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Elwood P Dowd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-09-05 01:08 PM
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What if a Democrat had Bush's four-year record?
What if Al Gore had stumbled through four years of wrecking the economy, lying about a war, increasing the budget and trade deficits to over one trillion dollars a year, producing the worst job creation figures since the 30s, giving away trillions in pork and tax breaks to the rich, outing CIA agents, gutting the US Constitution, and basically turning Washington into a cesspool of corruption?

Can you imagine the outrage from Limbaugh, Hannity, and the MSM if Gore had a record identical to George W. Bush? Would Gore have even survived the full four years?
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Coastie for Truth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-09-05 01:11 PM
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1. He would have been impeached by now - if lucky
Otherwise he would have been tried for treason.
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SammyWinstonJack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-09-05 01:15 PM
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And hung from the nearest flag pole. n/t
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Tigress DEM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-09-05 04:40 PM
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20. His Impeachment Party would have been sooner than 9/26/2005
http://tinyurl.com/dy6uq - United for Peace and Justice - 9/24-26/2005 !!

I say DU should contribute at least 70,000 voices to this protest. I'd like to see about 5 million people in DC that day. I'd like to have the buildings tremble and car alarms go off when we call out!

"WE THE PEOPLE" "DEMAND JUSTICE"

Put it on your calendar folks. It would be great if we could book rooms facing the rally and hang out signs from the windows. If it's really crowded, we may have to participate from there. What a party that would be!!

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Wetzelbill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-09-05 01:12 PM
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2. he'd have been shot
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Zenlitened Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-09-05 01:17 PM
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7. I really do think you're right. There would be so much hate-mongering...
... by the right-wing elites that eventually some miscellaneous victim of their brainwashing would take a shot. It's scary to contemplate, but I think it's true. :(
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Gay Green Donating Member (485 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-09-05 02:08 PM
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19. Then hung by his feet.
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Zenlitened Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-09-05 01:14 PM
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3. That's the million-dollar question, isn't it? And there's not a repuke...
... out there with the the characater to answer it honestly. Not a single one.
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HysteryDiagnosis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-09-05 01:15 PM
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4. Plane crash. No doubt about it.
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Double T Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-09-05 01:15 PM
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5. If a Democrat had bush's four year record......
he would already have been found guilty of everything imaginable and would now be residing in chains and shackles in GITMO!!!!
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Wetzelbill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-09-05 01:20 PM
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9. If Clinton administration officials outed a CIA agent to get revenge on
her husband for refuting their lies, Bill and the whole gang would have been lynched right away. No way would a Democrat have gotten away with something that low.
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havocmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-09-05 01:15 PM
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6. Would not have had a FOUR year record. Never would have been allowed
to continue that long. One way or another, a DEM with this record would have been outta there by year 3 and possibly by 2.5.
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StClone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-09-05 01:19 PM
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8. "Giving away trillions in pork and tax breaks to the rich"
Coincidence that he is the worst yet retains power via a mixture of many admirers both naive and those plotting.
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AJH032 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-09-05 01:21 PM
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10. If a Democrat had this record...
he wouldn't be a Democrat.
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Nite Owl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-09-05 01:27 PM
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11. That is so right
When you look back at the 'grievious' offenses of the Clinton administration and all the time the corporate media spent on each and every accusation, not just the blue dress, it is so obvious that this mafia clan has gotten a pass just because they are not dems.

Welcome to DU AJH032!
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AJH032 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-09-05 02:01 PM
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18. thanks for the welcome, good to be here
and yeah, no democrat would produce this kind of a record. What's amazing is that the party with a worse record on pretty much everything (inflation, deficit, debt, gdp, economic growth) can even be electable, and look, they control everything.
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YDogg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-09-05 01:28 PM
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12. Not sure I buy into your assumption ...
... that a Democrat could have had *'s record. I'd like to think that no Democratic President would have taken us down this road, even given 9/11.

Speaking of which, the other evening I was watching MSNBC or CNN and Pataki was introduced as "The 9/11 Governor." Not sure that it was meant to sound critical, although I didn't think of it as a flattering reference. I will always think of * as "the 9/11 president" -- and I don't mean it kindly.

Imagine if this had happened while a Democratic was President? Fact is, *'s name was atop the White House stationery when we were attacked.
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Tigress DEM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-09-05 01:32 PM
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13. I asked my hubby....

he said,"Pttuuuuhh" :spray:




Yeah, right. And don't forget, all this money promised to Africa that we don't have.
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Fiona Donating Member (993 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-09-05 01:34 PM
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14. We would all know
that today marks 1,398 days that Osama Bin Laden has not been found.

It would be the lead on every newscast - they'd have a little ticker in the corner counting off the days.
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AmandaRuth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-09-05 01:45 PM
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15. Could you imagine if a dem prez got caught with a fake journalist?
And then Limbaugh and Hannity found out about the male escort thing and the unexplained Sunday visits to the White House. I mean, could you just imagine? In record speed they would get that special prosecutor thing up and running, with all sort of depositions that whoops opps, get leaked to the press, gotta keep that fodder for the fascist media going.

Or how about finding out that a dem was wired during a debate.

Or how about finding out that high level Dem's demanded that a high value suspect in the war on terra be caught and paraded out right before the convention, never mind he was still giving info about terrorists activities to friendly governments - which may in fact may have help prevent what happened in London.

Or if a Dem president has asked say, Rob Riener or Barbara Streisand to help with the selection of a SCOTUS justice.

And these are the things I can think of just off the top of my head.

And Ed Shultz wonders why I hate repubs so much.
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adarling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-09-05 01:55 PM
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16. then he wouldn;t be a democrat
it would be a zell miller type, a wolf in sheeps clothing :+
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TriMetFan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-09-05 01:59 PM
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17. He would have been hung to dry a long time ago.
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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-09-05 09:14 PM
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21. Hmm. Ya know, if Al Gore had four years of unparalleled economic ..
.. growth, an unprecented history of negotiating peace around the world, a favorable trade balance, an excellent job creation record, a successful and fair tax system reform package, a new era of respect for America's civic institutions, and an administration with exceptional integrity, we'd still be hearin Limbaugh, Hannity, and their sorry ilk loudly shrieking their empty partisan outrage ...
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mandyky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-09-05 09:31 PM
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22. There would have been no 9-11 rally around them
for starters and it would have gone downhill from there, esp if they resisted PNAC's nasty plans for Iraq. As it is Bill Clinton has gottne more blame for 9-11 than the guy who actually was in office at the time.
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Stinky The Clown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-09-05 09:37 PM
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23. Just the asking of the question gives the anser .... The Media
The media is the biggest issue we face. If we had an honest (forget 'liberal') media, things like the voting machine crap, the war, the corruption, the very totality of the horrible record of idiot son would be more widely known and understood.
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Zorbuddha Donating Member (822 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-10-05 11:53 AM
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24. If the money wasted on the Whitewater investigation fiasco
were spent to investigate Bush, he would swing from the yardarm.

To, sort of, turn your question inside-out.
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