Edwards shows his teeth…And I say, ‘Maybe he’s the guy!’

John Edwards is walkin’ the walk and talkin’ the progressive talk. I cannot think how to improve on this statement made today to the audience at his Martin Luther King day speech.

That’s the thing I find the most important about the sermon Dr. King delivered here that day. He did not direct his demands to the government of the United States, which was escalating the war. He issued a direct appeal to the people of the United States, calling on us to break our own silence, and to take responsibility for bringing about what he called a revolution of values.

A revolution whose starting point is personal responsibility, of course, but whose animating force is the belief that we cannot stand idly by and wait for others to right the wrongs of the world.

And this, in my view, is at the heart of what we should remember and celebrate on this day. This is the dream we must commit ourselves to realizing.

To me this is aimed right at the guts of  the Money Party. I haven’t heard this sort of talk from a Presidential candidate since JFK. It sounds good to me. Plus he’s shown he’s ready to put the boot to SlimeBall McCain with his coining of ‘The McCain Doctrine’.

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4 Responses to Edwards shows his teeth…And I say, ‘Maybe he’s the guy!’

  1. Anon says:

    Edwards is a wolf in sheep’s clothing, plain and simple.

    Stop for a minute, and consider what he’s actually done, and not his talk.

    While many members in congress wisely voted against the Iraq war, Edwards not only voted for it, he co-sponsored the disastrous resolution with neocon Joe Lieberman, that made it possible.

    Edwards also co-sponsored and voted for the massive increase in H-1b visas, that dumped 195,000 foreign workers on the job market, destroying perhaps hundreds of thousands of American tech careers.

    Edwards voted for normal trade relations with China, making American workers have to compete with Chinese labor standards, which of course they can’t.

    Edwards voted for the DREAM act, forcing states to give in-state tuition (a subsidy) to illegal aliens, when there are poor Americans in these states who can’t afford to send their kids to college, partially because illegal immigration drove down their wages. This act, of course only encourages more illegal immigration because it extends even further the taxpayers obligations to those who break our laws to come here.

    But what about civil liberties? Here again, Edwards voted to the Patriot act, perhaps the greatest risk to civil liberties, ever.

    Edwards supporters don’t want Edwards to be held accountable for these facts. Yet, Edwards made himself extremely wealthy holding others (such as doctors) accountable – while doctors malpractice premiums rose so much as to make many obstetricians leave their specialty. More illegal alien taxpayer payed births, and fewer obstetricians – could that be why health care costs are skyrocketing?

    One simple question – 10 years ago, if you did your job, the way Edwards performed as Senator, do you think he would he advocate that you get a big promotion?

    Or do you think he would he have sued you and taken you to the cleaners?

  2. A.Citizen says:

    His voting record could be better. But he’s stated publicly that his vote for the AUMF was a mistake.

    Anybody else who voted for it do that?

    Hillary for example? Kerry maybe? RG Joey the Liarmann?

    Nope.

    Your understanding of the tort system is deeply flawed. Edwards won awards for more than one person who was grievously injured from large corporations who really couldn’t be bothered to produce products that were safe to use. In our flawed legal system that has to be viewed, at least by me, as a good thing.

    The argument that large civil penalties in medical malpractice suits is in any way responsible for the high cost of medical insurance or care in this benighted nation is fallacious and is, in fact, a Republican meme. It’s one of Bush’s favorite lies. Study up on the facts please.

    I do my job a lot better now than I did ten years ago. How about you? Or do you think everyone should stay in the slot they start out without the possibility of improvement.

    You are saying that a person cannot change. Cannot improve with experience and study.

    I don’t agree with that at all. I rally don’t think most Americans would either. Maybe, maybe we are all being idiots on this issue but I really don’t think so.

    Edwards doesn’t have my vote or support, yet, but your arguments are too weak to stop me from continuing to study him.

    Lose the Republican memes and you might be more persuasive.

    Or…

    You might not have anything to say.

  3. I thought I should mention that “Anon” is on other blogs today saying the same thing. He (or she) came to my blog yesterday and made the exact same comment. I suspected he or she was an operative, and this further convinces me. See our discussion under this post.

    http://iddybudjournal.blogspot.com/2007/01/edwards-to-honor-mlk-at-riverside.html

    Anon is trolling the net searching specifically for John Edwards posts to blast. I don’t knwo how you wnat to handle it, but I thought you’d want to know.

  4. A.Citizen says:

    It’s fairly obvious that this AssClown Majorus is a ReThug shill. His use of ReThug ‘logic’ and the extremely tired ‘Trial Lawyers be evil…’ meme is a sure tip off.

    My policy is to welcome everybody to our humble blog. If Anon. runs afoul of tekstone or malcontent the situation might be different however.

    Arguing with the likes of Anon., stupid screen name another tip-off, helps me develop my rhetorical muscle; although, doing so with the likes of Anon. is does not really make me raise much of a sweat.

    Thanks very much for the feedback.

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