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ColonelTom Donating Member (415 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-26-07 11:26 PM
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120. Tucker Carlson? Is that you?
Whether you know it or not, you're parroting Republican talking points from the '04 campaign.

Medical malpractice cases are almost always taken on a contingency basis. The attorney fronts the cost of the case, including hiring all the experts, staff, court costs, etc. The fee is substantial because the attorney bears the risk, if he loses, of making nothing on the case. Lower the contingency fees, and many cases won't be taken by attorneys, preventing individuals from having good representation and thus meaningful access to the court system.

You know, Dick Cheney's a big fan of tort reform too. That ought to give you pause about your position.

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  -Do you know ANYTHING about John Edwards career as a lawyer??? LSK  Aug-24-07 01:45 PM   #0 
  - John Edwards was also reputed by his peers to be the best trial attorney in America  saracat   Aug-24-07 01:50 PM   #1 
  - I haven't seen the movie - does Cuba have government-sponsored health care?  iconocrastic   Aug-25-07 01:01 AM   #63 
     - EVERY industrialised nation except the US does n/t  Prophet 451   Aug-25-07 11:39 AM   #85 
        - A nonsequitur if there ever was one.  iconocrastic   Aug-25-07 05:49 PM   #107 
           - All I know is he made tens of Millions of dollars by winning over juries  dugggy   Aug-26-07 07:49 PM   #115 
  - He has a big house.  Midlodemocrat   Aug-24-07 01:51 PM   #2 
  - and he pays too much for haircuts.  youthere   Aug-24-07 01:52 PM   #3 
  - and really, isn't that all we need to know?  closeupready   Aug-24-07 02:04 PM   #7 
  - You don't want to know how much Hillary spends on her hair .. trust me.  Hieronymus   Aug-24-07 10:42 PM   #54 
     - All of it?  LittleClarkie   Aug-27-07 09:14 PM   #129 
  - and expensive hair  LSK   Aug-24-07 01:52 PM   #4 
  - BFD, they all do  benny05   Aug-24-07 02:14 PM   #11 
  - Actually, no he didn't. He's just a big contributor.  Midlodemocrat   Aug-24-07 02:32 PM   #18 
  - Ok, he gave a few million  benny05   Aug-24-07 02:36 PM   #20 
     - I think you are missing the tone of the post and the responses.  Midlodemocrat   Aug-24-07 02:41 PM   #25 
     - Thanks for the clarification  benny05   Aug-24-07 02:43 PM   #26 
     - YES in fact if your water source doesn't come from a lake that is infested with mosquitos  noahmijo   Aug-25-07 12:35 PM   #90 
  - You mean Soros doesn't shave his head and sleep in a lean-to?  Ken Burch   Aug-24-07 10:34 PM   #52 
     - you just described me 5 years ago.... LOL n/t  themartyred   Aug-25-07 12:20 AM   #59 
  - and the wrong kind of light bulbs!  huskerlaw   Aug-24-07 02:17 PM   #14 
  - ...and he's ruggedly handsome.  IndyOp   Aug-24-07 02:48 PM   #29 
  - FDR lived in a big house, and did more to promote a middle class  Hieronymus   Aug-24-07 10:40 PM   #53 
  - Refer to post #25.  Midlodemocrat   Aug-24-07 10:46 PM   #55 
  - ...and lays on the Southern accent a little too much at times...  FormerRushFan   Aug-25-07 04:57 AM   #67 
  - The only thing that todays corporate media can throw at him is smears and fag jokes  Just-plain-Kathy   Aug-25-07 11:02 AM   #80 
  - He's not Laying it on  meowomon   Aug-25-07 12:28 PM   #87 
     - You DO understand that I was joining in to the sarcastic "criticisms" listed above... right?  FormerRushFan   Aug-25-07 02:39 PM   #105 
  - Yes, the size of his house doesn't matter. But....I think his judgment....  indie_ana_500   Aug-25-07 11:20 AM   #82 
     - oh come ON please  Donnachaidh   Aug-25-07 12:59 PM   #94 
        - That's my opinion, like it or not. It's a mansion..not a house.  indie_ana_500   Aug-26-07 07:19 AM   #109 
           - I agree.  alteredstate   Aug-26-07 12:03 PM   #110 
  - But, there are such glaring inconsistencies... I WANT TO BELIEVE WHAT HE'S SAYING!  Totally Committed   Aug-24-07 02:00 PM   #5 
  - ...  LSK   Aug-24-07 02:04 PM   #8 
  - I appreciated his apology for his votes on IWR and the Patriot Act.  Totally Committed   Aug-24-07 02:28 PM   #16 
     - That list still includes Al Gore and many other people who are not still in office  karynnj   Aug-24-07 02:37 PM   #21 
     - I have a very complete list, but no link for it.  Totally Committed   Aug-24-07 02:39 PM   #23 
     - Here's the 2005 Complete List, as it appeared before it was removed from the site:  Totally Committed   Aug-24-07 02:52 PM   #30 
        - Edwards was NEVER in the DLC  DemDogs   Aug-27-07 09:09 PM   #128 
     - From what I understand about the meeting  LSK   Aug-24-07 02:38 PM   #22 
     - You don't know how he went from a world-class corporatist to a roaring populist?  Totally Committed   Aug-24-07 02:41 PM   #24 
        - did you read the OP????  LSK   Aug-24-07 02:46 PM   #28 
        - His attendance of the Bilderberg conferences is a bigger indication of that, than his former DLC  Totally Committed   Aug-24-07 02:57 PM   #31 
           - heres a link for you  LSK   Aug-24-07 03:03 PM   #34 
           - "Your loose associations without any concrete details are meaningless..."?????  Totally Committed   Aug-24-07 03:15 PM   #39 
           - I withdrew that line with the edit  LSK   Aug-24-07 03:20 PM   #41 
           - Thank you for that.  Viva_La_Revolution   Aug-25-07 11:21 AM   #83 
           - Don't you think one might go to find out what they think? Geez. I would  saracat   Aug-24-07 04:09 PM   #47 
        - They don't change. You know that already, though.  valerief   Aug-24-07 03:08 PM   #37 
        - What world class corporatist?  NCevilDUer   Aug-24-07 04:04 PM   #46 
        - "Roaring populist" is good! You've succumbed to the media's spin.  KCabotDullesMarxIII   Aug-25-07 01:45 PM   #97 
     - the links do not show that those are current members  hfojvt   Aug-24-07 03:13 PM   #38 
     - I was "challenged" to prove that Edwards and Kerry were DLC when they ran in 2004.  Totally Committed   Aug-24-07 03:19 PM   #40 
        - hi  themartyred   Aug-25-07 12:28 AM   #61 
           - I would never vote for a Republican.  Totally Committed   Aug-25-07 08:38 AM   #70 
              - I understand your frustration with the politicians  themartyred   Aug-25-07 12:53 PM   #91 
                 - Yours was not the "FU" post... I should have been clear about that.  Totally Committed   Aug-25-07 01:18 PM   #95 
                    - thanks you too. n/t  themartyred   Aug-25-07 02:23 PM   #104 
     - But which of them have repudiated the DLC, turned their backs  NCevilDUer   Aug-24-07 04:00 PM   #45 
        - Gore has never repudiated the DLC  provis99   Aug-25-07 12:24 AM   #60 
           - Here are some specific ideas to help the poor  draft_mario_cuomo   Aug-25-07 11:53 AM   #86 
  - Why do you need someone else to confirm this for you?  loudsue   Aug-25-07 09:29 AM   #76 
  - You are expressing frustration with the Democratic Party, not a candidate  yardwork   Aug-25-07 12:35 PM   #89 
  - I'm hoping  Truth2Tell   Aug-25-07 12:58 PM   #93 
  - "I WANT TO BELIEVE WHAT HE'S SAYING!"  KCabotDullesMarxIII   Aug-25-07 01:36 PM   #96 
  - Here's your answer  DemDogs   Aug-27-07 09:07 PM   #127 
  - I didn't know the specifics that you listed, but I did know his reputation  napi21   Aug-24-07 02:01 PM   #6 
  - did you see this?  LSK   Aug-24-07 02:06 PM   #10 
     - Yes I did. It ISN'T what he says, it's the lack of passion I guess.  napi21   Aug-24-07 02:14 PM   #12 
        - well you know what they do when a candidate shows passion  LSK   Aug-24-07 02:17 PM   #15 
           - Very good points, btw. (n/t)  Totally Committed   Aug-24-07 02:58 PM   #32 
  - I agree.  H2O Man   Aug-24-07 02:05 PM   #9 
  - For anyone who cares to learn more  huskerlaw   Aug-24-07 02:16 PM   #13 
  - I'm famliar with his voting career in the Congress.  AtomicKitten   Aug-24-07 02:32 PM   #17 
  - Maybe you can answer this question then...  slipslidingaway   Aug-24-07 02:32 PM   #19 
  - I googled and could not find anything on this  LSK   Aug-24-07 02:45 PM   #27 
     - No other candidate and only a few in Congress have stepped  slipslidingaway   Aug-24-07 05:13 PM   #50 
  - Actually- your post makes one wonder even more  depakid   Aug-24-07 02:58 PM   #33 
  - That's all I'm trying to say!  Totally Committed   Aug-24-07 03:04 PM   #35 
  - his plan DOES NOT throw money at insurers, it puts them out of business  LSK   Aug-24-07 03:05 PM   #36 
  - Edwards' "plan" doesn't address the major problems-  depakid   Aug-24-07 03:20 PM   #42 
  - ok, dont read his plan  LSK   Aug-24-07 03:29 PM   #43 
     - You don't get it.  depakid   Aug-24-07 04:26 PM   #48 
  - Don't confuse Edwards' querulous "doubters" with facts. They form their  KCabotDullesMarxIII   Aug-25-07 01:50 PM   #99 
  - I don't know. Maybe he wanted to get on the inside and see how  NCevilDUer   Aug-25-07 10:52 AM   #78 
  - Thanks LSK... AND Here We Go Again!! There Are Times When Some  ChiciB1   Aug-24-07 03:31 PM   #44 
  - Yep. And that's why the Rovian tactic is to attack him for being a trial lawyer.  cui bono   Aug-24-07 04:48 PM   #49 
  - I learned all this four years ago!  WTF cubed   Aug-24-07 05:16 PM   #51 
  - kick  usregimechange   Aug-24-07 11:23 PM   #56 
  - I know he was a bullshitter back then too - shades of Bill Frist/Terry Schiaffo  The Count   Aug-24-07 11:27 PM   #57 
  - John Edwards can talk to the dead.  rucky   Aug-25-07 12:40 AM   #62 
  - They dedicated a South Park episode to him too!  The Count   Aug-25-07 09:34 AM   #77 
  - Nonsense. I've been in the healthcare field for more than 20 years.  yardwork   Aug-25-07 12:29 PM   #88 
  - Pretending to speak for the dead/comatose to achieve one's agenda - is what  The Count   Aug-26-07 06:56 PM   #113 
     - Tucker Carlson? Is that you?  ColonelTom   Aug-26-07 11:26 PM   #120 
        - Not parotting anything. This is about his personal actions, not tarnishing  The Count   Aug-27-07 05:25 PM   #125 
  - I can't imagine anyone having a problem with this.I think this is a brilliant and hearfelt statement  saracat   Aug-25-07 01:58 PM   #100 
  - No, I tend to use my own brains - whether addressing a jury, a judge or posting  The Count   Aug-26-07 06:52 PM   #112 
     - So Now you attack his juries? Right every case Edwards won it was  saracat   Aug-26-07 07:42 PM   #114 
        - Again with the jealousy from you guys!  The Count   Aug-26-07 09:31 PM   #116 
           - The entire world knows how that case ended I believe it was one if not the largest award in NC h  saracat   Aug-26-07 10:09 PM   #119 
              - The entire world? My, my, my - what a small world yours is!  The Count   Aug-27-07 09:38 AM   #122 
                 - The case outcome was in the NY Times link YOU provided! How small is your world that it doesn't  saracat   Aug-27-07 12:22 PM   #123 
                    - A successful con is still a con - still dishonest and crass  The Count   Aug-27-07 05:21 PM   #124 
                       - Not so.And that is certainly not the judgement of his clients.  saracat   Aug-27-07 07:46 PM   #126 
  - A closing argument, not a political speech. HE WAS HER LAWYER!!  ColonelTom   Aug-25-07 02:15 PM   #103 
     - I didn't bring his legal career as reinforcement for his character. You guys did!  The Count   Aug-26-07 09:37 PM   #117 
  - K&R.nt  nam78_two   Aug-24-07 11:50 PM   #58 
  - Amazing how people fail to actually research the candidate, but...  Stand and Fight   Aug-25-07 02:26 AM   #64 
  - In the broad landscape, please give me John Edwards' model of the U.S. justice  Old Crusoe   Aug-25-07 04:14 AM   #65 
  - deleted - wrong thread s/b in upper thread... sorry n/t  FormerRushFan   Aug-25-07 04:56 AM   #66 
  - I DO! And that's why I support him! (n/t)  Triana   Aug-25-07 07:21 AM   #68 
  - I have some direct info.  Chalco   Aug-25-07 07:29 AM   #69 
  - That is what I've always heard too.  Inspired   Aug-25-07 08:44 AM   #72 
  - I've heard the same from a close assiociate in the NC state legal system  Old Crusoe   Aug-25-07 08:47 AM   #73 
  - He Was Making A Fortune To Sue Corporations  MannyGoldstein   Aug-25-07 08:44 AM   #71 
  - Shows your ignorance of how the legal system works....  Blackhatjack   Aug-25-07 11:23 AM   #84 
  - My Point Is He's No Ralph Nader - It's Always About Money For Edwards  MannyGoldstein   Aug-25-07 01:46 PM   #98 
     - You are right he is no Nader.Nader ran on ego alone and didn't give a damn if he destroyed the  saracat   Aug-25-07 02:00 PM   #101 
     - lets see, he CONSULTED with the hedge fund...  LSK   Aug-25-07 03:13 PM   #106 
        - Which hedge fund is Al Gore involved in? NT  NYCGirl   Aug-26-07 12:07 PM   #111 
        - Then why didn't he return the money from the subprime loans?  The Count   Aug-26-07 09:40 PM   #118 
  - Serendipity is a particularly wonderful thing when it benefits everyone.  KCabotDullesMarxIII   Aug-25-07 02:07 PM   #102 
  - IF you want to know about Edwards' resolve in facing off with corporations, ask opposing counsel....  Blackhatjack   Aug-25-07 09:10 AM   #74 
  - Jesus, this is a great post. Thank you.  Old Crusoe   Aug-25-07 09:15 AM   #75 
  - I've heard the same thing  DemDogs   Aug-27-07 09:18 PM   #130 
  - On the day of the trial for the little girl---faulty pump  surfermaw   Aug-25-07 10:56 AM   #79 
  - whenever John Edwards was making a closing argument, the courtroom was always full...n/t  Blackhatjack   Aug-25-07 11:19 AM   #81 
  - I agree  twominuteshate   Aug-25-07 12:53 PM   #92 
  - Edwards is going to open a lot of doors for other Dems when he is President...  Blackhatjack   Aug-25-07 06:12 PM   #108 
  - Thanks for posting this, I was aware of most of it but the trucking company was news to me.  greyhound1966   Aug-27-07 01:10 AM   #121 

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