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LearnedHand Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-30-04 02:43 AM
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{{{tremble}}} Anyone else here...
...a little worried about Kerry "surviving" until Jan 20? It's not hard for me to imagine the worst. :scared:

(I SO MUCH want my country back!)
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Robbien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-30-04 02:50 AM
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1. Nope. Kerry was picked for a reason
He knows what he is up against and is the one who can get elected and run this country in spite of the Bush Crime Family.
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asianjoanne Donating Member (121 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-30-04 02:52 AM
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2. i have confidence
boy, you are quite pessimistic that Kerry won't live long? Okay, he's 5,000 times more active than Bush and you're worried about Kerry passing away? If anything, the reps need to be worrying about bush killing himself in a drunken stuper after having watched Kerry's successful speech tonight.

Kerry can easily outlive Bush any day. Stop being so pessimistic. Kerry has a LONG LONG time to go. Exercise can do wonders and Kerry does it every day.
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Selwynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-30-04 02:53 AM
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5. I could be wrong, but I think he was talking about assassination
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LearnedHand Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-30-04 02:55 AM
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7. Yup.
That's what I meant. Scares the shit out of me, and I wouldn't put it past this cabal for a nanosecond.
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Sugarbleus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-30-04 03:48 AM
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15. I brought this thought up when he selected Edwards because
the two of them looked just too good. My thought wasn't that He would be offed by the BCF but from some whacko Freeper/neocon....

Someone assured me that our guy has plenty of SS around him.
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asianjoanne Donating Member (121 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-30-04 04:17 AM
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18. yes, he has TONS of secret service agents...
If anyone saw at the DNC, while Kerry was walking down the aisle, he had all those secret service agents SURROUNDING him...yeah. I think it's safe to say that all of us have nothing to fear when it comes to Kerry living out his term(s)! And those secret service men looked real mean and big too! :D
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Sugarbleus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-31-04 03:01 AM
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21. =o] ....... good to know..
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quinnox Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-30-04 02:53 AM
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3. I can't say it hasn't crossed my mind in nightmarish moments
Edited on Fri Jul-30-04 02:54 AM by quinnox
But Edwards would make a great president and after all that is one main function of the vice president's office. {to be available if something happens to the number one}
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Dover Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-30-04 02:53 AM
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4. I don't see how that would help the GOP (if that's what you are inferring)
They'd be better off fitting Bush and Cheney with some cement shoes ASAP than offing Kerry.

Look, the GOP is OVER. They have lost support in the Pentagon (which is huge), they have lost support from global partners, their support at home is crumbling and even IF they won this election they have nowhere else to go.

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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-30-04 03:03 AM
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12. I agree. Bush&Co are toast no matter what.
If ANYTHING happens to Kerry, the end will come quicker and harsher for Bush&Co than already planned.

FEAR keeps Bush&Co in power. Nothing else.
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blackcat77 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-30-04 02:53 AM
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6. Being realistic for a moment...
...I don't think that either political party in this country would dare to plot the death of the opposing candidate. For one thing, that's just too much to imagine, even for people as power-mad as Bush. For another, it would make a martyr out of the dead candidate and almost guarantee the win for the VP candidate who, I assume, would take his place at the top of the ticket. Finally, something that big would have to involve a lot of people, and all it would take would be one mistake -- one slip of paper, one unscrubbed computer disk, one person's casual comment -- and the party responsible would vanish from the face of the earth forever, all the way from the presidency to the smallest city council.

It's just not worth it.
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LearnedHand Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-30-04 03:00 AM
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10. They pulled off the Florida elections
They pulled off Iraq. They could do this, too. The secret has been the complicit media. The Bush cabal doesn't give a rat's ass about unscrubbed disks or casual comments. Those things haven't made a dent in their machine because the unskeptical/complicit media have seen to it that all the important stories ended up looking like screeds from pouting loser/party (the Dems).
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Dover Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-30-04 03:54 AM
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16. If a corporation with several billion dollars on the line
Edited on Fri Jul-30-04 03:55 AM by Dover
perceived a political candidate to be a threat to their survival or security, I think it's entirely possible for that politician to meet an untimely end at the hands of that company. People are murdered every day for far less...and as we've seen, the nasty corporate culture which is both in the White House and in the boardrooms are more than capable of living out the dark side.

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sandnsea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-30-04 02:56 AM
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8. He still knows how to fight
I was watching an event in Ohio, there was a plane flying overhead. He was one of the first to pay attention. I saw it here in Portland too. Don't worry. And remember, he flies airplanes and helicopters himself. You get a sixth sense in battle. He just shot what, 18 out of 25, skeet shooting with somebody else's gun. This guy isn't going anywhere. :)
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salinen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-30-04 02:59 AM
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9. 41 was involved with JFK
and who was having lunch with a Hinckley? These guys see assassination as a political strategy.
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buycitgo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-30-04 03:02 AM
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11. that would be BAD for them
Edwards carrying the torch would capitalize on sympathy generated, AND be a much improved campaigner

they wouldn't DARE
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slutticus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-30-04 03:24 AM
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13. Ummmm....
"On Feb. 28, 1969, Kerry's boat received word that a swift boat was being ambushed. As Kerry raced to the scene, his boat became another target, as a Viet Cong B-40 rocket blast shattered a window. Kerry could have ordered his crew to hit the enemy and run. But the skipper had a more aggressive reaction in mind. Beach the boat, Kerry ordered, and the craft's bow was quickly rammed upon the shoreline. Out of the bush appeared a teenager in a loin cloth, clutching a grenade launcher."......More.... http://www.snopes.com/politics/kerry/service.asp


I think the man can handle himself just fine...
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rooboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-30-04 03:47 AM
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14. When was the last time a Bonesman got wacked? n/t
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Zorra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-30-04 04:09 AM
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17. Here's an old thread about this
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WindRavenX Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-30-04 04:19 AM
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19. Dont put it out of the BFEE's reach
They'd do it if they knew they could get away with it.
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bklyncowgirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-30-04 06:53 AM
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20. I'm worried
After this speech they know they're in deep trouble. Worse yet, Kerry is the guy who (I believe)has the goods on Poppy Bush from his Iran Contra investigations. This is gonna be even uglier than it's already been and that's pretty damn ugly.

Would they try to wack him? I wouldn't put it past them. Desperate men do desperate things. He's well guarded but still accessible.

I was at the Kerry event in Philly on Tuesday and after hours of waiting to get through very tight security, only a few hundred people had been let into the venue. Faced with the possibility of Kerry on national television speaking to an empty courtyard, the campeign people told the security guards to stand down and let everyone in without being screened. At the end of the speech they lit off fireworks behind the crowd. My first thought in these post 9-ll times was the obvious. I mean I was ready to hit the deck. I talked to several other people and I wasn't alone in this reaction.

I believe that if anything happened to Kerry, that this country would go up in flames. They might pin it on Al Queda, they might even contract it out to Al Queda, but the suspicion would be there and it would grow.

And let's face it, Bush has some pretty serious enemies too. Bush has pissed off the CIA. Not a safe thing to do. Let's see, who was the last president who really pissed off the CIA?

I think we need to get the idea out there that Bush and Co. are desperate and willing to try anything, and I do mean anything to win.
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