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Jai4WKC08 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-23-07 05:00 PM
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5. Edwards isn't a hypocrite because he's rich
We may laugh at his silly little acts of ostentation, but really don't hold against him the right to spend the money that he's earned however he might choose.

No, Edwards' problem isn't that he's rich, but that he's a total fraud. He claimed to be working against poverty, but took a pretty good salary from his poverty center, and huge fees to lecture as part of the center's work. The center itself never really accomplished anything, and was never intended to -- it only hired three people (one of them Edwards). Fully one half of his travel with the poverty center, counted by days, were to Iowa and New Hampshire. He also traveled to several early primary states with large Native American populations and never ONCE spoke with the tribal leaders. And then there's the FACT that he didn't do one damn thing about poverty when he was in the Senate, even in the years when Democrats were in control.

It's like apologizing for his IWR vote. Purely a political calculation and nothing more.
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  -Generals can't fight for peace! Whites can't fight racial inequality! The rich can't fight poverty! Czolgosz  May-23-07 01:23 PM   #0 
  - The free can't fight slavery! . . . Oh, wait . . . n/t  donco6   May-23-07 01:24 PM   #1 
  - to the average Repblican "mind" this is true  unpossibles   May-23-07 02:00 PM   #2 
  - Anyone is qualified to fight for whatever they feel is important to fight for......  FrenchieCat   May-23-07 02:04 PM   #3 
  - Great Post.!  FrenchieCat   May-23-07 03:04 PM   #4 
  - Slick. (nt)  w4rma   May-24-07 12:13 AM   #12 
  - Judging from post # 4, you're developing quite a fan club!  Czolgosz   May-23-07 05:33 PM   #6 
     - You've got that right! But  FrenchieCat   May-23-07 09:38 PM   #8 
        - I never look a gift kick in the mouth & I'm stealing your idea of responding "good post" to my posts  Czolgosz   May-23-07 09:41 PM   #9 
  - Edwards isn't a hypocrite because he's rich  Jai4WKC08   May-23-07 05:00 PM   #5 
  - Zing!!  Clark2008   May-23-07 05:36 PM   #7 
  - The haircut police will never understand ...  Czolgosz   May-23-07 11:54 PM   #10 
  - I agree, but that doesn't make it good PR or a smart way to run a campaign  tritsofme   May-24-07 12:06 AM   #11 
  - Noblesse oblige and old world Christian beliefs are the foundation  The Backlash Cometh   May-24-07 08:09 AM   #13 
     - If you are going to bring noblesse oblige and Christianity into the issue, the biblical accounts of  Czolgosz   May-24-07 09:58 AM   #14 
        - I've lived in poor neighborhoods and I've lived in rich neighborhoods.  The Backlash Cometh   May-24-07 10:45 AM   #15 
           - I also lived in a very, very poor neighborhood (ethnically, it was mostly black; religiously, it was  Czolgosz   May-24-07 11:16 AM   #16 

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