Elizabeth Edwards Is Kind Of A Bad Ass September 25, 2007Posted by fitsnews in 2008 Presidential Primaries.
WIFE OF DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE MIXES IT UP WITH HILLARY
FITSNews – September 25, 2007 – Don’t get us wrong, we still think John Edwards is an insensitive prick and we wouldn’t vote for him if he were on fire … errr, something like that … but damn if his wife Elizabeth didn’t earn some major props today by calling out Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton. In a refreshingly frank interview with the New York Daily News, Mrs. Edwards offered a series of remarkably effective shots aimed at the former First Lady’s supposed abandonment of universal health care reform:
“(Universal health care) failed when the Clinton administration pulled this, when they said, ‘We’re not going to use any more political capital on this, on the fight for universal health care.’ And that’s an important part that Sen. Clinton leaves out … They lost the fight in 1993, pulled it out because they wanted to use their political capital to get NAFTA passed as opposed to universal health care in ’94 … She’s wrong on how it is we get universal health care – and her own experience should have taught her that …”
Well damn … Mrs. Edwards went on to imply that Hillary couldn’t win a general election, saying that “this primary season is not about Feb. 5. This primary season is about November of 2008, and we have to get a nominee who can win. That’s all.”
Pay attention, people, because this is how you talk smack in politics. First you make it about a real issue, then you speak your mind. Of course, we also believe that Edwards plan to socialize our health care system is the worst of all would-be presidential ideas currently on the table, reminding us of French economist Frederic Bastiat’s contention that “government is the great fiction, through which everybody endeavors to live at the expense of everybody else.” True that.