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Jon8503 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 04:08 PM
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My God 35% do not think Bennet's comments were bad - Vote
Do you think William Bennett's comments are reprehensible? * 8090 responses


Yes 65%
No 35%

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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 04:10 PM
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1. 35%-that's pathetic; done. nt
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Melodybe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 04:11 PM
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3. being freeped, big kick!
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 04:13 PM
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7. 36% think it's okay now.
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Zuni Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 04:11 PM
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2. at least 20-25% will defend republicans no matter what they say
Bill Bennett could say he wants to rape their loved ones and they would still defend his comments with roundabout excuses.
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Left Is Write Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 04:13 PM
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It's at 64/36 now. What defense do these people have for his comments?
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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 04:40 PM
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38. at least 20-25% don't have the foggiest notion what 'reprehensible' means
:shrug:
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Left Is Write Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 04:12 PM
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4. His comments were racist and stupid. He's a waste of airwaves.
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Richard Steele Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 04:49 PM
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40. And, specifically, he's a waste of OUR airwaves.
Where is the FCC in all of this?
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obnoxiousdrunk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 04:12 PM
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5. No surprise here
At least they are being honest.
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phantom power Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 04:14 PM
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12. Exactly. Not a coincidence that's about the size of the GOP base.
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okieinpain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 04:17 PM
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16. yep, he could have said f*** jesus, and they would still feel the same
way.
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imperialismispasse Donating Member (836 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 04:35 PM
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36. I dont think so.
He could have said "Fuck BLACK Jesus" and they would have been okay.
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okieinpain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-02-05 12:29 AM
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49. nah, I really don't think these people see beyond their small little
world. anything, and I mean anything that threatens that comfort zone will be attacked.
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I Have A Dream Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 04:12 PM
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6. Done. n/t
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ck4829 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 04:13 PM
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8. The Idiotic 30% strikes again!
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Melodybe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 04:15 PM
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Na, it only has about 8000 votes
Edited on Fri Sep-30-05 04:20 PM by Melodybe
if the results are similiar or unchanged after 50,000 more votes I'll eat my hat.
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ck4829 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 04:17 PM
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17. You're on!
:D
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maxsolomon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 04:13 PM
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9. i don't even know what he said
but if he opens his hypocritical pie hole, its bad.
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Hav Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 04:22 PM
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24. For your information...
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...


BENNETT: Well, I don't think it is either, I don't think it is either, because first of all, there is just too much that you don't know. But I do know that it's true that if you wanted to reduce crime, you could -- if that were your sole purpose, you could abort every black baby in this country, and your crime rate would go down. That would be an impossible, ridiculous, and morally reprehensible thing to do, but your crime rate would go down. So these far-out, these far-reaching, extensive extrapolations are, I think, tricky.
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maxsolomon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 05:56 PM
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46. wow.
just wow.

is he senile?
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serryjw Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-02-05 02:10 AM
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52. Here's the entire interview
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gollygee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 04:13 PM
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10. In a way they're right, because reprehensible isn't a strong enough word
Hateful would be better.
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Guaranteed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 04:14 PM
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11. It's being freeped. It's actually going down. nt
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Missy M Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 04:15 PM
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13. Done - when I voted it was 64% Yes, 36% No......
racism and stereotyping is alive and well in America!!! How revolting.
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Felix Mala Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 04:15 PM
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14. Isn't racism a virtue?
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AlCzervik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 04:16 PM
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15. Don't be too hard on them, they don't what "reprehensible" means
The dumbing down of America continues.
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Guaranteed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 04:19 PM
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21. "Reprehensible" means "good," right?
:P
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Qibing Zero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 04:22 PM
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25. The worst part about it
They wouldn't admit to not knowing it and take the dreadful 10 seconds to look it up.
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Krist Donating Member (121 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-02-05 02:30 AM
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54. Getting away with Racism
The best way conservatives/racists get away with it, is by saying they are fighting the PC, "liberal" media. Thats how they are spreading their racist conservative agenda.

Check out the following remarks of freepers/typical conservatives/racists and how they harass a black republican guy just for protesting against those highly offensive/genocide endorsing remarks.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1494774/posts


If there were freepers in 1940s, they'd've chastized jews for protesting against nazi atrocities.

Afterall Nazism is not dead, it just rewrote itself as neo-conservatism.

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tjwash Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 04:18 PM
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18. Come on. It's MSNBC.
nuff said
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Lori Price CLG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 04:18 PM
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19. Yeah, KKKarl Rove keeps voting over and over... n/t
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Dr.Phool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 04:19 PM
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20. Up to 36% now.
Betcha half of them never heard of Bennett.
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i_c_a_White_Ghost Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 04:19 PM
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22. * base
n/t
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beingthere Donating Member (215 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 04:19 PM
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23. done - it's 36% No now - good lord
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redwitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 04:23 PM
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26. "I'm not prejudiced but..."
If I had a nickel for every time in my life I've heard some idiot say that I would be stinking rich. We are in more trouble than I thought. How in the name of all that's decent someone could justify Bennett's remarks I have absolutely no clue.
God Help America indeed.
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Der Blaue Engel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 04:25 PM
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27. Freepers are unabashadly proud of their racism
Frankly, I'm glad to see these chickenshits telling the truth about their hate, instead of playing "compassionate conversative."

Hey, Freeps, WHY DO YOU HATE AMERICA???
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Johonny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 04:26 PM
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28. Ok
I start to see why Bush got be president. 35% !!!!! ouch.
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Lerkfish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 04:26 PM
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29. that jives with my 35% of americans are white supremacists theory, and
that completely steadfast core 35% that support Bush.

hey...ya don't think they're the same 35% do ya?

hmmmm...
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indepat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 04:28 PM
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30. Hard-core true believers
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QuettaKid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 04:30 PM
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32. Done...kick.
.
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damntexdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 04:29 PM
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31. It's likely being Freeped.
AAR has repeatedly played the comments. Bennett hedged around ('impossible and morally reprehensible, but'), but that he even THOUGHT the comments, much less said them on the radio, is disgusting.
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mattomjoe Donating Member (598 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 04:32 PM
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33. Done
the 35-36% is probably the same people who always vote favorably for the Repukes
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 04:34 PM
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34. The same 35% Clinton-haters..all these years later
These are the stubborn thirders who are always on the wrong side of things.. But they are a committed bunch
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Boo_Radley Donating Member (280 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-02-05 02:38 AM
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55. Yep
There's around 30-35 % who will back the GOP no matter what happens. In every poll, when the GOP has really screwed something up, they will always hold up that 30 - 35 %.
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Eugene Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 04:35 PM
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35. Done - now 37% No, 63% Yes
Edited on Fri Sep-30-05 04:38 PM by Eugene
63% Yes 37% No 8913 responses.

Apparently nothing is too foul or outrageous
for the hard-core Freeper.

On edit: The kool-aid drinkers are up to 37%?!
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OhioChick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 04:35 PM
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37. Done
8967 responses


63% Yes
37% No

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triguy46 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 04:45 PM
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39. Hell, I thought it'd be 50-50, the party split. n/t
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stevietheman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 04:49 PM
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41. Bennett needs to resign!!! Oh wait, he's a nobody with no power. n/t
n/t
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Chipper Chat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 04:51 PM
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42. What if , in a speech, Jesse Jackson had said:
"If they would abort all white babies born in the next five years, then blacks would have a greater chance of entering the college of their choice" (or other such divisive rhetoric)?
Republicans would be clamoring for his head. But - SO WOULD 80% of Democrats!!
That's the difference. Freepers will lay down and die for a Neocon no matter what disgusting things they say or do.
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tnlefty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 04:58 PM
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43. Jeeeez!!! 9494 votes and 62% - Yes
that 38% needs a spankin'
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fredtaylor Donating Member (46 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 05:41 PM
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44. 65%
don't know what "reprehensible" means apparently!
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gulfcoastliberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 05:43 PM
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45. Y/62 N/38- Keep DUing it!
nt
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Zynx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 06:02 PM
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47. That's about how many are racist.
I've always thought about a third of Americans are hard core racists still if given the opportunity to give their opinions under the condition of anonymity.
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fleabert Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 06:04 PM
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48. methinks many may not know what reprehensible means... for those I share..
reprehensible
Pronunciation Key (rpr-hns-bl)
adj.

Deserving rebuke or censure; blameworthy
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DaveJ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-02-05 02:42 AM
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56. That's what I was going to say...
It's sad. I think it's time to just give up all hope. We can be proud of who we are while the world implodes.
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cynatnite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-02-05 12:35 AM
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50. The question is bogus...
The use of the word 'reprehensible' is why I think it is. That 35% may not see it as reprehensible, but still view the remarks as bad.

It's a matter of degrees for a lot of people and some, while may believe the remarks were bad, may believe people are making too big of a deal out of it.

I asked my grandmother about this today and she thought what Bennett said was awful, but she also thought people were making too big of a deal out of it. :shrug:

I think they could've done a better job on the question.
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BringEmOn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-02-05 12:42 AM
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51. They probably think it refers to the grade school joke...
Dr. Bennett! "Bennett, hell I broke it."
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serryjw Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-02-05 02:25 AM
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53. It's Midnight in Denver..It's not getting any better
Just wrote this to a friend
quote.....
Do you think William Bennett's comments are reprehensible? * 16151 responses


Yes
64% No
36%


You know all Clinton did was accept a BJ..and of course, he likes bananas! I am convinced that there is NOTHING that Bushit & Co could do that the 35% base would not support. 2 years ago when I was petitioning; I asked a thug if he was not outraged by Bushit traveling all the way to Iraq in the cloak of darkness to share a plastic turkey and a photo op....He said NO...."It was Symbolic"???
Maybe this is WHY they don't want to educate dems...
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2005/10/1/141149/235
They know how stupid their followers are.....we are they party that THINKS


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Ignis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-02-05 03:30 AM
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57. Voted, at 64%. (nt)
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Raksha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-02-05 03:46 AM
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58. Just voted - Yes, 64%, No 36%
I think it's still being freeped.
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markus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-02-05 08:02 AM
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59. I don't think its being "freeped"
I think a good third of Americans are so lost in the cult of Limbaugh and Bush as to be in need of the equivalent of de-Nazification.

They are so lost in the right wing fantasy that they're probably no longer competent to manage their own affairs, must less the rest of ours.

These are the storm troopers of Newt Gingrich's "bloodless civil war".

The fact that they exists in the tens of millions frightens the living hell out of me.

What are we going to do with these people? How do we live among them? Can we ever have a civil society again as long as they pollute our civic life?
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