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Edwin Edwards says Democrat party needs to move to the center
WWLTV ^

Posted on 09/19/2011 6:47:19 PM PDT by astuddis

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- Former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards, a longtime Democrat, says he tells state Democratic leaders that the party needs to move to the center and persuade people that it doesn't advocate socialized government.

Though the Democratic Party has faced a string of losses in Louisiana and hasn't attracted well-known candidates for any statewide elections this fall, Edwards says he believes the party will attract people again. He compared politics in Louisiana and the nation to the swing of a pendulum, saying no one party stays victorious forever.

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; US: Louisiana
KEYWORDS: edwards; edwinedwards; louisiana; socialism
Hat tip, The Dead Pelican (Louisiana News with a Drudge format)

http://www.thedeadpelican.com/

1 posted on 09/19/2011 6:47:22 PM PDT by astuddis
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To: astuddis
Dead girl, live boy, blah blah.

Broken clock right twice daily.

2 posted on 09/19/2011 6:48:58 PM PDT by aposiopetic
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To: astuddis

“When asked how the Democratic Party can re-brand itself, Edwards first quipped, “Change the name.”

Edwards may have been a corrupt crook but he always had a likeable rascal sense of humor.


3 posted on 09/19/2011 6:52:19 PM PDT by chuckee
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To: astuddis

Advice from another ex-con Democrat.


4 posted on 09/19/2011 6:53:34 PM PDT by kittymyrib
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To: astuddis

He just finished up a 10-year stint in the Federal pen....
He should know all about the Democratic party....they all should be in there doing time.


5 posted on 09/19/2011 6:54:01 PM PDT by lgjhn23
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To: astuddis

‘it doesn’t advocate socialized government’...

Me thinks it’s too late for the dim Dems.


6 posted on 09/19/2011 6:54:25 PM PDT by GreatRoad (O < 0)
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To: astuddis

Bumper sticker was “Vote For The Crook”, LOL


7 posted on 09/19/2011 6:58:49 PM PDT by 1066AD
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To: astuddis

“...and persuade people that it doesn’t advocate socialized government.”

So...lie?


8 posted on 09/19/2011 6:59:18 PM PDT by Grunthor (Almost any republican currently running for POTUS would be light years better than Obama)
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To: astuddis

Eddie Edwards, your party has always been about socialism, and now fascism/communism. The smart Dems left the party years ago. What’s left of it now are rich socialists and/or race-baiters.


9 posted on 09/19/2011 7:00:00 PM PDT by Carling (Sarah Palin Supported TARP Before She Was Against It)
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To: astuddis

He’s only been out of prison since January and already he’s trying a political comeback. I think he’ll need a pardon (from Obama?) before he runs for public office.


10 posted on 09/19/2011 7:00:27 PM PDT by Mobties (Let the markets work! Reduce the government's footprint!)
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To: chuckee

Your ‘likeable rascal” has ruined Louisiana for generations to come. The Good Ol’ Boy network will outlive me. I wish the bastard and his whole damn family ill until his sirname is dead.


11 posted on 09/19/2011 7:01:38 PM PDT by SgtBob (Freedom is not for the faint of heart. Semper Fi!)
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To: astuddis

Chad Rodgers has done Louisiana a favor. Great website!


12 posted on 09/19/2011 7:04:32 PM PDT by SgtBob (Freedom is not for the faint of heart. Semper Fi!)
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To: Mobties

He won’t get a pardon from obama if he keeps talking like that!


13 posted on 09/19/2011 7:04:45 PM PDT by kevslisababy
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To: astuddis

The “Center” of the United States believes in the efficacy of the Constitution. Since that is incompatible with the democrat party, this be definition cannot happen.


14 posted on 09/19/2011 7:05:33 PM PDT by C210N (0bama, Making the US safe for Global Marxism)
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To: astuddis

The ‘RATS have gone so far to the left that there is no way they can get back to the center by November 2012 even if they jumped aboard a “high speed rail” right now. Sorry ‘RATS. You’re toast.


15 posted on 09/19/2011 7:06:08 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Hey Mexico! Your poverty isn't America's problem.)
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To: astuddis

Won’t work. We have the internet now.


16 posted on 09/19/2011 7:13:38 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (Rabid democRATS and 0bama the dictator own it all now.)
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To: astuddis; Galactic Overlord-In-Chief; wardaddy; Impy; GOPsterinMA; Clintonfatigued; Crichton; ...
"Former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards, a longtime Democrat, says he tells state Democratic leaders that the party needs to move to the center and persuade people that it doesn't advocate socialized government."

In other words, lie to people. They've already been doing that for eons.

17 posted on 09/19/2011 7:26:08 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Rick Perry has more red flags than a May Day Parade)
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To: astuddis

After looting the country now the ipiphany? I say throw the guy in jail.


18 posted on 09/19/2011 7:26:49 PM PDT by samadams2000 (Someone important make......The Call!)
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To: astuddis

After looting the country now the ipiphany? I say throw the guy in jail.


19 posted on 09/19/2011 7:26:59 PM PDT by samadams2000 (Someone important make......The Call!)
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To: TribalPrincess2U

“Won’t work. We have the internet now.”

And Dems on You Tube in All 57 States.


20 posted on 09/19/2011 7:41:03 PM PDT by To-Whose-Benefit? (It is Error alone which needs the support of Government. The Truth can stand by itself.)
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To: astuddis

I know how to save the Democrat party.

Disband it.

Oh wait. Thats how to save America.


21 posted on 09/19/2011 7:50:34 PM PDT by barstoolblues (proud member of the sunzab itches club)
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To: astuddis

I know how to save the Democrat party.

Disband it.

Oh wait. Thats how to save America.


22 posted on 09/19/2011 7:50:49 PM PDT by barstoolblues (proud member of the sunzab itches club)
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To: astuddis

Listen to the crook. It’s important.


23 posted on 09/19/2011 7:52:14 PM PDT by RichInOC (Palin 2012: The Perfect Storm.)
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To: astuddis
and persuade people that it doesn't advocate socialized government.

But they do advocate socialized government, and they have "persuaded" people by their repeated actions that they advocate socialized government. That is what they are . . . and they have been trying for a long time by deception to "persuade" that they aren't socialists. the people are wising up and no longer believe them. They have been lied to too many times.

24 posted on 09/19/2011 7:53:48 PM PDT by RatRipper (I'll ride a turtle to work every day before I buy anything from Government Motors.)
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To: astuddis
The only time the JACKASS party speaks of "center" is when they are facing defeat by astronomical margins. Once elected, they jump far left again and alienate their own base that put them in power.

Their only play is to claim the right is "too left" or "too right", regardless what reality shows.

25 posted on 09/19/2011 7:54:31 PM PDT by RasterMaster ("To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards of men." - Abraham Lincoln)
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To: astuddis
This really means: "Democrat party needs to pretend to move to the center."
26 posted on 09/19/2011 8:02:24 PM PDT by ModelBreaker
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To: astuddis

Like I care what some crook politician thinks.


27 posted on 09/19/2011 8:03:36 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: astuddis

Back to 1989....


28 posted on 09/19/2011 8:20:29 PM PDT by yup2394871293
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To: ModelBreaker

Cor-rect.


29 posted on 09/19/2011 8:21:34 PM PDT by yup2394871293
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To: fieldmarshaldj; Galactic Overlord-In-Chief

Edwards is like the living personification of the democratic party.


30 posted on 09/19/2011 9:50:14 PM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: astuddis

Perhaps the dems should nominate more crooks to higher office...

Oh, wait... the democrat party IS a criminal organization.


31 posted on 09/20/2011 2:08:33 AM PDT by ScottinVA (With "successes" like the Libya adventure, who needs failure?)
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