As If You Needed Further Proof...
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) -- Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards told a labor group he would ask Americans to make a big sacrifice: their sport utility vehicles.
The former North Carolina senator told a forum by the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, yesterday he thinks Americans are willing to sacrifice.
Edwards says Americans should be asked to drive more fuel efficient vehicles. He says he would ask them to give up SUVs.
Tell you what, Pretty Boy. The day you tear down your multi-million dollar waterfront vacation home and turn it into a safe nesting ground for the local piping plover population, transform your palatial 28,000 sf mansion into a 200-bed inpatient rehab clinic, and move your family into a modest 2,000 square foot home on an acre of land is the day I think about recognizing you as more than an annoying little speck of dust on the coffee table of humankind.
Heck, I might even let you keep your SUV and even buy more if you want. You see, I have no problem with you driving whatever kind of vehicle you choose. Nor, do I have any problem with you living in a house the size of Rhode Island. It's called "freedom", dipshit. But, then again, I'm funny in that bizarre "respecting one's right to choose" kind of way.
But, what you want is for us lowly peasants to make "sacrifices" and live meager existences, while you and yours enjoy the opulent lifestyle that most Americans can only dream of. And, you have the nerve to go on national TV and carry on about what you perceive as "Two Americas"???
Look in the damn mirror, bitch.
Of course, none of that should come as a surprise to anyone who's been paying attention. I mean, we are talking about the guy who thinks taxpayer-funded entitlements and handouts are inalienable rights, and that the ability to purchase a handgun is a privilege to be doled out by politicians, such as himself, to the "chosen ones".
Now, I'm not terribly fond of criticizing total strangers, about whom I know very little [not that that's ever stopped me from doing so], but if you have a John Edwards bumper sticker on your car, or a campaign button on your backpack, you are an idiot.
And, not just the garden variety "Why does this milk still taste so funny?" idiot. We're talking the full-blown "tongue in the light socket" grade here.