Skip to comments.John Edwards Ripped for Memorial Day War Protest Plan
Posted on 05/21/2007 8:16:26 PM PDT by Mo1
John Edwards hasn't won over any friends at the American Legion for his plan to protest the war on Memorial Day. Paul Morin, national commander of the American Legion, posted an open letter of the groups website blasting Edwards for what Morin says is an inappropriate political calculation that "blatantly violated the sanctity of this most special day," the Hill reports.
Edwards wants people to protest the war at Memorial Day Parades and gatherings, take photos and then he will place those photos on his website. Buy a bunch of poster-board and markers, the website says. 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. Well include it in a Democracy Photo Album on our site.
"Memorial Day is a solemn occasion to remember the service and sacrifice of more than 1 million American servicemen and -women who gave their lives to create our nation, to save our union, and to help free the world from tyranny, Davis said. It is not a time to call people to protest the war under the guise of supporting the troops.
He adds: "If you want to honor these heroes, visit a veterans cemetery on Memorial Day. Attend a parade without the divisive political signs. Make cards for the comrades of the fallen that are recuperating in military and VA hospitals. Lay a wreath at the stone of a departed hero."
John Edwards called on Americans to spend Memorial Day weekend honoring our fallen soldiers and supporting our troops currently serving overseas by urging our government to end this war and bring them home, Edwards spokesman Eric Schultz said. Edwards believes we must reclaim what patriotism means - the best way to support our troops is not doing whatever President Bush says to prolong the war, but rather ending the war and bringing our troops home to the heros welcome they deserve.
Patriotism equals surrender? Odd choice. Sen. Barack Obamas (D-Ill.) campaign declined to comment on Edwardss call to action, but it did say it would engage in more traditional campaign activities over the holiday weekend.
Phil Singer, spokesman for Sen. Hillary Rodham Clintons (D-N.Y.) campaign, said, Sen. Clinton will be honoring our nations veterans.
He is a nut! And that is being nice.
I did my time in Afghanistan, and that's not the kind of support I was looking for.
I think if Edwards was the only candidate running, he would find a way to shoot himself in the foot (even after outlawing gun ownership) and lose the election.
Is he that much of a twit? And you’d think one of his highly paid consultants would pull him to the side and say “You know, this is a really bad idea”.
Edwards is a pile of pig excrement, so typical of the filthy leftist, anti-American DemoRats. Such a disgrace to this country.
I’ll add idiot to that and it’s still being nice!
This is a poltictal stunt for the far left vote
And he is spitting on our vets/troops in the process
And I’ll get a piece of some faggot waving a poster like that.
How much $$ is the Silky Pony charging for his anti-war Memorial Day protests?
Gee, I'd like to see a couple of pics of someone holding up such a poster in front of the local VFW and getting stomped by some leathernecks. Video would be even better.
He is as arrogant as his buddy Kerry.
Neither of them think anyone can tell them anything they don’t already know.
Or else someone on his campaign staff is setting him up to be a horse’s ass. What a hoot that would be!
Perhaps he had input from Elizabeth - she seems to be pretty far out there, from some of the decisions we have seen her make.
What a great team. Will they be campaignig as a twofer, like the clintons?
Don’t even SAY that, Susan. Please recall that the Clintons got elected twice. Let’s not jinx things by putting the Edwards in that category.
John Edwards has shot his feet clean off and is getting to work on shooting himself in the knees.
opie thinks he can win the rat nomination by going further and further to the left. This is a truely dumb man. Oh he can and maybe will win that way, but he will be crushed in the general which of course is great news.
It is an old good one.
Support the Troops!
Defeat Silky Pony!
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