Friday, 09 February 2007

JOHN EDWARDS: ANOTHER DEMOCRATIC PROTECTED SPECIES

Ken Berwitz

Yesterday, I blogged about the beyond-huge residence John Edwards is building in North Carolina, for more money than most people will ever see in their lifetimes.  I laughed (through gritted teeth) at the hypocrisy of this man who talks so poignantly about two Americas to suck in the poor, downtrodden vote and then builds himself a palace on well over 100 acres of land that makes the word excess seem inadequate.

 

Today, lets talk about his new staff member, Amanda Marcotte.

 

Have you ever heard of Ms. Marcotte?  Well, if you count on mainstream media to keep you informed the answer is probably no.  But after I show you who this is and what she says, I would hope youll be outraged by the ignorance your news sources have intentionally left you with.

 

John Edwards has named Amanda Marcotte to be his presidential blogmaster (i.e. she will run his internet site).  

 

Ms. Marcotte, at least until now, has blogged on her own at a site called www.pandagon.net.  And what does she SAY on her blog? 

 

At this point I am going to give you a minuscule sampling of the hateful, vile filth pushed out by Amanda Marcotte.  As you read it, please know two things:   1) this is just a sliver of the vomit she spews.  A tiny little sampling.  Neither my typing fingers nor any decent persons stomach can take much more at one sitting;   2) The grotesquely disgusting commentary and foul language is hers, not mine.  This, unfortunately, is the only way to accurately convey who John Edwards has voluntarily put in a position of importance within his campaign. 

 

Take a look below and, to protect your clothing and furniture, be sure to keep a sickness bag handy:

 

Theres a pragmatic reason that the Vatican might be a little hesitant to come right out and say that theres no limboto guilt trip women who have abortions without casting god as such an uncruel monster as to throw souls into hell that never even had a shot at sinning. So thats limbo: it sucks enough to make women feel guilty about abortion, but it doesnt suck so much as to run people off.  I suspect Pope Ratz will give into the urge eventually to come out and say theres no limbo and unbaptized babies go straight to hell. He cant help it; hes just a dictator like that.

 

"Q: What if Mary had taken Plan B after the Lord filled her with his hot, white, sticky Holy Spirit?
A: Youd have to justify your misogyny with another ancient mythology."

 

 Ive been sort of casually listening to CNN blaring throughout the waiting area and good fucking god is that channel pure evil. For awhile, I had to listen to how the poor dear lacrosse players at Duke are being persecuted just because they held someone down and fucked her against her willnot rape, of course, because the charges have been thrown out. Cant a few white boys sexually assault a black woman anymore without people getting all wound up about it? So unfair"

 

Dr. George Tiller, one of the few doctors left in the U.S. who will perform late term abortions, mostly because he seems to be a brave motherfucker

 

The problem with Rick Santorum is that every time he talks about sex, that little part of all of us that wants to run into a preschool and yell fuckslut or go to a born-again church and scream about how God loves to come in our backyards for our milkshakes, well, it just grows a hundredfold, and the restraint that most of us show just flies out the window. As a Senator, however, Santorum finds himself frequently faced with many of the most pressing issues of penis insertion that have ever faced Americaand so he must speak, lest his lack of self-control be manifested by fucking his desk on the Senate floor. (Theres a knothole thats just the right size, yknow.)

 

"One thing I vow here and nowyou 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 wont be able to stop it. Toss and turn, you mean, jealous motherfuckers. Im not going to be punished with babies. Which makes all your efforts a failure. Some non-procreating women escaped. So give up now. Youll never catch all of us. Give up now."

"I mean, being a good liberal, Im on the Hugo Chavez Marching Orders Yahoo! Group, but I never bargained for the suppression of free speech. Still, if thats what it takes to help spread the international communist conspiracy, I suppose theres nothing I can do about it."

And finally, you might conclude your reading of this elevated literature with a look at http://pandagon.net/2006/03/23/bush-pledges-a-nickel-a-wish-and-a-big-fat-fuck-you-to-new-orleans/, where Ms. Marcotte, using even more foul language than usual (no small accomplishment) talks about a column by Michael Barone on hurricane Katrina and what happened to New Orleans.  There is enough sludge here to fill 57 landfills.

It is no surprise that there are super-sicko lunatics like this floating through cyberspace, which seems to be something of a repository for them.  But how many are selected to be communications gurus for a supposedly mainstream presidential candidate?  Not many.  Maybe just one.

There are a lot of reasons to reject a John Edwards presidential candidacy and Amanda Marcotte should be well up on the list.  But Marcotte herself is not the key issue.  The key issue is that Edwards' decision to hire this astonishingly offensive person goes virtually unreported in most mainstream news venues.

Suppose a Republican like, for example, Rudy Giuliani picked a blogmaster who said about Muslims what Amanda Marcotte says about Catholics.  Do you think for one second media would yawn and ignore it the way they have, so far, on behalf of Edwards?  You know better and so do I. 

This is another of the countless examples where being a Democrat means being a protected species.  The media bias in this country is breathtaking.

 


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