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FLAprogressive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 06:32 PM
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Traficant on Hardball:
 
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Interesting....he speaks at the Tea Parties to praise Obama.
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 06:37 PM
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1. Trafficant is BEEFY! n/t
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lib2DaBone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 06:46 PM
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2. Speaking Truth To Power.......
....The whole system is corrupt from top to bottom...

Anyone who speaks this truth will be assassinated or thrown in jail..
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burning rain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 07:06 PM
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3. He sure sounds like he's getting ready to run for office.
His relatively favorable words about Barry probably reflect his desire not to alienate the powers that be in the Democratic Party more than his positions and biography inevitably do.
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hmorehead Donating Member (656 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 07:16 PM
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4. And we are supposed to like this corrupt piece of shit, why?????
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Jim Sagle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 07:17 PM
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5. Bcause he's a vicious antisemite?
:shrug:
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FLAprogressive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 07:21 PM
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6. got any proof to back that accusation up?
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hmorehead Donating Member (656 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 07:25 PM
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7. you mean other than all the indictments, grand juries, criminal court
being found guilty, going to jail, beside having read the newspapers about this "working man's" crook. Nah.
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hmorehead Donating Member (656 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 07:30 PM
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8. traficante: anti-semite website
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Jim Sagle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 08:50 PM
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11. As a matter of fact, I do.
On September 11, Traficant was interviewed on Fox News by Greta Van Susteren. From the transcript entitled

Exclusive: Traficant - 'I Was a Target. ... I Must Have Been Doing Something Right'


Asked if he would run for Congress again, Traficant replled:

TRAFICANT: I don't know yet. There's a lot of people that want me to run for Congress. You know, I was the number one target of the American- Israeli Public Affairs Committee and the number one target of the Justice Department since 1983, being the only American to ever defeat them pro se in a RICO trial. And I have big enemies.


So AIPAC is all powerful and got the DOJ to jail him. Classic antisemitic bilge.


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FLAprogressive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-24-09 09:44 AM
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13. So speaking against AIPAC makes one an anti-semite?
That's a talking point right out of their playbook.
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Jim Sagle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-24-09 10:51 AM
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14. No, speaking against AIPAC does NOT make one an anti-semite.
Edited on Thu Sep-24-09 10:52 AM by Jim Sagle
Accusing AIPAC of being all-powerful definitely does.
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FLAprogressive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-24-09 01:10 PM
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15. You're painting AIPAC as an organization which represents the views of Jewish people as a whole
which is certainly not true.
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Jim Sagle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-24-09 01:27 PM
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16. I'm doing no such thing. But Traficant is.
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hmorehead Donating Member (656 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-24-09 08:32 PM
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18. no, but threatening Jews does.
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lib2DaBone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 07:36 PM
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9. Make fun of his bad rug.. but listen to what he is saying!
What does he have left to lose.. by telling the truth?

What.. are they going to throw him in jail for another 7 years? Probably... got to shut him up no matter what..
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hmorehead Donating Member (656 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 08:06 PM
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10. What he is saying is polical bullshite and aimed
for his little amen corner of Dems. His party affiliation means nothing. He wishes he could have as crooked as he was, but a little more like Arpaio in Arizona. Another piece of work. Though he probably does not seem to enrich himself he is a re-election machine that 49% of the voters hate.
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pundaint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-24-09 03:16 AM
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12. Let's hear what he has to say
I can't argue with his assertion of general corruptness. Without significant widespread corruption how do we explain financial deregulation by people who were here for the Bank failures of the 80's? How do we explain the corruption detailed on this POGO site http://www.contractormisconduct.org / ? How do we explain the coincidence between huge campaign contributions and opposition to keeping Americans affordably healthy? How do we explain the last administration?

Just because he was convicted doesn't mean he's wrong.

Not to compare the two, but Gov. Siegelman of AL was convicted, and he clearly did nothing dishonest in the matter.
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Jim Sagle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-24-09 01:31 PM
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17. They luv Traficant on Freeperville.
Edited on Thu Sep-24-09 01:34 PM by Jim Sagle
Check this thread on Free Republic. Those Freepers who are prosemitic dont like him, of course, but most of the rest of them lap him up.

In addition to being an unrepentant corrupt felon and a vicious Jew-hater, he appears to be not much of a Democrat. It's sad to see any of the alleged Democrats on this board defending him.
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