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Edwards: For the Irony Impaired
Posted by: McQ on Thursday, November 29, 2007

This is simply hilarious:
KEITH OLBERMANN: The American people today are rising up, demanding to know how at least one Democrat slipped through the system last night, resisted the temptation to ask you that question about how the Republicans answer al Qaeda, if they can, answer a Democrat. Can you tell us for the record if you have contingency plans in place if, heaven forbid, some time in the future someone who is not a Democrat, a registered Republican were somehow able to ask you a question?

EDWARDS: Heaven forbid. How could we possibly survive if someone who is antagonistic or has a different point of view than you do ask a question? We can't possibly ask somebody from independents or the other people to get elected president of the United States. How could anybody be ready to do that? This whole discussion is ridiculous.
Is it?

Who was it that swished his silky hair and refused to appear on a debate hosted by Fox News?

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I’ve perused several leftie sites for their reactions, and without exception the response is "so what, it is the question not the questioner, that is important." Aside from the certainty that were the tables turned, not only the leftosphere but the MSM as well, would be outraged, there is an underlying issue that lefties completely ignore.

There is nothing wrong with the questions... if you are a democrat. The specific issues raised by the questions are important... if you are a democrat. All these questions will be pertinent to a democrat... in the general election. There is nothing wrong with the questions; it is the wrong time for democrats to be asking them of republican primary candidates.

Further, and even more damning, is that even taking CNN at their word, that they chose these questions reveals much about their mindset. CNN thinks a question asked by a committed Clinton/Obama/Edwards supporter is representitive of the undecided voter. The only way one could come to that conclusion, is if one is also and already, a committed Clinton/Obama/Edwards supporter.

What is astounding is not the left fawning over the king’s new cloak, but to what extents they go to beat up the boys who merely see a butt naked autocrat.
Written By: bains
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There’s nothing wrong with the questions at the general election debate.

This was a GOP debate, GOP voters should’ve been able to ask THEIR questions.

But don’t bother to waste your breath pointing out the irony of Edwards and Olbermann. Just revel in the fact that for all their bluster, they are still self-marginalized.
Written By: shark
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If Olbermann and Edwards are not the perfect match for a folie a deux, then the concept is meaningless.
Written By: Martin McPhillips
Democrats avoid taking Republican questions and Republicans avoid taking Democrat questions. Other than that obviousness, what have we demonstrated? Do Republicans somehow come out looking more moral than Democrats here because they demand that people be fired for letting Democrats ask them questions, rather than just opting out of Republican questions entirely?
Written By: understood
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Other than that obviousness, what have we demonstrated?
Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar, and in this case we amply demonstrated that both Olberman and Edwards just don’t get irony and end up looking pretty foolish.
Written By: McQ
"The Edwards campaign said Friday that it would not attend the Sept. 23 debate sponsored by Fox News and the Congressional Black Caucus Institute. Officials said Mr. Edwards would participate in a debate sponsored by the institute and CNN.

’’We believe there’s just no reason for Democrats to give Fox a platform to advance the right-wing agenda while pretending they’re objective,’’ said Jonathan Prince, the Edwards deputy campaign manager. "

NY Times
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