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(USA Today)   Obama knew "early" of John Edwards' affair, which naturally raises the question: Shouldn't Obama be on trial, too?   (content.usatoday.com) divider line 54
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2012-05-09 08:25:08 AM
The proper expression is "begs the question, subby.

*runs*
 
2012-05-09 08:32:41 AM
It's certainly not a question raised in that article, submitter. Or by it, either. Knowing about an affair is not the same thing as knowing he was mis-using campaign funds in violation of federal law. (Allegedly.)
 
2012-05-09 08:37:52 AM

Nabb1: It's certainly not a question raised in that article, submitter. Or by it, either. Knowing about an affair is not the same thing as knowing he was mis-using campaign funds in violation of federal law. (Allegedly.)


Right, but you seem to have forgotten the terribly serious charge of Presidenting While Black.
 
2012-05-09 08:40:18 AM

Nabb1: Knowing about an affair is not the same thing as knowing he was mis-using campaign funds in violation of federal law. (Allegedly.)


Indeed. By Subby's logic, The National Enquirer should be charged too.

/It amazes me that even up to June '08 when the rumors were circulating, Edwards thought he could get away with the affair and still get offered a cabinet position.

//F*ck John Edwards.
 
2012-05-09 09:03:29 AM
i.imgur.com
"B-b-but if they put Fartbongo on trial, maybe he'll spill the beans on John Edwards, his Kenyan birthplace, the fake moon landing, what the libs are planning to do to destroy America, and who knows what else."
 
2012-05-09 09:08:13 AM
Keep trying to find that impeachable offense, conservatives. I'm sure some intern out there has a stained dress for you somewhere.
 
2012-05-09 09:11:27 AM
Why? Knowing about an affair is completely different than knowing about campaign finance violations.

If having an affair were a crime, a third of Congress would be in jail.
 
2012-05-09 09:13:46 AM
WE GET IT. HE'S BLACK.
 
2012-05-09 09:14:25 AM

Diogenes: If having an affair were a crime, a third of Congress would be in jail.


Or as most people would put it: a good start.
 
2012-05-09 09:16:00 AM
Throw Fartbongo in jail and appoint Sarah Palin president.

//The end
 
2012-05-09 09:19:43 AM
Was John Edwards in public office?
Was he appointed by Obama to any office?
Do extra-marital affairs only matter if you have a D by your name?
 
2012-05-09 09:21:26 AM

Diogenes: If having an affair were a crime, a third of Congress would be in jail.


You say that like it would be a bad thing.
 
2012-05-09 09:21:28 AM
Dear Christ, you people are laughable. Keep it up, the independents will flock to you come November.
 
2012-05-09 09:21:47 AM
On trial for what?

Oh, right. The GOP is full of hateful bigots who are pissed, not only that he won, but that they lost to a black man.
 
2012-05-09 09:23:51 AM
So the vicious, dirty Obama - the man who will stop at nothing, the man who is responsible for the death of the sainted and pioneer new-journalist Breitbart, the man who is LYING about his nationality, the man who is going to institute DEATH PANELS - that Obama knew that an opponent was having an affair and didn't try to use it to destroy his opponent? My God, the man is truly history's greatest monster.
 
2012-05-09 09:24:52 AM
FTA:"After the dinner, Toben said he called the director of Obama's campaign in the state and told him that he believed the tabloid reports about Edwards' affair were true."

The word used in the headline is 'knew' when the article states 'believed', as in above. They believed he was involved in an affair which doesn't make him a criminal. How they could extrapolate funding violations from that is beyond me. The guy became political cancer to them when they believed he was having the affair, which is why he was dumped. It reveals nothing about them knowing about the madness that would later be revealed in trial. And if Edwards had gotten the nod for a high position, you can bet the info of the affair would have been released like the Kraken by the Repubs soon after Edwards was announced as getting the nod.
 
2012-05-09 09:24:54 AM

Lord_Baull:
Do extra-marital affairs only matter if you have a D by your name?


W-i-l-l-i-a-m-J-e-f-f-e-r-s-o-n-C-l-i-n-t-o-n.

hmmmnope
 
2012-05-09 09:25:42 AM
This means Sarah Palin is automatically President and Obama has to divorce Michelle and marry Newt Gingrich's second ex-wife.
 
2012-05-09 09:26:18 AM
AHHHHHH JESUS

Bad kitty! Bad bad BAD KITTY!

/ Just got it. fark fark fark

// Bad kitty.
 
2012-05-09 09:34:44 AM
How about no?
 
2012-05-09 09:37:24 AM
Wasn't there an article about a year ago that said that the Edwards affair was one of the worst kept secrets in DC and most of the politicians and major reporters knew about it, but didn't say anything because Edwards wasn't really viewed as a major threat to anybody.
 
2012-05-09 09:37:51 AM
John Edwards isn't on trial for having an affair; he's on trial for improper use of campaign funds. I don't see how the Obama campaign was supposed to know that anything illegal was going on based solely on the rumors of an affair.
 
2012-05-09 09:38:47 AM
This.... THIS is the smoking gun we need to finally rid ourselves of this uppity Communist Usurper and restore the Presidency to its rightful occupant, Our Sarah!
 
2012-05-09 09:40:41 AM
Obama may have known of the affair, but by itself that doesn't mean much. This doesn't seem to have come up in court before, so Obama can't have lied under oath to cover for him or anything like that. Is there reason to believe that he knew Edwards was embezzling campaign contributions to carry out the affair? That might be something you could try him for -obstruction of justice- but at this point there doesn't seem to be probable cause with which to issue a warrant.

At this point, Obama is at most a witness. Yeah, he should have said something to Edwards' wife, or at least urged Edwards to come clean about it, but failing to do these is not a crime, and for all we know he might have urged Edwards to come clean and the man just said no.
 
2012-05-09 09:41:09 AM

Lord_Baull: Was John Edwards in public office?
Was he appointed by Obama to any office?
Do extra-marital affairs only matter if you have a D by your name?


www.yourfunnystuff.com

Newt says you got that right
 
2012-05-09 09:41:45 AM

Lord_Baull: Was John Edwards in public office?
Was he appointed by Obama to any office?
Do extra-marital affairs only matter if you have a D by your name?


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It's not that they ONLY matter if you're a Democrat, it's that you're only guaranteed to be forced out by the party/shame if you're a D. Jon Kyl is no longer a Senator, and neither is Anthony Weiner a Representative.
 
2012-05-09 09:45:00 AM
So what subby is saying is that Obama had personal dirt on a political opponent and chose not to use it? Is that a bad thing?
 
2012-05-09 09:45:42 AM
If Obama knew about Edwards committing election fraud, he is an accessory. Pretty straight forward to me.

/am I doing it right?
 
2012-05-09 09:47:15 AM

lemurs: John Edwards isn't on trial for having an affair; he's on trial for improper use of campaign funds. I don't see how the Obama campaign was supposed to know that anything illegal was going on based solely on the rumors of an affair.


Plausible deniability was sustained. Chicago politics as usual.

/I really hope I am doing this right
 
2012-05-09 09:48:11 AM

Philip Francis Queeg: So what subby is saying is that Obama had personal dirt on a political opponent and chose not to use it? Is that a bad thing?


The reason he didn't use the dirt was that he was going to make Edwards his VP.

/I'm sure I did that one right
 
2012-05-09 09:49:32 AM
Obama knew "early" of John Edwards' affair, which naturally raises the question: So what?
 
2012-05-09 09:53:10 AM

Mugato: The proper expression is "begs the question, subby.

*runs*


That's not what begs the question means. Subby's headline begs the question: on trial for what?
 
2012-05-09 10:18:57 AM

magusdevil: Obama knew "early" of John Edwards' affair, which naturally raises the question: So what?



So he simply used it as a reason not to choose Edwards as his VP
 
2012-05-09 10:21:48 AM
Subby probably knew early of our responses to his trolling, which naturally raises the question: what are we doing here?
 
2012-05-09 10:35:26 AM

wrenchboy: magusdevil: Obama knew "early" of John Edwards' affair, which naturally raises the question: So what?


So he simply used it as a reason not to choose Edwards as his VP


Oh, so Obama used his knowledge of his potential VP candidates to pick one? That changes everything, impeach!
 
2012-05-09 10:38:54 AM

FlashHarry: WE GET IT. HE'S BLACK.


John Edwards is merely tan.
 
2012-05-09 11:04:56 AM
Valarie Plame would probably think that a certain other President should probably take a higher priority as to whom should be processed for their "early" knowledge of certain details.

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2012-05-09 12:53:14 PM
Subby, I am not sure I follow you. Edwards misused campaign funds and had the affair. Edwards is the one on trial, what exactly did Obama do about any of this? I am not seeing Obama as having committed any crime on this matter,
 
2012-05-09 12:58:29 PM
I can't believe Edwards had the arrogance to run for President.

Imagine the effect on the country if he had actually won.
 
2012-05-09 12:59:53 PM

nmiguy: Subby, I am not sure I follow you. Edwards misused campaign funds and had the affair. Edwards is the one on trial, what exactly did Obama do about any of this? I am not seeing Obama as having committed any crime on this matter,


The Derp Baggers are going to make a case that Obama knew about the election fraud and covered it up. Ostensibly by using the same safe he hid the Kenyan birth certificate in.
 
2012-05-09 01:02:53 PM
Having an affair doesn't break any law. Knowing about an affair does not break any law.

If you could prove the Obama group knew about Edwards' misuse of campaign funds you might have a less retarded question.
 
2012-05-09 01:14:09 PM

Surool: Having an affair doesn't break any law. Knowing about an affair does not break any law.

If you could prove the Obama group knew about Edwards' misuse of campaign funds you might have a less retarded question.


Except if you live in South Carolina where infidelity is against the law. Unless you happen to be the Republican Governor of South Carolina and you get to pick and choose which laws you want to observe.

Now excuse, me. I'm meeting a friend to go hiking on the Appalachian Trail.
 
2012-05-09 01:45:18 PM

spiderpaz: Valarie Plame would probably think that a certain other President should probably take a higher priority as to whom should be processed for their "early" knowledge of certain details.


BAH! Betraying American intelligence, starting wars without any real reason, inviting corrupt organizations to no bid contracts, cutting funding for veterans of those wars are all politics.

Getting a blowjob or knowing someone who got a blowjob? Impeachable if you are either D or Black. If you're both, then Sarah is automatically president.
 
2012-05-09 02:32:37 PM
That IS damning:

The John Edwards extramarital affair was admitted to in August 2008 by John Edwards, a former United States Senator from North Carolina and Democratic Party presidential candidate. The affair was initially reported by The National Enquirer, a US supermarket tabloid newspaper, but was given little or no coverage by many sources in the US mainstream media.[1][2][3] The Enquirer cited claims by an anonymous source that Edwards had engaged in the affair with Rielle Hunter, a filmmaker hired to work for his presidential campaign, and that the relationship had produced a child.

The allegations, initially published in late 2007,


This can only mean one thing: the Obama team reads tabloids.
 
2012-05-09 02:33:48 PM

Mugato: The proper expression is "begs the question, subby.


For all intensive purposes it's a mute point irregardless of which expression you use.
 
2012-05-09 02:59:45 PM

BuckTurgidson: Mugato: The proper expression is "begs the question, subby.

For all intensive purposes it's a mute point irregardless of which expression you use.


This is relative to my interests.
 
2012-05-09 03:50:43 PM
Trolled yourself a green light, eh subby? Fair enough.
 
2012-05-09 03:54:53 PM

Mugato: *runs*


I will set you on fire.
 
2012-05-09 04:02:42 PM

TwistedIvory: Mugato: *runs*

I will set you on fire.


He's done that on a couple threads today.

I hear the linguists are putting a posse together and slapping a fat bounty on his hide.

There's an extra fifty in it if you bring him in alive or so they say.

He better run until he can't go another step is all I'm saying here.

/One simply doesn't tweak a linguist's nose like that.
 
2012-05-09 04:24:41 PM
If knowing of an affair is a crime, my entire hometown would be in jail.
 
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