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Pirate Smile Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 10:02 PM
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NYT: In Election Push, Bush Faults Talk of Iraq Pullout
Edited on Mon Aug-21-06 10:06 PM by Pirate Smile

Nobody wants to turn on their TV on a daily basis and see havoc wrought by terrorists, President Bush said at his news conference.

By JIM RUTENBERG
Published: August 22, 2006

WASHINGTON, Aug. 21 President Bush seized on Monday on Democratic calls for withdrawal from Iraq to make an election-year case that his political rivals did not properly understand the threats to the nation and would create a more dangerous world.

It was the most direct attack on Democrats that Mr. Bush has made from a White House lectern this election year, and it effectively signaled the beginning of a more outright political season for him and his aides as they work to help Republicans maintain control of Congress.

The appearance offered a preview of the themes the White House and Republicans will use this fall during their most daunting electoral challenge of Mr. Bushs presidency, with continued voter dissatisfaction over the course of the war, the high price of gasoline and the presidents overall job performance.
Democrats have pointed to polls showing that public support for the war continues to wane, and the president acknowledged as much on Monday.

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In calling the opposition the Democrat Party Mr. Bush was repeating a truncated, incorrect version of the partys name that some Democrats have called a slight, an assertion the White House dismissed as ridiculous. Either way, it was the president as political strategist whom television viewers got a glimpse of Monday, with Mr. Bush laying out what he believed Republicans should focus on this election year and rehearsing an argument that used Iraq as a foil, by contending that the early withdrawal advocated by some Democrats would embolden terrorists everywhere.

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/08/22/washington/22bush.htm...



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Monkeyman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 10:17 PM
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1. Here is a response to this puke
http://democraticleader.house.gov
plus read what Dems say about the state of our economy
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truthisfreedom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 10:28 PM
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2. they're asking for it, aren't they? setting the prez up with the truncated
party name in his speech... they're pushing buttons and they don't expect a higher turnout?

someone should clue the prez and rove in that irritating the Democratic Party is no way to reduce voter turnout or solidify their base.
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LynnTheDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 10:29 PM
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3. "don't understand the terrorist threats..." Gee...WHO WARNED bush???
Edited on Mon Aug-21-06 10:30 PM by LynnTheDem
Why gee, a DEM.

That bush ignored.

Totally.

Gee...WHO was "president" for the major portion of a year when 911 happened???

Why gee...bush.

WHO has cut funding for our port security? WHO has cut funding for our border security?

Why gee...bush.

And on and on and on and on and on...

SOMEONE doesn't understand, alright.
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 10:45 PM
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4. In calling the opposition the Democrat Party Mr. Bush
was repeating a truncated, incorrect version of the partys name that some Democrats have called a slight, an assertion the White House dismissed as ridiculous. Either way, it was the president as political strategist whom television viewers got a glimpse of Monday, with Mr. Bush laying out what he believed Republicans should focus on this election year and rehearsing an argument that used Iraq as a foil, by contending that the early withdrawal advocated by some Democrats would embolden terrorists everywhere.
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ninkasi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 11:33 PM
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5. I'm so glad the press finally pointed out
the blatant disrespect that the Repukes have shown by referring to us as the "Democrat" party. They know better, and have done it on purpose. Maybe it has been spoken about before by the media, but this is the first time I've seen it. Maybe people will now notice a bit more how arrogant and condescending they are.
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badgervan Donating Member (745 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-22-06 02:25 AM
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6. Just Like Little Kids
Newt the Fruit started the whole "democrat" party thing. For a few years after Newt's downfall they sort of quit using it, but recently I've noticed a renewal - must be elections coming up or something.
Its just like little kids trying to torture other kids by calling them names. They try to feel superior by degrading others. Same as slapping unwanted nicknames on those you want to feel superior to. No one we know in government would do that now, would they?
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ninkasi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-22-06 02:41 AM
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7. Oh, of course not
You say, "They try to feel superior by degrading others. Same as slapping unwanted nicknames on those you want to feel superior to. No one we know in government would do that now, would they?"

Well, yes, they would. They are like snotty kids in some ways, but without any of the endearing traits that little brats can show from time to time. They are all snotty brat, all of the time, with none of the charm.

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badgervan Donating Member (745 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-22-06 02:55 AM
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8. Yep
That was sarcasm. bush uses nicknames constantly on the press and those who work for him to make himself somehow superior in his own pea brain.
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