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Celebrate Memorial Day the Anti-war Way

John Edwards has a Memorial Day message that many of the troops will definitely not appreciate. The Washington Post loved it though. Enough in fact that they directly linked it from their website -- free of charge. I wonder if the other candidates will get similar treatment. Here is Edwards' patriotic message.

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As citizens, we honor and support our troops for their service and sacrifice.

As Americans, we are blessed by that sacrifice and support, which keeps us safe and keeps us strong.

As patriots, we call on our government to support our troops in the most important way it can - by ending this war and bringing them home.

This Memorial Day weekend, we will all take responsibility for the country we love and the men and women who protect it. We will volunteer, we will pray, and we will speak out. Each of us has a responsibility to act, a duty to our troops and to each other. Support the troops. End the war.

Link via Newsbusters, who noticed a strange detail on the Washington Post donkey/elephant party graphic.

Update: Jack Army has a better idea of a way to celebrate Memorial Day this year.

Update II: Spree at Wake Up America has a great roundup of reaction, along with contact information for Edwards and Washington Post advertisers.


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who noticed a strange de... (Below threshold)
Brian:

who noticed a strange detail on the Washington Post donkey/elephant party graphic.

Yeah, and it's so obvious it takes them six sentences to describe it.

And I bet if you spin it really fast, it looks like dirty words in Mandarin.

There are two ways to end a... (Below threshold)
Zelsdorf Ragshaft III:

There are two ways to end a war, brian. One is to win it. Which to you is out of the question. That would give Bush too much credit. The other is to quit fighting. That is one of the definitions of surrender. Ending a war means someone wins and someone loses. Are you suggesting we surrender to al Qaeda or Baathist insurgents. This is after a nation of nearly 300 million has lost less than 4000 volunteer troops, most of them not in battle but by criminal acts not combat? If so, I declare you anti-American.

"...who noticed a strang... (Below threshold)

"...who noticed a strange detail on the Washington Post donkey/elephant party graphic."

Personally I'm not surprised in the least that a few Republicans see themselves as nothing more than a donkey's ass -- it's been a rough year -- but I am surprised you'd want to pass that around.

As for the graphic:"... (Below threshold)
Adrian Browne:

As for the graphic:
"the rear end is ACTUALLY the face of the elephant?"

All I can see is the donkey . . .,
beautiful, strong, brave, steadfast, always loyal and true and yes, stubbornly honest. I see the donkey fighting for true Traditional American Values and Family.

The elephant in the picture seems to be nothing more than a HUGE parasite -- the "bottom feeders" of life (so to speak). The elephant seems to be saying "I'll do whatever benefits me personally the MOST no matter how bad it is for the world."

Adrian Brown. You are conf... (Below threshold)
Zelsdorf Ragshaft III:

Adrian Brown. You are confused. Democrats do not stand for any of the things you listed. Those are in the Republican baliwick. Democrats are just anti Bush. What ever he is for, they are against. History, for the Democrats begins with Bush and must be changed because of Bush. You are in good company with Lee (the liar) and baffled Brian.

Adrian, you realize that th... (Below threshold)

Adrian, you realize that the elephant is one of the most intelligent animals on the face of the earth, whose intelligence is exceeded probably only by dolphins and primates, right?

As for the donkey, or ass... well...

You know the old saying:</p... (Below threshold)
Adrian Browne:

You know the old saying:

"When Zelsdorf Ragshaft III LIKES you it's time to start worrying."

I'd be that we could agree on that Zelsdorf Ragshaft III.

I was talking ONLY about th... (Below threshold)
Adrian Browne:

I was talking ONLY about the elephant in the graphic -- as a Liberal!!!Democrat I'm nothing if not politically correct and would never say that all elephants are . . . miscreants.

CBS announce tonight that U... (Below threshold)
BarneyG2000:

CBS announce tonight that US/NATO forces killed one of the most wanted Taliban leads. The statement was: "The biggest victory in the four year year war against.."

My question is, I thought we already won that war? Can't Bush finish anything he starts?

BarneyG. The problem is yo... (Below threshold)
Zelsdorf Ragshaft III:

BarneyG. The problem is you were thinking. That is above your paygrade. Adrian, you never have to worry about me liking you. Why should I like something that should have been one of the millions aborted. You know that Republicans are responsible for most of the civil rights you enjoy don't you? You realize it is the Democrats who will take them away. More Government equals less freedom, but idiots like you three don't care about freedom do you?

Ragshaft, Bushco has been d... (Below threshold)
BarneyG2000:

Ragshaft, Bushco has been declaring victory and progress for 4+ years now. You would think that Iraq and Afghanistan would be gardens of democracies by now, and not killing grounds for US forces, or didn't you read the news today?

Yeah, I saw the graphic and... (Below threshold)
James Cloninger:

Yeah, I saw the graphic and thought..."Yep, BOTH parties are asses."

Works for me.

I am amazed at the attitude... (Below threshold)
Zelsdorf Ragshaft III:

I am amazed at the attitude of the left. Radical islam is absolutely against everything that they stand for and will wipe you out if they get the opportunity. Yet you side with them against us. You want to concede defeat to an enemy who will use the victory as a springboard for other more abitious acts against us. Bin Laudin declared war on the United States in 1996. Why doesn't Nancy Pelosi go visit him? She could be the peace emissary of the left. Murtha could go along. He could bring her head back. It would give a new meaning to giving head.

Rag, you just don't get it!... (Below threshold)
BarneyG2000:

Rag, you just don't get it! If we leave Iraq the natives will get mid-evil on the al Qaeda, and we can get back to winning the war in Afghanistan. You know the people that actual attacked us.

If we leave Iraq the nat... (Below threshold)

If we leave Iraq the natives will get mid-evil on the al Qaeda

Why aren't they doing it now? Our troops aren't everywhere, you know, the "natives" (nice term there, by the way) could take on al Qaeda whenever they wanted.

Did people like chris reeve... (Below threshold)
Gianni:

Did people like chris reeve walk yet?

John Edwards is the most sp... (Below threshold)
RFA:

John Edwards is the most spineless bag of crap that God allowed to walk the face of the earth. He is a pussy. Plain and simple. You talk about having to overcome the "Wimp Factor"

In the graphic you see the ... (Below threshold)
Adrian Browne:

In the graphic you see the ass is head-and-shoulders above the elephant The ass is leading the way towards the Light, the Truth and FREEDOM. The elephant is behind the ass (in a good position to kiss the ass) and is good for . . . well, the elephant is good as the butt of the joke.

Thanks for posting the graphic.

There are two ways to en... (Below threshold)
Brian:

There are two ways to end a war, brian.

Wow, Zel. Your previous statements only hinted that you were clueless about the world. But this statement above cements that fact as a certainty.

Bush's only mistake was ... (Below threshold)
RobLACa.:

Bush's only mistake was not including the democrat party in the axis of evil and taking their traitorous asses out first. There would be virtually no resistance from the rest without the support of the back stabbing communist RATS.

These criminal frauds are not Americans, they are Democrats.More despicable than terrorists and child molestors combined.

And what joke could that po... (Below threshold)
lab:

And what joke could that possibly be? If the graphic is true to suspicion, all it demonstrates is the juvinile arrogance of the party it represents. All head, not much between the ears, and no guts. Remove the elephant, and you got nothin'.

In the graphic you see t... (Below threshold)
Taltos:

In the graphic you see the ass is head-and-shoulders above the elephant The ass is leading the way towards the Light, the Truth and FREEDOM. The elephant is behind the ass (in a good position to kiss the ass) and is good for . . . well, the elephant is good as the butt of the joke.

This is an entirely serious question, are you high?

Rag, you just don't get it!... (Below threshold)
LoveAmerica Immigrant:

Rag, you just don't get it! If we leave Iraq the natives will get mid-evil on the al Qaeda, and we can get back to winning the war in Afghanistan. You know the people that actual attacked us.
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Basically Barney was trying to say that the dems were full of * (using his terminology), esp. Edwards and his favorite guy Biden (and also Clinton).

barneyGRUBBLE:... (Below threshold)
marc:

barneyGRUBBLE:

My question is, I thought we already won that war? Can't Bush finish anything he starts?

Bush apparently finished the job of passing along the BDS virus to you.

The better question is why are we still killing jihadist-cut-throats when Reid and Cleland already proclaimed the "war lost," or "impossible" to win?

Yea, Lorie, and I imagine t... (Below threshold)
Wieder:

Yea, Lorie, and I imagine that you and your Wizfool puppies will celebrate Memorial Day w/ even more bleating advocacy for upping the number of deceased veterans to honor next Memorial Day.

All for the glory of backing the most incompetent president in this nation's history and his colossal blunder in Iraq, just because he is a Republican &/or a conservative.

You lady, and the rest of the resident puppets here are patriots that the vets could well live without.

It's a crappy "logo", proba... (Below threshold)
Peter F.:

It's a crappy "logo", probably done by some hack graphic design intern. Big deal. Who cares.

Really, Mr. Edwards, how does it honor and support the mission of our troops by bringing them home under a flag of surrender and defeat to the enemy as your party has called for?

Seriously, answer THAT question like a reasonable, intellectual human being.

Well the liberal puppets ha... (Below threshold)
horse:

Well the liberal puppets have come out to dance on their strings on this thread. It seems their hate for the war is linked to their fear of the military.

Four days until Joe Wilson'... (Below threshold)
kim:

Four days until Joe Wilson's and Val Plame's suit against the 'leakers' comes to court, and two months until Novak unloads on Tim Russert over the Yellow Cake Story in his memoirs to be then released.

Whoopie!
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"Notice how the rear end... (Below threshold)
Wieder:

"Notice how the rear end is ACTUALLY the face of the elephant? Doesn't the trunk of the elephant look like the donkey's right, rear leg?"

Actually the elephant's trunk looks like the donkey's penis and Newsbusters is obviously suffering from "penis envy." That's one of a myriad well-known Republican dysfunctions.

Great day for the democrats... (Below threshold)
Scrapiron:

Great day for the democrats. AQ just declared themselve paid up voting members of the DNC and will follow the democrat talking points and kill Americans on demand to help their party gain power. We've been saying the terrorists are killing for the democrats, and democrats are supporting the killing for political gain, they think. Today the terrorists confirmed it for fact. Welcome to real life and death on demand. How many millions being slaughtered will it take to satisfy the democrat party thirst for blood this time?

Weider, you must be an expe... (Below threshold)
Zelsdorf Ragshaft III:

Weider, you must be an expert on donkey penises. Have you examined many of them up close?

I was wondering how long it... (Below threshold)
Zelsdorf Ragshaft III:

I was wondering how long it will take the democrats to surrender in Afghanistan after they surrender in Iraq? After all, the MSM will have to expose the failure to eradicate an enemy that seems to vanish into Pakistan, only to return time after time. How many soldiers are we allowed to lose before the brave majority leader and her cohort in the Senate along with Murtha decide Afghanistan is not worth one more American life. Do any of you on the left have an answer to this? Or will you just start the same shit over again?

"Weider, you must be an ... (Below threshold)
Rob LA Ca.:

"Weider, you must be an expert on donkey penises. Have you examined many of them up close?"

This sexual deviant has personally trained all those who perform the donkey show in TJ. I'm talking about the donkey's.

Rob, there is probably not ... (Below threshold)
Zelsdorf Ragshaft III:

Rob, there is probably not much demand for that kind of expertise but it is nice to know Weider is doing his best to fill that position.

Hey, good news for Al Qaeda... (Below threshold)
Brian:

Hey, good news for Al Qaeda... the Republicans just called the Iraqi government a failure, and invited them to ask us to leave! So if Republicans agree with AQ, then according to people here we can equate them, right?

Support the troops... (Below threshold)
Support the troops. End the war.

Methinks it's more than ironic that to "support the troops" is to command them to do the exact opposite of their mission.

Support the tomatoes. End the garden.
Support the birds. End the trees.
Support the engine. End the car.
Support the tab. End the slot.
Support the speed limit. End the speed limit.

Yeesh, I think I need a really dry shower...

Forgot one, S... (Below threshold)
Rob LA Ca.:

Forgot one,

Support Bipartisanship - END THE DEMOCRATS

I found it interesting that... (Below threshold)
Lorie Byrd:

I found it interesting that most of the liberals commenting above decided to seize on the silly throwaway reference to the donkey graphic, instead of comment on Edwards' message. Don't have a clue what it means -- just thought it interesting and, frankly, kinda strange.

"Weider, you must be an ... (Below threshold)
Wieder:

"Weider, you must be an expert on donkey penises. Have you examined many of them up close?"

Ragsshitf, I've seen enough of you to have a very good idea of what one looks like. You must dread mirrors.

Is that what you see when y... (Below threshold)
kim:

Is that what you see when you look roughly in a mirror, Wieder?
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"All I can see is the do... (Below threshold)

"All I can see is the donkey . . .,
beautiful, strong, brave, steadfast,..."
blah,blah,blah

"The ass is leading the way towards the Light, the Truth..." blah,blah,blah

Now tell us how beautiful Piss Christ is.

Yeesh.

brian:"Hey, good n... (Below threshold)
D-Hoggs:

brian:

"Hey, good news for Al Qaeda... the Republicans just called the Iraqi government a failure, and invited them to ask us to leave! So if Republicans agree with AQ, then according to people here we can equate them, right?"

Uhhh, except none of that ever happened. There is a difference between "dissapointment" and "failure" brian. But, no surprise that your reading comprehension and understanding of the english language are for shit.

There is a difference be... (Below threshold)
Brian:

There is a difference between "dissapointment" and "failure" brian. But, no surprise that your reading comprehension and understanding of the english language are for shit.

"So far, they've not been able do anything they promised on the political side"

Yep, that sure sounds like a success to me! Why, when I'm unable to do anything I've promised, my boss calls me a big success!

But that's just my understanding of the English language.

Failure is what the Dem... (Below threshold)
Rob LA Ca.:

Failure is what the Democrats are giving back to those they deceived. Informed Americans expected it. Idiots who defend their criminal masters are tripping on the D**ks trying to divert the focus on these facts.




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