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Bozita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 09:23 PM
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Thom Hartmann on the port deal: It was good cop, bad cop ...
... all the way with the full cooperation of the mainstream media.

Rove doesn't want to go to jail; Bush doesn't want to be impeached. Both are likely if the House and Senate change hands.

So, Bush plays bad cop and pushes for the deal with UAE. Even the MSM is stunned.

Yesterday, congressional Repugs rode to the rescue and corked the deal. The Republicans saved America. At least that's the way it was reported. Repug voices and faces filled the airwaves. Chuck Schumer was the only Dem given much face time.

Results: Bush takes one for the team, Halliburton and the Carlyle Group get a shot at the ports, and Congressional Repugs appear to be saviors of the 'murican people.

Forget the November elections ... for now.




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Maddy McCall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 09:26 PM
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1. Guilt by association.
The only way the Republicans will hold the house and senate is if they initiate impeachment proceedings themself.

If you hang out with polecats, you get the stink. And the stink can't be washed away--it only fades through time.
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Flabbergasted Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 09:26 PM
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2. Good analysis!
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 09:28 PM
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3. Yep, that's how I see it.
The Republicans have helped the corporatists destroy America.



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CrispyQ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 09:30 PM
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4. IF . . .
they are smart enough to think of all that.

You may be right. Who knows.

But there almost 8 months before the '06 election. With the short term memory most Americans have, come Halloween, if you ask them about Dubai, they will think you are asking them about a Doo-bee & give the standard 'war-on-drugs' response.




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shance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 09:35 PM
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7. The elections to them are irrelevant, the power is controlling the ports
Republicans are confident the fix for the 2006 is in. Unless there is a citizen revolt, two private companies owned by Republicans will continue to count 80% of all ballots and voter fraud will occur for the fourth time in our major elections.

They could care less about the elections. IF they control the ports they control the country.

We NEED to be fighting to count our votes precinct by precinct.

Where is the Democratic party?

It's up to us as citizens.

What are we going to do to get our neighbors and our friends involved in demanding the citizens counting of our votes?

THAT is where our power lies. That is what we need to be fighting for.
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ROakes1019 Donating Member (434 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 09:48 PM
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9. Bush and Rove
The these two are so self-centered that they would never "take one for the team." They're trying desperately to secure Bush's legacy, being too dumb to realize that if they lose the House and/or the Senate, Bush is even deader than he is now (does that make sense?).
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Bush_Eats_Beef Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 09:31 PM
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5. Hey, stranger things have happened...
...I wouldn't waste a minute thinking I was "told the truth" on this one...

And when the deal fist came down I made a joke in a DU thread about "Why not let Harriet Miers run the ports," which...in hindsight...follows the same logic as your conclusions.

Maybe Dubai was just a red herring for Halliburton all along...

:toast:
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AX10 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 09:33 PM
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6. The Dems are still ahead.
Punditry aside, I do not believe the MSM was in on any of Rove's planning.
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bullimiami Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 09:43 PM
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8. bushco = repukes. No stupid little port squabble is going to change that.
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rzemanfl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 10:03 PM
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10. I claim prior use on "takes one for the team" see this thread:
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