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Thu Apr 25, 2013, 10:07 AM

Donna Brazile loses her goddamn mind.

http://www.cnn.com/2013/04/25/opinion/brazile-katrina-bush/index.html?hpt=hp_bn7

I don't even know what to say to this. It's bad enough there are actually Republicans out there who are trying to polish this turd for the history books. Now we have so-called "Democrats" doing the same. Unbelievable.

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Reply Donna Brazile loses her goddamn mind. (Original post)
BlueStater Apr 2013 OP
truebrit71 Apr 2013 #1
Poll_Blind Apr 2013 #2
undeterred Apr 2013 #3
Poll_Blind Apr 2013 #6
CTyankee Apr 2013 #5
Poll_Blind Apr 2013 #9
CTyankee Apr 2013 #16
Enrique Apr 2013 #8
Poll_Blind Apr 2013 #11
Enrique Apr 2013 #4
deutsey Apr 2013 #7
Fumesucker Apr 2013 #10
sabrina 1 Apr 2013 #12
sendero Apr 2013 #34
Sekhmets Daughter Apr 2013 #13
LineLineReply .
jberryhill Apr 2013 #17
Sekhmets Daughter Apr 2013 #22
jberryhill Apr 2013 #35
Sekhmets Daughter Apr 2013 #37
Recursion Apr 2013 #14
BlueStater Apr 2013 #18
Recursion Apr 2013 #21
RebelOne Apr 2013 #39
Buzz Clik Apr 2013 #29
zipplewrath Apr 2013 #41
fredamae Apr 2013 #15
LuvNewcastle Apr 2013 #33
fredamae Apr 2013 #36
Tom Rinaldo Apr 2013 #19
still_one Apr 2013 #23
BlueStater Apr 2013 #24
RudynJack Apr 2013 #25
Fawke Em Apr 2013 #20
calimary Apr 2013 #26
Ikonoklast Apr 2013 #27
LiberalAndProud Apr 2013 #28
nadinbrzezinski Apr 2013 #30
SamKnause Apr 2013 #31
Supersedeas Apr 2013 #32
GeorgeGist Apr 2013 #38
SoCalDem Apr 2013 #40

Response to BlueStater (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2013, 10:09 AM

1. Seriously, WTF?

Did we just get transported into 'opposite-world'?

HE LIED US INTO TWO GODDAMNED WARS AND HE HAD PEOPLE TORTURED!!!!!!!!

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Response to BlueStater (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2013, 10:10 AM

2. CNN probably said "Hey, write us an article about something you like about Bush" and that...

...was her piece. She pockets money, end of story. She's always been "iffy". I've agreed with her sometimes, disagreed with her others. She's fore hire. No, she's no Dick Morris, but she's in the same family of creatures.

PB

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Response to Poll_Blind (Reply #2)

Thu Apr 25, 2013, 10:15 AM

3. Isn't she James Carville's sister?

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Response to undeterred (Reply #3)

Thu Apr 25, 2013, 10:17 AM

6. LOL, you know that might not be too far off. I have the same kinds of mixed responses to Carville.

PB

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Response to Poll_Blind (Reply #2)

Thu Apr 25, 2013, 10:17 AM

5. she's a heavy drinker according to some political consultants I know.

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #5)

Thu Apr 25, 2013, 10:20 AM

9. Meh, so was Dick Van Dyke. I mean, I'm not saying something like that doesn't affect a person but..

...I suspect there's a general motivation for remuneration rather than political fervor which drives people like her. Some political strategists are only weakly on the "side" they work for. I don't always feel that's the case but...

PB

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Response to Poll_Blind (Reply #9)

Thu Apr 25, 2013, 10:45 AM

16. I've never seen her appear to be drinking but I haven't actually worked with her.

Maybe someone who has tried to work with her was frustrated...

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Response to Poll_Blind (Reply #2)

Thu Apr 25, 2013, 10:19 AM

8. she has other clients

her brand is "a Democrat that tells Democrats not to fight Republicans". This column is an advertisement for her services.

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Response to Enrique (Reply #8)

Thu Apr 25, 2013, 10:25 AM

11. Ha! Well, from certain things I've seen over the years from her I would put her more in..

...the Alan Colmes variety of political pundit. I've seen her get her digs in before, just like I've seen him do it, but both of them are toned down. They're not, for instance, like Robert Reich who brands himself with specific ideas. Brazille, Colmes are more...well, while they have their moments, overall they're kind of tepid.

I'm not saying they have to be over-the-top to get my respect as Democrats. They just don't seem to really fuel themselves as much with ideology. Democratic ideology fuels me, fuels people like Peter DeFazio, my house rep. I "get" people who are more on that wavelength and I'm often times left scratching my head when I meet or see, uh, what's the word?, coffee talk Democrats.

PB

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Response to BlueStater (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2013, 10:16 AM

4. i'm skeptical

she lists all of her relatives who were affected by the storm, and I was expecting to hear ways in which Bush helped them. I was ready with an open mind. But she never did, her talk about her relatives was just a setup for her platitudes about "civility".

She does mention $126 billion, that's getting closer to what I'm interested in. Did he really provide that money? Was it enough? That's what I want to know and Brazile doesn't address.

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Response to BlueStater (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2013, 10:18 AM

7. Sigh



In another year or two (tops) everyone's going to be extolling Bush the way they do Reagan.

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Response to BlueStater (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2013, 10:22 AM

10. Twenty five years from now half the schools in the country will be named after him.

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Response to BlueStater (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2013, 10:30 AM

12. It doesn't surprise me at all. She's always been questionable in her

dedication to actual Democratic principles. She seems to have the same affliction many of our 'Democrats' have, an urge to 'please' Republicans, to show how 'fair and balanced' we are, to demonstrate 'bi-partisanship' and 'compromise' and 'cooperation'.

I gave up on her a long time ago.

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Response to sabrina 1 (Reply #12)

Thu Apr 25, 2013, 11:51 AM

34. It's all...

.... about the money, across the board.

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Response to BlueStater (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2013, 10:30 AM

13. Civility! How I long for those few short decades

between the invention of the television and the advent of Newt Gingrich. When our politicians donned their Sunday best and behaved as though an informed nation was watching their every move. When they worked together to solve problems or face a crisis. Today a bitterly divided nation offers fist bumps of celebration each time one side or the other delivers an uppercut to the opponent's jaw.... Is it any wonder we have failed to address the issues that are eroding life in this country?

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Response to Sekhmets Daughter (Reply #13)

Thu Apr 25, 2013, 10:48 AM

17. .

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #17)

Thu Apr 25, 2013, 11:16 AM

22. Yes...but he never secured the nomination,

even though he made 3 attempts, did he? People expected more and often got it.

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Response to Sekhmets Daughter (Reply #22)

Thu Apr 25, 2013, 11:58 AM

35. The nomination? Heck, he was VP of the US!

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #35)

Thu Apr 25, 2013, 12:20 PM

37. Never ELECTED.

He served under Ford, who himself was never elected. There is a distinction.

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Response to BlueStater (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2013, 10:33 AM

14. Which of the things she said is false? (nt)

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Response to Recursion (Reply #14)

Thu Apr 25, 2013, 10:56 AM

18. Try the very headline of her editorial, for starters. N/T

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Response to BlueStater (Reply #18)

Thu Apr 25, 2013, 11:08 AM

21. Writers don't pick their headlines

I'll agree the editors at CNN have lost their god damn minds.

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Response to Recursion (Reply #21)

Thu Apr 25, 2013, 12:28 PM

39. That is true. As a copy editor, I wrote many headlines. n/t

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Response to BlueStater (Reply #18)

Thu Apr 25, 2013, 11:29 AM

29. Ok. Let's start there. Was she wrong? If so, be specific.

Brazile makes very specific comments about her feelings. Simply telling us she "lost her mind" doesn't cut it.

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Response to Recursion (Reply #14)

Thu Apr 25, 2013, 12:41 PM

41. Her representation

This wasn't left and right coming together after a disaster. This was the left, agreeing to overlook the massive faliure of the right, to work with them to clean up the mess. This was the right desperately trying to clean up their mess so as to patch over their incompetence.

She's congradulating the guy that plowed into the garage door for the lovely paint job he did on the repairs. And it comes off as a tad self serving since she's the person that helped pick out the paint.

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Response to BlueStater (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2013, 10:37 AM

15. I believe it-Stopped

paying attention to Donna months ago--She's just another member of "The Club" most of us will never qualify for...
Dem/GOP--What Is the difference these days????

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Response to fredamae (Reply #15)

Thu Apr 25, 2013, 11:44 AM

33. They're all working for the same people (not us).

Just like Clinton and GHW Bush became bosom buddies, Obama and Dubya will have a love affair, too, just as soon as Obama's term is over. These 'journalists' we have today are in bed with them, too.

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Response to LuvNewcastle (Reply #33)

Thu Apr 25, 2013, 11:58 AM

36. It wouldn't surprise me...

These folks Are the rather right-wing, wing of the Dem Party....or the Third Way/New Dem Coalition.....

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Response to BlueStater (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2013, 11:01 AM

19. I'm sorry but she has more Cred on this than almost any of us do

New Orleans is in her blood and her blood is in New Orleans. Donna does not play politics in either direction on this matter and she knows what she is talking about. Note that she was angry over the immediate Federal government response to Katrina, and she never retracts that anger. With family displaced and even missing at the time, she contacted Bush to see what she could do to get a better and more effective response from the government. If I were her and was a high level political player I would have done exactly the same.

Bush made some obviously horrible decisions in his two terms in office, and FEMA totally blew it in the days after Katrina hit. As far as I'm concerned those are facts. You don't have to defend Bush as President to accept what Brazile wrote here though. Bush was many things but I never saw him as a personal racist. If Brazile says that he made pledges to her regarding New Orleans and that he later kept them, I believe her. I am anti-Bush but I am also anti-knee jerk reactions.

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Response to Tom Rinaldo (Reply #19)

Thu Apr 25, 2013, 11:17 AM

23. Perhaps, but one thing is that a lot of Bush friends, and family profited from the aftermath of

Katrina

From a political stand point she has never been a very effective advocate for Democratic causes, and sure did not help the Gore campaign very much, of course neither did Gore




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Response to Tom Rinaldo (Reply #19)

Thu Apr 25, 2013, 11:17 AM

24. Trying to give that asshole any sort of credit for his Katrina response is laughable and sickening.

He did nothing for several days, then proceeded to epically fuck up the recovery, and then FINALLY got his ass in gear after thousands of people had already died and that means he "did good"? Like I said, sickening.

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Response to BlueStater (Reply #24)

Thu Apr 25, 2013, 11:21 AM

25. That's pretty much

what she wrote. She said the rescue was bungled. She was talking about long-term recovery.

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Response to BlueStater (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2013, 11:04 AM

20. Saw that on Twitter a bit ago and about gagged.

I couldn't tell on my phone, but is there a comments section?

I'll go look. She needs to hear from us.

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Response to BlueStater (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2013, 11:22 AM

26. Did she ever have one?

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Response to BlueStater (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2013, 11:27 AM

27. Brazile is just still happy that she got invited to the party.

And is still trying to remain on the inside with the clueless.

I am glad that BHO has little to do with her, ot the rest of the Clintonistas.

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Response to BlueStater (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2013, 11:28 AM

28. It's interesting that she mentioned "heckuva job" in the article.

Yup, heckuva job, Donna.


As long as your family did okay in the end, I guess that's all that really matters.

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Response to BlueStater (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2013, 11:30 AM

30. He did? Wow?

What's wrong with these political hacks?

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Response to BlueStater (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2013, 11:35 AM

31. Civil

Why should I be civil or have any civil feelings towards a president and his administration that started two unjust wars and hung the label of torturers on this country ?

Are their any dignitaries from Iraq and Afghanistan attending the grand opening ?

I wonder what the majority of the world think of GWB ?

I would like to know why our sitting president and living presidents think they need to be part of this charade ?

It is sickening enough that the Bush administration will never be prosecuted, but to participate in these political spectacles is truly sickening.

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Response to BlueStater (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2013, 11:39 AM

32. "I know what I am talking about..." and then transitions into

I am a self-interest in the outcome since DB was appointed to an oversight commission.

It has to look good in her eyes, since she was overseeing the outcome, you see.

Fail.

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Response to BlueStater (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2013, 12:24 PM

38. Another sap trying to please republicans.

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Response to BlueStater (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2013, 12:34 PM

40. Donna has always been wishy-washy

and highly overrated.

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