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wyldwolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 07:10 AM
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The Year The Democrats Punched Back
This time around, when the GOP campaign turned nasty, the Dems were ready and waiting

http://www.time.com/time/columnist/klein/article/0,9565...
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wisteria Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 08:04 AM
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1. Fine article except, Kerry did fight back. The Dem's like Shumer
weren't there to back him up and the media was shamelessly biased towards Bush. Klein can be a jerk, and he is when he claims Kerry's response was "lamb like". Sheeez, klein needs to stop promoting inaccuracies.
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kentuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 09:09 AM
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4. I think Kerry would admit now...
that he was advised not to respond to the Swift Boaters because they thought it would only give the issue more attention. It was a mistake. He should have blown them out of the water when it first came out.
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blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 10:38 AM
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5. They did respond appropriately - what they DIDN'T know was how COMPLICIT
Edited on Mon Oct-30-06 10:38 AM by blm
corpmedia would be with the swifts, and THAT is what they needed to get around.

Here are the facts fron the DU Research Forum and EXACTLY how it went down.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
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blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 08:26 AM
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2. Alot of the Dems punching back THIS year were quiet in 2003 and 2004.
Edited on Mon Oct-30-06 09:00 AM by blm
Now they want to take credit for opposing Bush when other Dems were sticking their necks out pretty much on their own in 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2005.

Where were all these tough guys in 2004 when Giuliani, McCain and Dole were out there EVERY NIGHT on the news channels in support of Bush?

It's like the front line who refused to take the field complaining that their quarterback was taking too many hits.
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wisteria Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 08:57 AM
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3. Yeah, I would love to call them on this one! (after the election) n/t
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Mass Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 10:47 AM
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6. Fine article, considering it comes from Joe Klein, which makes it a
little bit irrelevant.
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DeepModem Mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 01:05 PM
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7. K&R
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sandnsea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 04:38 PM
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8. The Year the Media Reported It
Yeah, that means you ya' fuckwit Klein.
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