Skip to comments.Silky Won't Pony Up on Populist Flip-Flop
Posted on 01/06/2008 10:05:35 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest
Move over, Bill Clinton. There's a new king when it comes to looking into the camera and not telling the truth to the American people . . . and his name is John Edwards. To his credit, George Stephanopoulos caught Edwards out on a central tenet of Silky's candidacy . . . but then let things slide.
Edwards was a guest today on This Week, and it didn't take him long to don his scourge-of-greedy-corporations mantle. Central to Edwards' pitch is the claim that you don't sit down with corporate interests, you fight them.
View video here.
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Could Silky be better liar than Bill? Ping to Today show list.
Try as he may, Edwards can’t hold a candle to Slick. The sad thing is that after NH, Edwards will be a thing of the past, but Slick will still be with us, even if (as I assume) Hillary doesn’t get the nomination. Those people just won’t go away.
Always interesting, tho, that the lobbyists the Democrats hit relentlessly are the pharmaceutical industry, etc., but nary a word about the extensive lobbying of all the labor unions (including NEA), and the other left wing organizations.
Just trying to appeal to the Marxist base of the party. Somehow free exchange of goods and services is much worse than the government forcing everyone to do what the government wants, at gunpoint.
Only corporations are "special interests".
The unions, trial lawyers, environmental lobby, radical feminist and gay organizations, etc. are "public interest groups".
If the Breck girl is “fighting for the rights of the middle class and poor” what is he doing about it to make a difference? At least der Jimmah had ‘Habitat for Humanity’
If Silky is sooo concerned about the homeless how about opening up a wing in his huge 28,000 ft mansion for some of them or spending his own attorney bilked millions to create homes for them. He’s a phony charlatan from hair follicles to toes.
I think a very good idea would be to examine all the stocks and bonds these anti-capitalist/corporation demagogues have. I would bet most of them have huge amounts of money invested in these “evil” institutions.
Mark, I think the clip would have been more powerful if Edwards full answer would have been included; a little bit of context.
Or maybe not.
You might be right, though he just went on to discuss other stuff. Perhaps showing more would have revealed just how much he did dodge the question, but it was his flat out denial that I thought was the key.