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Sarah Ibarruri Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-27-08 09:30 AM
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The man republicans tagged as the most "liberal" member of the United States Senate

"The man republicans tagged as the most liberal member of the United States Senate, Has been delighting the opposition..."

"Cable pundits, in particular MSNBC hard ball host Chris Matthews is beginning to sound redundant in his defense of the President Elects choices..."

http://www.bloggernews.net/119072

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Captain Hilts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-27-08 09:32 AM
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1. News to Feingold and Leahy!
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Sarah Ibarruri Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-27-08 09:35 AM
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2. I guess Republicans thought Obama was the most liberal man in the senate
Not anymore.
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Wapsie B Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-27-08 09:40 AM
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3. They say that as if it's a bad thing.
Well, they've been allowed to say that as if it's a bad thing. Talk about framing the debate, if you can call talking with neocons a debate.
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avaistheone1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-27-08 11:35 AM
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9. News to Boxer too.
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Captain Hilts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-27-08 01:09 PM
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11. Yes! And so many people here felt Obama "was as progressive as Feingold." NOT. nt
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avaistheone1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-27-08 01:18 PM
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12. Probably news to Ted Kennedy too.
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Captain Hilts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-27-08 01:19 PM
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13. Exactly. Obama was a good senator, but not a trailblazer when it came to voting. nt
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spiritual_gunfighter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-27-08 01:36 PM
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14. No mention of Bernie Sanders? n/t
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blogslut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-27-08 09:40 AM
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4. That was never an accurate descriptor
They said the same thing about John Kerry when he ran for president. They said it because they believed that the word "liberal" had some sort of scary power to make voters vote repub out of fear. The tactic may have worked for a while but the GOP has since, ruined their own brand.
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Captain Hilts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-27-08 09:41 AM
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5. It never made sense to me either. The basis for fear-mongering is a good take on it. Thanks!
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Two Americas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-27-08 03:17 PM
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15. an overlooked aspect to this
Edited on Sat Dec-27-08 03:17 PM by Two Americas
We can see that the Republicans were not telling the truth when they tried to scare voters away by calling Obama an extreme left winger, and that this tactic failed.

However - that also tells us that the majority of people in the country voted for a candidate thinking they were voting for an extreme left winger.

So much for the talking points from the conservatives among us about "the middle" and "the people are conservative" and "we need to appeal to ALL Americans" and "we need to include the religious right."
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blogslut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-27-08 08:56 PM
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22. I disagree
I think the majority of voters thought they were voting for a moderate Democrat and weren't buying into the GOP bullshit anymore.
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ikojo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-27-08 09:42 AM
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6. Even Pat Robertson is pleased with the choices
made by Barack Obama. Doesn't it just warm the cockles of your heart to know that Pat Robertson is pleased?
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Bodhi BloodWave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-27-08 09:48 AM
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7. If pattie boy claims to be pleased, i tend to take that as him being furious
or disappointed at what he sees. In other words i don't trust a single word he says.

If he says something you can almost be sure he has some hidden motive behind it(like knowing how many of us are skeptical to him and if he likes something then obviously the opposite has to be correct)

So he proclaims he likes Obama, a lot of those skeptical would instantly start to wonder whats wrong with Obama since Pattie boy likes him
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quaker bill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-27-08 11:28 AM
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8. He "likes" Obama
because he is not in office yet and has high favorable poll numbers. In short, there is no profit in disliking Obama yet. The vitriol will come when Obama signs the freedom of choice act.
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ShadowLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-27-08 04:07 PM
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17. Yep, the media was kind of that way with Bush to at times
I remember hearing about some antiBush story some journalist wrote in the lead up to the Iraq war that was very harsh on Bush and I think may have warned about some of the dangers of invading Iraq, it was never published at the time. The reason, because Bush's approval ratings were so high at the time they didn't want to speak against a popular president. Now that Bush's approval ratings have hit rock bottom they aren't holding back on publishing negative stories about him anymore.
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BeFree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-27-08 03:22 PM
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16. Yep
Can't believe the liar for one second and those that wonder if he really likes Obama must not be too smart. Eh?
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Skidmore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-27-08 11:55 AM
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10. Pat Robertson is trying to maintain his power base.
Fears he will be replaced by Rick Warren and losing his political and economic power. I'm kinda liking watching these bigoted warmongering haters fall all over themselves trying to present their individual messages as being relevant to these times and this nation.

Regardless of the Warren arguments, these people are failing on a massive level as their blemished blackened shrivelled souls are exposed to the sunlight.

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Sarah Ibarruri Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-27-08 07:30 PM
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19. Warms the hell out of me! nt
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LWolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-27-08 06:14 PM
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18. Not that the tag was ever accurate. nt
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burrowowl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-27-08 08:22 PM
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20. Give me a break!
Have they heard of Bernie Sanders?
Long Live Bernie!
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AZBlue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-27-08 08:50 PM
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21. What is the point of this post? To flame-bait?
I can't see any other.
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rasputin1952 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-27-08 09:19 PM
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23. Locking...
While I generally don't use "Flamebait" as a locking message, in this case it is overtly apparent.
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