Why You Shouldn't Vote for Edwards - Part 1

on Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Be very afraid.

It’s always frightening when a presidential candidate pulls ahead of entertainment figures and pop stars as the most prolific source of ridiculous lies. But John Edwards has managed to do just that! But when you look close enough, you’ll find that it’s actually quite easy to see through the lies, false accusations, and boring rhetoric spewing from his mouth.

Let’s begin… this should be fun :)

First off, the centerpiece of John Edwards’ campaign is something he calls “the two Americas” which he describes as the ever-increasing gap between the rich and the poor and calls for the “eradication of poverty and the disparity of wealth.” What? Disparity of wealth? Oh, excuse me, ‘Mr. I used to be an ambulance chasing attorney where I made millions of dollars and bankrupted several doctors and I also manage a hedge fund where I control over $1 billion in assets and have a net worth listed as high as $36 million.’ Who the heck are YOU to be the spokesman for the poor? In fact, didn’t you used to make a living off of preying on the mistakes and suffering of others less fortunate than you, you crook? (Sorry if that comes off too mean, but as someone who is applying to medical school in hopes of becoming a doctor, I already have a bad taste in my mouth from personal injury lawyers.) I use the word ‘crook’ above because according to rule 7.3 of the American Bar Association Model Rules of Professional Conduct, it is illegal for a lawyer to solely practice in personal injury cases. In fact, here is the direct text:

(a) A lawyer shall not by in-person, live telephone or real-time electronic contact (television) solicit professional employment from a prospective client when a significant motive for the lawyer's doing so is the lawyer's pecuniary gain…
(b) A lawyer shall not solicit professional employment from a prospective client by written, recorded or electronic communication or by in-person, telephone or real-time electronic contact even when not otherwise prohibited by paragraph (a)

Congratulations, Mr. Edwards, you’re a criminal!... a criminal who violated the very laws you swore to uphold and protect as an attorney. Hmm, sounds like a great political candidate to me so far! Let’s continue…

John Edwards is notorious for cheap shots and inappropriate remarks at improper occasions. Last year on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, John Edwards played the race card by calling for better treatment for minority groups (clearly demagoguing the black community) and just this past Memorial Day, instead of honoring our fallen soldiers, regardless of political party, he decided to release television ads calling for the removal of troops (clearly politicizing a national holiday). What a disgrace. The man clearly has no soul.

In 2004, John Edwards was labeled as having the worst attendance record of any committee member since the time he joined it three years prior, despite the fact that his office is just across the hall from the Senate Judiciary Committee chambers. (He was probably off chasing ambulances somewhere.) How could somebody be considered a serious candidate for the oval office when they don’t even show up to work at their current job?! If I didn’t show up for work I can promise you I wouldn’t get a promotion…

Continuing on, John Edwards paid $400 for a single haircut! (By the way, if you haven’t yet seen my posting below showcasing the classic John Edwards hair video, do so now.) Later on it was revealed that Edwards received $55,000 for a speech (on poverty of all things) at UC Davis. I guess John Edwards is right, there really are ‘two Americas’… one for those who get paid $55,000 for speaking and can afford $400 for a haircut, and another for poor college students like me. Thanks for looking out for me, John!

Here’s an interesting fact that shows Edwards true integrity – or lack thereof. John Edwards specifically said on record that if his wife’s cancer came back, he would pull out of the presidential race. But when his wife’s cancer returned, instead of having integrity, he broke his promise to America (foreshadowing of things to come maybe?) and tried to use a debilitating disease to his advantage by politicizing it! How utterly despicable! I personally think that her cancer has been back for some time now, and they simply decided that this was the best time to announce it and boost their campaign. And then, just two days after their announcement, I saw a poll on TV saying that thousands of voters across America have changed their potential vote for John Edwards simply because the Edwards are fighting cancer. Ugh, it makes me so sick how dumb people can be sometimes. Typical of a liberal politician to use a defenseless, ill woman as their spokesperson. After all, how can you attack a poor, sick, cancerous woman?? Give me a break. I think it's atrocious that the man uses his wife's cancer solely to boost his campaign. What a pig. By the way, I’ve already had an annoying liberal friend (let’s call him Chris) tell me that he found this paragraph to be cruel, insensitive, soulless, and inappropriate towards a woman with a terrible disease such as cancer and told me that I'm a jerk for not caring about people with cancer… well guess what Chris, I volunteer at a cancer hospital every week. What do you do?...

Currently, YouTube.com is hosting something called ‘YouChoose’ where presidential candidates get an opportunity to address issues in an innovative internet forum. In a one-minute video, John Edwards calls for the YouTube community to respond to his video in an open and honest dialogue. But what you don’t know is that John Edwards and his cronies screen each response video to ensure that it helps their campaign. But how can it be open and honest dialogue when you block any video that makes you look bad? Below is an example of one posting that Edwards purposely removed in an effort to suppress free speech:


I have tons more to say on Edwards, but it's 1:30 in the morning and I have class tomorrow and I’m starting to get mad while writing this so I’m gonna take a break on Edwards for now. Keep your eyes open for ‘John Edwards – Part 2’ coming soon.