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papau Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-03-04 10:58 AM
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Feel the Hate By PAUL KRUGMAN
http://www.nytimes.com/2004/09/03/opinion/03krugman.htm...

Feel the Hate
By PAUL KRUGMAN

Published: September 3, 2004


I don't know where George Soros gets his money," one man said. "I don't know where - if it comes from overseas or from drug groups or where it comes from." George Soros, another declared, "wants to spend $75 million defeating George W. Bush because Soros wants to legalize heroin." After all, a third said, Mr. Soros "is a self-admitted atheist; he was a Jew who figured out a way to survive the Holocaust."

They aren't LaRouchies - they're Republicans.

The suggestion that Mr. Soros, who has spent billions promoting democracy around the world, is in the pay of drug cartels came from Dennis Hastert, the speaker of the House, whom the Constitution puts two heartbeats from the presidency. After standing by his remarks for several days, Mr. Hastert finally claimed that he was talking about how Mr. Soros spends his money, not where he gets it.

The claim that Mr. Soros's political spending is driven by his desire to legalize heroin came from Newt Gingrich. And the bit about the Holocaust came from Tony Blankley, editorial page editor of The Washington Times, which has become the administration's de facto house organ.

For many months we've been warned by tut-tutting commentators about the evils of irrational "Bush hatred." Pundits eagerly scanned the Democratic convention for the disease; some invented examples when they failed to find it. Then they waited eagerly for outrageous behavior by demonstrators in New York, only to be disappointed again.

There was plenty of hatred in Manhattan, but it was inside, not outside, Madison Square Garden.<snip>

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Catfight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-03-04 11:03 AM
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1. BRAVO! Indeed, it was coming from the pulpit of the Repugs, all in
the name of the party of Jesus. It's still a mystery how the blind faithful zombies of Bush followers don't see right through this hypocrisy and venom.

By the way, I don't hate Bush, I just don't respect him at all.
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