Edwards calls for “mandatory service” so it’s not just “the poor” who serve

Posted by: ST on May 22, 2007 at 8:14 pm

Echoing an insulting theme expressed by Rep. Charlie Rangel and Senator John Kerry, among other reprehensible Democrats, presidential hopeful John Edwards made a call yesterday for not only protesting the war on Memorial Day, but also for a “mandatory military service” requirement to take the ‘burden’ off the poor:

Edwards also called Monday for spreading the burden of serving the country by mandating national service.

“One of the things we ought to be thinking about is some level of mandatory service to our country, so that everybody in America — not just the poor kids who get sent to war — are serving this country,” he said.

In usual fashion, he tried to back track moments later:

After the event, Edwards said he had not meant to imply that only the poor go to war, only that everyone should serve in some way.

Please go back up and read what he said about the poor serving, just to see how big of a lie he uttered when he tried to ‘clarify’ his comments.


“We have people from all walks of life in America who are serving, including Reservists and National Guard,” he said. “What we want to do is to have all Americans to have a chance to serve their country.”

Um, don’t they already have that “chance”, Senator?

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    1. NC Cop says:

      Excellent point, John. To which military service will you be signing up for? You know, so you can lead by example.

    2. Tango says:

      Somebody needs to tell Mr Edwards that indentured servitude went out years ago! ;))

    3. Drewsmom says:

      The breck girl should just SHUT THE HELL UP, what an idiotic statement, most the guys serving are middle class kids for God’s sake and I am proud of each and every one of em.
      Did edwards ever serve?:-w

    4. NC he’d serve in the Hair National Guard… :d

      And they wonder why they’re weak on national security. Maybe if they’d increase the size of the military instead of stab it in the back we’d actually believe them a little breck, I mean bit…

    5. Marshall Art says:

      Medved often raises the issue that a check of the demographics shows that the least represented group in the military is the poor. But that doesn’t quite fit the “two Americas” theme. BTW, Medved gets it frm the military’s own stats.

    6. camojack says:

      Yeah, it’s not too late for pretty boy to enlist… :o

    7. Severian says:

      I see two Americas, one who understands and respects our military, and another who think they are mindless, ignorant knuckle-draggers unworthy of respect.

    8. Tom TB says:

      Aside from Edward’s lack of military service, did he ever take a pro bono case as a lawyer?

    9. Severian says:

      More Proof Dems Don’t Get It:

      NEW YORK (AP) – Democrat John Edwards Wednesday repudiated the notion that there is a “global war on terror,” calling it an ideological doctrine advanced by the Bush administration that has strained American military resources and emboldened terrorists.


    10. jim b says:

      Please God let the terrorists screw up and take out Edwards too if they strike again.

    11. Mekan says:

      This is the Democrat typical positions:

      1. You are to stupid to make a good choice, unless it is to abort.

      2. The rich are evil and taking advantage of you.

      3. Only the dumb and poor serve in our military, which they support by the way.

      4. We will take care of you. There is no need to care for yourself.

      Bah!! Just like every pandering thing the Dems due, this is sickening.

    12. Lorica says:

      repudiated the notion that there is a “global war on terror” calling it an ideological doctrine

      Did I miss something here or did we get attacked in Sept. 2001?? Honestly how can such stupidity continue to exist. Is John starting a new cult?? 9/11 Deniers United?? Someone should just smack this idiot on the back of his head, and tell him, to quote Drewsmom, “to shut the hell up”. It seems to me this “ideological doctrine” was thrust upon us by the 19 islamofacists who flew planes into our buildings. What an idiot. Honestly, I think he is just running for President for the money. People who would send this brain dead fool money are just about as dumb as he is. – Lorica

    13. Oh gosh – I didn’t even see Sev’s link and just put a post up about Edwards’ latest comments here.