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CTyankee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 07:40 AM
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Did I hear right? Michael Steele (R-LtGov-MD) is a "democrat"?
There is a bumper sticker that says that?

It was mentioned on a segment of the Today Show and my jaw dropped. Please tell me if I am mistaken, horribly mistaken!

If it is true, does anybody have a pic of that bumpersticker?

OMG. They. have. no. shame.
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Renew Deal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 07:43 AM
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1. That popped up here a few days ago.
It says

STEELE
Democrat



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panader0 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 07:43 AM
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2. I saw it yesterday on MTP
It says "Steele Democrat"
He likens it to the old Reagan Democrat stickers.
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Mass Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 07:43 AM
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3. He explained that yesterday. It is supposed to mean "Steele Democrat"
with the same meaning as "Reagan Democrat", but the bumper sticker is clearly misleading.
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CTyankee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 07:47 AM
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7. Uh, does he have any "followers" who actually call themselves
Steele Democrats or is this a fig newton of his imagination (or his campaign manager)?
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LA lady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 07:51 AM
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11. Yeppers
He has had rallies in Baltimore with Democrats and Mfume's son backs him.
http://wbal.com/news/story.asp?articleid=49226

Steele Gets Surprise Support

U-S Senate candidate Michael Steele had a surprise visitor Thursday while campaigning with Democrats in Baltimore.

Michael Mfume, one of Kweisi Mfume's sons, appeared at the Eubie Blake National Jazz Institute and Cultural Center after Steele held a press conference with Baltimore Democrats and other Steele supporters.

When asked if his appearance represented his father's support for Steele, the younger Mfume didn't say yes or no. Instead, he quoted a Billie Holliday song describing how a son makes his own decisions.

Several Democrats stood with Steele at the event, including Baltimore attorneys Billy Murphy and Dwight Pettit. Murphy says he embraces Steele's vision for Maryland, which he says isn't the same as the President's vision.
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zbdent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 09:37 AM
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17. Wasn't that the "photo-op" where all the "Steele Dems" were
old, white guys?

Probably drove in in their Mercedeses (Mercedi?) from out of state ...
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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 07:43 AM
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4. I wouldn't be surprised...
There is no depth to which they won't sink, no new low that they won't find. Republicans are bottom-feeders without peer.
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knowbody0 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 07:44 AM
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5. He says this is a term
not unlike the Ray-gun democrat thing back in the 80's.

Notice many republicans do not wear their flag this season?
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mtnester Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 07:46 AM
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6. Yeah, they are all "independent thinkers" Like Mike DeWine
no one is fooled.
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CTyankee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 07:52 AM
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12. I hate to say this but we have some "independents" here in CT
who think Lieberman is truly independent, instead of a loser of Dem party support, supporter of Bush and only "independent" because he lost the Dem primary. "Opportunist" is the better term for him and the other so-called independents. I am truly baffled by these voters!
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nickinSTL Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 07:53 AM
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14. Yeah, Jim Talent in MO keeps trying to say how
independent HE is...despite voting in agreement with Bush 94% of the time...which Claire McCaskill has pointed out...repeatedly.
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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 07:48 AM
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10. They certainly aren't....
In the ads by Repugs running on TV here in Michigan, NOT ONE OF THEM mentions that their candidate is a Repug, nor is there any graphic at the bottom of the screen indicating such.
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Hav Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 07:47 AM
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8. .
Edited on Mon Oct-30-06 08:01 AM by Hav
Now, wouldn't it be nice if Republican was made a dirty word just like they did with the label "liberal"? They are all so ashamed to have that R behind their names...
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MuseRider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 07:52 AM
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13. Looks to me
like they have already decided to be ashamed of it all by themselves. LOL. Funny that.
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blondeatlast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 07:53 AM
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16. It can. Remember to use a modfifier; like greedy, corrupt,
spending out of control, etc. before it. Just find a meme you like and keep repeating it. It's how their talking points became so common in the first place.

One of my favorites is "Radical Religious Republican" (thanks to author Randall Balmer for that one).
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japple Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 07:48 AM
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9. Maybe this will encourage more people to vote
the straight Democratic party ticket and not split their vote. Wouldn't that backfire on him?
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gratuitous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 07:53 AM
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15. Beg, borrow or steal, it's the GOP way
Let's face it, running as a Republican isn't exactly a formula for getting votes this time around. A lot of Republican candidates are simply leaving off their party affiliation, but Steele is -- well, reasonable people can disagree -- either "borrowing" or "stealing" a more respectable party banner to run under.

Is there anything the GOP won't do to keep its blood-stained, grasping little hands on the levers of power?

No.

This has been another edition of easy answers to easy questions.
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