Monday, May 22, 2006

Politics, Blogs, and the Internet

Politics, Blogs, and the Internet

Elizabeth Edwards discusses politics and the internet with Andrew Rasiej at Pajamas Media. It's very interesting - I hope you'll take the time to listen. She gives a special plug to the Greensboro (Blogsboro) crowd and OAC blogger Benny.

The AP has an article by Nancy Zuckerbrod on politics, blogs, and the internet that specifically mentions the One America Committee website. (It showed up on the Syracuse Post Standard's front page today.}

John Edwards: Cheney Put U.S. on Wrong Path

John Edwards: Cheney Put U.S. on Wrong Path

I hope you had a chance to see former Senator John Edwards' eloquent appearance on ABC News This Week. If not, you still have a chance. Being out of the detached whirl of Washington D.C. has done him a world of good. He has harnessed the current sentiment and reasoned concern of the American people and is speaking clearly and wisely for them. I think you're looking at the next President of the United States, if he chooses to run. At ABC News online there is a video and Ed O'Keefe has a write-up.


With regard to [V.P. Dick Cheney, Edwards continued to level sharp criticism.

"It is not an accident that he's unbelievably poorly thought of," Edwards said. "He is one of - if not the - principal architects of this disaster in Iraq. He put us on an energy path that the American people are paying an enormous price for right now. He paid little to no attention to making sure the government was prepared to respond to the kind of disaster that hit our Gulf Coast. We've got a health care crisis going on, he's had no proposal of any kind that I know of. And people don't trust him anymore, which is understandable. I wouldn't trust him."

Deborah Orin of the New York Post capitalizes on the language of the Right by framing Senator Edwards' sharp and honest criticism of Bush as "vitriol of the failed." It's my opinion that the polls speak for themselves. American citizens are feeling insulted to hear the Republican party dismissing their genuine concerns as "vitriol".

Jennifer Harper [Washington Times] completely toes a Republican line in her assessment of Senator Edwards' appearance on ABC This Week. How original. She repeats the snarky RNC spokesperson Tracy Schmitt's tired old prefab line [the same "original" one used by Deborah Orin] accusing anyone who points out blatant Bush administration disasters of being "failed haters". I guess 70% of the people in this country are "failed haters". Bwahahahaha!

Note: RNC's Tracey Schmitt recently declined to share a copy of a "private poll" that allegedly showed that Bush had a higher approval rating than all other polls have shown. She added that she "couldn't explain" why public polls show a decline in Bush's personal popularity other than the way questions are posed! Yeah, right!