“Annabelle; Finally someone who gets it, the only way to get out of this mess is to manufacture in this country and purchase those goods made here. Free trade is protectionism and a complete and utter failure! It protects multinational corporations against one hundrid fifty million working Americans and our country is paying the price for this almost thirty years of incompetence and greed...”
“How is making Americans work for
Chinese wages gaining a competitive edge? All that does is make us a third world country. One hundrid fifty million working poor, if that's your idea of America, please, please consider moving to China, we can't literally afford your kind of vision for America...”
“Political opportunist? HHHMMMM OOOKKKKKK....
Well if Edwards was such an evil opportunist wouldn't he have been accepting tons of cash from greedy corporations? BTW where was Obama and Hillary last summer when Edwards was in New Orleans literally scooping up mold and debris from poor peoples homes? How dare he help poor people! I'm sure he could have found an easier way to be corrupt rather than exposing himself to toxic mold and disease on his summer tour....”
Independent voter on Feb 13, 2008 at 10:49:04
“Katrina hit New Orleans in 2005.
Why did Edwards wait until 2007 to scoop mud?
Answer: political opportunist trying for a photo-op.”
independentrepublicrat on Feb 12, 2008 at 14:06:12
“They were too busy working to join Edwards for his photo-op. The real question is where was Edwards in 2005, when I was feeding and clothing evacuees and volunteering with the Red Cross and churches? Better yet, where were you?”
“Congratulations Mr. Boyce you are the first blogger that realizes green jobs don't mean squat if those products are made in China. The only way Americans benefit from green jobs is if they are made here in the USA. Finally someone with a brain who gets it...”
“Well said Hale; There is one glaring omission from your post, that is this right wing lie that we do not have to make anything to be a sucessful and prosperous country. You can create and rely on low wage service jobs and everything will work out just fine. Republicans purposely don't want manufacturing in this country because this creats a middle class and for the most part, they vote Democrat. Poor people don't vote because they are to busy working three jobs for $7.00 an hour to make ends meet. Republicans know the price of everything (staying in power) and the value of nothing. Sadly Americans still buy into this lie and line up to buy goods make overseas, they are helping to keep Republicans in power....”
starboymikey on Feb 9, 2008 at 18:36:25
“We were actually very good friends with Japan before World War II, even when they were messing up China. The only thing that motivated us to fight Japan was them attacking us.
If we were such good friends, then why did they attack us, as you say?
Sorry, but your view of the history leading up to WW II is a bit simplistic.”
“Hale; Something that analysts never talk about is that we no longer have a demand side economy(Americans with a good paying job to purchase goods) we now have a supply side economy, low interest rates but Americans have no savings and now have to borrow and go deeper in debt to purchase goods. Americans are in debt up to their eyeballs. Since we do not make anything we consume thanks to the right wing Fascists in power, all money used to purchase goods now goes overseas. It's a lose, lose situation. The canary in the coal mine is Las Vegas, keep an eye on that town for further confirmation that America is in real trouble...”
“All excellent points but when as a country you do not make anything you consume the only outcome will be ridicule and third world status. So lets say we have some moderate improvement in "09", well Americans will continue to buy from overseas and send their money overseas and put very few people at home to work. The only way America has any chance is to let goods from China and Japan literally rot on the shelf, tell your retailer you will not buy his goods from China and Japan.
Yeah I know, a snowball has a better chance of survival in hell than americans doing anything good for their own country...”
“Finally someone talking about retaining and increasing manufacturing in this country. What most of the so called business pundits don't understand is that a service economy is the least efficient way to generate wealth and increase employment. When you actually make a product the domino effect in increased revenue and additional employment to other local business is increased exponentially, thus increasing state and local tax revenues for schools and badly needed infrastructure. Why do you think China is growing so rapidly, they actually make products and they are growing and getting wealthy on our money!!! America aren't you getting tired of watching your country go bankrupt and being the laughing stock of the world?. The Ronald Reagan supply side, service based economy is a complete failure!!! Wake up...”
“America is being set up to elect another loser, Obama and Hillary are both republican lite and will govern accordingly with Washington lobbyists and corporations running all over us. Look who is endorsing these two candidates, they are Democratic blue dogs, John Kerry, Tom Daschle and yes Ned Lamont all republican lite . We can have a twenty first century FDR leader or these two republican lite candidates, America you're about to get it wrong again and sink us for another four years... Think, Think, Think...”
Enid on Jan 10, 2008 at 21:28:50
If you would read the letters published in the New York Times between Hillary and her male collage friend, he kept all of them. Published I believe to hurt Hillary. However read them and you see a very genuine individual with a deep commitment to politic for the good.
NO ONE NOT EVEN IF WE ELECTED OUR PRESIDENT BY LOTTERY COULD BE WORSE THAN G.W. BUSH.”
jsarets on Jan 10, 2008 at 21:08:46
“FDR didn't campaign on the New Deal. He ran on a vague "turn the page" message that appealed to voters sick of the corruption and mismanagement of the Hoover administration. The big changes came after he was elected.
You can't campaign like Kucinich and win an election. You campaign like Obama and then push toward Kucinich in office.”
DontSpin on Jan 10, 2008 at 21:08:06
“All BS. Obama passed one of the most aggressive ethics reform over the past 50 years. The reason those democratic "blue dogs" are endorsing Obama is to make the case that he DOES have the experience necessary to lead the country to make the changes that are necessary. I am so sick of you cynics who stand against everything and for nothing. I'm not listening to you people anymore.
“Harry; You're right about one thing, America has a very, very short memory. John Edwards was there just months ago talking about rebuilding New Orleans and America won't give him any consideration for President. The blame goes far beyond Clinton and Obama not talking about New Orleans it goes to all Americans who have already moved on and left their fellow Americans without hope for change...”
RTIII on Jan 9, 2008 at 13:40:03
“Its the Main Stream Meda that won't consider Edwards - he's too much of a threat to them and other big-business interests.”
“I'm not voting for Dennis but that comment is so shallaow. Can't we vote for the best qualified instead of the best looking or tallest, it's the ideas that should be our top consideration not how a candidate looks..”
“You are right skyblu, if you need any more proof that America is not paying attention you need not look any further than who is ahead in the polls. You have two Democratic candidates Obama and Hillary, both republican lite. We are destined to go down yet another bad road...”
“Wow! America you are going to get it wrong again, after Bush 41 you elected Bill Clinton who was republican lite. You got Nafta and the telecommunications act that has helped put this country on the road to Fascism. Now sadly your two favorites candidates are Obama and Hillary who are both republican lite. Sorry I have absolutely no hope for change in this country. Say goodbye to your job if you still have one, it's on it's way to China and India...”
BlueRising on Jan 6, 2008 at 20:42:17
“that's bullshit. Obama has a solid progressive voting record, he's obviously playing the game and when he gets in, BAM. Chill out and do some research, you'll like what you see. The guy pals around in Chicago's Hyde Park neighborhood, its not hard to figure out where he's coming from in his world view and what he'll do when he actually takes power.”