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Coexist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 11:06 AM
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WP on Cheney: The return of the grim speaker
Edited on Sun Oct-08-06 11:13 AM by FLDem5
Cheney is back with doom speech casting Democrats as danger to security


He takes on not only the traditional vice presidential assignment of slicing up the opposition but also the Cassandra role of warning about dire threats to the nation's security. While others get distracted by Capitol Hill scandal, Cheney remains focused on the terrorists, who are, as he says in his stump speech, "still lethal, still desperately trying to hit us again." Bush, he says, is "protecting America" while the Democrats advocate "reckless" policies that add up to a "strategy of resignation and defeatism in the face of determined enemies."

But the message is carefully targeted. More than half of Cheney's fundraisers in this two-year cycle have been behind closed doors. Even at a lunchtime speech to Wisconsin Republican donors that was open to reporters, gubernatorial candidate Rep. Mark Green did not stand on stage, ensuring no pictures of the two together on the news, and some other Republican candidates did not attend at all.

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Cheney's job is "a lot of volume, a lot of what we call McFundraisers," GOP lobbyist Ed Rogers said. Cheney has headlined 111 fundraisers so far in this two-year cycle, bringing in more than $39 million and already surpassing his total of 106 events for the entire 2002 cycle. Cheney is also regularly dispatched to conservative radio shows hosted by Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity and Laura Ingraham. He takes the shots the White House does not want Bush to take or wants to test out first. When Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman (D-Conn.) was defeated by antiwar challenger Ned Lamont in a primary, Cheney called reporters to say the result would encourage "al-Qaeda types" who want "to break the will of the American people."

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Danger to civilization
The crux of his pitch is what he calls the continuing "danger to civilization." Cheney, who warned in 2004 that the United States would be hit by terrorists if Democrat John F. Kerry was elected president, has not gone that far this time but does say that it "is not an accident" that the country has not suffered another attack since Sept. 11, 2001, giving Bush credit.

more...


Who says politics isn't scary... especially this close to Halloween

BOO!







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madrchsod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 11:07 AM
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1. no one hears him
but the true believers. the lie is to big to hide anymore
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Olney Blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 11:09 AM
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2. "behind closed doors" - speaks volumes
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Hugin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 11:11 AM
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3. It just disgusts me what those Pedophile Enablers do with the American...
Flag.

It's disgusting.
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salin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 11:13 AM
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4. what is the text from?
the "snips" indicate this is an excerpt from another piece - I would be interested in going to read the full piece.

Is it from a mainstream source? Would love it if the public psyche came to understand the fear tactics of Cheney etal.
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Coexist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 11:14 AM
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5. Sorry! edited to add the link
I hadn't realized I forgot it.
:blush:
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salin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 02:03 PM
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6. thanks - good to read its from the WaPo
Cheney as grim reaper - how appropriate.
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Coexist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 02:57 PM
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7. ...and in the MSM jokingly portrayed this way
very nice touch, if you ask me!
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