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Noordam Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 08:04 AM
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Ralph Reed: GOP Gains on the Line in '04
AP NEWS


September 22, 2003
Ralph Reed: GOP Gains on the Line in '04
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS


Filed at 8:45 a.m. ET

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Everything Republicans have gained in the past decade is on the line next year, said Ralph Reed, southeastern regional chairman for President Bush's 2004 re-election campaign.

``We are going to be in for the fight of our lives,'' Reed told the National Federation of Republican Women's convention Sunday. ``This is going to be a national effort. We are going to have to go wherever and whenever to do what we have to do.''

Reed, former leader of the Christian Coalition, is a campaign consultant based in Atlanta. He also manages the president's re-election campaign in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana.

He encouraged the nearly 1,300 GOP women gathered in Salt Lake City to work harder, longer and more creatively than their counterparts in the Democratic Party.

..more at article.....
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NashVegas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 08:09 AM
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1. "Do What We Have to Do"
I am reminded of the scene in The Two Towers at Helm's Deep - "show them no mercy, for you will receive none from them."
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joeybee12 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 08:10 AM
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3. He's scum, but we need someone like him to fire us up!
Politics has gone past being a bloodsport--it's now war!
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NewYorkerfromMass Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 10:22 AM
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11. If we need anything besides selection 2000- Jeb, Kathy, and shrub
then god help us if our memories are that short.
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ameriphile Donating Member (214 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 10:24 AM
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12. This is today's conservative philosophy
Whether it be by waging smear campaigns, by disenfranchising voters, or by threatening civil liberties, they seek to obtain power at any cost.

At any cost.
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dusty64 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 08:10 AM
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2. I'm sure they will
"We are going to have to go wherever and whenever to do what we have to do.''" and thats what concerns me. Wonder how many meetings ralph has had with diebold and es&s lately?
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thinkahead Donating Member (247 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 08:13 AM
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4. This is my favorite lie
Edited on Mon Sep-22-03 08:15 AM by thinkahead
He said that if voters had gone to the polls three days earlier in 2000, Bush could have swept into office, but Democrats managed to get their voters to the polls and the two parties ended up battling for the presidency in Florida.

What happened, Reed said, was Democratic grass-roots organizing.

"Democrats don't believe the real campaign begins until the Friday before the election," he said. "Everything before then is an intramural exercise.


Yeah there's no grass-roots organizing going on. Not even a year before the election.

They are scared - and they should be.

Not to mention it's kind of funny that GOPers are still so blatantly taking marching orders from Enron Ralph.
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mac56 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 10:28 AM
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13. "Enron Ralph"! Brilliant!
We have to use this name over and over!
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The Backlash Cometh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 12:05 PM
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16. Reed knows how to manipulate his people.
He knows how to tweak them. But Enron is his Achilles heel.
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Ellen Forradalom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 08:15 AM
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5. I'm not sure about the creative part
unless he means dirty tricks, the Republican speciality.
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SammyWinstonJack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 12:28 PM
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19. Exactly what he means
Can't win an election on the issues, Lie Cheat and Steal, what ever it takes.
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bambo53 Donating Member (558 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 08:29 AM
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6. I want to have Ralphs baby
What was the name of that 60s movie with Mia Farro in it?
That's what I think of whenever I see him... hmm
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TexasEditor Donating Member (286 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 08:38 AM
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8. Rosemary's Baby
Rosemary's Baby (1968)
Starring: Mia Farrow, John Cassavetes Director: Roman Polanski


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Racenut20 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 08:37 AM
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7. This bag of scum
700 club boy/Enron boy/Georgia smear boy....Needs to be exposed for what he really is. Another of them hiding behind the flag and the Bible.
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bushisanidiot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 09:07 AM
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9. Just Like Utah To have some patriarch tell a women's group
what they should be doing. Can't they run their own convention?
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0007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 12:22 PM
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18. Buck Flush
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indypaul Donating Member (896 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 10:19 AM
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10. Ill Gotten gains are
seldom retained by the recipient, it is, thank God, a part of
the balance of nature. I hope Chicken-Hawk-In-Chief and this
little weezle continue to bond. Another thing about nature is
that misery loves company. Ralph Reed's actions in Georgia in
2002 should have convinced everyone of this man's inability to
be a part of the human race. He is beyond contempt and the man
for whom he is working is rapidly sinking to the same level.
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BeFree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 10:33 AM
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14. GOP on the run
Thing is Elephants don't run very well. The best they can do is throw their weight around. Ever see an elephant scared of a RAT? It's funny.

This campaign is gonna be fun. We RATS have already got the attention of the elephants and now all we gotta do is tweak 'em just right. My only worry is what they will do to the landscape when they get scared.

Maybe it's a good thing we wait till the last moment... that way they won't think they have to do "..whatever it takes..."
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buckfush2 Donating Member (404 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 10:34 AM
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15. "encouraged these women to work harder"
within the confines of their homemaking, I am sure
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0007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 12:17 PM
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17. God! I forgot all about this little
thieving lying so-called religious prick. I thought after the Enron scam he would disappear for good. I'm wrong again!
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JHB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 12:30 PM
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20. Disappear? During the Reign of the Living Dead?
Edited on Mon Sep-22-03 12:32 PM by JHB
There's no end to what oozes up from the muck to join or support this administration. Elliot Abrams in a Human Rights post! Newt is a consultant! Even the ghost of Joe McCarthy's been brought back.

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