Sticking it to the Men

John Edwards is taking his often repeated words towards Congress to the television screen with a new campaign ad, which says in part:

“But if you don’t pass universal health care by July of 2009, in six months, I’m going to use my power as president to take your health care away from you.”

No universal health care for Americans? Then you don’t deserve it either, Congress, says Edwards. An interesting spin on the debate about the use (and abuse, in the case of President Bush) of executive power. What do you think? Would this be a proper use of the president’s powers?

Edwards Takes On Congress in New Ad – [New York Times]


6 Responses

  1. I think it is a fantastic idea. I am really starting to like John Edwards more and more. Unlike most Democratic politicians, he seems willing to stand up for his ideals.

  2. Yes, this is an appropriate use of executive power.

    Certainly it is acceptable to force your ideals on people through threats and bullying.

    Don’t get me wrong, I am pro uni health, but this country isnt a gang, you don’t coerce people into agreeing with you.

  3. I have to agree with um…”- -“…if Bush did this we would be crawling over each other to criticize him

  4. To be fair, members of Congress get special health care that normal citizens do not.

  5. Very true. But still, you can’t deny we are just applauding this because Edwards is a Democrat.

  6. I’m not applauding it at all. This would be an illegal abuse of executive power if he were to follow through. We’ve had more than enough of that lately.

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