WTW: Silky Says “Give Up Your SUV”


Morning, y’all, Jebediah Murphy here to tell you the truth. And today’s truth is about John Edwards, aka, Silk Pony, Breck Girl, Senator Gone.

Ya know, I have seen, during my perusals of the Internet, people wondering why bloggers even bother with Edwards. He is way, way behind in the polls, and they think he has no chance. I will agree that there is a miniscule chance of him being chosen as a VP candidate, having not done so well the last time around. When it comes to being the surrender lobbies Presidential candidate, remember, Howie Dean was the forgone candidate, and Kerry was out there in "almost forget it" land, with left wing sites, such as Common Dreams, all over Kerry for his Iraq War vote, his tepidness, his flip flopping, his inability to have a position, at least till Dean imploded. So, you never know (h/t taxman888)

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. —  Democratic Defeatocratic 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."

I have news for John: people are not willing to sacrifice. Sure, sales of big SUVs are down with the high gas prices, but not that much. Most of the climahysterics have done nothing but complain about "climate change," refusing to change their lifestyles to match their rhetoric. And what about John?

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."

Wow! Now that is one hell of a deflection, eh? I’ll give him an 8 on a scale of 10 for it.

Face it, Edwards is just another "do as I say not as I do" liberal. They hypocrisy is immense. There are lots of people who came from nothing and worked hard – though I doubt they did it by ripping off insurance companies with junk science lawsuits and severely damaging the baby birthing business – to achieve their dreams. Hell, there are lots of people who just work hard. And they want to be able to enjoy life, and for some of them, that means an SUV. Who the hell is Edwards to deny them that, considering the way he lives?

BTW, I wonder how the union members that make those SUVs feel about Edwards attempt to put them on the unemployment line? I wonder what kinds of vehicles Edwards drives? Too bad Orange County doesn’t have a listing on taxes on vehicles like they do with homes. Could find a bit more out about this. He says he drives a Ford Escape Hybrid. He also says he wants all vehicles to get at least 40 mpg. Unfortunately, the 2007 Ford Escape Hybrid gets 36/31. Earlier models are roughly the same.

Update: Well, now. Sister Toldjah has a much more interesting SUV for Edwards. Bah. His wife probably owns it (yes, old joke)

McQ at QandO says it is just getting more absurd. Also, he wonders if Lima, Oh, is another country, in Edwards’ mind.

Bullwinkle has an easy to understand graphic, plus more.

Duncan at And Rightly So! explains a bit about coming from nothing to Breck Girl.

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