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LTR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-03-04 09:33 AM
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Michael Moore in USA Today: Why Democrats shouldn't be scared
http://www.usatoday.com/news/opinion/columnist/2004-09-...

NEW YORK If I've heard it once, I've heard it a hundred times from discouraged Democrats and liberals as the Republican convention here wrapped up this week. Their shoulders hunched, their eyes at a droop, they lower their voice to a whisper hoping that if they don't say it too loud it may not come true: "I...I...I think Bush is going to win."
Clearly, they're watching too much TV. Too much of Arnold Schwarzenegger, Zell Miller, Dick Cheney and Rudy Giuliani. Too much of swift boat veterans and Fox News commentators.

Action heroes always look good on TV. On Wednesday night, the GOP even made an action-hero video and showed it at the convention. There was White House political czar Karl Rove and other administration officials dressed up for "war" and going through boot camp on the National Mall in Washington.

I could only sit there in the convention hall and wish this were the real thing: Rove, national security adviser Condi Rice and Co. being sent to Iraq, and our boys and girls being brought home. But then the lights came up, and everyone sitting in the Bush family box was having a grand ol' hoot and a holler at the video they just saw.

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PROGRESSIVE1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-03-04 09:40 AM
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1. Kick!
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Gman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-03-04 09:41 AM
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2. Moore's right
but it will still take an awful lot of work over the next 2 months.
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KurtNYC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-03-04 09:45 AM
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3. The more we create the aura of inevitability, the harder
it will be for them to mess with this election.

My personal mem: "Barring any monkey business, Kerry is the next President of the United States."
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Catfight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-03-04 09:50 AM
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4. I agree, I think the RNC was a flop, I think it was a hate-fest, I think
Americans who are undecided will wake up and see that there wasn't a plan to get America on track again.
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-03-04 09:57 AM
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5. Thanks for that dose of sanity, mike!
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And God told His children: "I love you. Play nice."

Would Jesus love a liberal? You bet!
http://www.geocities.com/greenpartyvoter/liberalchristi...
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4dsc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-03-04 10:19 AM
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6. No democrat should be scared..
because right now its the rethugs that are running scared. Scared of a united front of those opposed this madman called Bush.. We know bush has done more to unite the Democratic party than anybody else..

So go to the polls on November 2 and take the day off to help others to vote..
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Tim_in_HK Donating Member (544 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-03-04 11:14 AM
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7. Exactly right. n/t
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skygazer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-03-04 11:19 AM
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8. Was just talking about this last night
Think about it - it was SO close in 2000. Now think about how many people we've heard about who voted for Bush in 2000 but who will not vote for him in 2004. Has anybody here heard of anybody who voted against Bush in 2000 but plans on voting FOR him this year? I sure haven't. I honestly don't think it will even be close. I realize they're very dangerous and I will continue to work hard for Kerry right up until the election but I feel very confident. The Repugs have alienated so many people in the last four years and they have nothing of substance to stand on.
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Zinfandel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-03-04 11:30 AM
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9. Great fucking column by Michael Moore! I hope this inspires all wimpy Dems
Edited on Fri Sep-03-04 11:31 AM by Zinfandel
I already knew Bush is going down!! (No doubt they WILL try and steal it. But Kerry will win it).

The RNC was such bullshit, so was easy to see right through it...We've just got to be on our toes 24/7 watching these Republican lying, sneaky, dishonest assholes as they create new ways to steal the election, AGAIN!!!!!!
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giant_robot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-03-04 11:37 AM
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10. LOL!
<snip>

"Georgia Sen. Miller, a Democratic turncoat, looking like Freddy Krueger at an all-girls camp?"

</snip>

Great line! I guess I'm not the only one creeped out by Zell's speech.
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QuidditchFan Donating Member (299 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-03-04 11:39 AM
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11. We Democrats will not lie down this time. I agree with Moore: REJOICE!!!
Hang in there for two more months, get out and register people and we will be victorious!!!
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cthrumatrix Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-03-04 11:41 AM
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12. nobody is laying down - we are getting people registered to vote
and making sure the vote counts
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