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madfloridian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-15-06 08:25 PM
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48. Bolivia also? Didn't know that.

"Early returns indicated an 80 percent majority in favor of repealing the existing hydrocarbons law pushed in the 1990s by the hated Snchez de Lozada (or "Goni"), whose political consultants were the star liberal Democratic pollster Stanley Greenberg and former presidential campaign manager James Carville. The Washington-based Greenberg firm represents British Petroleum, one of the multinationals with billions invested in Bolivia. BP supported the referendum, along with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank, as did US Embassy officials, because the possible alternative--an Indian-led revolution--was even worse."

"The Greenberg firm, along with Carville, has done extensive polling of Latin American opinion and consulting for Eduardo Duhalde, whose popular support as Argentina's president fell to 8 percent after repression of antiglobalization protests in the 1990s, as well as Francisco Labatista, the candidate of Mexico's Institutional Revolutionary Party, which sent armed forces to quell the 1995 Zapatista uprising before being defeated at the polls.

It appears that the Greenberg-Carville axis attempted to export the Clinton Administration's free-trade policies to Latin America, with disastrous political results. Prompted by popular resistance from Mexico, Bolivia, Argentina, Ecuador and Brazil, however, the Clinton-era policies are being re-examined, from the New Deal tone of this week's Bolivian referendum to the language of Senator John Kerry's platform recommendation for "review" of trade policies."

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  -Carville is carrying someone's water. madfloridian  Nov-15-06 04:15 PM   #0 
  - Carville is carrying a bucketful of piss. nt  valerief   Nov-15-06 04:17 PM   #1 
  - Well, there ya  zidzi   Nov-15-06 04:41 PM   #17 
  - Carville is carrying Hillary's water  rox63   Nov-15-06 04:18 PM   #2 
  - Well, Rahm is a Clinton guy for sure.  madfloridian   Nov-15-06 04:19 PM   #3 
  - That's my take, Hillary wants Dean gone.  bklyncowgirl   Nov-15-06 05:23 PM   #24 
     - First they ignored him, then they laughed at him.  PassingFair   Nov-15-06 06:03 PM   #39 
        - Yep, and here's a response from the DNC's Finney.  madfloridian   Nov-15-06 07:38 PM   #45 
           - That is what I believe is the bottom line: fighting Dean IS fighting us  me b zola   Nov-15-06 10:27 PM   #53 
              - I think you have it....inside DC versus people throughout the party....  madfloridian   Nov-15-06 10:35 PM   #54 
              - Excatly - we are the ones who want citizen voters INFORMED while Clinton's team  blm   Nov-18-06 11:33 AM   #59 
  - K&R  PurgedVoter   Nov-15-06 04:20 PM   #4 
  - I don't know what's up with him.  FitzmasAgain   Nov-15-06 04:24 PM   #5 
  - Carville knows Hillary will cover up for Bush2 the way Bill did for Bush1.  blm   Nov-15-06 04:29 PM   #9 
     - I think it is time to buy Parry's book.  madfloridian   Nov-15-06 05:26 PM   #25 
        - Go to his site consortiumnews  blm   Nov-15-06 05:48 PM   #33 
           - I did not take you seriously on this in 04, but I do now.  madfloridian   Nov-15-06 05:51 PM   #35 
              - Getting an extra heated primary then was probably part of the picture -  blm   Nov-15-06 05:59 PM   #36 
  - Carville gets attention...this could really start something.  madfloridian   Nov-15-06 04:26 PM   #6 
  - Someone  Me.   Nov-15-06 04:26 PM   #7 
  - I heard him give Schumer and Rahm kudos today on CNN.  fooj   Nov-15-06 04:28 PM   #8 
  - I Thought It Was A Blah, Blah, Blah Nod To Fellow DLCers  Me.   Nov-15-06 04:33 PM   #11 
     - And a lot of the people don't care  zidzi   Nov-15-06 04:46 PM   #19 
  - I think you're on to something  Morgana LaFey   Nov-15-06 05:40 PM   #31 
  - Why, exactly, do people listen to him?  annabanana   Nov-15-06 04:30 PM   #10 
  - My view exactly  Canuckistanian   Nov-15-06 05:40 PM   #30 
  - Because so many people love Carville...think he's cute and folksy  madfloridian   Nov-15-06 07:15 PM   #43 
  - Carville puts trash can on head on Crossfire.  madfloridian   Nov-15-06 04:34 PM   #12 
  - He's the Piss Boy?  Blue-Jay   Nov-15-06 04:36 PM   #13 
  - Carville...  Everybody   Nov-15-06 04:39 PM   #14 
  - The worst part of the Ford chairman thing...  madfloridian   Nov-15-06 04:39 PM   #15 
  - He's carrying his wife's purse.  Opposite Reaction   Nov-15-06 04:40 PM   #16 
  - LOL I like the way you phrased that!  txindy   Nov-15-06 06:02 PM   #38 
  - clinton. a no brainer n/t  seabeyond   Nov-15-06 04:43 PM   #18 
  - A few defending voices today, but very few so far.  madfloridian   Nov-15-06 04:53 PM   #20 
  - Fowler spoke out for Dean. This is GOOD. His voice carries with common sense Dems.  blm   Nov-16-06 12:06 PM   #58 
  - And someone was attacking Dean's wife on Kos today.  madfloridian   Nov-15-06 05:01 PM   #21 
  - ... What now? They broke a leg, and it took six weeks to heal  BullGooseLoony   Nov-15-06 05:29 PM   #26 
     - It was about Medicare...  madfloridian   Nov-15-06 06:26 PM   #40 
  - Ask PassingFair what Mark Brewer (Chair MI DC) had to say about  MrsGrumpy   Nov-15-06 05:03 PM   #22 
  - Carville and Matalin have powerful people behind them....  madfloridian   Nov-15-06 05:19 PM   #23 
  - Oh, so you mean REPUBLICANS???  BlueEyedSon   Nov-15-06 05:37 PM   #28 
  - Oh, so you mean REPUBLICANS???  BlueEyedSon   Nov-15-06 05:37 PM   #29 
  - Dean was great. He delivered big. The DLC really believes his image  wiley   Nov-15-06 05:32 PM   #27 
  - He can't keep the truth from coming out...  dogday   Nov-15-06 05:44 PM   #32 
  - He works for the corporatists, just like the Clintons & the Bushes.  scarletwoman   Nov-15-06 05:50 PM   #34 
  - Why is Carville smashing an egg and putting a trash can on his head?  Uncle Joe   Nov-15-06 06:02 PM   #37 
  - He thought it was funny?  madfloridian   Nov-15-06 06:43 PM   #41 
  - Here ya go:  Swamp Rat   Nov-15-06 06:44 PM   #42 
  - Yeah, and if he were being honest  zidzi   Nov-15-06 07:18 PM   #44 
  - Dean responds to Carville's first volley on Fox Sunday...C&L video  madfloridian   Nov-15-06 08:05 PM   #46 
  - My first guess would be the DLC  Geek_Girl   Nov-15-06 08:18 PM   #47 
  - Bolivia also? Didn't know that.  madfloridian   Nov-15-06 08:25 PM   #48 
  - Interesting....  madfloridian   Nov-15-06 10:01 PM   #51 
  - A new book is what's coming ~  goclark   Nov-15-06 08:32 PM   #49 
  - Didn't he just have a new book?  madfloridian   Nov-15-06 08:51 PM   #50 
  - So is this who was behind 'The Scream' smear? n/t  Diane R   Nov-15-06 10:10 PM   #52 
  - James and Bill went up the Hill...  mitchum   Nov-15-06 11:19 PM   #55 
  - A defense of Dean and criticism of Carville from unexpected source.  madfloridian   Nov-16-06 12:37 AM   #56 
  - So Rahm called Dean today.  madfloridian   Nov-16-06 10:30 AM   #57 

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