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liberal N proud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 02:18 PM
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"Woulda. Shoulda. Coulda." - From John Kerry
It's like a meeting of the "no accountability" caucus of the Republican Party. Tonight in Chicago, George W. Bush and House Speaker Denny Hastert will appear side-by-side campaigning for Republican candidates.

And, if you think Republicans can't dance, wait until you see 2006 candidates waltz away from the dreaded prospect of being caught in a photo op between the President and the Speaker of the House.

"Woulda. Shoulda. Coulda."

That was Denny Hastert's instinctive response to questions about why the Republican leadership hadn't done more to protect young congressional pages in the Mark Foley scandal. Those are the words of a politician and a party who have made a habit of ignoring the facts, ducking responsibility, and avoiding accountability.

Woulda stopped the corruption of Tom DeLay, Jack Abramoff, and Duke Cunningham. Coulda forced President Bush to abandon his destructive "stay the course" policy in Iraq. Shoulda cared about something other than cynically holding onto power.

Too late now, Denny. We've had enough. That's why we've added John Laesch, your Democratic opponent and a former Navy intelligence analyst, to our October slate of veterans running for Congress.

Rush a contribution to our veteran candidates right now.

What better way to respond to the Bush-Hastert get-together in Chicago than rushing contributions to five veterans running in races that can finally break the Republican grip on power. This isn't the October Denny Hastert and George Bush had in mind.

They thought they'd have Democratic candidates on the run... burying our hopes in an avalanche of special interest money... stealing our momentum with bogus "soft on terrorism" charges.

Speaker Hastert was planning a victory march from one congressional district to another. That's until one Republican candidate after another begged him to stay home and not bring the debate about his shameful failures of leadership into their races.

Now, with your help, John Laesch can bring that debate into Hastert's own congressional race. Make Denny Hastert explain himself to the people of Illinois' 14th District. And help our four other veterans running in some of the closest, must-win races in the country.

Rush a contribution to our veteran candidates right now.

Don't just support John Laesch's run against Hastert. Tell Patrick Murphy in Pennsylvania that you won't tolerate Republican attempts to "swift-boat" him by disparaging his service to our country.

Tell Leonard Boswell in Iowa that you won't let him be thrown off course by hundreds of thousands of dollars in ads funded by the Texas millionaire who was behind the Republicans' 2004 "swift-boat" attack strategy.

Help Lee Ballenger in South Carolina stand up to the flood of special interest money pouring into his opponent's campaign from powerful oil and gas interests. And help Colonel Mike Weaver continue his surge in Kentucky with a campaign that tells the truth about the Bush fiasco in Iraq.

Rush a contribution to our veteran candidates right now.

Denny Hastert has been the longest-running Republican speaker in history. But in 25 days, we can take the gavel out of his hands -- and the smirk off George W. Bush's face. Don't back down. Don't stop working.

Rush your support now to as many of our five veteran candidates as you possibly can.

Together we'll win.

John Kerry

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sinkingfeeling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 02:22 PM
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1. Sounds just like Chimpy's arguments for the invasion of Iraq...'he
shoulda let the inspectors in', 'he coulda sold technology to the terrorists', 'he woulda had the bomb within months'. It's our foreign policy: "Woulda. Shoulda. Coulda."
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BuyingThyme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 02:26 PM
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2. http://www.john06.com/
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BuyingThyme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 02:33 PM
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3. http://www.john06.com/donate
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Marnieworld Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 02:37 PM
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4. Nice
Especially appreciate the reference to Chimpy's smirk.

John Kerry = One of the Good Guys.
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saltpoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 03:00 PM
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5. I'd give a lot to hear a debate between John Kerry and that puke Steve
Buyer on the treatment by this administration of our veterans.

I believe at the end of that debate, Steve Buyer would be a slobbering basket case.

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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 03:21 PM
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6. Welcome back, O C! You've been missed! nt
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saltpoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 03:29 PM
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8. Hey there, babylonsister. That goes right back atcha, good person.
This is high season for politickin' and I'll be in and out.

But I love the great posts on this site, yours among them, and I will try to check in now and then.

The recent trends suggest a very bad night for FOX News commentators on Nov. 7th, which means a pretty fine evening for us DUers!

:hi: :dem:
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 03:41 PM
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11. My fingers, toes, and
eyes are crossed for luck! :crazy: :hi:
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sandnsea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 03:25 PM
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7. Great email
The "no accountability" caucus, that's pretty good too.
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SpreadItAround Donating Member (265 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 03:32 PM
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9. Is Kerry talking about his failed campaign...
...when he says "Woulda. Coulda. Shoulda."?

I love the guy but I'm still mad at him for the way he ran in 2004.

However I do agree with everything he writes in this letter.
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blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 03:37 PM
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10. He won the debates. He won election. DNC didn't secure election process.
BushInc controlled the vote count. Dean is now chair of the DNC and is working to secure election process that Terry McAuliffe ignored for four years.
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SpreadItAround Donating Member (265 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 03:41 PM
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12. I mostly agree with you, I just wish...
...he would have fought back a little harder instead of taking the high ground all the time.

Who knows what might have happened?
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blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 03:46 PM
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13. Wouldn't have changed the vote stealing one bit. He already won by RFK's
Edited on Thu Oct-12-06 03:49 PM by blm
count, with about 65 million votes. To put it in perspective that's about 15 million more than in 2000. When has ANY Democrat ever increased the vote total by 15 million votes?

That's why BushInc had to work 24/7 to get the votes suppressed, purge voter rolls, and rig machnes all over the country. They wouldn't have had to do it if Kerry was as bad as many now want to claim thanks to a corpmedia mentality that wants us to blame Kerry instead of examining the election process and electronic vote counts.
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SpreadItAround Donating Member (265 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 03:53 PM
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14. I'm not saying the election process
was squeaky clean and that Diebold e-voting is filled with win and awesome, my point was that he's all defiant now and it would have been nice to see that during the campaign in '04.
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blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 03:59 PM
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15. He was. That's why corpmedia editted his speeches heavily or didn't cover
Edited on Thu Oct-12-06 04:00 PM by blm
them at all.

In fact, there isn't a lawmaker in office today who has gone after powerful government figures more than Kerry has, before he took office and especially AFTER when he uncovered IranContra, BCCI and CIA drugrunning. You don't GET more defiant than that.

Name one other lawmaker left standing after being HEAVILY targeted by Nixon, Reagan, Bush1 AND Bush2.
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_dynamicdems Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-13-06 09:32 AM
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16. Another pot shot at one of our own.
Edited on Fri Oct-13-06 09:34 AM by _dynamicdems
Doesn't it ever get old taking pot shots at Senator Kerry? :eyes:

If you agree with what he says in his letter than you should keep on topic, and uhm...that topic is his letter not your "feelings" over 2004.

Focus now: less than a month to go. Can you control your anger till then?
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