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Luvpurp Donating Member (105 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 08:52 AM
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Is it just me or was Dubya's speech a non-event?
I am seeing almost no coverage of it today and last night the local news here in the Twin Cities didn't even have it has the lead story. I thought this was supposed to be some major Gettysburg-like speech? If Dubya's approval ratings don't go up after this he is in major doo-doo.

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Don_G Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 08:55 AM
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1. It Was A Non-Event
Just the same BS in front of the military to showcase his "leadership" qualities to the Freeper Sheeple.
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johncoby2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 08:55 AM
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2. No one carried it in Houston.
Of course it was going up against some type of home painting reality show or something like that. Tough competition.
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Loonman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 08:56 AM
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3. Flat - nobody cares
Bush didn't really say anything new except that fairy-tale bullshit about tearing Abu Ghraib, down. What that will accomplish is beyond me.

The vast majority of Republicans have IQs below 40.
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RebelOne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 08:57 AM
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4. Non-event. Same old spin.
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livetohike Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 09:03 AM
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5. I guess it was because of the time (5:00 p.m.) here
but every local news station carried the speech pre-empting their news cast.
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Warpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 09:03 AM
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6. It did what it was supposed to do
Dominate all the news coverage on the morning shows and stop coverage of the prison torture coverup. Sometimes the chatter after the speech is more important than the speech itself, and this is one of those times.

BTW, they must've put the concealer on with a trowel.
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Cascadian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 09:05 AM
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7. Same old song and dance.
It isn't working.


John
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Kong Donating Member (143 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 09:07 AM
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8. I Certainly Didn't Watch It
I absolutly refuse to watch or listen to him. I will not do it and I will not have that crap on my radios or my TV. Screw him.
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lil-petunia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 09:14 AM
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10. One of his daughters, yes, but him? no thanks
Yeah, I watched the whole wretched thing. No specifics, not more than two major lies

"the vast majority of the Iraqi people support our effort"

"misbehavior of a few" (referring to Abu Ghraib prison torture)

Considering he had a captive audience (War College) and considering that they had orders when and for how long to cheer and applaud, it was boring, uneventful, and pointless. Meaning he scored very, very few points.

Let's see how Little Goergie's hit parade continues, with 5 more speechifing orationizing spin talks scheduled from now 'til June 30.
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ithacan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 09:12 AM
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9. desperate propaganda event
more BS "democracy and freedom" for Iraq, as if that was EVER their goal... :eyes:

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benburch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 09:41 AM
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11. It is Dubya who is the non-event
All but the Fascist (err Republican) true believers and the really stupid have turned against him. Which means he has struck rock bottom.
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seabeyond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 09:46 AM
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12. all over the national news
Edited on Tue May-25-04 09:50 AM by seabeyond
and they are pumping bush up. what do you mean non news. all i have heard. and bush the best since sliced bread
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