The Scary GOP

December 15, 2007 7:43 PM
ABC News’ Raelyn Johnson reports: Elizabeth Edwards, wife of Democratic hopeful John Edwards, lamented with Iowa caucus goers about her fear of the Republican Party. Elizabeth Edwards, wife of Democratic hopeful John Edwards, lamented with Iowa caucus goers about her fear of the Republican Party. “Republicans should scare us in a lot of ways,” Edwards said as she was introducing her husband at a town hall in Dubuque, Iowa.

Sheesh … You, or your husband, (or any of the other wanna-be potential presidents) may annoy me. Ya’ll may even make me want to toss the nearest blunt object at hand towards the tv. Sadly, if it were not for the fact that so many in this country actually buy into what ya’ll are saying, a bright future as comedians would be awaiting you all. But scare me, not even on your best day. So how is it that a number of the current crop of GOP presidential hopefuls, cause you to break out in a cold sweat? Did one of them hide her husbands curling iron? Or did another tell Elizabeth she doesn’t look 10 pounds heavier on television … she looks 25 pounds heavier???

Speaking about Republican candidate Mike Huckabee, who recently surged ahead in Iowa polls, Elizabeth noted, “He seems like a nice charming guy,” before saying that Huckabee, “doesn’t believe in evolution and has some nutty views about what it is we should do about ending violence in our inner city — we should make sure all of our young people are armed. Republicans scare me.”

One hopes her husband isn’t as muddled in his thought process as she is. Looking for “Mike Huckabee kids with guns” on Google came up with a goose-egg. The best one can find on Huclabee’s stance on guns and the second amendment is here. Regarding his feelings for (or against) evolution, he answers quite nicely here Decided not to even bother with the “ending violence in our inner-city” (Her inner-city?? She owns it?? And if so, why isn’t she and her hubby taking care of the problem … if it’s their inner city and all.) As for the blockquote in toto: It may be a wild guess on my part but I bet if I found a complete audio file of the above, there might be a very good chance things about Huckabee where taken out of context.

She went on to warn about the larger party, saying, “Karl Rove may not be working in the White House anymore but you can pretty much be sure he’s going back in the presidential race… I believe he’s going to be back and he’s going be doing that same kind of Rovian politics that we’ve seen before — the kind of attacks that we saw against Sen. McCain in South Carolina we can expect to see against our nominee, ‘swift boating,’ all of that kind of stuff again.”

Wow, the Dems sure have a fixation of ol’ Karl Rove. She seems more afraid of him then Ebanezer Scrooge was of Jacob Marly and his chains. Perhaps if they came up with honest to god solutions to the problems and concerns this country (and to a greater or lesser extent, the world) is facing, the Mr. Rove wouldn’t be a concern. Oh, but that’s right, all the Dems perport to be interested in are “feelings” and not realistic, concrete solutions. Get over Rove…that is sooooo 2004. (And for that matter, get over Bush as well.)

John Edwards has been spending the last week campaigning in Iowa. Elizabeth joined him recently and has been making her presence felt by speaking at various moments throughout town hall meetings. Actor and supporter Kevin Bacon joined Edwards on Saturday, surprising audiences with a performance from the Bacon Brothers Band, but it’s becoming increasingly clear that this bus tour is being headlined by Elizabeth.

And yet another democrat contender is found to be not only using his wife as a major mouthpiece for his campaign … in his (Edwards) case he is not hiding behind her skirt, he is hiding underneath it.

Pleading her husband’s case, she told caucus goers that Edwards could survive the Republican attack machine: “We have to have a candidate who stands up, can take the punches and give it back to them.”

Boy am I confused. First Mrs. Edwards says her hubby can “survive the Republican attack machine”, then in the next breath she states “We have to have a candidate who stands up, can take the punches and give it back to them.”. So which is it Mrs. Edwards? You either support your husband with your fist sentence, or you are still looking for a candidate as evidenced by your second sentence.
Ah well, guess when you are constantly living in fear of the “Scary GOP” ™ , you can’t be expected to separate fact from fiction. Especially when you have the friendly folks from the media being enablers of your phobia and all.
Now you want to hear something really scary? If I happened to hear of an accounting of Mr Edwards monthly hair care expenses ….now that would be scary!


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