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tom_paine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-12-04 06:56 PM
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Did anyone see Buckley tip his hand to Timmy Russert on MTP yesterday?
Even the merest channel surf-through these days usually reveals some Bushevik Pravda.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/5409538

MR. RUSSERT: ...with someone who's observed it for a long time. Here's the latest Time magazine poll, John Kerry 47, George Bush 45, Ralph Nader, 3.5. And then this question: "Who do you trust more to lead the country?" George Bush 46, John Kerry 46. How do you see the race playing out over the next couple of months?

MR. BUCKLEY: Well, 47 percent are wrong. Is that correct? In other words, your job is to get them up to speed.


As sinister as this line sounds, the aristocratic banter that passed between them was that of two French Marquis at a 1780 Suaree.

Buckley said it, not tongue in cheek, but quiter matter-of-factly. Naturally, it was a "Fair Und Balanced" panel with one Democrat and Three Rethugs, counting Timmy, of course.

It was the words of one bloated, disconnected monster to another. Buckley was merely making a casula observation of fact, and it showed.

Timmy, of course, said nothing. Although as we know the merest mention of this by a Leftist pundit (funny, I can't even think of one permitted to gain access to Imperial Pravda) would be trumpeted across the dial 24/7 for weeks in an orgy of shouting, bullying, intimidation, whether Timmy agreed (as he no doubt was aching to) ro said nothing.

So, there you have it, another casual exchange between Busheviks (notice how it happens when they feel themselves "among friends" like a stacked MTWhore Panel) in which their "truths" are spoken.
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Manix Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-12-04 07:04 PM
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1. I thought Buckley showed a shocking decline in his mental agility, when
in defense of American deaths, he came out with that lame metaphor about fireman that was mostly incoherent.
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-12-04 08:39 PM
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5. buckley is not the only one "in decline" who supports
Edited on Mon Jul-12-04 08:39 PM by zidzi
bush. I think there are more than a few of them out there who must be brain dead and certainly don't give a shyte about our Country.

Isn't buckley suppose to be a conservative? bushco aren't conservative..they're selling our Country down the river.
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leftofthedial Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-12-04 08:46 PM
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6. I know a few elderly lifelong repukes
they are totally out of touch (of course they always were), but they have such an ingrained belief that the GOP represents their interests so they don't have to think.

I think Buckley is in that boat. Some handlers or another just wheeled him out and said "GOP good, Democrats bad."

They don't realize this is not their comfortable UMC GOP anymore. This is a different game now.
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takebackourjobs Donating Member (49 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-12-04 07:09 PM
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2. Buckley has been heading
south for a couple of years now. I had to watch it for a minute to see where he would go, and he didn't disappoint. The first words out of his mouth. I kind of wanted to hear what Germond had to say, but I couldn't stomach the fifteen minutes of Buckley to get there.
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indigobusiness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-12-04 07:40 PM
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3. Germond basically turned his back to Buckley and said
"yeah...right."

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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-12-04 08:25 PM
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4. This would be shocking if I didn't know better...It reminds me
of the time scatty mcclellen said he would leave it to the tv pundits to tell the reporters and the public about something(maybe ken lay..I forget..but you get the idea)

It was Huge..he let it slip that the talking heads and pundits ..all work for the government.
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Eric J in MN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-12-04 08:50 PM
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7. I don't consider this a big deal.
Suppose a liberal said to a journalist that he should help the public to understand why people should vote against Bush.

Would that be outrageous?
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kodi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-12-04 08:57 PM
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8. i viewed it as he was joking, thinking it was 47% for each candidate.
sad to see a keen mind go as buckley's apparently has. the man was a shadow of what he once was. yet, the intellectual dishonesty and selective use of facts was still there for all to see.
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Eric J in MN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-12-04 09:04 PM
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9. Buckley is saying the 47% for Kerry are wrong (nt)
nt
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northzax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-12-04 09:11 PM
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11. and don't you think that the 45% for Bush are wrong?
and that it is our job to get them to change their minds? isn't that the entire idea behind a campaign?

Buckely needs to go rest, it is sad to see a lion in winter, even if I didn't agree with him in the first place. He's already given up sailing, his other love, now maybe it's time for politics.
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tom_paine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-13-04 01:52 AM
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12. Yes, but I wouldn't say that to a MEDIA PERSON on Nat'l TV!
The worst part is, and I could be wrong, the Buckley's only mistake was saying it like that to Timmy the Confirmed Bushevik (Jack Welch did a 'Network' the Movie on him, I think).

He said it matter of factly, as if EVERYONE KNEW Timmy was "on board".

My belief is that his senility allowed him to say something he NEVER should have said outside the ears of The Party. But it would be viewed as just the slip of an old man.

I believe it's more, not an order or anything so :tinfoilhat: just a tacit acknowledgement as if they were at the Cocktail Party of Riches.
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kaitykaity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-12-04 09:07 PM
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10. Five white guys, three of them really, really
stinking old and ugly.

The more things change . . .

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