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DeepModem Mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 06:57 PM
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LAT/AP: Democrats counter Bush's attacks with ads critical of Iraq war
Democrats counter Bush's attacks with ads critical of Iraq war
From Associated Press
October 30, 2006

WASHINGTON -- Campaigning for Republicans, President Bush said today that "terrorists win and America loses" if opponents of his Iraq policy triumph in next week's elections. Undeterred, House Democrats countered with television ads critical of the war in several competitive races....

As the death toll for U.S. troops in Iraq passed 100 for the month, officials said ads criticizing Republican candidates for following the president's lead on the war would air in the campaign's final week in Connecticut, New Mexico, Colorado, Pennsylvania, Iowa and other areas they declined to name....

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After a decade of struggle, Democrats projected confidence with eight days of campaigning remaining, and increasingly, the battle for control of Congress was being waged on Republican turf. So much so that the House Democratic campaign committee arranged to begin television advertising against GOP Reps. Anne Northup in Kentucky and Jon Porter in Nevada, as well as for an open seat in western Nebraska that in recent years has been among the most safely Republican in the country.

About three dozen Republican-held House seats were on the list of highly contested races, and Democratic challengers led incumbent Republican senators in three or four states.

By contrast, only one Democratic Senate seat appeared competitive -- Republican State Sen. Tom Kean Jr.'s challenge of Sen. Robert Menendez' in New Jersey. And in a sure sign of crimped expectations, most of the millions of dollars House Republicans are spending on television advertising in the campaign's final week is designed to protect seats already in their hands....

http://www.latimes.com/news/politics/la-103006democrats...
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Rose Siding Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 07:01 PM
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1. A real president would NEVER say that
President Bush said today that "terrorists win and America loses" if opponents of his Iraq policy triumph in next week's elections.

Over half of all registered voters are Democrats. Are we ALL terrorists?

Worst. President. EVER.
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Josh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 07:24 PM
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2. Agreed. This is beyond the pale.
In addition to the fact that, as you say, over half of America's registered voters are Democrats, over sixty per cent in some polls are opposed to Bush's Iraq "strategy" - does that make THEM all terrorists too?
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The Count Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 08:37 PM
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3. America loses if Democrats win, President says
America loses if Democrats win, President says
By James Gerstenzang, Times Staff Writer
3:18 PM PST, October 30, 2006
http://www.latimes.com/news/politics/la-ex-bush30oct31,...
SUGAR LAND, Texas Using the war in Iraq as a backdrop to launch some of his toughest campaign attacks yet, President Bush said today that Democrats were more concerned with pulling U.S. troops out of Iraq than with winning the war.

On a day that illustrated the challenges the Republicans face as they try to retain House and Senate majorities one week from Tuesday, the president went to the heart of the issues that have helped him and his party come out on top in the two previous national elections: the war, conservative social causes and taxes.

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Citing Democratic votes opposing him on key anti-terrorism measures, Bush said that when it came to eavesdropping on suspected terrorists, detaining or trying them, the Democrats "just say no." "So, when the Democrats ask for your vote, what's your answer?" Bush said at a rally at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro.
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MadMaddie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 08:37 PM
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4. Can someone tell me at what point that the venomous poisen
that he spews becomes a danger to America.....Treasonous are the statements that he is making...

Who in their right mind wants us to lose in Iraq...?
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Olney Blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 08:37 PM
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5. So he's only President to Republicans?
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w4rma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 08:37 PM
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7. That is how he has governed. (nt)
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greeneyedboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 08:37 PM
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6. how dignified--the POTUS cheerleading at Georgia Southern University.
Edited on Mon Oct-30-06 08:17 PM by greeneyedboy
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iconoclastic cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 08:37 PM
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8. Hmmm... Alien vs. Predator parody?
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azurnoir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 08:37 PM
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9. The Dems are more concerned about
getting troops home, presumably alive and well then in winning the war? Has anyone asked just what the f*** constitutes win in Iraq at this point, besides getting home in one piece?
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WestHoustonDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 08:37 PM
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10. I was there - in a "free speech zone"
Edited on Mon Oct-30-06 08:32 PM by WestHoustonDem
We gave him hell as best we could! And I was interviewed by 2 tv stations

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DeepModem Mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 08:59 PM
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14. Way to go, WestHouston!
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yellowcanine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 08:37 PM
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11. So America loses if they hold a free election and the Democrats win? How
does that work exactly?
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bperci108 Donating Member (969 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 08:47 PM
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13. He's absolutely right.
His Amerika WILL lose.

The Amerika of:

Secret Prisons

Extraordinary Renditions

War Profiteering

One-party Rule

Tax Cuts for the rich.

The Rich Getting Richer.

The Poor Getting Poorer.

NOLA Underwater, Destroyed and Forgotten.

Ending Reproductive Freedom One Harassing Law At A Time.

Rule of Hypocritical Theocrats.

Hate.

Bigotry.

Homophobia.

Misogyny.


THAT Amerika needs to be destroyed and returned to the America I used to know.


:patriot:


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NightOwwl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 08:38 PM
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12. Omygod. He actually came out and said it:
"The Democrat approach on Iraq comes down to this: The terrorists win and America loses."

Has a president ever insulted his constituency in this manner?

He is a spiteful, vicious man. If we don't win in 8 days...I don't even want to think about it.
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kskiska Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 10:56 PM
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15. WP: Bush Says 'America Loses' Under Democrats
White House Talk Heats Up As Polls Show Tight Races

Tuesday, October 31, 2006; A01

SUGAR LAND, Tex., Oct. 30 -- President Bush said terrorists will win if Democrats win and impose their policies on Iraq, as he and Vice President Cheney escalated their rhetoric Monday in an effort to turn out Republican voters in next week's midterm elections.

Democratic operatives continued to broaden the field of races they believe are competitive enough to merit last-minute investments, as the party's House election committee launched ads in typically conservative districts of Kentucky, Nebraska and Nevada. In the Senate battle, new public and private polls yesterday indicated very tight races in Tennessee, Virginia and Missouri, the last of which is shaping up as possibly the country's tightest contest.

(snip)

The increasingly combative tone from the White House signaled a coordinated GOP effort to use every channel to remind conservatives why they should turn out to vote, despite what many say is their disenchantment with the Mark Foley page scandal, anger over escalating federal spending and anxiety over the course of the Iraq war. Bush held a telephone conference call with about 3,000 Republican local officials on Saturday to fire them up for a final get-out-the-vote push. On Monday, Bush invited Fox News talk show host Sean Hannity for a ride on Air Force One and an interview later; the presence of the conservative celebrity stirred its own buzz among the standing-room-only crowd at Georgia Southern. Bush is barnstorming this week before friendly Republicans after months of just raising money for GOP candidates.

(snip)

Sekula Gibbs is badly trailing former Democratic Rep. Nick Lampson in fundraising, though Cheney recently came here to raise money, and the National Republican Congressional Committee is spending more than $1 million on her behalf. But a poll published Monday by the Houston Chronicle showed the race statistically tied, even though Republicans acknowledge the difficulty of getting voters to write her name on their ballots.

more
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/20...
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cssmall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 10:56 PM
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16. Eh. It's just commodification of identity.
Somehow, someway. . . the republicans did well in having people buy their identity. Identities are commodities constructed by one's self, typically. They, like a bolt of cloth, can be bought and sold. *shrug* I hate to be the vulgar Marxist in this construction, but I believe this implicitly. I mean, you can honestly see the alienation from their fellow individuals that share the world with them.
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truthisfreedom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 12:01 AM
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17. what, did he put a (D-TX) after his name before he said that?
we have nothing left to lose, bushie! you've seen to that!
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