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T_i_B Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 05:23 AM
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Desperate Republicans resort to dirty tactics
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/20...

Facing a growing Democratic threat in mid-term elections, Republicans are spending millions of dollars in a last-ditch smear campaign to turn voters in the crucial Midwest swing state of Missouri.

Four or more times an hour, the Democrat candidate, Claire McCaskill, is pilloried in Republican television adverts as a tax-dodging incompetent who has turned a blind eye to drug abuse among her subordinates.

One includes the line: "I think Claire McCaskill is a liar. Claire McCaskill will do whatever it takes to get elected. She'll lie and she'll cheat."

Once seen as unassailable in the Senate, Republicans now fear they are within one seat of losing their majority.
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rpannier Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 05:42 AM
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1. Oh the sweet irony of it all
"I think Claire McCaskill is a liar. Claire McCaskill will do whatever it takes to get elected. She'll lie and she'll cheat."

Sounds more like they're describing the republikkan pres-nit(wit)
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zbdent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 09:53 AM
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8. Or fill-in-the-blank repuke ...
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no_hypocrisy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 06:37 AM
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2. Report from northwest Bergen County in New Jersey
On Saturday night around 1 a.m., I saw a car without lights pulled over to the shoulder of Route 208 between Wyckoff and Franklin Lakes. I saw a darkened figure pulling out signs for Paul Aronsohn (democratic candidate for District 12) and putting them into his opened car trunk. Three days before, Route 208 had sporadic signs for Aronsohn. Now I saw a plethora of Scott Garrett (incumbent, R-NJ) signs along with Tom Kean, Jr. (for governor).

It's come down to this.

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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 07:18 AM
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3. I hope you turned the guy in. n/t
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no_hypocrisy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 07:34 AM
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4. I went back, looking for the car to get the license plate and he was gone.
Shit!
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sakabatou Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 08:24 AM
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6. He needs to be punished
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MiniMe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 08:21 AM
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5. Its not just in the Midwest
The Allen/Webb ads are getting nastier and nastier. Same with the Cardin/Steele ads.
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Clark2008 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 08:38 AM
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7. I know. There's an RNC ad running against Harold Ford Jr.
in Tennessee that's sleazy and, well, stupid.

http://www.tennessean.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20...

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Tippy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 10:01 AM
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9. The RNC is running a lot of sleazy ad's here in TN
So many infact I have lost count..but...they are making the voters mad angry....
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