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Gore1FL Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-14-04 02:22 AM
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Bush assails Kerry for bashing (Must read -- Dems fight back!)
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/5430341 /

Republicans have been expressing outrage at a fund-raising event for Kerry and his vice presidential running mate, Sen. John Edwards of North Carolina, last week in which entertainers lined up to skewer the president.

<snip>


Bushs campaign manager, Ken Mehlman, released a letter Tuesday that he wrote to Kerrys campaign manager, Mary Beth Cahill, asking your campaign to release the performance ... so that all Americans could see for themselves what John Kerry thinks represents the heart and soul of our country.

<snip>

Cahill said the Kerry campaign would not consider releasing the fund-raiser until Bush released proof that he fulfilled his National Guard duty and government documents relating to the no-bid contracts awarded to Halliburton Co., the drafting of the energy and Medicare bills, and the prison abuse scandal in Iraq.

<snip>


Now that ROCKS!
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virgdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-14-04 02:24 AM
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1. Back at ya, morons...
Beautiful reply. Succinct and to the point.
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-14-04 02:32 AM
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4. Mary Beth Cahill. A lady.
Too often the Democrats with balls are ladies.
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JoFerret Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-14-04 05:10 PM
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24. Balls? Ladies
...what a load of sexist cobblers.
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wtmusic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-14-04 02:25 AM
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2. That ought to shut his lily-livered ass up
HA! :D
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lefty_mcduff Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-14-04 02:28 AM
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3. Booyah!
Well I'll be damned.

Democrats with balls.

Will wonders never cease.
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readmylips Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-14-04 02:41 AM
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5. Just what I want to hear but in a Kerry Ad
printed media and the internet will print Kerry's great reply, but an Ad is much better and seen by more people on TV.
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fearnobush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-14-04 02:44 AM
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6. Finally, the cannons roar.
Big fat ones.

Oh, as for the record, I have tape calling Bush a Lier and a thug. If they want it, I will gladly send it to them, but I don't think its the kind of tape they are looking for.
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Norquist Nemesis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-14-04 02:46 AM
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7. If Kerry's doing this,
then he really will close the sale :) I really hope he starts fighting back like this!
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Gore1FL Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-14-04 02:57 AM
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8. I looked all over for this
and now I see the complete letter is on the DU home page.

It is worth a read!
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Gore1FL Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-14-04 03:18 AM
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9. Ths is the original -- sorry for the dupe
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countmyvote4real Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-14-04 04:22 AM
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10. Well, that shut the media whores up.
Their pie holes shut so quickly once their GOP masters pulled the talking point, they couldn't even report on this development in the campaign "controversy."

Or perhaps they're just sparing the electorate the bother of issues or policy. We know where that approach got us.

The media and the GOP (I don't mean to really draw a distinction) can just go "Cheney" themselves.
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Dhalgren Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-14-04 09:43 AM
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14. It is amazing, isn't it?
How just after this letter was sent, the repubs just shut up? I haven't heard a word about the "Bush-bashing entertainers" since. All I can say to the repubs is, "You're gonna need a bigger boat."
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AFSCME girl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-14-04 03:46 PM
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15. Yeah, I was wondering
what shut their (repubs) cakeholes up! I thought we would be hearing
about that crap forever!! Ms. Cahill rocks :headbang:
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Piperay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-14-04 04:37 AM
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11. Cheers
to Kerry! :toast: :toast: :toast:
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daa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-14-04 09:25 AM
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12. Its about time nt
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johnnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-14-04 09:31 AM
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13. Good for them!!
And if this doesn't work and the shitheads still want the video released the Kerry camp can just say that out of the thousands of videos that were in storage, this one just so happened to be accidental recorded over.
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trogdor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-14-04 04:15 PM
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19. George Bush is a stinking....
....and what I like to do with this salmon is marinate it for about an hour in some extra virgin olive oil, about seventy cloves of gahlic, a little Essence (TM). Mmmmmmm, that salmon is getting happy, happy, happy....
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KansDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-14-04 07:06 PM
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29. Yeah! And just to rub some salt into the wound...
Say the video taped was accidentally recorded over sometime in 1996 or 1997!

Hahahahaha!!! Watch the blank stare on their faces!
http://www.nytimes.com/2004/07/09/politics/campaign/09r...
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Mari333 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-14-04 04:10 PM
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16. Wealthy, pompous GOP whiners
cry me a frigging river...we spent 70 million TAX PAYER dollars investigating a frigging Blow Job for christs sake and they whine????, almost 900 kids are dead in a war based on lies, 20,000 dead civilians in a fake war for profit, and we cant call Bush a cheap thug??

Ill call him a liar, a cheap thug, a lowlife piece of excrement, a son of a whore, a cad, a scoundrel, a wealthy Conneticut rich AWOL little prick whose daddy helped him steal the Presidency, a stomping brat, a frigging little bastard who throws temper tantrums when he doesnt get his way, and he needs his ears boxed, and then he needs to be sent off to jail with all of the other war criminals in his administration
Tough shit! The GLOVES ARE OFF
THE GLOVES ARE VERY VERY OFF
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maddezmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-14-04 04:14 PM
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17. and the 90 page report on Iraq he never read
before sending our troops to Iraq. Cliff Notes don't cut it shrub.
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Generator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-14-04 04:15 PM
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18. At last some good news!
Fight fight fight!

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CatWoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-14-04 04:34 PM
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20. Cahill's letter
http://blog.johnkerry.com/dbunker/archives/002112.html#...

Mary Beth Cahill to Ken Mehlman: Release the Bush Records
Washington, DC C Kerry-Edwards campaign manager Mary Beth Cahill today sent the following letter to Bush Cheney 04 Campaign Manager Ken Mehlman in response to a letter Mehlman sent yesterday:


July 13, 2004
Ken Mehlman
Campaign Manager
BUSH-CHENEY '04, Inc.




Dear Ken:


Over the past several months, allies of the President have questioned John Kerrys patriotism while your staff has criticized his service in Vietnam. Republicans and their allies have gone so far as to launch attacks against his wife and your campaign has run $80 million in negative ads that have been called baseless, misleading and unfair by several independent observers.


Considering that the President has failed to even come close to keeping his promise to change the tone in Washington, we find your outrage over and paparazzi-like obsession with a fund-raising event to be misplaced. The fact is that the nation has a greater interest in seeing several documents made public relating to the Presidents performance in office and personal veracity that the White House has steadfastly refused to release. As such, we will not consider your request until the Bush campaign and White House make public the documents/materials listed below:


Military records: Any copies of the Presidents military records that would actually prove he fulfilled the terms of his military service. For that matter, it would be comforting to the American people if the campaign or the White House could produce more than just a single person to verify that the President was in Alabama when said he was there. Many Americans find it odd that only one person out of an entire squadron can recall seeing Mr. Bush.


Halliburton: All correspondence between the Defense Department and the White House regarding the no-bid contracts that have gone to the Vice-Presidents former company. Some material has already been made public. Why not take a campaign issue off the table by making all of these materials public so the voters can see how Halliburton has benefited from Mr. Cheney serving as Vice-President?


The Cheney Energy Task Force: For an Administration that claims to hate lawsuits, its ironic that the Bush White House is taking up the Courts time to keep the fact that Ken Lay and Enron wrote its energy policy in secret behind closed doors. Please release the documents so that the country can learn what lobbyists and special interests wrote the White House energy policy.


Medicare Bill: Please release all White House correspondence between the pharmaceutical industry and the Administration regarding the Medicare Bill, which gave billions to some of the Presidents biggest donors. In addition, please provide all written materials that directed the Medicare actuary to withhold information from Congress about the actual cost of the bill.


Prison Abuse Documents: A few weeks ago, the White House released a selected number of documents regarding the White Houses involvement in laying the legal foundation for the interrogation methods that were used in Iraq. Please release the remaining documents.


We also wanted to wish you a happy anniversary. As we are sure you and the attorneys representing the President, Vice-President and other White House officials are aware, today marks one year since Administration sources leaked the identity of a covert CIA agent to Bob Novak in an effort to retaliate against a critic of the Administration.


In light of the fact that the Administration began gutting the laws protecting the nations forests yesterday, we hope you will accept the paper on which this letter is written as an anniversary gift. (The one year anniversary is known as the paper anniversary.)


Sincerely,




Mary Beth Cahill

Campaign Manager

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MsUSA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-14-04 05:17 PM
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25. Oh my gawd!!!
Just an outstanding reply!! One for the good guys eh???
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Tommy_Douglas Donating Member (242 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-14-04 05:20 PM
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26. That's a great letter...
It really hits back hard. I suspect they'll respond by the only way they know how. Not respond at all, and take their machine of lies and vitorol off to some other pasture.
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Anwen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-14-04 04:44 PM
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21. GOOD! Hold them accountable.
It will be interesting to see how they reply. :D
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Terran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-14-04 04:50 PM
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22. OMG! What a GREAT response!
In other words, "Put up or SHUT THE F*CK UP."
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myrna minx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-14-04 05:00 PM
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23. Finally the Dems are fighting back.
Ka-boom! :nuke:
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Khephra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-14-04 06:08 PM
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27. Hey Bush?
I hear there's an interesting speech that you gave to Bob Jones U. Wanna release that?

I thought not.
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Cerridwen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-14-04 06:19 PM
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28. My favorite quote . . .


"Singer replied, Considering that the president actively avoided combat duty and has pursued policies that have made the nation less secure, he is on very shaky ground when it comes to questioning the commitment that Vietnam vet John Kerry has to our military."
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