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savemefromdumbya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 11:14 AM
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What is the GOP actually going to RUN ON in the November ELECTIONS
Edited on Thu Oct-12-06 11:23 AM by savemefromdumbya
There's not much left for them to run on. Rove must be racking his brains right now to think of something?

Faith - the Christian right are effectively dumping the GOP with Foleygate and the due to be released book "Tempting Faiths" (author David Kuo, who served as special assistant to the president from 2001 to 2003. A self-described conservative Christian) see Keith Obermann tonight.

Iraq - 655,000 people dead - not to mention 3000 allied soldiers dead and thousands injured

Iran - public worried about draft

Korea - not many people believe that it's a big prob (too far away)

Afghanistan - Opium production increased 60% and thousands dead and injured. Taliban on the rise!

Economy - well what economy we ask?

Jobs - what jobs?

Health/EPA - grrrr!

Homeland Security - :rofl: you have to be joking - if responding to 9/11 attacks and Katrina, (homeland security dept is full of Iran contras) is anything to go by and selling off our port security to Arabs. Fear stuff ain't going to work this time (yawn).

What else has the GOP got to run on?
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WI_DEM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 11:16 AM
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1. The only thing as always (Terra and Taxes)
both should be easily deflected by the democrats. Oh, and cultural issues wherever possible but the Foley scandal makes it harder to make that case.
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savemefromdumbya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 11:20 AM
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7. people are starting to wonder about the terra thing
with Condi ignoring pre 9/11, Woodward book etc
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ck4829 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 11:17 AM
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2. That Democrats will raise your taxes?
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Proud Liberal Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 01:10 PM
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33. An important point
Even if we did want to raise taxes like Bush says we do, how are we actually supposed to get our diabolically high tax increases signed into law? He is certainly not going to sign any legislation rolling back his precious tax cuts for the wealthy, much less increasing taxes on his rich buddies and it is doubtful that we could even pass any such legislation by a veto-proof margin but Bush, of course, knows that all he has to do to keep his "base" in line is to spook them with the always reliable specter of higher taxes
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SpreadItAround Donating Member (265 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 11:19 AM
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3. Vote for us or dirty liberals will raise your taxes and make your son gay
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WI_DEM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 11:20 AM
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4. Foley has blunted that second arguement
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savemefromdumbya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 11:21 AM
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10. The Foley thing has blown it for them
so to speak
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Anarcho-Socialist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 11:23 AM
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12. Good point
The "evil gays" were always the GOP back-up plan to fall back upon if nothing else stuck with the electorate. I don't know what they have left.
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Jack Rabbit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 12:50 PM
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29. You forgot . . .
Knock up your daughter and force her get an abortion.
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rock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 11:20 AM
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5. Their good looks. It's all they have left.
(BWAHAHAHAHA)
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RufusEarl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 11:20 AM
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6. Lies, Lies and more Lies!! Oh and Terra,Terra,Terra
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Warpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 11:21 AM
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8. THE SKY IS FALLING! THE SKY IS FALLING!
Edited on Thu Oct-12-06 11:21 AM by Warpy
and those mean old Democrats will cripple the government by investigating those men of gawd, the GOPs, plus they'll raise all your taxes to the point you'll all be homeless. Plus they'll encourage your daughters to go out and be sluts. Plus they'll encourage your sons to get boyfriends (which begs the question of who your daughters are going to find to shtup, but they don't think like that) and you'll never have grandchildren, unless your slutty daughters present you with illegitimate brats you'll have to raise in your golden years, which won't be so golden anyway since you'll have to pay that retirement tax that affects only the top 1% of wealth holders. That's if she forgets to get her monthly abortion.
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savemefromdumbya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 11:30 AM
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14. but Maryland GOP Gov Erhlich put our taxes up $3 billion over last 4 years
GOP tend to sneak in tax increases when you're not looking
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KansDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 11:21 AM
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9. Diebold, and other fraudulent election practices...
That's how the neo-con fascists seized control in 2000 and 2004 (and possibly 2002). I believe they really think the Diebold "Magi-Tabs" will rescue them when it's time to tabulate the vote count.

I hope I'm wrong...
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BOSSHOG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 11:22 AM
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11. We don't have sex with anyone under the age of 16 (except on weekends)
- We don't go to the Dominican Republic with limbaugh (when congress is in session.)
- Killing 655,000 "ragheads" ain't that bad. Is it?
- We don't get blowjobs (from female interns)
- Our lies are blessed
- We don't advocate forced abortions (in the United States)
- We have retired our klan robes (except in Virginia)
- We will keep the deficit under a trillion dollars (and deficits don't matter, reagan proved it.)

What a fantastic political party to be a member of!!

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savemefromdumbya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 11:32 AM
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15. I'll add them to the list - will make a nice flier
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kentuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 11:24 AM
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13. They don't run "on" anything - they run "against" stuff...
Edited on Thu Oct-12-06 11:24 AM by kentuck
that's what they do well... for example, they run "against" the Democrats that are against their "war" in Iraq. Cut and run, etc...
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Mz Pip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 11:34 AM
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16. Vote GOP
so we won't get indicted.

Terra, terra and tax cuts is too old school.

Mz Pip
:dem:
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jobycom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 11:38 AM
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17. Mom, America, Apple Pie, and their opponent slept with a goat. The usual.
They have no substance, and hope that the rest of the nation lacks it, too.
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newportdadde Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 11:39 AM
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18. Here in MO its all abou terra ads from Progress for America.
http://progressforamerica.org /

There latest has the Dad of the famous "Lets Roll" Guy. They never say who to vote for just that its US vs Them, fight them there instead of here etc etc.
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savemefromdumbya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 11:47 AM
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21. remind them of Dubai ports and security risk of outing CIA operatives
not to mention their wondful response at reacting to a large disaster albeit a natural one?
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Kierkegaard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 11:47 AM
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19. The same thing they always run on:
HOT AIR.
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Keepontruking Donating Member (145 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 11:47 AM
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20. GOP
They will will run on how being a warmonger is good for
us...it gives a strength and then those pesky terrorist's
can't bother us....seen one lately?

How much American's are Hated and this is good because
contempt breeds fear.

That we unbeatable in taking over third world countries that
have no armed forces to speak of, oh that's right, we
aren't..........

That we have a dictator as President who doesn't see the
declaration or any other policy as prudent to his
dictatorship.

and we have a lot of folks out there who are afraid of change
you and I know them so they will vote the same old
way.....sorry to say it ...so reach out .......not in an
aggressive way!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   Circus girl
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savemefromdumbya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 11:51 AM
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22. 'dyed in the wool' GOP voters
even some of them are starting to think?
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CoffeeCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 11:53 AM
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23. They're not running ON anything...
...they're running FROM everything.

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Alcibiades Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 11:58 AM
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24. What did the democrats know about Mark Foley,
and when did we know it.

What gets me about this one is not only the lie that we knew anything (other than Foley was creepy, but everybody knew that), but that, if we did know anything, we would have kept it to ourselves so we could leak it to the press on a Friday. In the first place, if we are so clever as to have orchestrated the whole thing, we wouldn't wait until a Friday to release it, and, in the second place, there's no way in Hell any Democrat could have restrained him/herself from going to the press with this one. I know I would have gone to the press right away, with great schadenfreude.
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savemefromdumbya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 12:13 PM
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26. this would been out years ago
with Abramoff thing it's helped to unravel the knitting?
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valerief Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 12:11 PM
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25. Truthiness. nt
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Peace Patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 12:37 PM
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27. What will they run on? 5% to 10% "thumb on the scales" for Bushites,
warmongers and corporatists, as in 2004, from their good buds and major donors at Diebold and ES&S, who "counted" 80% of the nation's votes in 2004, using TRADE SECRET, PROPRIETARY programming code, in all the shiny new, and extremely insider hackable, electronic voting systems--a coup engineered during the 2002-2004 period, by the biggest crooks in the Anthrax Congress, Tom Delay and Bob Ney (abetted by corporatist 'Democrats' Christopher Dodd and Terry McAuliffe.)

It's not an 'if." It's a "how much?". How much are they willing to risk their election theft machines for future goals? How much election fraud will the--until now MIND-BOGGLINGLY SILENT--Democratic leadership put up with? And how much will the American people put up with? --not that we count for much. They have new microwave crowd control weapons all ready for that eventuality.

Sorry to post such a downer comment, but we really need to be prepared for the worst. Because they DO have the capability, all in place, to steal this election, too. And who can doubt that, having put that capability in place, they would have any pangs of conscience about using it, or any worries that the Democratic Party leadership would object?

The 4 election reform initiatives in Ohio last year may have been an experiment in major vote flipping. The 4 initiatives were predicted to win by 60/40. They got flipped by the machines, on election day, into 60/40 LOSSES--the biggest flipover we've seen yet. So don't discount the possibility of outrageous Bushite "wins" this fall. They HAVE the capability to do it, and control of the newsstream to cover it up. Further, Hastert has set the precedent (in CA-50, Bilbray/Busby) of swearing in the Bushite before the vote counting is even finished. Landshark's lawsuit on this overriding of the election system is now on appeal, but we lost in the first court ruling. In other words, Hastert can now swear in any Bushites whose elections are being challenged, and make the Bushite win a fait accompli, by fiat of the House majority leader. Will the Dem leaders fight such an outrage? They didn't in CA-50.

There is another possibility, and that is that the Democrats are permitted to win, but the races are weighted toward Bushite Democrats (like those who voted for torture and suspension of habeas corpus), who, combined with outright Bushites, will still hold a majority in Congress for war with Iran, a military Draft, and fascist clampdown here.

We DO need to vote--and in huge numbers. We DO need to back good candidates, and get out there and fight for the ouster of this criminal junta. But there is something ELSE we need to do--something with an even higher priority--and that is to RESTORE TRANSPARENT VOTE COUNTING!

And for that, I think the ABSENTEE BALLOT PROTEST is the best strategy in the immediate future. Vote, but DON'T VOTE ON THE MACHINES. BOYCOTT all electronic voting machines. It won't give us accurate vote counts in November--nothing can--but it does have the potential to END the reign of these diabolical machines. If everyone who despises the Bush Junta--60% to 70% of the American people--votes by Absentee Ballot this fall, local/state election officials will be unable to defend this rigged system, and will be FORCED to reform it, or resign. How can they defend a system of extremely riggable voting machines that NOBODY WILL VOTE ON?

That's our best hope, I think--local/state reform.

Bust the Machines--Vote by Absentee Ballot in November!

(Californians have until Oct. 31 to request an Absentee Ballot. The deadline to register to vote is Oct. 23. But the deadline for getting an Absentee Ballot is a week later. In Calif, you can deliver your AB vote to the polling place on election day. Check local rules for other states.)

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savemefromdumbya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 12:45 PM
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28. we have a big push here to vote by absentee ballot
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meisje Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 12:51 PM
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30. DIEBOLD
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GreenTea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 12:57 PM
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31. Diebold - FEAR &Terror..... and more pushing more FEAR!
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Cleita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 01:00 PM
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32. They won't run on anything. They will just attack the Democratic
candidate relentlessly and with no foundation in facts just like they did John Kerry in 2004, particularly when they mocked his military duty in Vietnam with purple bandaids.
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Options Remain Donating Member (475 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 01:16 PM
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34. They are not freedom hating liberals.
Really thats just about all they have ever had.
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Rocknrule Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 02:58 PM
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35. Gays want to rape your kids (like Foley)...
...liberals support Bin Laden (like the Bush family does and like Coulter supported McVeigh), this country wouldn't be so fucked up if it were ruled by religious principles (like the Taliban), the terraists want to take away our freedom and make us live under a facist theocracy (like Bush and most other Republicans), everything is just peachy under Republican leadership (according to Poppy's rich-ass WASP country club buddies), the Democrats will let us get attacked again (like Bush did on 9/11)

Did I leave anything out?
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StraightDope Donating Member (716 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 03:11 PM
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36. They'er gonna run on the nuclear, biological, or chemical "terrorist"...
Attack that they're (Bushco) going to execute in a "blue" city.

Look for it about ten days to a week before the election.

:tinfoilhat:
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savemefromdumbya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 04:08 PM
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38. A fake one?
probably easy for them to dupe the public about a fake bomb
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StraightDope Donating Member (716 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 04:55 PM
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45. No, I predict a radiological event...
I.E. A dirty bomb. Chemical or biological weapons are too hard to control, especially bio-weapons. Chemical agents are randomly dispersed by wind, etc. Conventional explosives coupled with U-238 contamination is just right, from a Bushco perspective. Creation of instant fear due to the "radiation" component as well as visible destruction and death from the explosion will rally the idiot sheeple around the flag like we've never seen before. The only drawback is the potential for the average voter to wake up and say, "Wait a second, weren't you supposed to keep us safe?", but with a complicit MSM, that sentiment will get lost in the constant, 24/7 din of, "Terror! Be afraid! Bush is the only one who can save us! More Rightist propaganda ad nauseum!"

It WILL happen, or something VERY similar will happen anyway. Count on it. My most sincere hope is that I'm wrong this time around... but I doubt that I am.
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Emit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 03:12 PM
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37. This kinda crap?
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savemefromdumbya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 04:18 PM
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40. Thanks for the info
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boolean Donating Member (992 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 04:09 PM
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39. Terra terra terra terra terra! (nt)
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calico1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 04:20 PM
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41. Well here in CT all the Repubs are
running on fear and terror and the Dems will tax you to death!
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savemefromdumbya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 04:35 PM
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43. don't any of the Dems say
that GOP haven't funded homeland security properly and trying to sell our port security to arabs!
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Oeditpus Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 04:28 PM
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42. Empty (n/t)
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Riddler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 04:43 PM
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44. The only thing they think they can win on...FEAR, LIES, FIXED ELECTIONS
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savemefromdumbya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 10:21 PM
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46. with the help of media
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