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leftchick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 05:44 AM
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Insurgency puts Bush on defensive
http://news.bostonherald.com/national/view.bg?articleid...

<snip>

For President Bush's campaign brain trust, this was to be the week he single-handedly turned the debate from Iraq to jobs with a series of ``I feel your pain''-style events.

But the only campaign pain being felt is at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.
``It's hard to describe what's going on now as anything but bad news for the president,'' said Thomas E. Mann, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution.

Last night's growing numbers of dead Marines resulting from an apparently potent Iraqi insurgency comes as Bush faces new questions on the home front on terrorism, with his national security adviser hitting live TV for testimony tomorrow.

It's no wonder Bush snapped at an Associated Press reporter who forgot to refer to him as ``Mr. President'' during questions the other day.
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LibertyorDeath Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 05:50 AM
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1. That arrogant little shit what a complete infant
Edited on Wed Apr-07-04 05:51 AM by LibertyorDeath
I watched the vid of the are you talking to me I only respond to Mr Prezident This infantile little fucker is beyond belief with his Mussolini complex.

Hey he's lucky the guy called him Mr as far as I'm concerned
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Qanisqineq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 05:53 AM
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2. I quite agree
I never call him "the president", I just say "Bush" or "Dubya" (or sometimes something not so kind)
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colonel odis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 06:53 AM
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4. why call him "president"? he's not. n/t
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fishnfla Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 06:08 AM
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3. I hate to do this, but
JMM at TPM is reporting that there was more to the scene than what we saw. Apparantly the AP guy had a cell phone to his ear when he was talking to the president. I hate those damned things, so if Josh is true, I'm gonna give the chimp the benefit of the doubt ....
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izzie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 07:31 AM
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6. Are you sure? They, phone, are out with Bush.
How did reporter ever get on one around Bush?
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LibertyorDeath Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-08-04 01:34 AM
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16. Rule #1 never ever
Give the chimp the benefit of the doubt ! Ever!
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MaineDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 08:31 AM
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8. Another case of "I can't believe he really did that"
Such an embarrassing POS!

His parents must be SO proud of him. :eyes:
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maddezmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 07:07 AM
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5. and another article
Iraq war has Bush in trouble
Questions grow about his future as polls show Americans turning against him

By DOUG SAUNDERS
Wednesday, April 7, 2004 - Page A1


~snip~

Yesterday, questions about Mr. Bush's future filled the air in Washington, as the Pentagon considered sending even more troops to fight what has become a deadly two-front war in Iraq and the White House prepared for tomorrow's closely watched testimony by National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice before the commission on the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

~snip~

"You're starting to hear that 'Q' word: quagmire," he told Reuters News Agency, using a word that came to describe the escalating Vietnam conflict in the 1960s. "The public seems confused: How do we get out? Do we send more troops? How do we cut casualties? It's all becoming a big problem for Bush."

Poll numbers bear out Mr. Zogby's assertion. New polls taken since last week, when television screens showed images of American corpses being dragged through the streets of Fallujah and hung from bridges, found Mr. Bush's approval ratings at an all-time low..

more: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/ArticleNews/TPSt... ...


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amber dog democrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 08:28 AM
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7. Bring em on !!
I am so nostalgic for the days of "Mission Accomplished".
He should be worried.
Can this admin do anything right?
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Triana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 09:42 AM
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9. It certainly detracts attention from Condi's testimony
...nicely.

I'll be watching both with bated breath. The more problems for bu$hit, the better. Not that I want to wish bad on anyone (not EVEN bu$h) but the man is a piss-poor *resident and needs to be removed.

In fact, were it not for the double-standards of the 'rule of law' imposed on Republican vs Democratic (or any other party) politicians, he would have been dragged out of there by the scruff of the neck long ago.

Let the record finally and publicly show what a failure he is and just how WRONG it was to have him implanted as the leader of the U.S. - regardless who planted him there - it was WRONG, WRONG, WRONG and the worst thing that could have happened to our dear country. Let there be Karma.

Then, let him go back to Texas with the cows...he's much less dangerous there.
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Dhalgren Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 10:58 AM
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15. I think that you have hit a really big nail, right on the head!
Edited on Wed Apr-07-04 10:59 AM by Dhalgren
This is a REPUBLICAN problem! This isn't Bush's problem, alone. The Republicans have backed him to the hilt on everything he has wanted (some Democrats, too). They have defended him and his policies loudly and so must suffer whatever fate awaits Bush. Coat tails go both ways. These lying, cheating, stealing, murdering Republicans have got to go! One way or the other! Either vote them out or place them under arrest - let them choose.
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spotbird Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 10:21 AM
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10. The best part is the photo accompanying the story.
It can't be an accident that this is the most chimp-like nonphoto-shopped picture yet.
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leftchick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 10:26 AM
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11. omg spotbird... I didn't even see that...
Thanks for posting. What a fucking moran....
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koopie57 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 10:49 AM
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13. did he just make poopie in his
superman underpants?
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yellowcanine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 10:55 AM
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14. Maybe he got a deer tick on his head cutting brush?
Better take some propholactic antibiotics so you don't get Lyme disease Mr. Chimpy.
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ILeft Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-08-04 01:51 AM
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17. Al Franken said it: Bush is unraveling.
At some point Cheney will have to step in and take over... oh, that happened already. Never mind.
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Ravy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-08-04 03:01 AM
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18. His new TV ads start out really bogus....
You hear * talking, but the picture shows him walking without his lips moving.

In real life, you see his lips moving but Cheney talking.
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The Magistrate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-08-04 03:06 AM
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19. Damn!
That man looks drunk....

"LET'S GO GET THOSE BUSH BASTARDS!"
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PATRICK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 10:28 AM
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12. And the beautiful part
is that this "Tet Offensive" was wholly provoked by clumsy handling of the Shiite cleric in the first place, not any planned embarassment of Generalissimo Bush. Has they not tried to round up his associates and close his newspaper we would not be throwing around absurd terms like "insurgents" and "rebels" without recognizing the nauseating symbolism that WE are the regime being rebelled against.

How many people have to die to prove an obvious point that cost Bush the popular vote in 2000?
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