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bigtree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 04:08 PM
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Dean: America's Safety Must Come First (Calls For Bush To Return To DC)
8/10/2006 4:50:00 PM

http://releases.usnewswire.com/GetRelease.asp?id=70595

Contact: Karen Finney or Stacie Paxton, 202-863-8148, both for the Democratic National Committee

WASHINGTON, Aug. 10 /U.S. Newswire/ -- Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean issued the following statement on today's terror threats and Democrats commitment to keeping America safe:

"Today's events are a troubling reminder that we are living in dangerous and trying times. These are times that call for real leadership. Not posturing, or name calling.

"As Americans we must be unwavering in our commitment to fighting and winning the war on terror. We need a new direction in our national defense policies that's tough and smart. That means tracking down terrorists and providing our troops and agencies with the tools they need to stop future attacks, implementing the 9/11 Commission recommendations to close the gaps in our security, securing our ports and borders, chemical and nuclear power plants and properly equipping our first responders and our national guard.

"It also means we have to be honest about the failures of our current foreign policies, which have let Iraq slip into civil war, enabled Iran to increase its nuclear capabilities, failed to address the growing threat posed by North Korea, and Afghanistan has seen a resurgence of the Taliban. Osama Bin Laden, Al Qaeda's mastermind, is still on the loose, and the Middle East is deep in crisis.

"We must put America's security ahead of politicking and come together as Americans. I urge President Bush, the Commander in Chief, to return to Washington to address the problems we face today."


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cali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 04:09 PM
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1. I know this is a good political statement but
I feel better when bush is puttering on his 'ranch'.
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kimmerspixelated Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 04:12 PM
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3. Yeah, I hear that!
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Jack from Charlotte Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 05:34 PM
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29. Put the mofo on a friggin' cruise for a few months. (NT)
*
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napi21 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 04:11 PM
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2. GREAT Howard! Now lets hear all our Dems stand with him on this!
I love the way Howard is quick to respond to all these things that pop up out of nowhere, and I wnat the rest of our Dems to FINALLY stand up there with him!
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WiseButAngrySara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 04:15 PM
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4. Oh, please! Let the bumbling idot enjoy his Katrina/Crawford Cake! n/t
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bigtree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 04:18 PM
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5. sure, why challenge him to do his job?
let's pretend that it's perfectly normal for the commander of our armed forces to be chopping brush or clearing wood instead.
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WiseButAngrySara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 04:36 PM
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10. Why would we want to challenge the mentally challenged? Let him
EAT CAKE. (and chop wood, and clear brush... There's such a Zen-like ring to that "chop wood" phrase, that I almost don't like to use it, especially in the context of our dear leader. "What do the enlightened do after enlightenment? They haul water and they chop wood." Since B*bot is so clearly unenlightened, I hate the mental images conjured up by the phrase of B* "chopping wood.")
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bigtree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 04:40 PM
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12. because that's the point of our opposition
It makes no sense at all to let Bush off of the hook by treating him as just another Joe. He's the one who holds the responsibility for our nation's defenses. He should be challenged to do the job or step aside.
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WiseButAngrySara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 04:52 PM
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21. I don't disagree! But since when has B* EVER given a DAMN about
what "should be done?" N.E.V.E.R.
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bigtree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 04:59 PM
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27. with two more years of this
I can't help but hope
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WiseButAngrySara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 05:32 PM
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28. We all do! What damage these people have wrought, and not just in
this country. I'm sick over it.
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davidwparker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 04:21 PM
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6. too bad we were deprived off seeing this type of goating from Dean as
the nominee for 2004.
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bigtree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 04:33 PM
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7. ?
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davidwparker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 04:39 PM
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11. meaning: Dean would have run an in-your-face campaign with things like
this or going to Texas and making an anti-* commercial about the * record while * was on vacation.

Kerry on the other hand, was meek, and weak, and the big closer. A campaign run by timid democrats.
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bigtree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 04:42 PM
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15. what's that got to do with his statement today, in light of events?
let's come back into the reality of the moment and leave the rest of that to the history books for the time being. Is this weak. Is this a reasonable challenge?
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davidwparker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 04:48 PM
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19. telling the figurehead to get his butt of the ranch and at least
make it look like he's running things. It's a jab, when you read between the lines.
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Warren DeMontague Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 04:34 PM
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8. I agree.
In hindsight, I think he would have been a far better pick.
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bigtree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 04:36 PM
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9. he's leading our party now
Edited on Thu Aug-10-06 04:37 PM by bigtree
doesn't he deserve credit and support for his efforts?

where is the Love??
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davidwparker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 04:41 PM
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13. nobody's criticising him. just stating that this type of bravado would
have been present in a Dean campaign. Yes, he is leading the DNC, but his comments don't get he play that would have been if it was nominee Dean.
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bigtree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 04:43 PM
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17. we can elevate them with our activism.
let's do that.
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davidwparker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 04:43 PM
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16. btw, I'm typing this in a Dean: Back by Popular Demand, organic T-shirt
:-))
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bigtree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 04:44 PM
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18. cheers
:toast:
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Warren DeMontague Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 04:54 PM
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22. Absolutely.
That was meant as a criticism of the primary voters (including myself) who chose Kerry.

...dig?
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bigtree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 04:56 PM
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25.  . . . word
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elehhhhna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 04:41 PM
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14. Insurgent Dems RUIN BUSH Vacation, details at 10...
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bigtree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 04:55 PM
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23. I know he wishes he could run things from his video game console.
too bad
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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 04:49 PM
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20. I could always count on Howard's
inspiring and truthful words. Thank you Dr. Dean. :bounce:
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Jacobin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 04:56 PM
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24. Shouldnt bush be flying around the country looking for bunkers?
Isn't that what he did last time there was a problem?
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bigtree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 04:57 PM
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26. "keeping out of harm's way"
-- Karen Hughes
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