Wednesday, August 29, 2007

John Edwards thinks Americans are idiots.

John Edwards: Americans Should 'Sacrifice' SUVs for Environment

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards told a labor group that he would ask Americans to make a big sacrifice: their sport utility vehicles.

"I think Americans are actually willing to sacrifice," Edwards said Tuesday during a forum held by the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers. "One of the things they should be asked to do is drive more fuel efficient vehicles."

The former North Carolina senator was asked specifically if he would tell them to give up their SUVs, he said, "Yes."

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Conservative Bloggers Comments:
Does John Edwards think we are idiots? Apparently he does. We are supposed to listen to him pander to the American people and workers about what a big supporter he is for the common man. He couldn't be more full of it. Now I see what Ann Coulter gets all worked up over his comments. Here is a guy who is rich, is owned by the legal lobby, and yet he packages it all up like he is some kind of Robin Hood. While he doesn't live in a forest you can bet he will be stealing from us all to give money to special interests if he becomes President (thank God he won't), so I guess that part is similar. The guy is a hypocrite living in a 28,000 square foot mansion and then telling us to give up our SUV's to go easy on the greenhouse emissions. His house probably emits more than some states for crying out loud. They should have given him a hat and cane for the tap dancing answer he gave below about that very topic. Nowhere in the reply did he even begin to address that was asked. If he was at least honest I could have some respect for the man. John Edwards, you hypocrite, it is time to shut up....

Edwards was asked during his appearance how he explained the contradiction of asking Americans to sacrifice while he's living in a 28,000-square-foot (2,600-square-meter) mansion.
He said he came from nothing, worked hard all his life, has always supported workers and fought big corporations as a lawyer.
"I have no apologies whatsoever for what I've done with my life," he said to loud cheers. "My entire life has been about the same cause, which is making sure wherever you come from, whatever your family is, whatever the color of your skin, you get a real chance to do something great in this country."

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