paint-chip-eating stepchild of that "other America" known as Truthers.

As Ace notes:

The Democrats' position on physical reality, it seems, is increasingly nuanced.

In Edwards defense, he didn't seem to have a clue what the Truther was referring to, and perhaps we can all rest easy knowing that a Democratic Presidential candidate and former U.S. senator is ignorant about the largest terrorist attack in U.S. history.

Somehow, that isn't making me feel any better.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at May 9, 2007 08:39 PM

So? I didn't know what the questioner was talking about either. And as for Edwards, if he had any less substance as a candidate, they'd have to paint him a shadow.

Posted by: Zhombre at May 9, 2007 09:12 PM

Will he look into:
JFK assasination
Bobby Kenedy assasination
The vast right wing conspiracy

Posted by: Mekan at May 9, 2007 09:14 PM

Can not following a bizarre conspiracy theory about the largest terror attack in U.S. history accurately be called being "ignorant" of the attack?

On the one hand, the sentiment here is, "Those freakin' Truthers are freakin' nuts!" Which, let's face it, they generally seem to be. On the other hand, you're saying, "It's an indicator of his asshattery that he's not conversant with the Truther perspective on things."

Isn't being focused on reality rather than lunacy a good thing?

I'll recycle Mekan's list, but with a different purpose. Are you going to condemn candidates for their ignorance if they don't know the ins and outs of

JFK assasination
Bobby Kenedy assasination
The vast right wing conspiracy

By all means, condemn idiocy, but don't also condemn people when they don't follow idiocy themselves.

Posted by: Doc Washboard at May 9, 2007 10:25 PM

Your point is well taken, and I agree.

My feeling, just mine, is that if polls show that 30-40% of the Democrats believe in some portion of the Truther's views on 9/11, shouldn't Senator Edwards be familiar with the question?

Posted by: mekan at May 10, 2007 05:30 AM

These "truthers" should be locked up in mental institutions. Most of them think the WTC 1 and 2 were brought down by planes but WTC 7 was brought down by explosives. I dont its far fetched at all that if two of the biggest buildings in the world come crashing down in a fiery mess, a smaller building next door, also on fire, might also collapse. These people need to get a grip on reality.

Posted by: Justin at May 10, 2007 07:20 AM

shouldn't Senator Edwards be familiar with the question?

If you're going to pander to them, yes.

Posted by: Purple Avenger at May 10, 2007 07:53 AM

This should be just the type of theory that Edwards would approve of. If you look at how he made his millions with his fabricated malpractice assertions, their is only a small step forward to endorsing the theories of the Truthers.

Posted by: David Caskey at May 10, 2007 09:25 AM