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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-26-08 10:50 AM
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Obama=Bush | McCain and Bush differ
Edited on Sat Jul-26-08 10:51 AM by underpants
This seems to be the sentiment from the DC media.

As Bush's complete failure in all things foreign policy related (domestic and economic too but that is another story) he has to backpedal and at least appear to be succumbing to common sense, basically what anyone with experience or 5 minutes to think it out (read :Obama and the rest of the Dems) and now we are going to hear about how Obama is just like Bush and how McCain and Bush differ/split/diverge

First story on the NYT website
Bush and McCain Seem to Diverge in Foreign Policy
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/26/us/26policy.html?hp

My local rag had an article entitled "Obama urging little foreign policy change"

This may be the new conventional wisdom on the talk shows tomorrow morning

I found this from earlier in the month

Is Obama Following Bush On Iraq?
National Review Online: Democrat's Policy Seems To Be Strikingly Similar To The Status Quo
July 7, 2008
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2008/07/07/opinion/main4...
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Liberal Veteran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-26-08 10:55 AM
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1. I have to admit, it's a novel approach.
The Democratic candidate is exactly like the sitting Republican president, so don't vote for him! Vote for the Republican candidate cause he's different from the Republican president even though he has embraced the sitting Republican president's positions.

Or put more simply: Don't vote for good, because he's like the current evil. Vote evil because he's different than the evil we currently have.

Quite a selling point.
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-26-08 10:59 AM
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2. Well frankly they are running out of options
I mean if they couldn't put him away with Rev.Wright...that guy ain't going down

This could very well explain why Bush has made at least the pronouncements of changing policy back to the real world. It has always been all politics with them.
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AndyTiedye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-26-08 11:57 AM
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5. They NEVER Run Out. They Can Always Make More Sh*t Up. Always
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VespertineIconoclast Donating Member (986 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-26-08 11:01 AM
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3. I swear it just seems as if the MSM is...
throwing out the most random, outrageous, and ludicrous statements and ideas to see which one will stick in the minds of the public. The MSM is trying it's damnedest to swiftboat Obama out....
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Soul Creature Media Donating Member (62 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-26-08 11:10 AM
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4. Global Humidity
Has global warming caused humidity on the levels that would rust the inner workings of our minds. Obama is most obviously not like Bush and McCain definatly is like him. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-6yf2iVaWo This video shows how Bus McCain and predators are all one in the same.
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PatSeg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-26-08 12:12 PM
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6. I've heard this talking point
from several republican surrogates on TV this week and I find it absolutely hysterical. They really are getting desperate these days.
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anonymous171 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-26-08 12:13 PM
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7. Rovian projection can only do so much.
It can't change your party affiliation. Sorry McSame.
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SemiCharmedQuark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-26-08 12:19 PM
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8. Why on earth do they have an article from the National Review???
Sidenote: Why does it seem like the comments left after every news story online are all from right wing crackpots? EVERY news story, on You Tube, most blogs, the comments are completely RW.
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-26-08 01:21 PM
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9. CBS normally has a graphic that says
Sponsored by ExxonMobil

I'm not kidding.
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