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It Turns Out, There Are Two Americas

Posted on | April 25, 2012 | 7 Comments

In one of those Americas, people used to take John Edwards seriously.

In the Other America, we always knew he was a phony.

In the America that once nominated Edwards for vice-president of the United States, the cross-examination of a former Edwards aide is seen as good news for the accused.

In the Other America, we’re laughing our asses off at Ace’s fisking.

In one of those Americas, Amanda Marcotte and Melissa McEwan were considered great “progressive” bloggers to work for the 2008 Edwards presidential campaign.

In the Other America, we’re kinda noticing a telltale silence from Marcotte and McEwan — zero, zilch, nada — about the ongoing trial of Edwards, for whom they once briefly worked.


7 Responses to “It Turns Out, There Are Two Americas”

  1. t-dahlgren
    April 25th, 2012 @ 11:40 pm

    Any doubt if this were a Republican the entire thing would be playing out in live hourly updates on all the networks?

  2. Mike
    April 26th, 2012 @ 4:52 am

    I know which America I’ve always been in. Edwards has always been a phoney to me. Even more than the other politicians.

  3. Adjoran
    April 26th, 2012 @ 5:47 am

    The real scam is the thought that the John Edwards of 2008 who did all this might somehow be different from the John Edwards of 2004 who was the Democratic nominee for Vice President. 

    The dirty little secret is that he’s the same guy he always was, the guy the Democrats loved enough to nominate.

  4. scarymatt
    April 26th, 2012 @ 6:05 am

    He’s the perfect Democrat.  Who else could claim to be researching poverty at a hedge fund?

  5. ThePaganTemple
    April 26th, 2012 @ 11:15 am

    The first time I saw him, before he even opened his mouth, I just took one look at him sitting there and said to myself, that guy has got to be one of the biggest damn phonies I’ve ever seen in my life. I scare myself sometimes.  

  6. Bob Belvedere
    April 26th, 2012 @ 1:35 pm

    It’s the way he looked and carried himself – the same thing happened to me.

  7. SweetAndy
    April 26th, 2012 @ 2:09 pm

     Me, too! There is so much phoniness there, he didn’t even have to say anything.