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EDWARDS ON BELAFONTE ENDORSEMENT
msnbc.com ^ | 12/07/07 | Tricia Miller

Posted on 12/09/2007 2:58:17 PM PST by melt

BEDFORD, N.H. -- Edwards distanced himself from actor Harry Belafonte's controversial comments on George Bush and Hugo Chavez at a house party today. Belafonte endorsed the former North Carolina senator in Charleston, S.C., last night.

"I speak for myself, as I always do, and you know, Harry Belafonte supported John Kennedy, supported Bobby Kennedy, and supported a whole host of presidential candidates over the years. I'm proud of his support, and I thank him for his support, but he doesn't speak for me," Edwards said in response to a question about Belafonte calling the president a tyrant and rallying in support of the Venezuelan leader.

In January 2006, Belafonte called Bush the "greatest tyrant" in the world and reassured Chavez that "millions of the American people" support him.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008endorsements; belafonte; edwards; election; marxist

Boy, they sure have kept this endorsement quiet. John Edwards doesn't sound too thrilled to be Harry's new "Top Banana".

Wonder why?

1 posted on 12/09/2007 2:58:18 PM PST by melt
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To: melt

Must be those nasty-ass nose hairs.


2 posted on 12/09/2007 3:03:00 PM PST by rickmichaels (God Bless America, Land That I Love)
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To: melt
In January 2006, Belafonte called Bush the "greatest tyrant" in the world

This vcoming from the most irreverent actor of the past 40 year. A 1 song wonder that hasn't amounted to anything but the tratorious pig that he is today! Jimmy Carter has stiff competition!

3 posted on 12/09/2007 3:04:32 PM PST by Bommer ("He that controls the spice controls the universe!" (unfortunately that spice is Nutmeg!)
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To: melt
Harry Belafonte supported John Kennedy, supported Bobby Kennedy, and supported a whole host of presidential candidates over the years.

Indeed, he does like Hugo Chavez. He supported Harry Truman...and Woodrow Wilson...and George McClellan...and Andrew Jackson. He didn't endorse Thomas Jefferson because Jefferson owned slaves. When Washington was elected, Bellafonte said things shoouyld be more partisan than this. He campaigned for King George III...

4 posted on 12/09/2007 3:06:49 PM PST by stevem
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To: melt

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tqVV4GSYrNM

Banana song!!!


5 posted on 12/09/2007 3:09:39 PM PST by camerakid400
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To: camerakid400

ROFL!


6 posted on 12/09/2007 3:15:19 PM PST by melt (Someday, they'll wish their Jihad... Jihadn't.)
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To: melt
KISS OF DEATH FOR EDWARDS CAMPAIGN
7 posted on 12/09/2007 3:22:18 PM PST by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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To: melt

Hey Mr. Tally Man
Tally The Endorsements.
Harry Come and
Breck Want him gone home.


8 posted on 12/09/2007 3:25:46 PM PST by sono (Hillary's Campaign Theme Song? Donovan, "Season of The Witch")
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To: sono

LOL :)


9 posted on 12/09/2007 3:29:04 PM PST by beaversmom
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To: melt

Hey Washed Up “Singer”

Why don’t you move to Utopian Venezuela and tally Hugo’s banana?


10 posted on 12/09/2007 3:29:55 PM PST by A_Former_Democrat
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To: sono

It’s more like “Hey Mr. Taliban...”


11 posted on 12/09/2007 3:31:16 PM PST by Blind Eye Jones
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To: camerakid400

Yours is funny and here’s the real banana boat man

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jpg-KIKD5gU


12 posted on 12/09/2007 3:35:26 PM PST by eleni121 ((+ En Touto Nika! By this sign conquer! + Constantine the Great)
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To: doug from upland

Funny, but I thought Bela'fonda' was an Obama fan. Guess I was wrong.

13 posted on 12/09/2007 3:39:18 PM PST by melt (Someday, they'll wish their Jihad... Jihadn't.)
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To: melt

Edwards plans to roll out yet another big name celebrity endorsement later this week: A guy who knows someone whose cousin worked with a guy who went out with a girl who had an uncle who once met Jackie Gleason.


14 posted on 12/09/2007 3:44:05 PM PST by GreenHornet
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To: GreenHornet

Anyone that close to “The Great One” would be influential, in my estimation.


15 posted on 12/09/2007 3:46:49 PM PST by Wally_Kalbacken (Seldom right but never in doubt)
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To: Bommer

2 songs- Banana Boat, and I think Jamaica goodbye-?
Pompous old asshat, though, and never met a white man he didn’t hate, deep[ down.


16 posted on 12/09/2007 4:00:36 PM PST by steve8714 (The last actor elected POTUS turned out OK.)
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To: melt

That could be a detriment to Edwards. No one wants to line up with a coward commie like Belefonte is!


17 posted on 12/09/2007 4:02:19 PM PST by NRA2BFree
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To: melt
As for Crazy Harry's hatred for Bush, I've heard from more than one person that it was this song that sent him totally around the bend, back in 'happier times' when the war effort was just getting underway:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWD7iw_1M0Q


18 posted on 12/09/2007 4:12:10 PM PST by mkjessup (Hunter-Bolton '08 !! Patriots who will settle for nothing less than *Victory* in the War on Terror!)
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To: doug from upland
How about.....

Belefonte kisses the dead!


19 posted on 12/09/2007 4:18:01 PM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . Moveon is not us...... Moveon is the enemy)
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To: melt

Hey Mr. Tally Man play with my banana!


20 posted on 12/09/2007 4:18:45 PM PST by dbacks (Taglines for sale or rent.)
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Belafonte: a foreigner who hates America. Could be a supporter of any major Democratic candidate. Edwards lucked out.
21 posted on 12/09/2007 5:48:29 PM PST by Godwin1
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