RUSH: John Edwards: “I think that Jesus would be disappointed in our ignoring the plight of those around us who are suffering and our focus on our own selfish, short-term needs. I think he’d be appalled, actually.”
Yeah, this is not playing well. John Edwards says, “Jesus would be appalled at our ignoring the plight of those around us.” At RushLimbaugh.com, ladies and gentlemen, we have two pictures. We posted them prior to the program. We have John Edwards’ massive, brand-new mansion in North Carolina. It has just been uncovered by the Carolina Journal. The photos are by Don Carrington. Edwards has a beach house, a 2,800-square foot beach house on exclusive and gated Figure Eight Island near Wilmington. The latest tax valuation on this beach house is $2.6 million. The whole island is gated. He’s got John’s Lounge, a room in his 82,000-square-foot home in Orange County near Chapel Hill.
So John Edwards thinks Jesus would be appalled at the selfishness of Americans these days and our lack of concern for the poor and less fortunate. He said this, by the way, to the Christian website BeliefNet.com, and of course it’s going to be hard for former Senator Edwards to avoid the hypocrisy of this massive “conspicuous consumption,” the obvious indications of his wealth, while he’s out talking about how we don’t do enough for the poor and don’t have enough concern for the less fortunate.