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madfloridian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 03:18 PM
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Dean: “Tom DeLay is neither the beginning nor the end.."
..."of the Washington Republicans' ethical problems. America can do better than leaders who use their power to promote their own personal interests instead of the interests of the American people who elected them. We simply must change the way business is done in Washington."

http://www.democrats.org/a/2005/09/dean_on_delay_i.php

DNC Chairman Dean on DeLay Indictment
September 28, 2005

Washington, DC - Today, a Texas grand jury returned a criminal indictment against House GOP Leader Tom DeLay on a charge of conspiracy. Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean issued the following statement, saying DeLay's indictment is symptomatic of the Republicans' culture of corruption in Washington, DC:

"Today, the state of Texas is doing what the Republican-controlled federal government has failed repeatedly to do, which is hold Republicans in Washington accountable for their culture of corruption. This alleged illegal activity reaches to the highest levels of the Republican Party.

"With House Republican Leader Tom DeLay under criminal indictment, Senate Republican Leader Frist facing SEC and Department of Justice investigations, and White House Deputy Chief of Staff Karl Rove under investigation, the Republican leadership in Washington is now spending more time answering questions about ethical misconduct than doing the people's business."

“Tom DeLay is neither the beginning nor the end of the Washington Republicans' ethical problems. America can do better than leaders who use their power to promote their own personal interests instead of the interests of the American people who elected them. We simply must change the way business is done in Washington."
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Larkspur Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 03:20 PM
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1. Drive these points home, Howard!
You have been vindcated and the Truth will give the Repukes and Repuke-lite Dems a taste of Hell.
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madfloridian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 03:21 PM
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2. Repeat after me: "culture of corruption"
:hi:
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MoJoWorkin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 03:21 PM
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3. Again, and again, Dean is ahead of the curve---
God I love this man!
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DaveColorado Donating Member (498 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 03:23 PM
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5. Could it be that democrats are learning how to use talking points?
I never thought I'd see the day.
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Carla in Ca Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 04:19 PM
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19. And it is about time, too!
Edited on Wed Sep-28-05 04:20 PM by Carla in Ca
We have been so busy deflecting their lies at us, and rightly so, most of the time, that we are forgetting how to fight back. We need to fight back, we just don't have to stoop to their level to do it.
Call it talking points or what ever you want, but it is time to fight.

The first, and we have already started, is proof that the Texas Prosecutor who indicted DeLay is NOT partisan. Keep it going!

My favorite action is to post up-side-down photos of all ethically challenged repugs. I'll start. (Courtesy of Americablog)







And, welcome to DU!
:)
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Laelth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 08:29 PM
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22. Wow! So many Repukes ...
and so little time to collect them all. But I'll play along with a few ...



and I could go on and on ...

-Laelth
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Carla in Ca Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:52 PM
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24. WOW...that's great!
Hopefully we will have them all standing on their heads and out the door next year. Thanks! :toast:
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Flying Dream Blues Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 03:23 PM
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4. Go Howard! Kick and recommended! nt
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gratuitous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 03:25 PM
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6. Yes, yes, yes!
Get out there early and often! I saw Pelosi's statement about the Culture of Corruption (catchy phrase), and now Dean echoing the phrase.

Let's take this whole corrupt regime down.
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xxqqqzme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 03:30 PM
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7. Howard started using the phrase months ago
I first heard it when he spoke @ the CA Dem Convention in April. Pelosi has picked it up and is using it. We need other dems 2 do so. 2 people do not an echo chmber make.
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MoJoWorkin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 03:34 PM
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10. Yeah, I was just going to say that xxqqqzme.
That was my point about him being ahead of the curve, on just about everything. He said DeLay should be in jail; He said we shouldn't go to war in Iraq, etc.
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electropop Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 03:33 PM
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9. Culture of Corruption! Culture of Corruption!
Let this be the first of many coordinated talking point assaults. Is the Democratic Party finally getting a clue? When will Senator Reid say it? And the rest: Kerry, Kennedy, Boxer, Conyers - let's run with it folks!
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MaineDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 04:07 PM
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17. Nancy Pelosi used it today
A see a concerted effort here. I like it.
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MaineDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 04:09 PM
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18. The DNC statement earlier this week about Frist used the term
"Republican Leader Bill Frist's desperate attempt to quell the fall-out from the growing ethical scandal that has engulfed his office raised more questions than answers. It's time for Republican Leader Frist to stop stonewalling and answer the legitimate questions raised by his ethically-questionable, multi-million dollar stock transaction. With Karl Rove, Tom DeLay and now Bill First all under investigation, the Republicans' culture of corruption is alive and well in Washington, DC."
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Coexist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 03:32 PM
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8. Give 'em hell. Howard.
Thanks, sir.
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Wordie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 03:36 PM
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11. HOORAY for Howard Dean! Recommended (I'd do it twice, if I could) eom
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Lugnut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 03:39 PM
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12. Keep talking Dr. Dean
It's music to my ears. :)
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calimary Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 03:52 PM
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13. Dr. Dean has the best medicine - AGAIN.
God BLESS you, Howard!!! Again, you're just spot-on. You're making us proud. Sure hope the rest of our Dems are starting to pay attention to him.
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burythehatchet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 03:57 PM
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14. sure makes me feel better..GO DR. DEAN!!
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madfloridian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 04:03 PM
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15. And Dean gets to talk about DeLay on Nightline tonight.
Should be interesting.
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faithnotgreed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 04:03 PM
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16. well said dr dean
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texpatriot2004 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 07:50 PM
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20. I just love Howard Dean. Go Dr. Dean, you tell 'em. n/t
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JerseygirlCT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 08:07 PM
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21. America can do better. Says it all. nt
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MellowOne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 08:39 PM
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23. So many crooks (repubs)
So little time.
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ladylibertee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:58 PM
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25. Well, it's about time.All I can say is......
Edited on Thu Sep-29-05 12:00 AM by ladylibertee
DEMOCRATS 2008....I can't wait till 2008 ! :bounce: :kick: :patriot: :popcorn: :headbang: :party: :woohoo:
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