Elizabeth Edwards says she is scared of the "rabid, rabid Republican" who owns property across the street from her Orange County home -- and she doesn't want her kids going near the gun-toting neighbor.So let me see if I have this right. She has profiled the neighbor she has never met as rabid simply because he is Republican and owns a firearm, which he brought with him when he investigated some strangers on his property.
Edwards, the wife of Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards, particularly recalls the time neighbor Monty Johnson brought out a gun while chasing workers investigating a right of way near his property. The Edwards family has yet to meet Johnson in person.
There is a tremendous amount of ignorance and bigotry to be exposed here, but the mainstream media will clearly ignore these comments.
Of course, if she had said that he is rabid, Republican, owns a gun, and knows Karl Rove then the alphabet soup networks would be rushing in to praise her courage and wisdom.
The Washington Times has a "get them between the eyes" analysis that begins thus:
When Sen. John Edwards ran for president four years ago, the North Carolina Democrat declared that President Bush had divided the nation into "two Americas ... one America that does the work, another America that reaps the reward."
Turns out that the other America lives right next door to the 28,000-square-foot, $5.3 million mansion Mr. Edwards has built near Chapel Hill, N.C.
Corrected the citation in Update 1; Hat tip to Donbury