Crossposted from Town Called Dobson
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Yesterday's strip was about how John Edwards' lack of backbone in the whole blogger fiasco brought me back to when Congress was filled with do-nothing Democrats. Feeble and weak these Democrats were and over and over they allowed the Bush Administration to roll over them and then they apologized for being in the way.
The Vatican has been involved in some pretty nasty things, but its recent positions are still horrid. This is a group that is actively seeking to block women from gaining access to birth control, sanctioning Gay bigotry and is against many of the same agenda items that Edwards claims he is for such as stem cell research, reproductive freedom and equality. So why the fuck did he let a slime ball like Bill Donahue get away with the blogger bashing? This is the same guy who wanted to deny John Kerry Communion due to his voting record on pro-choice legislation. It wasn't like Donahue is analogous to Billy Graham, but more on the side of Oral Roberts.
Yeah, maybe Edwards should have paid closer attention to the bloggers he hired, but it looks like he flat out gave up. Totally caved and left the bloggers to swing.
And I don't believe the whole resignation story either. The bloggers have been a target of religious right for some time. I get a lot of hate mail due to the strip and what I say in the strip doesn't come close to the controversial nature of the bloggers' posts. So this week they have too much heat? Now, all of the sudden they are getting threats? Edwards couldn't offer protection? Help? Assistance? Other than being shown the door, that was it apparently.
So I just don't get Edwards. He had a chance to beat down Donahue's fake rage with four sticks wrapped in barbed wire and he did nothing. Are Democrats still so timid that they can't bring themselves to criticize a group that wants to outlaw condoms?
I don't think I will get an apology from Edwards, but the Vatican got theirs.
I'm sorry, I am still sick of do-nothing Democrats. I have had my fill.