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kaitykaity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-16-04 12:36 AM
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Blankley on McLaughlin: Kerry's Lesbian comment equals Ford's Poland
gaffe.

I shit you not, Tony Blankley on the McLaughlin Group
actually said that Kerry's comment about Mary Cheney
is equal to Gerald Ford's gaffe about there being
"no communists in Poland" and that it has "cost Kerry
the election."

(Blankley was the yellow suit. He's an editor at
the Washington Times and a bottom feeder of the RW
machine.)

Do they really believe this? Is this really possible?
Gawd, I hate the media.

Hate them, hate them, hate them.


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RebelYell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-16-04 12:38 AM
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1. And what equals Bush's Poland?
Come on, I know we can come up with something.
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Spinzonner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-16-04 12:40 AM
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Bush is a walking, talking (barely) Polish joke

in all their disgusting glory.
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grannylib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-16-04 12:41 AM
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6. Oh man, where to start with that one? Geez, * has had a 'Poland-a-day'
pResidency!
OBL dead or alive/who cares?
Social Security is not a government program

two just for starters
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kikiek Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-16-04 12:44 AM
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13. The one I have heard more is Bush's comments on educating the
Edited on Sat Oct-16-04 12:46 AM by kikiek
unemployed. People didn't take to that at all. I'd like to see an ad pounding that into the ground.
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Carla in Ca Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-16-04 03:20 AM
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26. We need to get back to *'s gaffe!
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Spinzonner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-16-04 12:39 AM
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2. He wishes
Edited on Sat Oct-16-04 12:39 AM by Spinzonner
This needs to be turned on the Repugs. Haul out all the times when the Cheneys exploited her for their own political benefit and ask why what's good for the GOP isnt a fair issue for the Democrats.
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WindRavenX Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-16-04 12:40 AM
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3. oh what the fuck ever
I cannot believe the level of spin that has been done.
She's a LESBIAN. That is a FACT.
WTF is wrong with people??
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wtmusic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-16-04 12:53 AM
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20. the words from my mouth
:thumbsup:
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Fovea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-16-04 12:40 AM
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Laughable
like a game of pick up sticks, that is grasping at straws.
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edbermac Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-16-04 12:40 AM
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4. Kerry must be MILES ahead if they're getting that deperate...
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budkin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-16-04 12:40 AM
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5. Utterly Laughable!!! n/t
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Captain Lance Bass Donating Member (854 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-16-04 12:41 AM
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7. They can't run on * record
so this is something to hide behind for a day or two....meanwhile in the REAL world Economy lags, Jobs suck, Oil hits a new high, Iran COMPLETED their Nuke Reactor today (didn't hear much on that did we?)

But JK complimented the Cheneys and hes a "bad man"

STOP THE PRESSES :-)
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Erika Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-16-04 12:42 AM
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8. Get Real. Dick Used Mary's Lesbianism in 2000
to show the inclusivity of the GOP. He outed her and used her.
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TheDonkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-16-04 12:42 AM
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9. This will be done by monday. it's ridiculous.
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kaitykaity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-16-04 12:44 AM
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12. I hope you're right.
I'm so sick of this.

We'll see what the Sunday gab fests do with it.

:eyes:
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kikiek Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-16-04 12:43 AM
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10. Wishful thinking. He is a conservative columnist who trashes Kerry.
This election it will take a lot more than that to push Bush on people who don't trust him and don't like him. I suppose he hopes that his comments get picked up by the mainstream media. Like other crap they have tried to push it won't last.
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high density Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-16-04 12:44 AM
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11. Nov 3rd can't get here fast enough
Then all these morons can go back into hiding for another three years.
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TheWebHead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-16-04 12:45 AM
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14. media loves to paint these "moments"
and it never is a single story that tilts an entire election...

No, Bush didn't lose 4% because of a 20-year-old DUI in '00
No, Gore didn't lose the election because he sighed @ the debates
No, Bush 41 didn't lose to Clinton because he checked his watch @ the debate

and on and on and on... there are many issues, many complexities, and the reliance on pollsters whose margins of error usually cover less than 1/2 the percentage difference of the various polls. The idea that someone would vote against their own best interest because they don't like someone bringing up the word lesbian is beyond my comprehension, but given America's trouble with sex issues, maybe some will be that uptight about this.
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kikiek Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-16-04 12:47 AM
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15. Sad that our news is only dependent on what sells not substance.
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craiga86 Donating Member (111 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-16-04 12:48 AM
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16. What about...
The "I don't think I ever said that, I believe thats what you'd call an...exageration" ....that was a pretty telling moment. Or the hardwork phrase that played like a broken record. This is BS, and its only hurting the Repugs base in my opinion. Dick brought it up, and it wasn't a problem before. Look at Kerry's record for fighting for gay rights, and then complain.
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SheWhoMustBeObeyed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-16-04 12:48 AM
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17. I don't THINK so!

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ibegurpard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-16-04 12:51 AM
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18. wha happen?
LOL
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JCMach1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-16-04 12:52 AM
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19. Get real
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ochazuke Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-16-04 12:56 AM
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21. Blank-ly
I watch that show because the others have some interesting things to say, but that Blankley idiot has never said anything I didn't find to be pure RW spin.


Kerry's comment didn't cost him the election, but by tricking Blankley into saying that, it may have cost Blankley his seat on the McLaughlin Group, or at least he'll win the year-end award for stupidest thing said on the McLaughlin group in 2004.
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Bridget Burke Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-16-04 02:59 AM
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23. So, you think Kerry lost the votes of the fake "Christians"
With his statement?

Sorry, he never had their vote. Bush has been their boy since he sucked up to the politicized Fundamentalists in Texas.
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NightOwwl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-16-04 03:16 AM
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24. Tony Blankley is a fat pontificating blowhard.
He's about as legitimate as Christopher Hitchins.
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Awsi Dooger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-16-04 03:17 AM
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25. This hurts, hopefully short term, but it has zero to do with lesbianism
The reaction would be no different if the topic were crime and Kerry volunteered he's happy Cheney's daughter has overcome her juvenile crime spree tendencies to live an honest and productive life.

I hosted a debate watching party, mostly apolitical friends, and they were shocked when Kerry included Cheney's daughter in his remark. "I can't believe he said that," one woman said instantly, and she's a strong Kerry supporter. It was a topic that came up two or three times during our post-debate meal, along with praise of Bush's two final remarks, the strong women in his life and his closing statement.

I have a journalism degree from USC. Tonight I called a college friend who is now a bigtime political reporter in Los Angeles. He confirmed there were only two significant audible reactions from the media pool during the three presidential debates -- laughter when Bush said "Of course I know Osama Bin Laden attacked us. I know that" during debate #1, and a stunned gasp when Kerry mentioned Cheney's daughter. That was an honest reaction, and came before any spin, or criticism from Lynne Cheney.

Kerry's comment was obviously innocent and meant as praise. No chance I could have forecast this reaction, especially after the Edwards/Cheney debate. But I saw and heard it immediately in my living room Wednesday night, and that's why I shell out $100+ to host debate parties.

The weekend is all Mary Cheney, and questions of Kerry's character and judgement, as unbelievable and pathetic as that may be. We need a significant distracting event, even if slightly negative, ASAP.
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