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  •  edwards has money, but not a monied pendigree (6+ / 0-)

    that's why the monied people hate him. it epitomizes the reality that class isn't just about money.

    the gauge they typically use, viz., dollars and cents to look down their nose at people is inoperative in dealing with john edwards.

    you can't use the first defense of the wealthy against him, i.e., that he is just jealous of the success of rich folk, because, golly gee he is likely richer than any of them.

    you can't used the second defense, the "anti- ted kennedy" defense, that he inherited his money, because edwards earned it, so they are left with this rage in the pit of their stomach because recognizing edwards politics produces a cognitive dissonance in that they hate him for his money but that undermines their own value system, it must just drive them crazy!

    sometimes it is hard to understand that having money is not the same as being a member of controling elite of the upper class. edwards remembers his roots where most folks with money don't have that experience.

    it must tear up wealthy folk, some DAR types who see edwards and realize that they are poor compared to john edwards.

    btw: that is exactly why the wealthy hated FDR, they looked at him as a traitor to their class.

    btw chris bowers can suck donkey dick, and likely has.

    "There are many truths of which the full meaning cannot be realized until personal experience has brought it home." John Stuart Mill

    by kuvasz on Wed Oct 10, 2007 at 09:27:46 AM PDT

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