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Nambe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-21-08 09:42 AM
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Chicago Republicans Fume as McCain Links Obama, `Corrupt' City
Source: Bloomberg

John McCain's claim that Democratic presidential rival Barack Obama is part of a ``corrupt Chicago political machine'' doesn't sit well with Ron Gidwitz. ...

... McCain, whose negative campaigning was cited by former Secretary of State Colin Powell as a reason for his endorsement of Obama, is alienating other Republicans in Chicago as well, including members of the business community.

``There are a lot of great businesses here, a lot of good Republicans in this city,'' said Jerry Roper, president of the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce, who didn't disclose his party affiliation and said he hasn't decided whom to support. ``It does a disservice to those Republicans who reside here and to those businesses that are trying to build their companies.'' ...

Read more: http://news.yahoo.com/s/bloomberg/20081021/pl_bloomberg... ;_ylt=AqFmy4dTnESDfjhQ1vpzpLGog9IF
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fascisthunter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-21-08 09:44 AM
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1. lol.... the GOP is a Mess
McCain's campaign is a huge disaster.
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daggahead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-21-08 10:57 AM
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8. But the failthful idiots on the right buy into this crap!
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fascisthunter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-21-08 10:59 AM
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9. the faithful are ignorant nut cases
and are a minority

:D
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alcibiades_mystery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-21-08 09:46 AM
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2. I feel bad for all GOPers who live in "Fake America"
They have to endure being called assholes by their own party, all the time. It's not conducive to winning seats, really.

:rofl:
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Bake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-21-08 10:14 AM
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3. I don't feel bad for them ... hehe!
I hope they wake the hell up and see what their party has become.

Bake
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Supersedeas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-21-08 10:31 AM
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4. How about the Republicans that served on the same board with Ayers - palling around with terrorists?
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GinaMaria Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-21-08 10:33 AM
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5. Ayers was funded by republicans
Who pals around with terrorists? Yep, right wingers.
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truthisfreedom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-21-08 10:36 AM
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6. Which part of "divisive" don't you understand, McDivider?
Your rovian tactics won't work in a world where instantaneous communication is king.
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Mme. Defarge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-21-08 10:54 AM
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7. I've been waiting for Chicagoans
to defend their honor after all of the non-stop put-downs and smears by the McCain campaign.

C'mon Chicago -- why aren't you mad as hell and refusing to take it anymore?!
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Sequoia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-21-08 11:08 AM
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10. Chicago...let the winds of change blow and blow!!
The city of Studs Trekel and more.
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mopinko Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-21-08 11:09 AM
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11. i am. i have been posting that over and over here on du.
i must have posted it 1,000 times during the primaries.
democrats are also offended, of course. not only have we pretty much reformed, paddy bauler (the guy who said chicago ain't ready for reform. that was about 100 years ago.) died a long time ago. harold washington (our first black mayor) changed this city forever. his motto was fairer than fair, and that has pretty much been the standard ever since.


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Gato Moteado Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-21-08 01:42 PM
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12. chicago will tell McDouchebag exactly how they feel at the ballotbox.....
...it's doubtful you'll find a city more solidly blue than chicago.
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DeepModem Mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-21-08 05:38 PM
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13. K&R
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