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democracy1st Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-24-10 11:36 PM
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George Will: The Votes of Congress are Not Swayed by Campaign Contributions
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George Will: The Votes of Congress are Not Swayed by Campaign Contributions

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I'll never believe a word this guy says!
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Captain Hilts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-24-10 11:37 PM
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1. Is THAT why Bob Dole went to Louisville and said nicotine isn't addictive????
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OHdem10 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 12:33 AM
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2. If this were true we would have passed HIR in one month. Some
Democrats said they would not hurt business. what is George
Smoking?????
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Jack Rabbit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 12:46 AM
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3. !!
:rofl:
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depakid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 01:04 AM
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4. Yep- and there's no global warming
The guy's a serial liar, and in the days when the US media had a sense of ethics, would have been blackballed a long time ago.
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AlbertCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 03:13 PM
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36. would have been blackballed a long time ago.
Well, they did laugh at him... at least (how could you not?)

I wonder how much $$$$ George took to say such a thing.
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digidigido Donating Member (553 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 01:44 AM
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5. George, I have a Bridge in Brooklyn you might like to buy
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Jack Rabbit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 03:21 PM
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38. I'll throw in some beach front property by the Sea of Tranquility
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Triana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 01:57 AM
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6. On WHAT effing planet?
:rofl:
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Guilded Lilly Donating Member (960 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 02:07 AM
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7. Alternate Universe time, George.
Congressional votes ARE bought. Can you spell lobbyist? (can I??? checking spell checker)

With UNLIMITED funds now, they will be bought with a lot more money.
It is eventually horrendous for BOTH parties, if you would look beyond your partisan nose.
"Constituents' wants" is a vapid talking point that stands for NOTHING.

Imagine...unlimited funds.
That's more nacho chips than the entire population will see in a lifetime.
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earcandle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 02:50 AM
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8. Well! That is good news! If it's true.
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Joanne98 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 03:15 AM
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9. Pathological liar
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 05:11 AM
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10. Mini-strokes?
Sorry for his family, but this is proof of an unsound mind.
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AlbertCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 03:15 PM
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37. an unsound mind.
C'mon! He was PAID to say it!
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bulloney Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 05:20 AM
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11. If they're not swayed, then why do they spend so much money on political campaigns?
They certainly don't put all of that money and effort into campaign contributions just because they feel charitable.

Geez, what's that dufus George Will smoking?
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dotymed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 02:50 PM
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35. By LAW Corporations
have a fiduciary responsibility to their stockholders. If they spend money, they have to expect to earn money from that expenditure. That is law. The contributions, legally, have to be viewed as Investments.
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olegramps Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 05:51 AM
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12. They donate because they are the fearless protectors of democracy.
They don't want anything in return except maybe being able help out overworked legislators by getting to author their bills. The same cast of charlatans dominate the Sunday co-called news programs. Why anyone would waste their time watching these charades is beyond me.
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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 06:10 AM
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13. Hey folks,
we should listen to George Will. He is a smart man.















:rofl:
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ScottLand Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 06:15 AM
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14. I agree it won't change very much. It will just become
more obvious. And many more people will say, "why should I waste my time standing in line to vote? Walmart's got this covered."
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daleanime Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 06:19 AM
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15. This is what passes....
for an Conservative intellectual? :wtf:
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WileEcoyote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 06:42 AM
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16. This video isn't even worth my view
Instead next time title the film by stating: "George Will says Elephants fly" and I might take the bait.
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The Wizard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 07:23 AM
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17. Either Goerge Will is on dope
or he thinks the the rest of the world is.
With that statement he revoked his own credibility.
Did anyone expect anything different from a right wing radical?
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NoSheep Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 10:29 AM
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29. What credibility?
:hi:
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4_TN_TITANS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 08:08 AM
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18. The ultimate conservative idiot.
George Will is the reason I cancelled my subscription to Newsweek years ago. I'm just amazed that this guy still finds paying gigs - every word out of his mouth is inaccurate and uninformed, every prediction guarenteed to miss the target.
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pattmarty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 08:10 AM
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19. That's why the Republicans are morally bankrupt. This ass hole.........
...............along with Newt Gingrich and Brooks at the NYT are supposed to be the intellectuals of the Republican party. That's pretty funny considering their combined IQ couldn't break 100.
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dixiegrrrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 09:12 AM
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20. And chocolate has no calories.
And with every bomb we drop on a foreign country we gain more converts to Democracy, freedom and the American Way!!!!!!!



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doc03 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 09:47 AM
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21. First of all lawyers are people corporations are not
people. Second if that was so why do the stupid SOB's waste all that money? Third I have seen several here on DU that think it is just fine for corporations even foreign ones to buy an election. I think DU is infected with quite a few Freeper trolls.
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kag Donating Member (548 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 10:01 AM
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22. Lies, damn lies, and statistics
Lawyers are the greatest contributors, and 83% of their contributions go to Democrats?

He has to have pulled that number straight out of his anal cavity!

George Will is an idiot who knows a few big words.
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Tsar_Bomba Donating Member (194 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 10:04 AM
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23. Will is either stupidly naive or a pathological lair
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NoSheep Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 10:28 AM
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28. PAID liar.
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pundaint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 10:11 AM
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24. Good news, for a second there I thought we were screwed.
Now I see that we are merely presumed stupid by folks in Washington. Our only advantage is their misunerestimation of us
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stubtoe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 10:16 AM
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25. Perfect example of a talking head who considers himself an "opinion shaper".
It's so easy to see whose pocket(s) he is in. But then the conservative herd isn't very big on rational thought, are they. They'll just quote Will in their LTTE's and blog comments and think it's the God's Truth.
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NoSheep Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 10:25 AM
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26. The very fact the liar keeps his job is evidence of what he is denying.
:rofl:
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KansDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 10:27 AM
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27. Will is a partisan hack...don't forget his role in "Debategate."
Six months ago, when Gore campaign adviser Tom Downey received a package containing the Bush campaign material prior to the first debate, he immediately turned it over to the FBI. In sharp contrast, 20 years earlier, top operatives in Ronald Reagan's presidential campaign pored through Jimmy Carter's lengthy briefing book swiped from the White House. Back then, behind the scenes, Will was part of the effort to make the most of the illegally obtained papers.

Will looked at the Carter briefing materials and then helped coach Reagan for a crucial debate with Carter. Promptly after the debate, Will went on "Nightline" to praise Reagan for a "thoroughbred performance." Viewers had no way to know of Will's involvement in prepping Reagan for the debate
.

For years, Will was able to cover up the deception. But in mid-1983, the "Debategate" story finally broke, and he took some flak.

At first, Newsweek merely mentioned in passing that Will had been shown the stolen briefing book "and thought nothing of it." A week later, devoting several sentences to the intrigue of its star columnist, the magazine reported that he "saw the Carter materials" and later helped to prepare Reagan "for his confrontation with Carter. Then, in his role as television commentator, Will gave Reagan a favorable review for his performance -- without explaining that he had personally taken part in the event."

During the summer of 1983, various media pillars rumbled with disapproval. As Newsweek observed, "some of Will's fellow journalists have heatedly criticized his partisan role. Jack Nelson, Washington bureau chief for the Los Angeles Times, called it 'outrageous.'"


--more--
http://www.fair.org/media-beat/010308.html

He lies...
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fascisthunter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 11:24 AM
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30. this guy has said some of the most outrageous and most disingenuous shit
and he still has a career because the media is owned by the right. Well, he's the perfect egg-head republican shill to represent the right wing. All dweebs with lies and with no conscience.
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plantwomyn Donating Member (779 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 12:29 PM
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31. Unfortunately
The votes in Congress are not swayed by what the American people want either.
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Golden Raisin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 01:18 PM
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32. And rhinoceros farts
smell like freshly-baked cinnamon buns.
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DrZeeLit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 01:59 PM
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33. some substance just became legal in his household. n/t
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dhpgetsit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 02:16 PM
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34. The votes of the general public are swayed by campaign ads
and voters DO get to choose the candidates.
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DallasNE Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 03:47 PM
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39. This Is The Same George Will
That used documents he knew were stolen from the Carter Campaign to help prepare Ronald Reagan for his first and decisive debate with President Carter. Will had no ethics back then and he hasn't changed a bit in the interviening years since. Will has long been a scum bag.
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JoePhilly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 04:38 PM
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40. Can anyone imagine the love child of George Will and Peggy Noonan??
Sorry if I make anyone PUKE ....

But can you imagine all of those POMPOUS, SELF-RIGHTEOUS, ARROGANT, BLOVIATING genes in one person??
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sulphurdunn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 06:16 PM
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41. Actually, the largest campaign contributors
Edited on Mon Jan-25-10 06:22 PM by sulphurdunn
to federal elections are not lawyers but accountants. Will knows this, but he's not above playing the Republican "evil trial lawyers" card that has been so successful in reducing personal injury suits for corporate malfeasance and suckering brainless Republican rubes since Ronald Reagan's day. He's just another preppy pundit pimp. Can you imagine Bow Tie Willy and Cokie AKA Mary Martha Corinne Morrison Claiborn Boggs Roberts "doing it" in the cloak room of the country club? :smoke:
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