Thursday, August 23, 2007

Corporate Republicans or Corporate Democrats?

John Edwards makes an excellent point in a speech today in New Hampshire.

Edwards is strongly going after the vote of Democratic wing of the Democratic party by calling out the DLC candidates in the race and connecting the influence of money to the Clinton White House.

From Marc Ambinder ...

The choice for our party could not be more clear. We cannot replace a group of corporate Republicans with a group of corporate Democrats, just swapping the Washington insiders of one party for the Washington insiders of the other.

The American people deserve to know that their Presidency is not for sale, the Lincoln Bedroom is not for rent, and lobbyist money can no longer influence policy in the House or the Senate.

It’s time to end the game. It’s time to tell the big corporations and the lobbyists who have been running things for too long that their time is over. It’s time to challenge politicians to put the American people’s interests ahead of their own calculated political interests, to look the lobbyists in the eye and just say no.

Corporate Republicans or Corporate Democrats? It still means it is a government that supports policies that favor corporate interests over the interests of common Americans.


bgunzy said...

Do you actually think that John Edwards would replace the "corporate" types in Washington if elected? How corporate-like is spending $400 on a haircut? How corporate-like is getting $500,000 from a hedge fund?

Edwards can talk all he wants, but his actions do him a disservice. He so much wants to "slum" it up with us "common" people, to show he is one of us and get our vote. However, he has turned to the Dark Side himself, and is no longer a "man of the people."

noneed4thneed said...


We have already gone over this on my blog and on yours. We obviously have different opinions on Edwards as a person.

What do you think about the message? Is it something that is important and people should consider when they are deciding who to support?