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spindrifter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 10:17 PM
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Bush Says 'America Loses' Under Democrats (WaPo)
By Michael Abramowitz
Washington Post Staff Writer
Tuesday, October 31, 2006

SUGAR LAND, Tex., Oct. 30 -- President Bush said terrorists will win if Democrats win and impose their policies on Iraq, as he and Vice President Cheney escalated their rhetoric Monday in an effort to turn out Republican voters in next week's midterm elections.

Democratic operatives continued to broaden the field of races they believe are competitive enough to merit last-minute investments, as the party's House election committee launched ads in typically conservative districts of Kentucky, Nebraska and Nevada. In the Senate battle, new public and private polls yesterday indicated very tight races in Tennessee, Virginia and Missouri, the last of which is shaping up as possibly the country's tightest contest.

Faced with potential GOP defeat in both chambers, Bush and Cheney aimed to avert that by convincing voters that they cannot risk giving the opposition party any power in Washington.

"However they put it, the Democrat approach in Iraq comes down to this: The terrorists win and America loses," Bush told a raucous crowd of about 5,000 GOP partisans packed in the arena at an earlier stop at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro. "That's what's at stake in this election. The Democrat goal is to get out of Iraq. The Republican goal is to win in Iraq."

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yourout Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 10:18 PM
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1. America DIES under Republicans.
Edited on Mon Oct-30-06 10:19 PM by yourout
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lcordero2 Donating Member (832 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 10:19 PM
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2. He shouldn't be one to talk
He gave us a 9 trillion dollar national debt
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gratuitous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 10:27 PM
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3. Is he accusing us of treason? Every one of us?
Gee, I'm sure that will play well. Disagree with Bush, you're with the terrorists. You must endorse exploding deficits, hundreds of thousands of deaths, and half a billion dollars flushed down the toilet, or you're a terrorist.

Nice.
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LuckyTheDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 10:45 PM
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5. Yes, he is
Is is actually accusing all Democrats of being traitors.

Gee, nice job, GW. Think I'm a traitor? Come and get me. But you'd better be ready to get a lot of us.
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gulliver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 10:29 PM
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4. Bush is a failure.
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mucifer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 10:49 PM
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6. oh gee I guess I better vote republican then.
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guyton Donating Member (370 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 11:28 PM
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7. like we 'won' in Afghanistan
If "winning" in Iraq is defined like our "victory" in Afghanistan, I can hardly wait.

Here's an interesting story to dispel up any illusions of victory in Afghanistan

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/from_our_own_corr...
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LeFleur1 Donating Member (973 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 11:58 PM
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8. Pitiful
The most pitiful thing about GW is that he has never risen to be president of the whole country. He is president of the republican party and that's all he has ever been.
Most people rise to the position, uniting the country. But not this guy. He was a divider when he began to run for office and he's been a divider ever since.

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Vickers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 12:09 AM
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9. That dipshit let us get attacked on 9/11. He let the terrorists win.
Way to go, George!
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1932 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 12:13 AM
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10. When did Americans ever lose under a Democrat?
I can't think of a measure by which Republicans have done better. Jobs...Deficit Reduction...National Security...Wars. When have the Democrats ever lost?
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Azathoth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 12:14 AM
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11. Loses what? Money? Troops? Respect? Dignity? The moral highground?
Oh wait, that's what America lost under Bush...
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Donald Ian Rankin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 07:21 AM
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12. Has he ever defined "win"?

When you're trying to build a functioning nation, rather than beat a specific enemy, there's no point at which you can declare that you've "won" - it's a continuum.
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sutz12 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 07:33 AM
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14. Ding, ding, ding....
Give the man a cee-gar. What does "win" mean? I've yet to see that question pressed enough by anybody, including Dems who should ask this at every debate, every press conference, every opportunity.
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sendero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 07:31 AM
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13. What do you call what we are doing now?
Losing, for 6 fucking years, doing nothing but losing. Losing men, losing jobs, losing the respect and admiration of the world. Losing the "war on terra", losing our national credit rating. Losing our Constitution, losing that feeling that as America, we are heading in the right direction.

George wrote the book on losing. It's hard to imagine how so much loss can be packed into 6 short years.

Had enough?
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Eurobabe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 08:48 AM
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15. WTF, we've already LOST under the CONS
Pot meet kettle.
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JawJaw Donating Member (574 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 08:53 AM
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16. Talking Point
As mentioned on another thread, this appears to be the Repubs big dumb talking point. "Do you want America to 'win' with us or 'lose' with the Dems ?"

The Dems should really be stamping down HARD on this crap & like, NOW. Doesn't have to be too complicated - just get John Stewart onto the case for a 30 second ad detailing all that Bush has lost... hang on, maybe a thirty minute ad would be more appropriate
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