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CatWoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-23-03 09:05 PM
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Check out Bush being "compassionate"
this is from his official (re)elect website:

http://www.georgewbush.com/Compassion/PhotoAlbum.aspx?g...
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Jacobin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-23-03 09:06 PM
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1. Gack!!!
Why did you do that?!?!?!?

:spank:
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LearnedHand Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-23-03 09:09 PM
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2. Oh, I think I'm going to PUKE!
Edited on Sat Aug-23-03 09:12 PM by nm3damselfly


:puke: ('scuse me)

I thought Habitat for Humanity was Carter's baby!?! Keep your slimy, grimy, sticky hands off this project, mister (AWOL, that is)!



On edit: fixed photo tag and added text
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cosmicdot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-23-03 10:01 PM
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25. remember when he stopped by the HFH during August 2001
for this photo-op ..... he spent hardly 30 minutes there, most of which was spent having his thumb attended to by medics - bwhahahaha

the protestors that day were in a 1st Amendment Zone way down the road out of sight in some parking lot

report from the Home of the Brave
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/HomeOfTheBrave/message/31...

"Just got back from protesting Bush in Waco today. We left early this
morning, and were surprised to hear at 4:30 am on NPR that Bush had
already been to Waco this morning to help build a house for Habitat for Humanity (another example of the press reporting something before it happened?).

{my note - remember the reports before the event days???}

Since we doubted that he could have done any construction work in the
middle of the night, we continued on to the Waco Hilton where all the
press were staying. From there we followed the media whores to the
construction site. At first, the four of us were the only people there who weren't invited for the photo op. Only those with special passes could get into the 60 block area surrounding the event. There were police everywhere, many imported from neighboring communities.
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Wickster Donating Member (261 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-24-03 08:51 AM
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46. Bush is all apron - no hammer!
No problem with taking over Carter's baby - he doesn't have either the instincts or the desire. I've worked on Habitat homes and it is not easy work - not the place for a slacker.

I dislike the obvious patronizing mind set of these people. They just don't realize how disgusting they are. Get ready, tho' these pics will be part of TV ads, for sure.
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-23-03 09:12 PM
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3. Had to wear a disguise......vedddy scadddy
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opihimoimoi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-23-03 09:16 PM
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6. Cat, my eyes! MY EYES!
This guy is clueless. CLUELESS I TELL YA.

Come, we go sushi bar
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CatWoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-23-03 09:19 PM
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8. lol Opihi
well, if those scared you, check out the "official" photo:

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opihimoimoi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-23-03 09:41 PM
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16. Streak is way better lookin
Come, we go skating
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maveric Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-24-03 02:00 AM
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35. David Icke may be right after all.
Look at these two reptiles. Lifeless lizard eyes!
:puke:
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LearnedHand Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-23-03 09:14 PM
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4. Well, drat!
My photo link isn't working. My comments refer to the photo of Shrub with the Habitat for Humanity people.
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Clete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-23-03 09:19 PM
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9. Actually, not to besmirch Jimmy Carter, but having been
acquainted with some people who were involved with HFH, they were really fundie types, solid Repukes and loved Rush Limbaugh. I am not surprised Bush is in the middle of them. Gotta get those votes. He can't steal all of em ya know.
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sandnsea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-23-03 09:43 PM
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18. How???
It's Jimmy Carter's program that used Americorps that Bush just cut. How can they stay Republican? :crazy:
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Clete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-23-03 09:45 PM
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19. Because they don't make the connections.
It's sad, really.
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scipan Donating Member (374 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-23-03 10:32 PM
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29. I used to work for Habitat for Humanity
The director was Christian but didn't try to push it down anyone's throat. They welcomed anyone who wanted to help as far as I could tell.

Great organization. I still contribute, when I can. It's not their fault they were used by Shrub, who wanted to promote his faith-based initiatives.
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sandnsea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-23-03 09:15 PM
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5. How to be Compassionate 101
"In a compassionate society, people respect one another and take responsibility for the decisions they make in life."

Be Compassionate, tell your neighbor to do it themselves, in a nice voice.
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drscm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-23-03 09:49 PM
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22. In a compassionate society,
people respect one another and take responsibility for the decisions they make in life.

Unless they were born into the landed gentry and are incapable of taking responsibility for themselves or for their decisions.

In all other cases, respectfully tell them to f*ck off.
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buff2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-23-03 09:19 PM
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7. So.......Is this pandering for the black vote or what?
OMG....This guy sure has balls.....he doesn't give a hoot about ANYONE who is not white and filthy rich,and to use these little kids for a photo-op to make him look like such a "compassionate" and "caring" pRESIDENT is so hypocritical it's pathetic. There is NOTHING this idiot won't do for a vote. It's sickening. :puke:
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cosmicdot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-23-03 09:45 PM
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20. checking the galleries there - it's blatant
don't know if it's pandering or not or just trying to be 'diverse' like at the 2000 convention when they put all the minorities on stage, and none were in the audience ...

... sort of a subliminal ... put the minorities in the back of the photo gallery bus ... so, only minorities qualify for the "compassion" needing category??? ... hmmmmm

... there's some serious sociological study material here for the student ...

now, for the real * - a study in contrast: a look at his constituency



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wryter2000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-23-03 10:04 PM
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26. Ack!
Ack! Can't breathe. Melanin deprivation. Fading fast.
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ILeft Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-23-03 09:25 PM
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10. That is quite a web site. How about that official stocking cap?
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VolcanoJen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-24-03 02:07 AM
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37. GACK!!!!!! Thanks a lot, ILeft!!!
Lovely image. Can you imagine actually running into someone this winter in one of those hats?

Yikes!!!
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ElsewheresDaughter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-23-03 09:28 PM
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11. thnaks but no thanks...my stomache is not strong enough
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salin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-23-03 09:33 PM
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12. How much taxpayer money goes to pay for each for those tacky
repetitive word sets/back drops that he uses? Since those are not necessary to enable him to do his job (unless he really needs to see a phrase repated 1,247 times to remember it) - I think we (taxpayers) should bill his reelection campaign for these props.
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grasswire Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-23-03 09:37 PM
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13. looks like politicking to me...
....not compassion. Freaking poseur.
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robbedvoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-23-03 09:38 PM
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14. Ha!ha!ha! Check the Economy page - it has a poll - I thought
this was the gag site - but they are actually THAT dumb!
That poll reminds me of a gag on Absolutely Fabulous: Edina's mother is condidering seriously the answer to a magazine poll: "Do you think Margareth Thacher is a. 70 years old? b.200 years old? 5,000 years old?" "I am not sure" she says. You think 200?"
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Tripper11 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-23-03 09:38 PM
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15. Ewwwww!!!!
I should have known better to click the link..I just finished dinner!! :puke:
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DemLikr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-23-03 09:42 PM
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17. I don't understand why black parents allow themselves or their children to
be exploited for Shrub photo-ops like this.

Please help me understand. :shrug:
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Best_man23 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-24-03 07:32 AM
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42. Probably Very Simply
They tell them "Either produce for a photo-op or we will cut your funding, send you to jail, etc."

I put nothing above this pack of jackals.
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JanMichael Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-23-03 09:47 PM
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21. He obviously likes Black children, a lot, so what's your problem?
He's a Good man. The people love Him.

</sarc>
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eleny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-23-03 09:56 PM
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23. His campaign tried to besmirch McCain...
with whispers that McCain had a black child. And now he panders to African Americans for their vote. Sociopaths think they can do anything so long as it serves their purpose. :thumbsdown:
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NYC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-23-03 09:58 PM
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24. Did you type in www.bullshit.com to find that picture?
Also, for someone discussing "health and fitness", the belly seems to be drooping a little over the belt.

Caption from the picture:
"President Bush is greeted by children at a YMCA in Dallas where he spoke about health and fitness."


Please note stomach is bigger than belt.
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arikara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-24-03 02:13 AM
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38. And what's with the nazi salute
He's always doing that.
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thebigidea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-24-03 05:55 AM
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40. constantly
Edited on Sun Aug-24-03 05:58 AM by thebigidea



it reminds me of Hitler's little "modified seig heil salute" he'd do with the palm out as the horde of Leni-lensed lunatics screamed/orgasmed on Speerian sets. Rove & Hughes must have well worn copies of "Triumph of the Will."
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Booberdawg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-24-03 06:12 AM
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41. YIKES!
:wow:
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nomaco-10 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-23-03 10:13 PM
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27. I have often wondered.....
why do repukes add "compassionate" in front of conservative? Does it mean that some repubs are not compassionate, therefore those that are have to qualify their conservatism by preceding it with the word compassionate, as if to say it is not normal for a conservative to be compassionate? YIKES, what a bunch of oxy-morons. LOL
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qanda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-23-03 10:30 PM
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28. As a black person I find those pictures highly offensive!!!!
Just the fact that he feels black people need his compassion is enough to make me want to puke, but to use his patronization of black people as a photo op is just plain old sick!
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molly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-24-03 07:35 AM
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43. As a white person, I found those pictures highly offensive
he must have taken acting lesson from Ronnie.
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maggrwaggr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-24-03 01:05 AM
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30. just heartwarmin' how he luvs them darkies!
they sings real good too! Ah just luv 'em!
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Renew Deal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-24-03 01:10 AM
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31. Slime
He is such a slimeball. It looks so disingenuous.
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gottaB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-24-03 01:44 AM
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32. Kissing babies
What do you all make of this photo op?


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wndycty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-24-03 08:42 AM
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45. I call it coming home. . .
Edited on Sun Aug-24-03 08:43 AM by wndycty
. . .as you know the Democrats have been very very supportive of the Children's Defense Fund.
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juajen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-24-03 01:51 AM
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33. Alright, CatWoman, I just threw up.
Honest, he makes me sick. How dare he make photo-ops with all those left-behind children.
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votein04 Donating Member (143 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-24-03 01:56 AM
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34. Talk is cheap. Let's see some compassion for Iraqi children.
Oh....er....too late for that.
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maveric Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-24-03 02:02 AM
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36. He love black people so much he has a lawn jockey on his lawn
in Crawford.
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tameszu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-24-03 03:46 AM
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39. Compassion for Bush = touching black people
I'm sure they needed that.
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DemLikr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-24-03 08:26 AM
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44. Is that a big ol' love handle hanging out under the child's leg?
I thought Great Leader was such an in-shape jogger and all that bullshit...maybe he switched back from lite beer.
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JNelson6563 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-24-03 09:00 AM
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47. Looks like he's afraid it'll rub off
Anyone tell this Simian that the color doesn't rub off on ya when ya touch it? He look a bit anxious about it.......

Julie
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CatWoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-24-03 06:11 PM
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48. kick
:kick:
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Lisa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-24-03 07:18 PM
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49. I'm waiting for his "HUMILITY" photo album! "Look at me being humble!"
This is hilarious! Tragic and nauseating, but hilarious ... after all, isn't true compassion about caring for people and helping them without any desire for gain ... let alone getting one's picture taken while doing it?
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Tom Yossarian Joad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-24-03 07:37 PM
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50. My fav from his site was the "Environment" shot. I couldn't pass this up.
<>

Please notice the form letter to the editors section on this site as well. I used it to notify area editors of the ruse and to look out for form letters which might be considered as a "serious" letter from a reader. I've gotten back several thanks from eds. for doing it!
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CaptainMidnight Donating Member (611 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-24-03 07:42 PM
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51. Nothing new here
Wow,

The cynical manipulation of these people are unreal. Blacks used as props. Laura Bush reading to children at a library while her husband cuts billions in funding for schools and for libraries.

Bush posing with blacks, hands upraised, Halleleujah, after attaining office by illegally removing 50,000 blacks from the voter rolls in Florida.

Bush denying that blacks even exist or have the right to vote by having his election operatives sabotage 70,000 votes cast in mostly poor black Florida districts by triple-punching their already-cast votes, thus invalidating them.

Bush, who when visiting with a Brazilian head of state, and right in front of Condi Rice sitting there, "OH, you have blacks in Brazil, too?"

Bush, who's father trounced Mike Dukakis by airing the infamous Willie Horton, "I'm a furloughed negro who's gonna rape your daughters" ad.

Bush, who overcame John McCain's campaign mommentum in South Carolina by having his operatives call up voters in SC and asking them if they really wanted to vote for McCain, "who had fathered a black child?"

Bush, whose nominating Convention resembled Showtime at The Apollo, with operatives, armed with walkie talkies, scouring the floor for negroes, and positioning them at key network camera spots, alongside Barbara Bush and other members of the Bush entourage.

Bush, who...Clarence Thomas...AGH! Never mind!

Captain Mike
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