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Some Let Down After Edwards Stop In East Arkansas
KATV ^ | July 21, 2007

Posted on 07/21/2007 9:22:25 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Democratic presidential hopeful John Edwards included Helena-West Helena in his recent eight-state tour focusing on poverty issues. But local leaders feel somewhat slighted. Mayor James Valley says Edwards' brief visit was disappointing. Valley says he had wanted to hear more about what Edwards envisioned for east Arkansas, and he had hoped to pitch to the former senator from North Carolina reasons why there should be more development in the state's struggling Delta region.

The Reverend Julious McGruder of the New Zion Missionary Baptist Church said he was glad to have the chance to see a presidential candidate, but said he thinks Edwards missed an opportunity to learn about the area. McGruder says many of the local leaders felt slighted.

During his visit, Edwards talked with a group of home-health care workers. He offered his support for a hike in the minimum wage, universal health care, and paid leave for workers.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Extended News; Politics/Elections; US: Arkansas; US: North Carolina
KEYWORDS: 400dollarhaircuts; beard; breckgirl; democrats; edwards; electionpresident; elections; elizabethedwards; johnedwards; metrosexual; pinksapphire; poverty; povertypimp; povertytour; silkypony
First--do these people actually believe that Edwards has any more chance of being president than they do? Second--Pink Sapphire couldn't care less for your area or state, he just wants the "little people" to put their X on his name in the primary & the general election and keep their opinions to themselves.
1 posted on 07/21/2007 9:22:28 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
He offered his support for a hike in the minimum wage, universal health care, and paid leave for workers.

I'm going to write to him and tell him I want a free pony.

2 posted on 07/21/2007 9:26:25 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (Remember and pray for SSgt. Matt Maupin - MIA/POW- Iraq since 04/09/04)
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To: Graybeard58

He looks too young and uh...metrosexual to be Santa Claus.


3 posted on 07/21/2007 9:27:43 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Cuius testiculos habeas, habeas cardia et cerebellum)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
he had hoped to pitch to the former senator from North Carolina reasons why there should be more development in the state's struggling Delta region.

So lower taxes, tell entrepreneurs to borrow some money, and use it to start businesses. What do you need the help of john edwards for?

4 posted on 07/21/2007 9:28:35 PM PDT by Rodney King (No, we can't all just get along.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I’ll bet that in honor of his poverty tour he left a 10 cent tip for the waitress at Mabel’s Diner on Main Street.
5 posted on 07/21/2007 9:29:03 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (If martyrdom is so cool,why does Osama Obama go to such great lengths to avoid it?)
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To: everyone

Boo hoo. These welfare-staters need to grow up and understand that he’s just looking for votes, not interested in their problems. Welcome to the real world, chumps.


6 posted on 07/21/2007 9:31:45 PM PDT by California Patriot ("That's not Charley the Tuna out there. It's Jaws." -- Richard Nixon)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They just don’t have any good beauty salons in the Arkansas delta region. ALthough he may look sweet in corn rows.


7 posted on 07/21/2007 9:32:20 PM PDT by Archie Bunker on steroids (We'll stay out of your bedrooms, if you stay out of our children's classrooms.)
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To: Rodney King

Uncle Sugar be needin’ to hep us and stuff, see what I’m sayin’?

It’s sad that a good percentage of the people in this country look to government, rather than themselves or their friends & families. Ever notice that many Asian, Indian and European immigrants to America don’t go work for someone else; they start up a business (usually with the help of their family)? Why don’t urban minorities and rural folks do the same?


8 posted on 07/21/2007 9:39:24 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Cuius testiculos habeas, habeas cardia et cerebellum)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Its the John Edwards “Waisting My Time Tour 2007.”

You would think that 2004 would have cured him of any further desire to make a fool of himself but I guess not.


9 posted on 07/21/2007 9:39:40 PM PDT by Mad_as_heck (The MSM - America's (domestic) public enemy #1.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Commie Democrats are still politickin’ in the Black churches. How in the hell do they get away with that?
Paging Barry Lynn! Paging the Americans United for Separation of Church and State!
I hear crickets . . .


10 posted on 07/21/2007 9:40:38 PM PDT by Abcdefg
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To: Abcdefg

Election laws only apply to conservatives. Ask the caught-on-tape felon junior senator from New York, she’ll tell you...


11 posted on 07/21/2007 9:44:35 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Cuius testiculos habeas, habeas cardia et cerebellum)
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To: Abcdefg
"Commie Democrats are still politickin’ in the Black churches. How in the hell do they get away with that?"

Because the blacks who still vote for the leftist bastards, are dumber than snot....and on the dole.

12 posted on 07/21/2007 9:50:43 PM PDT by river rat (Semper Fi - You may turn the other cheek, but I prefer to look into my enemy's vacant dead eyes.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Mrs. Edwards may be hurting her hubby with all this talk about what a big, strong, manly man he is. Imagine listening to Elizabeth’s description of Silky Pony on TV, and then going to see him at a live appearance. It’s gotta be a letdown when you expect Clint Eastwood and get Pee Wee Herman.


13 posted on 07/21/2007 9:51:05 PM PDT by puroresu
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To: Mad_as_heck
You would think that 2004 would have cured him of any further desire to make a fool of himself but I guess not.

He's probably figured out how to profit by the process of running. He'll stay in long enough to get federal matching funds and siphon off a bunch of dough somehow then drop out.

14 posted on 07/21/2007 9:55:02 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Helena’s not doing too bad last time I drove through it.

Most likely, to see real poverty you have to go to another continent.


15 posted on 07/21/2007 9:56:21 PM PDT by Cedar
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Anyone expecting leadership or heavy lifting from the Edwards campaign — will have to contact MRS. Edwards, who possesses all the fire in the belly and manhood in that family...

John Edwards has nothing going for him but the ability to channel dead children to brain dead Jurors, and grow hair...


16 posted on 07/21/2007 9:59:09 PM PDT by river rat (Semper Fi - You may turn the other cheek, but I prefer to look into my enemy's vacant dead eyes.)
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To: Cementjungle
Very true.

Kerry made out like a bandit and Pat Buchanan virtually invented the for profit presidential campaign.

17 posted on 07/21/2007 9:59:17 PM PDT by Mad_as_heck (The MSM - America's (domestic) public enemy #1.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The Edwards Dog and Pony Show continues..........


18 posted on 07/21/2007 10:01:42 PM PDT by Rb ver. 2.0 (eHarmony reject)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
but said he thinks Edwards missed an opportunity to learn about the area.

Ha ha ha ha. Edwards only wants to hear about areas that he can exploit, like New Orleans.

19 posted on 07/21/2007 10:26:50 PM PDT by taxesareforever (Never forget Matt Maupin)
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He offered his support for a hike in the minimum wage, universal health care, and paid leave for workers.

And, a chicken in every pot...pot gratis too, of course.

20 posted on 07/21/2007 10:40:05 PM PDT by LucyJo
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
During his visit, Edwards talked with a group of home-health care workers. He offered his support for a hike in the minimum wage, universal health care, and paid leave for workers.

The problem in East Arkansas is a high rate of unemployment. Edwards would only cause more unemployment.

21 posted on 07/21/2007 11:13:02 PM PDT by HAL9000
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To: HAL9000

Hey, if he built another McMansion there; it’d employ 200 construction workers, 20 servants, an oncologist and 15 local hairdressing & spa personnel.


22 posted on 07/21/2007 11:17:59 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Cuius testiculos habeas, habeas cardia et cerebellum)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Did he visit the co-clinton Liebrary??

Pray for W and Our Troops


23 posted on 07/21/2007 11:18:37 PM PDT by bray (Member of the FR President Bush underground)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Why aren’t the gods of Arkansas (billy-jeff and satanica ‘toon) living in their HOME STATE and improving the way of life in the State that launched their careers? Oh yeah... I forgot... they are now carpetbaggers in NY.

LLS

24 posted on 07/22/2007 12:22:50 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Support America, Kill terrorists, Destroy dims!)
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To: Cedar
Most likely, to see real poverty you have to go to another continent.

Correctamundo!

25 posted on 07/22/2007 12:29:59 AM PDT by Hoodat ( ETERNITY - Smoking, or Non-smoking?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
If he just bought some land and clearcut it he would employ some folks for a while.

:-)
26 posted on 07/22/2007 12:36:52 AM PDT by cgbg (Hillary's mob has plans for our liberties--hanging fruit.)
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To: Hoodat

Yeah, our “poor” people have: cars, houses, televisions, computers, microwave ovens, cable or satellite TV, dishwashers, trendy name-brand clothing & footwear, etc.. They are by far the richest and fattest “poor” in the history of the world!!


27 posted on 07/22/2007 1:53:45 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Cuius testiculos habeas, habeas cardia et cerebellum)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Valley says he had wanted to hear more about what Edwards envisioned for east Arkansas,

Is Edwards running for Governor of Arkansas?

That's the only reason there would be for him to be having visions about the development of east Arkansas.

28 posted on 07/24/2007 11:49:14 AM PDT by HIDEK6
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