Let us pick this deceptive turd apart, shall we. It “IS” “Rather” simple to do.
Edwards to announce poverty tour
For a guy that doesn’t know what a rich man is, how in the hell is he going to be able to know what a poor man is? Eh?
Can JRE pull off a JFK, or an RFK (asks Politico chief political writer Mike Allen, who is sharing guestblogging duties while Ben is on vacation)? John Edwards plans to announce Monday that he’ll take a break from fund-raising and campaigning in early-voting states next week for a three-day, eight-state, 12-city “Road to One America” tour aimed at calling attention to poverty in the deep South, the Mississippi Delta, Appalachia and the Rust Belt. The campaign points out that none of the states he’ll visit has an early 2008 primary, and says Edwards won’t be doing rallies.
Edwards makes me sick. Not as sick as Hillary does but sick just the same. The Double Standard is all so telling and obvious but the dumb and dumber flock to him like a cockroach to a bug-zapper.
Edwards pays $400 for a haircut, his house has more square footage than most Central American Counties, his “carbon footprint” is larger than the eruption of Mount Vesuvius, his last 3 jobs were medical malpractice attorney (ambulance chaser), U.S Senator and hedge fund manager, he owns at least one of those Two Americas, and he gets the “college rate” of $55K to speak about poverty.
Does anyone see the Double Standard here, besides me?
Instead, TV viewers will see Edwards in coal country, Edwards in a factory, Edwards on a farm, Edwards in a struggling neighborhood, Edwards in a school, Edwards in a health care clinic. “It’s an effort to show the rest of the country how 37 million Americans live their lives in poverty every single day,” an Edwards aide said. “It’s not only their workplaces — it’s their homes and the places they get health care.”
What if, Edwards, the man that knows not what a rich man is, gets in the faces of the down trodden and tells them that they CAN rise above their circumstances, JUST LIKE HE DID and that the poor need NOT depend upon government to get them (the poor) out of their personal quagmires? How about Edwards tells them to pull themselves up by their OWN bootstraps, apply themselves and bulldoze their way to the top…like Edwards did? How about that? Wouldn’t THAT be a novel idea? Wouldn’t THAT be a worthy and noble cause?
The photogenic swing is reminiscent of John F. Kennedy’s repeated coal-country campaigning before the West Virginia primary of 1960. His overwhelming victory ended Catholicism as an issue in the campaign and brought national attention to Appalachian poverty. Twenty-eight years later, Massachusetts Gov. Michael S. Dukakis donned a hard hat and overalls for an hour-long tour of a West Virginia coal mine.
And Dukakis LOST big time and it sent his wife into the “clinic” for a spell due to utter humiliation when Ronaldus Maximus TROUNCED the Double Standard Dukakis machine in a landslide this country has only seen two of…both of them due to RWR!!
“By telling their stories to the rest of the nation, the tour will attempt to shed light on the new faces of poverty in America,” the Edwards campaign says in an announcement document. The former U.S. senator from North Carolina has a plan for “ending poverty in America within a generation” that includes an increase in the minimum wage, investments in rural community colleges, creation of 1 million short-term “stepping stone” jobs, and a program to encourage responsible fatherhood and fight teen pregnancy.
Or, how about if Edwards, if he REALLY cares about the poor, and he believes that everyone BUT his kind (the rich Leftinistra) should give up what they have and give to them what don’t have, freely gives HIS OWN DAMN MONEY to the poor and down trodden? Wouldn’t THAT mean something? Actions speak louder than words, Oh Mr I Don’t Know What A Rich Man “IS”!! Moron.
Edwards has been putting a new emphasis on his message of economic fairness as a way to make himself more than the anti-war candidate. He also wants to mop up union endorsements and get more traction among lower-income, working voters without a college education. But he’s so wealthy that he has struggled to mold a populist image.
Economic fairness…that’s one of those buzz words, right? That’s one of those “sound good” terms, right? But, what the hell does it mean? NOTHING! That’s what it means. He wants BIG LABOR UNION DOLLARS (will he give it to the poor?) to win an election by catering (pandering) to those with seemingly little hope because they rely on Big Brother and Big Brother has NO intentions of helping. Big Brother relies on the poor to keep control of the poor. That’s how socialism takes root.
Stop-by-stop information (along with a snide aside and an explanation of the RFK reference) after the jump.
Edwards will start next Sunday, July 15, with a walking tour of the Lower Ninth Ward in New Orleans. The three-day tour will officially begin the next day in New Orleans with a town hall in conjunction with ABC’s “Good Morning America,” where he’ll kick off the day’s theme of “Rewarding Work and Ending Poverty in America.” Then he’ll head to Canton, Miss.; Marks, Miss.; Marianna, Ark.; and Memphis, Tenn., where he’ll give the first of two speeches.
Ending poverty. Engels and Marx promised that Utopian impossibility. So. Edwards is a socialist as well. These trolls out themselves on a regular basis.
On Tuesday, July 16, he’ll take his theme of “Strengthening Neighborhoods and Cities Rising” to Cleveland; Youngstown, Ohio, where he’ll give the second speech; and Pittsburgh.
The finale will be Wednesday, July, 18, with a theme of “Restoring Hope to Rural America.” He’ll stop in isolated southwest Virginia, then will end in Whitesburg, Ky., and Prestonsburg, Ky. That’s the same Prestonsburg that was the final public stop by Robert F. Kennedy in 1968 on HIS iconic poverty tour.
P.S. In Maureen Dowd’s essential Sunday account of an interview with Edwards about his tastes in books, music, TV and actors (“Phantom At The Opera: He likes his culture with a drawl”), print she quotes the former senator as saying: “Elizabeth thinks the two rules you always use in politics are: Don’t dance. And don’t wear hats.” Ms. Dowd adds: “Especially not if you’ve got such a fabulous haircut to show off.” And we might add: Tough to stick to in coal country.
UPDATE: In response to a comment below from reader SRB, who challenged the use of “overwhelming,” here are the 1960 West Virginia primary results: 60.8 percent for Kennedy, to 39.2 percent for Hubert H. Humphrey of Minnesota. See the whole chart here.
The general election, probably what SRB was thinking of, was one of the closest in history — 49.7 percent for Kennedy to 49.5 percent for one Richard Milhous Nixon of California.
Pathetic. Truly and indeed pathetic. They should be ashamed of themselves. JFK has to be rolling his eyes and looking to Truman and Dewey and saying,”What happened?”
Barack Obama. Although I have no intentions of voting for the man, I did have some inkling of respect for him going up against The Rodham (Czarina) and for his “projected candor”. We all know that the politicians no longer represent “We The People”. The status quo in DC is unacceptable.
Shortly, I will have videos up in the VOD:POD of his “sound goods”.
On the same day that Barack Obama outlined his plan for tougher restrictions on lobbyists, the campaign manager to a rival Democratic presidential candidate questioned his commitment to practicing a new kind of politics.
His yapping to the Vocal Minority left fringe moonbats is laughable. It stems from the misconception that a “few radicals has hijacked a peaceful religion”. That statement right there and anyone agreeing with it, is not worthy to clean toilets at a zoo, let alone be POTUS.
Case in point. The below video, albeit the speaker has good intentions and the “sound good” sound bytes appear to be sincere, places on public display the ignorance of the inexperienced. When will politicians listen to those that know?
There are other videos in my VOD:POD listed under “favorites” of Barack. I haven’t “caught” him in any lies yet but I am sure they will follow. Of the three DNC front-runners, he appears to be the most honest. We all know that Hillary is a flat-out liar and criminal. Edwards has stated that he isn’t quite sure what a rich person is.
Naturally, no one being offered up by the DNC has a snowball’s chance in hell to match tit for tat with the likes of Fred Thompson.
Until We The People get someone that will adhere to the tenets of Reagan Conservatism, tis country will continue to suffer.
This is what I am talking about. The creature is out of touch and is doing EXACTLY what he has been whining about others doing. Double Standards. Moron.
CBS News: (go figure)
Sen. Barack Obama told a church convention Saturday that some right-wing evangelical leaders have exploited and politicized religious beliefs in an effort to sow division.
“But somehow, somewhere along the way, faith stopped being used to bring us together and faith started being used to drive us apart. Faith got hijacked, partly because of the so-called leaders of the Christian Right, all too eager to exploit what divides us,” the Democratic presidential candidate said in a 30-minute speech before a national meeting of the United Church of Christ.
“At every opportunity, they’ve told evangelical Christians that Democrats disrespect their values and dislike their church, while suggesting to the rest of the country that religious Americans care only about issues like abortion and gay marriage, school prayer and intelligent design,” he said.
that we flushed the Johns…
Sunday, June 10, 2007 12:34 AM
The plan Mr. Edwards presented yesterday – which he dubbed “A Strategy to Shut Down Terrorists and Stop Terrorism Before It Starts” – calls for a 10,000-person “Marshall Corps” to deal with issues ranging from worldwide poverty and economic development to clean drinking water and micro-lending. He said investing in those areas would shore up weak nations and help ensure that terrorism does not take root there. That, he said, would allow the country to stop potential terrorists before they even join the ranks.
The paragraph quoted above is from the New York Sun. The AssIdiot quoted by the N.Y. Sun suggests that :
- fighting poverty will “shut down” & “prevent terrorism before it starts”
- economic development will “shut down” & “prevent terrorism before it starts”
- clean drinking water will “shut down” & “prevent terrorism before it starts”
- micro-lending will “shut down” & “prevent terrorism before it starts”
- investment in failed third world nations will “ensure that terrorism does not take root there”
- all of the above listed would prevent activation of potential terrorists.
The above listed idiotic assertions are based on an unstated false premise:
- Islamic terrorism is a grievance driven; resulting from economic & social conditions.
John Edwards is a practicing lawyer, an ex-Senator ex-Vice Presidential candidate and now seeks his party’s nomination for President. How is it possible that such a high caliber individual is unaware of:
- Peace Corps
- World Bank
- rapid development in the Gulf Emirates
- rapidly escalating oil revenues in the region?
Have those factors prevented terrorism? Have they reduced terrorism? And exactly how will more of the same have any beneficial effect?
Together now, lets take a firm grip on Mr. Edward’s shoulders and pull his head out of the orifice where it is stuck. Careful, don’t muss his hair.
- Usama bin Ladin is a multi millionaire, the son of a super rich construction contractor.
- Ayman al-Zawahiri is a pediatrician, able to earn plenty of money in his profession.
- Sheik Khalid Mohammed is a western trained engineer.
- Many of the splodydopes are law & medicine students.
Get a Godblessed clue!!! Islamic terrorism does not result from poverty, deprivation, etc. What does cause it?
- 3:151. We shall cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve, because they joined others in worship with Allâh, for which He had sent no authority; their abode will be the Fire and how evil is the abode of the Zâlimûn (polytheists and wrongdoers).
- 8:12. (Remember) when your Lord inspired the angels, “Verily, I am with you, so keep firm those who have believed. I will cast terror into the hearts of those who have disbelieved, so strike them over the necks, and smite over all their fingers and toes.”
- 59:2. He it is Who drove out the disbelievers among the people of the Scripture (i.e. the Jews of the tribe of Banî An-Nadîr) from their homes at the first gathering. You did not think that they would get out. And they thought that their fortresses would defend them from Allâh! But Allâh’s (Torment) reached them from a place whereof they expected it not, and He cast terror into their hearts, so that they destroyed their own dwellings with their own hands and the hands of the believers. Then take admonition, O you with eyes (to see).
- 9:29. Fight against those who (1) believe not in Allâh, (2) nor in the Last Day, (3) nor forbid that which has been forbidden by Allâh and His Messenger (4) and those who acknowledge not the religion of truth (i.e. Islâm) among the people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians), until they pay the Jizyah with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued.
Narrated Abu Huraira:
Allah’s Apostle said, “I have been sent with the shortest expressions bearing the widest meanings, and I have been made victorious with terror (cast in the hearts of the enemy), and while I was sleeping, the keys of the treasures of the world were brought to me and put in my hand.” Abu Huraira added: Allah’s Apostle has left the world and now you, people, are bringing out those treasures (i.e. the Prophet did not benefit by them).
- Volume 1, Book 7, Number 331: 1. Allah made me victorious by awe, (by His frightening my enemies) for a distance of one month’s journey.
- Volume 1, Book 8, Number 387:
Narrated Anas bin Malik:
Allah’s Apostle said, “I have been ordered to fight the people till they say: ‘None has the right to be worshipped but Allah.’ And if they say so, pray like our prayers, face our Qibla and slaughter as we slaughter, then their blood and property will be sacred to us and we will not interfere with them except legally and their reckoning will be with Allah.” Narrated Maimun ibn Siyah that he asked Anas bin Malik, “O Abu Hamza! What makes the life and property of a person sacred?” He replied, “Whoever says, ‘None has the right to be worshipped but Allah’, faces our Qibla during the prayers, prays like us and eats our slaughtered animal, then he is a Muslim, and has got the same rights and obligations as other Muslims have.”
- To what does Presidential Aspirant John Edwards attribute Islamic terrorism?
- Do the leaders of al-Qaeda and the splodydopes fit that pattern?
- What did Allah say about terror?
- What did Muhammad say about terror?
- What did Allah say about fighting?
- What did Muhammad say about fighting?
- Whom are Muslims commanded to obey?
- Whom are Muslims commanded to emulate?
The bottom line: Islamic terrorism results from belief in and obedience to orthodox Islamic doctrine, not economic nor social conditions. Ending poverty will not end terrorism. Clean water & modern plumbing/sanitation will not end terrorism. Education will not end terrorism. Only eradicating Islam from the face of the earth will end terrorism.
- If you comprehend the fatal fact, demand that aspirants to the Presidency and other offices quit lying about Jihad & terrorism. Disrespectfully demand that they cease using qualifiers in conjunction with Islam. The problem is standard, orthodox, off the shelf Islam, not some mythical ‘radicalism’, ‘fundamentalism’ nor ‘extremism’.
- Copy this article and post it in your own blog or web site.
- Email it to your friends and relatives.
- If you don’t comprehend the fatal fact; if you believe Mr. Edwards, then burn your voter registration card immediately; you’re too stupid to be allowed to vote.
Wednesday, June 06, 2007 3:11 PM
I guess that because it was only in the planning stages that the threats don’t exist. The New York Slimes. Such patriots.
The FBI announced Saturday three Muslim men have been arrested for plotting to blow up fuel tanks and pipelines at John F. Kennedy International Airport.
The New York Times ran a story about the plot in Sunday’s paper. On page 30. The front page was reserved for a sympathetic story about Omar Ahmed Khadr, a suspected al Qaida terrorist being held at Guantanamo Bay.
We learned early in that story that Mr. Khadr was only 15 when he was arrested in Afghanistan in 2002; that he is “nearly blind in one eye” from the firefight in which he killed one American soldier and maimed another, and that he “doesn’t trust Americans.” Only much deeper in the story does reporter William Glaberson mention that young Mr. Khadr’s father was a senior deputy to Osama bin Laden.
Had the JFK plot succeeded, thousands of Americans could have been killed, and the economic damage would have been enormous. Reporters Cara Buckley and William Rashbaum don’t get around to mentioning this until the 28th paragraph in their story. But in the 5th paragraph, they tell us JFK “was never in imminent danger because the attack was only in a preliminary phase.”
Tuesday, May 29, 2007 6:02 PM
Friggin’ moron. This was swiped from Wake Up Americans.
Yes, I wonder if Edwards will publish those photos too.
So, Johnny Boy, happy now? You got your protests and your name will now be forever associated with burning flags and swastikas placed on our brave veterans’ graves.
This guy is a LOSER!!! This moron that would be CIC encourages this kind of disrespectful and UNAMERICAN and UNPATRIOTIC activity.
Thursday, May 24, 2007 3:01 PM
At Breitbart we find the following:
NEW YORK (AP) – Democrat John Edwards Wednesday repudiated the notion that there is a “global war on terror,” calling it an ideological doctrine advanced by the Bush administration that has strained American military resources and emboldened terrorists.In a defense policy speech he planned to deliver at the Council on Foreign Relations, Edwards called the war on terror a “bumper sticker” slogan Bush had used to justify everything from abuses at the Abu Ghraib prison to the invasion of Iraq.
“We need a post-Bush, post-9/11, post-Iraq military that is mission focused on protecting Americans from 21st century threats, not misused for discredited ideological purposes,” Edwards said in remarks prepared for delivery. “By framing this as a war, we have walked right into the trap the terrorists have set—that we are engaged in some kind of clash of civilizations and a war on Islam.”
In the first presidential debate last month in South Carolina, Edwards was one of four Democrats—including Delaware Sen. Joe Biden, Ohio Rep. Dennis Kucinich and former Alaska Sen. Mike Gravel—who said they did not believe there was a global war on terror. Front-runners Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama indicated that they did.
Edwards, a former North Carolina senator, voted in 2002 to authorize the invasion of Iraq but has since become a harsh critic of the conflict. In his speech, he reiterated his call to remove American combat troops from Iraq within a year and vowed to “restore the contract we have with those who proudly wear the uniform to defend our country and make the world a safe and better place.”
Edwards outlined several steps he said he would pursue as president to strengthen the military, including using force only to pursue essential national security missions, improve civilian-military relations, and root out mismanagement at the Pentagon.
He said he would created a “national security budget” to include the activities of several agencies, including the Pentagon, Energy Department, and Homeland Security. He also said he would boost the budget for military recruiting.
But Edwards saved his toughest words for the Bush administration, whom he accused of engaging in wrongheaded military adventures while abandoning U.S. “moral leadership” in the world. Because of the administration’s poor stewardship, Edwards said troops were exhausted, overworked, and potentially ill-prepared for future threats.
“Leading the military out of the wreckage left by the poor civilian leadership of this administration will be the single most important duty of the next commander in chief,” Edwards said.
Anticipating the speech, the Republican National Committee sent out a research document titled “Edwards’ Troop Profiteering,” noting that his campaign routinely solicits donations to help Edwards pursue his anti-war efforts.
“One can’t help but wonder how John Edwards is comfortable beefing up his campaign coffers at the expense of our troops,” RNC spokeswoman Summer Johnson said. “Edward’s profiteering isn’t only in poor taste but it also illustrates his hunger for the White House trumps his sensitivity toward those serving America.”
edwards has just received the Darwinian Moron Award. Evidently, this idiot that would be the next POTUS is yet another example of the Idiot Class of Society At Large. Perhaps edwards should study some more and read up on the enemies of our country (unless those enemies are his friends). I have forwarded the following post to the edwards dungeon of stupidity (his campaign orifice) and y’all can read the same post as well. It is a compilation of guest authors on my blog entitled Studies in Islam (Jihadism).
Catering to the communist groups such as A.N.S.W.E.R. and the Yellow Streakers (formerly code pinkos) is “Rather” indicative of a warped mentality and questionable sanity
Monday, May 14, 2007 10:07 PM
Just goes to show how demented the pretty-boy-floyd of the dnc is.
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Saturday, May 12, 2007 8:19 PM
In a feigned “patriotic” message, edwards the pretty-haired “boy”, kerry’s “good buddy”, has called for antiwar activists to “support the troops” while protesting the war. The two actions are contrary to each other and is proof positive that edwards and ilk are completely brain-dead.
MAJOR HAT TIP to Lew!! Spread the word of outrage!!
Verbatim from “Right In A Left World”…
In yet another attempt at seeing to Support the Troops while undermining them, Democrat party hopeful and former failed vice-presidential candidate, ‘silky’ John Edwards, better known as the “Breck Girl,” has launched a new web site, Support the troops. End the war.
Edwards, before he was elected to the Senate to represent North Carolina, was known as a pretty slick lawyer well practiced in glib speech. His talent of misleading juries into awarding clients, and him self, huge multi-million dollar judgments is put into practice on his new venture as he skillfully blends a feigned Support for the Troops with his anti-war message.
In a large bold block, titled “Reclaiming Patriotism,” he enunciates,
“Throughout our history, military men and women and their families have sacrificed for America. The troops in Iraq and their families continue to sacrifice today. So this Memorial Day Weekend, John Edwards is asking the American people to give some part of their weekend in return—to honor and remember all those who have gone before in service to our country, and to let our government know we want to honor our troops by ending the war and bringing them home.”
“This Memorial Day weekend, John Edwards is asking that we all take responsibility for the country we love and the brave men and women who protect us. As citizens, let’s volunteer in support of our troops, and offer our service to honor theirs. As Americans, let’s take a moment to join in prayer for our troops. And as patriots, let’s gather together this weekend and make our voices heard. It’s up to us. If we are loud enough, and clear enough, we can end this war. Because it really is possible to stop a president who believes he can do no wrong—it just takes people with the courage to do what’s right.”
In what we have come to expect from the Democrat party as they strive to ruin the country and reform it into a rebirth of the failed Soviet Union, nowhere is there any mention of Supporting our Troops on to Victory, as was largely seen throughout World War Two by both major party’s.
I also notice a definite lack of acknowledgement for Appeal for Courage, a growing number of our Brave Troops calling on Congress to Support their Mission.
Under his “10 things to do this memorial Day Weekend” is;
“Pray. Organize a prayer vigil for our troops at your house of worship. Tell us about it.”
Did he suspend “separation of Church and State” for his campaign?
While in the Senate, Edwards Voted YES on authorizing air strikes in Kosovo. (Mar 1999), Voted YES on allowing all necessary force in Kosovo. (May 1999), Voted YES on authorizing use of military force against Iraq. (Oct 2002) and Voted NO on $86 billion for military operations in Iraq & Afghanistan. (Oct 2003). On The Issues, John Edwards
Most shameful is his call to,
“Get vocal. Buy a bunch of poster-board and markers. At a picnic or with family and friends, make signs that say “SUPPORT THE TROOPS – END THE WAR.” Bring them to your local Memorial Day parade. Then take a digital photo of yourself and your family or friends holding up the poster and tell us about it. We’ll include it in a “Democracy Photo Album” on our site.”
He is actually calling for anti-war displays at Memorial Day Activities! How dishonorable is that to our Veterans who have sacrificed much to keep America free?
Most telling in the Democrat party’s anti-America stance is that with all their calls for withdrawing the Troops (only from Iraq, mind you) is that nowhere do we hear or see them calling for our nations Police Forces to withdraw from high crime areas of our own major cities. Of course, there is no political gain in making that call.
Using the Troops for a campaign stunt as this goes well beyond wrong. Don’t forget, it was the Democrat party that demanded no mention of 9/11 be made during the 2004 campaign, complained endlessly about President Bush appearing in a flight suit after flying out to the USS Abraham Lincoln who failed to garner a majority Veteran support while running a ‘self proclaimed phony war hero.’
Playing political football with the funding for our Troops while in harm’s way and now using honest support sites to gather material for his campaign shows just how low the Democrat party has slid today.
If they honestly were that concerned over the Troops and this war, they would pass a bill defunding the war immediately, in effect surrendering to terrorism and force the Troops home. Of course, that places the failure square on their shoulders.
Don’t fall for a slick lawyers ploy. Support for the Troops is secondary to his desire for campaign material and adding to his personal fortune, at our expense.
UPDATE: I am not the only one outraged over this. Keepin’ It Real has expressed outrage as well.
“Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards is calling on his supporters to turn this year’s Memorial Day into a day of antiwar activism, saying that the best way to honor the troops is to demand an end to the Iraq war,” the Washington Post reports. Edwards, who voted for the war, has set up a Web site for his effort, supportthetroopsendthewar.com.
Andrew Sullivan has observed of Edwards, “He’s pretty, he has flowing locks, he’s young-looking.” But as lovely as Edwards may be on the outside, it is ugly to try to turn a solemn day honoring those who died in the service of their country into a political stunt.
What’ll he think of next, turning Christmas into a day of pro-abortion activism?