John Edwards got some good news today. Q-Notes – the “leading gay news source of the Carolinas” – decided to endorse the controversially coiffed candidate. From Out For Edwards:
After a series of meetings between the editors, the staff and the publisher, Q-Notes has endorsed John Edwards for President. His concrete, progressive policy positions (including steadfast support for pro-LGBT issues), his commitment to returning power to the people from moneyed special interests, his outstanding polling strength against the Republicans and his positive impact for down-ticket candidates nationwide combine to make him the best candidate in the race.
Q-Notes encourages all lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender voters to support John Edwards in the primaries and beyond.
We’re not sure we’re going to take you up on that offer, Q-Notes. We’re still undecided, but rest assured we’ll be taking a stand soon enough.
I will find my more gay love on findbilover.com
I lived in South Carolina for 27 years and have never heard of Q-Notes. I must be really out of touch.
John Edwards is certainly the cleverest of the three leading Democratic presidential candidates. He actively courts labor, criticizes Congress for having socialized medicine when so many have no insurance, and because heâ€™s not in Congress has the luxury of criticizing Obama and Clinton for prowar votes heâ€™d ape if he were there.
If you look at his record most of his populist appeals are new. When he was in the senate he was a right centrist who voted for the oil piracy and to fund it. During his vice presidential run he didnâ€™t oppose the slaughter of Iraqis although by then civilian casualties may have passed 100,000.
His current stand on the war is just as bad. Along with Obama and Clinton, he refuses to commit to a withdrawal before 2013, much less an immediate withdrawal. Like them he refuses to endorse the impeachment of Bush, Cheney and the dismissals of top NSA, Pentagon, State, and CIA officials. Such impeachments and dismissals would be the first step towards determining guilt for the over 650,000 murdered Iraqis, mostly civilians and including an appalling number of children.
He refuses to impeach and indict them for the criminal war he voted for, even though virtually every one agrees itâ€™ a war to steal oil.
John Edwards is a bit of an expert on the filthy practices of the HMO/Insurance industry because of his legal practice. But he still refuses to support socialized medicine or ot call for criminal prosecutions of HMO/Insurance industry leaders for manslaughter. Like all the Democratic presidential candidates he panders to bigots by opposing samesex marriage.
Here is a partial list of his deep pocket contributors:
Fortress Investment Group $187,850 â€“ After being outed by the NY Times, He withdrew his multi million dollar investments in Fortress Investment Group after being outed by the NY Times who exposed their practice of foreclosing on sub prime loans to Katrina victims. This totally unmasks his pretense of being a friend of labor.
Stearns, Weaver et al $131,000
Lerach, Coughlin et al $93,950
Goldman Sachs $77,100
Whitten, Nelson et al $66,250
Girardi & Keese $64,400
Beasley, Allen et al $61,850
Watts Law Firm $61,000
Morgan & Morgan $60,050
Skadden, Arps et al $54,950
Deutsche Bank AG $54,750
Citigroup Inc $49,200
Sidley Austin LLP $43,950
Brent Coon & Assoc $42,700
Kramer, Dillof et al $36,400
Motley Rice LLC $36,200
Baron & Budd $35,590
Brayton Purcell $35,100
Weitz & Luxenberg $34,600
If you glance again at the list above it may put his statement that â€œ”To get real change, we need a president who will stand up against the big corporations and powerful interests that control Washington. Nobody who takes their money and defends the broken system is going to bring change” in a different light. Heâ€™s a hustler, a slick hustler, but thatâ€™s all he is. This guy could give Bill Clinton lessons.
http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory?id=2761634 refuses to impeach or punish bush
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/08/18/us/politics/18edwards.html?ex=1345089600&en=afbc9faaa75a8476&ei=5088&partner=rssnyt&emc=rss foreclosing on Katrina victims
http://www.opensecrets.org/pres08/contrib.asp?id=N00002283&cycle=2008 deep pockets
I am leaning more towards the Obama/Oprah ticket. Black Jesus people who make you savvy American rich Jewish intellectuals in media feel guilty for their existence.
I am leaning towards Clinton myself. I don’t need Oprah suggesting who I should vote for when she’s been silent for oh so long. Besides what’s Obama ever done for the gay community? Not much compared to Clinton.
My above post, I was reflecting from a recent article I read about Bloomberg and his potential as a candidate.. The structure of the American society has trapped both minorities into attitudes of perpetual hostility. I believe that it is mostly to do with the system of racism here in America. Both of the groups stuggling against an equal amount of bias…one based on religion …the other on color…and not trusting each other to accomplish any goals in tandem…the same way blacks are conditioned with stereotypes about Jews…the Jews do the same…
A great essay that gives some history on this subject is James Baldwin’s “the Harlem Ghetto”.
hells kitchen guy
Kucinich is the only candidate who has really reached out to gay voters.
They may pretend to be for you and your kind but once elected they wont do crap for you. They never do and you fools fall for it everytime.
Hells Kitchen guy,
Gravel reached out to us big time and Queerty gave him a New York reception, but I think I am one of the few that supported him with dollars. He is pretty much history now.
take a look at this: http://www.spymac.com/details/?2321924
hey jordan, to live somewhere for 27 years and not even know about the lgbt press in your own area says way more about you than it does about the paper. rather than trying to make a publication sound insignificant (which obviously it’s not if it’s being mentioned or discussed), perhaps you should consider using some of that pompous hot air to blow up balloons for the candidate who’s going to win once everyone actually goes to the polls and drops the woman and the black guy for more of the same white bread we’ve all become so comfortable with. you’re all deluding yourself if you think this country is going to elect anyone other than a rich white man, regardless of where they stick their dollar bills – it’s fun to look progressive, but the commitment is going to melt away when the curtain is drawn and the voter is alone with his hanging chads.
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