Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Edwards Tries To Steal Memorial Day:

Defining Patriotism Down
Protein Wisdom

JOHN EDWARDS: This Memorial Day weekend, John Edwards is asking that we all take responsibility for the country we love and the brave men and women who protect us. As citizens, let’s volunteer in support of our troops, and offer our service to honor theirs.

As Americans, let’s take a moment to join in prayer for our troops. And as patriots, let’s gather together this weekend and make our voices heard. It’s up to us. If we are loud enough, and clear enough, we can end this war. Because it really is possible to stop a president who believes he can do no wrong—it just takes people with the courage to do what’s right.


Get local, get active, and get outdoors. Walk the streets of your neighborhood. Get everyone you know to sign a petition to your local government body—for instance, your town or city council or neighborhood association—to pass a resolution requesting that Congress use its funding authority to support our troops and end the war. Bring the petition to the next meeting.

Send our troops a taste of home. Go shopping with your kids, your friends, your neighbors, and buy a whole bunch of stuff that would make a soldier happy to receive (check for restrictions). Then go through a site like Anysoldier.com, OpGratitude.com, or TroopCarePackage.com to send your package to a soldier in Iraq. Take photos and tell us about it.

Gather in public. On Memorial Day, get your friends, kids, co-workers, neighbors, aunts, uncles, grandfathers, grandmothers, and anyone and everyone you know together to publicly support the troops and end the war. Be sure to check with your local authority for any permits you need for public gatherings. Contact local media to publicize your event. Before you get started, please take a moment of silence to honor the fallen. And during your event, make sure you conduct yourself respectfully—both for those serving in Iraq and the memory of the brave servicemen and women that Memorial Day honors. Share your plans here.

Pray. Organize a prayer vigil for our troops at your house of worship. Tell us about it.

Make your voice heard in Washington. Call President Bush at (202) 456-1111 or email him at comments@whitehouse.gov. Call your Representative and U.S. Senator and ask them to use their funding power to support our troops and end the war. Tell us about it.

Get vocal. Buy a bunch of poster-board and markers. At a picnic or with family and friends, make signs that say “SUPPORT THE TROOPS - END THE WAR.” Bring them to your local Memorial Day parade. Then take a digital photo of yourself and your family or friends holding up the poster and tell us about it. We’ll include it in a “Democracy Photo Album” on our site.


Light up the night. Get your friends and family together and organize a Memorial Day candlelight vigil to support our troops and end the war. Share your plans here.

JEFF GOLDSTEIN: In other words, turn Memorial Day weekend into a sixties-style war protest, publicize it, photograph it, pat yourself on the back for presuming to speak for soldiers whom you don’t speak for, then have a couple of hot dogs and some cole slaw before emailing out links to John Edwards website, where you can point you pals to the photo of you essentially spitting in the face of the men and women fighting in Iraq.

Of course, it’s a loving spit. Because you’ve prayed for them. And presumed to dictate their mission. For their own good. Because you care so much and all...

Dear God, we've got to do something about this. Memorial Day is for the men that have brave enough to fight and win a war--not for ones like Edwards who encourage men to lose, and help the terrorists.

I cannot tell you how appalled I am by this. His smarmy use of the Internet--knowing people just want their 15 min. of fame--is too clever by half. Every part of the disingenuous, slick ambulance-chaser I now believe Edwards to be, from the bottom of his pathetic soul.

Please help me keep Memorial Day to honor the ones who have fought and died--and don't let Edwards use it to gain a few poll points and a moment in the spotlight. He shouldn't be allowed to steal this from the brave men who've kept us free.

There's much more on this; please go to Protein Wisdom at the link I provided and read the entire thing--I'm sure they'd appreciate a visit!


Blogger VerityINK said...

I'm disappointed no one has commented on this article; this is more of an outrage than you think.

8:56 AM  
Blogger The Merry Widow said...

Donal-Edwards is a nonentity. He can yak all he wants, but he is a rich nobody!
I'd rather ignore his foolishness and let him rot in obscurity.
He's not worthy!
Yes it is outrageous, but Americans have been ignoring stupid pronouncements and doing what they know, honoring our fallen heros and how wonderful they are!
Our heros fingernail parings have more worth and weight than what's his face!


11:40 AM  
Blogger VerityINK said...

TMW--I appreciate your comments, but ALL of the Dem candidates are 'nobodies'. It just depends which one of them will get their nomination. Edwards is slick as snot--and this tactic is disgusting!

12:21 PM  
Anonymous bobcat said...

As Morgan would say 'what a mess of dog squeeze this guy is'!

2:08 PM  
Anonymous prairieson said...

John Edwards has gaffed his way to comic relief. He and Obama are in a contest that way.

Edwards is pretty much done so you can stick a fork in him.

Obama will drag on a little longer because he has the token support (there's a joke in there somewhere) but, he too, is about to settle into footnote territory.

The nutroots at DU ain't gonna be happy 'bout that.


5:51 PM  

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