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merbex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-18-05 02:43 PM
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If you happen to meet a Repug ask them
How would you classify yourself?

As a Tom Delay Repug? - one who likes money laudering

Or as a Bill Frist Repug? one who engages in insider trading perhaps?

Or a Dick Cheney Repug? A Secrecy afficiando with a touch of treason thrown in?

You could play this game forever

Mockery is good
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knitter4democracy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-18-05 02:44 PM
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1. Or a Bush Repug?
Totally clueless and dependent on family connections?
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merbex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-18-05 02:46 PM
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2. Excellent! How could I leave out the chimp?
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MuseRider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-18-05 02:50 PM
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3. Gonna be sitting in a room
with a bunch of them tonight. Time to get out a dem button of some kind and see who looks askance at me. They try not to notice but they out themselves every time.

Last one I confronted has given me a hard time all these years. I asked her how all this was working out for her. She walked off. Can dish it out in large, heaping helpings but can't take one tiny suggestion that things might not look too good for their boy and their team right now.

I kinda love it or would if it hadn't all been such a tragedy.
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knitter4democracy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-18-05 02:52 PM
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5. I still have my Dean buttons I could loan ya.
;)

I love to have those out. People think they're making a joke, but I've had many come around and admit that he'd have done a better job.
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MuseRider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-18-05 03:24 PM
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11. Well thanks
Edited on Tue Oct-18-05 03:24 PM by MuseRider
Edit just to say thanks. Don't need to say more. You are a dear.
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merbex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-18-05 02:53 PM
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6. Let us know how it goes n/t
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MuseRider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-18-05 03:25 PM
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12. It is a board meeting, nothing will
most likely. Still, you never know. I have had some interesting conversations on the way to our cars after.
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DancingBear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-18-05 03:20 PM
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10. Find her, tap her gently on the shoulder, and ask to speak with her
Then kick her ass.


:)
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MuseRider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-18-05 03:26 PM
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13. !
Me? ;)
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Mosley Donating Member (23 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-18-05 02:52 PM
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4. Most republicans I know
(I am from the midwest) are decent people and don't approve of
the hijinks of these. They will say...if they did a crime then
that's no better than a democrat committing a crime. Leavened with
a large dose of 'they are all politicians'.

It seems like many repubs I know have a sense of decency.

It is natural to be defensive. For example, as fun as it is to
see Delay whipped, it is also a fair question to ask "how is
routing campaign donations through the RNC such a huge break from
what happens in both parties all the time?"

I think the public is more concerned about out and out thievery
than what, as in Delay's case, looks like a politically motivated
hypertechnical prosecution.

Frist's case is much worse. This is a guy personally benefitting
(potentially) from inside knowledge and a Senate seat with power to
enrich himself. But...we don't need to worry about him...his
Republican 'buddies' who want to take him out of the running for the
Presidency will see to his demise.

Cheney.... hmmm, I think its too early to claim victory on that one.
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rasputin1952 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-18-05 03:44 PM
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17. I am in Nebraska and I can tell you that here, people view the recent
Edited on Tue Oct-18-05 03:48 PM by rasputin1952
fiascoes as an attempt to rationalize the DeLay situation. The complete failure as to understand why there is such joy in the D camp because of the DeLay indictments is because he is getting precisely what he has dished out for years... :D

In the Grand Scheme of Politics, it should be noted that DeLay was sacrificed by the GOP; that became obvious at the small number of 'defenders' he had and how quickly R's in the House and Senate ran away from him. His fate, legally, is in the hands of the TX judicial system. His fate politically, is that he is a walking death machine, and anyone who gets near him will be viewed as an accomplice in his somewhat repulsive tactics. The exposure of him being nothing more than a snake is what is destroying him. He had the time of his life attempting to destroy all who went against him; now, he is destroyed by his own hubris...can it get any sweeter?

As for Frist. Knowing that he comes from a family that holds the law in contempt is not helping him at all. His family was fined the highest fine to date for bilking MediCare. Personally, I think those who were found guilty of bilking MediCare out of 2 billion dollars should be spending some serious time in prison, and NOT paying fines. Want to know where a lot of MediCare money went to, look at the Frist family. They are nothing more than thieves. Why would someone not come to the logical conclusion that Frist is a thief as well. He might have a "Blind Trust", but I am reasonable sure that someone was telling him what was going on in that fund.

The GOP has some fine people in it, my mother is one, but now, the members of the Republican party are seeing, from bush on down, just what the neo-cons and religious zealots have done to their party...and they are steaming mad.
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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-18-05 05:36 PM
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18. Hi Mosley!!
Welcome to DU!! :toast:
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RagAss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-18-05 05:42 PM
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19. Actually I see Frist as the one I might let go....
I mean, it was his money....DeLay on the other hand had an agenda....to draw district lines to favor Repugs...that's what I hear anyway......Treason??.....If there are convictions..and that is a big if.......They will need a dart gun to keep me out of the faces of the Repugs I know.....insult city baby ... cold and to the point....!!!!!

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pattim Donating Member (169 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-18-05 03:06 PM
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7. A pointless game.
That'll convince someone to vote for you. Attempt to humiliate them personally.
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merbex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-18-05 03:13 PM
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8. It is a way to make them realize that their party has been hijacked
and that there are consequences for supporting these idiots

I guess I'm from the Paul Hackett wing of the Democratic Party

Sometimes the truth hurts

But most people respond to it
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pattim Donating Member (169 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-18-05 03:32 PM
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14. Telling them their party has been hijacked is great.
Edited on Tue Oct-18-05 03:38 PM by pattim
But most people would read those as attacks on them and not attacks on their party. I would omit the "asking them if they're for (vice) just like (political figure)," as that just makes them A: defensive and B: aligned in their minds with (political figure) against this Democrat attack.

Rather than lump them together in your attack and hope the target distances himself, I would suggest explaining to the target why he is already distanced from the party, and why he is closer to a Democrat. Don't attack him; mocking people never makes them like you. Make him like you. Welcome him. Tell him what you can offer him. He's pro-defense? Explain that Democrats are for a strong military--one we won't waste in fruitless adventures in nation-building. And explain that every dollar we spend on Iraq is one that we can't spend on new hardware or paying off the deficit China owns. He's pro-fiscal responsibility? That's a softball, they're worse than we've ever been.
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LondonReign2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-18-05 03:17 PM
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9. You know what? Too fricking bad!
These people will never be convinced by our words. They ONLY thing that ever makes an impression on them is when they personally suffer from the Chimp's fuck-ups.

These assholes need some humiliation. Can dish it out but can't take it is right. Kick these MFers when they are down.
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pattim Donating Member (169 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-18-05 03:33 PM
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15. Would you respond to "being kicked when you were down?"
Would that make you more likely to vote Republican? Some ass walking up to you and saying, "What, are you a Bill Clinton guy--you like to pork fat chicks and lie to your wife? Hahahaha!" would make you happily vote Republican?
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Justice Is Comin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-18-05 03:39 PM
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16. Good thing
I have no way of knowing who voted for Bush in my daily life. I'd have to take a swing at em.
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