John Edwards Blames his own Celebrity

Cross-posted by Maggie at Maggie’s Notebook

The John Edwards “affair,” and his own words should give pause to every voter, not for the obvious reasons, but because he is such a weasel at heart.

…through a lot of work and success I got some acclaim as a lawyer. People were telling me, oh you’re such a great person, such a great lawyer, such a talent, no telling what you’ll do.

This was when I was 30, 31 years old. Then I went from being a young senator to being considered for vice president, running for president, being a vice presidential candidate, all of which fed a self-focus, an egotism, a narcissicism that leads you to believe you can do anything you want, you are invincible and there will be no consequences.

Blaming your public fall from grace on your ability to shill your followers is disingenuous and despicable.

The lesson for voters? Pompous and grandiose candidates are rejected by American voters, as was John Edwards, John Kerry and Al Gore.

Barack Obama will find that he is the not the One We Have Been Waiting For.

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Did The National Enquirer Catch John Edwards With Mistress?

Cross posted from Wake up America

Grain of salt added, here is the run down.

The NATIONAL ENQUIRER got wind of a meeting that was going to occur, watched Edwards enter the Beverly Hilton hotel where blonde divorcée Rielle Hunter was staying on July 21, 2008,then saw the couple leave, return, and the reporters waited for Edwards to depart and greeted him.

They say he actually hid in the bathroom until hotel security helped escort him out.

They produce pictures and there will be no way he can get out of this one.

The NATIONAL ENQUIRER learned ahead of time that one such meeting was set for yesterday.

At 9:45 p.m. (PST) Monday, Edwards appeared at the hotel, and was dropped off at a side entrance. NATIONAL ENQUIRER reporter Alan Butterfield witnessed the ex-senator get out of a BMW driven by a male companion and stroll into the hotel.

Said Butterfield: “Edwards was not carrying anything. He walked in alone. He was wearing a blue dress shirt with the sleeves rolled up. He was looking around nervously before he entered the hotel.

“Once inside, he interestingly bypassed the lobby and ducked down a side stairs to go to the bottom floor to catch the elevator up – rather than taking the elevator in the main lobby. He went out of his way not to be seen.”

Meanwhile, Rielle had reserved rooms 246 and 252 under the name of the friend who had accompanied her from Santa Barbara, Bob McGovern. Rielle was in one room and McGovern was in another with her baby. This allowed her and Edwards to spend time alone, a source revealed.

Edwards went out of the hotel briefly with Rielle, they were observed by the NATIONAL ENQUIRER and then went back to her room, where he stayed until attempting to sneak out of the hotel unseen at 2:40 a.m. (PST). But when he emerged alone from an elevator into the hotel basement he was greeted by several reporters from the NATIONAL ENQUIRER.

Senior NATIONAL ENQUIRER Reporter Alexander Hitchen asked Edwards why he was visiting Rielle and whether he was ready to confirm that he was the father of her baby.

Shocked to see a reporter, and without saying anything, Edwards ran up the stairs leading from the hotel basement to the lobby. But, spotting a photographer, he doubled back into the basement. As he emerged from the stairwell, reporter Butterfield questioned him about his hookup with Rielle.

Edwards did not answer and then ran into a nearby restroom. He stayed inside for about 15 minutes, refusing to answer questions from the NATIONAL ENQUIRER about what he was doing in the hotel. A group of hotel security men eventually escorted him from the men’s room, while preventing the NATIONAL ENQUIRER reporters from following him out of the hotel.

They have more, read it for yourself.

I am waiting for picture proof or witnesses to speak up, but if this can be proven, or if they have photo evidence, then that rumor that he is on the Obama VP short list, just blew up and that list just got shorter.

Pajamas Media says they also had wind of the story but didn’t have proof enough to publish, then they make this point.

Oh, one last thing, for those of you who says it’s The National Enquirer, how do we know it’s true? I suggest you Google the “National Enquirer and OJ Simpson.” They broke most of the important stories on that case. In general, these days they’re vastly more reliable than The New York Times.

That is a good point.

Disclaimer- I have never particularly trusted stories in the NATIONAL ENQUIRER but once in a while they do get things right and there is so much detail to this story that it should be easy to prove or disprove.

The Corner also notes that it was the Enquirer that broke the Limbaugh story long ago.

[Update] I delve more into the story and ask some questions in a more detailed piece I wrote at DJ, found here.

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edwards IS An Idiot

I just got home from work and thought it would be a good time to update everyone on our least favorite opportunistic (you know, the one who wants to turn a solemn day commemorating the sacrifices our troops have made for us, the citizens of this GREAT nation into an anti-war protest belittling and demeaning that sacrifice), ambulance chasing, land of la-la living $400 haircuts and 28,000 square foot house, two Americas presidential candidate.

Before I could do that, however, I found this article. I haven’t told Snooper I’m swiping it yet, but I don’t think he’ll mind.

Besides, I wanted to use the new picture I found! I tried to upload it into Snooper’s comments and couldn’t–so, Snooper, swipe away!

I swiped this from Snooper here:

edwards IS An Idiot

Thursday, May 24, 2007 3:01 PM

At Breitbart we find the following:

NEW YORK (AP) – Democrat John Edwards Wednesday repudiated the notion that there is a “global war on terror,” calling it an ideological doctrine advanced by the Bush administration that has strained American military resources and emboldened terrorists.

In a defense policy speech he planned to deliver at the Council on Foreign Relations, Edwards called the war on terror a “bumper sticker” slogan Bush had used to justify everything from abuses at the Abu Ghraib prison to the invasion of Iraq.

“We need a post-Bush, post-9/11, post-Iraq military that is mission focused on protecting Americans from 21st century threats, not misused for discredited ideological purposes,” Edwards said in remarks prepared for delivery. “By framing this as a war, we have walked right into the trap the terrorists have set—that we are engaged in some kind of clash of civilizations and a war on Islam.”

In the first presidential debate last month in South Carolina, Edwards was one of four Democrats—including Delaware Sen. Joe Biden, Ohio Rep. Dennis Kucinich and former Alaska Sen. Mike Gravel—who said they did not believe there was a global war on terror. Front-runners Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama indicated that they did.

Edwards, a former North Carolina senator, voted in 2002 to authorize the invasion of Iraq but has since become a harsh critic of the conflict. In his speech, he reiterated his call to remove American combat troops from Iraq within a year and vowed to “restore the contract we have with those who proudly wear the uniform to defend our country and make the world a safe and better place.”

Edwards outlined several steps he said he would pursue as president to strengthen the military, including using force only to pursue essential national security missions, improve civilian-military relations, and root out mismanagement at the Pentagon.

He said he would created a “national security budget” to include the activities of several agencies, including the Pentagon, Energy Department, and Homeland Security. He also said he would boost the budget for military recruiting.

But Edwards saved his toughest words for the Bush administration, whom he accused of engaging in wrongheaded military adventures while abandoning U.S. “moral leadership” in the world. Because of the administration’s poor stewardship, Edwards said troops were exhausted, overworked, and potentially ill-prepared for future threats.

“Leading the military out of the wreckage left by the poor civilian leadership of this administration will be the single most important duty of the next commander in chief,” Edwards said.

Anticipating the speech, the Republican National Committee sent out a research document titled “Edwards’ Troop Profiteering,” noting that his campaign routinely solicits donations to help Edwards pursue his anti-war efforts.

“One can’t help but wonder how John Edwards is comfortable beefing up his campaign coffers at the expense of our troops,” RNC spokeswoman Summer Johnson said. “Edward’s profiteering isn’t only in poor taste but it also illustrates his hunger for the White House trumps his sensitivity toward those serving America.”

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edwards has just received the Darwinian Moron Award. Evidently, this idiot that would be the next POTUS is yet another example of the Idiot Class of Society At Large. Perhaps edwards should study some more and read up on the enemies of our country (unless those enemies are his friends). I have forwarded the following post to the edwards dungeon of stupidity (his campaign orifice) and y’all can read the same post as well. It is a compilation of guest authors on my blog entitled Studies in Islam (Jihadism).

Catering to the communist groups such as A.N.S.W.E.R. and the Yellow Streakers (formerly code pinkos) is “Rather” indicative of a warped mentality and questionable sanity.

edwards IS An Idiot

I just got home from work and thought it would be a good time to update everyone on our least favorite opportunistic (you know, the one who wants to turn a solemn day commemorating the sacrifices our troops have made for us, the citizens of this GREAT nation into an anti-war protest belittling and demeaning that sacrifice), ambulance chasing, land of la-la living $400 haircuts and 28,000 square foot house, two Americas presidential candidate.

Before I could do that, however, I found this article. I haven’t told Snooper I’m swiping it yet, but I don’t think he’ll mind.

Besides, I wanted to use the new picture I found! I tried to upload it into Snooper’s comments and couldn’t–so, Snooper, swipe away!

I swiped this from Snooper here:

edwards IS An Idiot

Thursday, May 24, 2007 3:01 PM

At Breitbart we find the following:

NEW YORK (AP) – Democrat John Edwards Wednesday repudiated the notion that there is a “global war on terror,” calling it an ideological doctrine advanced by the Bush administration that has strained American military resources and emboldened terrorists.

In a defense policy speech he planned to deliver at the Council on Foreign Relations, Edwards called the war on terror a “bumper sticker” slogan Bush had used to justify everything from abuses at the Abu Ghraib prison to the invasion of Iraq.

“We need a post-Bush, post-9/11, post-Iraq military that is mission focused on protecting Americans from 21st century threats, not misused for discredited ideological purposes,” Edwards said in remarks prepared for delivery. “By framing this as a war, we have walked right into the trap the terrorists have set—that we are engaged in some kind of clash of civilizations and a war on Islam.”

In the first presidential debate last month in South Carolina, Edwards was one of four Democrats—including Delaware Sen. Joe Biden, Ohio Rep. Dennis Kucinich and former Alaska Sen. Mike Gravel—who said they did not believe there was a global war on terror. Front-runners Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama indicated that they did.

Edwards, a former North Carolina senator, voted in 2002 to authorize the invasion of Iraq but has since become a harsh critic of the conflict. In his speech, he reiterated his call to remove American combat troops from Iraq within a year and vowed to “restore the contract we have with those who proudly wear the uniform to defend our country and make the world a safe and better place.”

Edwards outlined several steps he said he would pursue as president to strengthen the military, including using force only to pursue essential national security missions, improve civilian-military relations, and root out mismanagement at the Pentagon.

He said he would created a “national security budget” to include the activities of several agencies, including the Pentagon, Energy Department, and Homeland Security. He also said he would boost the budget for military recruiting.

But Edwards saved his toughest words for the Bush administration, whom he accused of engaging in wrongheaded military adventures while abandoning U.S. “moral leadership” in the world. Because of the administration’s poor stewardship, Edwards said troops were exhausted, overworked, and potentially ill-prepared for future threats.

“Leading the military out of the wreckage left by the poor civilian leadership of this administration will be the single most important duty of the next commander in chief,” Edwards said.

Anticipating the speech, the Republican National Committee sent out a research document titled “Edwards’ Troop Profiteering,” noting that his campaign routinely solicits donations to help Edwards pursue his anti-war efforts.

“One can’t help but wonder how John Edwards is comfortable beefing up his campaign coffers at the expense of our troops,” RNC spokeswoman Summer Johnson said. “Edward’s profiteering isn’t only in poor taste but it also illustrates his hunger for the White House trumps his sensitivity toward those serving America.”

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edwards has just received the Darwinian Moron Award. Evidently, this idiot that would be the next POTUS is yet another example of the Idiot Class of Society At Large. Perhaps edwards should study some more and read up on the enemies of our country (unless those enemies are his friends). I have forwarded the following post to the edwards dungeon of stupidity (his campaign orifice) and y’all can read the same post as well. It is a compilation of guest authors on my blog entitled Studies in Islam (Jihadism).

Catering to the communist groups such as A.N.S.W.E.R. and the Yellow Streakers (formerly code pinkos) is “Rather” indicative of a warped mentality and questionable sanity.

John Edwards: Showing our Military How Much He Hates Them

[Below you will find contact information for a variety of places to let your voice be heard]

Following up on Saturdays Cross Post from Lew over at Right in a Left World, we see some reactions from our military veterans in response to Edwards disgusting act of calling for a war protest on the one day set aside to honor our military, Memorial Day.

A day meant to honor our fallen soldiers and John Edwards in an act of utter disrespect to our troops encourages, in fact, calls for.. a war protest.

Memorial Day is much more than a three-day weekend that marks the beginning of summer. To many people, especially the nation’s thousands of combat veterans, this day, which has a history stretching back all the way to the Civil War, is an important reminder of those who died in the service of their country.

We first heard about this disgusting site that John Edwards set up at The Victory Caucus Forums, where Lew posted about it and we were all encouraged to either write about it or cross post Lews, which we did.

Bob from Gathering of Eagles noticed it and added it as a topic to the GOE Forums.

Needless to say, our Veterans got highly pissed off, with very good reason. Just read the forums and my own comment section from the last post to see exactly how pissed off they got.

Bob started sending this around to everyone:

“First of all, thanks for the links Spree and Snooper.

I just forwarded Edwards’ web site to HotAir, Michelle Malkin, and the Illinois Review. I hope they do something with it.

By the way, this may be another situation where we want to contact our local newspaper.”

I will go at this again by contacting TV and radio stations.
Bob

Then his next comment:

I am so not done with this. I just sent an email to Bill O’ and John Gibson at Fox. Hope they do something with it.
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
Dear John and Bill,

I am sure you are aware, by now, that John Edwards is asking his supporters to protest the war at Memorial Day Parades.

As a Veteran, I am disgusted. Memorial Day is a day that we honor our fallen heros who gave their lives to defend this great nation of ours. It is hard for me to concieve that Edwards is so Anti-American that he can not, for one day, Memorial Day, decide to do something that is honorable.

From his “10 Things You Can Do Over Memorial Weekend to Support the Troops and End the War” posted on his web page.

“Get vocal. Buy a bunch of poster-board and markers. At a picnic or with family and friends, make signs that say “SUPPORT THE TROOPS – END THE WAR.” Bring them to your local Memorial Day parade. Then take a digital photo of yourself and your family or friends holding up the poster and tell us about it. We’ll include it in a “Democracy Photo Album” on our site.”

The link to his web page http://www.supportthetroopsendthewar.com/

I am not sure how you “END THE WAR” short of Victory or Defeat. It just amazes me that the Democrats want defeat while the troops who are the front line, our young men and women, want victory. Re-enlistments are well over the military goals. I think the troops have a better view of the world than many of our elected officials.

If Edwards, Pelosi, Murtha, Kerry, Reid, etc. really want to do something good for this country, they should resign.

Hot Air picked it up. (Make sure to read their comment section also)

Black Five has some choice words about John Edwards, all of them richly deserved.

Oh that’s special John, we as a nation set aside one day to recognize the ultimate sacrifice made by so many better men than you, and you feel free to push them aside so you can grab some spotlight. You miserable empty suit, you pathetic, girly man, you lying, cheating, petty, little narcissist. And don’t tell me to stop calling him names, he has earned a grand total of zero respect for anything he has done and earned trainloads of disgust for his shameful, disrespectful actions. If you want reasoned commentary check in with George Will, I’m Uncle Jimbo and I serve up the beatdowns.

NewsBusters is also discussing this and and shows us that Wahington Post is not only encouraging this but has also promoted and helped advertise for John Edwards with this latest piece of trash (and the liberal papers wonder why they are losing money and advertisers?)

Wizbang is also all over this.

Now we are caught up, but we are not done by a long shot.

The writer of the Wapo piece of garbage is Anne E. Kornblut and here is her email contact form, so we can let her know what we think of her promoting this type of dishonor and disrespect to our fallen heroes.

[CONTACT THESE ADVERTISERS]

Here is the site of the first advertiser on that Wapo page, fittingly enough it is a company called EDWARDS, and here is their contact information so we can let them know what we think of who they are advertising with.

E-mail: websupport@agedwards.com
Phone: (877) 835-7877 toll-free
Fax: (314) 955-2890

The Contact Center’s business hours are:
Monday – Friday — 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. CT
Saturday — 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT
Sundays and Holidays – Closed

Mailing address:
A.G. Edwards & Sons, Inc.
Attn: Contact Center
One North Jefferson
St. Louis, MO 63103

Moving right along to the next advertiser:

Parents the Anti-Drug:Here is their contact form.

Their featured advertisers links are:

Home Loan Trust and their email is http://www.blogger.com/info@homeloantrust.com

Pick Mortgage: Email is http://www.blogger.com/info@pickamortgage.com

Equafax: Ways to contact them can be found here.

Lending Tree: Phone number–1-800-555-TREE

Great Seats, Contact form can be found here.

Weitz and Luxenberg: Phone number— 1-800-476-6070-
Email: clientrelations@weitzlux.com

CustomLink: Contact form can be found here.

Circuit City: Contact Form can be found here.

Constant Contact: Contact Form can be found here.

WireFly: Contact page with information on how to contact them can be found here.

A few reactions from the GOE forums.

TJHMOM:

Here’s my reply to Edwards, emailed seconds ago.

As a patriot, the mother of an active duty Marine, the sister and wife of two men who proudly served in the Air Force during the Viet Nam Era, and the daughter of a WWII Navy Veteran, I am appalled at your suggestion to protest the war on Memorial Day. You claim to support the troops, yet you choose the very day set aside to honor those who have died in service of their country, to encourage people to negate the meaning behind those who gave all in Iraq. Your actions attempt to dishonor our fallen and those currently serving. If you really want to support our troops, campaign for them so they get the funding needed to complete the job. We demand victory! Please lay aside your political ambitions and do what is best for this country.

seo3:

Here is what I sent him:

Quote:
You are pathetic. Memorial Day is to honor our veterans – not a political opportunity. You dishonor all those who have made the supreme sacrifice by turning this solemn day into a political referendum. You should be ashamed……

Everything is 100% politics with these folks. Nothing is more important, eh? Certainly not national security! How utterly revolting and disgusting!

Blue Star Rider:

Doubt you can see the smoke coming from my ears here in California – what a sacrilegious and appalling move on the part of this jacka$$. I’m off to vent a little steam on Edwards.

Thanks for the heads up.

Snooper:

Your feigned patriotism is criminally laughable. I am a “troop” and I find your ridiculous attempt to link true patriotic organizations to yours is indicative of a deep psychological malaise.

Please remove your links. You won’t find ANY of them supporting the troops by protesting the war protecting YOU on Memorial Day, a day to celebrate those fallen in the name of Freedom and That Which Is Right.

Your using or misusing the term Do The Right Thing is an insult to a True Patriot’s web site: http://dotherightthing.townhall.com/

We True Patriots have contacted the web sites you have linked to and the fireball has begun.

edwards…you are out of touch with the American people. Your political party has the lowest approval rating in history and you vaunted majority is the lamest duck CONgress in history. Hang your head in shame as you cost more lives and further embolden the enemy.

God Bless America

mlh


Hawk
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This was my comment to the Breck Boy:

Congratulations on your idea to turn a holiday tributing our veterans and military into a day of protest. Only the sickest, most vile of minds and cowardly of hearts could have come up with such a disgusting concept. God help me you’ll not win an election if it comes to THIS veteran voting for you. Go have yourself a nice little spa day, you don’t have the intestinal fortitude to run this country.

To whom do they swear their allegiance? My guess would be Marx…

It still goes on, so stop by and read the letters that are being sent to John Edwards from our veterans.

We are not done with Edwards by a long shot.

Snooper has contacted the local Conservative Talkies on WBAP with this data and Bob has this to say:

This just went out to the below newspapers. LOL, I used the newspaper link provided by the DNC

http://www.democrats.org/page/speakout/OutOfTouch

To Chicago Sun-Times, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Daily Herald, Daily Southtown, Herald-News, Beacon News, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, The Journal Times, Northwest Herald, Courier-News, News-Sun

Subject Politics and Memorial Day
Message Can the politics stop long enough to honor our nations heros? Not in the case of John Edwards.

The below is just a small part from his site http://www.supportthetroopsendthewar.com/

“Get vocal. Buy a bunch of poster-board and markers. At a picnic or with family and friends, make signs that say “SUPPORT THE TROOPS – END THE WAR.” Bring them to your local Memorial Day parade. Then take a digital photo of yourself and your family or friends holding up the poster and tell us about it. We’ll include it in a “Democracy Photo Album” on our site.”

This is a day to honor our nation’s heros. Is John Edwards so Anti-American that he can not stop for one day – Memorial Day?

Keep the pressure up folks, if everyone cannot take one day and do nothing but honor our fallen heroes on a day that has been set aside for this purpose since the Civil War, then what kind of country are we?

Count on the fact that there will be more to come about this.

Cross posted from Wake up America

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John Edwards: Showing our Military How Much He Hates Them

[Below you will find contact information for a variety of places to let your voice be heard]

Following up on Saturdays Cross Post from Lew over at Right in a Left World, we see some reactions from our military veterans in response to Edwards disgusting act of calling for a war protest on the one day set aside to honor our military, Memorial Day.

A day meant to honor our fallen soldiers and John Edwards in an act of utter disrespect to our troops encourages, in fact, calls for.. a war protest.

Memorial Day is much more than a three-day weekend that marks the beginning of summer. To many people, especially the nation’s thousands of combat veterans, this day, which has a history stretching back all the way to the Civil War, is an important reminder of those who died in the service of their country.

We first heard about this disgusting site that John Edwards set up at The Victory Caucus Forums, where Lew posted about it and we were all encouraged to either write about it or cross post Lews, which we did.

Bob from Gathering of Eagles noticed it and added it as a topic to the GOE Forums.

Needless to say, our Veterans got highly pissed off, with very good reason. Just read the forums and my own comment section from the last post to see exactly how pissed off they got.

Bob started sending this around to everyone:

“First of all, thanks for the links Spree and Snooper.

I just forwarded Edwards’ web site to HotAir, Michelle Malkin, and the Illinois Review. I hope they do something with it.

By the way, this may be another situation where we want to contact our local newspaper.”

I will go at this again by contacting TV and radio stations.
Bob

Then his next comment:

I am so not done with this. I just sent an email to Bill O’ and John Gibson at Fox. Hope they do something with it.
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
Dear John and Bill,

I am sure you are aware, by now, that John Edwards is asking his supporters to protest the war at Memorial Day Parades.

As a Veteran, I am disgusted. Memorial Day is a day that we honor our fallen heros who gave their lives to defend this great nation of ours. It is hard for me to concieve that Edwards is so Anti-American that he can not, for one day, Memorial Day, decide to do something that is honorable.

From his “10 Things You Can Do Over Memorial Weekend to Support the Troops and End the War” posted on his web page.

“Get vocal. Buy a bunch of poster-board and markers. At a picnic or with family and friends, make signs that say “SUPPORT THE TROOPS – END THE WAR.” Bring them to your local Memorial Day parade. Then take a digital photo of yourself and your family or friends holding up the poster and tell us about it. We’ll include it in a “Democracy Photo Album” on our site.”

The link to his web page http://www.supportthetroopsendthewar.com/

I am not sure how you “END THE WAR” short of Victory or Defeat. It just amazes me that the Democrats want defeat while the troops who are the front line, our young men and women, want victory. Re-enlistments are well over the military goals. I think the troops have a better view of the world than many of our elected officials.

If Edwards, Pelosi, Murtha, Kerry, Reid, etc. really want to do something good for this country, they should resign.

Hot Air picked it up. (Make sure to read their comment section also)

Black Five has some choice words about John Edwards, all of them richly deserved.

Oh that’s special John, we as a nation set aside one day to recognize the ultimate sacrifice made by so many better men than you, and you feel free to push them aside so you can grab some spotlight. You miserable empty suit, you pathetic, girly man, you lying, cheating, petty, little narcissist. And don’t tell me to stop calling him names, he has earned a grand total of zero respect for anything he has done and earned trainloads of disgust for his shameful, disrespectful actions. If you want reasoned commentary check in with George Will, I’m Uncle Jimbo and I serve up the beatdowns.

NewsBusters is also discussing this and and shows us that Wahington Post is not only encouraging this but has also promoted and helped advertise for John Edwards with this latest piece of trash (and the liberal papers wonder why they are losing money and advertisers?)

Wizbang is also all over this.

Now we are caught up, but we are not done by a long shot.

The writer of the Wapo piece of garbage is Anne E. Kornblut and here is her email contact form, so we can let her know what we think of her promoting this type of dishonor and disrespect to our fallen heroes.

[CONTACT THESE ADVERTISERS]

Here is the site of the first advertiser on that Wapo page, fittingly enough it is a company called EDWARDS, and here is their contact information so we can let them know what we think of who they are advertising with.

E-mail: websupport@agedwards.com
Phone: (877) 835-7877 toll-free
Fax: (314) 955-2890

The Contact Center’s business hours are:
Monday – Friday — 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. CT
Saturday — 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT
Sundays and Holidays – Closed

Mailing address:
A.G. Edwards & Sons, Inc.
Attn: Contact Center
One North Jefferson
St. Louis, MO 63103

Moving right along to the next advertiser:

Parents the Anti-Drug:Here is their contact form.

Their featured advertisers links are:

Home Loan Trust and their email is http://www.blogger.com/info@homeloantrust.com

Pick Mortgage: Email is http://www.blogger.com/info@pickamortgage.com

Equafax: Ways to contact them can be found here.

Lending Tree: Phone number–1-800-555-TREE

Great Seats, Contact form can be found here.

Weitz and Luxenberg: Phone number— 1-800-476-6070-
Email: clientrelations@weitzlux.com

CustomLink: Contact form can be found here.

Circuit City: Contact Form can be found here.

Constant Contact: Contact Form can be found here.

WireFly: Contact page with information on how to contact them can be found here.

A few reactions from the GOE forums.

TJHMOM:

Here’s my reply to Edwards, emailed seconds ago.

As a patriot, the mother of an active duty Marine, the sister and wife of two men who proudly served in the Air Force during the Viet Nam Era, and the daughter of a WWII Navy Veteran, I am appalled at your suggestion to protest the war on Memorial Day. You claim to support the troops, yet you choose the very day set aside to honor those who have died in service of their country, to encourage people to negate the meaning behind those who gave all in Iraq. Your actions attempt to dishonor our fallen and those currently serving. If you really want to support our troops, campaign for them so they get the funding needed to complete the job. We demand victory! Please lay aside your political ambitions and do what is best for this country.

seo3:

Here is what I sent him:

Quote:
You are pathetic. Memorial Day is to honor our veterans – not a political opportunity. You dishonor all those who have made the supreme sacrifice by turning this solemn day into a political referendum. You should be ashamed……

Everything is 100% politics with these folks. Nothing is more important, eh? Certainly not national security! How utterly revolting and disgusting!

Blue Star Rider:

Doubt you can see the smoke coming from my ears here in California – what a sacrilegious and appalling move on the part of this jacka$$. I’m off to vent a little steam on Edwards.

Thanks for the heads up.

Snooper:

Your feigned patriotism is criminally laughable. I am a “troop” and I find your ridiculous attempt to link true patriotic organizations to yours is indicative of a deep psychological malaise.

Please remove your links. You won’t find ANY of them supporting the troops by protesting the war protecting YOU on Memorial Day, a day to celebrate those fallen in the name of Freedom and That Which Is Right.

Your using or misusing the term Do The Right Thing is an insult to a True Patriot’s web site: http://dotherightthing.townhall.com/

We True Patriots have contacted the web sites you have linked to and the fireball has begun.

edwards…you are out of touch with the American people. Your political party has the lowest approval rating in history and you vaunted majority is the lamest duck CONgress in history. Hang your head in shame as you cost more lives and further embolden the enemy.

God Bless America

mlh


Hawk
:

This was my comment to the Breck Boy:

Congratulations on your idea to turn a holiday tributing our veterans and military into a day of protest. Only the sickest, most vile of minds and cowardly of hearts could have come up with such a disgusting concept. God help me you’ll not win an election if it comes to THIS veteran voting for you. Go have yourself a nice little spa day, you don’t have the intestinal fortitude to run this country.

To whom do they swear their allegiance? My guess would be Marx…

It still goes on, so stop by and read the letters that are being sent to John Edwards from our veterans.

We are not done with Edwards by a long shot.

Snooper has contacted the local Conservative Talkies on WBAP with this data and Bob has this to say:

This just went out to the below newspapers. LOL, I used the newspaper link provided by the DNC

http://www.democrats.org/page/speakout/OutOfTouch

To Chicago Sun-Times, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Daily Herald, Daily Southtown, Herald-News, Beacon News, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, The Journal Times, Northwest Herald, Courier-News, News-Sun

Subject Politics and Memorial Day
Message Can the politics stop long enough to honor our nations heros? Not in the case of John Edwards.

The below is just a small part from his site http://www.supportthetroopsendthewar.com/

“Get vocal. Buy a bunch of poster-board and markers. At a picnic or with family and friends, make signs that say “SUPPORT THE TROOPS – END THE WAR.” Bring them to your local Memorial Day parade. Then take a digital photo of yourself and your family or friends holding up the poster and tell us about it. We’ll include it in a “Democracy Photo Album” on our site.”

This is a day to honor our nation’s heros. Is John Edwards so Anti-American that he can not stop for one day – Memorial Day?

Keep the pressure up folks, if everyone cannot take one day and do nothing but honor our fallen heroes on a day that has been set aside for this purpose since the Civil War, then what kind of country are we?

Count on the fact that there will be more to come about this.

Cross posted from Wake up America

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John Edwards Supports the Troops? Sure He Does–Just Like I’m a Nappy Headed Ho (Unless That’s What You Consider Red Hair/Green Eyed Irish to be)

This one is from my friend Lew at Right In A Left World. Lew, like Snooper at Capitalism or Socialism…You Decide, is a Vietnam Vet–an honorable one, unlike John Kerry.

As a certified paralegal, working for an ethical attorney (no, it’s not an oxymoron, there really is such a thing), John Edwards offends me–HIGHLY offends me. For him to be using legitimate troop support websites for his propaganda is, at the very least, extremely unethical. He no more supports the troops or their mission than the moon is made of green cheese. But, why should we be surprised at the depths to which this man will stoop to win an election? He of the $400 campaign funded haircuts, the “Two Americas (with his McMansion)”, and his allowance of his wife’s name-calling of a neighbor a “Rabid Republican” whom she’s never met and never intends to meet because he “frightens her”? Not to mention, of course, his ambulance chasing law practice that is now responsible for ludicrous malpractice insurance rates for doctors, unnecessary C-sections on women for doctor’s to cover their hides against those of his ilk, etc.

I guess ETHICS isn’t in his lexicon–although traitor, treason, liar, etc. SHOULD BE.

Here’s Lew’s article: (I have emphasized some things in Lew’s article, just to be snarky to Edwards)

John Edwards: Support The Troops, End The War
May 12, 2007


In yet another attempt at seeming to Support the Troops while undermining them, Democrat party hopeful and former FAILED vice-presidential candidate, ‘silky’ John Edwards, better known as the “Breck Girl,” has launched a new web site, Support the Troops. End the war.

Edwards, before he was elected to the Senate to represent North Carolina, was known as a pretty slick lawyer well practiced in glib speech. His talent of misleading juries into awarding clients–and himself–huge, multi-million dollar judgments is put into practice on his new venture as he skillfully blends a FEIGNED Support for the Troops with his anti-war message.

In a large bold block, titled “Reclaiming Patriotism,” he enunciates,

“Throughout our history, military men and women and their families have sacrificed for America. The troops in Iraq and their families continue to sacrifice today. So this Memorial Day Weekend, John Edwards is asking the American people to give some part of their weekend in return—to honor and remember all those who have gone before in service to our country, and to let our government know we want to honor our troops by ending the war and bringing them home.”

“This Memorial Day weekend, John Edwards is asking that we all take responsibility for the country we love and the brave men and women who protect us. As citizens, let’s volunteer in support of our troops, and offer our service to honor theirs. As Americans, let’s take a moment to join in prayer for our troops. And as patriots, let’s gather together this weekend and make our voices heard. It’s up to us. If we are loud enough, and clear enough, we can end this war. Because it really is possible to stop a president who believes he can do no wrong—it just takes people with the courage to do what’s right.”

In what we have come to expect from the Democrat party as they strive to ruin the country and reform it into a rebirth of the FAILED Soviet Union, nowhere is there any mention of Supporting our Troops on to Victory, as was largely seen throughout World War Two by BOTH major party’s.

In a shameless show of obfuscation, he posts links to REAL AND HONEST Troop Supporters Anysoldier.com, Operation Gratitude and Troopcarepackage.com. (I also support Soldier’s Angels–see my icon on the front page and click to go there)

I also notice a definite lack of acknowledgement for Appeal for Courage, a growing number of our Brave Troops calling on Congress to Support their Mission.

Under his “10 things to do this Memorial Day Weekend” is:

Pray. Organize a prayer vigil for our troops at your house of worship. Tell us about it.”

Did he suspend “separation of Church and State” for his campaign?

While in the Senate, Edwards voted YES on authorizing air strikes in Kosovo (Mar 1999); voted YES on allowing all necessary force in Kosovo (May 1999); voted YES on authorizing use of military force against Iraq (Oct 2002) and voted NO on $86 billion for military operations in Iraq & Afghanistan (Oct 2003). On The Issues, John Edwards

Most shameful is his call to:

Get vocal. Buy a bunch of poster-board and markers. At a picnic or with family and friends, make signs that say “SUPPORT THE TROOPS – END THE WAR.” Bring them to your local Memorial Day parade. Then take a digital photo of yourself and your family or friends holding up the poster and tell us about it. We’ll include it in a “Democracy Photo Album” on our site.”

He is actually calling for anti-war displays at Memorial Day Activities! How dishonorable is that to our Veterans who have sacrificed so much to keep America free? And, send him photos so he can post them? Photos of anti-war displays dishonoring American Veterans who paid the ultimate sacrifice? Can a politician sink any lower?

Most telling in the Democrat party’s anti-America stance is with all their calls for withdrawing the Troops (only from Iraq, mind you), nowhere do we hear or see them calling for our nation’s Police Forces to withdraw from high crime areas of our own major cities. Of course, there is no political gain in making that call.

Using the Troops for a campaign stunt such as this goes well beyond wrong. Don’t forget, it was the Democrat party that demanded no mention of 9/11 be made during the 2004 campaign, complained endlessly about President Bush appearing in a flight suit after flying out to the USS Abraham Lincoln and the party who failed to garner a majority Veteran support while running a ‘self proclaimed phony war hero.’

Playing political football with the funding for our Troops while in harm’s way and now using honest support sites to gather material for his campaign shows just how low the Democrat party has slid today.

If they honestly were that concerned over the Troops and this war, they would pass a bill defunding the war immediately–in effect surrendering to terrorism–and force the Troops home. Of course, that places the failure square on their shoulders.

Don’t fall for a slick lawyer’s ploy. Support for the Troops is secondary to his desire for campaign material and adding to his personal fortune at our expense.

Lew