Where wonders never cease


It's a tough call deciding which is the more accurate and more flattering belief of John Kerry and John Edwards. Are they fully delusional, or flat out liars? I do not use either word lightly or as an insult; I use them to get to the bottom of some of the outrageous claims the two have made in the last months. (I'm not going to go 20 years back; this post would be too long.)

Just today, John Edwards, speaking at Newton High School in Newton, Iowa, said, "We will stop juvenile diabetes, Parkinson's, Alzheimer's and other debilitating diseases... When John Kerry is president, people like Christopher Reeve are going get up out of that wheelchair and walk again." This was made in reference to stem cell research in Edward's 30-minute speech at the school. To say this is unbelievable is an understatement. That a Vice Presidential candidate would politicize and exploit the death of a beloved actor is beyond disgusting. And I would say the same thing if they were Republicans. How sick to use Christopher Reeve's recent death to elicit sympathy from those who suffer from handicaps and those who take care of them.

As if Reeve didn't have the best medical research and medical team available already. What a slap in the face to the doctors who labored to get him where he was before his sudden death. What a slap to his family. "If only your husband would have had his accident when Kerry would be President. This wouldn't have happened," is exactly what Edwards was saying. Sick.

Back to the delusion statement. The Kerry-Edwards team refuses to believe that terrorism is an imminent threat to our safety, despite the evidence. They both espouse the lie that George W. Bush gives tax breaks to the rich and neglects the poor and middle class, despite evidence to the contrary. Their camp still claims we went to war over oil, despite evidence that contradicts that very claim. And now, to add to the lot, they now have a Jesus complex.

Apparently all diseases will be healed when John, aka "Jesus", takes office. Have no fear, as our candidate has said numerous times (delusion #...I lost count), "Help is on the way!" (Though I voted against a measure that would send it to you, but that's beside the point.)

But nasty old George Bush, he gave you those diseases and has the cure to all of them stored in a "lock box" in the Oval Office. But, I, JFK, will get you that cure by killing unborn babies and experimenting with their cellular make up. After that, I will perform my annual trick of walking on water. Stay tuned.

Again, not sure what it is. Are they liars or pathological liars now delusional? You tell me. I'd love to know.

P.S. If you still think I'm using that word lightly, look it up. It fits just fine.

Posted by Portia at October 12, 2004 09:18 PM

They're snake oil salesmen. Should be tarred and feathered.

Posted by: Mutti at October 13, 2004 08:10 AM