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flpoljunkie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 06:57 PM
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Lieberman himself plays terror card against Ned Lamont today!
WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) -- Sen. Joe Lieberman set out on his go-it-alone re-election campaign Thursday and seized on the terror arrests in Britain to argue that his Democratic opponent, Ned Lamont, does not fully understand the danger facing the nation. Lieberman's stop in Waterbury was his first public event since losing Tuesday's Democratic primary, dismissing his campaign staff and launching his independent bid.

He seized on the terror plot in Britain to criticize Lamont's opposition to the war in Iraq.

''I'm worried that too many people, both in politics and out, don't appreciate the seriousness of the threat to American security and the evil of the enemy that faces us -- more evil or as evil as Nazism and probably more dangerous than the Soviet communists we fought during the long Cold War,'' Lieberman said.

''If we just pick up like Ned Lamont wants us to do, get out by a date certain, it will be taken as a tremendous victory by the same people who wanted to blow up these planes in this plot hatched in England. It will strengthen them and they will strike again.''

''We are at war with a brutal enemy,'' Lieberman said while visiting a pizza parlor. ''How the heck can we be in a battle in which we are fighting as Democrats and Republicans against each other when these terrorists certainly don't distinguish based on party affiliation? They want to kill any and all of us.''

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Bumblebee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 07:00 PM
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1. well, the good thing is that now when he is saying that he is
no longer representing the Dems, just himself :)
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tulsakatz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 07:12 PM
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7. I'm telling ya, he's talking like...
...a republican!!

Remember in the elections, Republicans were always saying 9/11, 9/11, 9/11!

And remember when Cheney said the danger of voting for Kerry is that 'we might get hit again'. As if Republicans are the only ones who know how to deal with terrorists!

He's become a republican!!
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Doremus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 07:01 PM
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2. Gee, Joe, what would you do if your pal George didn't hand you
your talking points today -- and give you the perfect terra alert to go with them?

If anybody's lame enough to fall for this crap, they deserve the fascists.
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David Dunham Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 07:02 PM
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3. Ned needs to get back from vacation ASAP to campaign hard.
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leveymg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 07:03 PM
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4. Lieberman knew about the pending arrests on Thursday.
He and the GOP are playing this for political advantage. Boo, Joe!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://www.news.com.au/dailytelegraph/story/0,22049,200...

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But a senior White House official said that the British government had not launched its raid until well after Mr Cheney held a highly unusual conference call with reporters to attack the Democrats as weak against terrorism. An aide to Senator Lieberman, who would have been one of the first Democrats to hear of the plot because he is the top Democrat on the Senate Homeland Security Committee, said the lawmaker first heard of it on Thursday. On Thursday, Mr Cheney had suggested that Democrats believe "that somehow we can retreat behind our oceans and not be actively engaged in this conflict and be safe here at home, which clearly we know we won't, we can't, be," he said.

While some Democrats have opposed some steps in the war on terrorism, and more and more are calling for a withdrawal from Iraq, no major figures in the party have called for a wholesale retreat in the broader conflict. But Mr Bush's Republicans hoped the raid would yield political gains.

"I'd rather be talking about this than all of the other things that Congress hasn't done well," one Republican congressional aide said on condition of anonymity because of possible reprisals. "Weeks before September 11th, this is going to play big," said another White House official, who also spoke on condition of not being named, adding that some Democratic candidates won't "look as appealing" under the circumstances.


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msongs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 07:06 PM
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5. sounds like JOE is talking about the BUSH administration and republicans
in general does it not?

the seriousness of the threat to america starts in the white house and current government policies.

bush is the best recruiter for al queda and their friends.

Msongs
www.msongs.com/2007politicalcalendars.htm
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tandot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 07:06 PM
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6. He has been on the mailing list for White House talking points for
quite a while. No surprise here.
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