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lala_rawraw Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 01:23 PM
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New Meme: Criminalizing politics
Franken and Brock just presented a great segment on the RW's new meme of "compassionate" bullshit:

That the plame investigation is: Criminalizing politics... perhaps a new meme should be and that is, the RW is Endorsing Treason.
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jsamuel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 01:25 PM
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1. no, it's criminalizing crime/treason
Edited on Wed Oct-19-05 01:26 PM by jsamuel
it just never applied to Bush before.

People who say criminalizing politics are politicizing treason.
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wtmusic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 01:34 PM
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8. If you're a Republican and the world looks upside down
no need to change your mind...just turn the world over so it looks right again.
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Pathwalker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 01:26 PM
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2. Politics of Personal Destruction writ large.
Worst case ever. Say it loud, say it often.
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lala_rawraw Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 01:30 PM
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4. Somehow "Endorsing Treason" rings short and pointed
To me, the truth of it, is really what these guys are doing. They will go to any distance to endorse treason and put their cabal over country.
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Demobrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 01:30 PM
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3. They criminalized a blow job.
Now they complain about the criminilization of treason. So that's what desperation smells like.

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Arkansas Granny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 01:31 PM
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5. How about "Politicizing Criminals"? Seems more accurate.
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Dora Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 01:40 PM
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11. Nice! That's a good one. (nt)
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John Q. Citizen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 01:31 PM
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6. Yeah, the point of the story is how Fox commentators
are themselves pushing the "criminalizing politics" meme. It's not their guests but a wide arrey of the hosts repeating the same phrase over and over.

It's a classic example of Gov propaganda deliberatly being pushed on the Fox news channel.

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billbuckhead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 01:34 PM
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9. Putting criminals in charge of government is criminalizing politics
They think they can reframe reality forever.
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quiet.american Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 01:32 PM
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7. The only thing criminal about our politics is the Bush administration.n/t
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Vinnie From Indy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 01:40 PM
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10. Think of all the leaders in history that could have used that line as a
defense. Let's see, Stalin, Hitler, Pol Pot, Mao, Nixon etc. Maybe the rsponse should be "You are absolutely correct that we intend to criminalize politics in every case where politicians commit crimes."
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meow2u3 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 01:42 PM
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12. It's the pukes who have criminalized politics
They're the ones who put the criminals in charge of the political process. They're just upset they got caught.
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oregonindy Donating Member (790 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 01:44 PM
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13. well what do you call politicians who are criminals then?
Frist repug --- insider trading---criminal offense
Delay repug --- money laundering--- criminal offense
Cheney repug --- outing CIA Agent--- criminal offense
Bush repug ---lying to start illegal war --- criminal offense

and on and on and on and on....
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H2O Man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 01:55 PM
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14. That's good.
When I talk to people about the case, I like to say, "Worse than Watergate." In his book, John Dean traces the history of that wonderful phrase from a June 11, 2003 Salon article with the same title, and a September 30, 2003 conversation between Chris Matthews and Ed Gillespie on MSNBC's Hardball.
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