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Wed Jun 27, 2012, 11:07 AM

a sitting President, George W. Bush, did not attend his party's convention in '08

He 'attended' via satellite with a 5 minute address on the big screen..

And we should be clutching our pearls over Claire freaking McCaskill not attending Charlotte?


Don't let the media tell you what to think.

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Reply a sitting President, George W. Bush, did not attend his party's convention in '08 (Original post)
scheming daemons Jun 2012 OP
DearAbby Jun 2012 #1
Canis Mala Jun 2012 #2
senseandsensibility Jun 2012 #3
treestar Jun 2012 #4
zoechen Jun 2012 #5

Response to scheming daemons (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 11:17 AM

1. It's bunk

Little political news, August will be worse. Congress on leave...physically that is...No news, create news. It's Bizzzzzness

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Response to scheming daemons (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 11:20 AM

2. Keep asking

Reporters should keep asking the R-money and the GOP what role they will give Bush in the convention and election. Afterall, don't the all "miss him yet."

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Response to Canis Mala (Reply #2)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 11:58 AM

3. Good point, and of course reporters won't ask.

But the really sad thing is the Dem politicians are far too polite to ask this as well.

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Response to scheming daemons (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 12:01 PM

4. Exactly.

And we can hear the dumbbells in our lives repeating these TV pundit talking points uncritically.

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Response to scheming daemons (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 12:06 PM

5. Campaign chief urges Democrats to skip convention

 



The Democrat charged with trying to win back the House majority is telling his candidates that it's OK to skip the party's national convention.

Rep. Steve Israel, chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, told a gathering hosted by Reuters his advice has nothing to do with President Obama.

"If they want to win an election, they need to be in their district," Israel said yesterday at the Reuters Washington Summit.

The New York lawmaker added: "I don't care if the president was at 122% favorability right now. I think (candidates) should be in their district."

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More here

http://content.usatoday.com/communities/onpolitics/post/2012/06/steve-israel-democrats-skip-convention-/1#.T-sYkLWWfAk

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