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JoFerret Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 03:46 PM
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Colorado GOP's statement on Kerry draws fire
Edited on Sat Apr-24-04 03:48 PM by JoFerret
http://www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-401...

DENVER (AP) - Democrats are furious about a statement by Republicans saying that comparing one of their candidates to presidential candidate John Kerry would be worse than comparing someone to the Ku Klux Klan.

The dispute started when The New York Times inadvertently published a photo of Republican senate candidate Pete Coors above a story about a KKK member who murdered a black sharecropper.

Cinamon Watson, spokeswoman for Coors, said the error was ``so outrageous it's kind of funny. It could have been worse. Pete could have been identified as John Kerry.''
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bluestateguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 03:50 PM
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1. Boy are they stupid
Here the NYT genuinely treats Coors unfairly and they have a real right to be outraged, and then they blow it by saying the Klan is preferable to Kerry. Way to squander your sympathy fellas!
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skooooo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 03:52 PM
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2. Coors has long been associated with the

...far right wing. I find the NYT fiasco interesting, and maybe more than coincidence. hmmm...
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Stainless Donating Member (102 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 04:02 PM
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6. Coors association with the far right
That's the reason I quit drinking "Colorado Kool-Aid" many years ago. I boycott Coors because of their monetary contributions to right-wing causes.
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MissMarple Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 05:47 PM
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11. Joseph and Holly Coors helped start the Heritage Foundation.
She's still on the board of directors. They also contribute to the Hudson Institute that is against social security.
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girl gone mad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 03:55 PM
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4. I agree with that.
You feel outraged at the NYT until you read the GOP statement. They are truly despicable people.
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Toucano Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 09:13 PM
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16. Republicans have mastered
squandering sympathy. It's a first year course, I believe.
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goforit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 03:54 PM
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3. So they have a preference to KKK.........eh?....The truth be told!!!!
Bigots = GOP
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rumguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 04:00 PM
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5. fight fire with fire - the pukes have declared war on us
they are now the enemy...that's the way I see it...fuck 'em

we need to give them a dose of their own medicine...
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bluestateguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 05:02 PM
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7. I agree
and some may not like this, but if that means using some slurs that we as liberals don't typically like to use to attack people like Colondoleeza Rice, Ann Coulter, Andrew Sullivan and Thomas Sowell. Sorry, but this is serious business.
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Nicholas_J Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 05:03 PM
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8. They are a bit worried
Edited on Sat Apr-24-04 05:05 PM by Nicholas_J
As poll after polls show Kerry drawing closer to being ahead in Colorado, a state that Bush won in 2000 without breaking a sweat. Polls techincally are placing Kerry at a dead heat with Bush in that state (withn the MoE of the polls) while Bush won Colorado in 2000 by twice the percentage points that now separate him and Kerry. Colorado is on of three states that Bush won handily in 2000 in which Kerry is now giving him a run for his money.

A solid Red state in 2000, Colorado is now seen as only leaning towards Bush.
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Gin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 05:07 PM
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9. they are feeling threatened....this is the small sutf...wait until this
summer...these frightened losers will use their big ammo against Kerry...and shoot themselves in the foot while doing it...they are sooo predictable..and pathetic.

classic behavior!
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MidwestTransplant Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 05:16 PM
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10. From their perspective it's true
Shows how they feel about the KKK>
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Voltaire99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 06:57 PM
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12. Wake up, Colorado Democrats!
The old rules of politesse were abolished ages ago. Stop flying into fits of shock and high dudgeon when the Repugs act repugnant. This only makes you look fragile. Go on the attack yourself!

The upshot: you can't mount a JFK-style campaign in the era of Rove.
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northernsoul Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 07:46 PM
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13. actually, it's a very revealing statement
Pete Coors really does believe that a racist murderer is better than a courageous war hero and public servant like John Kerry.

This statement tells us a whole lot about Pete Coors and the GOP mindset... not that it was anything we didn't already know.
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JoFerret Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 08:25 PM
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14. Adolf Coors and the good people whp brought us
Ronald Reagan. Let's remember who paid for him. And that was the beginning of the end.
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VolcanoJen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 08:34 PM
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15. Cinamon Watson???
Sorry. That just kinda made me snicker.

Real Americans drink Union Beer anyway... Drink Anheuser-Busch products!
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mountainvue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 10:40 PM
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17. Coors is big on
putting on a show of dieversity. Meanwhile they made most of their workforce contract labor, i.e. temps so they don't have to pay them benefits.
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