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Postman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 06:42 AM
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Bush is way too confident of republicans retaining control.....
Edited on Mon Oct-23-06 06:43 AM by Postman
I don't like his weird overconfidence, his almost re-assuredness, that republicans will retain control of Congress.

His latest remarks were to his father. Kind of quietly admonishing him for thinking what life would be like for his son if the Democrats were to gain control of Congress (that statement alone by Bush Sr is telling in the fact that even he knows they are as corrupt as the day is long)

Shrub reassured his father that he shouldn't worry because "the Democrats aren't going to win"....

Is the fix in? Because by all accounts, this election is all about Bush.
And as we all know, republicans have been running from him like he has the plague.

They are going to try and steal this election. Bush is way too confident of victory for republicans given their unpopularity....

They are going to try and steal it people.

http://today.reuters.com/news/articlenews.aspx?type=pol...
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Chomp Donating Member (602 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 06:43 AM
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1. Don't buy it.
Time to put the "evil geniuses" line to bed IMO.
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Postman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 06:46 AM
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4. I hope you're right.
But I don't trust them.

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exlrrp Donating Member (598 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 07:00 AM
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10. Revealed as bunglers
We're talking about Bush and his predictions for the future, aren't we?
Isn't this the same guy who told us there were WMDs in Iraq?
These are the people who fcked up the Katrina response, aren't they?
these are the incompetents who fcked up the Iraq War, arent they?
These are the people who have druiven the national debt higher than ALL previous administrations combined, aren't they?
I could go on and on.
If Bush was effective the world would be in a lot different place.
They've won the last 3 elections on tricks but the American People are getting tired of them, and about dam time, too. America is NOT a naturally conservative nation, theyve only got elected by muddying the waters.
I think the American People have seen enough of these crooks. They realize now that the Iraq War was a big mistake.
A Democratic Congress is just what this country needs right now.
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Hubert Flottz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 06:43 AM
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2. Have you EVER seen a politician sit around before and election
Edited on Mon Oct-23-06 06:47 AM by Hubert Flottz
and say he or his party was going to lose?

EDIT...Has Bush EVER told the truth?
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Postman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 06:48 AM
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6. I know but Bush 43 is over the top in his confidence of victory...
And with them having admitted that they have "no plan" for what to do if the Democrats win... (as if that's stopped them with anything else, I know)

I just don't trust them, they're thugs.
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Hubert Flottz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 06:51 AM
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8. "I just don't trust them"
About 70% of America feels the same way...

If they cheat this time, I think they will pay for it!
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Postman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 06:54 AM
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9. From your mouth to Gods ears...
I hope you're right.

This country is in a tailspin with these nuts in charge.
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bdamomma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 07:19 AM
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15. this time even if they do steal it, the people will hopefully rise
up. The smugness of this man is repulsive.
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Cessna Invesco Palin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 07:16 AM
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14. Has he ever lived on planet reality, either?
"Weird overconfidence" is one of his defining characteristics.
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C_U_L8R Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 06:46 AM
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3. Don't forget he was a cheerleader
rah rah rah
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smomfr Donating Member (227 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 09:15 AM
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27. If I was ever in shouting distance of our fearless leader.........
he would hear this from me.....hey george, give us a cheer
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 06:48 AM
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5. There are limits to how much they can get away with stealing
They can flip a few close races, but they can't get away with flipping overwhelming turn-out.

If they try to change 80/20 into 20/80, all over the country, they will get caught.

The worst-case scenario is that they pull that crap and it takes us a year to sort it out and prove it before we start throwing people out of office and into jail.

But you know what would be interesting?

Hackers putting Andy Stephenson into office in various races around the country.

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Postman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 06:51 AM
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7. That is too obvious...
They could turn a 60/40 into 53/47...

They aren't stupid in that regard. They would make overwhelming turnout look like a hair thin victory for republicans. A last minute turnout of the "war on terrorism" crowd...

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leftchick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 07:11 AM
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13. Andy Stephenson
now that would be interesting!

:)
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mcg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 09:27 PM
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33. I made another contribtion in Andy's honor. nt
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mcg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 07:21 AM
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16. Senator, Congressman, and Governor Alfred E. Neuman
News flash:
In an amazing turn of events, Alfred E. Neuman, who wasn't even a candidate,
was elected as Senator, Congressman, and Governor of several large states.
He won the largest percentage of votes in Ohio.

"Hackers putting Andy Stephenson into office in various races around the country."

Good one. Who's Andy Stephenson?
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KharmaTrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 07:04 AM
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11. Let's Hear Some Good Defeatism, OK?
The other night I got a semi-frantic call from a lifelong friend whose all but certain the "fix is in"...Rove's got the elections rigged...millions scrubbed from the roles in Ohio and Florida, rigged machines in Maryland, Illinois and Missouri...listening to him sounded like he'd memorized every horror story on DU...and that no matter what the polls say, there's no way the Democrats can win...it's pre-ordained Rove and others have fixed this election and there's nothing you can say that will convince him otherwise.

Next came the "pay-off"...he says "with all these things against us, I don't even see a reason to vote". That's when I had enough. I said to him..."so since Karl Rove has spooked you, you have decided not to fight back with your vote...or at least see what happens?" After a few go-round of him telling me how bad things are and me asking him if Karl Rove has taken over his brain, he finally admitted he'd prefer to think of the worst than of anything else. His memories of 2004...when he was all but sure Kerry would win...is still very fresh and he's been inundated with the "Democrats are weak, the elections are fixed" meme so much that he's almost talked himself out of voting.

Of course the Repugnicans are gonna talk a good game...they have to...for any chance, they still need the turn-out and these smug pronouncements are to make sure those people signed up for the church busses show up and feel they're backing "a winner". It's like the coach trying to buch up the fan base...the team's 10 games out going into September and he's worried about people showing up at the ballpark.
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treestar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 07:09 AM
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12. It could be his delusions
He really is crazy. He makes his own reality. He thinks that just be saying it he will make his own reality.

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JohnnyLib2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 07:32 AM
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17. He's being reprogrammed, but it takes awhile.

Giving up the "cut and run" chant is painful for GWB, it will take a few days to learn something new about faked optimism.
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nancyr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 08:01 AM
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18. It's all a front
He has to play his role. Down deep I feel even the dumbest voter has to realize that there needs to be a real cleaning up done this year among these varmints. They have done NOTHING right....NOTHING. Only a total fool could be optimistic. That would naturally include G.W. He's not known for his wise predictions. But, we mustn't forget their ability to fix yet another election! That would explain his optimisitc tone.
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Atman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 08:55 AM
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22. Beware
He's got congress to pass all the laws he needs to steal the election (to keep his ass out of jail) AND quell any uprising that results. Posse Commitatus? Repealed three weeks ago in the dead of night. Now Bush can even arrest any one of us just for speaking out against him and posting information about stolen elections.

Look what happened in Busby-Bilbray race...all they had to do was certify the results before it got to the courts and the courts were left castrated. They won't steal it with such a blatant outright theft. While we're watching key, high-profile races, little-known underdogs will win a few surprise races, while others races will fall into a Diebold induced tabulation hell, and won't be called for days or weeks..."Looks like we have more work to do!" as Poppy said on election night, 2000.

I posted a new cartoon and rant about this very danger lurking below the surface in my latest NBY Update.

.
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abluelady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 08:08 AM
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19. This Man is a Moron
Edited on Mon Oct-23-06 08:09 AM by abluelady
And a liar. My feelings are whenever he opens his mouth, he lies. I am just hearing more lies from him. If I were to worry about what he says, I would have built a bomb shelter in my backyard years ago. I am not about to start worrying about anything this moron says.

edited to add: Remember he says there isn't a civil war in Iraq, too!
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zbdent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 08:31 AM
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20. It's the same mentality of
"Mission Accomplished"

"The economy is great"

"Brownie, you're doing a heckuva job"

"The insurgency is in its last death throes"
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NEDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 08:47 AM
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21. When was the last time he was right about anything?
The confidence is definately wierd, but just fine with me.
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Atman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 08:57 AM
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23. "I'm going to run America like a business."
Bribery, coersion, secrecy, lies -- just as with he and his cronyies' brand of corporate business. Cut throat. And, as with all of George's businesses, he's run this one into the ground, too.

Just as he promised!

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catmandu57 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 09:02 AM
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24. Fucknutz* lives in his own world
Full of pretty colors and bootlickers, he's batshit fucking crazy, the whole world and even most of the braindead here are seeing it. I'm in the school of genetic incompetence, everything this fool* touches turns to shit, if there are any questions about this election it's not going to stand the light of day.
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youthere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 10:04 AM
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31. *Fucknutz*...
you made my morning!

:spray: :rofl:
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ProfessorGAC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 09:06 AM
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25. What's He Supposed To Say?
"Gee, we're going to get our clocks cleaned and i might as well just accept it." Is that what you think he's going to say as the de facto head of the party? Or were you expecting, "Well, i guess my legacy is going to be that i screwed up so badly that the people threw my allies out of office."? It would be true, but when it the last time Silverspoon told the truth?
The Professor

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roamer65 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 09:15 AM
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26. Like Greg Palast says...
"Make them steal it." Only then will it be obvious to people that fascists have stolen their government.
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goforit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 09:18 AM
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28. Repugs will win in a land slide 99% to 1%.
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zanne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 09:20 AM
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29. His job is to be a cheerleader.
Even if your team is losing badly, the cheerleaders still go out and cheer. It's their job.
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Proud Liberal Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 10:00 AM
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30. His confidence seems a bit unsettling
Edited on Mon Oct-23-06 10:04 AM by butlerd
However, Bush (of all people) is NOT going to admit any weakness (nor responsibility for ANYTHING) in public and I would think that for the GOP to retain Congress after this year's midterm elections would require voter fraud on such a massive scale that would make it difficult, if not impossible, for the GOP to explain away. Also, some of the GOP's election shenanigans are already (finally!) getting some MSM coverage. The polls all year have been strongly trending Democratic and the daily prospects for the GOP only seem to be getting worse, NOT better even despite a slight uptick in the polls during and immediately after their annual 9/11 GOP "Terror Festival." With more and more Republicans becoming endangered (and investigated) and a steady stream of "bad news" from Iraq, I'm not sure how the GOP is going to maintain their majority in BOTH houses of Congress let alone even one of them. What's really ironic to me is that the GOP's plan to campaign on "personal issues and controversies" has (so far) backfired on them and actually seems to have resulted in more investigations of them NOT us! :toast: I'm not taking anything for granted however. There's always the presumed "October Surprise" that could still whipsaw us, however so far, the only "surprises" so far have hurt the GOP NOT us.
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warrens Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 10:22 AM
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32. Their only hope is turnout
What is he supposed to do, be a human tuinal for the faithful? Hell, even Carter acted optimistic in 1980.
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BeFree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 10:10 PM
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34. Of course they will try to steal it
I mean, c'mon, who doesn't think they will try to steal it?

Thing is, this time many of us are ready. This time they know the gig is just about up, so they will have to be awful careful. But being too careful means they will not be able to pull off but just a few major races.

So, the level of theft will be minimized. The question is: after evidence comes out will the people back the ones who have produced the evidence or will people once again look the other way?

What will you do when the evidence is presented?
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survivor999 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 10:28 PM
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35. Reminds me of the overconfidence about
Winning Florida in 2000... Remember that night?
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Keepontruking Donating Member (145 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-24-06 03:53 AM
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36. Smug Bush
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.WRONG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 Circus GIRL

Let's remember he is delusional!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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