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  •  Oh boy (2+ / 0-)
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    The same holds true for Edwards who is a populist bashing corporate America and the right.  Neither Hillary nor Edwards nor any frontrunner on the right can unite America to achieve real, successful change.  

    Corporations and the right have been bashing us for years now. JRE thinks they deserve a little payback.

    I'm with JRE.

    See, you worshippers of THE ONE have it wrong about "uniting." What in the last 15 years has convinced you Republicans are willing to compromise on anything substantive for the good of the American people? Hyperpartisanship is a Republican game and to them, the only good Democrat is a defeated Democrat. Republicans are the obstructionist party and guess what? They will continue to be the obstructionist party whether Saint Obama is elected or not. That's why it's important to have a fighter in the Oval Office who is willing to expose their bullsh*t to the American people and say, "The reason you don't have this legislation is because of these guys."

    Not pie in the sky, wishful thinking. Not the politics of "Don't Worry, Be Happy." But real, roll up the sleeves, I'm not taking no for answering backbone. I'm not convinced Oprah's favorite candidate gets it.

    All racial ills, all partisan rancor, is all just going to go away because the Messiah of Illinois is running?

    God, I wish I knew what planet you were on. It sounds so great there. Trouble is, I'm too busy stuck in the real world trying to make real change happen.

    This country can't afford abstract thinking.

    All Kennedy comparisons are a registered trademark of THE ONETM, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Harpo Productions.

    by journalschism on Wed Jan 02, 2008 at 08:12:14 PM PST

    •  I think Edwards is an ineffective hypocrite (0+ / 1-)
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      Edwards has proven he can't beat Dick Cheney mano a mano in a debate. And you think this guy can really walk the walk the next time it comes time? You think Edwards is your savior? I think that's wishful thinking when he has DEMONSTRATED he's not effective in the crunch. He had his shot. He lost. Why is he any better this time?

      And he was wrong on Iraq. He makes nice sounding apologies but they are just that. He made the wrong call. Big time. He's never even been there!

      As for the 527 money - wassup with that?? He's awash in it. You know he could stop it. He doesn't. He's a hypocrite. That's the fact. Call me names. Tell me I'm divisive. Blah blah blah. I'm sorry but it's time for some cold hard honesty.

      And as for being such a man to rail against corporations, what did Edwards do with his time off? Work for a big giant hedge fund. That's what. And they gave him a ton of money too. Come on! When Edwards isn't working in government, he doesn't go do low paying public service like Obama. He makes a tens of millions of dollars as a personal injury lawyer or cashing in on his government service working for a hedge fund.

      I just don't know what people see in this guy.  The right wing will eat him, his $400 haircuts and his megamcMansion for breakfast every day if he's nominated.

    •  This country can't afford abstract thinking. (0+ / 0-)

      Has it not occurred to you that Reality itself may well include the abstract? Your country cannot afford simplistic thinking like your own.

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