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Posted on 02/20/2007 8:11:20 PM PST by CyberAnt
(AgapePress) -- A former GOP presidential candidate says the controversy surrounding two liberal bloggers for Democrat John Edwards' presidential campaign gives Americans a window into the powerful far-left blogosphere. Gary Bauer also says the controversy highlights the fear top Democratic politicians have for far-left activists within their own party.
Two Edwards campaign bloggers recently resigned amid protests over their history of vulgar and bigoted comments directed at Catholics and Christians. Although Senator Edwards acknowledged the statements were offensive, he initially decided not to fire the two women saying, before they quit, that he kept them on staff to give them "a fair shake."
American Values president Gary Bauer says the scandal will not immediately sink Edwards' campaign, but that it does set a "marker."
"It tells us something about the mindset of Senator Edwards and his top campaign people," he says. "And my experience in over 35 years in politics and in Washington has been that once a politician makes this kind of a misjudgment you'll see it over and over again -- and if the pattern continues, then I think, yes, it will doom his chances."
But what Edwards' hesitancy does demonstrate, says Bauer, is that Democratic presidential candidates are "scared to death" of left-wing activists operating websites like MoveOn.org and the Democratic Underground.
"On these sites you'll find an unbelievable hatred of Christians, of Evangelicals, of Jews, of conservatives in general, of the president," he explains. "And the people who go to these websites are often the volunteers, the doorbell-ringers, the envelope-stuffers, and the donors that unfortunately the National Democratic Party has come to rely on."
Bauer says anytime there is a controversy, people like Senator Edwards, Hillary Clinton, and others on the left do whatever they can to avoid offending the "radical left fringe that controls their party."
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Thank goodness no one on Free Republic is afraid of "offending" the Left Wingnuts.
Edwards fears the moderates and Hillary (who is a true lefty) fears the lefties.
That's the price one pays to dance when you sell your soul to the Devil.
DUmmieland is a hate site.
Yes, underneath it all .. but the dems don't want the general public to know they are really like the KOOK left .. because if the general public really knew .. then the dems wouldn't be able to fool the public so easily.
But .. Reid does consult with the guy who writes the Daily Kos - EVERY DAY .. which tells me Reid is following the KOOK left pretty closely.
You're right .. and I think it's going to cost the dems a lot.
My Pastor always says, "sin will take you farther than you want to go, keep you longer than you want to stay, and cost you most than you want to pay."
The KOOK base is just part of the Shadow Party.
What is a combination of scary and sad is how many people either don't see it or don't care.
So when am I going to see this news story in the lamestream media?
Well .. I hope we have learned enough not to be afraid of offending anyone. Time for the PC stuff to stop!
Probably when donkeys fly .. LOL!!
Love that! It has great tagline potential.
Well .. I've had a private theory why the dems have come out so fast and hard (but so early) campaigning for 2008 .. it's because they are being pushed by the kooks.
That being said .. the kooks are going to mess up along with the dems, because of the dems characteristic of "overplaying their hand" .. and comments about that are already showing up in the new poll.
As the kooks continue to pressure the dems to move ever more left .. more and more people are going to become painfully aware of what the dems are really all about. To me .. it just seems inevitable.
"... cost you most ..."
It should have been "cost you more"
Oh gosh, hi AnnaZ .. long time since Friva-Las Vegas .. LOL! That was such a fun weekend.
Here's what Bauer misses that Hillary Rodham understands.
The fringe control the discourse on the media; however, they do not control the Dem primary voters.
This is why, in psychodrama of tragic irony, Hillary pretends to be more toward the middle (laughter); while her true Marxist self is farther left-of-fringe than the "radical...fringe" themselves.
Hillary has already won the Dem primary, it's all over but the voting.
Meanwhile on the Right side of the fence, Bush and the GOP ignore their base most of the time.
Hence their current Minority status...
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