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devilgrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-02-07 02:05 PM
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CNN intentionally gaffs Barack Obama's name - Obama kisses their ass
Sorry. That typo was intentional and in typical Democratic party fashion Obama buys CNN's "apology" hook, line and sinker. So FUCKING typical!

Nothing has changed - NOTHING!

:nuke:
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Squatch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-02-07 02:06 PM
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1. What's with the abject hysteria on DU lately?
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cali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-02-07 02:12 PM
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12. Quite the meltdown, isn't it?
It'll be great to see Congress back in session so DUers have something to focus on other than the bullshit of the past week.
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Squatch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-02-07 02:13 PM
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14. No kidding.
You're dealing with a doozy in that other thread I started. Holy schmoley.
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ayeshahaqqiqa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-02-07 02:06 PM
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2. Just curious
what would you have done?
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devilgrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-02-07 02:07 PM
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4. Called them out for it...
and not have accepted their apology.

They'll do it again you know. You watch.
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Pirate Smile Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-02-07 02:20 PM
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25. Refuse to accept their apology? That would really help Obama and
the Democrats.
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JanusAscending Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-02-07 02:22 PM
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Are you for Obama,
or against him????? Really hard to tell from your posts. Take a deep breath. You lost it before you even had all the facts!
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Pirate Smile Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-02-07 02:24 PM
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32. That was a question that popped into my head as well.
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devilgrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-02-07 02:31 PM
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42. I'm not for him but I'll be damned if he's pissed all over by a fuckshow of a network like CNN.
eom
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Kahuna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-02-07 06:28 PM
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61. Ever hear the expression, 'pick your fights?' Behaving like a junkyard dog
only works for the repukes. :eyes:
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Bobbieo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-02-07 02:50 PM
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50. Asked for an explanation! It was on New Years Day
Hangovers? I know, I used to work in the business and a hangover is a bad thing at work.
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sandnsea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-02-07 02:07 PM
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3. Why do you think he was on the program?
To force CNN to apologize to him personally. If he makes them do that each and every time, they'll stop making that 'mistake'. Very classy.
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devilgrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-02-07 02:09 PM
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6. Was he on the program?
I'm just hearing what is being stated on the radio and they made it sound like CNN had called Obama's office.
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sandnsea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-02-07 03:37 PM
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51. You said he kissed their ass
One would think he would have to be present for that to occur, my mistake that he wasn't. Turns out, Blitzer hadn't even spoken to Obama when he issued his apology, so there's no way you could come to any conclusion about Obama's response.
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-02-07 02:08 PM
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5. some day he will find out he should have had some spine!
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RevolutionStartsNow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-02-07 02:10 PM
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7. And done what? Screamed at them so they could call him "crazy"
like Dean or Clinton? Yes I'd like to have seen him really ream them, but you know what they would do with that...

The solution is to just not watch fucking CNN.
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jus_the_facts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-02-07 02:13 PM
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15. Not just 'not watch'...QUIT PAYING FOR IT!!
:eyes:
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Pirate Smile Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-02-07 02:11 PM
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8. Geez. Obama getting all irate would have just made him look uptight.
I worry for your blood pressure if Obama's reaction has you so angry.

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devilgrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-02-07 02:12 PM
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11. And we'll see how your blood pressure is when it happens again...
which it will btw.
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cali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-02-07 02:11 PM
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9. In this case, I think being gracious was the best revenge,
Obama looks classy. They look like dogs. Who do you think comes off better?
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devilgrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-02-07 02:13 PM
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13. How many times can democrats be bashed up and down and stay gracious?
it's almost like the right does it on purpose for that reason.
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lancdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-02-07 02:21 PM
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29. What was he supposed to do?
Tell CNN to shove its apology, and then claim they did the mix-up on purpose? Without any evidence it was more than an innocent mistake (suspicions aren't evidence), Obama was correct to handle it exactly as he did. CNN has egg on its face, and he comes out smelling like a rose. He's no wimp, BTW.
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Occulus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-02-07 02:16 PM
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18. He only looks "classy" to people who still misguidedly believe we need to 'play nice' n/t
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devilgrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-02-07 02:17 PM
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20. Exactly!
eom
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mitchtv Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-02-07 02:12 PM
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10. Speaking ill of Obama?
heresy, you have no right...Rock star...
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jobycom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-02-07 02:14 PM
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16. Good for him
What do you think he should do, through a hissy fit so the media can report 24/7 on how much of a whiner he is? Or claim that he's delusional?

Obama understands the game better than that. Fighting the media is like committing suicide to get back at God. God doesn't care, and you lose. Glad Obama's smarter than that.
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devilgrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-02-07 02:16 PM
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17. How many times have you seen Republican's names misspelt?
:popcorn:
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Squatch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-02-07 02:17 PM
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19. "MISSPELLED"
Thank you very much.
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devilgrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-02-07 02:18 PM
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22. According to Webster's
misspell |misˈspel| verb ( past and past part. -spelled or -spelt ) spell (a word) incorrectly.
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Squatch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-02-07 02:20 PM
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26. Also according to Webster's
hysteria - a psychoneurosis marked by emotional excitability and disturbances of the psychic, sensory, vasomotor, and visceral functions
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Behind the Aegis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-02-07 02:22 PM
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30. LOL!
:rofl:

You are bad!!!
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devilgrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-02-07 02:25 PM
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35. You are entitled to your opinion...
I however, will not put up with the "liberal" media that aids and abets the most criminal administration in US history.
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Squatch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-02-07 02:30 PM
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41. Oh, really? How, exactly, are you not going to "put up" with it?
Just going to continue to rail against the media through anonymous internet postings? That'll learn 'em.
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devilgrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-02-07 02:32 PM
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43. Ouch...
don't hurt me like that.
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Cessna Invesco Palin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-02-07 03:51 PM
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56. I'm seriously having some psychic disturbances over this thread and its kin.
I think I'll move to a straw hut and become a disciple of that groovy LaRouce dude I've heard so much about.
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Crunchy Frog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-02-07 04:02 PM
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60. "misspelt" is a valid spelling.
Generally used in the UK rather than the US, but valid nonetheless.
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sharp_stick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-02-07 02:19 PM
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24. I saw Bush spelled as Bash once on CBS n/t
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devilgrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-02-07 02:23 PM
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31. Well is known to be quite the partier...
"Bash" is more than appropriate.
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jobycom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-02-07 02:25 PM
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33. Not that your question is at all relevant to my post, but check out a few sig lines
you'll see all kinds of captures involving embarrassing comments on Republicans. "Former President Bush" over the current Bush's image.

But your comment doesn't relate to what I said. I know it was deliberate. But unless Obama has some certifiable evidence that it was deliberate, he'd be a fool to claim it.
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lancdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-02-07 02:26 PM
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36. MSNBC misspelled
Niger Innis' first name with two g's once. He's a conservative.
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cui bono Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-02-07 02:29 PM
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39. Well CNN did run that big X across Cheney a while back.
Edited on Tue Jan-02-07 02:34 PM by cui bono


If Obama didn't accept their apology he would have looked like a crazy person. Leave the fighting back for the real stuff. He did the right thing.

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lancdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-02-07 02:33 PM
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44. And MSNBC
once had this caption when Bush was speaking about Katrina:

"Bush: One of the biggest disasters to hit the U.S."

LOL. One of my co-workers has a print-out of it on her desk.
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cui bono Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-02-07 02:36 PM
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46. That was awesome - here it is...
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devilgrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-02-07 02:39 PM
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47. That's SKY news from Great Britain - Not MSNBC
I'm just saying...
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cui bono Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-02-07 02:41 PM
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48. So? What's your point?
It still shows that these things happen. To both sides.
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devilgrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-02-07 02:43 PM
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49. One side in the US - the other in the UK
I was just correcting the poster that said it was MSNBC... there's no need for you to respond.
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judaspriestess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-02-07 02:18 PM
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21. he did the right thing
and if cnn does it again, I'm sure they will catch the proper hell and they will look COMPLETELY biased. Although many of us know of the bullshit they are up to, the stupid masses do not. cnn screwed up and backed themselves into a corner with not much room to spare.
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devilgrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-02-07 02:19 PM
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23. We shall see....
I will not be surprised when happens again - which it will.
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lancdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-02-07 02:30 PM
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40. I agree
A second time doing this will undoubtedly provoke a different reaction from Obama, as it should.
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orleans Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-02-07 02:21 PM
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27. that liberal fucking media strikes again! and obama rose above the fray
and shined it on

he was the better person for it.

we've got too much business to break into on thursday--dems don't need bad press and headlines that we're throwing hissy fits over shit like this. we've got bigger fish to fry and bigger asses to kick this week.

i don't want attention talken off that for something like this.
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Warpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-02-07 02:21 PM
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28. I'd have sued their asses
or at least have retained a lawyer to write them a threatening enough letter that they felt compelled to apologize every hour, on the hour, on the air.

Obama just lost his credibility with me. He won't fight either the DLC or the right wing.
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NYCGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-02-07 02:25 PM
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34. Sued for what? NT
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lancdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-02-07 02:29 PM
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37. What does the DLC have to do with this?
:shrug:

Reading some posts here, you'd think they're all-powerful. They wish, lol.
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Warpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-02-07 03:38 PM
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52. Their advice has neutered too many candidates
over too many years. Why do you think we'd lost all 3 branches of government until the assclown in chief finally pissed enough people off to hold their noses and vote for the Democrats?
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toshirajo Donating Member (41 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-02-07 02:34 PM
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45. I think he did the right thing
You should see how often the local news has misspelled my name. You have to remain above this sort of thing, and the higher up the political food chain you get, the more gracious you have to become to succeed. Kill 'em with kindness. It will get noticed.
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Lars39 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-02-07 02:29 PM
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38. It remains to be seen whether his swift acceptance of CNNs apology
nipped the whole thing becoming news or not. Manufactured news versus a legal action that would certainly keep the "mistake" on the tv for quite a long time...He may be gambling that his quick acceptance would be the quicker end to it all.
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RiverStone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-02-07 03:48 PM
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54. I'd rather the MSM keep incriminating...
...themselves.

Obama is hopefully on the verge of making a formal announcement to run for Pres. I can understand him not wanting any undue distractions from frying the much bigger fish - that being OBAMA in 08!
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Lars39 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-02-07 03:59 PM
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58. But every time the 'story' is told, it gets cemented a little bit more
in the viewers minds. Better for it to become a non-story, if at all possible.
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-02-07 03:47 PM
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53. That's how this sort of thing works..
Party A disses Party B..and does it in public.

Public calls them on it


Party A "offers" an effusive (yet insincere( apology...again in public

Party B has NO choice but to accept it gracefully or he/she will then vbe accused of being "mean" and "vindictive"..

Party A wins no matter what happens



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NoSheep Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-02-07 03:49 PM
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55. It's best for him to act like it's no big deal and let us complain for him.
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ronnykmarshall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-02-07 03:54 PM
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57. Damn liberal media!
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LittleClarkie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-02-07 04:00 PM
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59. I fail to see the ass kissing
He got an apology. How often is that not forthcoming. Good for him.
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