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stickdog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-03-04 07:29 AM
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Democrats Keep Hammering Away at Dean
http://www.ctnow.com/news/custom/newsat3/la-na-trail3jan03,1,1659385.story

"There is a pattern with Gov. Dean," Gephardt said in a speech at a Des Moines hospital. "First, say something indefensible. Then deny you ever said it. Then, when it's proven you said it, don't tell anybody why you said it. And then go and say it all over again."

In an interview on CNN, Sen. Joe Lieberman who has opted out of the Iowa caucuses challenged Dean on another issue, predicting that the front-runner's position on tax cuts would hurt him with most Americans.

Sen. John F. Kerry of Massachusetts spent the day in New Hampshire, unveiling a plan to eliminate barriers for small businesses and their employees. But his campaign continued its assault on Dean.

In a release headlined "Daily Straight Talk: A daily fact check of the records and statements of Howard Dean," the Kerry camp criticized Dean's environmental record, saying Dean was "more country club than Sierra Club."

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sandnsea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-03-04 07:45 AM
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1. Gephardt no pink tutu
I always saw him as just a nice guy. Guess he can get down and dirty too. "According to Howard Dean, we're all lying all the other candidates and every major newspaper in America," Gephardt said. "The last refuge from an indefensible record is to call everything a big lie."

So how does Howard respond? He lies. Vermont wouldn't have health programs without the federal government and wouldn't have had a manufacturing base without NAFTA and other Clinton era education and jobs programs. Oh, and for good measure, he throws out the old war vote. What amazing leadership. :eyes:

"They haven't accomplished much. No health program, no jobs , they supported the war in Iraq."


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patricia92243 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-03-04 07:50 AM
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2. Makes me wonder if some candidate had rather see Bush win rather than Dean
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sandnsea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-03-04 07:54 AM
Response to Reply #2
4. Makes me wonder if we want a President
Or just another liar.
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Cheswick2.0 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-03-04 08:22 AM
Response to Reply #4
7. makes me wonder how many people here would rather bush win
Edited on Sat Jan-03-04 08:24 AM by Cheswick
tahn accept that their candidate is responsible for his own lousy results.
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sandnsea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-03-04 09:01 AM
Response to Reply #7
11. Like Dean will have to
When the voters realize he's just a big fat liar.
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Sideways Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-03-04 12:25 PM
Response to Reply #11
32. OK SnS He Is Just Big Liar But When You Realize He Has The Nomination
What are you going to do?
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Foswia Donating Member (215 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-03-04 02:09 PM
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44. What will you do when you realize Clark has the Nomination?
Dean's scorched earth campaign sickens me. His self-righteous hypocrisy (see negative ads) makes me wonder what he and his supporters will do when Clark has the nomination.
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stickdog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-04-04 04:24 AM
Response to Reply #44
55. I'll vote Clark.
What will you do when Dean gets the nomination?
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MODemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-03-04 01:06 PM
Response to Reply #11
35. Are you sure you're on the right forum?
It is my understanding that we're not supposed resort to name-calling on here.
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Blitz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-03-04 02:28 PM
Response to Reply #35
45. Your understanding is incorrect
Nothing in post 11 breaks any rules. We can be as hard on any candidate as we like (except for the nickname rule). The civility rule applies to other DUers, not to public figures who aren't DUers.
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virtualobserver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-03-04 08:40 AM
Response to Reply #4
10. we don't want someone who lies about why he voted for the IWR
good point
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sandnsea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-03-04 09:02 AM
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12. Dean already had to retract that
He tried that months ago. Nobody has lied about voting for IWR. Dean, on the other hand, has lied about being against war with Iraq from the start. He supported a war resolution. He said war would be necessary if Iraq didn't let inspectors in. Why won't he admit he wasn't against war from the start?
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virtualobserver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-03-04 09:30 AM
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16. Kerry recently proved that he lied about his vote on the IWR
after "apologizing" in that little meeting that included Eric Alterman, he then began volunteering his vote after Saddam was captured. He was only sorry that the vote for war did not help him politically. When it was politically convenient, he was then happy to volunteer that he had voted for the IWR, since it led to Saddam's capture.

Kerry's position can be stated in this way. I am for everything that went right in Iraq, and against everything that went wrong.

http://dailykos.com/story/2003/12/20/15737/481


To quote alterman.....

Yes, to those of you who asked, I am feeling that Senator Kerry did saw off that limb onto which I had climbed for him vis--vis his vote for the war when he started bragging about it after Saddam's capture. The ultimate lesson here, I guess, comes from my old friend and mentor Izzy Stone. "Don't trust any politician. Period."
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sandnsea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-03-04 09:39 AM
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18. He continues to say Bush failed
Failed at every single thing leading up to that war and that we would not be in this war if he were President. This does not change the fact that he has always said Saddam needed to be held accountable for WMD and that the situation in Iraq needed to change, preferably with Saddam no longer in control. He hasn't moved one inch from his position in 5 years.
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virtualobserver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-03-04 10:05 AM
Response to Reply #18
19. So if Kerry was president, Saddam would still be in charge.....
but since he voted for the IWR, Saddam is gone.


That sounds like a Bush/Cheney advertisement.



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sandnsea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-03-04 10:28 AM
Response to Reply #19
21. Yep
Sure does. Thanks for adding it to the discussion, so helpful. Lieberman has attacked Kerry in the same way, so's you know.
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virtualobserver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-03-04 10:57 AM
Response to Reply #21
25. It just shows how confused Kerry's position is.
If he wouldn't have gone to war as President, he shouldn't have voted for the resolution.
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sandnsea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-03-04 11:08 AM
Response to Reply #25
27. That's some logic
I guess if Afghanistan turned over bin laden, we should have went to war anyway because Congress voted for us to do that.
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virtualobserver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-03-04 01:13 PM
Response to Reply #27
36. What does that have to do with Kerry's contradictory stance? n/t
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sandnsea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-03-04 01:24 PM
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40. There's no contradiction
Voting for a war resolution doesn't authorize the President to go off half-cocked doing whatever he wants. It didn't in WWII, it didn't in Afghanistan, and it shouldn't have in Iraq. Kerry is consistent. Bush is a lying idiot.
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Sean Reynolds Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-04-04 12:55 AM
Response to Reply #40
52. Kerry should have KNOWN better!
Kucinich did. Graham did. Byrd did. Hell KENNEDY did! Why not Kerry? Don't give me that BS line that Kerry only voted for the resultion, but didn't think Bush would skip past the UN and attack Iraq unilaterally. Hell, even average citizens in late 2002 were saying Bush would skip past the UN and go to war.

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MaggieSwanson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-03-04 05:20 PM
Response to Reply #12
48. Thank you, sandnsea.
You beat me to it!
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nibbana Donating Member (118 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-03-04 05:41 PM
Response to Reply #12
50. Dem Reps & Senators been bitch slapped by Bush
Someone is asking me to vote for some guys who won't stand up to Bush..
Bush has taken this country for a violent lurch to the right with a weak fight from the Dems in "Coingress"...

These guys are putting up more of a fight against Dean than they ever did against Bush...


nib



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polmaven Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-03-04 01:57 PM
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43. I remember only one candidate
noting that many of his supporters will not vote for the Democratic nominee if it is not he. I don't, however, remember that candidate asking those same supporters to support whomever the nominee is.

It was almost a threat....Nominate me or I will take my supporters and go elsewhere. How mature is that?

I will not say that Howard Dean or any of his supporters are republicans. That comes too close to calling them freepers. Obviously, though, some on this board have no problem calling anyone with whom they disagree a freaking freeper.

No, The Dean supporteres, as he stated, will likely go to the Greens, Independents, or not vote at all. And he apparently has no intention of asking them to do otherwise. Way to support the Democrats, doctor.
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stickdog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-04-04 04:28 AM
Response to Reply #43
56. Dean has said numerous times that he'll support the nominee.
Regardless.

Some of his supporters won't -- just like any with other candidate, except he has more who used to be "outside the system."

Stating this is not a threat. It's simply a valid observation.
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polmaven Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-04-04 07:38 PM
Response to Reply #56
63. My point is that
I have not heard Dr. Dean ask those supporters to join him in supporting whomever may be the nominee.

Of course it was a threat. "If you don't stop picking on me, I'm gonna tell the teacher, then I'm gonna pick up my supporters and go home"!
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mouse7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-03-04 07:51 AM
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3. May Gephardt rot in hell for handing Rove that soundbyte
You can count on Rove putting that soundbyte in Dumbya campaign spots in the Midwest if Dean gets the nomination.
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virtualobserver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-03-04 08:35 AM
Response to Reply #1
9. gephardt does wear his pink tutu
when he hangs out with Bush.
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sandnsea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-03-04 09:04 AM
Response to Reply #9
13. Oh nonsense
One vote doesn't make a pink tutu wearer.
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virtualobserver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-03-04 09:33 AM
Response to Reply #13
17. his behavior over the last three years does.
Only after Howard Dean proved that you could get away with attacking Bush did Gephardt discover that Bush was a "miserable failure"
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sandnsea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-03-04 10:27 AM
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20. More bull
I think people just don't remember, that's all. There was criticism of Bush. Guess what. America voted for Republicans. They believed Bush, "On Monday, he went so far as to say that the Democrat-led Senate is "not interested in the security of the American people."

http://www.truthout.org/docs_02/09.28C.gephardt.oped.htm

And here is what Gephardt said about the IWR that passed:

"Over the past several days I have solicited views from all the members of my caucus and have negotiated with the administration to secure a number of important improvements that reflect these views. These improvements include support for and prioritization of U.S. diplomatic efforts at the United Nations, limitations on the scope of the authorization, presidential determinations to Congress before our armed forces may be used against Iraq. These include assurances by the president that he has exhausted diplomatic means to address this threat and that any military action against Iraq will not undermine our ongoing efforts in the war against terrorism. Regular consultations with and reporting to Congress on the administration's efforts to address this threat and post conflict contingencies in Iraq."

http://www.nytimes.com/2002/10/02/politics/03CONG-TEXT.html?pagewanted=2&ei=5070&en=adfcc03bea802013&ex=1073278800

Clearly Bush failed. Gephardt criticized him all along the way. Clearly the American people didn't give a shit. They believed Bush.


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virtualobserver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-03-04 10:55 AM
Response to Reply #20
24. Bush didn't fail, he got exactly what he wanted....
Kerry and Gephardt were naive.
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sandnsea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-03-04 11:09 AM
Response to Reply #24
28. Bush did get what he wanted
I wonder why Howard supported Bush in that end too.
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virtualobserver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-03-04 01:15 PM
Response to Reply #28
37. that reality only exists in the minds of those who want to believe it.
I can't counter a reality that exists only in your mind.
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sandnsea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-03-04 01:22 PM
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39. Like Gephardt said
"There is a pattern with Gov. Dean," Gephardt said in a speech at a Des Moines hospital. "First, say something indefensible. Then deny you ever said it. Then, when it's proven you said it, don't tell anybody why you said it. And then go and say it all over again."

Just pretend Biden-Lugar and everything Howard said about war with Iraq didn't happen.
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The Zanti Regent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-03-04 12:43 PM
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33. Once a Pink Tutu, ALWAYS a Pink Tutu
I'd love to see Gephardt go to my nephew's bedside and explain why he gave a blank check to President Asshole!

He should bring Kerry, Liberman and Edwards with him!
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w4rma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-04-04 11:42 AM
Response to Reply #1
58. Only against Dems though. Not against Repugs. (n/t)
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leesa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-04-04 11:55 AM
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60. He's right Gephardt. You are all lying and the media is lying
The little GOP game Gep and the other rich "representatives" have championed is coming to an end. We are on to you. Kerry, Lieberman and Gephardt...shilling for the GOP.
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ozymandius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-03-04 08:17 AM
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5. This is demented.
It's like some hick homicidal lover saying, "If I can't have her (the presidency) then nobody can have her." It would appear that these candidates care more for Bush to stay in the White House rather than anyone but themselves win this election.

I am so sick of Democrats shredding themselves. They could best use their quotable time pronouncing their individual vision for the country rather than tearing down the person running the best campaign. Or is this their vision: vote for me because I am not Howard Dean?
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sandnsea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-03-04 08:19 AM
Response to Reply #5
6. I wish Howard had done that
I might actually like the guy if he had.
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mouse7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-03-04 08:25 AM
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8. Get Howard Dean
"...They're angry because the Republicans are getting away with murder and the Democrats have spent most of the last three years on the ropes. This explains why the Beltway boys, John Kerry, Joe Lieberman, John Edwards and Richard Gephardt, are not doing so well in the polls and are having trouble raising cash. They're the ones who rolled over and played dead while George W. Bush looted the Treasury, turned the government over to polluters and profiteers and took advantage of 9/11 to attack civil liberties and launch a half-cocked invasion of Iraq. That Mr. Dean is actually gauche enough to point this out galls them immensely...."

"...In their desperate attempt to stop Mr. Dean, party leaders may wind up weakening their chances in the fall. If he emerges damaged from the primaries, or falters and gives way to a weaker candidate like Wesley Clark or John Edwards, George W. Bush may be able to thank a few Democrats in his victory speech."

http://www.berkshireeagle.com/Stories/0,1413,101~6267~1868013,00.html
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J B Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-03-04 09:17 AM
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14. It really is like reading I/P threads all day long now.
If more people said what they thought rather than what they're supposed to say to promote their candidate it would be a nicer world.

My two cents.
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Jim Sagle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-03-04 09:21 AM
Response to Reply #14
15. Ouch! As a sometime denizen of I/P, I gotta say, "That hurts!"
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fla nocount Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-03-04 10:28 AM
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22. There's only one candidate w/o an office on the "Hill"
Only one who owes nobody, only one w/o a lever sticking out his arse for the DNC/DLC to pull on. Dean scares the whores.....they know that the first thing he'll do is expose them.
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Blitz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-03-04 02:34 PM
Response to Reply #22
46. Really?
who does Kucinich "owe?" Where is Clark's office on the Hill? How long has Sharpton been a tool of the DNC/DLC? These kinds of statements, from Dean and his supporters, are why the people that Dean really scares are Democrats who would like to have a shot of winning something in 2004.
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bvar22 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-03-04 10:35 AM
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23. The more the DLC candidates attack Dean,
the more I like him. These attacks on the leading Democratic Candidate are NOT coming from the liberal candidates, they are coming from the rebublican wing of the Democratic Party. They remind me of the republicans' attack on Gore in 2000.
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MrPrax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-03-04 10:59 AM
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26. The Beltway Three are disgusting...
They had ample opportunity to prove their worth to registered Democrats for the past decade (last TWO for Gep) and this is all they can do...

Since they are finished...why are they simply downgrading Dem chances next November...

Scum...
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stickdog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-03-04 12:07 PM
Response to Reply #26
29. I see no possible scenario for ANY of the 3 DLC stalking horses to win.
But they can help Bush.
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Rose Siding Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-03-04 12:08 PM
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30. The patrician Kerry makes country club jokes?
*snarf*
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Fleshdancer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-03-04 12:15 PM
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31. More Dean attacks = more donations to the Dean campaign
Like it or not, that's the current situation. I hope like hell this is confusing the GOP because if Dean does win the nomination, it's going to be interesting to see how our party reacts when it's the Bush campaign that's firing the attacks.

I hope this becomes the trend for whoever wins the Democratic nomination.
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MODemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-03-04 12:57 PM
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34. Gephardt and Ashcroft make me ashamed to be a Missourian
Gephardt is either a sore loser or he's working for George W. Bush. He's ran for president in the past and couldn't make it past second base, so here he is on television shows 24/7/365, instead of doing his damned job that he was elected to do. I've just changed my mind about voting democratic for whomever gets the nomination. I will just not vote, and, I know what people will say: "oh so you are going to help George W. Bush". To those people, I'll tell them that whenever the democratic party can unite and stand behind their front runners, then I'll be interested again. No wonder there is such apathy in this country. The politicians themselves, are a turn-off.:mad: :puke: :argh:
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virtualobserver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-03-04 01:17 PM
Response to Reply #34
38. You don't have to worry about Gephardt winnning the nomination
His ego won't let him give up.
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Politiclo8 Donating Member (66 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-03-04 01:32 PM
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41. I'm getting tired of the.............
circular firing squad that has formed since Dean became the front runner. I watched Donna Brazil(sic?) on CSPAN several days ago and I was like how in the hell could Gore have been so stupid when he chose her to 'help' him run his campaign (into the ground). She was horrible. She looked as if she were a zombie. I wondered for a second if she were Tom Daschle in drag and blackface. I was like wtf?

I remember her saying that she talks to Rove on a regular basis. I wonder if she is on Rove's payroll. I wonder if the DLC is on the Republican payroll.
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IndianaGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-03-04 01:35 PM
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42. There is a pattern to Gephardt
and here it is:

President, House Leadership Agree on Iraq Resolution



President George W. Bush along with bipartisan leaders from the House and Senate announced the Joint Resolution to authorize the use of the United States Armed Forces against Iraq. "The statement of support from the Congress will show to friend and enemy alike the resolve of the United States," President Bush said during the announcement in the Rose Garden, Wednesday, October 2, 2002. White House photo by Paul Morse.

http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2002/10/20021002-7.html

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Guaranteed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-03-04 03:48 PM
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47. The other Dems were doing a lot better when they were
attacking Bush.

That's the only way that they can make any progress.
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Malva Zebrina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-03-04 05:26 PM
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49. this is pathetic
and over played. The guy came from nowhere and initiated a campaign that raised millions of dollars--he has had to have some super, organisational techniques in order to do this. He did not have the exposure of a Kerry or of a Gebhart or of a Lieberman, who did hav e access to the press in ways that Dean did not.

Somehow, the guy really WANTED it--and believes in himself--the other three, well they became complacent--they became part of the good old boy club--and when they discovered that it was not resonating with the voters, they were already behind. They may be good men, that is not my point. The point is that now, since they ARE behind, they have to resort to trying to kill the good man, the good doctor, Dean.

It is really trite, as immature as Bush is, and does not say much for the three of them. They have their noses on backwards at the succ]ess of Dean.

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koopie57 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-04-04 12:47 AM
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51. I'm curious
I'm trying to think back to when President Clinton had all his troubles and the democrats did not step up to support him. I'm wondering who the most vocal were, I believe Lieberman was and Gebhardt, but not sure about Kerry. If these people have a habit of not supporting each other, then no wonder there is so much trouble in the democratic party. They don't seem to rally around one another. If they spent this energy going after Bush instead of each other, things might look a lot differently.

I can't get over how stupid all this infighting is. It is like when a basketball team fails cuz one player wants to make all the points. It never works.
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progressivebydesign Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-04-04 02:01 AM
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53. Another amazing DU day..
Wow. It suddenly dawned on me, as I read attacking posts against Dean, that Dean supporters 99% of the time do NOT attack the other candidates. But.. other Democratic candidates, (and even their supporters here) freely and frequently attack Dean daily. I'm just not seeing an attack mob of Dean supporters. It sickens me to see the Democrats eating their own. To see so many so-called democrats and their candidates attacking Dean is disgusting, and so fucking counterproductive!!! The blind lust for power is so strong that they don't care who they destroy, or who we get in office as a result of their ruthlessness. Lee Atwater's spirit is alive and well in the back rooms of Kerry, Lieberman, Gephardt, and Clark's operations. Pity.. I had thought that Clark was going to stay above the fray.. but his supporters are some of the most venomous here, and now he's taken to attacking Dean. I guess we at DU were pretty naive for the past few years with our starry eyed, "we're in this together" attitude. Now it's a dog eat dog world... and so NOT what being a Democrat USED TO BE ABOUT!!! Why not pull your heads out of your self-centered asses and see what you're accomplishing by these relentless attacks. Four more years of BUSH! Yeah.. and you're the same people that railed against Nader and the Greens for supposedly helping to get Bush selected in 2000. You must be so proud!
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w4rma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-04-04 11:55 AM
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59. I agree. It absolutely sickens me to watch these smears. (n/t)
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Just Me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-04-04 12:16 PM
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62. Divisive in-fighting diverts from the real fight ahead of us.
This must end. We should be focusing on tackling "issues", not assasinating "candidates" (excepting, of course, the infamous presiding incumbent). Why isn't there simply a discussion about difficult issues instead of incessant personal attacks? Because the "personal attack" methodology is easier, or what?

I want ANYONE other than Bush (well, almost anyone). I do not wish to engage in tearing down any proponent against Bush. Am I alone? I don't think so.
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farmboxer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-04-04 03:10 AM
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54. Are They Working For Bush?!
Do they not care about "We The People"?

Why do some Democrats cut off their noses to spite their faces?!
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stickdog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-04-04 04:32 AM
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57. And not just their noses.
Edited on Sun Jan-04-04 04:32 AM by stickdog
Gephardt also managed to get his eyebrows.
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BuckeFushe Donating Member (797 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-04-04 12:05 PM
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61. I guess Dick, Joe, and John can forget about a cabinet post
This is not healthy. They should have left their ego's at the door. Instead, they just feed the BushCo hate machine. I thought our collective goal was to defeat Bush, not defeat ourselves?
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