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ecstatic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 01:46 PM
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8 yrs of attacks on Sen. Clinton; when are we going to get McCain/Giuliani
Let's face it, Senator Clinton will likely be our frontrunner in 2008. We've experience 8+ years of attacks (from right and left) against her character, etc.

When are we going to start letting the public know what Giuliani & McCain are truly all about? We need to start getting the message out now. The public knows very little about them and their ratings are VERY high.
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mdmc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 01:48 PM
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1. I like McCain and Rudy
well, not like like... but they won't be the worst thing in 2008.
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ecstatic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 01:49 PM
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2. Are you kidding?
Giuliani is a tough guy, but that's it. He's as dumb as Bush (have you ever heard him do a serious interview?).

And McCain is just very confused. One day he's Centrist, next day he is "trusting Bush" on the Ports deal!

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Why Syzygy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 01:50 PM
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5. and Hillary is a Bush supporter. So? n/t
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mattclearing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 02:13 PM
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14. Link? n/t
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Why Syzygy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 03:28 PM
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22. Votes?
Look it up for yourself.
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catmother Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 01:54 PM
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8. i don't think he's dumb. he was a u.s. attorney. from what i heard
when i worked in the legal field you had to be pretty smart to get a job like that.
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mdmc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 01:56 PM
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9. well, if the GOP falls for Rudy and McCain
and the Dems grab a couple of moderates, I guess America is the better for it. I would still like to see a progressive liberal become President, but that is just me.
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harpo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 02:16 PM
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16. cops don't like him
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catmother Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 02:38 PM
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19. which one? guilliani or mccain?
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Why Syzygy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 01:49 PM
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3. If Hillary is our frontrunner
we better get real used to those two.
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mdmc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 01:57 PM
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11. I think that Hillary can beat them
with the Big Dog on her side, anything is possible.
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Why Syzygy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 03:30 PM
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23. okay
well delusions are a dime a dozen, so help yourself.

We need to get serious people. Hillary is not it.
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mdmc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 03:58 PM
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30. I would prefer Gore myself
Al Gore.
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Why Syzygy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 04:02 PM
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32. then we are on the same side
But I don't know that he is running. He might have to ask Hillary.
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mdmc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 04:09 PM
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35. He will only run if we draft him. Dean may very well do that
but 2008 is very far away. We still don't know what the political landscape of 2008 will look like.

This year, Hillary is up for re-election. Do you think it would be wise to carry democratic nominating petitions for Hillary's democratic opponents? I think that it would be a major progressive coup if NYS dems were actually allowed a choice in the primary.

Do you think that I should carry petitions for her opponents, or should I carry just for her (I am a committee person, so I should carry for her (she will be endorsed, she is the incumbent).

Hillary might have enough coattails to pull some congress people in to office with her (I think that Sweeney and Sue Kelly could be knocked out by Eliot Spitzer and Hillary Clinton focusing in on their congressional districts).
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Why Syzygy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 04:17 PM
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36. I like her in the Senate
even though I don't like her votes, I know she is an imposing personality and brings attention to our side when she wants to.

I can't address the issue you ask about. I have no idea. If there is someone more progressive than she, I would say, yes, carry that petition too. Give people a choice. Isn't that what progressives are about? If she really is a politician she can work it from the outside too. Witness her husband. I'm sure he still pulls a string now and again. Elected office is not the only way to make things happen. Okay. I would say, give them a choice. I'm with you.
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mdmc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 04:27 PM
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37. thank you for your post
:kick:
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catmother Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 01:51 PM
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6. don't be fooled by mccain. he's not a moderate and he's got
skeletons in his closet. he also has a terrible temper. i heard that one time at a meeting he got so angry that he passed out. imagine him with his finger near the button.

rudy is probably the only repub that i could live with.

don't get me wrong. i'm not voting for him.
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mdmc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 01:59 PM
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12. what about wacky pataki? I could live with him
I would prefer a liberal progressive, but, all is better then Condi, Jeb, First, et al.
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catmother Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 02:36 PM
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18. don't know too much about him. i moved from NYC 16 years
ago. but i do remember guilliani going after john gotti. and then, of course, he became mayor and cleaned up new york city, but i hear it's back to being shitty again. :shrug:
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mdmc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 04:01 PM
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31. I think NYC is doing okay
Pataki and Rudy are just moderate pukes, kinda like conservative dlc dems. I would prefer a Kucinich presidency, but Rudy or Pataki would be a welcome relief from the neo-cons.
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catmother Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 05:43 PM
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40. Kucinich is more along my way of thinking but i don't think he's
got a snowball's chance in hell. what do you think of mark warner? right now i think he's very electible -- turned virginia around -- worked well with both parties and he's charming and smart. just lack of experience might hurt him. but who knows. :shrug:

glad to hear my old home is doing well. i have never been back in over 16 years. i lived there my whole life. :)
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madinmaryland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 02:13 PM
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15. Rudy is a jerk!
Hillary was way ahead of him in the senate race until he withdrew with cancer. He was not real popular in NYC in the months before 9/11. His nasty split with his wife, the diallo case, etc. He was continually saying stuff that would p' off a lot of people.



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mdmc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 04:03 PM
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33. in 2000, Hillary would have wiped the floor with Rudy
now, terra might make Rudy a viable altenative to Hillary. He didn't run against her this year, because she would still wipe the floor with him, even with his America's Mayor 9-11 cache.
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Hobarticus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 01:50 PM
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4. We're not quite finished eating our own, thanks...
Maybe we'll get around to the real bad guys, sometime. Who knows?
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papau Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 01:53 PM
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7. Clinton joins pro environment Sam and promotes diversity and this is bad?
Bob Ortega, author of "In Sam We Trust," a history of Wal-Mart, http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0812932978/104-0163161...
http://www.businessweek.com/1999/02/b3611177.htm
said Clinton used her position to urge the company to improve its gender and racial diversity. Because of Clinton's prodding, Walton agreed to hire an outside firm to track the company's progress in hiring women and minorities, Ortega said. "These were things the company was not addressing and wouldn't have, had she not pushed them to do so," Ortega said. "She's somebody who could definitely get things done." In fact, Clinton proved to be such a thorn in Walton's side that at Wal-Mart's annual meeting in 1987, when shareholders challenged Walton on the company's lack of female managers, he assured them the record was improving "now that we have a strong willed young lady on the board." Clinton was particularly vocal on environmental matters, pressing the company to boost its sale and use of recycled materials and other "green" products.

Garry Mauro, who served with Clinton on a Wal-Mart environmental advisory committee, pointed to many successes, such as persuading the company to establish recycling centers and sell products like recycled oil and long-life light bulbs. "Hillary had real impact when she had an idea, things got moving," he said. "When she resigned from the committee, it stopped having any innovative ideas and stopped being effective."

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after the death of founder Sam Walton, Wal-Mart department stores lost its way with both employees and the public. According to IN SAM WE TRUST, Sam Walton made Wal-Mart employees and customers feel as though he cared about them even when his business practices said otherwise. With at least false hope, those people continued working and shopping at Wal-Mart.
Sam Walton died in 1992, and, as IN SAM WE TRUST tells it, subsequent Wal-Mart leadership did not care nor pretend to care about people. The book's final chapters document just how cold Wal-Mart headquarters became.


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Meanwhile, Republican National Committee spokeswoman Tracey Schmitt called the move of returning a contraversal contribution "standard operating procedure" for Clinton. "When push comes to shove, the senator allows politics to trump principle every time," Schmitt said.

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I do like damned if you do/damned if you don't moments.

And Molly Iven finds only Feingold worthy of any progressive's backing, saying that Hillary has no spine because we don't want no nuanced positions on the timing of the pullout from Iraq.

Hill is having a bad day in progressive land!

:toast:

:-)

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Why Syzygy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 03:34 PM
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24. okay well
Wal mart is in court over those very same issues. So I guess she wasn't the sweeping force some thought.
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Warren DeMontague Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 01:57 PM
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10. Let's NOT face it. The people flogging the "Hillary is the front runner"
Edited on Fri Mar-10-06 01:58 PM by impeachdubya
meme hardest are the right wingers and the media... ever wonder why?

I'm sorry, but what has she done to earn the nomination, again?

Here, since anyone can say anything and make it sound authoritative;

Let's face it: Al Gore is going to be the nominee, and the next President of the United States.

There. Problem solved.
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mdmc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 02:01 PM
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13. as a liberal progressive I am standing firm behind
AL GORE! (I voter for Nader in 1996 and 2000, Kerry in 2004). I like Gore / Clinton...
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Why Syzygy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 03:38 PM
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27. I would go for Gore in a heartbeat. n/t
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tabasco Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 02:20 PM
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17. I hear McCain has a love child with a black girl.
Some republican told me. :shrug:
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catmother Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 02:40 PM
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20. that was brought up before. i believe the child was adopted. but
as an arizonan i've also heard that he has a hard time keeping his zipper up. and his wife cindy is quite beautiful and much younger than him.
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tabasco Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 03:37 PM
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26. Actually, the Bush campaign spread this lie during the primaries.
When Bush was running against McCain for the nomination. The Bush campaign conducted a push poll. One of the questions was "Would it influence your vote if you knew John McCain had an illegitimate child with a black girl.?" Or something to that effect.

It amazes people how McCain cuddles up to Bush after Bush pulled stuff like this.
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catmother Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 05:38 PM
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39. yeah it makes me sick. at first i thought mccain was just being
loyal to the party, but he's a phony.
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entanglement Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 03:35 PM
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25. No, he adopted a child overseas
Edited on Fri Mar-10-06 03:36 PM by entanglement
In 2000, someone started the rumor that the child was illegitimate. Probably cost him the support of (numerous) racists and fundies.
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tabasco Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 03:40 PM
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28. The Bush campaign spread this lie about McCain.
When Bush was running for the nomination. They did it by phone calling and a push poll that implied McCain had an illegitimate child. Now McCain cuddles up to Bush. Disgusting lack of moral fiber or pride.
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catmother Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 02:42 PM
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21. hillary has never said she'll run. she's not my choice, but if she's
the nominee she'll get my support. sure would be nice to have big dawg back. i wonder how involved he would be if she's president. his plate is full right now. :bounce:
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edbermac Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 03:40 PM
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29. Rudy's ex will shred him...
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Mz Pip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 04:03 PM
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34. Go Donna!
Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned. Could be very entertaining!

:popcorn:

Mz Pip
:dem:
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 04:42 PM
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38. Try SEVENTEEN years of carping against her..
or more.. Thank the "liberal media".. :(
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