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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 05:52 AM
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Bennett rips Demos for 'hatred' of Bush ......(crybaby)
Edited on Wed Apr-07-04 05:53 AM by SoCalDem
:cry: me a river, Bob :)

http://news.google.com/url?ntc=0M2C0&q=http://www.sltri...

Bennett rips Demos for 'hatred' of Bush

By Christopher Smith
The Salt Lake Tribune

WASHINGTON -- While warning the members of the Senate "not to get carried away with election year rhetoric," Utah Republican Sen. Bob Bennett charged Tuesday that Democrats' attacks on President Bush are based on "personal hatred" of the president rather than facts.


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Ted Kennedy, D-Mass., who accused Bush of creating "the largest credibility gap since Richard Nixon." Several more Republicans later joined in the effort to answer Kennedy's criticisms. Kennedy charged Bush with breaking the "basic bond of trust" between Americans and the White House because administration officials "repeatedly invent facts" on not only the existence of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq but also the price tag for Medicare reforms and commitments to public education reform.

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"It would seem in this campaign there are those who have nothing to offer but fear itself," said Bennett, a member of the Senate majority leadership. "Fear and its handmaiden, its standard derivative, pessim- ism." Bennett said while "things are bad" in the Sunni Triangle of Iraq, the deaths of U.S. soldiers and civilian contractors should not overshadow the coming establishment of an Iraqi constitution and new democracy.


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ayeshahaqqiqa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 05:54 AM
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1. Bennett just doesn't get it
I don't hate the Shrub. He's an idiot puppet whose brain was turned to mush long before he reached 40. I only feel sorry for him. What I hate are the policies he's undertaken, and the lies with which the puppetmasters around him strive to confuse the American people.
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 06:01 AM
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4. What's a riot is the fact that if you replaced the word "Bush"
with Clinton, They would be agreeing 100000%.. Republicans are the most myopic group of people I have EVER seen..

Until Florida, I never "hated" or even "strongly disliked" anyone because they were an "R".. I always saw people as individuals.

What a shock it was to discover that there were indeed people who hated someone so much (Clinton) that they would try to ruin him..

Further investigation only convinces me that I was naive for most of my life.. I have traced the republican hatred thing all the way back to the civil rights era, and surprisingly (or not) Reagan seemed to buy into it too... I am one who thinks that Ronnie had alzheimers (or pre-alzheimers) for his whole presidency. (all the better to manipulate)
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Kolesar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 07:13 AM
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20. Racist Reagan launched his campaign: Philadephia,MS ( Mississippi Burning)
Ok, that is a scrunched subject line.

In 2000, Reagan launched his campaign in the town where civil rights activists Shwermer, Cheney, and Goodman were abducted, murdered, and buried in a dike. (depicted in the film Mississippi Burning). That was a GOP message to their racist compatriots. Ronald Reagan was tapping into George Wallace politics.
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 07:17 AM
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21. Reagan had always been somewhat moderate, but I think
he had diminished capacity when he RAN for president.. His handlers did all the dirty work, behind the scenes.. I think Reagan just showed up, and said the one liners..
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NWHarkness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 08:41 AM
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31. Reagan was a moderate?
He opposed the civil rights movement, wanted to use nukes in VietNam, called Carter a traitor for signing the Panama Canal Treaty and said that he hoped the poor people who got food during the Patty Hearst situation died of botulism.

No, he was an extremist long before he became president.
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 08:45 AM
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34. I mis-stated my thought..
His "public personna" was that of a kindly gentleman.. Underneath he was not, but his outward presentation fooled lots of people.. Most saw his as a "gentleman"..


Back then, most people did not really delve into the policy as much as the personality..

He was " 20 Mule Team Reagan" or "Movie Star Reagan"..

He was Schwarzenegger without the muscles & accent..
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bobbieinok Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 09:13 AM
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42. Reagan was invited by US Representative T Lott (R)
He said if he were elected he would return local matters to the states - clear code that civil rights would not be enforced by the federal govt.

1955 - Emmet Till murdered in MS

1962 - James Meredith admitted to U of MS law school by federal court order; whites riot - JFK sends 10,000 !!!!! soldiers to Oxford MS to enforce the court order

1963 - Medgar Evers, black NAACP worker, murdered in Jackson MS

1964 - Cheney, Goodman, Schwerner were arrested in Philadelphia MS and handed over BY POLICE to KKK who murdered them - LBJ was so angry he force congress to pass the 1964 Civil Rights Act

and then just 16 years later Reagan promises the federal govt will let MS handle its 'Nigra problem' itself with no fear of 'federal intervention into states' rights'

IMHO - any African-American who votes republican is crazy.

Like JC Watts' dad said, 'A black voting republican is like a chicken voting for Colonel Sanders.'
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slor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 06:14 AM
Response to Reply #1
6. I hate him...
and anybody that defends him too!
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sniffa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 06:22 AM
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8. i agree w/ the sentiment
any and aLL bush apoLogists/supporters have been put on notice. there's no excuse now. to continue supporting bush is maLevoLent and shouLd be treated as such.
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Just Me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 08:39 AM
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30. I no longer have any shame in admitting I hate the Bush Loyalists.
I hate their every horrid act against the American people and those around this world.

They are human black holes destroying everything in their path. They bring nothing but darkness.
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polazarus Donating Member (115 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 08:57 AM
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38. which Him
Wallace,Regan,Bush, Ted K?
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kentuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 05:57 AM
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2. Yeah, it's Clinton's fault!
MoFo's!
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colonel odis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 05:58 AM
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3. after 8 years of how they acted about clinton?
it takes a tremendous amount of nerve, stupidity, or amnesia to whine about bush-bashing and bush-hating. hey, bush is the one who's asking for our votes. if we as a nation have grown to hate him, that would be his problem, not ours.

though i know it's their stock in trade, republicans are really beginning to piss me off with their accusations of criticism as knee-jerk hatred for bush.
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dbt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 06:01 AM
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5. Hello?
What was the Esteemed Senator doing from roughly 1992-2000 when Personal Hatred of Bill Clinton was the nation's number one growth industry? Was he calling for calm and reason? Did he advocate that Repugs reach out to the Duly Elected President instead of spraying venom? Was he a voice of reconciliation whose passionate appeals for civility somehow got buried by that evil old Librul Meeeeedia?

How in hell could I have missed this? I'm SURE it was all over the news!

:eyes:
dbt
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calimary Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 08:39 AM
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29. We could call him TOLL FREE and let him know a few things...
Edited on Wed Apr-07-04 08:40 AM by calimary
Hating bush and ignoring the facts? Sorry, Chucko. Most of us hate bush BECAUSE OF the facts.

Note my sig line... Toll Free...
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trogdor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 09:04 AM
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40. I just did a little research on the guy.
I couldn't find anything that says he instigated any Personal Hatred of Bill Clinton. My impression is, he prefers to play "good cop" and stay above it all, while going along with the rest of the repigs and letting people like Trent Lott do his talking for him. This way, he doesn't look like a hypocrite when he defends W and accuses Democrats of all sorts of things that just so happen to be in the Republican SOP.
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kcwayne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 06:17 AM
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7. Of course I hate Bush
This cretin is responsible for the deaths of tens of thousands of innocent people, predicated on lies.

He has started a war in Iraq that will probably not end in my lifetime, and the cost in innocent lives will reach the hundreds of thousands.

He has increased the threat of terrorism by killing all those innocent people, whose children, relatives, and friends will seek to exact revenge on Americans. They do this by planting a bomb or contributing money, and our lives, and our children's lives will never know peace.

He has presided over economic changes that will destroy the middle class, and enacted policy that will accelerate this destruction and insure the US is a 2 class society.

He is unethical, unprincipaled, immoral, and anti-democratic. If you don't hate someone who is destroying the American dream, and causing death and destruction that will haunt us for hundreds of years, what can you hate?

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amber dog democrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 07:36 AM
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26. Absolutely agree
Its hard to find reasons NOT to hate him - after one sees beyond the myths.
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Ganja Ninja Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 06:26 AM
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9. Hey Senator Bennett. Stop questioning our motives for hating *
and just get over it.
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lebkuchen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 06:26 AM
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10. Nice try at diversion from the current crisis, Bob.
C- Harvard party-boys are not cut out for WH responsibilities.

Now, back to the real problem: how our WH Garden Gnome has managed to unite Muslim factions against the US government three months before the changeover of power. If you want to get hysterical, Bob, that would be a worthy issue.
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nonbelief Donating Member (122 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 06:32 AM
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11. Changeover of Power?
What "changeover of power"? June 30th will see a media stunt in which Chalabi and his cronies are handed a tinfoil -wrapped key to Iraq, while the real power (US forces) retreat into their high castles.
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screembloodymurder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 06:34 AM
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12. I his policies
I hate his war
I hate his arrogance
I hate his lies
But it's not personal. Not.
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Go Eagles Donating Member (132 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 06:36 AM
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13. these thugs can dish it out but they sure can't take it
Notice how the Repukes have to fall back on the Democrats are so hateful and angry but they cant counter a single charge? So. Mr. Bennett, if this is only fear, misinformation and personal hatred, please refute the charges. Is it a lie that there were no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq and the intelligence used to support the war was shaky? Is it also a lie that the administration concealed the true costs of the Medicare prescription drug bill from congress and that it pushed the date of insolvency up by 9 years? I would like some examples that supports the Bush administrations credibility. I think he also needs to also take a look at the map and watch the news. The insurgency is outside the Sunni Triangle and involves the Shia population. I saw part of an interview with Karen Hughes and some Repuke congresswoman on Hannity and Colmes and they are all towing the same BS line. In typical fashion Hitler Hannity could not answer a single charge and had to resort to Chappaquiddick and pulling out an old JFK speech and saying how Kennedy was the one actually responsible of Vietnam. They have really circled the wagons around Shrub and are going to follow him into the abyss.
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patricia92243 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 06:39 AM
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14. removed
Edited on Wed Apr-07-04 06:40 AM by patricia92243
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murielm99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 06:49 AM
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15. Hey, I hate him. So what, Bennett?
So do billions of other people all over the world.

You are the ones who have polarized this country, and this world. Live with the consequences.
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Triana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 07:04 AM
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16. Lewinsky, Whitewater, Paula Jones...etc. etc. etc...
Let's correct his statement, since the man seems to have it BASSACKWARDS:

..."Republicans' attacks on President Clinton are based on "personal hatred" of the president rather than facts"...

***

I have YET to see Democrats spend $40 billion (or million, whatever) in taxpayer money JUST to catch bu$hit getting a blowjob - not to mention the rest of OUR money they wasted trying to 'get' Clinton.

The words 'pot-calling-the-kettle-black' come to mind.



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are_we_united_yet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 07:11 AM
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19. Excellent point.
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rfkrocks Donating Member (846 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 07:08 AM
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17. Gee I wonder if hubris and disdain for democrats
has reached the point where we are finally sick of taking friggin GOP orders from our mind controllers-Bennett wake up to the fact that an impeachment hearing on Clinton's BJ took more time on the GOP controlled senate floor than a discussion of going to war where thousands of people have died-no more slave masters-flush the GOP out of office-these guys think they own America and patriotism-they are in a word anathema
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are_we_united_yet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 07:10 AM
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18. Sure Bob
Bush is doing a great job.

Sure he is.
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KayLaw Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 07:18 AM
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22. Honestly!
This guy had a 90% approval rating. People have bent over backwards giving him the benefit of the doubt and cooperation at every turn, but he blew all that good will. If there's any hatred out there, he's had to work hard to earn it.

And that fear-mongering crap, talk about projection!

:eyes:
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LizW Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 07:26 AM
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23. My answer to this crybaby crap is short
Boo hoo hoo. Get over it, whiners.

(I love saying that to Repugs!) :D
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Citizen Daryl Donating Member (693 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 07:32 AM
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24. Here's a tissue ...
Edited on Wed Apr-07-04 07:32 AM by Citizen Daryl
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amber dog democrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 07:33 AM
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25. Bush was not elected
I see nothing wrong with hating a usurper who is illegally appointed to the chief executive post.

And that is just the beginning.
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otohara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 07:40 AM
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27. Their Defense re: Bush's Failed Policies
attack the dissenters...
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0007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 07:56 AM
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28. This phoney prick doesn't know what hate is until he
has read how the freepers feel about the Clintons. I've listened to Bennett on the Senate floor blathering on needlessly. The people in Utah ought to make this prick the last victim of the firing squad before they do away with it.
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chelsea0011 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 08:41 AM
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32. Well, DUH!
Thanks goodness we are all not lemmings. The Crooked One has blood on his hands and this administration is corrupt. What's not to hate?
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mindfulNJ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 08:42 AM
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33. ok...let me see...
he's a liar, a killer, a shill for corporations...hmmm, what's not to love there? :eyes:
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northzax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 08:50 AM
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35. NEIN! You Vill Love our Vearless Leader ja?
must love chimpy...must love chimpy...
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derby378 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 08:53 AM
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36. So many Brits hate Bush...
...that I wouldn't be surprised if progressive-rock icon Kate Bush was considering a name change so that her house doesn't get TP'd.
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nolabels Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 08:56 AM
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37. Utah is a very beautiful place
You just need ignore the majority of people who are brainwashed with a few fairy tales which also take up a duel role as political and religious rhetoric.



http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=www.touringsite....
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shanti Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 09:03 AM
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39. get it right, bennett
ya pasty old fart. we hate him BECAUSE of the facts, not in spite of them!
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librechik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 09:08 AM
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41. Of course no Republicans hated Clinton personally
and their crusade to destroy him was based on facts--HE HAD A CLENIS!!!
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nolabels Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 09:26 AM
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44. I knew that would pop up somewhere
:spank:
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Calico Jack Rackham Donating Member (410 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 09:18 AM
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43. Perhaps if he wasn't such
Edited on Wed Apr-07-04 09:19 AM by Companero
a shitty president, not as many people would hate the mean little man. Of course this is opposed to the Clinton situation who was hated for his many successful policies. Dumbya is hated for being a miserable failure and a warmonger.

BTW I wish I was that doggy ;-)
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leesa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 10:13 AM
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45. That's one happy puppy! Don't let these folks get away with it
Every time they come up with this BS assure them that it's the facts that are the problem. They play the opposite game all the time...sort of like first-graders.
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Gman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 10:22 AM
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46. Reminds me of the ROTC dude at the end of Animal House
shouting frantically, "All is well!!!" after the Deltas succeeded in causing mass chaos at the homecoming parade.
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Luvpurp Donating Member (105 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 10:25 AM
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47. maybe he has a point
after all Repubs are experts on hatred aren't they?
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jeanmarc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 10:46 AM
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48. FACTS? It's NEVER about facts!
If we talk about the facts, we have every reason to hate this little chimp! And that's all we talk about here!

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PROGRESSIVE1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 11:10 AM
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49. Bigot Bob is at it again!
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porkrind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 12:02 PM
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50. I'm from Utah...
Where we have two real "peaches" for senators: Bob Bennett, and Orrin Hatch. It's hard to imagine more radicalized right-wing neocon ideologues than these two. Hatch is the worst of the two. On behalf of Utahans who know better, I would like to apologize to America for the damage these two do to our democracy.

Unfortunately, they represent well the narrow-mindedness, bigotry, class-hatred, and self-loathing of many Utah Mormons, who are used to being fed a constant diet of patriarchal, Us-vs.-Them, Right-vs.-Wrong propaganda. This kind of thinking shows the worst of human nature, as seen by the Christian fundamentalist movement in the republican party.
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 11:37 PM
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51. I'm surprised that they have not tried to change Utah's name
Mormonland would be more appropo.. Our son got married there last summer, and I never saw so much booze consumed.. I thought Mromons abhorred the "spirits".. They said "No thanks" to coffee or tea, but they sure chugged the booze at the wedding :)
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