Republican hypocrisy knows no bounds
Looking through my inbox this afternoon, I came across this release from the Tennessee Republican Party. They are claiming John Edwards is a hypocrite because he appeals to poor people, but is actually quite rich.
Are you serious? After bashing Democrats not 3 months ago for calling out Corker on all his money, the TNGOP wants to play the exact same card?
Yo, Bob Davis, you wanna know what the difference is? Edwards ain't dumping millions of dollars into his own campaign! Besides, I don't believe Edwards ever claimed to be a poor man.
(Nashville) - Tennesseans welcome liberal Democrat presidential candidate John Edwards to Nashville today. Edwards, who has used class warfare in his bid for the presidency, will share more of his hypocritical insights into solving the poverty crisis in America.
"John Edwards forgot to bring substantive ideas to Nashville today, but he certainly remembered to pack a good dose of hypocrisy," said Tennessee Republican Party Chairman Bob Davis. "It must be easy for Edwards to champion his disingenuous 'man of the people' political rhetoric while enjoying the comforts of his multi-million dollar mansion."
Edwards' $4.2 million mansion – the most expensive house in Orange County, N.C. with five bedrooms, more than six bathrooms, a swimming pool, and basketball and racquetball courts – has many Americans questioning the candidate's continued record of hypocrisy.
"After repeatedly complaining that there are 'two Americas,' it is clear in which America John Edwards' and his 29,000-square-foot mansion resides," said Davis.
The guy was the "son of a mill worker" who went to public school, a state university, and got his law degree. If you have a problem with this American dream, then you have a problem with Bob Corker.
Edwards is a populist. He lived in North Carolina, very similar economically and geographically to my home here in East Tennessee. The man wants to use government to help the lowest of the low so that more people can live the American dream that he has.
Tennesseans need a candidate like John Edwards. If Bob Davis, and other GOP hacks, want to play hardball here in Tennessee, they should pick on the woman or the black guy. Picking on the "everyman" like John Edwards won't fly.