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Elizabeth Edwards decries beating death of Sacramento man
Associated Press ^ | July 14, 2007 | JASON DEAREN and Laura Kurtzman

Posted on 07/16/2007 9:50:08 PM PDT by Baladas

Elizabeth Edwards told a prominent gay rights group Saturday night that her husband, presidential candidate John Edwards, would help repeal more than a thousand laws that discriminate against same-sex couples.

As she campaigns for her husband in California, Elizabeth Edwards has staked out an independent position on gay rights. She appeared last month at a breakfast before San Francisco's gay pride parade, where she announced her support for gay marriage.

The next day, her husband, John Edwards, said her position surprised even him. The former North Carolina Sen. opposes gay marriage but supports civil unions.

Her speech Saturday to the Human Rights Campaign was an effort to reassure a crucial constituency with growing political clout that while her husband disagrees with her on gay marriage he would be a champion for legislation that would protect same-sex couples from discrimination.

Citing the story of a Sacramento man who died after witnesses said he was beaten to death by men who thought he was gay, Edwards slammed President Bush for not doing anything to help protect gays and lesbians against violence.

"This president talks a lot about good and evil and the need to seek out evil doers," she told a packed auditorium. "But he doesn't seem to recognize the evil in hate crimes. The right to live without the fear of being murdered for whom we love is not a special right."

The death of Satendar Singh, 26, galvanized Sacramento's gay community and others who saw it as an outgrowth of anti-gay rhetoric coming from local evangelical Christian Slavic churches.

According to Singh's friends, the group that attacked him earlier this month as he was leaving a picnic at Lake Natomas were speaking Russian.

(Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: beard; breckgirl; elizabethedwards; hatecrime; homosexuality; pinksapphire; silkypony
Damn Russians.

Well, there she goes again. It's as if she's trying to become the Liza Minelli of politics.

1 posted on 07/16/2007 9:50:12 PM PDT by Baladas
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To: Baladas

Take a long walk off a short San Fransisco pier......


2 posted on 07/16/2007 9:56:20 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Baladas

Who the hell is running, pony boy or his bigmouth wife?


3 posted on 07/16/2007 9:58:09 PM PDT by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Liberals are blind. They are the dupes of Leftists who know exactly what they're doing.)
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To: Baladas

The Edwards want to have their cake and eat it, too. Both sides of the issue covered.......yeah, that’s the ticket!


4 posted on 07/16/2007 10:12:55 PM PDT by originalbuckeye (I want a hero....I'm holding out for a hero (politically))
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To: Baladas

Guy had is coming, he had better hair than edwards....

(/sarcasm)


5 posted on 07/16/2007 10:15:28 PM PDT by Tzimisce (How Would Mohammed Vote? Hillary for President! www.dndorks.com)
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To: Baladas

Is this Rosie Jr?


6 posted on 07/16/2007 10:21:23 PM PDT by taxesareforever (Never forget Matt Maupin)
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To: Baladas

Elizabeth Edwards is really pushing the gay agenda. Does she own any stock in Johnson and Johnson, makers of KY Jelly?


7 posted on 07/16/2007 10:25:31 PM PDT by gunservative
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To: Baladas

It doesn’t look like she, her husband or their party recognize the deaths of millions of innocents at abortion mills.


8 posted on 07/16/2007 10:27:47 PM PDT by rbosque ("To educate a person in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society." - Teddy Roosevelt)
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To: Baladas

“Citing the story of a Sacramento man who died after witnesses said he was beaten to death by men who thought he was gay, Edwards slammed President Bush for not doing anything to help protect gays and lesbians against violence.

...snip...

Singh was punched once in the face and fell backward, hitting his head. He died July 5 after four days on life support.

Edwards said Singh’s story reminded her of Matthew Shepard, the gay college student who died after he was beaten and tied to a fence in Laramie, Wyoming, in 1998.”


Her imagination is certainly vivid. She is able to equate (what I think we will all agree was) a rather brutal beating accompanied by bondage (no comments from the kinkier amonst us) to a single punch in the face. I call BS!

This is pandering plain and simple.

Now Liz, shut up, get back on your campaign funded private jet and fly back to your manse near Chapel Hill where your “unkempt” neighbor can annoy you some more.


9 posted on 07/16/2007 10:36:19 PM PDT by hotshu (My jet to LiveEarth got hijacked by AlGore (AKA Manbearpig))
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To: Baladas

She should look into the murder of the man who called the cops on that “famous” Texas gay couple. He was also a gay man and an abused lover of one of the defendents.

He had a pending assault case against that man when he was murdered. The crime is still unsolved.

But then we aren’t supposed to notice abuse within the homosexual community.


10 posted on 07/16/2007 10:44:43 PM PDT by weegee (If the Fairness Doctrine is imposed on USA who will CNN news get to read the conservative rebuttal)
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To: hotshu

What’s she gone on record saying about that couple that was raped and tortured and murdered in a supposed “carjacking” (they were kidnapped and the vehicle was quickly disposed of).


11 posted on 07/16/2007 10:46:31 PM PDT by weegee (If the Fairness Doctrine is imposed on USA who will CNN news get to read the conservative rebuttal)
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To: originalbuckeye

She’s able to make a bunch of promises she won’t have to keep.


12 posted on 07/16/2007 10:47:20 PM PDT by weegee (If the Fairness Doctrine is imposed on USA who will CNN news get to read the conservative rebuttal)
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To: Baladas
Citing the story of a Sacramento man who died after witnesses said he was beaten to death by men who thought he was gay, Edwards slammed President Bush for not doing anything to help protect gays and lesbians against violence.

It has always been an achilles heel for any "hate crimes officer" of any police department when someone reports they were attacked for being presumed gay when in fact they were not. Typically once it was clear that the victim was not gay then the passion to seek justice somehow disappeared almost immediately. Mrs. Edwards campaign to become President...I mean...her campaign to assist her husband's campaign for the Presidency has become decidely desperate when she is essentially calling to expand hate crime laws to cover crimes where some perpetrator's initial motivation was in fact unfounded (attack on non-gay for being presumed gay).

So in Mrs. Edwards World all one would have to claim is that they were attacked because someone THOUGHT they were gay and wallah! instant federal crime, instant heightened punishment status.

With this enforcement/judicial power at both the state and federal level the shenanigans that could be played by simply identifying a victim's party registration or political proclivities would be enormous especially if the intial written police reports don't jive with later "repressed memory" testimony.

13 posted on 07/16/2007 10:47:31 PM PDT by torchthemummy (Al Queda In Iraq - Undocumented Terrorists)
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To: Ghost of Philip Marlowe
Who the hell is running, pony boy or his bigmouth wife?

Good question. Liz seems to have discovered a little-known Constitutional directive providing for direct election of First Ladies.

14 posted on 07/16/2007 11:47:40 PM PDT by JennysCool ("The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule." -Mencken)
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To: JennysCool

She sounds like a nasty customer.

If she insists on keeping up this typical vicious Rat talk, I couldn’t care less if she has cancer, even if it proves to be terminal. If she can’t take the heat, she should get out of the kitchen.


15 posted on 07/16/2007 11:55:33 PM PDT by California Patriot ("That's not Charley the Tuna out there. It's Jaws." -- Richard Nixon)
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To: Baladas
"This president talks a lot about good and evil and the need to seek out evil doers," she told a packed auditorium. "But he doesn't seem to recognize the evil in hate crimes. The right to live without the fear of being murdered for whom we love is not a special right."

I'm tired of the laws on the books not being enough. We have murder, we have manslaughter, we have other categories along those lines. Take your pick.
16 posted on 07/16/2007 11:59:51 PM PDT by Rastus
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To: Baladas

They’re just looking for some attention. Obama and Hillary are getting all the press, so the desparation is setting in. Next they’ll be talking about the nations pedophiles and sex offenders and how unfair it is to have to divulge thier address to the public.


17 posted on 07/17/2007 12:01:22 AM PDT by albie
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To: Baladas
Elizabeth Edwards told a prominent gay rights group Saturday night that her husband, presidential candidate John Edwards, would help repeal more than a thousand laws that discriminate against same-sex couples.

Gee, why didn't he help repeal any of those thousand laws when he was an actual legislator?

18 posted on 07/17/2007 12:05:05 AM PDT by Hoodat ( ETERNITY - Smoking, or Non-smoking?)
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To: Baladas

“Citing the story of a Sacramento man who died after witnesses said he was beaten to death by men who thought he was gay, Edwards slammed President Bush for not doing anything to help protect gays and lesbians against violence.”

Elizabeth is right. President Bush, if he really cared, should have been there that day and prevented the assault.
I, for one, don’t know if I can ever forgive him for that.


19 posted on 07/17/2007 12:40:30 AM PDT by Robwin
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To: Baladas

Edwards and his wife are irrelevent now. He doesn’t have a chance against Hillary and Obama.


20 posted on 07/17/2007 1:03:56 AM PDT by TheThinker
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To: Baladas
lol!
21 posted on 07/17/2007 1:05:59 AM PDT by Pro-Bush (hater)
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To: Rastus

Me, too. I can’t figure out how hate crime legislation could make the penalty for murder even worse. I mean, if it’s not a hate crime does the perp get LWOP? If it is a hate crime should the perp get the death penalty? It’s just feel-good legislation anyway, a specialty of the Dem lawmakers.


22 posted on 07/17/2007 5:07:09 AM PDT by originalbuckeye (I want a hero....I'm holding out for a hero (politically))
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To: Ghost of Philip Marlowe

His bigmouth wife who, if I am correct here, is having another occurance of cancer, should be a little more circumspect about her public pronouncements. She seems to be WAY close to the end of her life to be mouthing off in a way even she must realize will end her in hell. The preacher says that you have to fight your way into hell, that GOd does everything He can to keep you out. This woman is fighting with both hands and every means at her disposal toward that end.


23 posted on 07/17/2007 5:07:45 AM PDT by twonie (Keep your guns - and stockpile ammo.)
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