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Votes and Quotes from Trial Lawyer John Edwards
7/6/04

Posted on 07/06/2004 9:21:41 AM PDT by Mississippi Individual

We now have the #1 and #4 most liberal Senators running for our country's highest offices.  Both support partial birth abortion.
 
As a Christian, the choice is made clear through support of partial birth abortion, but, as a supporter of our military, their families, your tax rates, free trade, tort reform, doctors, or school accountability, it's not that hard either.
 
Edwards has won $152 million by suing doctors in his 20 years as a trial lawyer.  This is a man who in 1997 not only had never held public office but had never even considered giving up his personal injury fame for public service.
 
Edwards won't lack money though as countless low-level, low-paid paralegals (and their spouses) in his firms and others have all made the maximum $2000 donation to his campaign.  How DO they afford it?  The Justice Department has an idea, and they've opened a criminal investigation against Edwards to find out.
 
Below are some easy facts and quotes from the very new contender.
 
Stewart
 
Voting Record:
Notable Quotes:
 
Yitzhak Who?
“One evening while he was campaigning for the Senate in North Carolina, Edwards was faced with a choice of several events he might attend. An advance man suggested, ‘Maybe we ought to go to the reception for Leah Rabin’ Edwards responded, ‘Who’s she?’ ‘Yitzhak Rabin’s widow,’ replied the aide. ‘Who was he?’ asked Edwards.”
(Charles Peters, “Tilting At Windmills,” Washington Monthly, 6/1/03)
 
A Military Mastermind:
EDWARDS: "And everyone knows--I mean, I sit on the Intelligence Committee, Tim. Everyone knows there are huge parts of Afghanistan that are not secure, not in control.”
RUSSERT: “So what would you do, send thousands of more American troops?”
EDWARDS: “No.”
RUSSERT: “What would you do?”
EDWARDS: “No. What I would do is show leadership."
(NBC’s “Meet The Press,” 5/5/02)
 
A Foreign Policy Genius:
MSNBC’s CHRIS MATHEWS: “And back in the last presidential election, a Boston TV reporter, Andy Hill, asked the president -- presidential candidate George W Bush if he could name the four world leaders of four hot spots around the world. They were Chechnya, Taiwan, Pakistan, India. Do you think that was a fair set of questions to put to a guy running for president?”
SEN. EDWARDS: “No.”
MATTHEWS: “Do you think it would be a fair question to put to you right now?”
EDWARDS: “No. Absolutely not.”
MATTHEWS: “So you don’t want to go that route? That was the option you have. I have the answers here, if you wanted to try, but since you don’t want to try, we’ll move on. If you -- Are you sure? You don’t want to answer these questions? I know you know at least one of them. You know who’s head of...” EDWARDS: “Let’s don’t go there.”
(MSNBC’s “Hardball,” 10/13/03)
 
Let them eat cake:
“We have young men and women over there in a dangerous environment. They’re in a shooting gallery, very dangerous situation, and we have to make sure they get what they need. That’s pretty simple.” (CBS’s “Face The Nation,” 9/21/03)
The very next month Edwards voted against monetary supplementation of our troops in postwar Iraq. (S. 1689, CQ Vote #400: Passed 87-12: R 50-0; D 37-11; I 0-1, 10/17/03, Edwards Voted Nay)
 
You can get Ted Kennedy and Hillary Clinton without the alcoholic obesity or the sinister witch look:
From 1999-2003, Edwards Voted With Senator Ted Kennedy 90% Of The Time. (CQ Senate Votes, 1/1/99 - 5/8/03)
 From 2001-2003, Edwards Voted With Senator Hillary Clinton 90% Of The Time. (CQ Senate Votes, 1/1/01 - 5/8/03)
 
When asked to recall ANY conservative position he's taken in the US Senate:
“‘I could give you an answer to that question if you give me a little time to think about it.’ - Democratic presidential aspirant Sen. John Edwards of North Carolina
(John McCaslin, “Dependably Liberal,” The Washington Times, 10/15/02)
 
What kind of truck do you drive?
"A truck. Probably a Ford or a Chevrolet," Edwards says. "It’s white, and it’s sitting in front of my house."
(Jon Sawyer, “Sen. Edwards Pitches ‘Real Solutions’ In His Populist Message,” St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 8/10/03)
 
At least we agree on something (but remember this when the war rhetoric comes up in the next few months):
Edwards Supported Action Against Iraq Regardless Of Any Ties To 9/11:
“But I think, separate and apart from 9/11, we have Saddam Hussein, a man who invaded another country, who started a war in 1991, who lost the war, and has, since that time, flaunted numerous, what, 16, 17 U.N. Security resolutions. He’s got weapons of mass destruction. He’s trying to get nuclear capability. This is a very serious situation, and I think it’s incumbent on us to take the action necessary to rid the world of this threat.”
(Fox News’ “The Big Story With John Gibson,” 9/19/02)
 
 
 
 

The Center for Public Integrity: http://www.bop2004.org/bop2004/candidate.aspx?cid=9
Donations to Sen. Edwards Questioned: http://www.hillnews.com/news/050703/edwards.aspx
Who is John Edwards: http://www.gop.com/News/Read.aspx?ID=4345


TOPICS: Government; Politics/Elections; US: North Carolina
KEYWORDS: edwards; edwardsrecord; kerry; quotes; veep

1 posted on 07/06/2004 9:21:44 AM PDT by Mississippi Individual
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To: Mississippi Individual

Flush the JOHNS in '04!


2 posted on 07/06/2004 9:24:17 AM PDT by RockinRight
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To: Mississippi Individual

Anybody who votes Democratic is voting to keep our taxes high. (Oops, many of those voting Democratic NEVER pay taxes anyway! They just want to take money out of MY pocket!)


3 posted on 07/06/2004 9:27:20 AM PDT by Ciexyz ("FR, best viewed with a budgie on hand")
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To: RockinRight

opie brings nothing to the lurch package. He will slither back into a courtroom in Jan.


4 posted on 07/06/2004 9:37:19 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 ( Kerry's not "one of us": catholicsagainstkerry.com. needs your help.)
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To: RockinRight

Now THERE'S a bumper sticker :)


5 posted on 07/06/2004 9:40:34 AM PDT by 1066AD
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To: Mississippi Individual
John Edwards will immediately be asked to marshall the legions of attorneys working pro bona for the DNC to

1) keep Nader off the ballot,

2) work for voter enfranchisement of our undocumented workers and our civic minded felons, and

3) prepare logistical drop-off points for lawyers descending on certain states en masse to challenge absentee military votes.

6 posted on 07/06/2004 9:40:46 AM PDT by kcar (www.TheUNsucks.com)
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To: kcar

4) raise money.


7 posted on 07/06/2004 9:41:16 AM PDT by kcar (www.TheUNsucks.com)
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To: kcar

"Probably a Chevrolet or a Ford."


8 posted on 07/06/2004 9:42:33 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (STAGMIRE !)
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To: Ciexyz
Senators Edwards And Kerry Both Blocked The Bipartisan Energy Bill And Both Now Oppose Free Trade Agreements Such As NAFTA.

Aren't we against free trade agreements like NAFTA? I know I am. Also, isn't a social democratic (i.e. socialist) standpoint to be against the right to sue doctors or anyone else for that matter?
9 posted on 07/06/2004 9:42:44 AM PDT by jfreif (I like my money and my guns.)
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To: Mississippi Individual

FIEGER, GEOFFREY
BLOOMFIELD HILLS,MI 48304
SELF EMPLOYED/ATTORNEY
3/31/2003
$2,000
Edwards, John

10 posted on 07/06/2004 9:43:19 AM PDT by Dan from Michigan ("With the Great White Buffalo, he's gonna make a final stand" - Ted Nugent)
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To: Mississippi Individual

I'm from NC, and can sum up John Boy Edwards quickly.

He is a very slick, ambulance chasing greasy lawyer who would make a deal with the devil himself to get the power he desires.

He was hand picked by Hillary KKKlinton to run against Lauch Faircloth's and maintains his alliance with the she-devil Hillary KKKlinton.

They must be defeated---the security of the nation is at stake.


11 posted on 07/06/2004 9:46:11 AM PDT by romans915
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To: Darth Reagan

ping


12 posted on 07/06/2004 9:46:58 AM PDT by marblehead17
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To: Mississippi Individual
What kind of truck do you drive?
"A truck. Probably a Ford or a Chevrolet," Edwards says. "It’s white, and it’s sitting in front of my house."

This says it all. The Extremely Rich - like Edwards and Kerry - don't even know what makes of vehicles they own. Perhaps it would help if they actually drove them once in a while, instead of being chauffered around everywhere. Those of us who actually worked hard to be able to afford the payments on our Fords or Chevys know these things.

13 posted on 07/06/2004 9:53:56 AM PDT by mountaineer
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To: Mississippi Individual

Cool, new tag line born today!


14 posted on 07/06/2004 9:56:51 AM PDT by Republican Red (I could give you an answer to that question if you give me a little time to think about it.)
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To: RockinRight

bttt


15 posted on 07/06/2004 9:57:51 AM PDT by tutstar ( <{{--->< http://ripe4change.4-all.org Be part of the solution not part of the problem!)
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To: mountaineer

He must have one of those "family owned" vehicles.


16 posted on 07/06/2004 9:58:26 AM PDT by pubmom
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To: Mississippi Individual
Cool, I guess this picture's back in play, then!


17 posted on 07/06/2004 9:59:02 AM PDT by Antoninus (Federal Marriage Amendment, NOW!)
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To: pubmom

Exactly. The rest of us mere mortals not only know the year, make and model of our cars or trucks, but we know all their quirks and eccentricities. Gee, I wonder if Edwards or Kerry ever changed the oil themselves. Ha, what are the chances?


18 posted on 07/06/2004 10:06:11 AM PDT by mountaineer
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To: mountaineer

Think of it, a young man from the southeast who can't even recall what brand of pickup he says he owns. Edwards is way too rich or stupid to be a candidate for VP.


19 posted on 07/06/2004 10:09:51 AM PDT by RicocheT
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To: Mississippi Individual

Edwards is a liberal idiot.

Think about it. An anti war activist and a trial lawyer.....This is the reality of the Democrat Party.

All they do is prove Zell Miller correct.


20 posted on 07/06/2004 10:10:46 AM PDT by ArmyBratproud
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To: 1066AD

Amen to that...where can we get them made?


21 posted on 07/06/2004 10:15:06 AM PDT by Andonius_99
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To: mountaineer

And risk getting dirty or breaking a manicured nail? I think not.


22 posted on 07/06/2004 10:19:43 AM PDT by pubmom
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To: Mississippi Individual

bump


23 posted on 07/06/2004 10:25:53 AM PDT by moehoward
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To: Mississippi Individual
"A truck. Probably a Ford or a Chevrolet," Edwards says.

It has to be one or the other. No truck driver owns both. Sort of like Hillary being a Yankees/Mets or Cubs/White Sox fan.

24 posted on 07/06/2004 10:26:11 AM PDT by rabidralph (My pit bull drives an SUV.)
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To: pubmom

I'm always hesitant of voting for a "man" who is less "manly" than me (a 48-year-old married woman, who changes the oil in her own car, mows her own lawn and - incidentally - bakes a terrific cranberry scone).


25 posted on 07/06/2004 10:31:19 AM PDT by mountaineer
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To: Mississippi Individual

John Edwards:

The political equivalent of breast implants" - the guy on for Boortz today !!! Pretty funny and true!


26 posted on 07/06/2004 11:12:43 AM PDT by beyond the sea ("a "blow by blow" account of Clinton's entire miserable existence")
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