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kskiska Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 10:03 PM
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Milbank: The Kerry Campaign's One-Word Weapon
There is seemingly no charge the Bush campaign can level against John F. Kerry that will not produce a one-word retort: Halliburton.

Kerry's proposed tax increases? Halliburton.

Kerry's vote against Iraq war spending? Halliburton.

Kerry's anti-terrorism credentials? Halliburton.

Kerry's ties to Hollywood liberals? Halliburton, Halliburton, Halliburton.

"Halliburton," says Kerry spokesman Chad Clanton, "will always be the fire Dick Cheney can't put out." That is certainly the Democrats' hope, as they try to portray the oil services company once run by Vice President Cheney as a metaphor for all things anti-Bush.

When Cheney spoke about health care yesterday in Toledo, Kerry forces held a counter-rally featuring signs saying "Health Care, Not Halliburton." Explaining that apparent non sequitur, the campaign said in a news release that health care costs would be lower if Cheney spent "as much energy on lowering health care costs as getting Halliburton their no-bid contracts."

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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A62623-20...
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camby Donating Member (411 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 10:07 PM
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1. Bush/Cheney have a 3 word reply
Go F**K youself
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MGKrebs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 10:13 PM
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2. SHUT UP!
Just kidding. I'm channeling Bill O'Reilly. :-)
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camby Donating Member (411 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 10:16 PM
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3. You're learning the Republican rules of debate quite well.
The best defense is a good offense. Scratch good. Any old offense will work - the more offensive the better.
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Old and In the Way Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 10:29 PM
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4. Cheney talking about healthcare isues?
A sure sign the election is just around the corner.
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Rose Siding Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 10:33 PM
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5. Bottom of the article: "The Misquotable Bush"
The Misquotable Bush

"I trust God speaks through me. Without that, I couldn't do my job."

-- statement attributed to President Bush in the Lancaster (Pa.) New Era from a private meeting with Amish families on July 9. The White House said Bush said no such thing.

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liberalmuse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-20-04 12:22 AM
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6. I trust he DOES NOT speak through you, Mr. Bush!
Edited on Tue Jul-20-04 12:22 AM by liberalmuse
If there were a god, the same god who created Shakespeare, Thoreau and Wilde, I don't imagine he/she would choose an illiterate little facist fuck to speak or kill in cold blood through.

And you're not doing your goddamned job, either!
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The_Casual_Observer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-20-04 12:28 AM
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7. Does chimp speak in "tongues" too?
I love it when they do that on TV, kind of sounds like a fake south american jibberish language, only really creepy.
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grytpype Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-20-04 12:30 AM
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8. "The White House said Bush said no such thing. "
Which means, of course, that IT. DIDN'T. HAPPEN. The White House does not lie.

Wow, it must be Kool-Aid Day at the WaPo.
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akitamata Donating Member (207 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-20-04 01:55 AM
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9. White House?
I will take my chances with the Amish account of *'s "prayer meeting". I have to assume the Amish are considerably more concerned with truth telling than the disgusting liar at the Penn.Ave. address.
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uhhuh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-20-04 02:21 AM
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10. Those damn liberal Amish
Always spewing their hateful rhetoric and lying.

They are a potent force in the liberal media elite.
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Algomas Donating Member (576 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-20-04 03:03 AM
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12. They hate us for our freedoms...
I think he got a little bit of God every time he snorted coke through a dollar bill...In God we Trust.
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truthisfreedom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-20-04 02:52 AM
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11. never stop repeating it. "I TRUST GOD SPEAKS THROUGH ME. WITHOUT
THAT, I COULDN'T DO MY JOB."

you can't do your job, bush. that's why we're replacing you. i guess that means God doesn't speak through you, now doesn't it?
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maddezmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-20-04 06:01 AM
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13. love it
:)
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Maine-i-acs Donating Member (989 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-20-04 07:31 AM
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14. "Kerry can walk to a podium and speak/debate without an earpiece."
That's another one to chant.
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Octafish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-20-04 08:08 AM
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15. Integrity.
John Kerry is a man of integrity.

His whole adult life shows that.

Bush?

All he's ever done is get blotto and ruin everything he touches.
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stickdog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-21-04 01:56 AM
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16. Carlyle/Halliburton 2004
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