Today's Washington Post has an article by right wing hit man John Solomon. Today Solomon goes after John Edwards and his infamous $400 haircut. They are coining it as "the stylist speaks out", even though I got a feeling Solomon worked hard to get him to "speak out".
Instead of quoting this piece of crap, which has absolutely nothing to do with leadership, I think it is prudent to remember our history. 231 years ago 56 brave men signed their own death warrant. That death warrant was called the Declaration of Independence, and if the Revolutionary War would have gone the other way, all these men would have been hanged for treason.
They took the ultimate risk to build a nation that was better. One above all others. Now we got this - a country that worries about how much a haircut costs. This is not some "scandal" trademarked by Edwards. Clinton also faced the same scrutiny, lead by a rash of right wing lies when he got a haircut aboard Air Force One.
So why is it the right can only find petty things to pick on?
Look at who their top voices are. Ann Coulter, who sinks to the lowest of human standards by making jokes about Edwards dead son. The same person who can joke about a presidential candidate being harassed, while claiming it a "joke" (and you are welcome Bill).
Or how about a man they want to be the next President, Newt Gingrich. This is a man who told a bunch of other neo-cons that people died in Katrina, because the people were "so uneducated and so unprepared, they literally couldn't get out of the way of a hurricane". This statement was also received by a bunch of cheers.
So let's compare Katrina and Edwards haircut. Number of people who have died from Edward's getting an expensive haircut - 0. Number of people that died from Bush wanting to look good? 1836.
While we are on the current leader of the Republican party, let's discuss some other things. This is a party that has applauded the largest assault against justice ever exhibited - Scooter Libby. This is a man who contributed to the lies that lead us into war. A man who purposely lied to investigators in order to steer off an investigation into those lies and the repercussions that lead to the outing of a CIA agent.
When Bush announced he was commuting the sentence of Scooter, he said he "respected the decision of the jury". What about the respect for the jury that Libby lied to? This is the jury that was charged with getting to the bottom of the actual crime and Libby threw sand in their face, so to reward that you give him the ultimate gift?
231 years ago, some of the bravest men this world has ever seen stared down the threat of certain death in order to let people live life more free. They were tired of forced religion and an imperial leader who did not care about the people, or justice.
On August 27, 1776, the British landed in New York. Not every American was as brave as those 56. Many ran and were moved to boats of shore, safe from cannon fire. These were the people who coward and chose the cowardly route that lead behind King George's shirt tails. If this were today, some of the people on those ships would be the likes of George Bush, Dick Cheney, Newt Gingrich, Ann Coulter and all the other's on the right who continue to insult the liberty given to us by 56 brave souls.
Now don't let them fool you. They will try to convince you that they are the brave souls. They would have called people like John Hancock, Ben Franklin, Sam Adams and Thomas Jefferson cowards. When the left stands up to the assault on our liberty done by this President, we are called cowards also. If we are the cowards, then I am proud to be one, and in a country that is filled with cowards. Instead we choose to stand up for what we believe in, and not focus on such petty things as haircuts. We realize there are serious problems facing our young nation and choose to face the challenges head on.
People like John Solomon and the right wing stooges he feeds are not worthy of the gift they were given by our founding fathers. They are actually an insult to the history of this nation, and the reason our great political system has become so poisoned. Perhaps it is time for them to leave this country and head back to King George with their heads held high, saying they tried to destroy the rebels in America.