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kpete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 01:40 PM
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A REVOLT NOT SEEN SINCE NIXON --- BY Thomas M. DeFrank
A revolt not seen since Nixon

ANALYSIS

BY THOMAS M. DeFRANK
DAILY NEWS WASHINGTON BUREAU CHIEF

WASHINGTON - Not since Watergate, when GOP congressional leaders told Richard Nixon they would vote him from office if he didn't resign, have Capitol Hill Republicans challenged their President like this.
The intramural rebellion against the White House over the Dubai ports deal, however, has been building since the early days of the Bush presidency.

Several factors are behind the extraordinary spectacle of senior GOP legislators, led by House Speaker Dennis Hastert, openly challenging the leader of their party on an issue of national security:


Self-preservation.

Bush has run his last race, but the midterm elections are less than eight months away, and Republicans are jittery about their prospects. Distancing themselves from a polarizing President whose job approval rating hits 40% on a good day is shrewd electoral positioning.

Payback time.

Republicans have seethed for years over what they consider insulting and arrogant treatment at the hands of Bush's lieutenants.

more at:
http://www.nydailynews.com/front/story/398520p-337653c....
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AndyA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 01:44 PM
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1. You reap what you sew
The Repugs have made their bed, now let them lie in it. They have allowed Bush to compromise the Constitution of the United States, jeopardize the security of our nation, remove our rights and civil liberties, cut deals for his cronies, and now they hope they can save face and get reelected in November.

If there's a God in Heaven, they will all be looking for something else to do after the mid-terms.
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electropop Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 01:49 PM
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4. They won't be looking for things to do.
They'll be busy with court appearances, picking up litter, washing prison uniforms, etc.
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PerceptionManagement Donating Member (226 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 01:52 PM
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7. sow
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AndyA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 03:35 PM
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14. Had it spelled that way initially,
and the longer I looked at it, the more convinced I became that it was wrong. Sorry, too late to fix now. Should have trusted my original spelling.
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MuseRider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 01:46 PM
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2. Republicans have seethed?
LOL.

Now I will go read the rest of this. I just had to post that, it made me inhale sharply. :eyes:
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fishwax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 01:50 PM
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6. yeah, no kidding
they've been so eager to do his bidding :grr:
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Raine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 02:32 PM
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13. Yeah, really...
they have been so busy kissing his ass who would've thought?!? :shrug:
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OrokuSaki Donating Member (13 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 01:47 PM
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3. Yes
Republicans have seethed for years over what they consider insulting and arrogant treatment at the hands of Bush's lieutenants.


Yes, I've always wondered why Republicans just followed his lead no matter how badly he treated them and their principles. (Harriet Miers, guest workers, etc.)
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MuseRider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 02:20 PM
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11. Welcome to DU OrokuSaki!
The answer to your question is extortion, a Rovian special.
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liveoaktx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 01:49 PM
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5. One correction- HOUSE Republicans, NOT SENATE Republicans
You have to correct this when you see it. Frist was pissed off that Schumer even dared to bring up an amendment to stop the Dubai Ports Deal

Remember it was DEMOCRATS who pressed the issue in the Senate
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Norquist Nemesis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 01:53 PM
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8. I'm tiring of this "revolt" stuff. It's starting to look like crap
and they're once again attempting to blow smoke up all of the skirts!

"Republicans have seethed for years over what they consider insulting and arrogant treatment at the hands of Bush's lieutenants. "

Bullshit! They've had six years to do something about that. Every heard of "oversight", boys?

The only 'payback' with this is Bush allowing it so that he can look like a schmuck and keep a Republian Rubber Stamp through to the end of his term! :grr:
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enough Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 01:55 PM
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9. I'll believe in a "revolt" when they hold him accountable for law-breaking
and not until.
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Gold Metal Flake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 02:01 PM
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10. Artificially-flavored revolt.
Brought to you by Monsanto.

This is just window dressing for the 2006 Republican campaign.

The Republicans are all accountable and are all complicit in what Reagen, GHWB and *co has done to this country. Don't buy the spin.
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Skinner ADMIN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 02:24 PM
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12. Interesting take.
Makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.
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