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fedupinBushcountry Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 02:11 PM
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Raucous crowd greet Kerry and Murphy at rally
Great article, although they scrunch the number of supporters, same old, same old media.


Raucous crowd at BCCC greets Kerry
By BRIAN SCHEID
Bucks County Courier Times

In a stump speech for 8th District congressional candidate Patrick Murphy on Thursday, U.S. Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., condemned what he called Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick's, R-8, recent attacks on Murphy's military service.

Kerry told a raucous crowd of more than 200 people outside the Bucks County Community College's student center that Fitzpatrick attacking Patrick Murphy's service is like Jessica Simpson attacking Albert Einstein's IQ.

We've had enough of these lies, Kerry said as the crowd erupted in applause.


Kerry was referring to a Fitzpatrick press conference two weeks ago where two Iraq war veterans said Murphy has mischaracterized his role in Iraq and a television ad launched by Fitzpatrick's campaign this week that claims Murphy lied about his employment as a federal prosecutor in New York.

Kerry, who won 51 percent of the vote in Bucks County during his unsuccessful 2004 presidential campaign, called the attacks the closest that Mike Fitzpatrick has ever come to combat.

Thursday, Fitzpatrick denied he had ever criticized Murphy's military service.

I appreciate Patrick Murphy's service and respect it as much as anyone and never said anything to the contrary, Fitzpatrick said.

However, Fitzpatrick stood behind the content of his new campaign ad that claims Murphy was not a U.S. attorney and refutes Murphy's claim he prosecuted some of New York's toughest criminals.

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At a debate Thursday morning in Falls, Murphy used his opening remarks before a crowd of about 70 people to call Fitzpatrick a liar and a coward for running the ads.

I will not stand here and let you defame me, Murphy said to Fitzpatrick.


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At Kerry's appearance Thursday, John Cordisco, chairman of the Bucks County Democratic Committee, called Fitzpatrick's ad despicable.

Bucks County Commissioner Sandra Miller, a Democrat, said the ads spoke to the honor and integrity of Fitzpatrick's campaign.

Innuendo, distortions, fabrications, lies ... these are the values the Republicans have put forth in this campaign, Miller said.

In his speech, Kerry said Fitzpatrick's ad was symptomatic of the culture of corruption that he said the Republicans have created in Washington.

What you have in Washington is a house of lies and we need to sweep that house clean, Kerry said.


In his speech Thursday, Kerry discussed how America's presence in Iraq has made the country less safe and created more terrorists and discussed the need to set a troop withdrawal deadline to bring our heroes home.

He also discussed how the out of control Republican Congress has squandered a surplus left by President Clinton into a deficit in the Bush administration.

Spent on bull(expletive), an audience member shouted.

I couldn't have said it better myself, Kerry said with a laugh. Man, we really are articulate.


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http://www.phillyburbs.com/pb-dyn/news/111-10272006-733 ...


The MSM plays with the numbers as normal, it was well over 400.

Fitzpatrick is nothing but slime, he needs to go.

Patrick Murphy needs all the help he can get. He will be a fantastic voice for all of us.

http://www.murphy06.net/tocontribute.html




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stepnw1f Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 02:13 PM
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1. kick!!!
I'm happy to see Veterans fighting back. We all need to stand up for them and with them. They already served their country valiantly, now it's time we do the same for them!
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SaveOurDemocracy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 02:29 PM
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3. Patrick Murphy needs to push back hard ...


I donated yesterday and am hoping he gets something on TV to combat the impression left by the blitz of the latest Fitzpartick ad.

I've been very, very impressed by Kerry's tireless dedication, passion, generosity and willingness to confront the liars with the facts throughout this election. I consider John Kerry and Wes Clark the MVP's of this critical election cycle.

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blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 05:47 PM
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13. In over 30yrs as a Dem, I have never seen 4 Dems work harder for other
candidates than this election cycle - Cleland, Clark, Kerry and Dean have just set a whole new standard for candidate support.
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blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 02:23 PM
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2. Lemme guess... corpmedia math - 400 show up, so 200 gets printed.
Edited on Sat Oct-28-06 02:23 PM by blm
But, if you're Freepers, 11 show up, and corpmedia prints "about a hundred" strong.

heh
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pacalo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 02:30 PM
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4. Yes, I remember those Kerry crowds.
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stepnw1f Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 02:33 PM
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5. Holy Molly!
Great pic!!!
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pacalo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 03:16 PM
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8. Here's another...
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stepnw1f Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 04:28 PM
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9. You Will Never See Such Support from the Other Side (nt)
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glitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 04:49 PM
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10. I heard on the radio that Bush was going to hold HUGE rallies right before the
election. And I thought to myself, assuming they do get big crowds where are they going to hide the buses? :rofl:

I only heard it once (AP radio news I think) so perhaps the idea went over like a lead balloon, which is all Karl seems to have left these days.
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stepnw1f Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 05:47 PM
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12. Karl Rove is In For a Bit of Reality
Edited on Sat Oct-28-06 05:47 PM by stepnw1f
His 15 minutes of fame are done for history to judge. And when we have more investigations he will be seated with the worst enemies this country has ever produced. (Benedict Arnold looks honorable next to Rove)
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saltpoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 05:28 PM
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11. John Kerry and Bruce Springsteen and every Democrat for miles
around.

What a day that must have been.

Great photo.
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blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-29-06 01:16 PM
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14. A crowd like that would never have formed for Bush. That's why there's no way
Bush won in 2004. Exit polls proved it. Kerry won. Bush lost. DNC didn't secure vote process. RNC stole votes for Bush.
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saltpoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-29-06 04:47 PM
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15. I believe Kerry won too. The Ohio vote was an abomination. I don't
say the vote wasn't close. But I do contend that "irregularities" were sufficient enough to claim voter fraud.

There was a "terrorist threat" in Warren County on election night. Voter machines were taken and locked away in a building, "as a precaution." They re-appeared the next morning.

Blackwell will pay the price in 9 days for his skullduggery. So will Katherine Harris, who cheated Al Gore in Florida in 2000. Nelson is about to bury her alive down in Florida.

I won't miss Blackwell or Harris. Not one iota.
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Jensen Donating Member (866 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 02:45 PM
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6. Thank you it warmed my heart seeing this great picture of once upon a time!
So many miles, so many doors to knock on to get people to GOTV for Kerry! We will kick again this 2006 and beat anyone in our Dem's way!
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pacalo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 03:14 PM
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7. You're so welcome, Jensen.
I've saved all my Kerry-crowd pictures as a reminder of how hungry this country is for new leadership. I bet those crowds are growing even bigger.
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