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Curse10sBitch Donating Member (21 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-05-03 09:55 AM
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23. No comparison.
Sister Souljah was an easy target, honestly: she'd said so many inflammatory, indefensible things that criticizing her was as safe as saying "8 Simple Rules is cynically milking John Ritter's death for ratings". Obvious.

Talking about the confederate flag, on the other hand, not so obvious. It's been said before: all most people are gonna get from this is "Dean is somehow associated with the confederate flag," because they're not gonna look into it real deep. That's not good for Dean. All press is not good press.

So, the sound bites: "Clinton dissed some militant black lady" vs. "Dean likes the confederate flag or something".

Neither sound bite is true, of course; I'm saying this is what I'm afraid the mainstream will hear.
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  -Dean's Sistah Soulja moment? HootieMcBoob  Nov-05-03 08:33 AM   #0 
  - The Legal Battles Over that Flag Have Been  UTUSN   Nov-05-03 08:38 AM   #1 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Nov-05-03 08:56 AM   #10 
  - What does class have to do with the confederate flag?  AP   Nov-05-03 09:34 AM   #21 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Nov-05-03 10:09 AM   #24 
  - He was merely saying that he  Sinistrous   Nov-05-03 11:28 AM   #33 
  - They are a majority of voters is Georgia, Mississippi  Classical_Liberal   Nov-05-03 02:54 PM   #43 
  - I can tell you don't live in the South  Eloriel   Nov-05-03 03:42 PM   #58 
  - Somebody gets it!  kicknitup   Nov-05-03 07:12 PM   #66 
  - The "Bigotry" Word Is Being Attached to the Wrong Person n/t  UTUSN   Nov-05-03 11:18 AM   #29 
     - Not really.  Sinistrous   Nov-05-03 11:25 AM   #31 
        - Where Do You Get off with "irrational hatred" About Somebody You Don't Kno  UTUSN   Nov-05-03 11:30 AM   #34 
  - What legal battles have been fought?  Classical_Liberal   Nov-05-03 02:53 PM   #42 
  - Got Links. Got proof?  RetroLounge   Nov-05-03 03:03 PM   #47 
  - and while you were fightiong the good fight the damn country was hijacked  burythehatchet   Nov-05-03 05:47 PM   #64 
  - Exactly what I thought  Gman   Nov-05-03 08:41 AM   #2 
  - Attempting inclusiveness is not something one needs to apologise for.  Sinistrous   Nov-05-03 08:57 AM   #12 
     - First "bigotry", Now "inclusiveness"--Is This "Opposites" Language?  UTUSN   Nov-05-03 11:26 AM   #32 
        - Your point?  Sinistrous   Nov-05-03 02:31 PM   #40 
  - Interesting interpretation.  poskonig   Nov-05-03 08:42 AM   #3 
  - MORE Competitive In The South?  cryingshame   Nov-05-03 08:48 AM   #4 
     - I suspect Team Dean wants controversy over this issue.  poskonig   Nov-05-03 08:53 AM   #7 
     - Evidently the dittoheads love being "dissed" They love Rush don't they?  loudnclear   Nov-05-03 08:56 AM   #8 
     - Evidently the dittoheads love being "dissed" They love Rush don't they?  loudnclear   Nov-05-03 08:56 AM   #9 
     - They are not a small percentage of Southern Voters.  Classical_Liberal   Nov-05-03 02:58 PM   #45 
  - I made that argument yesterday  jeter   Nov-05-03 08:49 AM   #5 
  - Also, notice how those who are so "offended"  jeter   Nov-05-03 08:52 AM   #6 
  - yes, as I said elsewhere  JNelson6563   Nov-05-03 08:59 AM   #13 
  - Dean's been running a general election campaign all along  mandyky   Nov-05-03 08:57 AM   #11 
  - I'm a Dean supporter and I think he might be toast  mrgorth   Nov-05-03 08:59 AM   #14 
  - this is from a black supporter on the Dean blog  slinkerwink   Nov-05-03 09:01 AM   #15 
  - with all due respect  paulk   Nov-05-03 10:13 AM   #25 
     - Wha?  Hep   Nov-05-03 10:35 AM   #27 
     - No it doesn't but then  Classical_Liberal   Nov-05-03 03:00 PM   #46 
        - what outrage would that be?  paulk   Nov-05-03 03:11 PM   #52 
           - The outrage of the other candidates and their partisans  Classical_Liberal   Nov-05-03 03:13 PM   #53 
  - mrgroth, is this your first election?  jeter   Nov-05-03 09:03 AM   #16 
  - Yes and no  mrgorth   Nov-05-03 09:30 AM   #19 
  - No, not over this  LizW   Nov-05-03 09:24 AM   #18 
     - untruths?  AP   Nov-05-03 09:37 AM   #22 
        - What do you think Sharpton meant  LizW   Nov-05-03 10:35 AM   #26 
           - Sharpton means that...  AP   Nov-05-03 11:43 AM   #36 
              - Yes Edwards is much more hypocritical then Sharpton  Classical_Liberal   Nov-05-03 03:06 PM   #48 
                 - Don't you think that sorta explains why Edwards is jumping on the person  AP   Nov-05-03 03:14 PM   #54 
                    - Excuse me? Ever heard the definition of the term chutspah?  Classical_Liberal   Nov-05-03 03:19 PM   #56 
  - Having Al Sharpton mad at him  birdman   Nov-05-03 09:04 AM   #17 
  - Clinton's Sistah Souljah thing was drawing a line which black America  AP   Nov-05-03 09:33 AM   #20 
  - excellent point  paulk   Nov-05-03 10:35 AM   #28 
  - He is not "risking" blacks and liberals  eissa   Nov-05-03 11:23 AM   #30 
  - I would think that using the most culturally divisive symbol  paulk   Nov-05-03 11:57 AM   #37 
     - Gephardt and Edwards are not trying to get republican voters  Classical_Liberal   Nov-05-03 03:10 PM   #51 
        - I have yet to hear Gephardt and Edwards  paulk   Nov-05-03 03:18 PM   #55 
           - I have heard Edwards say the rebel flag is a frivolous  Classical_Liberal   Nov-05-03 03:23 PM   #57 
              - got a link?  paulk   Nov-05-03 03:59 PM   #61 
  - There is no polling data showing he has pissed off ANYONE  Classical_Liberal   Nov-05-03 03:08 PM   #50 
  - Actually this was Sharpton and Edward's Sister Souljia moment  Classical_Liberal   Nov-05-03 03:07 PM   #49 
  - No comparison.  Curse10sBitch   Nov-05-03 09:55 AM   #23 
  - Okay, I admit I'm not paying much attention to the candidates  cat_girl25   Nov-05-03 11:40 AM   #35 
  - here  paulk   Nov-05-03 12:11 PM   #38 
     - Thanks a bunch!  cat_girl25   Nov-05-03 12:38 PM   #39 
        - Here, this is a quote (in context)...  mzmolly   Nov-05-03 02:36 PM   #41 
           - But Dean's recent comment to the Des Moines Register contained NO  DemBones DemBones   Nov-05-03 04:16 PM   #62 
              - You hve absolutely no idea of that  Eloriel   Nov-05-03 05:24 PM   #63 
                 - what's dishonest  paulk   Nov-05-03 07:09 PM   #65 
  - Not really. He was the one that was attacked.  Classical_Liberal   Nov-05-03 02:56 PM   #44 
  - Good theory  jiacinto   Nov-05-03 03:46 PM   #59 
     - Dean doesn't need help with white voters. He's doing great with white...  AP   Nov-05-03 03:52 PM   #60 
 

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