DUmmies Debate John Edwards Comeback
He's baaaaack! Or at least, he's trying to come back. I am referring to John Edwards who is trying to re-enter the public sphere now that the election is safely over. The problem is that even many Democrats can't stand him. The DUmmies had a poll as you can see in this THREAD titled, "Pass The Final Verdict -- John Edwards Is....." And the final verdict by the DUmmies is that 68% of them think Edwards is "A Louse Who Cheated On His Cancer-Recovering Wife And Should Be Shunned" and 32% think he "A Good Man Who Made An Honest Mistake And Should Be Forgiven." Even the DUmmies are slightly more attached to reality than a Los Angeles Times BLOG which came to this absurd conclusion about Edwards: "He confessed to his wife awhile back. And he wasn't the father of the woman's child." And the idiot who wrote that blog must be the only person left in the country that still believes John Edwards. So let us now watch the DUmmies pass the final verdict on John Edwards in Bolshevik Red while the commentary of your humble correspondent, noting that there is a Los Angeles Times blogger eager to buy a bridge in Brooklyn, is in the [brackets]:
Honest mistake? Not exactly. It was a dishonest mistake at best.
[Does that mean you can shop at WalMart again?]
An honest mistake that should be forgiven? Not hardly. Geesh.
[It was an honest mistake. Which is why Elizabeth Edwards is no longer wearing her wedding ring.]
I'm so sick of that excuse. A mistake is something that happens accidentally. You don't trip over your own feet and accidentally stick your dick into another woman who's not your wife. My own father made that "mistake" many, many years ago and I've NEVER gotten over it. Our relationship was never the same after that and I don't think it ever will be again. I'm sorry for his kids. But f*ck him.
He didn't just cheat on his cancer-stricken wife.He risked the consequences to not just himself, but the country and the world had he been nominated and then caught. THAT is why he should never have a place in public life again. He's shown just where his loyalties and concerns lie, and it's not with the voters.
[That would have been FUn. Barack Obama picks Edwards as veep and then the scandal breaks out. But you know what? It still wouldn't have made any difference. If The One could have gotten away with a close friendship with Bill the Bomber then he would have survived John the Jerk as a running mate.]
He made a mistake, and then he decided to run for President again anyway
In my opinion, the fact that he chose to run again was an insult to every Democrat. Edwards thought he was so great he could keep this secret and lie it away. Even the media gave him the benefit of the doubt. We already have Bush/Cheney that lies endlessly to protect themselves or further their agenda. Edwards can fade away into obscurity any time now.
[I want Edwards front and center in the limelight again.]
Had he won the nomination...He would have handed the election over to McCain/Palin! This is a serious thing, something I'm not likely to "get over" so easily. He is beyond rehabilitation. Fade... indeed. The faster the better.
[That would have been too FUnnie!!!]
A fatal mistake... the kind he was smart enough to avoid... But chose not to. This was a choice he made, a very, very bad choice that has rendered his political career invalid. HE needs to get over it. No amount of "rehabilitation" is going to put the shine on that turd. And that comes from a once rabid Edwards supporter. He took a chance, not only with his wife, but with the election! Had he won the nomination, you'd be congratulating McCain and Palin right now for their big win. THAT is how bad this was. THAT is what his stupidity nearly cost us.
[Right now I'm wondering if Edwards is going to be forced to turn over his North Carolina palace over to Elizabeth.]
It's about Edwards, what he chose to do and the political climate in which he chose to do it. He made his bed, etc.
[And her bed too.]
He is an asshole of the major kind and besides betraying both his wife and children and screwing them up, and creating ANOTHER child illegitimately, he could have TOTALLY wrecked our chances this time which shows what a selfish and sick man he is.
[I thought there was something about John Edwards that I liked.]
He would have had absolutely no qualms about running for president knowing that his secret life could be revealed at any juncture. A massive betrayal of not just the trust of his wife, but that of his supporters, who believed they could trust him to be upfront about who and what he was.
[That L.A. Times blogger still believes Edwards.]
The decline and fall of John Edwards was the most entertaining portion of the entire presidential process for me.
I really, really liked Edwards. I wanted to vote for him in the Ohio primary but he had dropped out already. But for f*ck's sake. An affair? I read the comments in the other thread about how "he is only human." We so am I, but I didn't cheat on my husband and then run for president. F*ck him. I don't have to forgive him. I'm not married to him. He is just another disappointing ego-maniac politician.
[And The One has his ego in check?]
The child is obviously his, and he STILL LIES. He is horrible. When you are caught, admit it!
[Hey, he did convince that L.A. Times blogger.]
Yes, the child is his and he couldn't even stand by his very ill wife before fathering another kid.
[I would have loved to have been a fly on the wall while Edwards was assuring Elizabeth that the kid is not his. I guess he didn't do such a convincing con job since she is no longer wearing her wedding ring.]
and he still took donars money, knowing this. now that is really dirty low down. he knew he was at great risk andyet blubbered about being in till the end and begging for more money. what a creep. but I'm glad he is talking aobut poverty issues, someone has to, - but still, somewhere deep inside me there's a vomitous reaction to a guy like Edwards and his conspicuous consumption and affluence, talking about poverty. That's a bit creepy to me too. I just can't believe him.
[John Edwards is just $10 away from eliminating poverty.]
I'm glad we have a man in the White House who at least appears to be faithful to his wife.
I thought he had offered to do a DNA test and Rielle Hunter turned him down?
[LOL! And of course those big monthly payments she is getting have nothing to do with turning down the DNA test.]
At the time there were rumors runnning rampant that she was paid off so she wouldn't request a paternity test. I bet you she does end up doing one or he just admits that the child is his (publicly, that is), probably after Elizabeth has passed away. Very sad.
[Actually very FUnnie! He marries the ditz and finds out (surprise! surprise!) that she is nothing but a New Age Gold Digger. Edwards might as well kiss goodby to his North Carolina Palace. Miss Ditz is going to be the sole resident there in the long run.]
John Edwards is...toast. I predict you'll never hear from him again.
[A pretty lousy prediction since the Breck Girl is already back on a speaking tour.]
WTF do you think you're doing running for president and not think something like that's going to come out?
[Obama and Bill both got away with it.]
She's been seen lately w/o her wedding ring on. And the story goes that he's no longer living with her at her request.
[Say goodbye to that NC Palace.]
It is reported that he is living in their home on Figure Eight Island (gated community off the coast of NC)....while Elizabeth lives in their home near Chapel Hill, NC.
[Next stop---St. Helena.]