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JI7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 06:13 PM
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Northup Criticizes Kerry-Osama Bumper Stickers
<A Republican congresswoman is criticizing a bumper sticker associating John Kerry with Osama bin Laden.

It appeared last week in the window of a GOP office in her district.

Rep. Anne Northup, a long-time supporter of President George W. Bush, said Monday the bumper stickers that read "Kerry is bin Laden's Man, Bush is Mine" are inappropriate. She says they should not be distributed by Republican campaigns.

Jack Richardson IV is the Jefferson County Republican Party chairman who had defended the bumper sticker on Friday. He said it came from an unknown source, but that he supported its message of attacking Kerry's record on the war on terrorism.

Northup's opponent in the November election, Jefferson County Circuit Court Clerk Tony Miller, held a news conference Saturday calling on Northup to oppose the bumper sticker.>

http://www.thelouisvillechannel.com/politics/3548413/de...
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denverbill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 06:16 PM
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1. It's nice to see a Republican actually oppose this crap occasionally.
I'll give Northup kudos for that. She's in a tiny minority in her party.
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 06:16 PM
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2. Especially since the opposite is true...
I think the republicans know that too..that's why they pre-emted with this nonsense.

Somebody had a Dean ad on tv, I think, during the primaries ..morphing Dean into osama.. which was total bullshit.
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Qutzupalotl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 06:21 PM
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3. Right. Al Qaeda endorsed Bush.
In a statement on March 17, 2004, Al Qaeda said: "It is not possible to find a leader more foolish than Bush, who deals with matters by force rather than with wisdom. Kerry will kill our nation while it sleeps because he and the Democrats have the cunning to embellish blasphemy and present it to the Arab and Muslim nation as civilization. Because of this, we desire Bush to be elected."
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Lucky Luciano Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 06:26 PM
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4. DO you have a link to that statement
It is a good one!
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KamaAina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 08:28 PM
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11. Here ya go
Edited on Mon Jul-19-04 08:29 PM by KamaAina
http://www.iht.com/articles/510898.html (go to page 3)

The statement tells Americans that Abu Hafs al-Masri supports the re-election of President George W. Bush.

"We are very keen that Bush does not lose the upcoming elections," it said.

Addressing Bush, it said: "We know that a heavyweight operation would destroy your government, and this is what we don't want. We are not going to find a bigger idiot than you." The statement said Abu Hafs al-Masri needs what it called Bush's "idiocy and religious fanaticism" because they would "wake up" the Islamic world. Comparing Bush with his Democratic challenger, Senator John Kerry, the statement tells the president, "Actually, there is no difference between you and Kerry, but Kerry will kill our community, while it is unaware, because he and the Democrats have the cunning to embellish infidelity and present it to the Arab and Islamic community as civilization."


Do note that this is the splinter group Abu Hafs al-Masri, which took "credit" for the Madrid train bombing, not al-Qaeda per se. Still, Bush* has racked up an endorsement from a fanatic Islamist terror group, while Kerry/Edwards has not.

Edit: italics
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mom cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 07:44 PM
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8. Since the morphing worked so well for the repukeg with Max
Cleland, I'm not surprised that they are trying it again. :dem:
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 08:15 PM
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10. The way Max Cleland is going around the Country
stumping for Dems and so sucessful at it ...I don't think that dog will hunt!

I read an article that asked is Max Cleland doing more good now as a speaker for the Dems then he could have as Senator?

So many People mention how he as a triple amputee was made to look unpatriotic by the gop in Georgia. That's what Teresa Kerry has said that she changed parties because she was angry at the way the repugs treated Max.
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soggy Donating Member (222 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 06:28 PM
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5. even in texas
you'd have to have some big cojones or a shitty car to put that sticker on it. if i see that bumper sticker, they'd better have a damn low deductable...
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Don_G Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 06:29 PM
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6. Anne Northup Isn't All That Clean
She used her office several years ago to help her husband secure a multi-million dollar contract with Harley-Davidson and later claimed it was someone in her office that did it without "her" knowledge.
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JI7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 06:35 PM
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7. i'm sure this was a political move
she knew the stickers would turn off people and only criticized after her democratic challenger called on her to .
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MasonJar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 08:00 PM
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9. As a constituent, I can assert with confidence that there is no call
for approving of Northrup. She spent most of her news conference accusing her opponent of partisan politics. That is the laugh of the century coming from Anne Northrup. She is a Bush rubber stamp.
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Don_G Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 08:52 PM
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13. Same Here
I've met her and she is personable, but little more than a monied Bush parrot.
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JI7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 09:06 PM
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14. yeah, this is a political move for sure
she only criticized it after her opponent called on her to do so.
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JI7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 09:27 PM
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15. can you describe how the district is ?
is it solidly conservative or moderate ? i assume she might not have said anything if she was a safe seat.
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WannaJumpMyScooter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 08:49 PM
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12. That's because she does not want to see bumper stickers from
our side running Bush with the fascist party, I bet.
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