John Edwards

by thoughtfulconservative

First off, I am back, finally. Wireless was not as easy to get nor did I have the time I thought I would have to blog all summer. But regular scheduling should resume.

Now to the topic at hand. No doubt my conservative friends will beat up John Edwards over his affair. He deserves it. As he himself says,

If you want to beat me up – feel free. You cannot beat me up more than I have already beaten up myself. I have been stripped bare it can’t be any worse than he beat up himself.

Is he a hypocrite? Yes. But I believe we all are in some way. The magnitude comes from the public visibility of the hypocrite. I believe John Edwards is still dedicated to what he has professed, just as I believe those conservatives the Left has delighted in beating up are still dedicated to what they believe.

As most politicians (you would think they would learn after a while), he tried to stonewall and deny. It’s natural, but most folks don’t like it a public figure does so.

John Edwards will probably never run for president again. He won’t be Attorney General, nor head a special commission. That’s the penalty for, from all appearances, a slip-up. It’s not the first time it’s happened; it won’t be the last.

Questions still remain about the father of the lady’s baby and money paid to her. I would hope that Edwards finally came clean in his ABC interview. Time will tell.

Finally, I would hope my left leaning friends will show the same compassion toward a right leaning figure who has an affair revealed, as they have rightly shown to John Edwards and his family.

Mankind doesn’t always get it right. May we be more understanding of those who try to make a change (even if we don’t agree with them), especially when they fall.

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3 Comments to “John Edwards”

  1. NEWS FLASH!

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  2. Gitmo which is horrendously old news will likely get more news coverage over the next two years than the Edwards story will, because leftists would rather attack their own country over and over and over and over than make a single one of their own accountable for anything.

    Liberals will be in downplay mode, eager to get back to trashing their own country – saying:

    “Poor Edwards’ family. They must really be hurting right now. Now let’s get back to talking about how horrible America is…and how Conservatives are to blame – never minding the fact that liberals have been in control of congress for how long?.”

    That is the difference….

    When a conservative messes up, other conservatives pressure the idiot out of whatever office they hold or hope to hold. Conservatives don’t start making excuses, yipping again about 6 year old stories designed to announce to the world how much they hate their country.

    When a liberal lies, cheats, pays off a mistress and insults others in the process – well then liberals immediately go into all the reasons why it’s no big deal.

    Well here’s a news flash for the wild eyed, protest giddy leftist who seems to think this isn’t a big deal….. this story is not going away in a week.. or two… or three….Why?

    Because Edwards is STILL lying about half the story… He lies even when he “supposedly” is coming clean. Of course Clinton really said it best – it all depends on what the definition of “is” is……

    Danny Vice
    http://www.theweeklyvice.com

  3. Danny, you’re so biased in your perception of what people accept and reject, it’s laughable. There’s no double-standard here. I think the grownups among us realize that this kind of behavior is often a part of the lives of the very famous and very powerful. I believe it is all too often a part of the lives of everyday people, too. But the point is that nobody likes it and nobody condones it. And there is no double-standard that I’ve seen.

    I do, frankly, see slightly more hypocrisy on the right with regard to these kinds of scandal, though. It’s because they tend to be such annoying moralizers, and then when their own failings come to light–hypocrisy city, baby.

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