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sabra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 02:14 PM
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GOP Candidate Distances Self From Bush

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory?id=1173595

GOP Candidate Distances Self From BushIn Orange County Congressional Race, GOP Candidate Distances Herself From President Bush

The Associated Press

IRVINE, Calif. Sep 30, 2005 Marilyn Brewer, a leading Republican candidate for the nation's only open House seat, stared into the TV camera and proclaimed her support for the president.

She was not talking about George W. Bush.

"I stand side by side with Ronald Reagan on less taxes and less government," Brewer told voters at a candidate forum.

The former state assemblywoman also praised Nancy Reagan for her devotion to stem cell research, an issue that has bedeviled the Bush White House. And she touts as her prize endorsement Sen. John McCain, the president's sometime rival and critic.

Not a word about Bush.

Later, the self-described loyal Republican who voted for the president in 2004 explained her calculus: "If the election was this year he would not be re-elected."

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WCGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 02:15 PM
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1. Let the games begin.......
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Kikosexy2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 02:18 PM
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3. Disloyal..
Repube bitch...Bush will get her my pretty and her little dog too!...nothing like the stench of corruption and bad policies to hold one's nose and distance themselves from it all...hehhehehhe!
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jean Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 02:16 PM
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2. bush is a Reagan wannabe - same trickle down, voodoo economics
as Ronnie - who, by the way, won't be able to stand side by side with her.
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Bernardo de La Paz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 02:20 PM
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4. Bush is more Nixon-like
Same obsession with loyalty.
Same obsession with leaks.
Nixon had Watergate. Bush has Floodgate.
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WCGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 02:20 PM
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5. Trickle Down....
I'll have to get that Urine Be Gone I see advertised of the TV..
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Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 02:26 PM
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6. So she wants to throw in with the American pResident who funded
mass murder in Latin America, death squads, mass-murders/devastation of entire villages, sending survivors running to hide in the forest without shelter, homeless, murders of clergy, union workers, simple workers, townspeople, children, old people, etc., etc.

Makes a lot of sense, doesn't it? Republicans just have a lot of Klass, don't they?



Out to win the seat left by Chris Cox's departure. One of her opponents in the primary is the vigilante/Minuteman, Jim Gilchrist.
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Straight Shooter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-05 10:12 PM
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25. They never get tired of feeding off the corpses, do they? eom
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AspenRose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 02:30 PM
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7. Bwahahahahahaha
This election year is going to be funnnnn to watch.

:popcorn:
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Sandpiper Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 02:32 PM
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8. Orange County is fairly fascist
She shouldn't have to distance herself too far from Bush to win.
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The Sushi Bandit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 03:49 PM
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13. Your WRONG
Edited on Fri Sep-30-05 03:50 PM by The Sushi Bandit
I lived in Irvine - part of COx's district and there are LOTS of Dem's there. The Mayor is a Dem!

The problem here is that the Democratic party is totally inept in finding and funding a real candidate to run against the re-pukes.

This race is WINNABLE if the NATIONAL committee gets serious!
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SpiralHawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 02:33 PM
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9. I hope she also supports Ronnie and Nancy's astrologer
Because she kept the old Ronster on Perfect Timing, and the rest of the so-called Republicans love that.
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Benhurst Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 02:55 PM
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10. Good. And I hope her prospects of taking the seat are
as dead as her hero.

:hurts:
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cassiepriam Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 02:57 PM
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11. This is a hoot. The worm has turned..... nt
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jrthin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 03:12 PM
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12. Rats alway jump ship. nt
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 03:55 PM
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14. Corzine is running an ad in New Jersey
That just says Forrester is Bush's choice.
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Arugula Latte Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 04:00 PM
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15. Um, Mary, don't you mean you LIE side by side w/ Dead Ronnie?
He's worm food now, six feet under.
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Left Turn Donating Member (93 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 04:04 PM
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16. No Surprise
This was bound too happen with his approval ratings so low. I expect it to happen in many other swing districts in 2006.
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shanti Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 04:07 PM
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17. "...If the election was this year he would not be re-elected"
Ba-loney! he wasn't elected/re-elected the FIRST time! thanks DIEBOLD! :mad:
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DinahMoeHum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 04:09 PM
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18. Bush & Co. are becoming radioactive.
:evilgrin:
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donkeyotay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 04:43 PM
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19. Here are a few suggestions for GOPers trying to distance themselves
from - and I mean this sincerely - the top banana. Try these:

"I don't know that man."
"I only met him briefly."
" I will not be able to comment until the investigation is over."
"You must be a partisan playing politics or a politician playing partisan or playing partisan politics or just a really rude person for bringing this up."

If you need further assistance, watch old tapes of Scotty McClellan.
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Moderator DU Moderator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-05 10:02 PM
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20. kick
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Ernesto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-05 10:12 PM
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21. In Orange County race, one GOP candidate keeps distance from Bush
The historically right wing-nut area yields an interesting story.....
IRVINE, Calif. (AP) - Marilyn Brewer, a leading Republican candidate for the nation's only open House seat, stared into the TV camera and proclaimed her support for the president.
She was not talking about George W. Bush.
Later, the self-described loyal Republican who voted for the president in 2004 explained her calculus: "If the election was this year ... he would not be re-elected."
http://www.sacbee.com/state_wire/story/13646625p-144889...
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Boomer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-05 10:12 PM
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22. Registration required
Can someone post a few more paragraphs? Sounds interesting but can't really get a sense of the article's content.
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Ernesto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-05 10:12 PM
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24. sign up ... It's the Cal capital's only paper & it's free.. N-T
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cosmicdot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-02-05 01:03 AM
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30. some snips
ever try http://www.bugmenot.com

type in http://www.sacbee.com for help


Later, the self-described loyal Republican who voted for the president in 2004 explained her calculus: "If the election was this year ... he would not be re-elected."

I have news for Candidate Brewer, she needs to brush up on her math:
Bu$hCo. wasn't re-elected last year; and, he hasn't been elected to be re-elected.


~snip~

"Of the leading candidates, I'm probably with the president on more issues than anyone else," Campbell said.

~snip~

The race is complicated by the candidacy of Jim Gilchrist, a founder of the Minuteman Project ... Running as a candidate for the American Independent Party, he threatens to siphon votes from Campbell ...

~snip~

The state Democratic Party has endorsed trial lawyer Steve Young, but he is not given much of a chance. Only 27 percent of the district's voters are Democrats.

~snip~


Turnout is the key ... with 10 Republicans + Gilchrist ... if a candidate receives a majority of votes cast, he/she is declared elected. If no candidate receives a majority of the votes cast, only then will a December vote occur:

"If no candidate receives a majority of votes cast, the name of that candidate of each qualified political party who receives the most votes cast for all candidates of that party would be placed on the special general election ballot as the candidate of that party."

http://www.ocvote.com/Candidate/48th/Factsheet.pdf

There are 4 Democrats in the field of 17 candidates, 10 GOP, 1 Green, 1 Libertarian, plus the Minuteman as an American Independent.

I don't know if all of Orange County uses ES&S machines, but I'm sure it's a good county for Rove to have padded **'s numbers in 2004.



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MisterP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-05 10:12 PM
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23. it's very important that she get the GOP nomination, since that's the
real race. One animal rescuer who hates the God-Chimp and thinks he's the next Mussolini voted for Brewer and actually worked with her often. The Dem slate seems rather good as well. The primary is on the 4th, and the general on Dec. 6. Minutemen founder Gilchrist is also running!
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cosmicdot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-02-05 12:30 AM
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29. isn't it if one candidate gets a majority of all votes cast ...
Edited on Sun Oct-02-05 12:35 AM by cosmicdot
that candidate wins, and there won't be a December election held?

I'm with what the Sushi Bandit said up thread, and it's essentially the complaint I made to the DNC ... considering the large field of candidates, the Democrats may have had a chance with a little coordination and effort. Granted I read that Orange Co., CA., delivered Bu$h the biggest margin of any US county in 2004 (with ES&S machines, some Rove padding might have occurred), but there are 10 GOP candidates seeking the 48th's seat. In my message to the DNC, I, also, expressed how disheartening it was for a Democrat to get a GOP Brewer mailer with an endorsement by a former OC Democratic congressman (Jerry Patterson). Who's in charge here?

Seems this election has been kept low key aside from the multitude of street signs. Couldn't this election have been held in November along with the Gropinator's initiative drive to ruin California?


below is copied from:
http://www.ocvote.com/Candidate/48th/Factsheet.pdf

"All candidates shall be listed on one ballot and if any candidate receives a majority of all votes cast, he or she shall be declared elected, and no special general election shall be held.

"What if no candidate wins the contest in the Primary?

"If no candidate receives a majority of votes cast, the name of that candidate of each qualified political party who receives the most votes cast for all candidates of that party would be placed on the special general election ballot as the candidate of that party."

Here's the field of candidates:

David R. Crouch - Republican
Bruce Cohen - Libertarian
Steve Young - Democratic
Don Udall - Republican
Bea Foster - Democratic
Scott MacCabe - Republican
Guy E. Mailly - Republican
Marsha A. Morris - Republican
Marilyn C. Brewer - Republican
Marshall Samuel Sanders - Republican
Edward A. Suppe - Republican
Tom Pallow - Democratic
Bea Tiritilli - Green
John Graham - Democratic
Jim Gilchrist - American Independent (the Minuteman)
John Kelly - Republican
John Campbell - Republican

10 GOP
4 Dems
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Dervill Crow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-05 11:38 PM
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26. Pet peeve time.
I really hate it when people say "less taxes." It's FEWER taxes.

And I think Raygun was probably interred horizontally, so it would be difficult for her to be standing with him. But whatever.
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meow mix Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-05 11:45 PM
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27. would "less tax" be ok?
just wondering.. i really have no idea lol
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Dervill Crow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-02-05 12:00 AM
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28. That would be less taxing on the nerves, I guess!
LOL

Less taxation would be grammatically correct, though with this stupid deficit I don't think it's very practical.

:donut: Let's have a nice nosh; I don't wanna think too hard on a weekend.
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daleo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-02-05 01:07 AM
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31. "I stand firmly beside Ronald Reagan"
Edited on Sun Oct-02-05 01:09 AM by daleo
Who is, in fact, dead.

On edit: Now that Reagan has been dead a while, is he still covered by the two term ammendment? Republicans might just try to dig him up and run him again.
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genieroze Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-02-05 01:11 AM
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32. If the election was this year he would not be re-elected....
BULL, he's wasn't elected last year either. If the election was this year he would be sElected again by rigged voting machines.
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leesa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-02-05 10:44 AM
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33. Hello..Reagan was lying to you too,or are you to lazy to look up the facts
This head-of-state blind worship is just too much.
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