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Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 10:29 AM
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Kerry Calls Lieberman the New Cheney
Kerry Calls Lieberman the New Cheney
Senator Labels Bush Iraq Policy 'Disaster,' Lieberman Bid 'Huge Mistake'
By ED O'KEEFE

Aug. 20, 2006 Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., blasted fellow a Democrat, Sen. Joe Lieberman, for continuing his bid in the Connecticut Senate race despite a narrow loss to newcomer Ned Lamont in the Democratic primary earlier this month.

"I'm concerned that is making a Republican case," Kerry told ABC News' "This Week with George Stephanopoulos" in an exclusive appearance.

Kerry accused the 2000 Democratic vice presidential candidate of "adopting the rhetoric of Dick Cheney," on the issue of Iraq.

"Joe Lieberman is out of step with the people of Connecticut," Kerry added, insisting Lieberman's stance on Iraq, "shows you just why he got in trouble with the Democrats there."
(snip/...)

http://abcnews.go.com/ThisWeek/Politics/story?id=233470...
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IndianaGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 10:33 AM
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1. Ouch! Kerry just hit a bull's eye!
Lieberman is in lock step with Bush and Cheney on the war and on the infringement of our civil liberties. Lieberman is just another Fascist!
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Ishoutandscream2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 10:38 AM
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4. No kidding!!! A very ballsy statement
Kerry has really impressed me lately.
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ginnyinWI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 11:23 AM
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12. agreed; he's continued to impress me for three years now. n/t
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blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 05:06 PM
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34. He impressed me uncovering IranContra, BCCI, CIA drugrunning, etc....
Edited on Sun Aug-20-06 05:07 PM by blm
I was still too young at the time to appreciate his work as a returning Vietnam vet.
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elehhhhna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 10:39 AM
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5. & Joe proved it just now on Meet the Press or whatever
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 10:33 AM
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2. If it walks like a duck.... nt
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patricia92243 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 10:35 AM
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3. Tweety on Liberman: He is a dead man walking. Tweety know the inside
people and probably knows what he is talking about. I think Lamont will come charging into the top very soon now.
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 10:42 AM
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0007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 10:44 AM
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7. Right smack in the chops!
A toothless smile won't stop this dickhead..l
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depakid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 10:45 AM
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8. "I'm concerned that is making a Republican case,"
Edited on Sun Aug-20-06 10:45 AM by depakid
Yep- that's exactly what he and others like him do.

I can think of about five or six so called "Democrats" who consistently make the Republicans' case-

I suppose it might be labeled "bipartisanship."
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ItsTheMediaStupid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 09:57 AM
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53. Democrats making the republican case is bipartisanshit
Belongs in the toilet, not the ocean.

Corporate weasel sellout DINOs.

Apologies to Fred Flintstone's dogasaurus.
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against all enemies Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 10:47 AM
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9. What do Lieberman Democrats think when they look around and see
Dick Cheney and Karl Rove carring "Vote for Joe" campaign signs? Don't they get it that a vote for Joe is a vote for Bush?
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w4rma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 10:56 AM
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10. Sen. Kerry is exactly right. (nt)
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onehandle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 11:20 AM
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11. Buuurrrnnn! nt
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truthisfreedom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 11:24 AM
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13. don't go hunting with joe.
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MH1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 12:41 PM
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23. Heh heh.
:rofl:
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Tuttle Donating Member (919 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 11:26 AM
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14. I wonder when Zell will go all...
I wonder when Cheney Zellieberman will go all "Go fuck yourself" to people other than the Democrats in CT

http://www.connecticutforlieberman.com / <= It's my party and I'll run if I want to!

Tut-tut
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Gregorian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 11:28 AM
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15. What was Al Gore thinking when he ran with Lieberman?
It just keeps coming back to me. I keep asking the same question. How different is Joe now than six years ago? And does it say anything about who Al Gore is?

Don't get me wrong. I used to think Gore was way too far to the right for me. But in his appearances in the last few years, Al has blown me away with his brilliant and thoughtful speeches. I love the guy.
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PCIntern Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 11:31 AM
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16. first of all, it was a brilliant move
The Gore campaign was a mess. This re-invigorated it and second, as you well know, THEY WON THE ELECTION.

Great move...
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against all enemies Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 12:11 PM
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21. No a brilliant move would have been to name Bob Graham as VP.
Then there would have been no second guessing as to the victory in Florida.
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PCIntern Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 12:25 PM
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22. Disagree with you
with all respect.

Graham had already been pilloried by the Librul Media as boring and, if you recall, obsessed with writing things down on paper. Go figure...they wanted an illiterate Prez and they made one...just for us!!
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Kolesar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 02:09 PM
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27. I never heard of the chinless Senator who looks like an opossum until then
Edited on Sun Aug-20-06 02:10 PM by TheBorealAvenger
I got most of my news then from public radio. They did not overplay the sex scandal as did the TV networks and 24 hour cable networks. All these details of "some Democrat" criticizing President Clinton for not controlling his libido when right past me and did not record.

When Gore picked Lieberman, my impression, was why in the hell did he do that? Gore should have picked a candidate from a large swing state like Pennsylvania, Ohio, Florida or West Virginia.

edit :opossum
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The Count Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 08:55 AM
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50. What? You missed his condemnation of Clinton? Huffing and puffing like
the GOP-er he is?
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The Count Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 08:53 AM
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49. I almost didn't vote in that election because of Joe's morals campaign
Edited on Mon Aug-21-06 08:54 AM by The Count
How exactly was it a mess before holly Joe stepped in? Too...populist for ya?
P.S. It was Joe who helped them steal by giving away the military vote on teevee (a 202 votes Gore win by NYT count)
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rosesaylavee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 06:02 PM
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36. Gore was following what his DLC consultants
told him would work. I can't believe that Lieberman was his choice.
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ItsTheMediaStupid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 10:01 AM
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54. Gore screwed up and still won
Named Liberhole for VP, ran away from 8 years of peace and prosperity and still won.

These republican light consultants need to stick it where the sun don't shine. All they know how to do is lose winnable elections by alienating portions of their base.

OTOH, the fight is always uphill when the corporate weasel media is gunning for the democratic candidate and sucking the ass of the repug.
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WatchWhatISay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 08:21 PM
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41. What was Cheney thinking when he chose Bush
Just another of his diabolical madman thoughts, I guess.
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Demeter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 11:33 AM
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17. Kerry Is Grossly Exaggerating
If anything, Lieberman resembles the late George Wallace, in one of his phases.


But on the other hand, exaggeration is the GOP's first line of defense, after totally made up lies.

Whatever.
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Bretttido Donating Member (754 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 12:57 PM
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24. Please Explain
What is Kerry "Grossly Exaggerating" about?
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Demeter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 07:13 PM
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40. Cheney Has No Redeeming Qualities
Cheney isn't just an enabler and a politician on the take--he is an engine of evil. He doesn't endear himself, the way Lieberman and Wallace could. He never wavers off the path of evil, the way Wallace and Lieberman could. Democrats must learn to adhere to party discipline, and close their hearts to their old buddy Joe if they want to have any Democratic Party at all. Nobody needs to work hard to close their hearts to Cheney. It's a matter of degree. If I had a choice==remove Lieberman or Cheney, it would be Cheney, hands down.
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karynnj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 11:29 PM
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47. Kerry DID NOT SAY that Lieberman was the new cheney
Edited on Sun Aug-20-06 11:32 PM by karynnj
the reporter did. Kerry as the quote says, said Lieberman is using rhetoric like Cheney's - and that is precisely what Lieberman has done since he lost. Lieberman has been saying that Lamont doesn't understand terrorism and has implied that his position on Iraq - which in the Senate seems to boil down to backing Kerry/Feingold helps the terrorist.

Kerry is responding to support Lamont from an obnoxious attack and to defend his own position.
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Kahuna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 11:36 AM
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18. Big John, your stock has just soared substantially with me!!!!
:yourock:
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mascale Donating Member (22 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 11:49 AM
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19. Lieberman Would Even Lose Out Of Tel Aviv, Like Olmert
In Los Angeles Times Frontal Midsection 8/20, p. A14, "Olmert Beset by a Mission Not Accomplished," as likely on the Los Angeles Times could put it.

"Jerusalem--Israel's costly and inconclusive war in Lebanon has triggered a round of internal recriminations so bitter that some observers question whether Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's government can survive."

Anyone would say that the parallels with the "Invasion of Iraq to demonstrate the failure of Republican Conservative policy," easily said a joint resolution of the United States Senate and House assembled: Are obvious.

Anyone might even suggest that "When in famous New Haven, Do as famous Tel Aviv seems to be doing," After of course explaining to famous New Haven just where it is that famous Tel Aviv is located.
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bigtree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 11:57 AM
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20. smackdown
pow!
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Zorra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 01:26 PM
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25. Yay! It's time to start calling out republicans, and their moles in the
Democratic Party.

Republicans are destroying America, and the republican moles in our party want to destroy the Democratic Party in order to make it easier for the republican party to establish a one party state, and hence make it easier for them to destroy our Constitution and our nation.

For far too long, many Dems, and so called "moderate republicans" (I personally don't believe that there is such a thing as moderate republicans - they all vote like vicious extreme RW radicals nowadays) have been bending over to appease the fascist republican RW extremists.

It gives me hope when I hear our Dems standing up to the fascists, and speaking the straight up unbridled truth, like Senator Kerry did as posted in the OP.

Because, if we Dems do not all stand up and resist the fascists, the fascists will quickly take away our freedoms, rights, and liberty. Like Ben Franklin said:

"We must hang together, or most assuredly we will surely hang seperately."

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MasonJar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 01:35 PM
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26. Hurrah, John! You go, John. Kerry is trying to get us out of Iraq.
"It's hard work" being president when someone else stole your job.
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Kolesar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 02:14 PM
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28. Thanks for bring us back., MasonJar. The point is to end this war.
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Vinca Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 02:58 PM
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29. Kerry reminded me why I liked him so much. nt
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Vidar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 03:02 PM
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30. Thank you, John Kerry.
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lovuian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 03:18 PM
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31. Joe is definitely Cheney's buddy
What a pitiful place in the food chain
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PCIntern Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 03:32 PM
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32. I believe you might be correct....
that debate in 2004 was excruciating...
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daleo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 04:28 PM
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33. But Lieberman hasn't shot anyone in the face yet
And made them apologize for it. He still has a few things to learn from Cheney.
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boobooday Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 05:47 PM
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35. Yes, and he'll need to work on his sneer
And his crime boss condescension.
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saigon68 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 06:48 PM
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38. Like this
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closeupready Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 09:53 AM
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52. LOL - that is hilarious!
:D
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rosesaylavee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 06:10 PM
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37. Kerry is always spot on in calling their dirty work
what it is...

Not even two weeks out from losing, Joe is probably experiencing his highest point in the polls he's going to have between now and November. Republicans won't vote for a democrat and dems won't vote for him. Independents won't trust him as he is a rubber stamp for B**sh.

Always love to watch Kerry do interviews and speak to the issues. He has a keen intelligence AND a sense of humor. Would have been amazing to have him as president.
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Bridget Dooley Donating Member (113 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 08:52 PM
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42. Only if it serves him politically n/t
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rosesaylavee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 09:11 PM
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43. Disagree with you.
It didn't serve him politically during Iran/Contra. And, he consistently works on programs and sponsors bills that the media never reports on and without a spotlight, the political benefits are nil.

He is a good man first and a politician second.
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deacon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 07:03 PM
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39. WTG John!!! n/t
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freedomburn Donating Member (225 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 09:59 PM
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44. Not good news for Lieberman. Kerry has a lot of influence in New England.
Joe Lieberman - Sean Hannity's Favorite Democrat
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unkachuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 10:53 PM
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45. Thank you Senator Kerry....n/t
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ladym55 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 11:03 PM
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46. Hooray for John Kerry!
:bounce: :woohoo: :yourock:

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Spiffarino Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 12:53 AM
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48. I'm still holding out for Al Gore, but JK just moved up a notch
I want Gore to be the nominee, but I still hope Kerry runs for Prez again. Even if I don't support him in the primaries, it's going to be a lot better with him in the mix. He'll raise the intellectual and rhetorical bar for the rest of the field.
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ckramer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 09:02 AM
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51. Kerry for President!
Go for it John. Don't be afraid of Hillary.
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goforit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 02:43 PM
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55. Honesty is gold. Tell it like it is.
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Riverman Donating Member (759 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 04:59 PM
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56. What was vote in 2004 for Kerry/Bush/Nader in Connecticut?
Maybe Kerry can help dump Lieberman!
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goforit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 05:01 PM
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57. Way to go John!!! We just need Gore to hit him harder!
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