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NAO Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-10-04 11:13 PM
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Why Kerry lost the election...he lacked an embarrassing, obnoxious brother
Think about it - the ONLY Democrats to be elected president over the past 35 years have had obnoxious, embarrassing brothers.

Who could forget the antics of Billy Carter and his homebrew in a can, trademarked as "Billy Beer"? Who could forget the embarrassing but charming Roger Clinton? I think the goofy brothers added to the humanity of the Democratic candidates, and also appealed to a certain portion of the electorate.

Kerry clearly lacks an obnoxious embarrassing brother, and I believe it cost him the presidency. Everyone in his family is either an outstanding professional or a dedicated public servant. The obnoxious, embarrassing voter demographic that would normally have gone to the Democrat was overlooked. They had only George W. Bush to look to for the qualities that appeal to them.

Yep, losing the election is Cam Kerry's fault 100% - for being a pleasant, low-key, respectable professional. There was nothing for people to laugh at or ridicule. Kerry was not publicly embarrassed by him, nor was he forced to apologize for his brothers antics. We had nothing.

Let's just make sure the next Democratic nominee has a bumpkin relative just waiting to burst out of the cellar to embarrass the candidate and charm the electorate.
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rooboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-10-04 11:14 PM
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1. Doesn't Hillary have a controversial brother? n/t
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FuzzySlippers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-10-04 11:57 PM
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10. I believe both of Hillary's brothers are somewhat controversial.
Don't remember all the details, though.
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Maat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-10-04 11:14 PM
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2. Interesting theory ...
as good as anything else to explain away this madness.
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UpsideDownFlag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-10-04 11:15 PM
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3. well, it makes as much sense as blaming gays....nt
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Turn CO Blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-10-04 11:20 PM
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4. Yes, clearly this would have earned more votes

from the Red State menfolk who are "fixin' to set theirself down fer a quick'un down at duh beerjoint". We missed out totally on the Redneck bloc.

It's all Cam's fault! Couldn't Kerry have dug up some embarrassing in-laws or something?
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Liberal Mommy Donating Member (197 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-10-04 11:22 PM
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5. LMAO
I hadn't ever thought of this, but you make a darn good argument here! :)
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NAO Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-10-04 11:24 PM
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6. That't the point
his whole f***ing family is totally respectable! It's unreal. If he had ANY embarassing relative WHATSOEVER, Rove would have dug them up and gotten them plenty of media coverage.
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Turn CO Blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-10-04 11:33 PM
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7. Actually, it occurs to me now what Kerry should be doing

he just got to invest in a really big Monster truck, with CIALIS written on the hood.

After Dole lost, he was out pitching Viagra. Kerry's got to be the Cialis man!
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Midnight Rambler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-10-04 11:37 PM
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8. You know, in a decently run universe
* would've been the embarassing obnoxious brother. But noooooo, the little prick had to go and find Jesus.
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ReadTomPaine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-10-04 11:39 PM
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9. LOL why not it makes as much sense as some of the other stuff we have seen
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lizzie Donating Member (49 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-11-04 12:01 AM
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12. This has nothing to do with Cam but since we are having a
chuckle, anyone see Wanda Sykes on Leno last night? (Only tuned in to see her and Eddie Izzard). Funnier to see her say it but she said you have to root for Bush, otherwise it's like booing at the Special Olympics! Got a HUGE laugh from an audience that obviously agreed!!!

When Eddie Izzard was asked if he followed the election (he's English) he said yes and something like what happened there? Referred to himself as part of ROW, rest of world. He said they have to follow it because we may be coming to get them at any time!

Nice to hear laughter from our point of view!
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LisaL Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-11-04 12:00 AM
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11. Edwards should have been our man then.
I believe he got a brother who is somewhat trouble.
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ReadTomPaine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-11-04 12:09 AM
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13. Yes, I had forgotten about that - and we let him slip thru our fingers! ;)
I guess it doesn't work for VPs!

RTP
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