Saturday, January 13, 2007

Edwards: The Iraqis are Better Than Us

The discussion on January 10th Larry King Live included these excerpts from presidential candidate John Edwards:

"If you think about everyday life, people are more likely to take responsibility when no one else is helping them or propping them up."

Of course... "It's time for the Iraqis to do this."

Apparently Americans are not ready for democracy and it can't be forced upon them, but the Iraqis... maybe.

(H.T. Taranto.)


Anonymous said...

Edwards is a wolf in sheep's clothing, plain and simple.

Stop for a minute, and consider what he's actually done, and not his talk.

While many members in congress wisely voted against the Iraq war, Edwards not only voted for it, he co-sponsored the disasterous resolution with neocon Joe Lieberman, that made it possible.

Edwards also co-sponsored and voted for the massive increase in H-1b visas, that dumped 195,000 foreign workers on the job market, destroying perhaps hundreds of thousands of American tech careers.

Edwards voted for permanaent normal trade relations with China, making American workers have to compete with Chinese labor standards, which of course they can't.

Edwards voted for the DREAM act, forcing states to give in-state tuition (a subsidy) to illegal aliens, when there are poor Americans in these states who cant afford to send their kids to college, partially because illegal immigration drove down their wages. This act, of course only encourages more illegal immigration because it extends even further the taxpayers obligations to those who break our laws to come here.

But what about civil liberties? Here again, Edwards voted to the Patriot act, perhaps the greatest risk to civil liberties, ever.

Edwards supporters don’t want Edwards to be held accountable for these facts. Yet, Edwards made himself extremely wealthy holding others (such as doctors) accountable - so much so that doctors malpractice premiums rose so much as to make many obstetricians have left their specialty. More illegal alien taxpayer payed births, and fewer obstetricians - could that be why health care costs are skyrocketing?

One simple question - 10 years ago, if you did your job, the way Edwards performed as Senator, would he advocate that you get a big promotion?

Or would he have sued you and taken you to the cleaners?

Steve said...

Hillary, is that you posting as anonymous again?

I prefer to think that Edwards is just a twit in a suit.