Friday, February 09, 2007

Edwards sabotages own campaign

If you've been at all following the John Edwards campaign blogger saga, you already know that Edwards has decided not to fire Amanda Marcotte and Melissa McEwan over blog posts written at their own respective blogs prior to joining Edwards' campaign.

Both Marcotte and McEwan profess remorse, not over what they've published, but that their previous writing wasn't taken in the vein it was intended, namely satire, lampoon, etc. Just so you can judge for yourself, here's one sample of Marcotte's writing following the death of Supreme Court Chief Justice William Rehnquist (content warning-unedited):
Rehnquist died. He was no crusader for decency or anything, but nor was he a person whose ideology overruled his decisions. Those days for the Supreme Court are over. BushCo has a new appointment and can also choose the new Chief Justice.

Summary: We are fucked.

Choice is gone. And as soon as Roe v. Wade is overturned, states will start outlawing contraception, and eventually the ideologically run court will find that there’s no right to privacy, period, and contraception protection will be gone.

The only thing I can say now is that people who have enough children or don’t want any at all–get sterilized while you still can. As for those who want children, just not now….well, I don’t know. If you use condoms, stock up on EC now. If you use the pill, start exploring Canadian options.

One thing I vow here and now–you motherfuckers who want to ban birth control will never sleep. I will fuck without making children day in and out and you will know it and you won’t be able to stop it. Toss and turn, you mean, jealous motherfuckers. I’m not going to be “punished” with babies. Which makes all your efforts a failure. Some non-procreating women escaped. So give up now. You’ll never catch all of us. Give up now.
As if that wasn't bad enough, here's a response she posted to a commenter on the article:
I’m not an idiot. I’m a twat. Get it straight.

I’m a hot, moist, inviting twat. Warm, wet, inviting. But not to you or your friends. Even if I were single, these nubile thighs do not wrap around the hips of Republicans. You can fuck yourselves or the dry twats of the self-hating misogynists who will allow you tiny penis to penetrate them. Have fun! Um, the wounds you get from rubbing you un-lubricated dick repeatedly into your heartless, soulless woman–iodine is your best friend, my be-scarred friend.
Marcotte takes issue with the Catholic Church for one of the same reasons I do, namely their persistent, irrational opposition not just to abortion but to any means of birth control besides the rhythm method. But this sort of deranged, psychotic frothing at the mouth doesn't exactly bring credit to her cause. On the other hand, it's an effective argument that Marcotte's mother should have considered abortion as an option.

John Edwards has made his first serious campaign mistake. If he thinks his opponents won't be trotting out gems like these as well as the many others posted by Marcotte and McEwan, he's sorely misjudged his opposition.

Even after being presented with his chosen bloggers' true colors, he's made a conscious decision to stick with them. After reading the poison they spew, what do you think that says about John Edwards?


ben said...

John Edwards doesn't give a rats ass that Americans are paying 50% of what we make, to live, to some kind of tax. Now he says he is going to tax the rich to give us health care. You have to be a real ass to believe that shit. Every ones rich to these commies. Remember everything in Canada it 3 times higher to pay for free health care. 32 dollars for a 12 pack of beer 10.00 dollars for a jar of mayo, 80 dollars for a carton of cigarettes and 6.00 a gallon of gas's. All this and you can still die waiting to get your free health care. I know one of these fools is going to be our next president and this country is going in to the crapper. We are going to kiss the ass os the UN. We will be disarmed and our military will has to cut and run, And will have to start dismantling our civilization to meet the Kyoto accords.

merjoem32 said...

I think that he should have fired them. Those bloggers will alienate a lot of voters who want to support him. A lot of voters are already turned off with John Edwards' stand on Abortion but these bloggers will just make things worse for him.