Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

New Democratic talking point I haven't seen yet...

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion: Presidential (Through Nov 2009) Donate to DU
 
sutz12 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 12:40 AM
Original message
New Democratic talking point I haven't seen yet...
Every time some Repub says that Democrats would "Wait until we are attacked before we do anything" we should respond by asking,

"Isn't that what Bush did in 2001?"

Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
frogcycle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 12:45 AM
Response to Original message
1. Right
excellent point!


Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
MadMaddie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 12:45 AM
Response to Original message
2. Oh....that is good......and so accurate....
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
NMMNG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 12:48 AM
Response to Original message
3. Perfect. Absolutely perfect. K&R
:applause:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
filer Donating Member (444 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 12:50 AM
Response to Original message
4. Yes, but after we were attacted...
he exhibited steely resolve and invaded the wrong country.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
AtomicKitten Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 12:59 AM
Response to Original message
5. while he read "My Pet Goat"

Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
JimDandy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 08:26 PM
Response to Reply #5
18. Sort of like his brother Jeb,
who hid in a closet like a scared child -- only * hid in a classroom, scared, WITH other kids!

HeeHee.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
w4rma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 03:27 AM
Response to Original message
6. Exactly. (nt)
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
VOX Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 04:03 AM
Response to Original message
7. Brilliant. One to file away for future use! n/t
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Lasher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 05:00 AM
Response to Original message
8. That's great, and here's another one.
Every time some repuke says, "cut and run" we should say,

"You mean like Reagan did from Beirut in 1984?"


http://www.geocities.com/thereaganyears/foreignpolicy.h...
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
MelissaB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 05:50 AM
Response to Original message
9. Perfect!
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
tavalon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 06:27 AM
Response to Original message
10. Kudos
and a recommendation for you. I don't usually recommend short pieces like yours but honestly, it said everything it needed to say in those two short sentences. Thank you and I will be appropriating it.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
IronLionZion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 09:31 AM
Response to Original message
11. And then attack the wrong people
while completely ignoring Al Qaeda.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Bandit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 10:56 AM
Response to Original message
12. I would rather reply, NO that is what the Bush* Administration did
It is more a statement of fact than a question.. :shrug:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
file83 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 07:24 PM
Response to Reply #12
17. I agree - that's what I thought. We need to distinguish ourselves from *
Edited on Thu Oct-12-06 07:24 PM by file83
in that statement while at the same time denounce the suggestion that our plan is to "do nothing". We have a plan - it just doesn't involve over reacting like Bush did to cover up the fact that he did NOTHING before 9/11.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Donald Ian Rankin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 11:30 AM
Response to Original message
13. No, I think that's a silly thing to say.

Yes, Bush did it, and it turned out to be the wrong thing. Any response has to be based on the fact that Democrats *wouldn't* make the same mistake. I see three possible potentially-valid responses:

i) We are under a major terrorist threat; we will take actions X Y and Z that will reduce this threat.

ii) We are under a major terrorist threat; there is nothing we can do that will reduce it but there are things which Bush is doing that are making it worse that we will avoid.

iii) We are not currently under a major terrorist threat, so we will not take any anti-terrorist action.


Just saying "Bush did last time" isn't a good answer, because he clearly isn't now, rightly or wrongly.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
lpbk2713 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 02:39 PM
Response to Original message
14. After you say that look at your watch.




Then see how long it takes them to say "Clinton".




They have been programmed by OxyRush to have a conditioned response just like Pavlov's dogs.







Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 02:41 PM
Response to Original message
15. Love IT! Asleep at the wheel, Bush was!
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
butterfly77 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 02:43 PM
Response to Original message
16. Another one is ..
CLINTON and everyone thought sadaam had wmd's and someone should point out that that is what they thought, but who gave the information to the congress at the time that they invaded Iraq. Did all of these people have the same info as Dumbya?
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
femrap Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 09:23 PM
Response to Original message
19. Bravo!!!! I'm going to use that line! nt
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Straight Shooter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 10:41 PM
Response to Original message
20. Yes. It's a classic case of projection. Great comeback, sutz12.
That should shut up a few yapping know-nothing mouths.

:thumbsup:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Tue Sep 02nd 2014, 01:07 PM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion: Presidential (Through Nov 2009) Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC