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One of the few real Democrats speaks up

This is even more amusing than Bob Dole snapping “Tell him [then-Vice President Bush] to stop lying about my record!”back in 1988.

Russ Feingold (D-Wisc.) on John Edwards:

The one that is the most problematic is (John) Edwards,who voted for the Patriot Act,campaigns against it. Voted for No Child Left Behind,campaigns against it. Voted for the China trade deal,campaigns against it. Voted for the Iraq war … He uses my voting record exactly as his platform,even though he had the opposite voting record.

When you had the opportunity to vote a certain way in the Senate and you didn’t,and obviously there are times when you make a mistake,the notion that you sort of vote one way when you’re playing the game in Washington and another way when you’re running for president,there’s some of that going on.

Honestly,I’ve never understood how Edwards gets any support. Were people just not paying attention when he was in the Senate?

As much as I hate to agree with Krauthammer (and trust me,I hate to agree with him),Candidate Edwards’campaign,full of patronizing positions that Senator Edwards never held and didn’t support with his votes and coated in his mawkish “A’hm jus’one of you regula’fellas ’cause ev’n tho today A’hm a filthy rich lawyer,back when Ah was a little boah mah Daddy worked in a meeyul”stump speech is a massive affront to real Democrats. Russ Feingold has every right to be grumpy,and between Edwards and Hillary Paul Wellstone should probably be spinning in his grave,if not coming back from the dead to kick them both in the ass for what they’re doing to his party.

Don’t get me wrong –there are people just as fake as Edwards on the GOP side. Hell,Willard Romney might even get the fool’s gold medal of all the 2008 candidates. But I see a lot of people who should honestly know better supporting Edwards right now,people who would call Willard Romney a phony (or much worse) in a heartbeat. Just as Romney is no conservative,Edwards is no progressive. Both men,along with Hillary,are all politicians of the stripe who will say and do anything to get a vote.

Senator Feingold,I owe you a drink.

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